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MTN to increase browsing rate

Based on a message sent to MTN subscribers this afternoon, it is evident that MTN may likely increase data tariffs beginning from December 1, 2016.

The text message reads: “Dear customer, please be informed that from December 1, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.”








MTN Season Of Surprises - Get Free Airtime, SMS Bonus and Data Offer By Dial Simple Code

It’s MTN Season of Surprises! MTN is currently surprising customers with what they termed
You could get free airtime to enjoy long conversations every day, browse with unbelievable free data, attend live MTN events with free tickets, get shopping vouchers when you transfer cash with Mobile Money, and much more. It is the MTN’s way of saying THANK YOU for their continued patronage of MTN services.




The Surprise package depends on luck. It means, what Funsho got might be different from what Mr. Stanley will get.
#SeasonOfSurprises

How It Work
Simply on your MTN line and you’ll be surprised with the awoof you’ll see there. I dialed the code on my MTN line and what I got is to pay N5000 and get N24500 + 1666MB of free data, valid for 30 days.

Yours may be different from mine when you dial the code, but you might be amazed by getting 2GB of data + 30Mins for just N200!


Dial the code and tell us what you get via the comments box below.

Latest Airtel Nigeria 2016 cheap Data subscription codes

The good news is that Airtel Nigeria introduced their new monthly data subscription plan which is noted as "Double Data"

How To subscribe to the offer
Dial *496# to get 3GB for N1,000 only.

Dial *437# to get 7GB for N2,000 only.

Dial *438*1# to get 18GB for N4,000 only.

NOTE: All plans validity period ⌚ is 30 days!

How To Record Your Phone Screen Activity As A Video

Have you been trying to record your phone screen as a video or you want to post a tutorial to people using video in your phone screen? This is the full tutorial to do so and when you are through with this, you will notice that it will be very simple for you to edit and you can then start posting unlimited using your phone screen.
An Android device is a useful one that’s slowly becoming an essential must-have. Unfortunately, in the past, it has always been difficult to do screen recording on Android, as you’d need to get your device connected to a PC for it to work.
However, that is no longer the case, because Google now has screen recording support for the KitKat and higher versions of Android. This makes it easier for developers to create apps for native screen recording purposes.
Why are we using AZ SCREEN RECORDER?
AZ Screen Recorder is the best app to record the screen of your Lollipop. It does NOT require root access, no time limit, no watermark, ad free and very easy to use wit…

Preregistered Sim cards pose serious danger to national security — NCC

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, has urged consumers and members of the public to alert security agencies if they come across any individual engaging in the sale, or use of preregistered SIM cards, as they pose a serious danger to individuals and collective safety.





Speaking at the NDC special day at the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair, the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, who was represented by the Head of Public Relations, NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, said those found culpable also risk severe penalties of fine and imprisonment.

“We have also sent serious warnings to the service providers to ensure that their dealers and sub-dealers, who have a role to play in the sale and activation of services, are not culpable in the penetration of this crime. Our Compliances Monitoring and Enforcement Department currently going round the country with a view to fishing out the perpetrators” he said.

According to him, the commission will not relent in speaki…

Twitter launches Android TV app for NFL streams and live video

If you’re an Android TV owner, and you had resigned yourself to watching tomorrow night’s Saints / Panthers game through the Twitter app on your smartphone, then Twitter has some good news for you. Variety reports that Twitter is launching an Android TV application to join the existing Apple TV, Xbox One, and Fire TV options for its live streaming video service.

Similar to the Twitter app on other platforms, the Android TV version will offer easy access to Twitter’s live streams with a feed of highlighted Tweets, alongside the ability to display Periscope broadcasts on a big screen TV. Between Thursday Night Football games,
election coverage, and other live events, it’s clear that the social media company is doubling down on video streaming, and the new options for software platform can only help with those ambitions.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hacked again

Hacking group OurMine claims credit for defacing the Facebook CEO's Pinterest account. It also hacked Zuckerberg back in June.




A hacking group has claimed credit for targeting Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts -- for the second time this year.
On Tuesday, a hacking group known as OurMine emailed me to say they had targeted Zuckerberg's Pinterest account , which was defaced with a new tagline and the group's web address.

Zuckerberg's Pinterest bio temporarily said, "Don't worry, we are just testing your security."
By the time we published, the defacement had been removed.

The group would not say, when asked, how it carried out the hack but did say it wasn't through leaked databases.

When pressed, OurMine said it has an "exploit on Pinterest" but gave no details. The last time the group said it had exploited a platform, the claim involved a fake screenshot.

OurMine is best known for targeting high-profile users, su…

WhatsAPP Adds Video Phone Calls

WhatsApp has announced an upgrade of its platform: it’s over one billion users will not just be able to make audio calls, they will also be able to do so by video.

The latest feature will be operational in a few days and it will be available across iOS, Windows and Android platforms.



A sample video call on WhatsApp


“We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks,” said a WhatsApp spokesman.

“Over the years we’ve received many requests from our users for video calling, and we’re excited to finally offer this feature to the world. Thank you for using WhatsApp and we promise to keep working hard every day to improve the service.”
WhatsApp’s…

Zuckerberg denies Facebook News Feed bubble impacted the election

In the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Techonomy16 to address concerns that the company didn’t do enough to stop the proliferation of fake news on News Feed.
Zuckerberg insisted that more can always be done to improve the quality of the News Feed experience, but that Facebook could not have influenced the outcome of the election.
“Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it’s a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” Zuckerberg said.
He continued by saying people are looking for a narrative to explain the election. However, he believes that a narrative that implicitly assumes Trump supporters are dumb enough to be manipulated by Facebook is insulting to those voters. In his view, It was just as likely for News Feed to highlight fake news about Clinton — but the media remains steadfast in ignoring that Trump supporters ultimately believed their…

Google to power DS open innovation hackathon 2016

Google West Africa has thrown its weight behind the Delta State open hackathon 2016 with a significant Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, model to power the Delta State Innovation Hub initiative.

With this, Google will be deploying expert group of developers to deliver a world-class experience Developers event slated to hold on 19th of this month as a accelerator to the upcoming open innovation hackathon 2016 in Asaba.

The planned innovation hackathon is expected to engage Nigerian youths on the challenges of sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and the role of information technology in resolving the issues therein – from perspectives of the critical needs and solutions for African countries.

Communities: Google will power the communities within the South-South, which is seen as a fantastic platform for developers to grow by learning, sharing, and connecting with each other. Google Developer Groups (GDGs) are independent technical communities of developers wh…

Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing now on pause in UK at regulator’s request

A controversial decision this summer by Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp to share data on its users with its parent company — including for advertising purposes — continues to attract the ire of European regulators. Now Facebook has agree to pause data sharing in the UK, following an investigation by data protection watchdog, the ICO.
In a strongly worded blog post detailing how its probe has been progressing, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham writes: “I had concerns that consumers weren’t being properly protected, and it’s fair to say the enquiries my team have made haven’t changed that view. I don’t think users have been given enough information about what Facebook plans to do with their information, and I don’t think WhatsApp has got valid consent from users to share the information. I also believe users should be given ongoing control over how their information is used, not just a 30 day window.”
“We’ve set out the law clearly to Facebook, and we’re pleased that th…

MTN Missed Call Alert Service

M.C.N: is a missed-call alert service that provides MTN customers with details of calls they missed while their phones are switched off or out of coverage area. The customer receives a Who Called alert via SMS on numbers from MTN and other networks. This service is offered free of charge to all new and existing MTNN customers.


Frequent Questions


What are the benefits?

You can keep track of your missed calls.

You are always informed when a number you could not reach becomes available on the network.

It works even while you’re abroad.

Please note that:


You will not receive missed call alerts from callers who have withheld their caller identity.
You are not required to activate Voice Mail to use MTN Who Called and Notify Me services.

What is MTN Who Called?

This is a FREE missed call alert service that provides you with details of calls you missed while your number was switched off or out of network coverage. You will receive free SMS message containing the caller’s phone number, the numb…

MTN Missed Call Alert Service

M.C.N: is a missed-call alert service that provides MTN customers with details of calls they missed while their phones are switched off or out of coverage area. The customer receives a Who Called alert via SMS on numbers from MTN and other networks. This service is offered free of charge to all new and existing MTNN customers.


Frequent Questions


What are the benefits?

You can keep track of your missed calls.

You are always informed when a number you could not reach becomes available on the network.

It works even while you’re abroad.

Please note that:


You will not receive missed call alerts from callers who have withheld their caller identity.
You are not required to activate Voice Mail to use MTN Who Called and Notify Me services.

What is MTN Who Called?

This is a FREE missed call alert service that provides you with details of calls you missed while your number was switched off or out of network coverage. You will receive free SMS message containing the caller’s phone number, the numb…

Play Store has a new Trending section for entertainment, and it's fantastic

It feels like Google changes the Play Store UI every few weeks. A larger button here, adjusting the font size there, and so on. But the new 'Trending' section on the Play Store is absolutely new, and is both incredibly useful and well-designed. The new addition can be found in the entertainment section, just below the new movie releases.







Tapping on any one of the trending topics opens to a scrollable collage of news. In the case of this one about Marvel's new Doctor Strange film, it has two reviews, movie info, a trailer, the cast, popular YouTube videos about the movie, an interview, and finally the soundtrack. All of these can be expanded to reveal all the content.





The soundtrack and videos can be fixed to the bottom-right of the screen (like videos on the YouTube app). Unfortunately, playback stops when exiting the trending page, so you can't listen to Michael Giacchino's soundtrack while you browse for apps.

The Doctor Strange section is a great hub for all th…

WhatsApp is testing a clone of Snapchat Stories, called Status

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is experimenting with a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji, with the content disappearing 24 hours after it’s shared — so basically a copy of Snapchat Stories.

The test feature was spotted on Friday by
BGR India which says Status sharing is only currently available to registered public beta testers of WhatsApp who are using a rooted Android or iOS device.

We’ve reached out to WhatsApp with questions and will update this story with any response.

In the Android version of the beta the main WhatsApp message screen now has a tab called ‘Status’, sitting between ‘Chats’ on the left and ‘Calls’ on the right. And while it’s always been possible to set a status message in WhatsApp, which is visible when someone views your profile, the new Status tab does not replace that traditional status message; rather it’s a whole additional channel aimed at encouraging users to …

You can now borrow data on Glo Borrow me data

TIME flies when you’re on the internet. There is a never ending stream of photos on instagram, videos on Youtube and posts on Facebook that keeps you staying tuned for more. However, the ecstasy of online satisfaction can come to an end abruptly when your data finishes. What do you do then?

Globacom claims to have the answer with its new Borrow me data campaign. The plan allows subscribers to borrow Data credit of up to 2GB whenever they run out of data bundles and have no airtime balance to recharge their data plan.

Speaking at the launch of the product in Lagos, Wednesday, Globacom’s Head, Usage and Retention, Mr. Sola Arowogbadamu, said eligibility criterion for the offer includes the number of days a customer has been on the network and his or her monthly data usage. “Customers can subscribe to Borrow Me Data by dialling *321# and following the menu options.



The service will then push real time Data credit to all eligible subscribers in line with the stated eligibility criterion…

FG set to establish ICT University, says minister

Ibadan – The Federal Government has concluded plans to establish the first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) University in Nigeria within the next three months.

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, stated this on Tuesday while featuring in a quarterly radio programme, Guest of the month, at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ibadan Zonal Office.


Adebayo-Shittu, Communications Minister



The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister spoke on “Harnessing the Potentials in the Communications Sector for Sustainable Development.’’
Shittu said that the university would be an off-shoot of an existing ICT-based institute, The Digital Bridge Institute , currently in operation in six centres across the country.

“It is time to leverage on the bountiful opportunities in the Communications sector to generate additional revenue for government.

“We all know that ICT is now redefining how we live, how we deliver businesses and services in terms of g…