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Monday, 12 November 2018

November 12, 2018

How to stop your Mobile data from burning fast


The smartphone makes keeping in touch with family, friends, and associates easier. But staying connected means more data usage obviously

Sometimes, it could be frustrating when you open your phone and all you get is-‘you have no internet connection.’ Certain factors are responsible for this. It is important you set up limits and alerts to keep an eye on your data usage and maximize your data plans. Here are the tips

*How much data do you need
Most times, you may overestimate the data you need, so use cold hard facts to make the decision on which data allotment is best for you. Log in to your carrier’s website and review your data usage over the past few months. Select a plan that is higher than the amount of data you used during this period
*Set data alerts and limits
You can check your data usage on iOS devices by going to Settings > Cellular or Mobile data. These data stats do not reset each billing period automatically, so you have to remember to do it yourself. My Data Manager keeps track of your usage and even allows you to set custom alarms when you exceed a certain amount of data in a month
*Use Wi-Fi wherever possible
There is a fundamental rule for saving cellular data: If there’s Wi-Fi, use it. Chances are at both home and work; you’ll have some type of Wi-Fi access to connect. Even in many public places including parks, supermarkets, department stores, public Wi-Fi is there for your use. Get in the habit of checking when you’re somewhere new, and this will lead to a substantial drop in cellular data usage
* Avoid using push email
When you use push email, your device is constantly looking for new messages. *Take your maps offline Navigation apps can be a surprisingly large hog on your data. If you’re using them all the time to find specific shops, restaurants, new city, maybe you should look at downloading the area map ahead of time. If you’re an Android user, this is simple. Just boot up Google Maps, search for the area you want to download, and then tap More info, followed by Download
*Change your browsing habits
It’s always better to browse the mobile version of the website on a mobile device, so avoid using the desktop versions of a site if you can. Also, despite taking up a fair amount of storage on your phone, the browser cache is actually a good thing here. By preserving your cache, you won’t have to download images from frequently visited websites every time you visit them
*Subscribe to streaming services with offline options
Videos are by far the biggest drain on your data, so if you stream a lot of YouTube content, then consider YouTube Red. In addition to the option of saving videos onto your device, you also have their music service built in. With other streaming subscriptions, you will want to check where they offer offline content too. Apps like Apple Music, Google Play Music allow you to create playlists for offline listening
November 12, 2018

THE CORRECT WAY TO CHARGE YOUR MOBILE PHONE

We are all accustomed to plugging our phones in to charge them up next to our beds before we go to sleep.


It helps make sure you wake up with a device ready to go and one which will last throughout the day, or until lunch-time at least depending on how many apps you are using.


But, apparently, this isn't the right way to charge your phone and help its battery life prosper.


Cadax , a company that offers devices that test smartphone and other batteries, runs a free educational website called Battery University .


As spotted by BusinessInsider , it offers a host of tips for prolonging the life of your phone.


Don't let your phone run out before you plug it in


We're often told that you should fully deplete your battery before you charge it right back up again.


Again, this isn't ideal.


According to the experts, a "deep-discharge" where you run it down to a fraction of its power is actually bad for batteries and will wear them out quicker.


So avoid the red warning if at all possible.


Charge your phone little and often


We're all used to plugging in our mobiles for the long, overnight charge.


But it turns out that juicing up frequently and in small doses might actually be the best option for your battery's health.


It doesn't matter if you only charge up 10% or 20% as, according to Battery University: "Partial charges cause no harm."


Keep your phone's battery between 65% and 75%


It turns out there's an optimal point to maintain your phone's power - kind of like the optimal speed limit for burning gas and covering distance in a car.


According to the team at Battery University, the sweet spot is between 65% and 75% of your battery's full charge.


Best keep that power pack handy.


Never fully charge your battery


This one might seem a bit counter-intuitive - but it appears that you should never charge your phone up to 100%.


That's because modern lithium-ion batteries do "not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so."


The website states: "In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery".


You don't need to remove the charger when it's full


If you do decide to ignore the point above, the good news is that you don't have to remove the phone after you've hit 100%.


Battery University points out that the charger automatically turns off when it hits 100% so you're not doing any extra damage by leaving it connected to your device.


That being said, if you're not doing the battery any good by keeping it at 100%, it might be best to leave it alone overnight.


Friday, 9 November 2018

November 09, 2018

13 WhatsApp Trick you might not know about

WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning it has tonnes of features. You can read all about what it is and how it works in our WhatsApp feature, but for those who already know the beauty of the service, here are some secret tips you might not know about.


Apple users can get Siri to read any unread WhatsApp messages, once you have followed the steps to give the personal assistant access. You can also get Siri to reply to the message with your voice or start a new message to a contact.


iOS: “Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message” > “Hey Siri, send a WhatsApp message to [contact]”


Those blue ticks can get you in a whole world of trouble, especially when you don’t reply instantly and someone sees you have read their messages. You can turn them off, but it’s worth noting that if you do, you won’t get read receipts for your messages either.


Apple users: If you get Siri to read the message, the blue ticks won’t appear so this could be a good way to read a message without the sender knowing you have.


iOS: Settings > Account > Privacy > Toggle off Read Receipts.


Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Untick Read Receipts.


Sometimes certain words need more emphasis and shouty caps just isn’t going to cut it. Don’t worry, WhatsApp allows you to make whichever words or phrases you want bold, italic, or strikethrough them altogether.


iOS and Android: Add an asterisk either side of the word or phrase for *bold*. Add an underscore either side of the word or phrase for _italic_. Add a tildes to either side of the word or phase for ~strikethrough~.


Who is really your favourite person? It might not be who you think. On iOS, there is a way to find the people you send the most messages to and how much storage each person takes up, among other things.


iOS: Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage > Select Contact


If you’re prone to forgetting dates mentioned in various chats, it’s possible to automatically create an event directly from WhatsApp on iOS.


iOS: Press and hold date within chat > Create Event


Ever been out and about, read a chat and then completely forgot to reply? We do it all the time. There is a way to mark important chats with dot to remind you to go back to it though.


iOS: Chats >  Swipe left to right > Mark as Unread


Android: Long press chat > Open Menu > Mark as Unread


Ever passed your phone to a friend and instantly panicked about the messages they might see come through? Yeah, we haven’t either. For those that have, you can turn off message preview on iOS so only the contact’s name will appear, rather than their life story, or you can turn off notifications altogether.


In Android, it’s not possible through the WhatsApp app but you can stop private information showing up on your lock screen in Android itself.


iOS: Settings > Notifications > Toggle off Show Preview / Settings > Notifications > Toggle off Show Notifications


You might not want everyone to see your profile picture, especially if you’re part of several groups where you don’t know everyone in the group. Or perhaps you just fancy being a little mysterious for the day. Either way, you can choose if everyone, no-one, or only your contacts see your picture.


iOS & Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Profile Photo


Do you have a few extra special people you talk to all the time via WhatsApp? We do too. You can create a shortcut for specific conversations on Android, making it easier to access those chats you need all the time.


Android: Chats > Specific chat > Menu > More > Add Shortcut or Chats > Press and hold individual chat > Menu > Add Chat Shortcut


Apple users can see which contacts they have unread messages from without opening the WhatsApp app by adding the WhatsApp Recent Chats widget to their device. Up to eight of your latest chats will appear within the recent chats widget when you swipe left to right from your main home screen or lock screen.


The widget shows the circular profile picture icon with a number of how many unread chats you have from that particular contact. You can then click on the chat you want to read and WhatsApp will open on that specific chat.


iOS: Swipe left to right from your lock screen or your main home screen > Scroll down to the Edit icon at the bottom > Add the WhatsApp Recent Chats icon > Rearrange the order of your widgets


Some messages are more important than others. Whether it’s a date you need to remember, or a good restaurant you’ve been recommended. It’s possible to bookmark these messages and find them all easily in the Starred Messages section.


iOS: Chats > Specific chat > Specific message > Double tap or hold down and press the star


Android: Chats > Specific chat > Specific message > Hold down and press the star


Ever had a free evening and wanted to ask several of your friends if they are around without having to open up each chat to ask them seperately?


You can send a broadcast message to a list of contacts with it appearing as though you’ve asked them individually. Great for saving time, terrible if they all reply yes.


iOS: Chats > Broadcast Lists > New List > Add contacts


Android: Chats > Menu > New Broadcast


There might be certain contacts you want to know instantly if they are calling or messaging you. To make sure they don’t blend into the crowd, you can change their specific alert tones so you recognise when that particular person has sent you a message or is WhatsApp calling you.


iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Tap on contact name at top > Custom Notifications


November 09, 2018

The Best Ways to Use a Screen Recorder

A screen recorder serves the dual purpose of recording audio as well as video content. No matter if you're a coder who creates codes for YouTube videos or an entrepreneur who prepares presentations and visuals for your clients, the thought of "Only if I had recorded that!" would have surely crossed your mind.


November 09, 2018

Glo Spread out 4G LTE to 36 States, 208 Tertiary Institutions

Nigeria's first indigenous telecom operator, Globacom has reconfirmed the spread of its 4G LTE service in all the 36 states of Nigeria and also, in the operator’s 4G LTE footprint are 208 tertiary institutions spread across the six geopolitical zones of the country, where students have been empowered with the fastest and most affordable data services.
November 09, 2018

MTN Increases Pulse Night Data Plan Volume - Get 250MB for N25 or 500MB for N50


Good news to those that love downloading a lot using the vigilante data plan, MTN Nigeria has increased their Pulse Night plan packages! I think this decision was made as a result of losing the data subscribers after the reduction of their Night Plan in August 2018.

In a way to gain back their customers, the telecom giant, MTN has increased the data volume of their night plan. Currently, you can get 250MB for N25 or 500MB for N50 on MTN night plan bundle.
There has also been another awesome adjustment, MTN Pulse Night Plan no longer stops at 3:30am but stops at 5am like others ISP provides. This means the data is expected to last between the time frame of 12am – 5am on subscription.

How to Subscribe
Remember that only MTN Pulse users can subscribe to this plan. If you are not on the MTN Pulse tariff plan, you can migrate to the plan by dialing *406#. After the migration has been completed, send the following codes to purchase any night plan of your choice.
  • 250MB for N25 – text NT1 to 131
  • 500MB for N50 – text NT2 to 131
Note: You must be on the MTN Pulse (Not the mPulse) to enjoy the plan. Migrate by dialing *406*1# or send 406 to 131.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

August 23, 2018

HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE IN NIGERIA


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Friday, 27 July 2018

July 27, 2018

BITCOIN VS. ETHEREUM VS. LITECOIN

While cryptocurrency has only recently become a popular term in finance, it has been around for a long time. Before names like BitcoinEthereum, and Litecoin even existed, there were attempts to create a decentralized currency.
David Chaum, a respected cryptographer, launched ECash, an anonymous system in the 1990s but it failed. Chaum built the system on currently existing government financial principles and infrastructure like credit cards. RPOW, BitGold, B-Money were also created but failed.
Cryptographers could not get past specific challenges that they faced at the time. The first challenge was how to achieve true decentralization and the second was the issue of double spending. The prevention of double spending meant the use of a third-party clearing house. This wasn’t acceptable because to achieve the type of innovative digital finance they wanted; the system had to be independent of any institution.
In 2008, cryptographers finally stumbled on the information they had been searching for when an anonymous contender released the blueprint for a digital currency known as Bitcoin. It showed the technical specifications of the blockchain — a decentralized technology that creates a trustless, permissionless system and eliminates the problem of double spending. This new technology took the world by storm, later leading to changes in the financial industry as well as other industries such as real estate. With the cryptocurrency revolution, came many coins, tokens, and altcoins. Here, we take a deep dive into the similarities and differences between some of the most popular and valued ones: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

BITCOIN EXPLAINED

Bitcoin is a digital currency, created as a store of value for the anonymous exchange of goods and services online. It typically has all the properties of a more traditional currency and can be broken down into smaller parts, up to eight decimal places. It’s also the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BITCOIN

Bitcoin first originated in 2008 when an anonymous programmer under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamotoreleased a paper in a cryptography mailing list. This paper detailed the workings of a new digital currency, built on blockchain technology. The virtual currency was designed to imitate key qualities of traditional money while providing anonymity, transparency and eliminating the need for a third party.
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