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Month: July 2015

Oukitel A28: The $50 smartwatch with support for Android and iOS

Oukitel A28: The $50 smartwatch with support for Android and iOS

Mobile
Oukitel, the Chinese device maker that outed a 10,000mAh battery smartphone not long ago, has come out with another intriguing gadget. Picture what you can do with the A28, a $50 smartwatch that comes with a heart rate monitor, water-proofed body and pedometer for sleep monitoring and sedentary reminder. With a tiny albeit adequate 1.54-inch touchscreen display that has 240 x 240 pixels of resolution, the A28 is backed by a 250mAh battery unit that gives a day of battery life on full charge. What's more interesting is that Oukitel A28 has support for iPhones as well as Android smartphones and you can make calls, send/receive texts and socialize with your phone via the smartwatch. Powered by a MediaTek MT2502 processor, the wearable will streamline your phone activities from your wris...
E-commerce to create 50,000 jobs by 2017: Kaymu CEO

E-commerce to create 50,000 jobs by 2017: Kaymu CEO

News, Technology: General
As e-commerce expands aggressively across Nigeria, the sector may help create over 50,000 jobs within the country in 2-3 years. This was stated by Managing Director of Kaymu.com.ng Evangeline Wiles in a recent release by the company. As more and more retailers turn to e-commerce to acquire new customers and increase profit, the growing trends in online shopping in Nigeria means more opportunities for web designers, logistics personnel and affiliated services. “In the next couple of years, e-commerce is going to emerge as one of the top recruiters in the country with a large increase in the number of marketing and content roles”, Wiles predicted. According to the Ministry of Communications Technology, the Nigerian e-commerce space has created over 12,000 jobs since 2012 expanding the inf
Afmobi delivers offline downloading for mobile phones, opportunities for Nigerian entrepreneurs

Afmobi delivers offline downloading for mobile phones, opportunities for Nigerian entrepreneurs

News, Technology: General
If you love mobile phone games and apps but hate paying for data, Afmobi is here to get you covered.  Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Afmobi perfects in providing ability for mobile phones to download games, apps, music and other content without the use of mobile Internet data. Through an app called Palmplay offline TM, users will be able to log on to the Afmobi server to download content. However, Afmobi's ‘magical fun box’ has to be in perimeter for the mobile phones to get coverage to this wonderful piece of innovation. Entrepreneurs will however, in exchange for making revenue, take up the task of mounting and maintaining these ‘magical fun boxes’ in neighborhoods, markets, offices, churches and other social places. Having trained their first set of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the
TalkingBookz gets seed investment for its audio book retail business

TalkingBookz gets seed investment for its audio book retail business

Business, News
The audio book industry in Africa just got a bit more interesting as TalkingBookz, the Nigerian-owned audio books business that was cofounded by Kolapo Ogungbile and Aransiola Damilola got a major boost as Marek Zmyslowski, co-founder of top African hotel booking service, Jovago, planted a seed investment in the startup. Details of the investment were only revealed to an extent but the management mentioned that TalkingBookz currently boosts of about 3000 books in the African and international category available for sale through its portal. The startup has been recently recognized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as one of the "most promising" enterprises in the e-commerce sector in Africa.
TONE Active is a new sporty Bluetooth headset from LG

TONE Active is a new sporty Bluetooth headset from LG

Hardware
LG Electronics  will begin the global rollout of the LG TONE Active, a new sporty Bluetooth headset in its award-winning TONE series. The LG TONE Active will go on sale starting this month in North America and Korea, to be followed by key markets in Europe, CIS, Asia and Latin America throughout the third quarter. Perfect for both music listening and conversation and compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, the LG TONE Active is water and sweat resistant with earbuds that retract fully into the headset to eliminate tangled cords. Designed with durability in mind to support the most active lifestyles, the LG TONE Active with its contoured design fits snugly around the neck for a secure fit even when running or jogging. Standout features of the LG TONE Active include: Water an
Why your Adsense ads are not displaying on Opera Mini

Why your Adsense ads are not displaying on Opera Mini

Webmaster
Recently, I started paying closer attention to my websites' appearance and performance on mobile phones, thanks to Google's new mobile compatibility policy. During the course of this, I noticed that some of my ad placements were not showing up on some mobile phones and this was most peculiar to Opera Mini, one of the most popular mobile browsing apps. To find a solution to this, I created a couple of new ad units and replaced the old ones with them. This didn't solve the issue but one thing I did did. How my Adsense ads started showing on Opera Mini I generated new ad codes from the existing ad units. While doing this, I didn't select the Asynchronous type but rather chose Synchronous as the Code type. The ads started turning up once I added them to my site's source code: Thanks to t...
Steps to using a mail application on Windows 8

Steps to using a mail application on Windows 8

Technology: General
At the present time, Windows 8.1 comes with a new as well as unique mail application that user or individual can easily use with some of the more famous types of an electronic mail account. On the other hand, there are three unique and eye-catching types of email accounts present such as IMAP (internet message access protocol), pop (post office protocol), as well as EAS (Exchange Active sync). Following steps are to be followed to create or set up an email account. The user should select the mail title on the start screen. Sign in the email with their previous Microsoft account id. Select Add an account or select some other account. The User should type an email address as well as some other password on their mailbox. At the end, the mailbox will open and display the inbox. Next, t...
Easy steps to creating a website with PHP

Easy steps to creating a website with PHP

Technology: General
As a matter of fact, the users can create their websites with the help of PHP by following some essential steps. Therefore, the steps are summarized below: The Individual should set up their server. Create the public hyper text markup language Create a database as well as its table Must add the user to the database Log in with an authentication Setting the home page for both logged in user as well as logging out the user. Must test the page security Adding data to their required list Always try to display data on the home page Must edit the data Deleting and removing the data Display public data Summary as well as debugging. Here, the following steps are discussed in an illustrative manner: The Individual should step up their server: In an ideal manner, users have to cre
Opinion: Apple needs to officially split apps from iOS updates

Opinion: Apple needs to officially split apps from iOS updates

Technology: General
Apple needs to immediately create an official split of app from needing iOS updates, so that it will not be mandatory to update the Operating System before installing an application. The Apple Music which was launched a few weeks ago initially gained many appraisals from tech journalists, but soon critics started agreeing that the application was indeed in need of certain improvements. However, these major problems can be sought out by separating the applications from needing an entire IOS update, at the earliest. As per the policy of the organization, one has to run a full update of the existing iOS for a proper working of the latest app, as this becomes very troublesome at times. Updating the Operating System always is completely useless in this case, making the entire process slow. Var...
A few things you may have not realized your smartphone could do

A few things you may have not realized your smartphone could do

Technology: General
At the present time, smartphones are great and day-by-day enhancing their functions in respect of the individuals’ demands or requirements. Moreover, it is a pocket pack device with the ability and features of a computer that make life easier as well as full of convenience. Therefore, some versatile features of the smartphone are discussed below: Individual can change their launcher on their Android: In an ideal manner, Android has its own interface. On the other hand, the brands that are manufacturers of Androids spend enormous amounts of their time and money while making these types of devices. Moreover, the manufacture of Android tries to improve or enhance their upcoming stock with versatile features as well as durable parts. In a similar manner, Android provides maximum number of g
How to make computer to run and perform faster? (Fix for PC slowdown)

How to make computer to run and perform faster? (Fix for PC slowdown)

Technology: General
In an ideal manner, there are many issues or problems that can cause as well as the effect a computer or Desktop to run slow.  Therefore, some steps to be followed for enhancing computer performance are discussed below: Reboot: Individual should reboot their computer or Desktop for making their computer run fast as well in a flawless manner. Delete the temporary files: In essence, deleting this temporary file will help to improve as well as enhance the computer functions and performance. Moreover, a user can delete this temporary file by using Windows Disk Cleanup utility application or software. Background programs: Such programs are one of the major reasons for a slow desktop. On the other hand, the user can disable or remove this program with the help of startup programs as well as
Apple iPhone Excels, iPads Sales Continue To Trouble

Apple iPhone Excels, iPads Sales Continue To Trouble

News, Technology: General
Apple gets a big boost to its smartphone sales. It has been reported that there had been 47.5 million units sold in the markets in the third quarter of the current fiscal. This confirms a rise in the year-over-year increase in unit sales of the device which is about 35%. Company report shows that handset sales made up 63% of Apple’s total revenues which amounted to $49.61 billion. The average price of a unit also rose up by almost $100 but still there has been an inclination among the users towards Apple devices. Sources from the Apple exclaimed this with utter satisfaction that the gap between them and the competitors widening up largely. The first fiscal quarter involved Apple Watch but sale of the time piece was not separated from smartphones. Apple categorized it under “other product
RIP Uber: ‘Best City Drivers’ swoops on Africa’s nearly untapped taxi industry

RIP Uber: ‘Best City Drivers’ swoops on Africa’s nearly untapped taxi industry

News, Technology: General
There are certain dates that Nigerians will forever remember due to the fact that these dates brought about very welcome solutions to very pressing issues. In 1994, Multichoice swooped in to satisfy the cravings of Nigerians for genuine and exhilarating entertainment. May 2001 saw the proliferation of GSM in Nigeria stepping in to solve the numerous communication woes experienced in the country. July 2015 is the date Nigerians will long remember as the date that saw the emergence of an answer to the transportation worries that have plagued the country. Introducing to you Best City Drivers! This is truly one of the rear occasions in life where the word ‘Introducing’ is well warranted. Best City Drivers is a startup which is here to make you forget about taxis, buses or hiking cars. It is
How to win a Xiaomi Mi 2 Pro right now

How to win a Xiaomi Mi 2 Pro right now

Blog, News
If you want to win a smartphone right now, all you have to do is to head over to Everbuying's 2015 Flash Sale event and share the page to your Facebook profile. Lucky users can also win a Xiaomi powerbank and other prizes as well. That's not even the juiciest part. The sweetest gist is that the flash sale itself is offering dozens of popular smartphone models at unbelievable discounts. Take for example, the , a 5.5" Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone with LTE and 64-bit processor; the handset will usually set you back more than $300 but costs only $135 at the flash sale. If you are shopping for the popular, sturdily built Ulephone Be Pro, the once $200+ product is priced at $126 on Everbuying right now. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Dozens of other popular smartphones from...
Why isn’t anyone talking about the LG G Bello II?

Why isn’t anyone talking about the LG G Bello II?

Technology: General
The LG G Bello II went official today. While this midrange smartphone is no iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy Note, LG's popularity over the decades should have influenced some massive audience towards the second generation G Bello but the internet was rather too interested in and gave nearly zero attention to our little guy from LG Electronics. If you are shopping for a new plastic-clad Android smartphone this season, the G Bello II should interest you a bit. Not designed to look too awesome, the phone isn't carved out to portray the design of the company's flagship LG G4 everywhere it goes, unlike the dozens of other LG smartphones in the market right now. Housed in a removable polycarbonate cover, the LG G Bello "brings unprecedented value to 3G markets" -- with the help of a 5-inch FWVG...
Jiji Smart by Safaricom places smartness in Kenyan buildings

Jiji Smart by Safaricom places smartness in Kenyan buildings

News, Technology: General
To help solve the issue of high internet and housing costs in the country, Kenyan mobile network provider Safaricom has partnered with local real estate professionals to introduce an initiative known as Jiji. What Jiji will do is to put up buildings with smart connectivity; these buildings will sport cabling facility for electricity and internet, saving the inhabitants the huge cost of sourcing these resources privately. “Jiji Smart is a proposition that has been informed by the fact that the internet has revolutionized how we communicate, both in business and in social circles,” GM of Business at Safaricom, Rita Okuthe, said. “With technological advancements, tenants in malls or offices no longer need to invest in their own cabling and other requisite ICT infrastructure.” The project
Quickteller extends mobile top up service to the UK

Quickteller extends mobile top up service to the UK

News, Technology: General
Interswitch now allows customers to top up their prepaid lines with airtime while in the United Kingdom using their new innovation on Quickteller. Quickteller, one of the most popular names in the mobile top up industry in Nigeria, until now, offered local top ups as well as top ups on roaming lines that were priory registered in Nigeria. With the new development, customers can purchase airtime with UK carriers including Orange, Three, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, EE, Tesco Mobile, Asda Mobile, Lyca Mobile and Lebara. The service is expected to be extended to South Africa, USA and the UAE later this year. Interswitch explained that Quickteller has 3 million active users in Nigeria.
Shame: Nigerian mobile networks would rather pay fines than obey NCC rules

Shame: Nigerian mobile networks would rather pay fines than obey NCC rules

News, Technology: General
The Nigerian Communications Commissions, NCC, has cried foul over the mindless behavior of mobile phone carriers in the country. Nigeria, the biggest economy in Africa, is home to dozens of GSM and CDMA operators including MTN, Airtel, Globacomm and Etisalat but the NCC has frowned at the nonchalant negligence of rules by some of these tech firms, saying fines will be increased to make sure these operators start playing by the rules. Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr Eugene Juwah who spoke during the Public Inquiry on Draft Regulations on SIM Replacement Guidelines and Enforcement Regulations, told MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) that more severe punishment await new defaulters. Said he: "(To) ensure a secure process for SIM Replacement and curtail the incidents of fraudulent rep...
ICANN okays .Africa top level domain registration process

ICANN okays .Africa top level domain registration process

News, Technology: General
Following a special meeting conveyed last week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has resolved to continue the process of evaluating DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) application for the .AFRICA new generic top-level domain. After an emergency directors' meeting, the body agreed it will: Continue to refrain from delegating the .AFRICA gTLD. Permit DCA's application to proceed through the remainder of the new gTLD application process. Reimburse DCA for certain costs related to the independent review process The issue of registering the .AFRICA domain as a top level domain has been dragged over several months before the organization's board of directors finally stepped in. "I want to thank the panel for their efforts and careful deliberation of this matter...
Nigerian Communications Commission gets stricter with SIM “Welcome Back”

Nigerian Communications Commission gets stricter with SIM “Welcome Back”

News, Technology: General
If you are planning to lose your SIM card in Nigeria, just don't do that yet because the NCC, Nigeria's telecoms regulatory body, has just made the process of line retrieval also known as Welcome Back harder. The agency said new measures were put in place to curb illegal SIM retrievals and the new rules were contained in a note tagged “Guidelines on SIM Replacement in Nigeria.” So, welcome the new rules Any SIM to be replaced must have been registered in accordance with the Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulation 2011; To have your SIM card replaced, you should have in your possession a valid photo identification such as driver’s license, national identification card, voter card or an identification letter from a traditional ruler and religious leader; You must have the SIM p