18 Mar 2017

How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10

How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10

Windows 10 is designed for PCs with unlimited Internet connections, and it normally uses as much of your download and upload bandwidth as it wants without asking. Setting a connection as metered puts you back in control, and it’s essential on some types of connections.

You’ll always want to do this on connections with data caps, mobile hotspots, satellite Internet connections, dial-up connections, and anything else. It gives you more control over your connection and prevents Windows from gobbling bandwidth.

What Setting a Connection as Metered Does

Setting a connection as metered prevents Windows from automatically using bandwidth in many ways. Here’s exactly what it does:

  • Disables automatic downloading of Windows updates: Windows won’t automatically download updates from Windows Update on metered Internet connections. You’ll get a “Download” button you can click whenever you want to install updates.
  • Disables automatic downloading of app updates: The Windows Store won’t automatically download updates for your installed “Store apps” on metered connections, either. Desktop apps like Chrome, Firefox, and others will continue updating themselves normally.
  • Disables peer-to-peer uploading of updates: On a metered connection, Windows 10 won’t use your upload bandwidth to share updates with PCs over the Internet. Windows 10 does this by default, consuming your potentially limited upload allowance to reduce Microsoft’s bandwidth bills.
  • Tiles may not update: Microsoft says that the live tiles on your Start menu or Start screen “may” stop updating on a metered connection.
  • Other apps may behave differently: Apps — particularly apps from the Windows Store — could potentially read this setting and behave differently. For example, a “universal app” BitTorrent client could potentially stop downloading automatically when connected to a metered connection.
Windows 10’s OneDrive client appears to no longer respect the “metered connection” setting and will sync over metered connections, ignoring your preference. Windows 8.1’s OneDrive integration worked differently and wouldn’t sync offline files on a metered Internet connection. This is just one of the many ways OneDrive in Windows 10 is a step back from Windows 8.1, and Microsoft may change this in the future.


How to Set a Connection as Metered

Windows 10 changes the way you set a connection as metered. You can’t just right-click a Wi-Fi network in the list and select “Set as metered,” as you could on Windows 8.
Instead, you’ll need to use the Settings app to do this. Open your Start menu and select Settings to launch it. Click or tap the “Network & Internet” icon, select “Wi-Fi,” and select “Advanced options” at the bottom of the list of nearby Wi-Fi networks.


Activate the “Set as metered connection” option here.
Note that this just affects the current Wi-Fi network you’re connected to. Windows will remember this setting, however, and that particular Wi-Fi network will always be treated as a metered network whenever you connect.
As soon as you leave the Wi-Fi network and connect to another Wi-Fi network that isn’t considered metered, Windows 10 will resume automatically downloading updates and using the other restricted features. You’ll need to set that Wi-Fi connection as metered after you connect to stop this from happening.


 Metered connections are a partial solution to Windows 10’s bandwidth-hungry nature. For people with limited Internet connections, it would likely be better to see more options here. For example, an option that told Windows to automatically download updates only between certain hours of the day would be ideal for ISPs that lift the data cap at off-hours. An option that allowed users to set wired Ethernet connections as metered would be ideal for countries where data caps are widespread and normal on home Internet connections.

14 Mar 2017

How to move apps to SD card from your internal storage

How to move apps to SD card from your internal storage

Phone storage is such an important factor when it comes to purchasing your new smartphone, especially for power users, but even for photo and video hounds. Honestly, too little storage is something that can completely turn you off from even considering a particular phone model. After all, you need room for all those songs, photos, and apps. Top that off with an operating system that eats through your internal storage, and you’re going to need at least 16 gigs or more to work with.
These days, there are different methods to compensate for this such as the Cloud and massive sized internal memory configurations. However, SD cards are still a viable option in today’s market and this is probably the cheapest way to maximize your space. While not every smartphone in the Android camp has microSD support, after a bit of a decline a few years back, microSD adoption by OEMs has picked up considerably. Major flagships from LG, Samsung, and HTC all include support, though phones like the Pixel unfortunately do not.
If you do have a phone that supports microSD, and you pick one up you’re going to want to move your apps to it. Thankfully, the process is quite simple and should only take you a few seconds.
With that in mind, let’s jump in and explain how to move apps to your SD card!
Editor’s note:  The following guide was written using a Samsung device, though most (but not all) Android devices allow you to move apps to SD and follow a relatively similar procedure.

Move apps to your SD Card
The first step is to open your Settings app. You can always find it within your app drawer.
 Next, swipe down to your application manager and launch it. Keep in mind considering the make or model of your phone, the steps here might be slightly different.
Now you will be brought to a list of all of your apps. Simply select the one you want, and it will display a screen with many options such as “Clear Cache” and “Force Stop”. Tap the one that says “Move to SD Card”, and you’re good to go. It probably goes without saying, but you must have a compatible microSDd card inserted for this option to show up.
Exceptions
When moving apps to your SD card, you must keep in mind a few things. The first is that not all devices support this functionality. You can access the apps through the application manager, but it will not display the “Move to SD Card” option (I have ran into this problem with Moto X Pure, for example).
Second is that not all apps can be transferred to your SD card. This is usually for apps that come pre-installed in your phone such as Google Chrome, YouTube, Messages, and more. In these cases, the “Move to SD Card” will be grayed out, and tapping it will do nothing. Lastly, there are a few specific phones that can move part of an app to the SD card while keeping the rest on internal storage. While it doesn’t help quite as much as simply moving the entire app, every bit counts.

Cloud or SD Card?
How do you guys store things on your phone? Do you prefer getting phones with massive storage? Would you rather get an SD card? Do you use the Cloud instead? We want to know! Talk to us in the comments about the way you optimize your storage and stay tuned for more how-tos on all things Android.

11 Mar 2017

How to block a phone number on your Android phone

How to block a phone number on your Android phone

Keeping in touch with family and friends has become easier and faster thanks to our Android smartphones. However, not all people who can contact us through our mobile phones are people that we love and cherish; some are spammers, annoying strangers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers. You don’t need to suffer these unwanted calls. Block them!
In this guide, learn how to block phone numbers on your Android smartphone.

Built-in call blocking features

Most Android phones have a native way to block specific numbers. There didn’t used to be a generalized way to do this, though, so manufacturers often had to build the feature into their own software skins.
This is why the procedure can be unique on your specific device, as it varies from phone to phone. Needless to say we can’t go into detail about the necessary steps for blocking calls on every single phone out there, but we can give you an idea and show you how it’s done with the most popular devices.

Some carriers make it easier!

Want to really get rid of those annoying callers? Doing it from your phone works, but what if you switch handsets often? Maybe you want this done in a more systemic way. Some carriers allow you to block specific numbers on a service level. And this does include the 4 major carriers in the USA (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint).
There are some limitations to these, though. For example, Verizon only allows up to 5 blocked numbers per line. AT&T also does it on a device-by-device basis. On the other hand you have T-Mobile, which only allows blocking with family plans. And then there’s Sprint, which seems to be more helpful about doing this.

Call blocking on Samsung phones

Most of you likely have Samsung phones. They are the biggest Android smartphone manufacturer, after all. Trying to get rid of those pesky callers? Let’s show you how.
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Select which number you want to block and hit “More” (located on the top-right corner).
  3. Select “Add to Auto-Reject List”.
  4. To remove or make more edits, go to Settings > Call Settings > All Calls > Auto Reject.

Call blocking on LG phones

The process is very similar with LG phones, but there are slight differences. Here we go:
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap the 3-dot icon (top-right corner).
  3. Select “Call Settings”.
  4. Select “Reject Calls”.
  5. Tap the ‘+’ button and add the numbers you want blocked.

Call blocking on HTC phones

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Press and hold the phone number.
  3. Select “Block Contact”.
  4. Select “OK”.
  5. You can remove them from the blocked list on the People app.

Third-party apps for blocking phone calls

If your Android phone doesn’t have an in-built call blocking feature or if it does but you find it lacking, you can choose one from the many third-party call blocking apps on the Google Play Store. Of particular note are the Mr. Number app, Call Blocker app, and Calls Blacklist app.

Mr. Number

The Mr. Number app is a free and ads-free Android app that allows you to block unwanted calls and texts on your mobile phone. This app protects your phone from spam, silence selected contacts, or even keep your phone inaccessible by the rest of the world.
Mr. Number also has a Remote Lookup feature that allows you to find information about an unknown caller in the U.S. The first 20 lookups are free and you will be charged about US$1.00 for the next 20 lookups. This app also has a Business Caller ID that provides information about callers using a business line.
Here’s a general idea of how to use Mr. Number:
  1. Download, install, and launch the Mr. Number app. Tap OK to continue.
  2. Verify your country. Select your country with your country code, and type your phone number. Tap OK to continue.
  3. To begin blocking contacts, tap the “No” or prohibition symbol at the upper-right portion of the screen to access the block list.
The Blocklist contains three tabs: Hang Up, Voicemail, and Exceptions.

When a contact listed on the Hang Up tab tries to call you, your phone will automatically Hang Up the call. Callers listed under Voicemail will have their calls redirected to the voicemail box. You can add numbers to the Hang Up and/or Voicemail tabs in various ways:
  1. Suspected spam
  2. All private/blocked numbers
  3. Choose from recent calls or texts
  4. Enter a number
  5. Choose from contacts
  6. All numbers not in contacts
  7. All numbers beginning with…
  8. All numbers in contacts
  9. All numbers
The Exceptions tab lists contacts that will not be blocked or redirected. So, if you want to keep in touch with your family and friends while keeping the strangers and spammers at bay, register your family and friends’ contact numbers under the Exceptions tab.
You can also block contacts right from the app’s main screen. Under the Recent tab, which shows the history of received calls and text, tap the Menu button beside each log entry and select Block Number. A popup will appear, asking you whether to block the contact or redirect all the contact’s calls to your voicemail. You can also mark it as a spam number and add a comment about the blocked contact number. A notification will appear every time the app intercepts a blocked contact. The history of blocked contacts will be displayed under the Blocked History tab on the app’s main screen.

 

Call Blocker

Another handy call blocker app that you’d want to try is the free and ad-supported Call Blocker app. If you subscribe to the paid and ad-free version, you can enjoy premium features, including the Private Space feature that securely stores private SMS messages and call logs.
Here’s a general idea of how to use Call Blocker:
  1. Download, install, and launch the Call Blocker app. Tap Agree to continue.
  2. On the app’s main menu, tap the Blocked Calls button.
  3. Tap the add button (represented by an icon of paper with check and X marks)
The Blacklist and Whitelist tabs will be displayed on the screen. Tap Add Number to add a contact. You can add a number via your contacts, call log, or SMS log, or you can type the number directly. Contacts listed on the Blacklist tab will be blocked (of course!) while contacts on the Whitelist tab will be exempted

Conclusion

In this day and age, home landlines are pretty much extinct, meaning that spammers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers have a new target: your mobile phone. Thankfully, call blocking is possible on our Android phones or via third-party apps from the Google Play Store.
Do you receive a lot of unimportant or unwanted calls on your Android phone? How do you filter your calls? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

 

 

9 Mar 2017

how to fix Mobile Hotspot Connected But Not Loading Websites

how to fix Mobile Hotspot Connected But Not Loading Websites

To those of us who use our phones’ data connection on other devices through a mobile hotspot, problems might arise occasionally. One of such problems is the fact that you are connected to the hotspot, and yet your browser cannot load any websites. This tutorial is to provide you with a few solutions that you can try in fixing such problem.

Fix: Mobile Hotspot Connected But Not Working

The following solutions can be quite useful:

==> Check if the data connection on your phone is turned on.

Most times we turn on our hotspot while forgetting to turn on the data connection. Without the data connection turned on, there’s no way that you can surf the internet through the hotspot connection. So turn it on if it’s off.

also read - How To Format Micro SD Card and use it As Internal Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow



==> Restart your data connection

By restarting your phone’s data connection, you could refresh the Internet connection if it was bogged down.

==> Ensure that you are connected to the right Wi-Fi network

Sometimes, we connect to a different Wi-Fi hotspot thinking it is the right one. Check to ensure that you are connected to the right network if your websites are not loading.

==> Reduce the number of connected users

If the number of users connected to a particular Wi-Fi hotspot is much, it could minimize the speed of the connection and possibly stop it entirely. By reducing the number of connected devices, you can improve the speed of the connection.

==> Try resetting the network settings on the connected devices

On your PC or tablet or other connected devices, resetting their network settings to their default could be the solution.

==> Move your device serving as the hotspot to a different location.

Sometimes, the location of the hotspot device could be the problem. If the location has a poor network reception, try moving to another place.

==> Restart your phone and/or the connected device(s)

When all the other methods are abortive, you can reboot the phone and/or the connected devices.
If you try one method and it doesn’t work, you can try a combination of the other methods to get a better result.
CONCLUSION
The methods given above are not the only solutions, but they are some of the simplest ones and the ones that should easily come to mind in such a situation. If you have other suggestions, please let me know.







8 Mar 2017

How To Format Micro SD Card and use it As Internal Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

How To Format Micro SD Card and use it As Internal Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

This guide is for Android devices running Marshmallow. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can transform your Micro SD card into an internal storage similar to your phone storage. This process is particularly useful for those of us with internal storage that is less than 16GB and like installing heavy games.

When you insert an SD card in your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device for the first time, it brings up two options for you to choose from. One is to use the SD card as an internal storage much like your phone memory; and the other is to use it as portable storage.

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To use your SD card as internal storage follow these steps:

  • First insert the SD card into your Marshmallow device. The SD card should be detected by the Android OS. From the notification, click on the “SET UP” option – don’t neglect this step.
  • In the setup screen, the two options for the use of the SD card come up. Select the “Use as internal storage option”. Click on the “Next” button to continue.
  • Next, format the SD card by tapping on the “ERASE & FORMAT” button on the next screen.
  • The fourth step is to move some of your data to the SD card.
  • Tap “Move now” on the screen to move the data to your SD card. If you select “Move later”, your phone will continue to use the phone storage instead of the SD card.
  • Tap “Next” to continue. The OS should then begin to estimate the size of the files to be moved to the SD card. When it’s done estimating, tap on the “Move” button to start moving the files. You need to be patient at this point as it would take some time to for the OS to finish moving the files

Finally, tap “Done” when the process is complete. Your SD card can now be used as an internal storage much like the phone storage. Enjoy!

Final words

You should note that doing this encrypts your SD card, making it difficult to simply unmount the card and put it in another device to be read. If you also perform a factory reset on your phone, you cannot be able to read your SD card on any device including your phone. This is because the data in your SD card were all encrypted during the process of changing it to internal storage. To use the SD card again you’ll need to format it.

 

7 Mar 2017

How to Watch Big Brother Naija 2017 Online  For FREE – #BBNaija

How to Watch Big Brother Naija 2017 Online For FREE – #BBNaija

Big Brother Naija is the much-anticipated reality show of 2017 that is aired live only on DSTV channel 198 (Ghana 129) and GOTV Plus Nigeria channel 29. This is one of the famous shows in Africa that makes both young and old to stay glued to their television sets for hours.

The presenter of the Big Brother Nigeria 2017 show is the former housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and he is the main man behind the mic of the “Biggie

 The show is sponsored by online retail store, PayPorte. Look out for electrifying performances by K9, Yemi Alade, Flavour and much more tonight.

This year BBNaija, an abbreviation for the Big Brother Nigeria show has a lot to offer so far as you have the time to follow up with the live show. The Big Brother Naija 2017 show will only last for ten weeks in which it has already begun.

Time To Watch Big Brother Naija 2017 live on DSTV in Nigeria and South Africa

The Daily shows for Big Brother Naija Reality show comes up Tuesdays-Fridays
  • Time is 8:30pm (WAT) on AfricaMagic Showcase
  • 10pm (WAT) on AfricaMagic Urban and AfricaMagic World
The Weekly show comes on Fridays and TIME is 7pm (WAT) on AfricaMagic Showcase, AfricaMagic Urban, and AfricaMagic.
The Nomination show for Big Brother Naija Reality show is on Mondays.
  • Time is on at 7pm (WAT) on AfricaMagic Showcase, AfricaMagic Urban and AfricaMagic World.
Eviction shows are held every Sunday and time is 7pm on the channels above.

You can download the YouTube Mobile App on your phone – Android or iOS using the blow download links:
DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE FOR ANDROID
DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE FOR IOS

How To Watch Big Brother Naija 2017 Online for Free On Your Mobile Phones, PCs or Tablet Devices

Due to power failures in some areas or lack of DSTV or GOTV decoder in some homes hence the way out for every one of you to watch the Big Brother Naija show non-stop 24/7 online directly on either your smartphone, tablet or PC/Laptop.

This is darn straightforward. All you need to do is to Watch the live video below (don’t forget to share this post with your friends on social media)


Don’t miss any episode while on the move.



6 Mar 2017

Leaked photo Of octa-Core Infinix Zero 4 x555 Monster Smartphone

Leaked photo Of octa-Core Infinix Zero 4 x555 Monster Smartphone

Infinix Mobility wants to surprise us this month just when the year is ending. At last, Infinix will be launching its flagship smartphone and a new addition to the brand’s product portfolio. TechLector has laid hands on new leaked image sporting the long awaited and rumoured Infinix Zero 4 X555 capturing a dual LED flash by the left side of the camera and a fingerprint scanner bellow the camera.


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What we know so far about the Infinix Zero 4 smartphone is that it will come in two variants; Infinix Zero 4 and Infinix Zero 4 Plus. While the Infinix Zero 4 will be sporting standard 5.5-inch display, the Infinix Zero 4 Plus should have 5.7-inch or 6.0-inch display, both of which will go head-to-head with the recently released Tecno Phantom 6 and Tecno Phantom 6 Plus. It is big; it is a monster, and I bet you’ll love it.

This new smartphone is the 4th generation smartphone from the brand’s flagship series. The smartphone comes with the XOS chameleon, high-performance 8-core 64 bit and more upgraded features.

We thereby expect the Zero 4 to come with a 16-megapixel camera. The battery capacity should fall around 3000 mAh to 4050 mAh and will have a fantastic fast charge time.

So far, this is all we know about the upcoming Infinix Zero 4 smartphone. You should, however, note that all these specs are from the leak and our personal input, however when the device fully materializes we will have the complete specs for you by next week.

27 Feb 2017

How to Disable WhatsApp Status On Android (ROOTED DEVICES ONLY)

How to Disable WhatsApp Status On Android (ROOTED DEVICES ONLY)

Upon release of the WhatsApp status by WhatsApp this week, the internet brewed with comments. This was expected really; the change WhatsApp was bringing unto its messaging platform was a huge one.

Taking a percentage of such comments into our view, we were able to amass a vast quantity of negative ones from users all around the world. Some just hated the feature for no reason. Some because they felt WhatsApp copied Snapchat. A significant amount also missed the fact that the “contact” menu was missing on the new update. They couldn’t see the list of their contacts on WhatsApp or and they hate it! I do too. The user interface and the difficulty in usage became a big problem to a good number too as there were issues with creating a new chat.

There are actually two ways to disable the status feature on your device. You can do a little bit of coding of the application using your file manager (which we will discuss later), or you can simply disable this feature using a third-party application.

This tutorial is based on the latter option in the last paragraph. Quite stress-free and doesn’t involve coding. All you need is a ROOTED ANDROID DEVICE and the WA Tweaks application to toggle off the status feature on your WhatsApp messenger.

Requirements

  • WA Tweaks application: (Link)
  • Rooted Android phone
  • Android phone above 4.0x

HOW TO DISABLE WHATSAPP STATUS ON ANDROID

1. Download WA Tweaks on your Android phone from here
2. Install the application. You might get the usual “unknown source”. Don’t worry, just click on Settings
3. Scroll down and turn on the unknown source




4. Now go ahead and install the application. Launch the application after installation

5. Grant WA Tweaks root access


6. Now, before proceeding, Force Stop your WhatsApp.
Goto Settings > Apps > WhatsApp and Force Stop WhatsApp
7. Now go back to the WA Tweaks and just turn off the New Home UI feature.
8. Now, open your WhatsApp again, and this feature will be turned off
That’s it. Get that annoying and copycat status feature off your WhatsApp.
Didn’t get it? Let’s know where you got stuck in the comment box.



  





20 Feb 2017

How to get free MB 10GB+ on your MTN 2017 Free mtn cheat code

How to get free MB 10GB+ on your MTN 2017 Free mtn cheat code

MTN MB cheat is currently blazing, tested and confirmed. It's very easy to activate, and it doesn't require any money, or VPN before it can work.

This is the latest MTN free MB cheat code. The downside of this cheat is that, it doesn't work on all MTN sim cards. Try your luck now and see if it will work for you.

The MB can be accumulated on dialing the code repeatedly. It works on any device that can access the internet, even works on PC.

How To Get Free 100MB And Above On MTN Network


Make sure you have 0.00kobo on your account balance or any amount less than 100naira.

Then dial *113# - Dial it up to 30times to get more data.


Then you will receive an on-screen message saying
"Activation of your daily 100MB was successful."
As shown below.



So you have successfully activated the 100MB and dial *559*2# to check your data balance and it is valid for 7days (a week).



If you are not eligible, you will get a response telling you that you have insufficient balance.

To avoid Auto-renewals of data when you recharge your line, kindly SMS NO113 to 131.

That's all friends. Please comment if you have gotten yours and how many MB did you accumulated.

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18 Feb 2017

How To Control Your Android Device With Your Face Or Head

How To Control Your Android Device With Your Face Or Head

There is really no limit as to what man can achieve with his imagination. For whatever can be imagined can be realized: it is just a matter of time. Truly the wonders of mobile computing continue to stretch beyond boundaries.  Have you ever imagined controlling your mobile device with just your face or head? You may think it is fiction, but it is already possible; thanks to an app called Eva Facial Mouse developed by “Fundacion Vodafon Espana” (Spanish Vodafone Foundation).

About Eva Facial Mouse


Eva Facial Mouse is a free app available on the Playstore that allows a user control his device by tracking the movement of the head through the front camera. The control is possible by a pointer on the screen that follows the movement of the head/face giving you access to the interface without the use of your fingers.
Although this app would be beneficial to users with a disability on their hands or arms, it does come with a few limitations: for one you may not be able to use it with most games.

Control Your Android Device with Your Face [How-to]

Let’s dive in already to the main part.

How to use Eva Facial Mouse
  • Step 1: Install Eva Facial Mouse
Download and install the app from the Playstore and launch it.
  • Step 2: Grant the app permissions
Grant the necessary permissions that the app requires by tapping on OK. On the accessibility menu that comes up, toggle on the switch at the top right corner and tap OK to enable the app.



Accept the terms and conditions by clicking OK. For Android 6.0 or higher devices, ensure to tap “Allow” in the pop-up to grant additional permissions.



  • Step 3: Set the app as your default keyboard
On the setup wizard screen that follows, tap Next twice to get into the Keyboard menu. Tap the Settings button at the center of the screen.



You will then be taken to the system’s main Settings menu. Select the Language & Input settings and under the Keyboards and Input section, tap on “Choose keyboards” or “Choose input method” as the case maybe. Next, select the Eva Facial Mouse as a keyboard.

However, if you are using an Android N device, select “Virtual keyboards” and then tap the “Manage keyboards” button at the bottom. Enable the Eva keyboard and tap OK. Go back one level and tap “Current keyboard” and choose the app from the list.

If you device is running Android Kitkat, tap on Default keyboard option and select Eva Facial Mouse to set it as default.  For phones that do not have the “Current keyboard” option, click on any text input field and from the notification bar select the app from the keyboard list. After successfully setting up the app, the screen should look like the one below:



  • Step 4: Calibrate the facial tracker
If you successfully set the app as the default keyboard, the app will then try to detect your face. Position your Android device so that it faces you while your head is in a natural position. A small viewfinder comes up at the top of the screen. Position your face to center it in the viewfinder.


When the app says “face detected”, tap the Next button.



Next, a mouse pointer will then appear. And whenever you move your head, the pointer follows the direction of your movement. You can set the speed of the pointer’s movement by adjusting the pointer speed.
Click the Next button and read the instructions on how to use the pointer. When you are done, you can now control your android device using your head.
  • Step 5: Using the app
Finally, to select any of the UI elements, just hover to any app and allow the pointer rest on the app for a few seconds. Two options pop up – click and long click. Move your head to select your option and watch the resulting wonder.



There is also a dock menu at the edge of the screen to give you quick access to some functions such as minimizing or going back.  In case you want to scroll through a screen, the app presents to you icons above or beneath to help you do just that.
CONCLUSION
Phew! That was really long, although I might have omitted some details; but you should be able to get on with the above. If you have any questions regarding this guide, please do let me know.
Thanks.








14 Feb 2017

Latest Etisalat Chatpack Free Browsing Cheat on Tweakware v5.5

Latest Etisalat Chatpack Free Browsing Cheat on Tweakware v5.5

As we all know Etisalat Chatpack has been blazing since 2015 with the help of various VPNs, and one of the disappointing part of it is that the speed is throttled. which means we can't browse normal.. d download speed is very slow.. but with the help of new Tweakware v5.5 i think the throttled has been bypassed. .


ETISALAT CHATPACK FREE BROWSING SETTINGS FOR TWEAKWARE V5.5

REQUIREMENTS


An Etisalat sim with an active Chatpack subscription
Your Android phone
Latest version of Tweakware v5.5

APN SETTINGS
Use Etisalat default APN settings

Now, uninstall the current Tweakware app on your phone and download the latest Tweakware app
PlayStore Link: Click Here.

Direct APK Link:
DOWNLOAD APK


==> After installing the application, recharge your etisalat line with:
#150 naira (For Weekly ChatPack): and dial Code *200*3*3*1*2*1#

Auto-renewal occurs. Dial *343*5*0# to opt out from this plan. To avoid auto renewals.

==> Now, launch the Tweakware app

==> In Server list, select any free server in the dropdown if you are not a premium user.

==> On the Tweaks list, select "Eti ChatPack 2017"
.


Then connect it.


You need a Premium/Upgrade account to use Tweakware for android OR you can use the free servers without upgrade/payment but your data will be limited per day on free servers.
Upgrading to Premium costs only #500 and gives access to all the servers without any mb limit.
How To Install & Use Android 7.0 Nougat Features On Android Phones Without Upgrading or Root

How To Install & Use Android 7.0 Nougat Features On Android Phones Without Upgrading or Root


We all know by now that the latest major release of the Android mobile OS is Android 7.0 dubbed Android Nougat by Google. Officially released in August of 2016, Google’s latest mobile OS comes with a lot of features and could only be enjoyed if you bought a new device running out-of-the-box on it, or if you upgrade your device.

Android 7.0 Nougat Features
Some of the features that come with the new Android OS include:

  • A multi-window mode
  • An enhanced Doze mode
  • A new Notifications Panel
  • Native support for VR (Virtual Reality) through Android VR and Daydream
  • Menu between the system settings
  • Night mode to adjust your screen colour with the time of the day helping you reduce strain on the eyes.
  • Ability to respond to messages from the Notifications bar among others.

Phew! I can imagine some of us with older Android devices that are unable to upgrade, just feeling disgusted within them. Not to worry, in today’s tutorial we shall see how we can be able to get some of these great features on our Androids.
How To Get Android 7.0 Nougat Features On Your Android Device Without Upgrading or Rooting (works for both rooted and and non-rooted android phones)

Steps On How To Do This

Follow the step-by-step guide below to join the exclusive group of Android users currently enjoying Android 7.0 Nougat. And the fun part of this walk-through is the fact that you do not need to root your device, all you need are a couple of apps from the Playstore.


Step 2: For the Multi-window feature, you can download and install C Floating app or Floating Apps FREE app from the Playstore.



Step 3: To add the notification feature to reply to messages from the Notifications bar, download and install Floatify.


Step 4: For the Night mode feature, you can download Twilight

Although you are not able to get all the features of the OS, you can at least enjoy this few that are available to you. For more features you can root your device and install Android N-ify using Xposed Installer, but this should be for the technical ones.

CONCLUSION

In this tutorial, we have seen how you can be able to add some of the great features of latest version of the most popular mobile OS on your device. Feel free to use the Comments box below if you have any questions.

7 Jan 2017

How to Upgrade MTN SIM to Use 4G LTE Services

How to Upgrade MTN SIM to Use 4G LTE Services

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Good news! Do you know that your MTN SIM card can now be upgraded to use the fastest 4G LTE service in the country? MTN 4G LTE service is now available in almost all states in Nigeria following the acquisition of VISAFONE by MTN prior 2016.



MTN now has special 4G data plans available for Nigerians while some of the users are already enjoying it. You too can also be part of MTN 4G evolution by upgrading your current MTN SIM card or by just getting a new SIM card at the nearest MTN service outlet. You must be using a compatible 4G phone before trying to upgrade your SIM card for 4G LTE service.

STEP 1:

How to check if your phone is compatible with MTN 4G Service?

In other to make things SIMple, MTN Nigeria has provided a short message code that can be useful when not sure that your phone is 4G ready for the MTN LTE service. All you have to do is:
  • Text 4G to 131.
If the device is compatible with 4G, you will then receive a message that says:
Yello! Your device is 4G ready, but you need to upgrade your SIM to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a SIM swap now.
BUT,
If the device is not compatible to use the service, you will receive a message that says…
Yello! You need to upgrade your SIM card and device to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer to upgrade now.

Your phone must be a 4G enabled one. If not, do not bother proceeding to the next step.

STEP 2:

How to get MTN 4G LTE SIM card?

Welcome to step 2 of this article.
By now, you must have known that your device is capable of using 4G network.
  • Kindly visit any nearest MTN service centre to request for an MTN 4G SIM Card

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid ID card (Student or NIMC temporary card will also work)
You will be given a little form to fill. It contains details like Name, Mother’s Maiden name, address, the number of the SIM you want to upgrade, last six frequently dialled phone numbers, current tariff plan, Date of Birth, and last two amount recharged.
I was lucky because I went early enough. So the whole thing took me about 15-20 minutes.
  • Dial *559*444# to get your free 4GB data.
ALSO
  • Dial *131*4# to get 5GB data. You can check your data balance by dialling *559*62#.

MTN 4G Data Plans For January 2017 and How to Subscribe

If you have confirmed your phone is 4G enabled to use MTN 4G network and have finally gotten yourself a 4G SIM card, then dial *444# to check and select any MTN 4G data plan of your choice. Below are some of the data plans with prices.

  • 100MB for N500 (Valid for 7 days).
  • 150MB for N499 (Valid for 24 hours).
  • 200MB for N1000 (Valid for 30 days).
  • Unlimited data for N36,999 (Valid for 30 days).
  • 42GB for N66499 (Valid for 12 Months).
  • 10GB for N6000 (Valid for 30 days).
  • 15GB for N10,000 (Valid for 30 days).
If you have started using the MTN 4G service, can you tell us your view about the speed of their 4G network?








25 Dec 2016

LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE with built-in adjustable kick stand & 6000mAh battery: Specs & Price

LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE with built-in adjustable kick stand & 6000mAh battery: Specs & Price

LG has launched the LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE, its latest tablet in the G pad series to succeed the LG G Pad II 10.1 that was released last year. The G Pad III 10.1 LTE  is similar to its predecessor in many ways, but some aspects of the tablet like its SoC, software and selfie camera.

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LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE Full Tablet Specifications

Technology

2G: GSM.
3G: HSDPA.
4G: LTE.
SIM Type: Single SIM Slot.
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Design

Dimensions: 256.2 * 167.9 * 6.7~7.9 mm.
Weight: 510g.
Display: 10.1-inch, 1920 * 1200 pixels WUXGA touchscreen.
Build: Metal aluminium design.
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Black.

Hardware

Processor Name/Technology: –
Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
Graphics Processor: 0
RAM: 2GB.
Internal Storage: 32GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity.

Camera

Rear: 5MP.
LED Flash: No
Video recording: –
Front-facing: 5MP.

Multimedia

Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Audio Technology: –
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: –

Connectivity

Bluetooth: v4.2.
Bluetooth Profiles: LE.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
USB: USB Type-C.
USB OTG: Yes.
NFC: –
3.5mm audio jack: –

Battery
Battery Capacity: 6000mAh.
Battery Technology: Li-ion.
Removable? No.
Charging: Fast Charge – No.
Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.

Miscellaneous

Extra Features: –
Launch Date: December 19, 2016.
Availability: December 19, 2016.
Sales stores/platforms:
Online:
Offline:
Launch Price
Nigeria: ₦152,000.
Kenya: KSh 36872.82.
Ghana: GH₵ 1533.85.
India: Rs. 24,535.
China: ¥ 2,481.75.
USA: $360.
UK: £290.8.
Europe: €341.8.
South Korea: 429,000 Won.

Availability and Price of LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE in South Korea, China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The LG G Pad III 10.1 LTE is already available in South Korea for 429,000 South Korean Won and it comes in Black colour. LG is planning to release a variant of the tablet with stylus pen support in 2017.
specs and price of Cool Changer S1 with 6GB RAM & Snapdragon 821

specs and price of Cool Changer S1 with 6GB RAM & Snapdragon 821

LeEco & Coolpad have been collaborating to release devices like the Cool Changer 1C and Cool 1 in the Cool series recently, and the Cool Changer S1 is the latest in that series. The Cool Changer S1 is the LeEco+Coolpad flagship smartphone of the year and it comes with a beautiful design and a lot of powerful specifications.

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Cool Changer S1 Full Phone Specifications


Technology

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.
3G: HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 MHz.
4G: LTE with VoLTE.
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano SIM, Dual Standby).
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.8.

Design
Dimensions: 151.4 * 74.7 * 7.5 mm.
Weight: 168g.
Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 * 1080 pixels Full HD, IPS in-cell touchscreen.
Build: Metal aluminium design.
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Champagne Gold, Black Night & Black Streamer.

Hardware

Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit Snapdragon 821.
Processor Speed: 2.35GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
Graphics Processor: Adreno 530.
RAM: 4GB/6GB.
Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB.
External Storage: Unavailable.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint Sensor.

Camera

Rear: 16MP with 0.1-second PDAF, f/2.0 aperture & 6P lens.
LED Flash: Yes, dual-tone.
Video recording: Yes, 4K & 720p@120fps slow-mo.
Front-facing: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1.4um pixel size & 80-degree wide-angle lens.

Multimedia

Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Audio Technology: Harman Kardon amplifier & USB Type-C CDLA audio.
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: –

Connectivity
Bluetooth: v4.1.
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
USB: USB Type-C.
USB OTG: Yes.
NFC: Yes.
3.5mm audio jack: No.

Battery

Battery Capacity: 4070mAh.
Battery Technology: Li-Po.
Removable? No.
Charging: Fast Charge – Yes, 24W.
Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.

Miscellaneous

Extra Features: –
Launch Date: December 19, 2016.
Availability: December 19, 2016.
Sales stores/platforms:
Online: –
Offline: –

Availability and Price of Cool Changer S1 in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Cool Changer S1 is available in Black Streamer, Black Night and Champagne Gold colours. The 4GB+64GB RAM+ROM version costs 2499 Yuan in China while the 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB RAM+ROM versions cost 3199 Yuan in the country.

23 Dec 2016

Ulefone U008 Pro with 2GB RAM & 3500mAh battery launched: Specs & Price

Ulefone U008 Pro with 2GB RAM & 3500mAh battery launched: Specs & Price

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Ulefone U008 Pro Full Phone Specifications

Ulefone U008 Pro Specs

Technology

2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSPA+ GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
4G: LTE : 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby)
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Design

Dimensions: 148.2 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm
Weight: 170 grams
Display: 5.0-inch, 1280 * 720 pixels (294 PPI), HD IPS Capacitive touchscreen.
Build: Metal Unibody Design
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Balck, Grey and Rose Gold.

Hardware

Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6737
Processor Speed: 1.3GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Quad -core.
Graphics Processor: Mali T720
RAM: 2GB.
Internal Storage: 16GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
Sensors: Yes

Camera

Rear: 8MP.
LED Flash: Yes
Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
Front-facing: 5MP.

Multimedia

Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Audio Technology: –
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: v4.0.
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
USB: micro-USB v2.0.
USB OTG: No
NFC: No.
3.5mm audio jack: Yes.

Battery

Battery Capacity: 3,500mAh.
Battery Technology: Li-Ion.
Removable? No
Charging: Fast Charge – Yes
Power Management: – Marshmallow’s battery saving mode.

Miscellaneous

Extra Features: –
Launch Date: 5th of January, 2016
Availability: 5th of January, 2016
Sales stores/platforms:
Online: TBA
Offline: TBA
Launch Price
Nigeria: ₦55,860
Kenya: KSh. 13,603
Ghana: GH₵555
India: Rs. 5,999
China: ¥925.6
USA: $133
UK: £106.5
Europe: €127.3

Availability and Price of Ulefone U008 Pro in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Ulefone U008 Pro is expected to be available in January next year on major online outlets and it is expected to cost $133.