Monday, September 30, 2013

For the first time since the beginning of Interbrands’ rating of valuable brands in the world in 2000, Apple becomes the second company to grace the top spot after Coca-Cola had the position for 12 years.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

Ernest Rutherford was a nuclear physicist from New Zealand. He reportedly discovered the alpha, beta, and gamma emissions during radioactive decay.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Apple hires top Nike designer

Apple Inc. has apparently recruited top Nike design director Ben Shaffer to fuel more rumours about Apple’s intent in wearable devices.

An unidentified British 16-year-old boy was arrested secretly in London for his part in the biggest cyber-attack that occurred earlier this year on Dutch anti-spam group Spamhaus.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Superlatives that shows China is a leader in technology

China is one of the main agents of the resurgence of Asian countries in world development. Many Asian countries have improved in technology and living standard and are now among the elites in the world.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ctrl+Alt+Delete was a mistake – Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder and the current richest man in the world, Bill Gates has admitted that using Ctrl+Alt+Delete to reboot a computer as a way to log into windows was a mistake.

Samsung Mobile has announced in a press event in Seoul, Korea that it will be introducing a smartphone with a curved plastic LED (Light Emitting Diode) screen to the South Korean market. The event was majorly to show recently released Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear.

Samsung takes a leaf out of Apple’s book

Apple recently unveiled its high end iPhone 5S smartphone and the gold-coloured version has been a hit with consumers as it was out of stock long before other colours. This eventually led to Apple requesting an increase in production rate of the gold-coloured device.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pinterest improves features of article pins

Fast growing social media site Pinterest has decided to bump up the features of articles that are pinned to the site. This was revealed in a blog post on the 24th of September on Pinterest’s official blog by Jon Parise, Software Engineer, Pinterest.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

At last, Blackberry finds a buyer

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed a deal with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited which will see the Canadian company pulled off the stock market and taken private. The deal to buy blackberry is worth about $4.7 billion which is the calculated worth of the company at a perilous moment for the company.

Microsoft is back again with two tablets

At a press event in New York on the 23rd of September, giant software company, Microsoft unveiled two tablets which are the smaller Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Microsoft has previously been supplying software to manufacturers but is now involved in making devices to house the software it rolls out.

Monday, September 23, 2013

iPhone 5S unlocked with a fake finger

The unique fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S has been made less unique after the German Chaos Computer Club (CCC) fooled the iPhone’s Touch ID with a fake fingerprint of the user.

The only positive that was expected to come out of last week for Blackberry was the rollout of Blackberry Messenger to iPhones and Android powered devices. Blackberry had earlier announced a loss of about $1bn in the second quarter and its intention to retrieve 4,500 of their duties in the company.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quotes for the week: Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

This is the first time we will be bringing you quotes from a female scientist and this is a woman who made a great impact in the field of science while she was alive.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blackberry is in trouble…

The negatives have been more than the positives for the Canadian smartphone maker in recent times and it seems the negatives are increasing daily and with threatening details as 4,500 people will lose their jobs while Blackberry lost $1 billion in the second quarter.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stephen Elop to get $25m from Microsoft’s Nokia deal

Digital Spy has reported that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will earn up to $25 million when Microsoft’s deal to buy Nokia is finally completed in early 2014.

Apple increases production of Gold iPhone 5S by 33%

Apple recently launched its high-end smartphone iPhone 5S in three colours: gold, silver, and black colours and it seems the demand has been more than expected for the gold coloured iPhone especially in Asia which Apple targeted with the device.

Google to release next version of Android OS in October

The next version of the popular Google’s operating system (OS) Android is expected to be released next month and probably along with the launch of Google Nexus 5.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Some facts about the world’s tallest building

Burj Khalifa is a special building and one with many superlatives apart from being the tallest in the world. Burj Khalifa is not only the tallest building in the world but also the tallest standing man-made object.

After a week in which Microsoft announce a trade-in programme that will see consumers get up to $200 when they trade their iPhones or iPads for a Windows phone or a Surface tablet, it has extended the ‘opportunity’ to other devices on other platforms.

A day after announcing its new smartphone Blackberry Z30, Blackberry limited has announced that its highly awaited messaging app will be coming to the two platforms this weekend.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

After the bad reception of Blackberry 10 devices like the Blackberry Q10 and Blackberry Z10, the Canadian company has tried once again to regain its stance in the smartphone market with a new, bigger, faster, and improved smartphone.

Contrary to earlier reports that the Lumia 1520 phablets could be launched as early as the26th of this month in New York, another report has surfaced from Pocket-Lint that the launch event would now occur in late October.

For those who didn’t know initially, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter were banned in Iran in 2009 after the Iranian government claimed social media aided the protests that broke out in 2009 as a result of the re-election of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term.

Apple may unveil iPads and Macs by October

After its popular event earlier this month where Apple unveiled its premium iPhone 5S and the low-budget iPhone 5C, it is expected that Apple will hold another event in October where it will unveil series of products.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg now in the top 20 richest in the U. S.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has broken into the top twenty richest list after increasing his wealth by more than 100 percent over the past year.

Saudi Prince doesn’t intend to sell his Twitter stake

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has revealed he will not sell his investments in Twitter before or at its initial public offering (IPO) as he predicted it could be later this year or early in 2014.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Thomas John Watson Sr. (1874- 1956)

Thomas John Watson is the co-founder of the giant International Business Machines (IBM). IBM went on to be one of the dominant PC makers during the reign of PC in the tech market.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stories about an acclaimed Nigerian Scientist

The first time I heard about him, it was during a course I took in the last semester (before the ASUU strike of course) which was about patents and inventions. It mentioned his name as one of the foremost Africans who made great impact in their fields and in the computing field in this particular case.

Friday, September 13, 2013

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced on Thursday that the Voyager 1 space craft has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system and enter the interstellar space.

Michael Dell to buy his PC Company back in a $24.9bn deal

Shareholders of Dell have agreed with founder and CEO of Dell Corporations in his bid to take the company private in the face of crash in PC market.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Apple TV may be unveiled in a month time

The dust of the unveiling of Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C has not yet settled and rumours are surfacing of another tech product that may come from the Cupertino, California tech company very soon.

iPhone 5C is anything but cheap...

Apple held a separate event to unveil its two smartphones for the Chinese audience. It has been assumed and I think correctly that Apple is trying to target developing markets like China, Asian countries and others with the introduction of iPhone 5C which is supposedly low-budget.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Apple unveils the low-budget iPhone 5C

Apple Inc. at its event in California has unveiled the low-end iPhone 5C as one of the smartphones it is unveiling today. The iPhone 5C was made for the consumers who may not be able to afford the price of the premium versions.

Apple unveils the premium iPhone 5S

Apple Inc. in its event today has unveiled the premium iPhone 5S, one of the two phones unveiled today. To make this post as short as possible, I’ll only brief you on the most important details of one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Samsung leads Apple and Nokia in mobile web usage

Samsung Mobile continues to lead the global internet usage on mobile devices according to August data from StatCounter.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Images of Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet leaks

The news of Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s mobile unit is not yet out of the public space but now we have another that may signal the first mobile device to be unveiled after Microsoft’s deal.

iPhone 5S specs leaks ahead of launch

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is expected to be unveiled tomorrow but there has been a leak of some of the features the high end smartphone may possess.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Quotes for the week: Steve Ballmer (1956- )

Steve Ballmer is the present Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the giant software company Microsoft. He was in charge during Microsoft’s big rise in the PC market and obviously during Microsoft’s struggles to gain ground in the mobile devices market.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

How Glo rescued Nigerians and gained a foothold

When I initially thought of writing this post, I didn’t know that Globacom just celebrated its tenth year anniversary of operations in Nigeria.

BBM for iPhone awaiting Apple’s approval

Blackberry promised in May that it will release its popular messenger app BBM to other platforms like Android and iOS in the summer.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Google Glass to have a remote control app

As we all know it’s awkward if you have to talk every time before relaying a command to your Glass device, that will not be the case anymore as you will now be able to control it using your smartphone.

Usmanov sells shares in Facebook

Russia’s richest man, Alisher Usmanov has sold his shares in Facebook which is being controlled by his internet investment company

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yahoo! unveils new logo after 30 days of trials

Another spectacular change has come around in Marissa Mayer’s reign at Yahoo and it is the change of Yahoo’s logo which is occurring for the first time since the company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo, 18 years ago.

Samsung held the second edition of their unpacked event on the 4th of September where it disclosed three spectacular products to the watching world ahead of IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sony unveils Xperia Z1 Honami Smartphone

Sony Corporations has today unveiled its expected Sony Xperia Z1 android smartphone at the IFA in Berlin, Germany. It is expected that this will be an improvement over Xperia Z which was launched in January but failed to compete against the biggest phones of the year yet, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Contrary to rumours that the next version of the largest smartphone operating system will be called Key Lime Pie, reality has confirmed it will rather be a different name, KitKat.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple’s September 10 event confirmed

Few weeks back, there were rumours that we could see another version of an Apple iPhone on the 10th of September. The rumours have now been confirmed as Apple has sent out press invites for the event on the 10th which is next Tuesday. The colourful invite bears the tag ‘this should brighten up everyone’s day’.

Microsoft buys Nokia mobile business and patents

After a big buyout in the telecoms industry yesterday, Microsoft has followed suit by purchasing the mobile phone unit of Nokia for $5 billion and patents for $2.2 billion which makes the purchase amount to $7.2 billion.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Verizon agrees $130 billion deal with Vodafone

American telecommunication company and the largest wireless provider in the United States , Verizon Wireless has agreed to buy Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon making the telecoms company all American again.

Lenovo CEO gives $3.25m of his bonus to employees

After giving out $3 million to Lenovo employees last year, CEO Yang Yuanqing has increased his giving efforts to his subordinates this year by giving $250,000 more than last year.

Samsung Galaxy Gear appears online ahead of launch

Ahead of the expected launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear on Wednesday (4th), a picture has appeared on venturebeat which the site claims is the picture of the awaited smartwatch.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Events to look out for in September

This is a new month and we wish you our readers a happy new month.
Over the past few months, there have been many events slated for the month of September.

Quotes for the Week: Paul Gardner Allen (1953- )

Paul Allen is an American investor and philanthropist. He’s widely known for being the co-founder of giant software company, Microsoft. He is also the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., a company that manages his business.

Three members of staff of the Taiwanese smartphone maker have been accused of selling design interface of an HTC smartphone that is yet to appear on the market.