6 awesome new Android apps you should check out


The rate at which new apps are being added to Google Play is astonishing, but the only thing more astonishing is how much time you could waste scanning the new release charts looking for just the right thing. Don’t bother with that — we’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are the best…

Microsoft emulates Star Trek, turns Skype into a Universal Translator


] It’s been three years since Microsoft acquired Skype for a staggering $8.5 billion, but the investment didn’t end there. Microsoft isn’t just pushing Skype as the text, voice, and video communication service to use, it has set its sights on emulating Star Trek. Yesterday at the Code Conference in California, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella…

One unlucky person is the only victim of a Spotify hack


Typically, when a company announces unauthorized access has been identified on their system it means a successful hack has taken place. We then get a public apology and news that lots of customer details have been stolen. Spotify has just gone through that process of reporting unauthorized access on its system, but with one twist:…

Linux users rejoice, here’s Ubuntu on the Surface Pro 3


Naturally, the first few comments we saw when Microsoft announced their latest incredibly powerful and fantastically thin tablet PC was some variant of “It’s a shame it is running Windows”. We decided to fix that, and here’s what came out of that experiment. There’s not a lot to dislike about the hardware that makes up…

Registry hack gives Windows XP five more years of updates


Not ready to give up on Windows XP just yet? Then here’s some good news. It looks like you can score yourself five more years of Windows updates with about 15 seconds worth of work. All it takes is a simple registry edit. Fire up regedit and navigate to HKLM\Sytem\WPA and create a new key…

IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise


Hoping to jump out in front of providers of generic cloud services, IBM has launched a portfolio of cloud packages, called IBM Cloud Business Solutions, designed to run specific business processes such as asset management and customer care. Each service is composed of a mixture of IBM consulting services, software, analysis tools, support and cloud…

The New HTC One (M8): Your Dream Phone Has Landed


The new HTC One (M8) is the rocket launcher you should take to a gun fight. How do you improve the best phone in the world? With the delightful new itieration of its 2013 crowd-pleaser, the One, Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC seems to have the perfect answer to that question. From the gorgeous boundary-pushing LCD…

Meet LG’s G3, The Most Advanced Phone In The World


It’s a little too much, to be honest. It’s a little too much, to be honest. Differences in build material and cosmetic software modifications aside, most flagship Android phones are essentially the same—similar processors, similar screens and that familiar OS. Always bearing that fact in mind, LG has over the last couple of years set…

Ex-Oyo gov, Ladoja, loses son in auto crash


A former Governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, on Thursday lost one of his sons in an auto crash on the Eko Bridge in Lagos. The deceased, identified as Adebola Ladoja, was driving a Golf saloon car, marked, AKD 107 CJ, and was said to be on his way to Lagos Island when a Daf…

Chibok: Presidential panel visits school


A Presidential fact-finding committee yesterday visited Government Girls Secondary School, Borno State from where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14. In a statement signed by the panel’s spokesperson, Kingsley Osadolor, noted that it was received at Chibok by the state Commissioner for Education, Chairman of Chibok Local Government, five District Heads of the…