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tv-pure google

According to The Independent, Google’s voice search function doesn’t just turn on when you ask it to. Rather, it records almost everything.

Feeling unnerved yet? Well, it gets even wilder. You see, you can listen to the recordings Google has stored and associated with your name simply by visiting this webpage.

There’s also this webpage that will show you how much Google knows about your every move on the internet.

Both webpages will contain information from not only computers but any Android device you’ve logged in to your Google account.

How to Delete the Recordings

Luckily, if you’re not too happy about Google having potentially hours of your voice in its database, you can delete those files.

Beside each file’s title you’ll see a checkbox.

google-speach

Just select the three dots top right and select delete    google-voice-delete

How to Stop Google from Recording You Again

Now, as The Independent points out, stopping Google from recording you does result in some limited functionality if you’re using an Android phone or the company’s search.

However, you may be someone whose concern for privacy is much greater than finding what you’re looking for easily. If so, begin by never using Google’s voice search functions again. Follow up by disabling Google’s voice search.

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Tap the General tab
  3. Under “Personal” find “Language & keyboard”
  4. Find “Google voice typing” and tap the Settings button
  5. Tap “Ok Google” Detection
  6. Under the “From the Google app” option, move the slider to the left. If Google voice is already enabled move the slider to the left of “From any screen” or “Trusted Voice” and the “From the Google app” will appear.

 

tv heart

It is not just websites and routers that are vulnerable to the web-wide bug Heartbleed — certain Android models are at risk too.

As Google noted in its own Heartbleed disclosures on Wednesday, Android devices running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean are vulnerable to Heartbleed. Google said patching information is being distributed to its Android partners.

So how many phones are still running Android 4.1.1? That’s difficult to determine. Although 34.4% of Android devices are running Android Jelly Bean, Google does not break out how what percentage of users are on its various versions — 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.

The latest version of Jelly Bean is 4.1.2, which was released in October 2012.

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that there are “millions” of devices running Android 4.1.1.

Because Android updates are controlled by phone manufacturers and wireless carriers, it can be challenging to determine what versions of Android are available for various devices. We do know, however, that the HTC One S is running Android 4.1.1.

Heartbleed underscores what has long been one of Android’s biggest problems: pushing out software updates to its myriad vendors. Android updates are the responsibility of the device maker, and often need to be approved by wireless carriers. The only exceptions are Google-made devices, such as the Nexus series and Google Play Edition phones.

Previous attempts at getting phone manufacturers and carriers to adopt Android updates have not met with success. If there is a positive aspect to Heartbleed, it is that this might scare device makers into pay more attention to versions (and to put in better processes for security updates).

If you know your Android device is running Android 4.1.1, let us know the model and manufacturer in the comments, along with your wireless carrier. That will give us all a better sense of which companies are falling behind in the battle to patch Heartbleed.

tv crime2

Before I start this guide, I would like to make one thing clear SIM CLONING is illegal. This tutorial should be used for educational purposes only.

First off a little introduction about SIM CARD:

Our SIM cards contain two secret codes or keys called (imsi value and ki value) which enables the operator to know the mobile number and authenticate the customer, these codes are related to our mobile numbers which the operators store in their vast database, it is based on these secret keys that enables the billing to be made to that customer.

SIM cloning extracting these two secret codes from the SIM and programme it into a new blank smart card (often known as wafer) since the operator authentication on SIM is based on these values, it enables us to fool the operators in thinking that it’s the original SIM, this authentication is a flaw with the GSM technology

Now which SIM cards can be cloned?

SIM cards are manufactured based on three algorithms COMP128v1, COMP128v2 and COMP128v3. It is important note currently only COMP128v1 version SIM cards can be cloned, since this is the only algorithm, which has been cracked, bear in mind that 70% of all the SIM cards we use are COMP128v1.

Cloning a card:

1. Buy a SIM card Reader

2. Need a Blank SIM card or super SIM card

3. Download and install MagicSIM

4. Download and install USB SIM Card Reader Software3.0.1.5

6. Go in phone tools, select SIM card, then select unlock SIM, it will prompt for a code.

7 Call network provider, they will ask for your phone number, your account info, name and security code, then they will ask why you want to unlock your SIM card, just tell them you need to unlock your SIM to get it to work with your overseas phone or something.

8. Once they give you the SIM unlock code, enter it, and it will say SIM unlocked.

9. Remove the SIM from your phone, place it in the card reader, click read from card in magic SIM the application.

10. When it displays ‘connected’, select crack SIM in the toolbar. Click strong ki and select all of the other find options and then click start.

11. Once your ki is found and the crack is finished, click file, save as and save your cracked SIM info to a file.

12. IMPORTANT!!! You must click disconnect from the file menu or you will ruin your SIM card.

Once it says disconnected, remove the SIM. Put the SIM in your phone and see if it still works, it should. (If not, either you did not unlock your SIM, or you tried to copy it instead of crack and save.)

13. Insert blank 3g card USB SIM Card Reader Software3.0.1.5, not magic SIM at this point.

14. Click connect

15. It should say ‘No Info Found’ if it is truly blank.

16. Select write to SIM, it will prompt you to select a dat file, select the one you saved earlier. Now click start, it will take about 10 minutes to write it, once it is complete, it will ask for a security code, enter the security code the network provider gave you, then click finish.

17. Your card is now cloned.

It should be noted that if you try to make two calls at the same time, one will connect; the other will say call failed, both phones will get the same messages, text and voice, and both will receive the same calls, but only one can talk at a time.

 

TV_Android

Have you ever wanted to get a little more information from your Android device?

Just dial the below numbers (included the * and #’s)

Android Secrete codes
————————————
1. Phone Information, Usage and Battery – *#*#4636#*#*
2. IMEI Number – *#06#
3. Enter Service Menu On Newer Phones – *#0*#
4. Detailed Camera Information – *#*#34971539#*#*
5. Backup All Media Files – *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#*
6. Wireless LAN Test – *#*#232339#*#*
7. Enable Test Mode for Service – *#*#197328640#*#*
8. Back-light Test – *#*#0842#*#*
9. Test the Touchscreen – *#*#2664#*#*
10. Vibration Test – *#*#0842#*#*
11. FTA Software Version – *#*#1111#*#*
12. Complete Software and Hardware Info – *#12580*369#
13. Diagnostic Configuration – *#9090#
14. USB Logging Control – *#872564#
15. System Dump Mode – *#9900#
16. HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu – *#301279#
17. View Phone Lock Status – *#7465625#
18. Reset the Data Partition to Factory State – *#*#7780#*#*
19. Format Your Device To Factory State(will delete everything on your phone) – *2767*3855#
20. Hidden Service Menu For Motorola Droid – ##7764726

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1. Complete Information About your Phone

*#*#4636#*#*
This code can be used to get some interesting information about your phone and battery. It shows following 4 menus on screen:
• Phone information
• Battery information
• Battery history
• Usage statistics

2. Factory data reset

*#*#7780#*#*
This code can be used for a factory data reset. It’ll remove following things:
• Google account settings stored in your phone
• System and application data and settings
• Downloaded applications
It’ll NOT remove:
• Current system software and bundled application
• SD card files e.g. photos, music files, etc.
Note: Once you give this code, you get a prompt screen asking you to click on “Reset phone” button. So you get a chance to cancel your operation.

3. Format Android Phone

*2767*3855#
Think before you give this code. This code is used for factory format. It’ll remove all files and settings including the internal memory storage. It’ll also reinstall the phone firmware.
Note: Once you give this code, there is no way to cancel the operation unless you remove the battery from the phone. So think twice before giving this code.

4. Phone Camera Update

*#*#34971539#*#*
This code is used to get information about phone camera. It shows following 4 menus:
• Update camera firmware in image (Don’t try this option)
• Update camera firmware in SD card
• Get camera firmware version
• Get firmware update count
WARNING: Never use the first option otherwise your phone camera will stop working and you’ll need to take your phone to service centre to reinstall camera firmware.

5. End Call/Power

*#*#7594#*#*
This one is my favourite one. This code can be used to change the “End Call / Power” button action in your phone. Be default, if you long press the button, it shows a screen asking you to select any option from Silent mode, Airplane mode and Power off.
You can change this action using this code. You can enable direct power off on this button so you don’t need to waste your time in selecting the option.

6. File Copy for Creating Backup

*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*

This code opens a File copy screen where you can back up your media files e.g. Images, Sound, Video and Voice memo.

7. Service Mode

*#*#197328640#*#*
This code can be used to enter into Service mode. You can run various tests and change settings in the service mode.

8. WLAN, GPS and Bluetooth Test Codes:

*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#* – WLAN test (Use “Menu” button to start various tests)

*#*#232338#*#* – Shows Wi-Fi MAC address

*#*#1472365#*#* – GPS test

*#*#1575#*#* – Another GPS test

*#*#232331#*#* – Bluetooth test

*#*#232337#*# – Shows Bluetooth device address

9. Codes to get Firmware version information:

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* – PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate

*#*#1234#*#* – PDA and Phone

*#*#1111#*#* – FTA SW Version

*#*#2222#*#* – FTA HW Version

*#*#44336#*#* – PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Change list number

10. Codes to launch various Factory Tests:

*#*#0283#*#* – Packet Loopback

*#*#0*#*#* – LCD test

*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* – Melody test

*#*#0842#*#* – Device test (Vibration test and BackLight test)

*#*#2663#*#* – Touch screen version

*#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test

*#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test

*#*#3264#*#* – RAM version

tv pirate

In the wake of recent revelations about NSA surveillance efforts, the co-founder of The Pirate Bay has launched a drive to crowdsource funding for a new mobile messaging app — one so secure that its creators say they couldn’t turn over people’s messages even if they wanted to. Hemlis (it means “secret” in Swedish), is being developed by Peter Sunde, one of the individuals behind The Pirate Bay, along with Linus Olsson and Leif Högberg. It’s described as an easy to use messaging app in the vein of WhatsApp or iMessage, with one important twist: it uses end-to-end encryption to ensure that nobody can monitor your messages. “No one can listen in,” the Hemlis site promises. “Not even us.”

The app won’t use advertising or sell user data, so to help bring the project to fruition the team is trying to raise $100,000 from potential users. The money will be put towards developing the apps themselves — iOS and Android are the targeted platforms — and the infrastructure needed for the system. While there’s no demonstration of a working app on the site, there are several mocked-screens that show off a bright, iOS 7-style design. In an FAQ, the group also says they believe the core app itself should be free, but users will have to pay to unlock additional features like sending images.

Those interested in funding the project early will be able to get a headstart, however. Donations from $5 and up provide customers with multiple codes for the full, unlocked version of the app — one for themselves, and others to share with friends. The Hemlis team states that if they don’t hit their goal all money will be returned, but they seem to be off to a quick start already: as of this writing, Hemlis has already raised over $18,500.

tv-pure google

An “inside source” has told Digital Trends that Google and WhatsApp are close to making a deal. The source says that Google want to buy the very successful WhatsApp multi-platform messaging service but the WhatsApp team are “playing hardball” and trying to squeeze more cash out of the Mountain View search giant.

WhatsApp is available for all the major, and minor, mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. If Google could acquire it then build it into its existing services to unify its messaging options it could achieve a big user boost. WhatsApp is extremely popular; it’s the most popular mobile app in over 100 countries and on New Year’s Eve 2012 a record 18 billion WhatsApp messages were sent and received by users.

Will Google make it free but ad sponsored?

WhatsApp’s monetization scheme is different to Google’s ads and sponsored search approach. The popular messaging app is currently supported by a $0.99 yearly fee and also generates revenue through partnerships with mobile telcos who offer WhatsApp usage add-ons to mobile tariffs. It will be interesting to see if a Google acquisition would change this model drastically.

Facebook has recently initiated a push into mobile with Facebook Home. Mr Zuckerberg also realises the importance of messaging to engage users and the Chat Heads application is probably the most important part of the launcher/suite after the Facebook Cover Feed home screen itself. Incidentally both Facebook and Google have reportedly approached WhatsApp before, late in 2012.

Google has been rumoured to be getting ready to launch a messaging service called Babel to tie together all its communications services into a unified hub. Could a WhatsApp acquisition and integration be an almost off-the-peg solution with the advantage of a huge existing user base? We should find out more about these plans by the time Google I/O takes place in May or earlier if the deal is sealed.