Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’
BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally
Monday, October 21st, 2013

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone have finally been released systematically. In Africa, BBM for Android would initially be exclusive to Samsung smartphones between 22nd and 24th October, and then to other devices from 25th October ...  [Read more]

App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android
Saturday, January 14th, 2012

DStv Guide is an Android app by Multichoice Africa (PTY) Ltd, operators of Africa's leading direct-to-home digital satellite platform, DStv. The app offers the program guide of some of the television channels on DStv. Its features include: 7 day schedule information Extended programme information Localized information for all countries where DStv is available Set reminders for any movie, show or sporting event The nifty app is only 575KB and ...  [Read more]

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?
Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I have used smartphones (mostly Nokia) for a few years now but started using BlackBerry since July 2010 and have never been a day without a BlackBerry ever since - until now. The BlackBerry device became the central point of my daily communication routine. I could read, forward, reply personal and business emails quickly. I could follow the conversation streams on Facebook and Twitter apps when I was idle. I could take photos at events and post ...  [Read more]

BB OS 6 on your BlackBerry 9700 (follow-up)
Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry smartphones, released the current version of their operating system (OS 6) along with the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. They later released official versions of OS 6 for some of their earlier smartphones: BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 9105 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9300. I blogged about running OS6 on BlackBerry 9700 and promised a follow-up. I've been too busy to publish a ...  [Read more]

Google Plus, a new social networking website
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot of features that scream "Facebook-lookalike" while other features are new innovations from the search engine giant. I like the minimalist interface ...  [Read more]

Effective Blogging: HOW to make your blog mobile-friendly
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. In an earlier post in the Effective Blogging series, I made a case for why every blogger should have a mobile-friendly version of their blog. In this post, I would be highlighting how to make your blog mobile-friendly. The key to displaying your blog nicely on the screen of mobile web devices is the mobile theme. A mobile theme is basically a collection ...  [Read more]

Nokia announces Nokia N9, an all-screen smartphone
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you're in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home. The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities. The ...  [Read more]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries
Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to free apps only, from the Android Market. From the official press release: Today ...  [Read more]

My Tablet story
Saturday, March 5th, 2011

In December 2010, a few factors aligned perfectly and I felt a strong need to buy a tablet computer. I was stuck in Lagos at that time and though a few variety of tablets were available in the market, making a choice was difficult. With the announcement of iPad 2 on 2nd March 2011, I again felt the urge to share my tablet story; a story long deferred. Apple's iPad was by far the fore-runner as of December 2010, and with the launch of the new ...  [Read more]

App spotlight: Nigerian Constitution Blackberry App
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

1. (1) This Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on the authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. (2) The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be governed, nor shall any persons or group of persons take control of the Government of Nigeria or any part thereof, except in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. (3) If any other law is inconsistent with the provisions of this ...  [Read more]