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The Best Water Resistant Phones

The Best Water Resistant Phones
As a boy growing up in a coastal city, one of the coolest things you could own was a water resistant watch. It made games in the pool or at the beach that much more fun. You could be a spy on a top-secret aqua mission where, MacGyver-like, your watch was your only tool to save the world. Or you could simply time you and your friends swimming laps, or who could hold their breath under water for the longest. And not much has changed since then. Okay, I don’t time how long my friends can hold their breath under water for anymore, but I still think one of the coolest things you can own is a water...
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The Tecno Smartphone Revolution

The name Tecno needs no introduction; it’s one of the most popular smartphone brands in Nigeria. The reason for its popularity is not far-fetched. Tecno gives you access to high-end technology at an affordable price, in comparison to competitive brands. Tecno started in 2006 in Hong Kong ,China,  and launched its first mobile phone in Nigeria in 2007. Ever since then, the company has secured an identity as a trusted brand and a market leader in Nigeria. Despite the negative connotation of being a “China-made” brand, Tecno has proven itself  and has a loyal customer base to show...
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Top 5 Mobile Messaging Applications for 2014

Top 5 Mobile Messaging Applications for 2014
As the technological world keeps growing and expanding, the real world needs to keep up. This has resulted in an increase in the number of mobile communication app, driven by people’s need to interact, send information and connect with their loved ones on the go. Mobile messaging applications can be considered part of the future of modern communication, both professionally and personally. This due to the fact that most of our communications today are already done online, with that in mind, here are our favourite mobile messaging apps: Blackberry Messenger(BBM): BBM is an acronym for Blackberry...
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Samsung’s Head of Design resigns

It’s been only a few weeks since the release of Samsung’s latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S5 and the Note 3, and already the repercussions of their tried and tested design are being felt. When it comes to mobile phone designs, users want something gorgeous, sleek and unique, none of which the S5 seems to be. The device has been criticised for its lack of visual appeal and this is mostly due to the new textured plastic backs.  Could this be why Chang Dong Hoon handed in his resignation? He has since been replaced by Lee Min Hyouk as of May 1. Although Chang is no longer Head of Design, he will...
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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

When Google bought Motorola initially in 2011 for $12.5 billion it was apparently only for Motorola’s impressive list of patents. Now that the search giant has sold the resurgent Motorola, for a huge loss, it’s time to examine whether the two companies’ time together benefited one or the other, or both. The first thing worth noting is that Google is making a massive loss on the sale, considering Lenovo only paid $2.9 billion to take over Motorola. According to Google’s official announcement of the sale: “Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today have...
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5 Best Smartphones In 2013

2013 has been a remarkable year so far in terms of mobile technology and innovation. Mobile manufacturers such as Nokia, Tecno and Samsung have been competing with one another which leads to the consumer being able to experience great devices and functionality not previously seen in the cellphone market. Here are the top 5 smartphones: 1.       Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Released July 2013 4.3” super AMOLED HD display screen 256PPI pixel density 1.5GB of RAM  Dual core processor 8GB expandable storage Runs on Android 4.2.2 mobile operating system 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera 8 megapixel...
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Our favourite smartphone apps

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876,  he never dreamed that his simple invention would be influential in every era. One can liken the evolution of the telephone to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The telephone gave birth to the cordless phone, car phone, the cellphone and now the smartphone. To use your smartphone optimally, it needs to be equipped with the right kind of resources. One such resource being the mobile applications you use on the phone. Not to worry if you’re a new smarphone user, we have profiled four of our favourite apps below:         1.      ...
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Lenovo launches first smartphone in Africa

It is impossible to try and discuss mobile phone  usage in Africa without thinking of Nigeria. The country has the largest cellphone market on the continent, with 170 million registered mobile phone subscribers and roughly 32 million of those users accessing the web over mobile networks. It comes as little surprise, that Lenovo would opt to launch their smartphones in Nigeria. Some might argue that South Africa, with the largest economy should have been the obvious choice for Lenovo to launch their smartphone. However, South Africa already has Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry and Sony (amongst others)...
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TECNO – it is not music

BlackBerry, HTC, Samsung and Nokia are all global brands. Ask anyone in Lagos or Abuja and I am sure they will be able to provide you with an answer if you asked them about these brands. However there is a mobile phone brand that is making waves in Africa and is widely seen in Nigeria and that it’s called TECNO. Ask anyone outside Kenya and Nigeria about TECNO and you might hear about music called Techno but not about the powerhouse that is TECNO. TECNO was founded in Hong Kong in 2006. The company describes itself as: A comprehensive mobile phone manufacturer that specializes in research...
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The first mobile call..

The first call made from a cellphone happened in 1973 and it is amazing to think that within the 40 years that this device has been in our lives, it has become part of our identity. Can you imagine how different the world would be if we removed the cellphone from our daily life? There would be a lot of meeting rescheduling and many unhappy shoppers. A large majority of the population would not be able to communicate nor be able to have an idea what is happening in the news. Have you not seen people next to you in a grocery store calling their wife or partner and asking if they need groceries! The...
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