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Why Should I Choose an iPhone XR?

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If you want the benefits of the iPhone X without breaking the bank, one option is the recently rolled-out iPhone XR. Much like the iPhone 5c, it offers the more benefits than its predecessors and comes in several eye-popping colors.

 

Buying a new phone is a huge commitment, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are several factors you should consider like specs, functionality and the aesthetics of the device. Luckily, we are here to make that job easier for you. So, if you are debating whether you should take this phone home with you, keep reading.

Customization Options

As well as the assortment of colors, there are many ways to customize your iPhone XR. For example, your phone will be pre-loaded with custom wallpapers.These custom wallpapers will often match the color of your iPhone XR. So, if you have a red phone, expect lots of complimentary red-themed wallpapers!

You can also customize your phone with a case. When it comes to the  best iPhone XR cases, there are a lot of choices. From a charging case to a shock-proof case, there’s a near-limitless offering of designs at all kinds of price-ranges. All you need to do is pick out the one you like best. You can find various iPhone XR cases both online and in stores.

Impressive Battery Life

Apple claims that the iPhone XR has the best battery life of a phone so far – even better than its high-end siblings the X and the XS. With battery life in turn being a make-or-break factor in many people’s decision to buy a phone, it is important to take that into account.

According to Apple, the XR can handle 16 hours of playback time, 25 hours of wireless talk time and 15 hours of internet browsing. So, if you want a phone for the long haul, it looks like the iPhone XR is the ideal product.

Lightweight

The design of the iPhone XR makes it lightweight and easy to carry. While the iPhone X and XS are made with a bulky stainless steel frame, the XR is built from a customized aluminum alloy. It’s a similar metal to what is used on aircrafts, and it helps to keep the phone light as a feather. At the same time, however, the aluminum alloy can still pack a punch and cause some damage.

 

Liquid Retina Display

The iPhone XR is the first product to roll out this all-new kind of display. It’s reportedly the most realistic color-display on the market. It also has the biggest LCD screen Apple ever included on an iPhone, standing at 6.1 inches. It makes its mark as the first LCD Apple screen to support functionalities like Tap-To-Wake and True Tone.

Single-Lens Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode was originally rolled out as part of the X’s dual camera system. Although the XR only has a single camera lens, it still replicates the popular Portrait Mode feature. The XR’s singular camera is able to pick up on the details of the subject and subtly separate that person from the background with an effect known as ‘bokeh’.

This bokeh effect can in turn be adjusted with Apple’s depth control feature to ensure you are getting the most out of Portrait Mode.

Is This the Phone For You?

Ultimately, there are several benefits to Apple’s latest budget phone like it’s legendary battery life and screen size. The iPhone XR is a financially friendly option that doesn’t compromise on quality. If you want to purchase an iPhone XR, you can do so online or at the Apple Store.

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Apple TV showcases esteemed Ghanaian architect, Joe Osae-Addo

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With all the negative publicity surrounding Grand Architecture Projects in Ghana, it is noteworthy that Apple TV is currently airing a documentary about Joe Osae-Addo, the preeminent Architect and Activist on the continent. (more…)

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realme and Jumia join forces to boost smartphone adoption in Africa

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Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, which would provide millions of consumers in Africa access to innovative and trendsetting devices with the latest technology.

 

The agreement allows for realme to have an official store on Jumia’s platform that would connect it with online consumers across 11 African countries, initially including Nigeria and gradually expanding to Kenya, Ghana, and Ivory Coast, and thereafter to the remaining African countries where Jumia operates.

 

“We are delighted to begin exploring how we might offer our platform to realme and provide it with the opportunity to grow and access the African market. Both of our companies share similar values and we look forward to a collaboration that would provide Jumia’s consumers access to best-in-class, affordable smartphones via Jumia’s seamless shopping experience,” said Sandeep Narayanan, VP, Consumer Electronics, Jumia.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Africa, to bring our smartphones to users across the continent. This partnership reflects our ongoing commitment to technology decentralization by making technology that used to be only in flagship models to be accessible to more consumers. We believe the young generation in Africa will find our products to have the best side of performance and of trendsetting design, as it is our mission to scale innovation with trend for consumers in the world” said Jack Zhang, General Manager of realme CIS & MEA region.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile regions and millions of African mobile users use a smartphone to access Jumia for their everyday needs. With this in mind, we look forward to further enhancing the penetration of e-commerce in the region,” added Sandeep Narayanan.

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From KNUST Through to Adjaye Associates to Yale in the Fall 2022 – Simon K. Charwey shares his journey

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Today, I couldn’t be more humbled and confident to announce that I have been awarded a full scholarship for a 2 year graduate program, MFA Graphic Design. My story was a zigzag one with stories within stories. But the most recent experience before my journey now to Yale is this:

When I was invited by Sir David Adjaye to join his talented team, comprising Ghanaian architects, designers, researchers, and architects from Gambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, among others in the Adjaye Associates’ Accra studio, I saw the call as both a responsibility and a privilege — as a responsibility, I felt a sense of purpose to let my works well represent the ethos and vision of Sir Adjaye, his works, and his global clients. As a privilege, I saw it as an opportunity to unlearn and relearn under the tutelage of Sir Adjaye and his team in the Accra studio, and other teams in the London and New York studios.

Looking back, I am proud to invite you to share in my joy working with the most talented team I have ever worked with after my first degree in B.A. Communication Design at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, 2010. This has prepared me best for my journey to Yale — to unlearn and relearn; to see what Yale will make out of me, and what I will make out of Yale for my home country Ghana and Africa. As Ephraim Amu rightly put it in our unofficial national anthem of Ghana (1929), “Yɛn Ara Asaase Ni” (English: “This Is Our Own Land”).

Read Also: Simon Charwey creates African Design Matters, a directory for creatives of African descent

I owe everything to design educators right from Akro Secondary Technical School (ASTS) through to KNUST, and also to the many new mentors I have divinely connected to from different parts of Africa and the rest of the world in the past decade.

And you who had and continue to play key roles in my spiritual, professional and academic growth over the past 15 years.

“In my father’s eyes, how a person treated the most trivial and inconsequential of actions would have a lot to do with how they approached the big events in life.” AND “I have found out that in life, there will be moments that will profoundly amaze us if our eyes and hearts remain open, and we walk humbly.” — Agya Koo Nimo (Six Strings and a Note, p.28 and p.208 respectively)

Mum, I know you’re still kneeling in prayer for me. I am sad at this moment; not knowing how to leave you behind with your health condition, suffering from hypoglycemia, among other health conditions you’ve been battling with in secret.

Dad, I am happy I have been able to reconcile with you after many years. Your values (insisting on humility, hardwork, service to others) and personality as disciplinarian has finally paid off!

Along the hard times, I was welcomed in many homes by friends parents (many fathers and mothers, heroes and heroines); I know you will continue to check on me. Special gratitude to my lovely stepmother.

Family, friends, crushes and love ones here, I know you will continue to show your support and love.
Ubuntu. “I am, because you are; and since we are therefore I am.” (John Mbiti, Kenyan-born Christian philosopher and writer)

I believe God, and that makes the difference.
Simon K. Charwey

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8 Tips On How To Build A Winning Poker Hand

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Poker is all about getting the best hand that you can. This is easier said than done, as you are up against other players trying to achieve the same goal. Plus, the hand that you’re dealt with may not be a lucky one.

At the same time, just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To help you out, here are some essential tips that can help you increase your chances of success in getting the best possible poker hand. Once you’re done, check out GGPoker, which is a great place to find poker competition.

1) Study the different types of poker hands

There are many different hand rankings in poker, so it’s essential to understand which hands are strong and which are weak. You’ll have to remember, as you won’t be allowed to look things up while playing. And even if you play online where your opponents won’t see what you do, you simply won’t have the time to look at your poker hand cheat sheet, so it’s better to have it on your brain than on a screen.

2) Know the poker hand odds

Poker is a game of probabilities, so it’s essential to know the likelihood of making certain hands. For example, if you’re dealt two suited cards, there’s about a 1 in 4 chance you’ll make a flush (a hand consisting of all five cards of the same suit). And if you’re dealt a pocket pair (two cards of the same rank), there’s about a 1 in 8.5 chance you’ll make three of a kind. Knowing these odds can help you decide better which hands to play and how to bet.

3) Don’t be afraid to fold

One of the biggest mistakes novice poker players make is playing too many hands. They think that since they’ve already invested money in the pot, they might as well stay in and see what happens. But sometimes, the best decision is to simply fold your hand and save your poker chips for a better opportunity.

4) Play your poker opponents

Poker is as much a game of people as it is of cards. Pay attention to your opponents’ betting and try to read their hands. If you can get a sense of what they’re holding, you’ll be better positioned to make the right decision about your hand.

5) Know when to bluff

Bluffing can be a great way to win a hand, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. If you’re constantly bluffing, your opponents will catch on and start calling your bluffs, which will cost you money in the long run. So use this tactic sparingly and only when you’re confident you can pull it off.

6) Be patient

Poker is a game of patience. The best players are often the ones who can wait for the right opportunity to make their move. If you’re always trying to do something, you’re more likely to make a mistake. So take your time, be patient, and don’t force anything.

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7) Play your position

In poker, position is everything. The player who acts first is disadvantaged, as they have less information about their opponents’ hands. So if you’re in an early position (the first few players to act), you should only play strong hands. But if you’re in a late position (near the button), you can be more aggressive, as you have a better idea of what everyone else has.

8) Be aggressive

In poker, aggression is key. The best way to improve your chances of winning is to bet and raise, putting pressure on your opponents and forcing them to make decisions. You will not win many pots if you’re constantly checking and calling.

9) Know when to quit

Poker is a game of patience, so it’s essential to know when to fold and when to keep playing. If you’re consistently losing money, it might be time to take a break. There’s no shame in walking away from a losing session. The key is not letting your ego get in the way and making you keep playing just to prove that you’re a winner.

8) Have fun

Last but not least, remember to enjoy yourself. It’s hard to think clearly and win when you’re upset or stressed. So if you’re not having fun, take a break and come back when ready to play, enjoy yourself, and finally, be prepared to win.

Play your cards right, get the best poker hands

The key to getting the best poker hand is knowing when to fold, when to bluff, and when to be aggressive. Pay attention to your opponents and try to read their hands. Be patient and don’t force anything. And finally, have fun! With these tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a poker champion.

 

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Building the biggest African supply store in the US – Margaret Andega’s inspiring business journey

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Margaret Andega, a Kenyan entrepreneur, went to the United States as a high school graduate in the late 90s and currently owns the biggest African supply store in the USA. (more…)

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General Rules to Prove Fault in Personal Injury Accidents

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One of the most critical questions in every personal injury case is who is at fault. Determining legal responsibility also known as liability can be complicated. It all comes down to whether someone was negligent when the accident happened.

It is simple to state that the individual or company that caused the accident must compensate you for your injuries. But before that, you have to understand the general rules to prove who is at fault in personal injury accidents. This article will help you find out more about proving fault in a personal injury case.

 

Identifying Legal Liability

The basic rule for all accidents that lead to personal injuries is that the less careful person in an accident must at least pay a part of the damages to the person who was more careful. Legal liability is therefore based on the rule of carelessness.

Read Also: Why Should You Hire a Lawyer if You Are Involved in a DWI Accident?

Some of the Other Rules that Prove Who is at Fault Include:

  • If the victim was at a place where they were not supposed to be when the accident happened the individual who caused the accident may not be held accountable. This is also the case if the victim is aware that they may be injured by a certain activity that was occurring there. The rule is there because the individual who caused the accident has no duty to the victim and therefore cannot be at fault.
  • For a person to be at fault there must be a duty of care that exists between the two parties.

 

  • If an accident happens on a site that is dangerous owing to poor construction or maintenance, the owner of the property is responsible for not maintaining the property. They are therefore to blame for any personal injury that may occur.

 

  • If a careless employee causes an accident while working for someone else the employer may be held legally liable.

 

  • In case the injured person was also negligent his or her compensation may be reduced to the amount of negligence contributed to the accident. In some states, however, the injured person cannot recover anything if their carelessness was more than 50%. And in a few tight-fisted states if your carelessness contributed in any way to the accident you don’t receive any compensation.

 

  • In case a victim is injured by by-products of a certain company the seller or manufacturer of the product may be held liable if the product was defective.

 

  • If there is more than one party responsible for an accident, all parties are responsible for compensating you fully for your personal injuries. This happens if you are able to prove that all the parties were responsible. The main advantage of collecting from many parties is that you can choose who to collect the damages from and then after you are paid, they can sort it amongst themselves.

 

Different states apply different rules but these are some of the general rules if you want to prove fault in a personal injury case. In case you are involved in an accident and you suffer some personal injuries you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

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