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Internet Security Tips

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Internet security is one thing that a number of us take for granted, from our pin numbers, to our passwords, our GPS coordinates and so many others. The laxity in internet security is the motivator for the segment and we are gonna share as much as we can to keep your identity, your data and your money safe.
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Today, we are gonna be talking about ‘Check In’ and ‘Location’ on Facebook. The Check-In feature was designed for one to check in into a public place or place of interest so that they could find landmarks and friends. I believe the location button in messages was also created for similar purposes. However nice these features are, hackers are on the prowl and these features give them a diplomatic passport into our devices.

Sharing locations is good but it’s pretty unadvisable when at home as we could be tracked to a very good degree of accuracy using Google Maps! (It’s a free app on Android!) We should take care to put it off when sending messages to people who we do not know personally and we should always put our GPS off until we want to use it.
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Game Of The Week

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This week we have a very fun and easy to play 3D endless driver. When we first got a hold of this game, we played it for hours on end! This week we have Zombie Highway as our game of the week! There’s a wide selection of tracks, guns, and a number of cars to choose from making you the Zombie Kenpachi ^_^ Although unavailable on the Play Store, we are gonna drop a direct download link to our own hosting service! (You’ll have to tweet at us though, there is probably a reason why it is not on the Play store).

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App Of The Week

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Have you ever had so many pictures and videos that your SD Card and Internal memory space both got full? Have you ever woken up one morning only to find out that all your photos and videos are gone. A formatted memory card or a crashed memory card. They both amount to the same thing, though. You lose your files and that sucks! Well, worry no more because we got you covered!

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Some Android devices synchronize photos and videos to Google automatically, but in case yours does not, we have just the right thing for you: Dropbox! Although we have had Dropbox as an App of the Week sometime in November, we believe a number of people are yet to benefit from the usage of Dropbox. When using Dropbox, you could turn on the automatic sync where anything captured by your camera gets uploaded automatically. Which means, one does not have to worry about lost data! Other files like songs and documents can also be uploaded and can be downloaded from any device signed into Dropbox with your email address.

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We sincerely hope the loss of files stops because that sucks majorly. Thanks for reading, Ciao! Please follow us on Twitter @TheOsaiEffect , on Google+ via +TheOsaiEffect and 7B963F97 on BBM. Read the older post HERE

Updates!

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We regret to inform you that the Osai Effect Blog will be on hiatus for around ten days due to unreconciled issues with financing. What this means is that we have some jobs to complete so that we will be able to meet costs incurred by the blog and bring you the very best of everything. We apologize for all inconveniences caused and we extend our heartfelt apologies.

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Around the Web: How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Application

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As members of the infamous Millennial Generation, a lot of us are users of social media websites. And it’s not just Facebook anymore -– Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram and Foursquare are all big names in the social networking world now. While this means it’s easier for us to connect with friends, it also might mean sharing info with unknown users. And some of these aforementioned users could be the people holding your future in their hands: college admissions officers.

“It is always absolutely necessary that students are aware of the content they place online,” says Cindy Boyles Crawford, senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Georgia. Though not all colleges and universities take into account an applicant’s social media profiles, they do have the right to look. After all, it’s information on the Internet, and almost everyone can access it.

“Many scholarships, organizations and companies see social media as the ‘true view’ of a student’s character,” Crawford says. “One could easily be outstanding in an interview, then tarnish the image by an irresponsible post on their profile.”

Jacqueline Murphy, director of admission for the undergrad program at Saint Michael’s College, says that while admissions may not always look at your account, more narrowed organizations like athletic departments and financial aid offices might take a peek. “I know of at least a couple of occasions here where a student’s application status was compromised by their social media presence when our athletic department did a little more investigation of transfer applicants and found some very damning information,” Murphy says. “Bottom line, you never know who will be looking for you… where and when.”

This uncertainty of who’s looking makes the relationship between social media and college application process even more unnerving. Though you may have cleaned up your profile to what your mom might think is appropriate, now you’ll need to clean your profile to what an admissions officer or an athletic recruiter or a scholarship coordinator would deem appropriate.

Here are a few tips for cleaning up your various social networking profiles! Be sure to go through all of them, since you likely have some linked accounts (e.g. Twitter and Instagram).

Facebook: Filter “What’s on Your Mind”

Settings, settings, settings! Your first step for cleaning up any social media profile should be clicking on that little gear button tucked away in the corner of the page. Privacy settings are especially important to pay attention to on Facebook, as there are so many options as to who sees what. You should be monitoring your privacy settings and changing who can see your wall, photos and likes; who can tag you in photos and who can look you up. Changing your privacy settings puts you in control of what your profile looks like to others.

Clean up your pictures. Some of us millennials have been on Facebook since middle school, so you probably consider your first few profile pics to be a dark corner of your profile. Well, it’s time to venture back there and delete anything embarrassing, irrelevant and especially inappropriate. After you’ve combed through your photos, your profile should end up free of any pictures with racial slurs, offensive language, inappropriate gestures or clothing and basically anything else you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see.

Look over your likes. Again, if you’ve had your account since middle school, you’re probably face-palming right now. Really, go to your page and check out your likes -– you’ll find the weirdest, most unnecessary pages. “B*tch Please, I’m a Teenager,” “I stare blankly into my locker when I’m trying to remember my homework,” “Telling your mom something you thought was funny and getting yelled at for it” and “I hate when I actually do my homework and the teacher doesn’t even collect it” aren’t exactly ways you want to present yourself to potential coaches, counselors and admissions officers –- not to mention, they can be kind of embarrassing. Take a minute to make sure you’ve only “liked” pages that are recent, relevant and appropriate.

Twitter: Think Before You Tweet

Your handle is essentially your name on Twitter. It’s your username, how people contact you and how users look you up. Therefore, it’s super important to have a clean and professional one. If you want people to know who you are, your handle should somewhat resemble your real name -– for example, you could do @firstnamelastname7, or maybe the initial of your first name and your full last name. Try to avoid inappropriate handles like @shitsarahsays867 or outdated, embarrassing names like @kraziprincess494.

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5 Must Have Android Games

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Hello nerds and nerdesses, welcome to the Osai Effect via @theosaieffectAs a result of a lot of requests, we have decided to add this segment to compliment the ‘5 Must Have Android Apps’ segment. Well, enough talk, let us get to it!  

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At number 5, we have one of our Games of the Week from a couple of weeks back. We are talking of none other than Trial Xtreme 3, the bike stunts game.

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At number 4, we have our very first Game of the Week. We have none other than the endless runner/shooter: A Good day to DIE HARD.

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At number 3, we have a new game making its debut appearance. We are talking of one of the most interesting and challenging free racing games on Android. We give you Raging Thunder 2! We love the graphics and the gameplay and the fact that there a lot of modes and tracks to select from and that it is only around 30MB! Coupled with the fact that one does not need to spend money to get the cool upgrades/cars. Raging Thunder 2 at number 3!

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At number 2, we have another of our old Games of the Week. We are talking of none other than Hungry Shark Evolution. We really love Hungry Shark Evolution but at 84MB, it is a bit on the heavy side and that kinda sucks 😦

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And finally, at number 1 we have Zombie Highway! Zombie Highway is an endless drive in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies try to flip your car around and eat your brains out. There are several cars and weapons to unlock as well as over 10 roads! The medals are cool and there are medals higher than even gold =D We love Zombie Highway and we give it a solid 8.5/10!

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That’s it from us folks, if you are having issues with downloading some of these games, shoot us an email at theosaieffect@gmail.com

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Around Town

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Around Town is a segment where we bring y’all cool things happening around us in a cool way. There are so many wonderful and brilliant stuff that never get to the limelight or even online and as we know, a good online presence can be the turning point of someone’s career (ask Justin Beiber). We know not everyone has the resources to do so or the time perhaps, but we do and we want them to grow and we want to keep you informed 😀

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This week we have a string of ceiling murals in Ibadan, Nigeria. When we saw this for the first time it was surreal, like something out of a novel. One hardly comes across murals that are so rich  and colourful and especially not on the ceiling! If you’re in Ibadan, head to 151 Adamasingba Shopping Complex and walk down the corridor. These guys are awesome!

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