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How To Solve Your iPhone Storage Dilemma

If you use a 16gb iPhone then you’re probably familiar with this popup. Annoying as it gets, there’s really nothing you can do about it; you love those beautiful selfies and God knows you’re not taking down TLOP for some stupid extra megabytes. You’ve probably sworn countless times to get a larger capacity iPhone but when the time comes, they’re just too pricey.

Thankfully, an editor at Reddit found out a hack that frees up as much as 2/3gb on your Apple device without you having to delete any App, song or photo. Isn’t that something?

First, check how much space you have left on your device. You can do this by clicking "Settings" --> "General" --> "Storage & iCloud Usage".

Here’s where the trick starts.

GETTING INTO THE HACK

Go to the movies section of the iTunes store , if you can't find this section just at the bottom of your screen, you will have to change your store location to the United States'. After that, pick a big file to rent – one that's bigger than the amount of space you have left on your phone. Don't worry, you won't have to pay for it (so long as the file is actually big enough).

Click on "Rent" and you will get a notification telling you there isn't enough space on your device to download the film. You'll get a choice to then press "OK" or "Settings".

Click on "Settings" to view your available storage again, and lo and behold, you'll see it's increased.

That's because your iPhone has automatically cleared superfluous junk like cookies, histories and other data from your apps in an attempt to make space for the film. Think of it like a spring clean for your phone.

 

We tried the trick on an iPhone 6 with Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (a 6GB file), and watched the available storage increase from 130MB to 830MB the first time around. After a second sweep the capacity was beefed up again to 1.5GB.

Waiting for a bit longer before hitting "Settings" on the prompt also appears to result in a more thorough clean.

You can do this multiple times to free up more space... So there you have it, you don’t need to delete those jams after all.

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Ericsson Shows Us What 5G Would Feel Like

We’ve seen GPRS become EDGE, we’ve seen EDGE become 3G, we’ve seen 4G and 4G LTE but is the world ready for 5G?

Ericsson-LG showed the world what 5G could be like in Korea last Thursday. It was the first time the network equipment manufacturers showcased their network in Korea and boy did they showcase their network. The 5G network equipment used for the demonstration offered a peak download speed of 26 gigabit per second, around 350 times faster than the current Long-Term Evolution network.

 

Patrick Johansson, the chief executive of Ericsson-LG, talks about the 5G network at the firm’s headquarters in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province. (Ericsson-LG)

 

“I feel proud of the Ericsson-LG researchers at the Anyang R&D center who are contributing to achieving technical innovation for both Korean and global customers,” said Patrick Johansson, the chief executive of Ericsson-LG in Anyang City where the demonstration was held.

He also added that the company would work together with Korean telecom firms for further promoting the 5G network.

“Ericsson, which marks the 140th anniversary of its foundation this year and introduced the first magneto telephone switch and a telephone in 1896 in Korea, has been playing a leading role in the Korean telecom market,” said the CEO.

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Tiwa Savage’s Dilemma: The Hidden Truth

 

As we all know the famous Nigerian artiste, Tiwa Savage has been going through a hard time with her husband and family matters. The truth of the entire situation is vulnerable to different people’s inputs and perspectives on the issue. As l listened to the interview Tiwa savage had, I picked up something I feel is affecting people and our society in a negative way. Tiwa mentioned that she admitted that she created a false reality in order to please the public. She did not want people to think of her in a negative manner. She wanted to create a perfect marriage, family, and career, but this was not what was going on. As opposed to the pretty pictures of Tiwa on social media, she has not been living a life that reflected the happiness that showed on her pictures. In order not to let the public know about the crisis she was facing, she decided to cover up for the gaps that could have been seen by the public as a disappointment. Just like Tiwa, a lot of us are more concerned about other people’s opinions of us than about our own happiness. We always feel there is always something we must offer the public to display perfect lives, but this is an impossible task. We should realize that it is okay to be imperfect because in Christ Jesus we have perfection.

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Basic Things Matter

We live in a world where basic things have been neglected because we feel that as we advance in life, we need to drop some things we used to do. Just as children, we need to maintain certain habits in order to get through with life. Unfortunately, society has emphasized otherwise and made us feel that it is not acceptable to do things like children who have no worries do. It is written in the bible, “unless you change and become like little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3). This is not only limited to spirituality but also includes our lifestyle. We are made to believe that certain things we used to do are no longer important and this has affected us in various ways. We fail to realize that practicing these basic things does not make us go backward in life, but they remind us of where we are from and help us know how to handle situations when we face challenges.

As you go through life I want you all to remember some of the basic actions that have been neglected by our society which could make a huge difference in our lives if embraced once again.
– It is okay to cry.
– It is okay to share your feelings with people.
– It is okay to be unique and stand out.
– It is okay to fail. What matters is the act carried out after failing.
– It is okay not to be perfect.
– It is okay not to be a doctor, lawyer, and engineer.
– It is okay to pursue your passion over society’s view of the best careers. Just be the best in whatever you do.
– It is okay to pray to the Almighty. I mean, you can’t do it on your own.
– It is okay to be humble.
– It is okay to ask questions about everything.
– It is okay to persevere through difficult times.
– It is okay to spend time with friends and family.
– It is okay to live and live smiling every day.

 

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Passion Burns Faster Than A College Degree

Society places priority on a college degree than on the passion of individuals. As a child who grew up in Nigeria, academics had to come first even before my sleep time. Every time I struggled to make the best grades because I had been taught that my grades defined it all. As l strived to be the best, I realized that experiences and the true essence of learning were the opportunity costs of focusing on the best grades. I began to focus on the grades rather than on the unmeasured knowledge that could be acquired along with the grades. After graduation from high school, I discovered that passion is  beyond grades and certificates. Passion lives inside of everyone and it takes doing what we love to make passion expose itself. I found out that society had not emphasized passion and this had placed detrimental marks on young people, especially teenagers. The differences between passion and grades are so clear that I began to realize a lot of benefits I had missed because of my focus on the wrong thing. Some of these differences include: 

  • People are constantly limited to college degrees and the regular cycle of a corporate job, meanwhile, passion makes people accessible to unlimited opportunities to make great impacts in various professional fields.
  •  Passion brings out the best in you while grades cannot do this because there is always a class that will not bring out the best in you.
  • Passion never gives room for failure because it has with it all that you need to success.

Society needs to shift its focus from grades and college degrees to passion because passion burns faster than a college degree. A lot of people go through a higher institution in bondage because they are forced by their family and society to pursue in degrees that bring back the highest paycheck. This idea is destructive and makes many people living deads because they are going through a process without passion and interest. Passion can never be paid for because it is worth more than money can buy. With passion, money should not be a problem because people who follow their passion produce excellent results. Families and society should emphasize passion in order to ensure that people in different professions and fields are not dead from suppression by grades, but alive by the burning fire of passion.

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The Root Of Societal Problems

Today, people complain that society is full of problems and is in a critical condition. We keep criticizing and blaming our government for the dysfunctional state our society has fallen into. One thing we fail to realize is that these leaders come from families. The family has been neglected and pushed aside. Good family living seems to be a thing of the past, but ironically, it is the major cause of the critical issues that are present in our societies.

We need to realize that families, which erupt from marriages, are the greatest gift from God because it comes with blessings. On the contrary, we have families that reflect curses rather than blessings. Divorce and broken homes are so rampant that it seems abnormal to have a peaceful family. A good family is the building block for a good and peaceful society. In order to eliminate societal unrest and discord, the family, which is the root of society’s problems, needs to be worked on.

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Bad Breath Can Be Fixed

So we have to talk about this… Yup, halitosis; the bane of all spoken conversations. We have all been in a situation where a friend has bad breath and because of the fact that he/she is a friend you spare their feelings and decide to not tell them that their mouths smell like a garbage disposal. So you have to suffer in silence till he/she decides to stop speaking or you pick your phone and decide to answer that important phone call from your mum just to end the conversation (torment). Most people don’t know why they have bad breath.. Here are some probable causes

  • Food particles from stinky foods like garlic and onions
  • Smoking
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Acid Reflux
  • Poor Oral Hygiene

So we intend on helping you send across the ‘your breath stinks… here’s how to fix it’ message that is, for those that don’t know they know they have bad breath although I doubt you wouldn’t know that. Anyways let’s assume most people don’t know so here’s how you find out whether or not you’re having a bad breath day.

Ask a friend – As shameful as this may sound it’s actually a sure fire way of finding out if you have bad breath or not. An actual friend shouldn’t have any problem with that although it’s advised to use this method when you’re with a really close friend that way it wouldn’t seem so awkward.

The Sniff Test - If you're looking for a quicker indication of how your breath smells, another option is the sniff test. Easiest ways to do this is to lick your wrist and let it dry for a moment, and then take a whiff. You can also floss between two teeth toward the back of your mouth and smell the floss, or use a tongue-scraper to gently scrape the tongue, and then smell the scraper.

Taste - There are instances when you can actually taste the breath you're omitting. In these cases, the problem is usually caused by something potent you ate, such as garlic, groundnut or fish, or by a condition such as dry mouth or dehydration – the signs of which include thick, foamy saliva and a change in taste. If you have a stale or yucky taste in your mouth, there's a good chance it is reflected in the way your breath smells, too. Hence me saying earlier ‘you probably know when your breath is bad’.

At this point youre probably just looking for solutions to bad breath, some are quite pissed as they’ve tried the obvious solution which is brushing our teeth to no avail. So here are the few things you need to do to remedy your situation

Proper Brushing Technique

Yeah we know, you’re a grownup and you know how to brush your teeth but do you really?. We already know brushing your teeth whisks away odours but we need to brush twice a day; in the morning to prepare you for a new day and at night to brush off all that we have eaten throughout the day. This was actually stated by the National Dental Association. Also while brushing, take extra time to brush your tongue as it is where bad bacteria tend to linger the most after you’re done brushing the teeth and gum line.

See a Dentist twice a year

A really large percentage of people don’t do this as they believe it lacks importance and doesn’t take precedence while in reality it’s of utmost importance to see a dentist regularly. Regular visits to the dentist aid in knowing the state of your mouth, most people believe if they brush their teeth it’s all good not knowing their current toothbrush might be causing internal damages or they have sensitive teeth and their current toothpaste is too acidic. All these can only be found out by seeing a dentist.

Replace Your Toothbrush

If you wait for your semiannual dental checkup to replace your toothbrush with a freebie from the dentist, think again. To keep your breath fresh, use clean oral hygiene tools. When your toothbrush becomes frayed, it's time for a new one. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months not when your bristles are doing the splits.

Regularly Clean Dental Appliances

Just because you wear false teeth or a retainer doesn’t mean you should ignore proper oral hygiene. Dentures and partials require daily cleaning, just as natural teeth. Remove the dental appliances from your mouth to brush them to remove all food particles and plaque which can create bad breath.

Choose Foods Carefully

Naturally certain types of food smell terrible. Seasonings, such as garlic or vinegar, can linger well past mealtime, so eat them sparingly. Also its advised to stay away from sugary or sticky food like taffy as they tend to stay longer on the teeth and are hard to remove.

So follow these few steps and you would definitely have longer conversations and you probably won’t get curved by the person you’re trying to talk to (emphasis on ‘probably’) or if you know a friend that has zombie breath… just send them this link rather than leaving them alone to forever walk the earth with incomplete conversations.

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Finding The Suit That Suits

During suit shopping, making the right selection can become a daunting task. Suits, unlike every other piece of clothing aren’t worn too often and thus when worn, one should try to nail it. Most people buy suits without first considering the most important thing; their body frame. If you’re one of such people, today is your lucky day. We will be guiding you on what to avoid and what to embrace when it comes to getting the perfect suit.

TALL AND SKINNY MEN

If you’re above 6 feet then you’ve definitely been called tall once or twice in your lifetime. If you have then this section of our post is for you.
 

Heavier Fabrics


Because you are tall and frail, you will need to compensate for that, somehow. Avoid lighter fabrics; they hang on your body like a thin layer making you look all the more thin.


Lighter Colours

Lighter colours tend to make things appear more bulky than they are. Avoid darker colours; they have a slimming effect and we do not want that, do we? Also avoid pinstripes, we’d make that clearer as we go.


Higher Button Stance

Get suits with 3 buttons, they will look better because they have both height and length proportional to the body.


Full Rise Pants

Tall guys have long legs so their pants shouldn’t make them appear any taller. The best way to achieve this is to look for long rise pants. The rise of a pant is the distance between the waistband and the crotch. It strikes a balance between upper body and legs.


SHORT MEN

We really do not know which height range to put here. In any case, if you wish to appear taller in a suit, follow these few tips.


Subtle Patterns

Suit patterns like the windowpane, herringbone, houndstooth e.t.c. are too loud and will draw attention to your small frame. If you do not know what those are, just go solid.


Vertical Stripes

One of the oldest tricks in the book, the vertical stripes can create an illusion of lengthening a short frame


One Button

Suits with only one button are the best option for a short person. A single button, wherever placed will give beautiful balance to the suit hence makes your frame look more proportional.


Low Rise Pants

Unlike the tall fellow, a full rise pant will give you off as short at instant look. Try to go for a low rise pant.


BULKY MEN

Bulky men aren’t always muscular but these tips will work great for both.


Light Weight Fabrics

Bulky men whether muscular or not, have a fuller frame than the next guy. Avoid getting heavy fabrics that just add to all that body.


Dark Colours

Darker colours are slimming and it’s even more obvious here because suits consist of the same colour for top as bottom, creating a homogenous outfit that makes you look visually taller and more slender instead of cutting you in half and drawing attention to your belly or legs. For best results, go dark navy or black.


Solid or Vertical Stripes

Solids work well in creating a slender look but if you’re the fancy fellow, you can mix it up by sometimes going with the vertical stripes, this lengthens a person’s appearance and gives you a stylish edge.


If you’re a weird mix of any of these categories, i.e. short and skinny, big and tall, just mix and match these tips to suit your suit.

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