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How to enable 2-step verification in Google account and change password

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How to enable 2-step verification in Google account and change password

Google account has become so important to us in our everyday life. With a single Google account created, you have access to Gmail (for sending and receiving e-mails), YouTube (Where the whole world watch videos) Drive (Online file storage for almost anything) etc. This makes a Google account matter to us so much. 

I will take you through the steps on how to secure your Google account using 2-step verification and how to change your Google password in case of any unauthorised login attempt or you want to just change it.
How to secure your Google account using 2-step verification.
2-step verification or two factor authentication is the safest way to keep away anyone who tries to log into your account with password. It works with the mobile number you used in enabling Google 2-step verification. 
Basically, when you enable 2-step verification, you will get a verification code on your phone for each new login attempt on a new device before the login is approved. You can use this safe feature to secure account against anyone who you think has your password. 
How to enable 2-step verification in Google account
Login to your Google account on this link – 2-step verification
Click on get started,
You’ll be asked to login again – input your password and login,
(If you are logged in any device, and you want to choose the device to receive login prompts, click on TRY IT NOW. if not you can select DON’T USE PROMPT )
You will be given an option to input the phone number you want to use, normally it auto-fills your your account’s phone number.

How to change your Google password

You may want to change your password if you feel someone has your password or for some other reason known best to you. This applies to your Gmail password, YouTube password, Drive password, Allo Password and any password to services Google offers, including Blogger.
Login to your account using this link – Google account security
Scroll  down to where you see password,
You’ll be asked to login again to confirm – input your password and login.
Input your new password in the box provided and click on CHANGE PASSWORD.
Final words
The steps above can be used in combination to secure you account when you notice any unknown activity on your account. Also, if you want to make your Google account more secured.

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

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TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

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MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

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To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

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Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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