Top 10 trending phones of last week

Top 4 Smartphones Released Last Week
As usual, we have yet again compiled a list of smartphones which were on the trending status all through last week.
Recall that just two weeks ago, Apple released the line of three smartphones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and the trio have done well to maintain their spots on the top 10 list even if it means dethroning some of Samsung’s product.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 along with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also managed to stay on the list with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 also finding a spot to hang on to.
Below is the list of the top 10 smartphones of last week.

  1. Apple iPhone X
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  3. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  4. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
  5. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  6. Apple iPhone 8
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  8. Xiaomi Mi A1
  9. Vivo V7+
  10. Nokia 8


How To Avoid Hard Drive Overheating

Even though the hard drive stores data, it isn’t perfect by any means. Hard drive failure is very common with all computers, with no real way to prevent it. Although there are several different reasons why a hard drive can fail, the most common is overheating. Viruses and crashes are common as well, along with theft and accidental deletion.
With the older style and mechanics of hard drives, the RPM speed was low, meaning that the drives wouldn’t overheat. The hard drives we use now days, have speeds between 7,200 and 10,000 RPM, meaning that they can get quite hot when they start working. Computers of this day and age come with fans to cool everything down, with most hard drives including temperature sensors as well, so you can keep track of just how hot your hard drive becomes.
With hard drives today, overheating is a very common problem. The faster hard drives come with speeds of 10,000 RPM, which can make the temperature soar above 70 degrees F, really heating things up inside the drive. The mechanics on the inside are built to withstand the heat, although if things become too hot, you’ll encounter problems. If a drive becomes too hot and ends up losing the data, it may be next to impossible to retrieve the information – no matter how good your data recovery specialists may be.
One area that suffers from the drive overheating is the platters, which are magnetic media. Platters are what carry the data throughout the hard drive. Platters are constructed from optical glass, aluminum, or ceramic and normally coated with a layer of magnetic material. Once the hard drive begins to heat up, the platters will start to expand, which changes their size. When this happens, the magnetic surface on the platters will get destroyed, which results in a loss of data. If the physical area of the platters are damaged, it will result in unreadable sectors.
Other areas of the hard drive that can be damaged due to overheating are the read and write heads, head actuator, and the controller chip. Hard drives are very sophisticated pieces of hardware, and can’t handle overheating. The read and write heads are a common example, as they can easily render the drive useless if they become damaged.
To prevent your hard drive from overheating, you should always make sure that it is cooled properly and well ventilated. You can always get additional fans and coolers, which will improve both ventilation and the flow of air in your computer. You can buy fans and coolers at very affordable prices, which makes them an ideal investment for keeping your hard drive or hard drives cool.
You can also get software that monitors the temperature of your hard drive as well. Whether it’s software, or additional fans, you should always ensure that your hard drives are kept cool. By keeping them cool, you’ll greatly reduce the amount of crashes. You’ll also increase the stability of your hard drive as well, which will make your entire computer perform much better.

Data Recovery Explained: All About Data Recovery

At some point in time, everyone who owns a computer will experience the trials and tribulations of hard drive failure. The reasons behind it vary, and could include everything from a human error to damages resulting from flood or water. Viruses can play a role as well, along with many other factors. For many years, the need to recover data that has been lost or destroyed has made data recovery such a very valuable asset.
Almost all hard drives can be recovered. Normally, if the drive is making a ticking or a scratching noise, you can use certain software programs to recover the data. Sometimes, due to age or bad parts, the aperture arm in the hard drive can fail, or the platters can become damaged and lose the data that they hold. If you can’t recover the information with software, you’ll need to send the hard drive off and have it either rebuilt or have technicians recover your data.
Data recovery is always an option, from hard drives that are 2 GB in size to the largest of over 300 GB or more of data. No matter what size hard drive you have, the data can generally be recovered. Keep in mind that if you’ve had a computer crash, you’ll need to send the hard drive off to have the data recovered by technicians.
One of the key benefits of data recovery is the fact that information can also be retrieved from the recycle bin as well. Partition recovery, and even information that has been lost somewhere on the disk can be retrieved as well. Even though it may seem like your data is gone forever – the technicians that specialize in data recovery can retrieve it.
From Windows to Mac, everything can be recovered. There are different filing structures and formats, including NTFS and FAT32. These are common Windows filing structures, and hold all of the information for your hard.
Those of you who have multiple hard drives in your computer, can rest assured that RAID configurations can also be recovered. If a single hard drive on the RAID configuration fails, the RAID setup will absorb the blow and there won’t be a loss of data. On the other hand, if the entire RAID configuration crashes, it will crash big time. Whenever this happens, you’ll need to send it off and have technicians restore both the RAID hardware and software.
Anytime your hard drive happens to crash or malfunction, data recovery is there to help you get back your files. Whether they are personally files or very important files that are need for business – you can put your trust in data recovery and know that you’ll get everything the back the way it was.

Choosing a dedicated server hosting

While making plans to host your website on a dedicated server, there are literally hundreds of web hosting companies with multiple hosting plans to choose from. While most are good and will do an adequate or better job of hosting your site, there are a number of considerations to make when looking at various companies.
For most web sites, shared hosting provides the most cost effective solution to web hosting. While the basic hosting is just that, each offer many different features and incentives. But for bigger websites with lots of traffic and content, a dedicated hosting is mandatory. Before even looking at a hosting service, it is a good idea to thoroughly assess your present and future needs. For example, an ecommerce site will require much more in the way of storage and features than a personal or hobby site. If you will be hosting multiple domains or sub-domains, you need to know if a given company will support them without additional charges. Plans may include basic shopping carts, free domain registrations, multiple scripting options, etc. The list is endless, but the first order of business is to develop some criteria based on what you need right now and what you may require in the future. Its always possible to switch companies in the future, but much easier to get it as right as possible the first time.
In evaluating various companies, there are several aspects generic to all that you should look at when finding a dedicated hosting provider.
Is the company established? Look for a company that has been in business at least 3-5 years and has a physical address and phone number posted on their web site. Use caution with a company whose only contact information is an email address. Also look at the number of domains hosted by the company. An established company should be hosting at least 50,000 (if not more) domains.
Is 24/7 monitoring and service available? The company should have someone monitoring their servers at all times as well as someone available to handle emergency service in the event your site goes down.
Is their a money back guarantee? It is common practice for a company to require a year or two payments up front in order to obtain the best pricing. Check to see if the company offers a pro-rated refund if you choose to switch companies.
How much are additional services? Should you exceed your plans allotted bandwidth or storage, it is important to know what additional transfer or storage will cost. Most companies are quite reasonable, however some require that you purchase additional storage / bandwidth in large blocks. Most companies will send you an alert if you are approaching your plans limits and allow for arrangements to be made. Others will simply shut down your web site until you have paid.
Testimonials? They are nice to see, but should always be taken with a grain of salt. Check to see if the testimonials include a web address and visit the web-site.
Is the sales staff available to answer questions? They should be. Look for a toll free number and call with any questions before making a commitment.
The last thing you need do is evaluate the pricing and assure that it fits in your budget. While you certainly don’t want to choose an obviously shady hosting company for the sake of saving a few bucks, it has been our experience that more expensive does not necessarily mean better when it comes to dedicated server hosting.

Earning Money Online With Blogging

Blogging is becoming an increasingly popular way for entrepreneurs to earn a living online while doing something they really enjoy. In many cases bloggers can profit with very little effort. There may be quite a bit of work involved in the beginning with designing a method of gaining revenue and promoting the website but once this is established simply maintaining the blog with regular postings may be enough to keep the revenue rolling in. Two of the most popular methods for generating a profit from blogging include advertising methods. This includes advertising with AdSense and securing independent advertisers. This article will discuss these two methods of advertising on a blog.

Using AdSense to Generate Revenue

Using AdSense is one of the most popular ways for bloggers to generate revenue from their blog. This method is so popular because it is also very simple. AdSense is a program offered by Google where bloggers agree to have advertisements on their website and are compensated when users click on these advertisements. Bloggers simply have to create a blog and submit the website address of the blog as well as some other information to apply for participation in AdSense. Once a blog is approved the owner is given code they can simply copy and paste to have advertisements displayed on their blog. Google then serves appropriate advertisements each time the blog is accessed. Whenever possible, the advertisements served on the blog are closely related to the content of the blog because Google crawls the website ahead of time to determine which advertisements are relevant to the content. Blog owners do have some ability to place restrictions on the types of advertisements which may appear on the blog. For example the blog owner can specify adult advertisements are not to appear on the blog and Google will filter these out.

How Advertisements on a Blog Generate Revenue

Many bloggers use advertisements on their blogs to generate a profit. This method of advertising is more difficult than using AdSense but it can be significantly more financially beneficial to the blogger. This method of advertising is similar to the type of targeted advertising often seen in magazines. For example magazines for parents often feature advertisements which will appeal to parents such as advertisements for toys, children’s clothing or foods popular with children. Likewise a magazine for runners may feature advertisements for shoes, athletic clothing, races or training equipment. In these cases the advertisers pay for advertising space in the magazine in the hopes that the magazine’s audience will be enticed to purchase products or services after seeing these advertisements.
Blog owners can use this type of advertising but it can be hard to find willing advertisers. However, there are some factors which may make an advertiser more willing to have an advertisement appear on a blog. One of the most important factors for advertisers is the amount of traffic the blog receives. This is important because advertisers who are paying for ad space are more likely to invest in a blog with high traffic than one with very little traffic.
Another important factor for advertisers is the focus of the blog. Advertisers are more likely to purchase advertising space from a blog with a specific focus of interest to the advertiser’s target audience. Like the examples listed previously of magazines for parents and runners, advertisers want to advertise on a blog which is already reaching the same target audience.
Bloggers who utilize advertising on their website may be compensated in a number of different ways. Some advertisers may pay a set fee for the advertisement to run on the website for either a set amount of time or for a set number of page views. This means the advertiser may purchase space for a set number of days, weeks or months or may purchase space for a set number of times the advertisement is served to website visitors.
Alternately the advertiser may choose to compensate the blogger according to the number of times specific actions occur. This may include users clicking through the advertisement or users making a purchase after clicking through the advertisement. The type of compensation offered will have to be worked out between the blogger and advertiser beforehand to determine a fair method of payment.

It's here: Official list of features coming to Samsung Galaxy phones in 2019

South Korean phonemaker Samsung has put out a list of all the cool things coming to Samsung Galaxy devices next year.
Apart from knowing that we could possibly be seeing a foldable Samsung phone in 2019, a wide range of variety of features have been upgraded or newly added in Samsung Android phones that will come next year.
Here’s the table listing out all the features:

Improvements in place

AR Emoji

  • We added more bald female AR Emoji characters for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9.


  • We added a feature that shows ”Highlight events” in monthly view for v4.2.14.3.

Second half of 2018


  • We’ll provide an option to use a Korean lunar calendar, Chinese lunar calendar, Shamsi calendar, or Hijri calendar on models updated to Android Pie.
  • We’ll provide an option that you can use to filter past incoming/outgoing calls on models updated to Android Pie.
  • When you tap “Call History” for a saved phone number, the number will be displayed in expanded view on models updated to Android Pie.


  • We’ll provide a “Selfie focus” mode on the Galaxy A series model released in the second half of 2018.


  • We’ll provide color and background transparency settings for the Clock widget on models updated to Android Pie.


  • We’ll provide an option to organize albums in folders in Gallery on models updated to Android Pie


  • You’ll be able to use the S Pen to scroll up and down on websites.

  • You will be able to tap and hold down the number keys, and then enter Western Arabic numerals on models updated to Android Pie.
  • We’ll provide an Emoji search option on models updated to Android Pie.


  • Phone numbers will be displayed on the screen where you write a text message on models updated to Android Pie.


  • You will be able to add vehicle information when you pick a place in Reminder on models updated to Android Pie

Video Editor

  • We’ll provide a HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File Format) option on models updated to Android Pie

First half of 2019

Good Lock

  • We plan to add an option that will allow you to selectively set Sound, Vibrate, or Mute mode when using Routines
  • The speed will remain constant when you move the bar at the top up and down while using Blur Effect in QuickStar

Second half 2019

Samsung Notes

  • We’ll support background settings for Samsung Notes
  • You’ll be able to zoom in and out of notes you are writing in Handwriting mode.

Editor's Pick: Smartphones To Purchase

Top 4 Smartphones Released Last Week
In case you’ve been wondering which smartphones are leading in the African market in the first week of February, here are the top editor’s picks.
Honor 9 Lite
5.65-inch Full HD+ 18:9 Display
Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 659 Processor
13 MP + 2MP Rear Camera, 13MP + 2MP Front Facing Camera
3,000 MAh Battery
Nokia 8
5.3-inch Quad HD LCD display, sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
13MP + 13MP rear camera, 13MP front-facing camera
3,090mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018
6.0-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Exynos 7885 processor with Mali-G71 GPU
16MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
3500mAh battery with adaptive fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Octa Core Exynos 9 / Snapdragon 835 Processor
6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB ROM
Dual 12MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera
3,300 MAh Battery
5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
12MP HTC UltraPixel 3 rear camera, 16MP front-facing camera
3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S8
5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Octa Core Exynos 9 / Snapdragon 835 Processor
4GB / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM
Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
3,000 MAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Octa-Core Exynos 9 / Snapdragon 835 Processor
4GB / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM
Dual Pixel 12MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera
3,500 MAh Battery
Honor V10 (View 10)
5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 FullView display
Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) processor + i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
4GB RAM, 64GB ROM / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM
16MP + 20MP Dual rear cameras, 13MP front-facing camera
3750mAh (typical) / 3650mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
LG V30 Plus
6-inch QHD+ OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
16MP + 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
3,300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless charging

Top 10 Smartphones To Buy

Top 5 Smartphones announced last week
If you’re considering the purchase of a new smartphone this month and are at loss at which smartphone to purchase, these are some of the high specs smartphones to purchase.
Lenovo K8 Note
5.5-inch FHD IPS Touchscreen Display
Deca Core Helio X23 Processor
3GB / 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB ROM
13MP Primary Sensor + 5MP Depth Sensor Camera, 13MP Selife Camera
Oppo A83
5.7-inch HD+ IPS Touch Screen Display
Octa-Core Helio P23 Processor
13MP rear camera, 8MP Selfie Camera
3,180 MAh Battery
Nokia 6
5.5-inch FHD IPS Display
Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core Processor
16MP rear camera, 8MP Front Camera
3,000mAh Battery
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
5.5-inch Retina HD Display With 3D Touch
Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic Processor
3GB RAM, 64GB / 256GB ROM
Force Touch Technology
Dual 12MP ISight Camera With OIS, 7MP Front Facing Camera
Lenovo K8 Plus
5.2-inch FHD IPS Touchscreen Display
Octa Core Helio P25 Processor
13MP Primary Sensor + 5MP Depth Sensor Camera, 8MP Selife Camera
4000mAh Battery
Motorola Moto G5S Plus
5.5-inch FHD Display
Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Processor
Dual 13MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera
3,000 MAh Battery with Turbo Charging
Vivo V7 Plus
5.99-inch 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU
16MP rear camera, 24MP front-facing camera
3,225mAh built-in battery
Samsung Galaxy On Max
5.7-inch Full HD TFT IPS 2.5D curved glass display
MediaTek Helio P25 Lite Octa-Core (2.39GHz + 1.69GHz) 64-bit 16nm processor with ARM Mali T880 GPU
13MP rear camera, 13MP front camera
3,300mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max
5.7-inch Full HD Display
Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P20 Processor
13MP rear camera, 13MP front-facing camera
3,300mAh Battery
Motorola Moto E4 Plus
5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display
Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with 650MHz Mali T720 MP1 GPU
13MP auto focus rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera
5,000mAh built-in battery with 10W rapid charging

Budget smartphone to buy in 2018

Top Smartphones released last week
In case you’re looking to buy a new smartphone in this new month, there are a wide range of choices to choose from, however, depending on how much you have as a budget, smartphones exist to cater for your need.
Comparing the specs and price along with other features such as the availability of the device, these are some of the most affordable smartphones with good specs that will serve your need in February.
Honor 7X
5.93-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB ROM
16MP + 2MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera
3340mAh battery (typical) / 3240mAh (minimum) battery
Apple iPhone X
5.8-inch SuperRetina OLED Display With 3D Touch
Hex-Core Apple A11 Bionic Processor
3GB RAM, 64 / 256GB ROM
Force Touch Technology
Dual 12MP ISight Camera With OIS, 7MP Front Facing Camera
Motorola Moto X4
5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 with Adreno 508 GPU
12MP + 8MP rear camera, 16MP Front-facing camer
3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging
OnePlus 5T
6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display
Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU
16MP + 20MP rear camera, 16MP front-facing camera
3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Google Pixel 2
5-inch FHD AMOLED Display
Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Processor
4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM
12.2MP Camera, 8MP Front Camera
2,700mAh Battery
Xiaomi Mi A1
5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass LTPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
12MP + 12MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera
3,080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery
Oppo F5
6.0-inch 18:9 FHD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 with 800MHz ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU
16MP rear camera, 20MP front-facing camera
3,200mAh built-in battery

Top 10 Popular Phones of Last Week

Top 5 best selling smartphones in 2017
As we journey into a new week, the smartphone chart of last week has been displaced as there were new releases into the market.
However, the despite the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 being unofficial, the smartphone keeps topping the chart as it has stayed yet again on the top spot.
The Xioami Mi A1 however comes in the second position giving Xiaomi two top successive spots on the chart.
Just below the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro which has risen through the ranks beating the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) to the third place.
See the top 10 popular phones of last week below:
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
2. Xiaomi Mi A1
3. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
4. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
5. Samsung Galaxy S9
6. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
7. Oppo F5
8. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
9. Xiaomi Redmi 5A
10. Samsung Galaxy S8

Top 5 4GB RAM Tablets To Purchase

AT&T Primetime Tablet To Launch August 25
While there are some persons out there who favour much of small, sleek and stylish smartphones, there are others who play by the size, sitting on the mid range with their Phablets which comes with over 6.0-inch of screen. However, there are others who blatantly like their display big, and these categories of people are mostly interested not only in what the screen offers but the machination under the hood.
It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of 5 tablets which come into the market with 4GB of RAM under the hood for gaming and other processes alike.
1. Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus 64GB LTE
10.1-inch Screen
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) Octa-core processor
8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera
7000 mAh Li-ion Polymer
Apple iPad Pro WiFi Cellular 128GB
10.5-inch Fully laminated True Tone Retina Display
A10X Fusion chip with 64‑bit architecture and M10 motion coprocessor
4GB RAM, 64GB / 256GB / 512GB ROM variants
12MP iSight camera, 7MP HD front-facing camera
30.4‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
Chuwi Hi10 Plus
10.8-inch screen
Octa-core processor
Notion Ink Able 10
10.1-inch 10-point multi-touch IPS display
Quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8300 processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300
2MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
8100mAh Lithium Polymer Ion battery
Teclast X98 Plus
9.7-inches capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Quad core processor
8,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery