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How to download and use Prisma on Android

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If you're an active user of famous social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc you must've heard of an app called " Prisma " atleast once (or 37583947733 times) on your social network newsfeed. Ever since it's initial release on iOS appstore, it has lead app store rankings with over 10 million downloads! The words to come into your mind espically if you're an app developer right now, is probably HOW and WHY?

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How to download and use prisma on Android

​The answer is simple. Just like the answer, Prisma is simple to use and features UNIQUE filters which will transforms your photos into artworks using the style of 33 famous artists (i.e: Munk, Picasso etc). The secret behind this app's success is basically the fact that it's not your typical photo filtering app, instead it uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) which processes each photo differently depending on the photo's structure and converts it into a piece of art. Just like everything, this app also comes with a con and that is, it requires a Internet connection but that shouldn't stop you from downloading this app! Here in this article you will learn how to download Prisma on Android and also how to use Prisma on Android. 


How to download Prisma on Android

1. Download Prisma from the Google Playstore by searching for " Prisma " or by Clicking Here.


How to download and install Prisma on Android

2. After you've opened it, you'll be asked to give few permissions. Accept all to proceed.

3. Congratulations, you've installed Prisma on Android!


How to use Prisma on Android

The interface of Prisma should be easy to get the hang of within first five minutes of Installing, as it resembles other photo filtering apps. Using it is very easy, all you've to do is:

1. Take a photo using your phone's rear or front camera/Select an existing photo from your phone's gallery.

.2. Select a filter from the list to apply the filter (Make sure to be connected to the Internet). Don't be alarmed if it takes some time, as many people are using it.


How to play Pokemon Go in Pakistan

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You must have already heard of the word " Pokemon " before. Po-Ke-Mon, from the name of Japanese video game for Nintendo which means Pocket Monster has finally been released for Android and iOS users. But just like everything else in the world, it hasn't been released officially in Pakistan yet. The app has been officially launched so far in Australia, USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand. But that hasn't stopped people from outside these countries finding a way to play it, which can be achieved by manually downloading the game instead from the official app stores. But before we begin, let's talk more about Pokemon Go.

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What is Pokemon Go?


How to play Pokemon Go in Pakistan

Pokemon Go is a location based adventure game which works by using your smartphone's GPS for real world location and camera for realistic experience in catching pokemons. The game instantly became viral after it's release due to the massive positive reputation it had already gained previously by Nintendo users. Pokemon Go is a very exciting game and allows you to do a lot of things which I will not go into details here, but the main reason Pokemon Go has became a success is due to it's uniqueness which majority of the games do not offer.


​Is Pokemon Go F2P (Free To Play)?


Yes. Pokemon Go is free to play but you still have options to use real life money to purchase ingame currency called " PokeCoins " which can be used to purchase useful items in the game. This is unneccasary as you're not required to spend money but it's same thing as you'd have to spend your time and energy instead of money, which makes the game even more fun. 

Requirements


Android

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1 
  • Preferred resolution of 720x1280 px
  • Strong data connection (3G, 4G or WiFi)
  • GPS 

iOS

  • iPhone 5+ 
  • iOS 8+
  • Strong data connection (3G, 4G or WiFi)
  • GPS 


How to play Pokemon Go in Pakistan

​Now that we're finished with the introduction, it's time to show you how to play Pokemon Go in Pakistan.

Android:

  • Download the APK for the game on your device by clicking here.
  • Go to Settings > Security and enable installs from Unknown Sources on your phone before proceeding to the next step.

How to play Pokemon Go in Pakistan
  • Go to the Downloads folder.
  • Click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install the game.
Note: Not all APK files are safe hence make sure to download the APK file mentioned in this article or from somewhere you trust. ​


iPhone:

  • Launch the App Store on your iPhone and sign out of your Apple ID.
  • Go to Settings>General>Language & Region.
  • Tap on Region and change it to "Australia"(OR any other country that this game supports).
  • Go to the iOS App Store and search for Pokemon Go. Install it. 
  • You'll be asked to sign in, but press "Create New" instead. (CRUCIAL STEP)
  • You have to fill out the required information & follow the instructions. Choose any email or Australia based address. (depending what country you selected earlier). Make sure to use your common sense and tap " None " for billing information or else you'll be required to input your billing information later on.
  • Head back to the App Store once the account has been created & you can download, install and play Pokemon Go as you are signed into a supported country.


Thetic Blog Downtime Explanation

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As most of you may've noticed that Thetic Blog was down for more than 2 weeks. The problem was not related to hosting but due to domain, which expired on 4th of July and I didn't even notice due to Eid nearby and by the time I did realize (after 3-4 days) I also found out my Paypal account had just frozen and after multiple calls & emails to the Paypal support team my account was still not unfrozen, until I got a smart idea to pay a friend in real life who can renew my domain online but apparently I did that way too late. (but better than never, right?)


Thetic Blog downtime explanation


Losses Thetic Blog has suffered?

The major loss Thetic Blog has suffered is SEO. We've lost 90% of our SEO e.g: our rankings on Google, meaning we've been wiped from Google. Hence we're back to square one and hopefully shouldn't take much time to rise again.

How we plan to rise again?

This time it should be easier as we've many people who support Thetic Blog i.e: dedicated readers, team of writers, guest posters etc. Where as, when we first started back last year on July 4th, it was just me writing. 

How can you contribute to helping Thetic Blog?

​If you're reading this article it probably means you're a dedicated reader who found this article through our social networks as we've dissappeared from the search engine (temporarily). You're already helping us by viewing this article, you can continue to do so by sharing our articles, reading other articles etc. 


Thanks for staying with us!
-CEO & Founder of Thetic Blog

LUX CABLES | Premium Charging Cable | Micro USB/Lightning

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I've been a smartphone user for almost 5 years and the most frequent problem I've had is with my charging cables. They were either breaking or just not working properly anymore, as if they were designed in such a way to destroy themselves after a specific period of time! I can't be the only one who has tried to find a premium charging cable that is almost indestructible or at least is able to stay alive for a longer time than my ordinary/original charging cable. Imagine if you could stick with just one charging cable for the rest of your life, you'd probably end up saving enough money to buy a BMW, no? Don't worry, you can make this possible thanks to Lux's Premium Charging Cable.


Lux premium charging cable

Features: 2 meters long, thicker wire gauge (20 AWG), metal encased tips and braided with nylon.​

Lux's Premium Charging Cable Advantages

​You're probably wondering what makes Lux's premium charging cables better than ordinary charging cables or why you should order them? here's why:

1. More money is used to make them, unlike ordinary cables which are cheaply made hence the shorter life.

2. They're more longer than your usual charging cables (2 meters) so you'd be able to charge and use phone at the same time.


Lux long premium charging cable 2 metres 6 ft 78 inches

3. Supports Quick charging. 


Premium charging cable that supports quick charging on smartphones

4. Comes with a one year warranty. 


Lux premium charging cable that comes with a one year warranty

5. Custom designed. Unique premium charging cables that you won't be able to find anywhere else!


Custom made unique premium charging cables by Lux

6. Most importantly, they don't break easily as they're covered by thick nylon material (at least 25% thicker) ensuring your cable is long lasting and tangle free.


Premium charging cable covered by thick nylon material ensuring cable is long lasting and tangle free


Compatibility

  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s / 6 / 6+ / 6s / 6s+
  • iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4 / Air / Air 2 
  • iPad Pro
  • Android/Windows Phones and Tablets 

Order Lux's premium charging cable by clicking here. You won't regret it!

If you've any questions or suggestions regarding Lux's premium charging cable, you may contact Lux at hello@luxcables.com or by clicking here.



Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon

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Lebanon is one of several emerging countries to fully embrace the internet and mobile technologies and use them to fuel local entrepreneurial endeavors. Indeed, Lebanese love for technology and innovation is so strong that it sparked initiatives like Lebanon for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs Lebanon, among many others. Today, we are talking a closer look at top 5 most influential technology websites in Lebanon. No aspiring entrepreneur or long-term technology enthusiast can afford to miss out on what these influencers and reporters have to say. 


1. LebGeeks


Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon LebGeeks


LebGeeks is the largest tech geek community in Lebanon. The site has celebrated its 10th birthday in 2014, and it still continues to be the home for over 3,500 of Lebanese top developers, IT professionals, web designers, gamers, and just about everyone else who loves technology. The website was founded by Samer Nakfour, a designer and engineer whose work and interests span a wide range of fields from programming to interaction design. 

In its early days, LebGeeks was just a small forum with only a handful of active users. As technology penetrated lives of ordinary people who couldn’t previously afford to own a computer or a smartphone, LebGeeks was often the first stop to ask for advice, help, or to discuss recent tech news. 

These days, LebGeeks hosts a regular series of local meetups and events in Beirut, where users can meet in person, strengthen their friendships, and share their love for technology with others. There’s also a series of short talks given by coders in Beirut, which are a fantastic introduction for every person interested in the subject. 


2. TechGeek365.com


Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon TechGeek365


TechGeek365.com is a unique tech blog that focuses on technology, social media, mobiles, gadgets, entrepreneurship, and many other related topics. The site was founded by tech entrepreneur Bashir Osman in mid 2014, and has since gained a lot of traction with the help of his dynamic team of young tech geeks, who felt the need to give readers a better way to get recent tech news as well as in-depth feature articles. 

TechGeek365 is conveniently divided into several different sections, so readers can easily choose the category that interests them the most or just fire up the site to see what the latest news is. Unlike so many technology websites today, TechGeek365 doesn’t just recite press releases without offering any added value whatsoever. Instead, their team of talented writers goes the extra mile and gives readers the big picture that’s otherwise so easy to miss. 

If you don’t have time to read multiple news sources and would just like to get straight to the meat, TechGeek365 is definitely the best technology website in Lebanon that you can currently follow. 


3. T3 Middle East


Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon T3 Middle East


Even though T3 Middle East is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, their reach extends into the entire region, including Lebanon. Just like the original T3, T3 Middle East offers a good mixture of recent technology news and developments with a little bit of pop culture and science thrown in for a good measure. 

One of the greatest strengths of the site has to be the level of access that comes with a budget of a large organization such as T3. Their reporters can get into places that would remain closed for journalists and reporters from lesser known sites. They can also get their hands on the newest gadgets through their exclusive partnerships with manufacturers of electronic gadgets. 

The site itself is easy to navigate, but there seems to be quite a lack of community involvement. The place can, at times, feel rather bare and stellar, which is not something that you want to here if you are looking for a place full of like-minded individuals. Still, T3 Middle East is a great secondary source of tech news for people living in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East. 


4. Tech Ticker


Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon Tech Ticker


Tech Ticker started in 2004 as a blog that covers consumer electronic products, gadgets, and related scientific and technological advancements. Back then, it was just a small site powered by Google Blogger. It took Tech Ticker exactly 2 years to acquire its own domain. The website is currently headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, where it’s being managed by the editor-in-chief, Anish Gangar.

Tech Ticker uses a very easy-to-navigate layout that looks great on screens of all sizes. The layout encourages visitors to return back to search for new articles and news stories. Those who would rather receive updates can do so via mail, RSS, Twitter, or Facebook. The site is still relatively young and not many people are actively commenting, but Tech Ticker’s team of writers is dedicated to their job and certainly don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. 


5. Social Media Exchange (SMEX)


Top 5 Technology Websites in Lebanon Social Media Exchange SMEX


As described on the official website, Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).” The organization was founded by Jessica Dheere, who currently focuses on content, leading the design and development of training programs and writing most SMEX guides.

Other members include Mohamad Najem, Coco Al Chamaliya, Jad Shokor, Kayssar Yaacoub, Mariam Al Shafie, and several others. Together, they work on media development programs as well as Internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible Internet access for civil society across the MENA region.

They also provide strategic Internet training to civil society actors and activists in Lebanon and have partnered with Women in Technology and the Collective for Research Training and Development Action to give training to everyone in need. Their goal of free and open, diverse and dynamic Arab Internet is one that every technology enthusiast should definitely support.