BlackBerry to offer BBM for iPhone and Android

The idea was first mooted about 2 years ago about the possibility of Blackberry making its Messenger (BBM) real-time messaging service available on Apple’s iPhone and iPad and Google’s Android platforms.There was a post on Diary of a Geek from March 2011 suggesting this. This fact has however been confirmed by Blackberry and the service […]

Are Hybrid Tablets the New Netbooks?

Hybrids have gotten a lot of hype lately, with a slew of touch-enabled laptops and flipping, folding convertible designs launching so far this year. But with some of these new hybrids—specifically smaller tablets with docking keyboards—there’s been a nagging question that I can’t quite shake: Are hybrid tablets the new netbooks? You remember netbooks, right? […]

Hack Windows Password in 2 Minutes

At least, that is how long it would take me to hack into any Microsoft Windows account – 2 minutes! Very worrisome, isn’t it? Goes to show that anyone that thinks his data is safe just because it is tucked away in his passworded Windows account would really need to have a rethink. I will […]

Customizing Your Windows Send-To Menu

On a Windows PC, right-clicking on a file or folder usually display a context menu where you can select what option to use in managing selected files. Options like Compressed (zipped) folder and Desktop (create shortcut) are usually available by default. To add more menu options to the context menus: For a Windows 7 or […]

How to Secure Your USB Drive

Losing a USB flash drive can be the stuff of nightmares if it contains sensitive or valuable information. There are many hardware and software options available for use in encrypting the contents of your flash drive and also to lock it down with a password. However, the major problem with most of these software options […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Accessories: The C Pen Review

The C Pen is a capacitive stylus made to work specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Unlike most capacitive stylus that have a big soft rubber on the tip  that tend to be much softer to the point where they squish in considerably, the Samsung C Pen gives you a more precise input option due […]

My Pretty Valentine … [Geek Love]

Over the years, i have come to realize that the nerds and geeks, someway-somehow, always seem to end up with the prettiest, fashionable and socially confident women around. My case is no different, i am married to probably one of the prettiest of them. However, on the flip side, we also end up getting married […]

Android’s Killer Feature

It is no secret that Android has lots of good stuff going for it, but one of the platform’s most useful and distinguishing features is one you rarely hear discussed. I’m talking about Android’s system-wide sharing capability — a process built into the operating system that many people take for granted. Android’s sharing function may […]

Android Lock Screens, Which Option Has the Best Security?

Mobile devices are real gateways into our lives. By accessing someone’s phone, you could potentially see their email, text messages, call log, what they been taking pictures of, contact list, browsing history and any notes or to-do lists they may have. Think about that for a minute. If somebody, a complete stranger, were to access […]

What’s Your BB PIN?

“What’s your BB pin?” The question is the ultimate social status badge for many young, urban Nigerians. Standing in front of a row of gleaming BlackBerry handsets in a Lagos phone shop, sales assistant Remi Olajuwon explained: “The average Nigerian has a very healthy interest in status and luxury. So if somebody asks for your […]