Friday, 9 September 2016

Apple Launches Iphone 7 And 7 Plus With Two Cameras, Water Resistance, See Specs And Price

Iphone 7
On September 7th 2016, the much anticipated Apple Iphone 7 and 7 plus was launched at live event. On the Apple store, the Iphone 7 32GB will cost £599 (N239,600) while the Iphone 7 Plus cost £719.

Below are some interesting facts of Iphone 7:

  1. AirPods – wireless headphones (with a microphone) that have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear and only play then. W1 chip connects the AirPods to your other Apple devices. The batteries last for 5 hours and the AirPods come with a charging case that holds 24 hours of charge.
  2. Water and dust resistant
  3. New camera has optical image stabilisation – 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture. 60% faster than previous iPhones. The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera; the 7 Plus has a dual lens camera (wide angle and telephoto).
  4. Stereo speakers
  5. Longer battery life: Apple says the 7’s battery will last two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus battery lasts one hour more than the 6 Plus.
  6. Comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold
  7. Headphones will connect via the Lightning port. A free set comes with with the phone, plus an adaptor for traditional 3.5mm jack headphones
  8. A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
  9. Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
  10. Cost: Starts from £599

Iphone 7 Plus

Some of the features of the Iphone 7 plus include:

  1. Storage: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB
  2. 5.5-inch display
  3. Camera with two lenses that are both 12MP, one of which is a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto one for 10X zoom
  4. Front-facing 7MP camera
  5. Touch sensitive home button with taptic feedback
  6. Longer battery life
  7. Stereo speakers with twice the volume
  8. Five colours, including glossy black, matte black, rose gold, gold and silver
  9. Water and dust resistant
  10. All-new A10 Fusion chip that’s 40 per cent faster than the iPhone 6s
  11. No 3.5mm headphone jack, instead it will shift with Lightning headphones and an adapter
  12. Prices start at £719
  13. Available from September

There you have it, how do you see these devices? Will you be getting any one of them?
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Information With Facebook

Ever since popular messaging app, Whatsapp was purchased by Facebook, the new owners have been trying to make it work hand in hand with Facebook.

A new update have been added to the app that will allow the app to share the user information with Facebook.

For you to stop this from happening, follow the tutorial below...

1. Launch the Whatsapp app on your phone.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Account.
4. You will see ''Share My Account''
5. If you read underneath, you will see that all your information on Whatsapp is shared with Facebook.
6. Deselect it to off it.

You have only few days to to this, you will thank me later.

Thank you for reading, what do you think about Whatsapp decision to share users information with Facebook?
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Etisalat Nigeria Launches “SME Arena” A One-Stop Social & E-Commerce Portal

E-commerce industry is the hot cake in Nigeria at the moment now and only few knows about it, Etisalat Nigeria has once again raised the bar of innovation through the launch of a bespoke e-commerce portal “SME Arena”which allows small and medium-sized enterprises to showcase their products and interact with customers and business partners.

At the launch of SME Arena, which held on the 10th of August, 2016 in Lagos, Etisalat Nigeria’s CEO, Matthew Willsher said, “At Etisalat Nigeria, we pride ourselves as the most SME-friendly telecommunications company in Nigeria.

Our commitment to the development and growth of small and growing businesses in Nigeria led us to create several platforms that enable budding entrepreneurs to succeed.” 

Developed and managed for Etisalat Nigeria by Singapore’s YuuZoo Corp,SME Arena is a brand new social and e-Commerce platform and the first portal in Africa to combine social networking, e-Commerce, online business directory and entertainment, offering consumers an exciting and new user experience.

Visit to find out more.
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Jumia Reduces Commission Rates Across All Categories On Seller Center

Jumia - Nigeria's No. 1 Online Retailer have reduced commission rates on its Seller Center platform until end of 2016 to help their sellers grow volumes on the platform.

Due to the economic down town in the country, the company have decided to lower the commission rates across all categories.

It is Jumia’s conviction that growth still exists in the market, provided they act as long-term players, make necessary adjustments and bring more value to their customers.

Thus, Jumia has decided to reduce commissions across all categories effective September 5, 2016 to December 31, 2016, by:

  • 20% for Fashion 
  • 30% on Electronics 
  • 30% on all other categories

In a nutshell, Jumia is making a huge effort to help its partners grow again.

Click here to see the new commission rates per category

Now you can make more money on Jumia without bothering about the commission Jumia will take as it will be lower than what they do take before.

What do you think about this new development as a seller on Jumia Seller Center platform?

Thanks for reading.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

YEN Benue Holds Monthly General Meeting (Photos)

Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) Benue Chapter today Tuesday 16th August had it's Monthly General Meeting in Makurdi Benue state.

The meeting was held at Steam Restaurant and Bar Makurdi, it was a life changing meeting.

The event began with the opening prayer then singing of the National Anthem followed by the welcome speech by YEN-Benue chapter President, Arc. Mrs. Nguvan M Kyenge.

Welcoming new and old members through her welcome address, Mrs Kyenge said "Iam delighted to have you all at this very first general meeting. YEN Benue was borne out of the need to keep the Benue Youth economically sensitive and productive"

She continued "YEN is a non-governmental association for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 - 45 years. Our slogan is, ''Achieving Together, Building Nigeria''. Working in isolation has not left any improvement or impact felt on the Benue economic-scape hence, the urgent need to work together, harness our energies to promote our state and individual businesses together cannot be over emphasized" her address reads in part.
Dr. Sam Abah speaking
The day was spiced up by speeches from different speakers, Dr Sam Abah, a well trained motivational speaker spoke on the topic ''The Benefits of Mentorship''. Dr Abah said there are 3 pillars of mentorship which include 1. Expertise 2. Experience 3. Goodwill. He also revealed why we all need a mentor to succed in what ever business one is doing.
Mrs Onyiye presenting
The queen of the day, Mrs  Osita Onyiye spoke on the use of social media to promoting your business. She revealed all the social media platforms one can use to promote his or business online.
Ati Kenneth Kengkeng who just returned from the  USA after attending the 2016 Mandela Washignton Fellow said what he has learnt in USA will be shared with fellow YENites.
At the meeting, the YEN-BENUE Thrift and Loans Scheme was also introduced to the members, this will enable members to save money and access loans from the YEN Thrift and Loans Scheme.
YEN is a place for every Benue youth to be, our next meeting will be holding on Tuesday, 20th September 2016.

You can check us at our office at Hanti Photo Lab, after Mr Biggs (Savannah Roundabout) Makurdi Benue state.
I am a member of YEN-benue, come and join us...lets make Benue state great through our entrepreneurship skills.

See responses of members after the General meeting below...

See you at YEN-BENUE next General meeting.
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Monday, 15 August 2016

How To Format Text In Whatsapp Chat

World popular messaging app, Whatsapp, has rolled out a new update to its application which allows the users to format text just as it is done in any word processor application.

This feature was originally tested in beta but its now available to Whatsapp Android and iOS apps, Users can now add bold, italics and Strike through in Whatsapp android and iOS app. The Whatsapp formatting codes can also be used online via the WhatsApp Web Client, but the formatting will only appear in the app-based version of the chats.

For you to use this new feature, you will have to download and install the latest Whatsapp version from your mobile phone respective app store.

Below are the new updates:

  • Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden e.g. *mobilitaria*
  • Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases e.g. _LasgidiOnline_
  • Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through e.g. ~LasgidiOnline~

You can also additionally apply all the three formats to a word eg *~_LasgidiOnline_~*

Other recent additions include the ability to share photos, images and other files stored on other third party apps – including iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive – with their contacts on WhatsApp. Beyond photos, the app added the ability to send and received PDF files. Once users receive the file they can see an in-line preview.

More so, messages can be ‘starred’, to save them for later, and you can embed a previous text in your reply, like a Quote-Tweet on Twitter, and forward content to other conversations.

How do you see this latest Whatsapp update?

Thanks for reading.
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

4 Reasons Your Blog Is Not Growing

There are so many blogs on the Nigerian media scene today, and the truth is, not all these blogs are getting the expected shares, subscribers, recognition or engagement. Of course, building a blog’s audience does not happen overnight but most times, the reason is simply because the blogger is making wrong moves and they are constantly working against his/her endeavors.

Do you blog? Have you been working hard to build a loyal following for your business, but it's just not happening for you? Jumia travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal reveals 4 possible reasons why your blog might not be getting the traffic or the attention they desire.

Your site is poorly branded: Before any visitor starts to explore you blog, he/she must be attracted to it. If your blog is poorly branded, it will be difficult to grow your audience. No one finds a site appealing if it is cluttered, confusing, or visually unattractive. When running a blog, stick to a custom design and have a style guide. People will take you more seriously if you have a professional, consistent design.

You are not Engaging People: Your blog should not be a platform where you only post things for visitors to come and view. It should be engaging. Let your readers know that they can interact with you via the platform as well. The easiest way to engage the people who visit your blog is by replying when people leave comments on your blog.Replying comment also helps you create loyal followers.

You are Not Consistent: A lot of people start blogs and fail to schedule posts regularly. Some people put out 3-4 posts in a week, and then they go a whole month or two without writing as much as 1 post. Doing this discourages your readers and followers, they lose interest and subscribe from your blog or channel, in search of alternatives. If your aim is to have a successful blog with steady growth, you need to keep the content fresh and consistent. If you can only count on publishing one blog post per week, start there. Whatever you do, never set an editorial schedule that relies on more content than you can publish regularly.

You are not taking advantage of social media: No matter how great your content, if you do not share it with others, there is a huge chance that content won't live up to its full potential. Social media is absolutely huge for growing a blog as it allows you to share your content to a wide audience, and also create connections and conversations that you can drive back to your blog posts. To grow a thriving blog you need to be active and engaged on social media. If social media feels overwhelming, try scheduling it.

Written by Nkem Ndem, she's the Tech Writer at Jumia Travel.
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

YEN Benue Invites You To Her Life Changing Monthly General Meeting

Are you a youth from Benue state? Then you're supposed to be at this life changing seminar put together by Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) Benue State Chapter.

The main agenda to be discussed are:

  1. Vital issues concerning YEN-BENUE and her members.
  2. Promoting your business online.
  3. Economic way forward for Benue youth.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sam Abah, a trained motivational speaker. He will be speaking on Benefits of mentorship.

Motivator: Mrs. Osita Onyiye, the face of Oriflame, she will be talking on The use of social media for promoting your business.

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 2pm
Venue: Steam lounge opposite WAEC Office Makurdi.

One of the main Focus of YENBENUE is to imbibe economic productivity mindset on the average Benue youth.

The task may be uphill, the  journey may be far, but we will get there because each step takes us closer.

Please invite every Youth you know  to be there.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

How To Check Your GTBank Account Number Using SMS

I know how it feels to be frustrated at the bank, I won't want you to go through what I experienced at GTBank today.

I arrived GTBank today to send money for a friend so I misplaced the account number, I called GTBank customer care so that I can get the account number but i was turned down.

I had to search the Internet before I came about this method, So today I will be sharing with you a simple way to check your GTBank account number on your mobile phone in case you forget or misplace it.

Follow the steps below to get your Account number instantly on your mobile phone.

ALSO READ: How To Transfer Money From UBA To Another Bank Using Umobile App

1. Go to Compose New Text Message on your mobile phone.

2. Type Myaccount

3. Send it to 08076665555

It should be in this format Myaccount send it to 08076665555

NOTE: Normal SMS rates apply and does not need internet connectivity.

That's all, if you do it correctly then expect your GTbank account number in some few minutes.

You can only use the phone number you receive transaction alerts on.

Thank you for reading, please share with your friends.
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How To Check Your Mobile Phone Number Using USSD Codes

Phones, Network, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, How To Check Your Mobile Number Using Short Codes
We always find ourselves in very frustrating situations when we want to give out our mobile numbers especially in a case that the sim card is new and we have not memorized it, sometimes we just forget the number as humans.

These short codes will enable you to get your mobile number anytime you need it.

For Glo Nigeria

Dial *135*8# and follow the next step to see your mobile number.

For MTN Nigeria

Dial *663# or Dial *123# and follow the onscreen instructions that follows.

For Etisalat Nigeria

Dial *248# to see your mobile phone number.

For Airtel Nigeria

Dial *121# and follow the onscreen processes that follows.

I just used it check my Etisalat mobile number now.

There you have it, have you used this short codes before ?
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