Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Reach Allure Plus - Latest Smart Phone from Reach Mobile

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INTRODUCTION
It’s time to talk about another latest smart phone. I know many of you will be expecting something from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Blackberry, Infinix, and other popular smart phone producing companies. But I’m sorry to disappoint you, the phone we are going to review today is from a not-so-famous company based in India – Reach Mobile. In this post I’ll be reviewing Reach Allure+, one of the latest smart phones from Reach Mobile.
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Trick to Solve Data Connection Issue on an Android Phone

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INTRODUCTION
As we all know, data connection is a necessity when there is a need to access the internet. One is denied this connection when out of data volume and need to renew subscription. Other times it may be due to some irregularities. The problem may be from service provider or as a result of device malfunction. Today, a large percentage of smart phones are powered by the Android Operating System (OS) and these phones also experience data connection issues.
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

How to Use the Event Viewer for Troubleshooting Computer System Malfunction

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INTRODUCTION
Sometimes unexpected actions are triggered while working with a computer system. This can result to system malfunction and arbitrary execution of commands. Whenever we fall a victim of occurrence of this nature, we may have no clue as to what caused the abnormalities. Windows provide a very useful tool known as Event Viewer that can help troubleshoot problems in our computing systems. The Event Viewer is a warehouse of information about system events that provide useful hints as to why they occur (for instance the cause of an unexpected error).
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Monday, 25 April 2016

How to Access the HTML Code of A Blog Powered by Blogger

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INTRODUCTION
A vast majority of bloggers out there have little or no knowledge about markup languages like the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This is because they use Content Management Systems like Blogger, WordPress, Drupal, and the likes. The CMS makes it easy to set up websites without having to know what HTML codes look like. However there are web developers out there who have been familiar with tags before these systems became popular. These code geeks may need to access HTML in order to apply some tweaks to the backend of their site and give it the flexibility other ordinary CMS users cannot provide. One of such tweaks is the placement of Google AdSense codes wherever you desire.
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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Google's Go Programming Language and Why You Should Use It

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INTRODUCTION
As a programming enthusiast, I’ve done some serious work using languages like Visual Basic, Java, VB.NET and some web programming languages like PHP, ASP, JavaScript. I also played around with Python, C, C++ and some not so popular languages like Action Script from Macromedia and so on. However, I was introduced to the Go Language (A low-level programming language with a modern high-level syntax) while studying a journal for my M.Sc. project last month.
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Friday, 22 April 2016

How to Register a Custom Domain Name on Domain.com

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INTRODUCTION
There are many reasons why developers set up a custom domain. One of the reasons may be to map the domain with an existing sub domain hosting some content. For example I had to link my BlogSpot subdomain (feminiscence.blogspot.com) to www.femitechinn.com since I intend to make some money through Google AdSense. There are many articles online about how to set up a custom domain using popular domain companies such as Godaddy and the likes. In this post you’ll learn how to set up a domain with a not-so-popular domain giant – Domain.com.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Comparing Sony Xperia Z7 Premium and Blackberry Priv

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INTRODUCTION
Android platform for smartphone has gradually become the most popular Operating System on most brands. Many smart phone companies have incorporated this OS into their products and more are planning to. The latest embrace of the Android OS is that of Blackberry Limited, formerly known as Research in Motion (RIM) as it releases Blackerry Priv, the first Android powered blackberry smart phone. Sony corporation, a Japanese multinational company known for producing a wide range of electronics including smart phones has recently released a new Android Powered smart phone Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

New Debugging Technique from MIT Detect 23 New Peviously Undiagnosed Web Application Vulinerabilities

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According to sources from MIT news, 23 previously undetected web application security vulnerabilities were found after testing 50 popular web applications written using Ruby on rails were tested. Each program took no more than 64 seconds to be analyzed. The results of the research will be present by some MIT researchers at the international conference on Software Engineering, in May.

The researchers have developed a system that is capable of quickly combing through tens of thousands of lines of program code to find security flaws. Using a process called static analysis, how data flows through a program can be describe in a very general way. This was according to Daniel Jackson, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He further stated that the technique can’t be completely accurate, but more research is going on to make the analysis more scalable and accurate. A small program sits atop a vast edifice of libraries, plug-ins and frameworks. This is peculiar to Ruby on Rails (or Rails for short) making the cost of accuracy high when implementing static analysis because the program under analysis is huge and practicing it becomes infeasible. Work is also going on to make static analysis of programs written in Ruby on Rails practical.
Studies done by Joseph Near in his PhD work revealed that web applications typically control access to data in seven different ways:
1.    Some data are publicly available
2.    Some are available to currently logged in users
3.    Some are private to individual users
4.    Some users – administrators – have access to select aspects of everyone’s data and so on
During Joseph Near’s research, a logical model was developed for each of the data-access patterns. This model describes what operations a user can perform on what data, under what circumstances. A program is believed to contain security flaw if it doesn’t adhere to the models.
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A Guide to Online Bulk SMS (Part 2)

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INTRODUCTION
Today we’ll pick up from where we stopped in the last post. To end the last post I introduced payment options on the ebulksms online bulk SMS platform. In this post you’ll learn how to make payment through the second option I talked about earlier. Take your time to follow the steps provided as you read on.

How to Make Payment (Buy Units) Through Transfer or Bank Deposit
Follow the steps below to make payment using the above options:

  1. Login to your account and click on the “Payments” link in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the “Bank Deposit/Transfer” in the Credit section of the Side Bar on the left of the page. You may have to scroll down to see it. Once you click the link, a page revealing a form to be filled will load.
  3. Make sure you have deposited some money in one of the account numbers provided at the bottom of the page. Note that the least number of units you can buy is 500 (which is approximately 1000 Naira).
  4. You can make payment through mobile transfer or ATM. Many banks in Nigeria now provide a way of transferring fund through the phone. If you are a GTBank customer you can use the GTBank mobile transfer feature to transfer some money to any of the account numbers provided at the bottom of the page. For example to buy 500 units dial *737*1*Amount* GTBank Account Number of the company #. Once you receive alert for successful payment you can proceed to filling the form. When you pay using a deposit slip, fill in the email address you registered with as the name of depositor.
  5. Fill the form provided according to how you made payment. Comprehensive guide on how to fill the form is provided just beside the form. Submit details of payment when you’re done.
  6. If you provide the correct information the next page will display a message indicating that data entered has been received by the system. Your account will then be credited with the corresponding number of units within few minutes.


How to Send Bulk SMS
Now your account is credited with some units and you are set to start sending bulk SMS. This is actually the simplest part. Follow the steps below to send a bulk SMS:

  1. Click the “Compose SMS” link on the side bar and a page for sending SMS will come up.
  2. The “From:” field is the name you want your recipients to see as the sender. Select your country code. Nigeria is 234.
  3. In the “To (recipients):” field type in all the phone numbers that should receive the message. Separate the phone numbers using a comma and space (for example 08074678383, 07037758494, 08136474747).
  4. Type your message in the “Message:” field.
  5. Check the “include GLO numbers” in case you have Glo numbers on your list of numbers
  6. Choose “Send now” so that your message will be sent immediately. The “Schedule (Send later)” option is used if you want the message to send at a later time. This is not always the case.
  7. Click the “Send SMS” button and the next page tell you if your message was sent successfully.

CONCLUSION
That is all there is to sending bulk SMS. You are now equipped with the basics but if you want to be more adventurous you can do some diggings and discover some other features on the site. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to keep checking back for more.You can decide to make some money sending bulk SMS for businesses and organizations
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A Guide to Online Bulk SMS

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INTRODUCTION
Bulk Short Message Service (SMS) is a good way to reach large number of people within in a moment and at a low cost. You want to send season greetings to your numerous customers or inform them about new offers or services, bulk SMS is the best way to do it. There are many other options that can be used to reach out to people through the internet like using a mailing list, Facebook page and the likes but bulk SMS comes in handy when your recipients are to receive your message on the fly. Not everyone checks his/her email or login to social network all the time but almost every adult has a phone ready to receive SMS as long as there is some power on the device. In this post and the next I’ll demonstrate how to send bulk SMS online using mobile transfer or deposit on the ebulksms.com platform. The company in charge of this platform is Human-Aware RTS Limited.

How Does It Work?
Sending bulk SMS is really not a big deal. There are many companies out there behind the business with different price per SMS. To make things easier for people, these companies make available different payment options. Basically you register using the company’s (ebulksms, smsafricang and so on) online platform and make payment online, through the ATM/mobile transfer or bank deposit. Your account will then be credited with some SMS units based on the amount paid. The number of units credited is usually amount paid divided by price per unit. For many platforms, the price per unit drops by some percentage as you buy more units. The figure below shows price per unit options for ebulksms.


Setting Up Bulk SMS Account
Like I said, the online platform ebulksms.com is our case study platform. To set up an account on this on ebulksms.com follow the steps below:

  1. On your browser visit ebulksms and sign up by providing necessary data in the signup form provided on the homepage. Make sure you have a working email address
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  2. Click the “Register” button when you’re done entering required data.
  3. A confirmation message will be seen congratulating you for successful registration and that an email has been sent to you. A screen will appear with which you’re to edit your profile. Some inputs in the form are optional while some are not. Provide at least the necessary ones and click the “Update Profile” button.
  4. If the data you entered is successfully updated you’ll be redirected to the homepage and logged in with the username you registered with.
  5. Your account will be credited with just two units. Once logged in you can buy units.


How to Buy SMS Units Online
SMS units can be bought in two ways, one is by paying online with a credit card (Master card, Visa card and so on). The other option is to make transfer (through mobile or ATM transfer) or deposit (by going to the bank and using the deposit slip). Most people prefer the second option as it is the easiest. The first option usually requires a token but many Nigerians are not registered for internet banking.

I will have to break this bulk SMS guide at this point and continue in the next post where I’ll show you how to make payment using the transfer or deposit method as well as how to send bulk SMS.
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Newly Released Samsung Galaxy J3 - Product Description

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INTRODUCTION
Samsung Galaxy series of smart phones have become popular in the mobile device market as the company keep improving on existing designs by adding more features and enhancing hardware capabilities. One of the latest changes made to the design of Samsung galaxy series is reflected in the new release – Samsung Galaxy J3. In this post I’ll describe this new model of Samsung phones in details in terms of platform, hardware, storage, display, camera, battery, internet connectivity, and multimedia. I must confess this phone is slick and aesthetically pleasing.


General Information
Samsung Galaxy J3 is a newly released model of Galaxy series of Samsung brand of phones with support for capacitive Touchscreen and multitouch. It weighs 138 grammes, has dual SIM and micro Secure Digital (SD) slots. It is 7.9mm thick, 71mm wide, and 142.3mm long. The phone available in colors; Black, Gold, and White. A box of newly bought Samsung Galaxy J3 should contain the following:

  1. The Handset
  2. Battery
  3. Charger
  4. Earphone
  5. User Manual
  6. Warranty Card

Next, other features of the phone shall be discussed.
 
Storage: Internal memory of 16GB and expandable memory of up to 128GB

Platform: Powered by Android Operating System (OS). The sensor hardware is composed an accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Hardware: The phone runs on a processor of 1.5GB, quad core, spreadtrum SC9830. The Random Access Memory (RAM) is about 1.5GB also.

Display: The screen resolution is High Definition (HD) 720 x 1280 pixels and 5.0 inch in size. Pixel density is 294 ppi and display type is Super AMOLED.

Camera: One is interesting quality of Samsung Galaxy J3 is the camera features. The main is 8 MP (Mega Pixels), auto focus while the front camera is 5 MP. It also has flash (LED) and full HD video recording at 30 Frames Per Second (FPS) with a digital zoom. Other camera features are:
  1. Auto Flash
  2. Continuous Shooting
  3. Digital Image Stabilization
  4. Exposure Compensation
  5. Geo Tagging
  6. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  7. ISO control
  8. Touch to focus
  9. White balance presets
Battery: The phone’s battery is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery with capacity 2600 mmAH.

Internet & Connectivity: Equipped with General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Enhanced Data GSM Environment (EDGE), 3G (LTE, HSDPA, HSUPA) Samsung Galaxy J3 makes browsing the internet fast for you. The connectivity enhancements are as follows:
1.    Wi-Fi (Wireless Firewire) - Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
2.    Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
3.    Global Positioning System (GPS) with A-GPS, GPS
4.    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connectivity (USP Port, micro USB)
5.    High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port

Multimedia: Radio, Loudspeaker and Audio jack (3.5mm in diameter). Though this is a common multimedia feature in even early smart phones, there is difference in how the radio searches for frequency and the sound quality of the loudspeaker is very inviting.

CONCLUSION
That is all about the product description of Samsung Galaxy J3. Watch out for more tech updates on this blog and I’ll like to thank you for reading this post.
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