Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo

Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo

Have you heard of the Abeg App yet? It's been around for a few months. But if you are hearing about it for the first time, no wahala. I will walk you through everything you need to know about the Abeg App. I love when apps and startups localise their names. Abeg is pidgin for please or even pretty please (if you are not Nigerian and you are wondering). Abeg App is a mobile application that lets you send money to friends and families using just a username. The app provides a straight forward interface and is very easy to use. How to get the Abeg App You can get…

The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses

The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses

NIPOST, the managers of our good old "Post Office" recently released a memo that might change how delivery businesses run. The memo list new license fees that logistic companies must pay in order to run their businesses legally. The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is a unit under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. NIPOST has offices in almost every city in the country and is where locals usually go to send mail and receive parcels. According to the memo, international courier services like DHL, FEDEX and UPS are required to pay a fee of 20m Naira for a new license and 8m annually for renewal. The next category…

BoltRecharge Buy Airtime, Data and Pay Bills Online

BoltRecharge Buy Airtime, Data and Pay Bills Online

You have most likely paid bills online before or purchased airtime on the internet. There are 10s or even 100s of online bill payment platforms out there and its ok to feel like: "oh! another site/app to pay bills online ". In this post, I will be writing about BoltRecharge, how it works and the new thing BoltRecharge brings to the table. Easy, fast and rewarding The best way to answer "what BoltRecharge is about" is by mentioning: How fast and easy it makes online bill payment. And how BoltRecharge reward active users for making bill payment on the platform. BoltRecharge is built to work and do so seamlessly. You…

PS5, Xbox oneX, Switch or PC; Who will boss 2020/2021

PS5, Xbox oneX, Switch or PC; Who will boss 2020/2021

Rumours and leaks of Sony's next-generation PlayStation the PS 5 is very hot now. Recently in-game clips of the PS5 was released. There is a lot of excitement about the upcoming PS5. Microsoft is also working on their next-gen home console, the Xbox oneX. Which should hit the market about the same time as the PS5. Nintendo, on the other hand, are currently the most trendy name in console sales. Their most recent console, the Switch, did better than the PS4 and Xbox one in 2019. The switch offers mobility as it serves as both handheld and home console when docked and connected to the TV. Nintendo has an amazing…

COVID-19: Huge rise in MTN data sales figure for Q1 2020

COVID-19: Huge rise in MTN data sales figure for Q1 2020

Nigeria's leading mobile network provider MTN, experienced a huge rise in data sales for the first quarter of 2020. Compared to the same period in 2019 when the telecom giant recorded 46.6bn Naira, in Q1 2020 the figure is 74bn Naira. MTN data sales have been on a steady increase from quarter to quarter. However, the difference between 2 direct quarters in recent time hasn't been over +10bn. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many countries to a partial or total lockdown, people are staying at home and the need to connect from home more than usual. People work from home, attend meetings and conferences from home via video…

Apple is making ARM-based Macbooks and what that means
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Apple is making ARM-based Macbooks and what that means

Apple is working on some new Mac devices that will be powered by Apple's own in-house ARM-based processors. According to rumours, we could be seeing ARM Mac devices in 2021. ARM processors are custom device chips, unlike what you will see from top chip-makers like Intel and AMD. They are usually less energy-hungry and can run on a device without any Fans and special cooling systems. ARM processors are popular in mobile devices and iPads, delivering longer battery life. What will be interesting to see about the new ARM Mac devices is how they run MacOs and how developers will support them. Will developers be onboard with the idea of…

6E the New Super Fast WiFi Rolling out in 2020

6E the New Super Fast WiFi Rolling out in 2020

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to open up a plot of spectrum in 6GHz band for unlicensed use. Current WiFi broadcasts at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. With WiFi 6E, devices will broadcast at 6GHz and that will translate to more speed and reliability. 6E is expected to start rolling out by the end of 2020. When there is a very long list of available WiFi connections in your location, on the current standards, that could lead to less speed and reliability in connection as devices compete for signal. Getting a new 6E router will give you an advantage as your device will not be competing for the current 2.4GHz…

WeAreTogether.ng: Independent CrowdSourced Stimulus Package for people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown

WeAreTogether.ng: Independent CrowdSourced Stimulus Package for people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown

Tech startups are stepping up to do something about the financial stress that the lockdown due to COVID-19 might be causing. WeAreTogether.ng is offering up-to 10,000 Naira to people who apply for stimulus package on their website, https://wearetogether.ng. Update: Final message from WeAreTogether Before that tweet @wearetogether was able to raise 17.8 million Naira and disburse 17.3 million to 1739 Nigerians. Full audit available at https://wearetogether.ng/audit The best place to keep tab with @wearetogether is via their official twitter handle. Who is WeAreTogether.ng According to a paragraph from their official site, The people behind WeAreTogether are tech entrepreneurs who can not sit by and do nothing while the world falls…

iPhone SE 2020 Specs, Price and Thoughts

iPhone SE 2020 Specs, Price and Thoughts

In 2016 Apple introduced the first generation of iPhone SE. It had a 4.0" display, 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM for $399 (about 150,000 Naira) at release. Earlier this week the 2nd generation of iPhone SE was announced. It comes with a much bigger 4.7" display, better camera, same chipset as iPhone 11 Pro and other goodies all for the same $399. Key Specifications: Feature details Display 4.7 inch Retina HD (326ppi) Camera 12MP rare / 7MP selfie ROM/Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB RAM 3GB Headphone Jack No Chipset A13 TouchID Home button fingerprint sensor Battery 1821 mAh According to apples official website, the 2020 SE comes with proprietary…

Meet the young Benue hardware Developers that Built a Solar powered Ventilator to support COVID-19 Fight

Meet the young Benue hardware Developers that Built a Solar powered Ventilator to support COVID-19 Fight

Joseph Orya, Joshua Ichor and Jude Iorfa built a solar-powered ventilator from their room in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Their mission is to design a ventilator that can be built with common components and materials that can be easily sourced in communities where high-tech equipment like 3D printers are not present. Ventilators help COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms breathe. It pumps oxygen into the lungs and removes carbon dioxide. A ventilator is a major equipment for managing COVID-19 cases. The S-Vent ventilator made in Benue could help prevent a shortage of ventilators in the state and other places. Being solar powered means it can be used in places without…