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Why mobile apps may kill Google

Posted by Moverick on December 18, 2014  /   1 comment
Mobile apps

That headline may sound alarmist to you. Maybe it is. But Google’s revenue growth continues to slow down, and mobile apps are partly responsible. As you may know, Google’s main revenue is from search. Here is what a Business Insider correspondent had to say about Google’s very rough transition: Google’s core business, search advertising, is […]

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Reasons to be frustrated with Microsoft and Windows Phone

Posted by Elroy Chibex on December 18, 2014  /   5 comments
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The year 2014 has been a year of features, thrills and chills in the mobile space. We’ve seen the rise of some mobile brands like Xiaomi, the resurgence of BlackBerry, the gradual decline in Samsung profits, the ever bulging profit margins for Apple. What Microsoft has done with Windows Phone in recent times has been […]

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Lumia Denim starts rolling out….in China!

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 18, 2014  /   no comment
Lumia Denim Update

Microsoft China has announced that Lumia Denim is now rolling out for smartphones in China. Lumia Denim is the latest version of Windows Phone for Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones. Lumia Denim is a combination of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and the following new features: Lumia Camera – Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and […]

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Chinese firm, Baidu, invests in Uber

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 18, 2014  /   no comment
Baidu Uber

Car ride service, Uber, has received injection of funds from Baidu, the Chinese search engine. At this time, the amount of the investment is unknown. As part of the deal, Baidu’s mapping and mobile-search applications will be integrated into Uber’s service. This will allow China residents to more readily find rides. Uber is already active […]

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iOS gets data compression via Opera Coast browser

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 18, 2014  /   no comment
Opera Coast

Opera Coast is a web browser specifically designed from the ground up for iOS devices. The app was first released for the iPad in September 2013 and for the iPhone last April and offers automatic also synchronization via iCloud. Yesterday, the app got updated to version 4.0, and now has a new Turbo feature that […]

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BlackBerry Classic goes official: details here

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 17, 2014  /   no comment
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“We listened closely to our customers’ feedback to ensure we are delivering the technologies to power them through their day – and that feedback led directly to the development of BlackBerry Classic,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry at the BlackBerry Classic launch event today. BlackBerry says that the Classic is the […]

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Are you a social media whore?

Posted by Elroy Chibex on December 17, 2014  /   no comment
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Looking at the headline, the first things that flash in your mind are likely, “Social media” and “whore”. Social media and its accompanying trends have come to stay, and gradually have crept into our lifestyles. Being a medium with which you can connect, plus communicate with friends and family, control businesses, contact long lost acquaintances […]

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BlackBerry Passport Review: Form Factor

Posted by Moverick on December 17, 2014  /   no comment
BlackBerrry passport in hand

The form factor of the BlackBerry Passport sets it apart from every other smartphone in the market. That square display and wide body is unique, and expectedly has generated a lot of flak from different corners. In this review, I focus on the form factor and everything it impacts in day-to-day use. If you have […]

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What do you think of Huawei Honor 6 Plus’ dual camera?

Posted by Moverick on December 16, 2014  /   1 comment
Huawei Honor 6 Plus dual camera

After Nokia set the pace for smartphone photography with its PureView camera technology, it seems that the rest of the industry have been up and about trying to come up with innovations in camera technology as well. The Huawei Honor 6 Plus has been officially launched in China. While we have no information about its […]

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Diamond Bank gives out 1,000 Smile 4G MiFi

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 16, 2014  /   1 comment
DiamondBank season of smile 2014

If you live in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt and have been toying with the idea of getting a Smile 4G LTE MiFi for yourself to enjoy broadband internet, here is your chance to get one for free, courtesy of Diamond Bank. Just follow these steps: Download and install the Diamond Mobile app to your […]

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The difference between uberBlack and uberX

Posted by Moverick on December 16, 2014  /   no comment
uberX

uberX is a low-cost option that uses the same Uber app to connect you with the most reliable, convenient and affordable ride in your city. The difference between uberBlack and uberX is grade of cars and cost. UberBlack cars are more luxurious and the rides cost more. Here is a comparison table of current rates […]

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