Monday, 31 July 2017

Apple Backs LG After Trouble From Samsung Over iPhone 8 OLED Screen

Apple iPhone Back LG
Apple has a unique relationship with Samsung. On one hand, it competes with the Korean firm in the smartphone market, and on the other, it is highly dependent on the company for its smartphones. In fact, Apple seemingly depends too much on Samsung, which is probably the sole provider of the iPhone 8 OLED screen. However, the U.S. firm seems to be working on a plan to end Samsung’s leverage.

Lesson learned from iPhone 8 OLED screen supply issues

Apple has gained immensely after Samsung’s Note 7 turn into a disaster, and the iPhone maker appears to be in no mood to suffer supply shortages of components, specifically, the OLED display. Trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Samsung’s OLED technology will be the biggest supply chain bottleneck for Apple in the future. Hence, the iPhone maker has apparently decided to support LG as a supplier.
Apple iPhone Back LG
According to Kuo, Apple is making a big investment in LG to support its production of OLED displays for future iPhones. Kuo states that the iPhone 8 OLED screen panel has been the “single most troublesome component for Apple in terms of bargaining power.”
Thus, to limit Samsung’s bargaining power, “We think Apple is therefore committed to having LGD geared up for its OLED iPhone display business in 2018 as it seeks to reduce supply risks,” Kuo says.
The analyst believes the company will procure 10% to 20% of the OLED screens it needs from LG by 2019, and he adds that this percentage will rise to 20% to 30% in 2020.
“This will in turn continuously boost Apple’s bargaining power on OLED prices,” Kuo noted.

Accelerating LG’s OLED display production

Samsung will be massively affected from this Apple-LG partnership, for the precise reason that it was assumed earlier that the Korean firm would be the exclusive OLED screen supplier for the iPhone starting with the iPhone 8. According to earlier reports, Samsung’s ability to supply large quantities and meet Apple’s quality standards made it the perfect choice for supplier of the iPhone 8 OLED display.
Apple’s investment in LG Display is reportedly worth 3 trillion won or $2.7 billion, according to South Korean publication Korea Economic Daily. The report claimed that the investment is for the sole purpose of producing OLED panels and is just an advance payment.
Further, Kuo states that LG and General Interface Solution (GIS), a Foxconn subsidiary, will work together, with LG using its expertise for the production of the display panels and GIS assisting in the lamination processes. GIS will also reportedly use its expertise in production troubleshooting and vertical integration, making it the perfect partner to develop LG in a major Apple supplier.
“GIS likely favored to team up with LGD in OLED for credentials in lamination, experience with MegaSite & advantages of vertical integration with Hon Hai,” Kuo says.
Apple is not the only smartphone maker that is investing in ramping up LG’s production process. Reportedly, Google invested 1 trillion won or about $900 million in LG’s OLED display production. Microsoft could also be one of LG’s first customers for foldable OLED displays.
In pre-market trading today, Apple shares were in the green.
How To Create Cartoons and Animated Videos With Toontastic 3d
Animated videos and Movies are quite popular among people all around the world, and this is a great way to express any amazing story scenes you've got in your head. I believe you ought to know that the whole of the work behind the making of animated scenes includes lots of time-consuming task. If you would love to join the animated stories gang, I think Toontastic 3D is a great tool that you can potentially use to create 3D animated stories within a short time and no much stress.

This article will explain to you how to use Google Toontastic 3D to Create 3D animated stories; The method is quite easy and straightforward. Read the full post to get the simple step by step guide discussed.

Cartoons and Animated Videos

Steps to Create 3D Animated Stories Using Toontastic 3D
1. First of all, Download the Toontastic 3D App after downloading it launch the app At the start of this app you shall be greeted with a beautiful animations.


Toontastic 3D
2. To start creating your own 3D Animated Stories tap the + button which is at the top right corner of the app.

3. Click on the setting button which is placed at the bottom left corner of the app to see some other options like choosing between fully featured animations and simple character animations. It up to you to select the one you prefer then begin to the steps further.


4. On clicking the + button which is at the top right corner various options to create the animated stories appear like Classic Story with five pieces, Science Report with five parts, Short Story with three sections. We are going to be discussing the Short Story option; you can try the other two options too.


5. You can choose the different templates for your story outline and to add or remove the templates tap on the + button. From the defined templates in the app, you have to choose your desired template to add to your outline.

6. Once you have done with your final outline for the video, the app will prompt you to choose from various 3D animated backgrounds. Pick your like and then execute the process to apply these. You can use the "Draw Your own" Option if all the none of the 3D animated backgrounds suit your taste.



7. The next thing that this app toggles you on is the choosing of 3D character for your story, and there are multiple pre-defined styles from which you could choose from quickly or either use your drawings skills to make your character by tapping on the “Draw your own” Button. The pre-defined characters could also be edited by tapping on the edit button on each character’s icon once these are selected.


8 After all that when the storyboard opens up, you have to place the characters on the screen wherever you like to set them up and then click on the Start button to let this app record every of the movement of the characters that you make by dragging them up. The full actions of the characters would be registered, and it would create up your final video of the story. Note that the characters you add to your storyline cannot be animated, but the story could be depicted through the movements of the characters only! For the sound, your device’s mic would be used, and hence that would be added to your story.



9. At last, you, get the option to choose from various sounds to select up the one as the mood music for your animated video. Select your desired sound theme and set up the volume accordingly and after that just give up the name to your story. You could be able to either export this story video or share it with your friends!
So this all you need to know about using Google Toontastic 3D for creating the 3D moving stories. This post as written above is not compiled of too many advanced procedures, but there is only need for some simple steps that would be used in the Google Toontastic 3D so as to create 3D Animated Stories. Hope you would like the article, we would love to see your existence in the comments!


There is a button named Idea Lab from where you could be able to access the numerous animated stories made by the users all over. Using these videos you could get up the great idea for making your animated videos.


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Sunday, 30 July 2017

 iPhone 8 releases late 2017 and no longer in white
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IPhone season is almost here but a new report from Macotakara outlines the possibility of delays of iPhone 8 release date ‼ and initial supply shortages. The report explains that the "premium model" will likely be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but its release will likely be delayed.

It also says that the release "has the possibility" of being during the first half  of Apple's Q1 2018, which runs from October through December. While specifics are unclear, early production indicated that it is "not possible" to make the device in white, further suggesting "that color variation is few."

It also added that Apple is considering a "natural unlocking mechanism" following the addition of Raise to Wake, though it's unclear as to how exactly this feature would work.

Furthermore, the report adds that the “initial sale period has a high possibility to be limited.”
Moving on from supply and production rumors, the report says Apple will not produce the iPhone in a white color option. While specifics are unclear, early production has reportedly indicated that it is “not possible” to make the device in white, further suggesting “that color variation is few.” An earlier report claimed the device would come in a new mirror-like color variation, but today’s report makes no mention of that.
As for Touch ID, Macotakara claims that it’s unlikely the fingerprint technology will be included in the power button as some recent renders have suggested. The report doesn’t offer any additional details as to where Touch ID will be located, though.
Finally, the report says it is “highly likely” the iPhone 8 will include face recognition in the form of Face ID that “assembles a rainbow color certificate and a 3D facial recognition certificate.” It also adds that Apple is considering a “natural unlocking mechanism” following the addition of Raise to Wake, though it’s unclear as to how exactly this feature would work.
Macotakara has a relatively strong track record, much more so than other sources behind iPhone 8 rumors this year. Nevertheless, it’s always wise to take iPhone 8 reports with a grain of salt as it’s possible even Apple hasn’t made final decisions yet.
Samsung Pay may be available on non-Samsung phones soon
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Ever since the Galaxy S6, one of the unique features of Samsung's flagship smartphones has been Samsung Pay. The ability to use your phone to pay for things using both NFC and older MST technology essentially makes Samsung's payment service accepted anywhere. And soon, Samsung might bring this technology to non-Samsung phones too. 😱

Samsung uses special components⁉ within its flagship handsets that allows them to mimic MST transmissions so you can pay  at older terminals that don't accept NFC, and at this point in time, Samsung is looking at 2⃣ possibilities to make this possible on other OEM hardware.

Google's done a commendable job building up Android Pay to what it is today, but even so, being able to use both NFC and MST technology to pay for things adds a lot of functionality that Google simply cannot offer right now.

As for the other option, Samsung is also said be toying with an accessory of some sort that would bring similar functionality to other phones. This route would reportedly be in Samsung’s best interest, and although we don’t have any idea what this accessory would look like, it’s imagined to be along the lines of what LoopPay is currently doing.
While none of these reports have been confirmed by Samsung, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited at the idea of Samsung Pay coming to other Android devices. Google’s done a commendable job building up Android Pay to what it is today, but even so, being able to use both NFC and MST technology to pay for things adds a lot of functionality that Google simply cannot offer right now.
Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle
Sources have confirmed with Apple that iPod nano and shuffle are indeed discontinued and will eventually be removed from sale in retail stores too. Apple has also updated the iPod touch lineup in the process, now offering only 32GB and 128GB models at reduced prices.
ipod-nano-shuffle

Apple today quietly removed its iPod nano and iPod shuffle product pages from its website, indicating that the company could be moving towards officially discontinuing the products. The move makes the iPod touch the only iPod left on Apple’s website available for sale.
While the current iteration of the products have long been considered to be on their last leg—both having been last updated in 2015 with new colors but otherwise the same since 2012— it’s unclear if Apple is just removing their presence from online or will also stop selling the devices in its retail stores where as of recent weeks its had stock of both products in many locations. One Apple retail source we spoke with said there hadn’t been any notice or indication the product would be removed from sale.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Specifications And Price of  Gionee F109 In Nigeria
Images of Gionee's soon to be released F109 smartphone have just surfaced online in a press render along with its specifications.

Gionee F109

The Gionee F109 will sport a 5.0″ HD display. Under the hood is a MediaTek MT6737 Chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

The camera is pretty impressive. It packs an 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera. Keeping the lights on is 2660mAh battery.

I'm not sure when the device will be available in Nigeria but it should cost around N60,500.
Why Driverless Cars May Never Work In Nigeria

The world is moving to a stage where everything is automated but Nigeria is just behind the limelight and always one of  the last to embrace new technologies and the government is not helping things either.


The Challenge Of Using Driverless Cars In Nigeria

Most of the road networks in Nigeria are unorganized so this poses a threat for the use of driverless cars. Apart from the road networks there are also other pressing issues that may place Nigeria far behind in embracing the use of driverless cars. The country lacks stable electricity, there are slow Internet connections in some areas and a very disorganized public transport system.

Since these vehicles are automated and need a fast and stable internet connection to work it may take years before driverless cars would be in use in Nigeria if these issues are not tackled. However, bad governance is slowly killing the future of technology in Nigeria. The funds meant to be used to improve the lives of the citizens are being embezzled and the Nigerian people have adopted a way of life that keeps them going strong despite the hardship.


Nigerians have learnt to smile even in the midst of pain and hardship. I must say that it's quite appalling that a country like Nigeria that is called "The Giant Of Africa" ( a name I feel Nigeria no longer deserves as they have learnt to celebrate mediocrity over meritocracy) does not have 24 hours electricity after over 50 years of existence.A particular group of persons are enjoying while the masses are suffering.

Driverless Cars
I've taken time to analyze the worst case scenarios that could occur if driverless cars come to Nigeria.

1. Reckless Danfo Drivers Ramming Into To The Cars.


(Danfo is a yellow bus usually used commercially around Lagos, Nigeria)

Automated cars have had their fair share of crashes, even Google's driverless car is exempted.
Most automated cars rely on artificial intelligence to predict the movement of the cars around.
An average Nigerian doesn't need a geek to tell him that before you can use artificial intelligence to predict the movements of these drivers, your artificial intelligence logic must be out of this world.


2. Owners Of Automated Cars Will Get Stuck The Road


Most traffic jams are caused when someone decides to break traffic rules and others decide to follow. It's either a traffic jam drains your car battery and you end up stuck on the road. Considering the fact that most automated cars especially Tesla cars are charged, with the current state of electricity in the country, it's almost a bad idea to even think of using an automated car here.

3. A Pothole Wrecks Your Engine

I've always wanted potholes to be shown on Google Maps for Nigeria but I guess it's going to take a while. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Engines of these cars are very expensive and I'm not yet sure if there are repair stations I'm Nigeria. This simply means that, if the A.I can't detect the potholes, then autopilot mode isn't a very good option.

I'd love to know what you think about having cars without drivers on Nigerian roads.
Credits: Naijatechguy
New Unlimited Browsing Data Plans Released by Airtel

Airtel Nigeria has released a couple of New data plans, Unlimited 10 for N10,000, Unlimited 15 for N15,000 or Unlimited 20 for N20,000. For Unlimited 10 for N10,000 package, dial *471#
For Unlimited 15 for N15,000 package,, dial *463#
For Unlimited 20 for N20,000 package,, dial *351#

airtel new unlimited data plans

Now, this offer seems to good to be true
and Airtel claims that the plans are unlimited but in the real sense, there are actually limited. I wonder the dictionary Airtel is using.


It just had to be capped πŸ˜’

The Unlimited 10 for N10,000 package is capped 100GB , Unlimited 15 for N15,000 package is capped 125GB and the Unlimited 20 for N20,000 package is capped 160GB.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The US Government Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
Kaspersky
The General Services Administration (US) has validated that Kaspersky Antivirus is no longer an approved software vendor. This means that federal agencies and state departments are not permitted to purchase software products from Kaspersky. Several reports from people suggest that the security firm had great ties than initially thought with Russian intelligence agency FSB.

The US Government Banned Kaspersky Antivirus

Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cyber security company, maintains almost 400 million users worldwide. This will come as a shock to you that the Trump administration on Tuesday removed Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors chosen by government agencies to purchase technology equipment.
Here’s what General Services Administration said:
“GSA’s priorities are to ensure the security and integrity of US government networks and systems and evaluate service and products and available on their contracts using supply chain risk management processes.”
Well, this is not the first time Kaspersky had raised concerns regarding the collaboration with Russia. Recently, reports from US-based Media, including Bloomberg News suggest that the security firm had great ties than initially thought with Russian intelligence agency FSB.
On the other hand, the security firm denied all the allegations on laid on them; it had explained on its website that the company doesn’t have any ‘inappropriate’ ties with any government. Kaspersky also added it company sole options is to fight cyber crime.
Bloomberg claimed that they had captured internal company emails that served as proof of a ‘much closer working relationship’ between Kaspersky and FSB. However, Kaspersky Lab said the communication was ‘misinterpreted or manipulated.’
Here’s what the firm said:
“Kaspersky Lab is very public about the fact that it assists law enforcement agencies around the world with fighting cyber threats, including those in Russia, by providing cyber security expertise on malware and cyber attacks.”
“When assisting in official Russian cyber crime investigations, by Russian law, we only provide technical expertise throughout the investigation to help them catch cyber criminals. Concerning raids and physically catching cyber criminals, Kaspersky-Lab might ride along to examine any digital evidence found, but that is the extent of our participation, as we do not track hackers’ locations. Kaspersky-Lab doesn’t provide any government agencies, nor other parties, with information on the location of people and doesn’t gather ‘identifying data from customers’ computers’ because it is technically impossible.”
Kaspersky-Lab had also declined all the charges by claiming that it is “unjustly accused without any hard evidence”
The World's Slimmest Gaming Laptop is Asus Zephyrus
Usually when you hear about gaming laptops, what you'll first visualize is one heavy, and bulky piece of metal.. ( machine) .



You have seen that from one of the world's most powerful laptop the Acer predator X21. But that's not the case here with the Asus Zephyrus GX501, which measures only 18mm in thickness and weighs less than 230 grams, making it nearly the size of an ultrabook. It ships with Intel's core i7-7700HQ and Nvidia GTX 1080 thanks to Nvidia's new generation “Max-Q” GPU.


The Asus Zephyrus is the first laptop to use the Nvidia's latest Max-Q GPU technology. Which is aimed at making thin systems with high-end components with the GTX 1080 by sacrificing a little performance for portability.

Design
Looking at the Zephyrus, you can tell that Asus really put a lot of effort in making this laptop.From the design you can see the placement of the keyboard, it's very close to the front and it has little holes to support airflow.


On opening the laptop, you can see an open vent at the bottom which also allows cooling and airflow.

Also the Touchpad can be turned into a digital number pad, which is really cool.


Display

The down side of the Zephyrus is the 1080p display (Full HD), which is not really bad for a 15 inch laptop, but would have been better as a 4k screen which some other gaming laptops are equipped with.

The Zephyrus sports an IPS display, a 120Hz refresh rate and also supports G-sync which is definitely great for ultra-smooth gameplay.

Performance


From the specifications, you'll definitely know the Zephyrus is no slouch, rocking Intel's core-i7700HQ @ 3.6GHz CPU, a GTX 1080(8GB GDDR5X) Max-Q, 512GB NVME SSD, 64GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p resolution, the Zephyrus can definitely handle any game comfortably.

But obviously one major performance issue is CPU throttling and high heat temperature which you should expect from any gaming laptop as there isn't a sufficient cooling system.

Here are Pictures of Its Performance Benchmark :


Price and Availability,


Well with all the hard work and effort put into the Asus Zephyrus, you should expect it be quite expensive. Retailing for about $2,699 the Zephyrus is really quite expensive.

Asus plans to release a lower version of Zephyrus later this August with half the storage and a GTX 1070 at $2,229.



In conclusion Asus has really done a great job with the Asus Zephyrus,
So what do you think about the Asus Zephyrus GX501? I'd love to know your thoughts in the comments section.

Credits: Naijatechguy
Leaked Specifications and Price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 In Nigeria

A number of photos have surfaced online on China's Weibo, showing the design and specifications of the soon to be released  Xiaomi Redmi 5.  Below is the Specifications and Price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 In Nigeria.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
The price is also shown in the images.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will come in two variants (chipset+RAM) - one will have a Snapdragon 625 with 2GHz CPU and 3GB of RAM and one with Snapdragon 630 clocked at 2.2GHz packing 4GB RAM. Storage will be 16GB/32GB for the 3GB model and 64GB for the 4GB model. Both come with the option of microSD expansion and dual-SIM support.

Price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 In Nigeria

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will sport a 5-inch 1920x1080px IPS LCD, a 16MP rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 3,680mAh battery, which is a smaller pack than the Redmi 4's 4,100mAh unit.

Price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 In Nigeria

The device will run MIUI 9.0 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Price of Xiaomi Redmi 5

The prices for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 are quite reasonable too. Here they are arranged in a table for your convenience.

The device costs around N36,000 for the 3GB RAM /16GB variant , N39,000 for the 3GB RAM /32GB ROM variant and N48,000 for the 4GB RAM/64GB variant.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note8 to be Unveiled on August, Next Month
Samsung has now confirmed that the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be made official next month. The confirmation came from the tech giant's president of mobile communications Gao Dongzhen.
Specifically, Dongzhen confirmed the handset will be unveiled by August end (rumors so far have suggested August 23 as the date). He also commented on the device's release, revealing a two-phase launch, with first phase commencing early October and including markets like US, Korea, and the UK. The second phase, he said, will take place the following month (October).
This Version Of The Nokia 3310 Costs N776,000

See The Version Of The Nokia 3310 That Costs N776,000


Trump and Putin together on the same phone - The Nokia 3310
Now it's having both Trump and Putin together on the same phone - The Nokia 3310

If you want to have that nostalgic feeling once more, the phone can be yours for a whopping $2466 (Almost 776,790 naira)



Seriously, 776k for Nokia 3310 😱

The device is coated with hardened titanium with a pattern of Damascus steel.

The gold plated portraits are at the back of the 3310.There's also an emblem of the G20 summit below the portraits, and this collector's 3310 ships in a special black velvet box.
Download Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950W Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950W Stock Firmware
Galaxy S8 SM-G950W Stock Firmware This device is a 5.8 -inch device with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. It is powered by  Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with support for memory card up to 128GB, it runs on Android 7.0 with and is powered on by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
SM-G950F Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950W Stock Firmware

This page contains Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950W Stock Firmware files that allow you to restore your Samsung device’s to original factory state, you can also use the file to upgrade your phone to the latest version. You will find these below files useful if you have used the flashed custom builds on your device, brick your device, tweak your device and wish to return that device to its factory state. Download any version factory image you need below.

If you own a Samsung S8 smartphone and you are looking for SM-G950W Stock Firmware to fix your bricked phone, then you are on the right article/post. We are going to guide on how to install the official stock Firm on your Samsung S8. This post has a link the take you to a guide that is easy and straightforward to follow to fix your bricked Samsung. We have listed the Stock Firmware for Galaxy S8 below. Download the Stock Firmware file to fix your device.

How to Upgrade and Flash Your Galaxy S8 SM-G950W to Nougat  Click Me

Take Note
Following this instruction on how to unbrick and upgrade your device from the link above us and the developer are not responsible for any damage to your Samsung Galaxy S8 device so it wise to read the post very well and understand each line before flashing the stock firmware.

Important:
Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files.

The Advantage Of Stock Firmware:
  • Can be to unbrick your phone
  • Fix the Bootloop problem
  • Downgrade and Upgrade your phone
  • Fix Bugs or Unroot your phone
  • To fix the lag or stutter
  • You can solve software problem by flashing Stock ROM.
  • To gain your warranty Back.

SM-G950W Stock Firmware

Country Canada (Rogers)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code RWC
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
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Country Canada (Koodo Mobile)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code KDO
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

Country Canada (EastLink)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code ESK
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

Country Canada (Globalive Wind Mobile)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code GLW
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

Country Canada (Telus)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code TLS
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF

Country Belarus
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code MTB
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

Country Canada (VidΓ©otron)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code VTR
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

Country Canada (Bell Mobile)
Version Android 7
Build date Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Security Patch Level 2017-06-01
Product code BMC
PDA G950WVLS1AQF7
CSC G950WOYA1AQF7

More list will be added to this post soon
Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today

WINDOWS 8.1 ENDS TODAY
Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today, more than three years after the company first introduced the update. The end of support marks an end to the Windows Phone era, and the millions of devices still running the operating system. While most have accepted that the death of Windows Phone occurred more than a year ago, AdDuplex estimates that nearly 80 percent of all Windows-powered phones are still running Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, or Windows Phone 8.1. All of these handsets are now officially unsupported, and only 20 percent of all Windows phones are running the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS.
Windows Phone 8.1 was a big update to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system, and included the company’s Cortana digital assistant, a new notification center, UI changes, and updates to the core mobile OS. It marked one of Microsoft’s biggest efforts with its Windows Phone work, but it wasn't successful at competing with Android and iOS. 99.6 percent of all new smartphones now run Android or iOS, and Microsoft has given up producing its own Lumia-branded hardware as a result.
While Microsoft still supports Windows 10 Mobile, it’s not clear what that support will include in the future. Microsoft pushed updates to Windows Phone 8 devices, but the software giant barely included any feature updates in the recent Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. Microsoft is adding a number of features to the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs, but the company has not extended these to the mobile version in testing. Some rumors suggest that Microsoft has forked its Windows Mobile development into a “feature2” branch that will simply maintain the operating system until support ends in 2018.
Microsoft has shied away from officially killing off its phone OS efforts, but it’s been evident over the past year that the company is no longer focusing its efforts on Windows for phones. Microsoft gutted its phone business last year, resulting in thousands of job cuts. During Microsoft’s recent Build and Inspire conferences, CEO Satya Nadella dropped the company’s mantra of “mobile-first, cloud-first” in favor of a focus on what he describes as the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. This new area of focus means Microsoft is now working on multi-device scenarios and cloud-powered technologies that don’t always involve Windows. Microsoft’s new mobile strategy now appears to involve making iOS and Android devices better.
Root Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. I will give you step by step tutorial on how to root samsung galaxy s8 plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3500mAh non removable battery. It measures 159.50 x 73.40 x 8.10 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 173.00 grams. S
amsung Galaxy S8+ is a single SIM (GSM) . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.

how to root samsung galaxy s8 plus

 Disclaimer; this site and its developers are not responsible if you should brick your device in the process of flashing this custom ROM, ensure you are conversant with flashing of custom ROMs  and also using SP flash tool before you carry out this process.

Requirements

  • Download Pdanet.exe and allow it to setup on screen setup to install samsung galaxy s8+ drivers to PC.
  • Download SRS root


How to root samsung galaxy s8+ plus 

-Before we begin i advice you to install USB device driver to your PC so as to enable your smart device work well with the PC, after which you proceed to downloading ad installing srs root to your PC>

-Mind you the srs root kit is in zip format, so i implore you to extract the zip file and install on your PC, once installed, launch the srs root app, select "destination location" for installing the software and click "next".

-Then proceed to select "start menu folder", click on "install" to and install the program on your PC, once installed, click on "SRSroot for android" and a prompt window will be launched.

-Now proceed to connecting your Samsung Galaxy S8+ device to PC via a USB cable and click on 'root device (all methods)" to start the rooting process, but incase that does not work, click on "root device (smart root)". see caption below..

how to root samsung galaxy s8 plus

-Wait for a minute or 2 (two) for SRS root to root your device, once done, you should get a success message.

Congratulations! you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S8+ device, to confirm root access download and install "root checker" from Google Play Store.

how to unroot samsung galaxy s8 plus

NB; should incase you decide to unroot your samsung galaxy s8+ device someday, just launch the srs one click root and click on "UnRoot device".
New Smartphone Spy App Let's You Monitor Others Secretly
A new Smartphone Spy App Let's You Monitor Others Secretly n

Smartphone Spy App Let's You Monitor Others Secretly

Spying techniques have evolved over time, allowing some to gain power over others. Though it is generally used as a negative connotation, spying often delivers positive results. Due to mass proliferation of tech gizmos, it has an ever-increasing demand today among the business and household sectors. However, no need for you to become James Bond or don your best disguise to spy someone.


In the current techno-digital era, mobile spying application has emerged as a viable platform for monitoring a target. Following someone or snooping into their devices is quite mundane now. With new technology being piped into mobile apps, users can remotely spy on their targets, be it concerned parents, zealous bosses, or jealous spouses.


There is a plethora of spy apps in the market, among which Xnspy is currently dominating the monitoring spectrum. Let’s have a detailed review of the spy app so that users can make an informed purchase decision about it.


Xnspy – Overview
Much hype about the app on different web forums is because of its specific design for less savvy people. XNSPY is a powerful yet intuitive app that enables a user to remotely access the target information. What’s interesting about the app is that is promotes covert monitoring so the user can attain target information in a discreet manner.

The main aim of Xnspy is to monitor and report target information undetectably. The app runs quietly in the background of the target phone without interfering in its functions. There is a web-based control panel called online dashboard, available in xnspy that transfers all the target information to the user device. So to begin spying, the first step is to create an online account to subscribe to the app.


Though Xnspy claims to offer real-time monitoring, the use of iCloud login credentials blows away all such claims. You need to back-up the iCloud data to ensure real-time monitoring of a device. Also, a strong internet connection is a prerequisite for real-time monitoring.
Apart from such temporary issues, Xnspy is a premium app offering an extensive range of features to budgeted users. It is indeed a friendly user interface that makes navigation of the app features easier for customers. The drop-down menu further adds to user convenience.


Compatibility and Installation
Xnspy is an app that works best with all iOS and Android devices. It is a cinch to set-up and install. It takes about 3-5minutes to launch the app in the target phone. There are is a clear set of instructions for the users to walk through the installation process. In spite of the lack of free trial, Xnspy lures a number of potential users and recompense the flaw by offering a live demo on its website. It also does not require any configuration or license codes for verification during the installation.

All android smartphones, whether rooted or non-rooted require physical installation of Xnspy. A jailbreak iPhone also has a similar process for installation. However, in a non-jailbreak iPhone, only iCloud login credentials of the user are required. No physical access of the phone is mandatory. This technique is much hassle-free for the less savvy users who do not want to get into the intricacies of jailbreaking.

Features of Xnspy
Being a handy surveillance tool, xnspy offers state-of-the-art features to the customers. It contains ubiquitous features as well as some exciting add-ons that make it a decent choice for spying.


Call log monitoring allows the user to view the entire record of all the incoming/outgoing and missed calls along with the call details.
Reading texts and IM chats enables the user to monitor the message correspondence of the target as well as the exchange of photos, videos, audio files, or documents shared on any IM platform.


Tracking GPS location of the target depicts their exact location and shows it on a map.
Geo-fencing creates a virtual barricade for the target and alerts the user if the target reaches an unapproved place.

Online surveillance of the target is done by monitoring their activities online. Social media apps like Instagram, Tinder, or Kik provides an insight into the social life of the target.
Watch-list alerts can be made on call logs, texts or location to immediately inform the user of any unauthorized activity of the target.

Recording phone calls and surroundings gives a more authentic approach to monitoring. These calls are recorded automatically.
Remote commands can be made to the control panel to wipe off target data, block certain apps, or lock the target phone screen. This is specifically helpful in case the target phone is stolen.
Pros and cons of Xnspy

There is no mobile spying application without flaws yet and XNSPY is no exception. To provide a more detailed analysis of Xnspy, here is a list of some pros and cons mentioned below.

Pros
Customer-centric.
Offers a good value for money.
No configuration codes required for installation
Discreet and stealthy.
No toll on the target device when functioning.

Cons
Lacks a free trial service.
Stringent refund policies.
Advanced features require Jailbreak versions.
Location tracking removes stealth.



Conclusion
In the bottom line, XNSPY indeed offers diverse opportunities and uses to the customers. It is a user-friendly app that ensures automated monitoring and reporting. It is definitely cheap, as compared to other apps but often lacks the advanced features promised by its counterparts. You can make up a purchase decision based on your requirements for monitoring, however Xnspy is not the one to disappoint.
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Jumia Celebrates 5th Anniversary with 60% Discount on Products
Jumia Celebrates 5th Anniversary with 60% Discount on Products
Jumia Celebrates 5th Anniversary with 60% Discount on Products
Wheel of Fortune

A lot of people played the Wheel of Fortune on Jumia.com.ng. Spin the wheel daily to instantly win any of the 100,000 discount vouchers up for grabs. Discount vouchers range from N500 naira to 30,000 naira for you to use to get even more discounts during the anniversary sales period (July 3rd to 13th).

Flash Sales

In addition to explosive sales at midnight every day, there will be flash sales during the day for fastest fingers! One of today's featured flash sales is the Iphone 6 at 8 a.m, along with the HP 250G5 Intel Celeron at 6 p.m!

There's also a secret party on the 5th of July.

Jumia Birthday Bus Tour

Port Harcourt and Benin get ready! Jumia is bringing even more party to you, live and direct! Join them in Port Harcourt on July 6th and in Benin on July 8th, along with your favourite online celebrities @Joshtoofunny and Emmanuella. There will be loads of freebies, the Jumia Birthday Bus Giveaway.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Jamb 2017 Results for 1st July Candidates is Out
Jamb 2017 Results for 1st July Candidates is Out!
Jamb 2017 Results for 1st July Candidates is Out

Follow the 4 simple steps below to check your 2017 JAMB UTME result online for 1st July candidateswithout scratch card i.e. FREE!
1.  Go to JAMB result checking portal at http://www.jamb.org.ng/ResultChecker/CheckUTMEResults.
2. Supply your registered email address/JAMB Registration Number in the required column.
3.Click on ‘Check My Results’ to access your UTME score.

NB: If the portal returns with ‘You Do Not Have Any Result Yet’, that implies your result is not yet ready. SO you have to check back later..

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery For Doogee Y6
Twrp Recovery For Doogee Y6 is working fully and can be used to flash custom ROMs and make full backups. Full touch is also working ok for easy navigation. For those who want to root by flashing SuperSu, this is a recommended custom recovery. Find out more features when you install it the recovery for Doogee Y6
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The most famous custom recovery for Android, the TeamWin Recovery Project (or simply TWRP), received an update to version 3.1.1. The new release does not bring many new features but fixes the most annoying flaws of version 3.1.
Flash this awesome recovery to your device to change the boring old recovery from your device.

What’s new in 3.1.1-0:

  • Backups will now include adopted storage keys (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed an ADB restore issue (bigbiff)
  • Fixed rebooting when no OS is present (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed line wrapping in the GUI terminal (_that)
  • Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2 (Dees_Troy)Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2
WARNING!! Strictly follow this installation instruction!
Install:
1. Flash the recovery for doogee Y6 using SP FlashTool
2. Enter into TWRP and Install the patch “SuperSU 2.79”
3. Reboot to the system
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GTB Naira Master Card Limit for Foreign Transaction now $1000 Monthly
Right now the urgency to get a dollar master card will reduce considering this upward review of dollar transactions on naira master card. This has been a battle ever since when Nigerian banks set limits to naira Master cards usage for foreign transaction.
The good news is that you can now use your Naira Master Card to shop on foreign sites like AliExpress, Gearbest etc with monthly limits of $1000. At-least this will save you the hassle of opening a dollar accounts or using barter virtual cards.
GTB Naira Master Card Limit for Foreign Transaction now $1000
As at yesterday, GTB charges N380 per dollar which is still very much on the high side and I’m not comfortable with that. If you already have a dollar account, no need to use your naira master card, just buy dollars from Bureau de’change and initiate your transaction; but if you don’t, then you can make use of your Naira Master card.

The bad news is that to make withdrawals with your naira master card abroad, you'll be charge N1000 instead of N420; and you can only withdrawal $300 daily.
 Ntel Launch Nova Smartphone: A 4G/VoLTE Phone in the Body of a Feature Phone – Specs & Price
Ntel, the Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE broadband operator has launched a new device, not a MiFi, not a Router at this time, but a smartphone called ntel Nova, which physically looks like a feature phone. You may mistake it to be one of the cheap feature phones around. The Nova is an Android smartphone in the case of a feature phone.

It has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and an alphanumeric touchscreen keypad, but it runs Android 6 Marshmallow OS, 1GB Ram and 8GB internal memory with 1800mAh battery capacity. It supports 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, with VoLTE (voice over LTE) support. That means you can use the Nova to make calls over a 4G network in addition to regular network calls.
Ntel Launch Nova Smartphone

The Nova is certainly an interesting mobile device. Ntel says it is a smartphone at the cost of a feature phone. The Nova is being sold with one-off voice and data packages bundled in. Have a look at the Ntel Nova Specifications and Price.

Network and Software
  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 3G: Yes
  • 4G: LTE 3(1800) / 8(900) MHz; VoLTE
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 6 Marshmallow
Design
  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colors: Grey. Gold. Rose Gold
Hardware
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage:
Camera
  • *. Rear: 5 megapixel
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 2 megapixels
Multimedia
  • Music Support: Audio player
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Video Support: Video player
  • FM Radio: Yes
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB: microUSB
Battery
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 1800 mAh
Launching Price: N25,000
You can get the phone from any of the ntel Shop Nationwide!
Check the list and the location of ntel outlets from this link: www.ntel.com.ng/ntel-outlets
 #SBORevamp: Get 10 times Your Recharge Bonus On Etisalat Super Bonus Offer
In spite of the three weeks ultimatum given to Etisalat Nigeria to Re-brand the name. The company refused to be nuts about the physical force, still have a strong interest in their customers and acting to protect the interest of their 21 million subscribers.

Etisalat has launched a mouth-watering bonus offer that may just win back the heart of must of its customers. Known as #SBORevamp, the Super Bonus Offer let users of the Etisalat platform get up to 10x value of your first recharge daily.
Get 10x Your Recharge Bonus On Etisalat Super Bonus Offer

This means you can get 10 times bonus on the amount you recharge every day for voice calls and data to all networks for 30days and 7 times the value of your first recharge daily for voice calls only to all networks for 30days for existing customers.

According to Etisalat, the offer is also open to new customers. It says new customers will get 7 times the value of your first recharge daily for voice calls only to all networks in the 2nd and 3rd month.

To Activate The Plan
Simply dial *819*1#

Regardless of the tariff plan you are using, easystarter, easycliq, talkzone or cliqlite #SBORevamp will work for you, so in order words, all Etisalat subscribers are eligible for the offer!
How to accumulate 1gb free Myapp data on MTN
MTN Free 1GB Now Via MyApp USSD Code
It is been a while that we have enjoyed free megabytes on MTN, right now MTN is here to reward you with free 1000MB and it is for all MTN subscribers. You don't need to have airtime on your account before you can get it done and it doesn't require IMEI tweaking. All you need is dialing of a USSD code on an MTN SIM card.

MTN Nigeria is offering free 100MB data for customers to download their official app called MyMTNApp. Fortunately, this free 100MB can be accumulated to 1000MB, simply dialing the given code repeatedly and you can use this data on any device that can access the internet, even works on the PC.

The app that dug out the free megabytes (MyMTNApp) is just 8MB in size, so you still have up to 992MB to surf the web.

To Get it Done
Simply text MyApp to 131 via SMS on your MTN Sim and you will given 100MB instantly.
Check your data balance with *559*4#

MTN Free 1GB Now Via MyApp USSD Code
To Accumulate The Data
Sending MyApp to 131, you will be given a bonus of 100mb valid for 3 daysNow, send Stop MyApp to 131 and resend MyApp to 131
Keep repeating the steps to accumulate it to a maximum of 1GB

Note: If you try to acquire more than 1GB, you may be blacklisted and for now, there is no way out of that.

Remember that the data valid for just 3 days, so use it before MTN trash it.
Enjoy while it last.