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Uber increases UberX fares effective 29th January 2020

Uber increases UberX fares effective 29th January 2020

Ride-hailing company, Uber, has increased its UberX fares for yet another time in just 3 months. In what the firm has termed as “Investing in technology to enhance trip safety”, the changes – which take effect on 29th January 2020 – shall see an increment in the per kilometre and per minute fares charged on trips.

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As the base fare and minimum fare remain at UGX 1,250 and 6,000 respectively, the per kilometre fare has been increased from 700 to 850 while the per minute fare from 100 to 130.

Uber says the increase is because “of the increased costs for driver-partners.” The company recently implemented an in-depth earnings review to ensure that the app continues to be a “reliable economic opportunity for driver-partners, as well as an affordable option for riders.”

Accordingly, the new fare structure will enable Uber ably invest in improvements to its existing technology to help keep you safer on the road.

Second UberX fares increase in just 3 months

In October last year, the company put into effect its fare changes for UberX users in Kampala with a 13% rise in the charges incurred for trips made.

The changes saw an increase in the Base Fare from UGX 1,000 to UGX 1,250; the Per Kilometre charge from UGX 600 to UGX 700; Per Minute charge remaining at a constant UGX 100 while the Minimum Fare was increased from UGX 5,000 to UGX 6,000.

In a bid to understand the changes, and their implications on both the app users and drivers, an Uber spokesperson detailed to us then that Uber is emphasizing the provision of safe, reliable and affordable rides to its customers.

What are Uber’s new safety measures?

  • Trusted contacts: you’re able to select up to 5 loved ones as ‘Trusted Contacts’ and can choose to be prompted to share trip details with them during every ride – with a single tap.
  • GPS tracking: all Uber rides are tracked by GPS from start to finish, so you can follow your ride and see exactly where you’re going.
  • 24-7 Customer Support: whether you have a query or a problem with a trip, it’s easy to get the help you need with 247 in-app support.
  • Rider insurance coverage: In the unfortunate event of injury, death or disability while on-trip.
  • Plus the PIN code feature for riders to identify the right drivers

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A tribute to Kobe Bryant, the selfless Techpreneur

A tribute to Kobe Bryant, the selfless Techpreneur

The world over has mourned the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in California. Bryant, aged 41, was heading to a Mamba Sports Academy game at the time when the helicopter crashed.

Much as he wrote his story in the history books through the achievements he garnered as a sportsman, Bryant was a selfless entrepreneur off the court.

In 2013, he co-founded venture capital firm Bryant Stibel along with Web.com founder Jeff Stibel. The partnership would turn out to be a $100 million venture capital fund that gives life to tech startups seeking a way out of the birth stage.

The firm now has more than $2 billion in assets, with investments in dozens of technology, media and data companies. Additionally, Bryant Stibel claims at least 10 successful exits, including Dell and Alibaba. It also has investments in Fortnite creator Epic Games, digital payment company Klarna and household products firm The Honest Company.

In 2014, Bryant invested a 10% stake in sports drink BodyArmor, which is now said to be worth $200 million after Coca-Cola purchased a stake in the firm. Bryant was once quoted to state that he hoped to be remembered for his investments just as much as his NBA career when speaking with CNBC in 2016.

“If you really want to create something that lasts generations, you have to help inspired the next generation, right? They create something great. And then that generation will inspire the one behind them. That’s when you create something forever.”

In 2016, Bryant founded Granity Studios, a media company that focuses on creative storytelling around sports. Through this company, the basketball star wrote and narrated a short film called “Dear Basketball,” which won the Academy Award for best animated short film in 2018. 

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The Innovation Village Kampala is expanding to Gulu, Jinja, and Mbarara

The Innovation Village Kampala is expanding to Gulu, Jinja, and Mbarara

It’s been just over four years of programmes and projects based in Kampala, and The Innovation Village is thinking of a new strategy. In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the hub has unveiled a strategic plan that is going to see its operations extended to three new cities outside of Kampala.

The plan, dubbed The Innovation Village Game Changers Roadshow, will take startup entrepreneurship and youth innovation to the North, East and Western regions of Uganda. The hub seeks to grow Startups, SMEs and Purpose-Driven Enterprises, with ways to deliver solutions for community challenges.

The expansion will take place between January and March 2020 with Gulu coming first, Jinja next, and Mbarara later. According to CK Japheth, Founder and CEO of The Innovation Village, the space in Gulu will be situated at the former Smiling Panda, while the Jinja hub will be situated on a 1920s Madhvani building.

The launch of these brand new innovation spaces will be a starting point for the budding of youth entrepreneurs and talented youth will be exposed to various events and activities that will enable them discover and develop their potential.

CK says that the new venture will be a beginning of a new era in doing more for Ugandan youth by covering more geographical space than we have before”. He adds that there is a vast pool of over $12 million to facilitate the entire expansion process and this will create opportunities for the innovators in the regions.

“By 2024 we aim at achieving the following targets: creation of 300,003 direct new jobs for young people from which another 60,657 indirect jobs (20%) will be created, skilling 230,000 young people and facilitating 163,010 new linkages. We believe that this move to expand to other regions outside of Kampala will enable us these ambitious targets”

This development comes two months after the hub securing two awards at the 2019 Top 100 Mid-sized Companies Award Gala.

The Innovation Village is not the first to extend its services beyond the capital city. In January 2018, Hive Colab co-founded opened a second branch in Mbarara.

Speaking to SautiTech, Lorna Twinomugisha – the Mbarara site manager said that the idea to expand was entirely new to the vast majority of the population and they are still trying hard to sell it. This saw them reduce renting space to as low as Shs50,000 a month per individual, a third of what it costs to get the same space at their main hub in Kampala.

Also, to get people to know about the hub and how they can benefit from it, they partnered with universities, which give them an opportunity to address students and they also organize pitch contents and other programs that students could pick interest in.

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3 Methods to Upgrade Current Android Version to Android 10

3 Methods to Upgrade Current Android Version to Android 10

The Android operating system is constantly updated, and each update brings a different experience to the user. On September 3, 2019, Google officially released its latest Android version and named it Android 10. Unlike the previous Android versions, it broke the release history named after dessert, but directly named by numbers. The original name of Android 10 was Android Q. From Android 1.0 to Android 10, the OS has made major breakthroughs in terms of visuals, concepts and functions. You must be curious about the features of Android 10 and how to get Android 10 updates quickly. Don’t worry, this article will give a detailed explanation and three ways to update the Android version.

Upgrade Current Android Version to Android 10.

Benefits of Android System Update (Android 10 Features):

  • Bring 65 new emojis
  • Gesture navigation support
  • Dark theme support
  • Function with sound amplifier
  • Live caption for videos and audio messages
  • Focus mode – choose apps to pause temporarily
  • Transcribe sounds around you in real time
  • Separate input method for work and personal
  • Share Wi-Fi using QR code
  • Monochrome camera support
  • Smart reply and response to messages
  • Keep your data private with more controls
  • Get Google Play Store update faster
  • ……

Benefits of Android 10 System Update.

Now that you’ve known the awesome features of Android 10, you may can’t wait to upgrade to the latest Android version. However, the Android system update is not as simple as you think. Even if you’ve read a lot of tutorials, you will find that most of them are too complicated to understand. To serve your needs, here I’ll introduce three simple and effective ways to update your Android version, there is always a way that works for you.

Method 1. How to Upgrade Android Version with OTA Updates

Normally, you will get notifications from OTA (over-the-air) when the Android 10 update is available for you. From here, you can open it and tap the update action to upgrade Android system to the latest version. However, if for whatever reason, it isn’t being rolled out to your phone or you accidentally cleared the notification, then you need to update Android version manually:

  1. Connect your Android phone to the Wi-Fi Network.
  2. Go to Settings > About device, then tap System Updates > Check for Updates > Update to download and install the latest Android version.
  3. Your phone will automatically reboot and upgrade when the installation completed.
    How to Upgrade Android Version with OTA Updates.

Method 2. How to Update Android Version with Upgrade Package

Under ordinary conditions, the official website of mobile phone manufacturers will update some system files for users to download and upgrade. You can go to the download center of your Android phone official website, and then download the latest system upgrade package according to your phone’s brand model. After the download is completed, please store it in the phone’s SD card.

To update the Android OS version, you need to negative to Settings > About Phone > System Update, once your phone shows the available package, tap Continue to download and install the package. After rebooting, your phone will be updated to the Android 10(Q) automatically.

How to Update Android Version with Upgrade Package.

Method 3. How to Upgrade Android Version with Rooting Device

Rooting is an extremely powerful approach to update your Android system. If you need to upgrade to the latest Android OS version when it’s accessible, you could try to root your phone, which can not only enable you to attain super administrator permissions over various Android subsystems but also access updates effortlessly.

As for how to root the Android phone, just follow the detailed instructions:

  1. Download and install a root app on your computer.
  2. After running it, connect your phone to the computer via a USB cable.
  3. Root your phone by following the corresponding prompts.
  4. Reboot your phone to access the latest version of the Android operating system.
    How to Upgrade Android Version with Rooting Device

List of Android 10 Supported Mobile Phones

Android 10 was originally introduced on Google devices. Now, many brands of mobile phones have also released the latest Android version. The following is the list of Android 10 supported devices:

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Galaxy Note 10 series
  • Galaxy S10 series
  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Oppo Reno
  • Vivo X30
  • Vivo X30 Pro
  • HTC U12 Plus
  • HTC U11 Plus
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG G7 One
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • Asus ZenUI 6
  • Asus Zenfone 5Z
  • Nokia 8.1

Make a Backup before Upgrading Android System

The above are three ways to update the Android OS version, have you learned? If yes, please don’t hesitate to share it with your family and friends, so you can enjoy all the new features brought by Android 10 with them.

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By the way, no matter which method you choose, it is suggested to back up all the important data in your phone on your computer to prevent accidental data loss. Of course, if you lose data after upgrading the Android version without backing up, it doesn’t matter, because there is a free data recovery software that allows you to recover deleted or lost data without backup, that’s Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery. With it, you can easily restore deleted contacts, messages, call logs, photos, music, videos, and other files from your phone memory or SD Card with original quality guaranteed.


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How to Download Text Messages from iPhone in 2 Ways

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone in 2 Ways

If the text messages and iMessages on your iPhone contain important information, you may want to download and save them to your computer for safety purposes. You may also want to export iPhone messages to your PC for print. Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer. And luckily, there are many effective ways to do it.

In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the best ways you can try to download text messages from iPhone. You can either choose to use a specialized iPhone data manager software or you can use Apple’s iTunes. Keep reading for detailed steps on how to use both.

Way 1: Download Text Messages from iPhone with iManager

Undoubtedly the easiest and quickest way to download text messages from your iPhone to your computer is to use third-party iPhone data manager software. Gihosoft iManager is one of the best iPhone data transfer tool for both Windows PC and Mac, not only allowing you to export text messages from iPhone but also enabling you to transfer other files from iOS device to computer without iTunes. The following are some of the features that make iManager the best tool for the job:

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  • It allows you to transfer data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer in a single click.
  • Not only messages, you can also download contacts, photos, videos, music, notes, and even app data like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
  • With iManager, you can easily access and manage the data in your iTunes backup files and selectively export them to your computer.
  • It is 100% safe and reliable to use. Your data or device won’t be affected during the transfer process.
  • It supports all iOS devices including the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro and all versions of the iOS firmware including iOS 13.

Here’s how to use iManager to download text messages from iPhone to computer:

  1. Download and install Gihosoft iPhone Manager on to your computer and then open the program.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and wait for the software to detect the device, then click on “Backup Now” to begin the transfer process.
  3. When the transfer is complete, click on the Messages icon to preview all text messages stored on your device in details.
  4. Choose the messages you wish to download or select all messages at once, then click on the export icon at the top to download them to computer.
    How to use iManager to download text messages from iPhone to computer.

Gihosoft iPhone Manager provides you the option to export iPhone messages as PDF, Text or CSV file. Choose any one according to your needs.

Way 2: Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes

You may be able to download text messages from iPhone using iTunes. But it is important to note that there is no direct way to export only text messages from iPhone to computer using iTunes. The iTunes method is to create a full backup of your iPhone and your messages will be included in the backup file on your computer. Here’s how to backup and download the data on your iPhone using iTunes:

  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable and then launch iTunes. If you use a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15, open Finder.
  2. Tap on “Trust” on your iPhone to “Trust this Computer” and if prompted, enter the device’s password.
  3. Select your iPhone icon and click “Back Up Now” to back up all the data including messages on the device to the computer.

It is important to note that you will not be able to view the contents of the backup unless you restore it to an iOS device or use a third-party iTunes backup extractor. What’s worse, you may run into various iTunes errors, such as, iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an invalid response.

Bonus: Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

Losing data like text messages on your iPhone is very common. If you don’t have a backup, trying to get them back can seem impossible. But with the right data recovery tool, you can easily recover deleted or lost messages on your iPhone easily and quickly. One of the best tools to use is Gihosoft Free iPhone Data Recovery. Its greatest advantage is that it is very easy to use and ensures highest recovery rate. The following are some of the program’s other features:

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  • It can retrieve up to 12 different types of data including contacts, photos, messages, videos, WhatsApp, notes, voicemail, voice memos, Safari history from iPhone/iPad.
  • It can recover the messages from your iOS device if you don’t have a backup or even retrieve them from your iCloud and iTunes backups.
  • It will also be used to recover lost data that has been deleted under various circumstances like iOS upgrade/jailbreak, accidental deletion or a lost or broken device.
  • It allows you to preview all data before recovery and selectively recover what you need only.

Follow these simple steps to recover deleted or lost text messages on your iPhone:

  1. Download and install the iPhone Message Recovery software on to your computer. Launch it as soon as installation is complete.
  2. In the main window, select the type of data you would like to recover (in this case Messages). Make sure that all other types of data are unchecked to avoid a lengthy recovery process.
  3. Now connect your iPhone to the computer and as soon as the device is detected by the program, click “Next”. If the missing messages are on your iTunes backup, you can skip connecting the device to the computer.
  4. The program will begin scanning the connected device for the missing messages. This scanning process may take some time, depending on the amount of data on the device.
  5. As soon as the scan is complete, you should see all the missing messages on the device. Select the ones you would like to recover and then click “Recover” to save them to a specified folder on your computer.
    Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup.


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Poll: Is Uganda (and East Africa) any ready for 5G?

Poll: Is Uganda (and East Africa) any ready for 5G?

The tech space in Uganda has been excited, since the end of last week, with the news that the telecom company MTN is to start testing 5G superfast mobile internet in Uganda, a first for East Africa.

Part of the live 5G demonstrations that MTN is experimenting in Kampala include showcasing real life applications of 5G technology such as cloud virtual reality, bionic robots, buffer-less 4K streaming, among others.

Interestingly, this is not the first time 5G is put to test in Africa. MTN has already done similar live 5G demos in Nigeria and South Africa; with Nigeria highly hopeful to start rolling out 5G in select cities in 2020. South African data provider rain offered 5G customers in parts of the country, while Gabon Telecom also did tests on 5G mobile in Libreville. Not to forget, even Lesotho has keen interest in the next generation of connectivity.

But the bigger question to be answered is: Is Uganda really ready for 5G?

What is 5G?

5G is the abbreviation for fifth generation. It’s the next generation of mobile internet technology and comes on the heels of the 4G LTE standard. The new tech is predicted to offer amazing yet faster download and upload speeds, with websites opening in microseconds, and videos downloading in seconds.

The other aspect expected of 5G is the least latency or lag when using your internet, such as when talking on WhatsApp or playing video games online.

To run on your device, 5G makes use of radio waves to transmit and receive data between an antenna or mast and your phone. Unlike the earlier technologies, it relies on higher radio frequencies.

Key to note is that 5G networks need a denser network of base stations or masts to operate successfully, and is better suited for areas with a dense population – such as urban areas where many people are going online at the same time.

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Are we about to have 5G in Uganda and East Africa?

GSMA once reported on 5G in Africa, and estimated that by 2025, only seven African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, will have 5G by 2025. And this will account for only 3% of mobile data compared to 16% globally.

To this, enterprises and public institutions will be the initial 5G customers and that they will access 5G via a fixed access point. This means that it will take a while for 5G to be fully available for mobile devices.

GSMA also believes that 5G will be a key enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as technology is seamlessly embedded within society and especially in commercial and industrial processes. This improved capability and performance will come from a more advanced core network, increased spectral efficiency and capacity, and further network densification.

The costs of 5G

Governments need to develop regulations to allow for a 5G rollout. Also, telcos have to incur the infrastructure costs that come with the advancement. They need to build the vast network of masts or antennas to transmit the signals.

Plus, a mobile carrier can’t launch full 5G services until the country’s communications regulator holds a spectrum auction to sell the rights to transmit over specific frequencies. This calls for expensive investment.

Then the question of affordability also comes in. It’s been written that “If African consumers can’t afford 4G, they certainly won’t be able to afford 5G or the new devices necessary to use 5G on a smartphone.”

We can only wait! Give us your thoughts on 5G in Uganda, East Africa, and Africa as a whole.

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10 Best Sites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free in 2020

10 Best Sites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free in 2020

Whenever you’re bored, it is always a good choice to watch some of the best Bollywood movies to relax. The Bollywood movies is one of the best sources of entertainment and education for Indians and people from other countries. However, these movies are not available anytime and anywhere you want, so we will list 10 of the best websites to download Bollywood movies for free, enabling you to watch these movies conveniently! You can download all types of Bollywood movies online for free from these sites, such as action, thriller, comedy, romance, etc.

Tip: Every time you watch a new Hindi movie, you tend to accidentally find several beautiful episodes in it. What if you want to download it for later listening to? Then you can visit some of the best sites to download Hindi MP3 songs.

1) Mp4 Mobile Movies

This is a very popular website among users to download Bollywood movies in a variety of resolutions. You can download any movie from the given list with ease. You don’t have to download any type of software or tool for downloading purpose. The Mp4 Mobile Movies site is free for users to download Bollywood movies online. Apart from Bollywood movies, all types of popular English TV shows are also available on this website as well. We hope that this website will not disappoint you and will definitely help you accomplish your task.

Mp4 Mobile Movies is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

Tip: If your downloading Bollywood movies is especially for your later watching on different devices, then you certainly need to convert the format of these movies to match the corresponding device. Gihosoft Free Video Converter is aimed to help users easily conduct format conversion between MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, etc. So you can have a try with it!

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2) Worldfree4u

Worldfree4u is one of the most-known sources of free Bollywood movies. This website allows users to download all the least Indian Bollywood movies or watch them online. There are a lot of categories and entries on the homepage, so you will likely find the desired movies all the time. However, you should be careful of the ads on the site which is a main method for these free websites to make profits. Once you get the hang of utilizing this website without disturbance, it is not that necessary to try other options.

3) ClubMp4

ClubMp4 is another type of website famous among users who want to download Bollywood movies for free. The main drawback of this website is that all the movies are uploaded by other users on ClubMp4, which is why you have to check the availability of the movie you need every time you want to download it. You can also search for the movie by its name manually by using the search box provided. After you find the link of the movie you prefer, you can start downloading the movie either on your PC or phone. The main plus point of this website is that it is still supported by the 2G network. So, users can accomplish their task without switching to the 3G or 4G network.

4) New 3Gp Movies

This website is certainly very popular to download movies in high quality resolutions. But again, like as ClubMp4, New 3Gp Movies doesn’t have much variety of movies available for downloading purpose. Every time you want to download Bollywood movies on this website, you have to check it first. The videos or movies are also available in low quality as well. This website is really amazing and outstanding when it comes to the graphic user-interface. The web designers keep New 3Gp Movies updated regularly so as to provide the best experience for their users.

New 3Gp Movies is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

5) Movies Den

Movies Den is also brilliant in providing quality Bollywood movies to download online for free along with some other genres as well. This website is the best alternative to the torrent websites which are now available very less on the web. Some unwanted backlinks and advertisements present on this website will make you frustrated because they will not only consume the data but also take you to the unknown and unsecured websites where your privacy can be in danger. So, our recommendation to you is to use this website to a limited extent.

Movies Den is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

6) HD Movies Maza

This website is not very pretty appealing or attractive when it comes to the graphic user-interface, but this best website will make it an easy task to download Bollywood movies. The website will look ordinary to you in the first look, but the presence of high-quality resolution movies and videos makes it a very good choice among users. HD Movies Maza will definitely make you feel that you have come to the right place to accomplish your task. There is no unwanted advertisements and backlinks present on this website, which will not annoy you in any case.

HD Movies Maza is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

7) Mobile Movies HD

The name of this website suggests that it will offer some mind-blowing movies in UHD resolution. This best website is free for all users to download Bollywood movies online, so it’s very popular among users. The movies on this site are also available in different languages apart from Hindi and English, like Tamil and Kannada, etc. The wide and vast collection of movies will definitely let you enjoy your favorite movies and genres in your favorite language. The movies are displayed category wise in the list. You can click on the link provided in front of each movie to download the corresponding movie.

Mobile Movies HD is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

8) Mobile Movies

This is another website for users to download Bollywood movies online for free, and it also has the mobile version mainly for mobile users. Mobile Movies has been serving its users from past many years and you can find your favorite movies on this website. It doesn’t matter whether the movie is old or new, you can find it very easily by using this website. The movie link and content are uploaded by the other users very frequently on a daily basis. So, if you can’t find the downloading link of your favorite movie, then don’t get disappointed for the link will be added by other kindly users.

Mobile Movies is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

9) Mp4 HD Movies

From its name, we can know that this best website enables you to download Bollywood movies in HD resolution. The majority of Bollywood movies are available on this website and you can also find some Hollywood movies too for the downloading purpose. Though not all the movies are available in HD resolution, but you can still find most of them in HD resolution for sure on Mp4 HD Movies.

10) MovieSpur

Last but not least, MovieSpur is also quite a brilliant website for users to download Bollywood movies. You will find all the movies based on their category, genre and period of release. MovieSpur is one of the best choices for users and it is quite famous among them too. The link is also provided in front of each movie’s name on which you can click to start the downloading process. A big Bollywood or Hollywood fan will definitely love to use this website to accomplish his/her task.

MovieSpur is one of the best Websites to Download Bollywood Movies Online for Free.

Conclusion:

After having knowledge of these best sites to download Bollywood movies online for free, hurry up and start your movie journey now! All these websites have some excellent features and drawbacks too. But one thing is common for all that they will help you download your favorite Bollywood movie very conveniently and relevantly. If you are using some other websites to download movies, then you can share them with us in the comments section.


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How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup on PC/Mac

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup on PC/Mac

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Data on the iPhone can be lost at any time in various scenarios: accidental deletion, iOS upgrade or jailbreak failure, factory reset, system crash, broken device, etc. To help prevent data loss, Apple encourages users to regularly back up their iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud. Since you are reading this post, you may have backed up your iPhone to iTunes and need to perform a restore from iTunes backup for data recovery or other purposes. Read through this article to learn how to restore iPhone from iTunes backup, when should you do so, and what to do before restoring from an iTunes backup.

Part 1. When Should Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

iTunes backup includes nearly all the data and settings of your iPhone. Restoring an iPhone from iTunes backup not only recovers data but also helps in many other cases. Here are some examples:

  • When you change your old iPhone to a new one, restoring your new iPhone from the old iPhone’s backup store on computer helps you keep most of the vital data on the new iPhone.
  • After your iPhone is reset to factory settings, restoring an iTunes backup to the new iPhone will reduce the data loss.
  • When your iPhone has been lost, stolen or damaged, restoring from iTunes backup is an excellent way to get back the data on the original iPhone.
  • You accidentally deleted or lost some crucial data like precious photos or essential contacts on iPhone.

Part 2. What to Do before Restoring from iTunes Backup

It is better to preview what is in the iTunes backup before you restore the iPhone from an iTunes backup, especially when you have several backups of different iOS devices on your computer. Restoring an old iTunes backup will overwrite the current data on your iPhone. If the backup doesn’t include the data you need, you may end up with losing recent data on your device. However, iTunes backup is encrypted fragments and not human-readable.

In this case, you can turn to a third-party tool like Gihosoft iManager. This tool helps you easily locate, view, and manage iTunes backup on the computer. It also enables you to extract some files from iTunes backup to your computer selectively. To preview the iTunes backup, you can follow the steps below.

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Step 1: Install and open Gihosoft iManager on your computer. After that, all the iTunes backup on your computer will be sorted out by date on the interface.

What to Do before Restoring from iTunes Backup.

Step 2: Select one iTunes backup, and then click on the icon of the file type you want to preview. All the related files will be presented to you.

What to Do before Restoring from iTunes Backup.

If you just want to recover some data from the iTunes backup, you might as well click the Export option at the top of the interface to extract the data to your computer. This way you don’t need to restore your iPhone from the backup stored computer.

Part 3. How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup on PC/Mac

After preview the iTunes backup and decide which one to use, there is still one thing to be done before you restore the iPhone from iTunes backup. You need to disable the “Find My iPhone” feature on your iPhone first. To do so, go to Settings app on iPhone > tap on [your name] > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Switch off the toggle of Find My iPhone. Now you can start with the restoring.

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer, and run the iTunes.
  • Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon, and then the “Summary” option from the pane on the left side.
  • Step 3: Click the “Restore Backup” button under the Backups section.
  • Step 4: Select the iTunes backup you want from the pop-up window, and click on the “Restore” button.
    How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup.

On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, iTunes has been replaced with three all-new apps – Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts. You need to back up or restore the iPhone with the help of Finder. This is not very different from backing up or restoring your iPhone with iTunes.

  • Step 1. Open Finder on your macOS Catalina 10.15.
  • Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the Mac using a USB cable.
  • Step 3. When your device appears in the sidebar of the Finder window, select it. If prompted, trust your device.
  • Step 4. Select Restore Backup and choose a relevant backup from the small popup window.
  • Step 5. Click Restore to confirm and wait for the process to finish.
    How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup.

Part 4. How Long Does it Take to Restore from iTunes Backup

Generally, the process of restoring an iPhone from iTunes backup should not take an overlong time. But sometimes it happens that restoring the iPhone from iTunes takes several hours or even 20 hours. Two factors influence the time. One of them is the size of your backup. The larger is the size of your backup, the longer the time it takes to restore the iPhone from iTunes backup. The other one is the network. If your network is unstable, it will take a longer time. If it takes an exceedingly long time to restore the iPhone from iTunes backup, you can try the tips below to fix such a problem.

  • Disconnect your iPhone from the computer and reconnect.
  • Update the iTunes to the latest version.
  • Restart your iPhone or computer.
  • Reconnect the network or change to a more stable network.

Part 5. What If the iTunes Backup is Corrupted

If you accidentally move, edit, or delete some files of the iTunes backup, the backup can get damaged. And you are not allowed to restore your iPhone from a corrupted iTunes backup. In this case, you can restore an iCloud backup to your iPhone instead.
Sometimes you may not even have a backup in iCloud. Don’t fret, you can use some third-party iPhone data recovery software to retrieve deleted data on your device.

Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is a great recommendation to you, which enables data recovery from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly with no backup required. The recoverable data include photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, WhatsApp and many other app data. It supports the latest iOS 13/iPadOS and iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XS Max/XR.

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  • Step 1: Open this program on your computer, then mark the file types you want to recover.
  • Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and click Next to start the scanning.
  • Step 3: When it finishes scanning, all the scanned files will be list in categories. You can click each category to preview related data. Tick the files you need and click Recover to export the data to your computer.
    What If the iTunes Backup is Corrupted.

Extra Tip: How to Backup iPhone to Computer without iTunes

Sometimes you may bump into errors when connecting iPhone to iTunes and cannot solve it for a while. Then you can make use of Gihosoft iManager to back up your iPhone to computer without iTunes. It also allows you to access and export specific data inside iTunes backup without restoring it to your iPhone.

  • Open the program your iPhone, then connect your iPhone to the computer.
  • Once your device is detected, click the Backup Now button to start the backup process. You can click Change Backup Location to backup your iPhone to external drive or any places you like.
  • When the backup is completed, click on any file type icon to view the data in details and export them to readable formats.
    How to Backup iPhone to Computer without iTunes.

Bottom Line

Restoring the iPhone from an iTunes backup can be helpful in different scenarios like recovering lost data and solving system glitches. However, restoring from an iTunes backup will result in the existing data on your iPhone being overwritten by the backup contents. Thus, it is better to check if the iTunes backup includes the data you need with a third-party like Gihosoft iManager before you restore the iPhone from you backup on computer. We hope this guide can help you succeed in restoring iPhone from iTunes backup. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section below.


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iPhone & iPad Tips and Tricks

5 Best File Managers for iPhone/iPad to Organize Your Files

5 Best File Managers for iPhone/iPad to Organize Your Files

Many iOS users want to manage their iPhone/iPad data on a computer, either Windows PC or Mac. However, there is no direct way to do that. You will need additional software to transfer contents like photos, videos and music between iPhone/iPad and computer. iTunes is the official iPhone & iPad file manager to transfer data and organize the media library. But there are many downsides of using iTunes, such as unfriendly user interface, data loss after transfer, slow speed when working with large amount of data, and inability to view files when backing up and restoring, etc.

And due to all these reasons, many iOS users now are looking for iTunes alternatives for their data transfer and management needs. Today in this blog, we will list the top 7 best iPhone file manager for Windows and Mac that can help you manage iOS files efficiently and provide cool extra features that iTunes doesn’t offer. Just read this blog till the end to pick the best iPhone manager software that is suitable for you.

1.Gihosoft iManager

If you are searching for the best iPhone manager software to organize your iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, Gihosoft iManager can be the best choice. This professional iPhone Manager can give you a great data transfer and management experience. The main strength of it is the smooth performance and strong capability. You won’t have to use iTunes to backup, transfer and manage files on your iOS devices. Also, iManager is a program with well-designed, beautiful and easy-to-use interface. Below are some of the main features of Gihosoft iPhone Manager:

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  • By using this iPhone manager software, you can flexibly transfer photos, videos, contacts, text messages, notes and even app data like WhatsApp, Viber, etc. From iPhone/iPad to computer in just one click.
  • With the help of its Transfer feature, you can easily backup iPhone/iPad data without the need of using iTunes, and create new backups without overwriting the previous backup files.
  • Unlike iTunes, you can freely access and view the data saved in the backup, and selectively export whatever you need to computer in readable formats.
  • iManager also lets you easily find the location of your iTunes backup, access and view the contents in the backup, and export data from iTunes backup to your computer.
  • Gihosoft iPhone Manager software works well on all iOS devices and iOS versions, including the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro and iOS 13.

Using Gihosoft iManager is very simple, just download and launch the software, connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and click on “Backup Now” and it will do the work for you. If you want to manage certain files, just tap on the specific data icon, view them in details and export the items of your choice.

Using Gihosoft iManager to Organize Your Files.

2.iSkysoft iTransfer

iSkysoft iTransfer has been emerged out to be one of the best file managers for iPhone which is used and trusted by millions of iPhone users. The way in this iPhone file manager provides cannot be compared with any other iPhone file manager. iSkysoft iTransfer file manager is not just limited for the iOS devices, instead, this program is compatible with Android phones as well. The major features of this iPhone file manager are:

  • By using iSkysoft iTransfer file manager, you can easily transfer all your files between different devices. For example, if you want to transfer files from your computer to your iPhone/iPad, then you can use it for this purpose.
  • This file manager tool is also well-capable of automatically deleting the duplicate files and folders to manage the storage in your iPhone to save extra bits of room.
  • You can also merge the iTunes with this file manager to get the most out of your iPhone storage management.
  • This iPhone manager tool is compatible with all versions of Mac (even the latest macOS Catalina 10.15) and Windows PC as well.

We hope that these features are well enough to make you satisfied with the performance of this iPhone file manager. You can download iSkysoft iTransfer from here. After you download and install this software on your computer, just set up the basic permissions settings and get started to save every single bit of data.

iSkysoft iTransfer has been emerged out to be one of the best file managers for iPhone

3.iMobie AnyTrans

iMobie AnyTrans is another leading name in this segment of best iPhone manager software. There are lots of exciting and fascinating features that are very efficient to use for every user. This file management tool is an ideal choice for the users who wants to automatically delete the files and folders by giving permission. It will run a full system scan to detect the duplicate files and present a report in front of you on a daily basis. You can review that report and select the files and folders which you want to permanently delete from your iPhone. Some more key features of AnyTrans iPhone file manager are:

  • AnyTrans provides the features of automatic backup to your iPhone files.
  • AnyTrans will also help you to export, import, transfer and share the files very conveniently.
  • This file manager tool is supported by all versions of iOS, including the latest iOS 13.
  • Same as iSkySoft iTransfer file manager tool, this tool will also help you to transfer data from one device to another very quickly and in one go.

We hope that you find the features of this file manager tool helpful. If you want to install AnyTrans iPhone file manager tool, then visit here. You can download this app to get an excellent personalized file manager to handle and manage all your private files and folders.

iMobie AnyTrans is another leading name in this segment of best iPhone manager software.

4.SynciOS Manager

This iPhone file manager tool is identified as the perfect alternative of iTunes because as the name suggests, it will help you to assist and manage all your files and folders very reliably. The presence of a neat and clean UI of this iPhone manager software is something makes it a first choice among the users. You can also look out for the online resources from inside the tool to get some more effective storage management tools. It will display all the data graphs of the used/occupied or vacant data in a separate window. You can search for the area which is holding the maximum storage space manually to delete that data. Some of the most exciting features which we liked about this iPhone file manager tool are:

  • The presence of neat and clean UI makes it much easier for the users to use this file manager tool.
  • You can quickly transfer data between your computer and iPhone/iPad with the help of this file manager tool.
  • Like other file manager tools listed above, SynciOS file manager is also compatible with all leading iOS versions.

So, if you are pleased to download and install this excellent iPhone file manager, then visit here to get this excellent app on your computer. You will surely get satisfied after you use this app for the first time.

This SynciOS Manager iPhone file manager tool is identified as the perfect alternative of iTunes.

5.CopyTrans Manager

This last option present in this list is really a great option for your iPhone. CopyTrans has established its name among the users at a very rapid pace and nowadays, the CopyTrans file manager tool is used by the majority of the iPhone users. Though the graphic user interface of this app is not so appealing because it will give you the feeling of a classic Window page which doesn’t have graphics to attract your eyes. But the overall features that this tool provides are just magnificent. Every time when you are running out of storage space in your iPhone, just open this app and run a real-time system scan so that you may detect all the junk and duplicate files that are eating up the storage space of our iPhone. Some of the critical features of this iPhone manager tool are:

  • This iPhone file management tool is free to use for all users.
  • There is no need to merge iTunes with this file manager tool to manage your system files.
  • As we mentioned above, the UI is user-friendly which makes it appealing for the users.
  • Also supports all the version of Windows as well.

So, if you are happy with the way this file manager tool is delivering the things, then you can install this software on your computer from here.

CopyTrans file manager tool is used by the majority of the iPhone users.

Conclusion:

After reading this list, we hope that it has become much easier for you to pick the best file manager tool for your iPhone/iPad. Please tell us the name of the iPhone manager software which you have picked for your personal use in the comments section below. We will also try to find some more relevant solutions to add them to this list. And if you have some suggestions, then please leave a reply in the comments section.


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Data Recovery

6 Methods to Recover Deleted or Unsaved Word Document

6 Methods to Recover Deleted or Unsaved Word Document

As one of the most frequently used productivity tools for daily work, MS Word documents usually have important data or content. However, it has happened to many users that Word documents could be lost due to deletion, unexpected power outage, formatting or you name it. What if it happens to you? Don’t worry. In this tutorial, we are going to learn 6 methods to recover unsaved or deleted Word documents on Windows free.

Word Document Recovery software.

Method 1. Word Document Recovery by Searching for Original File

Sometimes, mistakenly or intentionally you delete a Word file. But you want to get it back as soon as possible. Recovering the recently deleted file is very simple. Nothing to worry in that case. Just reach the Recycle Bin and follow these steps for further assistance:

  • Step 1. Search the “Recycle Bin” icon on your desktop.
  • Step 2. Open it by clicking the icon twice times.
  • Step 3. Lookup in the files until you got your document.
  • Step 4. When you have found your document then select it -> right click on it-> select the option “Restore”.

Your Document will be restored on the original location from where you have deleted it.

Method 2. Recover Word Document from AutoSave

If you want to recover lost files from emptied Recycle bin, then you have to get help from Microsoft Office auto backup. Auto Backup is usually enabled by default and know your document location than follow this method:

  • Step 1. Open MS word.
  • Step 2. From the upper corner, select the File > Options.
  • Step 3. On the left panel, click Save tab, then look for AutoRecover file location.
  • Step 4. Open Windows explorer, navigate to the location, and look for the unsaved Word document.
    Recover Word Document from AutoSave
  • Step 5. Right click on the ASD file, select Open with, then choose Word to open it.
  • Step 6. Save the recovered content as a new Word document.

Method 3. Recover Word Document Not Saved from AutoRecover

Have you still not found the file? Have you looked up all the backup file and not found the file? If still no luck, then you should go for Auto Recover. Don’t worry, it is not a software but a portion of MS word. This method usually works for accidentally crashed Word document. Follow these steps for further assistance.

  • Step 1. Open MS word. Usually,
  • Step 2. Check the left panel to see if there is any Autosaved file available.
  • Step 3. Select the document and click twice the time. Now save the document. Your document will get recovered from the previous AutoSaved point.

Note: If the recovery window does not appear on the left side of the screen then you should follow these steps:

  • Step 1. Open MS word.
  • Step 2. Click File tab, then select Open > Recent.
  • Step 3. On the bottom right corner, choose Recover Unsaved Documents and go through the documents that you are finding up.
    Recover Word Document Not Saved from AutoRecover.
  • Step 4. Save the unsaved Word document if you find it.

Method 4. Recover Word Document from Temporary Files

Whenever you are working on some platform, it takes the backup after a fixed interval of times. If you are working on the PC, then you can find the document in the temporary folders for recovery. Follow these guidelines for easiness:

  • Step 1. Open My PC and enter Windows explorer.
  • Step 2. On the upper menu bar, open View tab.
  • Step 3. On View tab, click Options icon, and then select Change folder and search options. A new window will be popped up.
  • Step 4. Open View tab from the pop-up window.
  • Step 5. Select the radio button next to “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”.
    Recover Word Document from Temporary Files
  • Step 6. Click on Apply and then hit OK.
  • Step 7. Open Windows Search and search for files by “.” or “.tmp” extension.
  • Step 8: Now search your lost Word files from the listed temporary files.

Note: You can also use the shortcut key (F10) to enable the display of hidden files and folders. After that close the window and locate the document for which you are searching. Go with step 8 and 9 now.

Method 5. Recover Deleted Word Document by Searching for ~ Files

It is a logical thing that every Word file is saved with this “~” mark on the head. If you are familiar with this sign, then you should go with this method. Open the Search window and use this symbol to search the document that you have mistakenly deleted. Follow these steps for further assistance:

  • Step 1. Open Windows explorer.
  • Step 2. Type ~ into the search box, then hit Enter.
  • Step 3. Look through the result to see if you can find your lost Word document.

Method 6. Recover Deleted or Lost Word File with Software

In case the above methods fail to work for your deleted or formatted DOC./DOCX. Documents, a good file recovery software will be your last resort. RePicvid Data Recovery can help users retrieve lost files from computer hard drive, memory card, external hard drive, and USB flash stick on Windows and Mac.

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Why Choose RePicvid:

  • Recover over 150 types of files, including photos, videos, documents, audio and more files.
  • Recover deleted files from Windows and Mac as well as SD card, hard drive, USB flash stick.
  • Full preview for all files before recovery.
  • Multiple filtering options to make the scanning fast and accurate.
  • High recovery rate with original quality.

Follow the steps below to recover deleted MS Word documents:

Step 1. Run RePicvid Data Recovery and Choose Office Recovery

You will see three sections (Photo/Multimedia/Office) and the All button on the main screen of the program. Click Office to continue.

Run RePicvid Data Recovery and Choose Office Recovery

Step 2. Scan a Partition for Lost Word Files

Check all the detected disk drives, including the internal and external hard drives and connected removable disks. Select the drive where your MS Word documents were lost, then click Scan button to proceed.
Tips: You can also click Advanced Settings to specify the file formats you want to recover.

Scan a Partition for Lost Word Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted Word Files

Once the scanning is completed, you can click the file types on the left pane and preview the found files on the right so that you know what you will recover. Select only the files you need, then click Recover button to recover the lost Word files.

Preview and Recover Deleted Word Files.

Conclusion

In this article, we have learned up to 6 methods for restoring deleted or unsaved Word documents. You may have a try with the proper option according to the situation of your case. In addition to Word document recovery, it is actually also possible to retrieve photos and videos from Pen drive or other storage devices.

Feel free to tell us if you have any question or suggestion about Word document recovery.


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