• Five reasons why Nigerians should ditch their Blackberry phones this December

    Five reasons why Nigerians should ditch their Blackberry phones this December

    Nigerians generally have a love for blackberry phone and accessories, but it’s time to face facts.

    The BlackBerry is on its last legs and now is the best time to ditch it and move on. Aside from the fact that BlackBerry smartphone sales have been disappointing, and the company has announced that it’s essentially up for sale, there are certain reasons users should discard their devices now. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal shares 5 reasons Nigerians should ditch […]

  • Samsung may permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 phones in US

    Samsung may permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 phones in US

    Samsung appears to be planning to permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 units in the US with an update that would prevent the recalled phone from charging.

    According to an image obtained by The Verge, an alert went out to at least one Note 7 owner on US Cellular today stating that, “As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work.”

    Samsung declined to comment, and US Cellular did […]

  • Data tariff: We’re consulting widely with stakeholders, says NCC

    Data tariff: We’re consulting widely with stakeholders, says NCC

    Mr Tony Ojobo, the Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on Wednesday said the commission was consulting widely with stakeholders on data floor price.

    Ojobo said this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the recent increase and suspension of the price of data.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Nov. 29, some telecom service providers sent messages to their subscribers that NCC was planning to increase data tariff.

    The announcement elicited wide criticisms from subscribers including the National […]

  • Scientist creates battery that can power Smartphones for 12 Years without recharging

    Scientist creates battery that can power Smartphones for 12 Years without recharging

    A scientist has allegedly designed a stunning new kind of batteries that can unbelievably power smartphones for several years at a time.

    Vladislav Kiselev is a Ukrainian scientist  who has made a stunning new claim.

    The man claims that he has developed a type of battery that can power gadgets like smartphones and even cars for up to 12 years, without having to be recharged.

    According to Oddity Central, Kiselev, a senior researcher at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry in Kiev, […]

  • Experts: How to sustain Nigeria’s $68bn telecoms sector

    Experts: How to sustain Nigeria’s $68bn telecoms sector

    The Nigerian telecoms sector has indeed witnessed astronomical growth in telephony access and data penetration. Today, active telephone lines are well over 150 million with close to 100 million Nigerians having access to the Internet. The country’s teledensity is put at 109 per cent with investment in the sector put at over $68 billion.

    The impact of telecoms sector on other sectors such as banking, e-commerce, agriculture, education, oil and gas and so on and the volume of jobs the sector […]

  • Lenovo finally opens first brand store in ​​Nigeria

    Lenovo finally opens first brand store in ​​Nigeria

    Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria.

    The store, which is located at the popular Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktop, All-in-One, smartphones and accessories

    The opening of the brand store is a statement of intent and further confirms Lenovo’s commitment to the Nigerian market and its customers. The store was set up with the aim of providing customers with an outlet where they can get all […]

  • Facebook and Google among the best companies to work for

    Facebook and Google among the best companies to work for

    Every year, job search platform Glassdoor wants to know. On Tuesday, the site published its Employees’ Choice Awards, which highlight the best places to work based on more than 2.1 million anonymous company reviews.

    For yet another year, tech companies boast a heavy presence, taking up 20 of the 50 spots for best companies to work for in the US.

    Coming in No. 2 overall, behind management consulting firm Bain & Company, is Facebook, followed by Google at No. 4 and World […]

  • Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple says it’s not to blame for a spate of iPhones apparently catching fire.

    The Shanghai Consumer Council, a watchdog group in China, reported last week that eight iPhone 6 devices had spontaneously combusted. Apple’s response is that “external factors” were to blame for these “thermal events” with the phone batteries, the BBC reported Wednesday.

    Batteries have been causing headaches for smartphone manufacturers over the past year. Apple recalled iPhone 6 and 6S models in China after they switched themselves off before […]

  • New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range

    New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range

    Over the next year, we’re going to start to see devices with Bluetooth connections that are faster and work over much longer ranges than what can currently be achieved.

    That’ll all happen thanks to the changes in Bluetooth 5, a new standard that’s launching today. Companies are now able to begin building and certifying devices that work with Bluetooth 5, the first round of which are expected to begin rolling out in the next two to six months and will likely […]

  • See the Fully Air Conditioned Keke Napep Set to Hit the Streets of Nigeria (Photo)

    See the Fully Air Conditioned Keke Napep Set to Hit the Streets of Nigeria (Photo)

    Nigerians using Keke Napep as a means of transportation might be in for surprises as air conditioned tricycles are set to hit the streets of Nigeria soon.

    Transportation in Nigeria is about to be redefined as the Young Business Leaders of Nigeria revealed that a ‘Super Keke Napep’ is about to hit the streets of Nigeria. This is unlike the regular Keke Napep as it comes fully air conditioned to give comfort and pleasure to the people.

    The picture of the innovative […]

  • Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Apple invited a wave of controversy earlier this year when it decided to remove the iPhone’s headphone jack, replacing it with headphones that connected to the handset’s charging port, and was lampooned for describing the move as an act of “courage”.

    But it appears that its arch-rival Samsung is set to follow in the company’s footsteps next year by releasing the next version of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, without the 3.5mm audio port.

    According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S8 will […]