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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Facebook has launched another awesome feature to its platform that allows Facebook users create a stream to share their activities with friends. 

Facebook Live is a place where you can broadcast a live event or yourself goofing around to your friends on the Social media platform.

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How To Go Live With Facebook Live


For Facebook for iOS users

  • Tap the top of your News Feed or Page
  • Tap Live
  • Write an optional description for your broadcast
  • Tap Go Live to begin your broadcast
  • Tap Finish when you want to end your broadcast


For Facebook for Android users

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New United States President - and Tweet champion -Donald Trump has had to give up his Android smartphone as security protocol requires the most powerful man in the United States - and arguably the world - makes use of a more secure mobile device for communication purposes.

Before the outgoing President - Barack Obama - , US presidents were not allowed use of modern smartphones, having to pick from a list of approved, secure devices that are quite uninspiring (options which according to ArsTechnica include devices running the ancient Windows CE).



The first Black US President Barack Obama was having non of the "ancient mobile phone use" rule after being forced to dump his phone, with the SS having to
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Wema bank, Nigeria has launched a mobile branch of its bank (say what?!) and it is the first of its kind in the country!

The struggle of banking for people in the rural areas is definitely reduced by this innovative development by the bank.

No more bother over the cost of reaching the nearest branch, transportation cost from rural areas to cities where bank branches are etc

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Wema bank knowing that installing ATMs in villages where electricity is unreliable is problematic. therefore prompting the bank to come up with this cool innovative solution.
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OEM Xiaomi has officially launched a new smartphone i.e Redmi Note 4 and this device comes packing some serious specifications for what is supposed to be a budget smartphone.

The Redmi Note 4 is a 5.5 inch (full HD) smartphone powered by Qualcomm's MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core clocking at 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53.

The device comes featuring a fingerprint scanner and offers support for 4G LTE network connectivity and all these for a budget price!


XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4 SPECS HIGHLIGHTS


  • 5.5 FHD display
  • MIUI 8 (Android)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC (Down from the Snapdragon 650 used on the Redmi Note 3, but the smaller fabrication process makes it more power efficient).
  • Adreno 506 GPU
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The much anticipated smartphone brand comeback saw Nokia (at long last) officially launch the Nokia 6 Android smartphone (which dissapointingly is only available in China...for now) and was put on flash sale on JD.com

The smartphone sold out in 60 seconds!!!! WHAT?!!!

The Nokia 6 smartphone went on sale at 10:06 am and was declared sold out at 10:07 am!!!

There are however no information as to how many units of the device was put up for sale (could be just 10 units, duh!) but the device received over a million registrations.



The Nokia 6 is a 5.5-inch display device (1080 pixels resolution), powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset while running on Android's latest OS v7.0 Nougat.

The device features 4GB RAM alongside a 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD) while also impressing camera wise, featuring a 16MP rear sensor with a single LED and a 8MP selfie shooter.
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Haters of technology will unashamedly testify to the impact technology has had in the banking sector over the decades. 
In Nigeria, the discrepancies between the so-called old generation and new generation banks are no longer there. Thanks to technology. 

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This is because many banks have invest millions to accommodate technology. Interestingly, if they don’t do this they will become irrelevant. 

But, at the end, they will still navigate towards tech. So, how has technology influenced banking? Here are 5 great ways.

Better customer service

Customer service in banks has improved. And with the CBN monitoring the activities of these 20 banks closely, they have to choice than to offer services that will make their customers happy. 
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Social media is a big deal today especially if you are using it to market your business and get potential customers. 

Regardless, you will want to ensure that your social media marketing efforts get to the right audience. This will no doubt make it very effective.

Expectedly, since you are not paying to sponsor or promote your business, you will still want your message to get to your target audience. 

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Jumia Travel gathers ways you can effortlessly create a social media buzz for your brand and it will get to the persons interested in the message.

Define your target market

This will largely depend on the service you are offering. You have to first of all determine or decide who the people who need your services are. 
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Technology is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. It keeps changing and improving at a geometric sequence. 
So, expect groundbreaking innovation and changes in technology this year. So, which trends should you pay attention to this new year? There are uncountable tech trends you should, but jumia travel, gathers top five tech trends you should watch.


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Internet of Things (IoT)

Writing in Forbes, Jacob Morgan regards IoT as a concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet. 

This includes everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

This is impossible! In this 21st century and digital age, you want to erase yourself from the internet. That means you want to return to the Stone Age? Well, nobody wants to return to life without the World Wide Web.

However, some people will like the feeling whereby you don’t just have to Google their names and everything about them appears online in seconds. 

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You don’t receive calls from people to ask about your profile. There is no mystery or is anything hidden. 

If you want that feeling back or you just want to temporarily get off the grid, Jumia Travel shares ways you can pull this off. However, think this through before you become an internet ghost.

HOW TO BECOME AN INTERNET GHOST

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Manchester United's french - and world's most expensive - football player has created history by being the very first player to his own official emoji on Twitter!

Even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo don't have theirs!!

Similar to how all hashtag emojis on Twitter work, Manchester United fans, football pundits/lovers and - special shout out to - ManUtd haters can unlock Pogba’s bespoke emoji in all Tweets by using #Pogba. 
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Samsung has announced a new smartphone device i.e Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro and the device packs some pretty cole specifications and features.

The Galaxy C7 Pro like most new age smartphone devices comes 4G LTE network connectivity enabled.
The device has a 5.7-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution) super AMOLED display, is powered by snapdragon 625 processor and comes running Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.


The Galaxy C7 Pro carries a cool 4GB RAM alongside a 64GB internal storage, features a fingerprint security scanner and carries an awesome 16MP back camera as well as a 16MP selfie snapper.

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SAMSUNG GALAXY C7 PRO FULL SPECS AND FEATURES


NETWORK

  • Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
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In what is a surprising announcement, Counterpoint Research has announced iTel as the No.1 phone brand in Africa (for the 3rd quarter of 2016)!

This announcement shows that for the first time Samsung has been knocked off their perch and by iTel (OMG)!!!

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According to the stats, iTel captured a 20% share of the total mobile phone shipments beating Samsung by 1%.
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For most, the sight of anything pornography is an unwelcome view for their optical body part (the eyes of course!).

However, search engine Google attimes forces such viewings on you when you search for something that might or might not relate to anything pornography (try searching a term such as "spanking" for instance).

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Now such unpleasant optics would hurt your eyes via google if you have accidentally turned off "Safe search" on Google search. 
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Friday, January 13, 2017

In what is a quite befitting development, Twitter is set to live-stream US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Donald Trump is known to be an avid user of the social media platform twitter.

Twitter, despite being excluded from the recently held Trump-tech meeting would be live streaming the January 20th inauguration.

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Below is a tweet by @TwitterComms yesterday (Thursday 12th January):
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Gionee having already launched the N1.2 million M2017 flagship device has launched a new, more "pocket friendly" smartphone device which packs some impressive specs.

Gionee Steel 2 is designed as a mid-range smartphone but its specs are quite impressive, the device is a 5-inch display smartphone powered by a MediaTek chipset and runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow.

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The highlight specs of the Gionee Steel 2 includes its 4G LTE support, 3GB RAM, a fingerprint security scanner and a cool 4000mAh battery.

Gionee could have done better with the camera though but a 8MP back camera and a 5MP selfie snapper is not that bad considering we are talking of a mid-range device.
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HTC has launched their first couple of smartphone devices for the year i.e HTC U Ultra and HTC U-Play with both these devices having an all-glass design and being infused with artificial intelligence.

The HTC U Ultra is a 5.7-inch display smartphone with an added feature of a second ticker display on top of the phone (measuring 2.05 inches and having a 160 x 1040 resolution). and its screen(s) comes protected a Gorilla Glass 5 shield.

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The device is powered by Snapdragon 821, 64-bit quad-core SoC while carrying a worthy 4GB RAM alongside 128GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). 

The device impresses camera wise too, featuring a 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 OIS camera (1.55um pixel size) and an awesome 16MP selfie snapper.
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Technology is an important part of your lives. We can barely do without it. Consequently, you have developed some perennial habits that we find it difficult to give it up.

Notwithstanding the fact it is affecting your productivity and routine, you still find it had to break it. As you walk into 2017, Jumia Travel shares 6 tech habits you should not carry over to next year.

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TECH HABITS YOU REALLY SHOULD PUT A STOP TO

  • Never restarting your computer

Consistently, leaving your computer in sleep or standby mode won’t affect your computer, but it will slow it down. Thus, restarting your computer is a smart way to kill all the background processes that may be making your computer slow. Embrace the habit of completely shutting down or restarting your computer every once in a while.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The issues of heating is a norm for most smartphone users. Overheating in smartphone devices often arises when such a device is undergoing charge, under use or in recess mode.

Overheating causes your device's battery to drain and in extreme cases it can cause your device to explode: case study being the Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 "explosive" fiasco.

This post highlights why devices overheat and ways you can combat overheating issues on your smartphone devices.

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SMARTPHONE OVERHEATING: CAUSES & SOLUTIONS


1. Missing Updates: When was the last time you updated your Apps and firmware/OS if you have not been updating your apps and operating system, chances are your smartphone is running un-optimized Apps and OS.

You must install the OS patches which are pushed by the smartphone manufacturers to ensure bug fixes and keep all your apps upto date.

To do this go to play store and look for My apps and choose update all. To check OS updates go to settings and find the About Phone tab and then system updates.
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Durex (yeah, that one!) has launched BBM stickers!

Being coy when making sexual conversations with bae or a potential "new bae" is kinda less fun and Durex has introduced these super cool stickers to help take your sexting skills up a notch!

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With these cool emoji introduction, the days when sexting gets weird between two adults are dead and gone as Durex has introduced a super fun way to playfully connect with your partner (or new catch *winks*) on an intimate level.

Now you can ask those kinky questions you want to ask without things getting awkward (you know, right?)

DUREX BBM EMOJI STICKERS

Below are some of the available BBM stickers introduced by Durex:

  • 2 Hands: This lil' number is like the missionary position of the emoji sex game. It can also be “Fingering approach” for fore play.
  • Eggplant: Easily seen as a representative of the male genitals. The eggplant is always a solid go-to (pun intended) for a normal-sized dude.
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