Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lady Who Mistakenly Bought N15K Airtime Gets Disappointing Reply from MTN

Lady Who Mistakenly Bought N15K Airtime Gets Disappointing Reply from MTN

A lady wanted to recharge her MTN line with N1500 airtime via Eco bank mobile recharge gateway but mistakenly entered N15,000 instead of N1,500 and viam... Bank deducted her money and credited her SIM with 15k worth of Airtime.

The lady whose name is Sylvia on Twitter quickly and smartly tweeted about her predicament and tagged @MTNNG and @Ecobank_nigeria on Twitter (that's the benefit of being techy).

But you will be amazed at the painful reply MTN gave her. It was a disappointing experience when MTN Replied her saying they can't help her.

Yello, sorry for the inconvenience, kindly note that vended airtime from bank account can't be reversed. Our sincere apologies.


However, after much pleading, Ecobank refunded the money to her.

But why did MTN say it can't be refunded at first place? Oh I get it. It's out of their agreement when it comes to airtime from VTU right?

Hmmm one have to be careful when purchasing airtime from bank. Be mindful of the digits you enter to avoid stories that touches.

SEE ALSO: What A Lady Did To Beg Glo to Sign Her As Brand Ambassador.

But come to think of it, most banks adds a 10k limit on airtime recharge because of this kind of case but why is it not like that in Ecobank?
Alcatel 3C: The Budget 18:9 Bezelless Smartphone

Alcatel 3C: The Budget 18:9 Bezelless Smartphone

In smartphone specifications, whenever you see the term "budget" it simply means affordable, cheap, pocket friendly etc. That word is used here because Alcatel 3C costs around N54,000.

I know this price tag is not cheap to many people but considering the price of other smartphones that features 18:9 aspect ratio display, this Alcatel 3C belongs to the budget category.

Though personally, I can't buy this phone with such amount. The specs are too poor for my liking. I don't know about you but let's just see what it has to offer.

Key features of Alcatel 3C includes 4G LTE support, Android 7 Nougat , 6.0 inches FullView screen, MediaTek MT8321 chip,
1GB RAM, 3000mAh battery, 8MP camera.

ALCATEL 3C SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORKS
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM

✔️ PLATFORM
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions: 161 x 76 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 169 g
Display: 6.0 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
Build:
Colours: Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Metallic Black.

✔️ CHIPSET
Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Processor Name: MediaTek MT8321
Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400

✔️ MEMORY
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 16GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB

✔️ CAMERAS
Rear: 8 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
Front-facing: 5 megapixels, fixed focus.

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Audio:
Loudspeaker: Mono
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio:

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0

✔️ MISC
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Lithium-Ion 3000mAh
Announced: January 18, 2018
Availability: January 2018
Smartphone Price: €129.99
Specifications and Price of Meizu M6s with 18:9 FullView Display

Specifications and Price of Meizu M6s with 18:9 FullView Display

Meet Meizu M6S, the first edge-to-edge display (FullView Screen) smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer. The brand has joined the 18:9 Bezelless bandwagon and this is might just be the beginning of series of similar devices.

This post gives you a quick overview of the Specifications and features of the M6S smartphone.

In terms of features, it has its fingerprint scanner located on the the side. Awkward right? It also features a new Halo button which offers all mBack features through a smart implementation of a pressure sensor below the display. This appears to be one of the selling points of the phone.

Other key specs of this device includes Android 7 Nougat , 5.7 inches FullView screen, Exynos 7872 chip, 3GB RAM, 3000mAh with QuickCharge , 16MP camera.

MEIZU M6S SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE ($155)

✔️ SUPPORTED NETWORKS
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM

✔️ PLATFORM
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Flyme OS 6.2

✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions: mm
Weight: g
Display: 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
Build: Metal
Colours: Black, Silver, Gold, Blue.

✔️ CHIPSETS
Processor Type: 64-bit Hexa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73
Processor Name: Exynos 7872
Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-G71 MP3

✔️ MEMORY
RAM: 3GB
Internal Storage: 32GB / 64GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB

✔️ CAMERAS
Rear: 16 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
Front-facing: 8 megapixels

✔️ MEDIA
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Audio:
Loudspeaker: Mono
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

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

✔️ MISC
Charging: Fast Battery charging (50% in 30 minutes)
Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Ion 3000mAh
Announced: January 17, 2018
Availability: January 19, 2018
Smartphone Price: $155 (32GB) / $185 (64GB)
How To Use YouTube Red Free Of Charge Without Subscription

How To Use YouTube Red Free Of Charge Without Subscription

As i stated earlier on my previous post on YouTube Red, in this post, i will show you a tutorial on how to use it free of charge.

YouTube Red is a service YouTube(Google) created that gives users more advanced features and adfree experience while on youtube. Initially, this service wasn't available for Nigerians but later, Google decided to bring it to Nigeria. Meanwhile, there is a major drawback to this service - which is the subscription tag on it. Users are subjected to subscribe for the service monthly in other to use it but the good news is that as long as you are reading this post, you don't necessarily need to pay a dime in other to flex YouTube Red services.

FEATURES OF YOUTUBE RED
✔ AdFree YouTube experience
✔ Videos background Playback
✔ And Save Offline Functions
✔ Ability to get original youtube contents

REQUIREMENTS
1. Xposed Installer installed on your phone
2. YouTube background Playback module
3. YouTube AdAway module.
4. A rooted Android device (See how to root your phone here and here

If u don't have xposed installer on your rooted device please download below because these modules won't work unless your phone is "Xposed".

PROCEDURES
1. Download xposed Installer for Android 4.4 Kitkat here

Or

Download Xposed installer for Android 5.1 lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow here

2. After Installing Xposed on your device, launch the app and go to Framework

3. In "framework", click on install/update and you'll be prompted to Reboot your device.

4. Reboot it and after that, Xposed should be successfully installed.

5. Now to install the modules on your phone, go to MODULES in xposed and Activate them by ticking on them.

6. Restart your phone again and open the newly installed YouTube app, and experience YouTube Red on your Phone.



READ ALSO 📖

Download Cloud VPN For Browsing

Download WizyTechs App For Free Browsing Updates

Download Netflix VPN App

With this simple trick, you should be using and enjoying all the wonderful features in YouTube red free of charge without subscription. Feel free to Share This Post and let others enjoy too.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hottest and Shocking Tech News Now Including Bitcoin Crash

Hottest and Shocking Tech News Now Including Bitcoin Crash

The hottest and shocking technology news at the moment is the crash in Cryptocurrency prices as all the popular names including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are affected.

In fact, people with coins on their wallet are shivering and unsure what will happen next. Some had already lost hope and sold out their remaining coins at a loss while some are still holding onto it and believing things turn around.
Bitcoin price fall
Personally, I believe the Crypto business will bounce back soon. I am a risk taker and I believe in taking risks. If it comes out negative, i will endure and if it's positive, zoom... I smile to the bank.

Having said that, I am still following the trend on how things is unfolding and I will keep you updated. For now, here are the trending Technology news headlines around the globe at the moment.

TECH NEWS AS IT'S HAPPENING NOW

👉Crypto Crash: Bitcoin Falls 47 Percent from Last Month's Peak; Major Altcoins Also Down

👉 Bitcoin Crashes $9,000+ from $17,000+ in three weeks

👉Xiaomi Claims Responsibility for Recent 'WhatsApp Obsolete' Issue

👉Instagram to Soon Get WhatsApp-like Text Stories, Along with Screenshot Notifications

👉OneDrive for Business to Get New 'Files Restore' Feature Soon

👉TWiT Sues Twitter Over Trademark Violation and Breach of Agreement

👉Samsung's New Galaxy On7 Prime Debuts Samsung Mall, Launched at Rs 12,990

👉DJI Drops A Teaser For Upcoming Drone Launch on January 23

👉NBA Team Dallas Mavericks to Start Accepting Cryptocurrencies Next Season

👉Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Coming to India next Month

👉Far Cry 5 Limited Edition Goes Old-School With Vinyl Soundtrack; Pre-Order For $100

👉Xiaomi Announces List of 40 Devices Eligible for MIUI 9 Update

👉Total By Hike is a Bundle of Internet Apps Which Run Without Mobile Data

👉Xiaomi's MWC 2018 Presence Hints at Mi 7 Launch in Barcelona

👉Hasselblad Launches 400-Megapixel H6D-400c Camera for Pros

👉Moto 2018 Lineup Leaks: Moto X5 with iPhone X-Style 'Notch', Moto G6 Series Revealed

👉Skygofree:the Most Sophisticated Android Malware Ever

👉Ferrari Revving up to Launch Electric Supercar, and Its First SUV

👉22 US State Attorneys-General File Lawsuits Against FCC to Bring Back Net Neutrality

👉Voice Commands Coming To Tesla Model 3, says Elon Musk

👉Coursera Partners with Google to Launch New IT Training Program

👉Google Tightens Rules Around YouTube Monetization and Ad Policies

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Bad News: Bitcoin Drops to $10,250

Bad News: Bitcoin Drops to $10,250

Bitcoin leads Cryptocurrency slump at the moment amid expected crackdown. You will be shocked at the current price of Bitcoin as of today.

I mean, most of us didn't expect this massive fall on Bitcoin price graph 📊 so early this year.

2017 was a massive year for Cryptocurrency in general and Bitcoin in particular. BTC once recorded an all time high price of $17,000+ according to coindesk. But as of today January 17, 2018, Bitcoin has lost over $7,000 in value. Having said that, the price of Bitcoin right now is $10,250
Bitcoin price today
The price increased dramatically last year which resulted to many people jumping into the business, some bought as many BTC as they can and hurd their coins believing in 2018, the value will get to $20,000 in January so they can sell and make profits.

But that dream is shattered for now. There are speculation that the price will go down more in coming days although, I am very optimistic that Bitcoin will rise again but we have to exercise a little patience.

This downfall is not only affecting BTC but other top crypto platforms like Ethereum, Litecoin etc.

But on a positive side, I think this is the right time to buy more Bitcoin at cheaper rate because it's likely to rise up again later in the year. The fall of Bitcoin price is a good news to intending buyers while it's bad news for investors (those that bought).

So finally, don't loose hope completely. Digital currency is the future and Bitcoin will bounce back. We must make profits.
Truecaller Update: You Can Now Backup Your Contacts & Call History Easily

Truecaller Update: You Can Now Backup Your Contacts & Call History Easily

I am sure you wouldn't like to get stranded when you loose all your phone contacts as a result of not having a backup for it. It's one of the painful things that can happen to anyone because you will loose business colleagues, family members, friends etc in the process. So to avoid that regrettable scenario, you need to create a contact backup on your phone.

While there are many methods of creating contacts backups on Android, I am glad to let you know that popular caller ID app - Truecaller has added this exclusive feature to its app.

The latest update for Truecaller Android app now adds a contact backup feature that allows you create a secured backup of your phone contacts, settings, call history and logs to your Gmail account. You can choose to restore the backup anytime with the backup and restore wizard.

This feature will be very useful to you when switching to a new phone, getting a new SIM card, or resetting your device.

With the Truecaller backup, you will seamlessly transfer all your contacts from one Android device to the other without much stress.

HOW IT WORKS?
This feature works by creating a private folder on your Google Drive to store the backed up files. For security concerns, Truecaller claimed it doesn't have access to the folder containing the contacts that were backed up. So shouldn't be scared of any third party access to it.

HOW TO ACTIVATE TRUECALLER CONTACT BACKUP
✔ First, head over to playstore and update your Truecaller app
✔️ launch it and enable the feature via the wizard or within the app settings
✔️ Then select your Google account where you want the backup to be stored
✔️ Grant Truecaller access to Google Drive
And it will be done.

HOW TO RESTORE YOUR BACKUP
Maybe you got a new phone and want an easy transition from the former device to the new device without loosing your contacts, their names, numbers, call history etc; just follow below procedures.

✔ Add up the same Google account you used while creating the backup
✔️ Uninstall and reinstall Truecaller on your device and you'll be prompted to restore
✔️ Wait for the restore to finish and restart Truecaller

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
✔ The backup restores Contacts, Call log, search history, Unknown numbers identified by Truecaller, App settings, Blocklist,

✔️ Pictures of your contacts won't be restored
✔️ It doesn't restore ringtones, as it's a system setting
✔️ Restoration is done during activation (through the wizard)
✔️ Backup is tied to your phone number and Google account
✔️ Backup frequency is by default set to weekly (daily and monthly can be set within the app settings)

SEE ALSO: Nigerian Firms Tops Truecaller Spamming List

NOTE: For this to work, you need the latest version of Truecaller on Playstore, then Google play services version 11.6.0 or above.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Amazing Tech News Headlines Today January 16, 2018

Amazing Tech News Headlines Today January 16, 2018

TECH NEWS HEADLINES TODAY

👉Latest Drone Footage Shows Apple Park In Its Near-Completed Glory

👉Alibaba-Owned Chat App 'DingTalk' Makes its Way to India

👉Micromax Bharat Go: First Android Go Phone To Debut January End

👉Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ to Get Android Oreo this Month

👉UIDAI Introduces Facial Recognition as Additional Aadhaar Security Measure

👉Ford to Invest $11 Billion in Electric Vehicles, Release 40 Models by 2022

👉Alibaba AI Outshines Humans in Reading Comprehension Test

👉Intel AMT Vulnerability: Business Laptops Can Be Exploited in 'Mere Seconds'

👉New Bill Seeks to Ban Huawei and ZTE from Official US Government Use

👉Asus, MSI, Gigabyte Release BIOS Updates to Address Meltdown, Spectre

👉OnePlus' Online Payment Platform Allegedly Hacked; User Credit Card Data Stolen

👉There’s Now a Pill That Can Track Fart Development in Real Time

👉Google Announces Image Compression Challenge to Boost Loading Speeds

👉XPrivacyLua Is an Xposed Module That Protects Your Privacy

👉Casio at CES 2018: GPS Watches, "Tough" Action Cameras, 2.5D Printer and More

👉The World Now Has Its First "Cryptopop" Group; Yes, It's Japanese

👉Unofficial SDK Brings ‘Dangerous’ YouTubeAuto to Android Auto

👉Xiaomi’s Smartwatch Partner, Huami, Files for a $150 Million US IPO

👉🏿Facebook ‘Portal’ to rival Amazon Echo Show, likely to launch in May

👉🏿Franklin Templeton gets 40 acres to set up tech campus in Vizag

👉🏿Instagram allegedly withholds “likes” to keep users coming back for more

👉🏿The Mysterious Twitter User Attracting a Swarm of Japan Traders

👉🏿Google’s “Arts and Culture” App Finds Your Painting Doppelgänger

👉🏿Latest YouTube app update hints at a dark theme, Incognito mode, and more

👉🏿Google pulls kids games containing AdultSwine malware

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Meet MOVI Phone, The Cheapest Smartphone with Built-in Projector

Meet MOVI Phone, The Cheapest Smartphone with Built-in Projector

Although this is not the first smartphone to feature built-in projector but the MOVI Phone is the cheapest among the rest. Motorola also invented similar phone recently and it costs around $1000 but this device from Movi company costs around $599. The company was at the 2018 CES event to showcase their latest innovation.

The MOVI Android smartphone with a built-in pico projector can project 720p images up to 200 inches in size diagonally. And one amazing thing there, is that it is available now and is unlocked, so it should work with any carrier in the world.

Though as a phone, the device comes with Mid-range features that includes, 5.5-inch FHD screen, 13-megapixel camera and 8-megapixel front camera, it doesn’t have dual camera capabilities and there is fingerprint sensor for unlocking your phone without typing in a passcode.

It has a 4000 mAh battery which is decent by me as it should last for several hours of the day after full charge but could last for four hours when the projector is turned on. The projected image automatically switches to landscape mode whenever the phone’s screen does, so you don’t have to switch the phone’s orientation. Turning on the projector is as simple as launching an app.

As I said earlier, MOVI isn’t the first company to sell smartphones that can connect to projector accessories but right now, they are the cheapest. Motorola also sold theirs, the Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod, which is designed to fit on certain phones in Motorola’s Moto Z line, costs $300 plus the phone $400 and $720 depending on the model, totaling from $700 to $1,000.

2018 is a promising year in the tech industry. In my last post, I talked about the Korean company that just invented a Self-healing material that can make smartphone screens heal itself when it cracks.
Specs and Price of HTC U11 Eyes with Dual Selfie Cameras

Specs and Price of HTC U11 Eyes with Dual Selfie Cameras

HTC has officially launched their first smartphone in 2018 dubbed "U11 EYES". As the name suggests, the U11 has dual selfie camera setup in 5MP + 5MP configuration. It's actually the first smartphone from the brand to feature "face recognition".

So this post provides detailed specifications, features and price the HTC U11 EYEs. It spots a 5.99-inch full screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset under the hood. In terms of memory and storage, there is 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM that can be increased with a microSD card.
Htc u11 eyes dual selfies
HTC U11 EYES 👀 DUAL FRONT CAMERAS
The rear camera features shows that it has 12MP f/1.7 Ultrapixel 3 camera with dual LED flash, PDAF with support for 4K video. The phone sports a dual 5MP+5MP camera setup on the front.

Other interesting features includes a squeezable Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame. Therefore, when you squeeze the phone, you are able to carry out customized tasks on the phone such as starting an app, snapping a photo and more.

The U11 EYEs runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS that is customized with the latest Brand's user interface known as HTC Sense UI.

Meanwhile, the device is powered by a 3930mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. With its IP67 certification, it will likely be a water and dust resistant phone. The handset does not feature the standard 3.5mm audio jack.

AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
The smartphone was unveiled today and expected to hit the market in coming days. The official price is $500 (about N180,000) .

HTC U11 EYES FULL SPECIFICATIONS

✔️ WIRELESS NETWORKS
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 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), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔️ AVAILABILITY
Announced 2018, January
released 2018, January
Htc u11 eyes
✔️ DESIGN
Dimensions 157.9 x 75 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.95 x 0.33 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP67 certified

✔️ DISPLAY
Type Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~78.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- HTC Sense UI

✔️ PLATFORM
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)

✔️ HARDWARE
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
CPU Octa-core
GPU Adreno 510

✔️ MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

✔️ CAMERA
Primary 12 MP (f/1.7, 1.4 μm), phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps
Secondary Dual: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p

✔️ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

✔️ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
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, Push Email
Browser HTML5
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document editor
- Photo/video editor

✔️ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3930 mAh battery

✔️ MISCELLANEOUS
Colors Black, Red, Blue
Price About 500 EUR.