Friday, 10 November 2017

Airtel Introduces 4.5GB For 1000, 9.5GB For 2000 plus Free YouTube Streaming

Airtel Introduces 4.5GB For 1000, 9.5GB For 2000 plus Free YouTube Streaming
Airtel has introduced a new data package for YouTube lovers; just like 9mobile's free YouTube offer when you buy a package.

According to Airtel,
Recharge N1000 and get 4.5GB data (1.5GB android data + 3GB YouTube streaming)
Recharge N2000 and get 9.5GB data (3.5GB android data + 6GB YouTube streaming)
Recharge N2500 and get 15GB data (5GB android data + 10GB YouTube streaming)
Recharge N3500 and get 17GB data (7GB android data + 10GB YouTube streaming)
Recharge N4000 and get 19GB data (9GB android data + 10GB YouTube streaming)

Each of the data will last you for 30 days but the YouTube free data is only usable at night.

How Can I Get it?
Dial *323# and follow the prompt.

Also with Anonytun, the YouTube data can be forced to work with your browser, download and rock the hell out of it.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Check Out The World's First 5G Device

Though a lot of people haven't even gotten to taste the speed of 4G, technology waits for no man as 5G has recently been introduced.

Recently, at the 2017 Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, Qualcomm announced that they successfully demonstrated 5G data connection on a single-chip 5G modem—the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
 The company was able to achieve a download speed of more than 1 gigabit per second😱😱


Sherif Hanna the marketing lead for LTE and 5G NR modems at Qualcomm posted a picture with a caption which read: “Hard to believe that I have the world's first 5G smartphone in my hand!”

5G smartphone

The image which displays the rear camera of the phone, shows horizontally aligned dual-camera and vertically aligned dual LED flash. A logo of Qualcomm Snapdragon appears towards the bottom of the phone.

The phone is a reference design and for the testing and optimisation of their 5G mmWave performance within the constraints of a mobile form factor.

He further clarifies that the device is designed to support multi-mode i.e. 2G/3G/4G/5G.
Even though some locations are still struggling with 3G stable connection, 4G technology looks strange to them and here we are, 5G is knocking at the door.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Qualcomm Seeks To Ban Manufacture And Sale Of iPhones In China

Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chip maker recently got into a legal spat against Apple.

Now,Qualcomm has filed several lawsuits against Apple in China, looking to stop the sale and manufacturing of iPhones in the China.
Qualcomm sues apple

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been on for months now. The companies are in a disagreement over how much Apple should pay for the radio chip it uses to power the iPhone's cellular connection.
Apple thinks Qualcomm charges too much. Qualcomm believes Apple isn't recognizing the other technologies that go into the component.

Qualcomm charges its client based on the value of the phone not by the value of their chips. Apple disagrees with this as it thinks it should pay a fee based only on the value of Qualcomm's connectivity chips, not the entire phone. It says Qualcomm is "effectively taxing Apple's innovation" and that Apple "shouldn't have to pay them for technology breakthroughs they have nothing to do with."

Qualcomm also makes the processor for marquee phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

TSTV Promises 5000 Free Decoders To Nigerians

Satellite TV service provider, TSTV, says its TSTV decoders will begin commercial operation on November 1.
Its Managing Director, Bright Echefu, made this known while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

Echefu also added that TSTV would launch its services with about one million decoders nationwide.

TSTV decoder
He said at least 5,000 free TSTV decoders would be released to the public next week, he also added that the first set of decoders would come with one month free subscription to test run its services.

Echefu said: “Commercialization of our decoders will resume officially on November 1 and by that time, every part of Nigeria would have TSTV decoders for people to buy."

“We are releasing about one million decoders, which can go round, and our target for the first quarter is one million units.
“In every quarter, we will bring one million units and we are targeting four million units within the next one year.
“I can tell you categorically that some decoders will be released next week for Nigerians to test and we are going to cover the 36 states of the federation.
“These decoders are going to be free and close to 5,000 units to test and that will last for two weeks.”

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Twitter Plans To Double Its Tweet-Count Limit

Originally, I wasn't really a dedicated twitter users, honestly I didn't really understand how it worked. Until earlier this year when I was practically forced into using the app by one of my friends and trust me I didn't regret it.

Among other social networks, Twitter stands out in its own unique way and believe it or not, the 140-character tweet limit adds to its uniqueness.

Twitter increasing tweet limit

However, Twitter announced on Tuesday that it is doubling its character count for tweets -- from 140 characters to 280 characters.
This new development is currently in its test-phase and is currently available for a very small group Twitter users who were chosen at random.
The test group will include those who tweet in certain languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Twitter says it hopes people will embrace the change. But considering the move strays from its original design, it's likely to cause some backlash.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Why You Shouldn't Use Unlock Patterns To Protect Your Phone

One of the beauties of the Android OS is that it gives users the option to pick from different security options to secure their phone. However most users end up using the most basic and easiest to copy.

Android unlock patterns are easy to copy and less secure than fingerprint scanners and passcodes, research has revealed.

Android Pattern Unlock
Bystanders with little technical expertise can copy your pattern from a distance. Trust me it's true, can't count how many unlock patterns my brain has stored from just a single glance😂

The study found that numbered passcodes, which are used on the iPhone and also available on Android phones, are far more secure.

"PINs are the most secure means of phone security from people around.

This is because patterns are easier to remember, and because the shape is easier to spy on compared to typed numbers, according to the researchers.

Android users can opt to secure their phone with a password or passcode by going to Settings > Lock screen and security. The safest and fastest way, though, is to use the device's fingerprint scanner.

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Monday, 25 September 2017

Twitter Bringing Its Data-saving 'lite' App To Developing Countries

Twitter Lite was launched earlier this year as a Web app. However now, Twitter is packaging its data-friendly, space-saving Lite mobile web app into a regular app version, starting with Android.

Twitter lite

Twitter is currently testing out the Android app only in the Philippines for now, which might lead to a large scale later on.

The Twitter Lite app takes up less space on your device (less than 3MB), and demand less resources, so it can load faster on low-end to mid-range smartphones.

More importantly, the app is made to work under poor network conditions, so it'll have some caching to work offline. It'll also show a preview of images and videos, and will only download media if the user chooses to.

Remember that Facebook launched its low-data version, Facebook Lite on Android two years ago.

By February this year, Facebook Lite already grew its user base to 200 million.

Infinix Note 4 Pro Users Experiencing Charging Issues?

According to Yomiprof, some Infinix Note 4 Pro (recently users are complaining bitterly about the charging quality of the device.
For now, we don’t know if all Note 4 Pro users are experiencing this issue or if it's affecting just a few.

Infinix Note 4 charging issues
A user complained saying,
The note 4 Pro takes more than 5hours to get to 67% while charging

The Charger dont work at all when the current is low... I read about this charger before I bought this phone I was told its Xcharge 4.0..... The charger that came with infinix note 3 works better, charges fast and even charge more faster when current is low...

According to him, he got the Note 4 Pro few days ago and is already experiencing these issues. Another user also said "too bad mine is one month old now. but I somehow believe you".
As I said earlier, I don’t know if other Note 4 users are experiencing this same issue. Is your fast charge working well?

Sunday, 24 September 2017

GO Keyboard Caught Stealing Users Data Sending To Third Party Servers

GO Keyboard, a really popular Android keyboard app was caught collecting user data and downloading and running code from a third-party server.

The discovery was made by engineers at AdGuard, a provider of ad-blocking technology. AdGuard said they noticed suspicious requests while analyzing the app's web traffic following its installation.
Go keyboard caught stealing data
The company was looking into GO Keyboard's behavior after an incident with another custom keyboard, TouchPal, that started showing ads over the typing area this past July.

While investigating GO Keyboard for similar intrusive ads, AdGuard says it detected the app collecting a large amount of data from the device right after installation and sending it to a remote server.

"GO keyboard reports to its servers your Google account email in addition to language, IMSI, location, network type, screen size, Android version and build, device model, etc.," said Andrey Meshkov, AdGuard co-founder.

Meshkov found that the app also communicates with dozens of third-party trackers and ad networks.

Collecting user data without user consent and downloading and executing code from a third-party server (bypassing the app review process) — is forbidden for apps uploaded on the Google Play Store.

AdGuard says it informed Google of the app's behavior, but at the time of their investigation publication, the Google team had not answered their report.