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6 Epic Ways We Misuse Mobile Technology

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Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to solve practical problem. I personally describe Mobile technology as technology that is portable, which include the use of laptop, tablets, smart phones, global positioning system (GPS) devices
wireless debit/credit card payment terminals and netbook computers.
Mobile technology have been misuse by students all over the world, For example “Everyone knows the reality of night mobile packages in Nigeria, Pakistan and other countries . There is a trend developed among young generation to talk with opposite gender (boyfriends/girlfriends) via night packages, which was obviously developed by cellular companies. In today’s articles i am going to explain 6 ways we are currently misusing mobile technology in the world.

1.Undated Social News

Facebook is the no 1 social media site in the world. facebook help to met new friends , reunite families, reconnect the adopted with their biological parent(s), help you find stolen cars and gadgets, and even missing children or pets. The social site itself allows you to easily share and spread the news, but it is up to us to keep tabs on developing updates.
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it is good that Facebook helps to find missing children but I have come across plenty of missing child Facebook pleas shared on my news feed, only to find out that in many cases the child has been found a few days after the status was posted (months ago!).

2.The Selfies – A Collection

Some selfie are causing great anxiety and has become the bastard child of the social media.for example taking pictures in the toilet, naked pictures and many more.
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3.Inability to concentrate on what you are doing

mobile technology has really improve the rate at which we learn new things but these has also decline the educational sector because student don’t want to learn again.
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4.Watching Explicit Materials in Parliament

United States Senator from Arizona,John McCain was was caught playing Poker on his iPhone during the Syria hearing and the Internet went nuts (for maybe two minutes) but when we hear about politicians watching explicit materials in parliament meetings, no one bats an eyelash. In case this is news to you let me just add that it happens in more places than you think.

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Huffington Post revealed that more than 300,000 attempts were made to access adult sites at work in the House of Commons (by staff and Members of Parliament). Elsewhere, three ministers in India resigned after they were caught on a news broadcast sharing a clip during a parliament session.

An Indonesian MP also resigned after he was caught by a news reporter, watching you-know-what on his tablet during a parliamentary debate. The photograph made the headlines, particularly because he had earlier helped pass a controversial law which could put couples kissing in public (among other lighter-than-his offences) into prison for a heavy 15-year sentence.

4.E-Waste

Obsolete cell phones are becoming one of the important sources of electronic waste. Due to the fast development of mobile technology, new versions of mobile phones are coming and people buy them and discard the old one. The discarded cell phones become a source of environmental pollution if they are not recycled. There are toxic chemicals like, lead, zinc, mercury etc in the electronic components of mobile phones. The brominated flame retardants used in computers and mobile phones are toxic if enters into the body. If these toxic chemicals accumulate, they leach into the water bodies and finally get into the body of animals including human beings through drinking water. Prevention of e-waste and promotion of Green electronics is a new challenge in the field of electronics.
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5. People don’t attend concerts, iPads do

Singyin Lee an editor Filed in Culture and Internet section of hongkiat said he came across this beauty the other day. In the shot below, there’s supposed to be a recital or a concert… he said he can’t tell because all the iPads are in the way. Overzealous parents were trying to get a video of their children, who were performing right in front of them.

Because of this, all the parents at the back can see are the back of other people’s heads and outstretched iPads, the kids have to make do with the back of smartphones and iPads instead of the proud faces of their parents.
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Way to go guys. I’m sure it is more important for you to have that shaky recording of your child’s performance on Facebook than it is to actually be there for them. How many times are you going to rewatch that recording? As comedian Louis CK will tell you, zero.

The mother who took this photo had to retreat to the corridor to wait for her son to finish his singing, unaware that nobody in the audience could actually see any part of their performance.

6.Cybercrime

With the increased use of camera phones and Multimedia facilities and blue tooth technology, mobile phone related cyber crime incidents are increasing. Cybercrime includes traditional activities such as fraud, theft or forgery, whenever a telecommunication system is involved. The word Cyber is derived from the Greek word Kubernetes meaning Steersman .It is used in the terms cybersex, cybernetics, cyberspace, cyberpunk, cyber homes and cyber hate etc. It is used in the computer or electronic context to denote control of the thing represented by the word it precedes
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Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

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Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

Ever wondered why some Chinese companies are able to give you a smartphone loaded with high end specs and decent build quality, at a price way less than what world famous brands do? Chinese smartphones are often cheaper because  they don’t have  the same overheads as brands that have physical stores. Did you see the announcement of the Galaxy S6? Have you heard of the contract Robert Downey Jr signed last year with HTC? Or that Sony wants to promote the Xperia Z5 in a new James Bond film? These things cost a fortune. A fortune that you, the customer, end up paying. Tecno must have fallen on your ear. Browse https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones/tecno, where you can find an affordable Tecno smartphone in your city. So check this Tecno i7 to see whether, it really stands a chance in the already overcrowded african smartphone market?  

Design

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The Tecno I7 is a modern looking gadget,  that is very similar to  other smartphones in  the market. On the right side  are the power  and volume buttons. Tecno has given the power key a textured finish, which helps distinguish it from the volume keys just by feel.While, the front side looks expensive, the rear panel, looks borrowed, this is where i7 loses points is in terms of originality.  

Display

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

Tecno i7 comes with 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which gives bright  and decent colors while watching movies, youtube or web browsing. You can also regulate the brightness manually or choose automatic adjustment option.  

Hardwear and softwear

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

The I7 runs a heavily skinned version of Android called Hi OS and powered by a 1.3 GHz  MediaTek processor paired up  with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone has 32GB of internal memory along with a duo SIM card slot as well, wish you expand  the memory storage. It supports 3G, 4G and other connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Fingerprint sensor is accurate and responsive.  

Camera

Tecno i7 will sweep you off your feet

The front camera has  a resolution of 13 megapixels paired with with a Quad LED flash. It offers good colour and fast shutter speed.The  camera is snappy and gives  you easy access  to some of the options right from the main screen. You can swipe to switch from photo capturing mode to video mode, as well as change to  other modes like Beauty and Panorama. Unfortunately,  the front 16 MP  camera with Front LED flash promises  a lot on paper, but fails to deliver.

Battery

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One the strongest points of the Tecno i7 is its battery. The smartphone equipped  with a 4,000mAh battery  that supports fast charging. The Rocket Charge will get you 80% charge within 70  minutes.

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Why You Still Need An MP3 Player

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Only five or ten years ago MP3 players were the most popular devices for listening to music, but as mobile phones became more and more advanced, MP3 players started to lose their popularity. However, there are still plenty of reasons to choose an MP3 player over a music app in your smartphone. You can buy MP3 players and lots of other electronics in Nigeria at unbelievably low prices by simply following this link: https://jiji.ng/electronics

Low cost gadget

Even the latest MP3 player model is still cheaper than a mid-range smartphone, so if you often break or lose your device, an MP3 player can become your low-risk investment. For example, it may turn out that replacing the screen on your iPhone costs as much as a new iPod, so dropping your device on the ground can have different consequences depending on which gadget you prefer.
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Take the most out of your music collection

Most music fans have huge collections of MP3 files on their computer – they can be downloaded from the Internet or converted from music CDs. An MP3 player becomes the most suitable device for playing these files. Modern smartphones are mostly designed for using music apps and subscription services, while transferring and organizing MP3 files on your phone can turn out to be quite tricky. An MP3 player will let you effortlessly select music by artist, album or track title, or even release year. And don’t forget the super convenient playlist feature!
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Perfect for active lifestyle

Keeping fit and leading an adventurous life are today’s biggest trends, and music is an essential component of active lifestyle. No matter what you’re into – running, going into the gym, hiking, cycling, or climbing – an MP3 player is a much lighter and smaller device than your mobile phone, which means it’s much more convenient to carry around. Plus, many MP3 players like the iPod Shuffle have special clips, so you don’t have to keep them in your pocket.
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Save battery life

One of the biggest problems of smartphone users is the battery that dies in the middle of the day even when you’re not actively using the phone. Obviously, listening to music for hours has an even more drastic effect on the battery life. MP3 players, however, are known for lasting for days while playing music non-stop. That way you can take the pressure off your phone’s battery while enjoying your favorite tunes wherever you are without worrying about the battery life of your devices.

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Mobile app to curb vandalism, power theft Launched in Nigeria

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In a bid to curb the disturbing nuisances that stem from criminality in our society, Web Asset Limited, a Lagos-based technology company, has launched an interactive crime reporting system tagged ‘Hawk Eye’.

Hawk Eye is a mobile app that uses an innovative technology to checkmate crime in Nigeria.

The launch which took place in Abuja, was a beta launch piloted by Mr. Kayode Aladesuyi, chairman Web Asset Ltd., and developer of the Hawk Eye app.

The pilot launch was aimed at demonstrating how the app could be useful in finding a solution to the menace of utility and energy theft plaguing the electricity sector.

The demonstration highlighted the distinctive features of the app like the ability to select crime types, capture and send videos, images or text messages of the crime and direct these to appropriate security authorities for immediate action.

He added that the system offers a crime management platform with a robust command and control centre dashboard to display location of crime scenes and the nearest officers to respond to the reported crime.

The Hawk Eye system is the first national crime reporting system in the country and is one of the ways in which the public can lend its support to reinforce the governments’ unrelenting efforts in safeguarding lives and properties across the country.

Mr. Aladesuyi, explained that beyond reporting utility theft for the energy sector, the app had been developed with the potential to work with different security agencies and institutions in the country and deal with crime at all levels from kidnapping, vandalism, civil unrest, terrorism, extortion, etc.

He said: “We are always looking for better and more contemporary ways of safeguarding lives and private properties, including public utilities. The app which is a niche crime reporting app, will address the infrastructural gap in the area of emergency response system through internet-enabled mobile phones. The app also provides an alternative, fast and easy way of tackling security issues with exposure to lesser risks.”

“Hawk Eye enables officers in the field to receive dispatched incidents and option to file reports in real-time even while in remote locations. Through its unique offering of Global Announcement feature, the app allows communication with different communities on national emergencies, most wanted persons, among other emergencies. In addition, Hawk Eye provides a FindMe feature for users to notify Rapid Response units or family members in the event of kidnapping incidents,” he said.
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Ernest Mupwaya, managing director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), in his remarks said, “Energy theft is crippling the revenues of electricity distribution companies and impacting negatively on growth.” He explained that the distance and communication gaps were hindrances to checking criminal activities in the sector, adding that the app, as a security enabler would bridge these gaps.
Download Hawkeye on Google Play store By searching for Hawkeye Nigeria or click the Link below
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=crimereporting.hawk.security&hl=en

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