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I kind of have a love-hate relationship with Apple. I love the hardware and Apple’s attention to details in iOS. And, I also love the quality of apps that developers have created. Hate the Apple walled garden that limits how I use my iPhone on a daily basis. I’m not allowed to change my default browsers. Every time I click an e-mail address, I’m forced into an inferior iOS e-mail client. And not to forget…

You might be an occasional gamer, breaking out the PlayStation, Xbox, or PC when you need to give your brain a break. But, did you know that video games help solve real-world problems faster? As the famous game developer and researcher, Jane McGonigal noted in her TEDTalk, gamers are out-of-the-box problem solvers. Why? Because, as she claims, gamers spend roughly 80% of their time failing while playing video games. Interestingly enough, constant failure makes one person quite the…

Not Enough Space warning pops up every time you try installing an app. Right from fun-loving games like PUBG or downloading photos of your loved ones or 4K videos, every element seems to have taken its toll in the smartphone realm. But the question is storing huge amounts of data on your smartphone’s internal device can be very tricky! Fortunately, we have technology like installing a memory card slot.  Call it old school ways, incorporating…

Securing Mobile Applications with Cert Pinning Cert Pinning is a security process wherein a web application developer clearly defines specific certificates, to secure communications made by a mobile user, while using an application. It is essential to protect and defend the connection made from the request to the backend server, and this is where encryption security and HTTPS comes in the picture. HTTPS or TLS/SSL has the two best positives: Encryption of communication to prevent…

Most chargers that are available on the market are pure counterfeit. But how dangerous are fake chargers for you and your phone? Well, these particular chargers have not been through the same quality control process as genuine cables from Samsung or Apple. Every head, whether it’s an 8 Pin Lightning, Micro USB or USB-C, has to go through the correct manufacturing process. This way, it’s ensured that it’ll be safe for you and your phone to use.…

Samsung finally exposed its latest flagship phones: Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and the S20 Ultra. The S20 Ultra is the hero of them all. It has boosted specs and features that you can’t find in the other two. But what grabs your attention is the camera. It contains some of the biggest upgrades and it’s not being subtle at all; the camera bump is absolutely immense. And as weird as it may look, it does…

You’ve probably read about the best iOS 13 features coming to your iPhone. But to be totally honest with you, the full list of iOS 13 perks is really overwhelming. While it’s amazing having all those big, headlining features like a redesigned Photos app and the long-awaited Dark Mode, the real focus should be elsewhere. It should be exactly in the small improvements that will make your life a little bit easier every time they kick in. Even…

Like any two things from the same field, there are a lot of fundamental differences between Windows and Linux too Windows OS Windows is a series of operating systems, developed by Microsoft for personal desktops or laptops. Every single system comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) and with a desktop that allows the user to see all the files. It runs on x86 hardware like AMD or Intel processors. The first version of Windows was released…

Why do most of the startups fail? We’ve all had the perfect idea to start a startup once in our lifetime. It was the next Facebook or Google. But, according to this article from FastCompany, roughly 75% of startups fail. 75%! But you’re not one of them, right? That’s what everyone thinks at first. In another study by Statistic Brain, the rate of failure in the US after five years was 50%, and over 70% after 10…

A database administrator, sometimes referred to as a database manager is the position of dealing with databases. This involves: Creating a database Maintaining the database Taking care of the integrity of data Updating the database Every company needs to have a database containing useful information, be that for employees or clients. Usually, companies hire the database administrator from the beginning to create the database. This gives the leverage of not spending time to deal with…