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UI/UX MUSINGS

1. Who else noticed this? . Unlike Facebook/twitter/Instagram where a "follow/friend request" can be canceled if you aren't interested in connecting any longer, LinkedIn's "connect/ invite" button doesn't have an "undo/cancel" feature from its #pending state. So, once you send an invite request....gooone! . Why so? I don't quite get that part(yet). Is it some deliberate smart engineering in UI usability? or someone just forgot something really important?


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For those with connections >500, LinkedIn only shows "500+" connections on your profile like it's some upper limit. What's the big idea behind this? . Is there any psychology behind not showing the exact number of connections one has once it exceeds 500? . You know...does it dissuade people from treating LinkedIn the same way they treat IG, Facebook, Twitter, where much focus is placed on amassing the most followers in short time? . #justWondering



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The Young Nigerian Developer

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Every known developer in this world had a starting point. I was reading a blog post on TechCrunch Onion website about the winners of Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon and I noticed that the winners were not more than 17 years of age and worked on virtual reality. In my mind, I was trying to convince myself that it is because of their location that is why it is like that. But, Forget! That is no excuse. We can do much better too. Now, as a young Nigerian developer coming across programming at 18 years or maybe you went to a good primary or secondary school and you were introduced to programming at 13 years, I am going to be writing about how to improve yourself to become better in your field of choice. Hope you learn from this! Drill Yourself It is important as a young developer to drill yourself by getting to familiarize yourself with basic concepts in computer science, computer programming and also, the basics of your choice programming language. Many young developers are all abou…

WINDOWS 10

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It’s the Windows you know, only better
Familiar and better than ever Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. This combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7. Windows Insider
Make the web work the way you do Microsoft Edge lets you move quickly from browsing to doing. Write1 or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others, read online articles free of distraction, and save your favorite reads for convenient access later. Multi-doing helps you get to “done” faster Get to done faster by better managing your desktop. Snap up to four things on one screen at the same time and create virtual desktops whenever you need more space or want to group things by project, like Office apps for work and games for play. This Windows will definitely blow the other Windo…

KONGA.COM IS ON THE VERGE OF RELEASING A PROPRIETARY PAYMENT METHOD CALLED KONGAPAY

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Online payments in Nigeria has been begging to be disrupted since Nigeria first went online, and it looks like Konga.com might be the one doing the disrupting, albeit quietly. The two-year old online marketplace has created it’s own secure payment method that will allow its customers bypass debit cards when they make purchases on the site. KongaPay is the result of a partnership with leading banks in Nigeria, which will make it possible for their customers to link their Konga accounts directly to their bank accounts. What is more, the integration is so tight that KongaPay will work regardless of whether or not said customers have internet banking enabled on their accounts or not. It is not clear how long this has been in the offing, but this move to disintermediate card payments, with the help of banks has clearly been in the making since 2014, when Konga first announced a payment feature that would let GTBank customers pay for their purchases via a bank transfer that would be initia…

A Suitcase That Will Also Charge Your Phone and Double Up as a Desk

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Sometimes, the coolest things are the ones which won't make a big difference in the world, 

but could seriously help make your life a little bit more convenient. That's where the McChi 

luggage comes into the picture.

The Kickstarter started on April 1, but this is no joke - the McChi is a really simple idea that 

should've been invented a lot sooner.

Essentially, it's a tough-looking suitcase, whose lid can be raised to create a table whenever 

you need it. So the next time you're at the airport and there's a huge crowd of people at the 

tiny table filling in their immigration and customs forms, you can just avoid the hassle and 

make your own table.

There are zipper compartments under the table top, so when you lift the lid, you also reveal 

all these compartments, which look like a great place to keep your charger cables and other 

small pieces of gear that normally get lost amongst the other things.

The best part though, is that you can get the McChi with a 20,000mAh p…

Microsoft introduces Music and Video Preview apps for Windows 10 build 10049

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Yesterday, Microsoft released Project Spartan browser in the latest Windows 10 build. 

Today, the company is adding Music and Video Preview apps for the latest Windows 10 

build (10049).

These apps are replacing Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps and shedding the Xbox 

branding. The Music app will let users browse, stream, play local songs and make playlists. 

Other features like dark theme, right click context menu, compact mode and others will be 

soon added to the app. If you have an Xbox Music Pass, you can browse our full catalog and 

stream or download music for offline use and discover new music with artist radio stations.

Google brings custom snooze option to Inbox

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Yesterday, Google for Android received a number of new features along with “All Inboxes” 

tab. Today, Google has introduced custom snooze time option to Inbox.

“As our lives change, so do our schedules. “Morning” probably means something different to a college kid than, say, a parent with a newborn baby. Whatever your schedule is, your inbox should adapt to your day (and not the other way around). ”
posted Vijay Umapathy, Product Manager in a blog. Users can now set up custom times for morning, afternoon, and evening snooze. They will 

have to set an email to snooze, pick a custom time, and then Inbox will ask if you want to set 

that as your morning, afternoon, or evening preference. Inbox also adapts from your 

preferences meaning if you snooze to a custom time of 7:30AM, the service will ask if you 

would like to change your morning time to 7:30AM. When you update your morning, 

afternoon, or evening times, the rest of your snooze options will also adapt. This evening,” 

uses your evening ti…