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MTN 4G
How To Enable 4G on MTN Devices
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MTN 4G Launched – How to enable it

MTN just launched their 4G services just a few weeks ago. For those who don’t know what MTN 4G is, it’s just a better upgrade to the current 3G infrastructure we are used to. That means if it takes about 1 hour to download a High Quality video, it will take about 10 minutes on 4g LTE. So in the end, you’ll have faster connections speeds as compared to one you already have.

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MTN 4G Coverage Areas

Surfline and Busy already have these networks in place, but they do not offer sim cards that can be used for phone calls. What MTN has achieved is the first of its kind in Ghana – 4G LTE on a cellular network.

Today we’ll learn how to get your phone configured for 4G services if you are on MTN. Simply follow the steps below to get started.

  • Dial *585# on your phone
  • Select option 2
  • Get confirmation if your phone is compatible or not.
  • If your device is compatible, simply walk into any MTN service center and swap your sim for a new 4G sim card, with the same number.

See attached photos below for reference.

MTN 4G LTE is here. Have you had yours already? Let’s hear it in the comments below.

How to Install Android on Any Computer With Remix OS
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In the world of computing, everyone has come to love android. (I know I have). Android powers most of the world’s devices today: from smartphones, tablets, smart watches, cars, TVs and finally  to PCs and Mac.

This new innovation has been made possible by jide, the group behind the Android for PC revolution.

Remix OS

This new OS is called Remix OS. It’s quite easy to install the Remix OS. In this tutorial, we’ll show how it’s done on a Windows PC, running Windows 10. The Remix OS supports Windows versions from 7 upwards.

 

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Download links are provided at the end of this post.

Procedure

It takes about 20 minutes to complete the whole installation (depending on your PC speed).
So the first step is to download the installation file from the official site here. You can either run it as a live installation on your USB drive or install it straight to your computer’s hard drive.

After downloading the installation file, extract it to a folder of your choice, then run the installation. It’s just as installing a normal Windows program. You can choose the drive to install it to as well.

 

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It also creates an option for uninstalling the OS in case you decide to. The process is pretty easy. Once you are done installing it to your PC’s drive, just reboot it. When the PC boots, the Remix starts to configure itself, which takes sometime to complete. Just relax and wait for it to finish up. Afterwards, it will reboot again.

 

Remix OS Setup Screen

Remix OS Setup Screen

 

OS Selection Screen

OS Selection Screen

On the boot-up screen, you’ll be presented with the option to choose which OS to boot. In case you don’t get this option by default, you can press any of these keys (F9, F12). The actual key will depend on your computer model though. So do find out from your device’s website.

From here, you are almost done. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the whole setup process.

Another cool thing is that it supports file explorer, so you can hook up your external drive and view your media files straight away.

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File Explorer

Download links:

Remox OS 32-bit and 64-bit

Leave comments below for help in setting it up. For more info, checkout the main website of Jide at http://www.jide.com/

 

WhatsApp Now Enables End-to-End Encryption By Default
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As WhatsApp rightly put it: “Privacy and Security is in our DNA”.

As of the latest update of the popular messaging App, users can now enjoy end-to-end encryption, meaning conversations are now more secure. This option is now enabled by default so no need to mess around in the settings area of the app.

What is End-to-End Encryption?

In simple terms, it means that whenever you initiate a chat with someone, the details cannot be spied on by a third party – so to speak. Also WhatsApp does not store a copy of your chat on their server. Only you and the recipient have access to the chat section. A unique key generated when each message is sent and received, and only the other party has the key to decrypt it. Not even the team at WhatsApp can view your messages.

The call feature also has this feature enabled by default. If you are using the latest version of WhatsApp, you should see a message like this in your chats.

End to end encryption

 

For more info about this new update, visit the official WhatApp Security website with this link.

Leave comments below for any questions and get answers right away.

 

 

WhatsApp is Now Free – Forever
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Over the past few days, WhatsApp started rolling out notifications to users, informing them that they have been granted lifetime access to WhatsApp forever. No more charges.

Now every platform gets to enjoy the service for free. No more need to worry about expiration. This, according to WhatsApp, is a courtesy they are offering users of their app.
Sometime past, iOS users had to pay for the app before they could use it. Later on, the said users were allowed to use the service for free on some iPhones.

But now, it’s been made official. All platforms get to enjoy it for a lifetime.
This may be seen as a move by WhatsApp to keep their customers. Or as a friend put it: “they’re making us aware that they’re aware”.

Interestingly, not all users have received this notification. But it’s likely that they should by the end of the week.
For some people however, there is no difference. Reason being that we have always used the app for “free” since day one, even though there was a constant reminder of an expiry date in the Account section.

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Interestingly, the lifetime access was revoked after just a few minutes of receiving the notification. Several people has the same experience. After some hours though the lifetime service was granted again.

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Have you received your lifetime access yet? Let us hear in the comment section below. Share this friends who may not know about this already.

 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android History
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Android full versions

 

What is your android version? Are you current, or near-current? To find out what Android version you are on, simply go to your phone’s settings, tap on about and you’ll see your version number. It’ll be one of the listed ones below.

Android has come a long way since it’s introduction, and still has a long way to go. At least until we run out of alphabets.

The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. Android is continually developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), and has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since the initial release.

The most recent major Android update is Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”, which was released in October 2015. Since April 2009, Android versions have been developed under a confectionery-themed code name and released in alphabetical order, beginning with Android 1.5 “Cupcake”; the earlier versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not released under specific code names:

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Android, no doubt is the most popular mobile platform, powering more than 50% of devices on the market. With this number, it’s a great deal for businesses who want to expand to more customers. Imagine having all your customers accessing your services and products using an android app. The possibilities are endless. Android is open source. This has greatly helped in the vast number of users they have currently. Also, most mobile device manufacturers ship their devices with android pre-installed, with some customization.

And since Android is owned by Google, you can bet it’ll most certainly get better and better.

 

Android Version

 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

This also paves way for developers to market their apps as well, since majority of users will have access to their published apps (provided they market it well).

So in short, what do you think is the future for android? Will we see another giant taking over? Apple is probably behind in this category. But since Apple is Apple, their mobile OS will run on their own devices for sometime to come. Unless……

Based on the list above what’s your android version? Let’s see how many of our readers are into the android “game”.

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The Difference Between FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS
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Whether you’re formatting an internal drive, external drive, USB flash drive, or SD card, Windows will give you the choice of NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT. The Format dialog in Windows doesn’t explain the difference, so here goes…

FAT32 is an older file system that’s largely relegated to USB flash drives and other external drives. Windows uses NTFS for its system drive, and it’s also ideal for other internal drives. exFAT is a modern replacement for FAT32, and more devices support it than do NTFS — although it’s not as widespread as FAT32.

FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32)

FAT 32

FAT32 is the oldest file system here. It was introduced all the way back in Windows 95 to replace the older FAT16 file system.

This file system’s age has advantages and disadvantages. Because it’s so old, it’s the de-facto standard. Flash drives you purchase will often come formatted with FAT32 for maximum compatibility across not just modern computers, but other devices like game consoles and anything with a USB port.

Limitations come with that age, however. Individual files on a FAT32 drive can’t be over 4 GB in size — that’s the maximum. A FAT32 partition must also be less than 8 TB, which is less of a limitations — but still a noticeable one if you have a new, high-capacity mechanical drive.

While this file system is okay for USB flash drives and other external media, you won’t want to use this for an internal drive. It lacks the permissions and other security features built into the more modern NTFS file system. Modern versions of Windows can no longer be installed to FAT32, and must be installed onto drives formatted with NTFS.

Compatibility: Works with all versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, game consoles, and practically anything with a USB port.

Limits: 4 GB maximum file size, 8 TB maximum partition size.

Ideal Use: Use it on removable drives for maximum compatibility with the widest range of devices, assuming you don’t have any files 4 GB or larger in size.

 

NTFS (New Technology File System)

NTFS

NTFS is the modern file system Windows likes to use. When you install Windows, it formats your system drive with the NTFS file system. NTFS has file size and partition size limits that are so theoretically huge you won’t run up against them.

Aside from these limitations, NTFS is packed with other modern features. It supports file permissions for security, a change journal that can help quickly recover errors if your computer crashes, shadow copies for backups, encryption, disk quota limits, hard links, and other various features. Many of these are crucial for an operating system drive — especially file permissions.

Your Windows system partition must be NTFS. If you have a secondary drive alongside Windows and you plan on installing programs to it, you should probably go ahead and make it NTFS, too.

However, NTFS just isn’t as compatible with other operating systems. It’ll work with all recent versions of Windows — all the way back to Windows XP — but it has limited compatibility with other operating systems. By default, Mac OS X can only read NTFS drives, not write to them. Some Linux distributions may enable NTFS-writing support, but some may be read-only. None of Sony’s PlayStation consoles support NTFS. Even Microsoft’s own Xbox 360 can’t read NTFS drives, although the new Xbox One can. Other devices are even less likely to support NTFS.

Compatibility: Works with all versions of Windows, but read-only with Mac by default, and may be read-only by default with some Linux distributions. Other devices — with the exception of Microsoft’s Xbox One — probably won’t support NTFS.

Limits: No realistic file-size or partition size limits.

Ideal Use: Use it for your Windows system drive and other internal drives that will just be used with Windows.

exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)

exFAT

exFAT was introduced in 2006, and was added to older versions of Windows with updates to Windows XP and Windows Vista.

It’s a file system optimized for flash drives. It’s designed to be a lightweight file system like FAT32 without all NTFS’s extra features and overhead, but without FAT32’s limitations.

Like NTFS, exFAT has very large file size and partition size limits. This means you can store files that are larger than 4 GB apiece on a flash drive or SD card if it’s formatted with exFAT. exFAT is a strict upgrade over FAT32, and should be the best choice for external drives where you want a lightweight file system without FAT32’s file size limits.

exFAT is also more compatible than NTFS. While Mac OS X includes only read-only support for NTFS, Macs offer full read-write support for exFAT. exFAT drives can be accessed on Linux by installing the appropriate software.

While exFAT is compatible with Macs — and will be compatible with some devices that don’t support NTFS, like digital cameras — it still isn’t quite as compatible. Microsoft’s own Xbox 360 doesn’t support it, although the Xbox One does. The PlayStation 3 doesn’t support exFAT drives, although the PlayStation 4 reportedly does. Various other older devices may only support FAT32 instead of exFAT.

Compatibility: Works with all versions of Windows and modern versions of Mac OS X, but requires additional software on Linux. More devices support exFAT than support NTFS, but some — particularly older ones — may only support FAT32.

Limits: No realistic file-size or partition-size limits.

Ideal Use: Use it for USB flash drives and other external drives, especially if you need files of over 4 GB in size. Assuming every device you want to use the drive with supports exFAT, you should format your device with exFAT instead of FAT32.

In conclusion

NTFS is ideal for internal drives, while exFAT is generally ideal for flash drives. However, you may sometimes need to format an external drive with FAT32 if exFAT isn’t supported on a device you need to use it with.

 

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