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Asus ZenFone 5 Officially Launched to Rival the iPhone X

Few days ago, we talked about the leaked specs of Asus ZenFone 5 and it's notch feature. Well, the phone has been officially launched, it does come with a “lip” (sorry, notch) which the company claims is 26% smaller than that on iPhone X, and which can be hidden using a wallpaper. Another interesting feature is Zenimoji, similar to Apple's Animoji, an avatar that can be used in video chats, live-streaming, and regular text chats. So, it's alright if we call Asus ZenFone 5 an iPhone X clone.

Asus ZenFone 5

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The device sports several AI features including the AI Charging, which dynamically adjusts the charging rate by monitoring the user’s charging habits and maximize the battery lifespan. There's also the AI Ringtone which intelligently adjusts the ringer volume according to the ambient noise level, so the phone rings louder on a noisy street and quieter in a serene hotel lounge.

Furthermore, Asus ZenFone 5 comes with AI Scene Detection as part of it camera spec, to analyse the subject and match it to one of its 16 scene types. An AI Photo Learning is also present, which lets you teach the ZenFone 5 how you want your photos to look, where the camera settings will then be automatically adjusted for future shot.

Other specifications includes a 6.2-inch Super IPS LCD display, dual 12MP rear camera and a single 8MP front-facing sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 3300mAh battery capacity and two memory variants of 4GB / 6GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.

Asus ZenFone 5 Full Phone Specifications and Price


Supported Network

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM

Platform

  • OS: Android 8 Oreo + Zen UI 5.0

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6.2 inches, 2246 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 2.5D curved glass, Super IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build: Metal frame + 2.5D curved glass front and back
  • Colours: Midnight Blue. Meteor Silver

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 509

Memory

  • RAM: 4GB / 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 400GB (hybrid slot)

Cameras

  • Rear: Dual 12 megapixels, Sony IMX363 sensor, F/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 2160p @ 60fps. 1080p @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixels, F/2.0

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Type-C, USB-OTG

MISC

  • Charging: ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology + AI Charging
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 3300mAh
  • Announced: February 28, 2018
  • Availability: April 2018
  • Smartphone Price: Coming soon.

Asus ZenFone 5Z

Meanwhile, the company also launched Asus Zenfone 5Z, standing as an upgrade to the ZenFone 5. It comes with improved specs, such as Snapdragon 845 processor and multiple memory options: 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of expandable internal storage. The phone has not yet been announced, but is expected to cost around $499.

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9Mobile & Sterling Bank: Get a Free Smartphone Loaded With Free Data

In this harsh economy, no one would like to turn down an offer to get a free smartphone even if you already have iPhone X. 9Mobile, in collaboration with sterling bank, is dishing out a SOLO Aspire 4 phone loaded with free data to anyone who opens a bank account with the latter and deposits at least N10,000.

9mobile free phone

The fourth largest telco network operator in Nigeria took to their social media page to announce this, saying:
"Its another one from t#9Mobile. It's as easy as opening a @sterlingbank account and voila! You get a smartphone powered with the super fast reliable #MoreBlaze data and other Amazing benefits!"

The smartphone is pre-loaded with 9Mobile MoreBlaze mobile data, so users will enjoy free 1.5GB to browse and download for a whole 12 months. All you have to do to get the free smartphone and data from 9Mobile is to visit any Sterling bank office closest to you and open a Sterling Plus account, then pay in/deposit N10,000 or more and that's all. Your Solo Aspire 4 smartphone will be handed to you.

Solo Aspire 4 Highlights

solo aspire 4
  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS
  • Camera: 8MP Rear and 5MP front-facing shooter
  • Storage: 8GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core MTK 6580

Once you get the smartphone, simply insert the registered 9Mobile SIM card in the SIM slot 1. You'll receive a text message within 24 hours confirming your 1.5gb data reception. Customers are also entitled to enjoy other monthly voice minutes, data and social pack. Meanwhile, it's worth noting that after the initial 10k deposit which will enable you take possession of the phone, a monthly deposit of N5105 needs to be paid into your account for the next 11 months to give you complete ownership of the device.

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Just 850,000 BlackBerry Devices were Shipped in 2017, Cool?

Blackberry was once a top brand in the smartphone industry, but the death of its indigenous operating system—BB OS, amongst other factors, contributed greatly to its downfall. The company is now trying to gain grounds, which they claim they've succeeded in doing last year with the launch of two phones manufactured by TCL under license from BlackBerry.

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Blackberry Motion

The handsets are BlackBerry KEYone and Blackberry Motion. The former was released in April with physical QWERTY keyboard, but with a cleverly placed fingerprint scanner in the keyboard's space bar and amazingly long-lasting battery life. While BlackBerry Motion was launched in October standing as one of the few "all-touch" devices from the brand, and the first have an IP certification rating (IP67), a 4000mAh battery, and a dual SIM tray.

Both phones were welcomed with open arms by consumers, sold in 50 countries and offered by more than 110 carriers last year. BlackBerry executives said that the launch of the KEYone was a huge success. Having said that, only 850,000 devices carrying the BlackBerry brand were shipped last year- according to IDC's (International Data Corporation) Francisco Jeronimo. That includes both the KEYone and Motion.

"In terms of establishing BlackBerry and KEYone over the past year. If you look at our global footprint, we're everywhere. It's hard to find somewhere where the KEYone is not available. We are not in a race for volume. We understand it takes time to rebuild an operation, and we understand BlackBerry is not for everyone. We will be firmly staying in a premium category, innovating around keyboards, materials, and areas to show people we're here to stay. It's a marathon, not a sprint."-Francois Mahieu, Global GM, BlackBerry Mobile

We expect this figure to increase by the time the next stats will be published, as Blackberry has promised to release two new handsets for this year. But for now, i'm not impressed.

One the other hand, Nokia (a name now licensed by HMD Global) is a brand with similar problems but they've fought back, releasing numerous phones which covers all segments of the market, and reports shows they shipped over 4.4 million unit during Q4 of 2017 alone. This is what come back means to me.

source: TechRadar

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Facebook Messenger v2.3 Updated With new Tools for Businesses

A new version of messenger, which is designed to help business owners improve interactions with customers, is now available for Facebook. Messenger v2.3 accompanies new features and tools such as customer chat plugin customization, enhanced Quick replies, new metrics, and new message tags.

Facebook Messenger v2.3

Quick replies is not new to Messenger, having made its debut on the popular platform in 2016. Now, Facebook has improved the feature in this new version to offer a more guided experience for users as they interact with businesses bots. With it, for example, a quick reply button which will automatically fill in your email or phone number that's associated with your Facebook profile can be sent whenever a business asks your info.

More chat plugin customization options have also added in Messenger version 2.3 where businesses can now easily customize notifications and persistent menu. Additionally, two new metrics are now available which will help users to better understand how people are engaging with their business, particularly open messaging conversations and new messaging conversations.

Lastly, new message tags have been included in this updated version to make it easier for businesses and developers to reply to questions issued by customers.

source: Facebook

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Huawei Launches MediaPad M5 Tablets; See Specs and Prices

Though, Huawei won't introduce its new flagship smartphone(s) at the MWC 2018 event, the Chinese company recently launched a new set of tablets under the MediaPad brand with amazing features and specifications last week.

Huawei mediapad m5 tablets

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The MediaPad M5 is available in 8.4- and 10.8-inch IPS displays versions with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. In terms of performance, it is powered by the company's own Kirin 960 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB - 128GB storage versions. There are large batteries to keep the lights on, which are good for 10/11 hours, and 2/4 Harman speakers.

media m5

For images and videos duties, the tab features a 13 megapixel rear camera, and there are margnetic pins on the back for attaching the new MediaPads to accessories such as the official keyboard folio. A pressure-sensitive Mate pen will also be available, but it comes as an extra periphery. Other specs worth noting are nano SIM card slots, LTE connectivity, and the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Huawei

As for the price, the high-end 10-inch M5 will cost €399 for the 32GB Wi-Fi version, while the 4G LTE model with 128GB storage is priced at €549. On the other hand, the 8" model is priced at €349 for the Wi-Fi version, and €499 for model with 4G LTE. These Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are expected to hit the markets by March in United States and Europe.

source: PhoneArena

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Nokia 8 Sirocco is a Fine Upgrade to the Standard Nokia 8

Nokia 8 Sirocco posses as an upgrade to the regular Nokia 8 which was launched last year. It comes with improved specifications and features such as a bigger 5.5-inch p-OLED display at 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, with 16:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 for protection against screen cracks and scratches.

Nokia 8 sirocco

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In terms of photography, Nokia 8 Sirocco features a pair of 12 megapixel camera at the back, equipped with LED flssh, along with a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat. The phone is adorned with a Stainless Steel frame as against the aluminium build on the standard model, and it drops IP54 splash resistance for IP67 water and dust resistance.

Under the hood is 2.5GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable inbuilt storage. The device runs Android 8.0 Oreo straight from the box, and it uses a non-removable 3260mAh battery with QuickCharge 4, support which boosts it from 0 to 50% charge in 30 minutes. The fingerprint scanner is embedded on the screen.

Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available for purchase by April 2018 with a price tag of about €749, which is around N328,000 in Nigeria.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Full Phone Specifications and Price


Supported Networks

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • SIM Type: Single and Dual Nano SIM options

Platform

  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo

Body Design

  • Dimensions: 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio, p-OLED, 2.5D Curved Glass, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient light. Gyroscope. Compass Magnetometer
  • Build: Stainless Steel frame, Gorilla Glass 5, front and back, IP67 water and dust resistance rating
  • Colours: Gloss Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 2.5GHz
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 540

Memory

  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card, up to 256GB (hybrid)

Cameras & Videos

  • Rear: Dual 12 megapixel, f/1.75 + 12 megapixel, f/2.6, Zeiss optics, OIS, Laser autofocus, Super EIS, Dual-tone LED flash
  • Video recording: 2160p @ 30fps, Nokia OZO audio recording
  • Front-facing: 5 megapixel, f/2.0, Zeiss optics, Screen Flash

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: To Be Confirmed

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: V5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v3.1, USB Type-C 1.0
  • NFC: Yes

Misc

  • Charging: Quick Charge 4.0 (50% in 30 minutes); Qi Wireless Charging
  • Battery: Non-removable 3260mAh
  • Announcement: February 25th, 2018
  • Availability: April 2018
  • Launch Price: €749

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Confirmed to Launch on March 27th

Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi Mix 2s which stands as an upgrade to last year's Mi Mix 2. We've earlier seen leaked renders and rumoured specs of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. Now, going by a tweet by the company's global spokesman Donovan Sung, the launch date is slated for March 27th and the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, thus, confirming the leaks.

Xiaomi Mi mix 2s

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is expected to sport a 5.99-inch FullView display, designed with a four-sided ceramic body. Previous rumors suggests that the smartphone will pack a massive 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM along with 256GB of high speed UFS storage. It will feature a pair of (dual) 12MP rear cameras for images and videos duties, with an "under-the-display" fingerprint scanner.

The handset scored 273,741 on the AnTuTu benchmark test, showing how powerful it is driven by the Snapdragon 845. It even beat the 265,267 score of 2018's flagship Samsung Galaxy S9+ which is also powered by the same chipest. 4G LTE will be present on the Mi Mix 2s.

donovansung tweet

source: @donovansung

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Apple Lands Heavy Blow to Windows XP and Windows Vista

It's high time we bade goodbye to Windows XP and Windows Vista. Microsoft has already discontinued supports for these old operating systems, Mozilla did the same few months ago. Now, Apple will release a security update on the 25th of May which will prevent PCs running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and those on Apple TV 1st generation units from using the iTunes Store.

windows xp

According to Apple, “If you have a Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft and you’re not able to use the latest version of iTunes.” However, previous versions of iTunes which lacks support from Apple can still be accessed by users of these OS.

With this, you won’t be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store nor redownload previous purchases on their computer. Windows 7 or later will be required after May 25 to enable you make purchases with the latest version of iTunes.

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HMD Brings Back the 'Banana Phone' With 4G as Nokia 8110 4G

Since its inception in 2016, HMD Global is gradually reviving some old Nokia phones just like the Nokia 3310 4G, and the yet-to-be-announced Nokia E71 reborn. Now, the Finnish company has launched a new version of the legendary Nokia 8110 with 4G internet support as one of its highlights.

Nokia 8110 banana phone

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The Nokia 8110 was first released in 1996. It is also popularly called the "🍌 banana phone" because of its distinctive curved shape and was used by Keanu Reeves' character Neo in the 1999 movie "The Matrix." Let's take a look at the specifications of Nokia 8110 4G.

Nokia banana phone

Nokia 8110 4G (Banana Phone) Specification, Price and Image


Design and Display:

  • Colors: Black & Yellow
  • Size: 133.45 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm
  • Weight: 117 g
  • Size and type: 2.45” QVGA display, curved screen
  • Material: Polycarbonate

Network and Connectivity:

  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 4, SKU 1(Europe) 2G: 900, 1800 3G: WB-CDMA 1, 5, 8 4G: FDD-LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, SKU2 (APAC, MEA,SSA) 2G: 900, 1800 3G: WB-CDMA 1, 5, 8, 39 4G: FDD-LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 TDD-LTE 39, 40, 41(38)
  • Connectivity: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.1, GPS/AGPS

OS:

  • Operating system: Smart Feature OS powered by KaiOS
  • CPU: MSM8905 Dual Core 1.1 GHz

Internal Storage:

  • Internal memory: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

Nokia 8110 4G

Talk and standby times:

  • Talk time: (3G) Up to 7 hrs, VoLTE up to 9.3 hrs, GSM 7.2 hrs
  • Standby time: (4G) Up to 25 days 1 for SS, up to 17.7 days for DS
  • Music playback time: Up to 48 hrs
  • Video playback time: Up to 6.1 hrs (720p)

Camera:

  • Camera: 2 MP rear camera with LED flash

Battery:

  • Type: Removable 1500 mAh battery

Others:

  • Drip protection: (IP52)
  • Cable type: MicroUSB (USB 2.0)
  • SIM: SIM 1 Micro, SIM 2 Nano

Audio:

  • Connector: 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Playable audio file formats: AAC, AMR, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis
  • Radio: FM Radio

Status:

  • Availability: May 2018
  • Price: $97 (N34,920)

Quite expensive, but stylish! Will you go for it?

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New Image Renders and Specs of Alcatel 1x, 3 and 3x Revealed

Alcatel is set to launch three(3) new smartphones, dubbed Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3 and the Alcatel 3x, as part of it 2018 lineup. At least one of these devices will be showed off today, few days before the commencement of Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is the industry's largest annual trade show.

Alcatel

Thanks to popular twitter-based phone leakstar—Evan Blass (@evleaks), we now have some renders of the three models to be unveiled by Alcatel.

Alcatel 1x
Alcatel 1x

Alcatel 1x poses as a low-end handset which will likely sport a 5.5-inch display at 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution, with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is expected to come with 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via MicroSD card. For image duties, it will feature an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing sensor for selfies and video chats. The 1x will run Android Oreo straight from the box.

Alcatel 3
Alcatel 3

On the other hand, so many specifications of the Alcatel 3 is still in the dark and sketchy. Anyways, the device will have a very futuristic look courtesy of its "thin bezel", and a fingerprint scanner will be mounted at the back unlike the 1x.

Alcatel 3x
Alcatel 3x

Alcatel 3x stands as an upgrade to Alcatel 3. The former will come equipped with a dual rear camera setup, and also offers slim bezels in front. Display-wise, it will sport 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution, with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

source: @evleaks

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Unlocked HTC 10 Finally Gets Android Oreo Update

Since HTC 10 was launched sometimes in May 2016, several unsuccessful attempts have been, of recent, made to release Android Oreo update for the device since the initial rollout was cancelled early this year; while other smartphones from the brand have gotten updated.

android Oreo update for unlocked HTC 10

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Though, HTC published the update files a month later, Android Oreo wasn't pushed OTA (over the air) to HTC 10 devices. Well, the good news now is that reports have been going round about a lot of unlocked HTC 10 owners receiving the very-much-anticipated Oreo update.

The update weighs in at 1.32GB as stated in the changelog, and come with some other system improvements besides Android 8.0 Oreo. So, make sure you have enough storage space, your battery is fully charged and you're connected to a Wi-Fi network before installing the update.

Since this Android 8.0 Oreo update for unlocked HTC 10 is a staged roll-out, it's okay if you haven't received the update yet, as it take up to a week or more to propagate to everywhere in the States.

via AndroidPolice

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Huawei Unveils the World's First car Controlled With a Smartphone

The world of technology is fast evolving and it waits for no man! Chinese company—Huawei has unveiled what seems to be the world's first car to be driven and controled by a smartphone. This is obviously another milestone attained by these guys from China.

Huawei smartphone driven car

The amazing car—which was controlled by Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone—was showed off under the RoadReader project, where Huawei tried to test the AI capabilities of the phone and their object recognition technology.



According to the company: "Unlike other driverless cars, which simply detect obstacles, Huawei has transformed a Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that doesn't just see, but crucially understands its surroundings." You can watch the video (above) to see how it works.

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Xiaomi Sells out Redmi Note 5 Pro in Just 10 Seconds; Fans get Angry

Chinese number one smartphone maker—Xiaomi announced a new device dubbed "Redmi Note 5 Pro" last week, and the first ever flash sales took place yesterday which saw the company hit a new milestone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro

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According to Xiaomi, over 300,000 units of Note 5 pro sold out in less than three minutes, and a lot of fans were left frustrated because the flash sale took only 10 seconds despite the facts that some orders were cancelled. This is not the first time the company's sale is off the chart, as sometimes last year, Xiaomi announced that over a million phones was sold in just 48 hours during an event in India.

Xiaomi India wasn't ashamed to call this first flash sale of the Redmi Note 5 “the biggest sale in the history of smartphones.” An angry fan responded saying “stop fooling us”, then explaining the site crashed “within a second” and criticizing availability.

In terms of memory, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage; where the former costs $215, and the latter priced at $261. The phone ships in four different colors options of Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Light Blue and Black.

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6 Steps to Play PC Games on Android, iOS and Windows Phones

Hi guys! Let's unwind a bit with gaming, and this time around, i'm here with a tutorial on how to play PC games on your Android, iPhone or Windows phone. When talking about games, there're a lot of them, ranging from popular ones like PES 17, FIFA 18, Tomb Raider, Devil may cry, and so on. In recent times, apps and emulators have being developed to enable you run android/iOS apps on PC. Now, we'll be the opposite which is using PC applications on your mobile devices.

playing PC games on smartphone device

Thanks to an application called "remotr", you'll be able to easily remote PC games on your android handset, tablet, iPhone, iPad or w
Windows mobile phone. The Remotr program allows users to stream high resolution or definition (HD) graphic intensive games right from a PC to any compatible mobile devices. You can play them using gesture input for smartphones that has the functions and some other pre-configured button presets.

Additionally, the app is customizable, multiple devices can be connected to work simultaneously with it, and the whole process is efficient; giving you a seamless gaming experience.

6 Easy Steps to Play PC Games on Android, iOS & Windows Phones

  1. Firstly, download Remotr exe program for your PC computer;
  2. Install it and create a new account through their website;
  3. Now, download Remotr App for your mobile device by clicking on the link that represents your platform: (Android), (iOS) and (Windows Phone)
  4. You can now login with the account you created on your mobile device;
  5. Then select your computer and also the PC games you wish to run on your mobile device;
  6. Lastly, configure your settings and you can now start playing the PC on your mobile smartphones.

Kindly share this post with friends, and tell us how it went. Happy gaming!

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9Mobile HeavyWeight Awoof: Everything you Need to Know

9Mobile is back with a promo called "Heavy Weight Awoof" which offers 10x the value of your recharge to call any network, coupled with free 1GB data to browse and download. This bonus is available to new 9Mobile customers, or existing customers that buys a new SIM. However, old users can still enjoy up to 7 times the value of their first daily recharge to call any network.

9mobile heavyweight awoof

The company took to their social media page to announce this, saying:
“Yes we actually mean
#HeavyWeight Awoof!
All the things you get as a new customer on the 9Mobile network!
Get a #9mobile SIM today and testify!
#9MobileCares #4in1”

This bonus offer was earlier introduced last year as Etisalat Revamped Super Bonus, but has now being changed due to the new name.

How to Enjoy 9Mobile Heavy Weight Awoof

Simply dial *819*1# to activate the 9mobile bonus offer which is working for all new and existing customers.
  • New Customers: will receive 10 times the value of their FIRST recharge daily, 250% on all recharges and N500 for 1GB for first data purchased.
  • Existing Customers: will enjoy 7x times the value of your first recharge daily for voice calls to all networks for 30days.

It's worth noting that once you opt in to this offer, your calls will be charged at a high rate of 80kb/s, and you can only enjoy it once.

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Best Tricks to Edit Presentations Wherever You Are

Presentations are part of every business meeting or a seminar. PowerPoint is the most popular program for creating presentations and people like to use it a lot. The problem with that type of files is that the layout of the document can be easily altered. That’s why it is always recommended to save your PowerPoint presentation as a PDF. PDF files are seen the same on every operating system and on every device. You won’t need to worry about the look of your slides, because PDF format will make sure every piece of content remains intact.

Once you finish your presentation and save it as a PDF, you can move it to other computers and devices without worries. However, there is one catch- if you need to edit a presentation, it won’t be easy to edit a PDF. In that case, convert the presentation back to .ppt(x) format.

How to Convert Slides from PDF to PPT

Visit this online PDF to PPT converter and choose a PDF file.

PDF to PPT converter

You can open this tool on any device: computer, laptop, tablet, a mobile phone. It works on every operating system.

The next step is to type the email address where you want to receive the file. Lastly, click the Start button.

convert

Since the conversion speed mostly depends on your file size (no limits on the file size, you can convert even bigger files), you can expect an email in a few moments. When you open an email you need to click on the link to download the converted file.

Don’t wait too long to save a file on your computer because after 24 hours, the link won’t be available any more. Due to privacy policy, the files are being deleted every day. That is a positive thing because you don’t need to worry about the security of your files.

Edit Scanned Presentations As Well

When presenting something, it is a common thing to print presentations and have paper copies of it. In that way you can share the copies with your audience. However, the problem arises when you need to edit the presentation that has already been copied and printed and you don’t have the digital version of that presentation.

There is one trick to solve this issue wherever you are:
  1. Find a scanner app or a scanner device to take a shot of that document and make a digital copy.
  2. Save the scanned document as a PDF.
  3. Head over to the previously mentioned PDF to PPT tool and convert file back to .ppt(x)

Even if you are far away from your computer and you don’t have access to your PowerPoint document, you can use this trick and convert scanned PDF document back to PowerPoint.

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BLU Vivo X Launched Featuring Dual 20MP + 8MP Camera, 4GB RAM

BLU Vivo X sports a big 6-inch IPS LCD display at 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, with 18:9 ratio aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection against scratches and cracks. For image duties, the smartphone features a dual camera setup both in front and at the back, containing 13MP + 5MP primary sensor and 20MP + 8MP front-facing shooter both equipped with LED flash.

Blu Vivo X full phone specifications

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In terms of performance, BLU Vivo X packs some impressive features which includes 4GB of RAM plus 64GB inbuilt memory, alongside support for up to 64gb external microSD storage. The device is powered by Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25 chipset, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box which is quite disappointing.

To keep the lights on, the handset uses 4010 mAh battery capacity. Other specifications includes: 4G LTE support, Hybrid SIM, and a fingerprint scanner mounted at the back. As for the price, BLU Vivo X costs N89,000 Naira in Nigeria, and $249 globally.

BLU Vivo X Full Phone Specifications and Price


Supported Networks

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes

Availability

  • Announced: 2018, February
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, February

Body Design

  • Dimensions: 160 x 76.8 x 8.2 mm (6.30 x 3.02 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 188 g (6.63 oz)
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Software

  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Processor

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2

Memory/Storage

  • Card: slot microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB

Cameras/Videos

  • Primary: Dual: 13 MP (1/3", 1.12 µm, PDAF) + 5 MP (1/5", 1.12 µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Secondary: Dual: 20 MP (1/2.78", 1.0 µm) + 8 MP (1/4", 1.12 µm), LED flash

Multimedia

  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: microUSB 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Battery

  • Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4010 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 750 h (2G) / Up to 700 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 28 h (2G) / Up to 22 h (3G)

Misc

  • Colors: Black
  • Price in Nigeria: N89,000
  • Global Price: $249

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Someone Blocked you on WhatsApp? 7 Easy Steps to Unblock Yourself

What's up guys! Have you been trying to chat with a contact on WhatsApp but you realise the messages you send to the person isn't going, and his/her profile picture, last seen or even status is not showing; then odds are high that you might have been blocked.

blocked on whatsapp

So many things can make someone to use the block button on you, but if for any reason at all someone blocks you, just relax! because i'm here with a tutorial on how to unblock yourself on WhatsApp and even chat with the person that blocked you.

7 Easy Steps to Unblock Yourself on WhatsApp


Step 1: Write down the WhatsApp digit (phone number) of the person that blocked you

Jot down the phone number of the blocker, then delete it from your contact list.

Step 2: Back up your chats:

  • You can do this by going to Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  • You'll be prompted to select a Google account where the messages and media files will be stored.
  • Once done, click “Back Up”

Step 3: Delete your WhatsApp account:

  • Go to account settings delete your account.
  • Once done, you will no longer be active on WhatsApp, and technically, no one can block a contact which is not on WhatsApp.
  • So, whoever blocks you will no longer have you on the blocked list.

Step 4: Clear your WhatsApp data:

Navigate to your phone settings > app > WhatsApp and clear the data to avoid any coincidence.

Step 5: Reactivate WhatsApp:

Now, download WhatsApp again or get one from a friend through Xander, then register your number.

Step 6: Restore Chats

  • After registering, you'll receive a prompt to restore your backed up messages.
  • Accept it, then tap next once it is completed.
  • Now, your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.

Step 7: Re-add contact:

Finally, save the contact of the person that blocked you which you earlier wrote down.

That's all Techpaddicts! You've successfully unblocked yourself. You can now locate the contact on WhatsApp and message him/her. Isn't that savage?

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Security Flaw hits Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft Edge, a well known computer browser which was made available for Android and iOS devices late last year has been struck with a medium security flaw all these while. The privacy and data of users are seriously at risk, as cyber-terrorists could bypass Microsoft Edge's existing security measures to inject malicious code into a victim's computer with the presence of such vulnerability.

Microsoft edge

This flaw discovered by Google Project Zero and they immediately alerted Microsoft in November 2017, giving them the usual 90-day disclosure deadline. However, the company didn't seem too interested with little or no work done to close it up.

The 90 days disclosure has now elapsed and Project Zero, a team of security analysts employed by Google whose job is to find zero-day vulnerabilities, has made the details of the security flaw publicly known so users of the browser can protect themselves. The best thing to do now is to stay away from Microsoft Edge till the company solves its problem.

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New WhatsApp Update Adds Group Description Feature

A new update is now available for WhatsApp which is currently working on Windows Phone, and Android beta testers to improve group features. This update which started rolling out yesterday allows group owners to add description to their groups, stating its objectives and what it's all about.

WhatsApp group

The group description can be publicly viewed by all members, displayed at the the top of the Group Info Section. Additionally, if you're sharing the group invite link to some participants to join, the description will appear so they can know what is done in there before joining.

For new member who got added to a group either by the admin or by using the invite link, a pinned box will be displayed, showing him/her the description of the group. The pinned description will automatically disappear once the user leaves the chat and it won’t appear again.

WhatsApp group description

Just like the group name, all participants of the group can also edit the group description, but WhatsApp provided administrators with an option to restrict this function which will be available once the Group super power feature is released.

This WhatsApp group description suggests that the Group super powers roll-out is getting closer. It's also worth noting that privacy option will available in future.

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Fix Google Two-Factor Authenticator Incorrect Codes on Android & iOS

All online services, including Google are encouraging its users to setup two-step verification, otherwise called Two Factor Authentication; as it improves protection of their account and data. With it, you're required to input your password and an authentication codes which will be sent to your mobile device. So, anyone trying to break into your account will find it difficult.

google authenticator

However, Google Authenticator can leave you frustrated sometimes when it displays incorrect codes. The common root cause of this "Incorrect Code" errors can be traced to the time on your Google Authenticator app not being properly synced. Kindly follow the instructions below to fix this issue:

How to Fix Two-Factor Authenticator Incorrect Codes

On Android

authentication android
  1. Go to the Main Menu on the Google Authenticator app and choose Settings
  2. Select Time correction for codes and click Sync now
time corrected

You'll get a confirmation prompt that the time has been successfully synced. You can now use your verification code to login.

On iOS (Apple iPhone)
authenticity ios

  1. Navigate to the iPhone Settings App and select General
  2. Hit Date & Time and enable Set Automatically
  3. If its already enabled, kindly disable it, then wait a few seconds and re-enable

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Google Pay Officially Launched; bye to Android Pay and Google Wallet

Few weeks ago, we talked about Google's plan to merge Android Pay and Google Wallet into one service called Google pay. It's now official! the tech giant has launched the new payment platform otherwise called “G Pay,” thus, we bid goodbye to both Android Pay and Google Wallet.

google pay

Google Pay also packs some new features and enhancements which includes a new Home and Card tabs. The former allows you access recent purchases, helpful info, and rewards, and Card tab lets you to consolidate your credit and debit cards, loyalty programmes, offers, and more.

While Google Wallet has been renamed to Google Pay Send as part of the re-branding, the Californian-based company stressed that G-Pay still works in the same way.

Your card number is safe and kept private with Google Pay whenever you use it to make a payment. Once you have a debit or credit card stored on it, simply select google Pay at checkout and leave the rest for the app to handle.

GooglePay which is now available for download on Play Store for Android devices supports NFC for mobile payments, as well as payments for web-based shopping exercises. Other Google products, such as Chrome and Assistant; websites and stores will also work with this payment platform in the future.

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Trying to Delete a Quoted Message on WhatsApp

Since the inception of the recall feature on WhatsApp, a lot of people have been able to delete already-sent messages maybe to the wrong contact/group or having typos. Users can only delete messages for everyone before seven minutes after sending, however, in recent times, we've proved that this feature is unreliable as there are tricks you can use to read deleted messages.

WhatsApp

Lately, some users have complained of not being able to delete quoted messages on WhatsApp. Well, it has been confirmed that you can't delete such messages, as quoted messages in group and private chats continues to show in quotes even after they have been cleared.

If you send a message or media file to a group or individual chat, you'll be able to successfully delete it within seven minutes and the message will disappear. However, if that message gets quoted within these seven minutes, then the original message will disappear while the quoted text continues to show in the recipient's quote. See screenshot below.

delete quoted message

WhatsApp failed to state how the feature works in cases of quotes in their FAQ. So, once a message gets quoted it can be used as a big evidence.

In similar news, the recently launched WhatsApp Payment platform in India has been joined and supported by four banks to make money transactions more convenient.

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