Android Apps Scam

Make Money Online

I’ve been out of circulation from my regular blogging sessions for quite sometime now. I am a bit rusted, I must admit, and now I feel like a newbie blogger again. Off late, I was involved in a sort of “call reviewing” job using my trusty iPhone as my tool-of-trade. The online job provider is called Humanatic. My main job is to listen and sort out calls. It’s quite a challenging job, but like a call center agent, I have to keep wide awake at night to cope with my job. The Philippines is at the opposite time zone with the West and other parts of the world. While I am still current with Humanatic and having worked for them for a long while, I am starting to find my job monotonous and boring. Really, it’s a typical routine job that you do day in and day out. No variety whatsoever.

Big Time Cash

WINR Games Inc

One day, I tried searching “Make Money” on Google Play Store. There I found a lot of apps showing PayPal and Bitcoin rewards. Checking further, I found more enticing apps that would make you money by playing games. Actually, this was the first android app that caught my attention. It is called “Solitaire – Make Money Free”. It was developed by WINR Games Inc. I got to like this app because since my elementary school days, I learned to play solitaire using my dad’s deck of cards during my free time. It’s a game I am very familiar with and who knows, I may end up a millionaire. LOL!

Kidding aside, the essence of this blog is to warn you guys on the possibilities of ANDROID SCAMS. No offense to Google, but their Play Store may likewise contain dangerous device hacking software. Meaning, it is hard to determine if your android app is a legitimate or not. Many malicious android apps come in the guise of legitimate apps. In my little experience on this subject, I found some ways on how to verify the legitimacy of an android app and avoid being scammed.

  • First of all, I check on the star ratings of the app and comments made by users. Read what they say. A two-star app and no reply from the developer is certainly not worth your while.
  • Secondly, I would check on the veracity of the app maker or developer. Every app page must feature the developer directly beneath the title or name of the app which is normally written with capitalized letters. A dead give-away of an android scam app are non-capitalized writing and wrong spellings of the developer’s name and on the app page itself.
  • Thirdly, investigate if the android app has obtained permission. Check the bottom of the screen near the link to the developer’s website.
  • Fourthly, if your apps are from unknown sources, quickly disable them.

And finally, your android phone MUST have an anti-virus app installed. With this, you can get rid of unwanted apps that are a waste of time. This installation also protects you from malicious websites and/or things that may cause you or your android phone harm.

I am no expert on scam detection, but with this little knowlege on hand, you are somehow alerted and spared from android scam applications.

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How to Setup 3rd Party URL for Blogger.com Blog

Someone asked me how I setup 3rd party URL for my Blogger blogs so I created this short post.

(1) Buy a domain from Namecheap.

(2) Sign In at Blogger.com,

  • Select “Setting”, click “+Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog”.
  • Enter your domain (i.e. www.yvesplanetalk.com)
  • Copy CNAMEs reference below screenshot.

(3) Go to Namecheap Dashboard… click “Manage”… click “Domain” and “Advanced DNS”…

(3.1) Edit/Create CNAME Records and paste CNAMEs reference #2.

(3.2) Add four (4) “A Record” using the following IP addresses:

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21


That’s it!

Why I Choose Namecheap?

  • Credit/Debit Card NOT required.
  • Bitcoin Accepted.

The Essence of Time

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Most of us view the sunset as the end of one fine and busy day and the beginning of their nocturnal activities to unwind themselves from the hectic day that was.

For me, the sunset always remind me of the essence of TIME. Its always has a beginning and always an end. While sunrise heralds awakening to a bright new day of toil and adventure, sunset on the other hand means, it’s time to head back to your nest and spend your night in peace, serenity and of family sharing and bonding. For me, sunset also means preparing yourself to meet the next sunrise with more confidence and optimism in facing the never ending challenges of our daily life.

How about you? How’s your sunset like?

Do you have a “beach personality”?

Count me in. You can call me a beachcomber or a beach bum but never a beach rat. The latter connotes one who is always at the beach and hates work. No siree, not me! LOL!

image I am a plain and simple beach lover. Well, I was born and raised by the beach in my lovely hometown of Sorsogon, Philippines that’s why. Imagine yourself strolling by the seashore barefooted while waiting for the first rays of sunlight amidst the cool gentle sea breeze rushing through your face, ruffling your hair while invigorating your whole being.

Listen to the melodious splashing of the waves beneath your feet and shrilling cries of seabirds swooping to and fro the seashore, heralding the break of day. Pick up those multi shaped and colorful sea shells as you walk the soft and soothing sand. Laze by the beach and get a good tan while sipping your favorite lemonade.

Don’t you wish you live by the beach?

Countless Seashells

Being a born beach bum, I am always fascinated with the countless seashells strewn all over the sandy beach especially during low tide.

Sea Shells

Empty Seashells

As a kid, I spent my early mornings chasing hermit crabs and picking up sea shells on the seashore that I find beautiful and unique. In fact to this day, I still have a modest collection of several varieties of seashells that come in various shapes, colors and sizes. I even have a large cornocopia that as a kid, I stick it up in my ear whenever I want to hear the enchanting splashing of the waves before I go to bed at night. Do do you believe that? LOL! Yes, that’s how my fertile imagination was like as a child.

How about you? Do you like sea shells?

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Aside from my hobby of collecting beautiful seashells by the seashore, I also have a penchant for cooking and eating edible seashells.

Clam soup for example, is an ideal dish that is delectable and has medicinal properties as well. Clams are rich in iodine and is a preventive cure for goiter.

Pinoy Dish

Conches and Crab with Water Spinach cooked in Coconut Milk

There are several ways of cooking other varieties of seashells. Mind you, they are all very nutritious!

Have you ever tried eating seashell dishes?