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December 7, 2014

The beta version of the BBM for iPhone app includes some goodies that eventually will be available on the public version of the app

By Olatunji Michael

 

 

The beta version of the BBM for iPhone app includes some goodies that eventually will be available on the public version of the app. A new build of the beta was released today, and adds an improved suggestion engine to help iPhone users find their BBM friends. The update also allows someone viewing a timed message, to see it more than just once before it disappears.

December 7, 2014

 there are now novel ways to utilise our smartphones such that conventional cameras could become redundant even to professional photographers.

By Olatunji Michael

 

 
According to tips shared by Brooks Kraft, a professional photographer in USA who is a freelancer that has covered the White House in Pennsylvania for over 14 years, there are now novel ways to utilise our smartphones such that conventional cameras could become redundant even to professional photographers.

December 7, 2014

Apple's flagship store in New York City is normally packed this time of the year, as holiday shoppers’ check out the latest iPhone and iPad models.

By OLATUNJI MICHAEL
 

November 23, 2014

Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.

Michael Olatunji
 
Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.
 
Dubbed Contributor, users can pay a monthly fee of between $1 to $3 for ad-free sites. Contributor describes itself as "an experiment in additional ways to fund the web".
 
When those who have paid their subscriptions visit a participating site they will see pixelated patterns replacing the adverts.
 

July 31, 2014

Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries.

Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries.

The Internet.org app will offer, in partnership with wireless operator Airtel , more than a dozen services including online encyclopedia Wikipedia, websites devoted to weather, job listings and health information, as well as Facebook's own social network and messaging service.

June 29, 2014

Phablets! It’s not exactly a new word as of today; trademarkia.com says that LG applied to trademark the phablet name in 2011. But what is a phablet?

Phablets! It’s not exactly a new word as of today; trademarkia.com says that LG applied to trademark the phablet name in 2011. But what is a phablet?

 

June 14, 2014

The world cup championships started with colourful fanfare, expectations and excitement. And amongst many this year, one of its features was the rather awkward introduction of a ‘spray’ during matches… a vanishing spray.

The world cup championships started with colourful fanfare, expectations and excitement. And amongst many this year, one of its features was the rather awkward introduction of a ‘spray’ during matches… a vanishing spray.

 

If you watched the Brazil-Croatia opening match on Thursday for instance, you might have seen a referee pull out a spray can and make white markings on the field during a free kick.

June 7, 2014

In February this year, news had it that in the U.S., government would soon make it a requirement for cars to be able to talk to one another as well as to other road safety tools like traffic lights, cameras and other roadway gadgets, all in a bid to make roads safer.

In February this year, news had it that in the U.S., government would soon make it a requirement for cars to be able to talk to one another as well as to other road safety tools like traffic lights, cameras and other roadway gadgets, all in a bid to make roads safer.

 

May 30, 2014

Have you wanted to let your friends know just how ‘hip’ you are by sharing what you’re listening to or watching more easily? Now you can.

Have you wanted to let your friends know just how ‘hip’ you are by sharing what you’re listening to or watching more easily? Now you can.

 

How?

 

Facebook has added a listening feature to its mobile app which can identify songs, movies, live TV and even sporting events.

January 6, 2014

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment and Communication has warned users of android phones and tablets against the risk of not having a security application on their devices.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment and Communication has warned users of android phones and tablets against the risk of not having a security application on their devices.
He gave the warning during the launch of eScan antivirus and security device for android phones and tablets in Lagos.

June 17, 2013

Science and Technology Minister Ita Ewa in Abuja on Monday said the country has recorded great improvement in the area of science and technology in recent times.

Science and Technology Minister Ita Ewa in Abuja on Monday said the country has recorded great improvement in the area of science and technology in recent times.
Ewa, who said this when he presented the ministry’s mid-term report at the ongoing Ministerial Platform, listed some of these to be the giant strides in the solar power programme.

May 17, 2013

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday said active telephone lines in the country had increased from 450,000 to 116 million from 1960 to 2013.

May 14, 2013

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo appealed to the U.S. Government to assist the state in its Information Communications Technology (ICT) programme.

April 30, 2013

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday, identified perseverance, commitment and discipline as some of the major catalysts Nigeria needs to boost its quest for technological advancement.

April 23, 2013

UNESCO on Tuesday said it was set to launch Nokia project on mobile technology and teachers’ development to support primary school English teachers via mobile phones in Nigeria.

March 14, 2013

An Information Technology expert, Gabriel Olatunde, has appealed to the federal and state governments to empower the youth with necessary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to make them self-employed.

An Information Technology expert, Gabriel Olatunde, has appealed to the federal and state governments to empower the youth with necessary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to make them self-employed.

Olatunde said in Abuja that ICT was one of the sectors through which, Nigerian youth could be empowered.

``ICT is a broad sector that can create jobs for Nigerians, especially the youth, without necessarily depending on government for white collar jobs or waiting for someone's assistance to meet daily upkeep.

March 12, 2013

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC said on Tuesday that the Nigerian government is ill-prepared to fight cyber crime.

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC said on Tuesday that the Nigerian government is ill-prepared to fight cyber crime.

March 1, 2013

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Friday March 1, 2013 estimated that 2.7 billion people, representing 39 per cent of the world’s population, would be using the Internet by the end of 2013.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Friday March 1, 2013 estimated that 2.7 billion people, representing 39 per cent of the world’s population, would be using the Internet by the end of 2013.

The Secretary-General ITU Dr. Hamadoun Toure, said this in a statement he issued on the ``The World in 2013: ICT Facts and Figures'' report.

The report also said Internet access would remain limited in the developing world, with only 31 per cent of the population forecasted to be online at the end of 2013.

February 8, 2013

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria on Friday advised Facebook to make its Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking switchable (that can be turned on or turned off), to reduce risks.

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria on Friday advised Facebook to make its Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking switchable (that can be turned on or turned off), to reduce risks.

Dr Chris Uwaje, a member of the Council, gave the advice in in Lagos.
A Fellow of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), said suggestions to reduce the risks associated with the tracker, was necessitated by the increase in the security implications of the equipment.

February 5, 2013

A pen designed by German company Lernstift can help youngsters and even adults learn to write.

A pen designed by German company Lernstift can help youngsters and even adults learn to write. The pen, which is at the prototype stage, is capable of picking errors in spelling or letter formation in real-time, delivering a warning vibration to the writer's hand.

Users can choose between two functions: Calligraphy Mode – pointing out flaws of form and legibility or Orthography Mode – detecting orthographic and grammatical mistakes.

December 28, 2012

China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information

​China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.

The rules signal that the new leadership headed by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will continue muzzling the often scathing, raucous online chatter in a country where the Internet offers a rare opportunity for debate.

October 28, 2012

Samsung increased its lead in terms of smartphone shipments as estimate shows that the total number of smartphone shipments exceeded 157 million in Q3 2012. The Korean company shipped a record 56.3 million which was almost double the number of iPhones shipped by Apple (26.9 million). The Galaxy S III played a key role for Samsung with estimated sales of 18 million in the third quarter. Things are getting so dire for RIM and Nokia that ZTE has got ahead of them. LG did well amongst the Tier 2 players compared to rivals like Huawei, Motorola and HTC.

October 19, 2012

Microsoft has a programme called Dreams Pack which allowed students in tertiary institutions to develop their own software

Microsoft Nigeria is set to engage youths in the country in software development, Emmanuel Onyeje, the firm's Country Manager, announced on Thursday.

Describing the programme as an 'Open Door' initiative that would ensure that youths come up with innovative ideas for software solutions, Onyeje said the initiative would enhance the company’s interaction with its customers, partners and students.

“We are trying to help youths to use their skills to become productive and not for scamming, external fraud or hacking on people’s privacy.

October 17, 2012

Accuses the three telecoms companies of anti-competitive conduct

Consumers Empowerment Organisation of Nigeria (CEON), a leading consumer advocacy group, has made a formal complaint to the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) about certain anti-competitive conducts engaged in by three telecoms companies: Airtel, Glo and MTN.

The complaint invoked Section 1 to the Schedule to the Competition Practice Regulation 2007.