Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Said to Have Already Begun Rolling Out

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Said to Have Already Begun Rolling OutIt was reported earlier that Google’s final build of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat would start rolling out to Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices on December 6. However, it seems that the rollout has begun a few days earlier with reports suggesting that General Mobile 4G (Android One) users have already started receiving the update.

AndroGuider was the first to report that the stable update of the Android 7.1 .1 Nougat has arrived for General Mobile 4G users. The report was backed by a screenshot sent by a General Mobile 4G user in Turkey.

According to the screenshot, the new update is 240.6MB in size and brings improvements to security and stability and bug fixes. The new update also consists of the December security patch, which is yet to be listed on Google’s Android Security Bulletin.

Vodafone Australia had earlier mentioned the December 6 rollout of the Android 7.1.1 update in a dedicated webpage. The rollout listed was for the Nexus 6P and mentioned that the OTA update is about 650MB in size, though Google never announced the exact date officially.

However, seeing as how the new update has begun rolling out in Turkey, you can expect Google to make an official announcement for both the Android 7.1.1 update and the December security patch soon enough.

This also means that Nexus and Pixel devices should also receive the new update (build NMF26F) in the coming days. Users of Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Pixel C, General Mobile 4G (Android One), Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL should expect the update any day now.

Top 5 Best Android Data Recovery Software Review

It is so annoying situation that you deleted important data accidentally or lost content unknowingly on your Android device but you didn’t backup them. However, there are many excellent software tools available in the market that offer great helps you to get back what you lost on the android device. In this article, I will introduce the Top 5 best Android Data Recovery Software tools to you and hope that is useful to you!

Top 5 Best Android Data Recovery Software

Tenorshare Android Data Recovery

Tenorshare Android Data Recovery is the World’s 1st Android data recovery for you to recover all the lost data easily and quickly. It highly supports to recover deleted files including contacts, text messages, photos, WhatsApp messages, videos, and call history from hot Android devices like Samsung, HTC, Google Nexus, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei and so forth. Also, this powerful data recovery tool can preview and export recovered contents to preferred formats. Even though it needs a little bit longer time for scanning, it is sure to be recommended!

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Wondershare Android Data Recovery

Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android is one of the best Android data recovery software tools that can directly scan and restore SMS, contacts, photos and videos on Android. Not only can the existing files but also the deleted data be detected automatically. Troublesomely, it is not able to support some latest popular android devices. Generally, Dr.Fone is still a nice choice if you want to retrieve deleted or lost data from your Android device.

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 MyJad Android Data Recovery

MyJad Android Data Recovery is another great software program to solve the problem about the data loss on Android devices. It is capable of restoring any images, songs, videos, documents, archives, and more data stored on your SD card inside the Android phone. Though, Myjad Android data recovery cannot recover the files stored on internal memory, it can be taken into consideration as well since it can retrieve most of the deleted data on SD card on Android device.

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 Recuva

Recuva is free software that helps recover deleted or lost photos, audio, video, compressed files and emails from your Android devices quickly. Plus, the Web-based “help files” of Recuva make the download files in smaller sizes that take up less space. However, it may not be able to recover all the files from your devices in all scenarios. As it is free, it is still worthy to have a try!

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Undeleter for Root Users 

Undeleter for Root Users is a free android recovery app for recovering deleted or lost data from any volume-internal partition and SD cards internal memory or SD card. It can help to retrieve the files including pictures, videos, music, archives, binaries, and more. Nevertheless, you are unable to get back the deleted or lost data like contacts and text messages.

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Top 5 best Android data recovery software have been displayed above. You can choose one that suits you best to download and have a try!

WANT TO OWN A HOUSE THEN VISIT HOUSING-REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTIES

If you want to purchase a new house then you have to consider several areas.  There are many things needed to be considered during buying the real estate property like size, style, cost and the neighborhood of the home. According to a study made 81% of the renters wants to own their home, similar is the situation of mine. I have been living in this city from few years and working in a private firm. It was not easy for me to own a house in the metro city, for this I have to be financially strong. Because like others I also want to be king of my own castle. I have got irritated by the landlord’s dos and don’ts, so I have changed my address several times in few years. I also want to be stable and want to own a house like others. This dream of mine is fulfilled by the help of HOUSING-real  estate apps. This is the most popular and trending app for the house and property seekers. This app has various key features which help you in finding the required property:

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  • HOUSING AND LIFEESTYLE RATINGS– this feature help you to choose the property according to the ratings given by the users. It helped me a lot in choosing the best locality to stay in with the essential information like the distances from the hospitals, airports, railway stations, schools, etc.
  • ONE CLICK LISTINGS– This helps you with the snap photos, information and listings with the landlords, owners, and agents contact details.
  • DETAILS– This will help you by giving each and every detail you need, like floor plans, galleries, and top locality ratings.
  • FILTERS– You can add filters to your search in order to get the specific thing which you want. This filter includes parking, gas connections, pools, gym arena.
  • MAP VIEW– Through this you can see nearby homes, apartments for rent.
  • STAY IN KNOWS– This option helps you with the personalized alerts and gets you notified according to your criteria.
  • MULTIPLE PHOTOS– You can get the full view images of the property, home which you want to own with the full interior view.
  • SHORTLISTS– You can save your favorite homes through this option; it makes you easy to select it.
  • CITIES OPTION– This will help you to get the desired property in the city of your choice.
  • CONNECT INSTANTLY– It will help you to direct reach the owner, landlord, and agents through this.

This app is really helpful to browse your basic needs. You can also quickly compare the properties on this app. HOUSING REALESTATE & PROPERTIES app can help you vividly and save your time. This app really helped me a lot infinding my castle.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

It have numerous options for the house and property seekers and helped with support, experts advice, and buying guide. This app also helped me getting house loan with its unique specialty. It is used by more than a million people across India and is helping the property seekers to get what they are looking for. I personally give the HOUSING REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY app 4.5 out of 5 ratings.

Order Food Online With best Food Ordering App

Be it any company or a restaurant or a school or college or any business building, they see to it that the ambience around is real pretty. The ambience is what attracts people towards you. For example, when a student goes into the college for admission, he or she will initially have a glance at the building, sports ground, people around and the environment and then decide to get the admission right there if they feel its right. The same goes with finding a job. Ambience is what matters all the time.But moreover anyone focus on the ambience when it comes to partying outdoors. If the restaurant owns a fabulous ambience with the fabulous music and food, then people would rush in quite frequently. But what if the restaurant seats are never available or are always on waiting? That would spoil your party mood. There are various online food ordering systems for the same for the flexibility of the customers. You might be wondering about it’s possibility of an error occurring. But that hardly does occur. Food ordering systems can be available on web as well as on smart-phones. This system was procured in order to increase the feasibility and reduce the telecommunication costs. Most of the times, the address was misspelled or the ingredients to be eliminated are never eliminated. For example, if someone doesn’t eat mushrooms, they mention the same but yet the receptionist tend to forget the same while ordering the chef. Apart from that, you get the luxury of grabbing the discounts and offers on the meals. This allows you to pay less and enjoy more of meals. Also it does allow the people to enjoy the house parties and mould the ambience in a way as per your need. This is not provided if you go to some restaurant. Apart from all this, it also reduces the telecommunication cost and so people have now started adopting these technologies and thus these various businesses are leading in the market.

Tinyowl:

Tinyowl is the idea of HarshVardhanMandad who is just 23 and IIT alumni. He started up with his venture along with his friends who are again a part of IIT alumni. ShikharPaliwal, GauravChoudhary, TanujKhandelwal and SaurabhGoyal are the members who helped Harsh to expand his venture at Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmadabad and Gurgaon. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible to expand within a year. Tinyowl is the very first mobile food ordering system where users can order food using their android or IOS phones. Android and IOS were at the target since they are the most used phones in the market. Since they wanted to connect to the people at a faster pace, they started with listing down various facilities they could provide. Once they were done, they short-listed few and tried to implement few by collecting data. But there was only one system which they could come up with and that was the food ordering system. This food ordering system doesn’t charge the restaurants or the users any extra charges thought they are the mediators. The response of the restaurants has been truly increasing because of the existence of the tinyowl application. Since the telecommunication costs have been reduced, the customer feels it is feasible to call any restaurant anytime to satisfy their hunger.

User’s response:

“Most of the restaurants are covered. Whereas few upcoming restaurants are already registered in order to receive a great response from the users. I have been a frequent user of tinyowl and have never faced difficulties so far. I am also sure about not receiving any issues in the near future. The charges of the food are same as that of a restaurant. No extra charges pulled me to use the application. Also I can buy various coupons and avail discounts for the meals. It all depends on which offers are available on the coupon store. Moreover, if I repeatedly wish to order the same food, it is helpful since it maintains a history of the orders. There is also the service of homemade food which I haven’t tried so far. I wish to try the service in the near future. Thank you Tinyowl!”

Android Factory Resets Are Flawed, Allow User Data to Be Recovered

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Thinking of selling your old Android smartphone? Watch out, as its data may be retrievable even after wiping it, finds a Cambridge study.User data is routinely retrievable from second-hand Android devices that have been wiped through a factory reset, the Cambridge study warned.

Most Android handsets offer no easily accessible way of deleting user data including access tokens, messages, images and other content, researchers said.

The factory-reset shortcomings uncovered by researchers at the Cambridge University affect an estimated 500 million Android handsets, and pose a problem for organisations that routinely resell such devices. These 500 million handsets may not properly sanitise the data partition where credentials and other user data is stores, while up to 630 million handsets may not properly sanitise the internal SD card where multimedia files are generally saved.

They examined 21 second-hand devices running Android versions 2.3 to 4.3 from five manufacturers that had been wiped using the operating system’s built-in factory reset feature.

Researchers said the problems also exist with third-party data deletion applications, and pointed to a separate study on the same. Similar problems are likely to persist in newer versions of Android, the team said.

The team was able to recover data including multimedia files and login credentials from wiped phones, and many of the handsets yielded the master token used to access Google account data, such as Gmail. Both phone contact data and

Such data can be recovered even from handsets protected by full-disk encryption, researchers said, as the ‘crypto footer’ file that stores the decryption key isn’t erased after a factory reset.

The problem results from multiple issues, including the inherent difficulty of fully deleting data from the flash memory used in smartphones, something due to the physical nature of such memory chips, according to the research. Other issues include vendors’ failure to include necessary drivers to fully wipe flash memory used for non-volatile storage.

The researchers were able to recover the master token in a device and found that after reboot, it successfully re-synchronised contacts, emails and other data.

The master token, used to access Google accounts, was found to be retrievable in 80 percent of the devices that had a flawed factory reset mechanism.

Actual solutions for users are currently scarce. The team discussed a few ways to mitigate flawed factory resets, including filling up the partition of interest with random-byte files, in the hope of overwriting all unallocated space. This could be done third-party non-privileged apps after the built-in Factory Reset. This would require the app to be installed manually by users after a Factory Reset is performed. The drawback of this method is that it requires privileged (i.e. root) access to devices, and will therefore not be suitable for ordinary users. While the method does not provide thorough digital sanitisation, an attacker cannot recover data using public APIs exposed by the Linux kernel.

Another solution is enabling Full Disk Encryption (FDE) on first use of the device. Enabling FDE only before performing a Factory Reset may only provide logical sanitisation, not thorough digital sanitisation (plain-text data could still be present on the flash drive). The use of a complex user PIN longer than 6 digits is also recommended to prevent brute force attacks.

For vendors, the team recommended use of a recent eMMC with support for digital sanitisation, and to properly expose it in the Bootloader, Recovery and Android kernels.

How to make your own emoji

After much demand from the public, Apple finally rolled out multiracial emoji symbols in its latest iOS update (but no redheads — sorry, guys). But there are still times when you can’t find the perfect emoji to express yourself. Instead of waiting for Apple’s next (likely far off) emoji update, it’s time to start making your own emoji.

With imoji, a free app for iOS and Android, you can make any picture — even one you’ve downloaded from the Web — into a custom emoji to share with your friends via MMS.

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Step 1: Choose your picture

Open up the imoji app and tap the plus sign to add a new “imoji” (emoji) or “artmoji” (a picture with emoji stamps on it). Tap “imoji” and the camera will open up. If you want to use an impromptu photo as your emoji, take a picture with the camera, making sure to keep the emoji subject (e.g., your face) within the dotted oval.

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If you want to use an existing photo from your camera roll as an emoji, tap Photos in the lower left corner to choose a picture. Move and resize the picture as necessary to ensure the emoji subject is entirely within the dotted oval, and then tap the arrow.

Step 2: Trace and cut out your emoji

On the next screen, Imoji will cut out everything that wasn’t inside the oval. But if you want a more precise border around your emoji, you can now use your finger to trace an outline around your emoji subject.

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You don’t have to erase everything from the photo manually — once you’ve traced an outline around your subject, you can tap the scissors button to cut out the extra background noise.

Step 3: Tag it

By default, all imoji emoji are public and available to the rest of the imoji community. If you want to keep your imoji public, go ahead and give it a descriptive name so that other users will be able to find it in a search. Otherwise, tap the lock icon and name it whatever you want (only you will be able to see and share this emoji).

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Step 4: Share it

To share your emoji, tap it to bring up a list of options: iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Copy to Clipboard, Set as Avatar and Delete.

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Tap the messaging service or social network you want to share it with to open that app.

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Remember — this is not a “real” emoji, i.e., a Unicode character, it’s a picture. So if you try to share it on a social network, you will end up posting a picture — not a comment. However, if you share it on a messaging app, you’ll still get a relatively emoji-like experience, since iMessage and Facebook Messenger put picture messages in line with texts.

Comment on files with updated Dropbox iOS app

Dropbox last week added commenting ability to its Web interface to bring it up to speed with Google Drive, and now the Dropbox iOS app received an update that delivers file commenting to your iPhone and iPad.

When viewing a Dropbox file with the iOS app, tap the speech-bubble button to add a comment to the file. You can mention a person in the comment by using the @ symbol. You can choose a person from your list of contacts or use an email address after the @ symbol for those not already in your contacts. People you mention will receive an email alerting them to your comment, and they’ll also receive a notification on their iPhone or iPad if they are using the iOS app.

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You can unsubscribe from a file’s comments and the resulting alerts by tapping the bell icon in the upper-left corner of the comment screen.

The other big addition to the iOS update is the Recents tab, which shows the files you recently added or viewed. Dropbox also stated that the ability to create Microsoft Office documents — Word, Excel and PowerPoint files — from the iOS app will be added in the next few weeks.

5 tips for Google+ Collections

Google+ recently unveiled a new feature, called Collections, that allows users to start categorizing their posts, photos and videos by topic. Collections differ from Pages or Communities, in that you are the only person modifying the content, and the posts will appear in your profile stream for followers. This feature is currently available for Android and the Web only, with iOS to follow later, according to Google.

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To get you started, Google has created a GIF (seen above) that displays how to create your first collection (from the Android perspective). The steps on the Web are just as simple: click on Home menu in the upper left-hand corner, choose Collections, then click the Create a collection button. Fill out the name, set the visibility permission, then click Create. When the collection page loads, click Customize to change the header image and page accent color.

Now that you have a collection of your own, here are five tips for using this new feature:

  • Since you cannot change the visibility setting for a collection, you may want to consider choosing a specific circle of people you can edit later.
  • You are automatically following the collections of people in your circles. Head to the Collections area on Google+ to manage which collections you follow.
  • Previous posts can be moved into new collections you have created by clicking the arrow to the right of the share icon. Only public posts can be moved to public collections.
  • If you have several posts you want to move to a collection, do them all at once so Google groups them and prevents you from spamming your followers.
  • You can share an entire collection by visiting that collection’s page and copying the URL, or by clicking the share button (arrow) to post it on your stream.

Now you’re set to start making and organizing your collections on Google+. Have another tip for this new feature? Share it in the comments below.

NDTV Launches Faster, Lighter News App for Android

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NDTV has launched a revamped news app for Google’s Android mobile operating system. The NDTV News app for Android is faster and lighter on resources than before, which translates into better performance on entry-level smartphones.

The app comes with a revamped UI based on Google’sMaterial Design and is designed to make full use of features offered in Android 5.0 Lollipop, though it remains compatible with older Android versions. As always, the NDTV News app offers breaking news alerts and top stories from India and the rest of the world, as well as the latest updates from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, and more.

The NDTV News app for Android provides an overview of stories popular across the NDTV network and the ability to share them quickly via email, Twitter, Google Plus,WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.

With the NDTV News app for Android, you can watch the latest and most popular video content from NDTV, including live feeds of NDTV 24×7, NDTV India, NDTV Profit, NDTV Prime, and NDTV Good Times. The NDTV News app for Android comes with Google Chromecast support for when you want to watch videos on the big screen.

The app is now available as a free download from Google Play.

RunKeeper for Android update showcases Material Design revamp

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RunKeeper is a rather popular fitness app for tracking your run, walk, or bike adventures.

So it’s no small matter when an app with tens of millions of installs joins the Material Design club. RunKeeper’s version 5.3.3 update sticks pretty closely to Google’s new guidelines, adding in splashes of animation, organizing information into cards, and popping in some brighter colors.

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The new Friends tab Material interface (right) unifies the top bar’s color scheme, unlike the previous version (left).

The biggest change comes to the activity list, which breaks out each of your separate jaunts into its own card, with the length of the trek, time spent, and calories burned all detailed. They’re also visible on a large Google Map.

Other elements of the new version match this aesthetic, such as the shareable friends tab, which by now should be familiar if you’ve spent time with any of the top Material Design apps.

Runkeeper promises that the upgrade is not just prettier, but faster too.

The app is free to download, with several in-app purchases for upgrades.

Why this matters: This update is another indication that Google’s effort to unify how apps look and perform on Android with Material Design is gaining traction. Even if Android updates remain messy, if more developers get on board the Material Design express then at least your favorite apps and services will have a sense of congruity.