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Apple Releases Q3 2015 Performance Report Sheet

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Apple q3 2015 fiscal report

Cupertino based tech giant – Apple has once again published it’s standing and performance report, with figures from it’s net profit and revenue for the third quarter of 2015 fiscal year. The current figures as released by the No2 phone maker for Q3 is a record net profit of $10.7 billion from $49.6 billion of revenue.

The figures from Apple’s Q3 2015 report is a massive bump compared to same period last year, where Apple took home $7.7 billion of net profit from $37.4 billion of revenue.

Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. That’s slightly below the analyst estimates of 49-50 million units, so the company’s stock took a small dip as a result. However, Apple’s iPhone related revenue grew by a whopping 59% from a year ago.

Interestingly, Apple did not specify the amount of Apple Watch units it sold during the quarter. All we know is that total sales of the wearable device amount to more than $1 billion. The tech giant’s CFO also revealed the demand for the smartwatch in the first nine weeks of its availability has exceeded the demand for the iPhone and the iPad in the same period after their debut.

Apple iPad sales have once again declined. The company moved 10.9 million tablets – down from 13.3 million in Q3 2014. Mac sales however, have grown from 4.4 million units last year to 4.8 million units this quarter.

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Tech Plus Event And Expo : Where Technology Meets Techies

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MTN Tech-Plus

MTN Nigeria, Nigeria’s top-tier telecommunications giant in conjunction with a host of other tech bodies and companies including UBER, Samsung, Jumia, Huawei would be hosting a 2-day technology packed conference and exhibition organised by connect marketing, dubbed Tech Plus Event and Expo at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos Island.

MTN tech plus partners
The Expo would feature remarks and insights by top-dogs in the Technology market, from Michael Ikpoki / Managing Director, MTN Nigeria running down to Jim McKelvey / Co-founder, Square, Wael Fakharany / Regional Business Lead Google [X] Middle East and Africa, Abiola Olaniran / Gamsole’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Martin / CEO and Managing Director at Jumia Nigeria, among others.

The event is slated for 24th and 25th of July and exhibition of new tech products would be made via boots.

techplus game competition
It’s not also going to be all talks, as there would be the fun aspect of it, where you could win upto 1.5million naira playing video games I think. There will be Fifa 15 and Mortal Kombat X competitions to spice up the innovative gathering.

The event in all it’s juicy detailing is a FREE event! You can find out more about it at TechPlus.com.ng and ofcourse, book you seat now. Register now

Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery Service Prime Now Lands In UK… But…

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Amazon Prime Now

So the much talked about one-hour delivery service from Amazon called Prime Now has finally dropped in Europe, and London is the first to get the super-fast delivery service, though with limited locations with-in London currently covered and you need to check whether your post code is covered.

And even if you are among the select few who get to experience online shopping within the hour, outside the US, there are still some restrictions. Naturally, the service is only available to Amazon Prime users and is not a free service. Deliveries will set you back £6.99, but if that is too steep for you, the “sluggish” two-hour or same-day shipping option is free with a Prime account.

Also, the selection of items, eligible for the service is still quite limited and there is a £20 minimum, so these socks better be designer ones to make the whole thing worthwhile. All in all, the service currently looks more like a limited soak test than anything else. Still, if you manage to get every part of the recipe right, all you have to do is download a dedicated app (for Android or iOS), available at the source link and start the timer. Sadly, Amazon UK doesn’t employ drones, not yet at least, so a conventional delivery truck will drop your parcel over. Still, deliveries are made between 8am and midnight, including Sundays, so the service has the potential to possibly get you out of a sticky situation.

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BlackBerry Could Be Porting To Android OS, BUT…

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BlackBerry have been facing a series of losses and it could be that time to jump ship to the number mobile OS in the world right now Android OS, but there’s a catch…
BlackBerry Android Phone
Known for tough-ass encryption and heightened security on their devices, BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company would be making smartphones booting Android OS ‘if and only if’ they can make the phone secure.

Mr Chen says:

“We only build secure phones, and BlackBerry is the most secure phone,””So, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that.”

There’s news that BlackBerry would be sending out an Android device named Prague which will be a low-end, all-touch device with form factor similar to that of the BlackBerry Z3.

The Silver Partners Of Jumia Mobile Week! iTel, LG, Wiko, BlackBerry Others

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Jumia Mobile Week would be over today, after seven days of crazy discounts on mobile phones of selected respected brands, with each brand having it’s own day. The biggest mobile sales Africa has ever seen is rather an under-statement, as Jumia did more than ever expected. Though most mobile phones were sold in flash-sales as expected, we saw a good many people happy to have ordered their choiced new devices and got them delivered within days as promised!
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Jumia Mobile Week Megathon Recap
Jumia had early last month promised what it has fulfilled, and as was expected, there was a whole good anticipation of the mobile event.

The event which isn’t only available in Nigeria, but also Kenya, Morocco, amongst others, is the biggest Africa has seen of any mobile sales ever. The mobile week sales shattered the previous sales records of rival and e-commerce giant Konga, and saw most smartphones get sold-out before the day was over.

As scheduled, Jumia Mobile Week began in Nigeria on Monday, June 1st and would be ending today June 7th after a great deal of huge phones with huge discounts.

The Gold Partners of the Jumia Mobile Week – Innjoo, Infinix, Tecno, Lenovo, Apple, Samsung  took the first six days and made them super successful!

Monday June 1st saw Innjoo take the sales center stage and offer Innjoo Fire, and Innjoo One for half their prices on different times of the day.

Tuesday, 2nd Of June was the the day of Infinix, with the Infinix Hot (infinix hot was sold out), and the infinix hot note getting same treatment of 50% off. Other infinix devices had their prices slashed a bit though.

Wednesday, 3rd Of June saw Nigeria and Africa’s biggest Chinese OEM – Tecno take the centre stage with Tecno L7 and unreleased Tecno Y5 went for half their prices. Tecno Y5, like Infinix Hot got sold out, and the unreleased Tecno 8H DroiPad took it’s place, went for half the price too.

Thursday, 4th Of June witnessed Lenovo going full scale with two main devices Lenovo A328 and Lenovo A6000. The duo had a field day too like all devices previously at the event too. 50% off the two devices, while other Lenovo products had a little discount off.

Friday, 5th Of June was Apple’s big day! Though Apple products weren’t slashed by half as most people wanted, Apple devices (Apple iPhone 6 64GB and Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB) were still sold dirt cheap considering their value and with freebies worth over 13,000 Naira!

Saturday, 6th Of June was the mother of smartphones day, Samsung day! Samsung Star Plus 2 was the main device on sale, had it’s price slashed by half while other devices made by the South Korean technology giant were reduced by a few thousand naira.

Sunday, 7th June is the day of the Silver partners – Wiko, Fly, imosé, BlackBerry, iTel, oraimo, Archos, LG.

The prices of devices of the silver partners may not be reduced to up to half the price, but we still expect some really interesting price slash from key smartphones and tablets, like:

  • ITEL INOTE PRIME IT1701 tablet
  • Fly IQ4418- ECLIPSE
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite G313H
  • BlackBerry Q5
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H
  • BlackBerry Q10
  • Samsung Galaxy Star Plus DS S7262 (ACE3)
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H
  • Wiko Fizz
  • Samsung S5 G900H – Shimmery
  • Archos 59 Xenon
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite G313H
  • BlackBerry Z3
  • LG L60i Dual X135
  • Samsung Galaxy Core II
  • LG L Bello D335
  • LG L60i X135 Phone
  • To partake in this massive event and have your share of picking up great devices for cheap, visit the Jumia Silver megathon Page

    Start A Profitable Photography Business With HiTi S420 Photo Printer

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    Photography business is good business! There are ton of people taking pictures everyday and while there’s smartphones, memory cards to save those pictures, a good number of people like to have their hard-copies. What better way to make some bucks than print out those pictures for a lil fee? No printer to do so? Hiti S420 is your ideal printer.
    hiti photo Printer S420
    Whether it’s passport photos, ID card imaging or regular pictures, you’ve got your photo-processing lab right with you, even at social functions. Print pictures on the spot for your customers and smile to the bank while they enjoy your instant delivery.

    Yet, the HiTi S420 photo printer is also great for personal users. What better way to make the fun complete than when you are able to share the pictures taken with friends and family, right away. Get to print your photos while the event is on and let your guests and friends get the pictures you want them to have. Great fun!

    The HiTi photo printer S420 is the trusted printing device for both business and leisure photo processing. It’s easy to use, produces excellent quality prints and has the versatility to meet your different photo processing needs. What’s more, this is a long-trusted, durable photo printer, used by many commercial photographers.

    Easy Image Editing
    With the 2.5-inch color LCD controller offering multi-language and graphical user interface, you can edit images easily without connecting to a PC.

    Quick Link to Other Devices
    And when you need to connect, the HiTi S420’s LinkPrintTM technology delivers the functional connection interface for your printer to connect to various storage devices like flash memory cards, digital cameras, USB drives, and many other USB devices.

    Great for ID Printing
    The HiTi S420 photo printer comes with a wide range of embedded ID format selection, Id photo printing and passport images become a snap. Additional free bundled software, IDesiree 2.0, brings total control and flexibility in ID format designs to ensure you stand out in your delivery to your customers.

    Connectivity

  • USB Support: Yes
  • Dimensions

  • Depth: 175 mm
  • Width: 234 mm
  • Height: 178 mm
  • General Features

  • Brand: Hiti
  • Product Type: Photo Printer
  • Model : S420
  • Power Features

  • Power Requirement: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
  • Power consumption: 60 W
  • Looking to buy the HiTi S420 Photo Printer? Buy On Konga

    Tecno 8H DrioPad Is On Massive 50% Sales In Jumia Megaton

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    Tecno’s new tablet which is not yet released in the market the droipad 8 is currently being offered for half it’s original market price when it launches in retail outlets nationwide.

    The new tecno 8H is going to be available for the 3:00PM flash sales, the 6:00PM flashsales too. The device which costs 29,999 Naira would be up for only 15,000Naira when you use the code 8H103 as your coupon code just before you checkout.
    Tecno 8H

    The new tablet is an Android 5.0 Lollipop devic, the first of its kind from Tecno Mobile. The tablet has an 8.0″ HD screen, 1GB of RAM and some great cameras to go along. If you would love to get this device during this megaton sales today, follow this link and BE SUPER FAST!

    Konga Launches Democracy Day Deals, 50% OFF Gadgets And Fashion

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    It’s week full of super cuts, and after Jumia has been making the whole country wow with excitement and anxious for each day with the super deals it is offering on massive 50% discounts on the Jumia Mobile Week. Konga feels left out and is launching its own price slash with what they are calling Democracy Day Deals scheduled from 2nd – 7th June.

    The offers on the democracy day deals are not as super tempting as Jumia’s mobile week flash sales, but at least, the prices are below their previous prices.
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    Konga’s democracy day deals features a wide variety of smartphones like Infinix hot, BlackBerry phones, and other popular OEMs. There are also fashion items from popular brands as well. Have a go at the democracy day deals from Konga now.

    Jumia Mobile Week Kenya Kicks Off, Massive Discounts And More [Biggest Mobile Sales Ever]

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    Earlier, we reported that Jumia Kenya, Kenya’s biggest online shopping mall would be hosting the biggest mobile sales Kenya has ever witnessed, which they call – Jumia Mobile Week Megathon Kenya.

    Well, the sales have well started yesterday, with Tecno Y4 taking center stage and getting it’s price slashed in half with 50% off. The slashing continues today, with Infinix hot and hot note, which would be getting same 50% treatment in a few hours from now. After tomorrow Infinix deals, other brands would take center stage according to dates assigned.

    Other brands coming along aside Tecno and Infinix include Samsung, who would have the stage on Thursday, Fly on Friday, Microsoft on Saturday and Sunday, and finally, Innjoo on Monday.

    The mouth watering offer doesn’t just end at a massive price slash though, as Airtel Kenya who is a proud sponsor of the event would be dishing out 6GB free data for every device bought. There won’t just be phones on sale though, tablets and accessories would be on deck too.

    If you are looking to upgrade or treat a special person with a new device, then this could be the best time to surprise that jewel of yours. Checkout all the crazy deals Jumia Kenya has in stock now!.

    Between E-commerce Giants Jumia And Konga – Where Should You Shop?

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    First off, I don’t own your money and won’t tell you where not to shop, however, I can ‘recommend’ based on experience, belief et al, my own favorite e-commerce site. Please read along.

    E-commerce is getting full blown in Nigeria today, this is probably thanks to the two top online super malls in the country Shop Konga and Jumia Online.

    Both companies house almost everything you can dream of and more (Shop Konga now even sells cars! Can you believe it? Brand new Kia cars!) on their websites and generates millions in sales daily thanks to thousands of affiliates spread across the country.

    What do Jumia Sell?
    Jumia sells everything from house-hold utensils, gaming consoles, mobile phones and gadgets, Foods & beverages amongst others.

    What do Konga sell?
    Konga like Jumia, sells everything from house-hold utensils, gaming consoles, mobile phones and gadgets, Foods & beverages, and then brand new cars amongst others.

    Which is cheaper?
    After careful comparison, Jumia offers a somewhat cheaper pricing of goods both online retail giants offer. This could be one of main reason another online retailer puts Konga on blast via their ad, with such words like “their price 50k, our price 15k”

    Price comparison aside, they both offer genuine products from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), direct company partnerships and other individuals.

    Jumia was established 2012, Konga was established 200 too. Both online retailers have been tested and trusted for over 3 years now with the positives out-playing the negatives. Konga once shut down the Nigerian internet with it’s fall yakata sales. Jumia recently did same with it’s mobile week megathon.

    So, which online e-commerce giant would you go with?
    Personally, I’ll go with Jumia over Konga any day (I’m currently an affiliate of both companies though). Jumia has a better customer service service and have a very active social profile where they carry along their customers, clients and followers.

    In summary, as stated earlier, I won’t implore you to favor my own personal favorite, it’s just my own personal opinion. Konga and Jumia are still the leading e-commerce sites in the country and I would gladly refer you both if you need something bought and delivered to your door step.