Tuesday, 27 June 2017

How To Transfer Files From Bluestacks To Windows PC


BlueStacks is an amazing app that lets you access your most android apps on your windows pc, but because it stores its operating system and incidentally all of it’s files and folders in a “image” file, sometimes it can be difficult to share things between content in BlueStacks and your PC.

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So by popular demand, I have finally gotten around to detailing the process I use to access downloaded files from within Bluestacks on my PC. What follows is a quick 5 step tutorial on how you can do the same.

Steps To Transfer Files From Bluestacks To PC

  • Within BlueStacks, You will need to search for and install the ES File Explorer App.

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  • After you have installed ES File Explorer, go ahead and open it. Browse your file structure until you come across the root folder you wish to gain access to in Windows. In the example below, I’ve chosen the download folder which will be:
                /storage/sdcard/Download

  • Once you’ve chosen your folder, Hold down the left mouse button to select it.

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Then click the Copy button highlighted in red as shown above.

  • Then you just need to browse to the Shared folder in BlueStacks and use the paste feature to make the folder accessible in Windows!

BlueStacks Shared Folder


/storage/sdcard/windows/bstsharedfolder/

OR

/sdcard/windows/bstsharedfolder

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  • Finally – To access your shared folder in Windows, simple browse to the location as shown in below picture:

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That should do it!

You should now be able to easily access your files and folders within Bluestacks on your PC! For even easier access you can create a shortcut to the BlueStacks shared folder on your desktop. Please let me know if you encounter any hurdles along the way or if you would like me to explain any part of the process in more depth.

If you have any question about this you can ask via the comment box and I will reply you
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Collapse As MTN Withdraw Sponsorship

Nigeria's popular game show, Who wants to be a millionaire has come to an END after one of their major sponsor MTN pulled out. The popular game show had been on for up to 13 years and has impacted by enriching and educating many Nigerians. The show was hosted by popular presenter and Unical graduate, Frank Edoho.

 

The Nigerian game show made this known in a series of tweets on their official Twitter account, Frank also confirmed on his twitter account as well.

 


Frank Edoho's Twits:


We're really going to miss their lovely song and the way Frank makes someone have high blood pressure or even faint on stage. They will really be missed!!!
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Monday, 26 June 2017

How Does The Recently Launched Facebook Profile Guard Works?

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new tool to check on the misuse  profile picture, especially for women. Many women prefer not to upload their photos as profile pictures fearing that someone might use it for wrong reasons. The Facebook profile picture guard will keep your profile picture safe online by preventing the sharing, sending and downloading of the profile pictures.


Profile Guard was developed in partnership with various Indian safety organizations like Centre for Social Research, Learning Links Foundation, Breakthrough and Youth Ki Awaaz, and it is designed to give people more control over their experience and "help keep them safe online".

How Does The Facebook Profile Picture Guard Work?

Facebook states that the new profile picture guard will safeguard the profile picture, primarily in four ways.

  1. Others will not be able to download, share or message your profile pictures.
  2. Strangers will not be able to tag themselves or anyone else in your photos.
  3. If possible, Facebook will prevent people from taking screenshots of your profile picture (this is currently available for Android only)
  4. Facebook will display a shield icon at the bottom of your picture and a blue border around the edge. This would serve as a visual cue of protection for your profile picture.

How effective are these tools?

There is no way to hide your profile picture currently and it is always public by default. This new method by Facebook can discourage unauthorized access to your profile picture but won't weed out the problem completely. For better safety, it can add options to restrict the viewing of profile pictures to just friends and friends of friends.
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Answers To Phone Battery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There have been so many questions regarding our smartphone battery, whether it is good to charge it always or not, whether it is advisable to charge a new battery up to 6 hours before normal usage and other vital questions. In this post I have compiled some of the major Battery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and I do hope it helps.

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Important Questions About Phone Batteries And Answers


Must I Charge My New Phone To Full Capacity Before Using It?

Answer:  The answer is definitely "YES".
To determine a good battery, you have to charge the phone to its full capacity. This is no more the time of NiCad (Nickel cadmium), the era has been long gone and nowadays, Lithium-ion based batteries which do not use "chemical memory" as it's the case with NiCad which caused the battery to be dependent on how it is being charged or discharged.

Does My Battery Quality Deteriorate With Time? 

Answer:  The answer to the question again is "YES".
Your battery decrease automatically over time even if you are not using it. Some people love phones with huge battery capacity and one year down the line, the battery get worse and you begin to wonder what you have done wrong. Lithium-ion batteries of today are built to last a certain number of cycles. Assuming, you use 80% of battery in one day and charge up to 100%, and use up to 20% the next day, it is assumed you have used or drained up the juice of that battery to qualify for a cycle. Depending on the device, a battery would have to go between 300 and 500 cycles before they attain about 75% of their original capacity.

Will Charging My Phone Overnight Or For Long Time Spoil My Phone?

Answer: I will say "YES" and "NO" to these question because normally, as our phone type of battery which is likely to be Lithium-ion based is equally programmed to stop current inflow when it has charged up to its full capacity. The temperature of where you charged depends because if you charge a phone in a hot place, there are chances that your phone might explode or swell up. I won't stand against charging phone overnight if only it is not kept in hot environment.

How Many Times Can I Charge My Device For A Day?

 Answer: To be brief, Shane Broesk, a battery expert, advised a "frequent top-ups, rather than one daily charge up, is healthier for your battery". To give your battery a longer life, ensure to charge up your phone before it gets off. Always charge up because that's the best and optimal way to charge your phone.

I hope these simple Frequently Asked Queations (FAQ) had answered some of your smartphone battery issues. Be extremely careful when using your battery.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Again! Whatsapp Extends Deadline For Disconnecting Lower Android Versions Till 2020 With Conditions

An official statement has been made after announcing the extension given to Blackberry and S40 users to support Whatsapp till the end of  June 2017 and subsequent shift of deadline till December, 2018. This could be another good news because Whatsapp will continue to support older versions of Android till 2020.

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Recall that Whatsapp had last year 2016 said they'll stop supporting Android 2.1Android 2.2 and some other devices including Blackberry and S40 by the end of 2016. But the same source is also giving users of older Android versions the assurance that WhatsApp will continue to function on those older versions especially Android 2.1, and Android 2.2 till 1st of February, 2020.

Facebook-owned Instant Messaging App-Whatsapp also added that not only will they continue to support those devices, they may no longer enjoy all the latest features because Whatsapp will no longer actively release new versions for these phones.

The 2 years grace is really enough for all those using older versions of Android to upgrade their phone if they still use a phone running on Android 2.0 downwards, get an Android phone that runs at least Android 5.1 or Android 6.0.
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How To Recover Over-Scratched MTN Recharge Card Pin Using MyMTNApp


It is very painful when you are scratching out the silver panel on your newly-purchased recharge card and you mistakenly scratched off the digits on the card, it can suddenly change your good mood especially, if the recharge card is cost and you want to use it urgently. The only solution before now was to call the customer care line, explain to them and then call out the card's serial number for them to track it, but you can now recover the PINs of over-scratched MTN recharge card without even calling their customer care agent with the use of the MyMTN application.


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MyMTN is a popular MTN self service application that ensures your simple needs on the network are resolved without calling their agents. That means, you can now retrieve the over-scratched MTN recharge card pin using MyMTN mobile app.

How Does Recovering Over-Scratched Recharge Card Work?

With MyMTNApp, you can recover the missing digits in your over-scratched pin by simply providing the serial number of the recharge card and the other visible digits, which is less stressful than calling their agents. Below is a simple guide including video tutorial.

  • Firstly, install the "MyMTNApp" on Playstore by clicking here
  • Login your account or register an account, if you don't have. 
  • Tap on "Load over-scratched card" option. 

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  • Enter the incomplete "Digits of the scratch card".
  • Enter the "Serial number of the over-scratched card".
  • Enter your "Phone number
  • And finally, tap on "Recover"

Your full recharge card pin would be sent to you as SMS, then you can load it any time you wish. It is as simple as that.

You can also watch the official video from MTN that guides you on how to do this. Watch below.


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How To Install And Play Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Visa 2) On Android

With this Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA), you are entitled to enjoy exclusive adventure. It is a very popular action-adventure game created and developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game is available on PlayStation 3 consoles, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and more importantly, Android phones and is also the second best selling Xbox 360 video game with 17.79 millions copies sold.



Rockstar has released yet another version GTA 5 Visa 2 with exclusive features and clean graphics. There are many weapons in this version and you get some of the ammunition after completing the game tasks or missions. It is very easy and simple to install on your android device, same way with other version installation.


Some of the game features includes stealing of cars, armours, full HD display with beautiful graphics and using of cheats to get weapons with other things are allowed. In fact, the game is tough, addictive and demanding. Players of the game can also participate in Ninja actions.

Features Of Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA Visa 2)


  • There are wide range of weapons available in the game which you can opt for; chainsaw, knives, guns, swords, machine guns and many others.
  • It has a big city which you will see a different environment and lifestyles.
  • The cars are also different and in operation, you can access many cars like sports car, police cars, helicopters, SUV and others.
  • Controls are now handy and smooth.


Where To Download Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA Visa 2)

Your phone RAM will determine how fast and smoothly the game will run on your device, I recommend you install GTA 5 on Android running version 4.0 Kitkat and above with at least 2GB RAM or more.


  • Firstly, download Grand Theft Auto (GTA 5 Visa 2) APK by clicking here. (23.5MB)
  • Secondly, download Grand Theft Auto (GTA 5 Visa 2) OBB by clicking here. (2.41GB)
  • Thirdly, download Grand Theft Auto (GTA 5 Visa 2) Patch data file by clicking here. (1.42GB)

NOTE: All the links above are the same. The files are located in the same webpage.

Alternatively you can Click Here to Download All the files


How To Setup and Play Grand Theft Auto V, Visa 2 on Android



  1. After downloading and installing the apk file
  2. Extract the OBB file folder to SDCard>>Android>>OBB folder
  3. Extract the Patch data file folder to SDCard>>Android>>data folder
  4. Now, launch the Apk you installed and start playing the game.


That's all friends. Happy gaming. Please comment if you encounter any problem while setting this up.

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How To Share Smile 4G Data With Friends And Family

Smile is one of the fastest Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Nigeria with network coverages around major cities like Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna, Benin city, Asaba, Ibadan and Onitsha. It is a 4G LTE Broadband Internet Service Provider which has joined the list of wireless networks that enables and allows users to share data to other subscribers on the network. The network is not only available in Nigeria, it operates also in Tanzania and Uganda with 4G LTE band of 800 MHZ.


SMILE has a new feature that enables and allows users share more than 200MB of data to other SMILE line, especially with friends and families. This feature will be of great benefits, especially in a large organizations.

How To Share Smile 4G Data To Family And Friends



  1. Login your account, scroll down to "Bundle section" and click on "Share button" at the right end of your plan.
  2. Enter the account ID of the receiver and use the drop-down menu to select the volume of data to send (200mb, 500mb, 1gb, 2gb, 3gb, 7gb, and more) your data balance left will also be shown to you in order not to share above your data limit.
  3. Finally, click on the "Share" button to send.


The SMILE network is one of the best 4G LTE service provider due to its unending promo where N3,000 gives 7GB of data for 30 days while N2,500gives 7GB for 20 days. Its amazing!
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Get N4000 Free Bonus For N200 Recharge On Etisalat #MissEtMissOut Promo

It's no more news that all telcomunication companies in Nigeria are losing subscribers and the highest loser among them all is Etisalat. The reason for this is not far fetch as they happen to have the most expensive data plans at the moment.


Most telcos are doing everything possible to win more subscribers by introducing different data offers. Airtel for instance recently introduced the 100% and 150% data bonus. And also Etisalat with its Ramadan offer of 1GB for N200.

Now Etisalat has just introduced another new bonus offer called the #MissETmissOut. This bonus offer is only for old Etisalat users who haven't used thier SIM for over a month.



How the Etisalat #MissETmissOut Works

>> Pick up your Etisalat sim that you haven't used for over a period of one month (30days).
>> Recharge N200 Airtime and you will get N4000 bonus instantly, (N3000 for data + N1000 for calls to all network) extra bonus which you can use to call, and surf the net.
>> When you recharge N100 the second month, you will get a N2,000 bundle (N500 airtime + N1.5k data)

The validity period for this offer is 30 Days.

Note: You can only enjoy this offer if you haven't used your Etisalat Sim for 30 days or more
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

How To Activate Etisalat 1GB For N200

We all believe Etisalat is one of the most stingy networks when it comes to data and that their data plans is actually the costliest when compared to others.


It's actually surprising but let me inform you guys that Etisalat has introduced a new plan which gives you 1gb worth of data for just N200 and is valid for 3days. With the calculation, you'd be able to get up to 10Gb for 2000 in one month, cool isn't it???

Code To Activate the Etisalat 1GB For N200


Activating this plan is actually very easy.

  • Make sure that you have at least N200 on your Etisalat SIM.
  • Dial *929*10# and you should get a confirmation message.


After that, you can start flexing your data
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Latest Method To Root Tecno L9 Plus Smartphone

Today I will be sharing with you tutorial on the latest method of rooting Tecno L9 Plus. This is the best way of rooting Tecno L9 Plus. Tecno L9 Plus is a good phone that a lot of people use but find it difficult to root, so the solution is here.



To successfully root your Tecno L9 plus, you have to follow these steps below. We have made it very easy for you with numbered procedures and link to additional articles. Good luck.

How To Root Tecno L9 Plus

The Tecno L9 Plus (e.g L9Plus-H8011A1-N-170210V206) is an MT6580 powered phone running on Android 7 (Nougat)

  1. First and foremost you have to Dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box  See Here
  2. Now Download SuperSU 2.78 See Here when done save to SD card storage
  3. Next is to Create a new folder on your PC, give it any name but for this tutorial, I will name it Sooloaded
  4. Copy preloader.bin from your Miracle Box backup into the Sooloaded folder
  5. We are almost there: Download Philz for Tecno L9 Plus ported by Team Hovatek From Here
  6. Copy the Philz recovery.bin and scatter file from the Philz zip file downloaded above into the Sooloaded folder, making peloader.bin, scatter file and recovery.bin (Philz) in the folder
  7. Flash the preloader.bin and recovery.bin using Miracle Box See Here
  8. Boot the phone into recovery mode  after flashing See How
  9. In Philz recovery Menu, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  10. Select Install Zip
  11. Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.78.zip on the SD Card and select it
  12. Wait till flashing is complete
  13. If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  14. Reboot the phone normally
  15. Lastly: Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker APK

Tutorial by Hovatek
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

You Can Get MTN 4GB For N200 And 8GB For N400 -See How!!!



This plan has been around now for a while and a lot of Nigerian still don’t know how to subscribe for this plan. According to MTN, you get a whooping 500MB for just N25. Imagine, getting 500MB for just N25 at a time when 1.5GB cost N1000 for most network in Nigeria.




Although, every sim card is entitled to just 500MB per night at a rate of N25, you can get up to 4GB if you have up to Eight sim card. All you have to do, is activate the plan on all four sim card. It is best to note that this plan is only usable between the hours of 12am – 4am.

How To Get MTN 500MB for N25

  • Migrate to MTN Pulse tariff plan, by dialing *406#
  •  Make sure you have a minimum of N30 in your phone
  • Send NIGHT to 131 via SMS and you’ll get a message like this:

“Dear customer, you have successfully subscribed to Free Night Browsing between 00:00 and 04:00. N25 has been deducted from your account.”

I hope you enjoy this while it last. and if you think you like this post, do well to help us share this with your friend using the share Buttons below.
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Good News: The New Nokia 3310 Is Coming To Nigeria And South Africa

The new Nokia 3310 generated a lot of good buzz when it was announced earlier this year. I guess because the Classic Nokia 3310 was known for its long-lasting battery and it's durability.

Great news for Nigerians, If you want to own the new Nokia 3310.


HDM Global has confirmed that Nigeria is one of the two African countries where the new Nokia 3310 will be on sale. The second country is South Africa where it will launch mid June and will retail at a price of R699 that's about $53.48. The phone will be sold through mobile carrier MTN.

The new Nokia 3310 is expected to be sold at ₦18000. Is it really going to sell out like it did in UK last week.

Nigerians have so much love for Nokia they even dubbed it Ojabo ko fo meaning falls down without breaking.

Here is a quote from Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager, HMD Global, West, East, and Central Africa

We are delighted to bring the Nokia 3310 phone to our consumers in Nigeria. Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognizable phone brands in our country for decades. HMD has received an incredible reception from our partners so far; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Our consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. We’ve worked really hard with our teams around the world to bring together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners, enabling us to proudly start sales of our the Nokia 3310, a classic re-imagined.

Quick Reminder of Specs of the New Nokia 3310



Software: Nokia series 30
Display: 2.4-inch QVGA polarized curved display
Camera: 2 MP rear camera
Memory: 16MB internal storage Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
Network: 2G
Browser: Opera mini
Battery: 1200mAh
Colours: Glossy red and glossy yellow and matte blue and grey

See full specifications Here

Now, the question is will you be buying the new Nokia 3310 for N18,000?
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Full Specification And Price Of Gionee S10 With 6GB RAM

Gionee has just released a successor to the Gionee S9 and it's called the Gionee S10. The device features a 5.5 inch display with support for 4g LTE connectivity. It is also available in 3 different variants which are the S10, S10b and S10c.



The Gionee S10 is powered by Mediatek's Helio P25 processor with a massive 6GB RAM. In terms of memory, it sports dual front and rear camera. You can check the full specifications and price below.

Full Specs And Price Of Gionee S10


Network

GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE bands 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, Nano SIM dual stand-by)

Design

Dimensions: 7.35 mm
Weight: 178 g
Sensors: Fingerprint, Infra-red, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Build: Metal unibody
Colours: Sakura Gold, Dark Black, Indigo Blue, and Primrose Green

Display

Type: IPS 2.5D curved glass
Size: 5.5-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI)

 

Processor and OS

Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Processor Name: MediaTek Helio P25
Graphics Processor: Mali-T880 MP2
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Amigo UI 4.0

Memory

RAM: 6 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (SIM 2 slot)

Cameras

Rear: Dual 16 + 8 megapixels, f/2.0 lens, autofocus, PDAF, LED flash
Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: Dual 20 + 8 megapixels, f/1.8 lens, LED flash




Multimedia

Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Audio: MaxxAudio
Loudspeaker: Mono
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB-On-the Go

Battery

Charging: flash charge
Battery: 3450 mAh

Availability and Price

Announced: May 26 2017
Availability: June 9, 2017
Launch Price: $88 Dollar which costs N27,600 in Nigeria
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Top 3 Smartphones With High Power Battery Capacity

It is not always possible to carry your phone charger about or even find a power outlet to charge your phones on the go; so what is a good way to ensure you are not always running about to charge your phone? Simply get a smartphone with great battery life and save yourself a little stress.

Today, we bring you 3 awesome smartphones that deliver in the area of sleekness & amazing features while still boasting of long battery life.

Gionee A1


The Gionee A1 prides itself not only in being able to take the most awesome selfies with its professional quality camera, but also having an impressive battery life that the owner would totally enjoy. Although the Gionee A1 has a lot of important specs, it is undeniable that the 4010 mAh battery power it possesses tops our list of why you should get this phone, even top Nigerian singer Seyi Shay agrees!


TECNO Phantom 6 Plus


TECNO is one brand that is gradually becoming a household name in Nigeria due to the amazing devices they keep churning out; basically, it’s like every time you think they have outdone themselves, they always come up with something new to surprise you! One of their most impressive smartphones is the Phantom 6 plus – beautiful, sleek, durable and bagging a very impressive 4050 mAh battery!
 

Huawei Ascend Mate 7


Huawei phones are undeniably one of the most durable and rugged phones you can find in the Nigerian market. If you want a smartphone that delivers you a great user experience, won’t break at the slightest accidental slip and has a strong battery that can last you a very long time without having to be recharged, then the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 with its 4100 mAh battery is one phone you will enjoy!

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