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Everything You Need To Know About The iPhone 7 And 7 Plus

In recent months, we’ve learned a lot of circumstantial things about the next iPhone. So much, we think Apple should really consider firing their security team. It seems as though half of the internet today has an iPhone 7 shell, one might speculate Apple allows these leaks to happen on purpose, maybe for extra publicitybut iPhone leaks are everywhere, and here’s what we know so far.

Models

it was long rumored that Apple would be releasing three iPhone models this September: the iPhone7, 7 Plus and 7 pro. We however don’t think this is going to happen. Apple is very likely to stick to the expected two: the 7 and the 7 plus.

Design

This one, we are absolutely certain of, it’s been leaked way too many times.

Both iPhone models will feature a raised camera edge, a larger camera on the iPhone 7 and a dual lens (yes you heard that right) on the iPhone 7 plus. Unlike the horizontal antenna bands found on the previous iPhone models, the antenna bands on the iPhone 7 and 7plus will wrap around the top and button of the phone, giving it a cleaner appearance. The headphone jack will be gone, and a smart connector is rumored to happen on the iPhone 7 plus; they would look just like they do on the iPad pro. This would open up the door to a world of potential features and third party accessories, maybe even wireless charging and what not.

 

Display

The display resolution isn’t rumored to go up, however Apple may go ahead to increase the color gamut to p3 spec, such as they have on the iMacs and the new iPad Pro.

 

Cameras

Both cameras will feature new improvements, but in different ways. The iPhone 7 will feature a larger sensor, optimal image stabilization, and have larger pixels so it will probably do better in low light. However, Apple isn’t likely to increase the mega pixel count. The 7 plus will feature a dual lens camera with many added benefits, such as optical zoom, better low light capability, and better focus. The raised edge on both cameras also appears slightly more noticeable than the one of the iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

Head phone jack

Yes people, the headphone jack is gone, and you’re going to have to deal with it!

For months now, rumours have swirled in about the lack of headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Wired headphones will connect to the iphone using its lighting port, and Bluetooth headphones will connect wirelessly. This means that lightning earpods are well underway, and other proprietary products will follow suit.However, sources confirm there would be a 3.5mm lightning adaptor shipping right out of the box.

 

Speed

The Apple A10 chip will definitely come to the iPhone 7. According to geek bench results, it will be on par with the A9X chip found on the latest iPad. The IPhone 7 chip is going to focus on power and efficiency. This means more battery life and improved speed for you.

 

Battery

 The battery will be getting bigger. 14% to be exact, from a 1715mAh model, on the iPhone6 to a 1960mAh model on the iPhone 7.

 

Storage

Apple will be ditching the 16GB in favor of a 32GB base model.

 

Release date

We might actually know the exact release date for the iPhone 7. To be this exact is a little unusual. We usually don’t know when, but @evleaks on twitter, is claiming to know the exact date. @evleaks is very prominent and reliable veteran, he’s been leaking news like these form many companies for years and years, and he’s saying it’s going to happen on the week of September 12. September 16th to be exact.

 

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Torrent Downloading Is Now A Thing Of The Past As Torrentz.eu Shuts Down Mysteriously

Are we seeing the end of torrent downloading? Is the internet trying to coax us into paying for music, and movie and cable subscriptions like we ought to?

Sixteen days after authorities announce the arrest of Kickass’ admin, Torrentz.eu formerly torrentz.com; the world’s largest torrent meta-search engine mysteriously shuts down.

Hours ago, the torrent search engine read "Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines." Now, it just reads “Torrentz will always love you”

All Torrentz domains feature the same page. This includes the main .EU domain and its backups .ME, .CH, and .IN. The site's HTTPS version features the same messages.

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Five Things To Know When Applying To Study Abroad

As a student who studies abroad, I must acknowledge that applying to college abroad is a big adventure that tests one’s persistence and character in general. When applying to schools about two years ago, I almost gave up so many times because of the many processes and requirements needed to ensure proper processing of my application information. Having scaled through this phase of life, I believe it will be great to drop some hints on how to begin your application to schools abroad. The thought of studying abroad could be exciting and could lead to wishful thinking but it requires hard work. So, first things first if you are not hard working you may like to reconsider your desire of studying abroad or you could put on your armor of hard work. There are a lot of things to know about application processes of school but here are five important things I believe anyone who intends to apply to a college abroad should know.

 

1.    Begin Your Application Process Early.

Many people will testify that the application process is a process that needs to be carried out wiith care and not in a rush. It may feel like you have many months before the application deadline but trust me the days will run by quickly before your very eyes and you’ll be in a state of rush. So like I said before begin early.

2.    Have a List of Potential Schools.

There is nothing like having a specific view of where you intend to study. It takes a great time to get a comprehensive list of schools that may be the right schools for you and this is why step one should be applied. When you begin early, it gives you the opportunity to select your schools rather than just applying to random schools abroad.

3.    Have a Checklist of all Your Requirements.

Each school has its unique requirement and if applying to different schools you will want to have a detailed checklist which will enable you to keep track of your progress.

4.    Know Your Deadlines.

This sounds like information that should always be remembered but I have heard of high-flying students who missed their opportunity to apply to a school just because they missed the deadline. Have these dates on your calendar and try to submit at least two days before the deadline. It is better to be safe than sorry and you will not want to miss a deadline after so much hard work too.

5.    Your Essays Represent You.

I understand not everyone loves to write a lot especially when there are a lot of questions to be answered. Personally, I struggled with my essays and had a very challenging time getting my essays to be on point. Despite the struggles I encountered with writing my essays, I learned that essays serve as a connection between the admission council and the applicant. This means even if you are a high-flyer academically, your inability to package yourself through your essays will most likely hinder you from being accepted to your dream school. Seeing that this is a major aspect of your application, you really want to begin early and work on those application essays not only by yourself but also with people who can help criticize the essays.

These tips are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to applying to schools. If you can get these five things right, then your journey in the application process will be made easy. Although it may seem easy, remember it takes hard work first before ease comes in. I wish you the best as you begin your study abroad application process.

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Why Is Richard Mofe Damijo Taking Jumia To Court?

Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD, has voiced out his unhappiness with Jumia’s usage of his Instagram photos without his consent. Although Jumia has taken down the photos in contention, RMD’s lawyers are set to sue the e-commerce platform for punitive and exemplary damages for the infringement of his image rights.

Jumia’s Instagram team admitted using photos of the veteran actor alongside hashtags promoting JumiaFashion but when his representatives indicated disapproval, the pictures were immediately taken down. Following the actor’s disapproval in re-posting his photos on Jumia Fashion Instagram page, the insider said the company “apologised” took down the photos and “has responded to subsequent letters informing them of this.”

A trusted source disclosed that earlier this year when RMD’s solicitors first contacted Jumia, “Jumia Fashion’s Instagram page has not re-posted any of his photos” while stressing that none of his images were ever used on the website of the company for any commercial purposes.

The source further disclosed that aside from complaining about the act, lawyers of the actor asked Jumia to “offer conciliatory compensation”.

After this notification, RMD’s team went on an online search to determine the extent of the alleged infringement, and they found out the use of the hashtag – #Jumiafashion – “which connotes that he’s endorsing Jumia.” The actor’s legal team also asserted that some other brands may not be able to approach the actor for endorsement deals because they may not be inclined to “share a brand ambassador” with Jumia Fashion.

According to the brand/image representative of the actor, the use of RMD’s photos on Jumia’s social media platforms with the accompanying hashtags cost an endorsement deal and possibly prospective ones.

“We were talking to a couple of fashion brands who want him to be an ambassador and one of them actually pointed it out, that apparently RMD was endorsing Jumia Fashion,” she said.

“Since that conversation with one of the fashion brands that wanted RMD to endorse their products, their communication with us has slowed down a great deal.”

The Instagram Posts in Question

 

Photos: the cable www.thecable.ng

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Instagram Is Waging War On Snapchat

If you are already pissed off by Snapchatters constantly having their phones extended trying to capture life’s every moment, your life is about to get a whole lot worse. Instagram today announced they are releasing something called “Instagram stories”; that is Snapchat for you if Evan Spiegel isn’t willing to sell yet.

What techcrunch is calling Snapchat for adults, instagram stories are rolling out over the next few weeks.

“Today, we’re introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.” Much like snapchat, this new story feature isn’t going to hang around for the longest... They apparently leave after 24 hours.”

“You’ll see stories from people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed — from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts. When there’s something new to see, their profile photo will have a colorful ring around it.

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A Lot Of Nigerian Teenagers Are Watching Pornography And This Is A Huge Concern

Apart from being a business and brand strategist, Subomi Plumptre who heads the corporate and social media practices at Alder Consulting finds the time to tackle some of Nigeria and the world’s problems through her frequent research work.

Not so long ago, I stumbled upon one of her works where she wrote an extensive report on an issue most parents would rather shy away from.

The Rise of Internet Porn & its Generational Impact caught my attention and I began reading. Subomi brought in some hard to argue with facts which initially made me giggle but the afterthoughts sent chills down my spine.

In 2015, the popularity of Nigerian Google searches for porn (relative to other searches) on a scale of 0 to 100 was above 80. (Google ranks as 100 any item that constitutes 10% or more of all searches in a country.) The number of average monthly searches by volume was 135,000 and the States with the greatest popularity for porn searches (from high to low) were: Enugu, Oyo, Ogun, Rivers, Lagos, Abia and Cross River. The relative popularity of rape porn videos was also above 80, with Lagos State leading the charge and in 2014, Nigeria ranked third globally for the most Google searches for Gay Porn. (We were ranked second in 2013.)"

Very disturbing statistics, yes, but it doesn’t stop there, since 2009, porn search popularity has been on a 70% annual increase with Nigeria overtaking the U.S. (a country twice our size and with more than double our internet users) in 2014 and 2015.

Now how does this affect your kids?

Nigerians do not only use the internet, they love it; from bbm to twitter to facebook and instagram, there’s no way you can go a day without checking feeds especially with the current slash in ISP tariff plans. 40% of the Nigerian population have access to the internet and majority of this 40% comprises of the youth because quite simply, they got there first and that’s a truth we all have to live with. While working on the Jack & Jill Therapy platform (a free telephone based platform for those seeking sexual counselling), Subomi disclosed in her report that addiction to porn and masturbation had been the most reoccurring issue but the sad and undeniable fact of this is that habits take quite some time to form and with our kids all exposed to the dangers of direct or indirect pornography, how soon do we expect them to get hooked to this?

 

Just weeks ago, Subomi had a talk with cable about a friend of hers who happened to have a teenage son. She talked about how she was forced to have “the talk” with the teenager after she caught him watching pornographic material on his mobile phone.

She made mention of how her recent discovery of Game of Thrones; a popular tv show among the teenagers has made her more aware of the position parents should be taking concerning the issue at hand by taking little things like movie restrictions more importantly. She spoke about how Nigerian parents should be there to give the kids knowledge rather than have them find out through the wrong media.

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Game Of Thrones Is Coming To An End Season 8 But Here Are Some Brilliant Spinoff Ideas

With the end coming soon for Game of Thrones, there have been talks or rather speculations about a soon to be spinoff to keep the beautiful franchise afloat. With the show runners David Benioff and Dan Weis revealing that the show would indeed come to an end after its eighth season and even considering shorter final two seasons for the remaining two, it leaves fans waiting to see if there would indeed be a spinoff sometime soon.

 

Asked about the possibility of a spinoff, David Benoiff and Dan Weis remained adamant they were simply just rumors.

“I know that [HBO programming president] Mike [Lombardo] made off-the-cuff comments to that effect,” says Weiss.

“No. If that were to happen it would have to come from [Benioff and Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do. Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [that] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion. “

(Lombardo told reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January that “there’s enormous possibility to be mined” in a prequel.)

Lombardo’s position remains unchanged and comes as a relief to most of us here because in as much as we would love to see and explore certain terrains of the show which have been in the dark, most spinoffs end up been conceptualized and focused mostly on raking in huge cash for the cable companies.

With Lombardo confirming that this isn’t an option yet, at least till the show is over, here are a few unexplored parts of the show people want a little light shed on.

Prequel one could be the rule of Daenarys’ father aka The Mad King, it would definitely be great to see him in action, as well as Robert Baratheon's rebellion. This would bring back dead characters Robert, Dany’s brother Viserys Targaryen, and Ned and Catelyn Stark. Additionally, a two handed Jaime Lannister would be a big character, as he served in The Mad King’s Guard, eventually assassinating him to save the Kingdom. 

Prequel two could be the way of the North as a lot of viewers believe we were snatched away from the peaceful protocols the north observed too early. This of course will bring back over 80% of the Stark family who have been killed including their wolves and of course two-legged Brandon.

We know that a lot of fans we disappointed with the decision to end the season sooner than we expected and with the possibility of a spinoff not in the table for discussion yet, let’s just enjoy what is left of the show.

 

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Lucifer Is Coming Back This September And Here Is The Trailer To Go

Having told you earlier in June that our beloved Supernatural show Lucifer had been renewed for a second season slated for fall 2016, we are following that up with more good news for #TeamLucifer, At the San Diego comic convention, there were some great trailers at display for both film and TV show viewers and we brought you our pick of the bunch from the Film section.

There was just about enough time to squeeze in a trailer for the second season of Lucifer as well as a release date which isn’t too far away, here is the season trailer for Lucifer which returns on the 19th of September.

“We got picked up for Season 2, so obviously. What they came up with for Season 1 worked and was successful and it worked well enough to get us a second season that looks like it’s going to be longer than the first season.” D.B. Woodside, who stars as angel Amenadiel.

The TV show created by Tom Kaponis scored high with the viewers rating it 7.6/10. Rotten tomatoes gave the season one a 49% and IMDB an 8.4 out of 10 based on 42,800 user votes.

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