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How to abuse DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2020

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Throwback to my post back in 2018 https://www.shiftescape.com/2018/09/how-to-abuse-batlepass-dota-2.html


But this time things have changed immensely. Contrary to previous year's Battle Pass this year the grinding process is next to useless.  In previous Battle Pass's you could recycle your immortals for Battle Points/Level which has been completely removed and replaced with the absurd Valve inc. R.N.G. Powered Side Shop where you play a DOTA AutoChess/Underlord kind of game with the characters you roll and sell them for a value which could be used for another chance based Treasure, Bundle, Gauntlet Ticket, Arcana and courier/announcers.

Also, as good as the Battle Pass this year is, there's no way to get anything over the immortals without paying up. At the same time, you get way better items compared to previous Battle Pass if you're paying about 200-220$ with some grinding. 
Anyway, having bought the Battle Pass you have contributed the prize pool so congratulate yoursel…

How many hashtags should I use on Instagram in 2020?

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Instagram hashtags is a very efficient way to get more impressions and reach on your Instagram posts.
A post with 1 hashtag usually gets 12% more reach as compared to other posts. From these stats, you can imagine how crucial Instagram hashtags management is.

Utilizing hashtags on your Instagram presents is demonstrated on-increment reach, attract new crowds to your profile, make a more prominent commitment, and lift your image mindfulness. This increase in the presentation can be transformed into more clients and income sometime later.
There are lots of misconception about how many hashtags should I use but before moving to that, let's explore why making long Instagram hashtags might create new problems:

1. The possibility of making a grammatical error will increase when somebody will make an attempt to hashtag it.
2. Using various words that end and start with a comparable letter (#gamingguys). These twisting around of letters looks confusing and makes it to some degree hard to quick…

How to get rid of TouchPal 2020

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This one application gives the vibes of a malware. I'm using Oppo Realme 1 and noticed TouchPal 2018 icon on my home screen out of nowhere. I have no memory of installing it, nor I suspect any application I have installed that would do it.
So I highly doubt the guys at Oppo are behind this.

I have my concerns on what this might actually be doing on my phone. Then I went on to delete/uninstall it, but to my surprise, it just won't leave my phone.

This little step by step process will help you remove TouchPal from your Oppo Realme. I have also attached the screenshots to help you further in case of a language barrier.


Go to Settings and click on Security.Click on Permissions and switch to Apps tab to manage permissions granted to Applications on your phone.Find TouchPal 2018 and make sure all of the permissions to this app are put on Forbid.Go back to Home screen, press and hold TouchPal 2018 icon and click on Delete.










Removing xfreeservice.com adware from Chrome

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Removing xfreeservice.com
a.xfreeservice.com
b.xfreeservice.com c.xfreeservice.com


and so on. If your Google search results are filled with useless thumbnails and links are redirected through xfreeservice.com your Google Chrome is infected with a malicious javascript which probably came attached with one of the Chrome Extension. Problem: Google Search results have thumbnails in front of them and links are redirected  through b.xfreeservice.com or c.xfreeservice.com. In some case, you are redirected to an entirely different page. Google search results are modified with affiliate links.

Solution: Remove any/all Chrome extensions that help with downloads. Example: Downloader for Instagram, Video Downloader, Free Download Manager.
How? There are very detailed insights on xfreeservice.com being malware or not here. Needless to say, there's indeed some undesired behaviour.

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Work around for Broadcast receiver not working in Chinese mobiles

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If you're having trouble with your Android app not responding to certain events in Mi, Oppo, Vivo or Letv devices it's not your fault.
This could include and is not limited to, service app not working properly, push notifications not working properly, application not opening up when intended.  It is because of the extensive battery saver and the so-called saving the user from apps spamming their activity.
Here's the funniest part about it
We wrote to someone very senior at Xiaomi. He reverted that they manually whitelist a few apps, and the rest are by default disallowed from accessing the notifications folder. This was the response. "This usually happens because of whitelisting of apps that can access notifications folder. This is a feature to ensure the user is protected from spam and also helps to ensure RAM/battery usage optimization." We asked what the process was to get an app whitelisted, and did not get a response.
This is coming from a post about GCM pus…