Monday, 27 November 2017

Top 3 VPNs 2017




This internet-connected era has improved our lives in many aspects. It is now easier than ever to work, study and communicates, but this comes at a cost. The unregulated nature of the internet makes it vulnerable to the bad intentions of some people and this can have deep consequences in our everyday lives if we’re not prepared to handle them.

To begin with, in the recent years it was made public that surveillance agencies all around the world are constantly monitoring most of the world’s internet traffic. Some of them do this by obtaining information directly from internet service providers (ISPs) who have even been legally allowed by some countries to sell their users’ information to companies without consulting.

Fortunately, there is a tool to protect your privacy from all this and it’s called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). In case you don’t know them, they’re private services that encrypt and reroute all your data through a large network of servers, taking it out of the reach of snoopers in many ways. Visit vpnAlert for more information about how VPN works. Now, not all VPN services are the same and much less equally good. For this reason, we took the liberty of testing a bunch of them and deciding which ones are the best. Here are our top 3 of VPN services for this year:


ExpressVPN
If your main concern is speed, then you have to go for ExpressVPN. This VPN provider specializes in fast connection rates, their servers have been set up specifically for this task and they don’t set a bandwidth limit to their users. They also feature a really big network of over 1500 servers distributed across more than 90 countries around the world. They’re definitely a good choice if you want to stream shows from foreign media platforms.

They count with all the security features you might expect from every proficient VPN provider and even though they are a bit pricier than the others, their service is definitely worth it.

PureVPN
If your goal is to bypass all region-based restrictions that step in your way, and we truly mean it when we say this, then your best choice is PureVPN. Their network spreads across more than 140 countries, making it the broadest we’ve seen. On top of this, they feature very fast connections on each of their more than 700 servers and the safest encryption protocols available. They’re also a good option if you’re looking to save some money. After all, their two-year subscription plan has one of the most competitive prices on the market.

IPVanish
IPVanish isn’t specialized in a certain area, it is more the sum, and quality, of its different features what makes it one of the best VPNs of the market. They have a network of more than 850 distributed in more than 60 countries making it perfect to bypass geo-restrictions. All these servers are lightning-fast and their encryption protocols are military-grade. In conclusion, IPVanish is a strong ally if what you want is to protect your privacy online.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nokia Unveils its First Flagship Device - Nokia 8 (Specs & Price)

Nokia is set to unveil its first flagship device which is one of a kind. The Nokia 8 is Nokia's premium smartphone that allows you to use both Rear and Front camera simultaneously with dual sight mode to take pictures or live stream on Facebook or Youtube with a single touch. The Nokia 8 is currently trending on social media with the hashtag #Bothie.

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The Cameras are super-slim and equipped with ZEISS optics featuring a 13MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both color and monochrome sensors and 13MP wide-angle front camera with phase detection and auto-focus.

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Having a flawless design, the Nokia 8 is crafted and polished with a distinctive aluminum unibody to nestle perfectly on the palm of your hand. The Nokia 8 is Nokia's most powerful Android phone having a full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield that dissipates system heat across the full body of the phone so you won't have to worry about phone heating problem.

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Nokia 8 Full Specifications

NETWORK:4G LTE (Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL)
SIM:Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + MicroSD card slot)
WLAN:802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)
BLUETOOTH:BT 5.0
GPS:GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS
NFC:NFC (sharing) ANT+
OS:Android 7.1.1 Nougat
MEMORY:Internal memory 64GB, 4GB RAM and expandable microSD up to 256GB
CPU:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, Octa core, (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)
DIMENSIONS: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm
SIZE:5.3-inches IPS QHD
RESOLUTION:2560 x 1440
PROTECTION:Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
CAMERA:Rear Dual Camera - 13MP (Color + OIS) + 13MP (Monochrome), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash. Front Camera - 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
USB:Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
SENSORS:Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer
BATTERY:3090mAh Non-removable Li-on Battery
COLORS:Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
PRICE:About 703 USD (254,837 NGN)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

How to Save a Web Page as PDF

How to Save a Web page as PDF

A web page consists of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript which can only be accessed by a web browser. Not only do you need a web browser to access it, you also need internet connection except you save it for offline use. The limitation of this is that when you save a web page for offline use on a PC, you can't access it on a mobile phone. This is because whenever you save a web page, multiple files and folders are saved together with it and you need those files and folders to view the page correctly whenever you need it.


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You might have come across an interesting webpage that you would need for a later use. But what happens when you run out of data or switch devices? The good news is that you can save a web page in PDF format and a PDF file can be accessed on both PC and Mobile devices. With few easy steps, you can save a web page and access it anytime on any device but take note that your device must be able to view PDF files. You will need an app for that, there are PDF apps both for PC and Mobile devices. Adobe Reader is very good and has versions for PC and Mobile devices. It's free and can be downloaded from the Web or PlayStore.


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To save a web page as PDF, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the web page you would like to save

Step 2: Click on Options/menu and click on Print or simply press simultaneously Ctrl + P on your keyboard

Step 3: On the destination options or Printer Name, select save as PDF. If you didn't see 'save as PDF', check for Microsoft print to PDF

Step 4: Set other options like orientation, number of pages and paper size the way you want

Step 5: Click on Save or OK

Step 6: To locate the file you just saved, open File Explorer>>Libraries>>Documents and the file is just right there.


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You can also save a webpage as PDF with your Android phone but only with Chrome browser. Follow these steps:


Step 1: Open the web page you would like to save

Step 2: Tap options

Step 3: Tap Share

Step 4: Select Print. If you didn't see Print, check for Cloud Print

Step 5: From the Print options, select Save as PDF

Step 6: Set the paper size and number of copies you like

Step 7: Tap the PDF icon at the top of the preview page

Step 8: Select the folder you would like to save the file to and tap on SAVE



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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

What to consider before buying a PC

what to consider before buying a PC

Technology is fast growing and things are changing. Old gadgets are gradually been replaced by new ones. The PC that was in vogue in the early ‘90s is no longer in vogue and because of the nature of things or the work you do, you might be considering buying a PC or changing your old one.

Buying a PC takes more than walking into a shop or ordering for one online. There are some factors to be taken into consideration before buying a PC, even the Bible teaches us to sit down and count the cost before carrying out a project or plan. In other words, one should consider some things before executing your plan.

In the case of wanting to buy a PC, the same thing applies: consider some factors like the type of PC you want, the battery life, the processor and money factor. It is important to consider these things so you won't end up buying a PC you don't know how to use or a PC that's faulty and cannot serve you well.

Let's see some of the factors to consider:

OS (Operating System)

There are different types of PC in the market with different Operating systems and these operating systems are designed to meet specific needs so depending on what you need a PC for, you will need to make a choice on OS type.

The common OS types are Windows and Mac. There are others like Linux. Windows Operating system is owned by Microsoft and has about 1 billion users. It was first released in 1985 as Windows 1.0. Over the years, Microsoft Windows has grown so large that you could find a Windows PC in almost every home.

On the other hand, Mac which is owned by Apple was first released in 1984 and has about 100 million users. Windows seems to have more users than Mac and personally, I prefer a Windows based PC to a Mac PC because of its friendly and easy to use features.

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The ball is now in your court, ensure you make the right choice by selecting the OS that meets your needs.

Screen Size

This is another factor to consider. Do you want a laptop with a small screen size of a larger screen? An answer to that question will determine your final decision. In screen size, there are mini laptops (usually within the size of 10-12), notebook PCs and medium sized laptops (usually within the size of 14-15.6) and the larger PCs (usually within the size of 17-20).

The size you choose should depend on what you want it for. If for example, you go about with your PC you should know that a smaller size would be the best option since a larger size won’t be easy to carry about.

Processor

This is the heartbeat of a PC. A PC might have a smart and pretty design but if the processor is nothing to write home about, don't call it a PC. There are different types of Processors, some are high and some are low. Presently, the best type of processors to select from are Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 which are classified as the 7th generation.

intel core i-series processors

Among these three processors, the Core i5 and Core i7 are higher and when selecting, check for the 7U series (for example Intel® Core™ i5-7200U or Intel® Core™ i7-7500U) they function better. However the Core i3 is also very good, you can go for it if you can't afford the Core i5 and Core i7.

Graphics should also be considered. Gamers will understand this better because some games won't run on your PC if it does not support your PC graphics card.

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It's not only gamers that need to take graphics card into consideration. The function of a graphics card is to improve the quality of the graphics when watching a video or playing a game so everyone actually needs to put that in consideration but only serious gamers can go extra miles. Examples of good graphics processors are NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX and Intel® HD Graphics 620.

Battery

I keep saying a PC with a bad battery is good as dead and you're not different from someone with a desktop computer. The battery is the life of a PC and if you happen to live in a place where there’s consistent power failure, only a good battery will make you enjoy your PC.

Battery varies but a good battery should last for at least four hours after a full charge and an average lifespan of four to six years. There are other batteries that last for six to eight hours after a full charge so when next you want to get a PC, check to be sure you're buying a PC with a good battery.

Money Factor

This is the overall factor to consider. Without this factor, all other factors are useless because the amount of money with you determines the quality of the PC you can buy so before you think of buying a PC, ensure you have what it takes to get one.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

How to use Facebook Messenger for sending SMS

Facebook Messenger is not just an app for chatting as a lot of us consider it to be. The Messenger app is built to meet other aspects of our daily activities. From chatting to playing games and making calls (audio and video), Facebook Messenger gives its user an amazing experience. Among the numerous features of Facebook Messenger (which a lot of people don't know about), Facebook Messenger can also be used for sending SMS and I'm going to show you how you can do that.

Android phones allow you to set a third party app in place of the default Messaging app for sending SMS and MMS. Facebook messenger is not the only third party app for sending SMS, there are others like Google Hangout and Olleh cs but I'll be talking on Facebook Messenger for today.

To use Facebook Messenger app for sending SMS, you'll need to download the app, so go head and download the Messenger app from Google Play Store. If you already have the app installed on your phone, you're one step ahead. Follow these procedures to start using the app for sending SMS

  • Open the Facebook Messager app on your phone and tap on the image icon at the top right of the app.
  • Select SMS
  • Select SMS in Messenger. A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to use Messenger instead of the default Messaging app for sending messages, select OK (or YES depending on your phone).
  • Use Messenger for SMS
  • Below the 'SMS in Messenger', The toggle button beside the 'Default SMS app' should be automatically selected. If not, select it. A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to set Messenger as your default Messaging app, Select YES/OK (depending on your phone).
  • You've Successfully set Facebook Messenger as your default Messaging app and you should begin to see your previously sent messages. You can also send new ones using Facebook Messenger.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Infinix Note 4/Note 4 Pro Specs and Review

As expected, the Infinix Note series continues with Note 4 and Note 4 Pro. The Hong Kong-based Smartphone manufacturing company launched its latest flagship device on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. The Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 Pro are the latest and best Smartphones from Infinix featuring a 4300mAh/4500mAh, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB ROM and Xcharge that gives you a talk-time of 250 minutes after a 5 minutes charge. Here are the full review and specs:

NOTE 4

Infinix Note 4
  • MODEL: NOTE4 X572
  • SIM CARD: DUAL SIM
  • NETWORK: 4G/3G/2G
  • CHIPSET: MT6753
  • CPU FREQUENCY: OCTA-CORE CORTEX 1.3GHZ, 64BIT
  • GPU: MALI-T720 MP3 450MHz
  • CAMERA: FRONT 8MP, REAR 13MP
  • MEMORY: MICRO SD, UP TO 128 GB, 16GB INTERNAL ROM, 2GB RAM
  • BATTERY CAPACITY: NON-REMOVABLE LI-PO 4300mAh BATTERY
  • GPS NAVIGATION: YES , WITH A-GPS
  • WLAN: WI-FI IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, HOTSPOT
  • BLUETOOTH: BT4.2
  • USB PORT: MICRO 5 PIN USB, OTG
  • EARPHONE: YES
  • FM: YES
  • SENSORS: G-SENSOR, LIGHT SENSOR, PROXIMITY SENSOR, HALL SENSOR
  • COMPASS: YES
  • FINGERPRINT: YES
  • DISPLAY TYPE: IPS LCD CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN, 16M COLORS
  • SIZE: 5.7" FHD
  • RESOLUTION: 1920X1080 PIXELS
  • DIMENSION: 159*78.8*8.4mm
  • COLOR: CHAMPAGNE GOLD, MILAN BLACK, ICE BLUE
  • WEIGHT: 198g
  • OS: ANDROID 7.0

The Note 4 comes in a smooth and seamless design and a metal print back body that creates a thorough finish. It has a 4300mAh large battery supported by XPower that maximizes its stand-by time. The fast charging technology allows you to charge 45% in just 30 minutes. In addition, NOTE4 gives you a two-hour phone call or six-hour offline music listening with just 5-minute charge.

With an excellent 13MP main camera and Dual LED flash, the NOTE4 has the power to capture all your best moments clearly and an 8MP front camera to make all of your selfies truly stunning.

The Smart Fingerprint key unlocks in 0.15s and saves you the stress of passwords and pins. The Fingerprint also has a function that adds viewing of photo libraries, voice recording, and customizing quick opening of apps via different finger input.

The Official Price of the Infinix Note 4 is N53,000 and is available on Jumia and Konga or any Infinix retail outlet

NOTE4 PRO

Infinix Note 4 Pro
  • MODEL: NOTE4 PRO X571
  • SIM: DUAL SIM
  • NETWORK: 4G/3G/2G
  • CHIPSET: MT6753
  • CPU FREQUENCY: OCTA-CORE CORTEX 1.3GHZ, 64BIT
  • GPU: ARM MALI-T720 MP3 450MHz
  • CAMERA: FRONT 8M, REAR 13M
  • MEMORY: MICROSD, UP TO 128 GB, 32GB INTERNAL ROM,3GB RAM
  • BATTERY CAPACITY: NON-REMOVABLE LI-PO 4500mAh BATTERY
  • GPS NAVIGATION: YES, WITH A-GPS
  • WLAN: WI-FI IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, HOTSPOT
  • BLUETOOTH: BT4.2
  • USB PORT: MICRO 5 PIN USB, OTG
  • EARPHONE: YES
  • FM: YES
  • SENSORS: G-SENSOR, LIGHT SENSOR, PROXIMITY SENSOR, HALL SENSOR
  • COMPASS: YES
  • FINGERPRINT: YES
  • DISPLAY TYPE: IPS LCD CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN, 16M COLORS
  • SIZE: 5.7" FHD
  • RESOLUTION: 1920X1080 PIXELS
  • DIMENSION: 159.6*78.8*8.3mm
  • COLOR: CHAMPAGNE GOLD, SANDSTONE BLACK, PRUSSIAN BLUE, LILAC GRAY
  • WEIGHT: 200g
  • OS: Android 7.0

The NOTE4 Pro comes with a large 4500mAh battery and an improved charging experience with the latest Xcharge 4.0 technology giiving a quick 30 minutes charge to power it for the day.

Unlike Note4, the Note4 Pro comes with an additional tool - Xpen. The Xpen brings a totally new experience such as using Air command to customize XPen shortcuts, Recording moments and ideas in Memo and in sleep mode, and exploring your creative side in XNote. With a 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM, you won't have to worry about lagging.

The Note4 Pro has similar features with the Note4 - 8MP Front camera, 13MP Rear camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, Multi-Window, Fingerprint sensor and 5.7" Size

The Official price for the Note4 Pro is N58,000. However, the phone is expexted to be out by the end of July 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

Innjoo Max 3 Specification and Price In Nigeria

Innjoo Max 3 is the latest Addition to the “Max Series” and Innjoo’s best device till date. As expected , Innjoo Max  3 comes with a lot of improvements in design , specifications , Software , and security features. Innjoo is hoping  that  Max 3 will help improve the brand’s perception , after facing a lot of criticism from Nigerians. Here’s what you should know about this device.


injoo 3 max


Innjoo Max 3 Specs 

These are Innjoo Max 3 Specs , Featuring a 6.0inch screen  , 2GB RAM , Android 5.1 Lollipop and Fingerprint scanner.





  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro / Nano)
  • 4G LTE : Yes . for Max 3 4GLTE Variant
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with InnUI
  • Display: 6.0 inches Screen with 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Build: Aluminium Body
  • Colours: Grey , Black , Rose gold
  • Processor Type: 1.0GHz Mediatek MT6735 quad-core processor
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: Yes , up to 128GB
  • Back Camera : 13.0 MP with Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera : 8.0MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Security: Fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.35 secs

Innjoo Max 3 Pro Specs



  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro / Nano)
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with InnUI
  • Display: 6.0 inches Screen with 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Build: Aluminium Body
  • Colours: Grey , Black , Rose gold
  • Processor Type: 1.0GHz Mediatek MT6735 quad-core processor
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • External Storage: Yes , up to 128GB
  • Back Camera : 13.0 MP with Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera : 8.0MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Security: Fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.35 secs

Innjoo Max 3 Price In Nigeria

The current dollar to naira exchange rate has greatly increased the price of gadgets and electronics in the market , so smartphones have become very expensive. That said , Innjoo Max 3 price in Nigeria should fall within the range of #45,000 – #55,000  (For the 3 variants) . The price may vary in different merchants across the country.
(Important : Please note that due to market forces beyond our control , the price may change as time goes by)









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