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How Hackers Get Onto Your Family’s Android And How To Prevent It

 

For most of us, we know that our smartphones are a prime target for hackers and thieves. Since these mobile devices are practically the same as a computer, we have to start treating them as such by securing them. But which methods are best? How do they get inside? Let’s look at the most common entry points as well as ways of protecting your phone and family’s phone from hackers.

Virus/Malware

Whenever you surf the web, you could potentially run into a site that will download a bug onto your system. This malicious software will infect your system and try to extract data or use up your phone’s battery and memory.

The Protection: If you get Android antivirus software like AVG, then you can avoid dangerous sites and keep your device clean.

Phishing

If you’ve ever gotten an email from a contact of yours with a suspicious heading and link embedded inside, then odds are it’s a scam from a hacker who is trying to steal your information. On your phone, these hackers can also send texts or call you while pretending to be something like a bank or service, asking for personal information.

The Protection: Never click on a link that you don’t trust completely, and never give out information to someone calling you. If you have to update your data with a company, tell them that you’ll call them on their main number or do it online.

Theft

One of the best ways for someone to gain access to your phone’s contents is to steal it from you. This will enable them to look at things like your contact list (for phishing scams) and stored data like saved passwords.

The Protection: When it comes to Android security, you should keep your phone password protected (swipe or PIN), and you should get AVG, which allows you to track and shut down your device remotely before anyone can access anything.

The more time you can spend on prevention for yourself and family, the better off you’ll be in the long run. AVG antivirus can be your best defense against hackers and thieves, and it’s free to download.

Top Apps to Have If You Are Traveling to UAE

This article has been compiled to provide assistance throughout the voyage for all the masses who are travelling to the UAE. If your wanderlust is taking you to the UAE, install these apps in your mobiles besides packing your bags because these apps will definitely give you an added advantage at various check-points during your vacation.

Beep UAE:

Before going into the details of these apps, I would like all you people to bookmark beepuae.com on your cell phones and your laptop browser. This is a must-have app for anyone who is present in the UAE. Beep UAE is the best available portal for selling your car at a handsome price. During the course of your visit, you may need to replace your car and beep UAE will be there to guide you through this process without any hassle or effort. It involves three simple steps and just like that you will be at the receiving end of an attractive deal. Just sign-up your car for online an evaluation and provide the make, model and year of your car. The second step requires booking an appointment for the inspection at their branch. After that, an offer will be presented and if you find it reasonable, you will be presented with cash on spot. The money they offer is rational and better than the market-price. So, if you’re travelling to UAE, make sure you acquaint yourself with this app.

1. Zomato – Restaurant Finder:

As we’ll all agree that food is an essential component of our lives and when you travel to a new place, you need a system to sift through the dining places and pick out the best ones. Zomato provides you with just that. This app provides you with a wide-ranging choice of restaurants to dine out along with the reviews about the places, restaurant menus and their pictures. You can search easily for any cafe, Starbucks, Dominos, McDonald’s and other eatery nearby your location. It also lists the places if you want to dine-out, deliver or take-away. Furthermore, you can search the best aftaar deals and book confirmed tables during this holy month of Ramadan through this app. To sum up, Zomato is your snack-buddy if you are visiting UAE.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.application.zomato

2. Google Translate:

If you’re travelling to UAE and are unfamiliar with the language, there’s no need to worry as the solution to this problem is an app called Google Translate. After going into the Camera Mode, all you’ve got to do is to take a picture of anything written in Arabic (or in a broad sense, any language that you don’t understand) and the app will translate the text into the language of your choice. Needless to say, this app will make your trip to the UAE a lot “easier” to understand.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate&hl=en

3. Cinema UAE:

For movie-goers, looking for show-times on the internet has always been a hassle because one has to scavenge through all the cinemas websites to find suitable movie times. To mitigate this agitating problem, Cinema UAE combines and displays the show-times of all the cinemas in your vicinity with the added incentive of online booking. It is a very easy process; open the app, choose a movie, select a show-time at any cinema, book your seats and you are sorted. Moreover, you can get a sneak peek of upcoming movies and their release dates in UAE through this app as well. In short, Cinema UAE is your entertainment-pal in UAE.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.szs.cinema.uae&hl=en

4. Washmen:

If you’re travelling to UAE then Washmen is the solution for all your laundry problems. If doing your own laundry seems like a time-consuming and time-wasting task in your busy schedule, get the laundry service from Washmen and save your precious time for other ventures. You just have to schedule a 30-minute window. Within this timeframe, your laundry will be picked up from your place and dropped off back there. They also provide you with accurate price-lists unlike most apps that have clouded pricing algorithms.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getwashmen.app&hl=en

5. Trivago – Hotels & Travel:

Trivago is a must-have app for anyone who is travelling to UAE. It lets you search for hotels and provides the best vacation deals. You can search hotels as well as cheap motels and book your room at the place that is in your proximity throughout the United Arab Emirates. Prices are also listed on the app so that you can book the place according to your budget. Besides, it lets you compare the prices of various places so that you choose the one that is providing the best deal.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trivago

6. UAE Yellow Pages:

UAE yellow pages can be attributed as the directory of UAE. So, if there’s any place you want to look up, you can get its business addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, websites to email addresses all from this app. During your visit to UAE, this app will help you to contact any location.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uae.yellowpages

About the Author:

Ali Jan Qadir is a passionate blogger who loves to share his experiences. Follow him on Twitter @alijqadir

 

The Benefits of a Cup of Coffee

 

As well as tasting amazing and energising you, coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that improve your health. Studies show the various aspects drinking coffee has on health and the results are nothing short of amazing.

So if you are looking for a reason to continue drinking your morning cup of joey, then look no further. Here are some surprising health benefits of coffee.

Burns fat

There is a reason why you can find caffeine in most fat burning supplements. The stimulant effect it has on the nervous system raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids. Caffeine also improves athletic performance by several mechanisms, including by mobilising fatty acids from the fat tissues.

Fights diabetes

People that drink coffee are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people who don’t. This is because it contains an ingredient that helps to lower the blood sugar. The effects are actually stronger with decaffeinated coffee. Many people suggest that it’s the antioxidants that fight off diabetes and that the brewing method plays and important role.

Boosts your mood

Ever noticed coffee has the ability to turn your morning frown into a smile? Yep, and there’s even evidence to back it up, studies show that coffee boosts dopamine production in the brain. It helps to fight off depression and makes those Monday mornings that little bit easier.

Helps the liver

The liver is an important organ that performs hundreds of vital functions in the body. Modern day lifestyles involving alcohol and fructose can severely damage the liver causes Cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the end stage of the liver when liver tissue has largely been replaced by scar tissue. Studies show that drinking coffee can lower the risk of Cirrhosis by as much as 80%.

Makes you smarter

Coffee can literally make you smarter. The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant. Caffeine blocks the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. By blocking these effects, it increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. The release of these improves focus, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

Gives you nutrients and antioxidants

Many of the nutrients that are in the coffee beans make it into the final drink and a cup of coffee contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals. One cup of coffee contains Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, B5, Niacin and Thiamine. It also includes powerful antioxidants including polyphenols and hydrocinnamic acids. These improve health and help reduce the risk of several diseases.

Protects against cancer

Studies show that drinking coffee decreases the risk of developing prostate cancer in men and endometrial cancer in women. It also prevents developing of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. This is thought to be because coffee stops the expression of genes that cause inflammation, especially in the liver.

Helps your heart

Two or more cups of coffee each day has been proven to protect against heart failure and four cups a day give you an 11% lower risk of developing it. It has also been proven to lower most people’s risks of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

The bottom line

As you now know, coffee will deliver a wealth of benefits, so go ahead and enjoy your brew. However, some researchers have tied drinking large amounts of cheap and unfiltered coffee to increased cholesterol levels.

Make sure you choose premium coffee – Coffee Gram provides a premium selection of blends carefully created with the best beans. Check it out and relish in the aromas of luxury coffee, you have an excuse now, it is the best coffee for your health.

The Hottest Spanish Fashion Labels

 

Spanish designer labels are overtaking Italian and French labels, thanks to their simple, timeless pieces. We’ve put together the hottest Spanish fashion labels.

Spanish fashion is a popular choice for luxury wear, overtaking Italian and French labels!

Italy and France are often cited as the fashion capitals of the world, but Spain is coming to the forefront with the help of luxury, designer fashion Spanish brands. Here are the 5 Spanish brands that you need to keep an eye on this year!

Dainty Delilah

Dainty Delilah is a family run children’s clothing boutique in Essex, specialising in Spanish children’s clothing and baby wear.

Since establishing in 2011, Dainty Delilah have always sourced handmade clothing and accessories from top designers in Spain, who use the finest Spanish pique materials and exquisite Spanish lace and trims. Working closely with big Spanish designers including Miranda and Dolce Petit, Dainty Delilah now have over 20 lines of branded children and baby wear

Browse the online store for traditional girls’ outfits, classic boys’ rompers and Spanish baby dresses – to name but a few!

Sunad

Sunad (which is ‘dunas’ spelt backwards – the Spanish word for dunes) is a Spanish shirt-only brand, creating designs inspired by nature, deserts and Spain. Sunad was born as a Made In Spain brand and remain that way to this day, as they design, cut and assemble all of their products in Spain.

Two friends, Ana and Palmoma, were inspired by the colours of the desert, so they combined their graphic and interior background to create Sunad. The two madrilènas create beautiful, timeless and classic shirts for women using 100% natural fibres.

The versatile collection includes slouchy shirts, shirt dresses and jumpsuit, made in a variety of patterns and natural materials, and priced between £100-£120.

Nice Things Paloma S.

Nice Things Paloma S. was launched in 1995 by Paloma Santaolalla and Miguel Lanna, and was taken over by their daughter Paloma Lanna in 2012.

Nice Things Paloma S. create clothing for women of all ages and are best known for designing and creating printed shifts, waist-tie and slip dresses, patterned tops and wide-leg trousers. The brand also has an extensive jacket department, with an array of transitional cover-ups, kimono-style jackets and light-weight parkas.

Nice Things also have limited edition ranges that are only available for a short amount of time, which include season-appropriate pieces. For example, the latest limited edition range is based around soft linen and stripes.

Loq

Loq was launched in 2015 by Keren Longkumer and Valerie Quant, who met whilst studying footwear design in Los Angeles.

Designed in Los Angeles and made in Spain, Loq stock women’s contemporary footwear to suit any occasion. From dainty string sandals and block heels, to woven mules and suede pumps, there is something for everyone. Longkumer and Quant incorporate soft feminine shades like lime-green, dove-grey and cappuccino-brown into their shoe designs.

The range is also sturdy and practical, which makes the footwear all the more appealing. Prices start at $290 and Loq regularly create seasonal look books with their shoes to show people what outfits can be worn with them.

Cortana

Cortana is a contemporary and femininity Spanish brand created by designer Rosa Esteva, taking a traditional approach to creating beautiful dresses and jumpsuits that ooze femininity. From daytime pieces to after-hours soirees, Cortana specialise in creating luxury pieces for every occasion.

From romantic evening dresses and linen tops, to floaty trousers and sleek denim, there’s a staple piece for every woman to enjoy. Prices start at £115 for a top and £270 for dresses. There is also a regularly updated look book feature on the site, displaying the seasons latest clothes and accessories designed by Esteva.

Esteva also creates ethereal bridalwear; extremely delicate and light to the touch.