Thursday, 23 February 2017

How To Insure Your Phone's Screen in Nigeria

insure phone screen nigeriaSlot Systems Limited, in conjunction with Industrial And General Insurance Plc (IGI), has introduced a new insurance product which protects mobile phones against damage to screens. Under the insurance policy, the cost of replacing any damaged or smashed screen of mobile phones that are insured will be borne completely by the insurance company.

The drivers of this initiative, SLOT and IGI, said it was aimed at saving owners the stress associated with the replacement of cracked or shattered screens of mobile phones - A value-added service and a first-class after-sales support offered by SLOT. Customers are therefore encouraged to take advantage of the insurance policy which provides cover and compensation in the event of any damage to the screen of their precious mobile phones and a cost-effective way to protect our valuable phones for a modest premium.

To get your phone screen insured, simply walk into any SLOT store nationwide, Purchase a phone and pay additional 5% of the phone cost to get your screen insured for 1 year.

The devices covered by the insurance include Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and Microsoft. T/C's Apply.

What causes 'new car smell'?

There is nothing like new car smell. You probably wouldn't call it a fresh smell, but it's definitely an unused smell. No one else's funk has permeated the car; it's a blank slate for you and your very own funk. It smells like money — maybe like your first real job, or a graduation present, or a reward for your retirement. It might smell a bit like leather if you're fancy, or it might smell more like vinyl (before the kids have spilled who-knows-what on its easy-to-clean surface). Either way, it smells like you made a decision and committed the cash to paying for it over the next few years.

All of this is lovely, but what actually is new car smell? The truth is it's a far less romantic, yet still heady, mix of 50 to 60 volatile organic compounds, or VOCs,off-gassing in your car. (These are the same compounds that cause a greasy film to form on your car's windshield.) At new-car concentrations, these chemicals are not terribly dangerous, but they're not exactly aromatherapy, either. They do break down quickly, to the tune of about 20 percent decay every week, so the smell doesn't linger all that long. That's why we call it new-car smell, not car-I've-had-for-five-years smell.

As much as we love new-car smell, auto manufacturers are working to eliminate it. Not that they don't like the smell, but they'd rather not use the chemicals involved in the smell if they can help it. Automotive materials that include fewer VOCs, like soy-based foam seats cushions, don't off-gas quite so much, and they don't really have a smell. In fact, there may come a time when new-car smell is only available in a bottle. And if you're into that kind of thing, rest easy knowing that fragrance manufacturers aren't bottling up semi-dangerous VOCs. They're faking it, which is probably a good thing. That's the easy answer to the question.

How to Create Feed Widget That Displays Updates

An RSS feed widget that displays updates from is usually added to the sidebar of a  blog. You could set it up in a way that it displays updates from a specified tag of the WordPress blog.

The widget is responsive, blends with your blog's theme and opens links in new window. It supports auto-scroll and offers lots of options you can tweak to customize it the way you want it to display.

If you want to create one, you can use FeedWind, available at :

All you just need to do, is to enter your feed URL and you are good to go.

Once you are done with the configuration, copy & paste the widget code to HTML/Javascript gadget (for blogger blogs) or Text widget ( for WordPress blog).

If you add it to a Blogger blog, you can also set it to display on mobile view of your Blogger blog.

How To Get Google News RSS Feed

Using RSS feeds of Google News, you can get easier access to updates about news topics that interest you. When you subscribe to a Google News feed using a feed reader, you'll receive a regularly updated summary of relevant news articles along with links to the full articles.

You can use and subscribe to both Google News section feeds and search results feeds.

You can find Google News Feeds by searching for the orange RSS icon at the bottom of any Google News page.

By clicking this RSS icon, you can get a feed for any Google News section. For instance, while you're on the Business page, clicking the RSS icon at the bottom of the page will give you a feed of business news.

You can also get a feed for searches you do on Google News. First perform a search on Google News, then simply use the RSS icon at the bottom of the search results page to generate the feed.

How To Create an Ebook Cover Online

If you are a newbie, there are free tools out there which you can use to create your ebook and ebook cover FREE of Charge.

To create your ebook, use Microsoft Word for the compilation and then use PrimoPDF to convert the MsWord document to pdf format ( ebook format).

You can create your free ebook cover online with the help of "3d package". This comes handy especially to those who do not know how to use Adobe Photoshop. 3d package is a 3d-box graphic generator. 3d package lets you instantly create 3d-box images online, free! Just upload pictures for cover and sides and then get 3d-box in you favorite image format (JPG, GIF, PNG supported). Post them in your blog or anywhere else.

Go to to start creating your free ebook cover today and do not forget to check out samples that have been created with 3d package at

How to create a Pdf file

You can convert to PDF from any file you can print, including Microsoft® Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint® formats. This simply means if you have anything already compiled with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, you can easily convert it to an ebook.

How Do I Convert To pdf ?

There are many softwares out there online that will enable you to convert  any file compiled with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint,  to an ebook.  One of such softwares is PrimoPDF. Download and Install PrimoPdf to your PC and start creating your own ebooks.

To convert your MSWord document after installing the PrimoPDF, you will have to go to File, then Print. In the "Printers" dialog box, where you will be asked to choose the printer you want to use, just choose "PrimoPdf". Follow the instructions, adjust the settings if you want and you are good to go.
The software comes with a help file that will guide you more.

How To Lock Pdf File With Password For Free Without Acrobat

You can limit access to a PDF file by setting passwords and by restricting certain features, such as printing, editing, copying of texts, images and other content. There are many ways you can achieve this on Windows and Mac but in this post, I want to share with you how to password protect a pdf file without acrobat software on Windows PC.

Unlike Adobe Acrobat which will cost you money once your 30-day trial expires, you can opt for the free PrimoPDF software which also allows users to lock pdf files with password.

Once installed, PrimoPDF allows you to encrypt entire documents without any price tag. Additionally, it lets you set permission passcodes for tasks such as editing, copying, and printing.

How To Get Started

Head over to or to download primopdf software and install on your PC

Open the pdf file you want to lock, go to "File" > "Print"

If installed successfully, you should see "PrimoPDF" in the list of printers. Select it and click "Print"

Once the software opens, click on "Change" next to "PDF Security" as seen in screenshot below :

password protect pdf file

Tick the "Open Password" and "Permissions" check boxes and set your security options as desired.


Click "OK" when you are done with the settings.

Click "Create PDF" to create the file.

Save to your desired location on your PC.

Open it and you should be prompted to enter a password as seen below:

Thats it.

How To Add "Read More" To Feedburner Blog Posts Feed

Feeds are a way for blogs to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. If you have a website, blog, audio/video content, or even photos, you can offer a feed of your content as an option.

If you are using a popular blogging platform or publishing tool like TypePad, Wordpress, or Blogger, you likely publish a feed automatically. You can manage your blog feeds, using the free services been provided by Feedburner. FeedBurner's services allow publishers who already have a feed to improve their understanding of and relationship with their audience.

By default, subscribers to your blog's feed will likely be able to read the full content of your blog posts without visiting your blog. Well, if not satisfied with this, you can offer a short summary of your hyperlink-free content and direct your subscribers to your Web site for the rest of the story.

If you've burned your post feed with FeedBurner, there is a 'summary' setting which, if enabled, may affect the display of your feed for the "Until Jump Break" option. To activate it, sign in to feedburner, go to the "Optimize" tab, click "Summary Burner" and activate the service.

How Do I Add Read More To The Feed of My Blogger Blog?

If you are using Blogspot/Blogger as your blogging platform or publishing tool, even without burning your feed with Feedburner, you can change your feed settings via the Blogger dashboard.

To change your the feed settings of your Blogger blog,

==> Sign in to
==> Go to "Settings" > "Other".


Here, you can select how much of your content you want to syndicate.

"Full" will put the entire content of each post in your site feed, while "Short" only includes an excerpt from the beginning of each post. Select "Until Jump Break" to show all post content before your jump break. The "None" option turns your site feed off entirely. For more advanced options, you can select "Custom."

Hence, to add read more, select the "Until Jump Break" option. This will make your posts to be displayed as seen in the screenshot above, with a read more link, which when clicked, will take your subscribers to your blog.

How To foward Summary Of Your Latest Blog Posts To Your Feedburner Email Subscribers

If you are using Feedburner to send your latest blog posts to the inbox of your email subscribers, you can offer a short summary that will include links that can redirect subscribers to read the full posts on your blog. This can easily be done, by activating the Feedburner "Summary Burner" feature.

The Summary Burner simply allows Feedburner users to offer a short summary of their content and direct subscribers to their websites for the rest of the story. It allows users to append an optional "Teaser" message to each content item - and it works for WordPress and Blogger blogs.

Below is a sample of a recent post delivered to my Feedburner email subscribers:

blog post summary for email newsletters subscribers

How To Activate Feedburner Summary Burner

Sign in to Feedburner. If you are new to feedburner, burn your feed and activate email subscription.

Click on "Optimize"

Click on "Summary Burner"

Click "Activate"

You can edit the "maximum length" and "teaser" as desired. Below is a sample.

That's all.

How To Make Or Receive Payments With mCash

If you're a small business owner in Nigeria, your customers can now pay for your goods and services if they don't have cash with them and if you don't have a POS machine. All you need is mCash seller code and customers will be able to pay you directly from their bank accounts into your bank account just by dialing a USSD code.

A customer who wants to make payments through mCash, has to dial the universal mCash USSD code, *402*SellerCode*Amount#.

Users are charged N20 per transaction through mCash for all transactions below N10, 000 while all transactions above N10, 000 cost N50 to both the merchant and the customer. Should transactions fail a resolution is guaranteed within six hours.

How To Get mCash Seller Code

To get your 8-digit Seller Code kindly contact any of your financial institutions.

How To Make Payment With mCash

mcash ussd shortcodeSimply dial *402*SellerCode*Amount#

The Screen will display :

The Name of Seller
List of your Banks

Select your Bank

Input your PIN/Passcode

If you do not have a PIN/Passcode, you will be required to register for a PIN/Passcode.

Kindly note that you can use any mobile phone and it available across all Nigerian networks.

How To Receive Payment With mCash

Register for mCASH with your Financial Institution

You will be issued an 8-digit Seller code

Paste the communication material that contains the seller code at your Pay Point in the clear view of payers

NOTE: Always use the mobile number linked to your BVN for mCASH transactions