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How to Change Keyboard Color in Samsung Galaxy Android Phones

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A lot of users are asking about changing the color of their keyboard in Samsung Galaxy Android device. If you are using Swift keyboard or some third party keyboard, you will have to change the color of the keyboard by going to that app. But if you using the official, native keyboard of your Samsung Galaxy device, following is the way to change keyboard color.

Change Keyboard Color in Samsung Galaxy Android Phones

1- Launch Settings in your Android phone and head over to Language & Input​. Now tap on Google Keyboard and then head over to Appearance and Layouts. You will see a section named “Theme”. Here, if you want to change the color back to dark, choose the theme “Material Dark”. If you want to change keyboard color to something light or fancy, you can change the themes accordingly.

2- If you are using Swift keyboard, you will see the option to change color and theme when you open the keyboard. Just hit the three bar button on the left side of the keyboard and you will see several options to change the color and theme …read more

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3 Best Antivirus for Windows Phones

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Antivirus for Windows mobiles are not in demand because Windows mobiles have a closed ecosystem unlike Android; they are secure and Windows app store is known for its security and no-spam dynamics. But when you connect your Windows phone to the internet, there is always a chance of malware and viruses. Cyber-attacks are increasing every day. Therefore, you should install an antivirus app in your Windows phone. Here are some of the best antivirus apps for Windows mobile.

Best Antivirus for Windows Phones

NetQIn

NetQIn Mobile antivirus for Windows phone is one of the best security apps for Windows phone. This antivirus for Windows phone gives you a continuous shield against malware and virus. It prevents your phone from attacks like SQL Injection and Adware, which are very common in Windows phones. NetQIn also gives you an ability to track your lost phone. The app has built-in tracking features. You can scan your Windows phone for viruses and protect your browsing sessions with this app.

Airscanner Mobile AntiVirus 3.0

This antivirus for Windows mobile is a software made by a very famous software security firm. Airscanner uses …read more

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5 Best Instagram Accounts for Interior Design Inspiration and Furniture Ideas

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Lets’ face it. We spend most of our lives in the indoors these days. Your interior defines your mood and feelings daily. Just change the lighting of your room and you will feel an instant rush of new feelings. Designing an excellent interior is quintessential if you want to live a peaceful and productive life. We tend to buy expensive furniture but fail to utilize space optimally. In order to set your furniture optimally you need to have an inspiration. The best inspiration comes from the furniture and interior experts, who are kind enough to share their daily dose of inspiration on their Instagram accounts. Following are the best Instagram accounts to follow if you want interior design and furniture inspiration.

Best Instagram Accounts for Interior Design Inspiration and Furniture Ideas

Green and Mustard

Green and Mustard Instagram account gives you an excellent inspiration of bedroom design. The account is full of excellent photos of minimal beds, colorful indoors, curtains and more.

Abigail Ahern

Abigail Ahern is a UK-based interior designer. Abigail Ahern’s account on Instagram has about 70,000 followers. The account posts interior design inspiration and furniture …read more

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How to enable Mouse Keys for use when the Mouse/Track Pad is not an option [Windows PCs]

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Personally, I am not a big fan of using a mouse. I prefer the setup of the trackpad located just next to the keyboard. When you are using the mouse, the hand travel from your keyboard to your mouse is just too much, (oh poor me, the kind of problems I complain about, how grand?)

However, there are occasions when a mouse is necessary like in those instances you are doing something that requires a high level of dexterity. That is something folks who do graphics design and picture editing can relate with; not to forget when you are wasting bad guys in video games.

The problem with the mouse is that it is an additional accessory you have to bring along with you. That’s too many things to carry if you ask me and there is always the chance you are going to forget it. You will not forget your laptop if you are going to work with it, but I see myself forgetting to carry the mouse, even if I need it for work.

Well, this trick also applies to anti-mouse guys like me who find …read more

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How to enable Opera Turbo mode, now that Opera Soft. is trying to hide it

opera turbo

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Personally I think Opera is one browser that does not gets its fair share of attention in the tech review community as it should. Especially when it comes to the desktop place, the browser is often overshadowed by news about Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and lately Edge and Vivaldi browsers.

However, the case is very different when it comes to the mobile space, particularly in markets where broadband is expensive and unreliable. Opera Software’s Opera Mini rules these waters. That is why most users who use the Opera Mini browsers on their phone, always have Opera browser also installed in their desktop computer.

While its performance on the desktop is a far cry from how it performs on the mobile, users still use it for the very same reason. They want a fast browser that does not consume much data, and that is where Opera Turbo comes in.

Opera Turbo is a data compression tool, Opera Software has baked into its desktop browser, to shrink the sizes of pages; thereby giving users on slow networks, faster speed and less data consumption.

The old version of Opera

However lately the Opera Turbo …read more

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Modex Announces ICO Pre-Sale date for World’s First Blockchain App Store

MODEX

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Modex CEO Mihai Ivascu announces the launch of world’s first App Store for Blockchain. The Modex Smart Contract Marketplace will be launched through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), allowing investors to participate in the launch and buy utility tokens, which will give them access to the marketplace. The date of the pre-sale for the ICO will be 28th November 2017.

This was announced at The Smart Contract Marketplace Platform in London and attended by industry giants such as Miko Matsumura of Pantera Capital, Renny Navaez of BNY Mellon, Angelique Mohring Founder CEO of GainX, Professor Olinga Ta’eed Director of the not-for-profit Think Tank, the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance (x Pedagog Limited and Hyper Cast) as well as Nick Williamson, Founder of Qadre along with leaders of industries.

About the Modex Smart Contract Marketplace, Renny Navaez of BNY Mellon commented: “From a financial perspective– there’s a big piece of savings in there. But, in addition to that, we see a lot of potential for building products that have not been thought of yet and that’s quite exciting…. That, for any financial institution is …read more

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Baidu launches a smart speaker, the first of many AI products to come from China’s biggest Search Engine

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Apparently Google is not a big shot in China, then again, neither is any other Western company. In china things are locked up, with domestic grown businesses given first priority; and not by the forces of the market, the forces of the law authorities.

That aside, Baidu, the biggest search engine in China has released its smart speakers. The device will give Google Home and Amazon Echo a run for their money; and if you know anything about Chinese products, they often retail affordable.

The speaker is called Raven H, and much like the other smart speakers, it is voice-activated and powered by an artificial intelligence platform. The Raven H also marks Baidu’s first move into the AI-space, and the company is promising consumers it will churn out more products soon.

‘Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.’ – Cheng (Jesse) Lyu, Raven founder & Baidu GM https://t.co/2lrqrxtgUs#BaiduWorld ~*Bring #AI to Life*~ pic.twitter.com/HQFun4bKmR

— Baidu Inc. (@Baidu_Inc) November 16, 2017

It might also interest …read more

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Google Docs was down for over an hour for most users

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Yesterday (Wednesday) Google Docs was down for a little over an hour for what Google says was a “significant subset of users.” Think about all the hundreds of millions of people who use the G Suite Word processor. That is a significant subset of users as Google tries to downplay it, it is still a massive number of people across the globe.

The good thing was the outage was only limited to the Google Docs, other services of G Suite and Drive were functioning as normal. Though the people who were able to access Docs, they seem to work without any problems.

For those of u3s unlucky G Suite users who were unlucky, we were locked out of Docs starting a little after 4 PM ET to a little after 5 PM ET. The little over an hour outage of Docs made headlines and is very surprising given Google is the type of company known to have services with downtimes. It is a rare occurrence, thus the current fuss about it online.

Users affected most are perhaps those in the U.S. as the downtime occurred right in the …read more

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How can you tell if a Link is Safe before Opening it?

How can you tell if a Link is Safe before Opening it first?

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This morning I got a rather strange email from a friend living in Raunds, a small town in rural Northamptonshire, England. It is odd because we have never emailed; usually, instant chat platform like Facebook and Messenger will suffice.

Based on that history, I was skeptical about opening the link. Yes, the name of the sender is a very familiar name; someone who does not arouse any suspicions of being capable of sending me malicious links.

Confirm the Email Address that sent the message, despite you knowing the name of Sender

Though the name looked very familiar, I decided to check what email address was used. My suspicions were confirmed, the email address was strange. You see, my friend’s email goes something like ‘janedoe@gmail.com; the domain name is Google. However, the email address that sent this email used a strange domain name. One that I wouldn’t expect my friend to be using.

You should use the following elimination test whenever you are suspicious of an email:

Step 1 – Confirm the email of the sender if it is someone you know. Ensure that the spelling of the name is …read more

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Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Ecobank Group

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Digital innovation is sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies.

Rebounding economy after a trying year

Gas is West Africa’s new oil

Africa’s evolving role in FinTech leadership

The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC.

Indicating a positive outlook for the continent, three key trends are forecast to take hold during the next 12 months.

The first indicated an economic rebound in sub-Saharan Africa driven by a recovery in the region’s economic heavyweights Nigeria and South Africa, and ongoing growth in the top performers, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire and (more recently) Ghana.

Growth will be driven by a rise in oil production (notably in Ghana, Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and Angola), strengthening infrastructure investment across West and East Africa, and improved weather conditions which abode well for crops.

Strengthening economic activity, plus a moderate improvement in oil and mineral prices, will help narrow the current account deficit, but pressure on SSA currencies …read more

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