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Instagram Increases Video Recording From 15 to 60 Seconds

Two months after letting advertisers extend their videos to 60 seconds, Instagram is granting the same privilege to regular users. Instagram videos, which have been limited to 15 seconds since they were introduced in June…



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5 Exciting ways self-driving cars will change your life

5 Exciting ways self-driving cars will change your life Driverless cars are here. You just only need to check out the online buzz that these ingenious cars are making. They have been tried and certified…


Why Social Media Is Making Your Life Miserable

Resorting to Facebook for a convenient ego boost, a quick reconnect with friends, or the chance to share your humble opinion may seem like an easy way to improve your mood and stay abreast of…


#OtvTIPS: 5 exciting iPhone tricks to try

iPhone is one of the most sophisticated phones in the world at the moment. This is because they keep innovating. Which is why whenever they launch a new version of the iPhone, customers around the…



Lawmakers Question Basis For MTN Fine Review

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is questioning the legal basis for the review of the 1.04 trillion Naira fine imposed on a South African telecommunication company, MTN, for failing to deactivate unregistered SIM cards.


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#OtvTIPS: 4 cool tech gadgets for your car

4 Cool Tech Gadgets for your Car The automobile industry has been revolutionized by technology. Current cars can park themselves, report on driving performance, offer directions and read out text messages. This is only possible…




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5 Tools To Help you Build your Own Website

5 Tools To Help you Build your Own Website   The era of relying heavily on website designers to design and build a website has significantly declined. This is partly due to the fact that…


Pope Francis to join Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s…



#OtvTIPS: Top 4 Tips to Overcome Notification Fatigue

You must have received unsolicited notifications from emails, calls, text messages, Facebook and tweets. These notifications  are irrelevant to you but you will still receive them. Your phone beeps every second due to these. This…


DEAD FACEBOOK USERS WILL OUTNUMBER THE LIVING BY 2098

Facebook will have more dead users than living users by the end of the century, according to a U.S. statistician. The social network’s refusal to delete the accounts of users who have passed away means…



NCC Urges Media To Familiarise With Cybercrime Act 2015

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the media to familiarise itself with the contents of the Cybercrime Act as it affected practice of the profession. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta,…


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Facebook launches interactive full-screen ads called Canvas

At an event in New York today, Facebook launched its newest product for marketers: interactive mobile ads called Canvas, which it first announced back inSeptember. Canvas is an evolution of the earlierCarousel ads, which allowed users…


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‘Social media as the ombudsman’

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, (BPSR) Dr Joe Abah has said that with the Freedom of Information Act and social media platforms, the citizens would make governments accountable as well…


NCC Dismisses Fears On Social Media Regulation

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has put to rest fears that the commission is planning to regulate the social media. Danbatta dimissed the fear during a session hosted by the NCC…


Remita deserves praise not legislative terrorism

In its report on ‘Abuse and Mismanagement of TSA,’ the senate has recommended that the Remita payment platform be discontinued and persons responsible for its implementation prosecuted for allegedly committing fraud.   The senate conclusion…


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#OtvVIDEO: WATCH GOOGLE’S NEW TWO-LEGGED ROBOT IN ACTION

Boston Dynamics, Google’s robotics subsidiary, has unveiled the latest version of its Atlas humanoid robot—giving a glimpse of what future soldiers might look like. The Atlas robot is demonstrated in a video showing its ability…



‘Why traditional media must integrate digital platforms’

TO continue to grow its impact, including reaching wider audience instead of a dwindling audience reach, traditional media must integrate digital platforms into its operations. This is because digital publishing will continue to expand its…



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iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Headphone Jack Replacement

It is now 20 months since I argued a small change in Apple’s developer guide implied the company was toying with the idea of abandoning the headphone jack. With the iPhone 7 this now looksnailed on but…


HERE’S SOME OTHER BIG NEWS FROM APPLE YOU PROBABLY MISSED

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Amid the hullabaloo surrounding Apple’s decision to oppose a court order to help the FBI glean data from iPhones belonging to the San…


Top 5 Coolest Uses Of Bluetooth

Top 5 coolest uses of Bluetooth Bluetooth is an awesome wireless technology that allows you exchange files within short distances. It has evolved over the years to become a reliable tool for data communication among…


Airtel NG Introduced Another 3GB For N1,000 Data Plan

Another one! Airtel NG decided to nicodemusly release another plan which gives you 3GB for N1,000. Note: that this is different from their existing Blackberry plan of N1,000 3GB which only works on Blackberry devices. This is…


Mark Zuckerberg Hires Sixteen Bodyguards At Home

Owner and Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg recently hired sixteen bodyguards for his $7million private residence in Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg who is anti-gun employed his first bodyguard in 2011 amidst public uproar. Page Six…






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Tech Trends: Developing A Cyber Security Framework In Nigeria

The Founders of Digital Encode, Oluseyi Akindehinde and Adewale Obadare have emphasized the importance of cyber security in the development on Nigeria. Both men were guests of Channels Television’s InfoTech show, Tech Trends. Akindehinde said that…



10 Eye-Catching Facts in BHM’s Nigeria PR Report

Global media and public relations organization, BlackHouse Media Group has launched the Nigeria PR Report – the country’s first-ever annual report on PR, dedicated exclusively to chronicling data on trends, perceptions, challenges and prospects within the industry.   Ayeni…