Friday, May 22, 2015

Tecno Phones Infographic (Guest post by Talat Kazim)

Out of all the phones in Africa, Tecno Phones have always held a special place in the continent. With quality phones at prices that the everyday man can afford, Tecno have really made a name for themselves in the market. But some would argue that Tecno has, well, too many models! With models from A-Z as well as variations and improvements of each, it’s actually quite difficult to decipher which phone is best for your needs.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 is due to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2015 and we have some unofficial specifications so take this with a pinch of salt. The phone is rumoured to have a 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The rumor mills add that it will run Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) on a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chip and a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 or quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and 64 GB capacity microSD slot. The rear camera is 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels with autofocus and LED flash while the front camera is 5 MP, 1080p.

Checkout the new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and its Price in Nigeria

Apple recently launched the new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The main addition is the Force Touch Trackpad which was first introduced earlier in the year with the new MacBook. The new 15 inch Macbook Pro also has faster flash storage, longer battery life and comes in two models, one with a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that Turbo Boosts up to 3.7 GHz, it also has AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory and 512GB flash storage.

Oppo Neo 5s Specs and Price

Oppo is fast becoming a very popular smartphone brand in the world due to their low cost high spec phones. Oppo Neo 5s was announced and released this May. It is Dual SIM enabled (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM) and sports a 4.5 inches, 480 x 854 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and uses Color OS v2.0.1 user interface.

The phone runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) on a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chip and a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and 128 GB capacity microSD slot. Its rear camera is 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels with autofocus and LED flash while its secondary camera is 2 MP.

Solitaire is 25 Years Old, Microsoft Celebrates with Employee Competition

Remember the popular card game on your old Windows 2000/XP computers? Well, it recently clocked 25 years and Microsoft is celebrating the classic-card game which a lot of us played and still play on our PCs.

To celebrate it, Microsoft has organized an internal competition among its employees which will begin in early June. The same challenges used in the internal competition will be made available for users world over to play.

Solitaire is a classic card game in which players sort out a deck of cards which has been shuffled and arranged into seven piles, and the first card is open for the player to see.

Google to display unique, real-time tweets in web search results

Google and Twitter have partnered to display tweets in search results. This will give Google more real-time results in its search engine and help Twitter boost traffic and revenue as it is currently undergoing very sluggish growth which is having a negative effect on its stock price.

Search results from twitter will start within the Google app and mobile Web and a desktop version will follow shortly, the feature will also be extended to more countries with time. Twitter vice president Jana Messerschmidt said "We're excited to team up with Google to bring Twitter's unique, real-time content to Google's search results,"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

TITANS of TECH Gets July Date

The 10th edition of the prestigious Titans of Tech iCconference and exhibition is scheduled to hold July 22-24, 2015 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos weekend, Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing Consultant, Technology Africa, noted that “in today’s modern society, information communication technology (ICT) continues to play an increasingly significant role in the development of any nation culturally, socially and economically”.

He revealed that in Nigeria with over $30 billion invested in the nation’s ICT sector there is an urgent need to assess and promote the impact of this pervasive sector.

Checkout the new specially designed for Nigeria UC Browser

UC Browser, the world’s No.1 third party mobile browser as per StatCounter, has launched UC Browser 10.4 for Android, which provides Nigerian users with an all-in one platform for local web content and services, and allows users to add stickers to photos before posting them on Facebook.

The latest UC Browser offers a series of content and services meticulously selected to meet local users’ demands. Now Nigerian users can access to their favorite content and services with a single click on the browser. For instance, football is the most popular sport in Nigeria, UC Browser created UC Football (see screenshot below), a one-stop football content platform for users to stay tuned to live scores, text broadcast, stats, photos, videos, etc, with a unique Comments feature, allowing football fans across the country to interact with each other instantly while browsing the football news.

Lenovo Lavie Z Ultra-Portables Now In Stores!

In search of an ultra-light laptop with more than one port? Lenovo and NEC Personal Computers (NECP) have officially launched the LaVie Z laptops: Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 which has been ascertained the world’s lightest 13-in laptop PC with a weight of 1.72lbs and the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750, world’s most portable 13-in convertible PC with a weight of 2.04lbs. The LaVie Z offers a spectacular two-in-one experience: work in ‘Laptop’ mode with the comfortable keyboard or rotate it 360° to ‘Tablet’ mode for a handier and more interactive computing.

5 Hottest Fitness Gadgets Around Right Now

Fitness tech advances with each New Year, sophisticated gadgets that help manage body fitness are created and improvements are made on already existing designs. While some of these gadgets are more fashionable than functional, a number of them have merged aesthetics with functionality, making them the hottest fitness gadgets around. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 online hotel booking portal, has picked out 5 fitness gadgets that are the hottest at the moment.