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.

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

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 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?

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


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


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


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


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


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.