App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android


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 […]

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?

A BlackBerry Curve 8900

…You can thus understand how frustrating it has been in the past 10 days that I have been without the full benefits of my BlackBerry smartphone. Most personal emails remain unread, I’m struggling with a piling workload, over 150 comments are pending moderation on my personal blog alone, I’m out of touch with friends I normally chat with regularly.

BB OS 6 on your BlackBerry 9700 (follow-up)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9780

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 […]

Google Plus, a new social networking website

Google Plus

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 […]

Effective Blogging: HOW to make your blog mobile-friendly

WordPress Mobile theme: WPtouch (left) and WordPress Mobile Edition (right).

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 […]

Nokia announces Nokia N9, an all-screen smartphone

Nokia N9

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 […]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries

Google Nexus S is Google's flagship smartphone on the Android platform

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 […]

My Tablet story

Apple iPad 2 64GB Wifi black version

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 […]

App spotlight: Nigerian Constitution Blackberry App

A snapshot of The Nigerian Constitution BlackBerry app

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 […]