4G Speeds In Nigeria – The Hype vs The Reality

Out of curiosity, I enabled the 4G radio on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone for the first time since i got it and was taken aback when i noticed the 4G icon. Expecting it to be a ruse, i decided to give my download speed a test and was pleasantly surprised at what i saw. […]

Shocker – Nigeria Does Not Have The Most Users On Facebook In Africa!

With a population estimate of about 170 million – the sixth largest in the world and the first in Africa – one would expect that Nigeria would have an overwhelming presence on the social media platform, Facebook. According to SocialBakers, Facebook penetration in Nigeria is 4.11% compared to the country’s population and 14.04% in relation […]

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Modern society is massively complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of tools and technology has made life easier or better, but in actuality it has never been harder to simply live life. Above all else, tools and technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity. Ten thousand years ago, life basically […]

Facebook Messenger for Firefox

Lately, i have been torn between Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome as my default browser. Both are intuitive with the ability to sync your bookmarks and password across multiple PCs and mobile devices. However, for me, what gives Firefox the edge is its tons of plugins or add-ons. Not that i use so many of […]

Perception Is Reality

In financial circles, there is something called the “true interest rate”. This is the actual interest rate charged by your bank or financial institution  – as opposed to the interest rate you perceive you are being charged – which is, often, far removed from reality. Mobile phones are getting bigger. It is rare for a […]

Storing Up Your Treasures On Earth

Last weekend, i decided to backup the downloads i had acquired over the few months i last did a back up. I also intended to rummage through my 25,000+ mp3 music files in response to a request. Less than half way through my backups, my 1.5 TeraByte Western Digital External Hard Drive suddenly spluttered and […]

Are Nigerian Mobile Networks Heading For Financial Crisis?

Recently, one of Nigeria’s four GSM Service Providers, Etisalat Nigeria, rolled out a unique bundle offering  called EasyFlex. In this offering, you get to choose a bundle comprising of Short Messaging Service (SMS), voice and data services. For N1000, one of the plans offer you 100 minutes of talk time to any local network, 100 […]

“Seek (Well), And You Shall Find …”

Getting information from the World Wide Web can be likened to the proverbial “searching for needles in a haystack”. However, when you fail to find the information you need on the internet, it is usually one of two things: either the search engine or search parameters used are defective. the much unlikely instance that the […]

Write For Us And Earn N500 Per Article!

“Diary of a Geek” is a blog aimed at showcasing technology news as it affects Nigerians, locally and in diaspora. We are inviting guest bloggers to write for Diary of a Geek and earn N500 for each article published on the blog. The following should act as a guideline for every article sent in: Guidelines […]

Nigeria Not On ICT Top Ranking

Information and Communication Technology uptake has continued to grow worldwide, spurred by a steady fall in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services. New figures released on Thursday by the International Telecommunications Union confirmed this. However, the report shows that Nigeria and other countries in Africa need to do more to gain top ranking […]