Sunday, June 25, 2017

Official Infinix Note 4 Coming With X-Pen

Official Infinix Note 4 Coming With X-Pen

Finally, Infinix Mobility has confirmed that much anticipated Infinix Note 4 will come with an X-Pen which should get fans a bit excited. It's obvious the call of this to be included in the Note-series has pushed the company to take this action and am sure it will be one of the selling points of the smartphone as some people like to show off so it will be their kind of device.

Well, an X-Pen is a touch pen which can operate smartphone comfortably. It is slippery and realizes comfortable, smooth operation as if you touch the screen with your fingers. Some years back some Chinese phones came with this device and up till now, Samsung Galaxy Note series comes with it. It can be called X-Pen, Stylus or Touch Pen.

So Infinix just released images gesturing how the Note 4 will look like and of course, the X-Pen. Meanwhile, earlier rumored specification suggested that it will be coming with Android O Nougat out of the box, and edge-less design with X-Pen, dual rear and selfie camera with flash. For now, the X-Pen is confirmed and the D day is next month.

SEE ALSO... Latest Infinix Smartphones and Price

The company officially confirmed that Infinix Note 4 will be launching on 3rd of July 2017. However it's still unclear if will be coming with a curved design.
Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

British police have arrested two men in the UK conspiring to hack into the computer networks of US tech giant Microsoft with plans to steal customers’ data from the software giant.

The suspects — 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell — were arrested by the detectives from the Britain's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Thursday morning (22 June 2017).

The UK authorities arrested them from their home in Lincolnshire and Bracknell and seized a number of devices after searching their home.

While it is still unclear what systems were targeted, SEROCU believes the suspects are part of a larger international group that involved breaking into the Microsoft's network between January 2017 and March 2017 to scoop up the customer information.

"This group is spread around the world and therefore the investigation is being coordinated with our various partners," Rob Bryant, detective sergeant SEROCU's Cyber Crime Unit said while announcing the arrest. "We have made two arrests in the UK this morning and have seized a number of devices."

"We're still in the early stages of this investigation and will work with our partners to ensure that cyber criminals have no place to hide. It's too early to speculate on what information the group has accessed, however, after speaking with Microsoft we can confirm they didn't gain access to customer information."

Both the suspects, whose identities have not yet revealed by the police, are currently in custody and have been charged under the Britain's Computer Misuse Act for conspiracy to gain "unauthorised access" to protected computers belonging to Microsoft.

In response to the arrests, Tom Burt, Microsoft VP and deputy general counsel of the Digital Crimes Unit released a statement to BBC, saying:
"Today's action by authorities in the UK represents an important step...Stronger internet security depends on the ability to identify and prosecute cybercriminals. This requires not only a strong technical capability but the willingness to acknowledge issues publicly and refer them to law enforcement."

"No company is immune from cybercrime. No customer data was accessed, and we're confident in the integrity of our software and systems. We have comprehensive measures in place to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks."

SEROCU officials said they are working with Europol, the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit, the FBI, the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), and Microsoft's cyber team to investigate the intrusions and bring culprits to justice. via
Lol: Checkout New 2go Interface 2017

Lol: Checkout New 2go Interface 2017

It's really funny but interesting to see the new look of 2go chat app. Without any sentiments, 2go was very popular when it was initially launched some years back, it was in fact the WhatsApp of those days. Many people couldn't do without chatting on that app. More Interestingly, it works on almost all phones including java, Symbian, Android, iPhones and Blackberry devices.

However, with the introduction of BBM, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, many people abandoned 2go platform and labeled it the kids-chat-app hence it's now used by small children.

But how far has 2GO transformed since 2006 to 2017? Though I have even forgotten my 2go username and password long time ago but someone just uploaded some screenshots of the new 2go Interface on social media. Mehn... It has undergone some serious changes.

Apart from the new appearance, it now have more features like ability to share files such as videos, images, music, voice notes etc. There are also more rooms (groups) to join.

Now the big question is, can you go back to 2go? Can you start chatting via 2go app again? As for me, it's a no no. The name alone... Lol😁. I no fit shout. Maybe they have to change the name. What do you think?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

At Last, CBN Intervenes in Etisalat’s Debt Crisis

At Last, CBN Intervenes in Etisalat’s Debt Crisis

The Central Bank of Nigeria urged the consortium of banks to which Etisalat is indebted to the tune of over $1.2 billion to stop putting pressure on the telecom company. Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor, handed the directive yesterday.

According to a source:

Just like the NCC has warned that Etisalat’s license is not transferable, the leadership of the CBN from all indications will not allow any hostile takeover without its approval.

They (the banks) cannot do that by just taking a decision like that. Etisalat is not transferring any licence to any consortium of banks. We are going to resolve it amicably. The CBN and NCC are working towards resolving it amicably,
the CBN source said.

However, ThisDay reports that the banks revealed a lot of information during their presentation which include the fact that they:

✔ Had no intention of taking over Etisalat Nigeria, as had been widely reported.

✔ The banks also felt that Emirates Telecommunications Group Company (Etisalat Group), Abu Dhabi, which holds a 45 percent stake in the Nigerian subsidiary, had announced on Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange of its intention to pull out from its Nigerian operations without meeting its obligations which amounted to abandoning the company’s monumental obligations in Nigeria which include:
– $1.2 billion syndicated and bilateral loans approved by 13 Nigerian banks, now delinquent;
– Taxes and levies due to the Federal Government of Nigeria and regulatory agencies; and
– Other third-party creditors (i.e. Vendors, service providers and contractors);

✔ The banks also informed the CBN that while other network operators sold their towers and utilized the entire sales proceeds to repay their loans, Etisalat Nigeria in 2014 sold its towers but did not apply the sales proceeds to repay its loan.

✔ They are also seeking the federal government’s intervention to investigate the management of Etisalat Nigeria over the utilization of the $1.2 billion facilities.

In response, Etisalat blamed its inability to offset its $1.2b loan on the economic downturn witnessed in the country in 2015 and the sharp devaluations of the Naira. It was also reported that Etisalat Nigeria has paid over 40% of the actual loan of $1.2 billion.“The actual outstanding on the Etisalat loan is about $500 million (N165 billion).”

The company also disclosed that it was not being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as widely reported in the media.

Source: ThisDay
Partner Mobile PS-P1 Power Specifications and Price

Partner Mobile PS-P1 Power Specifications and Price

If you are planning of buying a decent smartphone with up-to-date features at an affordable price, then you should consider one of the new products from Partner Mobile because this brand has taken their business into a new dimension with lots of improvements in all ramifications unlike what it used to be before.

The Partner Mobile PS-P1 Power is dubbed a "Power Bank" because of its powerful 6200mAh battery capacity that can also be used to charge other phones via the reversible charging technology embedded on the device through the USB On-The-Go (OTG) cable.

Apart from the amazing battery features, the PS-P1 packs some good specifications such as 4G LTE Network support, Fingerprint scanner that lets you unlock your phone with ease and the same time giving you maximum protection against third-party or intruders having access to your phone without your consent.

Partner Mobile PS-P1 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, it's powered by octa-core Mediatek MT6753 chip clicking at 1.3GHz. The device has 2gb RAM together with 16gb internal storage which can be expanded up to 64gb with external SDcard. As far as the camera is concerned, it has 13-megapixel rear shooter and 8-megapixel at the front for selfies and video calls. There are many color options to choose from as well.

Partner Mobile PS-P1 is available in Nigeria at the price of N66,000 Naira but expected to hit other markets like Kenya, Ghana and India as well. Well, having said that, let's take a look at the full specs of the device below.

PARTNER MOBILE PS-P1 POWER SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORKS:
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100
4G: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800)
SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM (Dual stand-by)

PLATFORM:
OS: Android 6 Marshmallow)

DESIGN:
Dimensions: 155 x 77 x 9.5 mm
Weight: 190 g
Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS LCD 2.5D Arc Capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3

SENSORS:
Fingerprint. Electronic compass. Gravity sensor. Light sensor. Gyroscope. Infrared. Hall sensor. Proximity. Face Recognition
Build:

COLORS: Dark blue / Silk White/ Wooden
Hardware

PROCESSOR:
Octa-core 1.3 GHz
Processor Name: Mediatek MT6753
Graphics Processor: Mali T720

MEMORY:
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 64 GB

CAMERA:
Rear: 13 megapixels, Sony IMX214, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording: 1080P
Front-facing: 8 megapixels

SEE ALSO:... Features and Price of Partner Mobile PS3 in Nigeria

MULTIMEDIA:
Music Support: AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

CONNECTIVITY:
Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0. USB On-The-Go

BATTERY:
Charging: Quick Charge
Battery: Non-removable 6200 mAh Li-Ion

STATUS:
Launch Date: May 2017
Launch & Availability: May 2017

PRICE:
₦66,000.00
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Fingerprint Support is Now Available in EverNote Beta App

Fingerprint Support is Now Available in EverNote Beta App

The latest feature to be added to popular note-taking app Evernote for Android is fingerprint scanner. The new function allow users unlock the application using their fingerprints.

Recall that previously, the only viable way for users authentication was through a four-digit PIN. But right now it will be more quicker and easier. It's actually a welcomed development if you ask me.

To access the feature, you have to make sure you've enabled the passcode lock option (Settings -> Account Info -> Set up passcode lock). Once that is done, the fingerprint authentication option can be found in the "Manage passcode lock" submenu.

Meanwhile, fingerprint feature is only available in the beta version of the app at the moment but highly expected to roll out to the regular app soon.

What is your best Note-taking app for Android? Well, mine is Color Note.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

N-Power 2017: Over 1million Applications ReceivedAlready

N-Power 2017: Over 1million Applications ReceivedAlready

The Federal Government’s youth employment scheme, N-Power, has seen over 1.1million graduates apply in just one week.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, dropped the hint in Asaba during an interaction with beneficiaries of the scheme in Delta.

He warned those who perpetually absented from work or were irregular in attendance, that they would be demobilised and replaced with applicants resident in the state.

Imoukhede said that in 2016, at least 751,000 applicants qualified for engagement, including 300,000 for non-graduate scheme. But 300,000 graduates were recruited nationwide.

He explained that the non-advertisement of the non-graduate recruitment programme in 2017, was to enable those who applied for it last year to be selected.

MUST READ: How To Apply For N-Power 2017 Job

“It is for fairness that we did not open applications for non-graduates so that those whose applications were collected could be screened and placed.

“The non-graduate scheme will be mobilized in batches from July,” he said. via

Have you applied?
Apply For IPI PowerTech Graduate Trainee Recruitment Program 2017

Apply For IPI PowerTech Graduate Trainee Recruitment Program 2017

IPI PowerTech, is a member of the IPT PowerTech group of companies that delivers specialized solutions to the power, industrial and telecom sectors in Africa, the Middle East and neighboring countries. Since our inception in 1993, we have grown into a leading power solutions company, combining power expertise with telecom infrastructure specialization.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

JOB TITLE: Graduate Trainee

LOCATION: Lagos
Employment Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION/BRIEF

If you’re young, innovative, agile, and solution driven, we implore you to start your career with us as we look to inject fresh ideas into our operations. (Production, implementation and maintenance)
Successful applicants will undergo a period of training (classroom and field) on the various aspects of our technical operations after which he/she will be deployed.

REQUIREMENTS

1. B.Eng. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering only (2nd class and above)
Must have completed NYSC
2. Less than two years post NYSC experience.
3. Must not be above thirty (30) years of age.
4. Must be willing to work in any region of the country.
5. Ability to learn, analyze, and understand technical processes.
6. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written).
7. Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
8. Effective team work and multi-tasking skills a must.
9. HIGH level of INTEGRITY.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Not Specified.

HOW TO APPLY**
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online now. Good luck.
Wow! Watch How Oukitel K10000 Pro Smartphone Was Manufactured

Wow! Watch How Oukitel K10000 Pro Smartphone Was Manufactured

Hello guys, have you ever wondered how smartphones are being made, assembled or manufactured? Well, we have a 3-minutes manufacturing video of Oukitel K10000 Pro Android phone for you to watch and see things for yourself.

Remember that Oukitel K10000 Pro is one of the top smartphones in the world with best long lasting battery life with its crazy 10,000mAh capacity that can last you up to a week without charging. Apart from the astonishing battery power, the device also features some amazing specs like Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, Fingerprint ID scanner, and lots more. In fact, you can see all the specs of the phone by clicking Oukitel K10000 Pro specs

Interestingly, Oukitel has released the factory manufacturing process of the new device, it revealed how the phone was assembled together bit by bit which includes quality control tests for each of the device’s sub-assemblies, soldering the side keys, pasting of the water-proof conductive sponge label, pasting of the auxiliary materials such as the insulating Mylar and the heat spreader, and a whole lot more.
Phones actually goes through multiple testing’s before it’s been released into the market. It is some of these tested assembled packages they give blogger to review before the final release.

You can watch the 3min video below
WHAT'S THE PRICE OF OUKITEL K10000 PRO?
You won't believe it but it's real, Oukitel K10000 Pro is currently priced at just $179 (N65,156 Nigerian Naira) on gearbest. Can you bit that?
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Partner Mobile PS3 Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Partner Mobile PS3 Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Partner Mobile is celebrating one year anniversary by launching a new smartphone called PS3, it's an upgrade to the previously unveiled PS2 with improvements in virtually every aspects of the device specs.

The Partner Mobile PS3 is also the first smartphone from the company to run Android 7.1 Nougat as well as other impressive specifications such as 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 4G LTE and so on.

The 5.5-inches display sized phone uses a deca-core 2.6 GHz processor, a dual 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front facing camera. Interestingly, the PS3 also supports infrared (IR Blaster) meaning it can be used as a remote to control your electronic devices like DVD 📀, TV, Fans, Decoders, AC, etc. Honestly, this is the first phone from this company that really got my attention because most of their previously launched Android devices were basic handsets in terms of features.

Well, as for the price and availability of the Partner Mobile PS3, it's still unclear as there are even no official image of the phone as of the time of this report. The specs and details we have here are still sketchy. But it's definitely gonna cost more than its predecessor once finally released. In coming weeks, you can buy it from Jumia, Konga, gearbest, slot and some accredited offline stores in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Sokoto, Kaduna, Onitsha, Benin, Delta, Kano, Owerri and other Nigerian cities.

PARTNER MOBILE PS3 SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORKS:
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100
4G: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800)
SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM (Dual stand-by)

PLATFORM:
OS: Android 7.1 Nougat

DESIGN:
Dimensions: mm
Weight:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3

SENSORS:
Fingerprint. Electronic compass. Gravity sensor. Light sensor. Gyroscope. Infrared. Hall sensor. Proximity. Face Recognition
Build:

COLORS:
Pink. Black. Gold.

PROCESSOR:
Deca-core 2.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Processor:

MEMORY:
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 64 GB

CAMERA:
Rear: dual 13 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording: 1080p@30fps
Front-facing: 8 megapixels

MULTIMEDIA:
Music Support: AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

CONNECTIVITY:
Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0

SEE ALSO... Meet Partner Mobile KS1, The Cheapest. Android Smartphone

BATTERY:
Charging: Fast Charge
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3350 mAh

STATUS:
Launch Date: June 2017
Launch & Availability: June 2017

PRICE: To be announced soon.