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Solution for YU Yureka Blank Screen During Calls And After Wakeup From Lock Screen

Yu is the brand-name given to a new line of products by Micromax aimed to counter the competition from likes of Xiaomi (Mi Vs Yu!!), the first smartphone of the series Yu Yureka offered a great combination of hardware and software (CyanogenMod) at an very affordable price. The handset recently got an update to Google Android 5 Lolipop (CyanogenMod 12), everything worked ok but it seems it introduced a bug which would result in blank screen when waked-up from lock-screen or after a reboot and also during calls. Here is how you can fix both issues - the black screen during the call and the blank screen after reboot or wake-up.

Yu Yureka Blank Screen Problem

Fixing "Assertion failed!" Error In Lastpass..

Lastpass has been my choice of password-manager for years and it has never failed to deliver. Recently, after updating to Firefox 37.02 the Lastpass addon started showing error as below. Clicking the `Ignore` button made the error go away with no consequences to the functionality of the utility, however this was annoying and I got it fixed by upgrading to a new PRE-BUILD of the Firefox as shared ahead.

"Assertion failed!
Program: ...com\platform\WINNIT_x86-msvc\components\lpxpcom.dll
File: e:\cygwin64\home\joe\crypto++\secblock.h
Line: 197
Expression: m_allocated
(for info on how your program caused an assertion failure, see documentation, etc)"

Fixing Lastpass Error

STEMP - The GenNext Smart Thermometer

Everything is getting smarter these days, so why not the most used medical equipment to monitor health - the thermometer. Winner of the 2014 G-Startup Competition and the "Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Personal Health" at CES, 2015 - The STEMP Smart Temperature Patch is the thermometer reinvented for the 21st century.

Open for crowd-funding support now at Indiegogo, the STEMP™ sensor, medical-grade adhesives, and smartphone apps work together seamlessly to provide immediate, accurate, continuous body temperature measurement. Think of it as the thermometer meets the band-aid.

The GenNext Smart Body Temperature Patch

The GenNext Smart Body Temperature Patch

Time-limited Giveaway of PDF Editor Mac Pro - Edit PDF Easily

PDF is the world's most popular e-book format and information exchanging format. It can contain a variety of information content of text, images, tables, and links. PDF documents are very common in office use, whether it is a contract, or e-mail fax. Everywhere you will need to exchange PDF files.

Normally, we will find that the PDF file usually does not allow users to edit or change the content. Although the content of the PDF would be protected, it caused that editing and modifying the PDF are not convenient. Without doubt, editing PDF documents is one of the most common office tasks. Correcting errors in the texts, insert or remove images, draw objects, these are just some examples of changes to PDF files. Editing PDF is capable of doing everything and more, that's why it is essential.

As you know, there are a lot of paid or free PDF Editors for Windows platform that can be used to edit PDF documents. However, User-friendly PDF editors for Mac OS are quite few. PDF Editor Mac PRO is in the giveaway promotion now, and why not to get a license key of it?

PDF Editor Mac is an easy-to-use PDF editing application for Mac OS X and it allows users to edit and modify PDF documents' content much easier. With the eraser tool, users can remove the unwanted content in few seconds. Also, users are allowed to add their own text or images to the PDF file, and change the font size and image size. Filling tables is possible too: there are line tools in the toolbar and users can simply draw blanks and fill text into tables.

The offer starts today allows receiving PDF Editor Mac PRO absolutely free. The list price of the PRO version is $39.95 USD, receive a PDF editor packed with features absolutely free is definitely a good deal. Indeed, PDF Editor Mac PRO allows users to add text, insert images, and add a watermark to protect the rights of copyright, change the font size and color of the text and to make other changes to PDF documents.

Data Saver By Google For Faster Web-browsing On Desktop

Google Chrome web-browser on mobile-platforms features the option to reduce bandwidth costs and enable faster web-browsing utilizing the "Google Data Compression Proxy". The same had been made available to Google Chrome Desktop users via an unofficial Data Compression Proxy extension as shared earlier, now the feature is officially made available by Google as new Data Saver web-browser extension.

Once Data Saver extension is activated on Google Chrome, the web-browser will use Google servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them. Taking user's privacy into consideration, the service will bypass the compression proxy for SSL and incognito web-pages.

Data Saver By Google

Microsoft To Offer Free Windows 10 Upgrades On Pirated Copies

Microsoft has officially announced to offer pirate amnesty to all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, with free upgrades to Windows 10. Earlier, Microsoft has offered cheap Windows 8 activations for $14.99 to gain traction for the newly released OS, but this time it's absolutely free for all. The offer will be available worldwide and would also means that anybody during the first year of Windows 10 release can pirate Windows 7 or Windows 8.x and then upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer

[Video] Windows Hello – Biometric Authentication For Instant Access On Windows 10

Despite being the most widely used authentication system of the digital world, Password based authentication have their own set of issues and challenges. Whether it be the compromised security situation due to leakage and brute-forcing of passwords or be it the inconvenience of memorizing passwords and the hassle to input them every time for access.

Microsoft has tried to tackle the issue in Windows 8 by using Picture Login Feature, their are also some third-party apps like face-recognition authentication app Blink! as an alternative. Taking things further, Microsoft will be introducing Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Technology in upcoming Windows 10 devices. The new authentication system utilizes a variety of biometric inputs like fingerprint, face, or iris scans, in addition to hardware and software fingerprinting to allow seamless, secure and instant user recognition and sign-in.

Windows Hello

According to Microsoft, Windows Hello was designed to replace insecure password based authentication and deliver enterprise grade security and privacy for it's users. The technology makes authentication a simple matter of looking at or touching a device running Windows 10 and be immediately signed in. The new technology is designed to be much safer than traditional passwords, the combination of user biometric data and the device signature are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services. Do watch the video shared below for a demonstration and further introduction to the technology.

Tenorshare ReiBoot: Free iPhone/iPad/iPod Reboot Tool

iOS users have to deal with DFU mode, recovery mode and iOS stuck every now and then - there is even a redsn0w WTF mode. Maybe you need to put iDevice in recovery mode because you can’t update or restore iPhone, iPad or iPod, use recovery mode to fix Apple logo screen stuck, force iPhone to restart in case of DFU mode stuck/black screen of death, etc.

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a wonderful solution to all these problems, making it possible to induce the recovery mode and DFU mode, as well as exit either in an effortless manner, in a one-click operation. If your device is already in recovery mode or DFU mode, ReiBoot will identify it accordingly, allowing you get out of both modes with the same easy one click operation.

Exit DFU Mode

[Video] WhatsApp Calling Feature Comes To Apple iOS

The much awaited WhatsApp Calling feature already made it's way to Android OS and there are tricks to get a glimpse of the feature if you have an rooted android phone. The feature which has already been officially confirmed to CNET by WhatsApp spokesperson and now a selected few Apple iOS users have started getting WhatsApp Calling feature activated on their devices, the images and videos of the same are as shared below. Do mind that the Apple iOS WhatsApp version shown in the app is 2.11.17 which is most probably a beta version as the latest version listed on iTunes Store is v 2.11.16.

Also, beware of the fake WhatsApp messages circulating which claims to activate the calling feature asking users to invite others to get it. The said message asks you to complete a survey after using your help to spread to 10 other numbers and will eventually install malware on the phone. Stay clear of this scam.

WhatsApp Calling Feature Activation For Apple iOS

Rooting Xiaomi Mi4 Stable ROM

I switched from an Apple iPhone to Xiaomi Mi4 since past 4 months and I must say it is an excellent smartphone. Apart from power-packed hardware the Google Android 4.4 based MIUI6 ROM on the software front has been a big reason the phone is a huge success and is often compared to the likes of Apple iPhone 6 despite being cheaper almost three times to it. The company offers two versions of their official MIUI ROM - the "Stable Version" which comes pre-installed with Google services like "Google Play Store" and the "Development Version" which gets frequent updates, does not have Google services pre-installed, is tuned towards Chinese app-ecosystem but has the added advantage of being pre-rooted.

While I was enjoying my experience with the developer version of the ROM, last update MIUI6 v 5.2.13 broke Google services and re-installing using the usual "Google Installer" from the MIUI Appstore did not worked. This is when I decided to switch to the Stable version of the ROM and had to manually root my phone as shared below unlike the development version which comes pre-rooted.

Xiaomi Mi4 ROM
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