12.03.2019

Now You Can Export All Pictures on Facebook to Google Photos and Other Platforms

In recent news Facebook has officially announced a new feature that will let users seamlessly export their Facebook photos and videos to other online platforms.

This project is a collaboration between Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, and the goal is to make it easier for you to transfer data between their platforms.




 
At the moment, the platform supports the bulk transfer of user content to Google photos. Available to few users in Ireland but will be introduced to the rest of the world in early 2020.

This open-source initiative is aimed at making it easier for Internet users to move data between different online services.

You can find the tool under settings on Facebook once it is available.

Now you wouldn't have to worry about your photos going extinct at the closing down of the medium. 
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11.21.2019

OPay Launches OCar Which is More Affordable and to Compete with UBER

Recently we have been seeing a lot of ground breaking concepts by Opay targeted at making things easier for Africans. This services are : Otrike, Ofood, Owealth etc... 
OPay, the Africa-focused fintech firm owned by Opera
has launched yet another vertical; a car-hailing service
called OCar in Nigeria.





OCar is definitely going to compete with UBER and
Bolt (formerly known has Taxify). OCar still in the beta
phase and available currently in Lagos, Owerri, Port-
Harcourt, Abuja, Benin, Kaduna, Abeokuta, and Ibadan.
It can be accessed from OPay mobile app; you can
update your OPay app to get the latest feature. 

So far,
only Lagos has been activated, according to OPay.
OPay is offering massive discounts to its prospective
O Car customers to drive patronage. For as low as 200
Naira, you go anywhere in the aforementioned cities.

What if I want to be an Ocar Driver?
As is industry standard practice, intending OCar
drivers is to sign up with their cars on the platform, get
verified and accredited before onboarding.
OCar charges drivers a 15% commission, unlike UBER
that maintains a 25% flat rate. OPay claims that the
15% commission reduces to 3% after drivers have
done 20 trips within the same week.
The question OPay users have been asking is OPay
willing to train their drivers differently considering the
misconducts of UBER drivers?
OPay is not just a wallet, but an amazing super app
that offers everyday services to Nigerians.
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11.07.2019

How To Make Your Videos The Most-Viewed On YouTube

In order to appear in the first few spots on Google and YouTube, uploading a video to your channel and putting a catchy title isn’t enough, instead there are a series of YouTube SEO techniques necessary for you to know so you can get the most out of video marketing, whether it be to attract more traffic to your website, increase your visibility, become known, increase engagement, generate more leads, increase conversion rates or whatever other objective you have set.


Below, we’re going to share the 10 techniques you must apply to do well on YouTube:

Take care of your YouTube channel’s appearance:
First impressions count, so tend to your YouTube channel’s design and make it attractive and pleasurable to look at.
Choose a user name that identifies with your brand and with what you want to transmit, the same goes for your profile picture and cover photo.

What’s ideal is for you to choose a responsive design, meaning, one that’s adapted to different types of devices, and also try to make a good channel description with keywords related to your niche or market sector.
Additionally, you can put an opening video in the upper part of your channel so it will be displayed to new visitors who have not yet subscribed to your channel (in fact, this is a highly recommended option that more and more brands are utilizing).
The video should be brief, introduce your channel to your audience, and engages or invites users to subscribe by inserting several notations.

Create play lists:
Having all your videos classified and listed on various play lists is going to be very useful for organizing your information.
Not only this, but playlists also appear in search results which, if you use them to group different videos in addition to facilitating replays of all the videos on this list, you will also be helping your channel appear in YouTube results which can increase your visibility.

Research your audience, and don’t lose sight of your competition:
One of the advantages of YouTube SEO is that it’s very simple, among other things, because the platform provides you with various reports and statistics on your visits; age, gender, and location for example.
All this will help you to know who has seen your videos and who your audience really is so you can get an idea on how to continue.

Analyzing your competition will also be very useful to you since not only will you be able to see what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and how things are going for them, but you can also see what keywords they’re using to position their videos.

Define your video’s keywords:
One of the most important steps for obtaining success in YouTube SEO is taking the necessary time in researching what your keywords are going to be, thus playing it safe when you optimize your video.
There are numerous ways to do this, for example, checking out what the most common searches are in your sector by using YouTube’s search, or you can even use Google Trends to compare various similar terms searched for and see their trends. There is also Google AdWords Keyword Planner for seeing how many monthly searches a specific words have.

Create interesting, unique and relevant content:
As much as videos work well, they still need to be optimized so when your audience views them they do it because they want to find something of value.
This means that you have to create content that is interesting, useful and unique and that is oriented towards satisfying your audience’s needs. Remember, there is nothing more direct than content marketing so try to respond to your audience’s possible questions and concerns in your videos.

Furthermore, try to make your videos evergreen, meaning that the content never dies: and before wrapping up your video, add calls to action based on your goals: visiting your blog, commenting or sharing it on social networks.
And remember, Google classifies videos based on how people interact with them, so the more visits and interactions, the better the positioning.

Select a “SEO friendly” title for your video:
Your title is a key piece for YouTube SEO and one of the most forgotten, thus you must include a keyword -even more so at the beginning of the title-.
Furthermore, a video’s title is one of the reasons people chose to click on it or not, both directly from YouTube and if you share it on social networks or send it via email. Thus you need an appealing and flashy title that calls to action. And above all, try not to exceed 60 characters.

Reduce the number of adverts displayed on a particular video:
As much as we would all like to monetize our videos for income, we should also bear in mind that not all users would love to stand and watch them. Thus leading to a higher bounce rate. Ads should be short and simple and even added to the end of every successful video upload.

I would personally advice not to place ads on videos that are trending or going viral, your channels reputation should be all that matters and with time you would have more views and subscribers.

Final words: Keep in mind that words such as “advice”, “mistakes”, “how to” and other similar ones peak your audiences interest and make more clickable titles. If have any contributions or question drop them in the comment section below.
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10.25.2019

How To Factory-Reset Your iPhone or iPad iOS Device

There are various reasons why you may need to factory reset your iPhone or iPad. Reasons arising from slow performance, poor battery performance and other reasons.

Because a factory reset deletes all your files and information, it is recommended that you backup your iPhone or iPad data before wiping it. This article walks you through the whole process of backup and reset.

The specific steps may differ a little bit from one version of iOS to another, so do not panic if one or two steps are missing on your device.

How to reset your iPhone or iPad


  • Backup your device. Using its supplied cable, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer. When it is recognised by iTunes, click on the left-hand pane to access the Summary screen. Click “Back Up Now” and follow through.
  • Open your device’s Settings menu and follow this path: General -> Reset.
  • Select Erase All Content and Settings. If you have a passcode on your device, you will be required to supply it at this point.
  • Enter your Apple ID password.


After rebooting is complete, the phone will be in its factory state where you have to choose your language, set time and date and other on-screen instructions it may asked of you to set. After doing all that, you can now sell off the device without the fear of exposing your data and information to the new user, or you can as well use the device in its clean new state.

I hope you enjoyed this post.If you have any complaint, drop it in the comment box below, and don't forget to Share this post with friends.
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10.07.2019

Business Ideas To Grow, A Business That Will Outlive You

Startups are appearing on the tech scene almost every day. This is good news because it shows that quite a number of people have embraced the Internet as a means of transacting business.

But at the same time, many of these startups with great potentials have disappeared due to the wrong execution of their growth and marketing strategy.

Growth is key, yet growing a startup is really hard and most founders struggle with it.

Do things you do not require in the long run
When your startup is taking its first step, make sure you get your friends and family to work with you and use your product. Don’t just stop there, you can also share what you do on blogs and engage with potential users over social media. You will get useful comments that will make your product more attractive and acceptable.

Focus on a small niche
Since you are just starting, it is better to focus on a small niche or market because it will be much more manageable. So, don’t go too broad quickly. You are more likely to grow by narrowing your target audience, better understanding customer needs, building more focused products, and tailoring your marketing message to a specific audience.

Don't chase money
Having a startup should never be about getting rich quick. Successful startups that achieve growth early on are the ones that focus on innovation and providing unique, valuable solutions for consumers.

Regularly review strategic areas of your startup
In the beginning, you probably laid out clear plans the strategic areas of your startup, including operations, sales/marketing, and finance. But if you want your startup to achieve growth, you need to regularly analyse and review these areas.

Delegate and trust, but verify
One of the key problems many entrepreneurs have is trying to do too many things at the same time. If you manage everything yourself, you can ensure it works out in the smoothest way possible. But know that doing this will make you experience entrepreneurial burnout and this can hinder your startup's growth. So, trust the members of your team and know when to delegate. The important thing is for you to follow up and verify whatever they are doing.

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10.02.2019

Why You Should Go For Virtual Private Servers

A virtual private Server also known as VPS makes use of virtualization apps to make partitions of real servers into numerous "digital" servers.

So, every of the servers can perform its personal OS and apps. these days, VPS is famous a few of the web developers these days. let's find out more approximately the advantages of shared web hosting, VPS and devoted servers.

Why you need to move for a VPS server?

If your website online desires more area than what the shared website hosting gives and you run several high-traffic blogs or web sites, you can want to go for the VPS. despite the fact that dedicated servers cost a lot, VPS offers flexibility at a decrease fee tag.

if you need a number of bandwidth and your weblog doesn't open as fast it need to, shared web web hosting is not for you anymore. In case of VPS hosting, the digital environment will provide you devoted reminiscence, disk space and bandwidth.

What Apps Do You want to Run?

For better technical flexibility and customization of your web hosting server, you must keep on with a VPS, particularly if you can not have enough money a devoted server. this will come up with root-level get admission to so that you can set up extra apps, set permission, customise the environment and create debts. that is what maximum precise developers need on a daily foundation.

if you personal a enterprise and need the features of an luxurious devoted server, then VPS is the appropriate solution for you. This way you won't should spend anything to host, keep and assist the hardware of the servers. As a result, you'll be saving hundreds of heaps of dollars down the street.

Shared web hosting VS VPS website hosting

with none doubt, VPS offers quite a few benefits over shared internet hosting. On a VPS, you could increase and test your web sites. moreover, you could get a VPS particularly for trying out functions. you may use any other VPS on your production or stay blogs. In other words, without getting  devoted servers, it'll be feasible with a purpose to do all of your web hosting tasks. other than this, you could use a digital non-public server for record storage or backup as well.

despite the fact that there may be a large difference between a committed server and a VPS, both provide similar features. in case you are an awesome developer, you could do almost any undertaking on a VPS that you may do a devoted server. but the principal factor is that VPS is much less steeply-priced. you could get cheap servers, however the assist, safety, and protection will price you a good deal of cash down the road. this is true when you have a website that receives a massive amount of site visitors every month.

lengthy tale quick, if you have been searching out a reasonably-priced answer on your net website hosting needs, we particularly propose that you pass for a VPS server. it is going to be a lot higher than shared hosting in terms of support, flexibility, bandwidth and other machine resources. So, if you can't find the money for a special physical server for you only, you can not find an choice better than VPS.
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9.26.2019

How To Know If Your Smartphone is 4G LTE Supported


Most of the telecommunications in Nigeria are now switching from existing 2G and 3G services to genuinely high-speed mobile broadband on 4G/LTE and it is gradually gaining ground in mostly developed parts of Nigeria. I guess we are going to continue with the 4G LTE network.

4G LTE allowed smartphone technology to spread its wings. That’s because it’s faster than 3G network. So when you want to download the new game or stream a TV show in HD, you can do it without buffering and lags that make the experience not worth the wait.




Using a 4G smartphone with 4G LTE network means you can download files from the Internet up to 10 times faster than with 3G.
The only problem would be the battery drainage we would be experiencing soon. As our smartphones battery that couldn't cope well with 3G battery drainage, would now be faced with the strength of the 4G LTE network. 

It has come to our notice that lots of people can't find out if their smartphone is 3G or 4G enabled device, now we are here to sort it out.

Whether you are using Android smartphone, iPhone, Windows Phone or even a Blackberry device, you can check if that your mobile phone support 4G network. The steps are very simple, just follow it accordingly.

To Know If Your Smartphone is 4G LTE Supported 

For Android Device
Go to Settings >> Network Settings >> Mobile Network. It should give you a drop-down menu of mobile standards such as 2G, 3G or LTE (4G). If you don’t see 4G or LTE, then your smartphone doesn’t support the standard.

iPhone Users
Go to Settings  >> General  >> Cellular  >> Enable 4G LTE.
Blackberry Users
Go to settings >> Network and Connection >> Mobile Network >> Network mode and you’ll see 4G&3G&2G. however, if you are using Blackberry Q5 and below, you won’t get 4G network services.

Windows Phone Users
Go to Settings > Celluar + Sim > Highest connection speed and check if LTE is part of the options.

Once you’ve seen the 4G network, simply selected LTE and if the network is available in your location, the “LTE” symbol will appear on the phone status bar replacing either “3G”, “H” or “2G” symbols. Then you can start flexing on 4G network.

Enjoy.
Comment if your phone supports 4G LTE.
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9.14.2019

What Really Causes Your Smartphone Battery To Drain Faster?

This is one important question that needs answer especially to the newbies on Android devices.

Yes it's true that some batteries are better than others in capacity and durability but no matter how strong your battery is, if you don't apply the good and necessary measures, you won't get the best out of it.

The major causes of fast battery discharge and draining are:-


==> Running many applications in background

==> Increasing your phone screen light

==> Increasing the display time of your screen to more than 1 minute

==> Installing too many apps

==> using too many chatting apps (all the chating apps uses live notification and this works in your phone background even without your knowledge)

==> Charging your battery with a non recommended charger or power source

==> Leaving your 3g network ON all the time even when not in use

==> using VPN apps for free browsing (yes all the VPN apps run in background and contributes to your battery draining too fast)

==> Not having a good battery app or task killer app on your phone

==> Not clearing cache files of some apps on your phone.
etc

If you hate to see those warning red signals on your phone for low battery, then use this steps to minimize it. This tutorial will not do magic for you, but it will improve your battery performance to the nearest minimum. I will be explaining to you how you can extend your battery life with a recommend app.

Though phone manufacturers like Gionee, Infinix mobility and even Tecno have started producing nice smartphones with very good battery life, but some brothers and sisters here are still wallowing in the forest of bad phone batteries.

Therefore you are reading this because you need your battery to start lasting longer than before.

HOW WILL I MAKE MY SMARTPHONE BATTERY LAST LONGER?

In this post, I am introducing an app called Advanced Task Killer (ATK). This app is a very important tool used to kill applications and clean phone memory.


HOW TO USE ADVANCED TASK KILLER APP

ATK is really simple to use. Just launch it after downloading and installing it, checkout all the running applications list. Uncheck some apps you don’t want to kill (such as Advanced Task Killer and some system apps) Now click the button Kill selected apps, it will kill all applications that you selected by checking the box.


MANAGING IGNORE LIST

Ignore list is a list of apps you don't want task killer to kill. These apps are mainly your system apps and few chat apps like Whatsapp. This is because, once the task killer kills Whatsapp, you will no longer receive Whatsapp message notifications but your messages will be there waiting for the time you launch your Whatsapp again.

This is applicable to all other apps that uses notification. Like every other thing in life, there is always a disadvantage in every advantage.
When you want to add or remove application from the list, you long press on the app listed on the list, you long press on the app listed on the main screen of ATK, the menu will pop up, then you can select Ignore, and the application would be moved to the apps ignore list. When you tap ‘Kill selected apps’, it won’t be killed those apps on ignore list.
Other task killing apps and antivirus apps also have ignore list.


USING AUTO KILL FEATURE?

This is done when you want to kill background running apps automatically without long pressing them one after the other. There are auto app killer mode you can choose from.
– Safe: This mode Only kills the apps that aren’t running but still consume phone's memory.
– Aggressive: This mode Kills the apps running background and apps that aren’t running.
– Crazy: This one kills all apps except for apps you are using with. It is the one applied whenever your battery is about to drain empty. But if your phone battery is generally bad, you should use the crazy mode always to milk out some battery juice that lasts a little longer



There is also another option called autokill frequency which you can also use.
Apart from ATK, you can download greenify from playstore. It is also a nice battery saving app.
These task killers not only saves battery, but they make your phone run faster with minimal lagging.
Enjoy! 
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9.05.2019

Understanding The Basics Of Affiliate Marketing. How To Become A Successful Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.

The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as 'retailer' or 'brand'), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as 'the affiliate'), and the customer.

The market has grown in complexity, resulting in the emergence of a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC - Pay Per Click), e-mail marketing, content marketing and in some sense display advertising.

On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing is commonly confused with referral marketing, as both forms of marketing use third parties to drive sales to the retailer. However, both are distinct forms of marketing and the main difference between them is that affiliate marketing relies purely on financial motivations to drive sales while referral marketing relies on trust and personal relationships to drive sales.

How To Succeed As An Affiliate Marketer
1. Join only affiliate programs that you feel you can trust. Get to know the provider before you decide to offer their products. Do your research, find the best relevant product, and you’ll enjoy a much higher conversion rate, which means more money for you. Write a personal review backing the product to help promote it. When you believe in the product, writing the review won’t be that difficult and your visitors who trust you will take that into consideration and are more likely to buy.






2. You need to spend time focusing on building your traffic to your website. That means you need to do your SEO work so that your site ranks well organically in the search engines. Make sure you are following the rules outlined by the affiliate and do not breach any trademark policies that merchant has put into place. For example, many companies won’t let you bid on their brand name.





3. Make sure your website has some great content. Customers are not coming to your site to see ads. They are there to find out information about the product and to look at recommendations. Use both text links and banners and see which work the best on your website. Make your review promotional.





4. Make sure you are honest and disclose the affiliate relationship. This is required by the FTC – you must disclose that you are being compensated when your traffic clicks on an ad link and makes a purchase.






5. Take the time to do plenty of testing to see what works on your site and what doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to try to promote your product using different venues and programs. For example, try Facebook ads and Google ads to see which work best. Try different banner placements to see which works best. Try different ads. You get the idea.





6. Take the time to get to know your affiliate manager. They are there to help you and should be happy to review your site and give your some feedback about what you can do differently to be more successful.
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