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How To Get Set Up On The Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2

Tired of weak Wi-Fi signals and unstable connections? We’ve all been there. Almost everyone encounters the problem of low connectivity or network coverage with their Wi-Fi or internet provider. However, there are many reasons why you might be getting a slow Internet connection. It could be a problem with your modem or router, Wi-Fi signal, signal strength etc. But not to worry, we’ve got a solution for you – The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 – otherwise called the Wi-Fi amplifier, Wi-Fi booster, Wi-Fi extender etc. Well, what is Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2? It is a simple and compact device from Xiaomi that is simply designed to give you excellent Wi-Fi signals in every corner of your home or workplace. How does it work? The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 is built with high performance PCB antennas that is capable of extending your Wi-Fi signal range in order to provide you with seamless signal strength up to 300 Mbps transmission speeds. In other words, Mi repeater works by eliminating dead Wi-Fi zones in your home thereby enhancing your internet connection. It offers secure, stable, fast and reliable connections for up to 16 devices. Mi Wi-Fi repeater also helps you auto-select optimal Wi-Fi channel to ensure you get faster download speed and seamless use of your internet. To use the Wi-Fi Repeater, all you need to do is set it up with your device using the Mi Home app, pair the device, and complete set-up instructions. So how do you set up your Mi Wi-Fi repeater? Plugin your Wi-Fi Repeater to a power source. It could be a USB charger, power bank, laptop or any other host device. An orange indicator light will show it's powered on. Then place it your Mi Wi-Fi Repeater and Mobile Phone near your home/office Router.Download ‘Mi Home app’ either from Play store or Apple store (The app is only compatible with Android 4.0.3 or higher or IOS 9.0 devices or higher).Once installed, launch the Mi Home app, agree with T&C and select your region.Sign-in (if you already have an existing Mi Account), if not, sign-up to create a new one.Then you'll get a prompt to add the Wi-Fi Repeater. If nothing is displayed, consider resetting your Wi-Fi repeater by inserting a pin into the reset hole.Tap Wi-Fi Repeater icon, select your Home/Office network and enter the password. Then follow the necessary instructions. The Blue status…

K-pop Inspired Samsung Galaxy s20+ 5G and Galaxy buds+Unveiled: BTS Edition

After weeks of teasing with leaks capturing the design and build of the much anticipated Samsung devices, we finally get an official announcement from the Korean tech company - introducing the new additions to the S20 variants. This time, in collaboration with popular k-pop music band, BTS, Samsung unveiled a BTS themed design for the devices - the Galaxy S20+ 5G, S20+ BTS Edition, and the Galaxy buds+ BTS Edition - specifically to inspire the fans and lovers of the music group. The BTS smartphones come in the 5G and LTE variants and are made with purple glass and metal exterior. Both devices come pre-installed with BTS inspired themes and a fan community platform, called 'Weverse'. There is also a BTS live wallpaper, 7 collectable photo cards of the BTS members, unique stickers, an inspiring lock screen and more.The BTS galaxy buds+, with sound by AKG, 2-way speaker and 3 mics for balanced and quality sound, comes with a purple charging case and heart-shaped logo (BTS logo) on each ear buds. The buds+ BTS edition also has photo cards with pictures of the BTS members in the box just like the smartphones, including a BTS themed lockscreen and wallpaper, Galaxy BTS stickers and more. And when preordered, you can get a free wireless charging pad. Fans will be able to preorder any of the BTS themed devices from June 19th via Weverse and of course the company's website - Samsung.com , and will be made available for purchase globally starting from July 9th which marks the 7th anniversary of the Bts fan collective.

6 Reasons Why Your Phone Charges Slow: What to do!

If you found your way here, chances are you're frustrated about your charging issues. We know, we've been there - this is a problem that many smartphone users experience and it occurs on many smartphone brands, even the top guns. But not to worry, this article shares a list of charging issues and what to do about them. Faulty Cable If your Android smartphone is charging slow, the first thing you should check is your USB cable, which is usually the offender in most cases. When you consider all the harsh treatment it undergoes in your hands, you would understand why it decided to retire - USB cables are dropped, bent, coiled, stepped on, run over with chairs and all sorts, on a daily basis, and all these may affect the connector and flow of current to your phone. So how can you tell if your cable is at fault? Well, this is common knowledge, you either test it with another device or you borrow a cable and try it with your device. If your cable gives the same negative energy to another device or another cable charges your phone fine, then there you have it, it's time for a replacement. There's another case whereby your cable doesn't fit in your phone's port anymore, it just falls out dejectedly, you could look into the connector to see if it is broken or damaged, either way, getting a new cable would be the best option. Weak Power Source This is another possible reason why your phone may be charging slow, in fact some people may not realise that the power source of whatever their phone is plugged or connected to affects the rate at which their phone charges. For example if you're charging with a laptop or via wireless connections then your phone will charge very slow. The only way to get a normal charging speed is if you plug your charger directly into an outlet or a wall socket. But if you still get a sluggish charging despite that, then the problem could be with the wiring in your building, and at this time you would need to call an electrician. Incompatible or Faulty Chharger/Adapter If it isn't any of reasons above then face your adapter. Adapters get worn and damaged too, either from general abuse or power surge. Once again, test with other adapters to make sure. Another reason here may be that you're charging with a low rated charger whereas your phone…

Hold on! Before You Buy That USB Charger, Read This

Thanks to evolution, phone chargers these days are unlike what or how they used to be back in the day. Today we have USB chargers - USB C, Micro USB - they come with different ratings, design, and can deliver fast charging and multimedia support to various devices like mobile phones, tablet computers, laptops, game consoles, bluetooth speakers, bluetooth headsets, portable projectors, cameras etc. A USB charger may seem easy to buy, but the fact is most people are clueless when it comes to selecting good chargers - they either go for brand names, or choose based on aesthetics - design, length, colour etc - or affordability. Not that any of those are wrong calls to make, but choosing a USB charger should be largely based on compatibility, charging capacity/rate and speed etc. This article should help you understand the basic things to know before buying a USB charger. Power/Charging Rate The charging capacity of a charger is usually measured in Wattage, Voltage and Ampere (amp) - and it determines or gives an estimate on the rate or speed at which a charger can juice up your phone. Usually, the higher the amperage of a charger, the faster your phone charges, and vice versa. Most USB chargers in the market have a rating of 1A and 5V output which gives a maximum of 5W and for 2A and 5V output, you get a maximum of 10W to charge your device. However, while a 1A charger is good for a smartphone, it isn't quite suitable for tabs. Charging tablets, iPads and devices of higher capacity with 1A charger may require a much longer period to charge. So for tablets, it is recommended to go for chargers with ratings at 2.4A - 5A. On the other hand, you can use a charger with a higher rating than your phone's rating, as it (charger) automatically adjusts to provide the optimum amount of power your phone needs or even provides a quick charge. Number of Charging Ports Some USB charging stations are designed with multiple output ports usually ranging from 2 ports - 3 ports up to 7 ports - to enable simultaneous charging of several devices at the same time. Chargers like this do have high electrical power capable of providing maximum output that can be shared across all its ports to reach several devices at the same time. For example, if you're charging 2 devices, power will be divided between and distributed to both devices. But imagine a 3.4 A on 1 phone,…

How to Transfer Your Google Play Music Library to YouTube Music

Reports suggests that YouTube Music will be taking over very soon from Google Play Music as the latter will be shutting down towards the end of the year. Due to this, Google introduced a new feature that lets users make a smooth transition of their music libraries to YouTube Music. Users will be be able to migrate their playlists, stations, purchased and uploaded songs, and albums. The feature also enables the transfer of your liked and disliked songs, and Google states that it will update your music profile so that you get personalized recommendations in YouTube Music based on your Google Play Music listening history, likes, and dislikes. Google will convert your Google Play Music subscription to the equivalent tier of YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium (based on the level of benefits with your current subscription). Your monthly billing price and benefits will remain the same unless you are in a location with fluctuating currency. Your Google Play account would still be accessible after you've completed the transfer. But that is just for the time being. To transfer your data from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, use one of the following options: Visit https://music.youtube.com/transfer and click Transfer.Open the YouTube Music app and then tap on your profile picture and then Settings and then Transfer and then Transfer from Google Play Music. This update will be first roll out to select Android and iOS devices. For more details, view this. 

Redmi Note 9s vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Apart from a few differences in certain departments, it seems these devices have pretty much the same features and capabilities. For one, they all come with the same OS - MIUI 11 based on Android 10, performing with the same Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G chipset, Octa-core processor and Adreno 618 GPU. In addition, they are all powered by same 5020mAh battery rating, however while Xiaomi Redmi note 9 Pro max supports fast charging at 33W boosting your phone to 50% in 30 minutes, Note 9 Pro's fast charging is at 30W, leaving Note 9s to 18W which is the lowest of the trio. Another similarity lies in the display and build - the 3 devices are framed by plastic, with glass on the back and on the front with a punched hole IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected by gorilla glass 5. The side mounted fingerprint sensor on all devices looks really incredible. We also see that they all come in the display size of 6.67 inches, and screen resolution at 1080 x 2400 pixels. Now, let's get to the areas in which these devices differ. Starting with the camera segment, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max boasts a quad camera arrangement in the rear which comprises a 64 MP wide angle lens plus a 8 MP ultra wide sensor, a 5 MP macro sensor and an additional 2MP depth sensor with a 32 MP as a selfie camera. The Redmi Note 9s & 9 Pro on the other hand both feature a 48 MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP rear camera and a 16 MP selfie camera. Xiaomi should have done a little more in the selfie segments, as it seems they packed all the excitement in the rear. We already see the Redmi Note 9s in 64GB 4GB RAM and 128GB 6GB RAM variants and in the colours Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray. The Redmi Note 9 Pro will come in 64GB 6GB and 128GB 6GB RAM - in Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray colour. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available in the same memory variants as the Note 9 Pro but with an additional 128GB, 8GB RAM and in colour Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black.  While the Redmi Note 9s graced the market on the 30th of April which was last month, the other devices are expected to be released later this month.

What to expect with WhatsApp Self-Destruct Message Feature

As you know, the self-destruct feature was released last year and made accessible to WhatsApp. However, only group chats could leverage the benefits of this feature, meaning that it was never made available to private messages or chats between two individuals. But as we have it, reports now suggests that WhatsApp is working on expanding this feature to private conversations/chats as well. Although, only devices with the latest WhatsApp Beta version - 2. 20.84 will be the first to test this feature. So, if you are not a beta version user, this means that you would have to wait until the feature is released generally. About the self-destruct feature, its focus or purpose is to provide a level of security and privacy to concerned users. The feature will supposedly give users the option of getting rid of messages within a period of time. This may seem similar to the already existing delete message options, but it is quite different - because this time, there will be a timer option which would allow you set when exactly you want your message or messages deleted. The timer option could be set to an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year. By default, the feature will be set to off, which means you will be required to activate the feature and set the timer yourself. Once activated, a clock icon right next to your message(s) and read receipts will appear and signify the time frame your message(s) will disappear. According to reports, it is a feature that is still under development, however the certainty of it being released is what we are not quite sure of.

YouTubers may take a hit as YouTube replaces workers with automated systems

In order to ensure the health and safety of its workers amidst the coronavirus Pandemic, the video streaming platform – YouTube decided it was best for its staffers to stay at home in order to limit the spread of the virus. It announced that for the time being, it will start relying on automated systems for the review and regulation of videos uploaded on the platform. Prior to this, the company depended on the combination of its workers and the automated systems for the review of uploaded content. But, as a result of this safety measures for its workforce, the AI systems will start removing some content without human review. This decision may affect Youtubers in the sense that there may be an increased number of video removals, including videos that may not violate policies, and this in turn could lead to a reduction in monetization. But, according to statement made by the platform, content creators can make an appeal if they think their content does not violate the platform’s policy and was mistakenly removed, however, responses to these appeals may be delayed, as only a few workers would be available to attend to such matters. The company ensured that eligible creators will still be able to monetize videos and that updates on monetization of coronavirus-related videos shared last week will not be affected. Read full article here.

Wrong about right-click > refresh on Windows desktop

Have you ever wondered about the actual function of the desktop refresh option and what it does to your computer? Sure you must have been told by your computer instructor to always right-click and hit the refresh option multiple times on Windows desktop right after you start up your computer. And now it has become an habit or an obsession you indulge in. Well, what good does that do? There are quite a number of misconceptions concerning the desktop refresh option. To some, clicking refresh makes Windows run faster, clears and refreshes the RAM etc. Truth is, clicking refresh has nothing to do with all these. So, what is the big deal about Windows refresh option? Windows is programmed to auto-refresh and display changes you make to files and folders on your desktop. However, sometimes the auto-refresh option fails to display the changes to your screen, so you would have to manually do it yourself by clicking the refresh button in the context menu. And that is all there is to Windows refresh.

Incognito mode does not protect you as much as you think!

Most people think enabling private browsing works the magic when they do not want prying eyes to keep tabs on what they have been up to on the internet. Say a friend of yours or a relative came visiting and asks to use your computer for whatever reasons but you do not want them checking on your private business, what do you do? Put on incognito mode on your browsers before handing over your laptop right? Another instance here - say you have to use a public computer and know you would be typing in a lot of personal information (passwords, location details, etc) on a Web page in the browser. However, you want to avoid having your personal details or the sites you have visited saved in the browser on that computer as other people are often given access to the computer. So before anything else, you enable incognito mode in the browser you are about to surf on. That's great! Sure most people know this, but for those that do not, incognito mode means private mode. It is a feature available in most browsers that helps users hide their online activities from other users of the computer. Normally, when you browse without incognito mode, every url and info you input on Web pages you visit will be stored in the browser. Well, incognito mode does the opposite. However, till today, the concept of incognito mode is still widely misunderstood, and this is why - Due to what the mode implies, many believe all the info and details they input online are 100% safe, secure and private. If you are one of those people, well, sorry, but you need to scratch that belief. Incognito mode does not offer as much protection as you think. Sure it does a few tricks like the ones stated above - It prevents your Web browser from saving info from your browsing sessions and deletes your browsing history (in other words, it deletes cookies and caches). Now, these are what it does not do; incognito mode does not protect you from malware, hackers, and online marketers. In fact your Internet service provider, the govt and even your employer (that is if you are on your employer's WIFI) will still be able to track your online activities). So even when you delete most of the data on your Web session, it will only be erased…

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