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How to enable System UI Tuner in Android Marshmallow (Video)

There is a neat hidden menu on your new Android Marshmallow phone or tablet that gives you a bit of control over your status bar and its pull-down menus — the System UI Tuner.

Once enabled, you can change the way your status bar and pull-down settings look and feel, giving your Android a more custom feel that would have previously required some rooting and flashing.

 

 

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The Oldest Call of Duty Zombies Mode Still Holds Undiscovered Easter Eggs

Call of Duty’s first ever Zombies mode, in Treyarch’s World at War, still holds Easter Eggs no player has found.

Talking to IGN, Treyarch’s Director of Zombies, Jason Blundell said that there are “absolutely” still hidden surprises in every Zombies map so far, all the way back to the original mode.

“I was having a chat with someone,” said Blundell, “and they were saying ‘we’ve found them all!’ and I went ‘OK, well here’s one then – have you looked at the bios for World at War?’ That’s now 6 years old, and there was a hidden message that was taking the first capital letter of every sentence in the bio, and it made a sentence. They’d already written it off and moved on – there is more of that kind of stuff throughout all the maps.”

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The Oldest Call of Duty Zombies Mode Still Holds Undiscovered Easter Eggs

Call of Duty’s first ever Zombies mode, in Treyarch’s World at War, still holds Easter Eggs no player has found.

Talking to IGN, Treyarch’s Director of Zombies, Jason Blundell said that there are “absolutely” still hidden surprises in every Zombies map so far, all the way back to the original mode.

“I was having a chat with someone,” said Blundell, “and they were saying ‘we’ve found them all!’ and I went ‘OK, well here’s one then – have you looked at the bios for World at War?’ That’s now 6 years old, and there was a hidden message that was taking the first capital letter of every sentence in the bio, and it made a sentence. They’d already written it off and moved on – there is more of that kind of stuff throughout all the maps.”

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The Oldest Call of Duty Zombies Mode Still Holds Undiscovered Easter Eggs

Call of Duty’s first ever Zombies mode, in Treyarch’s World at War, still holds Easter Eggs no player has found.

Talking to IGN, Treyarch’s Director of Zombies, Jason Blundell said that there are “absolutely” still hidden surprises in every Zombies map so far, all the way back to the original mode.

“I was having a chat with someone,” said Blundell, “and they were saying ‘we’ve found them all!’ and I went ‘OK, well here’s one then – have you looked at the bios for World at War?’ That’s now 6 years old, and there was a hidden message that was taking the first capital letter of every sentence in the bio, and it made a sentence. They’d already written it off and moved on – there is more of that kind of stuff throughout all the maps.”

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The Oldest Call of Duty Zombies Mode Still Holds Undiscovered Easter Eggs

Call of Duty’s first ever Zombies mode, in Treyarch’s World at War, still holds Easter Eggs no player has found.

Talking to IGN, Treyarch’s Director of Zombies, Jason Blundell said that there are “absolutely” still hidden surprises in every Zombies map so far, all the way back to the original mode.

“I was having a chat with someone,” said Blundell, “and they were saying ‘we’ve found them all!’ and I went ‘OK, well here’s one then – have you looked at the bios for World at War?’ That’s now 6 years old, and there was a hidden message that was taking the first capital letter of every sentence in the bio, and it made a sentence. They’d already written it off and moved on – there is more of that kind of stuff throughout all the maps.”

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Privacy-enhanced Viber for iPhone lands with end-to-end encryption, hidden chats and more

Two weeks after rival WhatsApp announced that chats on its platform are protected from eavesdropping with end-to-end encryption, the popular messaging app Viber on Tuesday released a privacy-enhanced edition of its iPhone and iPad app. Bumped to version 6.0, messages you send and receive through Viber are now protected with end-to-end encryption, as indicated by […]

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A member of Apple’s elite industrial design team has just joined GoPro

A longtime member of Apple’s closely-knit 19-person elite industrial design team has joined action camera maker GoPro, according to an exclusive report published Wednesday by the former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin’s The Information. The article, hidden behind a paywall, states that Apple designer Danny Coster is now joining GoPro to head up a […]

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HTC 10 Announced Today, Here’s the Details

HTC held an event on the 12th to launch their new flagship phone. HTC has had a bit of a rough patch with their phones starting with the M9 not being received terribly well and the A9 getting dangerously close to looking like an iPhone, if we’re honest. Thankfully though, they seemed to have course corrected and gone back to what makes HTC phones HTC phones with the HTC 10.

So first thing you’ll notice about the new HTC 10 is that the word One isn’t there. In an effort to probably associate this new device with a reinvention of their lineup, HTC has dropped the One moniker. HTC’s Head of Global Product Marketing Darren Sng (yup, there are no vowels in his last name) told Android Central ahead of the launch that the idea behind the name is that they are aiming for a “perfect 10” device.

Body & Design

htc-10-pdp-design

The body of this new device has chamfered edges on the back of the unibody metal design along with smaller edges on the front to help the 5.2″ 2.5K SuperLCD 5 screen transition to the thin sides of the device.

On the right side, we have the SIM tray, a textured power button, to help you differentiate it from the volume buttons that also sit on that side.

At the bottom we have a fingerprint sensor/home button and capacitive buttons for back and multitasking.

Audio

HTC 10 HiFi Audio

HTC has also dropped the dual front facing speakers in favor of a different type of system. Instead they have a HiFi BoomSound speaker at the top hidden in the earpiece to play the higher audio and the equivalent of a subwoofer at the very bottom for the low-end. Of course, we’ll have to see how this new setup stacks up against the much beloved dual speakers from before, but so far most people’s reactions are at least positive.

Also, in the audio department, the HTC 10 has 24 bit audio support when using a wired headset (like the LG G5 once it adds the HiFi Module) and can even upscale audio to the better quality as well. Because of this, they have also released a new wired headset to take advantage of the high-def audio.

Camera

HTC 10 Rear Camera

A department where the M9 lacked and caused a huge uproar is the camera so a lot is riding on it for this new flagship in the minds of HTC fans.

On the new HTC 10, HTC has brought back the UltraPixel concept they started a while back with a new rear-facing 12MP UltraPixel 2 sensor that has larger pixels instead of more. These pixels are 1.55 microns in size which is the same size as the Nexus 6P’s and slightly larger than the new Galaxy S7’s 1.4 micron pixels, in case you’re keeping score.

On the front, we have a new 5MP camera with the same UltraPixels, but with the included benefit of image stabilization –usually only found in the rear facing cameras of devices but HTC has added it to both on this one. Shaky selfies are a common issue, I suppose…

Performance & Battery

Powering all of this we have a Snapdragon 820 processor (like most flagships this year), 4GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage with an option for a MicroSD card for further storage, and a 3000mah battery.

Price and Release Date

HTC 10 Front

The HTC 10 will start shipping in “early May” for around $700.

Conclusion

There you go a quick run down of the new HTC 10. I, for one, am excited about the specs and design, but am going to wait until I can get my hands on one before I let HTC off the hook.

In the meantime, for my favorite hands on articles of the new device, check out the links below and let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Favorite HTC 10 Hands-On from Around the Web

Android Central

Digital Trends

Pocket-Lint

MKBHD

Full specs and to pre-order – http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/

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How to Hide Photos on Android

Your pictures are important. So is your reputation. Sometimes the reputation you want people to see and the photos saved in your phone don’t quite go hand in hand, which is why you need to learn how to hide photos on your Android phone.

Need more persuading? Humor me by imagining the following:

You’re at a family birthday party. Your phone is stealthily maneuvered out of your pocket by your 3 year old niece, who, with her nimble hands and modern toddler mind, is more adept at navigating technology than you are. Oh crap. You wish you’d deleted those special photos you take a peek at “once in a while.” But it’s too late. Her mind — and your reputation — are corrupted forever.

photo credit: huffingtonpost.com
photo credit: huffingtonpost.com

Before this horrifying scenario unfolds in reality, learn how to hide photos on your Android, STAT. From do-it-yourself steps to smartphone apps, here are simple ways to hide pictures on Android phones.

Get an App to Hide the Photos

photo credit: play.google.com
photo credit: play.google.com

First things first — if you want an app to do everything for you, there are many options to choose from for top security. Built-in passcodes, “stealth modes,” and multiple “vaults” are some of the ways these apps can help you to secure your photos and documents from prying eyes. The following steps in this article aren’t labor intensive, but for those of you who want an app to be able to take care of everything, here are bunches of app options, most of which are Android-compatible. If you want to learn how to do it yourself, though, read on.

Hide Your Photos in a Hidden Folder

photo credit: ubergizmo.com
photo credit: ubergizmo.com
  1. Download a file explorer, such as ES File Explorer, File Expert, or OI File Manager.
  2. Open the file explorer.
  3. Add a new folder which starts with a period (.) followed by a name, like “.hidden data”.
  4. Move your photos into this folder.

These pictures will no longer show up in your main photo gallery — they’ll only be accessible from this hidden folder. They aren’t protected by a password, but in an ideal world, only you know how to get to them.

Hide the Hidden Folder from the File Explorer

photo credit: ubergizmo.com
photo credit: ubergizmo.com

To hide the folder even further within the file explorer, follow these steps (this is specifically for ES File Explorer):

  1. Tap on the main menu in the upper left corner.
  2. Tap “Settings” at the bottom.
  3. In “Settings,” tap “Display settings.”
  4. Uncheck “Show hidden files.”

Now these photos will be hidden within the file manager as well, and in order to see them you will have to uncheck the “Show hidden files” box.

The one glaring problem with any of the above steps is that anyone who knows how to follow these steps can find your photos. Hopefully your 3 year old niece isn’t that insanely awesome, but if you’re worried about needing even more security, say, when you’re showing your mom pictures of your new apartment and you don’t want any sneaky ones to get in there, you’ll need to password protect your pictures. Read on.

Password Protect Photos

If you can’t take the risk of just hiding your photos in a hidden folder, you can password protect them, but you have to use third-party tools. The best option is the free app, Vaulty.


photo credit: ubergizmo.com
  1. Download Vaulty.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. When prompted, enter the password or PIN you want to use to open the app.
  4. Click on “Hide Pictures & Videos.”
  5. Tap each photo you want to hide/lock.
  6. Tap “Pad lock” when you are done.
  7. To access the file again, open the application.
  8. Provide the required password or PIN.
  9. Voila! Here are your secret photos, all in one place.
photo credit: ubergizmo.com
photo credit: ubergizmo.com

Keep Reputation Intact

And there you go, now you can parade those vacation photos around to anyone on the street. I really hope you do, because your other pictures are safe, sound, and out of the way.

Have any other ideas on how to hide pictures on Android phones? Tell us below in the comments!

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