On any computing device, we want the easiest and most efficient way of communicating. This communication encompasses both information that we feed into the device, and the one we get out.
The effectiveness of this interface between human and machine determines if we are “getting our pound of flesh” from our “investment”
I... more →
Owning a website is the norm nowadays. Whether to showcase yourself or your product, most people seem to have a reason (or more!) to own one. However, not many are willing to pay for this service.
If you are among this category of penny pinchers, you are in luck. I know just what you need – Dropbox! Dropbox is a file hosting... more →
News coming in suggests that Airtel Nigeria has successfully completed LTE trials in Lagos. Long Term Evolution (LTE), widely accepted as the true 4G, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.
Download speed, under ideal conditions was 37 Megabits per Second (Mbps), while under... more →
Lately, i have been torn between Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome as my default browser. Both are intuitive with the ability to sync your bookmarks and password across multiple PCs and mobile devices. However, for me, what gives Firefox the edge is its tons of plugins or add-ons. Not that i use so many of it –... more →
In financial circles, there is something called the “true interest rate”. This is the actual interest rate charged by your bank or financial institution – as opposed to the interest rate you perceive you are being charged – which is, often, far removed from reality.
Mobile phones are getting bigger. It is... more →
There are now a good number of mobile OS out there, with many still considered as not more than lab experiments. The likes of Jolla and Tizen fits this description perfectly.
Jolla, in particular, has a tall order of competing with Research In Motion’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, as well as the latest version of Windows Phone for... more →
Getting information from the World Wide Web can be likened to the proverbial “searching for needles in a haystack”.
However, when you fail to find the information you need on the internet, it is usually one of two things:
either the search engine or search parameters used are defective.
the much unlikely instance that... more →
With an expected release date of October 26, 2012, Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be the first unified Operating system platform across desktop and mobile devices.
Before now, there have been talks about Apple venturing into creating a unified platform. Thwarting all expectations, the company has come out to say there will still... more →
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Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s ICT Minister
Information and Communication Technology uptake has continued to grow worldwide, spurred by a steady fall in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services.
New figures released on Thursday by the International Telecommunications Union confirmed this.
However, the report shows... more →
So you tried to download an app from Google Play Market and you got the message “This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country”. Or you probably saw an advertised android app and you just can not seem to find it in the Google Play Market.
This user experience is quite frequent and it is not restricted... more →
While building apps for Apple and Android app stores can be highly lucrative ventures for developers, one of the hardest decisions an app developer has to make is how to get the app to pay for itself. Often the “monetization strategy” — shorthand for “how will this app make money?” — is left for last.
It’s hard enough... more →
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The arguments for or against hacking your mobile device to gain elevated access have been raging on for a decade or so now. Things probably became more heated up with the advent of the Apple IOS and, especially, the Android platforms where most consider rooting your android device as unsafe and unnecessary. I think it is time we... more →