Thursday, September 3, 2015

Payporte lures Nigerians with Free Internet Service

Payporte, an online shopping portal has launched a free internet give away service in Nigeria, in collaboration with Opera Mini.

Payporte is giving 100,000 days of free internet every month for six months. It also has a feature which enables someone sponsor another person’s data called ‘opera sponsored web pass’. The service is available to hundreds of thousands of Nigerians on the Airtel network only.

The Managing Director of Payporte, Bassey Eyo said that the company is partnering Opera mini because it is the best technology to make this happen.

Google now has a new logo

Google's new logo
Google has transformed its logo to a string of simple coloured dots which form a sans serif font which Google is calling ‘Product sans’. The change is also accompanied by a voice which says “We are providing you with answers before you’ve even asked for them.”

Mortal Kombat X has been cancelled on PS3 and Xbox 360

Warner Brothers Inc. has announced that the old-generation versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled. Players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 who have been waiting patiently for the game to come to their platforms have had their hopes dashed as the company has confirmed that they "were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game," despite the hard work of the team. Warner is promising a full refund for anyone who pre-ordered the game.

FRSC set to enforce speed limiting devices in vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the compulsory use of speed limiting devices to combat the increasing speed-related road traffic crashes in the country. Excessive speed continues to be the number one road accident factor with approximately 50 percent of reported road traffic crashes in the country. The speed limiters are to be enforced from September 1, 2015, a shift in the enforcement date from June 1.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Register for the 2015 ITU Young Innovators Competition

The Young Innovators Competition is organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialised agency which coordinates the global ICT sector.  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is inviting young innovators able to use technology to transform communities to compete in this year’s edition of the competition.

Huawei Becomes Third Largest Phone Vendor Worldwide

Huawei is now the third largest mobile phone vendor in the world as contained in new reports by analytics companies. It achieved this in the second quarter of 2015, beating Microsoft by getting 7 percent market share. Strategy Analytics company published statistics which show that the Chinese phone maker became number three while Samsung and Apple retained their numbers one and two positions respectively.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has finally been released after a long wait, the phablet was released together with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Samsung Pay.  As usual, it comes with a stylus - which Samsung says makes it suitable for productivity tasks. This time around, the phone has metal edges and a glass back to give it a more "premium" feel.

A button in its camera app activates a "live broadcast" mode, which streams 1080p high definition video to YouTube and sends invitations to selected acquaintances.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) Specifications and Price

The third generation of the Motorola Moto G smartphone also known as Motorola Moto G3 was released in July 2015. It sports a 5.0 inch, 720 x 1280 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs Android Lollipop OS, v5.1.1 on a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chip and a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It comes in 1 GB/2 GB RAM options, 8 GB/16GB Internal memory options and 32 GB capacity microSD slot.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Plus) Specs and Price

Samsung released a bigger improved version of the Galaxy S6 Edge last week called Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ shares the curved glass screen of its smaller sibling but is larger at 5.7 inches, a difference in size of 0.6 inches, it is also more scratch resistant. It uses Super AMOLED technology and has Quad HD resolution.

It now has one extra gigabyte of RAM, making it 4GB to aid multi-tasking, but uses the same in-house Exynos octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Meet MoneyPenny, your Facebook personal assistant

Facebook has introduced a personal assistant named MoneyPenny. The app was created mainly to be used as a customer service tool for some e-retailers to enable them conduct their business easily; it has features such as video chats, voice recording and stickers. Many other such services exist such as Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, these personal assistants are becoming more intelligent and now respond to people’s queries and gestures.