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You will soon use Note Apps right from the Lock Screen on Chromebooks

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As far as Chromebooks are concerned, it is the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus that made Chrome OS a plausible alternative work and/or play device for many mainstream users. The Chromebook Pro and Plus were among the first line of Chrome OS devices that could run apps from Google Play Store. The addition of a stylus made it especially useful for jotting down notes, drawing, and doodling on pictures.

One of the best features of a Chromebook is its ability to run advanced Google Play Store apps well designed to taking down notes. It is no surprise these devices are becoming popular with people going to school or attending a lot of meeting where they need to write down some notes. Chrome OS is more practical in such scenarios as the average user is likely to be faster writing down notes as opposed to typing on either a physical keyboard or onscreen keyboard.

The only let down you will have with Chromebooks as far as writing is concerned, is how fast can you start writing? Think of the process, you first power the device, …read more

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Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Not Vibrating on Text Messages [Guide]

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A lot of Samsung Galaxy S7 users are reporting that when they set their phone to Mute and turn on vibration, their device do not vibrate when a text message is received. Galaxy S7 does not vibrate on text messages, while it vibrates on all the other types of notifications. In this article I will tell you how to fix this problem.

Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Not Vibrating on Text Messages

1- You should enable the vibration in your phone from two places. First, go to Settings and then head over to Notifications Settings and turn on vibration. And secondly, from the home screen, go to the menu and go to Sound settings > Vibrate.

2- Launch Settings app in your Galaxy S7 and go to Application. Head over to the Messages application. You will see Application Settings. Click on “Notifications”. You will see an option to “Allow Notification”. Use it to allow notifications on your phone. This will fix S7 not vibrating on text messages problem.

3- It might seem confusing but there is a difference between setting your phone to “Mute” or turning off sounds and opening …read more

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Upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will have less disruptive OS updates

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I remember this one night I was working late on a term paper. I was on it until say like 2 AM in the morning before I went to sleep. The next morning, I had to email the paper to my lecturer at 8 AM. So at 7 AM, there I am turning on my computer to do some final touch-ups here and there before emailing it out.

Then it hit me, last night my computer (Windows 10) has downloaded updates and shut down with that option of ‘Shut Down and Install Updates.’ That morning I had to boot it up and wait for the updates to finish installing before I am allowed to access my user account. By the time the updates finished installing, I had wasted a solid 10 minutes that could have been better used tweaking my paper.

I am sure many people out there can give their own stories of when Windows updates wasted precious time for them. Microsoft has even been sued multiple times by users who claimed to have missed an important virtual appointment leading up to financial and opportunity loss …read more

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You need this Security Update for your iOS Device before connecting to a Wi-Fi Network

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White hackers and Black hackers will forever be embroiled in a never ending racing game. Sometimes the good team is winning, and unfortunately, the evil team is sometimes winning. You only need to look at how much casualties the WannaCry Ransomware had in its short stint.

Nonetheless, if you are using an iOS device and love getting online via a Wi-Fi network, you could be a sitting duck waiting for hackers to take over and ‘brick’ your iDevice. It has emerged that iDevices running iOS 10.3.3 have an exploit on Contacts, Safari, Messages, and Notification among other areas.

Perhaps the most damaging exploit on iOS 10.3.3 is on the phone’s Wi-Fi chipset, which can allow a would-be attacker to take over your phone remotely when it is searching for a Wi-Fi network.

Apple, after learning of this exploit, has since moved swiftly to issue out a security patch released yesterday to fix the zero-day vulnerability. So before you get online using a Wi-Fi connection, ensure you download and install the security patch available at this link.

Like stated earlier, the white hack and …read more

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Three Men in Kenya sentenced to death following stripping naked of a woman in a bus

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Three years ago, Kenya’s social media was awash with a very degrading video of a woman being stripped naked by a group of men inside a matatu (public service vehicle). While there is no doubt the video went viral, it also elicited strong condemnation from different sectors in the country. The activists groups, churches, and even politicians came out to condemn the heinous act the men in the video were doing to that lady.

You know what they say, about pictures and videos, they give eternity to a split second in time. While the woman will forever have the video, which went viral, to remind her of the shame and degradation of her womanhood the men did to her. The video could very well be her only weapon to fight back and to fight back it did, very hard.

The perpetrators were identified from the video; they were damp enough to have themselves clearly captured on the footage. The long arm of the law caught up with them, and justice was served.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi made a landmark ruling in the case that dragged on for three …read more

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How to Pin Stickers in Instagram Stories Videos

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Instagram stickers are fun to use. You can put sticks in your Instagram photos and videos and make your updates look cooler. Since the launch of Instagram stories, several users have asked how to pin stickers in Instagram stories. Let’s say I am moving a stick in a video. What if I want to pin a smiley face sticker at the end of the stick so that when I move the stick the sticker will move along with it, with a fixed point at the end of the stick. It is pretty easy to pin stickers in Instagram stories. All you have to do is to record a video for Instagram stories as normal and then do slight editing.

Pin Stickers in Instagram Stories Videos

Open Instagram stories and take a video to post on Instagram stories. After the video is finished, go the to the stickers option on the top as shown in the photo below.

After adding the sticker on the screen, press and hold on the screen and you will see a slider with a “Pin” option on the right. When you move the slider, …read more

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Get Rid of Press-Hold Recording Button Requirement in Instagram Stories for Videos

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I absolutely abhor the need to press and hold the recording button while posting a video on Instagram stories. Sometimes you have to have your hands free while posing and doing funny stuff for Instagram stories. Luckily, Instagram has launched an amazing feature using which you can post on Instagram stories without having to press and hold the record button for videos. This way, you can have your hands and thumb free. The idea is simple: Instagram has given a hands-free mode using which you can record your videos just like a normal video. In this article I will tell you how to use the Instagram hands-free feature to record videos for Instagram stories.

Get Rid of Press-Hold Recording Button Requirement in Instagram Stories

Launch Instagram app. Go to your home screen and then swipe right in order to open the Instagram Stories camera.

Now swipe through the options. There will be an option called “hands-free” recording. Tap on it. You will see that press and hold button will be replaced by the video recording button.

You can tap this button and the video recording will get started. You …read more

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Google launches Hire a new HR Recruitment Software to help businesses in recruitment

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At the beginning of this year, Google launched Google for Jobs. A program meant to help job seekers find the right job as quickly as running an online search on the search engine. Today, Google has launched a complementary product to Google for Jobs, the Google Hire. This program enables recruiters to find and trace candidates through their job application process easier.

Now HR managers can easily ‘Google’ for the next staff they want to fill a new opening in their organization. Google Hire enables HR managers to have a cohesive applicant tracking that is deeply integrated with G Suite. The platform makes it easier for the HR managers to communicate with the candidates, and track their progress through the interviewing process.

Perhaps the biggest missing piece between Google for Jobs and Google Hire is a tool to enable job posting from the later to the former. It would have been better for HR managers to post new job vacancies directly to Google for Jobs, where job seekers can easily find the jobs when they run a search.

However, it appears Google …read more

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Now Google Maps can tell you the Best Time of the Day to Travel to a Destination

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Right now the Google Maps on your smartphone can tell you the best route to reach your destination as fast as possible. A useful feature especially if you are not familiar with the roads in a new region.

Well, the search engine giant has added another killer feature on the Google Maps that will make your navigation experience richer. Now, the app can tell you what time of the day is best to travel to a specified destination; subject to traffic congestion among other road considerations.

The feature is already live for users Google Maps users on Android devices. As it works out, you search for your destination as you normally do when getting direction. Then Google will show you an information graph with predictions on the best time of the day to travel to that particular destination.

The feature, however, does not give you precise information in terms of how much time you will save on the road by leaving for the destination at a particular time. Nonetheless, the feature will give users a rough idea of when it is best to travel to a certain location, …read more

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Nigeria has 91 million Internet Users – NCC

Nigeria Nigerian Communications Commission NCC

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Nigeria has almost twice the population of Kenya using the internet. That is according to stats released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which puts the figure at 91 million internet users across the West African country.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Office of the NCC

The NCC report says in April, the number of internet users in Nigeria stood at 90,124,428, and by May, that number rose to 91,565,010. NCC, as the authorized telecommunications industry regulator in Nigeria releases Monthly Internet Subscribers Data.

NCC went further to elaborate that user numbers on both Global System for Mobile (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks grew during the period. Of the 91,595,319 internet users in the month of May, 91,565,010 of them were GSM networks subscribers, and another 30,309 users were on CDMA.

Additionally, GSM service providers got an additional 1,440,582 subscribers to their 91,565,10 subscribers in May, against 90,124,428 recorded in April. CDMA customers remained at 30,309, same as that recorded in April.

The NCC report also shows that during the month of review, MTN had 31,406,411 subscribers using its internet services. The …read more

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