5 Smart Ways To Stop Thieves From Using Your Mobile Phone

5 Smart Ways To Stop Thieves From Using Your Mobile Phone

You have lost a phone to thieves before. The experience is very bitter. Annoyingly, the phone will disappear without your knowledge. After the phone has grown wings, that is it and many of us scarcely do anything about it. We just move on. Meanwhile, the phone thief is confidently using your phone calling your friends and demanding for money. Many have fallen victim to this theft. In line with this, we share 5 ways to stop thieves from using your mobile phone.

Block the SIM card

Most times, the SIM card is the first thing thieves get rid of when they steal your phone. Others do not bother to remove it but they won't pick your calls. Since, you are using your phone to perform all sorts of transactions, you should contact your service provider immediately to block it. 

Lock it

You can simply setup a password that will prevent others from using your phone. The code will be activated when an unauthorised person accesses it. In some cases, when you lock it, it will render the phone completely unusable.

Use your phone's built-in features

There are phone features that you can activate to prepare your phone for any theft. On Android phones, you can use the Android Device Manger. You can access the manager online and it will help you locate your phone. On iOS, you have to set up find my phone feature. You can use it to find, text and wipe your device. You can do all these when the phone is switched on.

Insure your phone

For Nigerians who use expensive phones, they can insure it. It will be replaced by the insurance firm. You don't need to worry about your device being stolen. But that doesn't mean you should be careless.

Report to the police

You can also make a report to the police. They can help you launch a manhunt to get back your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions on N-Power 2

Frequently Asked Questions on N-Power
How do I select a device?

  1. Login into your http://npvn.npower.gov.ng/ using your username and password.
  2. Check your profile page for the verified logo indicating you are qualified to select a device.
  3. Click the green box to select device, once the logo appears on your profile.
  4. Read the instruction on the process on device selection.
  5. Click on the device you want to select and go through the details attached to selecting that particular device.

Frequently Asked Questions on N-Power

Frequently Asked Questions on N-Power

I have not been paid, what qualifies me to get my monthly stipend

To get your monthly stipend, the requirement below has to be met; 
  • You must be physically verified at your LGA of residence.
  • Both details must belong to the volunteer and credentials of both account number and BVN must match.
  • Your Account name must match your profile name on our platform.
Ways To Save Data When Using Mobile Hotspot

Ways To Save Data When Using Mobile Hotspot

I believe by now you are acquainted on what Hotspot is all about so i will go straight to the point. In case you still want to know what Hotspot is all about, you can read about Hotspot Here 

Many have resulted to the use of Mobile Hostspot in their phone instead of using Modem. So the modem have become the things of the old but still you find out that your data goes faster with mobile Hotspot than when you are browsing directly with your Modem.

Here are some tips of what you can do to make your Hotspot consume data go smaller.

Read: Top 10 Tips On How To Increase Your Adsense Page CTR (click-through-rate)

Reduce the use of multimedia

If you use hotspot, and you want to save data, you should avoid watching videos and music streaming. This is because more data is required for viewing and playing videos and music.

Turn off automatic update

Whenever you use hotspot, always turn off the automatic update on your phone. It may have been long your computer was updated, and immediately your system is connected to a hotspot, it will begin to update. Before you say, Jack Robinson, your data is exhausted.

Don’t forget to end all downloads

You may be downloading a movie on a public Wi-Fi and you are unable to finish. However, you forgot to stop or end the download and you later connect your hotspot, the download will simply continue from where it stopped earlier with the use of your data.

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Optimise Wi-Fi settings

You should activate your hotspot for shorter low-power Wi-Fi. This will make it possible for data to be less consumed while browsing with hotspot.

Observe data level

Notwithstanding the fact that you have enough data on your phone, you should not ignore it when you connect your hotspot with your computer. You should always check it from time to time so that you will be aware of your data balance. This will let you know how to use it carefully and consciously.

Stop all background applications

Like your phone, your laptop also has background apps running. Some of these apps need internet to function optimally. So, end all background applications before you connect your hotspot.
Top 10 Tips On How To Increase Your Adsense Page CTR (click-through-rate)

Top 10 Tips On How To Increase Your Adsense Page CTR (click-through-rate)

Google AdSense CTR means the number of ad clicks divided by the number of page views. i.e CTR = ad clicks/page viewsIf you want to increase AdSense CTR in order to make some nice dollars from AdSense, I will give some sure-fire tips
 that should help make that extra buck for your blog or website.
10 Tips that can help improve AdSense Page CTR (Click Through Rate)
I am sharing my own knowledge as well as knowledge of some of my colleagues who gained by following these smart approach.
Placement of Ads:
Google AdSense ads are best to customize and blend with your site's layout. They have custom sizes and responsive ad units to make your blog look better with ads even on a mobile device. According to the heat map given by Google itself, the best places to display AdSense ads for high CTR are near the content.
Placing an ad just above your primary content section can show the best results. Google also suggests ad placements near to the top and top left sections to get maximum clicks. Placing an ad at the bottom of the post can also work on your favor.
Top 10 Tips On How To Increase Your AdSense Page CTR (Click-Through-Rate)
The image above shows the best places to show AdSense ads as per Google, the deep the orange color the better the CTR. While placing an ad in the areas marked as light orange and yellow will have adverse effects on your earnings. AdSense link units after the topic or post title or just after the menu bar also will surprisingly increase your AdSense CTR too, give it a shot.
Ad Size:
According to the norms, the bigger the ad size, the higher the earnings. While we can never say what size of AdSense pays more or gets more clicks, placing a skyscraper image to the left of forums or to the right sidebar, above the fold is better. Google also suggests using of responsive ads to cater to your mobile audiences.
Though Google supports multiple customization on your ad sizes, I would say do not go for more offbeat ad sizes. It is so because those ads are not always bided on Google by publishers. So sometimes they might display nothing when the inventory of AdSense is empty thereby leaving you with no earnings.
See your site with your visitor's eyes:
What usually happens is we decide the placement and size of AdSense ads on the backend and then hope for all good to happen. We rarely experiment on how our visitors are treating our ad placement and ad sizes.
I am always in favor of doing something with proper testing. We cannot just load the upper fold of our blogs with ads in order to get some dollars. I suggest you to have some analytics performed to see how visitors are interacting on your site. Here are some of the tools and services for tracking visitor actions on your blog.
Free services like WordPress plugins (hotspots, heatmaps) and SumoMe.
Google Analytics and Clicky.
CrazyEgg (premium): This lets you know much more than just clicked points. You can get an idea where your readers scroll up to in a post and where the readers land from, on your blog. It also tracks visitors from what referral source click the most so that you can focus on them. It is much more advanced system of site tracking.
With any of those tools, am sure you are gonna get the green snake beneath the grass.
Fight Ad blindness:
Ad-blindness is a problem that is commonly faced by the blog readers these days. So many sites with ads on the right sidebar make your visitors immune against your sidebar. They hardly see what is there.
I have tested this with SumoMe, and I did not record even a single click on my right sidebar for my most popular posts.
Here are some tips to increase AdSense Page CTR by reducing ad-blindness.
Use right sidebar as your default sidebar. Many blogs including now have their default sidebar placed on the left.
Use different ads or change the theme once in a while.
Try experimenting different ad forms and sizes.
Also, remember to make your Ad blend with the current theme of your website/blog so as to make it eye pleasant.
Get a Responsive Blog/Website:
Having a responsive website theme, like genesis, sahifa, porto e.t.c gets your site optimized for your mobile readers. Not only these layouts make your site user friendly, but also they make sure AdSense ads are displayed (and correctly) to your mobile visitors. And more ads is definitely proportional to more CTR.
Reduce bounce rates:
Bounce rates are always harmful to your blog. The longer a reader stays on your blog, the more engaging your content is considered.
If you can lower your bounce rates visitors will now be visiting more than one page on your blog. That means more chances to get them click on your ads. Here is an article to help you reduce bounce rates.
Blend your ads according to your blog:
When creating a new AdSense ad for your blog, Google gives you an option to alter the theme and font of the ad unit. While I would say the default is good, you should not hesitate to experiment on what works and what not. Skim through some basic tips:
Blend text and link ads according to your site's theme and font.
Do not blend visual ads to make them look weird in an attempt to fighting ad-blindness.
Maintain professional looks of the ad units; don't try to make an ad appear not as an Ad.
Optimize your content:
Content too has so much say in AdSense CTR. You can have noticeable uplift in your CTR with content optimization.
Write quality content: Whenever you write an article, write quality stuff and give relevant examples. In case ads are placed around this part can take keywords from your examples and display a relevant ad, tempting to be clicked.
Stay away from thin content: Having 3 display ad units on post of 400-500 words is nothing but utter foolishness. This will drive your readers crazy and they can just leave your site for ever.
Write at least posts of reasonable length with all media (images or embedded videos) to bring freshness to your blog.
This will reduce bounce rate = more CTR.
This will also reduce ad blindness = more CTR.
Avoid Black-Hat Tricks:
Google is very stringent on its ad policies. It can totally ban your AdSense account for trying improper or black hat tricks. Or even ban your domain for ever so that you cannot use AdSense on that domain.
Here are some of the basic DON'TS for Google AdSense.
Do not use floating AdSense ads.
Do not use ads on pop ups on your blog.
Do not place Ads near multimedia in your post, so as to mislead your audience into thinking that the ad is a part of your post.
Do not use any call to action or click requests to boost AdSense CTR.
Experiment your way to success:
You can experiment till your mind's content when using AdSense from Google. These experiments will let you know the right and perfect AdSense ads spot and size for your blog.
You will gradually know what ads and ad types are getting more CTR and then can make use of it to earn even more.
Try experimenting with ad sizes and fonts. Its not that a popular blog says skyscrapers are good so they will work for you too. In fact you can also have experiment for ad size. Try using different colors to blend your ads in your theme or make them stand out. For customizations, sky is the limit.
Over to you
These are some of the tips and tricks to boost AdSense earnings. You can customize more and look for what AdSense ads have the highest CTR. What are your tips to increase AdSense CTR? Do let us know in the comments section.

Jamb Registration Procedure - How to Apply

Jamb Registration Procedure - How to Apply
The 2017 Jamb Examination has long commenced but some are still having issues on how to go about their registration. The rules have changes, Cyber cafe's are not allowed to register Candidates, Many requirements are needed. That necessitated the need for this article to guide Jambites in ensuring hitch free registration.

Outlines below are the requirements for 2017 Jamb Registration.

  1. Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number.

New Approved Federal Universities by Jamb

New Approved Federal Universities by Jamb

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, has approved 12 Federal Universities that candidates seeking for admission into the Nigerian Universities can apply for.

Jamb approved Federal Universities are:

  1. Federal university, Oye Ekiti
  2. Federal university Dutse, Jigawa state

Mercy Johnson Sworn in as the SSA on Entertainment by Kogi State Governor

Mercy Johnson's Swearing In

The popular Nigerian Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson was officially sworn in as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello on Entertainment, Arts and Culture in Lokoja, the state's capital.



Before departing Jos after Sokoto's 2017 retreat, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal fulfilled a promise he made to visit Sokoto cadets undergoing training at the Police Staff College. 

He was received by the Commandant of the PSC, AIG Dorothy Gimba and some of the principal officers of the College.

The Governor was accompanied by the National Vice Chairman of APC (NW), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir, the SSG, Prof Bashir Garba, Chief of Staff Mukhtar Magori, among others.

Governor Tambuwal admonished the cadets to be responsible citizens, and be patriotic and respectful to constituted authorities.

How to run two whatsapp accounts in one phone

It is logically possible to run two separate account of whatsapp on one phone. Before now, it was a very big task on how to make it possible. The need arises when you have your business whatsapp account and your personal
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