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Friday, 14 January 2022

All four iPhone 14 models to have 120 Hz screens, 6GB of RAM

January 14, 2022 0


Apple's upcoming iPhone 14 family is expected to launch in the fall and comprise of four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The "mini" model will be discontinued after the dismal sales of the iPhone 13 mini.

According to a research note by analyst Jeff Pu for Haitong International Securities, this year Apple will make its Pro and non-Pro iPhone models much more alike than before - when it comes to the screens and memory amounts used.

In fact, all four iPhone 14 models are said to sport 120 Hz screens, not just the two Pro devices (as is currently the case in the iPhone 13 generation). Not just that, but all four iPhone 14 models will also have the exact same RAM amount: 6GB. This too is in contrast to the current situation, where the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have 4GB, while the Pro and Pro Max have 6GB.

Previously, Pu said the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would bump that up to 8GB, but apparently that's not happening anymore. A "supply chain check" revealed that cost considerations are to blame for the change in strategy.

With these features being identical between the cheaper non-Pro models and the more expensive Pros, it remains to be seen what other things Apple can pack into the Pros to differentiate them and make the price delta easy to swallow. We're sure cameras will continue to be one such area of differentiation - but until now so were screen refresh rates and RAM amounts.

For what it's worth, Pu says the Pros will start at 256GB of storage (while the non-Pros will start at 64GB, apparently), and the Pro models will also come with the much-rumored 48 MP main camera.

It's still quite early in the iPhone 14 rumor cycle, so don't take any of these things for granted just yet. There's plenty of time for other rumors to either corroborate or challenge these statements.



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iPhone 14 rumor suggests Apple will charge less for Pro features

January 14, 2022 0

Apple iphone 13 -14

There are about eight months to go before the iPhone 14 comes out, but there’s no shortage of rumors detailing Apple’s plans for the 2022 handsets. The most frequent rumor describes the major iPhone 14 Pro redesign. The notch is going away, with a dual hole-punch camera system to replace it. The hole-punch and pill-shape cutouts will give the Pro models an unmistakable identity while “killing” the notch. We've also seen a price leak that indicates the iPhone 14 models are getting more expensive. But if this brand new iPhone 14 specs rumor is accurate, buyers who choose the more affordable models might get a few key Pro-grade features for a discount.

A new iPhone lineup

Apple will launch four iPhone 14 models this year, as it has for the past few generations. But Apple will reportedly make a significant change to the lineup. There won't be an iPhone 14 mini in stores this fall. Instead, Apple will use the same two sizes for the non-Pro and Pro versions. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be on the more affordable side of the spectrum. Each of them will get a Pro version: iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

All same-year iPhones feature the same set of basic specs. The iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13 Pro have the same A15 Bionic chip, primary camera, and other internal components.

The iPhone Pro models pack more RAM and feature an additional telephoto lens. Moreover, the iPhone 13 Pro models come with 120Hz displays, which is a first for the iPhone.

You have to pay at least $999 for the iPhone 13 Pro to get the best possible specs. Comparatively, the iPhone 13 costs $829 if you don’t take advantage of the carrier discount.

iPhone 14 Pro hole-punch design mockup. Image source: Jeff Grossman / Twitter

The iPhone 14 specs leak

It’s too early to say whether the recent iPhone 14 price leak is accurate. But an insider claims that the iPhone 14 will start at $799 like the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Max would cost $899, however. It’s unclear whether these prices include the same carrier offers as the cheaper iPhone 13 models.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $1,099 and $1,199, according to the same leak. This gives us the same $200 price difference between the cheapest iPhone 14 and the most affordable iPhone 14 Pro.

This brings us to the new iPhone 14 specs rumors, courtesy of MacRumors. The blog details a research note from analyst Jeff Pu, who says that all iPhone 14 models will get 120Hz displays, not just the iPhone 14 Pro.

Similarly, all iPhone 14 models might feature 6GB of RAM. Currently, only the iPhone 13 Pro models have 6GB of RAM onboard.

Add the A16 Bionic chip to the mix, and the iPhone 14 will be close to its Pro version when it comes to specs than any previous generation. That effectively gets you an iPhone 14 Pro experience for $200 less than what you would have paid in previous years.

The obvious caveat remains the camera system, as the iPhone 14 Pro models should still feature triple-lens sensors. Moreover, the iPhone 14 Pros should feature a 48-megapixel primary camera. Finally, only the iPhone 14 Pro devices will get the hole-punch redesign.

As with all iPhone leaks, Pu’s specs information has yet to be confirmed. The same goes for the iPhone 14 price leak.


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Apple iPhone 14 Pro might adopt 48MP primary camera, 8K video recording

January 14, 2022 0



There have been a number of rumours surrounding the next iPhone recently, but while many of those have been focused on the front of the device, the latest report has some news about the rear. 

According to a TrendForce report (via 91 Mobiles), the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will come with a 48-megapixel primary camera sensor, marking a big jump up in resolution from the 12-megapixel sensor currently on board the iPhone 13 Pro models.

It's claimed the increase in resolution is to allow the iPhone 14 Pro models to support 8K video recording and there's talk that the 14 Pro's cameras will also be capable of shooting other resolutions, whilst also using pixel-binning technology. 

Other rumours have previously suggested the iPhone 14 Pro models could see the front camera and Face ID sensors transition into a pill-shape, moving away from the notch we have seen since the iPhone X. It's also been said that all models in the iPhone 14 series will move to 120Hz refresh rate displays and the Lightning port could be traded for USB Type-C.

For now, of course nothing is official, nor will it be until much later this year. You can read all the rumours surrounding the iPhone 14 models in our separate feature.

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021

MTN, MAFAB, emerge winners of licences for NCC’s 5G spectrum auctioning

December 14, 2021 0

The Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) and MAFAB Communications Limited have both been awarded the slots for the 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) Fifth Generation (5G) Technology spectrum as they emerged winners of the auction by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

The auctioning was organised on Monday, November 13, in Abuja, by NCC, in conjunction with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The 5G Technology spectrum auction ended with the total sum of $273.6 million per lot of 100 MHz TDD with the bidding in 2 stages that came in Main stage and Assignment stage.

In the assignment stage, two slots of 100MHzTDD available at 3.5GHz band were for bidding to support the delivery of broadband services for the deployment of 5G in Nigeria.

The bidders which were Mobile Telephone Network (MTN), Airtel Nigeria and MAFAB Communications ended at the Main stage, dropping down to two bidders.

This disclosure is contained in a press statement issued by NCC and signed by its Director, Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, and can be seen on its website.

The NCC was auctioning two slots in the 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) 5G spectrum.

The first round of the auction, which took off with the three bidders, started with the price of the spectrum $197.4 million to $199, 374 million until it ended in round 10 at $263,017,050.77 million.

What the Executive Chairman of NCC is saying

NCC’s Executive-Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta, who announced the results, maintained that the commission followed due process for the bidding with the winners expected to pay on February 24, 2022, with the prevailing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) exchange rate.

He recalled that the allocations at the international level were granted approval for 5G trial in Nigeria in November 2019.

Danbatta said, “The auction held successfully today, Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja with the three bidders competing for the available two slots. The Commission adopted the Ascending Clock Auction format which ended after Round 11 and proceeded to the Assignment Stage. It is my pleasure to announce that at the end of the auction, Mafab Communications Limited and MTN Communications Nigeria Limited emerged as provisional licence winners.

Arising from the above, the Winning Bid Price for the Auction is USD$273,600,000 for each lot of 100 MHz TDD.’’

He congratulated the winners and thanked the government for its support and commitment to the deployment of 5G technology in Nigeria.

He said this would bring sustainable network improvements, higher connection speed, mobility and capacity as well as low latency capacities to Communications services in Nigeria.

He said, “The Provisional Licence Winners are expected to pay the Winning Bid Price less the Intention-to-Bid Deposit, by Feb. 24, 2022. We are happy to state that the Auction process was efficient, fair, well-organised and transparent, and was designed to deliver the ideal outcome.

“Accordingly, the strongest bidders have emerged provisional winners, raising a substantial amount for the Federal Government. Today’s auction represents a culmination of all the efforts at the international and national levels that have prepared Nigeria for this momentous leap forward.

“The auction is based on the powers bestowed on the Commission by Section 121 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 as well as the Licensing Regulations 2019.’’

In case you missed it

Recall that earlier in December, the NCC announced the approval of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, Airtel Networks Ltd and Mafab Communications Ltd., as qualified bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) spectrum auction.

The selected bidders met the criteria for participation in the licensing process of 3.5 GHz spectrum, including payment of the stipulated Intention to Bid Deposit (IBD) as outlined in the Information Memorandum (IM).

Also, a mock auction was organized on December 10.

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Monday, 2 November 2020

Where to buy web hosting

November 02, 2020 0

Are you thinking of setting up a website in Nigeria?


If so, you’re going to need a fast and reliable web host – the foundation that powers your site. There are two main options for hosting your Nigerian website:

  1. Choose a small, local hosting service based in Nigeria
  2. Choose a larger, recognized international host.


As you’ll see throughout this post, we recommend choosing option 2: an established international host. Although there are many local Nigerian hosts, their performance is simply too slow. In fact, we discovered only one local hosting service that produced acceptable performance.


Instead, we recommend the superior speeds and ultra-reliability of international hosts like Bluehost. Even in Africa, its performance is outstanding.

Before we get into the details, we need to understand what makes the best web host.


A web host determines the speed, reliability, and stability of your website, so it’s important to make the right choice. So, what exactly are we looking for?


1. Speed


We all know the importance of website speed. And speed all begins with a fast web host. A web host should respond within 200ms (according to Google), so look for a host that responds quickly to your location and around the world.


2. Uptime


‘Uptime’ is a measure of reliability. In other words, it’s the percentage of time your website is online. Even an uptime of 98% can mean your site is down for six days of the year(!) Look for an uptime of 99.8% or higher.


3. Security


There’s nothing worse than getting hacked. What would you do if you lost all your content and hard work? That’s why web host security is so important. A good host should have automatic updates and malware scanning. Some even come with a free SSL (security) certificate.


4. Backups


As extra security and practical feature, many hosts now come with regular automatic backups.


5. Customer service


Ideally, your web host should have 24/7/365 customer service. Most hosts now have customer service options including phone, ticket systems, and online chat. Note that some hosts charge extra for a premium support service.


6. Storage and bandwidth


‘Storage’ refers to how much content, images, and data you can store on the host’s servers. And ‘bandwidth’ is how much data can flow through from the server. This has an impact on speed and visitor numbers. Naturally, we want the highest storage and bandwidth within reason.


7. Price


Don’t always settle for the cheapest WebHost. It can end up causing you issues with speed and reliability. It may even hold you back if your website starts to grow. At the same time, you don’t need to spend a fortune! Look for affordable hosting with all the features you need.

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What is Web Hosting?

November 02, 2020 0

What is Web Hosting?

A web host or web hosting service provider is a company that provides the technologies and services necessary for the website or web page to be viewed on the Internet.

Web sites and their components (stylesheets, Javascript documents, images, etc.) are stored on computers called "servers". These servers are hosted in data centers connected to the Internet.

What is the Difference Between Web Hosting and the Registrar of the Domain Name?

Web hosting and domain name are two concepts that are often confusing. The domain name is the address of your website. To reserve a domain name, you have to go through a registrar.

Once the domain name is reserved, it is necessary to subscribe to a web hosting service in order to store the files of the site.

However, some companies offer both services, domain name registration as well as website hosting.

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Monday, 14 October 2019

Tecno Phantom 9 Review and price

October 14, 2019 0

Tecno Phantom 9

Phantom 9 was released by Tecno not too long ago with a special masterpiece photography experience having a remarkable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Triple Camera. With Phantom 9, recording your unforgettable moments and photography interests has been made easier with an outstanding camera performance.
So much more and joy can be achieved if you really have an interest in a good camera phone, let me highlight notable points about the camera of this wonderful device.
  • The Phantom 9 camera boasts of 120o ultra-wide angle which is different from normal angle lens, photos were taken with this lens will capture/record more, just the way you see it from your own eyes.
  • It has extreme macro photography to take shots as close as 2.5cm without missing any tiny detail. With this, you’re sure not to miss any details of beauty around you.
  • With the 16MP + 2MP + 8MP triple rear camera alongside a quad flash, Phantom 9 can capture a more expansive view more clearly, brighter and more original. Having been built with the newly upgraded AI Auto Scene Detection and AI HDR, the main camera focuses on offering much more intelligent photography.
  • Phantom 9 boasts itself as first in the world to have dual front flashlight, breaking through limitations even in the Dot Notch screen.
  • Also, to be mentioned are the: AR sticker and Animoji, hiding the fingerprint sensor under the display, glamorous craftsmanship design, latest HiOS 5.0 with its other wonderful features.

Going through the above you’ll notice that Tecno focused more on the camera of this device, even though other specs are good as well.

Tecno Phantom 9
32MP Front Camera with Dual Flash
6.4'' FHD
16MP+ 2MP+8MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash
Thickness: 7.85 mm
HiOS 5.0
3500mAh Battery
CPU Frequency 2.35 GHz Octa-Core
EDGE Yes, GPRS Yes, 3G Yes, 4G Yes
Camera Location Front/Rear
Pixel Front(8MP)/Rear(16MP+2MP+8MP)
8MP Front Camera with Flash
5MP Rear Camera with Flash
Lapland Aurora
AI Triple Camera
External Memory UP TO 256GB
2340*1080 Display
In-display Fingerprint
Sim Card Slot Dual Nano SIM+ SD CARD
GPS Navigation Yes
Height: 158.46 mm
Width: 75.3mm
Ambient Light Sensor
Electronic compass
Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
HiOS based on Android™ 9 Pie
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Infinix S4 Review and price

October 14, 2019 0

Infinix S4

The Infinix S4 is built with the camera lovers in mind. This powerful gadget comes with an ultimate gorgeous selfie Camera of 32MP infused with the best technology.
  • With an AI 3D beauty, you create an outstanding class. Adorned with Advanced AI algorithms which maps well over 1024 points around the face and as well provides over 18 customized beautification options, you can be sure of a more intelligent camera that reads more facial feature details than other normal camera, for the ultimate images and exciting video chat session.
  • The S4 boasts of the AR Sticker and can support facial movement up to 120o which allows for a convenient AR sticker usage.
  • Worthy of mention are the: AI Camera, a stylish spacious screen of 6.2”, Perfect portrait pictures with the 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera. With the portrait picture, you have the ability to capture a full depth of sceneries and objects in one shot. While taking pictures with the AI Auto Scene Detection and AI HDR for optimized image output, the screen ratio can support 1:1/4:3/19:9.
  • Also, the Wide-Angle Lens has three integrated lenses that give the perfect combination to capture with an extensive view, irrespective of where the shot is taken from. I can go on and on with the Dual 2.5D glass body design, dynamic colors, upgraded all-powerful XOS, wholesome integrated intelligence, big better battery, incredible energy intelligence and the powerful processor for powerful selfies.

Infinix S4
32MP AI Selfie Camera
6.2" HD+ Waterdrop Display
13MP+8MP+2MP Triple Rear Camera
Dual 2.5D Glass Body
XOS 5.0
4000mAh Battery
Bandwidth GSM: B3/B8   GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
WCDMA:B1/B8       WCDMA:B1/B5/B8
FDD:B3/B7/B20       FDD:B1/B3/B5/B8
CPU Frequency OCTA-CORE, 2.0GHz
EDGE Yes, GPRS Yes, 3G Yes, 4G Yes
Camera Location Front/Rear
Pixel Front(32MP)/Rear(13MP+8MP+2MP)
Image Size Front Camera:6528x4896
Rear Camera:4160x3120/3264x2448
Flash Light Yes with Quad-flash
Video Recording Yes
Video 1080P @30PFS
External Memory UP TO 128GB
Resolution HD+ 1520*720
Fingerprint Yes
Sim Card Slot Dual Nano SIM+ SD CARD
GPS Navigation Yes
WiFi ( WLAN ) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;2.4G&5G
Bluetooth Yes
Charge Output 5V 2A
G-sensor Yes
Light Sensor Yes
E-Compass Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Gyroscope Sensor Yes
Operation System Android™ 9 Pie
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