Friday, November 17, 2017

Trending Tech News So Far Today November 17 2017

Trending Tech News So Far Today November 17 2017

Hello guys, I am very sorry for the late post. It has been a hectic day down here. Haven't been able to blog or even come online because of series of activities and other jobs which I do like electrical installations. Having said that, here are the top topics making wave in the tech world today.

TECH NEWS TODAY

📰Honor Takes a Hit At OnePlus With New Smartphone Teaser

📰You can Now Post Instagram Stories from the Mobile Website

📰YouTube Flagged an Official Google Chromebook Ad as Spam

📰India Might Get its very Own Hyperloop Route Soon

📰New iOS Update Fixes iPhone X Screen Issues

📰YouTube TV is Now Available on Samsung's Smart TVs

📰Facebook will Live Stream College Basketball Games

📰Tesla Unveils the Roadster, the Fastest Production Car Ever Made

📰'Tesla Semi' Unveiled with 500 Mile Range and Semi-Autonomous Tech

📰Twitter will Start Monitoring Verified Users' Offline Behavior

📰GitHub's Updated Atom Text Editor Now Supports Real-Time Collaboration

📰New Android Exploit Tricks Users into Recording Their Screen

📰Microsoft Fixes 17-year Old Code Execution Bug in Office

📰McAfee's Anti-Malware App Used to Spread Banking Malware, Emotet

📰New Play Store Malware Bypasses Google Play Protect to Phish Users

📰Technology Could Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor: Bill Gates

📰Infosys to Train Employees in Self-Driving Car Engineering

📰China's Doogee is Making a Curved Display Flagship Smartphone

📰Twitter Will Remove Verification Badges From Users Violating Its Rules

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N-Power: Physical Verification For 2017 N-Power Applicants

N-Power: Physical Verification For 2017 N-Power Applicants

Last week, N-Power disclosed that they have released a certain number of successful applicants for the second stage of its program in 2017 but it can be accessed starting from November 20th. Now, the are giving more assurance and had clearly stated the date when applicants can check their names.


We promised you that you would be the first to know and we have kept that promise.

According to N-Power;

"From 11.30pm Monday, November 20th, 2017 applicants can check if they have been pre-selected for Physical Verification.

NPower NG remains committed to a fair and transparent process. #NPowerNG"

N-Power is a government program in Nigeria setup to help create temporary employment as well as skill acquisition for graduates. The program lasts for 2 years and within these years, the participants will be paid monthly stipends of about N30,000.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

OnePlus 5T With 8GB RAM, 18:9 Display, Dual Cameras, Specs and Price

OnePlus 5T With 8GB RAM, 18:9 Display, Dual Cameras, Specs and Price

Here is another flagship device joining the cue of phones that will be released just before the end of 2017. The OnePlus 5T is a flagship crooner with key specs like 6GB/8GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 18:9 aspect ratio (nearly bezel-less) display, multiple 4G LTE bands, dual 20 MP + 16 MP rear cameras and a host of other important features as you can see from the specs sheet below.

ONEPLUS 5T PHONE SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORKS
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
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), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ STATUS
Announced 2017, November
Exp. release 2017, November 21st

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm (6.15 x 2.95 x 0.29 in)
Weight 162 g (5.71 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum frame & back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.01 inches, 93.7 cm2 (~80.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- DCI-P3
- Oxygen OS 4.7

✔️ SOFTWARE
OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

✔️ HARDWARE
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary Dual 20 MP + 16 MP, f/1.7, 27mm, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm @ 16MP & 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.0 µm @ 20MP, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
Secondary 16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Dirac HD sound

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

✔️ FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

✔️ OTHERS
Colors Midnight Black
Price About 500 EUR
Nigeria: N197,000
Panasonic P91 is a Midrange Phone With 4G LTE VoLTE Support

Panasonic P91 is a Midrange Phone With 4G LTE VoLTE Support

The Panasonic P91 is an affordable Android phone that might not be so appealing to high end users. It's a phone for those on budget. Though the phone supports 4G LTE network and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, it has a low 1GB RAM and a poor 2500mAh battery capacity which will definitely be a turn off for intending buyers unless those head bent on using the phone probably because of the price cut. Checkout the complete specs and price below.

PANASONIC P91 SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORKS
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ STATUS
Announced 2017, November
Released 2017, November

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions 144.7 x 72.4 x 10.1 mm (5.70 x 2.85 x 0.40 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~65.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~196 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Asahi Dragontrail Glass

✔️ SOFTWARE
OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)

✔️ HARDWARE
Chipset Mediatek MT6737M
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 720p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

✔️ FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

✔️ BATTERY
Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

✔️ MISCELLANEOUS
Colors Gold, Black, Blue
Price About 6500 INR
Doogee Plans to Produce a Curved Smartphone Next Year

Doogee Plans to Produce a Curved Smartphone Next Year

Popular phone leaker on Twitter by name Evan Blass (A.K.A. @Evleaks) has revealed that Doogee is planning to launch a curved phone (Foldable phone) next year 2018. Recall, few years back, both LG and Samsung tried to release a Foldable phone, in fact, Samsung actually introduced the Galaxy Round, a device that had a screen curved along its vertical axis, sort of like a taco shell. Then LG launched two generations of its LG G Flex – also a curved smartphone. When placed in a pocket, it was flexible enough to go flat and then return to its curve. Below is the tweet from Evan Blass.

Remember the Galaxy Round and LG Flexes? Well next year Doogee will try its hand at a curved screen device, with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB storage.


From the information making rounds, the phone will sport an 18.5:9 aspect ratio display with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The two images attached to the tweet show a flexible display, with Doogee’s branding on it. Likely from some kind of prototype display.


SEE ALSO: Checkout Pictures of Foldable Phones

Recall, the company came out of the shadows with a near-bezel-less smartphone – the Doogee Mix. Well, apart from this particular device, we are expecting more crazy phones in 2018.
Vivo V7 Phone Specifications Sheet and Market Price

Vivo V7 Phone Specifications Sheet and Market Price

This Vivo V7 and the Vivo V7+ looks alike but the difference is in the body size, display size and the battery. As expected, the later has bigger screen size, better battery and slightly bigger in overall size. Check out the complete specs and price of the phone below.

VIVO V7 SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORKS
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ STATUS
Announced 2017, November
Exp. release 2017, November

✔️ BODY DESIGN
Dimensions 149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9 mm (5.88 x 2.87 x 0.31 in)
Weight 139 g (4.90 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~77.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
- Funtouch OS 3.2

✔️ PLATFORM
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/3" sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 24 MP, f/2.0

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio, recording
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

✔️ FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISC
Colors Champagne Gold, Matte Black
Price About 300 EUR
Nigeria N115,000.
Hottest Trending Tech News Today November 16th, 2017

Hottest Trending Tech News Today November 16th, 2017

In latest trending topics today, Motorola, Walmart, Apple, Elon Musk, Adobe, Telegram, Nokia, LinkedIn, Mastercard, WhatsApp etc made news headlines and you can check them below;

TECH NEWS TODAY

👉Motorola's Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod is Now Official

👉Elon Musk asks a Rolling Stone Journalist to Help Him Find Love

👉Walmart is Increasing Prices Online to get More Customers in Stores

👉DJI Just Launched an Apple Exclusive Mavic Pro

👉Mahindra Electric Partners with Zoomcar to Start EV Rental Service in Mysuru

👉Adobe Fixes 67 Security Vulnerabilities in Flash, Acrobat Reader, and CC Apps

👉Telegram Update Brings Albums, Saved Messages & More

👉Nokia to Start Production of 5G-Ready Base Stations at its Chennai Plant

👉Apple to Introduce First Octa-Core CPU in Next Year's iPad

👉LinkedIn Introduces Tinder-like Matching to Connect You to Mentors

👉Traces of Kaspersky Software Found on About 15% of US Agencies' Network

👉OnePlus Promises to Fix Root Access Vulnerability in its Smartphones

👉Google Launches Tensor Flow Lite Developer Preview for Android and iOS

👉Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Still be Accessed by Recipients: Report Says

👉Pinterest Is Rolling Out New QR-Style Pincodes

👉MasterCard Files Patent for Blockchain-based Instant Payment Solution

👉The New Razer 'BlackWidow Ultimate' is Water and Dust Resistant

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Reason Why UC Browser Was Deleted From Google Playstore

Reason Why UC Browser Was Deleted From Google Playstore

Popular web browser, UC Browser has my strangely disappeared from the Google Play store after achieving 500 million downloads just last month.

The mobile browser which is owned by Alibaba has been delisted by Google overnight because of misleading content. So now you know the reason why it's removed.

Users started noticing this first on Tuesday this week. One of them by name Mike Ross, who claims to work for UC Browser, tweeted that the browser is "temporarily removed" from the Play Store for 30 days due to adopting "misleading" and "unhealthy" methods of increasing installs. We've reached out to Google and UCWeb for clarity and will update this space accordingly.

Responding to that, UCweb had this to say via mail… "We have conducted an urgent internal investigation and fixed the problem. The new version has been uploaded on Google Play's Developer Console and is awaiting evaluation. We will actively cooperate with Google Play for any concern caused by this unintentional error".

In a positive note, the UC mini browser is still available in playstore so if you really want to use UC browser, then you should consider it (that is if you don't have the main version already installed in your device).

READ: Google Chrome Now Comes With Accelerated Download Features for Fast Downloading

For me, whether UC is deleted or not, my main web browser is Google Chrome. What about you.
Infinix Zero 5 vs Infinix Zero 5 Pro Specs, Price (Jumia, Konga)

Infinix Zero 5 vs Infinix Zero 5 Pro Specs, Price (Jumia, Konga)

Infinix Mobility also launched the Zero 5 Pro alongside the Zero 5. When comparing the two phones, Infinix Zero 5 Pro is very similar to the Zero 5 in terms of design and other specifications except the internal memory which is 128GB in the Pro version and 64GB in the regular version being the only noticeable difference between the two smartphones.

The phone comes with a 5.98-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Just like the other version, the Infinix Zero 5 Pro is powered by 2.6GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor and also packs same 6GB of RAM.

Similarly, the cameras on the two devices are same as they has dual 12MP +12MP rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
Infinix zero 5
Infinix Zero 5
Both phones runs on stock Android 7.0 Nougat. They support dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. powered by a 4350mAh non removable battery.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The price of Infinix Zero 5 in Nigeria is about N99,000 (Rs. 17,999 in India), while the price of Infinix Zero 5 Pro is about N110,000 in Nigeria (Rs. 19,999 in India).
The two smartphones are expected to be available on popular online stores like Jumia, Konga, Gearbest, SlotNg etc. You will also buy the new Infinix flagship phones on accredited retail stores

KEY SPECS OF THE PHONES
✔ Screen Size: 5.98-inch
✔️ Resolution: 1080x1920 pixels
✔️ Storage: 128GB (ZERO 5 PRO)
✔️ Storage: 64GB (ZERO 5)
✔️ Processor: 2.6GHz octa-core
✔️ RAM : 6GB
✔️ Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
✔️ Front Camera: 16-megapixel
✔️ OS: Android 7.0
✔️ Battery Capacity: 4350mAh
Infinix zero 5 pro
Infinix Zero 5
FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF INFINIX ZERO 5 AND ZERO 5 PRO

✔️ GENERAL
Release date: November 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 4350
Removable battery No
Colours Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red, Sandstone Black
SAR value NA

✔️ DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.98
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

✔️ HARDWARE
Processor 2.6GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P25
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 64GB (ZERO 5)
Internal storage 128GB (ZERO 5 PRO)
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

✔️ CAMERA
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel

✔️ SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 7.0
Skin XOS 3.0

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

✔️ SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

**RELATED: Infinix Zero 5 Full Specifications and Price

Now my question is this, will you spend extra N10,000 in order to buy the pro version that has 128GB ROM while almost other features remains the same?
Latest Telegram 4.5 Update Brings Group Photo Album, Better Search etc

Latest Telegram 4.5 Update Brings Group Photo Album, Better Search etc

A new version of popular IM messenger is now available on Playstore as Telegram 4.5. This latest update adds group photo album, better search for bots, channels, individuals etc. It also brings support for iPhone X and you can now save and pin your favorite chat in groups and Channels.

Telegram is an amazing instant messaging app just like WhatsApp but it is by far better than whatsapp in virtually all ramifications. The user interface is great, the features are awesome and there are lots of possibilities and flexibility in using Telegram. You can checkout some of the reasons why Telegram is better than whatsapp to make my claims more clearer to you. Having seen that, check out the newly added features on this version.

WHAT IS NEW IN TELEGRAM V4.5?

✔️ Grouped Photos. Group media into albums when sharing multiple photos and videos. Choose the exact order of media you send.
✔️ Saved Messages. Bookmark messages by forwarding them to “Saved Messages”.
✔️ Better Search. Find bots and public channels faster by typing their titles in Search. Popular bots and channels are shown first.
✔️ Pinned Messages. Pin messages in your channels to make important announcements more visible.

HOW TO GET THE LATEST VERSION
The new update is right now available in google playstore for Android devices and itunes for Apple devices

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