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RIM introduces Application Resource Monitor for BlackBerry 7.1

August 24, 2012


BlackBerry has introduced a new application to help get the most battery life out of your BlackBerry® smartphone. The Application Resource Monitor (ARM) is designed to identify and alert users about idle apps that are draining battery life and automatically close them. ARM will only trigger an alert for apps that are running but not […]

Never trust any SMS

August 18, 2012


A French hacker and Apple iOS Security Researcher Pod2g yesterday announced a flaw he discovered in Apples iPhone OS. The iPhone software that handles text messages leaves open the possibility that a “keen hacker” or “419er” could impersonate someone else, this allows for the inclusion of a header in an SMS message. Are our 419ers […]

Paga launches Agent Aggregator Scheme

August 15, 2012


Paga, Nigeria’s leading money transfer service launched in February 2011, today announced the launch of PAAS (Paga Agent Aggregator Scheme.) The home-grown money transfer service founded in 2009 by [Tayo Oviosu] @oviosu, in its drive to maintain number one spot in mobile payment in Nigeria is calling on interested parties to submit an Expression of […]

WhatsApp returns to Windows Phone Marketplace

August 12, 2012


WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging and SMS-replacement app; which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS has reappeared in the Windows Phone Marketplace today after disappearing mysteriously earlier this month. WhatsApp’s newest iteration, version, is still free-to-use for the first year of service despite rumors that the app would resurface with […]

Software Freedom Day 2012

August 4, 2012


Information and Communication Technology Centre of The Federal University Oye Ekiti is organizing Software Freedom Day (SFD) inconjunction with Computer Science Department. The event is expected to attract software programmer and enthusiast across the country. The event is scheduled to hold from 10th to15th of September. The goal in this celebration is to educate the […]

Pierre Ouedraogo, Receives 2012 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

August 3, 2012


The Internet Society has announced that its prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award was presented to Pierre Ouedraogo for his exceptional contributions to the growth and vitality of the Internet in Africa. The international award committee, comprised of former Jonathan B. Postel award winners, noted that Mr. Ouedraogo played a significant role in the growth […]

Dropbox confirms it got hacked

August 1, 2012


Dropbox, a popular share and file-syncing service  has admitted to a hack, which has lead to the leaking of an undisclosed number of user emails. In a post Security update & new features by Aditya Agarwal,  on the company blog, Dropbox said “A couple weeks ago, we started getting emails from some users about spam they were […]