Thursday, 26 March 2015

Google Summer of Code Training At The University of Nigeria, Nsukka

As part of our duties as Google Student Ambassadors of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, we have had two major GSoC targeted event in our University campus. 
The first event was themed GSoC extends Android. The purpose of this event was to create massive awareness about Google Summer of code; but on that first event we concentrated on the Android Students Club members. 
Our objective was to take away the myth that many Africans in General and University of Nigeria students in particular had about GSoC. They saw GSoC program as a highly
competitive program and not meant for them when compared to other participants from other regions of the world. They also believe that the GSoC application is challenging and very difficult to get in.
We started by distributing The Google developers offline tool kit to all the students present at this event. Then we went further to introduce them to Android programming and made sure that everyone present ran a "Hello world program on Android".
After this, we went into Google Summer of Code proper by introducing the students to google-melange website and streamed hangout videos made by GSoC program manager, Carol Smith.
Android Student club Members
The second event was tagged Gitclass. GitClass was a hands on training where we taught student programmers how to use the version control system, Github. The essence of this is to enhance collaborative coding and to bridge the gap that is brought about by distance when two or more programmers are working on a project. This was also an opportunity to introduce the students to the world of OpenSource. We saw this as a necessity since GSoC students work from home and the projects they work on are open source.
After these two events, we were able to reach out to about 100 passionate students and introduced them to GSoKites Virtual Classroom a virtual community created by our program manager where aspiring GSoC students come together and learn from the past experience of ex-GSoC students

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The iPhone 6 Plus "BendGate" Scandal

Iphone 6+ Reported To Be Easily Bent (pics)

It's very sad that the thousand dollars iPhone 6 plus is not built with a tough and hard metal/aluminum material to prevent the story that touches, considering the price paid for it.....

Several iPhone 6 Plus owners are complaining that their devices have become slightly bent, mere days after buying them.

With this issue gathering increasing amount of attention throughout the day, a crafty YouTube user posted a video, which tests the rigidity of the iPhone 6 Plus. And the phone bent so easily

In order to be fair, the same YouTube user tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 under the same circumstances. And the phone doesn't.

The person in the video also observed before the test that his device already displayed slight indentation. The weak spot appears to be on its left side, right below the volume buttons.

We’re looking forward to seeing what Apple has to say about this problem - which has the potential to bother many current (or future) iPhone 6 Plus users.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Good day my lovely readers.
Today's stroll, I would be breifing you on how to unlock bootloader on a Nexus device.

Of course, you guys should be aware that on normal basis, the bootloader on an android smartphone is always locked to prevent your easy bricking on your android smartphone with other related mess ups. But there is a big advantage once your bootloader is unlocked, mostly it helps in terms of installing lots ofcustom Roms on your device.

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Before you continue the procedure below, try to backup your data to avoid lost.
With few Adb commands on your windows PC, then we are good to go.

Useful: 5 Best ways to reduce High Data Usage on Your Android Smartphones


First enable the USB debugging on your nexus device.
To enable, Go to settings ==> About phone==> Build number, then try taping on build number option 4 to 5 times.
Once that is done, the developers option would be enabled instantly on your device, then tap the option once and comfirm the box for USB debugging just as shown in the screenshot below.

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Secondly, Download the Fastboot folder and extract the folder to your desktop on your PC.

Thirdly, you should get your Nexus device connected to your PC, then open the folder.
Then Hold down ''shift'' button on the keyboard of your computer and right click with the use of your mouse on the empty space of your screen, from which you should select the "Open command window here" option.

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After the above procedure, you would notice a command prompt window that would appear on your desktop. In the command prompt, simply type the below command and Hit enter:

Adb reboot bootloader

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Once that is done, you are to await till you notice a big android logo with start on the screen of your Nexus, once this logo is noticed, then you are to type the below command prompt on your PC.

fastboot oem unlock

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Actually, the command prompt helps in the unlocking of your Nexus bootloader.
You would recieve a comfirmation page on your Nexus device in which you are to tap 'Yes' to complete the procedures.

Kudos! Your bootloader is now unlocked, but note that all your data is being erased durning the process, that is the more reason I recommended a backup for your device before getting started.

Moreover, you can now install lots of Roms on your Nexus device freely without much stress.

10 Best Android Smartphone 2014 (May-June Edition).

This year 2014, there are loads of competetion in the smartphone market, and lots of smartphones with better features are being unleased on monthly basis.
The use of Android smartphones is now paramount nowadays than that of the idevice, that's the more reason I take android tutorials serious in this blog than any other tutorial.
From the statistics, it's been comfirmed that the use of android smartphone increased from 27% in 2012 to 65% in 2013, which as an increase of 270% since the end of 2011. That's really impressive. As for the world domination of android, Globally, 75% mobile users in malaysia and china are android users, while 81% mobile users in south Korea are android smartphone owners.

Today's stroll, I would highlight the 10 Best Android Smartphone 2014 (May-June Edition).

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#10 Sony Xperia M2:
Sony Xperia M2 is an awesome smartphone and well intergrated with some great features. It's been rated well. Below is a brief spec of Sony Xperia M2

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 1GB and 8GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 and Adreno 305
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 8MP Primary camera
Avaliability: May 2014
Price TaG $488

#9 Motorola Moto G:
The Motorola Moto G is a cool android smartphone with well integrated feature and powerful multi-task function. Below is a brief spec of the Motorola Moto G

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 1GB and 8GB/16GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 and Adreno 305
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 5MP Primary camera with 1.5MP secondary camera
Avaliability: November 2013
Price TaG £135

#8 HTC One Mini 2:
This is another outstanding smartphone in the global market with some extra-cool features and very much integrated. Below is a brief spec of HTC One Mini 2

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 1GB and 16GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
and Adreno 305
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 13MP of primary camera and 5MP secondary camera
Avaliability: May 2014
Price TaG £300

Read also: HTC One Mini 2 Full Specifications and Price

#7 LG Optimus G pro:
This gadget is a very stunning smartphone, with well integrated function. Below is a brief spec of LG Optimus G pro

Platform: Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB and 16/32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 1.7GHz Krait 300 and Adreno 320
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 13MP Primary camera
Avaliability: Feb 2013
Price TaG $766

#6 Sony Xperia Z2:
The Sony Xperia Z2 is an impressive smartphone with cool multi-task functions. Below is a brief spec of Sony Xperia Z2

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 3GB and 16GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 20.7MP Primary camera
Avaliability: Feb 2014
Price TaG $1110

#5 HTC One M8:
This is also a very impressive smartphone that is up to be the best smartphone in the android market today. Below is a brief spec of HTC One M8

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB and 16/32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia, China) Krait 400
and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: Dual 4.MP 'Ultra pixel' of primary camera and 5MP secondary camera
Avaliability: March 2014
Price TaG £529

#4 Samsung Galaxy S5:
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a very sensitive smartphone with stunning looks and cool features, havn't changed much from the Samsung Galaxy S4 though extra features is being impacted.

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB and 16/32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 16MP of primary camera and 2MP secondary camera
Avaliability: Feb 2014
Price TaG £549

#3 Nexus 5:
Google and LG has really done a great job to Nexus 5 and it's now a very stunning device that is desireable. Below is a brief spec of the Nexus 5 Smartphone

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB and 32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 8MP Primary camera with 1.5MP secondary camera
Avaliability: November 2013
Price TaG £299

#2 LG G2:
LG steps up to unleash the G2 smartphone with a high-end features and some other cool effects. Below is a brief spec of the LG G2 smartphone

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB and 16GB/32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.26GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 13MP Primary camera with 2.1MP secondary camera
Avaliability: August 2013
Price TaG £399

#1 LG G3:
After the release of the G2 Smartphone, LG steps up to unmask the unbeatable smartphone in 2014, that is, the G3 smartphone. This is a very integrated and well-sensitive smartphone with cool features. Below is a brief spec of the LG G3 Smartphone

Platform: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
RAM and Storage ROM: 2GB/3GB and 16GB/32GB
CPU and GPU: Quad-core 2.5GHz Krait and Adreno 330
Max Data: 4G LTE
Camera: 13MP Primary camera with 2.1MP secondary camera
Avaliability: June 2014
Price TaG £499

Read Also: LG G3 Full specifications and Price

Your Turn,
Hope you've been able to add one of the highlighted smartphones above in your budget list because any of them can serve you well.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Google Play Music: The Most recommended Multimedia App on Android Phones

Victor Hugo once said that, "Music expresses that which cannnot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent".
There is always joy in music, and remember that one good thing about music is that, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Good day my faithful readers, today's stroll, I would brief you guys on the description of this awesome multimedia app named Google Play Music.

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Google play music is an awesome multimedia app that helps you discover, play and share musics you'd love on your android and the web.
This app was released on the 2nd of May 2014 with cool features which includes:

#1.. Listening to radio with no limits and creating a custom radio from any song, artist or album.

#2.. Enjoying radio without any skip limits

#3.. Listening to unlimited songs

#4.. You can also get smart recommendation which is based on your taste.

#5.. Helps you access your music anywhere without any means of syncing, and also helps save your favorite music for offline playback.

#6.. You can also experience your musci without ads and many more cool features.

Recently, some other updates was also pushed to the Google Play music app, which enables you change the description of a playlist and also share your playlist with your friends, stright from the device.

How to Download Google Play Music

To download Google Play music, click here

Hope this multimedia app would serve you well. For more android tips, click here.

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Naijawapaz App: Watch Free Nigerian and Ghana Movies on Android Phones

Good day my lovely blog readers, Today's stroll, I would brief you guys on How to download Free Nigerian and Ghana movies on your android device.

Naijawapaz App is an awesome apps that offers you free Nigerian and Ghana movie.

Main Features of Naijawapaz app

1. It Offers you full Nollywood movies for free.

2. Ghanaian movies is also included with free downloads.

3. It also gives room for laguage movies (English, yoruba e.t.c.)

Recommended: 3 Sure-fire Ways to Download Android Paid Apps For Free

4. New movie updates are also included.

5. There is also room for notification whenever latest movies are included.

How to download Naijawapaz App on your Android Phone

To download Naijawapaz app, click here

Or Download from your Google Play store by inputing Naijawapaz in the search box of your play store, then two apps from Naijawapaz would be displayed.
The first app is their site official app, the other one is for free movies download.

Download the second app and Install on your Android device.

Hope this helps!!!

3 Best Secret behind Every Successful Blogger

The era of blogging continues, as thousands of individual jump into the blogosphere for making money sake. Before I get started with today’s stroll, I would love to share a breif experience of a friend of mine, who is quite a famous and rich blogger now.
Five years back, a very close friend of mine had always wished to become a very rich and known blogger, but as of then, he moved with a low mind set which is blogging for money. Actually, his mediocrity was quite enormous and he then jumped into blogging and runned his blog for months without any beneficial knowledge of blogging. After some months, he had noticed that he had not benefited anything from blogging; instead, he wasted more of his live savings for blogging. This very close friend of mine crushed in the blogosphere for about six times still he picked courage though he had made nothing blogging and continued blogging till he makes it by all means, and what I loved most in this guy, was that, he never gave up, always picking courage.
On the long run, he discovered the secret behind every successful blogger, popular and outstanding bloggers that is getting lots of goddies, blogging.
From this brief experience of my friend, you would noticed that he directed his mind set like that of a mediocre, instead oftaking blogging as a passion, he saw it as an open market for online business.
There is a fact that you should pick from this little experience of my friend, which is, never go into a business for money’s sake, instead, you grow a passion for that business, in other to grow authority and also become successful in such business.
I know that, there are so many bloggers out there, with such low mind set like that of my friend whan he started years back, bet me, with 3 best secret behind every successful blogger, which I would be breifing you on, you would become a successful blogger, as long as you abide with them.

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1. Relate with co-bloggers:

This is actually the first role that every blogger should play, towards becoming very successful in the blogosphere. Most newbie bloggers do lack the mind set towards relating to their collegues, and that is the reason they don’t succed in their blogging carrier. Having created a good time relationship between co-bloggers and pro-bloggers, then you would get to expand your knowledge in the blogosphere with a well determined mind set.
Another fact behind relationship is that, you should also draw-out your line of relationship to your readers, once you’ve your readers engaged successfully, and then you would achieve more courage towards becoming a very successful blogger in the blogosphere.
I made a write up on the 4 surefire ways to engage your blog readers, please; it would be beneficial if you’d go through it.

2. Be a good writer:

This is another good secret towards being a successful blogger. It’s always said that content is the king in the blogosphere, so being a good writer is of big advantage towards making you a very famous blogger in the blogosphere.

Take note that, being a good writer is not just all about writing long articles, it's about knowing the kind of articles that your visitors needs from you and perfecting such article to their understanding. The mistake most bloggers makenowadays is, writing articles for bots instead of their readers, which is not quite a good stand. Remember that good article writing for your readers is also a way towards engaging your blog readers.

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3. Hosting of Giveaway contest:

If you ask me, I would say that hosting giveaway contest on your blog is shortest means towards being a famous blogger in the blogosphere.

Giveaway contest has become a great secret in which so many pro-bloggers do abide with, because with giveaway contest, you stand the chance of attracting every bit of your visitors, and that is also a big way to rank your authority in the blogosphere. So, I advice you should try get some little package you can afford, and host a giveaway contest on your blog, then watch the magic of being very famous in the blogosphere.

Conclusively, I would say that with this brief tips explained above, you would stand a good chance of being a famous and successful blogger in the blogosphere.

I formulated this rule, chiboy's rule of blogging which states that, 'In every blogging community, Relationship is the God, Content is the King and SE0 is the queen. You can also get to know the top 10 Google SE0 tips to follow in 2014. If you don't know much about blogging, or you'd want to join the blogosphere, get started here.

Over to you

If you're a newbie blogger that just read through this article, try to abide with those top tips mentioned above. As for the pro-bloggers in the house, I would love to hear from you, so share your top blogging secrets with us.
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