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How to record phone calls automatically on your Android Smartphone

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Recording phone calls automatically is a feature that should come built in with most Android Smartphones but isn't due to different laws in every country, even when that call recording is of your own conversation and your conversation just disappears after it ends. There are no cons to having a automatic call recorder, only advantages such as:

  • Being able to listen to that conversation again in case you forgot something they said (directions, names etc)
  • Solid proof evidence of something they said 
  • Memories so you can listen to them again in the future 
  • To record pranks
  • Size of the recordings is usually low (In KBs) hence you won't need to worry about storage space
  • Monitor your children on what they talk about on calls

And much more!


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But you're probably wondering why Install a "Automatic" Call recorder over a Manual one. The answer is simple. You'd probably get tired from having to manually record all the time, hence "automatic" call recorders would solve that problem and you can delete the recordings you don't like later on. 


Now the question is, what Call Recorder to install on your Android Smartphone?


There are thousands of call recorders available on the Google Playstore. To save you from wasting your time, check out our List of Top 5 Call Recorders for Android Smartphone

Note: Test the call recorders by calling your friends. If one does not work, try others until one of them works and stick to that call recorder.

My personal favourite is Automatic Call Recorder by LIQATO which offers a free and pro version available on the Google Playstore. 


Please do let us know how this call recorder worked out for you or if you've any other call recorders that work best for you in the comment section below. 

Top 5 Best VPNs for Torrenting and P2P Sharing

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Smartphones, tablets, laptops and so many other tools are built to connect to the internet. This is wonderful but also dangerous as these devices may connect to public WiFi networks without the knowledge or consent of the user, which can allow hackers to view and steal personal data. At the same time, Person-to-Person (P2P) sharing opens up new avenues for the loss of private files and security. In short, when information is publically shared across the internet, it can be discovered and stolen by even a novice hacker. 

For this, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be the solution. According to Caroline of Bleeping Tech, a VPN “create[s] a tunnel of sorts that encrypts the data you send to an outside and secure server which will connect to the Internet for you, and then send you what you are after. With this, no one will be able to see what you are sending or receiving.” Thus, private data is kept private even when transferred across the public internet.

Of course, determining which VPN is best can be difficult. Luckily, here are the five best VPN for torrents, P2P, and file sharing:


ExpressVPN


While there are many free VPNs, the safest, fastest, and most secure do have a monthly price. ExpressVPN, for example, starts at $12.95 a month with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As for specifications, there is a 256-bit encryption, the ability to simultaneous connect from two devices, unlimited bandwidth, no throttling, and no logging of data. Further, though uptime and connection speed is dependent upon the connection/distance to the connecting VPN location as well as the bandwidth of one’s own ISP, ExpressVPN does offer speed tests, the ability to detect which possible location is the fastest with which to make a connection, and server locations in 78 countries with new servers continuously being added. Of added benefit is that ExpressVPN is located centrally in the British Virgin Islands and subject to no set of sovereign laws.

Means of payment accepted include credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and other local payment options.


IPVanish VPN


Starting at $10.00 per month and ranked second is IPVanish VPN. Like ExpressVPN, it has a 256-bit encryption, allows simultaneous connection by two devices, unlimited bandwidth, no throttling, and no data logging. However, it only has servers in 60 countries. Further, IPVanish is located centrally in the United States and is thus subject to the laws therein the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Despite these setbacks, however, IPVanish remains “the only true tier-1 VPN provider in the world” assuring the greatest delivery speeds compared to any other VPN. They also have 24/7 support and network operations teams so servers are kept running at all times while additional infrastructure is added in specific regions with increased demand for their services.

Means of payment include credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and various local payment options.


VPNArea


VPNArea ranks third on this list and starts at $9.90 per month. It is a newer VPN and like the others listed above has a 256-bit encryption, unlimited bandwidth, and logs no data. In addition, five devices can be simultaneously connected to this VPN rather than simply two. Further, it is based out of Bulgaria and is thus not subject to data retention. It also has a 7-day free trial and great customer service across the board.

Means of payment include credit cards, PayPal, Payza and Bitcoin.


AirVPN


With a starting price of $7.83 per month, AirVPN is ranked fourth in this list. With servers in 51 countries, there are certified, real-time user and server statistics enabling extremely fast and reliable speeds. In addition, there are no logs kept, a 256-bit encryption, the allowance of three simultaneous connections, and a base in Italy, which means no data retention. The website is a bit hard to navigate, and there is a minimum allocated granted bandwidth (4 Mbit/s download and 4 Mbit/s upload), but the services of AirVPN still remain outstanding.

Means of payment include credit cards, PayPal, and Bitcoin.


BolehVPN



Last on this list, but still a terrific VPN, is BolehVPN, which starts at $9.99 per month With a 256-bit encryption, two allowed simultaneous connections, unlimited bandwidth, no throttling, and no data logging, BolehVPN is based in Malaysia and thus subject to no court orders or data retention. Nonetheless, there are only servers in 14 countries, and this VPN has been known to share files on certain servers. Still, there has not been a major downtime for five years, and there is an automatic fail-over for most servers.

Means of payment include credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer, Bitcoin, DogeCoin and DarkCoin.


Conclusion:
Beyond the VPNs listed here, there are hundreds of others. Secure Thoughts lists many of these, but there are still numerous other ones in addition to this. For someone serious about investing in a VPN for true privacy concerns, it is best recommended that this list be only a starting point for future research.

This article was guest-written by Cassie Phillips.

What is Netflix and how to use Netflix in Pakistan

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The wait is over, Netflix finally decided to expand its service to the whole globe simultaneously where Pakistan is one of them. But don't get your hopes up about Netflix and Chill as there's only going to be " Netflix and Buffering " if you live in Pakistan. Just kidding. (Not kidding actually)

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Okay so if you're reading this article from Pakistan or a country where Netflix has been recently launched, you may probably not know what Netflix is. So before I carry on with the article, let's discuss about what Netflix is and what it has to offer.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is the online version of cable which allows you to stream TV shows or movies in good quality for a monthly fee. All you need is a great Internet connection to be able to enjoy the experience of watching Netflix. If not, don't worry as you can rent blu ray or dvd, which is delivered to your doorstep in a short period of time.

How to use Netflix in Pakistan?

Now that you know what Netflix is, it's time to go more in details on how it works and how you can subscribe to the service.

The good thing about Netflix is the fact that it gives you 1 month free subscription provided that you provide your details for subscription fee before hand but after the trial is over it's upto you whether you choose to continue using Netflix by paying or not. As Netflix states on their website " No commitments. Cancel online at anytime ".

Netflix membership is divided into 3 categories.

netflix subscription prices in pakistan

In my opinion you can save money by subscribing to premium membership and sharing it with 3 other people so the cost is divided. So since premium is $12, you'd each have to pay $3 a month which is pretty cheap and reasonable for a awesome service such as Netflix. 


Instagram lets you send private messages to others by Instagram Direct

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If you're an Instagram user, you must already be familar with the " Direct " message feature which allows you to send pictures/videos personally to anyone you're following but as of now that's changed as you Instagram Direct lets you do much more than just send pictures or videos.



Instagram's new update lets you send private messages to others by Instagram Direct

Instagram's new update allows you to send hashtag pages, profiles, messages, a heart etc and create groups too with upto 15 people. Although Direct messaging on Instagram lacks privacy...it still is a pretty useful feature as you can finally have a proper conversation privately on Instagram. This should put Instagram Chat out business. One third of Instagram's population use Direct Messaging, hence the developers have decided to put more focus on improving Instagram Direct and you shall see more features added to Instagram direct in the near future. 


Instagram's new update lets you send private messages to others by Instagram Direct

Facebook already owns WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the world's largest Instant Messaging app. (Check out our list of Top 5 Instant Messaging Apps) Instagram is probably going to become the third with this new feature. Although Instagram Direct messaging has a few limitations such as not being able to save (download) photos from conversations but that shouldn't stop you as you can just take a screen shot easily. 

So leave your comments behind on what you think about this move and the pros/cons about it?

Top 5 Best Apps to Order Food online in Pakistan

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Thanks to the Internet you can order food online without having to step outside and have it delivered to your doorstep in a matter of minutes. That's not all, they also offer freebies and exclusive discounts. Although there are many Apps for ordering food online in Pakistan. The question is which App should you use?


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#1 - FoodPanda



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This was the first app I used to order food online. This app supports almost every city (E.g: Hyderabad, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore etc). Also allows you to filter the restaurants into prices and a few other options, making it simpler for you to choose your order. Also you don't need a phone to use Foodpanda, you can order from your browser as well. Foodpanda also displays the minimum time it will take for your order to arrive along with the delivery fees (if any). Also you can save money by using vouchers or being on a lookout for deals. This app doesn't just support Pakistan but also many other countries such as India, Malaysia, Singapore, US etc and has great customer support.


#2 - EatOye!



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EatOye! delivers to over 25 cities (E.g: Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi etc) from famous restaurants like 14th street pizza, Johnny rockets, Dominos, KFC etc. EatOye also allows you to reserve a table without you having to waste time going there just to reserve a seat in person. This is the best app you'd find in Pakistan for ordering food online. If you're hungry and want to see everything available on a single menu card, EatOye is the app for you!


#3 - SuperMeal.pk



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SuperMeal is a great app for ordering food online in Pakistan at the comfort of your own home. It's very simple to use, all you've do is pick a restaurant, place your order and then pay cash on delivery, also has option to pay by EasyPay. SuperMeal is smooth to use on browser as well as the App. SuperMeal detects your location automatically which is still a bit inaccurate sometimes though, hence it's suggested to enter your location manually Especially if you are living in a Flat. Although Supermeal is a great App for ordering food online in Pakistan, it still has a lot to improve in order to be comparable to EatOye or other famous Apps.


#4 - FoodGenie



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" Your wish is my command " FoodGenie's motto. FoodGenie is same as Supermeal, you can order food easily in just 3 steps and have it arrive in your doorstep in seconds. FoodGenie is said to have a service better than Supermeal but in my first experience it took half hour longer than the estimated time it said the food would arrive. Apart from that, FoodGenie supports a few major cities only such as Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Multan only hence in order for it to become successful and comparable to other food online delivery services it needs to start supporting more cities.


#5 - TossDown



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TossDown is a great app to order food online in Pakistan for iOS users especially. They also offer a great amount of deals espically in Ramadan and holidays such as Independence Day, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-Ul-Azha etc. If you're not living in Pakistan, don't worry as this app also offers delivery service in foreign neighboring countries such as: Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE etc. Although the app has much to improve as it's Android App still lacks features and food delivery is mostly supported in cities within Punjab, where as TossDown only does delivery service for Karachi in Sindh province.