how do i find out if someone is remotely accessing my phone

How do i find out if someone is remotely accessing my phone?

The limits of technology in this modern society can really go anywhere and go further and further by the day. However, these limits are good for increasing the quality of life and speeding up some proceedings, for example, during investigations, etc. However, everything has its pros and cons and therefore, if the process can somehow help us in the same way, it can represent a double-edged sword since it can backfire. The following guide, however, has been written to warn you of certain actions; thanks to it, therefore, we could understand how do I find out if someone is remotely accessing my phone. Continue Reading

How to reset an ipad mini

How to reset an ipad mini? Follow the easy guideline

The iPad certainly represents a fairly safe mobile device, which does not require particular maintenance and is always available for immediate use. Even with the best tablet, it could still happen that something goes wrong. Therefore, resetting an iPad is a basic action requested by Apple to solve some small anomalies capable of negatively affecting the iPad’s performance. For example, this procedure is functional when an application does not respond correctly or responds too slowly and the restart has no effect. In the following computer tutorial, let’s see how to best reset an iPad mini.

How to reset an iPad mini?

First of all, the question that needs to be asked is, “When is it necessary to reset an iPad?”. If an application is not working properly and causes problems using the tablet, you have the opportunity to try restarting the iPad. Is this not possible or is the problematic issue not resolved? You can delete the application causing the anomaly and then reinstall it on the tablet.

Even in this way, the desired result is not achieved or is the operating system’s problem? The Apple company recommends that you proceed with a total reset of the iPad. The following action does not result in the loss of existing data on the tablet or damage it. Consequently, it is possible to completely reset the iPad, without fear of anything.

Complete reset Ipad mini / Hard – Reset

If iPad mini isn’t working properly, try restarting it, force quitting an app, or resetting the phone.

iPad mini – restart iPad mini: Press and hold the power button until the red arrow appears. Slide your finger on the arrow to turn off the iPad. To turn on the iPad mini again, press and hold the On / Off button until the Apple logo is displayed.

If the iPad mini cannot be turned off or the problem persists, you may need to factory reset it. This procedure should be done only and exclusively when the problem is not solved.

Force Quit an App: Press and hold the Power button on the top of the iPhone for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then press and hold the Home button until the app closes.

Apple recommends the hard-reset process for problems with the iPad mini software, badly installed applications, badly closed processes, slow tablet, constant errors displayed on the screen.

To reset-restore data to factory mode on the iPad mini , in other words, do a Hard-reset, press and hold the power button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds (as seen in the image ), until the Apple logo appears.

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Press the “Lock / Off” and Home “keys

At this point, locate the physical key for locking / switching off the iPad, located at the top right. Press it simultaneously with the central “Home” button, located under the tablet display. Keep both buttons pressed for 10 seconds, ignoring any iPad shutdown option that may appear on the monitor.

At the end of the 10 seconds, the Apple logo will appear on the screen. Releasing the buttons, the logo will become invisible and the tablet will be almost off. Wait another 10 seconds and turn the iPad back on when the monitor goes black. Press and hold the on/off button for at least 3 seconds to completely restart the tablet.

Reset iPad settings

Once the iPad is turned on, reset the tablet settings by going to the “Settings” icon located on the monitor. First press on “General” and then on the “Reset” item located at the bottom of the screen. The selection must fall on the words “Reset all settings.”

The following procedure allows you to solve problems caused by applications or bugs without affecting personal data. Consequently, the photographs and files inside the tablet are completely safe. So here’s how to reset an iPad.

Restore iPad from iOS

Let’s start with the fastest procedure, the one that allows you to restore the iPad directly from iOS without connecting the device to the computer. As mentioned above, before you get to work, you need to back up the data on the tablet. To do this, you can use iCloud, Apple’s cloud service that allows you to store online all the data and applications on iOS devices.

To start a full backup of your iPad, including apps and related data, connect the tablet to a power source, connect it to a wireless network (in this way, you will avoid excessive consumption of battery and data traffic in case you have an iPad with Cellular support) and went to the iOS Settings menu. Then select your name, the items iCloud> iCloud backup, make sure that the lever relating to the iCloud Backup function is set to ON (otherwise activate it yourself) and presses the Back up now button to start the backup on iCloud.

If you are using a version of iOS before 10.3, to adjust the iPad backup settings, go to the Settings> iCloud> Backup menu and proceed as explained above.

The photos and videos on the iPad are automatically saved in the iCloud backup ( more info here ). I advise you to use the iCloud Photo Library: it is an additional service that allows you to archive permanently to automatically synchronize your photos and videos on all devices. It’s free, but to use it, you need to subscribe to an iCloud paid plan. To learn more, check out my tutorial on how to store photos on iCloud.

For music

My advice is to activate the iCloud Music Library service, perhaps combining it with an Apple Music subscription, to keep the music in sync across all your devices. You can activate Apple Music ($ 9.99 / month after the first three months of a free trial) and iCloud Music Library from the Music app on your iPad or the Settings> Music menu on iOS.

If you don’t want to spend money, you can save photos, videos and music the “old way,” i.e., by connecting the iPad to the computer and transferring it. I’ve explained how to do it in my tutorials on how to connect iPad to PC.

Once all the backup operations are finished, you can take action to restore your tablet and restore it to the factory state. To do this, go to the iOS Settings (the gear icon on the home screen), select the General item from the menu that opens and move first to Restore and then to Initialize content and settings.

Then type in the unlock code of your iPad, confirm your desire to restore the device by pressing the Initialize button and wait patiently for the tablet to be restored to its factory state.

At the end of the reset, the iPad will restart and the initial iOS configuration procedure will start. Follow the procedure during which you can decide whether to configure the tablet as a new iPad or restore your previous backup from iCloud.

Low cost iPhone

Low cost iPhone: 9 or SE will Apple surprise in the Easter egg!

Is there a new low cost iPhone coming as a surprise inside the Easter egg? The rumors, in fact, are becoming more insistent. And the rumors chasing each other have intensified in the last few days. According to experts, in fact, the Cupertino giant would have the launch of a low-cost iPhone for next April 15, with the start of sales of the new device to see the light that would be set on the agenda for April 22. Continue Reading

Mi 10

Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite: Xiaomi focuses on performance and camera

Xiaomi today announces the new devices of its popular range of smartphones from the Mi family – Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite 5G – together with five new products that are going to expand the ecosystem. For the first time ever, each device in the new Xiaomi flagship range is 5G-ready, to enable the next generation for mobile connectivity. The new products of the Xiaomi ecosystem include Mi AIoT Router AX3600, Mi AIoT Router AC2350, Mi TV 4S 65″, Mi Air Purifier 3H and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2. Continue Reading

Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ : All the features of Huawei’s most anticipated terminals

Huawei has had its long-awaited presentation in March, which has served to introduce us to its new flagships of the P40 series and also to its new sports smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT 2e. This time we want to delve into the new Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, since they are living proof of this company’s perseverance in the face of adversity and its capacity for innovation. Continue Reading

OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus 7T Pro: The absence of novelty is the novelty itself

We very much appreciate how OnePlus has renewed the graphics of its packaging, making it at least unique compared to the competition. A pleasant foresight for users who still buy smartphones at very substantial prices. Inside the package, we find a 30W Warp Charge 30T power supply for fast charging, a USB / USB-C cable and a transparent silicone cover to protect the smartphone. It is not the most beautiful cover you could have, in fact, but it is still a welcome gift.

Construction and Ergonomics

OnePlus 7T Pro is an exceptionally well-built smartphone and we have been able to see this from the first second of use, as nothing changes compared to the previous model. It is still a smartphone with an excellent opaque back glass cover. It keeps the fingerprints a bit, but you can still use it easily and the finish gives the smartphone an excellent sense of quality. The blue color is slightly lighter than the previous model and the shade from the darker blue is also found on the metal profile that runs all around the smartphone. This profile is very thin on the sides where the curved front screen visually joins the curved back cover. In his hand the grip is good, but the smartphone is still large and heavy with his 206 grams.

Hardware

The hardware of this Pro variant of OnePlus 7T has been refined but don’t expect big differences. The real novelty is the new Snapdragon 855+ octa core processor with 2.96 GHz with Adreno 640 GPU. A little more power but in everyday use it is really difficult to recognize. Otherwise there are no differences or they are marginal. We have 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal memory (very fast). For the first time, cutting memory becomes unique, a simplification not just for those who have to choose. LTE connectivity is guaranteed up to 1200 Mbps , we have dual band Wi-Fi ac , Bluetooth 5.0 and also dual band GPS, also accompanied by GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. Lastly, not even the NFC. Among the absent we mention “the usual”: the slot for the microSD, the audio jack and the FM radio.

Good stereo sound guaranteed by this smartphone: as always it is not perfectly symmetrical but still helps in the use of multimedia content, especially using the smartphone horizontally. The optical fingerprint reader below the display works well and is one of the fastest in the category, although it may happen that you have to make a second attempt if you don’t rest your finger on the screen with extreme precision. It is also possible to unlock with the face, achieved through the non-instantaneous appearance of the pop-up camera. Always good, the USB-C 3.1 port introduced with the previous generation and always excellent the vibration motor that guarantees feedback precise and never annoying during all operations. And how not to mention the physical switch for the ringtone?

Camera

There are no real changes in the OnePlus 7T Pro photographic industry, except for some software adjustments. The main camera is a 48-megapixel 1.6 / 1.6 optically stabilized that, taking advantage of the binning pixel technique, produces quality 12 megapixel photos with good detail. Images are taken quickly and autofocus works well, thanks to the support of laser autofocus. In excellent light conditions the photos are often at the level of the most famous top of the range. We then have a wide-angle sensor16 megapixel ƒ / 2.2 fun and comfortable in many situations. Finally, we close with the 8 megapixel camera that acts as a 3x zoom. It has a 2.4 / 2.4 aperture and is optically stabilized.

The quality of these shots is sufficient, but not much more. The photos sometimes appear too sharp and contrasted and with less light the sensor stops being usable. It is normal, of course, but use cases are rapidly reduced. It is a good triptych of cameras, whose performance in low light conditions, however, cannot yet compete with Huawei, Samsung or Google. This also applies to shots with intermediate light conditions, where often the “battle” for the perfect shot is even more heated. This is made even more true by the fact that for night shots (especially landscapes) there is still a sufficient Nightscape mode (now also on the wide-angle camera) and “save” the final result. Always discreet selfies with the camera from 16 megapixels 2.0 / 2.0.

Speaking of video, the results are discreet, but there is undoubtedly still work to be done. Videos can be recorded, relying only on optical stabilization even in 4K at 60 fps. Going down in quality, electronic stabilization also comes into play, which helps a lot. It is a pity that with the new super stable mode there is an unpleasant wave effect in the central part of the video and that the stabilization is not however at the end of the corresponding functions of the competition. On the PC then the videos appear with boring tint (which is not there if viewed from phone or with professional software like Adobe Premiere).

Display

The display is undoubtedly the strong point of this smartphone. We have the same excellent 6.67-inch panel with QHD + resolution (1440 x 3120 pixels). It is made with Fluid AMOLED technology, which is an AMOLED screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate. This implementation, still quite rare on today’s smartphones, guarantees a perceived fluidity of the system really above average, which is added in this specific case to the real fluidity of Oxygen OS. The screen is bright, faithful to your liking (you will choose how “garish” you want it from the settings) and full of interesting features, such as support for HDR10 + and DC dimming to ensure a comfortable display even at very low brightness.

In addition, always speaking of comfort, reading mode is available which with the black and white screen guarantees excellent readability by resting the eyes. There is no always-on mode but you can turn the screen back on by lifting the smartphone or displaying new notifications for a while even when the screen is locked. To make the screen even more enjoyable, at least to life, there is also the presence of the sloping side edges and the absence of notches and interruptions in the upper part, which comes very close to the body.

Software

Even before the OnePlus smartphones became for many the first choice also in terms of design and display, the reason to buy one of the Chinese company’s smartphones was certainly the software. Clean, fast and constantly updated. OnePlus needs to be acknowledged as having improved on other fields and has never neglected its OxygenOS, which came in version 10 in conjunction with the arrival of Android 10, already pre-installed on this device.

The software, however, is not only fluid, taken and updated, but it is also rich in interesting features, such as parental control, rapid response to messages when the smartphone is held horizontally or convenient navigation gestures (even if someone regrets those of Android 9). Still on the subject of health and conscious use of the smartphone, we greatly appreciated the presence of Zen Mode, which allows you to detox from your smartphone for a minimum of 20 minutes. We would like all operating systems to implement a similar function. Finally, if you want you can assign a long press to the power button to start Google Assistant.

Autonomy

The battery on this smartphone is a full-bodied 4085 mAh, barely larger than that of 7 Pro. The results are good for an “average” use, even keeping the refresh rate active at 90 Hz, which in any case has a considerable impact on autonomy. By deactivating this mode and returning to the classic 60 Hz, you can still gain some autonomy, which for someone could be more than enough to reach the end of the day even with intense use. Overall, the real strength of the smartphone is the 30W Warp Charge 30T that is 23% faster than the 7 Pro charge, exceeding 70% charge with just half an hour of charging. Truly impressive. All without going to request “work” from the smartphone that will always remain fluid and “cold” even during charging.

Price

We have updated the review before publication and therefore we can tell you the price: £699. We are ahead of the usual good OnePlus product, even better in some ways to other similar devices with prices up to 50% higher. However, it is no longer the tattered figure to which the various OnePlus fans have become accustomed over the past few years.

How to close apps on iPhone X

How to close apps on iPhone X?

You have just purchased your new iPhone X to replace your old iPhone. After executing the first configuration, you started downloading and starting your favorite applications, realizing later that they were still running in the background. You tried to close them like you did with your previous iPhone but without results: the absence of the Home button put you in trouble and now you have no idea how to close apps on iPhone X. I guessed it? Well, then let me explain the detailed procedure to succeed in your intent. Continue Reading

Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi Mi 9: A real top of the range for everyone

Xiaomi shook the market with the launch of its latest top of the range, the Mi 9. Already with the Xiaomi Mi 8 – which we tried a few days ago – the Chinese company had done a great job, with a device that is still valid today, but with the latest arrival the level has increased even more. Xiaomi has again focused on a simple but pleasant design, but added some goodies that could make the difference like a triple camera and wireless charging. Continue Reading

mobile technology

Why 2018 has been a great year for mobile technology?

If something characterizes a server is analyzing with a certain criticism a large part of the technological products that pass through my hands. I personally believe that in a market where the high range costs about 1,000 dollars and the average range about 300 should not be magnanimous, because if you do not highlight the negative aspects of a product the firm will never make efforts to improve it. However, as a lover of technology, I cannot help but get excited year after year, after seeing the innovations and novelties that manufacturers are presenting. Continue Reading