Tag: mobile device

The Search For The Perfect 7 Inch Phone

I decided a while back to try out a 7 inch tab as my main phone. My reasons were simple; My quest for a functional and productive mobile device informed my decison to a stick to a Windows OS powered tablet. However, the allure of an android tab remains. In a bid to save myself Read More

How To Capture Streaming Music From Your PC

I subscribed to the music service Deezer a few weeks back. With a monthly subscription of US$4.99 (NGN800), Deezer gives you unrestricted access to about 30 million+ music files for your listening pleasure. You are able to stream any music track or if you prefer, you can even save the tracks to your device (PC Read More

Using The Right Charger For Your Mobile Device

About three years ago, 10 major mobile devices manufacturers, including Apple, Nokia and Samsung, committed to a voluntary agreement to work towards a universal charger based on a micro USB connector, in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste. But no such universal charger has been settled on, and Apple appears to have backtracked on the Read More

What Features Do You Look For In A Keyboard App?

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 shall be Read More

Perception Is Reality

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 rare for a Read More

“Seek (Well), And You Shall Find …”

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 the Read More

How To Create Ebooks from Wikipedia Articles

Reading your favourite articles on Wikipedia, offline, is now very easy to do, thanks to the Book Creator feature that Wikipedia has added to its website. What this does is very simple, it allows you to compile your favourite articles and export them to PDF, OpenOffice and my favourite, Epub. To get started, open any Read More

To Root, Or Not To Root, That Is The Question!

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 Read More

5 Signs That Your Blog Is Dying

As blog owners, there are times when we are too overwhelmed by our blog’s physical appearance, especially if our blog has an impressive design, a good amount of traffic and followers, and good search engine rankings. Yet having these positive traits does not mean your blog is in good condition. Sometimes, these traits can be Read More

Ubuntu 11.04 Review

The latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux operating system has been released. For those that do not know, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux Distribution and arguably the largest number of users amongst the Linux community. This reputation was not achieved by accident, as Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, with support from the community Read More

What is Your Optimal Screen Size For A Mobile Device

A  mobile device is called ‘mobile’ because the intention is for it to be taken with you and not carried about. We want to be able to flash out that device in an instant, check something on the web, and return it to our pocket. In referring to ‘mobile device’, I am referring to anything Read More

Push Email – Revisited

Love it or hate it, the Blackberry has indeed become the device of choice for a lot of mobile enthusiasts, especially those who want to conduct business on the move.  Another category of users are those, who more out of peer pressure than anything else, find themselves clutching one, not considering the fact that they Read More

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