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Internet Security Tips

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Internet security is one thing that a number of us take for granted, from our pin numbers, to our passwords, our GPS coordinates and so many others. The laxity in internet security is the motivator for the segment and we are gonna share as much as we can to keep your identity, your data and your money safe.
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Today, we are gonna be talking about ‘Check In’ and ‘Location’ on Facebook. The Check-In feature was designed for one to check in into a public place or place of interest so that they could find landmarks and friends. I believe the location button in messages was also created for similar purposes. However nice these features are, hackers are on the prowl and these features give them a diplomatic passport into our devices.

Sharing locations is good but it’s pretty unadvisable when at home as we could be tracked to a very good degree of accuracy using Google Maps! (It’s a free app on Android!) We should take care to put it off when sending messages to people who we do not know personally and we should always put our GPS off until we want to use it.
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That’s our internet security tip for today, thanks for reading and please do share with others. Ciao! Please follow us on Twitter @TheOsaiEffect , Google+ via +TheOsaiEffect , and 7B963F97 on BBM.

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Weekend Playlist

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Christmas is already around the corner and the end of the year is already in sight. We already dropped our own Christmas list a while back and so this time we’re giving you some select Tunes From Way Back. The songs on our playlist today are what we call Evergreen. Pure, indigenous African music dredged from the edge of an era. These are songs one can enjoy any day, anytime! Play them for your folks and we can guarantee you would put a smile on their faces 😉 Without further ado, let’s jump right in!
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This week, we have at number 5 a lovely track from the late 90s. Although not exactly an evergreen, we are however quite sure some of us remember the song and can appreciate it. We give y’all Love Me Jeje by Seyi Sodimu!
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At number 4 we have a track a number of us must have rocked and danced to growing up. The intro and instrumentals remain distinctive and awesome. A true evergreen song and a wonderful track out of our dear Mother Africa, we give y’all Gaou by Magic System!
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Although this may not be in the same category as the rest of the other songs, we just could not skip this song. This is a song that is so full of pomp and beautiful lyrics. Very slow yet danceable, very unique and lovely. We give y’all Prayer for the Youth by Lágbájá!
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Making the number 2 spot this week is one of the very definitions of evergreen. A massive hit in the  80s and 90s, a great, great song by our very own Mike Okri. Here he is with Omoge!
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And finally, at our number 1 spot is the man referred to as Independence Child. The father of Zigima music, a son of the soil, a wonderful musician. We are ecstatic to give you Because of English by our very own Bright Chimezie!
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Game Of The Week

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This week we have a very fun and easy to play 3D endless driver. When we first got a hold of this game, we played it for hours on end! This week we have Zombie Highway as our game of the week! There’s a wide selection of tracks, guns, and a number of cars to choose from making you the Zombie Kenpachi ^_^ Although unavailable on the Play Store, we are gonna drop a direct download link to our own hosting service! (You’ll have to tweet at us though, there is probably a reason why it is not on the Play store).

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App Of The Week

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Have you ever had so many pictures and videos that your SD Card and Internal memory space both got full? Have you ever woken up one morning only to find out that all your photos and videos are gone. A formatted memory card or a crashed memory card. They both amount to the same thing, though. You lose your files and that sucks! Well, worry no more because we got you covered!

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Some Android devices synchronize photos and videos to Google automatically, but in case yours does not, we have just the right thing for you: Dropbox! Although we have had Dropbox as an App of the Week sometime in November, we believe a number of people are yet to benefit from the usage of Dropbox. When using Dropbox, you could turn on the automatic sync where anything captured by your camera gets uploaded automatically. Which means, one does not have to worry about lost data! Other files like songs and documents can also be uploaded and can be downloaded from any device signed into Dropbox with your email address.

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We sincerely hope the loss of files stops because that sucks majorly. Thanks for reading, Ciao! Please follow us on Twitter @TheOsaiEffect , on Google+ via +TheOsaiEffect and 7B963F97 on BBM. Read the older post HERE

Updates!

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First and foremost, we want to express our sincere gratitude to y’all for staying by us all through this time. We appreciate the emails, BBMs and follows on Twitter. We say a big thank you!

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If you follow us on Twitter, you would have heard say that we were working on some new segments which we will be introducing [HOPEFULLY] next week. TO ensure you have the very best of everything, we are adding the segments ‘Internet Security Tips’ and ‘Electronic Library’ which would come on Sundays.

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INTERNET SECURITY has always been a major concern in the cybernetic world, what with hackers, fraudsters and cyber terrorists on the prowl. In this section, we would be giving y’all simple tips on how to reduce the chance of getting hacked or defrauded out of your hard earned money or your personal data exposed to the world.

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ELECTRONIC LIBRARY, The Osai Effect is always very concerned about education in Nigeria and we believe education and recreation go hand in hand and so we are going to be providing y’all with some names of books and their authors to get you through the week. Rest assured, we must have gone through the books we are recommending.

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Once again, thank you for the continuous support. Please follow us on Twitter @TheOsaiEffect , on Google+ via +TheOsaiEffect , and 7B963F97 on BBM. Osuminasai

Weekend Playlist

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We sincerely apologize for not posting last week as our ISP was having some serious issues; we hope you can forgive us ;;) Well, this week we have decided to share y’all some of our favourite Christmas songs ^_^ Without further ado, let’s get straight to it!

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At Number 5, we have a great rap track that we discovered in 2011. This track features Vinnie Paz and Chief Kamachi and is owned by the boss Canibus. At number 5 we give y’all BLACK CHRISTMAS!

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At number 4 this week we have one of our favourite Christmas songs that we believe a lot of us listened to as kids. From way back, we give ya: Feliz Navidad by Boney M ^_^

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At number 3 we give ya Dean Martin’s White Christmas!

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At number 2, we have a great tune that brings back so many happy memories. We have Lady Gaga with White Christmas!

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And finally, at number 1, we have our very own EME Star, Skales with Thank God It’s Christmas!!!

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And that’s it from us folks, Ciao!

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Around the Web: How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Application

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As members of the infamous Millennial Generation, a lot of us are users of social media websites. And it’s not just Facebook anymore -– Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram and Foursquare are all big names in the social networking world now. While this means it’s easier for us to connect with friends, it also might mean sharing info with unknown users. And some of these aforementioned users could be the people holding your future in their hands: college admissions officers.

“It is always absolutely necessary that students are aware of the content they place online,” says Cindy Boyles Crawford, senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Georgia. Though not all colleges and universities take into account an applicant’s social media profiles, they do have the right to look. After all, it’s information on the Internet, and almost everyone can access it.

“Many scholarships, organizations and companies see social media as the ‘true view’ of a student’s character,” Crawford says. “One could easily be outstanding in an interview, then tarnish the image by an irresponsible post on their profile.”

Jacqueline Murphy, director of admission for the undergrad program at Saint Michael’s College, says that while admissions may not always look at your account, more narrowed organizations like athletic departments and financial aid offices might take a peek. “I know of at least a couple of occasions here where a student’s application status was compromised by their social media presence when our athletic department did a little more investigation of transfer applicants and found some very damning information,” Murphy says. “Bottom line, you never know who will be looking for you… where and when.”

This uncertainty of who’s looking makes the relationship between social media and college application process even more unnerving. Though you may have cleaned up your profile to what your mom might think is appropriate, now you’ll need to clean your profile to what an admissions officer or an athletic recruiter or a scholarship coordinator would deem appropriate.

Here are a few tips for cleaning up your various social networking profiles! Be sure to go through all of them, since you likely have some linked accounts (e.g. Twitter and Instagram).

Facebook: Filter “What’s on Your Mind”

Settings, settings, settings! Your first step for cleaning up any social media profile should be clicking on that little gear button tucked away in the corner of the page. Privacy settings are especially important to pay attention to on Facebook, as there are so many options as to who sees what. You should be monitoring your privacy settings and changing who can see your wall, photos and likes; who can tag you in photos and who can look you up. Changing your privacy settings puts you in control of what your profile looks like to others.

Clean up your pictures. Some of us millennials have been on Facebook since middle school, so you probably consider your first few profile pics to be a dark corner of your profile. Well, it’s time to venture back there and delete anything embarrassing, irrelevant and especially inappropriate. After you’ve combed through your photos, your profile should end up free of any pictures with racial slurs, offensive language, inappropriate gestures or clothing and basically anything else you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see.

Look over your likes. Again, if you’ve had your account since middle school, you’re probably face-palming right now. Really, go to your page and check out your likes -– you’ll find the weirdest, most unnecessary pages. “B*tch Please, I’m a Teenager,” “I stare blankly into my locker when I’m trying to remember my homework,” “Telling your mom something you thought was funny and getting yelled at for it” and “I hate when I actually do my homework and the teacher doesn’t even collect it” aren’t exactly ways you want to present yourself to potential coaches, counselors and admissions officers –- not to mention, they can be kind of embarrassing. Take a minute to make sure you’ve only “liked” pages that are recent, relevant and appropriate.

Twitter: Think Before You Tweet

Your handle is essentially your name on Twitter. It’s your username, how people contact you and how users look you up. Therefore, it’s super important to have a clean and professional one. If you want people to know who you are, your handle should somewhat resemble your real name -– for example, you could do @firstnamelastname7, or maybe the initial of your first name and your full last name. Try to avoid inappropriate handles like @shitsarahsays867 or outdated, embarrassing names like @kraziprincess494.

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