Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has landed in China in his third visit in 18 months. It is believed that he has been holding meetings with China’s telecom companies, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile.

Benin airport was shut down for non-payment of taxes

The Edo State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) at the early hours of yesterday locked the administrative offices of the Benin airport for claim that the airport has failed to pay the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) tax which were removed from the salaries of workers of the airport.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

After the return of Apple Dev Center back online, iOS 7 beta 4 was made available for developers yesterday to download and the interesting feature of using a fingerprint sensor was found in the latest beta release of Apple’s iOS 7 which is coming to Apple’s devices soon.

In a bid to make the internet piracy free, several infringing websites have suffered for their disobedience to the copyright rule which is mainly governed by the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).

Microsoft to test white space in South Africa

Microsoft in its bid to exploit the white space spectrum of TV broadcasts has set up a trial in the northeastern Limpopo province of South Africa.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The rumour of Apple producing a budget phone is gaining more momentum as pictures of packaging of the rumoured budget “iPhone 5C” has appeared on a Chinese website Weiphone. It has been speculated that the C could mean colour. It is expected that the budget iPhone will have many light colours unlike the conventional black and white colours. Though my meaning of C will be Cheap.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Quotes for the week: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Nikola Tesla was a physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer who lived between the 19th and 20th century. He was born a Serb but later became an American citizen.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Technology has made life easier but…

Over the years, man has utilized his 3 pound organ to reduce the work done by his muscles, to increase the mass of work done, to increase the quality of job done, to improve the speed at which it is done, and various other functions.

Apple’s Dev Centre back online after eight days outage

After a security breach that saw Apple’s Dev Centre website go offline on Thursday, 18th of July, 2013, Apple has restored some parts of the website. Of the pages back online are certificates, identifiers, and profiles while Apple Developer Forums, App Store Resource Centre are still offline.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Earlier in the year, Research in Motion (RIM) Company Blackberry announced that its popular messenger application, BBM, is coming to iPhones and Android powered mobile phones. It seems the wait may soon be over as it could be available by late September.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Google Inc. at a breakfast event in San Francisco with the head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai has unveiled two expected products and one surprising (in a good way) product.

Facebook will soon allow you to ‘dislike’ a post

Social media giant Facebook in a bid to improve user experience has said that it will allow you to hide a post you don’t like from your timeline. While doing this, Facebook will ask you why you’re hiding the post to tailor the right posts to your timeline in the future.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An electrician was electrocuted on a PHCN pole in Jos after he tried to change the supply into his shop to a phase with more regular supply. The electrician whose name is Chukwuebuka Eze met his untimely death as fate didn’t shine luck to him on that fateful day.

According to rumours on the web, Samsung will release its Galaxy Note III as its custom at the IFA conference on the 6th of September this year. Along with the phablet, it is also expected that a smartwatch will be launched at the event.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II shots leaked ahead of launch

The next version of Nexus 7 tablet has been leaked out in supposedly press shots ahead of what could be a launch of the device. Google is expected to hold a breakfast event tomorrow 24th of July which is expected to be hosted by head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai.

SIM card flaw could make 500 million users vulnerable

Berlin’s security research labs with experiments carried out with selected SIM cards have estimated that about 500 million users of mobile phones are at risk due to a flaw that was discovered in the SIM cards.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tariff is fair: NERC responds to NLC

In a reply to the Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) condemnation of the new tariff system by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), NERC Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi has stated that the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO-2) was fair, reasonable and necessary to guarantee continuous improvement in electricity supply to Nigerians.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Apple to investigate electrocution of lady by iPhone5

In a tragic event, a Chinese lady Ma Ailun, 23, who was a flight attendant for the China Southern Airlines, died after she was electrocuted by her iPhone5 while she was receiving a call. The lady met her death a few weeks before her wedding which was supposed to hold on the 8th of August.

NLC condemns tariff plan by the NERC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disagreed with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) about the way its new tariff system is intended only to favour investors while milking Nigerians of their hard earned money.

The first smartphone to be made by Motorola after it was acquired by Google, Moto X, has had some of its features leaked in a video which showed an advert by Canadian telecommunication company Rogers of the new Google phone.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quotes for the week: Alan Turing (1912-1954)

Alan Turing, I won’t bet but I know most of you don’t know him, was a British mathematician and cryptographer who lived in the 20th century and was also a very integral part of Britain’s operations during the World War II (according to a novel I read).

Saturday, July 13, 2013

As with most of the things we use, the mobile phone also need care and maintenance to get the best out of it. Mobile phones have become an integral part of human life, so much more that next year, it is expected that population of mobilephones would outnumber that of the world human population. In this post we want to examine some things that could help increase the life of your phone and even its performance which is very important.

Google wants to make Google Glass for employed dogs…

According to reports, Google is planning to develop its wearable device Google Glass for dogs that are working. The project named FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupation) will allow pooches to bite down or activate a sensor which can send information to its handler.

Friday, July 12, 2013

American Automobile giant Ford Motors has tested a vehicle that can monitor your health when you’re operating the vehicle. It can sense when a driver has seizure or is sleeping by sensing the temperature of the driver.

Apple to build store on 15th-century Spanish ruin

Apple Inc. has discovered an ancient site in the place it wants to build its new store in the Spanish capital Spain. The ancient site is the ruin of a hospital San Andres Hospital which was built in the early 15th century and later changed its name to Buen Sucesco (which means Good fortune).

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 which has had various information leakages is now with its leakage of full specifications of features ahead of its launch as Nokia seek to regain lost ground in the smartphone battle.

Yahoo! close down search engine Altavista

One of the oldest search engines on the internet which was introduced in 1995 has been shut down by Yahoo according to an announcement on its Tumblr page. The outdated search engine was shut down on Monday. Altavista came online before Google (which came online in 1998) but lost the search battle to Google in the early 2000s.

Apple found guilty of inflating e-book prices

A federal judge has ruled that Apple Inc conspired with five major publishers to raise e-book prices. U. S. District judge Denise Cote in Manhattan found evidence that Apple violated federal antitrust law by playing an integral role in conspiracy with publishers to eliminate retail price competition.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Abu Dhabi-based Sarah Shurrab, got the shock of her life when she woke up to discover that her one month old trendy Samsung Galaxy S4 was burning at the charging point.

“I cannot explain to you my extreme frustration, disappointment and extreme fear when I found my brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 burning at the charger connection to the phone,” she wrote to Samsung and Emirates 24/7.

The latest Android operating system, Android Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) has surpassed its predecessor Android 3.2 Ginger Bread to become the most popular version of the operating system used by consumers.

Windows 8.1 will be released to PC manufacturers in August

The Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Windows, Tami Reller, while speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) has revealed that the code for windows 8.1 will be finalized and passed to PC manufacturers by late August.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Apple’s iOS 7 beta 3 has been released to developers

Two weeks after the arrival of iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has seeded iOS 7 beta 3 to registered developers. The new beta comes as 11A4414e, up from the second beta of 11A4400f. A third developer preview of Xcode 5 was also released.

SolePower charger charges your phone while you walk

SolePower, a wearable device that can be inserted into the shoe is able to convert the energy in your steps to electrical energy which can be used to charge a rechargeable battery.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Facebook begins graph search in the U. S.

Facebook will start offering advanced search function to users in the US and users who use American English version of the site today 8th July. This was revealed by a Facebook representative to tech site CNET. This feature was announced earlier this by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Due to the directives of the Nigerian Communications Commission to deactivate subscriber identification module (SIM) cards which remains unregistered as at July 1, 2013, it has summoned the major players MTN, Glo, Airtel, and Etisalat to release the list of their unregistered SIM cards.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quotes for the week: Vint Cerf (1943- )

Vint Cerf was one of the revolutionaries that developed the Internet Protocol (IP) which set the foundation for internet which we all have today.

Here are ten of his remarkable quotes; of course he is still alive so he can still add to it in the future. Here we go:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to use part of the unused coal we possess in our great country to generate up to 4000MW of electricity in our bid to solve this long overdue power problem.
Coal reserves which lie in states like Enugu, Kogi, Benue, Nassarawa, etc. has opened our eyes to the fact that we need to diversify from our thermal and hydro source of electricity generation.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to put a halt to its 3D broadcast trials which have been ongoing for two years. The 3D programme it says will end in November after a Doctor Who special. The main reason behind this new development has been lack of interest in the 3D broadcasts from audience.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dates and Inventors of important technological inventions

Today life is so comfortable that we have failed to notice some important elements that have made life easier for us. Typing on my PC, I have to appreciate the fact that even the richest person on earth didn’t have this luxury in the 19th century. Over the years, there have been groundbreaking technological inventions that have made the world a better place to live in.