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Facebook Live is here for everyone

Facebook Live is upon us good people. Remember those live videos that “celebrities” used to post on Facebook doing all kinds of silly things. Well, now everyone has a chance to do those silly things themselves. Facebook Live Videos is now open to everyone with a smartphone. How to try it Open your Facebook app on your phone. Click to start typing a new status. On that screen, there’s a new option called Go ...

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Generating Android icons for all screen densities in Photoshop (script)

As an Android developer, there are a few things that were a pain to do before this solution I will outline below. One of the pains was viewing small code and resource changes on the phone quickly. This was sorted in Android Studio Version 2 with Instant Run. The other one has been generating icons and image resources for multiple screens as required by Android UI Guidelines. With the requirement to have dif ...

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Car Remote Signal Jammers on the rise in Windhoek

A brief background Once upon a time, locking car doors was a simple thing. You got out of your car, put your car key in the driver’s door and locked that door. You would then move to the other doors and press the knob inside the door and closed the door, checking to see if everything was fine before moving away to do your shopping. [caption id="attachment_323" align="aligncenter" width="181"] Car remote[/ca ...

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Beware of Crooks on Social Media

The background Technology has always been a sort of two edged sword, one which can help you to make life easy or one which you can end up cutting yourself with bloody concequences. My reason for writing this article is because of the amount of fraud that technology has allowed to flourish. My two points of concern are the popular Buy or Sell Namibia Facebook group and the FNB Ewallet services. [caption id=" ...

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Google’s New Simplified Find my phone service

Google has just introduced a simplified way to Find your Android phone. This was announced via a Google Plus post by Google. This new service works like this, you open google.com, type find my phone and Google's first search result will be a map of where your phone is currently located. This is assuming you have an Android device/phone and you are logged into using your Google account. [caption id="attachme ...

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WhatsApp calling: how to activate now

WhatsApp calling: how to activate now (no root access required) Someone from the UAE has called me on and somehow activated my WhatsApp calling feature on my phone. This feature although people have been talking about for some time, nobody seemed to really have an idea of how the invite system worked or not. Some instructions floating on the internet needed you to have root access to activate it. Some phone ...

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WhatsApp Competition win Scam – Please beware

After having seen this message on many people's phones I just decided to put it somewhere where a lot of my colleagues and friends will see this without me individually messaging all of them. This concerns a certain message being sent by different numbers from different countries with almost similar message on WhatsApp that tells you you have won something and you should call a certain number to claim your ...

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Samsung announces release of Galaxy S6 – my thoughts

It’s so funny that my last article on Samsung Galaxy S5, the title was I’m not impressed. And because of that article I held off buying an S5 as I thought that waiting a little bit longer with my old S4 will result in better joy on the announcement of the S6. Well, now that Samsung has announced their new flagship phone, the wait was in vain. [caption id="attachment_269" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sam ...

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WhatsApp for web and the confusion its causing

WhatsApp has just recently introduced a way to manage all your messages on a web browser. What this means is you can send and receive messages from your computer without having to touch your phone. For someone like me who is connected to WI-FI at work on my laptop and phone, this just seems second to nature. However not everyone is happy, some with good reasons and some because they don’t understand how Wha ...

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MTC and TN Mobile: Please provide us with Credit Airtime on Loan (Emergency Airtime)

This idea is based on what other countries have done to provide some form of emergency credit loan facility. This is how it works: Let’s say you are in an “emergency” situation (this can be translated to anything literally) and you really need quick credit to call someone. Obviously the emergency is not strong enough to call the always free 911 or 112 emergency service numbers. So you dial a short-code on y ...

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