FG Reveals How Many Sim Cards That Can Be Linked To One NIN Number

The federal government has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App. This was disclosed on Friday, January 8, by the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, Punch reports. He said: "You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation." Pantami said the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users if fresh lockdown is imposed in the country. Meanwhile, he said enrolment for the National Identification Number (NIN) should not consume the time of the applicants. The minister made this known on Friday, January 8, during a programme on Channels TV, adding that the enrolment should not take more than five minutes. Pantami further stated

IPhone App Alert: Apple Launches 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'

Given the frequency with which some of us check our phones, it's easy to forget they're pocket computers, rather then distracting pets.
In a bid to tackle potentially dangerous interruptions, Apple is set to make its iPhone less needy and more car-friendly when it launches iOS 11 later this year. The new operating system will feature a 'do not disturb while driving' mode – or DNDWD.
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, unveiled the new iOS (iPhone operating system) at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California, and explained how ‘do not disturb while driving’ will operate.
DNDWD works via Bluetooth and wired CarPlay connections, but it can also detect you’re in a moving car thanks to the “wi-fi Doppler effect”. Once it determines you’re driving, your phone will, at the “end of that first drive” offer you the option of activating DNDWD whenever your phone detects you’re in a car.
Once DNDWD is activated, you’ll be faced with what Federighi humorously referred to as a “new user interface” – namely a black screen. Should anyone try to contact you when you’re on the move, they’ll be sent an automated reply, which says “I’m driving with Do Not Disturb turned on. I’ll see your message when I get where I’m going” – although presumably users will be able to edit this message.
But Apple is aware its customers may feel uneasy about being totally out of reach, so DNDWD will allow you to allow “select people to break through”. These favourites will, if they text you, be given the option of replying with the word ‘urgent’ in their message. If they do so, the message will show on your phone.
While DNDWD is undoubtedly an excellent idea, it’s by no means the first solution that’s been suggested to tackle distracted driving. We recently reported Nissan has developed a prototype system called Signal Shield, which uses a Faraday cage in the central cubby to block all mobiles placed inside it.