Top 5 Great Apps for Seniors

The use of technology is not the exclusive preserve of young people because seniors are now showing interest in it. The reason for this is not farfetched due to the countless advantages it has. Understandably, it is not every elder who knows how to use a smartphone, oftentimes; they are put through by their children. No matter the divide you belong, there are important and helpful apps that must be present in the device of all elders. These apps will ease many of the tasks they do especially when the children are not around to assist them. Jumia travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 apps every senior must have on their devices.

EyeReader

A major difficulty that seniors face is reading. As they advance in age, vision changes and the eyes become less effective compared to when they were young. The EyeReader App makes it possible to read despite their age. The app converts an iPhone into a glass with light that you can zoom.

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For seniors who are always alone at home, this is the perfect app to remind you to take your drugs. Of course, adults will always be forgiven if they forget to take their drugs. But the effect of this may be dire. It is easy to use because it allows you to effectively manage your meds.

CogniFit

Seniors are lonely today because they have few people to interact with. And they love to talk. Since no one is available and they can walk around like in the past, CogniFit app can easily fit in. The app has puzzles, trivia, number games and brainteasers that will task the brain as well as keep their mind in good shape.

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Skype

Talking to anyone in any part of the world is very essential. With Skype, seniors can make cheap and affordable calls. The video call option where they can see whoever they are talking to is also available.

BigNames

This is for elders who find it difficult to view the names and numbers in their contact list because of their failing eyes. BigNames enlarge the text for you to see clearly.

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5 Ways Social Media Fuels Controversy

Since the inception of social media, there have been epic online fights, especially among celebrities. Examples include Linda Ikeji vs. Wizkid, Olamide vs. Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage vs. Teebillz, Drake vs. Meek mill, and Kim K vs. Taylor Swift. The list is endless.  Perhaps, celebrities revel in these controversies. We don’t know. What we know is that social media play an important role in fanning these disputes. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 ways social media fuels controversies.

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5 Inexpensive Things to do in Lekki

Lekki is one of the highbrow areas in Lagos. Many people perceive it as a place where wealthy Nigerians as well as foreigners, reside. This automatically makes it an expensive city. But, in variance to this perception, there are things you can do at this naturally formed peninsula that doesn’t require you to break the bank. If you are in a limbo on the inexpensive things to do in Lekki, Jumia Travel Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points you to five things.

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Relax at the Lekki Leisure Lake

The Lekki Leisure Lake is a one stop entertainment center where you can detox from the week’s stress. You can horse ride, eat and enjoy the warmth of the Lagos Lagoon. The entry fee is N1,000. Since, you are on a budget, you do not need to do all these activities. You can eat their rice, or chicken and chips, and step it down with a bottle of water or a glass of cocktail. Afterward, you can take selfies.

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Nike Art Gallery for art lovers

Arguably one of the most popular art centers in Lagos, the Nike Art Gallery offers visitors the best of Nigerian and African arts. You will see a wide array of African and contemporary artworks from different artists. The gallery is all about the art and it is a fantastic place to visit.

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Whet your appetite at Soul Lounge

An affection and passionate time over tasteful and mouthwatering dinner with your beau is one of the best evenings you can have in Lekki. Good music, grilled fish, and cocktails will definitely spice up your day at soul lounge.

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Appreciate nature at the Lekki conservation center

The Lekki Conservation Centre is one of the few places where humans are yet to encroach. It is managed by the Nigerian Conservation Centre. You can visit to watch birds, see different animals, and climb the suspension bridge.

Have a pleasant taste of suya at Suya Times

 Suya is hugely popular in Lagos. It is a street food you can buy anywhere. But if you want to professional touch and well-packaged suya, then check out suya times.

5 Reasons Nigerian Travellers Should Play Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go fever is catching almost everyone including Nigerians. Even though the game is yet to be released in Nigeria, tech geeks have found ways to download the game using APK.

Currently, the game has over 40 million downloads worldwide! Let’s leave this for the tech enthusiasts. A bit about this game, according to Wikipedia, it is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality game. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokémon, that appear on the device screens as though in the real world. To capture these Pokémon, you are forced to visit hotels, resorts, airports, and other interesting landmarks in Lagos.

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6 Tips to Have an Interesting Conversation on Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging applications like Facebook messenger, BBM, Skype, and WhatsApp have made conversation easier. Thus, forcing people to make and send less calls and text messages. In addition, instant messaging is cheaper and affordable. You only have to pay the data charges. This said, a problem some have is having an interesting conversation when using IMs. They find it difficult to have a conversation beyond hello? How are you?  What’s up? This makes dialogue very boring. If you find it difficult to have an exciting conversation on IMs, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal roll out six helpful tips.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media 

In this present 21st century, it will be irrational for anyone to abdicate social media. In fact, if you are not on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram among others, you are very archaic and still leaving in the stone age. Even with the internet penetration, people have increased access to the World Wide Web. But wait a second, have you ever given a thought to quitting social media? Perhaps this is the time as Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 reasons why you should leave social media.

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Social Media is a great time waster

Teens spend an average of 9 hours on social media according to research. If you add your total time spent on social media, you will be gobsmacked. What about investing such a time in reading, entrepreneurship and spending good family and friends. The concentration on social media is one of the main contributors to mass failure in national exams.

You won’t miss it

For a few days, you will miss surfing Facebook, tweeting, and posting pictures Instagram. But with time and determination to invest your time into other things, you will overcome and no longer miss social media. You will be surprised by the turnaround.simply logging back in. You can start with staying off with a day.

Nothing is private

Many people put their daily activities or life on social media. They are addicted to it that they when they post pictures, they are obsessed with the number of likes they have or retweets. With this age of social media, nothing is private. Leaving social media will preserve and protect your privacy.

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It makes you less Happy

Online Trolls simply want to make others feel sad and unhappy. One of the easiest ways to do this is via social media. These trolls are always waiting on the wings to mock users who they feel are vulnerable. Celebrities are more of the victims here. These can make them and other users very unhappy.

You will break your addiction

Addiction to something is difficult to break. It is more complicated with something that is as thrilling and exciting as social media. It will be gradual but you will get there and break the addition by leaving.

 

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Used iPhone

iPhone is expensive, stylish, and trendy. Only a handful of Nigerians can arguably buy a brand new iPhone. The alternative is buying a used iPhone popularly called London use. But, before buying one, there are some things you need to consider. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares tips for purchasing a used iPhone.

Ensure that it is not stolen

Stolen phones are all over the place. You do not want to be embarrassed after buying a phone and be told that the iPhone was stolen. You can use Apple’s activation lock status tool to determine and ensure that the iPhone is not stolen. You should ask for the device’s IMEI or serial number to check its status.

Ensure iPhone can be activated on your network

There are different ways a phone can be blocked from a network. One of the ways this can happen is if you cannot activate it on your own account. You can your service provider to ensure that your network works with it. In most cases the networks are compatible but it is also important to check.

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Check the phone for any damage

When buying a used iPhone, you should not only focus on the hardware. You must also check the software. Look out for little cracks at the screen’s edges, check the keypads, plug some headphones into the headphone jack, and play music over the speakers.

Verify the IMEI number from both body and software

The body of the phone may be attractive but the same time the content may be different. To ensure this is not the case, check if the IMEI number on the body is the same with the software.

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Erase data

It is not possible to operate a used iPhone without wiping the data of the previous owner. Before buying the phone, it is safer to first erase the present owner’s ID from the settings.

5 Ways to be Safe When Using Mobile Banking

In today’s world, you do not need a computer to do any bank transactions. You can easily do such transactions via your smartphone. Mobile banking is now trending because of the increased use of smartphones and internet. But, one major concern is the safety of mobile banking. To ensure the safety of your mobile transactions, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portals shares 5 tips.

Never leave your device unlocked

Passwords are essential to mobile banking. Hence, if you often use your phone for mobile banking, you should always lock your phone. This will prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your phone. If you do not lock your phone, you may lose your money.

Keep your mobile banking apps updated

Banks regularly update their apps to accommodate new additions. For users of these apps, you should always update your applications because it is safe and secured. Also, you have to be careful with counterfeit apps.

Avoid unsecured Wi-Fi

In as much as you get a free Wi-Fi, you should not use when doing your mobile transactions especially if it is a public one. Alternatively, it is better to use your mobile data. Using an unsecured Wi-Fi may allow hackers to intercept your money or steal your account information.  

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Be careful when downloading apps

There are many fake apps Google Play store or Apple play store. When downloading you have to check several times to be certain that it is the original apps you are downloading.

Encrypt your phone

Encrypting your phone will store your phone’s data in an unreadable seemingly scrambled form. On an encrypted device, your personal data including emails, texts, contacts, Google accounts data, apps, photos, media, and downloads. This will make it difficult for anyone to steal your data.

 

5 Things That Will Happen to Your Body If You Quit Alcohol

Nigerians love their alcohol. It is an important part of our daily lives. This is why after work or during weekends, you see them at a hotel’s lounge chatting away with friends while downing bottles of alcoholic beverages. For those who don’t take alcohol, they find it difficult to blend in socially. This is because it will be awkward for them to down non-alcoholic drinks amidst bottles of branded alcoholic drink. Hence, it will be difficult for many to stop drinking alcohol. For those finding it difficult to stop, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points you to five things that may happen to your body when you stop drinking alcohol. At least if you cannot stop, you can take a break from drinking alcohol even if it’s for a couple of weeks.

You will lose weight

Alcohol-beer, wine, and cocktail drinks have a significant amount of calories. These calories have next to nothing effect on the body. If you cut down drinking alcohol, you will begin to lose weight effortlessly without necessarily making any lifestyle changes.

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You will sleep better

Booze can make you sleep but not possible for you to sleep soundly. Hence, avoid drinking alcohol before going to bed so that you can get quality sleep for you to perform 100% the following day.

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You will stop overeating

According to research, a big driver of eating too much is alcohol because it heightens your senses. As a result, you may eat beyond what your stomach can accommodate.

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You will save money

No matter the cost price of alcohol, Nigerians will always buy. Crates of different alcoholic drinks are always available in parties, clubs, and homes. If you want to save a good amount of money, cut your alcoholic intake. If you can, you can calculate the amount you spend on alcoholic every weekend.

You will be healthier

Alcohol increases your blood pressure, can damage the heart muscle and potentially plays an important role in different stages of cancer. Abstaining from alcoholic will make you healthy.  

4 Reasons Nigerian Celebs Should Verify Their Social Media Accounts

Nigerian celebrities command massive followings both online and offline. Check the twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of celebrities including Tiwa Savage, Tuface Idibia, Genevieve Nnaji, Olamide, Omotola Jalade, WizKid among others; they have millions of followers. When they trend, Nigerians are eager to comment. Hence, it is important for them to manage their social media accounts themselves or employ a social media manager. The first step is to verify their social media accounts. If you are a Nigerian celebrity and contemplating whether to verify your accounts or not, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 4 reasons you should verify your social media account.

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Prevent fraud

Social media accounts can now be used to promote concerts and shows that an artist is headlining. Unaware that the accounts don’t belong to the artist, they send money to the account as payment for their performance. Several celebrities have been forced to deny collecting money from anyone. This can be prevented if your account is verified.   

Identify fake social media accounts

As long as you are a celebrity, you will always have fake accounts in your name. Despite efforts to shut down these pseudo-accounts, oftentimes, they open new ones. These accounts can either make or mar you especially if your account is not verified. These fake accounts can share controversial posts or tweets that may damage your reputation.  

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Tweets and posts are authentic

Journos usually monitor social media accounts of celebrities for their comments on issues or responses to scandals. They can tweet at the celebrity in question for their opinion without leaving their office. It is easier to source these comments from confirmed social media accounts. 

Enhance your celebrity status

Verifying your social media accounts take several steps. These are key steps you must follow to make sure that you are the one being verified. A verified account will no doubt enhance your status and attract more engagement and followership.