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.

Friday, 22 September 2017

iOS 11 Out - How To Update Your iPhone, iPad and iPod

The new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are here and everyone wants a feel of that new iPhone, but what if you don't have enough money to make that happen?

You can easily transform your older iPhone, giving it new looks and new features with the new iOS 11.

IOS 11 update

In this post, I will guide you on how to update your iOS devices to the latest iOS 11 version.


How to Update your iOS Device to iOS 11


Before we proceed, there are three things you need to do first.
  1. Back Up your iOS device.
  2. Charge Up your device, to prevent interruptions
  3. Make space on your device, You need over 2GB of space to make it work.
Now that you have all that set up, let's proceed…

There are two methods to updating your iOS devices and I'll be covering both methods.

Updating To iOS 11 via OTA Upgrade 


If you have an available Wi-Fi network, you can upgrade to iOS 11 right from your device, no need to connect to any computer or iTunes.
Make sure you have about 80% of battery or connect to a charger source and go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for the latest update, then prompt you to download and install iOS 11.

If you are using a mobile network, make sure you have data that is enough for the update size.


Updating To iOS 11 via iTunes

IOS 11 iTunes upgrade

To do this, make sure your iTunes is updated to v12.7.
Connect your iOS device to your PC.
Itunes should automatically pop up.
Click the iPhone or iPad icon in the top-left corner of iTunes, next to the drop-down menu for the various sections of your iTunes library.
Click on Check for Update > Download and Update.
Follow the prompts, accept the terms, and let iTunes complete the process.

That's all... Now you can enjoy features like editing Live Photos, customizing the new Control Center, Emergency Mode, the hard G GIF,  Do not disturb while driving and lots more.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Google's N13,000 Freetel Ice 2 Has Been Launched

Google announced sometime back that it'll be launching the Freetel Ice 2 device in Nigeria.
The Freetel Ice 2 is not a Google smartphone, but Google partnered with a Japanese smart phone brand TD Mobile, to launch the smartphone in Nigerian.

Freetel Ice 2 device
The smartphone has been launched and is Google GMS certified, meaning that the device meets Google’s performance requirements and properly runs Google Apps. The device was also launched in partnership with MTN and comes pre-loaded with MTN’s latest apps including MTN Music Plus.


In addition, all customers who buy the device will enjoy double data bonus on every data bundle they purchase for three months

The device also comes pre-loaded with World reader’s free e-library of 50,000 e-books – an app that enables users to read their favorite books at no cost.

FREETEL ICE 2 SPECS
  • 5.5 inch
  • 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM
  • 3G enabled
  • Dual sim support
  • 5MP Rear + 2MP selfie camera
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT680 processor.

The phone is budget friendly and I think it will go well with the Nigerian market.
Its currently available on Konga for N13,000

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

GLO Declares September 28th As Free Data Day

After holding the first Free Data Day on August 11th which came with a lot of mixed reactions, Glo has declared Friday 28th of Sept 2017 as the second Data Free Day on Glo network.
Glo free data day

The conditions for the coming Free Data Day is the same as the last one.
Subscribers who use 100MB plus N150 on voice calls OR N250 on voice calls a week before the D day will enjoy a FULL DAY of FREE browsing, chatting, streaming, downloading, uploading and lots more on the 28th of September.

You don’t need to do anything special to qualify for Glo Free Data Day… Just spend N250 or more on call 7 days to the free data day. Fair usage policy will be applicable

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TSTV Decoder Coming To Threaten DSTV prominence?

TSTV has partnered with Europe-based TV station ABS Global to launch their Satellite into the Nigerian market.

Telecom Satelite Tv (TSTv) offers a Pay-As-You-Consume plan unlike the fixed monthly subscription seen on other TV providers in Nigeria.
TSTV also offers a lot of local and international channels and packages for your Entertainment, News, Sports, Kids, Health etc.

TSTV Decoder

It uses a technology called HBB TV tech, HBB is a combination of satellite and internet service for TV service, TSTV will run on 4.5g network every subscriber will get 20gig of data for 3k monthly, the data can also be used for video calls and wifi.

Below are some FAQs about TSTV;

How much is the TSTV decoder and what are its features?

The TSTV Decoder + Dish costs N5000. The TSTV Decoder Offers 100+ Channels, FREE 20GB Data, Video Calls, Pause Subscription, Record & Playback Feature And More

How much is TSTV Subscription Fee?

TSTV Subscription Fees go as low as N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000. Note that with TSTV, as mentioned earlier, you don't pay for subscriptions monthly or periodically. Instead, You pay as you consume.

Where are TSTV service locations?

TSTV Africa will function in ALL states in Nigeria.

When is the official launch date of TSTV?

TSTV will be officially launched on the 1st of October 2017.

What channels can I watch on TSTV?

TSTV shows Live Sports like Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and so much more. Sports Channels on TSTV Africa are bein Sport 1-10, Fox Sport HD, and Ts Sports.
Some of Entertainment Channels on TSTV are E entertainment, Tele Novela, Fox, MBC 4.

Below are the Full list of channels available on TSTV;


TSTV news channels

TSTV entertainment channels

TSTV movie channels

TSTV channels

TSTV sports channels


Where can I purchase TSTV Decoders?
TSTV Africa decoder shall be available on sale nationwide from 1st October. But before then, dealers outlet location addresses shall be made known for easy accessibility of the decoders.

You can also become an official TSTV dealer or installer by clicking Here to register.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Chinese Government To Shut Down Bitcoin Exchanges

Over the past year Bitcoin has greatly increased in value, mostly due to its popularity in China.
Unfortunately for Bitcoin, the Chinese government is not a fan of cryptocurrencies, which are mostly traded by Chinese citizens who are hedging against falls in the yuan.

Bitcoin

In the past, the Chinese government has banned Bitcoin transactions at banks and retailers, and recently it banned ICOs, Initial Coin Offerings. Now it’s going further:

Chinese authorities are ordering domestic bitcoin exchanges to shut down. China’s central bank, working with other regulators, has drafted instructions banning Chinese platforms from providing virtual currency trading services.

It’s still legal to mine and invest in Bitcoins, but for how much longer? China seems really determined to keep Bitcoin from gaining any more traction. Will it work? Or will determined traders figure out a way to keep using Bitcoin regardless?

 In the past, China’s actions have pushed down the value of Bitcoin for short periods, but it always rebounds, soaring even higher. Recently it hit $5,000 before falling to a bit over $4,000 and as at the time of writing this article, it has fallen even further below $4,000.

The latest Chinese action could push Bitcoin down even further. And if it doesn’t, will China get tougher, banning Bitcoin investment entirely?.
If China goes, so does Bitcoin.

Apple Unveils iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus And iPhone X

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which are successors of last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models.
The new models come with faster processors, a True Tone display, and upgraded cameras.

One of the biggest design changes in the new devices is a glass back, in order to enable inductive wireless charging, which wouldn’t have worked through the aluminum casing of the old model. And, like the iPhone 7 models, there’s still no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Iphone 8

The wireless charging works just like on other smartphones. Simply place the phone on a charging pad, and it’ll charge up.
Apple will be using the widely used Qi charging standard, which is good news for anyone who’s already bought wireless chargers.

Apple has improved the display on the iPhone 8 line, adding the same True Tone technology it offers on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to automatically adjust the screen based on the ambient light in the room to offer more accurate colors.

Internally, Apple has upgraded the processor from the A10 Fusion found in the iPhone 7 to the A11 Bionic. It’s a six-core chip with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10, and four performance cores that the company says are 70 percent faster that the old model. There’s also a new Apple-designed GPU that’s 30 percent faster, with the same performance as the A10 at half the power.

For the camera, there’s a new 12-megapixel sensor on the iPhone 8 that is larger, faster, and finally has optical image stabilization(OIS). The iPhone 8 Plus also has new sensors, and offers f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures now. The dual cameras on the 8 Plus also has a new “Portrait Lighting” feature that adjusts the lighting for portrait shots.
And Apple says that the improvements apply to video too, with Apple executive Phil Schiller claiming that the new devices have the “highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone,” with support for 4K/60fps video. Slow motion videos now support up to 1080p resolution at 240fps, doubling the the iPhone 7’s 120fps option.
Iphone 8 Plus

Apple is touting the iPhone 8 as the first smartphone designed for augmented reality(AR), with cameras calibrated for AR, along with a new gyroscope and accelerometer for better motion tracking.

The iPhone 8 pricing start at $699 for the 64GB model, while the 8 Plus start at $799 for 64GB of storage. Both models will also have 256GB variants which for now has unannounced prices.
Both phones will be available for preorder starting Friday, September 15th, with a release date a week later on September 22nd.

Monday, 11 September 2017

MTN Unveils Time Based YouTube Data Plan

MTN recently introduced a timebased Youtube plan for people who love to stream videos, watch shows and live streams.

The two new plans offers 1hour of streaming for N150 and the 3hours for N400. For now, it is unknown if fair usage applies to the plans that is they are limited or unlimited what we know for sure is that at the end of your 1 or 3 hour period, the data will expire.

How can To Subscribe To MTN YouTube Plan

Dial *131*8# or dial *131# and reply with 8.
Mtn YouTube plan
And to check your Youtube hourly bundle balance, dial *559*18#.

How To Get 1GB For N200 or 5Gb for N1000 on 9mobile

Since their transition from Etisalat to 9mobile, there has been a lot of complaints about that quality, people complain that the speed is nothing to write home about.

However, lately there has been noticeable improvements, and to compliment this improvement the Telecom provider has unveiled a new data plan called Special Data.

9mobile special data N200 for 1GB

With 9mobile Special Data, you get 1GB of data for just N200.

HOW TO ACTIVATE 9MOBILE 1GB FOR N200

It's simple, load your 9mobile line with N200 and dial *929*10#

To check your Special Data balance, dial *228#

The plan is valid for 3 days and usable on all devices including PCs. Also, it works all day long.

You can subscribe multiple times, when you subscribe to the 9mobile special data plan five times you get 5GB for 1000.

What do you think about the new plan?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

GIONEE M7 Coming Soon

GIONEE M7 Coming Soon
Popular Chinese phone maker, Gionee is warming up to unveil its newest device in its much acclaimed M series.
According to reports, the phone will have a full screen Edge-to-Edge display with ultra-narrow bezels, similar to its teaser.

The company teased a promotional poster of the upcoming Gionee M7 which shows the device with no bezels at sides and very thin bezels at the top & bottom just like the other full-screen devices like the SAMSUNG S8. The teaser talks about collaboration with bicycle company Ofo for “doing things” and comes with a tagline of “M7 Joint card invites you to see the world in full screen”, clearly indicating that the phone is designed with full-screen as confirmed by the phone image in the teaser too.


Other details revealed on GFxbench listed a 6-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, latest MediaTek Helio P30 SoC, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Nigerians Spend Over N197B On Data Subscription Monthly

According to the recent statistics released, it is recorded that Telecoms subscribers in Nigeria spend over N197 billion on data subscriptions every month.


Research by Daily Trust from the four GSM operators revealed an estimate of the categories of data users and how much they spent on data monthly.

Data subscription
According to the survey, about 70% of internet users or 64m use up to N1000 data monthly each, raising the operators’ revenue base by N64bn.


Also, about 15% or 13.8m data users, mostly small business owners and middle-class people, purchase an average of N3000 data monthly, contributing N41.1bn every month to the figures.

Similarly, 10% of internet subscribers or 9.15m use N5000 each every month, growing the operators’ revenue by N45.6bn.

About 5% of internet subscribers or 4.6m buy N10,000 data each, increasing the mobile internet companies’ revenue by N46bn, according to findings made by Daily Trust.

Recall that the latest Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released by the regulator last month showed that MTN had 58,121,427 users, and Glo 37,270,100 customers, Airtel 34,336,802 while 9mobile has 19,621,806 users.
The remaining figures are shared between the other smaller operators.

Although 92m of the 149.5m subscribers are active internet users, and they depend on data provided by the telcos to access the Internet and socialise on the social media.

Source : DAILY Trust

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

UBA Cards No Longer Support Dating, Betting or P0rn Subscription

The United Bank of Africa, UBA, has placed a ban on the use of its ATM Cards for subscription to p0rn, Betting, Dating and escort websites.

UBA bans dating, betting and p0rn subscription

An email was sent across to customers on Thursday evening indicated that UBA debit and prepaid cards are now restricted from carrying out such transactions.

The email reads
“We wish to inform all cardholders that we have placed restrictions on the Bank’s debit and prepaid cards from carrying out transactions with merchants that are transacting on the following business categories; -Jewellry
-P0rnography
-Dating and Escort Services
-Betting (including lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, off-track betting and wagers)
“This has become necessary with the increased need to protect our customers and the institution from fraud, litigation and reputational damages.”


If you ask me, I think this is a really dumb move.
After all it's my money and I don't appreciate my bank deciding how I spend it.
Their duty is solely to hold my money for me, not decide what I can and cannot spend my money on.
PS: I don't subscribe to such😇

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Iflix, An Alternative To Netflix And iRokoTv Launches In Nigeria

Iflix just launched in Nigeria, an alternative to Netflix and a direct competitor to iRokotv. IFlix was founded two years ago in Malaysia, and is operational in 19 countries across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

Iflix
Iflix Nigeria Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) hopes to position itself as the leading provider of SVoD with relevant contents tailored with quality that resonates with the viewers.


Iflix understands that data is life hence they make their content data effective, as such you can watch a 20min video with only 33MB.


iflix Important Features Includes;

1. You get unlimited access to iflix’s vast library of thousands of first-run exclusive shows, award-winning TV series, blockbuster movies, popular local and regional content, children’s programs and much more.

2. You have Access to iflix on up to 5 devices at once, including phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, TVs and other connected devices.

3. You can download TV shows and movies to any phone, tablet or mobile device to binge-watch offline, when not connected to the Internet.

4. You can share your iflix subscription with family or friends and watch shows on two different devices at the same time.

How Much is the Subscription?
Subscription for the first 1 Month is free without credit card required.
Subsequent monthly Subscription costs N799
While annual Subscription costs N6,392

Where To Download the App?
You can download the Iflix app from the Google playstore and iOS users can download the app from the Apple store and if you are using a PC you can watch directly from their official site.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Google Is Recruiting Beta Testers For Its Google Plus App

Google is seeking people to help test new features and give them feedbacks.

If you sign up for Google's beta test program, you will be granted early access to new updates of Google+. Yes, that means you will get new features on Google+ before anybody else. You'll also interact with the product team at Google to provide feedback.

Google Plus beta version
So if you are a regular poster on Google+, and would like to help Google improve G+, you can fill the form here and wait for you to be chosen. Not all who apply will be accepted, though.

Google isn't the first to do this though, I'm a beta tester for both WhatsApp and Snapchat(Even though I don't use snapchat that much).

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Android 8.0 O Release Date + Smartphones That Will Receive The Update

One of the major setbacks with the android platform is the poor distribution of new versions.
According to Apple, 86% of apple devices are running on the recent iOS 10 while over 30% of android users are still stuck on Lollipop.
Android 8.0 release date

However, Google is not waiting for you as a new android version Android 8.0 O is coming soon.

Android O is coming with a lot of new updates. Beginning from early to mid-August 2017, Android O is expected to be released to eligible android devices.

As usual, Pixel users will be the first to receive the update.

What Android Phones will be Getting Android O?

According to speculations, here are the devices that will be getting Android O.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL — Being Google's own devices, the two Pixels are ought to begin receiving Android O as soon as it's officially out.

Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X — Google's former flagship phones will likely begin receiving Android O immediately after the Pixels, but should be running it before the year ends.

Samsung
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: No Info yet, but will like receive Android OTA update in February 2018

Galaxy Note 8: May like come with Android O out of the box… worst scenarios, Jan – Feb’18

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge: Between March to April 2018
Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+: Spring time of 2018

Nokia
HMD promised that Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 will be getting Android O 8.0 but there are no projected time for it.

LG
LG V30, LG G6, LG V20 and LG G5: rumors suggest that these LG phones may likely get the Android 8.0 O early 2018.

For other Manufacturers, there are no word for now…
Do you think your smartphone would be getting the update?

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New WhatsApp Update Allows You To Watch YouTube Directly On WhatsApp

A lot of new updates have been added on WhatsApp since coming under the management of Mark Zuckerberg and we are still expecting more features.

The most recent added features was the ability to transfer any files to your WhatsApp contacts.

Watch Youtube on WhatsApp

Now, a new update that has been added to WhatsApp is the ability to watch Youtube videos directly on your WhatsApp instead of redirecting to Youtube app.

Though this feature is still under development but it is available for iOS users… Android users coming soon

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Etisalat Officially Changes Its Name To 9Mobile

A while back, the entire Nigerian Techsphere was shocked to hear that Etisalat as we know it would be leaving and the company would getting a new name.

Etisalat changes name to 9mobile

According to Etisalat, internal operations will not be affected and staffs will not be retrenched, the only change would be the brand's name which has now been changed.

On Thursday, July 13, Etisalat Officially changed its name after weeks of debt related crisis. The management of the company at the end of a management meeting held in Lagos adopted the name 9Mobile as the new brand name.

This happened after Etisalat International issued a 3-week ultimatum for the company to have a change of name.
Now that the name has been changed, we should begin to see effect of the name change from any moment soon, adverts, notifications on mobile devices etc.

Personally, if you ask me I think 9Mobile is a horrible choice of name.

Airtel Introduces Three New Unlimited Data Plans

Early this morning, I was going through YouTube just watching random videos when I came across something that caught my eye.

Unlimited Data Plans on Airtel??

Unlimited Data Plans on Airtel

Though there hasn't been any official statement about this, I think the video and title are self-explanatory.

From all indications, we should be expecting unlimited data plans from Airtel Soon, who else is happy?

Update:
The plans have been unlimited airtel data plans have been launched and these are their prices;
The plans come in three variants,
  • N10,000 plan - dial *471# to subscribe
  • N15,000 plan - dial *463# to subscribe
  • N20,000 plan - dial *351# to subscribe
All plans are valid for 30days, since the plans come in different variants with different prices I believe Fair Usage applies to them. So they aren't "UNLIMITED".

Friday, 14 July 2017

How To Remove People Sharing Your Data On GLO

How To Remove People Sharing Your Data On GLO
You might have shared your data with friends or family and you want to remove them.
Just follow the easy steps below to do it.

Simply dial *127*02*Number#

After dialing the code you would receive a message that you have stopped sharing your data with the person.

The person you removed from your data sharing list would also get a notification about it.

To see a list of people sharing your data, click here.

How To See People Sharing Your Data On Glo

GLO made sharing of data easy to do, a little bit too easy if you ask me.

Its so easy that a third party that has access to your phone can easily share your data, delete the message and you wouldn't know what had happened.

This was what happened to me, I subscribed less than a week ago only for me to wake up this morning to find out that my data has exhausted... I jumped up, how come???

How to see people sharing your data on glo
Immediately, I called the customer service to find out what happened and how it happened. After much long talk, they told me that I wasn't the only one using my data, imagine my shock!

Then they told me how to see a list of people that were helping me to use my data.
After all the procedures, I got their(more than one person) numbers and kicked them out.

To see list of people sharing your data on GLO, dial *127*00# or Send “List” to 127

You will get a notification of those using your data, then you can copy out there numbers then Remove them.

I hope this helps.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Etisalat Fighting Till The Last! Unleashes New Airtime Offer

Regardless of all the issues of the rebranding or reconstruction going on at ETISALAT, the company has decided to give its customers a really interesting offer.

Etisalat Super Bonus

Etisalat has introduced an airtime bonus offer called #SBORevamp, a special offer that gives up to 10x your Recharge for 30days. The offer is open to both existing and new customers.

For new customers: get 10 times the value of your recharge daily for voice calls and data to all networks in the first month.

For existing customers: Get 7 times the value of your first recharge daily for voice calls only to all networks for 30days.

How To Activate?
Dial *819*1# to enjoy

Note that new customers also get 7times the value of their recharge in the second and third month.

Could This Be The End Of Etisalat As We Know It??

Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and Etisalat Nigeria has been given three weeks to phase-out the brand in the country. This was as a result of the $1.7 billion loan talk collapse.

End of Etisalat
Nigerian regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from crashing after lenders were calling for the probe and total takeover of the company.

However, Etisalat International announced on Monday that it was pulling out after all UAE shareholders of the company have exited and left the board and management of the Nigerian brand.

Etisalat Nigeria has just three weeks to use the brand name, after which it'll have to change it to something else or other companies will buy it off.
For now, we don't know what will happen to the millions of subscribers on the network.

Monday, 10 July 2017

GLO Launches Two New Products; GLO Café And Sharp Sharp E-Top-up

GLO recently launched two new products Sharp Sharp E-Top-Up and Glo Café.


Glo Sharp Sharp E-top-up gives customers 8 times value when they recharge from any electronic channels like Glo Café, ATMs and POS terminals etc.

For instance, if a subscriber recharges with N201, he or she will get over N1,601 made up of N201 in his or her main account he/she would also get N100 bonus airtime for calls to all networks and N900 bonus airtime to call other Glo subscribers.
Glo E-top-up

The customer will also receive 50MB data bonus for personal use and extra 25MB data, which can be gifted to another Glo customer.

Glo Café on the other hand is an app which offers world class games including Gameloft; thousands of movies and video content, two million songs including 10,000 music videos, jokes, sports, entertainment and e-commerce.

The biggest attraction added to the Glo café is Glo Live Cast, where Globacom as the first operator to launch Mobile TV (Glo live cast) in Nigeria avails its subscribers the opportunity to watch live TV channels (such as NTA, AIT, WAP TV, etc.) with HD quality streaming on their Glo mobile phones.

The Glo Café app can be downloaded from playstore.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

This New iPhone 8 Render Shows A Fingerprint Reader On The Back

By now, The iPhone 8 design is 100% final at this point, and Apple’s partners will soon start manufacturing the device if they haven’t already.

But no official design of the iPhone 8 has been released so all we have at the moment are series of leaks and renders of the iPhone 8.
Iphone 8

Talking about renders of the iPhone 8, a new was recently dropped by a leaker.

The render shows an iPhone 8 that features a Touch ID home button on the back.

According to Benjamin Geskin, this is what we expect the iPhone 8 to look like:
Iphone 8 design

According to Geskin, he got the inspiration for the render from a person that has access to the parts Apple imports and exports, also said that the iPhone 8 has a Touch ID sensor on the back.

According to the source, Mass production of the iPhone 8 'MIGHT' have begun.

Since this no way to confirm the design, we just have to keep an open mind and wait for the iPhone 8 launch.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Etisalat Launch Time-Based Data Plan For Unlimited Downloads.

Whenever I want to download really large files, time-based data plans become the best choice because I wouldn't want to place extra stress on my regular days.


Right from when Airtel introduced their time-based data plan, I became a dedicated fan.
Imagine downloading all I wanted in an hour for just 180, I even upgraded my PC to Windows 10 using this particular plan.


Now Etisalat is looking to take over from where Airtel left off as they introduce their own time-based data plan called BlazeOn, powered by Comptel’s FWD solution.

Etisalat BlazeOn
According to Etisalat “Most Internet users in Nigeria don’t know how much mobile data they consume while browsing or streaming", hence the launch of BlazeOn, an android app which you can download.


BlazeOn Data Plans

With BlazeOn, You can get 10min for N50, 15min for N70, 30min for N120 or go for the 1hour for N200 plan. You can download unlimitedly within this time frame.

ETISALAT BlazeOn Time based data plan
How Can I Get it?
Download BlazeOn from Playstore here or download the raw file here
Set up the app and you are good to go.


Note, there's a very important rule of Time-Based Data Plans which you must adhere to...
First, ensure that network is good in the area if not you'll regret it.
Secondly, only subscribe when you're ready to start downloading.

What do you think about the new plan. ?

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Infinix Mobility Launches Note 4 X527 With Stylus Pen

After all the leaks, scoops and hypes, Infinix finally launched the Infinix X572(NOTE 4) on the 3rd July 2017.

The device comes with a full HD 5.7-inch display with a massive 4300mAh battery capacity which supports fast charge.
Infinix Note 4

It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box coupled with Infinix XOS UI 2.3, a Finger Print scanner on the front and Infinix boasts that a 5-minute charge gives you 250mins of talk time.

The Infinix X572 comes in two version (Note 4 with 2GB RAM and Note 4 Pro with 3GB RAM) and comes with support for stylus pen

Infinix X572 Note 4 Specifications

Design

Dimensions: 159 x 78.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 198 g
Display: 5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels ( PPI), 2.5D IPS display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Orientation, Magnetometer
Build: Polycarbonate
Colours: White. Blue.
Infinix Note 4 x527

Hardware:

Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53
Processor Name: MediaTek MT6753
Graphics Processor: Mali-T720 MP3 450 MHz
RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB
External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

Network:

GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800) / 38(2600) / 40(2300)
SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM/micro-SD
OS: Android 7 Nougat + XOS 2.3

Camera:

Primary: 13 megapixels, auto-focus, and dual colour LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 8 megapixels

Others:

Battery: 4300 mAh - 4500 mAh
Bluetooth V4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

The Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 PRO will be available at all retail stores online & offline from the 7th of July 2017.

If you want to be one of the first people in Nigeria to own the Infinix Note 4, you can easily pre-order at retail partner store OFFLINE and win free Infinix smart accessories when you post on social media using hashtag #Go4Note4 #Takecharge

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Google Launches New Experimental Data Saving App 'TRIANGLE'

One major challenge most smartphone users face is the issue of data usage and Google has brought a solution to the problem.

Though this isn't the first time Google is coming up with a means to save data as there's a data saving option present on the chrome browser.

But the new Triangle app offers something better.

Google triangle data saver
 Google is testing a new app called Triangle, the app allows users to customize how apps are allowed to use data by choosing between options like 10 minutes at a time, 30 minutes or “Always.”


The app shows you which apps are using your data the most and gives you an option to suspend them.

For people that have problems with background apps draining their data, you will value this app the most.


Officially, Google is testing this app in Philipines but you can download it from APK mirror here and watch the app help you with your data saving issues.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

FIDELITY DAIL4CASH: Withdraw From ATM Without Your ATM Card

Yesterday, I found myself in a position that I didn't like at all! CASHLESS!

How did that happen? Well I went to buy some stuffs at Ikeja and I got so carried away with the spending that I spent everything I had on me down to my transport fare forgetting I didn't take my ATM card along with me.

When I realized what had happened, I almost went carzy but then I remembered that I saw something like "Cardless Withdrawal" in some of the messages I received from FIDELITYSMS and I decided to give it a try since I had no other choice.

Long story short, I successfully got cash from the ATM without my ATM card and everybody at the ATM gallery looked at me like a magician....little did know

Belows are steps I took to withdraw from the ATM without my card

  • First dial *770*1# on your phone
  • Select DIAL4CASH by replying 4
  • Enter the Amount you wish to withdraw
  • Next you'd be required to select a one-time 4 digit pin...Be sure to remember it
  • Now enter your INSTANT BANKING PIN
  • After selecting the 4-digit pin, you 'd be sent a CASH OUT CODE..It an 8-14 digit code
Now you've gotten all you need to perform the magic...lol...Now head to the ATM
Note:
      cardless withdrawal doesn't work on all ATMs
      If You are using the *770# Instant Banking service for the first time, you will be required to register by dialing *770#.
fidelity bank cardless withdrawal
  • When you reach the ATM, just press the ENTER/PROCEED button or press any button
  • A menu should appear, Select Quickteller Cashout or DAIL4CASH or PayCode Cashout from the menu
  • You'd be required to enter your CASHOUT code, Enter it carefully
  • Then you'd be required to enter your One-time 4 digit code
  • Now enter the amount you wish to withdraw, make sure it's the same as before
  • Click proceed and you should hear that sound that everybody loves coming from the ATM.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Gmail For Android Gets New Anti-Phishing Security Features

Google recently started rolling out new updates for Gmail users on Android, this new update helps keep you safe from phishing attacks.

"When you click on a link in a suspicious message, Gmail will show a warning prompt helping you keep your account safe," the company explains. Here's a screenshot of the warning prompt:

Anti-phishing for gmail

While not all affected emails are necessarily dangerous, I encourage you to be extra careful when clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about.

Also, beware of the kind of attachments you download from your emails.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lagos State Government To Relocate Computer Village To Katagowa

Computer Village needs no introduction as pretty much every Nigerian has either done business there, been there or heard about the popular Tech market.

 Recent development suggests that the market as we know it might be moved as the Lagos State Government in a series of tweets confirmed the relocation of Computer Village to ICT Park, Kantangowa in Agbado/Oke-Odo Area.


P.S - This isn't the first time the Lagos State Government is discussing a relocation plan, the screenshot below dates back to 2013.
computer to be moved to katangowa
However, judging by the recent actions by the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, it is quite possible that the relocation might come sooner than expected.

The stated reasons for relocation includes;
  • Need to control environmental degradation
  • Housing stock deficit
  • and traffic congestion in the Ikeja axis.
Note that the Katangowa market is quite bigger than the current Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land. However, it's setting is quite disorganized with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes A.K.A Akube.

Anyways let's see how thing unfolds, though its quite favorable for because Katangowa is way closer to me than Ikeja.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Lets Talk About 08030004900 - The Number That's Killing People

Since last week we’ve heard of stories of people jumping into Lagos Lagoon for some unknown reasons and people quickly attributed the multiple suicide to this number 08030004900 calling people.

Since then I have received various warning messages across whatsapp and Facebook telling me not pick whenever the number calls. But trust me to be stubborn as always...the alledged killer number called me and i picked but was disappointed to hear the regular MTN promotional rubbish.

killer number
I recently logged on to Nairaland and saw a story about someone who received call from the number and died. Check it out below;
Nollywood script writer, director & producer Chike Bryan Nnamani, a father of five, has died after he received a call from home while on his way to work, suddenly developed a stroke and died hours later after he was admitted at Lagos State Teaching hospital.

What You Should Know About 08030004900
  • The number 08030004900 is an MTN Nigeria number used for promotions
  • Its mtn short code. Instead of calling with 4900, they call with a regular looking number
  • It’s only meant for marketing purposes only, hence can't be called
  • 4900 is a short code used by MTN for their caller tunez promotional services and the full digit is is 08030004900
  • This number doesn't kill people
  • People who jumped into Lagos lagoon did that for reasons known to them, so sad we can't ask them now.
A friend even said he received a call from the number and when he picked, he heard INCANTATIONS...Can you believe that?? Couldn't help but laugh..

Stop spreading rumors all over, no sorcery attached to that number.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Whatsapp Working On A Feature That Allows Businesses To Chat With Users Directly

According to Reuters, WhatsApp is testing a new chat system that would allow businesses to chat with users directly, this feature has never been offered before on any other platform, and it is also a way for WhatsApp to start making money from its service.

Whatsapp business chat


For those that might not be pleased with this new development, WhatsApp is promising to make sure that businesses cannot use the new feature to spam you.

The report claims that the feature is still in its early stages, so the launch date is unknown for now.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Next Tecno Camon Might Come With Four Camera

Tecno Camon decvices are all camera-dedicated devices, starting from the Camon C8 down to the recent Camon C9.

The Camon C9 camera was ground breaking and for sure, Tecno would want to step it up with the next Camon device. Whatever it is, I'm sure it is going to be really amazing.
According to rumors I'm hearing, the next Tecno Camon device MIGHT come with 4 Cameras(2 Camera at the front and 2 at the back) all 16MPs. And that's not all, it MIGHT also come with 4 LED flash.

P.S: Notice the emphasis I placed on the MIGHT, its still unsure.
tecno camon c10
I wonder what we'd be needing 4 cameras and 4 flash lights for...That will definitely stress out the battery, it will need a super-battery to back it up.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Etisalat Introduces N50 For 250MB Night Plan

Etisalat Introduces a new N50 for 250MB night plan but they're already late for the party. Remember Airtel already offers N25 for 500MB while MTN offers the same N25 for 500MB for night crawlers and heavy downloaders.
Etisalat night plan

And despite the lateness, Etisalat joyfully decided to launch its own night plan and they came up with this......Really? 250mb...seriously??
Etisalat night plan

The new Etisalat night plan cost N50 for 250MB and is available for Easycliq tariff plan. The night plan works on all gadgets including smartphones, PC and Tablets and it’s only usable between 12:00AM to 5:00AM.

How To Activate Etisalat 250MB For N50 Night Plan
  • Migrate to Easycliq tariff plan by dialing *244*1#
  • Make sure you have minimum airtime balance of N50 then dial *229*10*10# to activate 250MB for N50 (12:00am- 5:00am).

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Don Jazzy Introduces FLOBYT Free WiFi Service In Lagos

Flobyt, a free WiFi service installed across public spaces like restaurants, parks, taxis, buses etc was officially launched last week with Mavin Records CEO Don Jazzy and Dele Odufuye CEO of Tsaboin as co-founders.

flobyt free wifi

According to the co-founder, Dele Odufuye,
Flobyt is 100% free for the users and our partner locations, all you have to do is walk in and log in. In fact, our working slogan is ‘Don’t use your data, use ours.

We know that this is not the first free WiFi proposition in Nigeria. However, we have state of the art technology, speed, security and speed to make it an enduring one.

Flobyt is currently installed in various locations across Lagos. Speaking of Bandwidth, Flobyt can currently accommodate 10 – 30 users in low-traffic places, while places with higher traffic go up to 80 users at once.

However, the only problem here is, public Wi-Fis are mostly unencrypted, making it possible for anyone to hack into every data sent over the network. Speaking on this issue, Co-Founder Dele said Flobyt WiFi has been encrypted to ensure security over the network.

You can watch the introductory video below;



READ ALSO: Check Out The Specs, Images And Price Of The New Nokia 3310

Now, since Flobyt WiFi is mainly located at restaurants, Taxis and Buses , anyone interested in using the service might have to buy a meal or a drink or take a random trip across Lagos before they can have access.

If You're in Lagos and you are willing to try Flobyt free wifi service, here are some places you can go to have the Flobyt experience:
  • RoadStar Burger, Lekki
  • Bar Enclave, Ilupeju
  • FoodHouse, Ikosi
  • White House, Yaba
  • Lounge 9a, Anthony
  • Massimo Bar, Ikeja
  • Grace’s Cakes, Ogba
  • Jazzment Salon, Lekki
  • KayzPlace Barbershop, Lekki
  • Amala Express, Lekki.
Most of the available locations are in Lekki, no nearby spot for Agege children like us.....LOL!
Let's keep our fingers crossed, they just might bring one around the corner.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Check Out The Specs, Images And Price Of The New Nokia 3310

A Couple of days ago I posted an about what we should be expecting from the new Nokia 3310.

Finally, I'm happy to inform you all that the long awaited Nokia 3310 'plus'😏 has been launched and just like I said earlier, the new Nokia 3310 features a 2.4 inch QVGA display, a Micro-SD card slot for extra external memory, and it is powered by Nokia’s Series 30+ software. Below are the official images of the new Nokia 3310.
New nokia 3310 design

READ ALSO: Google Assistant Coming To Marshmallow And Nougat

However, unlike the vintage Nokia 3310, the new one is much smaller, slimmer and lighter too, and, it comes with a Micro-USB charging port instead of the popular pin charger that was present on the original model, you can also get the Nokia 3310 plus in a variety of colors, including matte grey, red, yellow, and dark blue.

New nokia 3310 image

READ ALSO: Here's The Expected Design For The New Nokia 3310 Device

Remember when I suggested that Nokia kept the original game on the 3310, well they kinda did although the SNAKE game on the new Nokia 3310 is a lot different from the original one.

nokia 3310 snake game
*whispers* The new game looks really lame, think I prefer the old one.

For the battery, The company said that the new Nokia 3310 can last for 31 days on standby and provide a talk time of 22 hours. See specs below:
  • OS: Series 30
  • Display: 2.40-inch
  • Resolution: 240×320 pixels
  • Front Camera: No
  • Storage: 16MB
  • Rear Camera: 2-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 1200mAh
Finally, for the price...well....uhmm...take a deep breath first.......
The new Nokia 3310 would cost $52 which is Approximately N25,000.

Do you think you would be getting one of these?

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Google Assistant Coming To Marshmallow And Nougat Devices

Google has announced that it’s bringing the Google Assistant to more Android phones starting this week. All phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat will be getting an OTA update via the Google Play Services in coming weeks.

google assistant

READ ALSO;Here's The Expected Design For The New Nokia 3310


Here’s how Google describes the planned rollout:
The Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to English users in the U.S., followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. We’ll continue to add more languages over the coming year.
Before now, the Google Assistant was only available on Google’s own phone, the Google Pixel, and has been rumored to be on the upcoming LG G6. But LG’s claim as the first non-Pixel phone with the assistant won't last long as other devices are sure to follow.

 The Google Assistant is an improvement to the previous voice search feature on Android, the assistant is able to do more things and control your smart home devices. Google calls it a “conversational” interface, but that conversation isn’t so much more than the old way.

READ ALSO:Whatsapp Introduces Whatsapp Status Snapchat-Like Feature

 However, there's going to be one big improvement, you’ll be able to call-up the assistant by long-pressing the home button instead of using the microphone button on the home screen or using the command prompt “OK Google.” This action would replace the “Now on Tap” feature that used to come up when you long press the home button.

I don't know if all Android devices running Marshmallow and Nougat will get the update, Google specifies it’s coming to “eligible devices.” On the other hand it also says, “With this update, hundreds of millions of Android users will now be able to try out the Google Assistant,” so if you have an Android phone with a recent android version, there’s a big chance you’ll get the update.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Here's The Expected Design For The New Nokia 3310 Device

Oh.... Sweet Nokia 3310, the iPhone 7 of its time. I wasn't privileged to own one, I can proudly say I saw it, even used it and that's more than kids these days can say.
Anyway, according to Vtech (via GizmoChina), the new Nokia 3310 is expected to be a feature phone, don't expect any iPhone like or Galaxy-like specs or design. (P.S. The images below are just concepts and nothing more).

New Nokia 3310 design

For its design, you will be getting a thinner and lighter device(so you don't have to go through a gym session just to lift your device) with the buttons rearranged a bit as well.
Instead of the original display—a monochrome 84 x 84 display— there will be a new color display, that is still good enough to keep the battery life high.



There's currently no words on the key specs of the device for now, but I seriously hope that HMD Global keeps some original features that made us fall in love with the 3310, like that GAME!.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Whatsapp Introduces Whatsapp Status Snapchat-Like Feature

From all indications, Mark Zuckerberg is going all in with WhatsApp and doing everything humanly possible to keep whatsapp as the largest Instant messenger app in the world.
Just like Instagram codedly stole the ‘stories’ feature from snapchat, he just added the feature to his IM app, whatsapp. The new feature lets you express yourself using a short video.

The new status feature will allow you to share photos, videos, and GIFs as your status(i.e. stories) which will auto-destruct in 24 hours. The feature was tested in November last year, and was pushed to beta testers last week.
whatsapp snapchat status
You will also have the ability to control who sees your statuses. Starting with the Netherlands and France, the feature will gradually roll out for both iOS and Android to other markets.

I must say this is a really interesting addition to WhatsApp to help make your statuses much interesting.