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How to backup Android data with MobiKin Assistant for Android

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Backup your text messages and contacts on Android

Losing your text messages or contacts can be devastating. They are highly valuable and regarded as some of the most important data stored on your Android device. That’s why you need a professional Android file manager like MobiKin Assistant for Android to backup and manage these effectively.

The MobiKin system lets you export all of your contacts’ information and their text messages with just one click. Your conversations will be saved in HTML or VCF formats on your computer and be easily accessible. One you’ve transferred your contacts, you can edit their information and send mass text messages via the app.

MobiKin is that simple. Don’t lose your priceless contact information or text messages again: backup text messages from Android and enjoy the security of a quality Android device manager. The MobiKin Assistant for Android does so much more – read on for the other unique features it has to offer.

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Never lose data again and free up space on Android

MobiKin Assistant for Android exports all of the files on your Android device and securely stores them on your PC or Mac. Your data is safely transferred in their original format and retain the highest quality possible. You’ll never have to worry about losing anything on your Android device again.

Once you’ve downloaded this important tool, you can get started on quickly backing up your files. We’ve already mentioned how you can backup contacts from Android and text messages but the MobiKin program has many other features. You can save your apps, photos, music, books, videos, sending and receiving SMS messages from your computer and so much more.

You should have everything on your Android device backed up to ensure you don’t lose anything. But the software is also useful for keeping precious memories available on your Android device. If you have some files that you need, but don’t use frequently, you can put them on your computer through MobiKin. Make sure you pick up the MobiKin Assistant for Android below.

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MobiKin’s versatility

MobiKin backs up all of your data, but there are other interesting functions that make it even more useful. You can organize and manage your apps right from the interface. It works just like the backup feature. You just upload them to your PC or Mac and manage them from there. You can get a view of all of your apps at a glance and choose which ones you want to uninstall to free up memory. You can also manage your APK files with just one click.

MobiKin is compatible with almost any Android device available on the market from brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and many more. Download the software, plug in your device and let MobiKin do the work. Just imagine all the ways MobliKin’s Assistant for Android can improve your smartphone experience.

OnePlus 3 price, release date, specs and rumors

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OnePlus 3 price and release date

CNET en Espanol got an exclusive interview with OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei. While he didn’t disclose any details about the design of the OnePlus 3, Mr Pei did disclose an estimated launch date; the end of the second quarter of 2016.

A leak in early May suggested the OnePlus 3 base model to sell for $310, while a premium version, with more memory, was said to come in at $384, which fits with OnePlus’ low pricing for high-end specs appeal.

On May 23, OnePlus announced via its forum that its is offering up 30,000 new Loop VR heasets for free (except for shipping). All you have to do is mosey over to the OnePlus store, ensure you select your country at the bottom right of the page, and head to the checkout.

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The move is a promotion for a promotion. That is, the headset can be used to to place an order, in VR, for the OnePlus 3 before anyone else, in what OnePlus is describing as “the first global VR shopping experience.”

There’s still no word on when exactly customers will be able to place their preorders, but the headsets won’t be shipping until June 6.

OnePlus 3 design

A clear render of what could be the OnePlus 3 was leaked by reliable serial leakster Evan Blass in a tweet today. The image shows the front and the back of the device with the caption ‘Never Settle’ on the front and the official logo on the back.

From the render, we can see that the back will be curved and it looks quite ergonomic. It has a brushed silver finish and it would be great if this means it’s not as slippery as other OnePlus devices, like the OnePlus X. The camera protrudes from the back a bit too much. You will also notice the LED flash underneath the camera.

The screen appears bezel-less and takes up most of the front of the device. The display looks crisp but we’ll have to see it in person before we can really pass judgement. We hope to see a QHD AMOLED display, which would be a significant improvement on the OnePlus 2 HD screen.

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Recent photos from the Chinese social media site Weibo might have revealed the final design of the OnePlus 3, and it looks like the lovechild of the OnePlus 2 and HTC One M9.

From the front, the handset seems to be a slightly less square version of the OnePlus 2, (the corners are a little softer) however the rear bears a striking resemblance to the One M9 design. We don’t know how credible the photos are, but if they’re fake, they’re very impressive fakes. See for yourself below.

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Earlier, in December, a concept video leaked showing the possible design of the OnePlus 3. It gives us a glimpse of slick, curvy device with extremely thin bezels. The video further hints that the OnePlus 3 might go with a brushed metal back, and we can also see a dual-tone LED flash and USB Type-C charging.

OnePlus 3 specs

A screenshot has surfaced that gives us our first solid look at specs for the OnePlus 3. The AnTuTu Benchmark screenshot shows some heft but not unsurprising hardware choices from manufacturer OnePlus. The OnePlus 3 (model number A3000) could pack a 1080p HD display, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Unsurprisingly, this should all be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU.

Another leak in early May confirmed the above information but also provided further details on a premium model, which is said to house 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

Evan Blass, a reliable leakster, supplied a tasty specs array on May 24, confirming a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, the Snapdragon 820, along with 64 GB of internal memory and a 16 MP rear camera.

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He also claimed that the device will feature NFC, which the OnePlus 2 did not feature. Welcome back, old friend.

Curiously, the screen shot Evan Blass provided shows the device running OxygenOS 3.1.0 with Android N. Curious.

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The cameras were said to be 16 MP on the rear and 8 MP on the front, and a 3,500-mAh battery was also suggested.

Previous models in the series used the cursed Snapdragon 810, despite its overheating problems, but the new generation chip should solve this issue and allow for better performance.

We’d also expect the new phone to employ a USB type C port, as its predecessor did.

This app can help you build better habits

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Can an app really change your life?

I started out my journey with Fabulous six weeks ago and was skeptical. A friend told me it did a lot for him in just a short period of time. And I agreed. He looked healthier, seemed sharper and was generally happier than before. He told me that his work improved and so did his relationship with his wife. But could this really be attributed to an app? I had to give it a try. So I downloaded Fabulous and kept an open mind.

The first thing I noticed with Fabulous is the interface is colorful and user-friendly; I enjoyed jumping into it and wanted to see more after the start screen. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to get into the program and start making progress. I didn’t have to answer 100 questions or enter personal info. Instead, I picked which area of my life I wanted to get started on improving.

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Small steps slowly improve your daily routines

Fabulous does not encourage you to try and improve everything in your life all at once. This is counterproductive because we usually go all out for a few weeks and then quit (and I include myself in that). Instead, the app paces you with one overall goal and small achievements over weeks to improve your habits.

The app gives you four journeys to improve your life including: ‘Sleep better’, ‘Feel more energized’, ‘Focus and concentrate more’ and ‘Lose weight’. I chose ‘Sleep better’ for my first journey since it’s the area I need the most improvement. You can pick whichever you want but once you’ve picked a journey you’re locked into that one until you’ve achieved enough improvements.

Fabulous started my journey by showing me some brief reading material so I could familiarize myself with the science behind the process. Then it gave me some small goals that I needed to work on. One of the goals was to disconnect from my electronics 30 minutes before bedtime for three nights in a row. The app explained why I needed to do this – the screens from our devices make our brains think it’s daytime and it is then harder to get to sleep. I did everything the app asked me to do to improve my sleep.

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Once I finished an achievement the app moved me on to another. If I was tempted to try and tackle another ritual the app wouldn’t let me and gave me the warning: “I don’t want to overwhelm you”. I thought maybe I could just purchase some points or something, which is how most apps do it. Well, Fabulous wouldn’t let me. I had to follow the course slowly and correctly.

I inevitably failed at a goal. This was disheartening but the app did an excellent job of picking me back up when I was down. I didn’t feel like quitting because I knew I just needed to do something small and not try to change my whole life overnight. If I didn’t understand something I just asked a question to one of the coaches in a chat section similar to a messenger app. The coaches were friendly, prompt and always helpful.

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These small changes in routines changed my life

It would take too long to elaborate how many ways my life is better with this app but I’ll give you one example. I started with the sleep journey and that was a smart idea because I was having so many problems with it. I wouldn’t get a good night’s rest and would end up feeling tired every morning. It took me longer to do everything throughout the day. I had a tough time focusing and even got irritable over nothing.

I now know the problem with my sleep was my routine. When it would near bedtime I would always be on my smartphone, PC or laptop. In fact, the last thing I would do every night was check my notifications. If I awoke in the middle of the night I would always look at my phone. My bedtime routine was terrible but it didn’t change all at once. I slowly had to alter my behavior over a few weeks.

The app methodically separated me from my electronics at bedtime and now I go to bed 30 minutes before my bedtime and have a healthy meditation routine before I fall asleep. These small changes in my sleep routines had a profound effect on the rest of my life. I started waking up feeling well rested almost every morning. I was able to focus more and I started exercising regularly. Best of all, I was confident enough to move on to the next journey.

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Self control is a myth

Fabulous doesn’t try to upend your life. It instead wants to slowly steer it towards health and happiness a few steps at a time. To quote one of the app’s lessons: “Self-control is a myth. You can impose it on yourself once, twice, even a whole week, but you can’t keep on relying on self-control every day. Instead, you need an ingrained habit, an automated routine that is part of your personality.”

These are the apps and settings I’m using right now

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Lock screen

My lock screen is the default OnePlus lock screen and the background is the album artwork of whatever I’m listening to on Deezer at the time. If I’m not playing music, the background is the same as my home screen background. Nothing too flashy here.

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Home screen

My home screen is a stark, minimalist place. I’m using Nova Launcher with the Glyphs by Tokem icon pack, which is a port from iOS. I like the pack, but, as you will soon see, it has a big weakness.

I have my most commonly used apps on the home screen: WhatsApp, Deezer, Instagram, Google Maps, Feedly and Pocket. And the final icon is a hidden folder that I made using Nova Launcher. It contains four news sites. Three of these open through Hermit, which saves battery and storage space and stops websites tracking me, and the other is a standalone app: Slide for Reddit.

The clock and weather widget comes from Simple Weather, a clean Material Design app.

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App drawer

My app drawer opens through a swipe-up gesture on the home screen. The drawer itself is sorted into five tabs: all, reading, travel, organization and games.

As you can see, this is where my choice of icon pack falls short, as it hasn’t been updated in eons and loads of icons are missing from it, resulting in a very incomplete and scattershot appearance. Still, I rarely use the app drawer, so it doesn’t bother me too much.

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Apps I’m using at the minute

Morning Routine

I’m dorking out on Material Design a lot these days, and I’m thinking about cleaning out my phone to get to as close to stock as possible. In the meantime, I’m using a few really nice Material Design apps. One that I’ve recently begun using is Morning Routine.

Firstly, this app has really stunning transition animations. Swiping from the left crumples the screen to reveal the side menu, for example, but it’s loaded front-to-back with pleasing animations and transitions.

It’s main functionality lets you set alarms that operate in several steps, and there are some really cool things you can do. For example, you can have the app set a normal alarm that you can snooze with a simple button press, then a second alarm ten minutes later that opens up a news website, then a third that requires you to scan the barcode on your shampoo to snooze and simultaneously starts your coffee maker (assuming you have a very fancy coffee maker). This is just one example; it offers a huge level of customization.

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Medium

Some of my favorite sites are starting to migrate over to Medium, so, like a loyal puppy, I have followed them. It’s essentially an online publishing platform that lets anyone partake. Created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, it allows anyone to publish their writing on it, and you can follow publications you’re interested in and receive recommendations on content that might be relevant to you. You can highlight and respond to passages in articles, allowing direct interaction and discussion.

The whole thing is geared towards sharing and engaging in content that you and those you follow are reading. It’s looking like a really great way to give online publishing a new direction. Definitely worth digging into.

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Dashlane

I’ve just started using a password manager, Dashlane. It works between my phone and desktop browser, saving 44 passwords, as well as my personal credentials, meaning I don’t have to waste time or worry about forgetting my passwords, which I used to do with disturbing frequency.

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Google Trips

I’m doing some planning for my summer holiday at the moment, so I’m trying out Google’s new app, Trips. It’s still in the early stages of development, but it’s great for compiling lists of things to do and see and places to eat. It’s also got my flight details stored there, too. As the app is not available through the Google Play Store yet, the only way to get it is to head over to APKMirror

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