Stories submitted by Efemena Ozore

My Top 5 Birthday Gadgets

My Top 5 Birthday Gadgets

Today is my birthday. For those that didn't know, I was born on this day ..... years ago in the city of Lagos. For more effect, I added a baby picture of me above. Nice huh? My friends have been asking what I would like ...

Jun
16

How Technology Is Helping To Combat Crime In Nigeria

How Technology Is Helping To Combat Crime In Nigeria

It is no longer news that the House of Representatives is mired in a messy corruption scandal. Farouk Lawan, hitherto a hero and champion of transparency is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. He is alleged to have c...

Jun
15

New phone app can detect stress-inducing messages before a user reads them

New phone app can detect stress-inducing messages before a user reads them

A new mobile phone app can predict the tone of incoming messages before a user reads them so that they are not caught off guard by angry or hostile words. The Android phone app 'Stress@Work', created at the University of ...

Jun
13

New phone app can detectstress-inducing messagesbefore a user reads them

New phone app can detectstress-inducing messagesbefore a user reads them

A new mobile phone app can predict the tone of incoming messages before a user reads them so that they are not caught off guard by angry or hostile words. The Android phone app 'Stress@Work', created at the University of ...

Jun
13

The Need For Smartphone Subsidy

The Need For Smartphone Subsidy

Mobile Web West Africa has come and gone. During one of the presentations, it was revealed that Blackberry was the leading smartphone platform in Nigeria. Considering the immense popularity of Blackberry smartpphones, that p...

Jun
8

My Problem With Opera Mini On Android

My Problem With Opera Mini On Android

I use Opera mini for my browsing needs because it offers compression thereby reducing browsing cost. However, I have discovered a very annoying problem with opera mini on Android. When a page loading, switching to another a...

Apr
21

Blackberry Woes (Part 2): What RIM Must Do

Blackberry Woes (Part 2): What RIM Must Do

In part one of this article, we talked about the precarious situation RIM is in at the moment and how bleak the future is for the company. Here comes the hard part; steps RIM must take if it is to regain its former dominant ...

Apr
21

BLACKBERRY WOES (PART ONE): IS THERE A WAY OUT

BLACKBERRY WOES (PART ONE): IS THERE A WAY OUT

    That RIM (makers of Blackberry phones) is in its worst financial state in a long time is no longer news. “RIM is a sinking ship” has become a cliché in technology circles. Every blogg...

Apr
19

BlackBerry Blade: Game Changer or Too Little, Too Late?

BlackBerry Blade: Game Changer or Too Little, Too Late?

Most people know that BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion is falling behind its rivals and having quite a hard time keeping up with the likes of iOS and Android OS that continue to eat into RIM's market share. However, Resear...

Apr
3

RIM: Doomed To Sink?

RIM: Doomed To Sink?

A candid diagnosis of the troubles facing Research In Motion delivered by freshman chief executive Thorsten Heins was a welcome change for its stake-holders, but his prescription for returning the BlackBerry maker to health ...

Mar
31

The Amazing World Of The Internet Marketplace

The Amazing World Of The Internet Marketplace

Mr Jenuwa urgently needed to offload his old phone in order to stand any chance of getting his dream new phone. He had been telling everybody he knew of the offer for weeks. No potential buyer was forthcoming and he was schedul...

Mar
29

What Is CAPTCHA?

What Is CAPTCHA?

You are filling an online form. Having filled all required fields, you are asked to type in words that appear in an image you can barely see (like the image above). That image is referred to as CAPTCHA. Are they useful or ju...

Mar
29

Google Launches Nelson Mandela Digital Archive

Google Launches Nelson Mandela Digital Archive

Google and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) announced today that the new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive (http://archive.nelsonmandela.org./) is now live on the web, freely accessible to the global public. Google gave ...

Mar
27

The Bug Sony Doesn't Acknowledge Exists

The Bug Sony Doesn't Acknowledge Exists

At the start of the year, I got a pleasant and timely gift. I had been dreaming of getting an Android phone. There I was with one of the better ones, smiling and rejoicing over my Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Powerful specs com...

Mar
24

Cashlite Lagos: Are Churches Going Cashlite?

Cashlite Lagos: Are Churches Going Cashlite?

LAGOS – Banks in the country have commenced an aggressive marketing of their electronic payment services to religious houses, particularly churches, ahead of the March 31 deadline for the take-off of the cashlite polic...

Mar
19

 HP Sneaks Out New dv4, dv6, dv7 and g4 Pavilion Laptops

HP Sneaks Out New dv4, dv6, dv7 and g4 Pavilion Laptops

We know Ivy Bridge is close to landing, but when, damn it, when? Until we know for sure, what about these new notebooks from HP that sneaked out with barely a flicker of ballyhoo? There are four new Pavilions on their way, t...

Mar
19

Mobile Web West Africa 2012

Mobile Web West Africa 2012

Mobile Web West Africa is about the single most important technological development in Africa, it is not an emerging technology or a contender to be the leading technology, it is the technology. More people search for inform...

Mar
19

Afrinolly App Review

Afrinolly App Review

Despite heavy criticisms, Nollywood (the nigerian movie industry) has come a long way. It is very popular among the ladies. However, the most ardent fan will readily tell you Nollywood is filled with junk. So how do you sepa...

Mar
18

G-Nigeria Day 2: Marketing and Enterpreneur Day

G-Nigeria Day 2: Marketing and Enterpreneur Day

Day 2 is suitable for marketers, webmasters, and entrepreneurs. Technical and non- technical presentations will focus on Google products, platforms, tips and trends for business. Attendees will also get to see awesome applic...

Mar
16

Nokia Is Developing A Windows 8 Tablet PC

Nokia Is Developing A Windows 8 Tablet PC

Nokia is developing a tablet presumably running Windows 8, according to comments by company design chief Marko Ahtisaari. Ahtisaari told the Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio that "we are working on a tablet", acc...

Mar
16

Google Supports Varsities With Internet Bandwidth And Collaboration Tools

Google Supports Varsities With Internet Bandwidth And Collaboration Tools

Internet giant, Google is partnering with Nigerian universities to remove Internet access barriers and to equip them with free communication tools. Through the Google Apps Supporting Programmes (GASP), a Google initiative ai...

Mar
15

G-Nigeria 2012 Live: Google Working To Reduce Price Of Android Phones

G-Nigeria 2012 Live: Google Working To Reduce Price Of Android Phones

Google representative Nelson Mattos in a press confrence at G Nigeria 2012 confirmed that Google"s intention for Africa and Nigeria is to make the internet avaliable to the a broader range of people. In essence, working...

Mar
15

G-Nigeria 2012 Live: Google Introduces Gmail SMS

G-Nigeria 2012 Live: Google Introduces Gmail SMS

Google in collaboration with MTN, Glo, Starcomms and Visafone has announced a new product to the Nigerian market called Gmail SMS Chat. Telecommunication service provider in Nigeria, Glo, has just launched Google SMS Chat on...

Mar
15

App Review: Google Goggles

App Review: Google Goggles

Google Goggles is an Augumented Reality app that allows your smartphone to "see the world" and give you feedback. It allows you to search, not through text you type into a query box but through images you snap with...

Mar
10

Apple Unveils New iPad

Apple Unveils New iPad

Following months of speculation surrounding Apple’s next big product launch, the company announced on Wednesday that it will be releasing a new 4G LTE iPad featuring a 9.7- inch retina display. The company made the big...

Mar
7