As a follow-up to the article “Are you making use of that Smartphone? “, this is a post on how to further save money by making better use of your smartphone. We all know that feeling, you have just loaded “credit” on your phone, accessible and available for ‘burning’, inexorably leading you into temptation! Never… Read more Get A Firm Grip of Your Finances Using Your Phone
Going through my gadget junk yard over the weekend, it is amazing how much junk i have acquired over the years. The oldest is probably the Philips TurnTable and a pile of records i got from my Pop (Never been able to bring myself to encode the records to Mp3). I still have my hifi… Read more Expensive Junk
Many people these days crave the newest, shinniest and sleekiest model of just about ANYTHING. I call it TECHOMANIA. I doubt if it is cure-able! There is a marketing line from a company that says “you can separate the MEN from the BOYS from the prices of their toys”. Bang & Olufsen, I think. Show… Read more Are you making use of that Smartphone?
While we wait for the launch of the first set of Meego devices come 2011, i will be taking a cursory look at a couple of what is on offer at the moment. One OS that has piqued my curiosity is the Windows Phone 7 (WP7). The only thing the new smartphone OS has in… Read more The TiTan
Nine years after the launch of GSM technology in Nigeria, I feel so disillusioned about expectations not met. Sure, its pluses has been pointed out to me countless times, that apart from it been the major (somebody said only) achievement of the Olusegun Obasanjo 8 year administration, it is also said that the boost it… Read more GSM in Nigeria – The journey so far
Nokia announced it will retire Symbian for the popular N-series smartphones in favour of MeeGo. MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system that merged Intel’s Moblin OS and Nokia’s Maemo OS. Refer to the write-up published a few weeks ago on this site about Nokia’s intention to introduce the MeeGo OS to it’s… Read more Nokia Quietly Retires Symbian from N-Series Smartphones
There’s been so much talk about the impending demise of Nokia’s Symbian platform, the operating system powering almost all the phones in the Nokia range. The Symbian operating has come in a lot of iterations over the years but the relevant ones today are; SYMBIAN S40 – Introduced in 2002. It is regarded as the… Read more Is Symbian truly Dead?
There are indications that there is going to be a ban on some blackberry services in the UAE effective October 11, 2010 because of the inability of authorities there to monitor blackberry’s encrypted services. Services affected include blackBerry email, messaging and web services . The UAE ban will also cover foreign travellers passing through Emirate… Read more Blackberry Faces Ban
Ebooks and ebook readers are becoming increasingly popular these days, so much that only very few books or magazines are published without consideration for an ebook format version. Ebook readers come on different software platforms and devices. Many come in form of dedicated devices like Amazon’s KINDLE and Barnes & Nobles (B&N)’s NOOK. These happen… Read more Ebook Readers
With the landmark judgement against Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian Company and the providers of the Blackberry PDA, for patent infringement in 2006 and an award of US$612.5 Million in favour of NTP Inc, a Virginia based company, it seems safe to say that the technology of push email was pioneered by NTP and… Read more Push Email