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Android Underdog, HTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12 Plus/(+)

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There’s no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It followed up with the flagship One (M7), which featured a sleek aluminum unibody design that left a lasting impact on the smartphone world (even Apple took a few notes).

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Since then, though, HTC’s story has been one of significant ups and downs. We liked last year’s U11, and the follow-up U11+ was even better. But the company sold its team behind the Pixel phones to Google earlier this year, which strongly hinted that HTC would be more focused on the Vive headset than smartphones. Perhaps that’s why its flagship for this year, the U12+, isn’t a huge upgrade.
If you’ve seen the U11+, you’ve pretty much seen the new model. HTC stuck with the same “3D liquid glass” design, which gives the phone a uniquely luxurious look. It’ll be available in black, red and a gorgeous translucent blue, which gives you a glimpse at the phone’s internals.

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As you’ve probably gathered from the name, the company is also going big with this phone. The U12+ features a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2,880 by 1,440 pixels) Super LCD 6 screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HDR 10 support, just like the U11+. You won’t find any notch on this display, though — there’s still a large bezel at the top and bottom. HTC managed to shave down the already minimal side bezels by 1mm, and the phone is also 1.9mm shorter than the U11+.
And if you were wondering, there won’t be a smaller U12 this year. That’s a bit disappointing for anyone with smaller hands, but it makes sense for HTC to focus on a single flagship — especially after the confusing array of U11 models we saw over the last year.
Look a bit closer at the U12+ and you’ll notice some subtle differences from the last model. There are two cameras on the back (which we haven’t seen from HTC since the One M8) surrounded by a pill-shaped enclosure. One is a 12 megapixel wide-angle shooter featuring HTC’s UltraPixel 4 technology, and the other is a 16MP telephoto. As with other dual-camera phones, they’ll let you optically zoom up to 2x and get more bokeh (the gorgeous background blurring in portraits) from your photos. HTC also brought over the dual front cameras from the U11 Eyes, except this time they’re both 8MP. For the most part, they’ll help you get some bokeh in your selfies.

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HTC is also debuting Edge Sense 2 in the U12+, which lets you squeeze the phone to access apps and shortcuts. Now, you can double the side sensors to create to a smaller interface, making it easier to use one-handed. That miniature UI will automatically adjust to the left or right side of the screen, depending on the hand you’re using to hold the phone. The side sensors will also detect if you lay down and prevent the screen from flipping into landscape mode. I’m not quite sold on squeezing my phone just yet, but that smart orientation detection is something I’d like to see on more phones.
As you’d expect from a flagship Android phone today, the U12+ is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip and 6GB of RAM. You’ll also be able to chose from either 64GB or 128GB of storage, and you can expand that with microSD cards up to 2TB. It’ll ship with Android Oreo, but HTC assures us it’ll be upgradeable to Android P when that’s officially released.
With its sleek glass case, the U12+ feels great, though its extra wide 18:9 aspect ratio makes it incredibly top heavy. It would have been nice to see HTC get rid of those chunky top and bottom bezels, especially since that’s something most of its competitors are doing this year. I only had a few minutes with the phone, so I couldn’t really stress it much. But maneuvering through Android and juggling several apps was as speedy as you’d expect with its high-end hardware.

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As for the camera, it offered a decent amount of bokeh when taking portraits, but HTC’s software still plenty of issues to iron out. In particular, the adjustment dial for background blur and zooming is awkardly placed, since it’s easy to trigger the camera’s exposure controls instead.
For the most part, the U12+ seems like a phone built for HTC fanatics, and not something that would tempt people away from Samsung Galaxy S9 or the iPhone. There aren’t any major surprises or innovation — just the upgrades you’d expect. You can pre-order the blue U12+ today for $799 (64GB) and $849 (128GB) from HTC’s site and Amazon, while the black model is only available with 64GB of storage.
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Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 16There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 17It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 18
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December 

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How To Easily Start A Blog On WordPress With Free Themes

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Do
you wish to start up a new WordPress blog
or website and wondering how to do it on a budget? Well, WordPress is a free,
open source CMS that allows for 100% customization. In this short guide, I am
going to show you how you can start a WordPress blog/website on a budget or
without any technical knowledge.
This
guide would come in handy to bloggers who intends moving from their blogging
platform to WordPress, web hobbyist, and those who just bought a WordPress
hosting server
and wondering how to put their business online.

The pre-requisites to starting a new WordPress blog?

To
start a blog/website on WordPress, there are some important things you must
have beforehand. Under listed are some of these fundamental tools.
ü  A registered domain name (e.g. naijatechguy.com)
ü  A web hosting account (shared, cloud or
VPS
)
ü  Reliable internet connection
They
are just the three primary
requirements for starters
. Any hosting package you buy comes with a
cPanel (control panel/dashboard) where you can manage your files and websites.
It is on this cPanel that you’d gain access to create your first free WordPress
blog/website.
There
are lots of packages available in the cPanel, among them is Softaculous App
Installer
. This package offers you free access to install various CMS
platforms freely and easily. All the packages on cPanel are important and serve
for specific purposes. But since our interest is on creating WordPress websites,
we’ll only focus on Softaculous App Installer.

Starting the blog



#1. Install WordPress



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Log
in to your hosting cPanel and scroll down until you get to the Softaculous Apps
Installer. Now, click on the WordPress Icon to trigger the website installation
process.
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Choose
between quick or custom installation. The “Quick” installation
creates a default WordPress website with preset settings while the “Custom
installation allows you to customize your website from the root.
Now,
you will be required to enter the following details
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ü  Domain name
ü  Desired website name and description
ü  Your admin details (username and
password). Note: This will be what you will use to log in to the website/blog
admin panel/dashboard and it has to be private.
ü  Choose your website language
ü  Scroll down and click on “Install
WordPress”
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After
the website installation, the next thing to do is to start with free themes. To
access your new blog/website admin panel/dashboard, attach /wp-admin
after the initial domain name. This is how your admin WP admin URL looks like; http://tutorial.wordpress.com/wp-admin/.
Log in to your admin dashboard by using the admin details you defined during
the installation.

#Install themes

WordPress
works with highly customizable themes/templates. There are many free themes to
customize the look of your new website. Usually, the screenshot below shows you
how your website will appear immediately after installation.
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This
appearance does not appeal to anyone, so it needs to be changed. To change this
default theme and use a visitor-friendly theme that would interest your visitors,
locate the themes option on your dashboard and click on it. It’s normally found
at– Appearance ==> Themes
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Click
on the “Add new” button
You’ll
be redirected to a new page where you’d find lots of free beautiful themes with
user-friendly templates. However, you can define your theme choice by filtering
the results to the latest, featured, popular, no. of columns, and etc.


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Once
you see a theme you like, hover your mouse over it and click on the preview
button to see what it actually looks like on the front-end (appearance to
visitors).
If you are comfortable with the
preview, go ahead and install the theme as your new website theme. It will
override the previous theme template and your website will now be acceptable to
the people viewing it.
Note: I’ll normally recommend a SEO friendly theme that comes with social
media sharing buttons and newsletter marketing tools. They’re necessary for
your marketing and/or blogging
success
.  

#3.
Customize the free theme to taste

In other to make the theme more
convenient and load faster for your readers, WordPress allows you to customize
the theme’s appearance via a built-in customizer. You can access the customizer
here – Appearance ==> Customizer.
What
more?
Your new website/blog is now up
and running, you should start creating engaging contents that will bring more
traffic to the new website. Also, you may need to install certain plugins
to make your new blog/website modern, attractive, and good enough for
advertisers.

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Breaking News : Diamond Bank Has Been Sold To Access Bank, Customers Express Concern

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I can’t categorically say what’s happening within Diamond Bank but this news may come as a shock to their customers.

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According to the Vanguard :

Access Bank Plc has finally acquired Diamond Bank Plc. According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, according to TheCable. Another source said confirmed that the deal has been sealed, awaiting final ratification from the regulatory body.

 The acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry, sources informed. Last week, Diamond Bank announced its decision to drop its international operating licence to focus on national operations following capitalisation issues.

Uzoma Dozie, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed the development in a statement released on Friday. Dozie had said: “With this approval, the bank will cease to operate as an international bank. “The re-licensing as a national bank supports Diamond Bank’s objective of streamlining its operations to focus resources on the significant opportunities in the Nigerian retail banking market, and the economy as a whole.

The move follows Diamond Bank’s decision to sell its international operations, which included the disposal of its West African Subsidiary in 2017 and Diamond Bank UK, the sale of which is currently in its final stages.” Broadcasting: NTA drops foreign satellites for NiGCOMSAT1R “The change to national bank status also enables the bank to maintain a lower minimum capital requirement of 10 per cent, as against 15 per cent required for international banks.” The bank recorded its worst month on record in November with share plunging to 0.61k per unit on November 30, 2018.

I wonder what this means for Diamond Bank users, well let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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3 Easy High Paying Tech Jobs You Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike

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I know you might really wish the strike can end so you can resume studies and stop being bored to death at home.  I’m supposed to be in final year once the strike ends so I know how it really feels (I school at Uniport).

To keep myself busy during this strike, I multitask a lot – develop websites, blog, do graphics design jobs and develop user interfaces and experiences. These are actually stuffs I’ve always been doing, the strike just gives me more time to improve myself. So without further ado let me get started with the 3 Easy High Paying Tech Jobs You Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike.

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1. UX/UI Designing

A UX/UI Designer is a person that designs how and app, website or software would look like and how it would work.  UX/UI designer jobs can pay between 50k – 1.2m  and the minimum amount is set by you as a designer or by your employer if you aren’t a freelance designer. As a UX/UI designer, you have to understand that it’s not just about designing, It’s about making your prototype usable and straightforward.

You can go through my portfolio and see the kind of jobs I’ve done  –

Becoming A UX/UI designer isn’t rocket science but you need to be willing to learn and read a lot.
Make sure to join design communities like Dribbble, Uplabs and Behance.

Softwares you’ll need

  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch (Mac Only)
  • Figma 
  • Invision

Don’t forget to look up some videos on Youtube related to UX/UI. Stay Creative.

2. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is another high paying job you may want to check out. It’s just about selling products online and promoting them to the right audience. You will need a Facebook Page for this.
Now you don’t have to be the owner of the product before you do this, you can simply go to a shop ask the owner for the price of certain goods. Add your profit to the the price of the products and also let customers know that they might need to pay a shipping fee. 
Once you are done run the advert on Facebook and attend to your customers. Remember the key to a successful marketing business are happy customers, try to give them discounts and watch as your business will grow online. 
I can teach you more about targeting ads on social media to get more customers, if you are interested – I can send you my E-book with a detailed step by step tutorial on how to do that. The price of the E-book is N1,500.  Send me a whatsapp message +2348134375481. (Non Nigerians can make payment via paypal)

3.Graphic Design Jobs

Graphic designing would get you thousands of jobs online and if you can promote yourself well , you would get more jobs.You will need a Facebook Page for this as well. If you are good with design tools like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator here’s what you should do.
  • Create About 7 Random Logo Designs
  • Run An Advert On Facebook and promote the designs
  • On the ad mention that you are designing logos for a really low price – maybe N2,500 
  • Add your whatsapp number to the ad so they can contact you
  • Wait for your customers

Here’s the logic here, you promote the ad with around 2k or 3k to make the ad reach more than 10,000 targeted people.  Let’s assume 100 people out of the 10,000 people contact you. 2,500 x 100 is equivalent to N250K .

So you earned 250k from an Ad  you promoted with around N2500-N4000. These days you work smart not extra hard.

If you can’t use Photoshop or don’t have a laptop, you can buy my Ebook, I mentioned how to design without photoshop skills and also designing on a phone on the device. Cheers

I can
teach you more about targeting ads on social media to get more
customers, if you are interested – I can send you my E-book with a
detailed step by step tutorial on how to do that. The price of the
E-book is N1,500.  Send me a whatsapp message +2348134375481. (Non
Nigerians can make payment via paypal)



If you have any questions – mail [email protected]


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Holiday Shopping Deal – Get A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner on Amazon

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Black Friday is nearly upon us and Amarey is set to sweep buyers off their feet in the deal frenzy with big discounts to enable people get this smart vacuum cleaner.

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Amarey A800 robotic vacuum cleaner adopts 360°Anti-Collision and comprehensive, intelligent drop sensor safety technology with anti-scratch glass top cover for protection.


ULTRA-THIN DESIGN & ENLARGED CLEANING

Its 2.7IN low-profile body means the A800 robotic vacuum could work under furniture and chairs along with every nook, cranny and sticky mat. It could easily drill into small gaps in the TV cabinet, sofa, and bed.

SMART CLEANING FOR YOU – 1400Pa powerful suction mode force strongly to seamlessly clean from all floor to medium-pile carpet, and A800 robotic vacuum cleaner could cooperate with 4 kinds of cleaning modes: automatic, spot, edge, single room to easy cleaning for a spotlessly clean home.

UPGRADED 3-POINT CLEANING SYSTEM – Triple filter (washable Pre-filter/Sponge/ High-efficiency filter), dual side brushes, and powerful suction ensure a thorough clean.


HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY & AUTO CHARGING -Powered by a 2600mAh high-capacity Li-ion battery, the vacuum cleaner supports up to 100 minutes powerful suction cleaning. It seeks automatically the charging dock after it is finished or on low battery

For celebrating thanksgiving holiday, Amarey cleaner is going to low its price to $180.59 (14% off ),

If you’d like to get this automatic cleaner for your family, Click  here with the code: DT8EBSOF

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Would You Buy This 24 Million Naira Curved LG Television On Jumia

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While the Black Friday sales are still ongoing , Jumia is offering this Massive LG Curved 4K UHD Smart LED TV – 105″ -104.6″ Diagonal.

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For just ₦24,327,620. I can’t say if the TV would show you the future but you can buy it to find out.

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Meet The Babahu X1 Tooth Brush – The World’s Most Intelligent Toothbrush

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Have you ever imagined a toothbrush that walks to your bed to wake you up and tell you it’s time to brush?  lol.

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If you believed the first sentence you just read , your senses must be out of this world.  You should know I’m just pulling your legs. I want to introduce you to a smart toothbrush, it doesn’t walk to your bed to wake you up but it’s definitely smart.  So let’s get down to what you need to know about this smart brush.

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The Babahu X1 , the world’s first AI Powered Hand Free Toothbrush launches at 9am, Nov.21(Wed), EST. From now on, by only pressing one button you can get intelligent , fully clean brush  by built-in smart AI algorithms to brush at different vibration frequencies efficiently.

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It is based on the Bass method of brushing and suitable for adults as well as children. It’s safe and hygienic with FDA approved quality. To be the first backers now, you can get exclusive price up to 50% off.  Like most success stories, the babahu AI-Powered hand free toothbrush started with an idea.

The brush head is made out of an edible medical grade silica gel containing bacteriostat that is moulded into the unibodyof the brush at a high temperature of 300 Degrees Celsius. This design effectively stops the breeding of harmful bacteria that is usually found on traditional toothbrushes. The own patented U-shape mouth design featuring 6D bristles at a 45 degree angle with the teeth.

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The brush body adopts a magnetic levitation sonic motor with a vibration frequency of 18,000-40000 per minute, which is suitable for
people’s different oral conditions and applies the AI algorithms automatically that recognize when the brush head is connected. There is a one key operation mode and two modes of Clean and Gum Care. Kids’ version has an in-built voice algorithm: bite strength alerts, brush head usage and brushing stage details.

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Moreover, babahu X1 also equipped with wireless charging base, then you can take up to 3 brush heads at a time and charges in just 2 hours which provides up to 30 days of standby.
How to use babahu X1?

1.Squeeze foam toothpaste on both sides of the U-shape brush head.
2.Gently bite the U-groove of the brush head.
3. One press of the start button the super soft bristles will begin to clean your teeth thoroughly.

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We are excited to inform you that babahu X1 will be launched on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo now. The earliest gears can be delivered out in January,2019.

Don’t hesitate it! Get Super Deals here!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/babahu-x1-1st-ai-powered-hand-free-toothbrush/x/19478195#/

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