Have we called a truce already? Is Android vs iOS still on?

The year was 2010. I recall a few of my friends had the iPhone 3GS. It had a huge screen, an ‘all-touch’ display and could take some pretty good photos. In addition, you could install apps! I loved that phone and constantly dreamt about owning one. In 2011, I was Continue Reading

Google is granting exclusive access to its offices to students!

All right, quick checklist: Graduating in 2017 from a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa? Planning to pursue a career as a software engineer? Interested in learning what opportunities are available for you at Google? Ever wanted to visit a Google office and hear directly from Google engineers Continue Reading

Some IoT success stories in the world

As 70% of IoT value resides in the industrial space, let us look at some practical examples of how industries have saved and made money by deploying IoT: Maersk modernizes global cold chain fleet through wireless connectivity International shipping competition requires a unique and global level of container monitoring and Continue Reading

IoT Q&A session with Vodafone executives

During the Vodafone Internet of Things session, a panel took time to answer questions that attendees had concerning the IoT deployment. The panelists were Angela Mensah-Poku — Head of Business Solutions, Vodafone Ghana Matt Hatton — Founder and CEO, Machina Research Alex Opoku-Yeboah — Business Development Manager, M2M Terminals & Africa Markets, Continue Reading

All the Android 7.0 Nougat features in one post

The events leading to the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat have been something else — from the multi-faceted super early Developer Preview releases to the public naming of Android N (Nkatie Cake over Nougat any day), this has been the most ‘exciting’ release yet. We laid our hands on Continue Reading

Meet Google Duo – A Video Chatting App That Lets You See The Caller’s Video Even Before Answering

When Google Duo, a video chat app was announced earlier this year at the Google I/O, I muttered to myself that the world does not need another video calling platform especially given the fact that Google Hangouts allows for video calls. After a long wait, the app has finally been Continue Reading

APK Mirror is a great alternative to Google Play Store

We’re gonna be using ‘apk’ a lot in this post. It stands for ‘Android application package’ and it’s the package file format used by the operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. The best alternative to the Google Play Store App is not another app. It’s a website. Continue Reading

How to hide WhatsApp audio from music players

If you are a stickler for ID3 tags such as album arts and artiste information like I am, chances are you delete all WhatsApp audios because they mess with the beautiful layout and flow of your music library. When you are sent an audio that for some reason, you want Continue Reading

Samsung GALAXY S7 & S7 Edge set to be unveiled on February 21

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships are set to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 21st. Rethink what a phone can do. February 21. #TheNextGalaxyhttps://t.co/oCVxCmiwO8 — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 1, 2016 As usual, Twitter user Evan Blass (who is supposed to be on retirement) Continue Reading

Google’s Nexus line of devices is all you need

Even though original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and the rest manufacture devices that run on Android, the look and feel differs from one OEM to the other. Device makers take Stock Android (or  “barebones Android”, which is the look and feel of Android according to Google) Continue Reading

WhatsApp is now completely free for all to use … forever!

WhatsApp, one of the most popular chat clients in this sub-region, announced on Monday they had gone completely free. Originally, the app allows users a one year trial and a service charge of US$0.99/year subsequently. This move is as a result of low penetration of debit and credit cards (especially Continue Reading

Apple’s WWDC 2016 Keynote roundup

Every year, Apple holds a conference dubbed the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). This is where the corp showcases its new (or so it thinks) software and technologies to devs and the world. This year’s edition started on yesterday and will end on Friday. Unfortunately, there were no new hardware Continue Reading