Android phone hidden features

Unlock your Android phone hidden features. The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. However, one thing is certain: Google’s phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple’s offering. Dig into your Android phone hidden features you will find a host of clever features and useful tools.

Here are some hidden features you’ll definitely want to know about. For example, split screen mode, automatic video captioning or how about picture in picture, enabling you to watch YouTube whist you check your email. Whilst on a hand held device.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-hidden-android-features-that-will-blow-your-mind-and-how-to-use-them/

Android phone hidden features

Your phone is smarter than it looks! Android is loaded full of features—many of which are not completely obvious or are possibly even hidden behind “secret” menus.

The history behind the Android phone

Sometimes it feels like we’ve been running Google’s mobile OS on our Android devices forever. It is less than 10 years since the first official Android phone launched in stores. Google’s decision to make Android an open source OS allowed it to become highly popular with third-party phone makers.

Just a few years after the launch of Android 1.0, Smartphones that had the OS installed were everywhere. Now it has become the most popular mobile OS in the world, defeating its many competitors like Symbian, BlackBerry, Palm OS, webOS, and Windows Phone. Apple’s iOS is the only platform still standing as a serious competitor to Android, and that situation doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon.

Conclusion

Apple need to start selling new iPhones that are much cheaper than its current models. It would seem reasonable to predict that Android will continue to dominate the mobile OS market, even with its history of problems providing swift updates. Android is being installed on phones that are sold for less than £100 as well as on expensive flagship devices like the current champion: the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. That flexibility, combined with yearly updates, will ensure Android will remain the leader in this industry for years to come.

Contact LIS if you need a new business mobile contract. If you need a new phone line for home or the work place we offer various VOIP solution. As well as helping with better connection, a super-fast fibre broadband supplier or even a leased line for guaranteed fast speeds. We have it all, and they’re all delivered to you with our impeccable IT support.

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IT support questions

What questions should you ask your IT support company? Sometimes in life we have to ask awkward questions. How much did that cost? Do you really need a second piece of cake? What is that smell?

You may have spoken to several IT support providers to look after you companies IT. However, who can you trust? It’s easier when you have been given a recommendation from a trusted source. Asking the right questions during the selection process, to determine if the company is the best fit is key. Whilst some questions may seem tricky, they will help you sort out the contenders.

However, you don’t usually expect to feel awkward asking questions of an IT support company. Well, you should.

A few tricky questions could help you to decide if they’re really the people you want to protect your business and its data. Make the wrong decision on which IT support company to work with, and you’ll lose time, money…  and a lot of productivity too. Worse still, if they’re not what they claim to be, you could also put your customers’ information at risk. At the moment, you really need to check their safety measures to protect your people. We’ve written a new free guide, listing the 5 most important questions you should ask your IT support company. Not one of those questions is to do with how much they’ll cost you.

Click here to download our useful guide.

What questions to ask your IT provider

Choosing a new IT provider can be an important decision for a business owner. What questions should you ask?

Five Things to Look for in an IT Support Company

It is not uncommon for technical problems to be handled by whoever happens to be the most tech savvy person in the company. That can work for a little while. As a result, it is not a sustainable practice. Your team should focus on meeting your organizational goals – not dealing with technology problems. Why not outsource your IT needs as it will help alleviate the burden, so you can get back to business.

Contact us to arrange an IT audit, discuss your goals and any technical issues you are experiencing.

 

Virtual Pub Quizzes

Lockdown virtual pub quizzes have surged in popularity. Thanks to technology, family and friends are able to take part in virtual pub quizzes from around the world.

It’s nearly the weekend, why not brush up your general knowledge with a virtual pub quiz?

We are reliant on technology for everything from exercise classes to speaking to loved ones. To help metal wellbeing, it is also been key in keeping one British tradition going – the pub quiz. Fire up your PC or device for House Party, Google Hangouts, Zoom or Messenger and test yourself.

We are all using technology a lot more right now- see how much you really know about it!

https://www.techradar.com/news/join-us-and-play-the-techradar-quiz-on-facebook-and-youtube-today

Virtual Pub Quizzes

Starting to feel like the old grey cells are getting rusty? There are virtual pub quizzes for everyday of the week.

History of the pub quiz

Renowned the world over, the great British pub is not just a place to drink beer, wine, cider or even something a little bit stronger. It is also a unique social centre, very often the focus of community life in villages, towns and cities throughout the length and breadth of the country.

Yet it appears that the great British pub actually started life as a great Italian wine bar, and dates back almost 2,000 years. For more information visit The Great British Pub article published in History Magazine.

An article in The Times 15th December 1990 mentioned “The quiz has been part of pub life for many years. Tetley’s, the Leeds brewery, has run a league for 22 years.” This suggests organised pub quiz leagues since 1968. Tetley are now part of Carlsberg and to be honest it is a tricky to Google as each search term brings up lots of pubs with quiz leagues.

The Times article also mentions “Burns and Porter, Britain’s biggest quiz organisation, runs 600 leagues for 16 breweries, supplying questions for 6,000 teams. After 14 years in the business, the company has just celebrated its two millionth quiz night”. Burns and Porter are much better documented and this is strong evidence that organized pub leagues were around since at least 1976.

Would you like any help to set up you next social or business online idea? Having trouble with your IT systems? Then contact us and we will be glad to help. Happy quizzing!

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Google Assistant Commands

Google’s voice-activated AI tool – AKA Google Assistant – is getting smarter and more useful with every new update. Been a while since you used it last? You might be surprised by the huge number of tasks it can now help with. Wondering what to say to your Google Assistant? Here’s a list of every command for your Google Nest speaker or display.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/every-google-assistant-command-for-your-nest-speaker-or-display

What are the best Google Home commands?

It’s difficult to rank all the best Google Home commands because every homeowner’s needs, daily routines and ecosystem of connected devices are different. However, specific skills below are our favourites because we believe they are useful to a large number of Google Assistant or Google Home users. Especially right now, with the majority of people staying home.

One of the best Google Assistant commands at the moment is finding out what’s new on Netflix, or what the best Netflix shows are. It may sound simple, or something you can look up on your phone or TV. When you can’t figure out what your next binge should be, why not let Google Home make the decision for you. Its curation of weekly highlights eliminates the hours spent searching for what’s new on Netflix — you’ll be starting a new series in just minutes.

Google Assistant Commands

Stuck inside and need entertaining? Google Assistant can help with games, fitness routines and dinner ideas,

Now would be a great time to get acquainted with a new language, too. Google Translate’s powerhouse of tools integrate with some third-party educational language programs to get you speaking another one in no time. My Berlitz Coach puts you through real-life conversation scenarios. Using multiple choice quizzes to teach you whatever language you might want to learn.

As a smart home platform, many of the best Google Home commands apply to the best smart home devices. Use Google Home to turn on your lights, change the temperature of your thermostat and see who rang the doorbell.

Conclusion

Google Assistant is a powerful tool to set alarms, reminders, look up info and more. You can even use it to interpret other languages or make calls to friends and family. Plus, it’s great for entertainment at parties where you or guests want to show off your newest musical interests.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your Google requirements or any other help with IT issues on 01245 323900 or email enquiries@lisltd.co.uk.

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Online sales security

Amazon pilots video calls to verify third-party sellers. They are in the process of cracking down on third parties selling fake goods. It is a simple plan involving video calls, ensuring that customers are guaranteed online sales security.

Find out more by clicking the link: www.theverge.com/2020/4/27/21238026/amazon-seller-verification-video-calling-fraud-third-party-sellers

Online sales security

Amazon take security seriously. They are cracking down on third party seller verification.

Video calls to vet third-party sellers

Amazon will use a proprietary machine learning system to review hundreds of unique data points to spot potential risks. Such as whether the account is combined with another concealed account. The company will set up a video call with future sellers and verify that their ID match the documents submitted in their application. Trained agents will review third-party sellers before approving them.

The company launched in-person seller checks earlier this year. However, changed to video calls in February due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are some problems with third-party sellers and a need to have deeper brand control. As a result, some larger retailers pulled back from the platform. Last November, Nike announced that it would pull its products from Amazon. As well as Birkenstock, they said in 2016, it would no longer sell its products on Amazon in 2016.

Recently, marketplaces like Amazon and eBay are working to reduce the fake goods sold on their platforms. There a few reasons why consumers turn to knockoffs in the first place.

Fraud control

The company added the live check process via video calls and will be trialled in the US, UK, China and Japan. It involves Amazon matching the documents that a seller has provided. The process involves original documents, as well as using facial recognition tech to verify identities. This will increase customer morale and ensure complete online sales security.

If you would like to discuss your online security, anti-virus and anti spam: Please contact our sales team on 01245 323900 or email enquiries@lisltd.co.uk

#ShouldHaveDoneItBefore #JustPickUpThePhoneJeff