01 August 2016

Home Cinema revolution: DVD players on Jiji

There are two kinds of movie lovers: those, who enjoy a film, and those, who enjoy atmosphere in general. The first kind of people finds themselves in stressful conditions every time they visit a movie theatre. Crowds of people, popcorn and soda everywhere, noise and comments during the film. Everything can easily be ruined, and you aren’t happy that you decided to go see that movie. The others, on the contrary, can easily ignore all that hustle and bustle and enjoy a movie on a big screen. We can name a lot of arguments for and against both sides, but one thing is obvious here: it doesn’t matter what you like more – you will appreciate a great DVD player in any case. And after opening Jiji’s DVD Players, you’ll completely forget about all arguments.

Jiji.ng is the best place to buy electronics. The abovementioned DVD players are represented in a variety of models from different manufacturers. It is easy to find and choose what you need thanks to the numerous filters and tags. Besides them, electronics is represented by laptops and computers, TV sets, audio and music equipment, consoles and various accessories to everything mentioned before. But Electronics is only one of the numerous categories you can find on the website. It means that now you can buy literally everything in one place. And taking into consideration the fact that everything can be bought online, you don’t even have to leave your home. 

Jiji has a lot to offer – low prices, direct communication, convenience, wide selection of things. And it is only the beginning. The website keeps actively developing and is always ready to demonstrate what the future of shopping is going to look like.

26 July 2016

BlackBerry officially announces the BlackBerry DTEK 50, costs $299

BlackBerry has just announced the BlackBerry DTEK 50, its second Android smartphone. The midrange smartphone priced at $299 and is billed as be the world's most secure smartphone in the world.

The security and privacy focused BlackBerry DTEK 50 features full disk encryption, secure boot and a hardened Android OS to ensure that users are protected from malicious attacks and hacks.

The BlackBerry DTEK 50 is available for preorder today at ShopBlackberry in the US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany for $299 or £275.


DIMENSIONS: 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
WEIGHT: 135g
DISPLAY : 5.2 inch full HD (1920 x1080) LCD display
PROCESSOR :Qualcomm 8952 with 64 bit Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, 64 bit)
Adreno 405, 550MHz GPU
MEMORY : 3GB RAM,16GB internal storage
CAMERA: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with a 6-element f2.0 lens, dual-tone LED flash and FHD video recording
8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2 front facing camera with FHD video recording
BATTERY: 2610mAh
CONNECTIVITY: MicroUSB 2.0, MicroSDXC support (up to 2TB), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC

The Galaxy Note7 Iris scanner setup screen gets shown off in new leak

Another day, another leaked Galaxy Note7 photo and this time it's the iris scanner that gets shown off in a  series of photos by Sir Hydarnes.

While the Iris scanner is works pretty great and is quick, it however feels a bit restrictive as its reliability can drop off in low light conditions, in strong light conditions, while wearing glasses and a ton of conditions. Which makes me still wonder why Samsung bothered with the iris scanner in the first place.


First Blackberry midrange Android phone goes live, to be called DTEK 50

The first of BlackBerry's midrange offerings just broke cover, semi-officially, the device which was previously known as the BlackBerry Neon or Hamburg would be retailed as the DTEK 50. 

The BlackBerry DTEK 50 which got outed by postings on BlackBerry's servers is a basically rebranded TCL made Alcatel Idol 4. The post confirms the rumours of Blackberry outsourcing it's manufacturing to third parties, which is similar to what Apple does with Foxconn for its iPhone line however unlike Blackberry, Apple's devices are not rebrands. 

The BlackBerry DTEK 50 sports a 5.2 inch HD LCD display which is big enough for most users. The device would be powered by the Snapdragon 617 octacore processor with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD slot, a 13MP/8MP back and front camera combo, and a 2610mAh battery. 

It's only a matter of time before the Blackberry DTEK 50 gets unveiled officially since it's supposed to be released next month. You can check out the rest of the specs of the Blackberry DTEK 50 below.


DIMENSIONS: 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
WEIGHT: 135g
DISPLAY : 5.2 inch full HD (1920 x1080) LCD display
PROCESSOR :Qualcomm 8952 with 64 bit Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, 64 bit)
Adreno 405, 550MHz GPU
MEMORY : 3GB RAM,16GB internal storage
CAMERA: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with a 6-element f2.0 lens, dual-tone LED flash and FHD video recording
8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2 front facing camera with FHD video recording
BATTERY: 2610mAh
CONNECTIVITY: MicroUSB 2.0, MicroSDXC support (up to 2TB), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC


23 July 2016

Press Render of the Galaxy Note7 surfaces online

With the August 2nd launch date for the Galaxy Unpacked barely two weeks away. Samsung seems to be unable to keep the Galaxy Note7 under wraps with the press renders being the latest material to leak. 

The press renders shows the colour options that the Galaxy Note7 would be available. The Galaxy Note7 would be available in a choice of blue, black, white and gold. Samsung spruces things up a little bit by making the edges contrast with the body.


21 July 2016

19 July 2016

Twitter opens up its verification process to users

Twitter is finally making the process of getting that blue tick easier for its millions of users. Starting today Twitter will let users request for an account verification by filling out a form on its website and supplying a few details such as a verified phone number, email address, a bio, a birthday (if the account belongs to any individual), a website, a profile photo and information on why verification is useful to them. 
Although the verification is still Twitter's prerogative, it is a lot better that the previous closed system employed by Twitter. 

If you're interested in getting your Twitter account verified head over to this verification.twitter.com and fill out the verification request form


Samsung Pay makes its way to the Gear S2

Although Samsung Pay had been available on the market for over a year since the days of the Galaxy S6 and way before the Gear S2,  for some reason it has yet to make its way to the Gear S2 until now. 

Samsung is finally bringing the Samsung Pay to the Gear S2 via the recent Value Pack software update. Anyone with a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch can now use their device to make payments on NFC contactless terminals. Using the Samsung Pay on the Gear S2 is pretty much straight forward,  and requires long pressing the back key to launch the app and the holding it near the NFC reader to pay. Using it does come with a small caveat as one

 would have to re-enroll one's cards on the Gear S2 as the Samsung Pay app on their mobiles doesn't sync their card details over to the smartwatch. And also the Samsung Pay is currently limited to the Gear S2, users with the cellular version of the Gear S2 or the Gear S2 Classic would have to wait a while longer.  

The Samsung Pay app on the Gear S2 only supports NFC payment systems and not traditional payment terminals as it lacks the necessary hardware for MST. 

18 July 2016

Chinese acquisition of Opera falls through, to sell browser business instead

The deal by the Chinese consortium  of Internet companies to acquire Opera, makers of the Opera Mini browser for mobile devices, for $1.2 billion has fallen through after failing to gain US regulatory approval over privacy concerns. 

Although Opera and the Chinese Consortium have come up with an alternative arrangement which would see Opera sell its desktop and mobile browsers business to the consortium for about $600 million. The new deal would see them avoid a lengthy 6 months  to one year wait for the US regulators to carry out their investigations. The new deal would see Opera retain control of their advertising and marketing business, TV operations, and non-game related apps while selling the browser business, its performance and privacy app business, its technology licensing business and stake in nHorizon.

Source: Reuters

Samsung begins rolling Gear S2 Value Pack Software Update

Samsung began rolling out a software update for the Gear S2 smartwatch on July 15th. According to Samsung, the Value Pack update is aimed at making the Gear S2 easier to use  and brings some speed and ease of access improvements to the Gear S2. 

The update increases the chances of the owners of Gear S2 to use their smartwatch as a standalone device. Users can now download watchfaces and apps directly from their Gear S2. 

In addition to being able to use a photo from the Photo app as a wallpaper for the watchfaces. 

The S Health app has been updated and can now track their sleep automatically. Samsung has made the app a little more social allowing users to share their workouts with their friends on Facebook directly from the app. 

The Contact app is now more functional and now allows users to call or message their contacts directly from the app. 

Other apps have also gotten some improvements such as the Calendar app which now hows a dot to indicate days with events, the Weather app now shows UV Index information, the Clock app now shows sunrise and sunset, time difference between other locations the local time, and a different look for the daytime versus the nighttime in the list view. 

Source: Samsung

15 July 2016

LG to announce the LG X Screen with secondary Always On display

LG is set to unveil another member of its X-Series line of budget smartphones.  The X Screen features a second 1.93 inch Always On display similar to the one found on the LG V10 inch, in addition to 4.93 inch primary display. 
The Always On display would allow users quick access to frequently used apps, music controls, check battery status, time, date,  notifications and answer calls without interrupting any activity on the primary display 

The LG X Screen would be launched in the India market on the 18th of July would come in an option of White, Black and Pink. 


DISPLAY: 4.93-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD IPS In-Cell Touch display
1.76-inch (520 x 80 pixels) LCD secondary display
DIMENSION: 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1mm;
WEIGHT: 120g
PROCESSOR: 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU
MEMORY: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
SOFTWARE: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CAMERA: 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP front-facing camera
CONNECTIVITY: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC (Optional)
BATTERY: 2,300mAh battery


Samsung launches the Gear IconX in UK, Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Australia and South Korea

Samsung has announced the availability of the Gear IconX fitness device in select markets such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Australia and South Korea. With a global launch to follow over the next few months.  

The Gear IconX wearable fitness ear buds is capable of activity tracking which allows it to track and log fitness data such as the amount of calories burnt, the distance covered, speed,  and heart rates courtesy its builtin in-ear heart rate monitor. The Gear IconX is capable of pairing and syncing the data with the S Health app on compatible Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth. It also features an internal storage capable of holding up to 1000 songs allowing it to function as a standalone music player making the Gear IconX the only device you need for your runs. 

The Gear IconX is available in a choice of  black, blue and white colors. And pricing would vary from market to market. 


Samsung Pay to launch in Brazil on July 19th

Samsung announced today that it is bringing its Samsung Pay platform to South America with Brazil being it's first port of call.

The Samsung Pay is expected to go live on the 19th of July for customers of these major banks such as Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro, and Santander. Samsung says it's working towards expanding the number of partner banks with support for the following banks such as Banrisul, Bradesco, Nubank and Itaú-Unibanco to come a later date.

Samsung Pay is compatible with both traditional payment systems and the newer NFC payments which allows users with Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+. Although customers with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge would only be able to their phones with NFC payment systems.

Source: Samsung

14 July 2016

New Galaxy Note7 leak shows the iris scanner feature

Another sets of photos of the soon to be announced Galaxy Note7 surfaced today,  this time confirming the rumors of the presence of an iris scanner feature. The photos shows off the lockscreen and the prompt screen who would users on have to use the iris recognition.  


12 July 2016

Samsung confirms August 2nd launch date for the Galaxy Note7

Samsung has confirmed its plans to unveil the next Galaxy Note smartphone on 2nd of August (Eldar Murtazin got it right) via a tweet on it's twitter account.

Samsung Mobile on Twitter

The Galaxy Note7 has been the subject of many rumours which has revealed quite a lot of details about the device. We've been treated to real world photos and information about the battery life, Iris Scanner, the Edge screen however only time would tell if it all checks out.