Apple Designing Secure Servers to Avoid Unauthorized Government Snooping

Quick TEQ: Apple is designing its own secure servers to avoid unauthorized access from government agencies as well as hackers into their data centres.  

For a while now, Apple has been working on an internal organisation wide solution to handle the huge amount of data that it needs to keep its services like the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Music running efficiently. Apple is designing a highly secure server of its own, that will help keep out the snooping eye of Big Brother, and will speed up the data fetching speeds of its services.

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OnePlus X Review

Quick TEQ: The OnePlus X is a great smartphone that meets most user’s needs at the average cost of USD 260 or INR 17,000. It’s got a 5 inch full HD Amoled screen, is 4G enabled, has a dual SIM slot, had a 13MP and 8MP camera, comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 128GB, and runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM.

OnePlus has managed to blow the world away again with its OnePlus X. For those of you who don’t know, OnePlus is a small Chinese smartphone manufacturer that was founded about two and a half years ago, and entered the Indian market about a year ago. The OnePlus X was initially being sold using the ingenious invite based technique, but is now widely available for purchase online.

OnePlus is the same company that launched their flagship OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 phones which were absolute hits in Asia. Let’s take a closer look at the OnePlus X:

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6 Apps to Help Kids Learn Math, Science and Coding!

Quick TEQ: This article takes a look at six great apps to help kids learn and excel in Science, Math, and Coding. 

Schools give kids an opportunity to learn and nurture, but what if your kids or siblings wanted to learn more than what is offered? Well, this is why TEQnation has gone the extra mile to find the top six apps that help kids let their curiosity run free, and in the process learn more. Let’s take a look at some of the apps.

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Starts Shipments

Quick TEQ: Oculus Rift will start shipping out its Virtual Reality or VR headsets for consumers on the 28th March 2016. If you weren’t one of the first to preorder it, then you will have to wait till July if you order it today.

According to Oculus Rift’s CEO Brendon Iribe, the very first consumer versions of the VR headset will be arriving on preorder customers’ doors on Monday the 28th of March, 2016, as Brendan tweeted a photo commemorating the achievement. Check out Brendan’s tweet below:

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Google makes its Nik Software for Photography Completely Free to Download

Quick TEQ: Google’s Nik Collection of Photography Tools which once cost USD 499.95, and later dropped to USD 149, has now been made free of cost. All those who purchased it in 2016 for USD 149 will automatically be refunded.

The Nik Collection first came to light, when Google bought the German developing firm Nik, after they had launched the mobile photo editing app Snapseed which is available for both Android and iOS. Continue reading Google makes its Nik Software for Photography Completely Free to Download

Negative Effects of Social Media Include Depression

The more time teenagers and adults spend on social media, the more they are likely to get depressed. According to research published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, spending more time on social media platforms increases the chances of being subject to the negative effects of social media, being peer pressure, cyber bullying, invasion of privacy, and low productivity.

We were recently emailed a very general question by a reader who we would like to keep anonymous, and he asked “how does social media effect our lives?” We at TEQnation would like to answer this question by highlighting some of the negative effects of social media.

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Asus Transformer Book T100HA Review

The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop, as it essentially is just a tablet with a keyboard accessory, except more durable than one of those old school netbooks. Asus has managed to place all the components behind the screen of the tablet, making the top half thicker than the lower half.

The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is one of the first models in the series to come with Windows 10 preloaded on it. Let’s take a look at the T100HA, and see if it can really be a replacement to your laptop:

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How to trace an Email Address to a Person?

Have you ever received a random email from a person you’ve never even met? It’s always important to check the authenticity of emails from unknown senders before responding to them, as there is always a chance that they might be fraudulent. To do so make sure you do your proper research on the internet.

The only problem whilst looking up email addresses is that people don’t always have their email address posted on their websites, or in forums. There is a possibility that their email address can be used just for sending emails!

Let’s look at a few methods to find the person behind an email address:

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How to use Google Maps Offline?

Everyone should know how to use Google Maps offline, as your internet can give up on you anytime. Have you ever been trying to figure out how to get to a new place, when all of a sudden you finish your data pack, or you get a weak or no signal? Or have you been taking a new route to work recently, and need to use Google Maps nowadays? If yes, then it would make more sense to use Google Maps offline, rather than using your data connection every day, and guarantee reaching your destination on time.

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How to Play Basketball on Facebook’s Messenger App?

Believe it or not, Facebook has now made it possible for users to play a game basketball in their Messenger App. Facebook is honoring the NCAA or National Collegiate Athletic Association March Madness, which is a basketball tournament.

To play basketball on in the messenger app, all you have to do is send the basketball emoji to any one of your friends. After the emoji is sent, tap on the basketball in the message thread, and voila! The game starts!

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