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Best free conference call service?

Best free conference call service?

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If The average American service- and product-based businesses require conference calls at least every once in a week. The idea of conference call is to have meetings with your coporate staff without everyone being in the same room or even working in the same office location. On that note here are 10 best free conference call services to choose from when running your office: 1. UberConference If you want a free conference call tool for voice calls, UberConference is the first place you should look. UberConference makes voice calls simple and easy for business owners, and the basic service to host calls is free to use. No PIN required, and if you click on the website they can even call you. After signing up, you get your own conference call host web link, which you and your guests can ...
Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

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Facebook-owned social network Whatsapp is banning users who installed a specially modified version of the chatting application known as GB Whatsapp. Whatsapp says that privacy becomes a huge concern when users install and use non-official mods of their app. A temporary ban was slammed on accounts of users who have been using GB Whatsapp on Thursday. Users took to Twitter to complain about the ban. This is not the first time Whatsapp banned GB Whatsapp users. Thousands of users were placed on a temporary account ban for using GB Whatsapp back in March. According to an official statement from Whatsapp, users who fail to start using official Whatsapp app might face being "permanently banned from using WhatsApp." The statement further says: If you don't switch to the official app ...
Revolutionary Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone launches in Nigeria

Revolutionary Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone launches in Nigeria

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First announced back in February, HMD Global's Nokia 9 Pureview smartphone has finally been launched and has become available for sale in Nigeria today. Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone is the first of its kind - having a 5-sensor camera array (each sensor has a resolution 12 megapixels) on its back to guarantee seamless high quality picture capture and video recording. In Nigeria which is known as Africa's largest smartphone market, the 9 can be purchased for N225,000 in any of the online stores of Konga and Jumia. In terms of specifications, the Nokia 9 has so many features to recognize apart from its revolutionary camera but the most noticeable and perhaps interesting is its phablet-size 5.9 inches screen that has an ample quad HD resolution. The smartphone is powere...
Samsung outdoes Apple in Global Smartphone market for Q3

Samsung outdoes Apple in Global Smartphone market for Q3

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A research facility known as the Strategy Analytics has laid claim to a fact that Samsung devices outdid the products released by Apple into the smartphone market for the thierd quarter of the year, a domination which saw the ratio of sales of Samsung Products to Apple devices 2 to 1. Boiling these down to ordinary numbers, it is seen that Samsung racked up a total smartphone sales of 83.4 million units within the July to September (third quarter of the year) period while Apple just managed to stay above half of that, selling just 48.4 million units of its smartphones. As of this time likewise, the totality of the global market on which Samsung's influence had been exerted stood at a majestic 23.7% while Apple had to contend with its 13.6% share of the total booty. Strategy Analytics w...
LG G5 set to challenge Samsung Galaxy S7 at next month’s Mobile World Congress

LG G5 set to challenge Samsung Galaxy S7 at next month’s Mobile World Congress

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The fifth edition of LG's iconic "G" series could hit the shelves towards the end of next month, our sources have revealed. Named the LG G5, this year's model is out to take on whatsoever flagship smartphone Samsung has produced in 2016. No, literally - an LG executive who spoke to Korean Times assured fans that this time, "LG Electronics is ready to take on Samsung." The LG G5 will be out on 21st of February. "A day ahead of the official opening of the Mobile World Congress, LG plans to unveil a new flagship mobile via a press event," the LG executive said on Friday. In terms of hardware, GSMArena reports that LG will employ a 5.6-inch quad HD touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and 64GB of in-built storage to power the G5. Safe to say, this catalog of high-...
No love lost: NCC extends MTN’s operational license till 2021

No love lost: NCC extends MTN’s operational license till 2021

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NCC has shown that despite the fine it has imposed on MTN and its board of directors, there is no bad blood as it. Is just business (in Big Sean's voice: "there are no mistakes in life, it's only lessons"). This came as a result of NCC extending MTN's contract license to operate in the country which would make sure that the telecoms giant continues to operate within the frequency bands of 900MHz and 1800MHz. The license which MTN has used up until now was issued in the year 2001 and spanned to last till 2016. This renewal has further added another 5 years to MTN's right to operate in Nigeria, poised to expire in the year 2021. "The sum of US$94 225 152.75 is payable as a spectrum fee for the five-year extension period by no later than 31 December 2015 and conditional upon MTN fulfilling ...
Patek: Nigerian regulators were harsh on MTN

Patek: Nigerian regulators were harsh on MTN

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Dobek Pater is a director and senior analyst over at African Analysis which is a firm based on IT and Media Research and he seems to think that Nigerian telecommunications regulators have been to harsh on MTN considering the fine that NCC just imposed on the telecoms company, but he also didn't fail to underline MTN's play in the fine and the mistake on their part likewise. Speaking to Fin24, Pater said "It's up to the networks to register SIM cards." He added that "The registration wasn't followed through" He also hinted that the compliance of MTN with NCC on the fine would be largely based on the issue of licensing to operate in the country which is due for an update next year, 2016. Explaining the rationale that would have been behind MTN not de-registering the 5 million plus subsc...
FindMyPhone.com – phone finder domain – goes up for $5 million sale

FindMyPhone.com – phone finder domain – goes up for $5 million sale

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As much as we try to be careful in our everyday life and dealings, we still manage to lose something despite all the several mental efforts we put up at security. This is the reason why the company, Find My Phone, started up business in the first place and set up shop online at FindMyPhone.com. If you were looking for your phone and after the download of third party apps and trying to call from a various other devices, this would serve as a solution to your plight. However, if you got your phone lost now, we're sorry that Find My Phone might not be able to help you. This is because the domain has been announced to go up for sale to anyone who wishes to buy it and a price tag of about $5 million has been slapped on the domain already. With reasonable negotiations, there's the possibility...
Facebook has asked some employees to give up iPhones for Android

Facebook has asked some employees to give up iPhones for Android

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Facebook, in a bid to help its employees understand the needs of the people they are trying to please (in other words, customers) well has launched a lot of immersion programmes that would see the Facebook developers be in a typical shoe of whom they were building for. Given that Android boasts a very large hold over the smartphone market, reportedly laying claim to about 82.8% of the total market, Facebook has sought for its employees to dump their iPhones in favor of Android devices so that they would be better familiarized with the concept they are working on and be able to build better features for the Android. "I am mandating a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone," said Chris Cox, Chi...
Samsung agrees $25 million mega deal with Rihanna

Samsung agrees $25 million mega deal with Rihanna

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Sometimes last month, Jay Z - an American rap artiste, founder and owner of Tidal and the CEO of Roc Nation - was seen leaving the offices of Samsung and reports suggested that he could have been there to talk deals of Tidal sale to Samsung. Tidal is basically a music streaming service that was developed by Jay Z. However, with recent news hitting the press on Rihanna signing a major deal with the South Korean giant smartphone manufacturer, the reasons behind Jay Z's visit to the Samsung base can now be determined. The deal between Rihanna and Samsung is reportedly worth some $25 million and this money would be pumped into financing Rihanna's tour with which she aims to promote her upcoming album as well as sponsor the tour which she would be going on later. This huge money deal would me...
Presidency orders MTN Nigeria to pay $5 billion fine, refuses leniency pleas

Presidency orders MTN Nigeria to pay $5 billion fine, refuses leniency pleas

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After the fine over the non de-activation of unregistered users by NCC was imposed on MTN, even the board of directors of MTN knew that there was no way they could shelve all of the #1.04 trillion fine as they were faulted on legal grounds. MTN even released a statement to its stakeholders giving the information about the fine, something that would only have been done since they realized the gravity of their offenses too. Since the time this fine has been imposed though, MTN has maintained that it was in talks with the NCC and other bodies from which it aims to achieve leniency in the punishment leveled against them. However, MTN has suffered a major setback in one of such attempts. Sending representatives from its home country of South Africa to see the presidency (which was duly represe...
Whatsapp might be recording your call data – research

Whatsapp might be recording your call data – research

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Whatsapp, the global messaging application that was added to Facebook's collection of companies sometimes ago launched a feature with the application (although yet to come to older Blackberry device users) which would allow users make calls to themselves, charging them only data costs instead of the normal rates applied by service providers. However, as nice as this may sound, new research has popped up to suggest that the Whatsapp call feature might actually be a breeding ground for data harvesting for future purposes. With the call feature, Whatsapp would be able to get things like call durations, phone numbers of users and other related information likewise which could then be put into use in the future for research and studies. The article revealing this is titled “WhatsApp Network F
The Umi Iron Pro specifications

The Umi Iron Pro specifications

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Umi, a smartphone manufacturer (that no doubt most of us are not familiar with) has launched its latest device, the Umi Iron Pro on the 31st of October, this same year. Coming amidst a lot of prospects, the device is set at a mid-range value of $180 and we are here to see what would make you whip out that much for this device. The Umi Iron Pro comes with a 5.5 inch screen display build and a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution which should render all your graphics without much ado. Supporting the Dual SIM technology, the Iron Pro also has support for 4G LTE and runs the Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box. Beneath the lovely surface, there's an Octa-core MediaTek processor which keeps the device running and a CPU of 3GB, having its operational frequency clocked at 1.3GHz. There's 16GB of inte...
Tecno Mobile is the most popular smartphone brand in Africa?

Tecno Mobile is the most popular smartphone brand in Africa?

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Tecno entered the African smartphone market with a bang and they have come to stay. Already used to launching entry-level devices that wouldn't even qualify as smartphones, the turnaround came for Tecno when the brand started to introduce nice Android devices with awesome specifications for the entry-level users into the market, and then slapping these devices with even lower prices. The price range on these devices created such drive and buzz for their smartphones that they started making top tier devices with even better specifications and also, they didn't forget their initial policy of high end to low price. Currently so, a report has been making the rounds that Tecno alone owns about 50% of the smartphone market in Africa. Although these reports have not been corroborated by any st...
Infinix releases teasers for its newest device due this month

Infinix releases teasers for its newest device due this month

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Infinix isn't about to even give us breathing space this year at all. Having already launched a stunning five (5) smartphones this year, including Android One technology likewise, it is a surprise that Infinix wants to round up our year again with yet another one. It should be recalled and maintained that none of the smartphones launched by Infinix this year turned out to be disappointment and as such, they deserve some major credit for keeping up quality over all these devices. Teasers that have been hashtagged #InfinixBig6 has started rolling out which has further confirmed that we would be seeing one more device from them this year, poised for a November 27th release. Although specifications have been hard to come by, we should be expecting an upgrade to the (highly successful) Infin...
Xiaomi to break into African market with Redmi 2, Mi 4

Xiaomi to break into African market with Redmi 2, Mi 4

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Xiaomi recently got usurped at the top of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer table where it used to sit comfortably and this change in hands was occasioned by none other than Huawei. Before then, Xiaomi has started a plan which would see the expansion of its brand beyond the shores of China from within which it operates from. Already, we have been hearing rumors of a possible launch of one of its latest devices in the United States. In a bid to progress further, Xiaomi has extended her global extension plan to the African market - one of the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, if not the fastest. Xiaomi started to strongly the option of moving its business abroad when other brands such as Apple and Huawei started to gain some traction and set their foots down firmly in the ...
How to easily upgrade your Infinix to Android Lollipop

How to easily upgrade your Infinix to Android Lollipop

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Infinix has always tried all its best to please their customers across their various phone models that they have at hand already. This has made sure that they release updates as fast as possible to fix any possible problems that might arise from the use of these phones due to a negligence on the part of the manufacturers themselves. Also, Infinix has started to roll out Android Lollipop updates to some of its device to give its users a taste of the good Lollipop life. However, this might be stressful for some. Upgrading your phone from one OS to another like Lollipop would require download of the update package and flashing of the phone. While this is a pretty straightforward step, some of the non-tech oriented people would find this hard and even risk damaging the device in the process. ...
$5.2 MTN Nigeria billion fine: telecom giant pleads with NCC

$5.2 MTN Nigeria billion fine: telecom giant pleads with NCC

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We all are now currently aware of the NGN1.04 trillion fine ($5.2 billion) that was imposed on MTN by the NCC over failure to disconnect unregistered users from its network after the SIM registration deadline had closed. MTN has now announced that its CEO is currently in talks with the board of NCC on a ground of lighter terms as regards the fine. From the time when NCC has announced the ban, MTN were give only up to the 16th of November to come up with the money for the fine settlement and MTN hopes to get something done before then. This issue of fine has already done a lot to negatively affect the business of MTN as billions has already been deleted from their overall market worth. That is not all as since Monday, MTN's stock has been rapidly dropping so fast that the last time they h...
NCC blasted for handing over mobile users’ data to police, others

NCC blasted for handing over mobile users’ data to police, others

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Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), in a bid to understand the rationale and judicial backing that were involved in the National Communications Commission (NCC)'s decision to hand over the voice data of some private citizens to the security agencies, has written a letter under the backing of the Freedom of Information (FOI) initiative to the nation's telecoms regulator. The need for this letter was borne out of recent knowledge coming to light that on account of suspicious activity, NCC has handed over the data of some customers over various networks to security agencies to look into. This knowledge was brought to light on the 16th of October when the Vice Chairman of the NCC in person of Umar Danbatta said at the International Trade Fair held in Abuja (and reported by ThisDay newspaper pr...
Reports: Samsung working on new Exynos chipset for upcoming Galaxy S7

Reports: Samsung working on new Exynos chipset for upcoming Galaxy S7

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It shouldn't be news at all to anyone here who has been an ardent reader and follower of this awesome technological space that Samsung has been building its own processor (Exynos technology) for a while now and they're getting pretty good at their job in the process, even using the highly efficient 14nm process. New reports have however showed up to suggest that Samsung is developing a new and much more powerful Exynos processor that would run in its yet-to-come Samsung Galaxy S7 device. This processor chip, Exynos 8890, would be mass-produced and also feature a custom CPU that would be designed by Samsung itself, which reports have named to be M1. It is also the reported that the chips would be mass produced at Samsung's Giheung plant as early as December. Earlier reports have suggested...