Author: Ifeanyi Mgbenka

How to install GB Whatsapp on your smartphone

How to install GB Whatsapp on your smartphone

Simple Tutorials
By now you must have heard of GB Whatsapp, a non-officially-made mod of Whatsapp that gets you more privacy and more features to your Whatsapp social media life. Despite its ease-of-use and more added features, users have been warned to stay off of GB Whatsapp by Facebook, the parent company that owns Whatapp social networking app. However, if you're still going to install GB Whatsapp on your Android smartphone, here's how. First, GB Whatsapp is not available on Google Play Store. You can only install it by downloading the apk file. Go to your settings and set installation from unknown sources to "On", "Allowed", "Yes" or whichever term your phone uses. Download GB WHatsapp from official-plus.com Install and enjoy.
The key to making money with RSS feeds

The key to making money with RSS feeds

Blog, Webmaster
You're interested in RSS marketing, but there either seem to be so many options of how to do it or you've only ever come accross simple RSS feeds that just don't seem to be the approach you're looking for. The problem with most RSS marketing plans is that the marketer doesn't really go beyond providing a simple RSS feed for all of his online news or his blog. But since you've been reading this column for a while now you know for a fact that RSS offers so much more. To get started the right way you need to correctly plan your RSS Marketing strategy, starting by deciding how you are going to deliver your RSS content. The right way to go, even if you're only starting out with a simple RSS strategy, is to provide individual RSS feeds for: --> your individual target audiences, -...
EeziFind looks to be a resource bay for Nollywood talent

EeziFind looks to be a resource bay for Nollywood talent

Technology: General
There are a lot of unemployed people out there who dedicate their time to searching for suitable jobs day-in day-out. While these people might be faced with the illusion (or reality, as the case may be) that there are no jobs, job providers are also faced with the thought of getting the best and most talented person to carry out the job description that they've laid out. The movie industry in Nigeria is not left behind. Starting a new movie, soap opera, TV show or what have you is always an herculean task on the part of the producers as they just have to start receiving and sitting in audition upon audition studios, bearing little or no fruit. It is because of this type of occurrence that Eezifind has been launched. The online platform, which claims to be the biggest job resource centr...
9janimi channel plans to rejuvenate music streaming in Nigeria

9janimi channel plans to rejuvenate music streaming in Nigeria

Technology: General
Music streaming services are things that aren't new to us anymore in this internet age. They are the online platforms (working mostly as websites and/or applications) that helps to connect users to their best and favorite artistes and making sure they can stream songs they want and listen to these songs while on the network. We've had the Apple Music, Spotify and a few more to contend with and while we must commend them for their laudable work, they have also been giving musicians some hard times with their rates which see about $0.006 and $0.0084 gone. 9janimi Channel has then taken it upon itself to be the messiah of all music streaming services in the nation and make sure artistes do not face these kinds of problems anymore. With the 9janimi Channel which was recently re-launched (afte...
Huawei’s Q3 reports suggests it might be fastest growing smartphone brand

Huawei’s Q3 reports suggests it might be fastest growing smartphone brand

Technology: General
Huawei has posted its Q3 reports and it is by all means an impressive third quarter for Huawei who enjoyed success on all of its fronts, showing an element of hard work and commitment into driving new and hot technology into the market. Sales in China and Europe for the smartphone maker were so high in the reports that the company saw a 63% rise in shipments which also translates to much sales of their products. During this third quarter, the company stayed relevant through the launch of devices that went on to define themselves in the market, some of which are the Huawei Honor 7 and the Huawei Mate S. The sales driven by these duo have been massive so far and it reflects in these reports. In the three months making up the third quarter which ended on the 20th of September, Huawei commis...
Google teams up with ASUS to bring “Wave Control” OnHub Wi-Fi router

Google teams up with ASUS to bring “Wave Control” OnHub Wi-Fi router

Technology: General
Google wishes to help you achieve all your Wi-Fi connectivity dreams and they would stop at nothing to make sure you're able to use much more Wi-Fi broadband and at faster rates than you've encountered before. This then formed the basis of the team up between Google and ASUS to build a Wi-Fi router that might just be what you want and cater for your needs. Announced in August and released Wednesday this week, the OnHub router has been said by Google itself to give you Wi-Fi that was not only fast and secure but relatively easy to use and without the hassle you would have encountered otherwise. How thoughtful. This particular technological child birthed of Google and ASUS costs around $219.99 which is $20 more than the original OnHub Wi-Fi router that was built by Google. Before you co...
Tigo-DRC and Tigo-Rwanda team up for cross-border money transfers

Tigo-DRC and Tigo-Rwanda team up for cross-border money transfers

Technology: General
Tigo's online money sending and remittance service which allows people to send and receive funds in Africa. The African-based Millicom subsidiary and telecomms giant has now united from two countries (in Africa) to form an alliance which would see money transfer between citizens of their respective countries seamless and easier. Tigo DRC and Tigo Rwanda have teamed up with themselves to launch a DRC-Rwanda initiative, aiding the process of transferring money across borders. Alongside this, Tigo has also made a huge leap in the business as it also launched its service with an integrated conversion application which is useful for sending and receiving money between the users of the application in Rwanda and Tanzania. "We see great potential to support businesses and customers because we kn...
Apple Pay extends horizon, launches in Australia

Apple Pay extends horizon, launches in Australia

Technology: General
Apple Pay, the online payment service that is exclusive to Apple Inc. and its products (the iPhone, especially), has been launched for a pretty long time now, even more than a year, but sadly, it is yet to reach some markets. It was then some good news for Australia when Apple finally announced that they had set up the service in the country and customers living there could use the payment platform for their transactions likewise. This Apple Pay platform that was set up in Australia is exclusively for those who own or can set up an American Express (Amex) service and also, can be used where there is a retailer in support of it. Announced by the CEO of Apple in person of Tim Cook on Wednesday, the move does not favor the four local banks of Australia and dejected as they might be, they wo...
First Kaymu Village officially launches in Yaba, Lagos

First Kaymu Village officially launches in Yaba, Lagos

Technology: General
Kaymu, the online retailing platform, announced not long ago that it was soon to step out into the physical world with the launch of its Kaymu Villages which were meant to cater for those that didn't feel safe in completing their transactions online. Well, true to their words, Kaymu has now officially launched the first Kaymu village and it is situated in Yaba of Lagos. The Chief Executive Officer of Kaymu, Sefik Bagdadioglu was at the launch ceremony and he was the one who presided over the event. Speaking at the launch, Bagdadioglu said, “The pace of innovation within the e-commerce space is incredible, yet the way we buy has remained the same for years. With the Kaymu Village, we want to offer people a place within our local community where they can play, experiment and learn about all
Smartphone brands dominate top 10 Taiwanese brands’ table

Smartphone brands dominate top 10 Taiwanese brands’ table

Technology: General
The smartphone business all around the world seems to be really paying off as it has pushed a lot of companies to the top of the ladder in their respective brand competitions. In Africa, it was reported that Samsung is one of the top three most admired brands in the whole of the continent alongside MTN and Coca Cola and it got there mainly with its smartphone products. Recently again in Taiwan, a report was released on the most valuable companies and not only did smartphone brands grace the top 10 and represent well, MediaTek - a producer of chips for smartphones - also made the cut too. According to the list made public by the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs, ASUS is the most valuable company in the country with its worth estimated to be well at $1.78 billion . This is well dese...
NITEL / MTEL to now be addressed as NTEL

NITEL / MTEL to now be addressed as NTEL

Technology: General
The major telecommunications service that is resident in Nigeria, formerly known as NITEL (and still referred to that by a lot of older people in the know) have gone through a lot of structural and financial changes over the past few years which has seen the sale of the platform to some promising buyers and investors, only for the platform to be sold again. Recently, the NITEL/MTEL outfit got acquired by another brand and the platform has promised to launch in a more dynamic way before the end of this year. The naming system that the new investors have come up with is in no way a huge diversion from what has been in use before. Now to be called NTEL, the telecommunications service provider has earlier announced its plans to launch in grand style by providing 4G networks to the citizens o...
MasterCard to extend credit payment beyond cards

MasterCard to extend credit payment beyond cards

Technology: General
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new line of technology which sees everyday materials transformed into materials that transcend into the world of technology. The Internet of Things is that which sees to it that that which you have been using for ordinary and normal stuffs before becomes something with which you can do something tangible online. As the name has implied, the Internet of Things can reach everything that pertains to our daily lives and this is why the tag, "Smart" , has been affixed to many materials today. With various industries keying into this idea to make everything they run 'smart', MasterCard has just opened up about an initiative that it hopes to launch with which people would be able to complete financial transactions not only with their credit cards now but other t...
HTC Desire 626 launches in South Africa

HTC Desire 626 launches in South Africa

Technology: General
HTC makes sure that when they are involved in manufacturing, they not only consider people with the deepest of pockets but those that like to buy their smartphones on a budget too. Such of these budget smartphones from HTC is the HTC Desire 626 and the good news is, this device is now coming to Africa, South Africa to be precise. The device which was first announced in July 2015 would be launched on the MTN network next month, November 2015. The phone has a very nice camera combination and other awesome specifications on board as well as a variety of hues to make your choice from. The South African version of the device would have the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running on it as opposed to the 4.4.4 Kitkat version that the device was initially built with. Likewise, the version coming to Sou...
Infinix releases Android Lollipop update to first-generation Infinix Zero

Infinix releases Android Lollipop update to first-generation Infinix Zero

Technology: General
Infinix has proved once again that it will never leave you hanging, and this fast growing Chinese smartphone manufacturer is at it again and it seems like its raining some more updates from them. Having released updates upon updates to their devices over the past few months, Infinix has kicked their game up a notch by releasing an update for the Infinix Zero users to upgrade themselves to Lollipop. This means that the users of the very first Infinix Zero device would feel sidelined no more as they now have their very own Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version. The first Infinix Zero device was launched last year with its release date being pretty much about this time also, meaning it took Infinix about a year to perfect the Lollipop design for this smartphone. The phone enjoyed some stunning re...
MCI teams up with KAON to manufacture set-top boxes for Nigeria

MCI teams up with KAON to manufacture set-top boxes for Nigeria

Technology: General
Fans and advocates of Digital Technology in Nigeria can now sit back and relax as there seems some kind of solution towards achieving the rollover from analogue to the digital platform and it looks every bit genuine. Media Concepts International Limited (MCI) have, in conjunction with KAOM Media, come to terms on an agreement that would see both companies manufacture set-top boxes. These set-top boxes (STB) are aimed at helping Nigeria fully drive its analogue to digital switchover which has been billed to happen in the year 2017. Speaking on the initiative was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MCI in person of Michael Agbeyo who said that the initiative was a laudable one that would transform the face of technology. In his own words: "This is a significant milestone in the his...
Nexus 9 tablet employs technology to help paralyzed people gain control

Nexus 9 tablet employs technology to help paralyzed people gain control

Technology: General
Paralysis is a sad thing to experience and a sad occurrence to hit anyone. Asides from losing functions of parts. Of their body, they also lose the ability to evolve with technology, enjoy what we are today in the smartphone market and take charge of other perks and benefits that we take for granted. Scientists are of the opinion that things can surely change for the better for these paralyzed people and they've outdone themselves to prove that they are right. If you thought that SwiftKey used to read your mind, prepare to be blown away by this new piece if technology that actually reads your mind and interprets your thoughts to the Android device you're working on, which has been specially adapted to employ this feature by the way. BrainGate, as this new piece of technology got christen...
DSTv to rollout “Catch Up” feature to Extra and Compact users too

DSTv to rollout “Catch Up” feature to Extra and Compact users too

Technology: General
DSTv used to have a plan that saw users get to catch up on the things they loved watching but missed due to circumstances like being away at work, being busy or not having electricity supply, or any other applicable reason. The only glitch in this plan was, it was only available to the users that had the means to purchase a DSTv Premium decoder and not the others. Recently, DSTv has gone back to the drawing board and in a bid to bridge the gap between their premium subscribers and the other mid-tier and budget subscribers, have leased the catching up feature to everyone. This means that we can all watch the favorite programmes we missed on DSTv irrespective of whether we are on the premium package or not. Starting from the first of November, 2015, DSTv Compact and DSTv Extra users (with ...
MTN suffers biggest stock drop in 17 years over NCC fine

MTN suffers biggest stock drop in 17 years over NCC fine

Technology: General
MTN has been doing well as a brand and as a business and even till now, is believed would keep its head above water as the recent issue of fine seems to be bearing down not only on the firm's pockets but on its shares, plummeting down by a massive 12% in just one day following a hefty fine imposed by Nigeria's communications governing body on the telecomms giant. In 2012, the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced that everyone get their various SIM cards and telephone lines registered and this was to be implemented by the various telecoms companies and service providers. With various deadlines set and deadline shifts, up to the final deadline, customers were asked to either register their lines or risk getting disconnected from the device. Some of the users on the MTN networ...
Naspers sells shares in Netretail and Heureka

Naspers sells shares in Netretail and Heureka

Technology: General
Naspers Limited is an Internet-based organization that was founded in the year 1915, building its headquarters in the famous Cape Town of South Africa. The company, being the 7th largest internet company in the world, have had to introduce some reforms which has over the years helped it to where it is today. Over purchases of stakes upon stakes in different companies which it feels would boost its own network, Naspers Limited has really established itself. The South Africa based company which most recently became the largest shareholder in Russian classifieds platform, Avito, has pawned off two of its previous investments to other willing buyers. Naspers limited used to have stakes in the Czech-based online retailer going by the name of Netretail but it has sold off its stake in the compa...
Viettel opens Halotel in Tanzania, pledges to supply free internet to 450 schools

Viettel opens Halotel in Tanzania, pledges to supply free internet to 450 schools

Technology: General
Viettel is a Vietnamese-owned company that offers Internet access across the continent and just recently launched in another part of Africa (particularly Tanzania) but under the name Halotel, this company has promised to provide free internet access to a stunning 450 schools in the country. This is not to be seen as an empty promise as since the inception of the company, moves has been made to supply this internet access to much more public locations across the country. It has been said that this internet access would be made available at zero cost to these schools over the period of three years. Going by the company's claims, 150 public health centers, 150 communities and 150 police stations have all been reached with their access network within the first half of its launch year. Post ...