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Netflix Arrives Nigeria – Quick Facts

3 Subscription plans available US$7.99/US$9.99/$11.99 per month. Details here . GT Bank rate is about N270 for US$1 New subscribers get one month free viewing. BUT you are required to provide your card details to sign up. Automatic debit occurs after 30 days – unles you cancel before then. 4 Streaming formats available; LOW, SD, HD and Ultra Read More

Broken Beats by Dr. Dre HeadPhones? A Quick Fix

Got a pair of Dr. Dre Beats headphones that got broken after only a few weeks of use. While the quality of the speakers are well above average, the plastic band and particularly the hinges seems quite cheap. Mine snapped right at the hinges. These headphones are not cheap, so having it breakup can be Read More

October – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

So much has been said about the Internet and the inherent risks that comes with accessing it. Many have fallen victims to identity thieves, phishing attacks and scams. Lately, hardly any week goes by without news about hacks or attempted hacks on high profile internet websites. The recent icloud hack and the release of nude Read More

Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera – A Review

I strongly believe in the need for everyone to have some form of vocational training. Even those on paid employment will agree with me that it is particularly not too healthy to have a single source of income. With the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera, my intention is to have my weekends and any other spare Read More

Using Gmail’s 2- Factor Authentication In Nigeria

Wikipedia defines Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) as a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network. For Gmail, what this means is that even if your password is compromised, no one can have access to 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

Surdoc – Free 100GB Online Storage For Everyone!

Many are probably familiar with popular free cloud storage options available; 2GB from Dropbox, 5GB from Box and SugarSync, 7GB from SkyDrive and 15GB from Google Drive but few are aware of the new kid on block, Surdoc. This company has indeed raised the bar by offering a whooping 100GB cloud storage free to users, Read More

iOS 7 vs Android Jelly Bean 4.2

How does Apple’s iOS 7 compare to Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean? We take a look at both to check the lay of the land. Interface Android’s interface has utilised a similar look and feel since version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and to an extent 3.0 Honeycomb) which was introduced by Mathias Duarte. This comprises Read More

Refurbished Devices Are A Good Deal – Buy Them!

When some people see the word “refurbished” placed in the title of a device, their immediate reaction is to avoid the item like the plague, not knowing all the differences between a refurbished and new device. People sometimes confuse “refurbished” or “repackaged” devices with used ones. There’s a huge difference between the two. If you Read More

The “Geek Store” Finally Unveiled

The veil has finally being lifted from the Geek Store (geekstore.com.ng), an online discount electronic store that aims at making available and affordable, modern gadgets and accessories to everyone in Nigeria. For a country where most residents are reported to live on less that US$1 a dollar, paying for most of these gadgets is almost Read More

Storing Up Your Treasures On Earth

Last weekend, i decided to backup the downloads i had acquired over the few months i last did a back up. I also intended to rummage through my 25,000+ mp3 music files in response to a request. Less than half way through my backups, my 1.5 TeraByte Western Digital External Hard Drive suddenly spluttered and Read More

This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country

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 Read More

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