Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Californian company Apple Inc. has announced its fourth quarter earnings. It sold more smartphones and tablets compared to the same quarter last year but made less profit.

The Wall Street Journal has revealed that a White House official revealed to it that the U.S. President Barack Obama didn’t have the information that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone was being tapped.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Stephen William Hawking (1942 - )

Stephen Hawking is an English physicist and the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. Stephen Hawking is one person that has many excuses not to try anything but he is one of the best theoretical physicists alive despite being disabled.
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed for Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21. Normally, anybody diagnosed of this disease is expected to die less than 5 years after the diagnosis. However, the professor has defied all odds and is still alive at the age of 71.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Samsung release financial results for Q3

South Korean company, Samsung Electronics Co. has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013 which is between July and September. The results have shown an increase in profit from the second quarter of 2013.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Apple co-founder not impressed with new tablets

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak popularly known as Woz has revealed that he will not get any of the newly launched iPad Air and the iPad Mini 2.

Samsung has sold more than 40 million units of S4

Contrary to reports that sales of Samsung Galaxy S4 is struggling, Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin has moved to oppose the reports with a massive sales figure of the high end smartphone that took the smartphone market by storm in 2013.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

At an event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Apple unveiled the fifth generation iPad which is dubbed iPad Air, the iPad Mini 2, and Mac Pro. To is set to increase massively, the number of tablets Apple has sold which already is 170 million according to Apple.

Nokia has launched three devices at the Nokia World event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6-inch screen tablets which has seen many rumours even before the launch. Lumia 1320 is the same screen size with the 1520 but is a cheaper option with lower specs. Lumia 2520 is the first ever full tablet from Nokia and it possesses a 10.1-inch screen.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

After announcing that it will hold its first ever music awards this year, which will be determined by users, Youtube has released the full list of nominees for the awards that will take place later on the 3rd of November.

Apple overtakes Samsung in the U.S.

Due to the launch of the premium iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone 5C, Apple has regained the top spot in the smartphone market in the U.S. for the month of September according to reports from Counterpoint Research.

Blackberry has revealed that the download of its popular Blackberry Messenger which was formerly exclusive to Blackberry smartphones will be available to android smartphones and iPhones in hours.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996)

Today features Carl Sagan, who was an American astronomer and science writer. He was popular for his writings and quotes.
Here are some of his quotes when he was alive:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lenovo announces A10, its first Android PC

The biggest PC maker is trying to test the waters with its new multi-mode laptop which will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Although Lenovo makes tablets and smartphones, this is the first PC from the Chinese company that runs on the Android operating system (OS).

Google stock price tops $1000

After announcements of Google’s financial report for the third quarter of this year, its share price gained more than 10 percent to break the $1,000 barrier for the first time since the tech giant went public in 2004.

Friday, October 18, 2013

When Apple debuted the fingerprint scanner on the latest iPhone 5S, Apple and Samsung fans, with different motives, wondered if Samsung was going to copy this (and probably improve it) or how was it going to top the new technology? Well, new reports have indicated that Samsung will likely take Apple to the cleaners as it is rumoured an eye scanner will be used as security instead of a fingerprint scanner.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Windows 8.1 is now available to users

Microsoft has announced on the windows blog today that Windows 8.1, an upgrade of Windows 8 is now available to users of Windows PCs and tablets. Present users of Windows 8 can upgrade to 8.1 free of charge starting from today.

Reports from Twitter’s S-1 for the third quarter has revealed that the social network, Twitter, will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during its initial public offering (IPO) which is expected to commence on the 15th of November if reports from insiders are to be believed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We still have a lot to cover – Apple

These are the words on the invitation to the next Apple event which has all but confirmed the October 22 date that was earlier rumoured by tech blog All Things D. It is expected that iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will be unveiled at the event.

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Dikki revealed to the House of Representatives committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation that the full payments of entitlements has begun for the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) workers.

When Tecno initially came into Nigeria, it was responsible for the production of cheap mobile phones you’d call substandard at best (they’re popularly called China phones). In a good move though, Tecno has since restrategized and has become an android vendor which has given a cheap alternative to the expensive high end smartphones.

Monday, October 14, 2013

HTC One Max with Fingerprint scanner announced

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has announced the phablet version of its flagship HTC One a day earlier than planned due to leaks of specification in the media. The new device has a 5.9-inch screen which is bigger than the flagship’s 4.7-inch and it also comes with a unique feature which is the fingerprint scanner.

Curved Screen Smartphone LG G Flex leaks online

In less than two weeks after Samsung announced its first curved smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Round, LG is also expected to move fast to give Samsung little space at the front of the curved screen innovation. The latest leaks of images of the LG G Flex seem to support this notion.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Steve Wozniak (1950 - )

Steve Wozniak who is popularly referred to as Woz is an American inventor, computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with the late Steve Jobs. Steve Wozniak was responsible for the invention of the Apple I and Apple II computers in the 1970s.

In a step to increase privacy from spying eyes, Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has purchased four homes that are adjacent to his 5,617-square-foot Palo Alto home for a cool price of more than $30 million.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tech giant Google has revealed through the revision of its policies that accounts of users of Google products could be used for adverts if you allow Google to do so through your shared endorsement settings.

We have been nominated for the OYA Awards!

Online Youth Achievement Awards (OYAA) is an award program aimed at recognizing and celebrating Young Nigerian owners/moderators of blogs and websites who through their media are making waves in the online community. OYAA celebrates Online excellence, Impact and Innovation.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Alliance for Affordable Internet formed

Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has been launched in a bid to reduce the price of broadband services in developing countries. The United Nations Broadband Commission targets price of below 5% of monthly income worldwide and this is one of the ways of achieving that.

Toyota unveils assistance for drivers

Toyota Motor Company has unveiled the Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) which uses automated technology to assist drivers during driving in keeping their cars on the lane and maintaining the required distance between other vehicles on the road.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Android is more secure than the iPhone – Eric Schmidt

Google’s Chairman and former CEO, Eric Schmidt revealed at a Gartner Symposium which coincided with the announcement of his new book that Android Operating System is more secure than iOS which power iPhones.

Apple to unveil new tablets this month

People familiar with Apple’s programs have confirmed that Apple will hold an invitation only event this month to launch new tablets and even possibly a Mac, according to reports from All Things D.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

“God particle” wins Nobel Prize for two scientists

The Higgs Boson which was discovered by the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Switzerland last year has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the theorists who initially proposed its existence about 50 years ago.

Obama supports Samsung products sales ban

The Obama administration has upheld United States International Trade Council’s (USITC) ban on some Samsung products which allegedly infringed on two Apple patents. Obama’s administration had earlier vetoed a similar ruling that banned Apple’s product sales for infringing Samsung patents.

Monday, October 7, 2013

NCC plans to provide license for fixed broadband services

At a news conference, the Executive Vice President of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah, and the secretary general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), Prof Tim Unwin revealed the plans of NCC to license broadband services for regions and the accompanying advantage.

South Korean company LG Electronics Co has become the first company to introduce a flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen for a smartphone and intends to use the technology to produce a smartphone next year.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quotes for the Week: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist who proposed the theory of evolution. He proposed that evolution could be explained in part through natural and sexual selection.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Two years ago today… Steve Jobs…

One of the most innovative leaders of our generation, Steve Jobs passed away two years ago (October 5, 2011) after his battle with pancreas neuroendocrine tumor. He was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc when he was alive. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955.

Friday, October 4, 2013

2.9 million Users’ data compromised in attack– Adobe

The Chief Security Officer of Adobe, Brad Arkin, has revealed that information about 2.9 million costumers of the company was breached by cyber attackers.

Twitter is not as big and healthy as we thought…

For the first time, Twitter’s financial accounts became public after it filed the S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in preparation for its initial public offering (IPO).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

UK to connect Highway to the Internet

The United Kingdom has revealed its plan to connect a highway to the internet for the first time. This project will connect the 50-mile (80km) A14 highway that runs from Birmingham to Felixstowe.

Facebook to add 4 social networks to Home

After a low acceptance of its Facebook Home Android app, Facebook has decided to add four third party social sites to the application. The sites to be added include Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook’s Instagram.

Dentists have found a way of brushing your teeth which is a more efficient and faster means.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Microsoft investors want Bill Gates to step down

According to Reuters, three of the top 20 shareholders in the giant software company wants co-founder Bill Gates – who co-founded the company with Paul Allen about 38 years ago – to resign as the Chairman of the board.

After carrying out extended tests on the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet, tech blog Ars Technica has concluded that Samsung programmed the device to feign a better performance than other devices of similar specifications.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Find your Facebook face

A new web app The Faces of Facebook has been introduced and it aggregates all the over 1.2 billion Facebook profile pictures into one place.

Windows Phone closing in on iOS in Europe

It seems Windows Phone may not be destined to die as recent events may have tempted us to think. The resurrection it seems is coming right from Europe.

First ever Youtube Music Awards announced

Online video giant Youtube, has announced that it will be holding its first ever music awards on the 3rd of November this year. This will include music from established stars around the world and online stars that are popular on Youtube.

Nominate us for the Nigerian Blog Awards

We are pleased to inform you that nominations have started for one of the most popular blog awards in Nigeria.