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Boost your Android Phone with these 5 tricks

You just bought a new Android phone and it is terrifying to realize after a few months that it is not as fast as it used to be earlier. This issue has been occurring not only in budget phones, but some high-end mobile phones also tend to show their age over time. Although you can buy a brand new phone at extremely low prices through, but then you have to go through the hassle of backing up and transferring data. Before you decide to buy a new mobile device, try these simple tricks to get back your Android phone operating at full speed.

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#1 Delete or Clear Cached Data

The most common way to speed up your phone is to clear cached data. Cached data contain information from certain apps to help them boot up more rapidly. But, if your mobile phone is running low on memory, then cached data will hurt more than helping. Therefore, clear all the cached data to free up some storage. Go to phone Settings>Storage>tap on Cached Data>tap OK to clear it.

#2 Remove Any ‘Task Killer’ Apps You Have Installed

Android is pretty efficient in managing its own memory. Using task killing apps can make other apps slow to start. When an app is left midway, Android tries to run it in the background by supplying the memory it needs, but task killers actually kill the app. Then, it takes more time for an app to start and even uses more battery. If you start an app that needs more space, Android will automatically kill the apps that are less important to free up memory.

#3 Remove or Disable Any Unused Apps

New phones are always integrated with pre-installed apps from the phone manufacturer or carrier. The good thing is you can uninstall or disable most of the applications if you are not using them. Also, look out for apps on your device that you have installed and not using them for months or years. They all consume space and end up slowing down your phone. Go to Settings>Apps to see the list of all the applications.

#4 Disable Animations

Animations make all the transitions and interactions done with your phone look smoother. But, when your phone starts to slow down, these animations appear like a disrupted motion video. If animations are not working well anymore, switching them off will free up a little processing power and makes everything seems faster. Just go to Developer Options>Window animation scale>tap Animation off

#5 Optimise Chrome Browser

This particular trick helps in boosting up browsing speed. Locate ‘Data Saver’ option in Chrome and enable it. Enabling Data Saver will not only help in speeding up browsing, but also in saving some data if you don’t have an unlimited data pack active on your phone. In Data Saver mode, Google will compress the pages and media content so that less data is consumed and the pages load faster.

Now just try all these tricks and let us know how much they helped in improving the performance of your phone.

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Top movies set to be released in 2019

2019 is already looking set to be a great year for entertainment with a large number of offers available, such as at the Caesars online casino. The film industry on a whole continues to grow and as such there are an endless list of fantastic films set to be released. Here we cover two of them you do not want to miss over the next 12 months.

  • Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

This upcoming action movie is being direct by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan. It is set to be a spin-off of the hugely successful fast and furious franchise. This will feature two of the leading characters in Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The film will then of course star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as well as Idris Elba, Roman Reigns and Helen Mirren. It has led to mixed reviews due to the fact neither were in the original cast of the early years of the franchise, but it can be expected to be a huge success as all the films are. The film will be released by Universal Pictures at the latter stages of the year.

  • Joker

Set to be distributed by Warner Bros, this crime film is of course based on the famous character Joker, from the DC comics. It is set to be both directed and produced by Todd Phillips, in which Joaquin Phoenix has been tasked with the difficult job of playing the lead role. The film is also going to star a number of big names such as Robert De Niro, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy and Douglas Hodge. The plot is set to focus around the ‘Joker’ being driven insane following a failed attempt at becoming a stand up comedian. The film is scheduled to be released later in the year, in which the release has been anticipated for some time. This can be expected to be a success in what is going to be the first in a series of DC based films, that are separate from the shared DC extended universe.

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Exciting games and movies not to be missed in 2019



2018 was a very exciting year for entertainment and it is already looking set to continue in 2019. Whether this be through film or even gaming, with people continuing to visit for the top latest offers available. Here we cover three of the most anticipated games and movies set to be released later this year.




One of the most anticipated games of 2019 which is set to be a huge success is the next instalment of Gears of War. Microsoft have yet to release a date, but the build-up is already gathering a lot of attention amongst fans. It is set to be the biggest Gears yet featuring the usual characters such as Marcus Fenix. As previous it will feature the usual solo and co-op features, and there will also now be an option to cross-play between the Xbox One and PC. Fans will also now be able to play in 4K Ultra resolution, in what is set to be an incredible gaming experience.





Being directed and produced by Jon Favreau it is expected to be a huge success following on from his previous film, The Jungle Book. The plans for this remake of the 1994 classic have been in the works since back in 2016 and is already receiving high praise. This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated animated movies of all time. There are also a large number of film stars included in the voicing cast, such as Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Beyoncé and many more. The film is scheduled to be released on July 19th.



Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


The first game in the series certainly divided opinion with it far from reaching the heights they would have expected. However this is already looking set to be a much more solid multiplayer shooter for gamers. It launches on March 15th and will be available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation Four. This sequel is taking place in Washington DC whereas the previous game centered around New York City. The PvP multiplayer gameplay called Conflict is likely to draw many people to the game, in which you will be able to play either Skirmish or Domination. The first is a team deathmatch whereas Domination will consist of capturing objectives and then defending them.




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Alternative Ocean Vacations

With spring now in full bloom, Summer is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait. For many of us, Summer and, more importantly, Summer vacation is like a breath of much needed fresh air. It’s an escape, albeit a brief one, from the daily grind of financial obligations and your daily routine. For just a little while each year, you get to take a break from work or school to do, more or less, whatever you want to do for a change, rather than what you have to do to get by. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that we make our vacation count every year! While a trip to the beach is a classical vacation for a reason, there are a great many things you can do for your Summer vacation that aren’t simply an excuse to swim, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here are some examples of vacation activities that can breathe new life into the breath of fresh air that is your Summer vacation.

First and foremost, let’s go ahead and stick with the ocean locale. For starters, while we all have plenty of fond memories of swimming on the ocean’s surface, there’s still plenty to do just under the sea. (Cue the Little Mermaid musical number.) For example, SCUBA diving is a popular choice of vacation activity, and for good reason. While so many of us simply go to the beach to swim or sunbathe, we still appreciate the specific characteristics of a beach, as opposed to a lake, for example. What we often neglect is that under the ocean is truly a sight to behold. From coral and plantlife, to a wide variety of interesting sea creatures, it’s simply a sight to behold beneath the waves. Then, there’s the jet ski. Jet skiing is much like sailing, but think of the jet ski as the motorcycle to a boat’s car, if you will. It’s smaller and faster, and so it has a certain X factor that boats are lacking, despite boats being the more traditional and reliable option for sea traversal. Along with this speed and maneuverability, people use jet skis to perform interesting tricks and facilitate water skiers. Water skiing, despite the similar name and dependence upon jetskis, couldn’t be more different. Imagine being dragged behind a jetski at top speed as a way of turning the water into a road, in essence. However, if you take a look at this video, you’ll see that barefoot water skiing is also an option, and I can’t imagine anything that would make you feel more like a super hero than gliding along the surface of the ocean like a water strider. Then, there’s paragliding. Another activity facilitated by having a friend on a jet ski, paragliding is being dragged behind a jet ski at top speed, but you’re literally flying. Instead of skis or your bare feet, you’d be dangling from a hang glider, soaring above the ocean.

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5 Steps to Make a Group Project Report Your Oyster

Once you stumble upon the necessity to write a group project report, don’t allow it go with a flow. Take the organizational part under control and keep in mind the following steps to succeed and get the highest grade for your assignment.

Step 1. Think with the end in mind

This idea is not ours, it was presented by Steven Kovi, and it doesn’t lose its actuality through decades. Before you start dividing responsibilities and working on each part think what you want to achieve at each stage. Of course, it is obvious, that you want to achieve the highest grade while applying the least amount of efforts. However, you should write down that your goal is to have a final draft till the particular date, it should have the particular amount of pages and additional materials, such as, for example, a presentation. Give short description to a presentation as well. Finally, you will come up with a 1-page document which will be a skeleton of your future work. Once you are done with this one, move to a strategy.

Step 2. Choose the roles and write them down

Use the skeleton you’ve received at the first stage and expand it adding new information. It will take no more than 15 minutes but will save an enormous amount of time later. Divide the responsibilities, but don’t forget that a group project report is not only about writing, it is about organization. Note down who is responsible for technical issues, for instance, who checks the formatting, who answers for plagiarism check, who is accountable for the graph information, for text for slides, for pictures for slides. Many groups make the same mistake — they decide to deal with all that later, as the time comes, but it comes too fast and they often get lost. Finally, 3 people are making a presentation, while no one is checking the formatting the way it should be done.  

Step 3. Set up the detailed internal deadlines

It is a no-brainer that you have the external deadline for your group project report. Most probably you have two deadlines — one for the raw draft another for the final draft. However, students are famous for violating them and here is the way to escape this well-known pattern. Use the skeleton again and add dates for each step. If you are really interested in doing things right, set up 2 deadlines for each stage: the first one marks it should be done or written, the second — presented to the rest of the group. Of course, with all those groups in messengers and shared documents online you just have to say “look, I am done with this, maybe someone wants to make some comments?” and call it a day.

Step 4. Apply the old-school approach

Print everything you wrote and read it aloud for several times. Each of you. It might sound not just boring, but simply arcane. However, it is the way speechwriters around the world deal with the texts for presidents, kings and celebrities. You should both do it with the report itself and the presentation. It helps you find weak parts and make your writing sound more humane and engaging. More of it, research shows that when reading a printed material we can spot almost twice more mistakes and technical omissions. Underline them while reading and edit later — this way you will not lose the flow.

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Step 5. Cross check critical points

No matter how much you trust each other, your final grade depends on this report, and you should be very attentive to others’ work when it comes to the crucial points, such as plagiarism, formatting and compliance of text with the graphic information. If possible, split into pairs and make a cross check. Make it a peer review experience, and don’t forget about the key principles: emphasize bright sides before criticizing, and if criticizing don’t forget to offer something better.

There is a chance you think all this is boring and time-consuming, and the key idea is to get rid of this custom assignment faster. However, if you spend several hours following the described steps you will both stay on the safe side with the quality of your final draft and impress your professor with a creative, diligent approach.