‘World’s cheapest smartphone’ to be launched in India

Ringing BellsA little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets.

Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is about one percent of the price of the latest Apple iPhone.

Ringing Bells was set up in September 2015 and began selling mobile phones via its website a few weeks ago under its Bell brand, a spokeswoman said.

“This is our flagship model and we think it will bring a revolution in the industry,” she told AFP.

Ringing Bells currently imports parts from overseas and assembles them in India but plans to make its phones domestically within a year, the spokeswoman said.

Cheap smartphone handsets, many of them Chinese-made, are readily available in the Indian market but domestic competitors are making inroads, with models selling for less than $20.

India is the world’s second-largest mobile market and notched up its billionth mobile phone subscriber in October, according to the country’s telecoms regulator.

But in poorer Indian states such as Bihar, “teledensity” — the penetration of telephone connections for every hundred people — is as low as 54 percent, with a stark urban-rural divide

Samsung restates commitment to Africa


SAMSUNG Electronics Africa has restated its commitment to the continent with focus on helping the region achieve its Sustainable Development Goals.

Speaking at the 2016 Samsung Africa Forum, in Monaco, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Manager, Abey Tau, said: “As a global citizen, we felt it was important to use our technology to give back to society. We do this in four ways: by creating new learning opportunities so that young people can enjoy access to better education; by using our technical expertise to develop and provide access to new healthcare solutions; by supporting youth employment through vocational training and skills development; and by reducing our impact on the environment.”

According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than 50 per cent of all out-of-school children worldwide, which affects their future employment opportunities. The dire situation faced by many African countries is a result of a number of factors, including civil unrest, cultural beliefs and a lack of schooling infrastructure and resources.

It is against this backdrop that Samsung Electronics Africa has adopted an attitude of innovation by introducing technology where it previously has not existed. The aim is to make sure that every African child has access to education no matter where they are on the continent, using state-of-the-art digital technology enjoyed by children in developed countries.

Samsung believed that digital technology can completely transform the learning process, as well as the nature of teaching and learning, to create inclusive environments for everyone. Its Solar Powered Internet Schools, Smart Schools and E-Learning Academies provide solutions that deliver on this vision and improve the quality of learning, enhance teaching effectiveness and allow administrators to run institutions more effectively.

The company works with educators around the world to improve learning experiences through the use of technology, facilitating a classroom environment that is limitless and gives students access to a world of knowledge from their desks or on the go.
Earlier this month, Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, attended the launch of a Smart School in the state of Ogun.

Samsung will continue to drive access to education by launching a number of education initiatives in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and DRC in 2016.

However, it takes more than simply providing access to education. As a result of the work Samsung continues to do across the continent, alongside governments, private sector partners and communities, it has come to light that many graduates leave institutions of higher learning with strong theoretical knowledge but lack the practical skills needed by industry.

Samsung’s Engineering Academy and Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Academy aim to change this by providing free, intensive, hands-on training to graduates. The Academies seek to develop skilled young African leaders who are adequately prepared for the world of employment. The programme forms a core part of Samsung’s vision to fast-track the entry of African youths into the electronics job market and to reduce the shortage of scarce skills in the IT industry.

Zimbabwe will be a recipient of one of these academies this year.“Investing in the skills of the youth also benefits Samsung – the more young people we can develop with skills in the electronics industry, the more we can be assured of our ability to provide excellent service to our customers,” Tau said.

According to the World Bank, more than 60 per cent of people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas and are unable to access clinics for proactive medical care.To help alleviate this, Samsung Electronics Africa has put initiatives in place through public-private partnerships.

In 2013, Samsung introduced the Solar Powered Health Centre, a solution housed in a shipping container fitted with the most advanced medical equipment and Samsung solar panels. Patients can be screened at the centre to diagnose conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, tooth decay and cataracts. They can also access information on health issues.

Samsung’s Mobile Health Centre, which uses technology to remotely connect to specialist doctors anywhere in the world to get expert opinion and diagnoses, communities quick access to primary healthcare, screening, mother and child facilities, dental care, eye testing and emergency care This year, Samsung will be establishing a Mobile Health Centre in Togo.

Samsung’s Digital Village, which focuses on the challenges in underserved and rural communities, provides access to new experiences by bringing advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to under-resourced areas. This helps to bridge the digital divide and serves as a catalyst for local business and government service delivery.


Blackberry seeks measures against $400b global loss to data breaches



BLACKBERRY Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, has announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice that will further expand BlackBerry’s security portfolio by offering organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices to assess and thwart ever-changing cybersecurity risks.

This is coming on the heels of the Canadian firm’s call for concerted efforts against data breaches, which currently cost the global economy more than $400 billion every year.

BlackBerry observed that Cybersecurity is a persistent and increasing business risk for organizations that depend on mobile endpoints that connect through networked and cloud-enabled platforms.

“It is estimated that data breaches currently cost the global economy more than $400 billion every year.  Some industry sectors, such as automotive, are being forced to grapple with cybersecurity threats for the first time as cars become more connected, intelligent and self-sufficient. As cybersecurity threats become more pervasive with increasing Internet connectivity, there is a greater demand for more robust defensive tactics to combat these risks. BlackBerry’s Professional Cybersecurity Practice is intended to address that market demand”, the firm stated.

According to the mobile phone maker, Cybersecurity consulting is currently estimated to be a $16.5 billion yearly global business that is forecast to grow to $23 billion per annum by 2019. As such, cybersecurity consulting represents a natural market opportunity for BlackBerry since it already securely manages hundreds of millions of mobile endpoints and provides critical systems software for more than 60 million connected cars.

As such, the firm said its new cybersecurity consulting services and tools, combined with BlackBerry’s existing security solutions will help customers identify the latest cybersecurity threats, develop risk appropriate mitigation strategies, implement and maintain IT security standards and techniques and defend against the risk of future attacks.

BlackBerry’s new global Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will address: strategic security (best practices in IT operation ranging across enterprise mobility management and cloud services);  technical security(technical assistance for infrastructure and product development lifecycle);  automotive and IoT security (security consulting services as the rapid commercialization of IoT solutions makes security and privacy a top priority).

This includes forensic services, business security status via IT health checks, training, regulatory compliance and security breach management through incident response.

Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry, John Chen, said BlackBerry is the gold standard when it comes to security and “we’re always evolving to maintain this high standard as the complexity of enterprise mobility and security increases.

“We recognize that security vulnerabilities are a top risk concern for public and private sector organizations alike. The creation of our Professional Cybersecurity Services practice and acquisition of Encription reinforces our commitment to providing customers the industry’s most secure mobility solutions and helping them to assess and mitigate risks.”


Palmchat 5.1.4 boosts online mobile community collaboration



While instant messaging on smart phones continues to be the routine for many young people in the chat-room, the latest version of Palmchat 5.1.4 has boosted online mobile community collaboration as a result of the new unique features embedded in it.

Speaking on the app at the weekend in Lagos, Mounir Boukali, the Director, Business Development, Afmobi,explained that the app brings better chat experience in the palm of users.

Share anything and everything, he further explained that the social app gives mobile chat users more freedom than ever before.

Boasting optimized chat features, Palmchat 5.1.4, he said enables users share everything except of course, food.

“With the upgraded custom “Shake shake” and “Locals” features which allows the Palmchat user connect to other users intuitively and in a more interactive way plus the all new, nicely tailored “Broadcast” and “Chat room” features-if you love messaging apps, you’ll love Palmchat 5.1.4”, he said.

With the app that can be seamlessly uploaded on feature phones and smart phones, he informed that users can now catch up with an old friend or make a new connection across devices.

“The Palmchat 5.1.4 has the unique ability to build a communication bridge between feature phone users and their smart phone counterparts, so no one is left out in the conversation. It’s a first of its kind experience”, he assured.

While connecting and staying in touch with friends with the messaging app, Boukali informed that one of the unique selling points of the Palmchat 5.1.4 is that it allows users to share a lot more content and experience even better online mobile community collaboration. For those who hates long talks, he said that the latest version Palmchat 5.1.4 is a better choice

How To Know If Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi




You may be expending so much on your Wi-Fi subscription monthly. Unfortunately, you don’t get to use the Wi-Fi to surf the internet before it expires. This can be very excruciating. Alternatively, your Wi-Fi connection may be very slow. One of the contributing factors to this is that someone may be stealing your Wi-Fi. Therefore, the owner of the Wi-Fi Router have to act fast to stop this theft. The disadvantage of people having unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi is not only limited to your data alone but also your emails and other vital accounts can be hacked and vital information stolen. As usual, Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 Hotel Booking Portal recommend tips on how to detect if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi.


Check the Router Indicator

If you suspect that someone is stealing your Wi-Fi, shut down or disconnect your own devices like laptops, desktop, phones and others. Afterwards, check the Wi-Fi’s indicator, it is meant to be off since you are not connected. However, if the indicator is still on after disconnection, this means that someone has unauthorized access to your Network. The shortcoming with this is that the person tapping the Wi-Fi maybe a significant other.

Log into your Wi-Fi account

The Internet Protocol address according to Wikipedia ‘is a numerical label assigned to each devices that are connected in a computer network.” The IP address allows these devices to access the router. However, if this process has been compromised, it may leave your connection vulnerable to unauthorized users. What will you do? Just copy your IP address (IP addresses are of two types IPv4 and IPv6. Samples,; IPv4 or 2001:db8:0:1234:0:567:8:1; IPv6) in your browser, enter your details in the available spaces and you can see all the known and unknown connections. You can disconnect all the illegal IP access. After, checking ensure that your information hasn’t been stolen.

Use a tracking software

Using a Wi-Fi tracking software is highly recommended because the software can alert you immediately your Wi-Fi is accessed without permission. This would prevent you from going through the stress of checking intermittently if someone is ‘stealing’ your Wi-Fi. Perhaps, this is safer. You can use moocher hunter software for the tracking.

Use Encryption code/Password

Perhaps, this is the safest and surest means of preventing your Wi-Fi from being stolen. You must use a strong and long password that can’t compromised and also a password you can remember. To ensure, a guaranteed Wi-Fi security, you can also use the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA II). This would nearly assure 100% protection. The most important thing is that write the passwords somewhere if you know you can’t remember them. You can also include the passwords in a password manager.

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 2015 was a year of great technological advancement in medicine, agriculture, finance, construction and automobile sectors. With the milestones achieved by the world’s top research facilities 2016 promises to be the year that will bring all inhabitants of the earth closer to the future than we thought possible in the year 2000. For us at Carmudi Nigeria, we would like to share technological advancement in the automobile sector and what to look forward to in 2016.

Google Driverless Cars.


If you come across a car driving around without a driver don’t be alarmed. Every bet is that it’s Google’s driverless car. This car has been tested on the roads and it has the entire important element such as headlights, steering and brakes. The car also has sensors and computers that can be fitted in normal SUVs such as Lexus. It is hoped that this new technology will reduce traffic jams and increase road safety especially in a populated city such as Lagos.

Space Tourism will Hit Mainstream.


We seen people visiting places around the earth for recreation but come 2016 people will be able to visit out of space not for research but for fun. Yes that right. People will be able to spend time outside the earth’s atmosphere for a price.

Right now, you have to be a multi billionaire with about 20-30 million dollars to spare to take a one way trip and chill at the international space station or 200,000 dollars to take a suborbital spaceflight from virgin Galactic. With an increase of willing vacationers and lot of investors it is hoped that in 2016 the cost of space travel will become as low as 1 million dollars per passenger. http://matadornetwork.com/life/24-incredible-new-technologies-youll-see-by-2021/

Car-to-Car Communication.



Just like driver-driver communication, cars to car communication will become possible and in use starting 2016. This technology allows cars communicate with others around it using software such as Intel’s M2M (Machine-to-Machine).Cars will be able to share data with other cars on the roads. The technology can warn drivers of accidents, figure out alternative routes based on real time information cutting down traffic and increasing safety.

 Financial GPS.


Your car will be able to talk with your bank! BMW has developed a key that functions as a credit card. In 2016 the technology will be available for testing and by 2020, your entire car might become one credit card. Skymeter calls it “Financial GPS.” “With Financial GPS, consumers can get one bill at the end of the month for every car-related cost: their parking, their insurance, their lease, their roads, even full repairs coverage,” said Kamal Hassan, Skymeter CEO, in a Mashable interview. This technology will allow your car automatically pay for parking and fueling of your car controlling the cost of the driver. If you are driving a car on lease, it would save you money on your lease, your insurance, and even your municipal tax bill when you decide not to drive.

Source: http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/13-future-car-technologies-that-will-aid-your-road-trip-in-2020/

Mind Controlled Car Using Brain Sensors.



Mind over matter or at least car will reach an advanced stage in 2016. Nankai University researchers have spent two years developing the mind-controlled car, which is powered by brain signals and by 2016 this technology might begin its real time trials. Wearing a brain signal-reading headset of sorts, drivers will be able to control their cars through their thought. They will be able to move the vehicle forward, backwards, unlock and lock it, and come to a full stop by only using their thoughts.

It is our hope that in the near future car lovers will be able to search for these cars on carmudi.com.ng!

Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/114820/20151209/chinese-researchers-develop-mind-controlled-car-works-brain-sensors.htm

In my recent posts, I shared a little tutorial on how MTN BIS and Glo BIS can be used to browse on PC. But after the tutorial, hundreds of this blog readers pours requests via our contact us page for a tutorial on how to use Etisalat and Airtel BIS on PC. As of now, what I can say about this is that Etisalat BIS does not currently work with PC as at the time of writing this post, although Airtel BIS works and it is the easiest of all networks that was the reason why I don’t write about it in the past time.


As already explained above, Etisalat BIS does not work presently on PC. So this post will focus on how to use Airtel BIS on PC, but as time goes on, I will update this post whenever Etisalat BIS start working on PC.

Steps to Use Airtel BIS on PC

  • Subscribe for any Airtel BlackBerry Plan. You can choose to subscribe for Airtel complete or social plan. Visit Airtel BlackBerry Internet Service Plan page for more information about Airtel BIS bundles.
  • After subscribing for any Airtel BIS plan of your choice, insert your Airtel SIM into your modem or BlackBerry (learn how to use your BlackBerry as Modem) and then connect your modem or BlackBerry device using the settings below:
    Profile Name : Airtel BIS
    APN : internet.ng.zain.com
    Access number: *99#
    Username : wap
    Password : wap

With the steps illustrated above, you should be able to use your Airtel BIS to browse on your PC

CHEAT: How Do I Get a US Phone Number Without One Naira see here>>>>

This guide presents to us a means of getting your own USA local phone number from anywhere in the world at such great convenience without having to spend one naira: all free!! Heard someone just say AWOOF!!! Anyway don’t mind that distraction, lets continue.

The moment you could boast of a US local phone number in your possession, your friends not excluding your relatives in the US will now be enabled to dial you from their landline or even their normal cell phones but this time, they swivel their way around paying hefty international rates. According to this operation, the incoming voice calls would as well be forwarded to your desktop based VoIP phones or preferably your mobile phone.

Well it is true that Skype also makes provisions for a similar service tagged Skype-In (which many refer to as Online Number); just that in this Skype model, you get a local phone number for USA but with the scruffy edge that it comes at a walloping cost of $18 for 3 months! Not all would afford that so here is our simple model here as to snapping your own USA Phone Number – procedurally.

Step 1: First sign-up for a free account with CallCentric.com, after this click to continue. CallCentric will now send you a confirmation mail to go about verifying your email address.

Step 2: when you are through with the verification process of the email address, make available your city and country code, and then agree to the terms as well as conditions; then move on to click “Sign me up.”

Step 3: At this interval, CallCentric will now give you a virtual tour of their websites. No time, skip it and make a choice of “Go to My CallCentric.” After that the next screen leads you to a list of your CallCentric # in the format 1777** – do well to copy that number to the clipboard. Now lets move on if you have done that.

Step 4: Now get a new browser tab opened and proceed to phone.ipkall.com. Kindly set the account type as SIP then paste the CallCentric # from the clipboard into the field which denotes SIP Username. You see that the hostname is in.callcentric.com so select that very email address and password that you had previously made use of when processing the set-up of your CallCentric account.

Please note, 253 is the default area code for your local US phone number but this doesn’t stop you from choosing another one from the drop-down. In this guide,I think I will go about using 425.

Step 5: In barley sixty seconds, you should receive an email sent by ipkall.com presenting details of your new local phone number. Please don’t hurriedly discard this email as it would still be handful in the configuration of the SIP client.

Step 6: Now at this stage, it is safe to say you have a US phone number now, but it is not yet safe to say it is activated. Let us do this now.

6a. Install after downloading Express Talk on your computer. I confidently feel the trial version is appropriately fitting for our task. Ensure you don’t make am installation of any of the “optional components” which could be toolbars, etc. in course of the setup.

6b. In the installation process, select the default options for every wizard screens. Choose “Yes, I already have a SIP account” when you are on “SIP Setup,” after that click Next. From the Step 4, fill in the SIP details. Then round up the setup.

6c. At the completion of the setup is complete, roll back to your My CallCentric page, on getting there refresh it. By now, you should be seeing a notification denoting – “your phone is registered.” If you have followed us correctly.

If you choose, you possibly could grab a SIP VoIP client for your mobile phone and then proceed with the configuration with your fresh CallCentric /ipKall number.

Below are the pictorial representation of these steps outlined above.

A free US phone number

A free US phone number

A free US phone number

A free US phone number

A free US phone number
A free US phone number

A free US phone number

A free US phone number

Did I hear someone say AWOOF again?

How To Post On Instagram From The Web

How To Upload Photos to Instagram from any Device.


Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.

Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram — it’s that easy. You can even share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. It’s a new way to see the world.

According to Pew Research Internet Project’s latest study, Instagram is now the fastest growing social network. Somehow Instagram has managed to find its balance between social sharing, and social interaction. Instagram is growing in both capabilities and popularity, and drawing more and more non-conventional users to it.

This makes it a great time to be marketing yourself. Here are some tools to enhance your experience on Instagram. With these tools, you can use the service from your computer as opposed to just from a smartphone; schedule your posts, and more.

Gramblr [http://www.gramblr.com/]


Gramblr is a free program that allows you to plug in your Instagram account info and start uploading pictures immediately. You must have an Instagram account to upload photos using Gramblr. Your photos must be edited beforehand to Gramblr’s size requirement of 650 px by 650 px. You can then add a description and tags to the image. After Gramblr uploads your photo, it provides you with links to share the images. Gramblr is a simple working solution if you don’t mind editing your photo size beforehand or skipping out on Instagram’s filter options.

Steps to download and install Gramblr to start uploading photos to Instagram from your desktop computer:

  1. Download and Install Gramblr from: http://gramblr.com/uploader/
    Currently supports Windows (XP, Vista, 7,8) and Mac OSX.
  2. Before uploading your photos, photos must be saved in “.jpg” format and photo size must be 650 px by 650 px.
  3. Sign in to Instagram using your Instagram login details.
  4. Choose the photo you would like to upload and hit “Upload”.gambrl 1
  5. Add a Caption to the photo and click “Save Caption” button.gramblr 2
  6. Gramblr will provide links for you to share your uploaded photo through Direct Link, Web Link, HTML Code, Forum BBC Code, and also the ability to share directly on Facebook and Twitter with one click.gramblr 3

Latergram [http://www.latergram.me/]


The idea is pretty simple. You upload one or multiple images/videos from either the web or phone. You set a schedule so they are released as you want them to be. You can then get the images pushed to your phone, if you choose. You will get an alert just prior to scheduled posts publishing, so you can either change/erase the post, or verify it.

  • Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts
  • Upload images from the web or phone
  • Management from the web app or mobile app
  • Get scheduled images pushed to your phone

Because you have to authorize the publishing at the time it is scheduled, this is more a way of monitoring your posting calender than an autoposter. But for those who want more control, it is a great tool.

Schedugram [http://schedugr.am/]


ScheduGram is for social media managers that need an easier way of managing Instagram for their clients and brands. Schedugram features web uploading, scheduling, and supports multiple accounts.

  • Schedule Instagram updates from mobile
  • Post and schedule Instagram updates from the web
  • Multiple Instagram account support

If you are looking for something super simple which schedules and auto-posts photos and videos, then lets you know? Then this one might be best for you. Upload via you browser, manage multiple accounts, and allow multiple administrators access. Once the scheduled posts have been published, you will get an email alert. So any time there is any problem, you will be notified instantly.

Best of all, it supports multiple upload of pictures. So you can put a bunch of photos or videos on at once, edit the information like the meta data, and then schedule them all at once. This is so much more efficient than doing it one by one.

Do you have another alternative? We’d love to hear from you!  Let us know in the comment section below

CHEAT: Use Your Computer To Browse The Internet Free Of Charge

I want to introduce to you an internet proxy software that will allow you to browse the internet without paying. This means that you will browse free with your computer with this java application, this java application is very small in size, it is less that 1mb in size. This java application is called INDIAN WEB PROXY. You might have heard of it before, but I want to give you the latest configuration. This software can work with the major network providers in Nigeria (MTN, ETISALAT,GLO and Airtel). This software can download at an average speed of 30kb/s on gprs and edge while it download as much as 350kb/s on 3g and 3.5g network.

Before you can use this software, you will need:
1. The software itself (Indian Web Proxy). You can download it HERE
2. A java runtime software . You can download it HERE

These are the main thing you will need for this software to run and work.
After downloading those software’s, install the java runtime software, after the installation open the india web proxy software. The software is in zip format; unzip the folder to your desktop. Open the folder and locate the java application (India web proxy). Run the java program and click on settings, it should bring a dialogue box that look like this:

log level(0-3) : 3
max buffer size : 9080
Http proxy host ip :
ssl proxy Host IP :
https server_443 IP :
https server_8443 IP :
https server_443 port : 420
https server_8443 IP : 421
http proxy port : 6050
ssl proxy port : 6051
(php)web server IP : http://www.mtnfootball.com or use
(php)web server port : 80#443
(php) file full URL : http://ayalaantonio.com/IWP1/tutorial.php ( This is a paid server, it will only work for a limited time)
organization proxy host :
organization proxy port : 8080
organization proxy user name : web
organization proxy password : web
Note untick the enable encryption
then save and close

After this, go to your browser and change the browser settings to
Http proxy: port: 6050
Ssl proxy: port: 6051
Fill the remaining protocol with with port: 6050.

Your computer should now browse if you properly configure it.
N.B: The configuration above work very well with Mtn as at the time of writing this post and it work perfectly with indian web proxy V1 and V2