Category: Technology

AFRICAST 2014: Stakeholders converge in Abuja to brainstorm on digital switchover
October 15, 2014 |

AFRICAST 2014: Stakeholders converge in Abuja to brainstorm on digital switchover

African Broadcast professional organisations, engineers, intellectuals, broadcast equipment manufacturers, content providers, the academia ,broadcast marketing professionals  and strategic industry stakeholders and broadcast partners across the globe will on Tuesday 21st to Thursday the 23rdOctober, 2014 converge in Abuja to brainstorm on the Digital Switchover, DSO. The event will be the 10th  edition of Africast 2014  […]

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Microsoft gives NIALS $35,000 study grant on data privacy, security
October 14, 2014 |

Microsoft gives NIALS $35,000 study grant on data privacy, security

Microsoft’s commitment to cloud services adoption in Nigeria  has received  further  boost  with the granting of   $35,000 grant to the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to support an independent study on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security. However, after an extensive review  to receive an endorsement from the European Union’s data protection authorities, […]

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Nokia Lumia 930: Leveraging seamless experience across multiple devices
October 13, 2014 |

Nokia Lumia 930: Leveraging seamless experience across multiple devices

Barely four years of the introduction of Windows Phone into the smart phone ecosystem, the Lumia 930, also known as the Lumia Icon is a 5-inch first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone launched since Microsoft’s buyout of Nokia’s mobile division. Apparently, the entry of the Lumia 930 into the market has continued to fly the Windows Phone […]

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Roughly 75% of mobile app ads are just promoting other apps
October 9, 2014 |

Roughly 75% of mobile app ads are just promoting other apps

Have a look at your smartphone apps. Notice anything peculiar about the ads? In the majority of cases, the only things they’re advertising are … other apps. Estimates vary, but analysts say a significant majority of ads in mobile apps simply promote other apps. Karsten Weide, an analyst with IDC, pegs the total at between […]

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 with Start Menu
October 1, 2014 |

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 with Start Menu

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 – its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version – Windows 8. The software will run on a wide range of devices from smartphones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with […]

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Netflix to release first full-length film in 2015
September 30, 2014 |

Netflix to release first full-length film in 2015

The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company, reports say. The sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning martial arts drama, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will be shown on Netflix and in Imax cinemas around the globe. Netflix has over 50 million subscribers, in […]

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Google urged to change privacy rules
September 27, 2014 |

Google urged to change privacy rules

European data privacy regulators have put renewed pressure on Google to alter its privacy policy. It follows changes to the policy two years ago which regulators felt breached European rules. Among other things, it says Google must tell users exactly what data is collected and with whom it is shared. Google said it was working […]

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BlackBerry Passport enters market with boundary breaking design, features
September 27, 2014 |

BlackBerry Passport enters market with boundary breaking design, features

Continuing its strategy to arm mobile professionals with tools that make them more productive, Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited has introduced into the market BlackBerry Passport. Featuring a large square touch screen and new qwerty touch-enabled keyboard, the new device is a device purpose-built for productivity-driven business professionals who want a smartphone that empowers […]

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Samsung to release Note 4 ‘phablet’ on October 17
September 25, 2014 |

Samsung to release Note 4 ‘phablet’ on October 17

Samsung announced Thursday that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 “phablet” will be released on October 17. The South Korean consumer electronics titan credited with being the first major manufacturer to blend tablet and smartphone features said it will begin taking orders for the coming model on Friday, the same day rival Apple launches its new-generation iPhone […]

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Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change
September 25, 2014 |

Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he believes it is lying on climate change. The group, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), lobbies state legislatures on a variety of issues. It has proposed legislation to roll back government mandates for greater use of renewable […]

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