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Why Nigerians do not need cheaper smartphones

Thanks to Asian companies like Transsion Holdings making pocket-friendly devices, smartphones in Nigeria, and a large part of Africa, have gotten progressively cheaper over the years. According to the Jumia Mobile Report 2019 (pdf), smartphone prices went from $216 (₦77,867) in 2014 to $117 in 2016(₦63,807), and $95 (₦34,246) in 2018. And it even gets cheaper. In Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, a buyer can get a brand new budget smartphone for as low as ₦15,000($42)and pay around ₦6,000($17) for a fairly used one. Regardless of this downward price slide, a shockingly large number of Nigerians still do not own smartphones. As at September 2018, with a population of over 200 million, there were around 25 million smartphone users in Nigeria. This number is from Newzoo’s Global Mobile Market...

Amazon founder Bezos’ divorce final with $38 billion settlement: Report

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported. In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that 4% of its outstanding stock or 19.7 million shares would be registered in MacKenzie Bezos’ name after court approval of the divorce. The couple announced their plan to divorce in a joint Twitter statement in January, causing some to worry that Jeff Bezos could wind up with reduced Amazon voting power or that he or MacKenzie would liquidate large position. He retains a 12% stake worth $114.8 billion and remains the world’s richest person, Bloomberg said. MacKenzie Bezos has said she ...

How to save number amidst phone call on Android

Here’s a situation that’s familiar to all – scampering for a pen and paper to note down something important, such as a number or an address, while on a call. It’s our instinct to search for a writing material to jot down something while on a call because we tend to ignore our phone, which is being used. If you use the dialer to note down a number, it’ll disappear once the call is done. Here are some apps you can use to take down a number or a piece of information while being on a call. Bear in mind that this is for Android users only. Call Writer Call Writer is a nifty app. It is free and available in the play store. Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, you can visit the Settings menu by tapping on the horizontal lines on the top left corner and alter it to your preference....

How to share your Wi-Fi without revealing password

“Don’t share your password” is the new “Don’t talk to strangers.” Yet when we have visitors at home, one of the first things we do is share our Wi-Fi password with them. When you open your home to your guests it is expected that you’ll open your network to them as well. Refusing to part with your Wi-Fi password when guests visit is very inhospitable. However, even the most well-intended guest walks in with the potential of bringing in viruses and malware with their devices and damaging the network you worked so hard to secure. The security of your home Wi-Fi connection is serious cause for concern. With the recent proliferation of IoT devices, the home network is bombarded with all kinds of malware and viruses that piggyback on seemingly harmless devices like fitness trackers and garage do...

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