Tag: windows phone

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

Deezer Music Service – Unlimited Music Downloads

A few weeks back, i wrote about Xbox Music, a Windows 8 app that gives you access to an estimated 30 million+ of songs to stream for free on your PC (Online or Offline mode), on the web and on your android & iOS tablets or phones . This music service, however, has at least 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

Why You Should Always Pay for Apps

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

Firefox OS: Another Lab Experiment?

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 Read More

Operating Systems Compared: Which is the Right Choice for Your Smartphone?

Today, choice of a smartphone is not only governed by features and cool looks, but also by the OS that runs on it. Here we analyze and compare the major smartphone operating systems, including iOS, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone. iOS It is said that Newton thought about the principles of gravity when he saw Read More

Steve Ballmer – The Richest Employee

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who is worth about $14 billion, closes down restaurants to talk to people, has gone paperless, and truly believes that the only difference between Microsoft and Apple in the mobile market is that the iPhone maker made one right decision–choosing ARM chips for its smartphone, rather than Intel’s battery-hogging alternatives. That’s Read More

Windows 8 – Radically Different!

Many would say that Android devices have done very little in upsetting the supremacy of the iPad as the flagship Tablet device. But let’s face it, have they even done anything at all? Is Android the Messiah we are waiting for or is there another yet to come? After a very brief romance with Android, Read More

What is Nokia Thinking?!

Really, i thought it was just me on my high horse but reading through Gizmodo, i realized it wasn’t just me! What exactly is Nokia thinking?! The past few days has witnessed a lot of news on the internet about Nokia taking the wraps off its “new” LEGACY operating system, the “Belle” iteration of symbian Read More

Apple is Taking All of My Money (and I’m Okay With That)

I’m trapped in an interesting quandary these days: Apple is taking all of my money, albeit in .99 cent increments at times, and I don’t find myself terribly concerned. You see, I moved over to an iPhone 4 from a Motorola Droid X several weeks ago. While  I have a few Apple devices that i Read More

Microsoft Introduces Windows 8

Offering a radically different, touch-oriented interface, the upcoming operating system is designed for desktops, laptops, and tablets. WINDOWS 8 Is on its way, and it will be a departure from the Windows we know and love today. That was the message Microsoft sent in a presentation given at the annual All things digital Conference held Read More

Smartphone Spying

IT SOUNDS LIKE a B-movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. In addition, their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them. And information on their whereabouts is being sold to third parties. But it isn’t science fiction. If you own a smartphone and download popular apps, the odds are good that Read More

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