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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

How to Hide Unwanted Replies on Twitter

  Twitter’s radical “Hide Replies” feature, one of the biggest changes to how Twitter works since the invention of the Retweet, is now available to Twitter’s global user base.
Twitter users can now hide unwanted replies to their tweets as part of a broader effort to make the platform less toxic. That means the trolling, irrelevant, insulting or otherwise disagreeable comments don’t get to dominate the conversation.

  The feature has been in testing since July this year, and now it is available to all.

Since its launch, Twitter found that most people hide the replies they find irrelevant, off-topic or annoying. It also found people were using this instead of harsher noise reduction controls, like block or mute.

How to Hide Replies on Twitter


  1. To Hide Replies, tap the gray icon that appears on your post and select “hide reply.” Those replies will be moved to a different page, where they can still be viewed by other users. To see the hidden replies, users can select the “hidden reply” icon on the tweet.
  2. Twitter will also ask if the owner of the account would like to block the person whose reply they hid.
  3. The new tool could be used to block replies that are spammy or unrelated to the content of the tweet. They could also be used to silence harassment, trolls or people with opposing viewpoints.
  4. The new feature is now rolling out to iOS, Android, and Twitter lite. Update your app to get the feature rolling.


Apply & Download Tecno Spark 3 Pro Android Q Upgrade

  Just like it was earlier announced in May 2019, that Tecno Spark 3 pro among others will be in for Android Q Program upgrade. Android Q brings a lot of features to the table.

If you are using Tecno Spark 3 Pro, then you should continue reading.

Exclusive Benefits of Android Q on Tecno Spark 3 Pro


1. It uses less of your smartphone’s battery and causes less strain on your eyes in dim environments.


2. WhatsApp Assistant Box

tecno spark 3 pro android q

 With WhatsApp Assistant Box, you can make your emoji, save WhatsApp status, automatically open flash while you have incoming WhatsApp call. The features help you enjoy chatting with your friends.

3. Accessibility feature by flashing your phone to provide a visible cue for WhatsApp incoming Calls

4. Rescue your favorite status as long as you want
Say no to 24 hours-limited vanished. Now you are the one who has the option to save WhatsApp status as long as you want!

5. Never Game off until you say no
Special design for Game lovers; they can choose screen-off to save battery and data while unstop gaming.

6. Wifi share: Gives you a handy option to share your WiFi through a QR code. When your friend visits your home, you can just ask him/her to scan the code, then boom –they’re connected to your router.

wifi share tecno spark

To do that, go to Settings > Network & internet > WiFi and click on the connected device name. After scanning the QR code, you can enjoy surfing on the internet.

How to Apply For Android Q Program on For Tecno Spark 3 Pro


 Click here to apply. The application is open for 2000 users. Note that the application is for Tecno Spark 3 users only.

MTN Launches 5G Network in Nigeria

 MTN NG commenced its 5G network trial in Abuja, Nigeria today, making the country the first to do so in West Africa.

The launch of the 5G Network is in line with the telco’s decision to roll out 5G in other major cities in Nigeria before 2020. This is coming immediately after the telco successfully ran a trial of the Network in South Africa, achieving 20 Gigabyte per second (Gbps) with less than five minutes latency.


  Earlier in 2018, MTN Nigeria says it will start the commercial deployment of 5G technology before 2020. True to its words, the first official 5G Demo has been launched in Nigeria, in partnership with Huawei.
  The test run of the fifth-generation cellular network by MTN is indeed the biggest achievement any telco would naturally boast of in Africa. 5G is better than 4G in a number of ways. 5G technology has 1,000-times the capacity, 100-times the connected device, 100-times the speed, 10-times reliability, and 10-times lower latency than 4G.

Mtn 5G network

What You Should Know About MTN 5G Test in Abuja Today

  1. A comparism test took place between 4G and 5G and it took just 15.78 seconds to download a 2.3 GB video on the 5G network. The same file on 4G took exactly 5 minutes, 3.84 seconds.
  2. 4G network is on the 2600 MHz band and 5G on 26 GHz.
  3. For the trial, MTN secured a 100 MHz spectrum in Calabar and 20 MHz in Abuja. As, expected this resulted in a significant difference between the Internet speed tests in Abuja and Calabar.
  4. A major difference between 5G and 4G, is latency. On 5G, data is sent and received more than 100 times faster than 4G.

  MTN will also be conducting network trials in two other locations in Nigeria: Calabar and Lagos. The network testing in Abuja is powered by Huawei. Calabar and Lagos are powered by ZTE and Ericson respectively.
The launch of MTN 5G trial doesn’t mean the telco will abandon older generation cellular networks anytime soon. They will continue to roll-out 3G and 4G networks across the country for the next few years.


Source: MTN

Google Introduces Chat Within Google Photos App

Today, Google is introducing another functionality to Google Photos that allows you chat within the app.
  This is not replacing your normal chat apps, but to improves sharing memories with your friends and family in Google Photos.


  You’ve always been able to share individual photos through the app by creating an album for a single photo and sharing the link. So now when you share one-off photos and videos, you’ll have the option to add them to an ongoing, private conversation in the app. This gives you one place to find the moments you’ve shared with your friends and family and keeps the conversation going.


  You can like photos or comment in the conversation, and you can easily save these photos or videos to your own gallery.
The new chat feature is gradually rolling out over the next week, and it will work across Android, iOS, and web apps.

Monday, 9 December 2019

How To Fix Windows 10 Mail App Not Syncing Emails

   Windows have a default Mailing Application which comes with Windows 10 Home or Pro during installation. This Windows 10 Mail App is able to sync and access your email account to provide you with all relevant messages, both inbox, sent or spam. Nevertheless, there is an issue that sometimes occurs when Windows Mail Try Syncing your email, it fails and leaves the message "We couldn't access this account. You might need to update your password or give the account permission to sync to this device", I was a victim of this, but I fixed it and now teaching you guys how to fix this Windows Mail Error.

 Windows 10 Mail App offers different mailing services such as Google Login, when you sign up or log in to your Gmail Account through Windows Mail, your messages will be synced immediately and all messages previously sent on your Mail will be refreshed there for your view, you can even send messages and it delivers faster than the web version. Also, the Gmail web version takes time to load, but when using Windows 10 Mail App, you do not need to wait for any splash screen, it loads instantly.

  In addition, multiple accounts of Google Mail can be synced simultaneously and you can switch between accounts or even view all Mail messages together. Windows 10 Mail App allows you to switch between Calendar which shows you all events and also they are still synchronized through your Google account. You can switch to people too, this lets you see all contacts if you have imported them, if you haven't, the option is on the home screen. If you want to sync your to-do list, you can switch to that, but an app is required from the Microsoft Store.

  Windows 10 Mail lets you add other accounts such as Outlook, Exchange, Office 365, Yahoo!, iCloud, and other accounts such as POP, IMAP which offers custom/professional email login like info [@] website dot com. I faced Windows 10 mail app not syncing my emails when I tried POP login, but I got it fixed, other email providers like Google and outlook worked perfectly fine. So now, let us see some causes of Windows Mail App not sending and receiving email messages.


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Windows 10 Mail Not Syncing Email Causes


  There is a cause to every problem, sometimes knowing the root of a problem makes it easier to get a quick solution like Windows 10 Mail App. Nothing is perfect, so flaws are hardwired, it must happen. But there is a solution to every problem, even if not permanent, but temporary, but I am showing you the permanent solution to this problem today.

1. Wrong Email or Password

This is the first thought that should come in mind, windows 10 mail will not sync your messages when you couldn't verify you own the email account. Providing a wrong email will not log you in and even if it did due to some bug in the app, you will not be able to access the account and see its sensitive information. Ok, now you know what to do if windows mail fails to receive emails from the server. If you forgot your password, reset it and login again.

2. Windows Firewall and Security Blocking Access

 Windows Firewall Mail Fix

 This is a recommended analysis by Microsoft, they said: "Firewalls and antivirus software might prevent you from syncing your email and calendar events." They said turning off security software such as Windows Defender or other antivirus firewall features can help resolve the issue.

3. Email Server Issue

Most times Windows 10 Mail not accessing your Mail is from the Email Provider. Try to check if you can send and receive emails through their web version, if you cannot, contact your mailing provider because they might provide you with an updated email server address, but if you can send emails, then we have come to the final fix which worked for me.

4. Internet Connectivity Issues

If your connection to the internet is not secure, Mail might not work properly, this also includes slow internet connections or no internet data available. If these are working properly, try connecting to Windows 10 VPN or anyone available and resync Mail again, it should display all messages through the application.


How To Permanently Fix Win 10 Mail Cannot Access Account?


 Ok, here we are, I hope you did not use the Page Jump, if you did, you have missed valuable information about the causes which have solutions as well. This issue is a technical one and you need to try different methods to know what prevents you from receiving emails even when your internet connection is connected. So, I have added screenshots of the step by step tutorial, enjoy.


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Solution - Remove Account and Re-login


 Surprising right? This is exactly what worked for me, sometimes solutions are easy, you cannot know it at first, but with consistent research and trying, the fix will be known. I do not want you stressing yourself seeking the answer to this question and then not getting it as early as possible. It was just too easy, all I did was remove the POP email account and then add it again, tap the Sync Icon and all my messages were shown instantly, without delay. Below is exactly how to remove the account and login.

  • Press Win Button or Use Cortana to search Mail
  • Locate Mail and Open
  • On Accounts, click Add Account
  • Different account types are displayed since we are dealing with Google and POP emails, select it.
  • Add your Email and Password, Username for sent email after linking account.
  • All emails will be synced, when it didn't sync (solution)
  • Right Click on the account and select Remove this account from your device


Remove mail account windows

  • Repeat step 1 to 6 again and it now works perfectly

  Windows 10 Mail app has been fixed, it should now work perfectly fine, when you face such issue again, although I haven't in a while now, you should simply follow the same tutorial again and it will be working well.


Final Verdict

   It is nice using Windows Mail App for Laptops or Desktops, such apps help message delivery and receiving 2x faster than the web version, there is no more need logining to see previously saved emails, with Windows 10 Mail, you can see all your old emails without any internet connection, that is, offline mode. That's something I like, in addition, another feature is the fast delivery of messages notifications when it pops up, you can click it and windows mail opens.

 I know this method should fix your PC mail not able to access your account which informs you to update your password or give the account permission to sync to the device, but if the error still persists, try and run windows diagnosis on the app, possibly the reason and fix for the error will be known. If you are using windows and haven't faced this error before, possibly helping a friend looking for solutions, you need to bookmark this page because this might be needed later. Share this post and comment just below this article how this went for you and any other working method not mentioned here, thanks for reading and have a wonderful Week ahead.

MultiChoice Introduced 5 New Packages For Dstv and Gotv Subscribers

   MultiChoice has just introduced some sets of new bouquets for all Dstv and Gotv subscribers. These bouquets has been designed for those who love specific channels and programs.

  We don't watch all the channels on each bouquets or package. Some channels are of no use to us. While some people are only interested in Sports channels, movies channels, news channels etc.

   That's why MultiChoice is bringing these 5 new packages to the Dstv and Gotv subscribers. Starting from December 1, 2019, Dstv and Gotv subscribers will have more options to choose from the 5 new packages.

Dstv New Pack
  For Dstv customers, you'll get three new packages to choose from, which are: DStv Confam, DStv Yanga, and DStv Padi. GOtv customers will also get two new options to choose from, which are: GOtv Jolli and GOtv Jinja.

  These new packages has been designed specifically for the Nigerian subscribers with fresh channels to start with, new content and also naija local names for a more realistic viewing experience.

  The new packages come loaded with the recently-launched channels – Da Vinci, TNT Africa, and Real-Time – as well as other top local sports, movies, and general entertainment channels like Naija Popup.


In addition, MultiChoice is offering free-to-view on all the newly introduced channels but only on one condition. Only customers with active subscriptions on DStv Access, DStv Family, GOtv Plus and GOtv Value will get free two weeks preview from Sunday, 1st December, till Sunday, 15th December 2019 without paying an extra fee.


Dstv and Gotv Channels + New Package Price List


 For Dstv subscribers


  • DStv Confam will be priced at N4500 and has over 120 channels
  • DStv Yanga will be priced at N2500 and has over 94 channels
  • DStv Padi will be priced at N1800 with over 51 channels 

For Gotv subscribers

  • GOtv Jolly will be priced at N2400 with over 68+ world class channels
  • Gotv Jinja will be priced at N1600 with over 47+ channels 

What do you think?

How To Borrow 9mobile Airtime Or Data While On Credit

  9mobile Nigeria is bringing something exciting to all her customers. Something which you currently can't see elsewhere. Just to add, it'll make 9mobile to stand out amongst others.

 9mobile has made it possible for you to borrow credit now and again without any shaking. What this actually means is that you can now borrow credit on credit.

According to 9mobile, they said;

You can now borrow credit on credit, so you never run out of credit or data anymore.
#9mobile #Hereforyou #Herefor9ja.


 Incase you don't understand what this means, 9mobile now allows you to borrow airtime or data while you are still owing them. Interesting right? And it's very simple to get started.


How To Borrow 9mobile Airtime Or Data On Credit


 It's very simple to get started. But first of all, you have to be eligible for borrowing airtime or data. Then dial *665# to borrow airtime or data.

You can also check your eligibility status and outstanding debts with the code above. What do you think about this?

Smile 4G Introduces New Plans, Perfect Gift and True Unlimited Plans

 Smile Nigeria has just announced some new sets of data plans for her customers this festive season, so you can keep browsing, downloading and streaming while enjoying your holidays.

Smile Nigeria is a 4G LTE internet provider with coverage in most big cities in Nigeria. On its quest to make this season enjoyable, they have launched two new data packages which are Perfect Gift and True Unlimited Premium.

Smile 4g plans

  These packages came in with sub-plans. The Perfect Gift package has two plans. The first plan offers 25GB with a new SMIFI device for N12,000. Data is valid for 30 days. As a new customer, you will also enjoy 100% double data bonus for 3 months. Bonus will be used first before the main data as the bonus is valid for 7 days only. In addition, you will enjoy 10 mins local voice calls and unlimited on-net calls and SMS.

   The second plan offers 80GB data with a new SMIFI device for N14,500. To extend the data into the New Year, the 80GB will be splitted into 50GB on activation and 5GB every month for 6 months, upon recharge of a minimum of a N3,000 data plan. Both the 50GB and the 5GB monthly BONUS data is valid for 30 days. You'll also enjoy 10 mins local voice calls and unlimited on-net calls and SMS.


  On the other hand, the Smile True Unlimited Premium plan will allow you to enjoy true unlimited browsing and downloading without any hidden limits or throttling. You will enjoy the internet unlimitedly without any limit.

With this, it will make Smile Nigeria the only 4G internet provider with true unlimited internet. This plan is available to everyone and will cost only N19,800.


 Where To Purchase Smile True Unlimited Plans


 You'll have to walk into any of Smile's shop nearest to you to purchase either the “Perfect Gift” or “TRUE UnlimitedPremium”.

Smile Nigeria is currently available in Abuja, Asaba, Benin, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lagos, Onitsha, and Port-Harcourt.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Top 3 Biggest IoT Security Issues Today

 The market for IoT is set to rise to around €250 million in Europe by the end of 2020. However, this increase in the popularity of IoT devices, which in turn has led to an increase in the usage of IoT app development, also comes with its share of issues and challenges.

Manufacturers are out there competing with one another on who can get the best and latest devices out to the consumer first. But while they are doing that, they’re not giving enough time and consideration to the security implications associated with management and data access, as well as the actual device itself.

Thus, of all the security challenges out there, what are the ones that must be paid the most attention to?



1. IoT Security Issues With Update Management

One very huge security risk associated with IoT devices, is the insecurity in firmware and software. Although the manufacturer would typically sell their devices with the latest firmware and/or software, vulnerabilities are always being discovered, which means at some point, that device will become highly susceptible to hackers.

It's for this reason why updates are so important, as they maintain the long term security of the IoT device. However, in order for this to work effectively, new updates must be released, as soon as possible. Still, when you compare IoT devices to computers and smartphones, which receive updates on a regular basis, which in most cases is automated, these IoT devices are found wanting.

Another issue associated with update management is that, while an IoT device is being updated, there’s the potential possibility of the device itself, suffer some downtime, at least for the duration of the update. During this period, the device would naturally become vulnerable, to both malicious files and hackers, so that’s something to think about.

2. Brute-Force Attacks and Default Passwords

The largest and most distributive of DDoS attacks typically use the Mirai botnet. This particular attack pattern is aimed primarily at shipped devices that use their default passwords. This is why it’s so important manufacturers warn their customers to change their passwords, the moment they receive the device.

Delving deeper, I have found that there are some reports that advice manufactures not to sell IoT devices that come with your typical ‘Admin’ ‘Password’ user login credentials.

However, there are no fixed laws that say such companies must do these things, ultimately it’s at the discretion of the manufacturer. This is why such a thing should be made law.

An IoT device that comes with weak login details and credentials, immediately becomes vulnerable to brute-force attacks, from the very moment that you turn the device on.

The main reason why the Mirai malware was as successful as it was, is because it preyed on this reality, by singling out those IoT devices that use weak login credentials in order to infiltrate them.

So, in short, any company that acquires an IoT device and doesn’t take the appropriate steps to change its default credentials, is immediately placing that business and its assets at risk to hackers who deploy brute-force attacks.

3. Botnet Attacks

An IoT device that is infected with malware, poses only a small threat, simply because it’s just one device, but when you have a collection of infected IoT devices that’s when the real trouble starts. In order to carry out a botnet attack, the hacker must create hundreds or thousands of little bots that infect the target using malicious files, which direct it to send out thousands of requests, this in turn ends up bringing down the device, network, system, etc. 

The Mirai bot attack, which I previously mentioned, is what caused most of the concern centred on these kinds of attacks. These DDoS attacks however, work by using hundreds, even thousands of different home routers, IP cameras, NAS, all infected with the same malicious file, directed to bring down a specific DNS, which may be providing service to a notable platform like Netflix or Twitter.

The main issues with IoT devices is that they are highly vulnerable to malicious attacks. This is because, they are not regularly updated with the latest security patches, like our computer systems. As a result, over time they become infected with many different virus files, which results in them becoming virus hubs in waiting, for when they can be used to carry out the bidding of the hacker.

What makes it even worse is that botnets are capable of posing a threat to manufacturing plants, electric grids, water treatment plants, transportation systems, and many more, all of which large groups of people depend upon. For example, hackers could create a nation-wide blackout, by trigging a heating and cooling issue, resulting in temperature spikes on the national grid. 

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

New Ntel 4G Unlimited Free Browsing Cheat for 2019

 Hello guys, this is the latest Ntel 4G unlimited free browsing cheat. This should be my first free browsing post on Ntel 4G. If you already have an Ntel sim card, then it's time to browse and download unlimitedly.

 Few days ago, i shared MTN free browsing cheat settings for 24Clan VPN Green Edition which works on any MTN sim cards. Here is another free browsing cheat on Ntel 4G network.

We all know how fast 4G LTE network is. We can attest to the fact that it's 2x faster than 3G network. With that being said, let me reveal the latest Ntel unlimited free browsing cheat.

NOTE: This cheat has been tested and confirmed by me (Okoro Ifeanyi) before posting. This cheat is as a result of network downtime and technical issues. Ntel has the right to block this cheat at anytime. So enjoy this while it last.

Settings for Ntel Unlimited Free Browsing Cheat


 Like i said earlier, this cheat is working as at the time of this publication. I have used it to update my Windows PC and downloaded a file worth 3GB.
What you need to enjoy this Ntel free browsing cheat is an already registered Ntel Sim card (either the Wawu sim or the normal sim) without any active data bundle.

Just insert your Ntel sim into your phone or Mifi > Set APN as ntel. That's all. Your free browsing has been activated. It can be used on any device at all, be it Android, iOS, Tablet and PC.

I currently don't have an active data bundle but yet, i can browse and download unlimitedly with the speed of 4G LTE.

If you encountered any problem, kindly leave a comment below and I'll reply immediately. Also don't forget to share this post.