Here’s a weather app that reminds you to go outside

weather app its cool

People who live in places with sudden changes in weather conditions now have an app that lets them know if it is conducive enough for them to go outside. This app is known as It’s Cool. The app is a weather app designed to alert you when the weather is nice enough. Currently, this app is only available on iOS. According to the developer, this weather app was born from the fact that we spend too many summer days and nights inside our homes. Most times, we have no idea…

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Google’s Phone app now lets users control their current call

Google Phone app

It appears like Google is working on a new feature for its Phone app. This feature lets users control their current call session from the Home screen with a floating bubble. This feature was first seen in the Google Phone version 11. it looks like a phone icon within a circle, and it is located around the middle of the screen once the user presses the Home key. This feature provides users with more options to manage their calls. It allows the user to end the call, switch off the…

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A replacement screen can be used to hack your phone

replacement screen

What do you do when your phone screen gets damaged? You seek a replacement screen. Now, not many people would associate a replacement screen with data theft. However, a recent study shows that a replacement screen can be used to steal your data.  Researchers from Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev have revealed how this is possible. A malicious chip is embedded in the third-party touchscreen, and this chip can be used to manipulate the communications system on some devices, for example a Huawei Nexus 6P and an LG…

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Reddit announces new video hosting feature

Reddit

Reddit has announced the launch of its video hosting feature. This means that users of some communities can now upload videos directly to the site. Reddit already had this feature as part of a beta-testing phase conducted recently with a few communities. However the company says that it is now ready to expand the feature to other communities. Reddit’s production manager, Emon Motamedi, noted that videos on Reddit are just YouTube links or videos reduced to GIFs hosted by third-party tools. This is not convenient for people with limited knowledge…

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How to use Bixby Vision on Samsung Galaxy S8

Bixby Vision

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has Bixby Vision, a feature intended to make your pocket assistant even more useful. With Bixby Vision, you can search for images like what your camera is currently viewing, shop for items, translate text on the go, and so much more. Here are instructions on how to use it: HOW TO OPEN BIXBY VISION  Open Bixby Home on your phone, then tap on the Bixby Vision icon at the top of the screen. The icon looks like an eye. HOW TO ADJUST BIXBY VISION SETTINGS There are…

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Google Allo now has a desktop client

Google Allo

The mobile messaging platform has already been saturated with a lot of options. However, this does not stop new mobile messaging apps from coming up. Google Allo was released on mobile last year, to underwhelming results. However, the app did not have a web client which expanded its capabilities. Now, however, Google Allo has a web client. To use the feature, first install the app on your Android smartphone. Currently the web client feature is only available on Android, though the app itself is available on iOS. Now, once you…

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Facebook introduces birthday fundraisers feature

birthday fundraisers facebook

On your birthday, Facebook usually makes a post on your friends’ timelines, reminding them to send you a birthday message. This has become a surefire way to keep track of your friends’ birthdays, and it also helps your friends remember yours. However, Facebook is introducing a new feature to the birthday reminder. Now, the company has included birthday fundraisers to the feature. The birthday fundraisers feature is not for the celebrant to make use of, however. Instead, Facebook allows you to raise money for a non-profit organization. Here’s how it…

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Have a cookie: Here is what to expect from Android 8 Oreo

android 8 oreo

Google has announced Android Oreo, the next version of Android OS. That’s Android 8 Oreo, in full. An oreo is a world-famous cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet creme filling in between. Google says Android Oreo is “smarter, faster and more powerful than ever”. Let us have a look at the key features to expect when Oreo arrives. Oreo Is Faster Google says that Android 8 Oreo bots up twice faster that before (using the Google Pixel as the standard). Oreo Limits Background Activity Using Android Oreo,…

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5 Things to Consider When Buying Fairly Used Phones in Niger­ia

buying fairly used phones

Any day, anytime, it is the best to buy a brand new phone. But what if you can’t afford that mid-range or high-end phone you crave for? Your only option is to hope that one day you see someone (or a vendor) that wants to sell it as fairly used. However, buying fairly used phones in Nigeria can be risky. You don’t know the history of the phone — and the seller may want to use that against you. In order to get the best deal from fairly used phones,…

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