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  • WhatsApp Launches New Business App February 15, 2018 whatsapp for business image

    Although WhatsApp is based in the United States, most of its billion-plus users live outside the northwestern hemisphere.

    The majority of instant messaging subscribers live across South America, Asia, and Africa. Indeed, according to the Wall Street Journal, WhatsApp has over 200 million active monthly users in India, and 1.3 billion users worldwide.

    Bought by Facebook in ...

  • Samsung launches Galaxy S9 January 25, 2018

    Samsung has finally confirmed that the S9 will be announced on February 25 (Today) – that’s the day before MWC starts. The tweet, which you can see below, teases a big focus on the camera.

    Samsung has moved from strength to strength, and is arguably the most successful Android phone maker of the year. The company ...

  • WhatsApp’s latest beta feature can help keep unwanted messages January 25, 2018

    WhatsApp is making it easier for people to ignore unwanted messages with a feature that lets user block
    notifications on the app thy don’t want to see.

    An update for the WhatsApp app now enables a user to decide on what notifications they see. For example, if they get a load of message notifications from ...

  • Things you need to know about Apple’s facial recognition January 22, 2018

    The iPhone X uses Face ID technology that unlocks the phone by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face.
    It works in a variety of conditions and is extremely secure.

    Macworld gives more information on how the Face ID works and how the technology protects your information.

    What is Face ID?

    Face ID ...

  • Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg loses $3.3bn after facebook newsfeed change January 15, 2018 Zuckerberg image

    Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change the way Facebook operates people’s news feeds has cost him $3.3bn, with his personal net worth dropping by 4.4 per cent, it is believed.

    After Facebook went public with the news feed change on Thursday, the website’s share value dropped by nearly four per cent before US markets opened on Friday.

    By close of business on ...

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook plans changes to news feed January 13, 2018 Zuckerberg image

    Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

    Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page.

    Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result, the ...

  • Apple to introduce new features to help parents protect children January 9, 2018

    Apple says it has new features and enhancements in the pipeline to help parents control children’s use of iPhones and other devices.

    The company was responding to a pair of Apple shareholders who wrote an open letter last week arguing that the iPhone-maker needs to tackle what’s seen as a “growing public health crisis” of ...

  • Volkswagen announces new engine, for Passat, Golf January 8, 2018

    Volkswagen is offering drivers new engine options for its Golf range, along with new standard equipment for all five trim levels of its larger Passat.

    The manufacturer said a 128hp Bluemotion version of its 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine is now available to order on the Golf GT hatch and Golf Estate GT.

    The engine, previously only ...

  • 15 top smartphones in 2017 December 28, 2017 samsung s8 image

    Thinking of buying a new phone? We’ve got the best smartphones of the moment listed here – with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plushandsets duking it out with the iPhones for the top spot. Click the dropdown above to see the full list!

    [UpdateWe’ve overhauled our best phone rankings to take account of the latest round ...

  • Kia Stinger Nominated for 2018 ‘North American Car of the Year’ and ‘European Car of the Year’ Awards December 19, 2017 Kia Stinger image

    KIA Motors Corp., through its sole UAE distributor Al Majid Motors Co., has announced that the all-new KIA Stinger has been nominated for the 2018 ‘North American Car of the Year’ and ‘European Car of the Year’ awards. The fastback sport sedan made its highly anticipated UAE debut at the Dubai International Motor Show 2017 ...

  • The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system December 12, 2017 Windows image

    The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that would affect Microsoft’s Windows system, including the latest Windows 10, an online report said.

    The NCSC found the vulnerability when it was reviewing antivirus solutions after concerns about a Russian antivirus software, which was allegedly involved in cyber-spying operations, according to the report ...

  • Technology: Google launches data-saving app for smartphone users December 4, 2017

    Google has created its own app to help users save and make better use of their mobile data.

    Initially tested in the Philippines where Google says users were saving up to 30% on their data, Datally has now been rolled out to the Google Play Store globally.

    The app contains usage figures so mobile phone owners can ...

  • Twitter Lite now available in 24 more countries December 1, 2017 hi247 image

    In April, we launched Twitter Lite, a new mobile web experience that minimizes data usage, loads quicker on slower connections, and is more resilient on unreliable mobile networks. Since then we’ve seen an increase in engagement — for example, Tweets sent from Twitter Lite have increased more than 50%. Over the past few months, ...

  • Social Media Trends to Watch in 2018 November 27, 2017 facebook img

    The Golden rule of marketing is to promote your business where target audience spends the most time. Today, your target demographic is on social media which has become a powerful marketing tool.

    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and other popular networks regularly update their features to enhance user experience. The world of social media is constantly changing ...

  • Facebook to train support over 50,000 Nigerian SMEs in 2018 November 23, 2017 facebook img

    Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses ( SMEs ) and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018.

    Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa, Ms Ebele Okobi, during a news briefing on Wednesday in Lagos, said that the training would be through a series of digital skills, as well ...

  • Apple Stores sells MekaMons, robots built by Adekunle Nigerian-British November 22, 2017
    Apple Stores in the United States and United Kingdom have begun the sale of gaming robots, MekaMons, built by a Nigerian-British, Silas Adekunle.

    The product with a price tag of $299.95 went on sale from 16 November in the shops and online. The robots can be operated with an iPhone and other smartphones.
    Reach Robotics, an augmented ...
  • 2018 Range Rover Evoque Drops 3-Door Coupe From U.S. Lineup November 6, 2017 range rover img

    When Land Rover debuted the Range Rover Evoque, nobody was expecting the British automaker to turn the LRX Concept into a production-ready vehicle. But Land Rover did, three-door body style and all. Unfortunately for the Whitley-based company, the Evoque 3DR doesn’t sell well over in the United States.

    Referred to as the Evoque Coupe ...

  • WhatsApp Comes Up With a Solution for Drunk Texting/wrong message November 2, 2017 Whatsapp img

    WhatsApp is finally adding a new feature that should be a welcome addition, especially for those error-prone users. After months of testing, the messaging app is rolling out a delete option that allows you to delete a message even after you have already sent it.

    Whether you had sent the wrong message to the wrong party ...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now available in Nigeria see specification, features October 25, 2017 Samsung note 7
    SAMSUNG’s newest flagship Smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in Nigeria, after a launch at the Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos recently.

    Director of Information, Communication & Technology for Samsung Electronics West Africa, Emmanouil Revmatas, said that the infinity display is a game changer for Note users because where others see more screen, users ...
  • Nigerians should take National Identification Number (NIN) as social security number October 25, 2017 buari image
    DIRECTOR General, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, has advised Nigerians and residents in the country to regard the National Identification Number, NIN, as a crucial feature of their life as it is the unique identifier for all in Nigeria.

    Therefore, you need a unique NIN from cradle to grave. By law and ...