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

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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

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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

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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.

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 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.

Monday, 13 February 2017

How To Activate Two-Step Verification On Your Whatsapp

Are you really serious about your security on whatsapp and end-to-end encryption just isn't enough for you?
if your answer to the question is yes, then this post is for you.
Before I continue with the post, I want to sincerely apologize for my inactivity lately, you know I'm still a student and its kinda hard juggling school work and blogging.
Moving on, what is two-step verification?
Two-step verification is an enhanced security measure that adds a second layer to the log-in process, making it more difficult for intruders to access your account.

Although This feature has been available for beta testers for a while now, it just rolled out to the official version of the chat app for regular WhatsApp users.

How to TURN-ON Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp?
First of all, make sure you are running the latest version of WhatsApp

Go to account settings in WhatsApp, click on the new Two-step verification option. You'll an Enable button on the next screen that shows.

Whatsapp two step verification

Select a 6-digit passcode that you'll be asked for each time you try to register your phone number with WhatsApp, and confirm it.
NOTE: Pick something you can easily remember to avoid troubles in the future.

You also need to provide an email address that will be used to reset your passcode just in case you forget it.
Once that's done, two-step verification will be active on your whatsapp account, no one will be able to activate WhatsApp with the same phone number unless they have the passcode or access to the email account to reset it.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

How To Watch Big Brother Naija Directly From Your Smartphone

The Big Brother show needs no introduction. The 2017 edition of Big Brother Naija aka BBN kicked off around late January, 2017 and so far, it has gathered a lot of viewers.

If you are a regular social media user, you must have heard people talk about the show either on Facebook or Twitter. Most times, they would be be talking about their favorite housemates.
 Watch Big brother Naija 2017 show
In case you don't know, Big Brother Naija 2017 airs on DSTV and GoTV. However, you can't possibly be around to watch it all the time.

This is where being able to watch the show online comes to play. And it is very easy.

How to Watch Big Brother Naija 2017 Show Online
A BBN dedicated YouTube channel has been created so you can easily tune in and join the show easily.
To watch, simply subscribe to ToxiC Pattat YouTube Channel HERE or Piccitoxin YouTube Channel HERE.
After that, follow the live streaming link and enjoy!

Remember to keep an eye in your data o!

Elephone’s Dual 360° Will Allow You to Shoot 360-degree Videos on Your Smartphone

Virtual Reality has been around for a while now and it seems to be the 'future' output device with loads of 360° video recording cameras. But is that the only way to record VR videos?

Elephone’s 360 degree camera

Your favorite chinese smartphone maker, Elephone disagrees with that as they unveils a new gadget that you can take with you everywhere you are go.
The new ElePhone Dual 360° camera is designed to be an add-on to your smartphone, it is very portable and light, so that you can effortlessly travel with it.

The gadget connects to your smartphone through the micro USB or USB type-C (hopefully) port and allows you to record VR-like videos.
Elephone’s 360 degree camera
This smartphone accessory will feature two 180° degree cameras, one on the front and one on the back, together, they create 360° videos.

The gadget will be available soon and pocket friendly. Virtual reality has never been so easy. Keep it in your pocket and attach it to your phone to get a panoramic shot