Tech Blog in Africa for How TOs: April 2018

Monday

ALAT by Wema Bank is Nigeria’s First Fully Digital Bank

Wema Bank Plc, commonly known as Wema Bank, is a Nigerian commercial bank.
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ALAT by Wema Bank is Nigeria’s first fully digital bank. As opposed to the regular banking system, everything is done from the comfort of your mobile phone through an app. We all know how stressful banking in Nigeria can be, from the long banking hall lines to the numerous charges and sometimes the long procedures involved in opening a new account.

ALAT is here and promises to be the change we’ve all been waiting for. Digital banking is the future and we are ready for it now! Digital banking has the capacity to understand and quickly build a very good user experience to improve efficiency and decrease costs.

What Is a Fully Digital Bank?

Digital banking could be easily confused with terms such as mobile banking or internet banking, don’t get me wrong, these are all aspect of digital banking, but they are not fully digital. Digital banking is simply moving online all the traditional banking activities and programs that were only available to customers when physically inside a bank’s branch. Such activities include:

  • Account holders documentation
  • Money Deposits, Withdrawals, and Transfers
  • Management of account
  • Applying for Financial Products
  • Loan Management
  • Bill Pay
  • Account Services
  • Wema Bank




Wema Bank is the oldest indigenous commercial bank in Nigeria and the brand behind ALAT; they’ve continuously been in the banking business for over 70 years.

ALAT By Wema Bank

ALAT is Nigeria’s first fully functional digital bank. With ALAT, you can do all your banking transactions without being physically present at a bank.



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Open an ALAT account from your phone with your BVN and phone number, no paperwork required.
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Friday

Jaysciencetech : Best Blog to Visit for Tips on Tech and Sciences

Jaysciencetech one of the Nigeria tech and science blog that give you up to date on every current trend and issues related to tech both Hoke and abroad over the years Jaysciencetech have breeded much youth and assisted them either in one way or the other.
Jaysciencetech : Best Blog to Visit for Tips on Tech and Sciences

Jaysciencetech is not just a blog but a long term solution portal for every youth who strive to be successful in the feature.



Jaysciencetech Features more on

Blogging Tips, Technology News, Gadget Reviews , Specs, and Tips. The Blog also covers Online Services and Everything on How TOs, Tech and Science Tutorials/ Discoveries, News and Innovative Research Challenges.

In Jaysciencetech we make you to understand that knowledge is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that is proportionally precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.

According to Brian Greene. As long as the science of today is the technology for the future, we guarantee that you will ascertain mutual equilibrium in your quest for knowledge and exploration.


All that is shared and made public on Jaysciencetech is undiluted and proven to be of high efficacy. Thus, making every article/post published on this platform to be very interesting with high readable potential and embraces the attention of its audience.
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Monday

How do you Start a Blog for Free

A blog (a truncation of the expression "weblog") is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries ("posts"). ... Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Free blog

The only real cost is web hosting and domain. WPBeginner users can get a domain name and web hosting for as low as $3.95/month from Bluehost or Siteground (both officially recommended WordPress hosting providers). Additional costs would be commercial WordPress themes. ... There are over 45,000 free WordPress plugins.



If I haven't convinced you, or a free blog is truly your only choice, I would go with Blogger.

Step 1: Decide what to blog about.

Step 2: Choose a blogging platform.

Step 3: Find a host.

Step 4: Pick a domain name.

Step 5: Get started with WordPress.

Step 6: Design & use your blog!




How to Write a Blog Post: A Simple Formula to Follow
Free blog

Step 1: Understand your audience.

Step 2: Start with a topic and working title.

Step 3: Write an intro (and make it captivating).

Step 4: Organize your content. .

Step 5: Write!

Step 6: Edit/proofread your post, and fix your formatting.






What should I blog about?
Free blog

  • Consider your passions. 
  • Consider the blogs you read. 
  • Teach everything you know. 
  • Think about missing content from your favorite blogs. 
  • Focus on presenting solutions to problems. 
  • Write as a leading learner. 
  • Think about the body of work you want to have in five years. 
  • Write to a specific person.




Finally what is a niche in blogging?
Free blog

Niche blogging is the act of creating a blog with the intent of using it to market to a particular niche market. ... While it could be argued that every blog is, in some form, a niche blog, the term as it applies to marketing refers to a particular kind of blog.

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How to move from Blogger to WordPress

Initially, I started with Blogger around 7 years ago and used it for around 2–3 years. If you are beginner in blogging world and want to get used to with fundamentals of blogging, then Blogger is the best place to start with.

When it comes to choosing a blogging platform, most likely the first name that will strike your mind is WordPress. Built primarily as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) out there. However, it is still considered as the best choice for setting a blog.

In order to transfer your Blogger website to WordPress hosted with us, follow these steps:

1. Exporting Blogger Blog
  • Log into your Blogger dashboard > go to Settings > Other menu
  • Click on Export Blog in the Blog Tools menu: 
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  • This will bring a pop-up window. Click on Download Blog:



Your Blogger blog’s content will be downloaded to your computer in an XML file. Once it’s done, move to Step 2. 

2. Importing Blogger to Wordpress
  • Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Tools > Import menu > click on Blogger

  • This will bring a pop-up window for the Blogger Importer Installation . Click on Install now:

  • Wordpress will download and install the Blogger Importer plugin. Once the installation is finished, click onActivate Plugin & Run Importer:

  • On the next step, you will be asked to upload the file to import. Click on Choose file > select an XML file on your PC (the file that you downloaded in step 1) > click on Upload file and import:

  • WordPress will now import your Blogger posts one by one. When it is finished, you will need to assign an author to the imported posts. 

  • You can assign your blogger posts to an existing author (admin) or create a new author account:


That’s it! The import is finished. 

3. Setting up permalinks

As you are importing content from Blogger, you would prefer the WordPress URL structure to be as close to your Blogger URL Structure as possible. 
  • To set up permalinks, go to Settings > Permalinks menu > Select Month and Name as your permalink structure > Click on Save Changes:



4. Setting up redirection

To move your Blogger successfully, you need to set up 2 redirects as well: 

4.1 Redirecting your Blogger visitors to the Wordpress website
  • Log into your Blogger account > go to Settings > Template menu:

  • On this page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Revert to classic templates.
  • You need to log into your Blogger account, go to your Blog’s Settingsand click on Template

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  • After switching to a classic template, you will see the Edit Template HTMLarea:

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  • You need to replace everything in this area with this code and click on Save template:


NOTE: Make sure that you replace http://example.com with your own domain name. 

4.2 Redirect users to an exact post they were trying to reach

You need to copy and paste the following code in your WordPress theme’s functions.php file of the theme you are using or in a site-specific plugin: 


function blogger_query_vars_filter( $vars ) {$vars[] = "blogger";return $vars;}
add_filter('query_vars', 'blogger_query_vars_filter');
function blogger_template_redirect() {global $wp_query;$blogger = $wp_query->query_vars['blogger'];if ( isset ( $blogger ) ) {wp_redirect( get_wordpress_url ( $blogger ) , 301 );exit;}}
add_action( 'template_redirect', 'blogger_template_redirect' );
function get_wordpress_url($blogger) {if ( preg_match('@^(?:https?://)?([^/]+)(.*)@i', $blogger, $url_parts) ) {$query = new WP_Query ( array ( "meta_key" => "blogger_permalink", "meta_value" => $url_parts[2] ));if ($query->have_posts()) { $query->the_post();$url = get_permalink();wp_reset_postdata(); return $url ? $url : home_url();}

This code creates a Blogger to WordPress 301 Redirect, which is the best option for SEO. 

Now the person visiting a post on your old Blogger blog will be redirected to the same post on your WordPress website. 

5. Redirect Feeds

You can set up a redirect for your Blogger feed to your WordPress website’s feed so that your RSS subscribers on the old Blogger website don’t notice the change. 
  • Log into your Blogger account > Go to Settings > Other menu > In the Site Feed section, click on Add link next to Post Feed Redirect URL:

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  • You will need to enter your WordPress website feeds URL, like http://example.com/feed/:
How to move from Blogger to WordPress



6. Importing images from Blogger to WordPress

When you are importing Blogger to WordPress, the Blogger importer plugin downloads images from Blogger posts into the WordPress media library. However, in rare cases, some images can fail to be downloaded. 

In this case, you can import images from Blogger using the Import External Images plugin. Once the plugin is installed and activated, go to Media > Import Images menu. The plugin will look for and display external images in your posts. All you need to do is to click on Import Images Now to complete the import
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Sunday

How do you get the PUK code for your Phone

A PUK or 'Personal Unlocking Key' is a security feature on most mobile devices that protects your SIM card data. The PUK code is unique to your SIM card and is required when a SIM Card PIN code has been entered incorrectly multiple times.







Step 1
How to get a PUK code


Step 2
Register or log in to My EE.


Step 3
Select Help & Support from the main menu options on your account homepage.

Step 4
Select Get your PUK code.

Step 5
Then select Get PUK1 code.

Step 6
Once you have your PUK code, enter this into your phone to unblock your SIM.
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How can I transfer airtime from Airtel to Airtel

Airtel
How can I transfer airtime from Airtel to Airtel


Step 1
Send a text in the following format to 432: PIN 5555 to 432

Step 2
Example to change password to 4321, the text sent will read — PIN 1234 432 .

Step 3
You will then receive an SMS confirmation from 432.

Step 4
Example, to transfer N50 worth of airtime, text: 2u 08021234567 50 1234 to 432.

Step 5
You and the recipient will receive an SMS confirmation.
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Saturday

Zenith Minner | Best UK Bitcoin Mining Company

According to Wikipedia Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.

Zenith Minner is a cloud mining services and also UK Bitcoin Mining Company brought to you by the United Kingdom team of crypto mining experts. Zenith Minner is a cloud crypto mining service brought to you by the United Kingdom team of cryptomining experts. We have over 4 years of experience in bitcoin mining and trading.


Over the years we have received many questions from our customers and prospects. Here are the answers to the most common crypto questions we have received.

On this platform all you need to do is to follow a 5 way procedures which are

♦ Create An Account
Create an account using the "Get Access" or "Register" button above.

♦ Deposit Funds
Login to your account and click on "Make Deposit" button from your dashboard. We accept only bitcoin, and this is to enable all our investors to invest and make payment easily as bitcoin is readily accepted in most countries around the world.

♦ Start Mining
Once your deposit has been received. We'll allocate a mining rig according to the plan purchased and your weekly profits will start counting.


♦ Make Withdrawals
You can request for your profits on weekly basis, that is after 7 days of making an investment. Upon successful withdrawal, payment will be sent to you. Please note that payments are been processes every Friday of the week

You can check for thier mining investment plan below 




How secured are they?
Bitcoin Investing on this platform are secured, as it's in the hands of specialists in the financial market and our bitcoin mining pool is suitable for those who are new to the world of crypto currencies, as well as for cryptocurrency experts and large-scale investors.


How does a Bitcoin Mining work?

Every ten minutes or so mining computers collect a few hundred pending bitcoin transactions (a “block”) and turn them into a mathematical puzzle. ... The miner who found the solution gets 25 bitcoins as a reward, but only after another 99 blocks have been added to the ledger.


What is the purpose of mining for bitcoins?

Bitcoin uses the hashcash proof-of-work function. The primary purpose of mining is to allow Bitcoin nodes to reach a secure, tamper-resistant consensus. Mining Cryptocurrencies is also the mechanism used to introduce Bitcoins into the system: Miners are paid any transaction fees as well as a "subsidy" of newly created coins.


Interested in bitcoin mining? Sign up today to setup your secure crypto account, and begin investing today.

Are Bitcoins legal?
It is legal to use bitcoin in the United States, and Bitcoin Payments are subject to the same taxes and reporting requirements as any other currency. There is no physical bitcoin currency the way there is a dollar, euro or pound.

UK's Premier Bitcoin Mining Company
Contact Page 

Contact Zenith Minner if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you click here FAQ Page 
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Thursday

News: Publiseer Gets Accepted Into IdeaGist, the World's Largest Virtual Startup Incubator



Nigeria's digital content distribution company, today, announced that it has been accepted in Stage 1 of the IdeaGist virtual incubation program. Since 2014, IdeaGist is a program looking for early-stage startups that have the power to change the world.
News: Publiseer Gets Accepted Into IdeaGist, the World's Largest Virtual Startup Incubator

Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Bir Ventures CEO Hassan Syed, Azeem Amir, Rahul Ranjan, Shahnawaz Khan and Vikas Gupta, IdeaGist is currently supporting over 2,000 startups from more than 300 communities from all over the world.

The venture capital firm and early-stage startup incubator is for individuals with startups that make a difference, solves a problem, and helps people improve their lives and the lives of others. It doesn't matter if the startup provides social benefits or commercial gains, as long as the startup is making a difference in its society. Publiseer and other accepted startups will get help, guidance, resources, facilities and connections when they get to the final stage of the program.

IdeaGist targets startup companies with innovative ideas, by providing the necessary tools, opportunities and expertise to help make their mission become a reality. "Our idea is simple, we need new tools to work in the knowledge-based economy," says Hassan Syed, IdeaGist CEO. "The team at IdeaGist believes that every idea deserves a chance to become a reality and everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue their dreams, which is why we created IdeaGist." Hassan likens the IdeaGist Global Community Network to Silicon Valley without borders.

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Publiseer is one of the largest independent digital content distributors in Africa, helping young and budding African writers and musicians become gainfully-employed and professional authors and recording artists. Publiseer is a member of SensXFellowship, Foundi.ng, G-57, and the International Publishing Distribution Association.
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Wednesday

Publiseer And Caketunes Partner To Distribute More African Music To Global Platforms


Publiseer And Caketunes Partner To Distribute More African Music To Global Platforms
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Digital content distribution company, Publiseer, and music production and beat distribution company, Caketunes, has today concluded a partnership that will see more African musical contents around the world.

Publiseer will distribute beats and songs uploaded on the Caketunes platform to hundreds of well-established music platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, Deezer and Amazon Music. Also, artists using Publiseer can buy beats on Caketunes for a 25% discount.

"We completely believe in taking chances. Seeing Publiseer launched last year was the best story ever. We had always known that we'd definitely do business together some day and here after a short while, we are coming together to simplify the process of uploading music across all music streaming platforms and stores," Ability Elijah, Co-founder of Caketunes, said.

"Unlike other platforms, Publiseer does not charge musicians to distribute their songs. They probably must have studied the market and finally decided to take the free route, which was actually what caught our interest. These guys understand their market," Elijah continued.

"Caketunes is a welcome development to African producers and musicians seeking ways to sell their creatives. Our partnership will see hundreds of African musical contents distributed worldwide, if not thousands," Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer, said.

"This partnership comes at a moment when Publiseer is planning on taking a deeper step into music distribution. We are known as a digital music distributor, but we are working towards the distribution of physical CDs worldwide. This service will be rolled out very soonest," Nwaogu continued.

Publiseer is a digital music distribution platform for independent musical artists, while Caketunes is a marketplace for buying and selling beats, songs, and production services.
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Monday

Publiseer Becomes The First African Publisher To Join IPDA




Nigeria's Digital Publisher, Publiseer, Becomes The First African Publishing Company To Join The International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA)

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publisher, becomes the first African publishing company to join the International Publishing Distribution Association, an international umbrella organization for companies in the field of publishing distribution.

Some notable companies part of IPDA are Bookwire (Germany), BookRepublic (Italy), Vearsa (Ireland), DeMarque (Canada), Overdrive (USA), Numilog (France), Cyberlibris (France), Hipertexto (Colombia), Netizen (México), PocketBook (Switzerland),Tolino Media (Germany), Books on Demand (Germany), Trajectory (USA), StreetLib (Italy), Libreka (Germany), ArtaTech (Poland), Ingram (USA), Publit (Sweden), Viz Media (Japan), GiantChair (USA), Nextory (Sweden), CB (The Netherlands), and Izneo (France).

As part of its membership, the founders of Publiseer, Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, will be attending the 5th International Digital Distributors Meeting organized by IPDA, that will be held on 6th and 7th June 2018 in Madrid, Spain. The meeting will focus on issues like, "new business models in the publishing distribution sector", "worldwide growth of self-publishing", and "publishing and distribution of hypermedia content".

Publiseer is a digital publishing company in Nigeria, focused on distributing the books and songs of independent Nigerian writers and musicians, at no charge. The mission of the company is to promote the creativity of Nigerians to the rest of the world.

The publishing platform has announced it will commence print-book publishing and distribution of physical music CDs from next month. It has also launched 'Publiseer for Music Videos', a publishing package that will help musical artists get their music videos on Vevo. This month, Publiseer added Pandora to the list of partner stores it distributes songs to.

As of writing, Publiseer has distributed 350+ books and songs of 200+ Nigerian writers and musicians, to 400+ stores in 100 countries, including Amazon, Google Play store, and Apple store.

Photo Caption: The 3rd International Digital Distributors Meeting Held in Madrid, Spain.
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Hiding the ads between posts

By: Mathias Amodu 

If the mysterious space or the ad space is between your post on the homepage and below your posts on your post pages then you must follow the instruction in this section. Step-by-step instruction with pretty images will make the procedure easier.
  1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard
  2. Then click on the Layout Tab for your blog
  3. When you are in the Layout tab, click on the 'Edit' below 'Blog Post' gadget
  4. Scroll down and you will see a checkbox that says 'Show Ads Between Posts'
  5. If it's checked, uncheck it and save the gadget. But if it is already unchecked, then move to the next fix.
The above solution will stop ads from appearing between the post, but if you have ads on other areas of your blog then you may need to read some more instructions.
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Tuesday

Features of Google+ Commenting System



Now you all would be curious to know what does this new system brings to you. We would discuss its every aspect so that our users can quickly decide whether it is good enough or they should continue with their current commenting system.
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Feature  1
Interactive Interface: Comments appear in a systematic order on the basis of published dates so that users can reply or plus one with ease. While commenting, you would feel as if you are chatting with your friends because it is interactive and instantly updates the comments.


Feature 2
Public or Private Comments: Now your readers would be able to post a comment publicly or privately to the people in their Google+ circles. In addition, when people are browsing the comments they can view all or them, most voted ones, or only from the people in their circles.


Feature 3
All Activity at one Place: Whenever someone would share your content on Google+ or they would pass-out an opinion, it would automatically display them in your Comment Feeds. For example, if there is a discussion going on about your content on Google+ then those comments, replies, and entries would also appear on your Blogger blog.


Feature 4
Also Share to Google+: When someone leaves a comment on your site, he is not only just writing his views, but he is helping you to gain more audience by sharing it to the peoples in his circle. For Example, if you post a comment, it would publicly appear on your Google plus profile too. However, user scan uncheck the “Also share on Google+” option to stop sharing.


Feature 5
Edit or Delete Comments: You can now edit or delete your comments. Through the flexibility options of Google+ you can easily edit or delete them anytime, anywhere and everywhere. You can’t be serious, aren’t you?

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How can I Hide my Name in Blogger Post

To hide author names from your Blogger posts, just follow the below instructions correctly:
  1. First of all, go to Blogger and select your blog
  2. Now click on Template from sidebar and then Click on Edit HTML.
  3. After that, press Ctrl+F and search for <data:post.author/>
  4. Ones you found it, then simply remove it.
  5. You will have this code more than one time in your blogger template so simply remove it from everywhere.
  6. Save your blogger template and now you will never see any author name in your Blogger posts.
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