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|Phones / Destination China - Huawei Ascend P6 Becomes World’s Thinnest Smartphone by vowiski(m): 9:45am|
China seems to be taking the entire world by surprise and there is no sign of slowing down anytime soon. I earlier reported that the world's fastest supercomuter now has its destination in China. Today's story looks incredibly amazing as well. Huawei has just launched the Ascend P6 and it is the slimmest smartphone in the world, sitting comfortably at 6.2mm.
The Ascend P6 has its own chipset known as K3V2; it is a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 chipset with 2GB RAM. It comes with a superb 8.0MP camera and a front camera which gives shots at 5.0MP. Internal memory sits comfortably at 8GB and is further expandable via mircoSD card. Above all, it is powered by Android 4.2.2 and has dual sim support.
|Business / Re: CBN To Change Polymer Notes To Paper by vowiski(m): 4:47am|
Stop acting like it isn't. Everything in Nigeria is TRIBAL.. Check the constitution and stop acting like a saint.
|Phones / Re: Tecno Phantom N9 (tab) by vowiski(m): 10:09pm On Jun 18|
How does 8.0 inches screen qualify for a phone? .. Too many praises and Tecno produces utter garbage!
|Phones / Kazam – A New Brand Of Smartphone From Ex HTC Executives by vowiski(m): 12:26pm On Jun 18|
Ex HTC executives which include Michael Coombes, HTC’s former Head of Sales and James Atkins, former HTC’s head of marketing in UK and Ireland have sent shock-waves through-out the mobile phone markets with the revelation of a new and exciting smartphone; “a new brand that really stands out in the mobile space” called Kazam.
Kazam will have its global headquarters in London, with a range of other smartphones coming out in the later part of 2013. An effective sales and marketing network across Europe is also assured.
CEO of Kazam, Michael Coombes said that the company’s “dynamic structure and focus on local markets means we can react quickly to the ever evolving and diverging needs of today’s consumer”. - See more at: http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/kazam-smartphones-to-launch-in-2013.html
|Education / Re: Covenant University’s Former Vice-chancellor Suspended For Examination Fraud by vowiski(m): 11:47am On Jun 18|
|Computers / Destination China - World's Fastest Supercomputer Revealed - See More At: Http:/ by vowiski(m): 11:46am On Jun 18|
A Chinese supercomputer, Tianhe-2 which was released 2-years ahead of schedule has become the world’s fastest supercomputer.
Tianhe-2 otherwise known as Milky Way-2 in English will be distributed to the National Supercomputer Center in uangzho, China in the 4th quarter of 2013.
Tianhe-2 has a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second against the Linpack benchmark, which consists of solving a complex system of linear equations. In addition, Tianthe-2 has 16,000 nodes; each of these nodes uses two Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge processors and three Xeon Phi processors for a total of 3.12 million computing cores.
"Most of the features of the system were developed in China, and they are only using Intel for the main compute part," Jack Dongarra, Top500 editor, revealed at the press release announcing the rankings. "That is, the interconnect, operating system, front-end processors and software are mainly Chinese. - See more at: http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/china-boasts-worlds-fastest-supercomputer.html#sthash.9Z29SKa1.dpuf
|Computers / Ipad 5 To Hit Store-shelves In September Of 2013 by vowiski(m): 2:06pm On Jun 17|
hey are indications that Apple's iPad 5 would be released in September of 2013. This include the plan by Apple to begin production of iPad in July, just one month after Sharp is expected to beginning work on display panels for the iPhones 5s. Ultimately, this could point to a release date of iPad 5 in September.
The rumors about the hotly anticipated device have been flying like wild-fire all over the internet and it includes the following specs:
The iPad 5 will be 25% lighter in weight as compared to the other Apple Tablets.
The iPad 5 will be powered by Apple’s new Quad Core A7 Chip which will allow users to carry out heavy multi-tasking.
The iPad 5 will - See more at: http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/ipad-5-release-date-rumors-september.html#sthash.oZMjLwji.dpuf
|Phones / How To Root Samung Galaxy S4 The Easy Way by vowiski(m): 9:12am On Jun 17|
If you ever dreamt of rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 and it became a nightmare, you can take a deep breath and follow the simple guide below on how to root Samsung Galaxy S4. This is the safest rooting method. It is not firmware dependent, so if you upgraded your device, it will still work like a charm. The CF-Auto-Root Method supports Android 4.2.2 and will support future updates aswell.
Note: Please read our Disclaimer before you proceed. Any damages caused by this procedure will be entirely binding on you. By reading and performing this task, you accept.
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1. You will need to install the USB Drivers for Galaxy S4 before attempting this process.
2. Enable USB debugging on your device.
3. Create a backup.
4. Ensure you have a min. battery level of 60%.
5. Your device must be factory Unlocked.
Note: Rooting your device will void your warranty. However warranty can be restored by unbricking your device.
The method is specifically for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. Using this on other devices may brick it.
8 Easy Steps To Root Your Samsung Galaxy S4
|Phones / Apple Is Working On A Cheep N16,000 iPhone. Will You Buy One? by vowiski(m): 3:50pm On Jun 15|
Apple is always known for being associated with great quality, yet over-priced gadgets. The company's philosophy of never downgrading any of it's products has never be debated. Now that Steve Jobs is no more, it appears Apple might flex its muscles a little under the new CEO Tim Cook. Reuters reports that Apple is considering iPhones with 4.7-inch, 5.7-inch screens including a cheaper product which will be priced at $99. This idea of Apple actually releasing a lower end iPhone will certainly raise an eye brow or two. But if the company needs to grow it's market in China, India and Africa, cheaper gadgets has to be pushed to ensure it becomes a reality.
Image Credit: Forbes
Alot hasn't been said about the mystery $99 iPhone, but
|Education / Re: University Of Benin Students Shot This Afternoon by vowiski(m): 6:34am On Jun 15|
firstolalekan: Nigerian police; They just kill people anyhow, i didnt pity them when about 40 of them were killed in Nasarawa. Good for them. corrupt basstards.
LOL, People like you are the cause of Nigeria's problem. You are too lazy to read what the story is about, yet you have the energy to enlarge your text and type complete garbage.
|Education / Re: University Of Benin Students Shot This Afternoon by vowiski(m): 6:26am On Jun 15|
Artistree: Thank God my brothers there can never be involved in cultism, I 4 don dey fear by now. Btw, does cultism by any means make students more intelligent?
see this one..
|Computers / 6 Dying Microsoft Products - Is It Time For Ballmer To Take A Break? by vowiski(m): 7:35pm On Jun 14|
Google and Apple seems to have got the future very much on their palms, while other mega tech companies like Yahoo play catch up. Yahoo's relevance hit a sudden decline a couple of years ago until the emergence of Marissa Mayer who looks set to turn the company's hard-times to good fortune.
Now, in the last decade, Microsoft has been been dying a slow death and it is unlikely if only one Marissa Mayer can save a company whose future doesn't seem to align with the task ahead. In 2000, Microsoft powered 93% of consumer computing devices, fast-forward to 2013 and the figure has been reduced drastically to as low as 20%, seattletimes reports.
This decline is shocking, and even more worrisome for an innovative company like Microsoft. Let us examine 6 of the numerous Microsoft dying products which may have had some kind of effects in shaping the company's steady decline.
Hotmail and Yahoomail were once the leading email service giant, but once Google launched it's email service; Gmail. The whole scenario changed. Microsoft has officially killed Hotmail and migrated all users to the Outlook email platform. From an ignored email service in 2004, Gmail has now positioned itself as world's largest email service.
5. Windows Phones
The Windows Mobile OS has never gotten the kind of love Microsoft would have hoped for, considering the fact that Windows OS for PC dominated the market since it was first released to the public. Microsoft has struggled with this platform as many phone vendors do not seem to be interested in what ever it brings to the industry. Lately, Nokia decided to back Windows Mobile OS and made it their primary platform for development of their smartphones. Thanks to the death of Symbian and the failure of Intel to release a new Mobile OS on schedule. In 2013, Windows Mobile OS is still miles behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android with an approximate market share of 4%.
4. - http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/is-microsoft-dead.html
|Phones / How To Hard Reset HTC One by vowiski(m): 1:24pm On Jun 14|
There are times when your HTC One become totally unresponsive and it become imperative to fall back to the ever effective and built-in factory reset. I will quickly walk you through how you can hard rest HTC One.
How To Hard Reset HTC One From Settings
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1. Side the Notification panel and tap settings.
Hint: The settings icon looks like a wheel, once you find it, you can easily recognize.
2. Tap Backup & Reset
3. Tap Reset Phone.
4. Erase all data: select this if you permanently want to delete media and other data on HTC One.
5. Tap Ok and you are done.
Tip: - See more at: http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/htc-one-factory-reset.html
|Gaming / Re: Sorry, Nigerians - Xbox One Will Not Be Playable In Nigeria At Launch by vowiski(m): 12:05pm On Jun 14|
Junior360: They can keep their crap! I'll be just fine with my x360. Especially when I upgrade it.
Upgrade it to where? You have not seen the grahpics and physics of next-gen that's why you think you can stick with an old garbage!
|Phones / Re: R.I.P Symbian OS by vowiski(m): 5:42am On Jun 14|
seunlayi: window, what about Android?
Nokia doesn't see a future with Android, Windows became their primary platform when Symbian died un-officially.
|Phones / Re: R.I.P Symbian OS by vowiski(m): 8:20pm On Jun 13|
jjeeff: thankk u for the info, so what are they going to invent now
They are going with Windows mobile
|Phones / R.I.P Symbian OS by vowiski(m): 6:07pm On Jun 13|
So it's official, Symbian is dead! Financial Times reported on Wednesday that the last batch of Symbian phones built by Nokia has been shipped. The shipment marked the last batch of Symbian smartphones that would ever be produced and shipped.
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“It took 22 months to get a Symbian phone out of the door,” a Nokia spokesperson told FT. “With Windows Phone, it is less than a year. We spend less time having to tinker with deep-lying code and more time on crafting elements of the experience that make a big difference, such as around photography, maps, music and apps in general.”
Brief History of Symbian OS.
|Gaming / Re: Sorry, Nigerians - Xbox One Will Not Be Playable In Nigeria At Launch by vowiski(m): 5:22pm On Jun 13|
Bawss1: Even if Xbox Live becomes available in Nigeria owners will not be able to enjoy the TV shows/services that owners in USA do.
Microsoft is indirectly telling the whole world that they have given up entirely in gaming. Sony has literally destroyed Xbox and the brand.. PS4 @ $399 is a steal for any gamer irrespective of where brand loyalty lies.
|Gaming / Sorry, Nigerians - Xbox One Will Not Be Playable In Nigeria At Launch by vowiski(m): 1:16pm On Jun 13|
Lovers of Microsoft gaming device in Africa and Asia will have to wait longer to get a taste of what Xbox One brings to the industry. In a new disclaimer for the hotly anticipated Xbox One console, only a hand-full of countries can use the Xbox One game at Launch, considering the fact that games have to be activated over the internet at least once a day.
The disclaimer states: “Xbox One games are for activation and distribution only in specified geographic regions,”
Not even a single African or Asian country is represented on the list, which means that even if you could get your hands on one of the imported Xbox One at launch in Q3 of 2013, you wouldn't be able to taste the action. Thanks to Microsoft's new policies for next-gen gaming.
The list of countries that can immediately use Microsoft's Xbox One is given below.
|Politics / Re: Homosexuals Protest In Anambra by vowiski(m): 5:54am On Jun 13|
gbanikiti: 14 years imprisonment on my mind......
You guys watch news from the back,
It is still not a LAW since the President has not acented to it.. I doubt that would happen though, considering the Aid Nigeria will loose
Though it is a taboo to our culture, and I support the National Assembly, it is still not a LAW.
|Gaming / Official: Similarities And Differences Between The Xbox One And PS4 by vowiski(m): 4:26pm On Jun 12|
Microsoft and Sony have given gamers a thirst of what next-gen would bring. After a fantastic conference, and tons of exclusives announced for the two hotly anticipated gaming devices, it wouldn't be out of place to know how both consoles will operate once they hit the store-shelves in the 4th quarter of 2013. The similarities tend to be of a higher percentage, but it is the differences, although few, which will determine which camp gamers will eventually jump into.
Let's take a look at what the Xbox One and PS4 will offer next-gen.
No offline gaming after 24-hours unless connected to the internet
No backward compatibility
Kinect sensor must be plugged in
Used games must be activated before reselling. Participating retailers can only verify the activation
Indie developers can't self publish
You can game offline
No backwards compatibility. Cloud game streaming of older games in future
No info on PS4 requirement
No DRM restriction. You can do what you please with your game disc
PS Vita remote play option mandatory on all PS4 games that do not require additional peripherals
Indie developers can self publish games
Now let us check the chart below to find out more details about the console's hardware.
|Gaming / Sony Officially Unveils The PS4 Console With $399 Price Tag by vowiski(m): 5:07am On Jun 11|
This year's E3 was a bombshell, the most exciting event for a very long time with loads of surprises and jaw-breaking announcements. Sony officially unveils the PlayStation 4 with a price tag of $399. This is a direct blow to Microsoft whose game console; the Xbox One retails at $499.
The PlayStation 4 will not need any form on on-line connection to function and ofcourse, it has no DRM restriction. These are direct opposite to the philosophy of Xbox One and what the it stands for.
|Gaming / Xbox One Gets $499 Price Tag And November Launch Date by vowiski(m): 8:43pm On Jun 10|
As reported earlier, the Xbox One will come packed with alot of features including Blu-ray, so we were not expecting a cheap price tag. Microsoft has now confirmed that Xbox One would be available in 21 countries this November and has been slammed with a price tag of $499(72000NGN). This revelation was on the eve of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sony is expected to reveal the PlayStation 4 console including a price tag in the same event.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also revealed a slimmer and sleeker Xbox 360 version, cementing the fact the company isn't giving up on current-gen entirely, exciting games would still be released on the Xbox 360.
|Phones / How To Use Smart Scroll On Samsung Galaxy S4 by vowiski(m): 5:41pm On Jun 10|
The South Korean company included an incredible feature into the Galaxy S4; Smart Scroll. What this does, is to seamlessly allow you scroll down pages in your phone without ever having to touch the screen. All you have to do is look at the screen and tilt, and the page scrolls up or down. I will quickly walk your through how you enable this feature on your Samsung Glalxy S4.
5 Easy Steps To Use Smart Scroll On Samsung Galaxy S4
Firstly, turn on Smart Scroll by following the steps below:
1. Select Apps
2. Tap Settings
3. Navigate to My device
4. Hit Smart screen
|Religion / Re: Why Do You Go To Church? by vowiski(m): 9:36pm On Jun 09|
hassey: but come to tthink of it, is dere any place in any books of d bible wher is written for d xtians to go to church on sundays. Av bin asking mysf ds for long yet no ans to it. Secondly wat apen if on sunday u ar goin to d church and paraventually u get delay along d way, on getting to d church d congregations av bin dismise, so dos it mean u can stay to perform ur service alone or u will return home witout perfoming d service.
It's people like you that read the bible from back to front.. SMH!
|Phones / Re: Tecno Is Winning The Smartphone War In Nigeria by vowiski(m): 10:44am On Jun 08|
bigiyaro: Tecno is winning n will win the war, because their phones are able to satisfy majority of the Nigerian consumers. Majority will buy the 33k f7 which meets basic modern day mobile phone standard i. e chatting, sms, calls, browsing, both HD n 3d gamin emails etc. Why should i buy a 100k iphone or Samsung wen tecno can give me what i want n at the cheapest rate
Exactly the point I was talking about.. No body is saying Tecno is better than Samsung and iPhone, but for the sweet price spot and having the same OS as others.. It is a steal for the Africa Market
|Phones / Re: Tecno Is Winning The Smartphone War In Nigeria by vowiski(m): 8:54am On Jun 08|
Kamaye: don't mind them, not all iphones are produced in china there is the american and the chineese version, which is sold in most african markets including nigeria, but they do have the same quality as the american version.
If one is produced in US and anoda in China, they can't obviously be of the same quality. They have drained the quality for the Africa market, yet they sell at the same price..
So much for the hypocrisy of Africans.. They give us washed-down products, we pay through our nose. American's get the highest quality and they have excellent deal from AT&T which reduced the price by $200. The telecom giants gets their money back from the exclusive usage of the iPhone in the US..
How has any Nigerian Telecom helped in reducing the price, rather they hike the price when they bundle a phone with ridiculous services and obsolete add-ons
|Phones / Re: Can BBM Ports Save Blackberry? by vowiski(m): 7:11am On Jun 08|
|Phones / Can BBM Ports Save Blackberry? by vowiski(m): 6:14am On Jun 08|
"We will make BBM available as the premiere multiplatform messaging solution all around the globe, and even better, it's free," CEO of Blackberry Thorsten Heins decalred at the conference held in Orlando, Florida. "This is such a great experience, it's just too good to keep it only to ourselves."
Perhaps, Heins might have seen the reality but he has got a job to promote his company and give confidence to investors. BBM is too good to be only on Blackberry devices? That statement would have been entirely true if RIM made the decision to port BBM 3-years ago. This is 2013 and I am pretty sure all the enthusiasm that accompanied the service has declined significantly.
BBM was a dominant factor that swayed smartphone users to BlackBerry's camp, the whole idea was fantastic, the platform entirely great, but BlackBerry only saw it as a way to sell more handsets. Indeed they have sold more handsets, but more and more people now think they are done with the OS, since making a better OS would be a larger task than achieving peace in the Middle East.
Now that RIM realizes it has to take BBM to Android and iOS, what exciting features can they come up with to http://www.thatnaijablog.com/2013/06/bbm-available-on-ios-and-android.html
|Phones / How To Connect HTC One To TV by vowiski(m): 4:27pm On Jun 07|
The HTC One can be connected to your TV. If you ever wanted to perform the task and couldn't, you could just take a deep breath while I walk through easy steps to get your HTC One connected to your TV. Doing so gives you the ability to view your mobile contents or even play games on your HTC One, mirrored on HD TV.
4 Easy Steps To Connect HTC One To TV
Image Credit: DailyTech
1. Obtain an optional Media Link HD (MHL) adapter.
2. Connect your HTC One to a TV with the optional Media Link HD (MHL) adapter.
3. Connect your adapter from your HTC One data port, into your TV's HDMI port.
4. Now, change the TV input to the adapter input.
|Phones / Re: Tecno Is Winning The Smartphone War In Nigeria by vowiski(m): 1:26pm On Jun 06|
|Nairaland / General / Beware Of Zeus – A Facebook Virus That Can Consume Your Bank Account by vowiski(m): 1:24pm On Jun 06|
Zeus has the capacity and ability to steal your internet banking password if it ever gains entrance to your computer. Zeus is also known as Zbot; it is a Trojan horse that stays dormant in your PC until the victim logs into a bank site. Immediately that happens, the Facebook Virus steals the victim's password and depletes the accounts.
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Zbot is reported to have infected millions of PC in the US and invading other regions. The virus can replace a bank's web site with its own page to gather more information form its victim. Zeuns aka Zbot is a six-year-old virus that has risen again in 2013. It was first detected in 2007. The Facebook virus is gaining momentum in it's attack, Trend Micro can confirm.
Dell SecureWorks reports that Zeus basic package starts at $3,000. The virus became an automatic first choice for cyber-criminals in 2006. The kit was bought and sold in black-markets.
Facebook is aware of the problem but it isn't taking the matter nearly as seriously as it should be, says Eric Feinberg, founder of the advocacy group Fans Against Kounterfeit Enterprise (FAKE).
Feinberg told The NYTimes, “[Facebook isn't] listening ... we need oversight on this.”
Find out how to secure your PC and Facebook Account
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