Sunday, 14 October 2018

Unsend Feature Coming To Facebook Messenger Users Soon

Unsend Feature Coming To Facebook Messenger Users Soon
If you are an active user of Facebook Messenger, you'd have been in situations where you send a wrong message to one of your friends or send a message which was meant for another person to a different person. If you have, then you'd understand how frustrating and annoying that is.
According to reports, you’ll soon be getting a feature that allows you to “Unsend” already sent messages. Earlier in April, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg teased the feature and promised to roll it to all users. Three months has gone by and the feature still haven’t been rolled out.

However, it a user reported that the new “Unsend” message feature is in work and soonest users will get it.

The implementation seems pretty straightforward: long pressing on a sent message will give you options to delete it or unsend it. Deleting a message will remove it from your side of the conversation, while unsending it will remove it from the receiving party’s view, as well.

There's currently no indication as to when this feature will roll out to Facebook Messenger users but we’ll keep expecting.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

WhatsApp Introduces New 'Swipe to Reply' Feature On Android

For a really long time now, iPhone users had a feature which allowed them to reply WhatsApp messages just by swiping the message to the right.

This feature is a really convienent tool that makes chatting much more easier and for a long time I had envied iPhone users but my ego as a proud Android user wouldn't let me show it.

While checking for available app updates on playstore, I noticed that whatsapp had a new update(it always does) and I installed it.

After it was updated, I was chatting with a friend and I quoted a message the old fashion way and there was a pop up saying 'You can now swipe on a message to reply I quickly tried it out and it worked perfectly (just the way it does on iPhones).

Whatsapp swipe to reply
Guess the first thing I did....
I quickly went to one of my friends who's an Apple fanboy and showed off the new feature.

One thing I noticed though was that the old way of quoting messages don't seem to work as well as it used to but since it's a feature that's still in it's BETA state I'm sure there would be improvement in that aspect soon

Friday, 22 June 2018

Infinix To Launch Note 5 With Stylus Under Android One Project

Three years ago, Google brought the Android One Project to Africa with the launch of the Infinix HOT 2.

The aim of the Android One project is to make and sell cheap android phones with good specifications. Android One phones always receive the latest android updates sooner than most phones.

Android ONE devices were originally low-end devices but things have changed now; Android One will not only run on low end devices but high end devices too.

Infinix mobility is about to release an Android ONE phablet device, the Infinix Note 5 Stylus. The Infinix Note 5 Stylus will offer almost a flagship specifications at a reasonable price.

Infinix Note 5

The Infinix Note 5 stylus is coming with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo, coupled with an Android One badge for a clean, stock Android look straight from Google.

Infinix Note 5 Stylus

According to speculations, we should expect the following features on the Infinix Note 5:

Face Unlock: The Hot 6 launched with Face recognition, so it's safe to say we can also expect it on the Note 5.

Big Battery: The major selling point of Infinix Note devices have always been their large battery capacity, last year’s model came packed with a sizeable 4300mAh battery and the company is hinting at bumping up the size so 4500 or 5000mAh maybe.

Display: The Infinix Note 5 will come with 18:9 aspect ratio on 6.2 inches Full HD IPS LCD display screen to give infinity display and immersive viewing experience.

Operating System: The Infinix Note 5 is an Android ONE device so  its obviously coming with the latest Android version available which Android 8.1 Oreo.

Camera: The Infinix Note 5 is rumored to be coming with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.25um large pixels and a 8MP selfie camera.

When Will it Launch?
The Infinix Note 5 is Expected to launch on 24th of June 2018 in Dubai.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Five Tips To Help You Be A Smarter Smartphone Users

I'm really sorry I haven't been around here for a really long while, I've had a lot on my plate and it was difficult joggling them with blogging.
But I'm here now and I'll try to make up for lost time!

We all use smartphones but do we that there are certain things we do that we shouldn't be doing and vice versa?

Smartphones have become an integral part of life of people of all ages. But no matter your age, there are some basic ideas for keeping mobile phone use safe and constructive.

1. Share with care:
When sharing things from your device, be sure that they wouldn't hurt anyone's feeling or send a bad message about anyone. Once they’re posted, text, photos, and videos are hard to take back, they can easily be copied and pasted elsewhere, and they might end up there forever. Think about the people in them (including you!). Reputations are at stake.

2. Avoiding texting while moving:
This doesn't just apply to people that are driving, as there have also been reports of accidents that happened to people that were using their phone while walking.
Therefore, never text, send email, use apps or configure the phone’s GPS while driving, riding a bike/bicycle.

Texting and driving

3. Don't speak loudly over the phone:
You shouldn't talk in a really loud voice while on the phone, as doing so might disturb people around you and violate your privacy(exposing your private conversations to third-parties).

4. Take Some Time Off:
This is a problem most smartphone users face, they get overly addicted to their device that they sometimes forget the real world exists.

Excessive smartphone usage can negatively affect sleep, concentration, school, and other important things that requires your focus. Sometimes you need to just drop your phone and socialize with people in real life(social media could never substitute this) or just take a short nap.

Smartphone tineout

5. Share your location mindfully:
A lot of apps allow friends to pinpoint each other’s physical location. If you use such a service, do so only with friends you know in person and would like to share your location with.

I can say without a doubt that over 50% of smartphone users are guilty of at least one of the above things however we should try to change the ways we use our devices to stay safe and smart!

Introducing TECNO POuvoir 2 - A Smartphone with a 5000mAh Battery

We all know that Tecno's L-series smartphones are the company's battery-focused devices but it seems they have introduced a new device that can stand alongside all L-SERIES devices.

TECNO POuvoir 2
Unlike most smartphones that are being launched nowadays that comes with good spec and poor battery, the Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with a super 5000mAh battery that can last you for 96 hours of use.

Pouvoir is a French word that means Power.

The Tecno Pouvoir 2 features a 6-inch IPS capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1440 pixel resolution, powered by a Mediatek MT6737 chipset coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

It is fitted with a 13MP rear camera + 8MP front camera with flash. It runs Android 8.1 oreo out of the box, and is 4G ready.

The Tecno Pouvoir 2 is currently priced at N47,000.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Unique Features Of BlackCasino That Sets It Apart From The Crowd

Hello everyone, I recently wrote an article about Black Casino, a unique peer-to-peer/Gaming platform that was recently introduced to the public.

In the last post, I didn't really cover all the features of the platform, the unique recommitment and all.
So you might have been wondering what puts BlackCasino apart from all the other crowdfunding projects out there.

The following features have been put in place to ensure that the platform last longer.
• 30 days Maturity period
• A recommitment policy to ensure recycling.

The 30-day maturity period was set to ensure that there's enough breathing time for the platform as opposed to the regular shorter 14/16-days maturity period that puts excessive pressure on the system which is really unhealthy.

The recommitment policy also helps safeguard the health of the platform.
As we all know, for a crowdfunding project to florish the participants have to keep donating to keep the money flowing.
And the recommitment ensure that it flowing.
To be eligible to receive your payment, you have to recommitment and pay 50% of your next donation.

I believe with these features alongside the casino games, Black Casino has a big chance of surviving.

To register on Black Casino and enjoy all it's benefits, click here.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

BlackCasino Is Almost Here: Get Ready To Maximize Your Earnings

Are you a gaming enthusiast?
Do you love making money easily?(Of course, right)

If your answer to any the questions above is yes then this article is specially for you, just keep reading to find out how.


BlackCasino is a unique platform that combines peer-to-peer donation with casino games... The first of it's kind in Nigeria!

I know at the mention of peer-to-peer donation, you want to run out the door.
Just give me the chance to explain what you stand to gain with BlackCasino.

It is a known fact that peer-to-peer donation platforms and crowdfunding projects have failed woefully in the country and that is as a result of two things; Greedy admins and participants​ with "Hit and Run" prospects if it wasn't for these two factors, crowdfunding is a lucrative business that we can all benefit from.

That been said, BlackCasino has been prepared in a way that these two things are checked to ensure a thriving platform.

You may wonder, what are the unique features of BlackCasino besides it being the first ever Gaming/Peer-to-peer donation platform.

On the gaming section, players can play games and win 5x their stake.
And the games are quite easy to win so it's a good deal.
You can test the BlackCasino Games here to know what to expect.

BlackCasino games

For the donation aspect, investors earn 2x their donations in 30 days as opposed to regular 14 - 16 day period which is hardly ever sustainable.

BlackCasino peer-to-peer

It also has a strict 50% recommitment which is paid before you are allowed to you receive your expected pay.

Note: The 50% is part payment for your next donation.

Finally, you may decide to take part in any of the two sections of the platform or you can do both Gaming and Peer-to-peer to maximize your earnings.

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Google Chrome’s Next Update Will Finally Block Autoplay Videos That Have Sound

One thing I really hate while browsing besides flooding ads is unexpected autoplaying video.
You're peacefully browsing, enjoying the moment next a video is playing from God knows where.

google blocks autoplaying videos

Thankfully, Google is finally getting serious about blocking annoying autoplay videos. The next Chrome update (version 66) will include changes to autoplay videos that means the browser will only play them if you click and interact with the site, or have previously “shown an interest in media on the site.”

These changes was originally scheduled for Chrome 64, which arrived in January with an option to permanently mute annoying websites that abuse autoplay videos with the sound on by default.

Apple Reportedly Working On A Foldable iPhone

Earlier yesterday, I was discussing iPhone designs with a friend who is a chronic Apple Fanboy and I told him that the company had run out design ideas judging by the poor design of the iPhone X and the three iPhones expected to launch this year(My opinion). This wasn't our first iPhone vs Android discussion and is certainly not the last.

Anyways, according to him, Apple was going to come up with a new design which would be better than the preceding ones. I didn't believe this was possible because to me, the iphone 7 Plus design is the best Apple has and would be able to come up with. But then, I saw this article on The verge suggesting that Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPhone which could be released within two years.
foldable iphone

Senior analyst Wamsi Mohan wrote a note to clients today after meeting several Apple suppliers in Asia. “We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past,” Mohan wrote, “Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020.”

Last year, a Korean media outlet reported that Apple was teaming up with LG, but that report only had anonymous industry sources so it wasn't taken serious. It stated that Apple would order foldable OLED panels that could start production in 2020.

Both Samsung and Lenovo have already hinted phones with foldable screens, but neither have actually released such a device on the market. Given the patents and demonstrations out there, it seems like foldable screens could be the next form factor.

There Are Reports Of Samsung S9 Having An Unresponsive Touchsreen

Some Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices are experiencing problems with unresponsive touchscreens, according to various reports from online forums like Reddit and XDA. Some users are complaining that some parts of their Galaxy S9/S9+ are not functioning.
samsung s9 screen not working

This is really bad for Samsung as the Samsung S9 and S9+ were launched  ery recently and they had a major issue with the unresolved widespread Galaxy Note 7 explosion issues last year which made the company totally scrap the Note 7 device.
I sincerely hope this is nothing like the Galaxy Note 7(for their sake).

It’s not clear how widespread the unresponsive touchscreen problem is, but according to Android Central, Samsung has already issued a statement saying that it’s “looking into a limited number of reports,” so hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Teleology Holdings Is Officially The New Owner Of 9Mobile

After a long period of biding and back and forth speculation, Teleology Holdings Limited has been officially confirmed as the preferred bidder for 9mobile by Barclays Africa who is acting as the transaction adviser.

teleology holdings own 9mobile

According to the report, Barclays Africa sent an official letter declaring Teleology Holdings Limited as the preferred bidder.
Teleology was also told to make a non-refundable cash deposit of $50 million within 21 days from the date of the letter or forfeit its position as the preferred bidder which has been done so Teleology Holdings officially owns 9mobile.

They have now formed an alliance with Safaricom a popular Telecom company.

I think Teleology deserved the win after coming on strong right from the start even when some of the bidders ran due to the large debt 9mobile had amassed, I only wish that they don't change the name again, a lot of us haven't gotten used to saying 9mobile we can't afford a new name now.

Friday, 9 March 2018

1 Million More Nigerians Have Activated DND on Their Lines

Before I continue with this post, let me clarify and explain what D-N-D means for those that don't know.
Simply put, D-N-D stands for Do-Not-Disturb, and as the name suggests,it is a service that allows users to block unauthorized sms and calls mostly from service providers and other advertisements.
According to recent reports, about 9 million Nigerians have activated the DND code on their phones.
how to activate dnd
This was revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, at the just concluded Mobile World Congress where he was a speaker.

The number was said to have increased from 8 million subscribers last year to 9 million in February— representing an increase of 12.5%.

Although, the D-N-D command was created to stop subscribers from receiving unsolicited calls from service providers, it isn't 100% effective as some calls and texts still manage to crawl in. This unprecedented breach of service has forced the NCC to introduce the 622 service line, a toll-free line that allows subscribers to report cases of directly to the NCC.

Lets see if the new 622 line would stop service providers from disturbing her users.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Get A GLO 4G MiFi For N16,000 And Get 16GB Free

Glo recently slashed their data plans by 50% unannounced which caused sadness among her customers. However, it just unveiled a new offer that eases the sadness of her subscribers.

GLO 16gb offer

The offer involves a mini GLO MiFi router coupled with 16 gigabytes of data for just N16,000. Technically, the MiFi is pretty much free of charge, considering the worth of the free data bundle, Globacom stated.

If Glo's network quality is good in your area, then this offer is perfect for you.

The Glo 4G MIFI router can connect up to 15 devices at once, including Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops. The Glo MiFi also adapts itself to offices and events venues, being able to beam the Glo 4G wireless internet signals over a wide radius.

Upon activation “you will get the 16GB and it will be spread over 12 months”. Another added advantage of the Glo 4G MiFi is the power of Glo’s 4G network which comes with high speed internet service backed up by Glo1, the company’s transatlantic submarine cable.

If you are interested in the offer, visit a GLO office close to you and get one.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Instagram Introduces Text-only Status Updates

Very recently, I posted an article suggesting that Instagram was working on a new update that will bring Video calling to instagram. Today's post however, is about a new feature was just introduced into the platform, the new update being Text-only statues.
With the latest Instagram update, you can now posts stories with just text with the new Type Mode a feature which has previously been seen on whatsapp and facebook stories.

Instagram text status

To use the new feature, open Instagram’s camera feature you should see “Type” next to “Normal” under the record button. You can then simply tap on the “Type” option to start writing whatever you want for your story post.
You can also customize the post by adding different colored backgrounds, along with different choices for fonts and sizes. You can also highlight specific words or phrases in your post. You may also decide to use a photo as the background image for your text status.
Instagram text status
The new font styles can also be used if you want to add text to any photo or video post. Just like normal story posts, the Type Mode option posts will disappear after 24 hours. To get the new feature, simply update your instagram app on the google Play Store.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

9Mobile Has a New Owner: And The Winner Is!!

Over the past couple months, we've all been glued to the war between several companies to acquire 9mobile after it was abandoned by its previous owners over a several debt issue.
9mobile new owner

Initially, 16 companies were interested in acquiring 9mobile, however along the line many were dropped leaving five final bidders in December and then two more were dropped leaving Globacom, Teleology and Smile.
(Bharti Airtel dropped out because they believed that whoever acquire 9mobile would be acquiring a huge debt)
Later on, Globacom was dropped leaving Teleology and Smile in the final round.
Then finally, Teleology Holdings Limited emerged as the overall winner through a game of numbers, as they offered over $500 Million against Smile's $300 Million bid.

According to a staff of 9mobile:
“this news is like a double whopper burger for us. I can tell you there is an air of jubilation amongst the staff of 9mobile now. We did not want any of the existing operators to acquire 9mobile as they would end up sacking people and throwing people into the unemployment market under the guise of right sizing the business.”
Although I really hoped GLO won the bid, I guess we just have to watch and see if Telelogy is a good new owner.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Instagram To Introduce Video Calling Feature For Its Users

As we all know, Instagram is one of the numerous companies owned by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and it is not news that the Facebook boss loves to constantly add improvements to his apps and he doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon.

Instagram video call

The Instagram team is looking to integrate video calling into their photo/video sharing app.
The new feature will work just like WhatsApp's video calling, there will be an icon for video calling and a video call will only be successful if the person on the other end accepts the call.

Video calling for instagram is currently in the works and will be made available to its Android and Apple users as soon as work is completed.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Glo Drops Out Of 9mobile bid As Final two Companies Emerge

The final two companies involved in 9mobile bid has emerged and contrary to public opinion, GLO didn't make the cut.
Before now, GLO was seen as the best match, plus GLO subscribers were hoping that their beloved company won the bid so that they could use 9mobile existing tech and broadband to improve their poor connectivity. I hoped for the same thing too but it seems we have all been disappointed as GLO didn't reach top two.
9mobile bid

The last two companies remaining in the race are Smile Telecom Holdings and Teleology Holdings Limited and interestingly, both companies have former MTN CEOs leading them. Smile has Ahmad Farroukh and Teleology Holdings Limited has Adrian Wood both ex-Mtn CEOs.

Adrian Wood of Teleology Holdings was the second CEO of MTN Nigeria, he lasted 2 years in the said position before heading on to become Group Managing Director of Daily Times Nigeria.

Ahmad Farroukh joined MTN 18 months after Adrian left and is currently Group Executive Director for Smile Telecom Holdings.

According to records, Ahmad had a better running than Adrian during their tenure as Ahmad Farroukh increased MTNs customer base to 40 million subscribers and achieved a healthy margin of 62% between July 2006 and April 2011.

A table has been provided listing the abilities and strengths of both companies, view below;

9mobile new owners

Judging by the table above, Smile is seen as the better competitor however if there is one thing this bid for 9mobile has it is that nothing is certain.
Stay tuned to see matters as they unfold and to see the final winner of the 9mobile bid.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Whatsapp Launches New WhatsApp Business App On Playstore

Whatsapp Launches New WhatsApp Business App On Playstore
A new version of WhatsApp has hit the Google Play Store in some countries. The new app named WhatsApp Business is built to help small businesses communicate with their customers.

For now, the app is available for download to small business owners in the US, UK, Italy, Indonesia, and Mexico to register their business account. The registered account becomes a Confirmed Account once WhatsApp checks that the phone number details matches your business.

The app also contains profile space for details like a company email, address, website, and a description of your business, the app also includes “smart messaging” tools such as automatic replies to frequently asked questions, greeting messages, and customizable away messages for when you're not online.

WhatsApp Business also has a simple analytics tool that shows business owners which messages are the most effective. It is also compatible with WhatsApp Web, so you can check your messages and respond via a PC.

It also gives users have the option of registering a landline number. This is different from the regular Whatsapp App which only allows you to use one mobile number.

The business account does not stop you from using the regular WhatsApp App as users can use both apps on the same phone.
If you're in one of the five selected countries, you can test out the new WhatsApp Business app by clicking the Play below.
For the rest of the world, WhatsApp said in a blog post that the app will roll out around the world “in the coming weeks”.

Friday, 19 January 2018

YouTube To Come With Dark Theme, Incognito Mode And More

The YouTube app was recently torn down down by 9to5Google, and while inspecting the source codes it was noticed that the YouTube app includes code for a dark theme. This would make sense, since the recent redesign on YouTube web allows you to switch between a light or dark theme, while YouTube Music made use of a dark theme since it was launched.
youtube new features

Another big feature that could come to the YouTube app is Incognito mode. The Incognito mode on the YouTube app would let you pause your watched and search history.
Another smaller feature that might eventually pop up is the ability swiping to skip ads, a feature which is useful if you are too lazy to tap the bottom right to skip ads after they have been displayed for five seconds.

Just because these features were seen in the YouTube app’s code does not guarantee that they will make it to future versions the app although there are high possibilities that they would.

Truecaller Introduces Backup Feature For Its Android App

Truecaller, the popular caller ID app, has launched a new feature "Truecaller Backup for Android", which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list, and settings.

truecaller backup

The feature comes in handy when you’re switching to a new phone, getting a new SIM card, or resetting your device. Truecaller Backup simplifies transition to a new phone without losing contacts, call logs, etc.

For example, I recently lost my simcard causing me to lose all contacts, my only saving grace was that I previously synced my contacts with Google which backed some of my lost contacts, so I got about 60% of the lost contacts due to inconsistent syncs(beats losing them all right?)

At first, the backup will be hosted only on Google Drive but the company plans to expand the options to other backup storage soon.
Users can customize how often the backup takes place between daily, weekly, monthly, and on-demand.

The Truecaller Backup for Android feature has been rolled out already, but it will officially be available to users  over the next couple of days.

Sony To Launch Xperia XZ with 6 Gb RAM And 4K Display

Although Sony may have unveiled just three new devices at the recently concluded CES 2018, but it looks like another monster android device is on the way soon. Rumors hints that Sony would be unveiling the Xperia XZ Pro, a new flagship device set to be launched at MWC 2018 in February.

sony xperia xz pro
The XPERIA XZ Pro is said to come with a 5.7-inch OLED display with 4K resolution support, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The device is said to also come with a dual rear-camera setup featuring a 18 MP sensor with 1.33µm pixel size and 12 MP sensor at 1.38µm pixels. The front camera is hinted to come in at 13 MP.

Finally, the Xperia XZ Pro is reported to be coming with a slightly impressive 3,420 mAh battery and IP68 certification for dust and water resistance

Below is a concept render of the Xperia XZ Pro;
sony xperia xz pro images
The Xperia XZ Pro is rumored to cost around $930.

Although this is mere rumors and speculation at the moment, if it’s accurate, the Xperia XZ Pro could be one of the first flagships of 2018.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

How To Download And Install Android One Launcher On Your Android Device

The Android One launcher is an android launcher which is very similar to the launcher found on the Google Pixel, most of the difference are in the looks, and it also supports a fully working version of the Google Now panel a feature which is hardly seen on other launchers.

how to install android one launcher

The Android One launcher gives your android device a very stock Android-like look without going through too much trouble tweaking your android device. You can download the Android One launcher here, but make sure you don’t have the Google Pixel Launcher or Android One Launcher already on your device before installing it.

Monday, 15 January 2018

New Whatsapp Update Allows You To Demote Admins

I recently wrote a post saying that Whatsapp was going to give group admins more powers, and just as I said, the features are currently live on the new beta update of whatsapp.

how to remove whatsapp admin

On the new whatsapp beta version which was just released is a new feature tagged "Demote as Admin" which allows an admin to sack(demote) another admin from his/her administrative duties without having to remove the person from the group first.

Before the arrival of this feature, whenever an admin wanted to relieve his fellow admin of his duties, he'd have to first remove the person from the group then add them back as an ordinary participant.
However, with the new you save yourself the stress/trouble of having to remove the person then add them back.
whatsapp admin ability
If you are currently a beta tester on whatsapp, check to see if the new feature is available on your app. If it isn't update your app to the latest beta version.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Tecno Launches Camon CM Device: View Specifications and Price

I recently wrote a post about the TECNO Camon CM suggesting that it'll be TECNO's first Full Display smartphone.
Fast forward to now, the CAMON CM has been launched and the earlier speculation has been confirmed as the device Camon CM indeed launched with Full Display/
tecno camon cm specifications

Specifications For The CAMON CM are as follows;
  • 5.7 inches Full Display
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • MediaTek MT6737 processor
  • 2GB RAM/16GB ROM (expandable to 128GB via microSD)
  • 13MP back camera with auto focus and Quad-LED flash
  • 13MP Front Camera with flash
  • 3000mah Li-Ion Battery
  • Price - 47,000 Naira
tecno camon cm price

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Battle Of The Smartphone Camera Heats Up

battle of the smartphone camera

There really is no one single smartphone camera that’s best for all kinds on photography. That is mostly because the parameters that make a photo taken in a museum, for example don’t look as good as when you’re trying to take a selfie when you’re out camping.
Simply judging by the megapixels a camera boasts doesn’t work; more important camera statistics like the camera’s aperture or even the kind of flash used are often overlooked, when they shouldn’t. A more comprehensive evaluation of smartphone cameras can be made by authoritative reviews, such as the DXO scores for a camera’s photography or videography.

best smartphone camera

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The smaller aperture of the Google Pixel, for example, makes it great to capture better pictures. Going as low as f1.8 (lower is better), it becomes easy to see why the camera works so well despite being 12.3 MP. Not to say cameras higher in MP should make you suspicious either.
For example, the HTC U11 is capable of being used as a pretty amazing professionally suitable camera, coming with 16 MPs and an aperture as low as f1.7. The iPhone 8 plus comes with a new dual lens feature which processes images with stunning clarity , almost borrowing the concept from the human body in how we perceive depth through two eyes. This also makes the iPhone 8 Plus great for depth-based effects such as Bokeh.

When it comes to videography, image stabilisation and low noise in recordings is very helpful. Google Pixel 2 does very well in the matter, getting an impressive score for 96 from DXO for videography.
Closely following it is the iPhone 8, which is the model from which Apple started incorporating HD recording only, instead of requiring the user to toggle the mode as was the case earlier. This ensures that videos recorded are crisp and mighty impressive.

Smartphones are hard to judge when it comes to low-light photography. The human eye captures a stunning amount of detail due to millions of years of evolutionary trial and elimination; a machine inevitably finds it hard to capture such detail with the limited light incident on the objects you’re trying to click photos of.
Nevertheless, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 does a fair job capturing details and color contrast in dark conditions. However, it doesn’t score as well in terms of videography.

Written by Lisa Brock | Techiespad

MTN Conducts First 5G Network Test: Hits 20GbPs

Although a lot people are yet to experience the beauty of 4G network, Technology waits for no man as 5G network has already been launched and was recently tested by Qualcomm with the world's first 5G enabled smartphone.
MTN, one of the top service provider in Africa has followed as its conducted its first 5G network test at its headquarters in Johannesburg.
mtn 5g
The test was conducted alongside Ericsson and is part of the company's 5G demonstration.

According to MTN, the conducted test is in line with the company's official deployment of 5G connectivity to the public which will happen in the near future. They achieved a download speed of 20Gbps which is the highest speed to be reached on any network in Africa.

mtn 5g network

Regardless of the successful testing, I doubt if MTN's 5G network would be commercially available to its users anytime soon, because even its 4g network isn't available in all locations yet.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

How To Convert iTunes Gift Card To Bitcoin Or Cash

Due to certain restrictions, receiving money from some countries has become really hard and as such people have devised the means of receiving the cash by telling the sender to purchase all sorts of gift cards and send the picture.

The main issue however isn't in getting the gift card but in converting the gift cards to real cash, that's the essence of this post I'm writing today.
I know a lot of people won't be happy that I'm revealing this method because believe me a lot of people have made businesses out of converting gift cards to cash, a process that won't take 30 minutes of your time.

If you're ready to roll, let's dive in!

 All you need to complete this process are:
  1. A picture of the gift card (iTunes, Amazon, Stream, Netflix etc)
  2. A data enabled device
  3. Common sense.
  • First thing you have to do is register on paxful by clicking here.
  • After a successful registration you would see the screen below, click on "Buy Bitcoin"
    Convert gift card to cash 
  • Fill in the required details, in the space for 'Amount', put the amount of the Gift card; if its a 100$ iTunes gift card for example put 100 in amount, USD in currency and iTunes gift card in 'Way to pay' then click Search.
    A list of buyers that are willing to buy the gift card and give you Bitcoins would show on the next page, find a good deal and sell the Gift Card. PS: You won't get the exact value of the gift card in Bitcoin, i.e you could get 30$ bitcoin for a 50$ gift card(Strike a good bargain though)
  • After you've gotten the Bitcoins, all that's left is to sell the Bitcoin and get paid in cash. To do this, click on the Buy Bitcoin button, on the next page that shows select "Sell Bitcoin". Fill in the amount and currency just like when you wanted to buy the Bitcoin, select the way your want to be paid in "Way To Pay".
  • Again, find a good deal and sell the Bitcoin, that's all! you have successfully converted your Gift card to cash.

TECNO Currently Working On A Full Display Smartphone

A few leaked images emerged recently, hinting that TECNO is working on its first "All-Screen" smartphone. For years now, TECNO has had a good streak, releasing amazing, top-of-the-lines smartphones ranging from their Phantom line-up to the Camon line-up to the L line-up and now it is rumored that this yet to be launched "All-screen" device would be debuting under the Camon series and it is hinted to be called the TECNO CAMON CM
tecno full screen smartphone
Although there's no specific time when we are to expect this device, Tipsters believer it would be appearing sooner than later.
tecno camon cm
For now, we just have to hold our horses and see what TECNO has in store for us, if you ask me though I believe it's gonna be an interesting one and would be worth the wait.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Telegram's Android App Now Supports Multiple Accounts

Telegram, one of the top instant messaging apps decided to welcome the new year by introducing a new feature to their android app.

The new version 4.7 of the Telegram app comes with support for multiple accounts; which means you can log in different accounts(maximum of three) on the same app on the same device. With the new feature, you can easily switch between the different accounts. You also get notifications from all accounts regardless of which one is currently active
telegram multiple accounts
At the moment the feature is only supported on the android platform but iOS users got something new too.
iOS users can now change the appearance setting on their app, switching between several themes including dark themes for night-time.

Though switching appearance settings on the app is cool but not as cool as multiple accounts