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Apple Introduces The iPhone7 And iPhone 7 Plus

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Apple took the wraps off its next-generation iPhones at today’s product event, and it turns out all our predictions were right – Well most of them. See here, in case you missed it. Let’s get back to the basics, shall we.

The iPhone 7 and 7 plus are almost exactly what the rumours said they would be. Maybe except for a few additions and uh, subtractions.  Starting at $649 and $769 (we would do the math, but it’s getting pretty unpredictable these days) for the 32gb base model, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus feature quite a number of improvements and new features too.

At first glance, it may not be obvious to the eye, but Apple has redesigned its signature home button. Perhaps a much needed change, the Home button features the same pressure sensitive technology as the ones on the new MacBooks, with taptic feedback too. 

IPhone 7camera

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The cameras come next in line; both models feature a 7-megapixel FaceTime (front facing) camera. Things get pretty interesting at the back, with the 7 spotting a 12MP rear camera, and the 7 plus, two: a wide-angle and a telephoto camera. Both cameras also come with optical image stabilization and a quad-LED True Tone flash bundled in.

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Apple also launched a set of wireless headphones called the “Airpods” which contain built-in sensors to detect when a pod is in your ear, and play music. Music won’t play otherwise. Apple is also including an adapter for older 3.5mm headphones, just in case you’re still stuck in the past.

NO HEADPHONE JACK, TWO CAMERAS, WATER RESISTANCE AND MUCH MORE.

The new iPhones come supercharged with a super powerful A10 chip. Apple touts it the most powerful chip ever on a smartphone, delivering 50% more power than the A9 chip. Now that’s fast – on paper at least. Battery life also got signicant boost, thanks to the super efficient A10 chip. Apple says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the best battery life of any iPhone.

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Success: How Old Is “Too Old”?

Does success come with a “Best before date”? If so, when exactly am I regarded a lost cause?

Success usually comes quick for those who put themselves in the right position for great things to happen to them. It usually is advisable for you to begin early. By begin early, I mean gather the right skills early enough. It is believed that new languages cannot be learned without an accent once you’re over the age of 16. Whether you believe it or not, the habits we form during our early years go a long way in determining how far we go.

By the age of 10 (1994) Mark Zuckerberg had taught himself how to use a computer, by 11 he developed a program that connected his father’s home and office computers, and later went on to build Facebook in 2004.

Elon Musk however started reading 10 hours daily at the age of 8 and in two years had read everything he considered interesting in his neighbourhood library, by 11 he learned BASIC by completing a 6 month course in 3 days, and by 15 (1986) he decided his life mission was to save humanity.

Once you’re a certain age, you begin to think “Can I still do this? Is this entrepreneur life even for me”? Well, according to the Forbes List, 35 is the most common age to start up a business that would eventually grow into a multi-million dollar company. The future doesn’t look so gloomy now yeah?

While I cannot explain why this is so, I can come up with a theory which suggests that contrary to what we believe, desperation and the sheer need to succeed can indeed inspire you to make some live changing decisions which most times turn out to be good if you just have the courage to believe.

“There is creativity for validation, and there is creativity for survival” Macklemore.

Pardon the hip hop reference but that could just work out as well in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Creating because you need to and creating because you can are two different things.

People who start companies early enough often do so because they want to and rarely because they need to. Usually they go on to build empires for themselves. On the other hand, late bloomers often have a stronger cause which is the “need” factor. Wanting to do something and needing to do something are two different things because of the level of urgency attached. More often than not, the urgency that comes with age inspires us to do great things we never thought possible during our early years.

Graduating from the university, with a lot of expectations from your parents, you could begin to lose hope when you turn on the TV and see young CEOs doing big things and making huge impacts in the world around.

So what if you’re 27 and you don’t have your life in order just yet? Did you know that ‎Charles Flint founded IBM at 61? A platform which might have had a direct or indirect impact in Zuckerberg’s life. Success is relative but you have to admit, whether you’re a Zuckerberg starting Facebook at 19 or a Flint starting IBM at 61, you’re a success regardless.

Here’s a list of people who founded multi-million dollar companies at a much older age than you are now.

Cher Wang – HTC 39

Masaru Ibuka – Sony 38

Liu Chuanzhi – Lenovo 38

Reid Hoffman – LinkedIn 36

Gordon Moore – Intel 39

There could be several reasons why you’re a late bloomer. It could be that the platform required for you to create your breakthrough business just hasn’t been created yet or the market you’re going to dominate isn’t big enough to be noticed just yet.

Whether you’re a Gordon Moore or a Charles Flint, there’s no reason to feel out of place in this world, keep believing and keep getting better.


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First Love: An Art Piece

I fell in love from birth

To the one

Whose smile lights up

A thousand stars

To the one

Whose beauty

Still keeps my head held high amongst men

Whose warm embrace

I cherish the most

To the one

Whose presence will and always;

Drive the monsters from beneath my bed

To my mother

My Omalicha

 

 

CREDITS

CREATIVE CAPTURER – AYO BUSARI

POET – SLOW_ZEUS

MUA - BLOSSOM

MUSE – TOYIN

 

 

TWITTER - @HayorB @Toyin_xx @slow_zeus @justblossom_

 

INSTAGRAM - @theayobusari @toyinxx @blossom.o.o @slow_zeus

 

 

Copyright. www.theayobusari.wordpress.com .2016

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Read The Remarkable Story Of This NGO Doing Everything The Government Can’t

Growing up, I watched my mother being nice and courteous to everyone; from the neighbour to the trader and to the beggars at the traffic stops. Many years down the line, I am volunteering after classes and spending part of the summer holidays in rural locations to work on development projects. I cannot say for certain that these were the beginnings of lofelofe.com; but till date, it’s still touching to see the impact that a simple expression of care can have. People showing that they care is a culmination of my experiences and this has purposefully led me here, to lofelofe.com

Lofelofe.com is simply a place that allows anyone, in their own way, to give back and still have a significant impact in the lives of other people. It is not always about money. You can give your time, share a skill, share a ride, and give away items that you no longer use. There are unlimited options and it is always easier when everyone plays different, tiny parts. At lofelofe.com, we say, “give and receive for free” because the hands that give also receive.

 

Lofelofe.com has executed a few community projects in Nigeria – The Food Kitchen Event and Paint the City project. These projects help to foster a community spirit, encouraging others to care; but also our community projects show that citizens can make the difference they will like to see. This is possible because our little resources and efforts combined make a bigger impact that any one individual, organization or government could. What is needed is the will power and an easy avenue for anyone to join the pool and be a part of making a positive difference.

This year on the 24th of September 2016, we are hosting the second edition of the Food Kitchen Event at the Archbishop Aggey Memorial in Mushin. Last year, the same event was hosted in the Agege area with more than 2,400 beneficiaries. This year, we are in Mushin where beneficiaries are registered, attended to by medical doctors for free, medicines are provided for free if needed. Beneficiaries also receive gift items; then a full meal for the day with counsellors available for them to discuss their burden. It is about serving the community for the day, showing concern for their wellbeing, sharing the love that we have inside of us and showing compassion.

If we are any better than the man living on the streets, than the mother struggling to feed her children, than the child who is grooming a life of crime for his livelihood; then we, who are in the right, who are relatively better off should restore them gently and carry each other’s burden. I encourage everyone not to be weary of doing good especially now.

By 2017, we will be following on some of the beneficiaries and empowering them even further, so that they can start making an economic contribution to their communities and multiplying the effect. So far, we have captured the Agege, Oshodi and now Mushin areas. In the future, we will be including other states in Nigeria and other locations on the continent.

 

Paint The City Project

 

Lagos has been described as a city of slums because it is seen as an unplanned city of chaos. The lack of environmental care plus continued lawlessness and a bad maintenance culture perpetuates this belief. The growing infrastructure gap between old Lagos and new Lagos has continued unabated. Former glory areas like Yaba now look abandoned and have become breeding grounds for slums whilst the state government’s attention remains on developing newer areas.  This is why the Oshodi market area is getting a facelift for free at the ‘paint the city’ project, organized by Lofelofe.com

Lofelofe.com is a social enterprise that facilitates the distribution of give-away items. Sourcing and redistribution is at the core of what lofelofe.com does as well as organizing community projects. Last year, lofelofe organized a food kitchen event where more than 2400 people received free meals and basic medical care. With paint the city, the organization is inspiring a future of colorful, liveable and vibrant communities in Lagos.

Learning from the Broken Windows Theory, an unkempt environment can be a catalyst for an atmosphere that breeds crime and disorderly conduct. Paint the City hopes to create a spiraling effect that will turn a shunned environment to a place where community members can begin to take pride and ownership of where they live and continue to improve their living conditions.  

“Oshodi is the first stop for many areas yet to be transformed” says Nike Alao, one of the organizers of the event. Oshodi is also significant as it is a gateway and entrance path into Lagos and even Nigeria. “Many of the international travelers coming into Nigeria through Lagos pass the Oshodi bridge to continue to their destinations. It is as such important, that this area is properly managed to present a positive light/image about the country”, she adds.

The paint the city project starts from the 5th of April to 21th April, painting the building facades from Bolade bustop, around the Oshodi market to Ireti Oluwa street; covering about 60 building structures. Other activities will include tree planting performed by volunteers. Already lofelofe.com has received over 100 buckets of paint for free from Triton International and will be receiving the other supplies needed for the project in a similar benevolent manner from citizens.

Lofelofe.com and its free community projects (Food Kitchen, Paint the City) show the potential of people-led projects and what citizens can do on their own to make the changes they will like to see.

 

Visit Lofelofe to find out how you can be a part of this campaign and make Nigeria a better place.

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Stock Market 101

We all hear news regarding various stock exchanges and come across stock market terminology like IPOs, wall street, stock, dividend, market value, etc. every once in a while. I’m also pretty sure we’ve all seen ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ at least once. Do you however know what goes on in the stock market and the basics of trading stock? No? Then this is for you.

We cannot get into the basics of the stock market without first gaining a little knowledge on stock. A stock is basically a document representing a share of ownership in a company. It signifies a claim to a company’s assets or earnings.

The stock market is therefore a platform or a trading ground allowing individual members of the public to receive part ownership in a public company of their choice in exchange for a price of course. It allows for the buying and selling of stock. Offering up a company’s stock for sale is generally a means of raising capital.

So how does it operate? Before a company can be listed or qualified to trade publicly on the stock market, depending on the governing body, there are criteria that would have to be met. The company in question will then put up an Initial Public Offer (IPO) where the company first issues out its shares to the members of the public for sale.

Imagine a company called Sam’s Hair Co. Ltd, which has recently met all the listing requirements to trade their shares publicly and issue an IPO. This would mean that shares of Sam’s Hair Co. would be open to general members of the public to buy and sell. As long as Sam’s Hair Co. remains profitable, the shares of stock bought will most likely increase in value and can be sold on the stock exchange.

So how can you make an investment in a profitable company and how do you even know if a company is going to be profitable? The answer to this is a STOCK BROKER. Brokers are agents charged with the responsibility of buying and selling shares on behalf of clients for a fee/commission.

There are typically two kinds of stock brokers; high-end brokers who offer investment advice and are relatively expensive and discounted brokers whose services are generally more affordable but do not come with investment advice. More recently however, there online brokers that work through online brokerages; they provide investment database information for their clients. Brokers trade stocks for their clients through a brokerage account. With a little research you can find brokerage firms and agents that best suit your needs and begin investing.

There are 60 major stock exchanges in the world. The largest of these is the New York Stock Exchange, which is home to quite a number of leading firms in the world such as Ford Motors, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, etc.

Investing in stock is generally risky as there is no certainty of a company’s profitability or appreciation in value of its shares. However there are those who have made millions by making the right investment. With the right brokers and right information you too can cash out from trading stocks.

 

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10 Awesome Shows To Keep You Busy During The Long Sallah Break

One of our favourite holidays is around the corner. Everyone in Nigerian anticipates Sallah. Not just for the two day break we get off our daily routine. Sallah is a time to care and share, and thanks to the benevolence of our muslim brothers, even the Christians can look forward to this time of the year with glee.

Unfortunately because of the constant economical decline and price fluctuation of food stuff, I suspect this Sallah break may not be as extravagant as it used to be in years past.

If you’re alone in the world with no muslim friend to share some of the meaty goodness Sallah has to offer or you just simply don’t feel the need to go out, we have prepared you a TV show all-you-can-eat buffet comprising of some of the best things to see on TV.

 

BoJack Horseman

Bojack Horseman is a Netflix original that focuses on the life of a humanoid horse – BoJack who is famous for a TV show he did in the 90’s. Drowning in a puddle of self hate and emotional ruins, BoJack is forced to confront his past mistakes one after the other.

The shows starts off like the regular satirical cartoon but slowly turns into this very deep show about a horse whose childhood was a mess and his 15 minutes of fame filled with regrettable decisions and no regard for the next person.

 

Stranger Things

Another Netflix original, Stranger Things is a must watch for you.

Set in 1983 and filled with popular culture references, Stranger things enters the minds of four or would I say three geeky high school kids considering that one was abducted 15 minutes into the first episode by an alien from an alternate dimension opened by the scientists at Hawkins. This alien drags Will into a different dimension the kids call the “Upside Down” and they are left with trying to find a gate to the other dimension and save their friend who somehow still communicates with his mother Joyce.

 

Narcos

Yet again, Netflix.

Narcos follows the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his ordeal with the Drug Enforcement Agency behind his tails. A definite watch if you love movies like American Gangster.

 

Silicon Valley

HBO’s Silicon Valley is a pretty lovely show about tech entrepreneurs trying to build a brand in the very dense Valley filled with hugely successful companies modelled after real life organizations. As nerdy as this might sound, it isn’t BBT nerdy and can be enjoyed by tech noobs too.

 

Lucifer

Lucifer on FOX, I’m sure you’ve seen that somewhere. Lucifer which was a DC Comic book for as long as I can remember has recently been turned into a show with the leading role played by the elegant and charming Tom Ellis.

Lucifer follows the life of Satan in L.A. living undercover with his sidekick Mazikeen and his brother trying to get him back to hell. The second season kicks off in a few days and oh God, how excited I am for this. You can watch the trailer here.

 

The Preacher

When Seth Rogen decides to direct anything, you can expect weirdness. The Preacher follows the life of a preacher and his search for God in a world inhabited by “holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters”.

Jesse Custer fulfils his late father’s wish and decides to take over his church but this soon becomes difficult when his body becomes home to a dark and cryptic force.

 

Rick and Morty

Take away all the unnecessary Pop Culture iterations from your favourite cartoon show. In fact take away all of it and fill it with absolutely anything you think up, mash it up with an incredible plot and science-y things; that is Rick and Morty.

Rick and Morty is a show about genius outlaw Rick Sanchez *burp* who moves into his daughter’s *burp* *burp* home and decides to use their garage as his laboratory. Follow Rick and his grandson Morty as they go on insane, mind bending and time looping adventures. *burp*

 

Madoff (Miniseries)

Richard Dreyfuss plays the role of Bernie Madoff in an absolute rocker of a 4 episode show. The show shows the rise and fall of Bernie and captures everything about his personal life including his family’s battle with cancer.

Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which had global consequences, is considered the largest financial scam in the history of the U.S. as the former investment adviser stole 50 billion dollars during his time of operation. He is currently locked up and serving a 150 year jail time with no hope of release.

 

The Get Down

The Get Down is a music-driven drama that documents the emergence of a new art form. Set in the late 1970s, when New York was at the brink of bankruptcy and disco was dying out, the rise of hip-hop is told through the lives, art, music and dance of a group of young people in the South Bronx.

Behind the show is the multi-talented Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators -- Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, legendary MC Nas, Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and hip-hop historian Nelson George.

 

Billions

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures. The show which is somewhat based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes in the southern district of New York, is a high intensity drama between two men who try to use their intelligence, resources, power and influence to outsmart each other.

 

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Game Of Thrones Characters: Then & Now

Here’s a little treat for the Game Of Thrones fans. All the characters you love, have a positive and negative shade to them. You love them at times, you even hate them at times, but no matter who lives or dies, you want to keep watching the TV Series that has broken all barriers of being the Best TV show ever and you waiting for the next episode.

The performances make you so engrossed in the story that you often forget that there are real people hiding beneath Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister. Often these actresses and actors have appeared in many other productions prior to their appearance on HBO’s most popular series. Check out the actors of the greatest show before they became a part of this historical phenomenon.

Take a look at the list and see if you can find your favorite GoT character before they arrived in Westeros

       1. CERSEI LANNISTER

She used to look a lot less sinister, innocent even...

       2. SER JAIME LANNISTER

Who knew he had a giddy side..

       3. ARYA STARK

So innocent... so innocent... 

       4. JON SNOW

He actually looked like he knew a lot more than he knows now.... oh well.

       5. LADY MARGAERY TYRELL

Oh Margaery... Oh innocent sweet Margaery with your crystal blue eyes how you blossomed into a beautiful lady.. too bad you met a fiery demise.

       6. SANSA STARK

Lady Sansa with hair of red who knew you used to be golden haired bred.

       7. SER DEVOS

A long time in service as a knight. 

       8. LADY CATELYN STARK

A movie made in '92 i know black don't crack but damn!!

        9. DAENERYS TARGARYEN

Before and after the Khal.... #enoughsaid

       10. TYRION LANNISTER

Beardgang hides a weak chin

       11. TORMUND GIANTSBANE

A lifetime as a wildling puts hair on your chin and death in your eyes.. rightfully so

       12. LADY BRIENNE OF TARTH

The armour and misdemenor hides this 6ft 3in beauty

       13. SER JORAH MORMONT

Such a strong jaw line model worthy... too bad you're turning into stone.

       14. RAMSAY BOLTON

Looked a lot less crazy.. good thing the dogs ate his face.. #justsaying

       15. LORD TYWIN LANNISTER

For someone who hates his own child cos he's a dwarf you have some skeleton's in your closet don't you think

       16. KHAL DROGO

Hearthrob today... yesterday... and in the future..

       17. LADY OLENNA TYRELL

Lady Tyrell your beauty is ageless and timeless.

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Positive Change is coming for Nigeria, We Believe So

During the early nineties, Nigeria was seen as a leader of the continent economically and probably a potential world leader after many years of development. These were indeed big dreams and high hopes for a country that had constantly been robbed of its greatness by bribery and corruption. Some years felt like the country was advancing to its foretold dreams and some other years made this dream seem impossible. Presently in 2016, the question is not about being the best but about discovering ways to maintain itself and its citizens. Things have grown worse economically, health-wise and in other aspects of the economy. The poor are getting poorer and there are many killings of innocent citizens. A lot is going on and it seems like people’s efforts are worthless at this time. Some Nigerians may even say the country has no escape route while others may say separation is the answer. Personally, I am lost of thoughts and words to categorize the state of the country. From the state of recession it has found its self in to the barbaric traditions that still exist to the corruption of its leaders. It seems too much, but one thing I know for sure is that Nigeria is in a season and needs to learn the lesion of this season. For everything there is a season and a season comes with lessons and blessings. We may be too shortsighted to see these lessons and blessings, but we need to understand that greater is coming up for Nigeria. I believe that for a seed to grow, it has to die first. It is difficult to experience a season as such but when we go through such seasons, the returns are always great. I believe and have a dream that Nigeria will rise far beyond the world imagines because God has blessed us with human resources, capital and initiatives to not only develop our country but to develop the world. Let us not lose heart and look up for the change that is coming. God bless Nigeria.

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