30 Jun 2017

JUNE 2017 latest free browsing cheat for MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, ETISALAT

JUNE 2017 latest free browsing cheat for MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, ETISALAT


Once again happy new month to you guys and i pray that good things shall come your way this month and this month shall favour you and your family In JESUS name. As usual every first day of every new month, i do my best to make sure you guys get the latest cheat and affordable cheap browsing on all Nigeria network and i know you guys have been benefiting from it very well, especially those that don't always visit my blog, so i urge you today to make sure you stay updated on this blog at least three times a day to benefit what others are benefiting too. Recently all nigerian Network providers have done their possible best to make sure browsing is very affordable for it users, but the truth is that they are very cheap and we can still enjoy browsing at a very cheap and affordable rate. 

i want to also use this medium to say to you guys that we are back again. for a while we have been on another projects but GISTPLUZ.COM.NG is back again to update you guys with the latest tech news, so kindly bookmark this blog.


so in this particular post, i will be dropping the new latest free browsing cheats that will be coming out. so all you have to do is to bookmark or save this particular URL and keep visiting daily so as no to miss any opportunity in the FBT world.

stay tuned........................

23 Jun 2017

Is this the end of Snapchat? Instagram adds new features that may end snaps for good

Is this the end of Snapchat? Instagram adds new features that may end snaps for good


Are we nearing that time when we will be saying R.I.P to Snapchat?

New statistics reveal that the ephemeral messaging app has taken a major hit in user engagement while arch-rival, Instagram has recorded a 50 million user increase between April and now.

Mashable reports that social analytics company, Delmondo’s newly released data reveal “engagement with Snapchat Stories declined 50 percent in June compared with the same time last year”. Thanks to this, Snapchat’s stock saw a significant downspin, the first of its type since it went public in March 2017.

As if all of that is not enough to get Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel’s stomach in knots, Instagram is taking the game up a few notches by incorporating new features in its Stories. On Tuesday, the image-sharing app owned by Facebook, added Live Video replays to allow users share clips of their live video on their Instagram stories.

You get the drift?

So, it’s simple. Unlike before when you could not replay your Insta Live video, now you can actually add it to your Instastory and keep it there for 24 hours. And even better, you can rewind and fast forward.

We’ll watch to see how Snapchat keeps up in this race

22 Jun 2017

Download Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V), Visa 2 APK + OBB + Data

Download Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V), Visa 2 APK + OBB + Data





Game description: Grand theft auto 5: Visa 2:
Grand theft auto 5: Visa 2 - explore different districts of a huge city. Steal cars, commit robberies, take part in street gun fights. Become the best car thief in this exciting Android game. Be ready to fight against street gangs and police. Move from one covering to another, accurately shoot from your gun, machinegun or other weapons. Sit into a fast sports car and escape from pursuit breaking all traffic rules. Control a helicopter or other machinery.

Game features:


=> Big city
=> Wide range of weapons
=> Various vehicles
=> Handy system of controls


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You need above 3GB space on your Sd card because this game is so big unlike other editions with less than 2GB in size.

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Requirement - Android 3.0+
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10 Things You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Billionaire Kidnappers Evans' ₦3.6Million Vertu Phones (With Pictures)

10 Things You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Billionaire Kidnappers Evans' ₦3.6Million Vertu Phones (With Pictures)



Nigeria’s Billionaire Kidnappers was caught with 2 high tech Phones a Thuraya Phone and a Vertu Phone.

First up the thuraya


Thuraya’s are satellite telephones, satellite phone, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites Making it very difficult to track. They provide similar functionality to terrestrial mobile telephones; voice, short messaging service and low-bandwidth internet access are supported through most systems.

Now the Vertu Phone which costs over $10k for the cheapest model


10. The Phone Is Made Of Gold & Its Screen Is Very Durable

Not Only Is The Phone Made With Gold, If the phone ever hits the floor, it will surely survive the impact. Because Its 4.7-inch touchscreen is coated with a pricey sheet of sapphire crystal glass, making it nearly impossible to scratch. It can take anything short of a diamond to the screen and remain unscathed,.

9. 24/7 Hours Customer Care Service

Unlike the iphones siri, The Signature Touch’s Concierge Assistant service is what sets it apart from other phones. It’s free for the first year, then costs $3,000 a year. Concierge makes the phone more like an American Express Black Card or a diplomatic passport. It works like this: You request (legal and somewhat reasonable) things via the Concierge app, and then a real, live person makes them happen. You basically have a personal assistant on call at all times. A little button on the side of the phone fires up the Concierge app directly. The assistant who helped me was Celine. She was great.



8. It has a very pleasant odor.

The Vertu Signature Touch is easily the best-smelling phone I’ve ever used. The “Claret Calf” version I tested had a stitched calfskin backing on it that emitted a rich, intoxicating leathery scent. I didn’t get any nose-on time with the lizard- and alligator-skin backings, so I can’t speak to their olfactory qualities.

7. Best Ever handfeel.

All phones should feel as good in the hand as the Vertu Signature Touch. At least twice, my eyes rolled back into my head due to the overwhelmingly pleasant combination of the raised seam running down the back of the phone, the cool touch of the titanium edges, and the satisfyingly hefty 6.77-ounce weight of the device. That’s almost twice the weight of the iPhone 5S. Remember when phones weren’t ridiculously light? This one makes a case for them beefing back up a bit. The best part is the way the heavier build feels with the stronger-than-most haptic feedback from its touchscreen. There’s a deeper, machine-like kick to it that other phones don’t have. So nice.

6. Materials and build quality.

The materials used in the Vertu Signature Touch are appropriately expensive: Strong and durable titanium, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screen, a back cloaked in premium animal hide, and a ceramic “pillow” around the earpiece of the handset. All of this accounts for some of its exorbitant price. Even its SIM-card holder has flourish: You fold out a little handle on the back of the phone, twist it, and pop open a swinging door. The underside of that door is signed with an etching by its builder; each phone is assembled by a single person from soup to nuts in Vertu’s factory in England. The one I tested was built by someone named C. Davis, and he (or she) did a good job. It would have made me feel worse if I’d dropped it.

5. Luxe ‘tones and speakers.

When you turn the phone on, your ears are treated to a dope flute riff recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Every time you receive an incoming message, you hear another sick flute mini-jam mixed in with some bird noises. This phone has top-shelf ‘tones, all recorded by the LSO. The front-firing speakers are also noticeably good, sounding much louder and brighter than most phone speakers. That said, the low-end has no punch. The next version should have a huge subwoofer or a man that follows you around with an 808 machine.

4. Blackphone-like security. 
If you really value your privacy, rest assured that the Signature Touch is able to keep your text messages and phone conversations (but not your emails) on lockdown. The Signature Touch comes with voice, video-chat, and text encryption powered by Silent Circle. Just keep in mind that the recipient of the messages must also be running the company’s Silent Phone or Silent Text app to get the full end-to-end encryption. The Silent Circle features are only free for the first year, and you need to register your phone with them.



3. The screen. The Vertu Signature Touch’s 1080p display has a pixel density of 473ppi, and it looks great. The pixels are packed in even tighter than phones like the Google Nexus 5(445ppi), HTC One M8 (441ppi), and Samsung Galaxy S5(432ppi), but you’d need better eyesight than mine to see a huge difference. It’s a tack-sharp, high-quality screen, but if you were expecting to see holograms and IMAX and money blasting out of its 4.7-inch display, no dice. The size and resolution is wonderful in landscape mode when typing and watching movies. It felt a bit too skinny and long when I typed in portrait mode. Installing SwiftKey helped, just like it does on a normal phone.

2. Up-to-date OS and features. 
Believe it or not, previous versions of Vertu’s phones were an even tougher sell, as they didn’t have state-of-the-moment components or operating systems. That’s not a problem with this phone, as the new Signature Touch packs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, and 2 gigs of RAM. You also get NFC, support for 4G networks across the globe, and Google Now voice-assistant features. The combination of all those things puts the Signature Touch among the current wave of high-end Android phones. At this moment in time, any potential buyer will not be left wanting for speeds and feeds. Then again, this is a $10,300 phone we’re talking about. You should get Android 9.7 Zabaglione and a freon-cooled processor with like a zillion cores.

1. A very good camera.

The Signature Touch’s 13-megapixel camera is also solid, with performance that matched up well to some of the better smartphone cameras I’ve used. Low-light performance is good for a phone—using HDR mode or adjusting its ISO settings manually helps—and the interface was developed in a partnership with Hasselblad. There are some scene modes in the mix, exposure-compensation settings, and white-balance adjustments, too. Is the camera good? Yes.
Why smartphones no longer need a removable battery

Why smartphones no longer need a removable battery

Smartphone makers are no longer making devices with removable batteries as much as before. We know that this was once a trademark of Android smartphones, and it was one of the features that differentiated it from Apple phones. However, nowadays it seems like the removable battery is dying out. The reason for this is simple. You no longer need a removable battery.

There are several things that support this notion, one of which is the significant evolution of batteries in recent years. Smartphones can offer way more nowadays than before, thanks to improved technology. Also, there are new advances like fast charging and wireless charging. Furthermore, the presence of improved external batteries has widened the market. Thus, a removable battery is not so paramount anymore. Furthermore, users tend to replace the entire phone, rather than replace the battery, when their device batteries reach the end of their lifespans..


Another reason for the dwindling of the removable battery is the fact that the demand for it has reduced. Users now prefer to buy good-looking phones and get separate accessories according to their needs. Therefore, smartphone makers began to offer more daring designs on their smartphones, with lots of new features, such as waterproofing. The removable battery was the component of the phone that was sacrificed to make this possible.

Apple started this trend several years ago with the iPhone. Now, other companies have followed suit. Ultimately, the Samsung Galaxy S6 kick-started Samsung’s new design policy without a removable battery, and the S8 was the perfect result. Also, LG is another example a lack of interest from users. According to reports, the LG G5, which offered a removable battery in its modular design, did not thrive as much as the company expected it to.

To summarize, removable batteries are no longer important. Removing them has enabled manufacturers to add some other amazing features to their devices. If you insist on having a battery you can remove, you can still find an abundance of such devices on the market. Just know that those will not be top-range devices.
What Nigeria Must Do to Gain From 4G LTE, Mobility Trends- Ericsson

What Nigeria Must Do to Gain From 4G LTE, Mobility Trends- Ericsson




Fourth generation technology- Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) has been projected to become dominant access technology in 2018, making it the fastest-growing mobile technology in history.

To leverage inherent benefits in the technology Nigeria must make deliberate efforts to assist telecom operators to unleash countrywide 4G LTE coverage.

Rutger Reman, managing director, Ericsson Nigeria, made the remark during a press briefing to unveil the 12th Ericsson Mobility Report 2017, saying that reports show 4G LTE as a revolutionary technology will help the country pave way for 5G.

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals, based on the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM)/Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS)/ High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technologies.

Ericsson said in the report that LTE is becoming most pervasive technology in history.

“We know Nigerians are smart and innovative hence they need speed internet and expanded coverage to unleash their innovations. So, it is my view that the Government, both at the Federal and State levels must encourage investments on 4G/LTE to ensure the country leverages the technology for current revolution in the mobility ecosystem. 4G technology is a prelude to 5G which will usher in the world of Internet of Things. IoT is already happening in some climes and Nigeria can leverage the technology”, Reman said.

The Ericsson Country Manager, said that availability of 4G services will ensure more innovation in the tax system, utility/services, transportation, and e-government.  

According to the Mobility report, in 2018, LTE (4G) will overtake GSM as the largest access technology by number of subscriptions.

The speed with which this technology has been rolled out and adopted is unprecedented. It has taken only five years for LTE to cover 2.5 billion people, compared to eight years for WCDMA/HSPA, or 3G. In the first quarter of this year alone, 250 million new LTE subscriptions were added.

While LTE uptake is driven by demand for improved user experience and faster networks, 5G deployment will also be driven by the need for enhanced mobile broadband capabilities as well as industry solutions for efficiency and automation.

5G will be the one network to support a diversity of use cases. More than half a billion 5G subscriptions are expected to be activated by 2022, not including IoT connections. 5G is then expected to cover around 15 percent of the world’s population.

Furthermore, the Ericsson Mobility Report shows that over one million mobile internet users are added daily.

For the next six years, nearly 2.6 billion new subscribers will be added to mobile broadband networks –enough to fill Africa’s largest soccer stadium, Soccer City in Johannesburg (with capacity of approximately 95, 000) 10 times each day.

The latest collection of statistics about the growth of subscribers and data traffic in mobile networks is presented in the June edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. It shows the highest year-on-year mobile data growth globally since 2013, led by massive growth in India, and highlights the underlying need for mobile data. Nigeria is among the top five countries with +3 million mobile subscriptions net additions in Q1 2017.

The use of smartphones and easy access to mobile internet services comprise a major part of the traffic numbers. Ericsson analyzes “smartphone mobile data traffic” within “mobile data traffic” to illustrate this trend more clearly. By the end of 2022, total smartphone mobile data traffic will have increased9X, reaching 66ExaBytes per month.

The November 2016 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report shows that mobile data traffic continues to grow in sub-Saharan Africa, and is showing no signs of slowing down. It is forecast to grow by around 55 percent annually between 2016 and 2022.The rapid increase in mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is driving operators to explore methods of optimizing network capacity, one of which is complementing traffic on Wi-Fi networks. Operators are offering Wi-Fi to consumers either as stand-alone or bundled with existing packages, and are extending Wi-Fi calling services to subscribers with devices bearing this capability.

Commenting on the report, Niklas Heuveldop, chief strategy officer and head of Technology and Emerging Business, Ericsson, said: “Based on measurements made in hundreds of mobile networks, the Ericsson Mobility Report data truly illustrates the tremendous underlying growth in the industry. 4G subscriptions are increasing faster than ever, Voice over LTE uptake is accelerating and traffic growth has reached levels we have not seen since 2013.

“I am particularly excited to see the industry’s major steps to progress network evolution, including the approval of the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio (NR) that will enable early 5G deployments. According to our forecast, we anticipate that this will lead to more than half a billion 5G subscriptions and a population coverage of 15 percent by 2022.”

On industry trends, the Mobility Report features articles on Internet for all, massive IoT coverage in cities and remote operation of vehicles with 5G
4 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Charger Last Longer 

4 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Charger Last Longer 



I suddenly heard the sound of a spark and the air smelt like where incense was being burnt so I rushed into the room to check what made the sound, the home theater was still playing music and everything seemed to be okay. In the midst of my confusion, I heard the dreaded low battery sound and I remembered that I had plugged in my phone with a new charger. My heart sunk.



It was the third charger I bought in 2 weeks. Each of the chargers cost N2500. I could sense my village people dancing because of the charger. #Softwork. It was downright painful but I still had to go and buy another charger. The fourth one. ...

Chargers are the most necessary smartphone accessories that we can't do without but sometimes the chargers don't even last up to 2 months before it develops issues.It's either you have to bend the cord in order for your device to charge or the cord has simply stopped responding, it could even be charging extremely slowly.

It could even be worse ; it got burnt. In any way, there are different ways to make your charger last longer.

1.Use A Surge Protector
Surge protectors are not too expensive. These devices will help keep your charger and other home appliances safe when the Electricity Company decides to play games with your electricity.

During current fluctuations it makes you very sure that nothing will get damaged as the surge protector will handle it effectively and if anything should get damaged, it's the surge protector that'll get spoilt first which saves you from buying another charger. Surge protectors normally cost between N850 - N6000 depending on the type you can afford. I'd advise that you don't be a cheapskate and go for the cheapest one because you won't like the outcome definitely. You can get the ones from N1500 and above.

2.When Charging Don't Stretch The Charger Too Much

The essence of this is to actually protect your charging port. This happened to me once and I felt like crying. It spoilt my charging port. If you are charging your phone in a public place like a barber's shop, don't let your cord stretch across the whole place.

Someone may just walk across the shop and unknowingly match the cord and different things could happen. Your charger will definitely get weak because of this. Something worse could even happen like your charging port spoiling or your phone flying off your hands and smashing it's screen.


3.Always Unplug Your Charger From The Head

Never grab your charger by its cord and try to unplug it that way. It may work, and it may just seem like you aren’t really doing any damage, but over time the tension will cause irreparable internal damage.

4.Always Keep It Dry

Always keep it away from sources of water. Don’t charge in your kitchen, don’t charge in your bathroom, and always clean spills right away. If you follow these four rules, you'll be able to use your charger for quite a long time.

My Recommendation 
If you want your Android smartphone to charge fast, I think you should get a Blackberry Playbook charger

20 Jun 2017

Security Tips on how to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware

Security Tips on how to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware

Ransomware isn’t a new term to the online community or to users around the world anymore. It has spread vehemently in recent times, affecting users around the world. Though ransomware threat have existed for decades, threats have increased in recent times. It has changed its names but the effects are still rigorous and harmful. With advanced versions of ransomware attacks there comes a comparatively advanced version of security fixes which help you deal with these malicious threats.

In fact, you can safeguard your system from any malicious threat even by small behavior change on your system like avoiding suspicious links or downloading from unknown sources. Let’s discuss few security tips to protect your computer from ransomware threat.

Install reputable Security Suite

This should be the first line of defense against any malware attack on your system if you want to be safe from ransomware. Install reputable security suite which includes reliable anti-malware program and a Firewall to provide dual security to your system against any malware attack. Malware threats keeps emerging with new algorithms to break your existing anti-malware security thread. Malware attackers look for a breach in existing security setups on your systems to attack with latest virus threats. Thus, keeping your anti-malware software up to date becomes necessary to keep your system safe.



At the same time, Firewall on your system also offers firm security to your system from online threats and latest virus attacks. In case malware attackers managed to break the security of anti-malware software on your system then Firewall provides second line of defense.

Update system software

Old or obsolete software on your system clearly increases chances of security breach on your computer. If you are running an old software then attackers may find it easy to break your system security with advanced algorithms, thus you should consider keeping your system software updated all time. As each system update offers bug fixes, security patches, and many other advanced features thus it becomes important to keep your system safe with all latest updates & upgrades. Updated system software will also help you improve your system performance significantly.




Avoid suspicious links

Most phishing scams and malware attacks occur through emails and attached links. Malware attackers write the malicious code and send it to you in email attachments. Once you click on these links your system gets infected immediately. Another threat is downloading from unknown or suspicious links.

Lots of malicious content is spread around the world through malicious websites and once you download something from these websites you become the victim of ransomware or another malware attack. Thus, you should avoid opening suspicious links and downloading from unknown sources. It will help you avoid unseen threats from the Internet.

Use built-in features

Your PC display most of the file extensions in hidden format on your system as most of these file extensions remain hidden in Windows default settings. You can enable all these extensions by re-enabling the hidden extension settings. As most malicious threats are spread through a specific set of file extensions (like .exe etc.) thus it will help you identify malicious links or attachments.

You can also consider setting system restore points on your system to get back to previously known safe state when your system is attacked with malicious code. Recent virus codes are designed to attack “Shadow” files from system restore, thus you need to act fast when you recover to previously known safe state. You can also backup your important data so that you can restore it when needed. You can backup data on external drives, flash drives or even on Cloud servers for instant and safe backup.

Disconnect from network immediately

Despite putting all efforts to keep your system safe from malware threat, if you find your system is affected with Ransomware then first thing you should do is to disconnect your system from network immediately. Once the system is infected, the virus on it, tries to connect to its Command and Control (C&C) servers to get further instructions to encrypt data. Disconnecting from network will halt this process (as it may break link between victim system and C&C servers) and might manage to protect some of your data.


You can consider following these simple security tips to protect your computer from ransomware threat. In addition to these, you can also try some other steps that include disabling Macros on your system, disabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), keeping your system password protected. All these steps will help you protect your system from ransomware threats effectively.

Summary

Ransomware threat is spreading on mass level affecting users around the world. You can follow certain security tips to protect your system from ransomware threat.
I Want To Expose Google's Mistakes

I Want To Expose Google's Mistakes

Google's proud of its track record in protecting more than one billion Android phones and tablets from malevolent hackers. But in the last 12 months, it's been dealt a few blows, including the biggest ad fraud to ever hit its mobile operating system and the most significant single theft of Google accounts thanks to an Android malware called Gooligan. 


Those alarming events were set off via networks of cybercriminals focused on the platform, where coders combine their technical skills with the will and financial backing of organized gangs. Sometimes, the latter group don't even have to pay for the former's digital tools. Sometimes, the technically-savvy types open their minds for free.

That's just what a character calling himself Maza-In did just before last Christmas, when he or she posted an in-depth guide on the Exploit.in hacker forum for creating Android "bankers" -- malware designed to steal bank login details from users of Google's platform. The post not only included directions, but source code for a banker too. There was also a description of the required backend infrastructure, all of which combined could deliver realistic-looking bank pages designed to trick victims into handing over their usernames and passwords.

WhatsApp extends its support on Blackberry OS and Nokia S40 series

WhatsApp extends its support on Blackberry OS and Nokia S40 series

After the abandoning of Symbian and Blackberry OS by their manufacturers, many applications and services have stopped being supported in those platforms. WhatsApp is one of those applications. Last year on February, the team behind the app announced that come December 2016, the service would end its life on Blackberry OS including its latest 10th version. Fortunately, the end of support date was extended to 30th June 2017.


Today, the company decided to extend the date even further, up to the 31st December 2017. In fact, they even sent a new update to keep things fresh. Part of the improvements in the change log included “changed client end of life to December 2017”.

The same kindness was extended to Nokia S40 phones. They too will continue enjoying WhatsApp until the end of this year. The S60 phones are not so lucky however, their cease of support date remains 30th June 2017.

For those that might be curious about the demise of these platforms, Nokia’s Asha line was the only Symbian product left, however, after the line was sold to Microsoft, it’s production ended in favor of Windows Phone OS which is coincidentally ending too. The Symbian 30+ series and Nokia name were licensed to HMD which is now the company behind the successful Nokia 6 as well as 3, 5 and the new 3310. It is good to note that HMD was formed by veteran employees from the Nokia of olden times. On the other hand, Blackberry OS started by supporting Android Apps but was later abandoned in favor of the thriving Android OS. Now all new Blackberry phones are running Android, and some are being co-manufactured with TCL, the company behind Alcatel. 

19 Jun 2017

Apple: Sad News for iPhone 5 Users in Nigeria

Apple: Sad News for iPhone 5 Users in Nigeria

Nigerians still rocking their Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c or iPad 4, which feature 32 bit processors, have a new thing to worry about apart from the worsening economy of the country. 


This is because their devices is about to become completely obsolete in Apple's ecosystem. These devices won't be able to support the new operating system iOS11, which set to be rolled out later this year, because of their 32-bit processors.

The software update will run only on devices with a 64-bit processor, meaning it won’t be compatible with the guts of the devices. As a result, the devices won’t be able to download the latest apps or security upgrades to protect against hackers and vulnerabilities.

The handwriting had been on the wall for a while. iPhone and iPad users opening 32-bit software in iOS 10.3 met with a message saying the app will not work with future versions of iOS. And back in 2015, Apple told developers that all new apps had to be written in 64-bit code.

The first iPhone 5 went on sale nearly five years ago and was the last Apple smartphone to be overseen by Steve Jobs.

18 Jun 2017

How To Know If Your Computer Has Been Affected By A Virus

How To Know If Your Computer Has Been Affected By A Virus

The internet is inhabited by a host of malicious software. Even the most diligent internet user can experience an infection on their computer. Let's find out how to determine whether a breach has occurred.

How To Know If Your Computer Has Been Breached By A Virus


Pop-up Ads


If your computer is being plagued by popup ads, even when you are not actively using the internet, then you likely have a virus. Never click on these ads as many are designed to trick and scam you. Some may even inform you that your computer has a virus in an attempt to make you pay for fake anti-virus software.


Missing Files

Viruses have the ability to move and delete files. If some of your documents become impossible to locate then you may be infected. First, determine that another user has not moved them, or that you have not merely misplaced them. If you are still confused about their whereabouts, time to run a virus scan.

Hijacked Messages

Are you seeing messages to your friends that you do not remember sending? Malware can hijack messaging systems such as your Skype and email. They can then send fake messages, including attachments and links, which may redirect contacts to dodgy sites, or even infect their computer as well.
First off, let your contacts know that the messages are not from you, and to not open any links or attachments. From there you should run a virus scan, as well as change the passwords for your messaging systems.



Constant Crashes

If your computer crashes regularly, then it could be due to the operation of a virus. They can affect key processes, resulting in system instability and crashes. You need to run some quality anti-malware software. However, if you are in a position where this cannot be completed due to the frequency of the crashes, then you will need to restart your computer in safe mode. Not all anti-virus software operates in a safe mode, but hopefully, yours will. Otherwise, you will need to seek other options.

Sluggish Performance

Is your computer running strangely slow? Check that you don't have resource heavy programs operating and that your hard drive is not running low on space. Viruses operate in the background, using your computer's resources, so if you can't determine another reason for your system’s slow performance, then it may be a virus. However, if you have an older computer, with a relatively small amount of RAM, then it may just be time for an upgrade.

Haywire Browser

Another obvious sign of an infection is an out of control browser. If yours is constantly redirecting you to sites that you never selected, then something is wrong. Even more suspicious is if these sites are trying to sell you something, especially anti-virus software itself.

Certain websites are notorious for redirecting users, so make sure that it is not just a particular page that is causing you problems. Furthermore, poorly set up browsers can also cause redirection issues, however, this is unlikely, especially with popular and reliable browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. If you cannot determine a reason for these re-directions, then you likely have an infection.

Different Homepage

This is an incredibly annoying malware related problem. Your homepage gets changed, and not matter how many times you change it back, it still reverts to the unwanted page. This is a sure sign that something is amiss. Certain legitimate programs can change your homepage, however, and they will generally allow you to change it back with ease.

Locked Out


Can't get into your computer? Are you repeatedly being told your password is wrong, even though you have been using it for years? Malware has the ability to lock you out of your computer as well. If you cannot log into your operating system at all, try restarting your computer in safe mode. This may allow you access and enable you to run software to eliminate the culprit.

No Symptoms At All

You may be experiencing no issues with your computer, however, it could still be infected. Certain viruses can run very effectively without giving themselves away. The only way to prevent is to run regular system scans.

So do not wait any longer. With your computer so essential to everyday life, it is important to stay protected. If you believe your system is breached it is time to run quality and effective software to eliminate any malicious programs before they cause harm.
Xavier data stealing Android malware found inside 800 apps on Google Play

Xavier data stealing Android malware found inside 800 apps on Google Play


Over 800 Android apps on Google Play were found infected with a "silent" data stealing and leaking malware. The malicious adware has been around since 2016 and functions under the radar, making it difficult to detect its activities.

According to researchers at Trend Micro, who
detected the threat , Xavier is capable of downloading and executing other malicious codes, as well as stealing users' personal and financial data. The categories of infected apps include photo manipulators, utilities, ringtone chargers, anti-virus, wallpaper apps and more. Researchers said that these infected apps have already been downloaded millions of times.


"The greatest number of download attempts came from countries in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia, with fewer downloads from the United States and Europe," Trend Micro researchers said.


The malware also uses security evasion techniques such as "String encryption, Internet data encryption, and emulator detection" to avoid being detected by security and anti-virus programs. "Xavier's stealing and leaking capabilities are difficult to detect because of a self-protect mechanism that allows it to escape both static and dynamic analysis," researchers said.


Apart from stealing and leaking user data, the malware can also install APKs on rooted devices


Brief history on Xavier


Xavier is not new. It has been around since 2015 but was only detected a year later. The malware belongs to a malicious adware family called AdDown. The malware's first version was dubbed "joymobile".

Apart from stealing and leaking user data, the malware can also install APKs on rooted devices. Xavier can also communicate with its C&C (command and control) server sans encryption, all the while remaining undetected.

How to stay safe?

Google has begun removing malicious apps from Google Play and 75 Xavier infected apps have already been removed from the Play Store. However, that is no guarantee of users remaining safe from malware. In most cases, malware-infected apps come from third-party sites. It is therefore essential not to download and install apps from unknown sources.

"It can help to read reviews from other users who have downloaded the application. Other users can be a great source of insights, especially if they can point out whether a specific application exhibits suspicious behaviour," Trend Micro researchers said.

It is also essential that you keep your devices updated and running on the latest OS version available.

15 Jun 2017

Specs and price of Tecno DroiPad 7D

Specs and price of Tecno DroiPad 7D

Tecno DroiPad 7D is more or less like a stripped version of the Tecno PhonePad 3. It drops the premium metal design for a cheap plastic body. The display, camera, data speed, and battery are all downgraded compared to the PhonePad 3. Tecno DroiPad 7D features Android 7.0, a modest 7-inch display with dual-SIM support.

Tecno DroiPad 7D Key Specs & Features

=> 7.0-inch IPS Display, 600 x 1024 pixels (169 ppi)
=> 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM
=> Android 7.0 (Nougat)
=> 16GB Storage, memory card support
=> 5MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera
=> 3G Data
=> 3000 mAh Battery
=> Dual Micro-SIM



Tecno DroiPad 7D Specs

Here are a few specs of the Tecno DroiPad 7D Tablet:

General Features

Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor (Mediatek MT8321D)
GPU: –
Memory: 1GB RAM
Colours: Gray
Dimension: 192 x 106 x 9.9 mm
Weight: –
SIM Type: Micro-SIM
SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display

Display: 7.0-inch IPS Display, 1024 x 600 pixels (169 ppi)
Screen Protection: –
Camera

Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, Video
Rear Camera Features: LED Flash
Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, Flash
Storage

Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes
Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Network Support

2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: No
3G WCDMA: Yes
3G CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: No


Internet & Connectivity


GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
HSPA+: No
CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
NFC: No
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes


Messaging


SMS/MMS: –
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: –

Entertainment


Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
FM Radio: No
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

Navigation: Yes
Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

Digital Compass: –
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: No
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: No
Pedometer: No
Gyroscope: No
Fingerprint Scanner: No
Iris Scanner: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
Voice Control: Yes

Other Features


Video Streaming: Yes
Traditional Voice Calls: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Digital TV: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes

Battery


Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery
Use Time: –
Video Playback: –
Fast Charging: –
Wiko Upulse Specifications & Price

Wiko Upulse Specifications & Price

Wiko Upulse is a new mid range from French company, Wiko. It features a 5.5-inch IPS display and is one of the first set of smartphones from Wiko for come with Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. Wiko Upulse sports an 13 megapixels rear camera and a 8 megapixels front camera.

Wiko Upulse Key Specs & Features

=>5.5-inch IPS Display,
=>720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
=>1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 3GB RAM
=>Android 7.0 (Nougat)
=>32GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card support
=>13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
=>4G LTE Data
=>Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
=>3000 mAh Li-Po Battery


What’s Inside

Wiko Upulse sports a metal design available in Gold, Cherry Red, Deep Bleen or Black. The 5.5-inch IPS display offers 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The bright 500-nits display as well as the entire front of the phone is covered in 2.5D glass.

The 13 megapixels on the back features auto-HDR, LED flash, and autofocus. Wiko UPulse also provides a soft flash for the 8 megapixels front facing camera. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Wiko Upulse runs Android 7.0 on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM. You also get 32GB built-in storage with support for up to 128GB via a microSD memory card. Wiko Upulse supports LTE with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Pricing and Availability

Wiko Upulse is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Wiko Upulse price in Nigeria is expected to range from 65,000 Naira to 105,000 Naira.

Price in Ghana should start at around GH₵ 725. Wiko Upulse Price in Kenya is expected at around 14,500 KSh.

Wiko Upulse Specs

Here are a few specs of the Wiko Upulse Smartphone:

General Features

Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor (MediaTek MT6735)
GPU: Mali T720MP
Memory: 3GB RAM
Colours: Gold, Cherry Red, Deep Bleen, Black
Dimension: 153.5 x 77.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 167 g
SIM Type: Micro SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual stand-by

Display

Display: 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen Protection: 2.5D Scratch Resistant Glass

Camera

Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR
Front Camera: 8MP Camera, LED Flash

Storage

Built-in Storage: 32GB
Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

2G GSM: Yes, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
2G CDMA 1X: No
3G WCDMA: Yes, 900/1900/2100 MHz
3G CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)

Internet & Connectivity


GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
HSPA+: Yes
CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0
NFC: No
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, USB On the Go

Messaging

SMS/MMS: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

Music Player: MP3/AAC/WAV player
Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
Maps: Google Maps

Sensors & Control

Digital Compass: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: No
SpO2: No
Pedometer: No
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Gyroscope: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
Iris Scanner: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: No

Battery

Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
Talktime: up to 12 hours (3G)
Standby Time: up to 232 hours (3G)

13 Jun 2017

How to get 1GB with N200 on etisalat

How to get 1GB with N200 on etisalat

HOW TO ACTIVATE ETISALAT 1GB FOR #200 DATA PLAN .


Yea it reality, Etisalat that usually have the cheapest data rate ,is back again with another cheap data rate,has we all know before that ETISALAT make there tariff data plan low and should be more affordable for we poor once that love to make use of data likely to use to browse the internet.

SO here they are again we lowest and cheapest data rate, NOT to talk check how to stay ACTIVATED on the #200 data rate for 1.5gb wow sweet.

How To Activate the Etisalat 1GB For N200

Activating this plan is very easy and . uncomplicated

=> Make use you have at least N200 on your Etisalat SIM.

=> Dial *929*10# and you should get a confirmation message.


Note: In case you get an arror message while trying to activate the plan, Just call the customer care ( 200 ) and tell them to help you activate the Special 1GB for N200 data plan.


It's not a cheat so beyond NO doubt they will activate it for you.

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