How to Fix Profile Pictures not showing on Facebook Messenger and Facebook App through Wi-Fi

If you’re having problem with viewing Profile pictures on Facebook Android Messenger and Facebook official app over Wi-Fi, try this.

I have seen many people facing this issue, It works well if you’re on Mobile Data. My Friend’s new Wi-FI also started acted like this. So I tried tweaking the settings and finally found the issue.

  1. First Connect to your Wi-Fi Connection.
  2. Open Your WiFi Settings
    Settings > WiFi > Long press on the Connection name > Modify Network
  3. Select Advanced Settings
  4. Change “IP Settings” from DHCP to “Static

  5. Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and DNS2 to 8.8.4.4.
     This is the main step. Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 In most cases, when you delete the default DNS, these numbers are automatically filled
  6. Select “Save” That’s all! Go to your Facebook app and verify that it’s working. If you’re still facing this problem or any question about the above instruction. You can ask them in the comments.

P.S: If you’re below Android version 4.0 (ICS) changing the DNS option is a little different, I skipped it because majority of the Android phones are now 4.0+. You can Also change the DNS of your Router to 8.8.8.8 to fix this issue. Refer the user manual of your Router to know how to change it.

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Google Street View to Ernakulam?!

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It’s the best way to explore a city/place in detail.

Google SV was introduced in Mid of 2008 which was a revolutionary move by Google. Basically what they do is drive a Street View Car which have lasers, cameras and GPS built-in. It travels through the city and places and captures “panoramic” images which are then made to a 360-degree view Street View.

Google Street View is not so popular in India, but yet we have major and historical places like Taj Mahal etc.

The latest fire is that Street View to coming to #Kochi!

Street View

The blue overlay shows where Street View imagery is available.

It was spotted in the “Behind The Scenes” page of Street View that Ernakulam is also shown in the map of “Where is Street View?”. Kochi is said to be the Next Bangalore in India and it’s true. On a high-level zoom we can see it’s overlaid on Pallimukku. There is no official reports or anything about this yet. Hopefully it will happen soon. When street view hits this city it’ll give a new face to Kochi.

DJ my kids?! 😂

I found a really interesting website Called Textastrophe – This website is a reminder of why you shouldn’t post your cell phone number on public websites. The creator starts a text conversation with random numbers found on Craigslist ads and publishes the transcript on the internet.

Here is a really funny transcript between him and the DJ!

 

 

The chats are funny and I hope its real because screenshots can be faked too.

My Moto G review

Moto G is quite frankly the best smart phone that money can buy!

Moto G was developed by Google and it comes at an amazing price of $179! (Rs. 14000)

 

The Specs of Moto G are as follows..

Display
Screen size (inches) 4.50
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 329
Colours 16M
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB/16GB
Camera
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Software
Operating System Android 4.3 upgradable to 4.4 (KitKat)
Java support Yes
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00

Yes, this is a specification of a high-end mid rang phone! It is really surprising that comes under this price tag..

 

Flipkart.com is the only dealer in India for Moto G.

Flipkart is providing several offers and contests to promote the Moto G which is really beneficial in customer point of view.

Flipkart delivery is also very satisfactory.

I placed the Order on 17th April 2014, 2:46PM and it was delivered <48 Hours!

Flipkart delivery

 

My Moto G had KitKat (Android 4.4.2) running right out of the box which was really surprising! Moto G was one of few phone which got KitKat update first.. The “Project butter” and KitKat OS is really smooth on the Moto G.

Here is a video of Moto G speed test with Nexus 5! (which is a Rs.30K phone)

and, we can see that Moto G was only tiiinny bit slower than the giant Nexus 5!!

Moto G also support HEAVY games as well

Cannot hesitate to say but all these heavy games is running without any lags and “smoothly” on this budget phone!

 

Build quality: Build quality of this phone is really good! It feels very solid in hands. It is a very good advantage that it has Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen and I’ve literally tried scratching my Moto G with keys and not surprisingly it didn’t got scratched! And also Moto G is water repellent. Very comfy and useful for daily use!

 

Camera is the only “disappointing” department in the Moto G, but this is the BEST we can except from this exceptional (price) phone! Even though its 5 MP rear camera, the photos it takes are very satisfactory. It is way better than all 5MP cameras of Samsung. The shutter speed and features are also exceptional!

I’ve seen many bloggers say the camera is poor in night.

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Photo taken using Moto G with LED flash

But. This image is taken only with the LED Flash light at night. It’s way better than all the mid-range phones delivering low-light images. Also gotta say the LED light is very powerful in the Moto G.

Storage: Moto G comes with 8/16GB variants, but the fact is that it does NOT support SD cards, it could be a bit disappointing to some users, but not a big drawback as this phone supports USB Flash drives with OTG! The Bluetooth reception is very good than even Galaxy S4! It was playing music without any beat skips through Bluetooth speakers at a long distance while other phones were having trouble.

Here is Read & Write speed test of Moto G.

I can say the performance is exceptionally good. It has even defeated the giant Galaxy S5!

 

Gaming:

I’ve been using Moto G for almost two weeks now and it still amuse me. I’ve tried high-end games like NFS Most Wanted (1.91 GB), TDKR (The Dark Knight Rises) (2.3GB) etc on my Moto G and I couldn’t litreally find any frame-drops or lags in those games considering its high graphics and size. The lightning effects and all on TDKR is awesome! The 720p HD Screen also helps the viewing effects. The Adreno 305 GPU is handing all the games very smoothly.

One thing I found while playing Games like NFS Most wanted, is that the Phone get very hot while playing (probably because it uses a lot of GPU&CPU). It could sometimes harm the phone’s battery in the long run. And also 30 Minutes of gameplay with NFS Most wanted resulted in 18% battery drop (as I tested).

 TIP: Don’t play games while charging as phone gets too hot (due to CPU & charging) and we know that battery life would be affected when it works in very hot conditions.

 

This is the Best phone for gaming if you’re looking for a <Rs.15000 phone!

The Usual games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers, Deer Hunter, etc also runs very smoothly and the Graphical details (shadows, infos) can be seen very clearly on the 720p display.

 

What I miss in the Moto G:

  1. 4G LTE – (Even though India doesn’t have 4G coverage all over, I still miss this feature. 4G is gonna be everywhere soon!)
  2. NFC. – They could’ve put a NFC in the MotoG. I don’t think NFC chips is that expensive 😉
  3. Removable Battery – (Non-removable batteries are quite common now, so can’t complain much)
  4. 2GB RAM – I am very happy with the 1GB ram of MotoG. But in a long-run with lots of multi-tasking, 2GB of ram would’ve been a blessing!

Update: Motorola has Just released a 4G LTE model with Expandable storage! (Yet to arrive in India)

 

KitKat:

The another good news is that the Phone comes Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box! (Phones which are not stock KitKat can be upgraded to KitKat OTA easily)

KitKat have some great additional features and Memory Management than the prior version of Android. Learn More >>

In short, MOTO G is the BEST VFM (Value For Money) Phone out there in the market!

 

Shop now! 8 GB – http://po.st/motog8gb

16 GB – http://po.st/motog16gb