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iOS 10 Is Here And Its Worthy Of The Milestone Figure

The new apple iOS 10 is available in its beta stage today but what does it mean for its users?

The update was announced during the company’s WWDC 2016 keynote. The update contains some impressive improvement especially in the iMessage division for both mobile and tablet users alike.

If you’re in a rush, here’s a 2 minute video of what the upgrade contains courtesy Techradar.

 

 

 

Of all the changes made, the one people seem to relate well to is the fact that with the new OS, you can delete any app, yes, even those in-built apps you never actually use.

If you have iOS 10 beta, you can remove these apps from your Home screen: 

Calculator, Calendar, Compass, FaceTime, Find My Friends , Home, iBooks , iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, News, Notes, Podcasts

Even those really annoying ones.

Reminders 

Stocks

Tips

 

Other new features include the new lockscreen that comes simpler and better than any of the previous version. It features a raise to wake tech which unlocks your mobile device when you hit the fast TouchID home button.

 

 

Better lockscreen notification which breaks down notifications into bubbles and uses 3D touch to show hidden menu options much like what the latest generation of Apple users enjoy.

Clear all notification button is now available. If you have ever had to delete all your notifications on the previous OS, you’d know what a horrible waste of precious time this exercise is. Just hard press over the little "x" icon within the redesigned (and now dedicated) notifications pulldown menu and tap the "clear all" box that pops up.

 

 

 

Sleek new Control Center that looks a lot better than the previous iOS, the iOS 10 control center fixes the clustered mess that Apple made before now, segmenting each feature appropriately, from the Airdrop to the now playing and the night shift.

 

 

Even looks better with music.

 

A new lockscreen widget now lets you see how your day goes. All since older versions of Apple’s OS, swiping up from the bottom right of your lockscreen automatically takes you to the camera but here’s the new thing, swiping up from the bottom left shows you Apple’s “Today widget” which lets you see your fitness, health and sports update once activated. It’s not as customisable as Androids but it’s a step in the right direction.

Better Siri: Two billion requests a week go through Siri, and it's now going to do so much more, according to Apple. With that, they announced that iOS 10 will open up Siri to third-party developers.

Very soon, Siri would be able to say things like “Remind Bukky on Whatsapp to bring the stew out of the fridge” and just in the same manner, Siri would be able to take commands along the same line.

Also, Siri would be saying a lot less “Sorry, i can’t...” this is all thanks to Apple’s new intense API which functions just as well in other languages.

iMessage improvements

The all new iMessage comes with a lot of inprovements, imagine typing a sentence and then having the emoji replaceable words highlighted because according to Apple, Emojis make texting better.

That’s just one, emojis can be sent 3x bigger, and now we have emotion texts which lets you send texts which now appear in bubbles. They pop up depending on the mood you’re trying to text in, really slow for a more sad text and faster for a loud shout but it all depends on you, you control the motion.

You can also use "invisible ink" that requires the message receiver to slide their finger over a text or photo. It'll be either a nice surprise, or horrific shock from friends. You decide

You can now send handwritten texts via iMessage also, pretty cool... even allowable are hand drawn smileys.

 

Although, it’s in its beta stage and Apple is testing, one thing is sure, it’s going to come with a lot of bugs but it’s going to be worth it.

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Uber Cupcake Update

For those of us that patronise cupcakes and lack the motivation to go out and get it ourselves, Uber has now announced they would be partnering with Rum ‘n’ Passion to create UberCupcake, an initiative that allows you to order cupcakes and they would be delivered to your location for free. This initiative would kick off on the 15th of June 2016. It’s currently just for Uber users in Lagos but we are looking forward to them sharing the sweet love all around the country real soon.

Here’s Uber’s guideline on how to get your cupcakes

 

  • Open your app on Wednesday, June 15th between 11am – 2pm 
  • Slide over to UberCupcake, hit “Set Pickup Location” and request on-demand deliciousness for you, your friend, or your colleagues!
  • An UberCupcake car will arrive at your location and deliver a cupcake to you for FREE
  • Note: Due to high demand, only 1 cupcake per request!

And it doesn’t just end there, an extra special treat for the social media faithful to sink their teeth into! Capture the UberCupcake by taking and tagging a picture with the hashtag #UberCupcake and mentioning @UberNigeria & @Rumnpassion on social media. Three lucky winners will be chosen to win a box of cupcakes from Rum’n’Passion and credits from Uber!

So tell a friend to tell a friend… Happy cupcake hunting

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Game Of Thrones Recap:Arya's Fate Revealed

Picking up from where we Game of Thrones left you last week, Sunday night’s episode was rather dominated by intense confrontations and as usual, a little bit of blood here and there. Where do we begin with this?

 

Arya

Last week, we were handed a series of possible outcomes from our friends on Reddit, surprisingly, one of them panned out accurate at least to a fair point. Arya did indeed get stabbed, manoeuvred her way out of danger and ended up fighting the waif in total darkness but not as straightforward as we presumed. Nearly bleeding to death, she took a stop at Lady Crane’s show and got the help she needed at her house only to wake up the next day to find her helper in a pool of blood – the waif had come to complete the task at hand and Arya had no place to hide, she had to run... run far away to her hideout where she had tucked away her sword for the longest time. Totally secluded and in darkness, Arya did what she was trained to do; take down the waif.

Now a girl has a name, her name is Arya Starkof Winterfell and she’s going home.

 

Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth were reunited in what was supposed to be a night to forget as fate made them temporary enemies who were to fight to the death. Fortunately, a bold confrontation between Jamie and Lord Edmure Tully saw them remain friends for the time being.

 

Into the woods

After the bloody massacre last week, the Hound set out to find justice the only way he knows. He sought and found the outlaw members on the brotherhood, killed all four with an axe and later helped hang the rest.

 

Meeren

Honestly, I’m getting a little tired of Daenerys and her over the top entrances, I’m watching this episode and thinking “Oh God, not again”

Just when Tyrion thought he had the city under control, the slave masters decide to make an angry comeback to disrupt Grey Worm and Missandei making jokes.

 

King’s Landing

It’s always one mess or the other here. The queen mother finally unleashes Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on one of those spiritual fanatics and of course it ended in blood, not just any sort of death, the Mountain sort of death, the head bashing, eye popping, head smashing sort. This definitely will attract some form of punishment but one can hardly tell what its going to be considering how things over there ended when Tommen calls an unexpected meeting in the throne room but banishes his mother to the gallery.

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Yeezy 750 Boost: Gone In Sixty Seconds

How fast can you sell celebrity merch?

This has to be a record of some sort. The Yeezy 750 boost has been in such high demand since its release mostly because of the method of sale. Kanye opens the sales gate and shuts it whenever he feels like. Yesterday night, Kanye west opened the gate for fans to purchase his exclusive sneakers and according to him sold out in less than a minute... sounds crazy yeah? i know.

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Grimmie's Killer

Grimmie who contested in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice was shot dead on Friday at around 10:30 pm after concluding a performance in Orlando. From young Youtuber to third place on The Voice, Grimmie was loved by many.

Police announced her death early Saturday morning on Twitter.

“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” Orlando police tweeted.

 

The Killer

 

 

Kevin Loibl, 27, had been carrying two loaded handguns, two magazines, and a large hunting knife when he fatally shot the 22-year-old singer, Orlando Police Chief John Mina reported.

Police have identified the suspect who on Friday night shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando.

Orlando police believe the suspect; Kevin came to the show with the sole intent of killing the musician.

 

 

Several witnesses say that Loibl approached Grimmie and shot her and when Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, instantly tackled him, Loibl killed himself.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press briefing on Saturday morning that officers received a distress call around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Live venue, and responded within two minutes but when they arrived, they found that two people had been killed, including Grimmie.

“This isn’t a crowd that you would suspect would be carrying guns into an event like this,” Mina said.

Police said the 27-year-old had no known ties to Grimmie but still travelled to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg to commit the crime.

Investigators continue to search through Loibl’s phone and computer to see if there was a motive for him carrying out such action.

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Diary Of A Tomato Seller

I guess we have all heard of the tomato madness in town, sadly that’s the reality we have to face. With tomatoes being sold at one for a hundred naira, one can’t help but think of how tomato sellers fend for themselves and their families.

I recently had the opportunity to interview a tomato seller, Mrs Abiodun. She is a tomato seller at Adaranijo market, Pedro area of Lagos State. I will be the first to admit that being a journalist is not as easy as it seems, I honestly had my hopes high about interviewing a particular woman who is our regular customer however she was reluctant. She said she didn’t want me to take her pictures or record her voice. Luckily for me she wasn’t the only tomato seller in Lagos, so I had to go all the way to Pedro from Anthony.

Mrs Abiodun who was one of the main tomato sellers at the aforementioned market gave me accurate answers to all my questions and I was so excited about her willing to allow me interview her, although she doesn’t really like smiling. Please enjoy the interview:

 

 

Titideyeri: Please can you introduce yourself.

Tomato seller: My name is Mrs Abiodun.

Titideyeri: Have you heard about the tomatoes Ebola and is it the cause of the tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: Yes I have heard. But it is not the tomato Ebola that is causing it. There is one insect that eats the farm product before it can germinate. You know when they grow the tomato it needs some rain before it can germinate, so when there is no rain you know there has not been enough rain this year. That is what is causing the insect to come out because there is not enough water for them to spread out. It is not Ebola that is causing it.

Titideyeri: Are you feeling the impact of this tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: Yes, very well.

Titideyeri: Are your customers still coming to buy like before?

Tomato seller: There are buying, but not like before. We are selling the way we are buying unlike before when you buy a basket of tomatoes for three thousand naira you can see three thousand naira gain. But now we buy a basket of tomatoes for twenty thousand naira, before we can see gain of one thousand naira it is hard. We are selling at a loss.

Titideyeri: How has the current tomato scarcity affected your business, is it good or bad?

Tomato seller: It is very bad, because we have spent all our saving into this business. Because there is no way you will not spend extra money.

 

 

Titideyeri: How do you want the government to help everybody involved in the tomato business one way or another?

Tomato seller: They should give the farmers money and facilities, so that this kind of situation will not happen again.

Titideyeri: Do you do any other business apart from tomato selling?

Tomato seller: Yes, I do make hair for people.

Titideyeri:  What do you think us as individuals can also do to help with this tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: We should encourage ourselves in going for farming, because it is only in the North that they do farm tomatoes. The one we grow here in the south is not as good in the north, so we should encourage our students to know how they plant their tomatoes in the North. So they can bring it down here for we in South can also learn from them.

Titideyeri: Thank you so much ma, for your time.

Tomato seller: We thank God.

So there you have it, no one ever said a three minutes interview could be so enlightening. Please feel free to share your own views about the tomato crisis in the comments section.

 

WITH LOVE

 TITIDEYERI

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Nigerian Football Legend Stephen Keshi Dies At 54

It would seem death is on a rampage for the famous this year.

Days after the death of Muhammad Ali, Nigeria loses one of her most cherished football icons. Both as a football player and as a coach, Stephen Keshi or "Big Boss" as players fondly call him has reached the heights of African football by taking Nigeria all the way to winning the CAF trophy.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included some time at Anderlecht in Belgium.

Reports say he suffered a heart attack which led to his death.

As a player, Keshi was part of the Super Eagles team that won the Nations Cup in 1994 and narrowly missed out on a World Cup quarter-final place the same year.

And as coach, he coached the national side over three spells, famously leading Nigeria to the 2013 Nations Cup title in South Africa and the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 

 

Although his contract was not renewed after the World Cup, he later returned on a match-by-match deal following the team's failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup finals.

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Game Of Thrones: Arya Stark's Fate, Three Equally Terrifying Theories

Warning: this post contains spoilers from the sixth season of this Tv show.

 

If you thought season five signalled the ending of funeral arrangements in the Stark family, think again. The last episode of the tv show saw Arya (Maisie Williams) brutally stabbed by the waif after the nameless girl snuck up on her disguised as an old woman. Arya did manage an escape by throwing herself helplessly over the side of the bridge and staying totally submerged under water till the waif presumed her dead and left. With several stab wounds, she managed to drag herself back into the streets of Braavos where a couple of things could happen to her.

A couple theories have sprung from nowhere as regards this issue as some believe Arya’s actions before the incident suggested she saw it coming and played her cards beforehand. Reddit user iPlayNL wrote

“We are led to believe Arya got stabbed, however there are some problems with what happened on this episode, First off, Arya seemed different from the start. Her scene with the merchant, her walk all seemed very confident, which is unusual after the events this season. … Also, where did she get the money from? Why was she not carrying Needle [her sword] with her? How come after all she knew about the faceless man she just stood there on a bridge not paying any attention?”

Expanding on this postulate, another Redditor gave us Arya’s interaction with Lady Crane as an indication that she planned it all along with the help of the actress to pull off an escape believable enough to fool the waif.

“So I believe she has 1 or more pigs blood pouches around her body. She knows where and how to do this because last episode… she saved the actress. The actress then provided her help to make the scene on the bridge large and realistic. … She then leaves the water and leaves a trail of blood…. to lead her [enemies] to her. Expecting an unarmed (because she choose not to show needle during the fight scene) and injured girl; they will instead walk down a dark alley and be met with an uninjured girl who knows how to fight in the dark and carrying a sword.” Passingwisdom wrote.

Now here is another “Angu”

Some believe the person stabbed wasn’t even Arya but rather Jaqen H’ghar to begin with. Pointing to the obvious fact that Arya must have been with her sword, froschkonig wrote “She wasn’t aware that [Jaqen] said not to make her suffer, so making a big show of her suffering doesn’t make sense. It was [Jaqen] testing the waif, and by stabbing her in the stomach and not just slashing the throat, she disobeyed orders just like arya did. [Jaqen] is gonna lay some faceless justice down.”

Now these are just theories but whatever the case turns out to be, episode eight is going to be grand.

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