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Saturday, 10 November 2018

First bank transfer code - USSD*894# Quick Banking

Transfer of funds from one account to the other has never been simple until the introduction of Internet banking which paved the way for other related services that grants 24 /7 access to banking services online (First bank transfer code) to carry out banking transactions without visiting the bank.
                                          First bank transfer code                                                  
894 is a quick, convenient, secure and easy way to perform your banking transactions (transfer money, check balance, buy airtime, pay bills and lots more) anytime and anywhere, using any type of phone without need for internet connectivity or data.

Once you have a FirstBank account with a linked debit card, a phone number profiled for SMS alert and a mobile phone, you are just one dial away from enjoying the unbeatable 894 experience.

Banking transactions can now be performed on the go irrespective of location or time as there is no worry of internet connectivity or a token device, but only a Personal Identification Number (PIN). To send money, simply dial *894*Amount*Account Number#; select beneficiary bank; confirm amount, beneficiary name and enter five-digit PIN; then select account to debit. For airtime recharge: simply dial *894*Amount# to recharge for self; to recharge for others, dial *894*Amount*Phone Number# and enter five-digit PIN. FirstBank customers can transfer up to N100,000.00 per day and recharge airtime up to N10,000.00 per day. To generate account mini statement, dial *894*Account Number#, and to check account balance, the magic code is *894*00#.

How to transfer money - First bank to First Bank and other Banks without Internet

First Bank transfer code

Ensure you have enough Balance in your account to make the transfer and dial *894*amount*Account number# and select Destination bank to send money.
The account name you're transferring money to will be displayed for verification purpose.
You will be required to enter your 4 Digit ATM Card PIN if this is your first transaction and also create a 5-digit code that will be used to complete transfers.
NOTE: The code must be dialed from the Phone number linked with your First bank Account. (The number you receive transaction SMS alerts on)

The first bank USSD Transfer option is now as easy as other banks transfer codes I've used.
Users of First bank who don't use a smartphone, don't data or can't go to the bank especially on weekends like this, you have no option than to use the First Bank USSD code for transfers.

Alternatively, you can choose to download the First Bank Mobile Application, get registered by entering your ATM Card details to link your account with the App but transfers will require that you obtain a hardware from first bank branch or use soft-token (SMS codes) which sets a 200,000 limit on daily transactions.

So, enjoy Quick Banking with USSD FirstBank transfer Code *894#


Direct questions on this subject matter or complaints to First bank customer care:
0700FIRSTCONTACT (0700-34778-2668228), 01-4485500, 0708-062-5000
or email [email protected]
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Friday, 9 November 2018

40 Everyday Items You Didn't Know Had A Purpose

We look at them every day, all day, and we don’t even think about why they exist. But if we did stop to observe closely, we’d probably realize that we don’t have an answer for that.
                                               
There are things right under our nose that can be making our lives easier if only we didn’t take them for granted.
Many common objects we see every day have hidden features that can do all sorts of cool things. You just have no idea that they’re there. So, we’re going to tell you about it.

Those little buttons on your jeans, those marks on your tires, and the tab at the end of your measuring tape. You know what we’re talking about. But you don’t know exactly what they do.

Here Are 40 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know Had A Purpose:

1) Holes In Airplane Windows
        
These things have two purposes. One is to compensate for the difference in air pressure as the altitude changes. It also prevents the window from fogging up. So if you were worried about why there was a hole in your airplane window, now you know why!

2) Bumps On the “F” and “J” Keys
       
When your fingers are in proper typing form the index fingers should be positioned on the “F” and “J” keys. If you know your fingers are there you can type without looking at the keyboard. You’d know that if you went to typing school. These little design hacks make things a bit easier!


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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Etisalat data plan - The Full Package

9mobile(etisalat) still has the best internet data service in most locations in Nigeria, and because of this they are my first choice whenever i need a reliable internet service.
                                                          
Etisalat data plan
Although hings have not been the same ever since they re-branded from Etisalat to 9Mobile. Etisalat data plan bundles are reliable but quite expensive when compared to Glo data bundles.
etisalat data plans are available in daily , weekly and monthly packages which i will discuss below.
Important details :

You can check your data balance on the Etisalat network by dialing *228#
To disable autorenew , dial *229*0#
 Rollover applies to auto renewal or new plan purchased before the expiration of current one.

Etisalat Data PlanPriceSubscription CodeValidity
10MB#50*229*3*8#24hours
40MB#100*229*3*1#24hours
150MB#200*229*2*10#7days
500MB#500*229*2*12#30days
1GB#1,000*229*2*7#30days
1.5GB₦1,200*229*2*25#30days
2.5GB₦2,000*229*2*8#30days
4GB#3,000*229*2*35#30days
5.5GB#4,000*229*2*36#30days
11.5GB#8,000*229*2*5#30days
15GB#10,000*229*4*1#30days
27.5GB#18,000*229*4*3#30days
30GB#27,500*229*5*1#90days
60GB#55,000*229*5*2#120days
100GB#84,992 *229*4*5#365 days

BEST ETISALAT DATA PLAN AND          SUBSCRIPTION CODES IN JUNE 2017

                                            ETISALAT DAILY DATA PLANS

1. 10MB for ₦50

50 gives you 10MB, which is valid for 24hrs. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*3*8#
Or
Text “MI3” to 229

2. 40MB for ₦100

100 gives you 40MB, which is valid for 24hrs. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*3*1#
Or
Text “MI1” to 229

                                             ETISALAT WEEKLY DATA PLANS

3. 150MB for ₦200

#200 gives you 150MB, which is valid for 7days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*10#
Or
Text “LCD” to 229

                                               ETISALAT WEEKEND DATA PLAN

4. 1GB for ₦500

500 gives you 1GB, which is valid from friday 11:59pm - sunday 11:59pm. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*10#
Or
Text “LCD” to 229

                                        ETISALAT EVENING AND WEEKEND PLANS

5. 2GB for ₦1000

2GB for #1000 evening & weekend plan works from (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of the weekend from Friday till Sunday, and is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*3*12#


6. 5GB for ₦2000

5GB for 2000 evening & weekend plan works from (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of the weekend from Friday till Sunday, and is valid for 30days It also comes with a 100MB whatsapp bundle that works(24/7). To get this bundle,

Dial *229*3*13#


                                              ETISALAT MONTHLY DATA PLANS

1. 500MB for ₦500

Well mtn offers something better here, though valid for just 7days. For etisalat,  #500 gives you 500MB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*11#
Or
Text “smarta” to 8183

2. 1GB for ₦1000

1000 gives you 1GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*22#
Or
Text “smartb” to 8183

3. 1.5GB for ₦1,200

1,200 gives you 1.5GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*25#
Or
Text “AND11” to 229

4. 2.5GB for ₦2000

2000 gives you 2.5GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*44#
Or
Text “smartc” to 8183

5. 4GB for ₦3,000

3,000 gives you 4GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,
Dial *229*2*35#

6. 5GB for ₦3,500

3,500 gives you 5GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*33#
Or
Text “smartd” to 8183

7. 11.5GB for ₦8,000

8,000 gives you 11.5GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*2*55#
Or
Text “smarte” to 8183

8. 15GB for ₦10,000

₦10,000 gives you 15GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*4*1#
Or
Text “smartf” to 8183

8. 27.5GB for ₦18,000

₦18,000 gives you 27.5GB, which is valid for 30days. To get this bundle,

Dial *229*4*3#
Or

Text “smartg” to 8183

Etisalat Quartely / Yearly Plans


1.) 30GB for #27,500 :
Price : #27,500
Data Volume : 30GB
Validity : 90days
To subscribe :

Dial *229*5*1#


2). 60GB for #55,000 :
Price : #55,000
Data Volume : 60GB
Validity : 120days
To subscribe :

*229*5*2#


3). 100GB for #84,992 :
Price : #84,992
Data Volume : 100GB
Validity : 365days

Dial *229*4*5#



                                          ETISALAT NIGHT DATA PLAN
This etisalat night plan gives you 500MB for just ₦50, before now, this plan goes for 200 and gives 1GB for your night browsing from 12 a.m to 5 a.m.

8. 1GB for  200

Etisalat's 1GB night plan works form 12 a.m to 5 a.m, and it costs 200

To subscribe,

Dial *229*3*11#

                                       ETISALAT FREE BROWSING PLAN
 Etisalat Free Basic: This allows you to surf Sites like Facebook, FB messenger, Supersports, Naij.com, Nairaland, Jobberman and lots more for free.Not a lot of people are using this etisalat free basic. It is worth trying sometime.

To begin,visit 0.freebasic.com and you are good to go.

Etisalat Smartpaks (Data Plan For Social Network)

Etisalat smartpak is a special package for online video streaming and social media. It offers unlimited access to social networks like WhatsApp , WeChat , Facebook , Instagram and BBM.

This plan is ideal for subscribers who spend their time on social media.

1). Chat Pak :
As the name implies , Etisalat chat pak is for keeping in touch (chatting) on social media.

It offers daily , weekly and monthly access to just 3 apps ; WhatsApp , BBM , WeChat.

Daily price : #50
Weekly price : #150
Monthly price : #400
Access to : WhatsApp , BBM , WeChat
Daily subscription code : *343*5*5#
Weekly subscription code : *343*5*6#
Monthly subscription code : *343*5*7#
 

2). Social Me Pak :
Unlike Chat Pak , Etisalat Social Pak spans beyond just chatting.

It provides daily , weekly and monthly access to social media using apps like Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , Eskimi and WhatsApp.

Daily price : #100
Weekly price : #300
Monthly price : #700
Access to : Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Eskimi, Whatsapp, BBM , Wechat
Daily subscription code : *343*6*7#
Weekly Subscription code : *343*6*8#
Monthly subscription code : *343*6*9#
 

3). Video Pak :
Etisalat Video Pak is for subscribers who watch videos online.

It provides time-based , unlimited video streams from any app.

2 hours : #400
3 hours : #500
7 hours : #1,000
Access to : Unlimited video stream from any app
2hours subscription code : *229*3*5#
3hours subscription code : *253*1#
7hours subscription code : *253*2#
 

4). Special Smart Chat Pak :
This is a special package that offers all the benefits of Chat Pak PLUS an extra 1.5GB data allowance ; all for just #500.

Offer : Chat Pak + 1.5GB data allowance
Price : #500
Validity : 1 week
Access to : BBM, WhatsApp, Wechat, Facebook messenger (chat only)
Subscription code : *343*5*10#
 

5). Special Smart Social Pak :
The Special Social Pak offers the full benefits of Social Pak PLUS an extra 2GB data allowance valid for 1 week.

Offer : Social Pak + 2GB data allowance
Price : #700
Validity : 1 week
Access to : BBM, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Eskimi, Instagram, Wechat, Kakao Talk
Subscription code : *343*6*12#

I hope you found this article useful.  If you did , help me spread the word by sharing this article with your friends on social media.

Also , i’ll like to know which etisalat data plan (9mobile data plan) you are currently subscribed to. Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Monday, 29 October 2018

How Android got big

How Android got Popular

Android is now the world’s most dominant operating system and that Google invested in buying and developing Android primarily because it wanted to ensure that Microsoft didn’t take that crown.
                                                              
How Android got Popular
How did Android become so dominant? Like any big trend with a multitude of causes, there’s no one answer to that question. But in this week’s Processor, Let us examine one of those causes.

Verizon.

By arguing that Verizon is one of the reasons that Android is now huge, I want to be clear that I don’t believe that its support was a sufficient (or perhaps even necessary) condition for Android’s success. Rather, the carrier ended up acting like a sort of kingmaker.

VERIZON NEEDED AN “IPHONE KILLER"

Back in 2009, smartphone competition looked very different than it does today. The iPhone had shaken up the entire industry, but in the US, it was still exclusive to AT&T. Verizon — which had turned down the chance at that exclusivity — was casting about for some kind of consolation-prize phone for its customers. There was a lot of talk about the “iPhone killer” that seems ridiculous now, but it wasn’t quite so ridiculous then.

And though this is mainly a story about the US side of the smartphone battle, I think it’s fair to say that the US was ground zero for it in 2009. It’s absolutely fair to say that nobody had more power to tip the scales in that fight in the US than the carriers.

In addition to Android and the iPhone, there was competition from Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and whatever was still left of Palm OS. Each of those platforms had advantages and disadvantages, but those last four were built on old and increasingly rickety foundations.

Verizon learned that the hard way when it bet on the atrocious BlackBerry Storm in 2008, which had the “innovation” of making the entire screen a physical button, so you had to literally click down on the screen to type. By 2009, Verizon needed to try something else.

There were two options on the table. One was the Palm Pre Plus, the second iteration of the webOS phone that fixed some of the problems of the original. As we reported back in 2012, Verizon had put in a big order and promised a big marketing blitz for the Pre Plus.
I can’t really say how much Verizon actually thought the Pre Plus could be the “iPhone killer,” or if Verizon was simply using it as leverage for its other big bet. That big bet, of course, was Google, Android, and the Motorola Droid.

You probably know what happened next. Verizon pushed all its chips behind the Motorola Droid — 100 million of them, to be precise, which was also the dollar amount of the marketing campaign it put behind the Droid. That money came in addition to whatever it cost to license the word “droid” from George Lucas.

The ads from that campaign were completely unavoidable in the run-up to and release of the Motorola Droid. It was so huge that it set the Droid up as Verizon’s iPhone alternative. But it did more than that: it positioned Android as the de facto “other” smartphone to the iPhone.

It doesn’t hurt that the Droid was a good phone, better in several ways than the Palm Pre Plus. But, again, big trends have multiple causes, and just making the better phone isn’t necessarily a sufficient condition for success. It also doesn’t hurt that it had the support of Google, which participated so much in its development that I’ve heard Googlers refer to it as the unofficial first Nexus phone. Palm was left to release its phone later and with much less marketing support. And to be honest, it never really recovered after that.

Anyway, I can’t bring up that ad campaign without pointing out that it was incredibly sexist. Kara Swisher, as usual, put it best in her article from 2009: “Is the New Droid Ad Anti-Women and Anti-Gay or Just Plain Idiotic? Actually, All Three!”

Verizon’s misogynistic ad campaign caused a lot of toxicity in the discourse around smartphones. It not only encouraged people to make what smartphone they chose a part of their personal identity, but it did so in a way that encouraged them to denigrate people who made other choices. Google’s more recent “Be together, not the same” campaign was a nice counter to that trend. But in many ways, the damage to the culture surrounding smartphone communities had already been done.

I don’t want to mourn the alternate world that could have come to pass — even though I do think the smartphone market was a lot more vibrant when there were more viable competitors out there. I just want to point out that a thing’s popularity isn’t tied simply to its quality. Especially in the US, phones don’t just succeed or fail based on their own merits. There are always bigger forces with their own motivations putting their fingers on the scales.

Verizon and the Droid didn’t make Android what it is today, but it’s also true that Android wouldn’t be what it is today without them.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Forget 4K TVs — 8K televisions are already here

Though 4K TVs remain short on Ultra High Definition 4K content outside of some streaming services and Blu-ray discs, three of the biggest television manufacturers are pushing the limits of screen resolution even higher by introducing their own 8K sets.
                                                 
8K screen viewed from just 7 feet away is going to look sharper than a 4K TV
“The time has come for us to champion the next era in screen resolution,” Samsung U.K. TV marketing director Guy Kinnell said at that firm’s press conference Thursday morning at the IFA tech trade show here. “Viewers can see what they’ve never seen on a TV before.”

But the 8K sets introduced by Samsung, LG and TCL—each offering 33,177,600 pixels instead of the 8,294,400 pixels found on 4K TVs—don’t deserve your dollars. They offer exponentially less stuff to watch in their native resolutions, the extra pixels are noticeable by the human eye at most viewing distances, and they use more power.

“8K is overkill,” said Mark Vena, senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. In this case, more is not better. It only equals more money gone from your bank account.

Samsung, LG and TCL’s 8K debuts

Samsung put the biggest emphasis on 8K at IFA, showing off 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch and 85-inch sets without announcing prices or shipping dates. Those details won’t come until October.

At its press conference, the Korean firm pitched 8K as a logical answer to a steady increase in screen sizes and suggested that its software’s ability to upconvert 4K footage would solve the problem of having nothing to watch in 8K.

At Samsung’s exhibit, a highlight reel showed clips originally produced in standard definition, high-def and 4K, alongside 8K-enhanced versions of each. The 4K clips enhanced to 8K showed the least difference, especially from more than a few feet away, while HD video shown in 8K looked meaningfully sharper. But an SD clip of two TV anchors enhanced to 8K left the announcers looking disturbingly plastic.

LG only announced one 8K set, an 88-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV. OLED screens offer better contrast ratios and are much thinner than the LED-backlit LCDs that dominate the market, but also cost a lot more.

Is my 4K TV about to become obsolete?

No. 1080p TVs aren’t obsolete, though I would argue they are inferior to today’s 4K HDR TVs. 8K resolution is an incremental upgrade over 4K, and valuable only at large screen sizes. Keep in mind that HDR is what really makes today’s TVs pop, and it is only in 65-inch screen sizes and above that 4K resolution is all that meaningful. Still, good luck buying a 1080p TV in any screen size over 40-inches. 4K is just the new standard now, and look, we’re all doing just fine, even if it is harder for some folks to get 4K content.
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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Google Digital Skills for Africa: Get new skills for a digital world

Grow your career or business at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive.
                                           Google digitalskills africa

  • Discover tools to make your business succeed
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Prepare for the career you want


Simple steps for your growth
Choose a Skill: Whether you are a student or a business, at the start or in the middle of your journey, here you can choose the lessons that are right for you.

Learn at your own pace
reate your own unique learning plan on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Get Certified
Track your progress and receive an accredited certificate that can help you boost your linkedIn profile and CV.

Increase productivity at work
Managing time successfully is essential to ensuring you're as productive as possible. Learn how to boost your productivity with cloud collaboration tools, as well as how mastering prioritisation and delegation can help you maximise your effectiveness at work.

Intro to machine learning

Machine learning is a powerful new tool for solving problems: from filtering a photo collection to helping people tackle some of the world's most pressing global challenges in health, environment, and beyond. In these videos, we'll explore what these technologies are and how they can be applied in real life to help businesses grow.

Intro to Code
Code is what powers so much of what we do online, both for work and play. In these videos, you'll learn what code is, why so many coding languages exist, and how they are matched to achieve specific tasks. Most importantly, you’ll learn why having a basic understanding of code could be beneficial for you.

Start Learning Now!!!
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

MTN Deal Zone – Get 4GB For N1000, 1GB For N200

MTN Deal Zone is MTN’s internet data offering special package, that gives MTN Customers data at cheaper rates or for free. It is one of MTN’s way of showing appreciation to their numerous customers in a different way.
                                                   MTN Deal Zone – Get 4GB For N1000, 1GB For N200
Early last year MTN Zone Deal package was available for only MTN pulse subscribers, as it was used to give subscribers cheaper data bundles before they introduced their new and subsidized plans.

MTN Deal Zone Offer is available for every SIM. Currently, MTN Deal zone offers subscibers 4GB for N1000 while the regular data plans gets you 1.5GB for N1000. You also get 1GB for N200 and 250MB for N100. Validity period differs though.

Will MTN Deal Zone Work On My Device? 

Yes, it works on Android, ios, PC and other eligible devices that can surf the net.

How Do I Activate Get These Offers?

Dial *131*65# and choose your plan.

What Is the Validity Period For These Offers?

4GB for N100 has 30 days validity period
1GB for N200 has 7 days validity period
250MB for N100 has 3 days validity period

Enjoy the offer while it last. Share your experience with us via the comment box below.

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Get 500MB Free MB Data: Download MyMTN App

This new MTN Unlimited Free browsing Cheat is very simple and straightforward, and it is very similar to some of the very cool mtn cheats we had in the past. you can NOW get MTN 500 MB by downloading MyMTN app. This free data bundle is called the MyMTN data bonus,
                             Download MyMTN App and Get 500MB Free Data
The MyMTN app can be used to purchase airtime and data bundles, monitor data usage, and pay bills.

How to Get 500MB With MyMTN App

Go to playstore/itunes store

Download MyMTN Apps and install it

Choose your country and put your number.

They will send OTP to you.

Insert it and get your 500mb that’s all

To check your balance, dial *559*4#. Data validity is 3 days

Note: The MyMTN app is free to download from the Google Play or Apple App stores.

Features of MyMTN APP

It gives you access to manage your account whenever, wherever. This includes:
Activation of data plans
Check voice and data balance
View call history. e.t.c
It gives you access to key security codes like PUK number to unlock SIM card
Enables you to load airtime for a loved one remotely.

It is easy to use

Perks of This Data Bundle:


It works at Maximum surfing and download speed.
It requires no VPN or software to work.
It can be used anytime anyday.
It works on all devices.
It Powers all Apps
It doesn't require any IMEI tweaking.
It is easy to get and accumulate.

Have fun with this new unlimited free browsing cheat from MTN. Kindly share

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MTN Mpulse: summer event for 9-15 year olds

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africas leading cellular telecommunications company, launches  summer event for 9-15 year olds. It’s happening on Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 10am – 6pm at Landmark event center, Oniru, Lagos State. Bring your child for a day of fun at the mPulse Planet as we launch MTN mPulse.
                                       MTN Mpulse: summer event for 9-15 year olds
There will be lots of fun and exciting things like Game shows, talent showcases from some of the coolest kids on the block, Game Arcades and Master classes on Lego Drones, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

There will be lots to eat and drink too! This is a FREE event but pre-registration is required.



Register Here
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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Glo Oga Sim Double Data Offer – Gives You 125% Bonus Data

Oga SIM, is designed to enable subscribers to stay connected on the net and transact their personal, educational, social and business pursuits in a seamless manner. It was unveiled at a press conference held at Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos. The company’s Regional Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, said the productgives subscribers on the Glo network a monstrous 125 percent bonus on data bundle subscriptions. According to Israni, Oga SIM offers new internet subscribers the kind of value that no other network gives in the Nigerian telecoms market. The unprecedented benefits are also extended to old data subscribers who have not used Glo data services in the last three months. Globacom, Israni, added realizes the importance of data connectivity in today’s world. “This is the best offer at the market place at this point in time in this country as no other offer comes close. This consolidates Globacom’s position as the company that gives unbeatable value to all categories of its customers”, he stated.
                                               Glo Oga Sim Double Data Offer
Glo Oga Sim is a new “awoof” double data offer Globacom Limited is offering subscribers this season. Glo is known for being Grandmasters of data. Glo subscribers can now get up to 125% bonus data on data renewals.

Just top up your data balance before it expires and enjoy massive data bonus from Glo. Globacom initially stopped the massive data offers a couple of weeks ago and it looks like they are back now officially. The Grandmasters of data have introduced the Glo Oga Sim offering 125% bonus data to subscribers.

What is Glo Oga Sim?

Glo Oga Sim is a data bonus offer from Glo that gives you 125% of the data you buy before your previous data time expires. For example, you get an extra 7.2GB when you subscribe for 7.2GB with N2500. This means that N2500 will give you 14.4GB. If you’re used to subscribing N1000 for 2GB, you will get an extra 2GB, making it 4GB.
This is applicable to all other data plans as well.

How Do I Subscribe For Glo Oga Sim Offer?

This data offer is targeted at new customers who buy a new Glo SIM card irrespective of your SIM type. Whether 3G or 4G. Just subscribe to your normal data balance and get your huge bonus added as usual.

The Glo Oga SIM offers also extend to old data subscribers who have not used their Glo data services in the last three months.

Glo Oga Sim 125% Data Bonus

The #GloOgaSIM is the same price as your regular LTE SIM and its just 150 Naira.

You can subscribe by Simply dialling *777# to enjoy. But make sure your previous data hasn’t expired yet before you renew the plan to keep enjoying this bonus.
                                                    Glo Oga Sim Double Data Offer

Must my SIM be 4G before I can Enjoy Glo Oga SIM?

No, If your SIM is 4G or 3G enabled you can start enjoying your data bonus with lots of online streaming. But if you care for a speedy internet connection, you can visit the nearest Glo centre and upgrade to 4G.
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University researchers create app to extend Android battery life by up to 25 percent

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have figured out a way for Android multitaskers to get 25 percent more time out of a battery charge, though the particular scenario that takes advantage of this isn't a common one. And as Engadget reports, this battery saving has a few caveats.
                                                extend Android battery life by up to 25 percent
If you're one of the chosen few to have Android 9 Pie running on your phone right now, then you have split-screen support, which is where Waterloo's "MultiDroid" app comes into play, although it has yet to be released to the public. In a nutshell, the app works by dimming the side of the screen that you're not interacting with at that moment.

As any mobile geek can tell you, simply having the screen on will be one of the biggest drains on your battery, second only to rendering 3D or VR, which remains challenging even for desktop and laptop PCs. According to the university, being able to selectively dim areas of the screen can extend your battery charge by 10 to 25 percent.

Note: This battery-saving technique only works with OLED screens, which are customarily reserved for expensive phone models.

Interested readers can check out the university's full report at the IEEE Access website.

But what are the odds that you'll get Android Pie?

While Android 9 is currently only available on Google's Pixel phones and the Essential PH-1, dozens of other devices are scheduled to be updated. Motorola currently leads the pack with eight, Sony is purportedly readying six phones, and Samsung has committed to Pie updates for its high-end models like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9.

Despite Google's recent inroads with Motorola and Sony, it continues to struggle overall with getting manufacturers and mobile network carriers to update older phones and launch new devices with the latest version of their operating system.

Android Oreo took eight months to come to the Galaxy Note 8, and one year to come to the Galaxy S8. Samsung has not committed to release dates for Android Pie updates on any of their devices. The Galaxy Note 9 came out earlier this month sporting 8.1 Oreo, just as 9.0 Pie was reaching store shelves.

According to Google's own statistics, only 12 percent of their phones are running Android Oreo, which came out last year; 30 percent of phones are still on the version before that, and 24 percent are still on Marshmallow, which was released to the general public nearly three years ago.

For reference, Apple states that over 80 percent of its users are on iOS 11, and only 14 percent remain on iOS 10. (iOS 12 is currently available in a public beta; a final version is expected next month.) Granted, Apple has far fewer devices to deal with, and it makes a lot of its own chips, so it's much less reliant on third parties for software updates. But the contrast remains stark.

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo have designed an app that can extend your battery charge by up to 25 percent, although it currently only works with Android Pie and OLED screens.
Only a small handful of phones are currently running Android Pie, as Google continues to struggle with getting manufacturers and mobile network carriers to update older phones and launch new devices with the latest version of their operating system.

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WhatsApp to Offer Unlimited Back-up Storage With Google Drive

Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota. Furthermore, WhatsApp backups that haven't been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage. Also, all WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage, so make sure you manually back up your WhatsApp data by November 12 if you don’t want to lose it.
                                            WhatsApp to Offer Unlimited Back-up Storage
You can back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you change Android phones or get a new one, your chats and media are transferable. We recommend connecting your phone to Wi-Fi prior to backing up your chats via Google Drive, as backup files can vary in size and consume mobile data, causing additional charges.

Minimum requirements

In order to use Google Drive backup, you need to have:

A Google account activated on your phone
Google Play services installed on your phone
Note: Google Play services are only available for Android 2.3.4 and higher.
Enough free space on your phone to create the backup

Creating a Google Drive backup

How to create a Google Drive backup:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a backup frequency other than Never.
Select a Google account that you'll back up your chat history to. If you don't have a Google account, tap Add account when prompted and enter your login credentials. Please remember the Google account you're using for the backup.
Tap Back up over to choose the network you wish to use for backup. Please note that backing up over a cellular data network might result in additional data charges.
You can also manually back up your chats to Google Drive at any time:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap BACK UP to begin your Google Drive backup. This process might take a few minutes.
Note: Depending on the size of the chat, the first complete backup could take a while. We recommend that you connect your phone to a power source. However, subsequent backups are incremental, thus not requiring a completely new backup of all your data every time.

Important: Media and messages you back up aren't protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.


Restoring from a Google Drive backup

In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the backup. To restore your backup:

Make sure the same Google account that was used to perform the backup has been added to your phone.
Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
After verifying your phone number, you'll be prompted to restore your chats and media from Google Drive. Tap RESTORE.
After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT and your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.
After restoring your chats, WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files.
Note: If you're installing WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your local backup file. Learn more in our FAQ on restoring chat history.


Configuring your Google Drive backup settings

To change the frequency of your Google Drive backup:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up to Google Drive.
Set the backup frequency to your liking.
To change which account you want to back up your chat history to:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Account and select the account you wish to back up your chat history to.
Note: If you change your Google account, you won't be able to access your backups that are linked to a different Google account.

To change the connection you wish to use for backup:

Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up over and select the network you wish to use for backup.

Deleting your backup file from your Google account
You can remove WhatsApp data from your Google Drive. To do so:


Go to the Google Drive website and log in to your Google account.

If you're accessing the Google Drive website from your phone, you'll have to tap the Menu icon in the top left corner and then tap Desktop Version.
Click the Gear icon in the top right corner > Settings > Manage Apps.
Scroll until you find WhatsApp in the list. Please note it might take several minutes for WhatsApp to appear.
After you find WhatsApp in the list, wait until “Hidden app data” size comes up. This might also take several minutes.
Click OPTIONS > Delete hidden app data > DELETE.

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Over 90GB worth of files accessed by Australian teenager who hacked Apple’s network multiple times

Court documents reveal that a 16-year-old hacker from Australia allegedly broke into tech giant Apple’s computer systems and may have downloaded internal files.
                                                 90GB worth of files accessed by Australian teenager
The Age newspaper reports that the teenager’s actions were motivated by an admiration for the company, and that the boy kept the stolen files in a folder entitled “hacky hack hack.” The teen reportedly downloaded over 95 gigabytes of data and accessed customer accounts without exposing his identity.

The Australian Federal Police searched the teen’s home last year, the court documents state, which produced two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive that matched the intrusion reported by Apple. The reports also reveal that the boy boasted about his activities on the encrypted messaging app, WhatsApp.

“Two Apple laptops were seized and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems,” a prosecutor said. “A mobile phone and hard drive were also seized and the IP address … matched the intrusions into the organisation. The purpose was to connect remotely to the company’s internal systems.”

The Age goes on to report that the investigation began when Apple became aware of the intrusion and contacted the FBI, who passed the case over to the Australian Federal Police.

Apple spoke out Friday to reassure users that no customer data was compromised in the breach.

“At Apple, we vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats,” a company spokesman told Guardian Australia in a statement.

“In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorized access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement. We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities and want to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised.”

The teenager later told police that he’d dreamed of one day becoming an Apple employee. The boy’s defence attorney said at one point that his client had become so well known in the international hacking community that exposing the details of the case could expose him to risk.

Dr. Suelette Dreyfus, a privacy expert with the University of Melbourne, told Guardian Australia that a punitive sentence would be “a waste of that potential.”

“I have researched a number of teen hacker cases internationally. Almost all these teens grew out of the technology boundary-pushing of their youth, and then went on to live useful lives and contributing to society. Putting them in prison is often a waste of that potential.

“Young people often make mistakes when they are exploring and rule-breaking especially online – including boasting about their exploits. It’s not right, but for tech teens, it can be a part of growing up … there’s usually a really worried teen and family at the end of this sort of court case,” Dreyfus explained.

The boy, whose name could not be made public because he is a juvenile offender, will be sentenced on Sept. 20.

Apple recently became the world’s most valuable company, valued at over $1 trillion.

–With files from Reuters.
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MTN Data Calculator, now Officially Unveiled to Subscribers

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africas leading cellular telecommunications company, the Millions of subscribers on the MTN network have been given a unique opportunity to estimate their Monthly internet data usage on online activities, as the national telecommunication company; MTN, officially unveils MTN Data Calculator.
                                      MTN Data Calculator
MTN Data Calculator will serve subscribers better by engaging them more on the network and allowing them to determine their data usage and consumption pattern.

MTN data calculator

Every time you surf the web, stream videos, download stuff, engage in social media activities and other internet activities, you consume data.

You’ll be able to determine the total number of data you require within the month based on your data calculation on the website.

What MTN Data Calculator Will Do For You

subscribers will be able to measure hours of surfing the web (Shopping online, news and others, in minutes/day), use of social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram in minutes/day), hours of streaming non-HD and high-definition videos (YouTube, Netflix and others in minutes/day), as well as time spent online gaming (Candy Crush, Scrabble etc in minutes/day).

MTN stated that 1 minutes surfing on the web is equated to 1MB, 1Minute on social media (posting and commenting) is equated to 4MB etc.

Globacom had earlier unveiled something similar to this a week ago and now we have yet another data calculator.

How do I access the MTN Data Calculator?
Go to https://www.mtnonline.com/data-calculator
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Friday, 8 June 2018

Data Science Nigeria opens 1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in the University of Lagos.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data in various forms, both structured and unstructured, similar to data mining.
    Data Science Nigeria opens
Data Science Nigeria opens 1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in the University of Lagos.

Data Science Nigeria (DSN) will unveil the phase 1 of its Data Science Community Centre and Artificial Intelligence Hub for cross-industry and academic research, on the campus of the University of Lagos. The Hub will officially be launched on Friday, the 8th of June, at 11 a.m. on the university campus with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe and Dr. Uyi Stewart, Director, Global Development Strategy, Data & Analytics,  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, in attendance.

This is in furtherance of DSN’s drive for accelerated applications of artificial intelligence to solve social and business problems through a strategic partnership between the academic community, industry, and local and international technology hubs similar to the highly successful Stanford University-Silicon Valley model. DSN is committed to supporting Nigerian students and encouraging them to turn their academic research into innovative start-ups or social enterprises aligned with millennial developmental goals. DSN has a particular interest in solving local problems in the fields of health, education, agriculture and financial inclusion.

The Hub will be the community centre for data science enthusiasts and experts to fraternize, learn, share ideas and participate in local and international projects. DSN also plans to use the Hub for face-to-face masterclasses, industry meet-ups, and dial-in conferences with its over 100+ mentors from across the globe. Data science practitioners can also participate in many industry data projects as interns, freelancers or experts at the Hub.

The Hub features modern data collection tools including biometric readers, an AWS AI DeepLens Camera, Google Clips, Intel Movidius Neural Stick, GPS tracking devices, Bionic Nature Observing Device, Internet-of-Things suite and many others.
The Hub’s unveiling ceremony will also include the announcement of its highly successful learning bootcamp/hackathon, titled, Deep Learning Nigeria, to be held October 10-15, 2018. This will be a fully residential, all-expense-paid learning camp focused on deepening financial inclusion through the use of machine/deep learning for credit risk scoring, identity image/voice authentication, ATM point-of-presence location optimization using geospatial data, and biometrics/voice analytics.

This will be complemented with a first-of-its-kind Inter-Campus Machine Learning Competition to recruit the best 75 students for a Data Science bootcamp, with opportunity to win 1 million Nigerian naira through participation in Kaggle competitions and bootcamp quizzes.
Nigerian naira through participation in Kaggle competitions

Data Science Nigeria is the vision of Bayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN, a hands-on data scientist and a doctoral researcher who uses data science algorithms to understand low-income customers. DSN has organised free bootcamps, industry summits, online free courses and provide internship/direct job placements for the Nigerian data science community. 
DSN has built the largest network of data science mentors worldwide through its through its #MentorAfricanDataScientists programme, through which Nigerian students are mentored by international data scientists. In its eighteen months of operation, DSN has incubated four data science concepts which are being tested for real world applications. 
Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit foundationDSN has incubated four data science concepts

Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit foundation, is driven by its vision to accelerate Nigeria’s development through a solution-oriented application of machine learning to solve social/business problems and galvanize data science knowledge revolution, which can position Nigeria to become the outsourcing hub for international Data Science/Advanced Analytics/Big Data projects, with opportunity to access at least 1% share of the global big data and analytics market, valued at $150b in 2017 ($203b in 2020).

Opening Ceremony holds by 11am -12pmHackhathon: 12pm -2pmVenue: HRDC Centre ,UNILAG by Second Gate.To reserve a seat, visit 👉 https://goo.gl/tQhX5s#1stAIHubLagos

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Google Chrome WARNING -Horrific malware can steal YOUR credit card details

Google Chrome is a fast, secure, and free web browser, built for the modern web. It is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. 
                                          
google chrome malware steals credit card details

Google Chrome users have been warned about a new strain of malware that can steal saved credit card details from the hugely popular internet browser.

Security experts from Proofpoint are putting Google Chrome fans on their hills about a malware researchers have dubbed Vega Stealer.

The malware is a variant of the August Stealer strain that was discovered back in December 2016.

That piece of malicious software was capable of stealing saved passwords, documents and sensitive data from Chrome, Firefox, Skype and Opera.

The Vega Stealer malware is being distributed through a spam e-mail campaign.

It tries to trick people into clicking on it with subject lines likes “online store developer required”.

The e-mail includes a Microsoft document called “brief.doc” that contains malicious macros that deliver the Vega Stealer payload.

Speaking about the malware in a blog post, Proofpoint researchers said: “The document macro utilised in this campaign is a commodity macro that we believe is for sale and used by multiple actors, including the threat actor spreading Emotet banking Trojan.”

Once Vega Stealer has infected a computer it starts stealing data and searches the victim’s desktop for different file formats.

This is done for exfiltration purposes and then the malware sends the data to a remote command and control server.

Proofpoint added: “While Vega Stealer is not the most complex or stealthy malware in circulation today, it demonstrates the flexibility of malware, authors, and actors, to achieve criminal objectives.

“Because the delivery mechanism is similar to more widely distributed and mature threats, Vega Stealer has the potential to evolve into a commonly found stealer.
“Vega Stealer…could have longer lasting impacts if further developed and distributed. Due to the distribution and lineage, this threat may continue to evolve and grow.”

As always, one of the best ways to stay safe from malware delivered by e-mail is not to click on suspicious looking messages with attachments.

This is especially the case if the e-mail is allegedly from a well-known company but the e-mail is not registered to their official domain.

The news comes as Google Chrome continues to hold onto its crown of the world’s most popular internet browser.
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Monday, 14 May 2018

'Take a Break' Feature For YouTubers to Help deal with Addiction

Google has rolled out a new set of controls that will allow YouTube users to set limits on their video viewing, and help them set "Take a Break" reminder from browsing the channels for too long, a media report said. 
                                             
 youtube addiction

The new feature will enable the users to set a reminder for every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes, at which point the video will pause and users will receive "Take a Break" notification that they have been binge-watching videos for longer than they decided to.

Also Read: MTN Hourly YouTube Data Plans and Subscription Codes

Users can then choose to dismiss the reminder and keep watching, or close the app, the TechCrunch reported late Friday. The changes announced during Google's I/O keynote will roll out in the latest update of YouTube, along with YouTube's ability to send notifications. The reminders will come with an option of being dismissed and the feature will also allow users to disable notification sounds during a specified time period each day.

The new features are first expected to hit the 13.17 and higher versions of the YouTube mobile app on both iOS and Android, the report said.
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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Google Pay now supports web browsers on PC, iOS: Here are its benefits

The fast, easy, and free way to send money to friends and family. If they have an email address or phone number, you can pay them with Google Pay – whether you're going to order that pizza, or sending money halfway across the country. No more IOUs. No more bank transfers. Just an instant way to pay using the debit cards already in your wallet. Send or request money. 


Google Pay
Google has announced the expansion of its Google Pay payment service to more devices. Google Pay is now available to access on the web for iOS and desktop, which means that the browsers on both the platforms, namely, Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox will integrate Google Pay for any transactions. Google earlier this year merged Android Pay with Google Wallet into a single entity called Google Pay.                                              
In a blog post, Google’s Product Management Director for Consumer Products, Gerardo Capiel, announced that besides adding new platforms for Google Pay, saving a credit/debit card to Google Pay on a Pixelbook will make it accessible on the web across devices. Google Pay will not require the user to input any payment details again once they have been saved. While checking out on Chrome or other browsers, Google Pay will automatically fill in all the billing and shipping details.

The most interesting feature that Google Pay brings to the disposal of the customers is the ability to update the details of the new cards if the old ones have been misplaced or lost. As soon as the user’s bank issues a new card, Google Pay will fetch the details automatically, so he/she doesn’t have to manually enter them again. Same is the case with the cards that have expired. On the issuance of a new card by the bank, the same will be automatically updated on Google Pay.

Google is also rewarding the users who use Google Pay app on their Android devices. There are rewards for making payments, as well as for inviting friends via referrals. Google Pay is now live in the US, Canada, Poland, Russia, Australia, and the UK.

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Instagram releases Feature For Hiding "Bullying" Comments

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content.
Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
                                           
  cyberbullying instagram comments

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:

Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
SMS (Short Message Service) also known as Text Message sent through devices
Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media messaging features)
Email.

Instagram unveiled its latest plan to combat online bullying this week when it announced a new filter that hides comments that attack a person’s appearance, character, or threatens a person’s wellbeing or health
The anti-bullying filter is automatically on, and alerts Instagram to repeat problems with bullying, along with hiding bullying comments.

“It’s been our goal to make (Instagram) a safe place for self-expression and to foster kindness within the community. This update is just the next step in our mission to deliver on that promise,” Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom said in a blog post this week.
The new filter is an addition to last year’s offensive comment filter, which hides “toxic and divisive” comments aimed at “at-risk” groups.

Bullying prevention charity Kidscape called the measure a “positive step” but said that technology such as this filter isn’t the sole solution to online bullying. “A filter is no substitute for talking about what is acceptable and what is not, supporting each other and role modelling”, the charity said in a Tweet.

"Teaching young people about healthy communication online and reminding that there is a person at the other end of their message is important in building a safer online environment. It is also vital for adults to be role models and to demonstrate kindness and respect. While technology has a role to play, every person plays a part in making the internet a healthier, safer place" Kidscape said in a statement to Happiful.

Although bullying is not the fault of the person being bullied, Kidscape recommends the following steps to prevent bullying:
Don't respond: Never get involved in arguments online, as this will only escalate the situation and make it much worse.

Block the bullies: You can easily prevent cyberbullies from being able to contact you by following our cyber safe settings.

Increase your privacy: Unfortunately, some people use the internet to cause harm to others. Don't let this small group ruin your experience, but be sensible with the information you share. Follow our privacy guidelines to keep yourself protected.


Respect your online presence: It is easy to forget that the cyber world is the real world, and what you share online can have huge consequences. It is therefore so important that you always think before you post!
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