Unlocking your cell phone is now illegal and against the US law

It is now illegal and against the US law to unlock your cell phone without carrier’s permission.

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The U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress are no more allowing to unlock phone, it has just become illegal as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

When you buy a “carrier locked” smart phone/cell phone, it’s usable by only one carrier. That refers just to the carrier from whom you bought the cell phone service. You must obtain permission from your carrier to unlock the phone or face a potential fine of up to $2,500. Anyone found unlocking handsets for profit could be forced to pay up to $500,000 and may even go to jail, according to ABC News.

Some people purchase various types of software online or make changes, edits and tweaks to the software in the phone to unlock cell phones. The changing of the software in the phone is now illegal. You can’t unlock your cell phone until you get the permission in written so that you can prove you have permission to unlock your cell phone, getting the carrier’s permission in writing is very difficult due to the new law and also the copyright. You can refer to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can still legally purchase an unlocked phone new (though usually for a higher price).

The law is in effect from January 26, 2013 and you need to obey it.

You can read the full docket here

Google Chrome Beta Update for Android Now Support WebGL

Google had released an update for Chrome Beta[Android platform]. The update fixes an issue that freezes devices that utilize a particular Qualcomm GPU driver. It also contains bug fixes for known issues such as random flickering that occurs when opening a new tab.

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Chrome Beta now allows users to access experimental features by entering chrome://flags into the address bar, view a list of flags which you can disable or enable. It a hidden menu page that offers many features including WebGL, an FPS counter (shows a page’s actual frame rate), a JavaScript API for rendering 3D and 2D graphics within the browser without the need of a plugin. It also gives ability to disable accelerated CSS animations.

Download Chrome Beta for your Android device – click here

Note:- Google Chrome and Google Chrome Beta are two separate applications.

How to post Instagram photos to a Facebook Page

It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.

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Instagram is a social networking and photo sharing App/service that enables us to snap a picture, choose and apply a digital filter to transform its look and then directly post to instagram, share it on a variety of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc. It is available to download free for Android and iOS Devices.

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If you are currently a user of Instagram then you might know that the default location to share snap on Facebook from Instagram is your Wall/Timeline. If you wants to share that pic to somewhere else except Wall/Timeline then you might have found yourself going back to your Camera Gallery and only then you can share to somewhere else. But now you’ll learn how to post Instagram photos to a Facebook Page, if you are a Facebook page owner and want to share pics on that page then you just need to make Facebook page as default.

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Follow below steps to share a photo on a Facebook Page instead of your personal account:

  • Launch Instagram and view the Options page. On Android, you can find the Options page by viewing your profile and then tapping on the Menu icon in the top-right corner. On iOS, view your profile and then tap on the gear icon.
  • Select “Share Settings”.
  • Tap “Facebook” then “Share Photos To” on the next screen.
  • Now, you’ll see a list of all your facebook pages(if any) on this screen. Choose and select your preferred Page and then it will be default for any future Instagram sharing on Facebook.

In the future if you want to switch back to posting Instagram photos on your personal account, you’ll just need to follow these steps again and select your Timeline instead of a Page.