Saturday, 15 October 2016

How Can You Conserve Your Phone's Battery?

conserve Android battery
The days when phones could survive for a week on a single charge are dead and gone in this era of increasing technology. Sure, the phones of yesterday could last what seems like eons between charges, but they also could do little more than make phone calls. With the growth of technology, companies like Infinix now manufacture phones that are modern marvels, pocket-size computers that allow us to play 3D games, snap photos with the touch of a finger, video chat with friends and navigate around the world without ever stopping to ask for directions.

Unfortunately, the battery duration on most smartphones has yet to catch up with the high battery consumption that has become a hallmark of most apps and features in the modern world. Whenever you hear suggestions about battery usage, you are most likely to get the following tips.

=> Turn Off Vibrations.
=> Dim the Screen.
=> Shorten Screen Timeout.
=> Switching Off When Inactive.
=> Close Unnecessary Apps.
=> Disable GPS.
=> No Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G When not in Use.

How would one enjoy the beauty of a smartphone if we have to do all the above?
Here is my guide on how to make your phone battery last longer so you can stretch and extend the time span between charges. Get an Infinix phone. Why? Here is why, all latest Infinix mobile phones come with the latest user interface called XOS, this is an upgrade from the previous XUI. All Infinix phones comes equipped with a special feature called the ultra-power saver. This allows you to use your phone for hours even after it gets to that red warning sign. The XOS also supports 3 finger screenshot and fast charger, with a 5 mins charge you can enjoy 200mins of talk time with an Infinix Note 3. Go on and enjoy your smartphone without worry, the XOS power saving feature always saves the day.

Does fast charging affect your phone?

Fast charge
Fast charge is a feature that allows your device to charge twice as fast its normal charging time. The advantages of having a fast charger or fast charge feature on a mobile device has been explained here. Phone users have long complained about excessive heating up of their devices. There is nothing wrong with smartphones getting warm. Smartphones are electronics after all, so if you are a new smartphone owner and are concerned about your warm cell phone then your phone might be ok, but smartphones phones shouldn’t get HOT.

While many phone manufacturers are still in limbo about how to solve this problem of phone overheating or getting hot, Infinix seems to be getting it right at the moment. This is fully seen in their latest smartphone- the Infinix Note 3. The Note 3 comes with the technologically advanced Aerospace Cooling Technology which cools the phone and maintain a constant normal temperature. But before we go ahead, what exactly is aerospace cooling technology?

Aerospace Cooling Technology (ACT) is an innovative way to reduce heat by cooling down the steam rather than allowing it to vaporize and heat up your phone, this technology was first used in a satellites. Consumers constantly feel their smartphones and tablets become hot after continuous use and this new technology solves the problem.

There are numerous things to worry yourself about, the Infinix Note 3 saves you one last thing to worry about. Simply get the Infinix Note 3 with the Aerospace Cooling Technology and enjoy your phone without worrying about overheating. The Infinix Note 3 is sold online visit

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Etisalat Nigeria Officially Launches Its 4G LTE Service

etisalat 4g lte
Following the launch of Glo 4G LTE service, Etisalat Nigeria has followed suit as they have started rolling out 4G LTE services to some parts of Nigeria.

Speaking at the launch, CEO Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher said, "The 4G LTE technology offers our customers increased access to high speed data and quality voice services real time". He further said, "With the new technology, our customers will enjoy efficient broadband internet and uninterrupted connectivity to clearer voice calls, increased access to online streaming and ultra-high definition videos."

So, Etisalat users in areas like Lagos may probably have spotted 4G coverage in some areas.The Etisalat 4G LTE service is live in areas like Ikeja, Yaba, etc.

The best part of Etisala 4G LTE service is, Etisalat users don’t have to swap their sims because Etisalat sims are already 4G-enabled.

If you are already using the Etisalat 4G LTE service in your area, you can share your experience using the comment section.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Huawei Heightens GR5 Mini Excitement Alongside Partner Finet

Leading smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, in partnership with Finet on Monday October 3 treated smartphone and technology enthusiasts to an exciting independence anniversary experience at the Obafemi Awolowo Glass House, following the launch of the Huawei GR5 Mini last month.

The initial launch which held on the 9th of September at Lekki colliseum was well attended with celebrities such as Omawumi, Timi Dakolo, Noble Igwe, amongst others in attendance.
Being an exclusive event, most loyal customers were not able to attend. Thus, with the trade launch event, Huawei brought a similar experience to the heart of the city in an area very central to where most consumers reside - Ikeja, Lagos.

“The GR5 Mini is the perfect combination of style, design and technology. Although the first launch was a success, we felt the need to do another launch event for our loyal customers who were not able to attend and give them a chance to experience the latest in Huawei technology,” said, Mr Leo Jiang, Managing Director, Devices of Huawei Nigeria
L-R: Irvan Femi Olabode, Huawei customer who purchased the GR5 Mini smartphone, and Channel Manager, Devices,  Nigeria, Bunmi Olagunju at the Huawei GR5 Mini trade launch held at the Finet experience center in Lagos recently
The Finet Experience Center is one of Nigeria’s largest mobile phone stores, and sits at the center of Lagos ICT hub, so it was the perfect place to host the media launch.
Customers who attended the trade launch at the Finet experience center to purchase the Huawei GR5 Mini smartphone were gifted with exciting vouchers, while those who wished to purchase other Huawei smartphones won cash gifts and other accessories such as selfie sticks, notepads, Bluetooth speakers, and lots of other mouth watering goodies.

The Huawei GR5 Mini, which has been widely labelled the King of fingerprint, combines an elegant chic design with powerful specifications and numerous features. It comes with a Full HD (1920x1080p), 5.2″ display along with 64-bit Octacore processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. It has a good 13MP rear and 8MP selfie camera with LED Flash, a new generation 2.0 Fingerprint sensor technology, 3000 mAh Battery, and OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow.

Friday, 7 October 2016

iTel it1516Plus Smartphone Full Specification

The new iTel it1516Plus is a new android smartphone which iTel mobile announced in September.

This device features a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels, it comes running on Android OS 5.1. iTel iT1516 Plus is offering users long lasting battery, as this device is featuring a 5000mAh battery, so you don't always have to worry about charging and low battery.
iTel it1516plus

Lets Checkout this smartphone specifications.

2G: GSM 850/900/1800MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz

Display: 5-inch IPS screenScreen

CPU: Core 2.0GHz

GPU: Mali-T860 MP2 700MHz

System: Android 5.1

Memory: 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM,  TF card up to 32GB

Camera: Back camera 5MP with AF + front camera 2MP

Resolution: 480 x 854

Color: Silver, Champagne, Grey

Bluetooth: 4.0

Navigation: GPS, A-GPS

SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby

Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
Additional Features: 3G,  Alarm, Bluetooth, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, FM, MP3, MP4, OTG, Wi-Fi

Price: 24,500 naira

This is just a run through of this smartphone specs. The full review will be available very soon.

Jumia Launches Jumia Local, An Initiative that Promotes Made-in-Nigeria Products

Due to popular demand, JUMIA,  Nigeria’s biggest e-commerce startup and company have decided to set the trend by launching an initiative to promote locally made products in Nigeria "Jumia Local". Jumia Local was launched on the 1st of October 2016, that is Jumia's way of marking Nigeria at 56.
Jumia Local is Jumia’s way of supporting local entrepreneurs and brands that manufacture their products in Nigeria. Merchants on the site will be able to sell their products on at 0% commission, and their products will be promoted through all Jumia’s marketing channels.

According to Jumia, this a social responsibility initiative that’s aimed at growing the local economy. According to Bili Sule, Head of Business Development, Jumia Nigeria, “To build a sustainable and healthy ecosystem for Nigeria, we need to focus on products made in Nigeria. The change starts with each and everyone of us and Jumia will lead the way by taking the responsibility to promote our own Nation’s products.”

So if you are a Nigerian entrepreneur and want to make proper use of this opportunity, you must have your products made or assembled in Nigeria. Another condition is that you have to sell online exclusively through Jumia for the first six months.

Jumia is indeed helping to grow the local economy in Nigeria.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Glo Launches 4G LTE Service

glo 4g
Globacom (Glo) has just rolled out its a world-class mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network for all subscribers in Nigeria.

Glo is the third mobile network in Nigeria to activate 4G LTE, after nTel and MTN. This service is fully available to Subscribers in key locations such as Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, Jos, Warri, Eket, Benin City, Yola and Zaria can, while the network will be made available to other locations very soon.

The  4G LTE, which is the country’s first nationwide network roll-out, is offering instant efficient broadband internet  services at speeds multiple times faster than the 3G network and also at cheaper rates ranging from as low as ₦500, for 1.6GB (1 week) to as high as ₦18,000, for 90GB (30 days).

You can confirm if the service is available in your area now by dialing *777#. If you are already using this service, share your experience about it using the comment section.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Join The Blogging and Social Media In Nigeria at 56 Conversation

Social media plays a very vital role in the development of a country. Over the years, use of social media in Nigeria has been really effective but we can still strive to make it better.
Blogging in Nigeria at 56
So as Nigeria turns 56 tomorrow, we are taking to twitter tomorrow (October 1, 2016) to interact with Nigerians on what they think about blogging and social media in Nigeria and how to improve it. If you are a Nigerian blogger, aspiring blogger or netpreneur, you can join the interactive session tagged #BloggingInNigeriaAt56.

Everyone is invited to contribute. All ideas and suggestions on how to improve blogging and use of social media in Nigeria are welcome.  Feel free to ask your questions as there are bloggers ready to attend to all your questions. All you just have to do is participate by adding the #BloggingInNigeriaAt56  hashtag to your tweets. Seize this opportunity to interact with fellow bloggers across Nigeria.

Date: October 1, 2016
Time: Throughout the day

An Initiative of Bloggers Helping Bloggers (BHB).

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Google Apps For Work Rebranded, Now G Suite

google g suite
Google has re-branded and enhanced its productivity suite with new intelligent capabilities. G Suite is the new name for the group of applications that include Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It's a group of apps that the company is trying to push on organizations looking to make their employees more productive, with an emphasis on collaboration capabilities.

Docs, Sheets, and Slides will each be getting new features that is aimed at making it easier for users to create files quickly with the help of Google intelligence. Also, Google Calendar is getting a new feature that will make it easier to schedule meetings, while Drive has a new feature making it easier for teams to use.

A standout amongst the announcements for enterprises is a new Team Drives feature that lets organizations set up groups that own files inside Google Drive. It's a shift from the product's previous design, which required every document, spreadsheet or slide deck to have a single person own it. The change could be important for organizations that want to more easily manage files as people come and go from teams.

Now, teams can have their own folder inside Drive and can own all of the files inside of it. Administrators can control access to the team Drive, and people can come and go.

In addition, the Google Hangouts video-conferencing service will gain capabilities that make it possible for people to join meetings from any device, without needing to have an application or plugin installed.

Docs, Sheets, and Slides are each getting new features that is aimed at making it easier to intelligently create documents. In Docs, the existing Research feature has been rebranded as Explore and enhanced to quickly and automatically surface information about the subject of a document, both from the web and from files shared in Google Drive.

In Sheets, the Explore feature will now let users ask questions in natural language about data in a spreadsheet and get information back. It's similar to the Q&A feature in Microsoft's Power BI service, which makes it easier for people to get insight from potentially messy data without knowing complicated spreadsheet editing capabilities.

The Slides feature makes it easier for users to find images that fit into their presentations with its Explore functionality and will automatically help lay out text and images to make them more visually appealing, thanks to the power of machine learning.

Android users will also get access to a new Quick Access capability in Google Drive that's designed to give people fast access to the files they need to work on after they open the app. It's powered by machine learning and designed to reduce the amount of time that people have to spend searching Drive for the files they need.

Do you think this re-branding will help Google better compete with Microsoft Office 365?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

You Can Now Schedule Rides In Advance On Uber

Uber has rolled out a new feature to its users called ‘Scheduled Rides’. this feature allows you book rides 15 minutes to 30 days in advance.
uber scheduled rides
With the new Schedule ride feature, you can schedule ahead of time with the comfort of knowing that your Uber will arrive when you’re ready to head out. For now, Scheduled rides are available for just UberX vehicles and no extra cost is added

You can cancel a scheduled ride at any time before your ride is on the way. Riders can also cancel the ride after it has begun, but a fee is applied after first 5 minutes of the ride.

How to schedule a ride:

To schedule a ride on Uber, all you have to do is follow the process below:

=> Select uberX and tap “Schedule a Ride.”

=> Set your pickup date, time, location, and destination.

=> Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap “Schedule uberX.”

You will be reminded every 24 hours and 30 minutes in advance of your pickup. You’ll also be notified after your ride is on the way.

Uber is dedicated to serving you better and they are proving it with this new feature.

If you are a new user on Uber you can use this promo code "kaesynue" to get a free ride worth 1,000 Naira.
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