20 Feb 2018

If you use a Windows 7.5 or 8.0 device, You Will no Longer Receive Mobile Push Notification from Microsoft

Microsoft will no longer support mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 from today February 20th. This means devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will:

i.   No longer receive notifications
ii.  Lose the live tile updates
iii. Will no longer be able to locate devices using the “find my  phone” feature.

Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, hence the discontinuing of these services.

Recall that Microsoft announced last October that it would stop developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. Slowly the Windows Phone is being phased out, although the market share of the Windows OS fell to 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

15 Feb 2018

LG Announces AI Camera Features for New V30 Model

Yesterday being valentines day, LG announced that the 2018 version of LG V30 will feature image recognition AI technology called "Vision AI" The Vision AI will have automatic image analysis for shooting mode recommendations, object recognition and shopping suggestions.

LG isn't is not keen on developing its own smartphone voice assistant rather LG is leaning on Google Assistant to build commands exclusive to LG phones.

LG's lineup of devices for 2018 include LG TVs which support Google Assistant and Alexa and a touchscreen fridge with webOS and Alexa.

This is cool for the LG brand considering brands like Samsung and  HTC have these features. What do you think?

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Will Have 3D Emoji's and Stereo Speakers.

Rumuor has it that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices will be the first to feature 3D emoji and stereo speakers. The Samsung’s 3D emoji will resemble a 3D character and micmic your facial expressions and movements. This is quite advanced than Apple’s Animoji on the iPhone X.The 3D emoji will include animal characters that can be shared with friends. 

Recall that earlier this year Samsung also revealed its new Exynos chip which has "realistic face tracking filters", and stronger security for unlocking devices through facial recognition. Samsung isn’t the first to lift an Animoji-like feature from Apple, Honor has its own take too.

The S9 will also have stereo speakers which will be located at the top and bottom of the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be unveiled on February 25th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 may cost between $853 and $923 (₦307080 and ₦332280), which is significantly more than the Galaxy S8, which currently retails at ₦213,000 on Jumia

4 Jan 2018

Telegram's New Update supports multiple accounts on Android

Telegram latest update allows you add up to three Telegram accounts (linked to different phone numbers) on your phone.
You can achieve this by locating the side menu on the app.

New features list:
  • Use the side menu to switch between accounts. 
  • Notifications from all accounts are enabled by default - you can change this from the Notification settings menu.
  • Quick reply feature-just swipe left on any message in a chat to access this functionality.
  • Quick replies have been added to both Android and iOS clients. 

Telegram seems to be given whatsapp a run for their money with these new features.

Samsung Plans To Ship 320 million smartphones in 2018

Samsung sales goal for 2018 seems to be bigger and better. The company plans to sell 320 million smartphones this year. Other sales targets include 40 million feature phones, 20 million tablet units and 5 million wearables.

Although this figure is similar to what it achieved in 2017, Samsung will still retain its lead position in the smartphone market. 

Apple and Huawei sold around 200 million and 150 million smartphones respectively in 2017. 


3 Jan 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Happy new year!!!!

Its 2018, I am super glad we all made it to this year. Thank you my blog readers, critics for your love and support all through 2017. 2017 was very hectic for me, I rarely had time for myself not to talk of the blog. i always felt overwhelmed and utilized the smallest opportunity I had to blog.

Currently I am working on a new look with blog, a complete overhaul of this site. This site is currently ob blogger, I have been a faithful blogger fan since 2010, its time to try something else, I thinking of wordpress. 

I love blogger, but I feel its limitations are quite much and I what to explore other content management solutions out there. This blog is my baby, so I promise to treat it right this 2018.

I also have two other personal projects up my sleeves that should be out before the end of 2018 first quarter.

Till then, thanks for reading.

Au revoir