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Google Helpouts will be shutting down on April 20. 2015

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Google officially declares to close down the Google 'Helpouts' community on April 20, 2015.

Google Helpouts


Google Helpouts was launched in November 2013, as an online collaboration service from Google was a way to enable user share their expertise through video stream. With Helpouts,  you can get professional help and advice for a variety of questions or matters involving doubts with the help of live feeds.

Helpouts community, Google collaboration service


Here's Google official statement posted on Helpouts Website:

"Saying "so long" to our Helpouts community.

We have some sad news to share: Helpouts will be shutting down on April 20, 2015.

Since launching in 2013, Helpouts has been a home for people to connect with experts on topics they want to learn about or seek advice and solutions to everyday problems. The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn't grown at the pace we had expected. Sadly, we've made the tough decision to shut down the product.

Starting April 20, you'll be able to download your Helpouts history by using Google Takeout (available until November 1, 2015).

We want to thank our community for all their support — both the providers who shared their expertise with the world, and the people who needed some extra help or advice along the way. You've had a lot to contribute — and we've loved learning alongside you."

Did you ever made use of the Google Helpouts community,  how bad will you be missing it when is finally gone.?
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how to change your facebook fans page name above 200 likes 2014

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Have you tried changing your Facebook fan page name above 200+ likes to match your demand and where not able to do that?  On my previous post, I wrote on  How To Grow Facebook Gage Organically , In this post, I'll be revealing a steps-by-step ways to change Facebook page name even if the page title has more than a million fans/likes.

Change Fans Page Name on Facebook 2014

 
Eventually, Facebook blocked the former page name change tricks which have effected  many Facebook page admins. As we all know, many of these page admins are into page trading and could not rename the pages to suit that of the new owner, or you're re-branding your online presents. If you followed the steps am going to be showing you soon, within 24 hours time, Facebook support would be contacting you about your page name change request. For the new name to effect or not, Facebook has to review your application.
 
Here are the tricks I employ to change my blog's Facebook page name from Nigeria after I moved to Mini Tech Blog, and in case you want to rename your current Page Name Title, you should follow these steps below.
 
*Note: Some countries including Nigerian are not able to access this process, if your country is among, for you to be able to approach these steps make sure you have a VPN Tunnel to change your IP address to U.S. A clear scanned copy of your country's utility bill. ( I prefer using NEPA invoice.)
 
Step 1:

Change your IP address to U.S. If you don't have any other VPN, download and install Anonymous Add-on. At right corner of your Firefox as shown on the picture below, click on the X and mark Activate, your IP location will change to that of U.S.

How to change IP Address
Step 2:

=> Log to Facebook.com

=> Click on the Facebook page to rename

=> Click on Settings, go to Page Info

Change Facebook Page Nmae Info

Now, change page category to Local Business and save.

Local Business

=> Click on Address and change it to match with the address on the utility bill.

Change Facebook Page Name Address

Step 3:

If you've done the above correctly, your current Facebook page name will be enabled for a change request. Now click on Name =>Request Change. A New page opens in another window, then tick "I understand the formatting guidelines for my page's new name."

=> From the drop-down menu that appears, select what Your Page Name Currently Represent.
 
Change Facebook Page Name after 200 likes

=> Click the box that says "I would still like to change my page name. I have documentation to demonstrate this change."
 
Step 4:

Write your page name in the Desired Page Name box, and select the reason you are changing your page name from the drop-down menu.  If you don't select the best reason for renaming your page name, your application may not be possibly approved or maybe delayed by Facebook; in this case, I recommend you pick  "I am rebranding my page" from the list.
 
How to Request Facebook Page Name  Change
 
In order to hasten this process, you need to upload documentation that has business name and address on it ( NEPA bill.) After successfully uploading, tick the two boxes below and Send. Within a few minutes time, you'll receive a mail from Facebook support team regarding your request to change page's name. In a period of 2-3 days time, you will receive another approval email that will determines if your application was consented or not. The email will as well tell you  when the name change will be updated.
 

Conclusion

Did you find this process difficult? Where you accepted or denied several times while trying to change your current Facebook page's name? I guarantee you success this time, but you most follow the above steps correctly to avoid further rejection from the Facebook team. Were you able to get through changing your Facebook name? Or  you need our assistance, shot us a mail via our Contact Form.  Hey, don't deny your friends and colleagues this tutorials, share it to them. 
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10 best sites / blogs to follow about android apps and reviews, If you are a tech fanatic

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If you are an Android Phone fanatic like me, searching to get involved with the latest happenings around the Google Android world, there are just a few top technology websites out there focusing on Android phone in terms of breaking news regarding new Android cell phones, Apps, accessories, and alternative tech-related topics.

Google Android Phones, Android Apps


Maybe you need to get the best out of your newly acquired LG V Vista or any other Google Android phones, and you  really can't figure out how to go about with the manipulations, next thing that probably comes to mind is to Google search for a quick fix, but do you really get the answers about your Android phone without having to go extra mills? Though, some basic phone operations tips could be found on the phone's user manual as well from some technology websites.

As the Android market is getting a huge boast, newer sites / blogs reviewing the Android phones, Apps and hardware are sprouting out almost every day, you need to get the best, and I have compile this list based on my analysis and surveys. While you can still get the best out of your search of some great Android reviews sites. Below, I've been able to compile a list of my best sites for Google Android reviews and Apps directories.


1. Home - Android Market
Discover Apps, send to your devices instantly via Android Market now on the web.

2. AppBrain.com
Search the Android Market to get the top rated best Android Apps from AppBrain.

3. AndroidLib
Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phones, LG G Vista, Samsung Galaxy S5…

4. Android Developers
The professional web page for Android software engineers. Provides you with the Android SDK as well as documentation for app developers and designers.

5. Android Central | Android Forums, Reviews, News, and more...
If you’re looking for some of the best site for Android helps, Forums, information and in-depth Google Android reviews, you should check them out.

6. Android Reviews, Android Apps, Ratings, News and Interviews | AndroidTapp.com
Android Tapp - Ideal source for Android App Reviews , Android Apps , Android News , Android App Ratings. Quiet a good place to read interviews of some mobile Apps developers.

7. BestAndroidAppsFor.com
Just as the name implies, BestAndroidAppsFor is one of the best comprehensive Android site with directories of paid  and free Google Android Apps, you can as well gets a roundups of the best Apps from various categories. 

8. GetJar
Download premium Apps for free.

9. HandSter.com | Browse categories list of Android Apps, get to know what is popular to other platforms Java, Blackberry and iPhone

10. Download thousands of Android apps from the Android Market | AndroidZoom.com

Conclusion

Everyone has its own opinion about blogs or site to follow about Google Android. In my experience, these are my sites. Hey there.... have you got any list of your top sites that blogs mostly on Android development, Apps and Google Android reviews, you care to share with us? Your list would be added.
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LG G Vista – Release Date And Full Phone Specifications

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LG G Vista, LG VS880, LG G Pro 2 Lite full phone specifications


Overview:

The much anticipated LG G Vista, that has been on the news quite lately, the latest new baby from LG's range of mobile phones, is expected to come with a 5.7-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, along side Adreno 305 GPU. The Flagship is equipped with A 1.5GB of RAM, good internal storage space up to 8GB. That is not just it, the LG G Vista comes aboard a 32GB capacity MicroSD slot to quench your hunger for more memory.  The "LG G Vista will go on sale through Verizon starting on Friday 18 2014," according to @evleaks:

LG G Vista Release Date and price



Full detailed list of the LG G Vista specifications:


GENERAL DESIGN
Design type:
Smart phone
OS:
Android

DISPLAY FEATURES
Physical size:
5.7 inches
Resolution:
720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density:
258 ppi
Touch screen:
Multi-touch

CAMERA
Primary camera:
8 megapixels
Flash:
LED
Features:
Autofocus
Camcorder:
Yes
Front-facing camera:
Yes; 1.3 megapixels

HARDWARE
System chipset:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor:
Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Graphics processor:
Adreno 305
System memory:
1.536 GB RAM
Built-in storage:
8 GB
Storage expansion:
microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

BATTERY
Capacity:
3200 mAh

MULTIMEDIA
Music player:
Filtered by: Album, Artist, Playlists
Features:
Album art cover, Background playback
Speakers:
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player:
Yes

OTHER DEVICE DETAILS / FEATURES
Built-in online services support:
YouTube (upload), Picasa/
Google+
Positioning:
GPS, A-GPS
Navigation:
Yes
Feature:
Light sensor, Proximity sensor
This device is also known as LG VS880, LG G Pro 2 Lite. As of the time of this publication, we can’t guaranteed the price tag for this device, we will keep you update with price after the scheduled released date.

                       Image courtesy of @evlesks


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Sony PS4 Review – a Great game console for early adopters

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Overview:

The PlayStation 4 officially abbreviated as the ( Sony PS4 ) is the fourth generation of Sony's line of Video Game Consoles. The device came up with major updates over its predecessor and is considered as the next leap into gaming technology. The Sony PS4's computing system is based on a custom chip with eight x86-64 cores and a unimaginable 1.843 teraflops GPU, making it the most powerful game console to date. With the PlayStation 4, Sony has developed a gaming ecosystem that focuses on social and cloud gaming. Play Station 4 has been widely successful and sold a million copies within 24 hours of its launch becoming the fastest selling game console in history. According to most PlayStation 4 Console reviews this is the best play station to date.
 
Sony PS4 Console  
The SONY PS4 is the best gaming device for connected gaming with speed, power, innovative screen play and intelligent customization. The deeply integrated social and cloud services develops a healthy gaming environment that no else platform offers. PlayStation combines immersive gaming experiences and unmatchable multimedia capabilities, which makes it a perfect digital media device. PlayStation 4 offers amazing remote functionalities, you can manage and play games on your Sony PS4 with the PlayStation App on iOS and Android and the PS vita over WIFI.

Hardware & Performance:

The PlayStation 4 packs its power under a compact and elegant case. The case is just 2 inches high, 11 inches wide and 12 inches deep and weighs not more than 8 pounds. The low profile angular aesthetics are very appealing and eye catching. The front angle elevation of Sony PS4 hides two USB 3.0 slots, a 6x Blu-ray Drive and touch sensitive power and eject buttons. The top of the PlayStation 4 gives off a 1/3 glossy and 2/3 matte black finish. Between the contrasting finishes lies a multicolor led that displays standby and power on/off status. A standard power connector along with the HDMI slots, Ethernet port, optical audio port is placed at back of the case, which is usual for a PlayStation. The Sony PS4 comes with two power-on/off modes when it's not being used. It can either be put in a standby mode or turned completely off. According to most PlayStation 4 Console reviews the device comes with the best design for a console to date.
 
The outer body of the Sony PS4 might be beautiful, but the real beauty lies within. The PlayStation 4 packs a magnificent "Jaguar" x86-64 eight-core processing Unit. A 1.84 Tera FLOP AMD Radeon GPU powers the graphics with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory . These are monsters specifications for any computing device and makes the Sony PS4 the most powerful gaming device ever. Like the PS3, it comes with a user replaceable 500 GB hard disk, either a sata port or a SSD.
The Sony PS4 focuses on social and cloud play and that cannot be possible without a wireless 802.11 b/g/n protocol. It also supports Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity. The PlayStation 4 comes with poor compatibility and won't connect with any Bluetooth supported accessory such as a keyboard or a mouse and not even the PS3 controllers. The compatibility could be later enhanced by firmware upgrades from SONY.
The standard PlayStation 4 controller got upgrade to the "DUALSHOCK 4" with the Sony PS4. The wireless controller is again beautifully engineered with similar controls like the previous version, but are enhanced to be more user-friendly. The traditional analog sticks and the trigger buttons now offer even greater control. The innovative capacitive touchpad opens up endless possibilities for more intuitive game plays.
 
Most PlayStation 4 Console reviews question the game play on Sony PS4, but nearly all games benefited from PlayStation 4's updated graphics and processing power and there is noticeable bump in each and every game. Thanks to the Dual Shock 4 the way you control games has been made even more exciting. Each game available on Sony PS4 game has been redesigned according to new features, but platform games tend to work better than the cross platform games on console.

Features:

The PlayStation 4 comes with a lot of new features. According to our PlayStation 4 review these features make it stand out.

Interface:

PlayStation 4's new slick interface is a beauty. The previous cross-media bar has evolved into a Dynamic menu, which is simple & user-friendly yet intuitive. The two horizontal rows displays your achievements like Trophies, last games you have played, replays as well as settings, web access and other functionalities. The interface on the Sony PS4 is great for a game console.

Entertainment Options:

Like any modern device the Sony PS4 offers streaming services such a Netflix, Hulu Plus, red Box and HBO. Surprisingly YouTube is excluded, but you can always access it via browser. Sony's own streaming platform the Sony Music and Sony Video are also supported and they stand out among all offered services. The PlayStation 4 interface will recommend stuff from only Sony stores based on your recent streaming history. The Sony stores now offer music and videos to be downloaded to your hard drive, a feature which the system previously lacked. We love how the Music app can play music during playing your games. Sony has also pledged to start a streaming TV service by the end of this year. The entertainment offered is brilliant for a game console. PlayStation 4 Console reviews criticize the need of paying for a membership, but this is ordinary for all such services.

Blu-ray player:

The device comes with an excellent Blu-ray player however, we were surprised at lack of support for old school DVDs and CDs on the Sony PS4.

Shared Game Play:

Social Game play has never been the same before on a game console. With the Sony PS4 you can engage in personal challenges with your friends and family and share your victories and achievements and challenge people to cross the milestones set by you. All this is possible by simply clicking the share button. The PlayStation 4 will record your game play achievement and upload it on its online portal.

Remote Integration:

PlayStation 4 offers amazing Remote connectivity. You can manage and control your PlayStation profile and settings from the Mobile app available for iOS and Android. You can even stream content to your Smartphone or tablet. Further you can connect a PS Vita to your Sony PS4 game console as a backup controller and it would work without a display too thanks to Ps vita's on board screen. The setup is very easy and simple but hte performance depends on your internet connection. The only things that sucks about this is its limited capability, would only work on your home network.

Online and media service:

This is an area where Sony has worked on the most. The PlayStation Network makes up a huge portion of PlayStation 4's functionality. The PlayStation Plus Subscriptions can be carried over from PS3 to PS4. The subscriptions are now required for multiplayer gaming. The subscription holders would also get free automated updates to games along with 1GB of Cloud Game saves and discounted products throughout Sony Platform and stores. A PS Plus member can log onto any Sony PS4 and just start playing his games where he left from and listen to his music and watch movies by just logging in his account in any Sony PS4 console. A member can log onto 16 Sony PS4 game consoles at a time. You can control your PlayStation account through the mobile app while your console lies at home with content ready for you.

Verdict:

Our PlayStation 4 Console review concludes that the SONY PS4 is a reinforced model of the already perfect PS3. The updates made by Sony however, are crucial keeping in mind the importance of social and cloud computing today. With these updates SONY has fended off competition from likes of Microsoft's Xbox, which only dominated in streaming services and online portal. With the PlayStation 4, Sony is retaining its dominance in the game console industry for long.

Pricing:

The SONY PlayStation 4 comes at $399.00, which is quite a modest price for such a game console. The device costs $100 less than its Xbox rival and delivers more than it should for your money. The PlayStation Plus service costs $50 per year however, if you are an early adopter you would get a discounted membership and on top of that a lot of free content.


















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