Some awesome Android Games you should try now

I recently caught the download bug a few days ago and I have been downloading all sorts of Android games and apps. There are a few games that I think are worth sharing. They are all free and you can grab them from the PlayStore. Running Fred This game is just a simple accelerometer based game that makes use of tilting and turning towards a goal destination. You have to avoid traps and spikes along the way. All in all, the game is a must try for you if you…

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I reboot my Galaxy S II every other day

I don’t know about other Galaxy S II users, but I have to reboot my Samsung Galaxy S II every other day. It isn’t a big pain, but it happens all the same. I use it as a wireless hotspot to get work done on a laptop PC on a regular basis. Every other day or so, after a few hours of running smoothly, the hotspot service (or packet data) begins to misbehave. The buttons to enable/disable either stop responding. When that happens, the only solution is to restart the…

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Review: Glo appstore for Android

I recently stumbled upon Globacom Nigeria’s application store (or app store) for Android and decided to check it out. There is also a version for BlackBerry users downloadable from the same page. After downloading and installing the Glo appstore, you are required to select your device on first launch. After that, the app loads a page where there are three tabs namely : Top apps, Most recent and Most view. The default tab that you are greeted with is the Top Apps tab and it consists of about 30 apps.…

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Android is not a phone

Almost every week I have to correct the misconception that most people that I come in contact with have about Android. The general belief is that because the iPhone is a device, Android must mean any touchscreen phone that is not an iPhone; right? Wrong! Android is an operating system that is used to power some phones. Examples of phones that run Android are the popular Samsung Galaxy Series which consists of some very popular ones like the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Note. Mobile operating systems (OS) are simply…

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Port your Mobile Number for free from September

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made an official statement to the effect that mobile subscribers will not pay for Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service scheduled to begin in September. I downloaded a copy of the document titled “Nigeria Mobile Number Portability – Business Rules & Port Order Processes – March 2012” today. Here is the relevant excerpt from the release: “For the avoidance of doubt, neither the `recipient operator’ nor the `donor operators’ shall be entitled to charge subscribers for requesting to use the porting service or for porting…

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