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    Meanwhile, tomorrow is the last day of our ongoing giveaway… Who gets that OUKITEL K6000 plus?

  3. I need that OUKITEL to upgrade from the bb Z30 I’m using. I obviously hope I get to smile with my 1st ever owned OUKITEL Android phone courtesy Mobility Arena. *Fingers crossed*


    Whatsapp Begins Verified Accounts Just Like Twitter, Facebook

    Whatsapp application to get verified.

    Having a verified account is a major goal for social media users.

    It is something that has been used on Facebook for a while, & Twitter users from all walks of life are also able to apply for verification.

    The messaging app – now owned by Facebook – has not only started to verify certain business accounts, but is also preparing to release a standalone app that will let companies chat with customers.

    WhatsApp is exploring ways for us to communicate with the businesses that matter to us.

    Some business accounts have been verified by WhatsApp already.

    If you see a green badge appear next to a contact’s name, it means that WhatsApp has confirmed that the phone number of this contact belongs to a business account.

    Source: http://www.civdigitech.com/2017/08/whatsapp-begins-verified-accounts-just.html?m=1

  5. Dual-Camera Huawei Mate 10 Gets An Official Teaser Video

    Dual-Camera Huawei Mate 10 Gets An Official Teaser Video
    Huawei is gearing up for the release of the Mate 10 flagship rumored to take place on October 16, and as a result, earlier this week the first official teaser video seemingly promoting the aforementioned device popped-up as an unlisted YouTube video uploaded by the Huawei Mobile Deutschland channel.

    The video is titled the device worth waiting for and while it doesn’t outright specify the exact name of the device, it does confirm that the smartphone bears the Mate moniker and carries two main cameras co-engineered with Leica.

    In other words, it’s very likely that the video at hand provides the very first official sneak preview on the upcoming Huawei Mate 10.

    To be clear, the smartphone is not actually shown in the teaser video, as the clip seems to have been designed to promote the device’s camera capabilities.

    However, the 25-second teaser does provide a quick look at a 3D render detailing the camera assembly, which has now been indirectly confirmed to include a 12-megapixel RGB sensor, as well as a secondary 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, not unlike the Huawei Mate 9 and P10, both of which make use of similar camera modules co-engineered with Leica.

    Whether these two cameras will offer any upgraded features compared to the modules employed by the aforementioned tow smartphones remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that the teaser video also confirms the inclusion of a dual-LED flash and what appears to be a laser-autofocus module flanking the dual-camera combo.

    The video doesn’t say much else about the smartphone’s capabilities or whereabouts but according to an alleged official promo poster leaked earlier this month, Huawei could introduce the Mate 10 on October 16.

    However, the company has yet to make any concrete announcements on the matter so only time will tell if this will indeed be the case.

    According to previous reports, spec-wise the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to carry an EntireView display employing a borderless design and an 18:9 aspect ratio, as well as a resolution of 2160 x 1080 spread across a 6.1-inch surface.

    The device is likely to make use of an in-house Kirin chipset, presumably the yet-to-be-announced Kirin 970 expected to become HiSilicon’s first SoC built on a 10nm Process


  6. iPhone 8 face recognition might be more powerful than expected

    iPhone 8 face recognition might be more powerful than expected
    Microsoft and its fans may boast that it was using face recognition, via the still young Windows Hello, long before Apple, but the iPhone 8 might have a few things over Microsoft’s and Intel’s relatively older technology.

    Of course, nothing is official until Apple finally says so next month but, if all these leaks and speculations hit the mark, then the iPhone 8 might have one of the most accurate and fastest consumer face recognition technologies in the market. Ironically, it has Microsoft to thank for that.

    Face recognition, at least the way Apple will supposedly implement it, doesn’t rely on simply capturing a flat image of a person’s face and comparing it to a database of mugshots like in some TV show. It instead shines nearly invisible infrared light on a person’s face, which a camera can then pick up.

    The advantage of this method is that the system will be able to detect objects, like the user’s face, even in darkness.

    That’s not just theory either. That’s the very same principle used in Microsoft’s Kinect controller. It isn’t just an accident that Apple acquired PrimeSense, the very startup behind Kinect, in 2013.

    An independent source also claims that Apple’s sensor can detect a face in one microsecond, or one millionth of a second, which is only perhaps a little slower than Touch ID in its current incarnation.

    Unlike Touch ID, however, face recognition has the potential to become and even bigger thing. In addition to convenience and potentially greater security, camera and infrared sensors are apparently cheaper to add to smartphones compared to fingerprint scanners.

    Cost factors might play an even bigger role in the near future when traditional fingerprint sensors no longer have any physical space on the phone.

    Of course, that still depends on how well face recognition will actually perform in the real world. Samsung’s iris recognition sounded great on paper but was easily thwarted by fake photos.

    Qualcomm, who is pushing its Spectra image signal processor for similar purposes, says it can help rectify that flaw with some depth perception and “live-ness” detection. It has, however, yet to put that sensor in a commercial product, which probably won’t happen before the iPhone 8 launches.


  7. 10 things in tech you need to know today

    Wednesday 30, August 2017

    Uber has finally chosen a new CEO, Fitbit is getting into the wireless headphone game, and Apple is getting ready to announce new iPhones on September 12th.

    1. Uber has picked Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO. Khosrowshahi’s involvement in the CEO search wasn’t made known until Sunday, making him a dark horse in the race.

    2. Apple will reportedly announce the next iPhone on September 12. Official invites have not been sent out yet.

    3. Fitbit just unveiled three new products — including its first-ever pair of wireless headphones. The new products joining Fitbit’s lineup include Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Flyer, and Fitbit Aria 2 — a new smartwatch, wireless headphones, and an updated version of Fitbit’s smart scale, respectively.

    4. Uber has a new CEO — here’s what you need to know about him. While not a tech celebrity, Khosrowshahi has had a very impressive and respectable run during his long tenure at Expedia, growing its revenues from $2.1 billion in in 2005 to $8.7 billion in 2016.

    5. Microsoft’s new partnership with gaming company Valve looks like a win-win. Microsoft also says it’s bringing “experiences” based on its blockbuster “Halo” franchise into virtual reality with Windows 10 in the future.

    6. ‘Game of Thrones’ fans might have to wait until 2019 for the final season. The final season could contain six episodes of “feature film” length.

    7. More than 180,000 iPhone apps won’t be compatible with Apple’s upcoming iPhone software, iOS 11. When iOS 11 arrives in a matter of weeks, a long-predicted change will arrive with it: Apple will no longer support 32-bit apps.

    8. Whole Foods is now selling the Amazon Echo. With Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally going through on Monday, customers are about to notice some changes in their stores.

    9. China is planning a crackdown on ICOs, the red-hot digital-coin-issuing trend. ICOs have become a bonanza for digital currency entrepreneurs, allowing them to raise millions quickly by creating and selling digital “tokens” with no regulatory oversight.

    10. A robot designed to replace your smartphone is already in the works. That’s the forecast from some of the top minds in robotics and artificial intelligence who gathered in Pebble Beach, California, last week to debate the future at the G-Summit conference organized by GWC.

    Source; http://www.Pulse.ng

  8. Practical Ways to Make Your Windows PC Faster
    – geek.ng

    If your Windows PC is running too slow, you should consider some of these steps.

    Uninstall unused apps
    As someone who tests a lot of apps, I had loads of unused apps on my computer. Besides, I haven’t done a clean install since Windows 7. I’ve upgraded through Windows 8, Windows 8.1 down to Windows 10, and I still had lots of old software programs I no longer use.

    The first step I took was locating these apps and uninstalling them. On Windows 10, you won’t find them all in the Modern Settings app, you should go straight to Programs and Features in Control Panel to get rid of them.

    Remove startup items
    You probably don’t know, but startup apps too already take system resources that could be put to some good use. This is why you should disable useless startup programs you don’t really need. To make your computer faster, you need to disable these programs that startup with Windows. To do this:

    Press CTRL + ALT + Delete and go to Task Manager.
    Go to the Startup tab.
    Right-click on apps you need to remove from startup and click Disable.

    Reboot your computer and those apps holding your system back should be gone.

    Uninstall your antivirus
    Unless you know what you’re doing and you’re the careful type of computer user, I wouldn’t advise you do this. You are leaving your computer security in the hands of Microsoft’s Windows Defender. Although it has greatly improved over the years, you still can’t compare it with advanced antivirus solutions like Bitdefender.

    No matter what software publishers claim, antivirus programs take a good deal of your system resource, and this is why I uninstalled Bitdefender. And as a matter of fact, things got a lot better after I did this and I’m almost sure I’m not re-installing anytime soon. It’s a good way to claim back some RAM and system resource.

    Please note that you shouldn’t do this if you’re always visiting shady sites or dealing with cracks and keygens. Also, if you don’t regularly update Windows, this could be dangerous. Also, if you’re the type of person usually plugs in any external device from every Tom, Dick and Harry to your computer, please don’t do this.

    Clean junk
    Junk files could also be responsible for your sluggish Windows operating system. This is why you need to clean this out. You simply can’t launch File Explorer and start deleting whatever looks like junk, you need a good software program to do this. CCleaner is one of the best free tools around to achieve this, and it’s pretty easy to use.

    You only need to download the free version, install and launch. Hit the Analyze button and then Run cleaner. You should notice a big change when the cleaning is all done.

    Optimize Registry

    To perfect this whole thing, you also need to check out the Registry section in CCleaner. Hit the Scan for issues button and fix after the scan is complete.

    There’s also one more thing you should do: defragment your hard drive.

    Go to This PC and right-click on your hard drive, then select Properties. Go to the Tools tab and click Optimize. This should go a long way in improving the performance of your computer.

    Source: geek.ng

  9. Adobe what? Edit videos like a pro with these 5 apps on mobile

    Before the advent of smart phones, we had to depend on professional editors to piece together footage and other content such that it makes creative sense and communicates a lasting message. I would say gone are those days, but to a certain degree, pro editors are still very much in demand in the professional space. However, mobile technology has made it much easier for content creators to edit in a matter of minutes and upload before content goes stale. People who create skits, covers, parody videos, competition entries, etcetera have changed the game of video editing drastically. We review 5 editing apps that make editing on the go easy as ABC!

    Viva Video
    We discovered that the Viva Video app was recognized as a “Top Developer” in the Google Play Store. It is the best video editing, slideshow making, movie making App & video editor on the Android market. With Viva Video, you can easily create professional-looking video stories/movies within a few taps, such as montage, MEME, collage and duet videos. It has hundreds of user-friendly special video effects from which you can choose ranging from stickers and filters to animated clips and subtitles which allow you tell a good story.
    Some features of VivaVideo:
    – It has user-friendly editing tools which allows users to easily trim, cut, merge, copy/duplicate and loop clips in editing storyboard
    – It has video speed control with slow and fast motion
    – Allows you perform some video functions like reverse, playback & blurred background, voice enhancement & audio speed adjustment, video resizing and audio fade in and out.
    – Users can preview all edits on WYSIWYG interface
    – Direct share to your social media handles
    – Tons of themes/video templates to choose from including Birthday, Wedding, Holiday and all occasions.

    Power Director
    This is one of the most comprehensive video editor apps around. The app makes use of the timeline editor method enabling people with video editing experience feel at ease. Movies are made with Full HD picture using simple video FX, transitions, & custom voiceover or audio soundtrack. It is very user-friendly and comes highly recommended by our editor who admits, if you have used Adobe before, you will find this very familiar.

    With Power Director, you can;
    Add videos to your timeline
    Experience sleek timeline editing interface tools
    Create slow motion video
    Add effects with a quick tap
    Change your video’s music & add fading effects/voice over
    Combine picture and Video in a movie
    Save videos to your phone, or upload to YouTube, Facebook and more
    WeVideo Video Editor
    WeVideo lets you easily add themes, filters, effects, transitions, emojis’, voiceover narration, music, and other artistic elements to your videos. You can choose from a gallery of 30+ unique video themes and video enhancing filters, add special effects and transitions, titles and captions, music, and record a voiceover or add emoji stickers. It basically allows you to edit video anyhow you want. It is quite easy to use and has some basic features which would work for every tom, dick and harry.

    Edit photos and videos from your gallery or capture from the app
    30+ unique video themes and video enhancing filters
    Add special effects and transitions
    Add titles and captions
    Add music (or use ours) for a custom soundtrack
    Easy clip arranging
    Voiceover recording
    Add emoji sticker to your video
    Publish in HD
    Magisto Video Editor & Maker
    The unique feature about Magisto is its ability to apply automatic video stabilization and facial recognition to your edits. Facial recognition detects the most important people in your photos and videos to create personalized movies for sharing.

    This one kept crashing but looked like it had a lot of potential! The UX is beautiful and the app makes your videos and pictures taken come out professional especially for images on an Android phone.


  10. how to Delete searches & other activity fromyouraccount -Google… Google knows quite a lot about you based on your search history. That’s kind of the point of search, to learn about people and serve them relevant advertising. But fortunately, the company’s user-facing tools allow you to remove that knowledge at your leisure.1.Open your browser and head to myactivity.google.com.2.Click the menu in the upper left-hand corner ofthe page, and choose “Activity Controls” from the list.3.Under Web & App Activity, click “Manage Activity.” Click on the three-dots menu next to any individual session todelete those items, or the three-dots menu at the top to delete your entire history.History can be cleared in a total “clean slate” fashion, or individual entries can be deleted for those (ahem) delicate inquiries that you’d rather no one else know about. Here’s how to do both. (Note: You can alsodo some of this on Android, as well, if you aren’t near a computer.)How to Delete Your Entire Search History (Plus Other Stuff)Your history with Google Search, along with all the other Google services you use like Android, the Chrome Browser, and YouTube, is stored in your My Activity page. Go tomyactivity.google.comand you can see more or less everything you’ve done that Google knows about. Don’tworry, you’re the only user who has access to this stuff—Google anonymizes the data as it uses it to serve ads and analyze trends.To clear your history, click on the hamburger menu on the upper left-hand side of themyactivity.google.com page (that’s the three horizontal bars next to “Google”), then click “Activity Controls” in the side menu.Under the first item, Web & App Activity, click “Manage Activity.” You’ll see all of the items you searched for, and if you use Android and Chrome with the account you’re signed into, all of the apps and websites you visited as well. They’re separated into “sessions,” grouped bits of activity based on time. It’s possible to delete these individually with the three-dot menus in the upper-right corner of each.To delete absolutely everything here, click the three-dot menu in the top blue bar, then click “Delete activity by.”From this page, you can delete all of your activity for all monitored searches, websites, and Android apps. Under “Delete by date,” select “All time.” You can leave the default “All products” selected, or choose only “Search” to delete just your Google search history.How to Delete Your Activity for Individual ServicesFollow the instructions above, arriving at the “Delete activity by” section. But before clicking the “Delete” button, open the final drop-down menu. Here you can delete your search and usage data for a staggering amount of Google services. It’s a bit hard to see at onceon the web, so here’s the full list:*.Ads*.Android*.Assistant*.Books*.Chrome*.Developers*.Express*.Finance*.Google+*.Help*.Image Search*.Maps*.Maps Timeline*.News*.Play*.Play Music*.Search*.Shopping

  11. meet a man who marries his laptop

    Chris Sevier, who wants to marry his laptop, has claimed he should be allowed the same rights as same-sex couplesAn army veteran has challenged a court decision denying him the right to marry his laptop in a bizarre case that loosely resembles the plot of Oscar-winning film Her.Chris Sevier has filed a motion to the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeal arguing that if same-sex couples are allowed to wed, he should be able to tie the knot with his Macbook.The amateur model claims computers are his ‘preferred sexual object’ and enjoys sex with the devices more than with ‘real women’.He tried to marry the device, which he says is laden with porn, but the licence was rejected by Utah officials on the grounds of ‘sexual orientation’.The case bears similarities to Her, a Spike Jonze film in which the protagonist, played by Joaquin Phoenix,falls in love with his operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Jonze picked up the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.In Sevier’s motion, which is 50 pages long, Mr Sevier states: ‘They discriminated against me when they rejected my request to marry my computer.’I approached the Utah clerk to have a marriage licence issued for me and my machine-spouse.’The clerk denied my request for a marriage licence … my object of affection was outside the scope of the narrow definition.’If gays have the right to “marry their object of sexual desire, even if they lackcorresponding sexual parts, then I should have the right to marry my preferred sexual object,’ he added The motion continues: ‘The true question presented here is whether traditional marriage is a relationship that is stand alone and unequal to all other forms of sexual and spiritual unions.’The Constitutionality of the law in dispute narrowly defines marriage between one man and one women, not one man and one man, one woman and one woman, one man and one machine,one man and one animal.’ To strengthenthe claim, Mr Sevier cites legal precedents from around the world – including a case where a woman married a dolphin and a Chinese man wed a cardboard cutout of himself.The courts in the US found his argument was not persuasive enough, and ruled against him.


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  13. Moto is currently marketing the Z2 Force as a “phone you cant break the screen”. I hope it comes to MobilityArena. And like Leonidas and his 300 i hope you put “the name to test”

  14. Safe Browsing Now Protects More than 3 Billion Devices

    Google has announced that more than 3 billion devices are now protected by its Safe Browsing. This initiative protects users from deceptive sites by displaying a message warning the user about the web page may install unwanted software, or it may reveal personal information like passwords and credit cards. Google has been harnessing the capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to protect its users, with the company developing programs like a scalable machine learning-based classifier that can scan millions of web pages a day, and a system which can identify malicious extensions found in the Chrome Web Store. Google has also incorporated Safe Browsing in other consumer products like Search, Gmail, and the Play Store, while this feature is also included in the company’s advertising platform to prevent dangerous websites from being promoted. These features have been in place over the past few years, and it likely saved millions of consumers from identity theft due to phishing websites.

    A significant portion of devices protected by the Safe Browsing initiative are mobile devices, and Google has implemented ways to better serve smartphone and tablet users. Google is compressing the data transmitted from its services to mobile devices to better serve people dealing with poor or slow data connections and expensive mobile data plans. To further reduce the data consumed by Safe Browsing, Google is only sending information to mobile devices that are extremely necessary to protect the consumer.The search giant compiles and rolls out a very short update that contains data regarding the riskiest websites, while it is also optimizing the software to use as little memory and processor time as possible. Aside from websites, Safe Browsing also protects the user from “fake buttons” that often fool the user into opening pop-up windows.

    Google has also released APIs that allows developers to implement the Safe Browsing feature into third-party applications. To make the software more appealing to developers and companies, the API is developed to preserve privacy and reduce performance impact. Moreover, third-party browsers like Firefox and Safari are also utilizing this technology to defend consumers from malware infection and phishing attempts. Google promises that this feature will continue to improve, and it will evaluate new approaches to make Safe Browsing better.


  15. Just imagine if you could text songs to friends with just few taps. Spotify has secretly launched an iMessage application that can do just that. The new app has not been officially announced however according to reports, it shares same functionality with the Spotify Messenger app which went live earlier this year as one of Messenger’s new chat extensions.

    Just like the Messenger bot, the new iMessage app allows for quick search across Spotify’s full catalog for a track you want to share, tap a button to paste a preview of that song into your chat session. This preview includes an album image, song title, and artist information.

    Two unique features of the iMessage app in comparison to the Messenger is its larger image and the fact that there’s no play button. Rather, a small Spotify logo at the top left is what indicates that what you’ve sent is a song.

    The recipient on the other hand then taps the image which launches a new window, overlaid on top of the chat session. From here, the recipient can play the provided 30-second clip, or tap the Play on Spotify button below to hear the full track.

    One key difference between Spotify’s iMessage app and Apple Music’s is that the former allows you to listen to the full track right in iMessage. However, Apple’s is more limited because it only pulls up tracks that are in your ‘recently listened’ list.

    If you have Spotify’s iOS app already installed, you can switch on the new Spotify iMessage app from the iMessage App Store (unless you have your Settings configured to automatically enable all new iMessage apps by default, in which case you can just start using the app).

    On iOS 11, that means heading to the end of the horizontal row of iMessage apps that appear when you tap the App Store button next to the text entry box in iMessage, then tapping the More button. This launches a window where you can manage which apps are switched on. (Just tap the Edit button to display their toggle switches).

    Despite the fact that the functionality on iMessage is restricted to just sharing tracks and not finding hot or trending music or building group playlists, this may actually be a smart and conscious design choice on Spotify’s part.

    One of the unsatisfactory issues about some iMessage apps the fact that they require a labyrinth of steps to use. When you’re in the middle of a back-and-forth conversation, you don’t want to disappear from the chat for too long while you fiddle with apps. By simplifying the process to just three steps search, tap, and share it’s a lot quicker to send a Spotify clip now, rather than hunting down the URL of the track instead.

    Spotify’s Messenger app has also seemingly trimmed down since launch, we should note. Originally it also highlighted popular tracks and made various recommendations, but now it just lets you search, pull from recent songs, or create playlists.

    Spotify confirmed the launch of the new iMessage app to TechCrunch in a statement.

    Spotify’s iMessage app is available now, allowing users to quickly search for and share music with friends directly from iMessage, a spokesperson said. It’s the latest way in which we’re empowering users to share music with friends in a fast and fun way.


  16. Just like on WhatsApp, remember there is a mute option…well, now the Facebook snooze button will mute those annoying friends.

    I am certain this new Facebook feature will come as a relief to many people ‘Snooze button’.

    Facebook wants to make it easier for you to silence those annoying friends in your News Feed by testing out a new Snooze button.

    If you grow tired of a person’s endless selfies or holiday snaps then the Snooze feature will give you the power to mute them.

    It gives Facebook users the option to silence a person, page or group for a certain amount of time, anything from 24 hours to 30 days.

    Facebook already has an option that allows users to unfollow a person, which means you won’t see their posts in your News Feed, but you’ll still be friends with them.

    The Snooze feature is similar and will be accessible by clicking on the top right of a person’s post and selecting the option.

    Facebook commented:

    “We’re testing new ways to give people control over their News Feed so they can stay connected with the stories they find most relevant.”
    Not all users currently have access to the Snooze button, as Facebook are still testing it among a small selection of users.


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