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How to use Windows 11’s new screen recorder


Knowing how to screen record on Windows 11 is very useful any time you need to document something in Windows that you want to show to others. 

If you need to explain to a colleague what happens when you click a button on a website or show a family member how to do something on their computer, for instance, it’s nice to be able to record your screen and send them the video. 

For a long time, screen recording was harder than it needed to be because Windows didn’t have any easy-to-use built-in tools. But that changed for Windows 11 users in 2023 when Microsoft added a new screen recorder function to Windows’ venerable Snipping Tool, which until recently only allowed you to capture screenshots. 

This change is long overdue, and it vastly improves the usefulness of an already extremely useful Windows app. As a result, you need to know how to screen record on Windows 11 using the new Snipping Tool that’s what we’ll show you in this simple steps.

Note: This guide is only applicable on Windows 11 PCs running Build 22621 or later. 

How to screen record in Windows 11

1. Launch the Snipping Tool

Open Windows’ Snipping Tool. The fastest way to do this is to open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button, then type Snipping Tool and press Enter when it is selected in the search results.

2. Switch to video capture mode

The first time you open Windows’ Snipping Tool, it will default to capturing screenshots, not videos. This is great for snapping pics of your desktop, but to switch the Windows Snipping Tool to video capture mode, you simply click the camera slider to slide it from the photo camera to the video camera.

3. Click + New to start a new screen record

This part’s pretty straightforward, simply click the button that reads “+ New”  to begin a new screen recording session.

4. Click + drag to highlight recordable area and hit Start

Once you start a new screen recording session, your desktop will darken and you’ll have the opportunity to click and drag to highlight the area of your desktop you wish to record. Don’t feel like you have to get it perfect on your first try; you can fine-tune the dimensions of your recordable area after you establish it by clicking and dragging on its borders.

When you’ve highlighted the area of the screen you wish to record, press the Start button at the top of the screen to begin recording. A 3…2…1…countdown will show on the screen. Once it’s finished, you’ll see the record button turn red as the recording begins.

5. Click Stop when you’re satisfied with your recording

When you’re okay, select the Stop button at the top of the screen (in the same place where the Start button used to be) to stop recording your screen.

The Windows 11 Snipping Tool will then display your video with a timeline and playback controls at the bottom which you can use to watch what you’ve just recorded. 

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How To APPLY for Opay Loan


Opay Loan App is an initiative of OPay, a Nigerian online mobile payment platform. The Opay app is used to carry out online payment transactions such as saving, paying utility bills, making transfers, buying data or airtimes, and even ordering food. Currently, the Opay platform boasts 6 million online users.

Here, we will look at the Opay loan app, how to borrow money from Opay, and everything you need to know about Opay.

How to Borrow Loan from Opay 

There are two ways to borrow a loan from Opay. It can be through the app or using the Opay USSD code.

You must have first have an OKash account if you want to borrow money from Opay. Your Okash account will be requested of you during the application process. Below are the steps.

Step 1: Head to the Google Play Store or IOS and download the Opay Okash App. For Android users, go for the App inscribed with a green logo, while iPhone users should go for the app inscribed with the white and green logo.

Step 2: Sign up for the Okash app using your functioning phone number. After you are done, you can apply for the Opay loan via the Okash app.

Step 3: Select the kind of loan you want. There are three types of loans on the Okash loan app. There are merchant loans, airtime loans, and cash loans. Click on any of the loans, and a new page will be displayed. Input the required loan amount, and information about the loan, like the repayment due date, interest rates, and other important information, will be displayed.

Step 4: Choose the purpose of the loan from the six displayed purpose options. They are business, daily consumption, medical, rent, education, etc. suit the one that aligns with your purpose of requesting the loan.

Step 5: Allow the app to access your phone location, and dial “Agree to Continue.”

Step 6: Fill in correctly your personal information like your name, BVN, gender, email address, nearest bus stop, and so many more.

Step 7: After inputting your details, you can click on “submit.” After which, you wait for the money to drop into your account.

Using USSD Code 

You must have an account with Opay loan to use the Opay loan USSD code. To get started on the loan, simply dial *955# on your mobile phone, and follow the direction.

Maximum or Minimum Amount You Can Borrow

The maximum amount you can apply for at any given time on OKash is N50,000. You can apply for loans as low as N3000. 

How To Repay Opay Loan (Okash Loan)

1. Open your mobile app

2. Log into your account

3. Click on the button that says ‘make a repayment’

4. Provide all required details

5. Click on the ‘repay’ button

It’s important to note that the platform makes use of a system that automatically debits your bank account once you loan repayment is due. This means that you do not really need to go through the steps listed above as long as you have sufficient balance in your account.

Opay Loan (Okash Loan) Requirement

The requirement for applying for an OPay loan is easy. The loan service targets all Nigerians and doesn’t have any stringent conditions the average Nigerian is not able to borrow.

1. The applicant must be a Nigerian resident

2. The age bracket of the applicant has to be in the range of 20-55 years.

3. The applicant needs to have a source of monthly income or state the reason why he or she wants the loan.

4. Valid ID Card

5. BVN Number

Opay Loan (Okash Loan) Interest Rate

The daily interest rate is between 0.1% to 1%, while the annual interest rate is between 36.5% and 360%. Apart from this, you will have to pay an origination fee with your loan ranging from N1299 to N6000. The duration of the loan is 91 days for the shortest tenure and 365 days for the longest tenure.

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How to enable Android developer options


The Developer options menu allow you configure system behaviours to improve app performance. The list of developer options will depend on the version of Android that your device is running.

On most Android devices the Developer options menu is hidden by default.

Below are steps on how to enable the Developer options menu:

How to enable Android developer options

1. Launch the Settings app in your device and tap About phone.

2. Tap Build number 7 times.

On a Samsung device, tap Software information, then tap Build number 7 times.

3. Input your passcode or pattern to unlock your device.

4. Go back to the main Settings menu and tap System.

On a Samsung device you just go back to the main Settings menu. You will see the Developer options menu at the bottom.

5. Tap Developer options.

You’re now in the Developer options menu. Note that some of them aren’t meant to be played around with and could cause your phone to stop working in the same way. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re unsure about what a feature does, don’t enable it.

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How To Watch UFC Fights Online 2022


 Ultimate Fighting Champions lovers with high speed Internet can now stream online. Presently High Speed Internet has made it easier and economical for lot of people. Movies and Tv shows has been available on services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video for a very long time almost a decade, We now have TVs called 4K smart TVs that comes with inbuilt streaming apps and internet connectivity almost same functions with mobile phones. 

Not quite long we  have new services like ESPN+, FuboTV, Sling, and Hulu done the same thing for live-action sports like the Ultimate Fighting Championship but due to some regional broadcasting restrictions, sports fans had to wait a little longer to enjoy live and on-demand content.

This is a great collaboration as UFC tighten relationships with ESPN to make it extremely easy to stream UFC fight online, Great news for all MMA fans and I’m sure this will attract more fans . For new members you can sign up for ESPN using below link.


For ESPN existing customers with your cable subscription you can enjoy all MMA actions right on your TV. 


ESPN+  is a premium streaming service rolled out of ESPN in 2018, You can use ESPN+ with virtually all modern smart TVs, streaming devices (including smartphones and tablets), computer web browsers, and PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles. For new subscribers ESPN+ is $6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr For streaming UFC fights and pay-per-view events (although it also offers a mountain of other sports content after from MMA).

Other Streaming Services

If you already have account with one of the streaming platforms I listed below or looking for other streaming services  that comes bundled with ESPN channels, especially the ones that you’ll be able to watch UFC, Note if you want more I’ll advise you to get ESPN+. All this streaming services I listed work on most mobile devices, computer and Smart TVs e.t.c.

YouTube TV is available for $65 per month with additional premium channel subscriptions on offer, comes with ESPN, and it now also supports HBO and Cinemax as add-ons. You get unlimited DVR cloud storage, however. YouTube TV can be streamed on a variety of devices and smart TVs, and it’s also available on current-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Hulu  services includes ESPN as part of its $70-per-month Live TV plan, which also includes Disney+ as well. You can add premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz, for extra fee. If all you want is ESPN+, then a more economical might be this $14/month bundle that comes with basic ad-supported Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. Hulu can be used on your mobile device  and smart TVs, as well as gaming consoles..

FuboTV  has two standard plans  The $65/month Starter plan and the $80/month Elite package which both include ESPN. The Family plan includes 111 channels while the Elite plan comes with 164 channels. This is one of the best streaming platform for sports also, Fubo might be the one for you.

Sling TV  has two packages which include ESPN channels: The $35 per month Orange plan and the $50 per month Blue + Orange plan. Premium channels cost extra, and HBO and Cinemax are now available with Sling as well. Sling can be used  streaming devices and it can be used with smart TVs as well.

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How to insert symbols in any app on Windows


Learning how to insert symbols in any app on Windows is very useful for anyone who does a lot of typing. Once upon a time, to insert a symbol on Windows applications such as MS Word, you’d have to go to the tool bar, then the insert menu and then find your symbol. It was a laborious and time-consuming process, especially for regular symbols such as en- or em-dashes, which crop up a lot in writing yet many Windows oriented keyboards don’t have a bespoke shortcut for them.

In this article, you’ll learn the easy steps to insert symbols in any app on Windows.

How to insert symbols in any app on Windows

1. To insert symbols in an app on Windows, Open an app. Here’s we’re using the default Mail app, but this will work on any Windows app where you can enter text.

2. Press WIN + . (so the Windows key and the period key). This will open up the global symbols keyboard.

3. On the selection bar, click the symbols icon on the right (the omega symbol). Click a symbol to insert it into the app.

4. Click on the clock icon to see and insert previously used symbols for each pane — this is incredibly useful for quickly inserting symbols you need frequently.

Now you can quickly input symbols on a Windows PC

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How to Use 3D Touch on Apple Devices


This guide explains how to use 3D Touch with your Apple devices, and which apps support the tool. 3D Touch is also known as Force Touch on the Apple Watch and Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR.

How to Change the Sensitivity of 3D Touch 

Follow these steps to adjust the sensitivity of 3D Touch:

1. Open the Settings app and tap General.

2. Tap Accessibility > 3D Touch.

3. Set the slider to your preferred sensitivity.

Tip: If you don’t want 3D Touch, or if it interferes with your phone usage, you can also turn it off from here.

What is 3D Touch?

The 3D Touch interface is based upon the Force Touch technology that Apple previously introduced in the MacBook and Apple Watch (under the name Force Touch), and owners of either of these devices will have a head start here. Essentially, the function performed depends by-equipped iPhones offer three.

Most people instinctively know the gestures they use with an iPhone: tap, swipe and pinch are just some of the commonly used interactions. 3D Touch introduces two new standard gestures Peek and Pop, and a wide range of quick shortcuts and additional interface options.

3D Touch’s features are available to all developers, which means they cab create apps that take advantage of the pressure-sensitive screen. A developer of a drawing app can use 3D Touch to change the brush strength, for instance, depending on the firmness of your finger press.

Which Apple Products Have 3D Touch? 

  • All iPhone from the 6S to the iPhone XS Max has 3D Touch.
  • The MacBook Retina, MacBook models from after 2015, the 2018 Macbook Air, and all Apple Watch models have Force Touch.
  • The iPhone XS is currently the only product with Haptic Touch as of this writing, although it may become more commonplace.

Which Apps Support 3D Touch? 

Most apps that come standard with your phone, or are made by Apple, have some form of 3D Touch or Force Touch support. Here’s a brief guide to what you can get from using 3D Touch on some standard iPhone apps.

  • Messages: 3D Touch will show the most recent people you’ve texted with a long press, and will let you choose to write a new message as well.
  • Mail: 3D Touch will open your most frequently used mailboxes, allow you to search emails, write a new message, and add “VIPs” to your mail app.
  • Safari: Safari will allow you open new tabs and your bookmarks.
  • Settings: A long press will open the most frequently used settings people configure.
  • App Store: The App Store allow you redeem Apple gift cards and look at purchased apps.
  • Phone: 3D Touch on the Phone icon will open a fairly extensive menu that lets you view your most recent calls and voice mails, search your contacts, and add a new contact quickly.
  • Reminders: A long press on reminders will show your next reminder and add one without opening the app.
  • Photos: The Photos 3D Touch menu will give you quick access to widgets, favorites, and your most recent photo.

Do All Apps Use 3D Touch? 

3D Touch support is optional for app developers, but a lot have chosen to use it. Instagram, for instance, will open a menu that lets you access the most common and important features. This is a common use for it and you’ll see it on many popular apps as a “shortcut.” Test your favorites by using both firm presses and long touches to see if anything happens.

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How to update a Steam Deck


SteamOS, the linux-based operating system that the Steam Deck runs on, like any other operating system, needs to be kept up to date to ensure any bugs are fixed, any drivers are installed and any security loopholes are patched. 

Thankfully, you can update your Steam Deck easily. If you’ve just got a Deck and are wondering how to do so, this guide has you covered. Here’s how to update a Steam Deck.

How to update a Steam Deck

Before updating the Steam Deck, make sure it is in Game Mode and not Desktop mode. Once that is done, follow these steps to update SteamOS:

1. Press the Steam button. 

2. Select Settings. 

3. Under the System tab, select Check for Updates. 

4. If any updates are pending, select Apply. 

5. Once an update has been installed, restart the Steam Deck. 

Your Steam Deck should now be in perfect working order

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How to Charge Your Phone Without a Charger


This article explains different ways to charge your phone if you don’t have a phone charger, including using a hand-crank charger or a solar charger. All of these methods require either a charging cable that is compatible with your iPhone or Android device or a wireless charging pad.

1. Use a USB Port to Charge Your Phone 

Charging from the computer’s USB works quite well. It’s also reasonably fast if you have a newer USB adapter that is compatible with your phone.

Most USB ports found in airports and some coffee shops provide enough power to charge a standard smartphone. Also, some hotels have USB ports built into lamps and bedside tables. They are usually of the USB-A shape, which is the rectangle end of the cable you usually use to charge your phone.

2. Charge Your Phone With a Battery Pack 

All modern battery packs can supply enough power to charge your smartphone, although not all of them may support fast charging (even if your phone does).

Charge your battery pack in advance and remember to take it with you when you won’t have access to your regular phone charger (or simply carry it with you at all times).

Each battery pack will be slightly different, but typically all you need to do is to plug the charging cable into it and into your phone and turn it on.

3. Use a Hand Crank Phone Charger

A hand-crank phone charger converts your muscle power into electrical energy.

As you crank the handle, it activates the dynamo inside the charger and generates power. The best hand crank phone chargers  can charge your phone by around 2% after just 3-5 minutes of cranking. If you want to get it fully charged, you’re going to have your work cut out for you. 

Many hand-crank phone chargers come with special connectors that allow you to hook it up to your phone even if you don’t have a charger nearby. They also come with in-built batteries so you can store your hard-earned power for use later on.

4. Use an Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Charger 

Rather than relying on vigorous activity to charge your phone, a solar-powered charger is a great choice for outdoor adventures which only requires sunlight to run. Solar chargers typically work in one of two ways: Sunlight charges a battery in the unit, which is then used to charge the phone or the solar charger charges the phone directly.

1. Set up the charger to collect sunlight, or place it on your backpack to charge it while hiking.

2. Plug your charging cable into the charger and into your phone.

5. Charge Your Phone With a Car Charger 

Most modern vehicles have USB ports that you can use for charging mobile devices. If not, you can buy an adapter that plugs into the lighter port.

1. Start your car or turn it to accessory mode.

2. Plug one end of the charging cable into the car’s USB port or adapter and the other end into your phone.

6. Use a Wireless Charger for Easy Charging 

If your smartphone works with wireless charging, you don’t have to do anything other than place your phone on the charging pad.

The urban myth that you can use fruit to charge your phone is technically true but requires a lot of fruit and additional equipment. Therefore, it is impractical and not recommended.

In conclusion, If you usually charge your phone using a traditional wall plug-in charger, you may not have realized all the other ways that you can power up your device. We hope this article has provided you with some alternatives that can make charging easier, more convenient, and possible when no power supply is available.

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How to Create Custom Folders in the iOS Mail App


This article explains how to add new email folders on iPhone. The instructions apply to all iPhones and iPads.

How to Make a Folder on the iPhone Email App 

Creating new mailboxes takes just a few taps, and you can name them whatever you like.

1. Launch the Mail app on your iPhone.

2. From your inbox, select the icon (<) in the upper-left corner to see your Mailboxes list.

3. Click on Edit at the top of the screen.

4. Select New Mailbox in the lower-right corner.

5. Input the desired name for the new folder in the field provided.

6. To pick a different parent folder, click on the account under Mailbox Location, and select the desired parent folder.

7. Tap Save, then tap Done.

8. You can also create custom folders in the Apple Mail application on your Mac and sync them to the iPhone or iPad. Erase any folders you set up in the iOS Mail app when you no longer need them.

How to Move Messages to a Custom Mailbox 

As you receive emails in your inboxes, move them into custom folders to organize them.

1. Launch the Mail app on your iOS device.

2. On the Mailboxes screen, tap the mailbox containing the messages you want to move.

3. Tap Edit, then select the emails you want to move by tapping the circles beside each one.

4. Select Move.

5. Select the custom mailbox from the list that appears to move the chosen emails.

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How to hide your iPhone photos in iOS 16


There are all sorts of reasons why you’d want to hide photos on your iPhone. Maybe you took an embarrassing photo of your sibling and need to keep it safe while having it at the ready to tease them about. Or, maybe you’re planning a gift for your significant other and don’t want them to find the evidence before they receive it. Whatever your reason, here’s how to hide photos in iOS 16.

How to hide photos on your iPhone

1. Open the Photos app and choose the photo you want to hide.

2. Click on the circle with three dots in the upper right corner of the screen. When the drop-down menu appears, select Hide.

3. You’ll have the chance to confirm that you want to hide this photo. Once you tap Hide Photo, the image will be stored in the Hidden album; it will no longer appear in the main camera roll.

How to access your Hidden photos

As noted above, once you’ve hidden a photo, it’s removed from the main camera roll and deposited in a Hidden photos album for safe-keeping. Here’s where to find your Hidden album.

1. If you’re still in the Photos app, select Albums from the menu on the bottom of the screen.

2. On the Albums screen, swipe down to the Utilities section. You’ll see a Hidden folder there containing your hidden photos.

How to protect your hidden photos with Face ID

You may have noticed the lock icon that show next to the Hidden album. That’s because iOS 16 adds the ability to require Face ID verification before you can access the Hidden album. Here’s how to set that up.

1. Head to Settings and click the Photos app.

2. On the ensuing screen, ensure the slider next to Use Face ID is toggled on.

You’ve now added an extra level of protection to your Hidden album, as no one will be able to enter the album without using the Face ID unlock feature. Note that this toggle also secures the Recently Deleted photos album.

How to hide your Hidden album

Looking for even more security through obscurity? There’s a setting that allows you to even keep the Hidden album from view.

1. Head to Settings and select the Photos App.

2. Look for the Show Hidden Album setting and move the slider left. That will remove the Hidden album from the Albums tab in the Photos app.

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