Proof that Africa is home to some of the most innovative young minds.


1.65 million. That’s a big number. More importantly, it’s an exciting number, because it’s the number of students who have participated in our annual Microsoft Imagine Cup competition since its inception 10 years ago.   Over the past decade, young minds have created millions of new games, applications and solutions – solutions that address some…

Ten Things You Didn’t Know Google Now Could Do


Apple’s Siri is not the only mobile virtual assistant in town. There’s Google Now for Android devices, Cortana for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and plenty of third-party “artificial intelligence” apps that try to make your mobile calendar or contact lists smarter. The most formidable of these Siri competitors is Google Now. But even for Android power…

Seven Ways to Extend Your Smartphone’s Battery Life


Check email and social networks. Listen to music. Hail a car. Make a pot roast(or order one). Find a date. These are all things you can now do on your smartphone, which is pretty amazing. But for all the advances these handheld computers have made in the past few years, there’s one area that still…

How to Easily Setup Twitter Cards for Your Blogger Blog


Few days ago, I wrote an article on the 3 Easy Steps to Setup Twitter Cards for Your WordPress Blog  but I had the intention of doing the same for Blogger blogs immediately. I was just reminded of that by a commentator on the post. If your blog is on the blogger platform, you will find here…