This would probably be a familiar scenario to many of us. You find yourself stuck in an elevator with a bunch of strange faces that you will rather not be in a confined space with. Usually, chatting up your your new acquaintances is an option that you will rather not take. Chances are that you will… Read more Technology – Building A Generation Of Introverts
That Apple copied, shamelessly, Android and about every other major mobile OSes in its iOS 7 is no longer news. But what beats me is why most online reviews fail to mention this shameful act but instead hail this “next-to-die-after-Blackberry” as the best thing to have happened to mankind. Undoubtedly, iOS 7 is the biggest… Read more Apple iOS – The Beginning Of The End?
Weaning my wife off her Blackberry addiction has been a very impossible task. Apparently, all my rants have come to nothing. Read my rants here. Here in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Blackberry addiction is still quite rife. Most go to extreme lengths to get one of these devices, preferrably the flagship models. Personally, i have… Read more The Long Wait
I handed over my tablet to my son a few months ago after a failed bid to sell it off. While I was researching for the ideal tablet to put my hard earned cash on, the Toshiba Thrive came tops as the most productive or functional tablet around. However, after a few months of using… Read more Tablets : Between Recreation and Productivity
I have never owned a microwave oven and i doubt if i ever would. At about $100 (NGN16,000) for entry level models, the microwave oven is cheap and is fast becoming a regular feature in most kitchens of the Nigerian middle class and even a few low income households. As popular as it is, it… Read more The Microwave Oven – A Death Wish?
I must confess that I never knew it existed, though I had fantasized about such a technology in the past. Recently, I was saddled with the task of scanning a huge pile of papers at my workplace, over 200 pages! Just the thought of using the traditional scanners filled me with so much apprehension. There… Read more Product Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500
Diary of a Geek started out in 2010 as a meeting point for technology enthusiasts with especial focus on Nigeria. Technology is very much the first love of our readers and has been the focus of the blog. But over time, there have been an increasing demand for a more inclusive and wider range of… Read more “Diary of a Geek” Rebrands!
New advancements are ensuring that it’s only a matter of time until your smartphone’s camera is just as good as a point-and-shoot. Smartphone cameras have come a long way—moving from convenient methods for sharing mediocre snapshots to near pro-quality image-capture tools in the right hands. Although the old benchmark of resolution seems to have topped… Read more Moving Beyond Megapixels : More Is Not Always Better!
This article was first published in Diary of a Geek on April 20, 2011 If your capacity as an IT professional involves dealing with people in your office going on the road with mobile devices and bemoaning policies that keep them from accessing the company’s network because of pesky security protocols, then my heart goes… Read more Embracing Employee – Acquired Smartphones Without Compromising Security
So you just bought a smartphone or tablet, or received one as a gift. Congratulations! Now go buy some apps. No, not free apps. You, or a special someone, just spent, what, $200-plus on your new gadget? Plunk down $10 for some apps. Mobile app development is one of the last businesses in America where… Read more Why You Should Always Pay for Apps