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God Mode: Try If You Dare!

For the old timers, it should please you to know that the legendary “god mode” still works in Windows 10. A throwback from Windows Vista, by creating a new folder and renaming it with the following text string; GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} the folder brings together a long list of customization settings allowing

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Cost Benefits Of Making Voice Calls Via Whatsapp In Nigeria

Made a Whatsapp call this past week to my wife on Globacom Nigeria’s 3G mobile Internet. It was my first. In my estimation, a one minute call consumed about 360kb of data. If you are subscribed to the popular Globacom “So Special” data plan of N2500 for 4.5GB, a minute

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Windows Operating System And The Even-Year Jinx

I was and remain a committed fan of the Windows 8 Operating System. I found it very painful that the OS did not gain widespread acceptance as expected. Microsoft’s attempt at forcing what they (and I) felt were features for an OS of the future was met with stiff resistance,

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BASIC Is Now 50, and I Still Miss It

One of the most popular computer programming languages ever just turned 50, but almost no one uses it anymore. BASIC, short for Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, may have gotten its start in 1964 at Dartmouth College as a math project. But it ended up defining home computer ownership for

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What IT Skills And Roles Will Be In Demand In 2014?

Indeed, much of what follows should sound familiar. This could be a good thing. Earth-shattering predictions have a knack for missing the mark. (Apocalypse 2012, anyone?) So the job-market calls that Jack Cullen, President of IT staffing firm Modis, and other industry experts shared with InformationWeek are more realistic and more

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Confessions Of A Compulsive Digital Hoarder

I have accumulated over 2TB of movies over the years, scattered across 3 external drives. This is not taking into consideration the 2TB drive i lost a few years back to a hard disk crash, also containing movies. As of the last count, i had barely watched a fraction of

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“Diary of a Geek” Rebrands!

Diary of a Geek started out in 2010 as a meeting point for technology enthusiasts with especial focus on Nigeria. Technology is very much the first love of our readers and has been the focus of the blog. But over time, there have been an increasing demand for a more

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20 Important African Startups to Watch

Kenya’s huge success with mobile money and the M-Pesa platform has launched Africa into the startup spotlight. But African innovation goes way beyond mobile money. Whether it’s ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are not only changing their continent, but the

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Computer Village: Traders Worry Over Relocation

Computer Village, located in Ikeja, Lagos is arguably the biggest computer and allied products market in the West African sub region. Daily, huge sums of money  exchange hands between buyers and sellers of phones, laptop computers and many other devices in the market. The market has also proven to be

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Using The Right Charger For Your Mobile Device

About three years ago, 10 major mobile devices manufacturers, including Apple, Nokia and Samsung, committed to a voluntary agreement to work towards a universal charger based on a micro USB connector, in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste. But no such universal charger has been settled on, and Apple appears

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