Posted in Advice, Android, Cellphones, Mobile Devices, Mobile Protection
on Jun 20th, 2016
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...
Posted in Gadgets, Launch, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, Nokia, Product Release
on Jan 6th, 2015
With hopes to connect more of the world to the information superhighway, Nokia have just unveiled a sub-₦5600 device with internet connectivity. The Nokia 215 is not only one of the cheapest phones ever made, but it’s the cheapest internet connected device Nokia has ever made.
The 215 will be preloaded with Opera Browser and Facebook Messenger, and will also be capable of running a variety of apps, including Twitter. You might be wondering how that is possible on a device with a 320 x 240 screen, a torch, radio and a mere 0.3 megapixel camera, as headlining features. Sure, this isn’t a device...
Posted in Electronics, Mobile Devices
on Sep 9th, 2014
It wasn’t long ago when Google bought Motorola, injected some gusto into the flailing household tech name, before selling it on to Lenovo. Post-Google Motorola saw significant success with their flagship device, the Moto X last year, but more notably the budget Moto G. Buy aiming to provide high quality hard- and software at affordable prices, Motorola found the golden formula it would seem. Undoubtedly taking a leaf out of Google’s Nexus program, the blend of latest software and budget, yet capable, hardware seems to continue with this year’s brand new Motorola products, including the almost...
Posted in Mobile, Mobile Devices
on May 14th, 2014
Every smartphone user’s dream would be to use their mobile device for days without having to charge it. What is it about smartphone devices that consume the battery power so fast? Truth be told, it’s probably the fact that it exhibits computer-like qualities, and runs a myriad of apps simultaneously, which ultimately consumes power at a rapid pace. In a nutshell, the more often your smartphone is in use, the faster your battery power will drain.
Here are a few tips and tricks to make your smartphone battery last longer:
Turn off phone: Turning off your mobile device at night before...
Posted in Cellphones, Electronics, Mobile, Mobile Devices
on Mar 5th, 2014
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...
Posted in Mobile Devices, Product Release, Samsung
on Feb 26th, 2014
On 24th February 2014, the telecoms world witnessed the release of this year’s first flagship device, when mobile phone giants Samsung launched the Galaxy S5. The device boasts of a 5.1” Full HD super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front facing camera, fingerprint scanner, and a heart rate monitor. Powering the S5 is a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, which runs at a 2.5GHz, combine that with the included 2GB RAM, and the S5 becomes a market-leading handset when it comes to sheer processing power.
It comes in 16GB/32GB of memory and allows up to 128GB of...