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Here's Why You Should Use 5GHz Wi-Fi Band in Place of 2.4GHz

  Wi-Fi networks use radio signals, it transmits at frequencies of 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. Each frequency band has its advantages and disadvantages, and we will see which is the most convenient to use depending on your situation, speed, distance, and device. All modern Wi-Fi devices support 2.4 GHz connections, while some supports both frequency band. Home broadband routers that feature both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios are called dual-band wireless routers. An important distinction to make is between a WiFi network and your mobile phone's wireless network. These are two very different technologies, and it can become even more confusing when you discuss 5 GHz WiFi frequency band and 5G mobile networking technology, the replacement for 4G. 5G & 5 GHz Are Different: Here's What They Mean Here we will discuss WiFi networking that you can set up in your home using a router, and the two frequency bands used and how a dual-band home network can be set up to take maximum advantage of the be

Save Up to N600 When You Recharge Your Decoder Using Startimes ON App

StarTimes is one of the top rated direct to home (DTH) pay cable TVs available in Nigeria. This popular cable TV has given millions of Nigerians access to local, national and international TV channels. While the cable TV might not be the most exclusive, it is ranked among the top six in Nigeria and boasts of thousands of customers. In fact, StarTimes is one of the most sought-after cable TVs in Nigeria. It provides a relatively cheaper but high-quality viewing experience. While the subscribers who renew their subscription for two months on any bouquet are still enjoying the  50% discount on their 2nd-month subscription , payTV company StarTimes has announced another offer tagged " StarTimes ON Mega Bonus ". According to the information posted on the company's social media; StarTimes Nigeria @StarTimes_Ng StarTimes ON Mega Bonus: Save up to N600 when you recharge your decoder using # StarTimesON App. Go ahead, download the App >> http://   now

MTN Unveils StarTimes Hourly Bundle, 2.2GB for N400

Good news to the "StarTimes ON" mobile app users, MTN has introduced the StarTimes streaming hourly data bundle plans for those that like to enjoy StarTime TV channels via the StarTimes mobile app. This plan can also be called "MTN StarTimes Video Streaming pack. StarTimes  ON is StarTimes' official App providing video streaming service of 100+ LIVE TV channels, exclusive LIVE football matches (UEFA Europa League, EFL Cup, Copa del Rey, ICC, Bundesliga, Ghana Premier League) and online videos, catch up, short videos, plus TV guide of all 400+ channels on  StarTimes' digital TV platform . It helps to reduce large internet bandwidth fees and provide quality Videos for customers.   The new hourly bundle plan will allow all StarTimes ON mobile app users on the MTN network to stream live shows and football matches on their mobile devices, all at affordable rates. The MTN Hourly bundle plan can be categorized into two, they are; 750MB for N150 (24 hours validity), stre

9Mobile Offers Free WhatsApp to All Its Customers

  9Mobile is here offering Nigerians the opportunity to use WhatsApp chat free of charge on its network. This is a way in which 9Mobile rewarding its customers for their loyalty and providing them greater access to platforms that help foster closer relationships with their loved ones. The offer is the first-of-its-kind in Nigeria's telecom market and it is available to 9mobile subscribers on both prepaid and postpaid/hybrid packages. With the 9mobile free WhatsApp offer, customers can connect more with family and friends; businesses are also not left out as business customers can also benefit from the offer to connect with colleagues and clients. 9mobile free WhatsApp offer includes  text, images, video, and other multimedia content sharing, excluding voice calls, video calls and status updates. How to Qualify For 9mobile Free WhatsApp With this unique offer, customers upon purchase of their preferred data bundles using the code  * 200*3*1#  will be able to use their data plans for

How to Upgrade Your PC to Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop OS which offers a familiar, safer, and more secure personalized experience for users. If you’re still wondering why you should upgrade, you should check out the  article  on why you should upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 free upgrade might have ended some time ago (July 26, 2016 precisely), and purchasing a licensed edition costs around $119 for the Home edition and $199 for the Pro edition. However eager users still have a window of opportunity to get the latest Windows iteration on their PC for free. If you have a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the Windows Upgrade assistant. Here’s how. On your web browser, go to the  Windows assistive technologies site Once the site is open, navigate to the button that says ‘Upgrade Now’ and click on it. This will download the Windows Upgrade assistant to your PC. The file is about 6MB in size. Once the Upgrade assistant is done

Microsoft Will End Windows 7 Support by Early 2020

The Redmond Software giant, Microsoft, has announced that its support for Windows 7 will end after January 14, 2020. In essence, Windows 7 users will no longer receive updates or security fixes after the said date. “All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7.” Windows 7 has been applauded as the best version of Windows, after Windows XP. At its one year anniversary in 2010, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc blogged that more than 240 million Windows 7 licenses were sold that year, making it the fastest-selling operating system in history. Even after the release of Microsoft’s elegant Windows 10, Windows 7 still ruled the market. It took a few years before 10 started getting fair market share. Some of the features that greatly improved the general user experience of Windows was first seen on Windows 7. The OS brought the ability to pin items on the taskbar, and refined the look and feel of Windows with Aero Interface. While Windows 7 wasn’t exactly overloaded with fancy feat

Tip of the Day: Know Which Network Each Mobile Phone Number Belongs To

The first GSM service was rolled out in Nigeria in August 2001. A little under two decades later, the number of SIMs issued by network operators has grown so much so that it’s almost impossible to associate numbering schemes to their respective operators. Back then it was quite easy to know which number prefix belonged to which network. For instance, any number starting with 0803 belonged to MTN, 0805 Glo, 0802 Airtel, and so on. But due to the explosion of mobile telephony across the country, it’s almost become a chore to know which numbers are associated with each network. The Nigerian Communications Commission is responsible for the development of the National Numbering Plan. It publishes a list of the numbering schemes on its website and makes it available to the public. You can find the exhaustive list containing all the operators in Nigeria  here .  The list contains other operators like Smile, Visafone etc. The table below shows the phone number prefixes for some of the

4 Ways Technology Impacts Tourism and Travelling in Nigeria.

Today, technology affects every aspect of life, including travels and tourism. With the introduction of the Android phones and mobile network upgrades from 3G to 4G, and possibly now 5G, the tourism scene in Nigeria is being impacted. 1. Improve Our Travel Options Before, we would have to go to a physical location to book a flight, hotel room or make reservations in advance. But these days we can do that from the comfort of our homes. We can even compare prices and book holiday tour packages via the internet with websites like Wakanow, Travelstart Ng,, etc. Plus, we now have access to a range of hotel options with pictures and where their property is located, a list of their services and prices. We can also choose the bus seat and time of travel from road transport companies through their website e.g. God Is Good Motors or Chisco Transport. We can use some travel Apps on our mobile devices to make travel easier like Google Maps, abokiFX, Oanda currency calculator, Uber/

Top 4 Nigerian Mobile Games

Not so long ago, we were mostly used to games designed by foreign developers, but today we now have our homegrown games produced by talented developers, who aim to create entertainment for the Nigerian market. If you in search of such games, look no further as we have compiled a list of some of them below Keke On The Run 2 Connect Nigeria The craze for runner games started some years back when games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers, and the likes came on board. Now we have one by Nigerians that is not only visually engaging but also celebrates the Nigerian culture in many ways. Keke On The Run has 2, has you driving through various obstacles and winning coins as you do so. One of the most intriguing aspects of the game is the African theme sound you can hear playing at the background. With over 1000 downloads and decent ratings, you can tell the game is worth giving a shot. Google Play App Store Aboki Run Connec  Nigeria Aboki Run, another game likable to Temple Ru

Top 7 Mobile Photography Tricks

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” — Irving Penn Great images are not made by cameras but by people. There’s a whole lot to taking good pictures than just having a nice camera or smartphone. There are one or two things one needs to take cognisance of, and a few other pro photography tricks that can be employed to take good pictures on a smartphone. Let’s take a look at a few smartphone photography tips you should know. Clean Your Camera Lens This might just be the most overlooked routine when taking pictures. Chances are that while using your phone, you must have smudged the camera lens with your fingers which will make it dirty and greasy. A dirty lens will block light from entering the camera’s sensor effectively and will lead to poor, blurry images. A clean lens will ensure you get crisp, clear images with your phone. Light Is Your Best Friend

Tip of the Day; How to Use the New Windows Clipboard

Copy and paste is arguably one of the most used software features on mobile and desktop devices. This is because people are always transferring information (usually text and images) from one field to the other, or one app to the other. The copied items are held in a clipboard so the user can easily paste it wherever. Microsoft in its October 2018 update introduced a new and refined clipboard. The new clipboard stores copied content (up to 4MB), allowing you to view and paste them from the clipboard history. This is averse to the old method that only supported copying one piece of content at a time and had no interface where the copied items can be viewed. In addition to displaying your copied items, the clipboard also syncs and makes your data available and accessible across all your devices. How To Use: Clipboard adds a new keyboard shortcut to the popular Ctrl C + Ctrl V combo. You can now use the Windows key + V shortcut to bring up the new clipboard history. You’ll find

Microsoft’s latest feature could save users from startup failures after installing Windows Updates

Windows users have a love-hate relationship with Windows Updates. This is mainly because they keep running into issues after installing updates. It looks like Microsoft has also taken note of the issue and has added a safety measure for the same. According to a new  document published by Microsoft  (via  Windows Latest ), Windows will now automatically uninstall updates if a user runs into startup issues. Due to the sheer number of devices running on Windows, it’ important to have a safety mechanism in place for when things go wrong. If something does go wrong, Windows will boot up the device and uninstall Windows Update. Not only that, if this happens, Windows will automatically block Updates for the next 30 days so Microsoft can investigate and fix the issue before the update is delivered to the user again. To ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected, Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30