Thursday, December 14, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Phone Specifications and Price

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Phone Specifications and Price

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is an upgrade to the Redmi 5 that was previously reviewed on this blog. It comes with bigger RAM, better battery life and so on.

XIAOMI REDMI 5 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORK
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ AVAILABILITY
Announced 2017, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, December

✔️ DEVICE BODY
Dimensions 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- MIUI 9

✔️ PLATFORM
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)

✔️ PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p

✔️ 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, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0

✔️ FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging 5V/2A
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

✔️ MISC
Colors Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold

✔️ PRICE
About $200
Xiaomi Redmi 5 With 3GB RAM, Specifications and Price

Xiaomi Redmi 5 With 3GB RAM, Specifications and Price

XIAOMI REDMI 5 SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORK
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ AVAILABILITY
Announced 2017, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, December

✔️ BODY
Dimensions 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- MIUI 9

✔️ PLATFORM
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)

✔️ PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p

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

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0

✔️ FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging 5V/2A
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

✔️ MISC
Colors Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold
Price About 160 EUR

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Panasonic Eluga i9 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Panasonic Eluga i9 Full Specifications, Features and Price

The Eluga i9 is a pocket friendly budget smartphone that costs about $116 (N41,000). The phone features a 5-inch IPS LCD display and powered by a quad-core 1.25GHz processor.

Still on the specs, the Eluga i9 uses a 3GB RAM decent for multi-tasking. It supports 4G networks and VoLTE.

To keep it running, it uses a 2500mAh battery capacity to keep the lights on but doesn't support fast charging technology. To buy the phone, the i9 is available for purchase only on Flipkart in India.

PANASONIC ELUGA I9 QUICK SPECIFICATIONS

✔️ NETWORK
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 /1900/ 2100 MHz
4G: LTE + VoLTE
SIM Type: Dual SIM
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions: mm
Weight: g
Display: 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gravity
Build: Aluminum frame
Colors: Space Gray. Champagne Gold. Blue

✔️ HARDWARE
Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: MediaTek MT6737
Graphics Processor:
RAM: 3 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB

✔️ CAMERA AND VIDEO
Rear: 13 megapixels, autofocus, Dual LED flash
Video recording: 1080p@30fps
Front-facing: 5 megapixels

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7
FM Radio: No

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes
NFC: NA
USB: USB 2.0

✔️ MISC
Charging: Regular
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2500mAh
Launch Date: December 13, 2017
Availability: December 15, 2017
Smartphone Price: INR 7,499 ($116)
How to Create a Twitter Thread

How to Create a Twitter Thread

Twitter has added a new feature called twitter thread.It is a string of tweets sent as a reply to each other. This purpose of this feature is to link all the tweets within a topic together hence making it easily accessible in one place. Once you open any of the tweets in the thread, you will be able to see the previous and subsequent tweets in that thread.

There is a character limit of 280 in each line which also represents one tweet.
Twitter users can as well add the same amount of media – like GIFs, images, videos, and more – to any individual tweet in the thread as done in regular Twitter tweets.

In a similar development, you can tap a button while writing your tweet to link a second tweet to it and so forth. After that, you can then tap on 'Tweet all' and the entire thread will be posted at once. Interestingly, you can even add more or new tweets to the existing thread by simply tapping on the "add another tweet" .

Here is How to Create a Twitter Thread
1. Compose the first tweet the way you would compose a normal tweet
2. Tap the plus button to add the next tweet to your thread
3. Repeat the second step to add as many tweet to your thread as possible
4. Once you are done, hit the publish button

How to Identify a Twitter Thread

Twitter threads will have a 'Show this thread' label and tapping it will open the entire thread.

According to Twitter, there’s currently a limit of 25 entries in a thread, but that number may be subject to change depending on how the feature is adopted by the wider user base.

Availability of this Feature**
This features will be rolling out to iOS, Android and web in the coming weeks.
Ref: 1, 2.
Bitcoin Mining is Causing Electricity Blackout in Some Countries

Bitcoin Mining is Causing Electricity Blackout in Some Countries

When Bitcoin was launched in 2009, each Bitcoin was worth just five cents ($0.5) in the US, but last week the value of a single coin reached an astonishing $10,000. Now the value is closely $16,000.

The virtual mining of Bitcoins is using up so much energy that it is causing electricity blackouts in some countries, it has been revealed.

Experts say the high-tech activity is consuming a higher level of power than in 159 countries across the globe - amid fears it will use more than the world by 2020.

Bitcoin mining hardware uses approximately 31 terrawatt hours of energy per year - compared with 23 in Ireland and 309 for the whole of the UK.

It is creating a 'colossal' carbon footprint as the value of one coin surges to more than £12,000 amid violent swings in the cryptocurrency market.

The surging value of Bitcoin means that the haul of 213,519 is now worth a staggering $3.3billion - an increase of 600% (stock photo)
Analytics firm Digiconomist estimates that every Bitcoin transaction uses up enough energy to power nine home in the US for one day.

The virtual currency is made up of lines of computer code which are digitally signed each time they travel from one owner to the next.

Transactions can be made anonymously, making the currency popular with libertarians as well as tech enthusiasts, speculators - and criminals.

Tech-savvy users called 'miners' use their computers to make complex calculations in a bid to verify that a 'block' of Bitcoin transactions are genuine.

Analytics firm Digiconomist estimates that every Bitcoin transaction uses up enough energy to power nine home in the US for one day (s
It is similar to cracking a code - and it takes more than 1.7billion attempts each time using an enormous amount of computing power as well as electricity.

Users often combine their processors virtually to work together completing millions of calculations per minute between them.

In reward for their efforts, the miners who crack each code are rewarded with a share of the currency in the form of 12.5 newly created Bitcoins.

But for the average person, the costs involved with mining are so high that it is no longer worth getting involved.

The virtual currency is made up of lines of computer code which are digitally signed each time they travel from one owner to the next (stock photo)
One facility in China - where half of the world's Bitcoin miners are based - has 25,000 computers running up a daily energy bill of $40,000.

According to The Times, Eric Holthaus said: 'In only a few months from now, at Bitcoin's current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what's available.

'New stress on the grid means more facilities using dirty technologies.

'By July 2019 the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses.

'By February 2020 it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today.'

In Venezuela, Bitcoin mining has caused blackouts while experts say the mass amounts of energy consumed could instead be used to power homes and businesses.

The virtual currency is in an extremely volatile phase following enormous value growth in recent weeks.

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

In a hectic day on Thursday, Bitcoin leapt from below $16,000 to $19,500 in less than an hour on the US-based GDAX, one of the biggest exchanges globally.

Some market watchers attributed the lurch higher to the coming launch of Bitcoin futures on major exchanges.
Source: dailymail.
Enjoy Free 12 Months Data When You Buy 9Mobile Rhino 2 Smartphone

Enjoy Free 12 Months Data When You Buy 9Mobile Rhino 2 Smartphone

9Mobile is giving free internet data for 12 months for those that buys the brand customized smartphone called 9Mobile Rhino 2.

The phone is an entry level Android phone with low-end specs. You can check the full specifications here.

According to the announcement made on 9Mobile Facebook page which goes like this;
Get the #9MobileRhino2 on https://goo.gl/bcYggW this Season and also enjoy up to 12 months of FREE data! #9mobileEshop #GiveBetaGift9ja


As you can see, the offer will be only for those that buys the phone this festive season. No word yet about the data size and if their is a limit or speed throttling at certain time. More information will be revealed as time goes on.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Checkout New Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard Terms and Conditions

Checkout New Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard Terms and Conditions

Payoneer is an online financial service company similar to PayPal that provides online money transfer and digital payment services. One of the great features of Payoneer is that they give you a Mastercard which you can use to shop for goods and services globally online as well as withdraw your Payoneer funds directly from ATM stands.
Payoneer Mastercard
Payoneer has been a decent alternative to PayPal especially in countries where PayPal still has some kind of restrictions. With Payoneer, you can pay and recieve payments from clients all over the world.

However, the company announced few hours ago that they have made some changes to their Mastercard terms and conditions. They went ahead to send PDF files containing the changes so am here to enlighten you more on it and make the document accessible to you whether you own a Payoneer account or not. In fact, it's important you own it if you are really into online business. Checkout the terms below.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR PAYONEER PREPAID MASTERCARD® CARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Dear Valued Customer,
Some changes are being made to the terms and conditions of your Payoneer Prepaid MasterCard®
card, issued by Wirecard Card Solution Limited (“Card”), mainly in accordance with the requirements under the European Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which govern the Card services provided to you.

The updated terms and conditions will come into effect on January 13, 2018. Please review them carefully.
Following is a summary of the key changes.

1. Execution of Payment Transactions
Your payment transactions using the Card will be executed by the end of the business day following the time of receipt of the relevant payment order, subject to certain exceptions as detailed in the terms and conditions.

2. Unauthorized Transaction

You may not stop payment on purchase transactions originated by you, unless you notify us without undue delay on becoming aware of an unauthorized or incorrectly executed payment transaction and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months after the debit date.
Payoneer
3. Payment Transactions for Unknown Amounts
For payment transactions where you do not know the exact amount of the payment transaction at the time you authorize it, funds on your Card will not be blocked unless you authorize the exact amount to be blocked. This could be the case for payments you make at hotels or at fuel
stations, for example.
Blocked funds shall be released without undue delay as soon as we are aware of the exact amount of the payment transaction and immediately after receipt of the relevant payment order.

4. Refunds

You may claim a refund on purchase transactions originated by you only in such cases where you notify us without undue delay on becoming aware of an unauthorized or incorrectly executed
payment transaction and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months after the debit date.
If you are entitled to a refund, subject to specific conditions indicated in the terms and conditions, the refunded amount will be credited to your Card immediately and in any event no later than
the end of the following business day after the amount has been credited to our account.

5. Liability for Unauthorised Transactions

You will only be liable for a maximum of £35 (or the equivalent in the currency of your Card) up until the time you inform us that your Card has been lost or stolen, unless you have acted fraudulently or with intent or gross negligence. You will not be liable for any losses which occur on your Card after you have informed us that it has been lost or stolen.

READ ALSO: How To Send PayPal Funds Using Facebook Messenger

6. Communication
Enhanced means of communication for us to communicate with you are detailed in the updated terms and conditions.

These are the new updates and changes made on Payoneer Mastercard Terms and Conditions. Payoneer said that you are free to cancel your card request if you had already requested for it before reading this update.
Hottest Tech News Trending Today December 12, 2017

Hottest Tech News Trending Today December 12, 2017

Tech headlines today make sense and I am going to list some of the top trending topics for you. In subsequent posts on this blog, I will elaborate more on some of the topics. In the news today, WhatsApp Beta Update Reveals Chat Invitation Link, Group Calling & More. Also in the headlines, Bitcoin Mining is Causing Electricity Blackouts in Some Countries. I will write more on that but for now, take a look at these topics making rounds right now.

HOTTEST TECH NEWS TODAY

👉Samsung Email App has been Downloaded 100 Million Times on the Play Store

👉Airtel, Jio Reportedly Eyeing Cloud Services Market in the Country

👉Nokia 3 Receives Android's December Security Patch

👉Beware! A Fake Crypto Wallet App is Now Listed on the App Store name of Etherwallet

👉India Ranks 109 in Mobile Data Speed, Even Below Pakistan and Nepal

👉Rainbow Six Siege Hits 100,000 Concurrent Steam Users

👉Hackers Found Selling 1.4 Billion Leaked Credentials on the Dark Web

👉Local Content is the Biggest Hit on YouTube in India: Report

👉Flipkart to Host "New Pinch Days" Sale Between Dec 15-17

👉Top Security Firms Reluctant to Hire Female Professionals: Report

👉Google Posts is Now Available in India, Shows Content from Celebrities and Verified Brands

👉After Hats, Elon Musk's 'The Boring Company' to Sell Flamethrowers

👉Xiaomi to Follow in Apple's Footsteps; Launch "Mi 7 Plus" with "Mi 7"

👉WhatsApp Beta Update Reveals Chat Invitation Link, Group Calling & More

👉Bitcoin Mining is Causing Electricity Blackouts in Some Countries

👉Spotify and Tencent Agree to Exchange Stakes of Music-Streaming Businesses

👉The OnePlus 5T Can't Stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD

👉Latest MIUI 9 Developer ROM Update Adds Stock Android Like Notifications

👉Sony Might Soon Allow Players to Change their PSN Name

👉NATO is Working on Offensive Strategies to Tackle Cyber Attacks

👉Hackers to Misuse AI for Executing Attacks in 2018: Report

👉Google and its Employees Donated $260 Million to Charities in 2017

SEE ALSO: Top Tech News Headlines Yesterday

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Monday, December 11, 2017

You Can Now Buy Dangote Cement Online Via Jumia. See Price

You Can Now Buy Dangote Cement Online Via Jumia. See Price

Wow! You can now buy Dangote cement online on Jumia. It's interesting to see how digitalization has transformed almost everything in the world. Who thought that in 2017, one can buy cements online? Now it's a reality. It's not just electronic gadgets, clothes, cars, shoes that you can buy online but Cements, houses and even lands.
Dangote Cement jumia
Dangote Cement PLC has announced the partnership with Jumia Nigeria for online sales of cement.
According to the deal, Nigerians and corporate bodies wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 bags of 50kg of Dangote Cement and above can now order on Jumia from the comfort of their rooms at a reasonable price of N2,500 per bag. Although currently, I buy Cements in the open market (offline) at that same price in my location. But if you are thinking of transport fee, Jumia promised to supply it free of charge through their free delivery service.
Jumia sales cement
“For now, the pilot scheme is live in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but we can extend to other cities depending on the level of demand and performance of the new deal”.

“We are starting with Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of 300, 600 and 900. We may increase depending on demand surge as time goes on,” He said.

Jumia is one of the top online shops in Africa and Nigeria in particular with track record of good customer relationships for some years now.
Only time will tell if the likes of Konga and SlotNg will join the bandwagon.
Apple Set to Buy Shazam Music App for $400M

Apple Set to Buy Shazam Music App for $400M

The deal is in its final stages and Apple is all but set to buy the popular music recognition app - Shazam at a price of $400M which is about £300M British pounds and about N144,000,000,000 in Nigerian Naira.

Shazam is a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound.

According to Shazam, over 100 million people makes use of their app monthly. They makes majority of their revenue from commissions paid on referrals to Apple's iTunes Store.

Although, ever since TechCrunch reported this news, neither Apple nor Shazam have commented on it yet.

If the deal is confirmed, Shazam will become the latest in a string of UK technology firms to be bought up by larger businesses.

By acquiring Shazam, Apple would basically cut out the middleman and save money on commissions.

It would also hurt the competition, since Shazam would no longer be referring people to rivals Spotify and Google Play Music.

The deal would also help the Apple Music service gain ground on Spotify, by making it easier for users to find songs and add them to playlists.

At present, Spotify has 60 million users worldwide, while Apple Music has just 27 million.
Sources: BBC, Techcrunch.