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Windows 8 OS Convergence – The Pros and Cons

With an expected release date of October 26, 2012, Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be the first unified Operating system platform across desktop and mobile devices. Before now, there have been talks about Apple venturing into creating a unified platform. Thwarting all expectations, the company has come out to say there

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This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country

So you tried to download an app from Google Play Market and you got the message “This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country”. Or you probably saw an advertised android app and you just can not seem to find it in the Google Play Market. This user experience 

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Top Apps On Offer On Google Play For Only N40!

As Google play witnesses the 25 billionth download on its Google Play app store, top apps are being offered to all and sundry for only 25 cents (N40)! You will recall a similar discount offer that took place only last December 2011 when Google Play witnessed the 10 billionth download,

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Pocket for Android Reads Your Articles Out Loud to You

Pocket for Android is my favourite bookmark and offline reader app. It is also available on the IOS platform. In its last update, it introduced what it called “Listen” feature. With “Listen,” it’s easy to hear what you’ve saved in Pocket: Just open an article, press “Listen,” and Pocket will

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How Free Apps Can Make More Money Than Paid Apps

While building apps for Apple and Android app stores can be highly lucrative ventures for developers, one of the hardest decisions an app developer has to make is how to get the app to pay for itself. Often the “monetization strategy” — shorthand for “how will this app make money?”

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Bypassing Android’s Pattern Lock Is A Piece Of Cake

Android introduced a very different kind of entry protection in 2008. Named Pattern Lock, it allowed users to swipe in a specific way across 9 dots to unlock their smartphone. It is arguably easier to input and technically much more secure than a 4 digit PIN code. But, as time

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To Root, Or Not To Root, That Is The Question!

The arguments for or against  hacking your mobile device to gain elevated access have been raging on for a decade or so now. Things probably became more heated up with the advent of the Apple IOS and, especially, the Android platforms where most consider rooting your android device as unsafe

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The Strange Nature of the Nigerian App Market

With 100 million mobile subscribers, Nigeria stands among leading mobile markets in the world. Its mobile content sector is quite fascinating — this is a market where $100 apps can debut at the No.3 position on Apple’s list of top iOS apps. Bible and Quran apps are a major feature

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