Monday, 11 December 2017

This post was not designed to advertise any mobile phone brand or model rather to give you the secrets of making the best choice that suits your pleasure and adventure needs thisa Christmas and beyond. You may agree with me that with advancements in mobile and cell phone technology, there is need to upgrade with the times or at least get the best out of your already-purchased cell phones.
Christmas is a season that comes with adventures, travels, giftings and sharings, pleasuring ventures and in these quick events, you would not want to mix out even for a second. I guess you would want to capture every bit of your experience this Xmas season and also make the best use of your captured memories. In this post, I shall roll out the advancements in cell phone properties, new features in mobile phones, specifications currently trending in the mobile or cell phone industry to enable you have the best of a digital Christmas. 

When you want to buy an appropriate cell or mobile phone for great pleasure and adventure this Christmas, what specifications do you desire?

FRONT AND BACK CAMERA PIXELS FOR YOUR SELFIE AND OTHERS

The sharpness of your cell phone's camera is graded in pixells. The higher the camera pixells, the better the clarity or quality of your camera snapshots and videos. Currently, cellphones and mobile phones are fixed High Definition HD cameras. A mobile phone of 10 megapixell 10MP will be far better than a camera of 9MP or less. Therefore your phone's camera is defined by its megapixell level.

Best mobile phone features

THE RAM SIZE AND SPEED OF YOUR PHONE

The phone is a computer, working on the basic principle of the Random Access Memory RAM as the activity centre of the phone. All your applications currently in use at any time are actively being processed by the RAM. With a higher RAM size, the more your phone can handle multiple tasks without hanging or crashing. The RAM is the power house of the mobile phone. Many recent phones now come with RAM sizes or 1 Gigabyte 1GB and above. Remember that if you must take selfies, share on socials, chat and browse the internet, make phone calls and send SMSs, etc all at the same time, you neede a phone with a big RAM size - at least 1GB and above would not be a bas idea.

THE HARD DISK OR INTERNAL MEMORY SIZE OF YOUR PHONE

This is the reservoir or storage centre of your phone. This is where all your pictures, videos, applications, documents and files, messages, history are all stored. They lie here waiting for call-up to the RAM before they could be utilised. The Hard Disk or Memory of your phone is important because it defines how much of data you can carry with you anytime. However recent phones are embracing very large memory sizes on most phone brands.

BATTERY LIFE OR CAPACITY

The battery capacity or strenght is measured in milliampere per hour mAh. Of course, a higher mAh gives you a longer lasting battery. Therefore always enquire on the capacity of your desired phone's battery before you purchase. A 4,000mAh battery wouldn't be a bad idea for this Christmas.

BROWSER NETWORK STRENGTH

Currently the world has gone from the GPRS to the EDGE to the LTE and to the Gs. Now most mobile communication technology giants are producing devices with 7G and above capabilities. Additionally, these higher grade network carriers can comfortably absorb the lower networks just incase they are to be used in areas with such poor network signal coverage. a mobile phone with 5G, 4G, 3G would not really be a bad idea for places like Nigeria and other African countries.

OPERATING SYSTEMS OF YOUR DESIRED PHONE

These days where we have most devices running on android, many have actually forgotten that there are other operating systems that offer as much gains as android. We have the iPhones apple and the Microsoft windows. Although Nokia has shifted operations to android, one remarkable property of the Windows is that they are not susceptible to VIRUS attack. They are secure especially from the Windows 10 versions and above. This is because of an in-built mobile security feature known as the Defender. 

Thus, battery capacity, camera pixell, RAM, internal memory, browsing network carrier capacity and indeed the physical design, colour, brand name as well as price are also some factors you may wish to consider in deciding the best phone for your Christmas this season. Do you agree with me?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

As a brand new GOtv  decoder, a Gotenna, accessories and one month free GOtv Plus subscription now sales for 4,300 NGN, the stage has been set to give Nigerians a thrilling experience this Christmas. This is on the platform of the newly launched MultiChoice GOtv Xmas "Chop Life" Promo. Although it is the usual practice for companies such as pay-TV operators to roll out attractive offers at festive periods as a way of further penetration of the market and profit maximization, the new GOtv Chop Life Christmas promo has come as a huge positive surprise because of the big margin of gains for Nigerian customers.

GOtv Nigeria Chop Life Xmas Promo


Aside selling a complete set of GOtv and a free month subscription now for 4,300 NGN, existing subscribers who would remain active on or before November and maintain a 3-month active subscription account will have one full month free subscription by February 2018.

GOtv brand of MultiChoice has remained at the fore-front of dishing out mouth-watering promotions as ways of giving back to its subscribing public. However, Nigerians are pleading to have all pay-TV services in Nigeria - both satellite and terrestrial, to migrate to full scale pay-as-you-view technology platform, even better than the already kick-started TStv subscription pattern.

This shall enable users to have full value for their money as they can suspend their accounts when out of town and continue from where they stopped at will.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

DStv, the digital satellite pay-TV brand of the South African based company MultiChoice may be In trouble as the newly launched satellite TV in Nigeria Telcom Satellite TVTSTV Takes Center Stage On 1st October, Offer Pay-As-you-Go Subscription. Read more about TStv here... With the new TStv, you can now subscribe for your desired calculated period even for just a day, and DStv is now forced to launch something similar.

No wonder DSTV came up with a pay as you go idea just three or four days ago which haven’t been implimented anyway. They are seriously in trouble because
indigenous company is about the blow their business away. TSTV is the latest in town guys and they are set to launch on 1st October, 2017 which is Nigeria Independence Day..lol, Coincidence? Not at all.

Unlike DSTV that is a purely satellite TV provider, TSTV is HBB technology that combines both satellite and internet service for TV services. Also TSTV services will be mainly on Pay As You Go basis, thereby offering subscribers loads of their favourite TV channels at cheapest rate, and which by the time it launches, it will be creating serious competition between them and DSTV.
They have lots of entertaining and amazing channels and also News channels plus they are gona be showing top soccer leagues like EPL, La liga and Champions league. Hmmm, their sports channels is da bomb guys and I can’t wait to get my hands on one their HD decoders. In addition, it even supports iptv.

TStv and DStv

It is worthy to note that the subscription charges are truly at giveaway price when compared with DSTV, for the TSTV decoder set will be going for N5000, while maximum subscription is N3000 monthly, with N1500, N1000, N500 and even N200 offers available.


TStv and DStv Nigeria

Checkout the full channel list below…
TSTV SPORTS CHANNELS
Star Sports
Fox Sports
Euro Sports News
Euro Sports 2
Kwese Sports 1
Kwese Free
Kwese ESPN
bein Sports MAX 4HD
bein Sports 3HD
bein Sports Global
bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
TS Sports 4 HD
TS Sports 2
TS Sports 3
Yolo Sports HD
TSTV MUSIC CHANNELS
Trace Urban/Africa
HITS TV
MTV Base
TLC (HD)
TSTV NEWS CHANNEL
BBC America
CNBC
Aljazeera
BBC Radio 2
TVC News
Sky News
Arewa24
AIT
Core TV News
France 24 (English)
CCTV News
Channels TV
Bloomberg Television
DW
Fox News
TRT World
Press TV
NTA
Arise News
TV360 Nigeria
TSTV KIDDIES CHANNELS
Nickelodeon
CN Carton Network
Disney Channel
Boing
JimJam
Baby TV
TS Junior Kids HD
Fix Fox
Panda Biggs
TSTV MOVIE CHANNELS
Star Movies
MBC Action
MBC 2
Star Movies
African Movie Channel Series (African Magic)
Liberty TV
MBC
Wazobia TV
WAP TV
Viasat Life
Fine Living
FOX
FOX Life
Investigation Discovery
MBC 4
MBox HD
PCTV
Star Gold HD
Nollywood TV
Z Cinema
E Entertainment
BEN Bridging The Gap
BET
TS Novella
TS Movies HD
TS Series
TSTV SCIENCE CHANNELS
Discovery Channel
Nat Geo Gold
AD
National Geographic
Discovery Health TV
TSTV FASHION CHANNELS
Fasion One
AHTV
TSTV RELIGION CHANNELS
Dove Television
Emmanuel TV
Sunna TV
Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries
EWTN – Global Catholic
TBN Network
TSTV AFRICA CHANNELS
Riwa Ndu TV
TS Hausa
TS Igbo
TS Yoruba
TS Sports 1 HD
I am already laughing in Okun already while I wait for independence day. Congratulations to us ALL

Monday, 27 November 2017

Recent advancements in mobile phone technology  like HD selfies camera, long lasting battery life and cloud data technology have largely contributed to Africa's market penetration of the cell phone industry. 

However there are areas of high expectations being considered the future of GSM or mobile phone technology in Africa especially Nigeria. They lie in the mobile security and mobile tracking technologies.


The fingerprint technology has already been incorporated in most cell phone brands and phone models. The fingerprint features allows you to secure your phone from unauthorized access, only able to unlock by your chosen fingerprint.

This new technology works efficiently and is fast spreading in both provider and market acceptability. Virtually all recently manufactured android
Phones are fitted with the fingerprint security technology. After all it is no gain saying that the android mobile software operating systems the largest market not only in Nigeria, Africa but indeed world over.

THE GPS REAL-TIME NAVIGATION/TRACKING TECHNOLOGY FOR MOBILE PHONES


The Global Positioning System GPS Real-time tracking technology has not fard well in mobile phone applications. Although there are Maps and location softwares immobile phone aps, they are largely inaccurate and do not work Real-time.

Apartfrom not having the Real-time GPS Navigation or tracking Apps in cell phones, most African countries and locations do not enjoy virile internet network coverage that supports Real-time navigation and tracking. Good internet data network coverages like the 3G, 4G and in some cases upto 7G LTE Networks are what are required for Real-time data streaming to function.
When made available, one can easily find his destination while monitoring his navigation progress instant.

However the emergence of the mobile phone fingerprint security lock and the GPS Real-time Navigation and tracking technology must not be the reason to raise prices of phone and render it unaffordable to the common man.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Are you thinking of buying a television but confused about how to identify a High Definition HD TV and smart TVs, you may have bought one already but do not know if your TV is smart or HD, then this post is for you. Although many people are using flat screen TV today, the facy remains that noy all flat screen televisions are HD nor smart. The Plasma TV was the first in the flat screen slim TV technology series, followed by the LCD TV series. The LED TV and its HD counterparts hit the industry at virtually the same time before we started having the 3-Dimensional imaging 3D TV. 

There have been a combination of technologies - a 3D and LED technology features embedded in one TV model. Today we have the Ultra Slim, 4D TVs, Curved TV, full HD TVs, satellite TVs, to mention but a few. This butresses the point that the Television technology has been evolving almost at the speed of light. It may not be surprising that even as you are reading this post, TVs with more sophisticated and advanced technologies are been rolled out.

A lot more people are currently in patronage of the LED TVs, Smart TVs and indeed Ultra-Slim satellite TVs. Therefore this post will dwell more on how you can identify ify if your TV is HD, HD-ready, full HD, Smart or a combination of both.
Best Smart HD TV

FEATURES OF A HD TV


  1. To the human eye, a HD TV displays crystal clear pictures by which you can pick up clear every minute detail ordinarilly which may appear blurry in Standard Definition SD TV.
  2. Technically, a HD TV must have a picture definition rating of 880 pixel and above classified this way - HD-Ready TV (880 - 980 px), HD TV (980 - 1080 px), Full HD TV (1080 px and above).
  3. Alongside the super clear picture qualities of the HD TV, it also has a high quality digital sorround sound to compliment the pleasure of the super video displays.
  4. These specifications are clearly written on the container pack of every newly purchased HD TV and also on its back or anterior.

FEATURES OF A SMART TV

  1. The word "Smart" ensures that the TV is built for customization in usage as well as interactivity.
  2. A Smart TV must have a multifunctional remote control or even buttons embedded on its body which allows you to programme and reprogramme the TV to suit your viewing needs.
  3. To make it simpler, if you can make your TV recognise your voice command, store and retrieve TV programmes at will, record and reschedule live TV contents at your command and other forms of personalization settings, then you have a Smart TV.
You have seen now that while HD TV is in the output display and sound quality, Smart TV is in its functionalities. A television may be Smart but not neccessorilly a HD TV - at least a full HD TV. Unfortunately many TV producing companies may advertise their TV as HD or full HD but in reality, it is only a HD-ready TV. Being HD-Ready means that the TV screen displays in the standard definition SD format but will only display HD images when a full HD device like the DStv HD decoder is connected to it. Other HD satellite TV decoders include the Startimes combo decoder and the MyTV HD decoders, etc.

Interestingly, you may have a TV with all these technologies combined into one model. A case of an Ultra-Slim, Full HD, 3D, Satellite Smart TV is virtually common these days except that you must be very rich to afford this type of all-in-one smart TV.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Finally Startimes TV Nigeria has broken the jinx in Nigeria. The digital satellite and terrestrial pay-TV service has finally become the first to introduce the daily recharge or daily subscription system which enables you to pay and watch even per day. This is coming at the wake of Startimes' launch of their 2017 Christmas offer of 50% discount on all Startimes TV packages, bouquets and even other products like the Startimes TV.

For instance, with just 40 NGN, you can easily recharge your account to watch the Startimes NOVA bouquet for one day. With 60 NGN, you can have access to Startimes programmes on the Basic Bouquet while 120 NGN gives you open access to view all Startimes channels on their Classic bouquet for a period of 24 hours. Due to its flexibility, you may also recharge your Startimes decoder to watch for 2 days, 3 days, one week, two weeks, just any how you deem convenient for you and your pocket.



MORE ABOUT THE STARTIMES COMBO DECODER AND SD DECODERS


Do you know that Startimes is available both on the regular startimes antenna and decoder as well as the satellite dish and the decoder. The Startimes regular terrestrial antenna goes with the ordinary or more common decoder known as the Standard Definition SD decoder. Most people use this category of Startimes system. However the Startimes satellite dish goes with another kind of decoder known as the COMBO decoder. The good news is that the COMBO decoder can also make use of the terrestrial antenna as well as the satellite dish.

The idea is that while the Startimes terrestrial TV signal may be limited in coverage, its satellite TV signal is accessible all over. As a customer using the SD terrestrial decoder, Startimes have advised that you may bring your SD decoder to their offices for a Swop or change to the COMBO decoder which uses either the satellite dish or the terrestrial antenna. This way, you can always access Startimes TV signals from any location.

With the new Startimes pay per day or per view subscription plan, 50% discount in all products and packages as well as the flexible functionalities of the HD COMBO decoder, Startimes TV Nigeria is set to give you the best of super digital terrestrial and satellite TV technology experience.
Installing your Startimes TV, whether terrestrial or satellite is as simple as ABC. Similar to other satellite pay-TVs like the DStv, Startimes satellite TV decoded with the COMBO settop box obeys the basic principles of uplink / downlink signal transmission technology. Directly via the TV satellite up in space, your satellite dish recieves the TV signals directly. Hence they are regarded technically as Direct-to-Home DTH pay-TV systems.

However, the standard Startimes SD decoder which uses the ariel antenna obeys the principle of terrestrial signal coverage. TV signals are transmitted via communicatiuon masts. this type of signal transmission can be largely limited by distance and other physical barriers like mountains and hills, trees, buildings etc. I guess you now understand why you may have signal problems with your Startimes when you relocate to more remote areas.

Startimes digital TV is available all over the country. The current Christmas promo or bonanza from Startimes will run till January 2018. For more enquiries, please drop your comments for immediate answers. Remember to LIKE and SHARE.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Previously, we brought you a publication on the latest digital satellite pay-TV service launched in Nigeria. It is the new Telcom Satellite Television TStv Nigeria. You may know about the DStv, MyTV and other satellite TVs in Nigeria that utilizes the Direct-to-Home DTH signal transmission technology. The DTH means that no matter where you are located, as long as you are seeing the blue sky, you can recieve the TV signals directly from the satellite in space. Just like the DStv, the TStv uses the satellite dish, decoders and other accessories similar to the DStv. However the only difference between the DStv and the TStv lies in the satellite and decoder settings which when set properly, gives you access to the TStv signals.

Therefore, this post will show you the complete settings for the TStv decoders and the satellite dish positioning settings too. If you knew how to install the DStv and other satellite TVs, then you can comfortably install the TStv. Basically they follow the same installation procedure as all satellite TV services currently operational in Nigeria are of similar technology.


TStv Installation

TStv SATELLITE DISH AND DECODER SETTINGS - INSTALLATION PARAMETERS


Now let us go straight to the point. Below are the decoder settings and satellite dish positioning parameter values which enables you to intercept or recieve the TStv Nigeria satellite TV signals.


  • Position : ABS 3A @ 3° West
  • LNB Position : 4 ‘O’ Clock
  • Symbol Rate : 30000
  • Frequency : 11052
  • Dish Size : 90cm (offset) and above
  • Polarity : Horizontal (H)
  • TRACKING TP 11167 H 30000
  • TSTV on *ABS 3A @ 3° West*

A careful application of these decoder settings and satellite positioning parameters will surely grant you access to the super quality digital video and audio satellite TV signals of the Telcom Satellite Tv service in Nigeria.

Full commercial sales of the complete dish, decoders and accessories of the TStv begins this November 2017 in Nigeria. Major wholesale and retail dealers of the new TStv are springing up all over the country. At least with TStv, Nigerians may soon have a veritable alternative to other already existing satellite pay-TV services in Nigeria.


Monday, 13 November 2017

Since October 2017, Nigerians have been enjoying a new brand of digital satellite pay-TV service. The Telcom Satellite Television TSTV is a purely satellite TV service that uses the Direct-to-Home DTH technology to offer High Definition HD and Standard Definition SD video and super audio TV signals.

The TSTV is similar to the DStv in technology, mode of signal transmission and other basic services. Although when it comes to interactive features between the useer and decoders or set-top boxes, the two differ significantly. In this post, we shall learn the features, properties, channels and other characteristics of this new digital satellite pay-TV TSTV recently launched in Nigeria.


Satellite TV in Nigeria


Key Features of TSTV

  • Pause subscriptions(for seven days every month)
  • Make Video calls
  • In-built 500GB hard drive inside Set top box(STB) for content storage
  • Video on Demand services
  • Uninterrupted world class contents available 24 hours every day.

TStv Subscription Cost and Validity Period

  • 3000 Naira – 30 days
  • 1500 Naira – 14 days
  • 1000 Naira – 10 days
  • 750 Naira – 7 days
  • 500 Naira – 3 days
  • 200 Naira – 1 day (24 hours)
Paying the full 3000 Naira will give you 30 days access plus 20GB of free data. You also get one month free subscription.

Complete List of Channels for TStv

1. TSTV Sport Channels

  • Star Sports
  • Fox Sports
  • Euro Sports News
  • Euro Sports 2
  • Kwese Sports 1
  • Kwese Free Sports
  • Kwese ESPN
  • MS Extreme
  • bein Sports MAX 4HD
  • bein Sports 3HD
  • bein Sports Global
  • bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
  • TS Sports 4 HD
  • TS Sports 2
  • TS Sports 3
  • Yolo Sports HD

2. TSTv Music Channels

  • Trace Urban/Africa
  • HITS TV
  • MTV Base
  • TLC (HD)

3. TSTv News Channels

  • BBC America
  • CNBC
  • Aljazeera
  • BBC Radio 2
  • TVC News
  • United State Of America Embassy
  • Sky News
  • Arewa24
  • AIT
  • Core TV News
  • France 24 (English)
  • CCTV News
  • Channels TV
  • Bloomberg Television
  • DW
  • Fox News
  • TRT World
  • Press TV
  • NTA
  • Arise News
  • TV360 Nigeria

4. TSTv Kiddies Channels

  • Nickelodeon
  • CN Cartoon Network
  • Disney Channel
  • Boing
  • JimJam
  • Baby TV
  • TS Junior Kids HD
  • Fix Fox
  • Panda Biggs

5. TSTv Movie Channels

  • Star Movies
  • MBC Action
  • MBC 2
  • Star Movies
  • African Movie Channel Series (African Magic)
  • Liberty TV
  • MBC Bollywood
  • Wazobia TV
  • WAP TV
  • Viasat Life
  • Fine Living
  • FOX
  • FOX Life
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MBC 4
  • MBox HD
  • PCTV
  • Star Gold HD
  • Nollywood TV
  • Z Cinema
  • E Entertainment
  • BEN Bridging The Gap
  • BET
  • TS Novella
  • TS Movies HD
  • TS Series

6. TSTv Science Channels

  • Discovery Channel
  • Nat Geo Gold
  • AD
  • National Geographic

  • Discvery Health TV
7. TSTv Fashion Channels

  • Fashion One
  • AHTV

8. TSTv Religion Channels

  • Dove Television
  • Emmanuel TV
  • Sunna TV
  • Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries
  • EWTN – Global Catholic Network
  • TBN Network

9. TSTv Africa Channels

  • Riwa Ndu TV
  • TS Hausa
  • TS Igbo
  • TS Yoruba
  • TS Sports 1 HD.

TStv Channel Genres

News, Music, General entertainment, Documentary, Movies, Kids, Religious, Events, Sports, Health, Fashion, and Lifestyle channels.

The TStv decoder displays in High Definition as well as in Standard Definition (HD and SD). The implication is that as long as you have a HD or smart TV, your screen display output will always be in High Definitions HD.
When it comes to installation, the TStv is installed the same manner or procedure of installing the DStv. 
All satellite TVs or DTH technology-based pay-TV obey same installation principles. The only difference lies in their respective satellites and parameter values.

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