Friday, February 20, 2015

How to Increase Your VPS Security

Server security is important these days, especially when more and more harmful programs and malware are being created. But does a cheaper server means less secure? Buying a cheap VPS server that doesn’t even reach 3 dollars per month doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get a server with poor security measures. There are actually some things that you could do to increase your VPS server security.


Scripts

The first thing that you could do is to disable all unnecessary scripts that are being used. For example, such as passthru or proc_terminate. They will mostly be on many of the systems that are usually not shared by other scripts you require running. However, while you keep disabling them, make sure you know for that are they being used.

Programs

Also you couldsecure your VPS by installing some security programs. RootKit Hunter or CHKRootKit would work just fine in this case. It will actually scan the tools used in your server, to ensure that you are out of the nasty ones. Another suggestion would be to install APF firewall and to configure it in Anti-DDoS to select the specific traffic, it will also help you to limit unauthorized access and will secure your VPS from service denial attacks.

Configuration Files

Another suggestion would be securing the configuration file (.conf) systems like host, sysctl and nsswitch. All of them will protect you from spoofs, lookup poisoning of the name servers and syn-flood attacks. If you will configure it properly you will enhance your VPS security to a great extent fromdifferent network abuse.

System Resources Tools

Furthermore, consider stopping the system resource intensive tools. One of them could be ClamAV or MRTH. It actually depends on the user, because tracking the usage of bandwidth data could be very important for your business. So stop them only in case you see that it will not harm any of your practices.

All in all, performing all of these steps will increase the security of your cheap VPS server. As you see, there is no necessity to spend a fortune on your server as buying a cheap one can still be secure enough. In the end - nothing will secure you more than your own knowledge and practices.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Common Issues With Tablets & Their Fix

Here are some run-of-the-mill issues you may experience on your Android tablet, and a few proposals for an answer:

- General inconvenience: For pretty much any issue or minor peculiarity, consider restarting the tablet by turning it off and afterward turning it on once more. This system will doubtlessly fix a greater part of the irritating issues you experience. A few tablets offer the Restart summon on the Device Options menu: Press and hold the Power/Lock key to see this menu. In the event that a Restart summon is there, utilization it to restart the tablet and fix whatever has gone amiss.


- Check the versatile Network association: As you move about, the portable information sign can change. Truth be told, you may watch the status bar symbol change from 4G to 3G to even the feared 1X or — more terrible — nothing, contingent upon the quality and accessibility of the cell information administration.

- Check the Wi-Fi association: Ensure that the Wi-Fi system is situated up appropriately and working. Perhaps the issue isn't with the tablet at everything except rather with the Wi-Fi system. A few systems have a "lease time" after which your tablet may be separated. Provided that this is true, turn off the tablet's Wi-Fi and afterward turn it on once more. That regularly understands the issue.

- Music is playing and you need it to stop: It's wonderful that your tablet keeps on playing music while you do different things. Getting the music to stop rapidly, then again, obliges some ability.

- An application has gone crazy: Sometimes, applications get out of hand and behave erratically. You see a cautioning on the screen declaring the application's error. At the point when that happens, touch the Force Close button to close down the errant application. This will also free some RAM utilized by the errant application.

Learning these basic troubleshooting tips are imperative for you if you are planning to buy a tablet in online shopping because these will help you fix common issues before you give up and take it to a service center. Happy Troubleshooting!
The author has expertise in technology world and also works in the same field. He helps customers in providing information regarding new gadgets and has listed the specifications of tablet for online shopping for its readers.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Intex Aqua 3G Star: Budget Android KitKat phone with 3G connectivity

The domestic smartphone maker Intex recently expanded its range of ultra-affordable entry-level Android phones with the launch of the Aqua 3G Star. The device is officially priced at Rs 3,490, but is available for as low as Rs 3,160 on the online retailers. The company is targeting the handset at the first time smartphone buyers in the country. The main highlight of the 3G Star is Android 4.4 KitKat’s software experience, and support for 3G connectivity at this price point. So if you are planning to purchase this budget Android KitKat phone with 3G, then let’s take a quick look on what it has up its sleeve to offer. 


Display and Design
Being a budget device, the Intex Aqua 3G Star offers a small 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. However, a small screen offers better handling to the first time smartphone users. Design wise, the device looks stylish and is slightly curved on the sides to offer a better grip while holding it in hand. 

Software & Apps
The Aqua 3G Star is one of the most affordable Android v4.4.2 KitKat running devices in this price range. User interface of the handset is almost close to the Google’s stock version of the KitKat OS, thus making it easy to operate for a first time smartphone user. For entertainment, the device comes pre-loaded with a few games like Angry Chicken, Farm Attack and Monster Truck. It also includes several apps like Auto Call Record, Intex Zone, Intex Play, OLX, Opera Mini, Quick Office and Flipkart. 

Configuration and Storage
The Intex Aqua 3G Star is powered by a 1GHz single-core Spreadtrum SPD7715 processor, aided by a mere 256MB of RAM. So, don’t expect much from the phone in terms of performance, like playing games with high-end 3G graphics. The device comes with 2GB of internal memory, but out of which only 534MB is accessible to the users due to the storage used by the OS. However, for further memory expansion, the Aqua 3G Star has a microSD card slot, which can take cards up to 32GB in size. The smartphone is backed by a 1,400mAh battery, which according to Intex can deliver up to six hours of calling and up to 180 hours of standby time. 

Camera & Connectivity
The Intex Aqua 3G Star has a 3.2MP primary camera with an LED flash and a VGA secondary shooter. It’s camera application has various photography tweaks to offer like Panorama Shot, HDR, and Face Beauty. Connectivity features on board are dual-SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, and A-GPS. It joins the club of some of the most affordable Android phones available below Rs 3,500 with 3G connectivity. 

Wrapping it up
The Intex Aqua 3G Star is one of the most affordable KitKat-running devices the company has launched this month. It is a value for money smartphone with latest OS experience and 3G connectivity. However, there are a handful of Android devices available in India with better specs than the 3G Star in the same segment. For an instance, priced around Rs 2,800, the Adcom A40 comes with a dual-core processor, a better 1.3MP front camera, and a beefier 1,650mAh battery. Celkon’s Campus Whizz Q42 is offered in the same range with a quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP rear camera. Overall, Intex will find it hard to compete against the budget offerings in this range. So make sure you check for alternatives before finalising your thoughts for the Aqua 3G Star.

Author Bio: The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Intex Aqua 3G Star for the readers to make an informed buying decision.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

LG G3: The best Android phone of 2014

LG is experimenting and doing innovations in the field of Android smartphones. And the best Android phone 2014 is manufactured by the LG; yes we are talking of LG G3 Android beast.

Smartphone LG G3 is supplied with two cameras. For example, the front camera of 2.1 megapixel is enough to communicate through popular applications (Skype and Viber Hahgouts). It is quite suitable for the photo in the style of "selfies", for this it added a flash and the ability to activate shooting simple gesture.



The main camera is certainly more thought. It is high quality and with its chip that allows you to take great pictures. So this 13.1-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and dual flash allows you take the better phones. This is the first smartphone, which began using laser autofocus. If the pixels and flash everything is simple and clear, and it is the more the better, the autofocus is worthy of special attention and respect.

Yes, autofocus is everywhere: in any camera and any smartphone, but LG answer clearly: "laser autofocus no one else! LG - the first! What are its characteristics? Laser autofocus is now fully responsible for the quality of the pictures. Its speed allows you to make really smart, crisp, clear shots. Focusing time, the manufacturer, is now 0.276 seconds, and it's really a very good option, especially its action is effective in low light. Application "camera" can now shoot just one touch on the display, and the focus will be shot in the place where you have indicated - very convenient and fast!

The main speaker is located on the back of the LG G3 and produces reasonably good quality sound with high and low frequencies. But do not try to put on a smartphone fluffy blanket or pillow - the sound will be lost and you will miss an important call, but on a solid surface everything is fine. Standard headphone jack, 3.5 mm, and the sound itself are pretty good, especially claims or delights. The sound of the earpiece is too great and clear.

  •       Dimensions: 74.6 x 146.3 x 8.9 mm
  •       Weight: 149 g
  •       Operating System: Android 4.4.2
  •       Processor: 4-core, 2.5 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801)
  •       Display: 5.46", 2560 x 1440 QHD, 538 dpi
  •       Memory: 16 GB flash slot for MicroSD memory cards up to 128 GB
  •       RAM: 2 GB
  •       Camera: Rear 13 MP and front - 2.1 MP
  •       Support 2G, 3G and 4G
  •       Wireless technologies: WiFi (802.11 a / b / g / n), Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA, NFC
  •       Wireless charging technology
  •       3.5 mm audio jack
  •      Battery: 3000 mAh


Standard software is more than enough to ensure the standard working with G3, but the app store GooglePlay has not been canceled and thousands of applications to improve the level of services available to each user.

So, get one G3 for yourself and expand the limitless Android apps and games. And if you could wait for few months then wait for the LG G5 release date as G5 would be the revolutionary phone of LG.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1: Best Android Tablet

Last year, Samsung announced to the world a new line of tablets that began the S family in bigger size. This tablet is powered with pretty good features and it would definitely convince you.

The design of the Galaxy Tab S 10.1 is similar if we have seen any other Samsung tablet. Yes it follows the classic line of Samsung. Note that it is more compact than its competitors of 10 inches tablets. It is completely manufactured in plastic and has horizontal orientation, but works perfectly vertical.


Tab S 10.1 has two Speakers, right and left of the tablet also vertically these change the audio output, also offering a good sound. Your home button is located in the center of the bottom frame. At the top you can find their slots for SIM cards and micro SD, in addition to the on / off and volume control.

On the back is plastic a little rough, as if to imitate the fake leather in the Note 3. The best are its dimensions, especially its thickness, which is quite small, less than 8 grams, though not to the levels of other tablets on the market. Wraps around the tablet a silver frame that gives it a more elegant look. Actually it is a tablet that feels solid, but as it a bit heavy.

The screen is bigger, but the resolution has not improved over 2013 models actually experience is not bad, but of course, is not the sharpest display. 10 inches are what make the experience of watching movies or playing games pass to another level. In general, the colors are bright and vivid, like most of the Samsung devices.

On the software side of Tab S 10.1, is Android 4.4.2 and have the latest version of the TouchWiz interface Samsung, if you remember the Galaxy S5 had changed the icons in the settings menu and the distribution thereof. Like the Galaxy S5, icons adjustments are flat, although we have fewer options in the main menu.  What happens is that unlike the smartphone, the tablet has far fewer special functions, so the menu is quite lighter.

Many of the features offer high end are not present in this Tab S 10.1, but most of the features of Samsung TouchWiz are like other necessities. We quote here the multi-window, smart stay and a couple of checks gestures that have not always worked for me.

If we compare this 10.1 Galaxy S tablet with the Galaxy Tab 4 tablet then you would find tab 4 ass a midrange tablet specifications chords to it. For starters, its quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz, and only 1.5 GB of RAM. The storage is 16 MP, and obviously can be extended by micro SD slot.

But on other hand Galaxy Tab S 10.1 works really smooth, and this year we would see the mid-version Galaxy Tab 5 10.1 tablet, which might be released very soon.


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: New Approach of Apple

Apple finally has launched its first phablet so called iPhone 6 Plus. And this new device is not only similar to the iPhone 6 but also carries few design tips that are similar to the iPhone 5C for example the arrangement of elements at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus, with one speaker, which at this point seems quite disappointing. While it is true that-much-improved power that can reach, the sound is still cute and pretty poor quality for a terminal of this size and this price range.


Furthermore, this design a fairly common problem perpetuated in many smartphones: to grab the terminal horizontally, for example, watching a YouTube video, is quite likely to cover inadvertently speaker and we force ourselves to take the Mobile in an unnatural way.

As for dimensions, the iPhone 6 Plus is only 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 6, 7.1mm vs. 6.9mm. Yes it is obviously longer, wider and heavier. Apple iPhone 6 Plus gives finally jumps to Full HD display. With a screen of 5.5 inches you cannot keep a lower resolution without getting back in front of your competitors. The 6 Plus get so 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and a density of 401ppp, far from the QHD screen of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for example, but in a more than acceptable range.

Beyond the resolution, what is striking is the brightness of the screen, much higher than in previous models. Here the difference is noticeable, especially outdoors where we can now clearly see the screen, even with the sun affecting facing it we will be able to use the smartphone and read it without any problems.

As for brightness, iPhone 6 Plus reached 507 cd / m2, far above all rivals. In context, the Samsung Galaxy S5 achieved in the same tests 1794: 1 contrast -for the SuperAMOLED screen but only have brightness of 379 cd / m2 brightness. As for the colors, Apple says that it covers the entire spectrum sRGB, but in tests the actual value is 98.3%, which is fine. Continuing the comparison, the Galaxy S5 reached at the time 95% fidelity.

The viewing angle is also excellent, thanks to what Apple calls "Dual Domain Pixels", which is to organize the pixels in the form of V-something Apple did not invent the other part-, in addition to a new polarizer and besides favoring closer to the top glass screen. The general feeling is that we have a big screen with excellent brightness, has finally succeeded in solving the problem of viewing outdoors.


At the core level of the iPhone 6 Plus are the new generation of processors Apple A8 dual-core Apple Cyclone, improved to 1.4 GHz with architecture ARMv8-A 64-bit, GPU PowerVR GX6450 four cores and 1GB of RAM memory LPDDR3. And this configuration set to the record-breaking performance and now Apple would be expanding this chip to the next level use in the Apple iPad Air 3. Moreover with the launch of new iPad will come the new operating system update the iOS 9 update.
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sony Xperia Z3: Pros & Cons

The interesting beast from Sony the Xperia Z3 is interesting Android phone and it is engineered after taking every small thing in the account. But still the device suffers from few cons and pros. Let’s discover them.



Pros:

  • Design: The Sony has always been praised for its beautiful designed smartphone and despite the fact that the glass body Z3 is like a dozen of these models. But the design is proven and it favors the device.
  • Protection against water: At first glance, not very important parameter, but when smartphone with protection against water is present, and then transition to normal, you begin to appreciate this feature. With Sony Z3 you can fell under the rain, drop it in the snow, wash it to free with mud, show cartoons to child while bathing in the bathroom, and the smartphone remained fully operational.
  • Performance: In the Z3 used not the newest, but the performance Snapdragon processor 801 with 4 cores at 2.5 GHz, adds to Adreno 330 graphics and 3 GB of RAM. 16 GB of internal memory, or rather 11.5 GB, but it can be expanded at the expense of cards microSD. All this guarantees a high level of performance smartphone, and 3 GB of RAM encouraging that their Android will never be enough.
  • Interface: In the Z3, at this point, use an operating system Android 4.4.4, which the manufacturer promises to upgrade to version 5. Interface that uses Sony, as a whole is not much different from the standard Android, it is not overloaded with elements and well perceived by eye. Perhaps this is one of the best skins for Android.
  • Battery: The battery has a capacity of 3100 mAh, and Xperia Z3 which is a smartphone with a 7.3 mm thick body is an excellent indicator. In our mode of using a standalone device reached 1.5 to 2 days, or about 3 hours screen.


Cons:

  • Slippery and scratches on the case: Sides of Z3 made ​​of metal coated with a layer of paint. As planned by the developers, most likely they were to be coated with a rough, but it did not work. You have to use a cover to protect this beautiful piece of technology.
  • Heating: We have already said that the Z3 has a good performance with a reserve, so that's the other side of this is to heat the body. Snapdragon 801 is still quite "hot" solution. Hand with a smartphone will not burn, but if you run it on a demanding schedules to play, then immediately feel how hot is the processor. For a device in this price range this level of heating can’t be considered acceptable. To solve this problem Sony, likely would software update, but for now it is not and it is not known whether.


But still the number of pros in Xperia Z3 is more to the cons, and with the new update it would definitely be recovered. Moreover, this year Sony will bring more flagships in form of Xperia Z4 and Sony Xperia Z5.

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