Wednesday, 29 March 2017

5 Factors Bloggers Should Understand To Improve Blog Traffic.

Traffic is what every blogger craves for and you can never really get enough of it. Here are a few things you should understand that'll help you boost your traffic .

1.Size Of Audience- A lot of popular blogs have a total market size of at least 5 million people. While the top 100 blogs usually have a total market size of 200 million or more. That's not how many readers they have, that's how many readers they could have if everyone with an interest in the topic they write about read their blog. So there's always space for a new blog to get some part of the audience.

2. Age Target - The many readers are usually between the ages of 17 and 50. If you’re targeting an audience younger or older than that window, it’s almost impossible to build a popular blog, simply because the people in this age range hardly like reading blogs.

3. Content Longevity - Many blogs publish posts on an ongoing basis so you'll need an audience that has an ongoing interest. Topics about smartphones or social media changes all the time, so people will want to read about it forever. Some topics only interest people for a few months or even weeks .

4. Language Of The Blog - I like the fact that a few blogs are trying to be in a language other than English but In general, blogging is mostly confined to the English language. Although, it’s totally possible to build a popular blog in German or Portuguese, but the traffic techniques will be totally different, and it will be extremely difficult.

5. Love Your Audience - You need to like the audience. Surprisingly, this is the number one reason a blog fades away following a period of rapid growth. After attracting a small audience, you discover that you can’t stand them, and you stop writing because it’s not fun anymore. The moral of the story: make sure you like the people you are trying to attract because you’ll be hanging out with them for years to come.

I drop my pen at this point

Saturday, 25 March 2017

5 Ways To Stop Social Media Addiction

If you really want to stop getting addicted to social media you have to be disciplined and committed. It's usually very difficult to get rid of any form of addiction.

You'll definitely feel anxious when you have not logged in for 24 hours because you think you are obviously missing out on important updates. After awhile you realize that these updates are not so important

#1.Deactivate Your Social Media Accounts

If you don’t want to permanently delete your social media account simply deactivate it. Most accounts can be deactivated. Just scroll to the settings and deactivate it for several days. You can focus on yourself but still remain connected with the social media. After you take a break then you can activate it. This helps you to gain some sort of control.

#2.Turn Off Notifications

If you don’t want to deactivate your account you can simply turn off the notifications. This will help you reduce the urge to check your phone every time you hear a beep. Notifications can be very distracting. It is very common for people to pause their conversations and activities just to check their notifications.

#3.Try To Establish Boundaries

Train yourself to be disciplined by establishing boundaries. Only check your social media accounts at certain periods. Also, give yourself a time limit. For example, only spend one hour or less on social media.

#4.Get a hobby to keep you busy

Find a hobby and entertain yourself. This will help you to reduce the amount of time you dedicate to social media.Think about things you enjoy doing and start doing them. Give social media a break.

#5.Spend more time with family and friends

Forget social media when you hang out with your family and friends. Surround yourself with people who make you forget that you even have a cell phone. You will be happier in the presence of wonderful people than sitting on the bed with your phone scrolling through Instagram and Snapchat.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Facebook Introduces New "Discover People" Menu

I spotted this on the latest Facebook update from Playstore and I must say that it's simply amazing.

You can spot the menu by tapping on the menu at the top right of your Facebook app.

It's quite similar to the "People you may know " menu but a little bit more advanced. For example, I school at the University of Port Harcourt and I'm part of the School group on Facebook.

With the Discover people menu, helps I can easily add people from the school group and the best thing about it is - It shows you what you have in common with the person unlike the "People You May Know" option.

So what do you think about it.. Hit or Miss??

How Mark Zuckerberg Is Slowly Killing Off Snapchat

A while ago, Mark Zuckerberg offered $3 Billion Dollars to buy Snap Inc from Evan Spiegel but his offer was refused . Evan Spiegel who's just 25 years old had first received an email from Zuckerberg in 2012 concerning Snapchat before it went viral. Here's a snapshot of the email.

After Snapchat rejected Zuckerberg's buyout offer. Mark decided to bring the game to them, placing business on level terms. Mark took one of the features that made Snapchat stand out and expanded it to more people on his own platforms. I'll liken Mark to Pinky and the Brain-

The first blow to Snapchat was kicked off on Instagram which has over 600 million monthly active users, compared with Snapchat’s 150 million daily users. Instagram launched its own Instagram Stories just eight months ago and has already hit that same 150 million daily-user level.
The direct connection with Instagram and Facebook helped Instagram to reach that feat in such a short time. This reduced Snapchat's growth from 12% to 3%.

Snap Inc might have thought it might just stop at Instagram but Mark wasn't still satisfied with the results, he decided to open up the floodgates.

The stories were added on Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, which have billions of users. Also the stories are also coming to the main Facebook app as well. Snapchat still has a few perks Facebook hasn't copied yet but may soon copy. If Snapchat doesn't do anything, anytime soon is will become a place we all once knew.

Let's keep our fingers crossed and see what Snap Inc Comes up with to save their social network. Hopefully we won't see them doing this in a short while -

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Tecno Camon CX and CX Air - Release Date, Price And Specifications In Nigeria

Tecno would soon be releasing the next iteration of it's Camon series and it dropped a teaser video that revealed the name of the device which will be coming with a smaller variant as well. The device will be launched on the 23rd of March, 2017.

Here are the specifications -

TECNO Camon CX Specifications

SIM card - Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)

Network - 2G/3G/4G
Display - 5.5 inch display
Resolution - 1080 x 1920 pixels
Processor - Octa-core 2.0 GHz
Mediatek MT6570T
Internal Storage- 32GB
Rear Camera - Dual 16 megapixels, autofocus with LED flash
Front Camera - 16 megapixels with dual flash
Battery - Li-Polymer 3200 mAh with Quick Charge
USB Port - Micro-USB v2.0
OS- Android 7.0 with HiOS
MicroSD - Yes, up to 128GB
Fingerprint - Yes


SIM card - Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Network - 2G/3G/4G
Display - 5.0 inch display
Resolution - 720 x 1280 pixels,
Processor - Mediatek Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage -32GB
Rear Camera - Dual 13 megapixels, autofocus with LED flash
Front Camera - 13 megapixels with LED flash
Battery - Li-Polymer 3000 mAh
USB Port Micro-USB v2.0
OS - Android 7.0 with HiOS
MicroSD- Yes, up to 128GB
Fingerprint - Yes

The selling point of the devices is the camera quality. 16 MP Camera With Dual Flash!!!.

Tecno's really ready for 2017...

Pricing And Availability

Details about the price are unavailable at this time but this post will be updated with the price as soon as it's available . Hope you're ready to splash some cash on these awesome smartphones.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Vernee Appollo X To Run On Vernee's Own OS (VOS)

The MWC 2017 is just over and Vernee debuted its several new models on this trade show and gained a lot of attention from worldwide media and users.

According to previously-leaked information, Vernee's first product in 2017 - Apollo X will be released officially this month. This model is a special edition of Vernee's high end product line - Apollo Series

It's quite different from the Apollo 2 which will be powered by Helio X30, Apollo X will still carry Helio X20 - MTK's high end product in 2016.

Even though the chipset is not the newest, Helio X20 is stable and has got a lot of positive feedbacks. 

Due to deca-core three-cluster framework, Helio X20 features powerful performance and excellent power management capability.This chip is probably the most cost-  effective product among MTK's high end series.

Besides, we just revealed that Apollo X will be the first model to carry Vernee's own operating system - VOS.

The design philosophy behind VOS is very similar to that behind Google's  Android. 

VOS will deliver a user experience very close to Google stock Android.

It seems OEM's are moving towards creating their own Android skins. I wonder what Nokia would come up with.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Oppo F3 and F3 Plus To Launch On March 23

Oppo has officially confirmed the date for the official launch of Oppo F3 and F3 Plus. Both devices will be the first in Oppo’s portfolio that will sport a dual-camera setup on the front which the company dubbed as “Selfie Expert” because of the 16 MP + 8 MP front cameras. They will be available across five markets on March 23.

The Oppo F3 Plus is expected to sport a 6” screen with Full HD resolution and fueled by the Snapdragon 653, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The Oppo F3 Plus will come with one rear 16 MP camera and a 16 MP + 8 MP pair on the front. Keeping the lights on is a 4000MaH Battery, and the whole body will weight about 185 grams.

Oppo is really focusing a lot on new camera technology in its latest phones

Samsung Galaxy S8 Comes With A Minimalist Launcher Design

It seems Samsung is planning on adding a little twist to its Touch Wiz Ui. The new icons for the S8 were just spotted.

They were discovered hiding in the latest version of the Smart Switch app, which was updated in anticipation of the new flagship.

Samsung has meandered quite a bit when it comes to graphics style, the latest iteration features solid colors with (mostly) white outlines forming the shapes of the icons. If you love minimalistic designs you'll definitely love it, though they do clash with the more elaborate icons that Google prefers.

I'm not a stock launcher kinda person, I love Go launcher, so I'd definitely be slamming Go Launcher on this .

This Nokia C9 Concept Is Totally Amazing

It's not really a phone, yet.. Just a concept of one. It’s one artist’s imagination of what the Nokia C9 could look like.

It's not real yet, but it gives you a look at how beautiful the phone could be if Nokia wants to bring a premium phone to market.

The artist coats the device with a leather material on the rear of a metal frame, with a camera sensor sitting in the middle of the top. It’s bordered with distinctive stitching and looks absolutely wonderful.

On the front is a fingerprint sensor, and on the side of the phone is a dedicated camera shutter. For hardware, the concept visualizes Snapdragon 835 processing power inside, as well as 6GB of RAM. The camera sensor? a massive 22.3MP Carl Zeiss setup. If only.

Wake me up. I'm still Daydreaming...

Only if Nokia would start working on this phone already.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Won't Be Coming With An Under-Screen Fingerprint Scanner

The Galaxy S8 is the first Samsung smartphone in the S Series that doesn't come with the trademark home button, this looks like a big step for the Korean Company but they had actually wanted to go even bolder - the Galaxy S8 was planned to use the fingerprint technology that puts the scanner under the glass and lets you unlock the phone by placing a finger on the screen.

It decided to implement the fingerprint technology underneath the AMOLED display and poured resources into Synaptics Optical Technologies, but the results were very "frustrating" .

With the production imminent, the company decided to place the fingerprint scanner on the back, right next to the camera, which explains its unorthodox location.

Apple is also taking a cue from Samsung by removing its home button from the next iPhone and will have a ‘Function Area’ that resembles a Touch Bar. Apple is also interested in the onscreen fingerprint scanner and having six more months than Samsung it might actually get it. So it's an advantage Apple might just use to beat Samsung.

Apple fan boys be like :

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Specifications

Samsung made big screen smartphones popular back in 2011 when they launched the Galaxy Note. Back then, most people considered the phone to be too large and was laughed off for being too big to be successful. Fast forward six years and now every smartphone being launched has a over 5.0-inch in size, with 5.5-inch being the norm. In contrast, the original Galaxy Note had a display that measured only 5.3-inch in size.

And with big screen phones growing in popularity today, going even bigger seemed a logical path to take. Today I'll be looking at the C9 Pro.


6.0-inch, 1920x1080 Super AMOLED display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
4x Cortex-A72 clocked at 1.95GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.44GHz; Adreno 510
64GB storage with microSD support
16 megapixel rear camera, f1.9 aperture, PDAF, two-tone LED flash; 1080p video16 megapixel front camera, f1.9 aperture, 1080p videoVoLTE, dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, A-GPS, USB.

Stereo speakers; fingerprint sensor; FM radio
4000mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

I'm a bit disappointed it doesn't come with Nougat out of the box though.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Blackberry Aurora - Price And Specifications In Nigeria

This is the first BlackBerry device in the world that supports dual sim cards.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 425 chipset and it sports a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen display . It comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The camera department is handled by a 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP selfie shooter. A 3,000mAh battery is there to keep the lights on.

Measuring 152 x 76.8 x 8.5mm and weighing in at 178g, the Aurora runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and comes in black, silver, and gold color options. It should cost around N81,000.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Seven People Hold The Keys To The Internet - See Why

It may sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie but it's true. Seven people from all over the world hold the keys to worldwide internet security. Here's how the keys work -

Each of the keys access a safety deposit box, which in turn holds a smartcard, which combines with every other smartcard to generate a master key. That master key controls one of the internet's central security measures known as the domain-name system, or DNS. DNS is what makes it possible for you to enter a web address, like, instead of typing in the IP address, such as

The keyholders make sure that each web address is authentic. If they don't exist, millions of fake web addresses could send people to fake and dangerous sites. The master key can reconstruct the entire system if there's a disaster.

The question remains though -How does a person gain this much power? Just an online application.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the private US company that runs the system, only received 40 applications in their initial job posting for 21 positions. The criteria for choosing each keyholder was for their experience all have very long careers in internet security and also for their location, since there are limits on the number of keyholders any one country can have.

Here's the part that you'll definitely love if you're a techie:

Anytime the group has a meeting they undergo extreme security measures: they have to walk through two doors require a smart card, a pin code, and a hand scan in various sequences, then a third door that uses an iris scanner.

There's no limit to how long one keyholder can serve, and in the time the group has existed, only one has resigned.

See Why Bluetooth Was Named "Bluetooth"

If you've ever wondered how the name Bluetooth came about, I've got the answer.

Surprisingly it doesn't have anything to do with they color of the logo being blue or the symbol looking like a set of tooth. Bluetooth is named after the legendary Danish Viking King Harald Blåtand. Blåtand was an expert at bringing people together for non-violent negotiations. The way he used words went so far as uniting Denmark and Norway as a single territory. The English translation of Blåtand is blue-tooth.

According to one of the developers Jim Kardach, "the legend suited the name for the program. Harald had united Denmark and turned the Danes to Christians". Kardach also created a PowerPoint foil with a version of the Runic stone where King Harald held a cellphone in one hand and a notebook in the other hand with the translation of the Runes:

"Harald united Denmark and Norway”
“Harald thinks that mobile PC’s and cellular phones should seamlessly communicate”

The name was perfect and the logo for Bluetooth depicts Blåtand’s initials inscribed in Runic symbols.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

4 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Blog Regularly

Blogging has changed how most businesses work. However, If your blog is the headquarter of the world's most boring posts, you don’t need to read further.

In every niche you choose you'll face high competition . Your first priority is to avoid losing your readers by hitting them with outdated content. Most readers stay glued to your site by frequently reading the new contents.

Here are some reasons why you should update your blog regularly

1. It'll Boost your Site Ranking On Google

Google prefers regularly updated content and if the relationship of Google with your blog decreases, it can be an uphill task for you to gain it back.The longer you write, the higher you rank. Remember that "Content is king".

2. Images and Structure

An amazing list post that you wrote last year with a title “6 Best kinds smartphones in Nigeria in 2016” is hardly a clickable title in 2017 while the content was interesting enough that bought tons of shares back in 2016.

Try to share it again with a little twist. Replace 2016 with 2017 with some tweaks in content and the images.

3 Readers Want To Read New Posts

If a reader always gets to see utdated information on your blog, he automatically gets builds a negative ideology in his mind. In case a reader does not find the solution to his problem, A negative impact remains in his mind and People remember negative things more than the positive ones .

4. You Attract New Readers

Assuming you have 1k daily readers today that number will increase with the time as a result of publishing content regularly.
Also, you gain email subscribers and introduce your blog to a new readers base

Most of the new readers won't know the blog posts that you published a while ago. So resurrecting old content will increase traffic from new readers.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Nokia 3 - Price And Specifications In Nigeria

The Nokia 3 is the smallest of all the models, it comes with a polycarbonate back that is held together by an aluminum frame. It’s still a pretty attractive and ‘premium’ looking device, but not quite in the same league as the Nokia 3 and 6.

As for the specs, it's powered by
a MediaTek 6737 SoC , 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and sports a 5-inch display. There’s also an 8MP front and rear camera.

It should cost around N46,000

Nokia 5 - Price And Specifications In Nigeria

The next phone in Nokia's Line Up is The Nokia 5.


Nokia 5 sports a 5-inch display. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear cam, 8MP wide angle front cam, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat (with Google Assistant) onboard. The Nokia 5 looks like the Nokia 6 thanks to its metallic design, but little touches like curved edges allow it to stand out at the same time.


The Nokia 5 will cost about N63,000 priced and comes in a variety of colors - silver, blue, matte black, or copper.

Nokia 6 - Price And Specifications In Nigeria

The Nokia 6 was first released in China earlier this year, but now Nokia has announced plans to make this model available globally.

Short Specifications

The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It packs a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP Selfie shooter, and provides dual amplifiers that HMD Global says will “deliver a 6 dB louder sound than a regular amp.” The handset also supports Dolby Atmos — designed to give audio a more 3D sound effect.


The Nokia 6 will cost about N76,800. There will also be a special Nokia 6 ARTE addition, which has a piano black finish and 64GB storage with 4GB RAM, priced at N96,000.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Google Assistant Will Now Be Available For All Marshmallow And Nougat Users

Remember Google's Virtual Assistant (Google Assistant) that was previously available on only Pixel devices is now going to available on Android Devices running on 6.0 (Marshmallow) and 7.0 (Nougat). Android 5.1 users will be looking at this post like:

But Please

The personal assistant will be rolled out first to users in the US, then followed by English users in Australia, Canada and the UK. German-speaking users in Germany can expect it around the same time too.

Users will begin seeing Google Assistant as it's gradually being rolled out through a Google Play Services update.

I'm just wondering if Google Assistant will come preloaded on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, alongside Samsung's own new Bixby assistant.

Samsung Galaxy S8 - Specifications And Price In Nigeria

Specifications for the Galaxy S8 just leaked and it's quite identical to the one of the S8 Plus.

The only difference is the display - the Galaxy S8, will sport a 5.8-inch (full rectangle)/5.6-inch (rounded corners) QHD+ Super AMOLED display.

Unfortunately, the spec sheets don't reveal the chipset and the battery capacity. Both the S8 and S8+ will be unveiled a dedicated event next month, and will go on sale worldwide on April 21.

The pricing and full details will be added to this page once it's available.

Blackberry Dtek70 now unveiled as KeyOne. - Price, Review and Specifications In Nigeria

The MWC is finally here and the Canadian company (Research In Motion) is ready to let us see all the details. Let's welcome the Blackberry KeyOne.

BlackBerry phones have always been known for their distinctive design and QWERTY keyboards but as the industry moved to touchscreens, BlackBerry failed to remain relevant on the market and that led it into a downward spiral, which unfolded over the course of several years. In the end, the company had no other choice but to sell the device business to another manufacturer and focus on software instead.

The new smartphone we see today is the last device developed by BlackBerry before TCL Communication took over as the owner of the BlackBerry brand. TCL is the Chinese manufacturer behind the Alcatel phones.

The BlackBerry KEYone sports a 4.5” display with a resolution of 1620x1080px (434 PPI) and 3:2 aspect ratio.

The device packs an anodized aluminum frame and a soft touch textured back. Speaking of the back, it is also the home of a 12 MP camera with Sony’s IMX378 sensor, which has a 1.55μm pixel size.

KEYone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 605 GPU and you can charge up to 50% of the 3505mAh battery in just 36 minutes thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

This keyboard is more advanced. The keys respond to touch gestures - you just use them as a touchpad of sorts. There is also flick typing, an embedded fingerprint sensor in the interval key andup to 52 customizable shortcuts such as pressing “I” for your inbox or “M” to access maps.

It to runs on Android Nougat 7.1. unsurprisingly. There’s also the BlackBerry Hub that brings all your messages, emails and social media accounts in one app. TCL added security keys to the processor and an BlackBerry DTEK app to improve protection both of hardware and software. The app offers constant monitoring and protection, letting you know when your privacy could be at risk.

Pricing And Availability

The device will be available globally in April . It should cost around price of N175,858.

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus May Be Released On March 29

A teaser image that was sent out revealed that a Galaxy device (certainly the Galaxy S8) will be "unboxed" on March 29th, 2017 at Samsung's Unpacked event in New York City.

This date of March 29th lines up pretty well with the speculations from South Korea. Although the image is a little bitcryptic. The white bars on the top and bottom are almost certainly highlighting the S8's thin bezels (5.8" and 6.2") and pack a Snapdragon 835, IP68 water and dust resistance, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and more

Let's keep our fingers crossed till March.

Huawei P10 And Huawei P10 Plus - Price And Specifications In Nigeria

Today was certainly an amazing day for Huawei at the MWC expo in Barcelona as its announced its new flagships - the P10 and P10 Plus, both come with dual camera setups made in cooperation with Leica.

The new P10 duo come with a new sleek and refreshed design, but comes in different sizes - 5.1" for the P10 and 5.5" for the P10 Plus. The P10 Plus has a higher resolution screen, wider apertures on its rear sensor, and faster LTE.

Huawei P10 Specifications

Body: Metal, 6.98mm thick, curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5
Screen: 5.1" IPS LCD, 1080p resolution (332ppi)
Chipset: Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core processor (Cortex-A73 2.4GHz + A53 1.8GHz), Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot (hybrid, uses SIM2 slot)
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1;

Camera: 12MP OIS color + 20MP black & white, 4K video capture, Leica brandingCamera features:F/2.2 lens, Hybrid Zoom (2x magnification), OIS, can change focus and lighting in photos after they are taken, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode

Selfie cam: 8MP, f/1.9 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
Battery: 3,200mAh; Super Charge
Security: Fingerprint reader (front, under the glass), 0.4 seconds response time

Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
Misc: Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack

Huawei P10 Plus Specifications

Body: Metal, 6.98mm thick, curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5

Screen: 5.5" IPS LCD, Quad HD resolution (534ppi)
Chipset: Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core processor (Cortex-A73 2.4GHz + A53 1.8GHz), Mali-G71 MP8 GPU

Memory: 4GB or 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, microSD slot (hybrid, uses SIM2 slot
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1;
Camera: 12MP OIS color + 20MP black & white, 4K video capture, Leica brandingCamera features:F/1.8 lens, Hybrid Zoom (2x magnification), OIS, can change focus and lighting in photos after they are taken, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode
Selfie cam: 8MP, f/1.9 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects

Battery: 3,750mAh; Super Charge
Security: Fingerprint reader (front, under the glass), 0.4 seconds response time
Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C

Misc: Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack

The ram size really got me though..


The P10 will cost $638 (N200,000)while the P10 will cost $738(N230,000). That's pretty costly for all those specs.