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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Samsung Copying The iPhone Paid Off - Here Is Why

Samsung just scored a massive win against Apple in a patent war that seems like it will last forever. It obtained a retrial in one of the cases where Apple scored a significant victory back in 2012. Apple was awarded more than $1 billion in damages, in a verdict that practically confirmed what many people, yours truly included, said for years: Samsung copied the iPhone.

But then, Samsung was able to lower the damages down to $400 million. And now the judge overseeing the case just said the case has to be tried again.

That's just brilliant, and it shows that copying the iPhone was the best thing Samsung ever did.

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I still firmly believe that Samsung's strategy at the time was to copy the iPhone, and this particular piece of evidence proves it, a 132-page document that tells Samsung employees to make Android phones that look more like the iPhone. And Samsung has never stopped being a fast follower. Sure, the Galaxy S phones launched since Apple brought lawsuits against Samsung aren't true iPhone copies. But in most cases, it's Samsung who copies Apple's lead. And everyone in the business compares their brand new devices with Apple's phones.

But it's only evident now what Samsung was able to pull off. Copying the iPhone was a massive gamble, but also a calculated one. Samsung quickly realized it could create iPhone-like devices that would sell just as well as the iPhone. By the time Apple brought charges against Samsung, the South Korean giant would have already established itself as a major Android device maker, and it could further hone its smartphone-making skills. It would soon learn how to make Galaxy phones that aren't iPhone clones. And it'll made boatloads of cash in the process which meant it'll just pay the damages. As for the iPhones clones, those would be long gone from stores by the time Apple actually won any meaningful product bans.

That's precisely what happened. Samsung just swallowed the criticism, fought back, and marched onward. And it all worked out.

Samsung somehow managed to almost overturn that $1 billion verdict, as the whole Apple vs. Samsung battle became a war of attrition that both companies can afford. But also a war of attrition that quickly turned out to be a boring subject for the crowds. And one that favored Samsung as the years passed.

People forgot all about those original devices, and the iPhones and Galaxies of 2017 look nothing like them. The latest Galaxy models aren't iPhone copies, just as Android on Samsung phones doesn't look like a washed out version of iOS anymore.

Samsung could have paid that $1 billion fine a few times over without actually noticing the loss. It's a massive corporation with a large bottom line. Yet Samsung chose to fight it, while fully knowing that it did copy the iPhone.

Add to that the fact that Apple needs Samsung's supply business — just as Samsung needs Apple as a client — and you get one more side of this complex Apple vs. Samsung story. By the way, there's a reason Apple is working with LG on a secret iPhone design of the future. It's afraid Samsung might steal some of those design secrets.

Apple could have probably continued its assault against Samsung with other trials. But it decided not to wage other wars except for the open cases. Apple apparently also realized that no matter what a jury says about Samsung's old iPhone clones, and no matter the damages Samsung would have to pay, there's really no stopping the Samsung juggernaut when it comes to making iPhone rivals.

Whatever happens next in the case, it won't really affect Samsung or Apple anymore, so it's probably time for the case to be settled. Samsung's lawyers definitely deserve their brand new yachts, but the real rewards should go to the Samsung execs who decided that copying the iPhone is worth whatever price Samsung will have to pay.

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Apple Upcoming iPhones Will Be Based On AI

While some tech company's have a penchant for talking about upcoming products and features several months ahead of time, Apple has historically taken a diametrically opposed approach. If anything, Apple famously goes the extra mile to ensure that tantalizing details about upcoming products remain securely guarded until Apple itself is ready to make an announcement. Though Apple's efforts sometimes fall flat — with the iPhone X debacle being a prime example — Apple's obsession with product secrecy is arguably unrivaled throughout the tech industry.

That said, Apple isn't afraid to talk about the future of technology in a broad sense. Indeed, over the past few months we've seen Tim Cook talk effusively about the power and potential of augmented reality. More recently, Apple executive Jeff Williams intimated that artificial intelligence will be a cornerstone feature for upcoming Apple products, including the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

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While speaking at a 30 year anniversary event at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Reuters reports that Williams shared a few thoughts on the future of AI as it relates to the mobile space.

“I think we're at an inflection point, with on-device computing, coupled with the potential of AI, to really change the world,” Williams said.

Apple's increased interest in AI has been impossible to ignore in recent years. While some manifestations of Apple's work on AI have been small — such as on-device photo recognition on the iOS Photos app — others, like the upcoming Face ID feature on the iPhone X, may prove to be complete game-changers.

“We think that the frameworks that we've got, the 'neural engines' we've put in the phone, in the watch,” Williams explained, “we do view that as a huge piece of the future, we believe these frameworks will allow developers to create apps that will do more and more in this space, so we think the phone is a major platform.”

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

LATEST 9MOBILE 60MB CHEAT VIA ANONYTUN OCTOBER 2017

Who would say that he has not missed free browsing cheat here. As always we would keep you guys updated with any latest free browsing cheat available. Right now 9mobile 60mb free browsing with anonytun is back and blazing. Even though it is not unlimited, we can still make use of it to its fullest.

SETTINGS FOR NEW 9MOBILE 60mb 0.0kb FREE
BROWSING
 
First of all download anonytun Lunch your anonytum VPN app

 Tap on shealth settings Toggle the shealth tunnel on/off

 Connection protocol choose Http Turn on custom TCP/HTTP headers

 Tap on edit custom TCP/HTTP headers

 Urlhost: 10.71.184.6:8080/html/www/resources/templates/default/lbar_en/images/logo3.png?V=1500452598653
 
Request method post Injection method: Normal
 
Tick on keep alive and useragent Click on generate and save Connect your Anonytum

 Port 8081 or 7254



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Monday, 18 September 2017

9mobile Special Data: Get 1GB for N200 and 5GB for N1000

9mobile has just reviewed the Ramadan offer which gives subscribers 1GB worth of data for just N200. The offer is now rebranded and called "special data" and you get 1GB for N200 and 5GB for N1000 . The plan is mainly for those who prefer high volume of data at an affordable rate. Before now, this offer was made available for customers during the Ramadan period to celebrate and socialize by being online to update social media accounts as well as keep tabs of all that are happening during that period but now it's an official data plan usable anytime, any day. So this post is about how to activate this 9Mobile special offer and its validity period. Read on! The interesting thing about this special offer is the data can be used on any device including Blackberry, Android Windows mobile, Symbian, jarva, modem etc.

It requires no VPN in other to work. It's totally official from 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat Nigeria) With as low as 200 Naira , you get 1GB data to browse, download and stream your favorite videos.

However, the data plan works for only 3 days , stopping by 12pm in the night of the third day the plan was subscribed. It's a perfect package for you if you have stuffs to download or apps to update. Follow below procedures to subscribe and activate it.
HOW TO ACTIVATE 9MOBILE 200 NAIRA FOR 1GB SPECIAL OFFER

 ✔ Recharge your line with 200 naira

✔ Then to activate 9Mobile special offer, dial *929*10# from your phone dialpad

✔ The allocated data valid for 3 days. To check your data balance, dial *228#.
HOW TO ACTIVATE 9MOBILE 5GB FOR 1000 NAIRA To get this one, you need to subscribe five times making 5GB.
This shows how the plan was reduced after five times subscription. Yes guys, that's how activate and get 9mobile 200naira for 1GB and 5GB for 1,000naira? Enjoy.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Price

IPhone 8 Plus is a slight upgrade to the iPhone 8 in terms of screen size, body dimensions, camera features, weight, and of course, the price. 

Few months ago, I posted some of the leaked iPhone 8 Plus but here is the full official specs of iPhone 8 Plus which comes with a bigger display size of 5.5 inches, better screen resolution at 1080 x 1920 pixels, bigger dimensions at 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm, heavier and also IP68-certified meaning it's as well, water and dust resistant. This device also charges wirelessly thanks to the wireless charging technology. 

As for the price, iPhone 8 Plus will cost about N324,000 Nigerian Naira but the Global price tag is somewhere around $900. When officially available, it is expected to be sold at Jumia and Konga online stores. Checkout the full specs below:

IPHONE 8 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔ NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1863
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1863, A1905
    

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA - A1863
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - A1863, A1905
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

✔ STATUS
Announced 2017, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, September

✔ DESIGN
Dimensions 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)
Weight 202 g (7.13 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

✔️ DISPLAY
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Wide color gamut display
- 3D Touch display & home button
- Display Zoom
- True-tone display

✔ PLATFORM
OS iOS 11

✔ PROCESSOR
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core

✔ MEMORY
Card slot No
Internal 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM

✔ CAMERA
Primary Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3" sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6" sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

✔ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

✔ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 3.0, reversible connector

✔ FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
- Wireless charging
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
Colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver

✔ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 60 h

✔ PRICING
Price About 910 EUR
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iPhone 8 Full Specification and Price

Here is the full specifications of latest iPhone 8 which features wireless charging technology as well as other amazing features that will be revealed here. The new Apple phone runs on Apple's iOS 11 operating system which is the latest at the moment. 
Iphone 8 wireless charging
The iPhone 8 looks similar to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 in terns of physical appearance. It has the same design and same screen size and resolution. This time though, there is glass both on the front and the back of the phone. But when comparing internal features, iPhone 8 beats the previous version in a bigger way as it has a more powerful OS, processor, GPU, advanced charging technology etc. 

Now when talking about the specs of this iPhone 8, it features 4.7 inches display at 750 x 1334 pixels resolution. The iPhone 8 is dust and water resistant as it's IP68 certified. Meanwhile, it has only one SIM slot and no space for memory expansion via SDcard. In other words, you can't use a memory card on it so you have to make due with the 64/128GB inbuilt storage while the RAM capacity is 2GB.

In terms of photography, iPhone 8 has 12-megapixel back camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and your video chats. It has fingerprint scanner, barometer sensor and many other sensors as listed in the phone specs sheet below in this article. 

Moving over to one of the highlights of this device which is the "wireless charging" technology implemented on it, though the battery capacity isn't yet specified by Apple but the specs shows it supports reverse charging that will make it possible to also charge other phones through it. 

    
So talking about iPhone 8 price in Nigeria, it will costs you around N300,000 Naira. The international price starts at $699. The phone was launched on September 12, 2017 and will be available in the market starting from September 22, 2017. Checkout the full specs and images below;
Apple Iphone 8
IPHONE 8 SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE IN NIGERIA 

✔ WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE frequency bands + VoLTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 29(700)
SIM Type: Nano-SIM

✔ PLATFORM
OS: iOS 11

✔ BODY DESIGN
Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Weight: g
Display: 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 PPI) True Tone display with ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient Light, Gyro, Barometer, Geomagnetic, Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass
Build: Series 7000 Aluminium frame + Glass back. IP68 certified – dust and water resistant
Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

✔ INTERNAL HARDWARE
Processor Type: Hexa-core
Processor Name: A11 Bionic
Graphics Processor: Triple-Core

✔ MEMORY
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB / 256 GB
External Storage: None

✔ PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS
Rear: 12 megapixels Camera, f/1.8, optical image stabilization, LED flash
Video recording: 4K @ 60fps
Front-facing: 5 megapixels, f/2.0, 86° wide angle

✔ MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
Loudspeaker: Stereo
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: No

✔ CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v5.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: v3.0, reversible connector

✔ MISC
Charging: Qi Wireless Charging
Battery: Non-removable
Launch Date: September 12, 2017
Availability: September 22, 2017
Phone Price: $699 / $849
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Full Specs And Price Of iPhone X

The Apple's iPhone X which is also known as iPhone 10th or iPhone Ten features an all-screen Bezel-less design. Face ID which serves as a password to unlock the device, bigger screen size and the most powerful and smartest chip. The main concern however with the new face ID on the iPhone X is how in the world are ladies going to unlock their phones at night. Below is an official statement from Apple;
Iphone x Bezel-less
Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future.

The smartphone features Super Retina HD Display, Face ID, wireless charging technology, fingerprint scanner mounted in front, Samsung pay, dust/water/scratch resistant, iOS 11 OS and many more amazing specs. 

Meanwhile, if you want to get this device, you should be ready to break the bank as the price of iPhone X in Nigeria is about N400,000 Naira. Do you think the phone worth it? Okay checkout the full specifications below to help in your assessment and judgment. 

APPLE IPHONE X SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

✔ NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1865
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1901, A1865
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA - A1865
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - A1901, A1865  
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
  
✔ STATUS
Announced 2017, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, November

✔ DESIGN
Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight 174 g (6.14 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Iphone x water resistance
✔️ DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels (~458 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
- Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
- Wide color gamut display
- 3D Touch display & home button
- Display Zoom
- True-tone display

✔ PLATFORM
OS iOS 11

✔ PROCESSOR
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core

✔ MEMORY
Card slot No
Internal 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM

✔ CAMERA
Primary Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

✔ MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
- Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

✔ CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 3.0, reversible connector

✔ FEATURES
Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
- Wireless charging
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
Colors : Space Gray, Silver

✔ BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 60 h

✔ PRICING
Price About 1150 EUR
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Disadvantages and Advantages Of Changing IMEI Number

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity Number and it's a 15 digit unique identification number used in mobile phones, USB modems and MiFis. In fact, all network dependent devices has a unique IMEI number. In other words, an IMEI number is allocated to each wireless radio in a device, that's why you see two IMEI numbers on a dual SIM mobile phone. The number identifies each device and can be used to trace it.
Phone imei
The IMEI number is very useful and important to a network dependent device that it can be used to trace the device and it's owner. But is there any any advantage or benefits you get when you change your phone imei? Is it good to change your phone imei? This and other important information are discussed in this post. 
    

HOW TO FIND YOUR PHONE'S IMEI NUMBER


The IMEI number of a phone or any device is usually located inside the back cover. Alternatively, you can see your phone IMEI number by simply dialing *#06# and the number will be displayed on the screen.

CHANGING THE IMEI NUMBER OF YOUR PHONE


Changing IMEI number is relatively easy if you are using phones with MediaTek processor. There is a tutorial on how to change imei of MTK devices. You can check the post if you need to learn. However, to change imei of non mtk devices like Samsung and LG phones can be very daunting although there is also a way to change imei of non mtk devices

But note that changing or tweaking phone imei is illegal in some countries because it is a unique identifier. As such by default, you shouldn’t be wanting to change it if you are not involved in illegal activities, all other things being equal.
IS IT GOOD TO CHANGE YOUR PHONE IMEI NUMBER? ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS? 

  • Yes there are benefits you get when you change your phone imei numbers but it is not legally good to change it. 
  • The main advantage is allowing you enjoy Blackberry data plans on your Android devices. You Know BB plans are better than Android plans as they have more data allocations and are cheaper. First we started with Glo BIS on Android but it is now blocked. The trending one now is Airtel 3GB for N1000 BB Plan on Android
  • Another benefit of changing imei is it allows you enjoy some of the promotional bonuses attached to new phones. All you need is to just get the imei number of the new phone and tweak on your old phone, Henceforth all the free data and airtime will be coming to your old phone as well. 
  • But remember you are totally responsible for changing your phone imei number as this article is just for educational purposes and not in anyway geared towards encouraging imei changing. So you are on your own. 
  • Moreover, in some cases, when the imei isn't changed properly, it can brick the phone. Also changing of phone's imei number completely voids the warranty. 
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