Category: Technology


5 Safety Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi can sometimes be an extremely delightful blessing, but it can also be a curse when the safety of your data is concerned. However, there are safety tips to consider when using public Wi-Fi to help protect your data better. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 safety tips for using public Wi-Fi.

Before Connecting Turn Off File Sharing

When using public Wi-Fi it is best to turn off all file sharing and restrict access to your computer by disabling remote login from other computers in your network. This is to prevent easy access to your data and keep your data protected. You can also turn off network discovery to prevent others from seeing your device on the network. All these can be done through the control panel (for Windows) or system preferences (Mac) of your computer.

 

Turn Off Wi-Fi When not in Use

One of the basic rules of using untrusted networks is to switch it off when you’re done using it. It’s a great security habits that also helps save your battery. You can make things easier for yourself by downloading the offline version of whatever it is you’re working on so you don’t have to stay online for long periods on an untrusted network.

 

Keep Your Antivirus and Antimalware Up to Date

If you know you are inclined to using public Wi-Fi networks on your device, it is best to ensure your device is running on a good and up to date antimalware utility and antivirus utility. Whatever antimalware or antivirus you choose to use just ensure it’s a good one, it’s up to date and you keep it running especially when using public Wi-Fi.

 

Install Privacy-Protecting Browser Extensions

Privacy-protecting browser extensions are tools that will help to fortify your browser. These privacy-protecting browser extensions gives you more control over your browsing experience and helps you lock out anything you need to, in addition to protecting you from network attacks like session hijacking and clickjacking.

 

Use Your Own Wi-Fi Instead

Your best protection from the dangers of public Wi-Fi is to simply not use it. Whether you’re using mobile hotspot or tethering the network from your smartphone, using your personal Wi-Fi offers you the safest browsing experience – much safer than the use of public Wi-Fi. However, there are unavoidable times when public Wi-Fi will be needed and in those times you can take necessary measures (like the one’s listed above) to protect your data.

5 reasons your smartphone may becomes unresponsive

You just bought a new smartphone, you can’t seem to control your excitement. However, few months down the line, your beloved smartphone becomes slow and unresponsive over time. There are many reasons why this happens. In line with this, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares 5 of these reasons.

smartphone becomes unresponsive

The OS Upgrades

If you bought your device a few years back, it may be running on Android KitKat or iOS 7. From time to time upgrades of these apps are released with a certain set of hardware specs which may not be compatible with your phone. This may affect the speed of your device.

Apps running in the background

Background apps can also cause your phone to slow down because the running apps are taking space. Hence, make it a habit to always close your apps if they are not in use.

Memory Degradation

Smartphones run on a flash memory. When the phone memory is full, your phone gets slower. Do not forget to intermittently clean your phone memory.

Higher expectations

Sometimes, after looking at several high-end smartphones, we expect our phones to perform better. You can’t compare Galaxy S3 with Galaxy S8. So, we should learn to manage our expectations or simply buy another device.

App updates

Apps can be transformed from lightweight to heavyweight over time due to updates. Developers are constantly releasing updates and every new update brings new features, which ends up taking most part of your RAM and CPU.

5 useful mobile Apps for students

Technological innovations have over time continually made life easier in many aspects of our everyday lives, and one of such ways is through the development of various mobile apps to help students in different aspects of their school life. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 useful mobile apps for students.

mobile apps for students

Dropbox

With the Dropbox app there is no need for students to fear losing their notes, projects or coursework anymore. Students can upload different files (like documents, photos, videos etc.) in the app’s cloud and access them online if they ever need them from any device, all that’s needed is an internet connection. The Dropbox apps also allows you easily share files without losing important data.

Scribd

This app is popularly referred to as the world’s biggest online library and rightly so, because it is a digital library and audiobook subscription service that helps students find millions of different documents and books useful for their studies. With the Scribd app, students can also create their own library with different notes, texts and books that they need and share them with friends or fellow course mates.

Dictionary.com

With how students sometimes get words mixed up, it is a marvel that more students don’t have at least one dictionary app on their mobile devices. Dictionary.com is a great dictionary app that makes it easy to find the definitions, synonyms and antonyms of words you are not sure about or don’t know of. As a bonus, the application also allows you to see the words people around you are searching for to help increase your knowledge pool.

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

This app is prefect for maths, advanced maths, business and engineering students because of its wide variety of features and functions that makes maths calculations much easier. With this app, you don’t need to bother about carrying a scientific calculator up and down, you can easily use the app on any of your mobile devices.

Google Drive

With Google Drive, students can take notes, draw diagrams, create spreadsheets, build presentations and save them all in the app’s cloud. The files saved are accessible from every mobile device as long as there is an Internet connection. Google Drive is basically a collection of ‘cloud based “Office” apps’ with capabilities for spreadsheets, documents, presentations, diagrams etc. The drive has surplus space – more than enough to meet the needs of an average student – however, if a students runs out of space he/she can pay for more.

SlideShare

This app is basically for viewing visual presentations of different topics and subjects that students might be interested in. The app revolves around viewing, sharing and saving these presentation files for offline access.

5 things you should know about the tech industry

There is a lot more to the tech industry than we realize. There are many opportunities to explore in the industry and many misconceptions to dispel; there are also some dynamics to understand, the knowledge of which can help you make smart investments in the tech industry. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 things you should know about the tech industry.

 

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The Industry is Not all About Coding

The tech industry consists of a lot more than coding. There are lot of jobs and technical skills available in the tech industry aside coding and programming, some of which include: design, data analysis, setting up systems and processes, project management, technical writing, web hosting and so on.

Proficiency in Coding Does Not Depend on How Good You are at Math or Science

Coding is about problem solving and logic, and you will find that some of the best coders admit to not being good at or even liking math or science. In fact, coding is easier learned by those coming from backgrounds or professions where problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail, are involved.

There is Room for Creativity

Most people associate technical jobs like those in the tech industry, with a lack of creativity. However, the tech industry is all about finding creative ways to solve the world’s tech problems. Aside the data science field in the tech industry, there is also a design field that relies on creativity to come up with attractive phone and laptop designs, as well as website designs and other tech designs we see.

The Tech Industry is Not Entirely Male Dominated

It is true that a large percentage of the tech industry is made up of men, but the industry is not completely male dominated. For example, the data science field of the tech industry is mostly made up of men, but the design fields have a larger percentage of women. As much as there might be a lot of men in the tech industry, there is still room for women who are passionate about tech.

Profit Margins Really Matter

In the tech industry, competition tends to be fierce and this makes it difficult for companies to maintain their profit margins over the long term. This can lead to disastrous results for investors, as a result investors are very particular about profit margins. Therefore, before buying stocks in the tech industry, investors carefully consider if the company will be able to maintain its pricing power over the long term.

Glo subscribers to enjoy #GloFreeDataDay, receive N6,000 with Welcome Back

Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has again demonstrated why it is regarded as the leader in the data segment of the market with the launch of a unique offer which rewards subscribers with free access to the internet.

Called Free Data Day, the new offer gives Glo customers free data for a whole day when they meet the voice and/or data usage threshold within seven days which will qualify them to enjoy the Free Data Day. The offer is open to all prepaid subscribers.

Globacom’s Zonal Business Coordinator, Lagos, said at a press conference held at the company’s corporate head office, Mike Adenuga Towers, Lagos on Tuesday that the offering would enable subscribers on the Glo network to do so much more on the internet by browsing free of charge for a whole day. “We appreciate the essence of the internet in today’s world. We are through this product empowering our customers in an unprecedented way in their business, social and educational pursuits”, he stated.

To enjoy the Free Data Day, subscribers are required to spend N250 or more on calls within 7 days to a free data dayor spend at least N150 on calls and use a minimum of 100MB of data within 7 days to the free data day from any or a combination of methods such as Pay as you use, purchase of data plan and usage from existing data plan.

Omoboya further explained that customers would be notified when they have qualified for the Free Data Day and that they do not need to dial any code to opt in or subscribe to any platform before enjoying the benefits. “When a customer qualifies for the offering, he would be able to enjoy free data usage throughout that day, and the fair usage policy will be applicable”, he said.

The company also announced the launch of Glo Welcome Back, an offer which gives customers who have not used the Glo network in the last 30 days with free N6000 credit when they recharge their lines. The credit can be used to browse, send SMS and make calls to Glo customers. Subscribers are required to make a recharge of between N100 and N1,000 to access the free N6,000 airtime.

Details of the offer show that subscribers can access the free airtime based on the amount of recharge made subject to a maximum of N6,000. “For example, a recharge of N100 gives the subscriber N600 bonus airtime which is deducted from the FREE N6,000. The bonus N600 is made up of N500 for Voice and N100 for data with 50MB data volume. If the same subscriber makes a second recharge of N500, he gets a bonus credit of N3,000 made up of N2,500 Voice credit and N500 data bonus with 250MB data volume. This is deducted from the balance of N5400 left of the N6,000 FREE Airtime. The subscriber will now have N2,400 left in the FREE Airtime account which can be accessed when the next recharge is made,” he said.

On the other hand, a subscriber whose first recharge is N1,000 gets the full FREE Airtime of N6000 instantly, and this comprises N5,000 voice bonus and N1,000 data bonus with data volume of 500MB. Recharges above N1,000 gives the same N6,000 Free credit. All the bonus credits have a 30-day validity period.

Omoboya explained, “The subscriber will receive an SMS notification when the bonus airtime is credited. To confirm the balance, the subscriber can dial #106#”.. Calls from this bonus are charged at 65k/second, SMS at N4, while data is charged at Flexi rate of N1/Mb when Welcome Back bonus data bundle has been exhausted.

Globacom assured subscribers that it had enhanced the quality of its network to accommodate the anticipated traffic that these exciting products will add.

Omoboya further disclosed that in line with its promise to change the face of telecoms services in Nigeria, the Globacom network had been reinvigorated to provide stronger data and voice services to its subscribers.

“We are more committed than ever to provide subscribers with the best value-for-money by making our products and services accessible to our existing and new subscribers”, he said.

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