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Scam alert! Don’t download this app

With covid-19 hitting everyone so hard a lot of people have been looking at ways to make money online. I tested numerous apps to see if there’s apps that allow you to make money while playing games but i came across a lot of fake apps so today I’ll be sharing one of them so you can avoid wasting your time.

2048 Cards

While playing another game an ad campaign was shown where people “used” this app to make money , so i thought let me try it out if they can afford to advertise the game it must be legit.

it’s not , so please don’t download this game.

How it works

You play 2048 normally then after a few moves they offer you a $9 PayPal voucher if you watch an ad because you did a good move.

The minimum cashout is $200 so you have to keep earning PayPal vouchers to get to $200 but once you get there they ask for your PayPal id so they can send you your money. After inserting your PayPal they give a new requirement to be able to “activate ” the payment to be sent to your account and you have 48 hours to complete this requirement.

You have 48 hours to watch 200 ads then they will send you the $200 voucher to your account.

I immediately knew this was a scam but I continued and watched the ads so i can give a proper review of what happens.

So i started watching ads but when you get to 173 the app stops counting the ads you watch. I tried again later the day and also the following day but the ad count stays at 173 so you can never reach 200 ads to get your payout.

Please share this

Please share this post with your friends , family and everyone you know and report this application on Google PlayStore so this app can be removed from the PlayStore.

If you know of any other apps that scam people, please mention them below.

Thank you so much for reading.

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Airbnb | Apps Explained

Airbnb is used by millions of people and for good reason. The platform allows users to find accommodation from public hosts like hotels and even private hosts like people trying rent out their homes. Airbnb consists of two sides , the host side and client side.

Airbnb for hosts

Airbnb is a great way for people to make money using three different methods, by renting out a room/property to users , by hosting online experiences like courses or by hosting experience like tours.

Whether your a huge accommodation company looking to advertise your rooms or an individual looking to rent out some extra space your not using or if you want to make an extra income Airbnb accommodates both parties to advertise on the platform.

Airbnb also allows hosts to present their own online experiences whether its hosting an online course or virtual tour , you can host your own online experience and make an extra income doing so.

Airbnb Experience allows hosts to host an Experience of their own or for a company to clients whether its a city tour or game drive you can advertise your own experience and post it on the platform.

Airbnb clients are the users who want to book these services. On the platform users can do the following:

  • Look for an accommodation. Clients can look for accommodation anywhere across the world , making planning a holiday so much easier. Clients can also specify whether they are looking for an entire house or property to rent or just a single room.
  • Look for an adventure. Clients can look at different activities to do and learn a lot about different cultures from adventures offered by hosts all around the world.
  • Look for online experiences. Clients can browse different online experiences offered by host from all around the world these online experiences range from online courses , cooking classes and other virtual experiences.
  • Look for experiences. Clients can book various experiences across the world hosted by hosts and different companies that offer city tours and other experiences.

Recommendation for improvement

The Mobile App is great but if the Airbnb app could allow users to sort the search results it would drastically help users search for accommodation easier. An update to sort the results from cheapest to most expensive or vice-versa it would be great.

Airbnb overview

Airbnb offers numerous ways for hosts to create an extra income and makes it so much easier for clients to look for accommodation and adventures for their next holiday trip.

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Online Security Tips | 5 tips to stay safe online

With the world going more and more digital by the day , staying safe online is becoming much harder. Lets look at a few ways you can do so.

1. Two Step Factor Authentication

Most applications nowadays has this function available for users to use but its normally turned off by default.

With two step Factor Authentication a text message or alert is send to your phone or device you used to signed up with. The text message gives you a code you then enter to have access to your account. More and more applications are starting to use this like Instagram, Facebook , Banks and a lot of other apps.

2. Update your apps regularly

Although some apps frequently prompt you to update the app , you should actually do so , because the Developer might have seen a security vulnerability that hackers can use to gain access to your accounts so when ever there is an update available do update the application as soon as you can.

3. Don’t use the same password

Don’t use the same password on different accounts because most hackers will try the same password on your accounts if they already know one of your passwords.

4. Limit the amount of personal information you share online

We share a lot of information and sometimes we don’t even notice us doing so.

We share our age , place where we were born , the town we stay in , where we live and where we work. This allows hackers and criminals to use the information and commit fraud.

5. Avoid using Public Wifi

Free Wifi should amazing but sometimes when something is to good to be true it is.

Hackers actually create wifi Hotspots and when you connect to the Hotspot access and steal all your information.

So don’t connect to unknown Hotspot that you don’t know even if its open.

Got any Other tips?

Share some of your own tips below and thank you for reading.

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Upgrade in Progress

Hello everyone its been a while since my last post and there’s a reason for that.

I’ve been sitting done thinking about ways to upgrade the quality of my blogs and the topics i discuss.

So here’s the new changes

New posting Schedule

I am going to be posting once a week. Every Monday , to give me enough time to do proper research on the topics i discuss and to have enough time to get back link permissions to related posts to help readers be more informed

New Content Schedule

In the past i posted about everything and anything tech related just when it got announced and released but from now on this will be the new Content Schedule.

Week 1

Online Security , Safety and Tech tips

Week 2

Technology Discussion.

Week 2 I will be discussing new technology or future technology and giving my views about them.

Week 3

Application Discussions and Reviews

Week 3 I will be looking at new and important Applications that are helpful and essential.

Week 4

Scam Discussions

Week 4 I will be exposing scams and applications that you should not download whether its a scam or i virus file.

Thank You

Thank you everyone for the support , for reading , commenting and following my blogs. I really appreciate it.

My next blog post will be Monday about Online Security Tips

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Why Magsafe is important to Apple.

Its about 3 months after the iPhone 12 was Announced and looking back at the Announcement, they spend a lot of time talking about Magsafe , but why?

What is Magsafe

IPhone 12 using wireless charging via Magsafe.

Magsafe is the technology Apple use in the IPhone 12 to allow the device to charge wireless. They even launched a lot of Magsafe compatible accessories for users to buy.

Why Magsafe is important

We all know by now that the IPhone 12 didn’t really come with a lot of changes it just received a few of small software improvements and one or two hardware improvements. Apple actually spent more time talking about Magsafe and the compatible accessories and less time on talking about the IPhone 12 at the 2020 announced.

Magsafe compatable accessories

Here’s why.

Apple is possibly planning to get rid of the charging port in 2021 or 2022 and that could explain why they didn’t even include a charging brick in the box in 2020 with the IPhone 12. Yes it was also a shady way of earning extra money because if you never own a iPhone you had to buy a charging brick as well which cost about $100 extra.

Apple will possibly say that getting rid of the charging port will make the devices more waterproof and make room for a bigger battery or a bigger processing chip. They will also exclude the usb cable in the box if they remove the charging port , which will save them more than $50 per device.

Magsafe and the future of iPhone

Magsafe is the future of iPhone, i am sure Apple is working as fast as they can to make sure they can perfect the Magsafe charging technology so they can sell more wireless charger to consumers as an extra accessory and they will have to buy it or they won’t be able to charge their devices.

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Things Samsung does not want you to know

I was planning to do a comparison between the Samsung S21 vs the S20 , but came across something greedy that Samsung is doing.

Samsung S21

The S21 ultra starting from $1200

The new S21 line by Samsung was just announced last week and this is what we know about it so far.

The S21 line up will consist of three ranges the S21 , S21 + and a S21 ultra. A comparison between the S21 and S20 will be coming soon ,but lets take a look at some greedy practices implemented by Samsung.

The S20 is discontinued

Samsung discontinued the S20 so they can sell more S21 devices. They will be launching the S21 line up for a lower price compared to the launch price the of the S20 line up.

Smaller Box with No charger.

Samsung is following the trend of a lot of other smartphone creators by making the box the phone come in smaller.

The box only ships with the device , and usb cable . No charger is included in the box and that means you will have to pay extra for a charger. You also have to buy your own earphones, because the AKG earphones which were included last year are not included this year.

No more external storage

With the S21 , Samsung removed the micro sd card slot , so this mean no more using sd cards with the new devices.

No more Curved Edges

The S21’s design has now been updated to a flat design with no curved edges the S-line was known for. This will save Samsung a lot of money and time that they normally would spend on manufacturing the screen with the edge present.

Is the new Samsung worth buying.

With the new changes to the S21 line the S-line lost its iconic design and looks just like any other Android device . No the S21 is not worth the price and worth buying. Rumors are out that the Samsung S20 will be produced again a month or 2 after the S21 is available for purchase, so if you can wait for the S20 line to be produced again the price will be much lower and it has basically the same features as the S21 line.

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Why Session Private Messaging is the most underrated Instant Messaging App

Session Private Messaging is the best and most underrated Instant Messaging Application, its has a lot of security features and your privacy is their priority.

Top Session features

Session has so much features i would be able to write over 10000 in this post but ill keep it short. Here’s the top 5 Session Private Messaging features.

No cellphone number required to sign up.

Unlike other Instant Messaging Apps , that require your phone number in order for you to create an account, with Session they don’t prompt you for a phone number. Session also uses a unique Session Id for you to add other users as a contact , so that means even if someone has you has a contact they don’t have your phone number unless you give it to them.

Hidden IP address

With other Instant Messaging Apps they use your IP address to send and receive messages. Session bounces your IP address through several Service Nodes. This makes it harder for people to locate you using your IP address.

Screen Security

With Screen Security no one can take screenshots of your chats so even if your phone is hacked and spyware is installed, the hacker won’t be able to see anything on your Session App.

Incognito keyboard

When Incognito Keyboard is enabled your words you use most are not saved to your keyboard , so even your keyboard doesn’t know what you like do chat about.

Encrypted notifications

With Encrypted notifications your notifications won’t go through Google notifications like other Instant Messaging but will bounce through different servers.

No metadata is stored

Other Instant Messaging Apps uses metadata to store your IP address, IP addresses of those you communicate with and the time and date communication takes place.

So why is Session so underrated

The different application stores promote the other applications that does not contain these features inorder to allow for censorship and tracking of the users and their data.

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5 Disadvantages of blogging

Like most things blogging has disadvantages. Let’s look at some of them. (I also posted on the advantages of blogging , here .)

Time consuming

Blogging can be very time consuming. The whole process , writing , research, etc. can be very time consuming so you need to have patience.

Costly

If you are serious about blogging and want to be a fulltime blogger you will have invest in it and that can get expensive. Marketing for your blog , domain costs , joining a blogging community , data costs to do research and paid plans for some blogging platforms to allow you to access special tools to help you grow. Those are just some of the most common costs of blogging.

Stressful

Blogging can be stressful and depressing if you are trying to grow your blog but its going nowhere. It can be depressing feeling that you wasted 3-4 hours of your time just to get no views on your posts.

Growth is slow

Growthing your following is one of the most common goals most people have when starting a blog, but growth is slow you won’t get 10 000 after just posting one post , maybe not even after posting for a year.

Blogging is SEO sensitive

Search engines optimization is basically the process used to make sure your content displays when someone is searching for content similar to yours. The better your website or blog is ranked on SEO ranking the higher your content will show up on a search result.

So why blog?

Blogging should not be seen only as a way to make money but seen as a way to Express yourself and share your ideas and interests with others.

A lot of people follow someone’s content because they are interested in the topics discussed and they share a common interest with the content creator.

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Why you should delete WhatsApp

Its official ,after receiving this popup on WhatsApp i know now that the rumors are true. WhatsApp is updating their privacy policy, but what does this mean.

New privacy policy

WhatsApp will be enforcing a new privacy policy that will be in affect from the 8th of February 2021.

What does this new policy change?

The policy change came after months of pressure from the u.s. government to change the policy to remove privacy on the app so the content on the app can monitored for terrorism and other criminal discussions. WhatsApp inc. has finally caved and is changing the policy but they are taking it one step further.

Not only can the government see your content and information but also third parties and businesses. This mean that more businesses will be able to contact you using your details and the possibility for ad placement on WhatsApp is also now possible. So basically WhatsApp is selling your information just like the other social media services.

This also means that the possibility that your account can be hacked is higher and is easily to do so.

What are alternatives to WhatsApp.

Most people are concerned with reason and that’s why they are moving to other alternatives.

Here’s a few other alternatives that does not share your information with anyone and keeps your information save.

Telegram

Telegram is the most popular alternative app that people are moving to. Over 500 million people downloaded telegram and it has a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars with 6 million people reviewing this app on the Playstore alone. The app also sends messages faster and is more secure than WhatsApp.

Signal

Signal is another alternative to WhatsApp with highlight features being end to end encryption , they dont save any records of the users and you can set self destruction messages, which will delete messages automatically after the specific time you set it to delete. Signal is used by celebrities also , with Elon Musk being one. Elon Musk tweeted that people who fear about the changes WhatsApp is making in their new privacy policy should delete WhatsApp and download Signal instead.

Session

Session is the most under rated and least talked about of the 3 alternatives mentioned in this post. Session only has 100 000 downloads on Google play store.

Session is the most secure of all 3 alternatives mentioned. They don’t require your phone number nor your email to sign up and they protect your ip address making it very hard to hack your account and your device.

Which one should you download?

I would highly recommend you download Session since it is the most secure and respects your privacy.

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How often should you post?

This is a question most content creators ask themselves. It’s a question i tried to find the answer to by doing some self research.

Post Frequency

When starting a blog i recommend you should post daily for 2 weeks at least to help you grow an audience. After you have grown an audience you can start uploading every second day , to give yourself time to write blogs and do research on topics.

Posting too often

So you probably think the more you post the more views and followers you will get , but posting to frequently like more than 2 times a day can actually annoy your followers and make people who follow you unfollow you.

What Time Should You Post

Depending on the location of your audience you should schedule your post to when you audience is awake to increase the chances of your post being viewed.

What should you upload

Deciding on what to post is very important. Certain topics are very popular and can boost your views for a limited time but it will change your audience to that certain topic and once you started with something your audience will keep expecting certain content from you.

What niche should you upload

Niches are very important when deciding to start a blog. Niches will influence the amount of views you receive, the followers and the potential ad revenue you can earn on your content. Niches like food receive more followers but business niches receive more ad revenue.

What topics should you upload?

Uploading popular topics will get you more views but your audience will see if your not interested in the topics your discussing and your following will decrease.

Blogging Tips

  • Stick to your niche.
  • Blog about what interests you.
  • Uploading too frequently can be bad.
  • Uploading popular topics does not always mean your following will increase.
  • Upload your posts according to your audience.