Privacy Matters for Anyone! Protect yours’ using Rocket VPN

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Every now and then searching for a perfect VPN app was always difficult. Everyone does offer hundreds of features, but the bitter truth is that most of them fail to true their words. Even if they successfully allowed you to browse from a different country, the internet speed will get badly affected and considerably reduced. The security also put at risk by using such bad VPN services. So, we’ve been searching for some good VPN services and found the Rocket VPN as worthy to be included in this list. So, decided to write a review on it to help you understand more about it.

Rocket VPN is nothing special than a good VPN in terms of the features. But, it fulfills all the promises they give to the users. It can create a safe mask over your connection allowing you to be completely anonymous throughout the session without putting yourself at risk. Numerous servers placed all over the countries makes it convenient for any person residing in almost any countries on the map. If you are an Android smartphone user who searched for a good VPN service all over the play store, you should have a look at this Rocket VPN app review.

Rocket VPN App Review

As mentioned already, it is a VPN service like many others that you’ve seen before. It allows you to put an extra layer of security over the unsecured ISP connections and change the locations simultaneously as per the needs. If you are residing in a country where the popular services like Youtube and Netflix couldn’t be accessed, the Rocket VPN will be a life saver. It effortlessly directs your internet connection through the VPN tunnel thus allowing to enjoy any of the blocked websites or services in your country.

Usually, such heavy VPNs cause the internet slow down and many other issues regarding the security. But from our tests, we were able to browse and stream at nearly maximum speed that our ISP offers. Sometimes, the connection showed huge positive deviation in streaming speed while connected to the nearest VPN servers. As per the company, they never share the user info with any other users. It is a unique feature that we noticed while many other popular names like ‘Hola’ shares the connection info. This indicates how careful they are about the privacy of the customers.

rocket-vpn-settings

Sweetening the features another unique feature is there which allows creating shortcuts for any app to use VPN connection by default. So that, your time will be no longer wasted for configuring the VPN each time for a frequently used application on your Android device. In the free version of the Rocket VPN, users will be allowed to use up to 250MB of data per month which can be metered to unlimited on app purchases.

Features of the Rocket VPN App

  • Highly Encrypted VPN connection
  • Numerous servers all across the countries
  • Unblock blocked services and websites
  • Not slowing down the connection
  • Privacy considered seriously

Verdict

Rocket VPN is nothing less than a perfect Virtual Private Network with extreme security measures where your privacy will not get hurt at all. It is equipped with all the features as many leading competitors. Moreover, they true the words with quality service. From our testing procedure for hours under different conditions, they made us happy. The speed was also not altered at any point that allowed us to enjoy the internet benefits all the time. If you are very picky on apps, this is a good VPN choice you can make for your Android smartphone. If you would like to give a try, you could do that from the following link – Android & iOS

 

WhatsApp Video Calling Is Live On Android [APK DOWNLOAD]

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Just a few months ago we made predictions regarding some of the upcoming features of WhatsAppGroup Invite Links, Voicemail, GIF support and WhatsApp video calling. Now, we have been listening to various rumors and the video calling feature on WhatsApp got spotted a few days ago on Windows Phone, for a beat build. But looks like now the WhatsApp video calling is available for Android as well, with the latest beta 2.16.318 which is the latest beta build.

Well, the video calling feature seems to work but only for the people who have the latest version. I tried placing video calls to many people but except only one person I couldn’t make video calls to anyone. I haven’t actually interacted with anyone really till now and I was confused about this feature availability as I have literally done a lot of mods and at first I thought maybe it’s just something experimental so didn’t care much, but soon PhoneRadar reported that the feature is officially available and they could actually make calls. This year, WhatsApp brought some significant number of features to the app and I personally liked the GIF support and now, the video calling.

WhatsApp Video Call-incoming
WhatsApp Video Call-incoming

Making a video call is simple. Just tap on the phone icon just like you make voice calls and there will be two options- voice call and video call. Tap ‘Video Call’ to start. However, it doesn’t have the called preview like Google Duo. You also have the option to send a voice message instead if you think video call isn’t necessary. Also, you can change between front and rear camera. Now, here’s the link to download the latest version of WhatsApp with Video Calling feature.

Overall, it looks like a decent and much-needed feature that many users have been waiting for. However, I will take some time to reach all users I guess. Also, I haven’t tested the call quality so can’t say anything about it right now. Keep checking for more information and updates as I will be trying out the feature.

HOW TO: Get The Google Assistant On Any Phone

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Get the Google Assistant
Get the Google Assistant on any phone

Hey everyone, I guess many of you are wondering, how to get the Google Assistant on non-Pixel phones as I have received a couple of queries related to it. So, today in this small guide I will tell you about how to get the Google Assistant on any phone, yes on any phone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or better if it runs Android 7.0 Nougat. I have not found any working trick for Kitkat or Lollipop yet, so if any way is found out it will also be added here. So, currently only Marshmallow and Nougat users should proceed with the steps provided below. Let’s begin.

Prerequisites-

  1. Rooted phone
  2. Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher

Yes, these prerequisites are must,  if you want to get the Google Assistant on any phone. If your phone meets the requirements you can go ahead and nothing else is required. The process is easy enough so let’s get started. I will divide the guide into two parts- 1. Android 6.0 Marshmallow which many people have got and 2. Android 7.0 Nougat for those who are using Nexus or LG V20 or some other phones.

1. Get the Google Assistant on Marshmallow

On any phone running Marshmallow and having root access the Google Assistant can be obtained by using a simple Xposed Module and we will use the Assistant Enable Module to enable this feature. And well, this module also gets into my top choices of Xposed Modules. If you don’t have Xposed Framework, just install it. And one you have installed the framework, just follow these steps.

  1. Go to modules and search for ‘Assistant Enabler’ or if you are viewing this page from your phone, just go here.
  2. Download the module and install it.
  3. Once you have installed, just activate it and reboot your phone.
  4. After you reboot, just go to Settings>Apps>Google>Manage Space and clear all data.
  5. Now get back home, open the Google app and long press the ‘Home button’.
  6. You will find Google Assistant ready to rock!

NOTE: Make sure you have the latest version of the Google app installed on your phone or you can also download the beta from APKMirror.

2. Get the Google Assistant on Nougat

If you’re among those Nexus owners or LG V20 owners or using any phone running Nougat, you don’t need to install anything- Just the root access is required. Here’s how to get the Google Assistant on Nougat.

  1. Open file manager and open the root directory, then to the folder ‘SYSTEM’.
  2. If you’re using a third-party file manager  enable root explorer or simply use the app mentioned below by installing from the Google Play Store. 
    Root Explorer
    Developer: Speed Software
    Price: R$10.77
  3. Open the build.prop file.
  4. Tap edit
  5. Add these two lines at the bottom of the code.
ro.product.model=Pixel XL
ro.opa.eligible_device=true

Go to Settings>Apps>Google>Manage Data and tap on ‘Clear all data’. Now, get back home and enjoy the Google Assistant.

Jio4GVoice FAQs – The reinvented Jio Join App

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Since the launch of Reliance Jio, the Reliance Jio set of apps are leading the “TOP FREE” chart of Google PlayStore in India. In the Top 5 free apps in PlayStore, only WhatsApp made it on the list. The rest of the 4 apps are part of Reliance Jio apps, Jio4Gvoice formerly the Jio Join App being in 2nd position. A couple of months back we wrote an article on How to Enable VOLTE Calls on your 4G Phone using Jio Join app.

Along with questions on the article, we got a lot of emails related to Reliance Jio and How to use Jio Join to enable VOLTE or RICH calling on a 4G phone. Compiling those questions we are going to share some Frequently Asked Questions about Jio4GVoice, formerly known as Jio Join. While starting the FAQ’s of Jio4GVoice, I am assuming you already own a Reliance Jio sim card or you are in the queue for the same. Are you having a 4G phone which doesn’t support VOLTE or are you having a VOLTE phone which doesn’t support video calling (like OnePlus 3)? Then you are at the right place!! If you’ve not installed the app, install now from Google PlayStore.

Reliance Jio4GVoice FAQsjio4gvoice-app-faqs

1.Reliance Jio4GVoice shows incompatible with my device on Playstore:

This kind of issue popups often due to the Android OS version & Manufacturer [OEM] of your smartphone. This can happen with any popular app on PlayStore. You can contact the developer with your phone’s Make, Model, OS version, Build number and other phone specific details, and they will fix it. Meanwhile, you can always sideload the apk after downloading from here.

2.I have a 3G smartphone, is there any way to make Reliance JioJoin aka Jio4GVoice work

NO! According to my experience, from what I tested, Reliance Jio sim wouldn’t get detected in only 3G enabled phones. There are a lot of websites, sharing tricks on how to enable Reliance Jio on any 3G smartphone. This is false. No matter what values you change in Phone Info settings or the app you download [specified by the trick sites], Jio Sim won’t be detected in 3G phones.

3.How to make calls from Jio4Gvoice?

No need to Open Jio Join app every time to make a call (except for Mi devices). Just make calls from phone dialer it automatically places through Jio4gVoice app. If you have true caller/ true dialer enabled on your phone, Jio4GVoice app let you choose their native dialer as the default. Even if you don’t make it as a default, you can always make calls from Jio SIM by just selecting the call from appropriate SIM, and it will automatically call through VOLTE.

4.Can I use Jio4GVoice with other carriers like Airtel or Vodafone?

NO! Jio4GVoice app only supports Reliance Jio 4G or JioFi wireless internet. If you have any other sim card as primary sim card, Jio4gVoice won’t even start.

5.I don’t find Jio4GVoice app in Apple AppStore?

Probably this ends the Apple vs Android war here. 😛 Jio4G voice is exclusively available on Google PlayStore with over 10 million downloads. Till date, there haven’t been any official announcements for Jio4GVoice for iPhones, but MyJio App is available for iPhone. Also, see 2. to download the app from the third-party site.

6.Will I be charged for VOLTE Calls made from Reliance Jio4GVolte app?

Reliance Jio offers unlimited calls along with Voice & HD or RICH calling from Jio Join aka Jio4GVoice is totally free for lifetime. There is no separate charge for even “Group Conference Calls”.

7.Jio4G Voice doesn’t work on my Rooted/Xposed 4G smartphone.

Nope, Jio4GVoice works fine on a rooted smartphone with the Xposed framework. I have tested this in OnePlus One, Nexus 6p, Mi4i, and few other smartphones. Only if you change IMEI of your phone, JioJ4GVoice will start giving you unexpected errors.

8.I don’t get incoming calls in 4G smartphone even with Jio4GVoice app being installed?

I have seen this issue a lot in Xiaomi phones with MiUi which doesn’t have VOLTE. Personally tested in Mi4i. Until the time Jio4GVoice app is running in the background, you will keep on getting incoming calls. Please make sure your phone’s settings [Start manager] doesn’t end Jio4GVoice app as soon as you leave it running in the background.

9.Can I use Jio4GVoice for video calling in VOLTE enabled smartphone which doesn’t have Video calling in stock dialer?

Hmm! This is a strange bug that I have found in the Jio4GVoice app. Smartphones which doesn’t have Video Calling in stock dialer doesn’t function as expected with Jio4GVoice app. If you set Jio4GVoice app as the default dialer, and make any call from it, it redirects and calls from Stock Dialer, thus not giving you the option to enable video. So ironically if you have VOLTE enabled smartphone you cannot use JioJoin or Jio4GVoice to make or receive calls. Till date, I haven’t been able to find a solution to this. I would share the workaround here, once I find it.

10.My Jio speed Sucks! Any solution?

Let me begin with this, there are many sites and YouTube channels providing the so-called Jio Speed tricks and making you feel sad because that never worked for you. To be honest, they are all cheating you and they can’t cheat the Jio Network. Remember 6 years back, there are many loopholes in networks and everyone makes use of them, but not anymore. If you see someone claiming they can hack the Jio Network and download their trick to get speed, then it’s bullshit! Don’t trust or try them!

But, there’s one loophole or a bug which can enable you to bypass the data limit, but doesn’t increase the speed.you should check the data usage on My Jio App, and you can see the data reset time. For most of the users it is 10PM & 10AM, so if you restart every night by 10PM or the time which your data resetting takes place, you can enjoy the 4GB again.  It is not working for everyone, but working fine for me, and they may fix the bug anytime soon.

Speed is clearly controlled by the network provider and you really can’t do anything. We’ve already reported the speed issue to the Reliance PR, but we haven’t got any word from them. Once, we get a response, we will update the FAQ section.

Well, these are some of the questions that we compiled related to the Reliance Jio4GVoice app. If you have any other query or something else to add here, please let us know down below in the comments section and we will update it on Jio4GVoice FAQs.

The Stock Google Pixel Wallpaper Is Out: Download From Here

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Pixel wallpaper

Just a while ago Google Pixel and Pixel XL system images got uploaded online. Don’t you know that news yet? Check out the link I have added. Anyway, so Google Pixel and Pixel XL are hitting the shelves very soon and looks like, this time not everyone will buy any of these exclusive #madebygoogle phones because of the pricing, which broke hearts of many. But, yes you can give your phone a look of Pixel using the Pixel Launcher and the stock Pixel wallpaper. The wallpaper has been extracted from the system images that got leaked. Here’s how the stock Pixel wallpaper looks like.

Pixel wallpaper
Pixel wallpaper

You may be a Samsung user, though there are some reasons why Samsung phones suck. Or you may even be a OnePlus 3 user, which is undoubtedly one of the best phones if we take a look and compare between what we are getting and what we pay for it. The Galaxy Note 7 is here which is a very very premium and good looking phone with the S-Pen and everything Samsung can fit into it, but it explodes and you can use the Galaxy Note 7 as a bomb. Still a fair one in terms of pricing and can compete with the iPhone 7. A few notable phones are there, but if you want to give your phone a look from the Pixel of Pixel XL, here’s what you will have to do.

  1. Download the Pixel Launcher
  2. Download the stock Pixel wallpaper or the Pixel XL stock wallpaper
  3. Enjoy!

Now, you must be wondering why the hell I’m telling all these because I know some people love these little things. Google’s Material wallpapers and Pixel Launcher created a huge buzz, in case if you don’t just remember. So, just head over to the links below and enjoy the look of Pixel and Pixel Xl on any Android phone. If you have any kind of queries, doubts or suggestions, you can comment down them in the comments section below.

A Horror Travel Story on How Opera Mini & Max helped me get out it! [Giveaway Inside]

opera-mini-download-bannerI think everyone will agree with me when I say one of the biggest tragedies is traveling to your native place in a village with no 3G signal! This nightmare occurred last month as I was on my way to my native place. 2G was my only option for browsing and there was no other. So, how does one watch videos when the 2G data pack could get over in simply a few videos. Worse, one has to wait for a long time for the videos to load?

And then I found my personal savior- Opera Mini browser! A few years back, I remember using Opera Mini on my old Nokia 7610 and it was amazingly fast, I could open all the big sites in a lot less time than expected. As it was a 2G phone, [GPRS] browsing in the main browser took a hell lot of time and not every time it showed the mobile version. But, after shifting to Opera Mini, I really enjoyed the automated mobile versions of the sites. Browsing through Facebook was very fast, and I could also chat with my friends using the auto-refresh feature.

I used the same browser on my Nokia X6 and enjoyed the very first 3G [3.5G] experience on BSNL network. This made me have the same Opera browser on my android phone too. It’s a wonderful experience how I can browse at a faster speed without using as much data as I normally would have to [chrome kills the data pack in a matter of hours]. It’s convenient, it’s easy, and it’s pretty fricking amazing especially if you travel all the time!

Opera Max, on the other hand, is a data management and data saving app that shrinks videos and photos or almost any app data when you are using your mobile data connection or a Wi-Fi connection to access the internet. In this way, you can extend your data plan by almost 50% as the same amount of data exhausts in twice the time. By the way, we have a surprise giveaway at the end of this review. Participate to win gift vouchers worth Rs. 5,000. Before that, let us have a look att the features of Opera Max – The data management tool.

Amazing features of Opera Max:

opera-max-data-saving-applicationI personally enjoyed all the features of Opera Max,  hence here are my suggestions for you

  1. Browse and watch more videos

Streaming videos are amazingly fast even on low data if you are using Opera Max. The app’s unique technology saves a lot of data on videos without compromising the quality of the videos. It also reduces the buffering of videos when you stream online.

  1. Faster Wi-Fi experience

The new Opera Max comes with a Wi-Fi data saving option which reduces the data usage by 80% while using Wi-Fi networks. You can also enjoy a faster experience if you face Wi-Fi network congestion and also track the behavior of apps on Wi-Fi.

  1. Complete control of data usage

The App Management feature of Opera Max puts you in control of the data used by the apps on your phone. You can choose to block certain apps from using the background data or when you are roaming and want to spend data on some particular apps.

  1. More Music

Opera Max is designed in a way to save your data pack on some of the most popular music-streaming apps like the YouTube, Saavn, Gaana and much more so that you can enjoy your favorite music anytime and anywhere without thinking you will exhaust all your data pack.

  1. Protect Your Privacy

Opera Max doesn’t interfere with any data that travels through your secure connections. So you can peacefully use the browser to access your emails and net banking.

Amazing features of Opera Mini:opera-mini-browser

On the other side, the Opera Mini browser also comes with amazing features. Here are few of them:

  • The Opera Mini browser comes with an ad blocker so that the users can surf the internet 80% faster than usual.
  • You can also take a speed test to know how fast your websites load without any advertising.
  • You can explore a number of practical extensions which will enable you to multitask on the go while browsing in a different new tab.
  • With Opera Mini browser, you can surf with 15-20% more speed even on the congested Wi-Fi networks.
  • You can choose from a number of themes according to your style and interests.

Opera Mini is one of the best browsers in the market today and better than the UC browser or Chrome which are also widely used by masses. These browsers offer different features in contrast to each other. Every browser features some positive and negative points. So here is a close look up at the differences these have.

Opera Mini vs. Google Chrome vs. UC Browser

Opera Mini

Opera Mini is capable of synchronizing the data and turning off images when browsing in bad network areas. It uses data compression technique to allow the users with faster access to the internet even in slow connection. Along with some other basic features discussed above, the browser supports numerous features like the capacity to save the web pages for viewing later, smart page option and single column view.

Google Chrome

Google chrome is Google’s very own browser and is enriched with a number of features and the browser design looks very pretty & when it comes to the overall interface of the browser it kind of appears sluggish. Some of the notable features are the bandwidth compression, HTML 5, voice search, incognito mode and much more.

UC Browser

UC browser has got quite a decent interface and the customized themes offer a much more personalized view. One of the reasons why it is more popular is that its browser is faster and less laggy so it is known to download files much faster than any other browser. It also sports other features like the ad blocker, add-on, and speed booster and is considered as number one third-party browser in the world of smartphones.

Why choose Opera Mini amongst the 3 browsers?

As I’ve already discussed the amazing features of Opera Mini and gave a short brief about the differences between Chrome, Opera Mini & UCWeb, I would surely suggest going with Opera Mini. Here are few reasons why I strongly recommend it.

  • Light weight compared to Chrome
  • No unnecessary notifications like UCWeb
  • It will never promote any app to be installed, and once you close the browser it will surely exit and doesn’t behave like UCWeb which runs on background and keeps on popping up some spam notifications like news, highlights etc.
  • Comparing to the download manager of UCWeb, Opera’s is also comparatively very fast.
  • VPN support <3 [private browsing]
  • Homepage of the browser can be customized and doesn’t really mess up by showing the unnecessary categories like in UCWeb
  • Doesn’t eat the RAM like chrome, nor the battery

And now, it’s time for the giveaway! #TravelWithOpera is a new contest we are running in association with Opera. All you have to do is participate in the competition & you can win Makemytrip.com gift vouchers worth Rs. 5,000 for free. What are you waiting for? Participate in the #TravelWithOpera Contest Now!

Giveaway

Travel with Opera

Verdict

In a country like India where the main problem faced by every internet user is the data connection and transmission speed, the Opera Mini browser seems to be a better alternative for every other browser exists today. The rural areas of the country are remarkably slow in internet connection and therefore Opera Mini browser will surely help travelers to download and surf the internet much faster and efficiently.