Ways To Prevent Your Smartphone From Overheating

Overheating is one of the major problem smartphone users face today. With increased processing power and packing large batteries with fast-charging technology, users often face situations when their smartphones over heat during certain tasks. This may be during charging, playing/recording 4K content or while using heavy apps.

Though in most cases overheating is a hardware issue, there are also some tips that you can follow to ensure that your smartphone does not overheat.

Remove the case
Keeping the smartphone in a cover case traps the heat emitted out of the handset and so removing it can help reduce overheating to some extent.

Keep it on a hard surface while charging
While charging your smartphone, keep it on a hard surface instead of on a bed or a sofa which absorb heat. As during charging, the heat emitted gets trapped inside and warms up the smartphone even more.

Avoid overnight charging
Many of us leave our smartphones for charging overnight. Keeping the smartphone on charge overnight not only affects the efficiency of your battery in the long run, but also heats up the device. There have been cases where smartphone batteries have exploded due to overcharging.

Kill those apps
There are some apps which are a drain on both processing power as well as graphics, such apps too heat up the device. These apps play in the background and add to the processing power’s drainout. This excess of processing power results in overheating of the device.

Avoid direct sunlight
Users can also prevent handsets, especially ones featuring plastic back panel, from heating up by not keeping them under direct sunlight. The heat coming from the sunlight along with all the processing power running in the background are bound to heat-up your smartphone.

Avoid third-party chargers and batteries
Some third-party chargers and batteries too are responsible for heating up of smartphones. Not only batteries, but chargers with different wattage too heat up the smartphones to some extent.

Trump blasts media over Russia allegations in first briefing since being elected

New York – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly denied “phony” explosive allegations about ties with Russia and lurid behaviour on a trip to Moscow that have tainted his election victory and threatened to engulf his presidency.

Just over a week before Trump takes office, the United States has been rocked by unsubstantiated claims that his aides colluded with the Kremlin to win the election – and that Russia has compromising sexual material on Trump.

“I think it’s a disgrace that information would be let out,” Trump said, training fire on media outlets that published the allegations and the intelligence agencies who he suggested may have leaked it.

“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen,” he said in his first press conference in nearly six months.

“It was a group of opponents that got together, sick people, and they put that crap together.”

It “was released by maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows, but maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record,” Trump said, later saying it was “disgraceful”.

On Twitter, he decried a political “witch hunt” against him and asked: “Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

‘No dealings with Russia’

The US intelligence community has concluded Moscow interfered in the November election in a bid to tip the race in Trump’s favour.

Intelligence chiefs last week also presented America’s incoming 45th president, as well as current President Barack Obama, with a two-page synopsis on the potentially embarrassing but unsubstantiated allegations involving Russia, according to CNN and The New York Times, who cited multiple unnamed US officials with knowledge of the meeting.

The Kremlin has dismissed the dossier – drawn up by a former British intelligence agent hired to do “opposition research” on Trump during the presidential campaign and published by US media outlet BuzzFeed – as a “total fake” aimed at damaging bilateral ties.

Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer turned his fire on BuzzFeed.

“It’s frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the president-elect’s campaign to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information on the internet just days before he takes the oath of office,” he said, introducing Trump.

Trump later called BuzzFeed “a failing pile of garbage” and warned they would “suffer the consequences”.

“I have no dealings with Russia. I have no deals in Russia. I have no deals that could happen in Russia, because we’ve stayed away. And I have no loans with Russia,” Trump then said.

Even before the allegations surfaced widely in US media on Tuesday, Trump’s Republican allies have become increasingly uneasy about Russia’s role in the election, with calls for an independent investigation growing.

The issue threatens to sap legitimacy from the Trump administration before it even enters the Oval Office.

Trump fanned the flames by again downplaying Russia’s influence in the outcome of the election and defended his openness towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“As far as hacking, I think it was Russia, but I also think we’ve been hacked by other countries, other people.”

“If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia,” Trump said.

“I don’t know that I’m going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do. But there’s a good chance I won’t.”

The dossier

Without corroborating its contents, BuzzFeed published a 35-page dossier of memos on which the synopsis presented to Trump is based.

The memos, which had been circulating in Washington for months, describe sex videos involving prostitutes filmed during a 2013 visit by Trump to a luxury Moscow hotel, supposedly as a potential means for blackmail.

They also suggest Russian officials proposed lucrative deals in order to win influence over the real estate magnate.

Trump was reportedly informed of the existence of the dossier – and its salacious details – last Friday when he received a briefing from US intelligence chiefs on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

The classified two-page synopsis reportedly included allegations that there was a regular flow of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and Russian government intermediaries, which a Trump aide denied.

On Wednesday, Trump would not comment on the classified briefing, but did say he had read some of the information “outside of the briefing,” without specifying which parts.

“The Kremlin does not have compromising information on Trump,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

The Kremlin spokesperson called the dossier a “total fake” and “an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations”.

No more rule book

No other US president-elect in modern times has waited so long to go formally before the media, considered important to shore up public accountability, yet Trump has revelled in ripping up the rule book.

During his last press conference – before the election – he invited Russia to hack his Democratic opponents.

The New York billionaire, never previously elected to office, has preferred to make off-the-cuff statements, punch out incendiary tweets and call out anyone who dares cross him – from Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep to an Indiana union leader.

  1. While he has conducted one-on-one interviews with select media and taken questions from reporters in informal settings, his performance at the press conference will be scrutinised, as polls show his already bleak approval ratings deteriorate further as the clock ticks down to inauguration day on January 20.

Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump at Golden Globes and Trump strikes back

Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump at Golden Globes … and Trump strikes back

Fallon, who has been dinged in the past for being too soft on the future president, took a few swipes at Trump during his opening monologue, comparing him to the villainous King Joffrey from “Game of Thrones” while saying the Globes ceremony was “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”

Still, the more pointed political commentary came during the acceptance speeches.

Tracee Ellis Ross, a winner for best actress in a TV comedy for “Blackish,” dedicated her victory to “all the women of color and colorful people whose stories ideas thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important.”

“I want you to know we see you — I see you,” she added.

Trump attacked “Blackish” when it made its debut back in 2014, tweeting: “How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled ‘Blackish? Can you imagine the furor of a show, ‘Whiteish’! Racism at highest level?”

Earlier Sunday, a promo for a coming episode of “Blackish” rolled out, portraying the characters’ negative reaction to Trump’s victory.

Meanwhile, Hugh Laurie, a winner for his performance on the TV mini-series “The Night Manager,” took direct aim at Trump and his supporters, without mentioning him by name.

“I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes,” he said in reference to concern over Trump’s controversial rhetoric on nuclear proliferation.

“I don’t mean to be gloomy. but it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Foreign’ and ‘Press’ in the title. I also think to some Republicans even the word association is slightly sketchy,” Laurie added.

“I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere,” he joked later.

Bryon Howard, one of the directors of the blockbuster animated film “Zootopia,” also appeared to make a veiled reference to Trump, when he said: “We wanted ‘Zootopia’ to be a film that not only entertained kids but also spoke to adults about embracing diversity, even when there are people in the world who want to divide us by using fear.”

 

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The Chemistry Between Funke And I Was At First Sight, JJC Skillz Says

Singer, producer and video director, AbdulRasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, talks about his career and marriage to popular actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello

When was the first time you knew you wanted to do music?
I think I have always wanted to do music from when I was a young boy. I used to have an area group in Kano, and we used to do Apala music from door-to-door. I actually thought I was going to become a Fuji star. We’d go to people’s houses, knock on their doors and when they opened, we made them laugh by singing some funny songs. From then, I knew I wanted to become an entertainer. When I moved to England at 14, I became a hip-hop artiste. Meanwhile, I formed my first group in school called Secret Weapon, and it has always been that way. I was always forming one group after another, until I had a successful group called Big Brovaz signed to Sony.
 
How did you coin the name JJC?
Back then, I had a heavy Nigerian accent, and everyone used to laugh at me. Hence, the reason I gave myself the name JJC which is an abbreviation of Johny Just Come, which is used to describe someone who just arrived a place. When I realised that they weren’t going to accept me, I decided that the best thing to do was to bring people from the neighbourhood together that had the accent and the swag. I created my own group, signed them and started promoting them, even though I was about 19 at the time. Two years later, we won the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Award as the best unsigned artistes from London. From that point on, all the record labels wanted to work with us.
You have an affinity for being in groups, don’t you think you can stand alone?
I will say I am inspired by many people like Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Timbaland etc. Those people have their own identity, just like if anyone sees me, they will know that’s JJC of We Are Africans fame. But more importantly, it is about being able to transfer that knowledge that I have to other people. I do not see myself as just an entertainer, but as someone that can develop people. And that is why I have been developing groups and artistes.
After I got Big Brovaz signed to Sony and we went platinum, we travelled to America to do the movie, Scooby Doo. After that, I stepped out of the group because I felt it was becoming too oyinbo-like for me. I wanted to create something a bit more homely, because right from when I was a child, I was one of those guys that went about saying Nigeria is the best land. Then, people used to think I was crazy for saying that, but I knew that one day, I would come back home, and here I am. Anyway, while Big Brovaz was still big, I started another group called JJC and the 419 Squad, which was very successful as we had over a million album sales and won KORA award. However, most of the members later moved back to Nigeria, while I stayed back in the UK. I then decided to start another group called Mr Skillz and the Crazy Girls, which got signed to EMI Records. After that, I left the music scene and went into video production which is my other passion.
Of all the groups you have worked with, which did you have the most chemistry with?
I think I had chemistry with everyone I had worked with. Right now, I am having the time of my life with Scene One Productions, which is a new record label I’m working on with my wife, Funke Akindele-Bello.
Do you play any instrument?
I play a bit of the piano. On every single group I worked on, I did a bit of production. I also developed other producers, like Don Jazzy, to produce for groups as well.
When you first met Dbanj and Don Jazzy, did you have any inkling that they had what it takes to become superstars?
The truth is I usually see greatness in people even before they see it in themselves. When I first met Don Jazzy, he was a piano player for Mr. Solek; he was not a producer. But the passion he had for music made me know that he could be transformed into a wonderful producer. Dbanj was a harmonica player and he was very fun to be with. He was funny, lively and had the charisma of a super star. I saw all that in them, and that is why I picked them. And I picked so many other people just like that.
What was Don Jazzy’s role while you were working together?
He was an upcoming producer that was set to take over the scene. And that was what he was there for.
Are you still on good terms with Dbanj and Don Jazzy?
We are all cool; it’s one family. But you know they say, there are no permanent friends or enemies; just interests.
When Mo’hits fell apart, did you try to mediate and bring them back together?
When their journey continued after the JJC university of music, what they did and what they created was none of my business. And it is not really my place to come into someone else’s business and tell them what to do, and how to do it. So no, I did not get involved.
How are you finding the experience of being a video director?
It feels like a natural progression because I studied video editing and production, which I passed with distinctions. While still in the UK, I got a job as a video editor and I did that for two years, working for  big companies. Music is more of a situation where you are always pumping money into it, but video is where you make money.
So you have made more money as a video director than as a music artiste?
I wouldn’t say that; I have made money both ways. The good thing about music is that if you do it well and monetise it, the money keeps on coming non-stop. You can make money from a song years after it was recorded and released.
As an entertainer, what has marriage changed about you?
It has made me more focused. It has also given me more stability and peace of mind.
You once said that you were wary of any  kind of   emotional attachment, why did you  decide to get married to Funke Akindele?
In life, when you find the right person, nobody needs to tell you to settle down. It is like finding God; you may be a bad boy in the club today, and the next day, you’re in front of the church shouting ‘Halleluyah.’ Nobody can determine when that change will happen, and I’m very happy that it has happened to me.
How did you meet your wife?

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Read To The End

This is a very interesting story and a lesson for men.

(To men) Please take time to ponder. 😕

(To women) Just enjoy the story. 😋

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighbouring kingdom.

The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur’s youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question was:
*What do women really want?*

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man. And to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men, and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but first he would have to agree to her price.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table, and Arthur’s closest friend. Young Arthur was horrified.

She was hunch-backed and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc.

He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden.

But Lancelot, having learnt of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life. And the reservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered.

Arthur’s question thus:
“What a woman really wants?”

She said, “A woman wants to be in charge of her own life.”

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth, and that Arthur’s life would be spared. And so it was. The neighbouring monarch granted Arthur his freedom. And Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and, Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him.

The most beautiful woman he had ever seen was sitting by the bed.

The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth become her horrible and deformed self only half the time, and be the beautiful maiden the other half.

“Which would you prefer?” She asked him. “BEUATIFUL during the DAY… OR at NIGHT?”

Lancelot pondered the predicament.

During the day, he could have a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch!

OR,

would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day? But by night a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous moments with?

(If you are a man reading this) What would YOUR choice be?

(If you are a woman reading this) What would YOUR MAN’S choice be?

And Lancelot’s choice is given below…

BUT, please make YOUR choice first before you scroll down below!

OKAY?

Knowing the answer the witch gave to Arthur for his question, Sir Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time, because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now, what is the moral to this

The moral is…

1. There is a ‘witch’ in every woman, no matter how beautiful she is. It’s how a man manages it

2. If you let a woman decide on her own she gives u d best. but if u force her with ur decisions she becomes a witch.

Hmmmm
What do you think ?

So, be careful how you treat a woman.

Football joke

Why is football played for 45 minutes in each half?
Sepp Blatter failed to answer this question at the latest press conference.
Even the so called sports analysts, sports scientists and soccer legends do not know why.
Just to help out you and all those who do not know, here is the answer:
There are 2 teams and there are 11 players in each team i.e. 22 players.
Each player brings his own 2 balls (hidden in his sports underwear)!
So in total there are 2 times 22 equals 44 balls.
There is one ball on the ground itself, being played. Thus the grand total is 45.
That’s the answer!!!!
Of course, sometimes there is extra time of 2 mins – (which is the referee’s balls!)
Lol
Chidex

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