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The importance of online safety while gaming

The importance of online safety while gaming
In the digital age, there is a general acceptance that being online carries with it certain risks. The majority of those risks are due to cybercrime and those criminal elements that will use every technique possible to gain access to your systems and platforms to create problems, and steal either money or data. However, no matter how secure we are on social media or cloud platforms, one area that many people lapse on in terms of security is that of gaming. Online games are big business, and with the billion dollar industry becoming increasingly popular, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the lax security that the majority grant to their gaming accounts. If you’re concerned about your levels of online safety, then here are the best place to strengthen your defenses.

The threat of anonymity

‘Never talk to strangers’ used to be the standard advice to all, but with online gaming, that advice has evaporated. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer playing the latest FPS against real players or a Clash of Clans fan defending against the hordes of the world, we now interact with strangers on an all too regular basis. When you add in the fact that the majority of gaming profiles are still anonymous, you have no way of knowing who you’re playing with, where they’re from, or what their intentions are. To keep your security at optimum levels then, it’s a good idea to treat your gaming time as you would if you were in an anonymous online chat room, meaning less is more when it comes to speaking out your life outside the gaming universe. For instance, never divulge any personal information about yourself or your location, and limit your conversation to that related to the game.

Reliable sourcing

There’s a prevailing belief that phishing scams are solely targeted at email and social media platforms, but gaming has opened up a whole new avenue for cybercriminals. The temptation when learning to play a new game and to take shortcuts and download cheats or additional content can be very enticing, which is why it’s essential that you only use content from authorized vendors and providers. This extends to the full range of online gaming options, from first-person shooters on your console to the latest online casino games. For those that do play online casino games, especially those that involve other real players, you can make use of reliable platforms like CasinoPros to ensure that you are only using those sites that have been security approved.

Cleaning your old gaming devices

It’s common knowledge that you should make sure to wipe your old computers and laptops when you finally dispose of them, but it’s all too common that people neglect to do the same to their phones and gaming consoles. Your phone alone has access to a vast amount of your personal information, and that includes your online gaming data. There are a variety of methods to choose from when it comes to wiping your old devices, so it’s worth doing some checking on the best options for your specific device, and as long as you take those vital steps, you will reduce the chances of falling victim to the savvy cybercriminal.

It’s very easy to forget that we need to be as sensible regarding online security on our gaming platforms as it is on other online platforms. Treat your accounts as you would your online banking, and you won’t go far wrong.

Motorola is announcing the Moto Z3 Play Early June

Motorola Brazil confirmed via Press Invites that they are indeed going to announce new Motorola Smartphones on June 6. Motorola will be announcing the Moto Z3 Play, as the smartphone recently got certified via different certification websites. Moreover, they've already revealed the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 Series back in April.

In terms of specifications, the Moto Z3 Play will be powered with Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4/6GB RAM. It would have a 5.46" FHD+  (2160 x 1080) Max Vision Display, and 3000mAh battery. It will be available in Black, Deep Indigo and Gold Color Options.

As far as the Cameras are concerned,  the Z3 Play is expected to sport 12+12MP rear sensors and 8MP selfie shooter. Just like the Moto G6 Plus, it would feature Portrait mode, Black and White mode, Wide angle Selfie, Blackground Editor, and other cool goodies.

Are you excited for the 2018 Moto Z Phones? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update

Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update
The recently announced Moto G6 Plus is now receiving its first software update with April 2018 Security Patch.

If you own a Moto G6 Plus in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for April 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPW27.113-45.

Note that the Moto G6 Plus still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.


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Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update




The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its stable Oreo update

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its full, stable Oreo update in India and few other countries where the device is available. The device had beta Oreo updates leaked out as far back as early March but a number of setbacks have seen users stuck waiting for the full update till now.

Users of the Redmi Note 5 Pro can finally rest easy, however, as Xiaomi says the software (V9.5.6.0.OEIMIFA) is currently being pushed in phases, so you may need to wait a little.

The update is one to Android 8.1, which is impressive, seeing as most other OEMs are still pushing Android 8.0. The update, also packaged as an upgrade to MIUI 9, brings Full Screen Gestures, Speed and Battery Improvement.

Read: MIUI 9 Android 8.1 Oreo For Redmi Note 5 Pro [Screenshots]

You can check our Full Review of Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo update right on YouTube

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Essential Phone

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6, Essential Phone
Google just released new Android P Build (Developer Preview 2) with exciting new features, and also announced a huge expansion of the Android Beta program. The company is now allowing non-Google devices to be a part of the beta program.

You'll be able to install the latest Android P DP2 on OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Essential, Sony, Vivo, and Oppo Smartphones. Specifically, the phones are:
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Essential Phone
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • OnePlus 6
In case you want to Install it on above mentioned devices, you can do it via downloading files and flashing them manually via adb. You can follow the link below and grab the instructions from OEMs to get Android P.

Note that the OnePlus 6 will get the Android P beta firmware on May 16, the same day the phone is launched.

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