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NITDA bans HP, DELL, ACER computer, others from govt. offices

The Federal Government, through the National Information Technology Development Agency  (NITDA), last week, banned the purchase of foreign computers (desktops and laptops) and technology products in public institutions and schools. At stakeholders’ forum comprising IT experts and ICT journalists held in Lagos, NITDA Director-General, Professor Cleopas Angaye, said the step is taken by the agency to protect local IT […]

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10 Ways Facebook Will Rule Our Lives! Really?

With Facebook now loaded with cash, Good Gear Guide predicts that Facebook will rule our lives in the following way if it hasn’t already started; 1. Facebook Rules Relationships. Facebook already influence how we relate with each other either on personal or business basis. These relationships aren’t just an extension of the relationships we have in real […]

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Cloud Awareness Lags in Africa

A survey carried out by IDC (International Marketing Research Company) has revealed that government organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region are yet to gain a fundamental understanding of cloud computing, and currently demonstrate a relatively low inclination to adopting the technology until they develop greater confidence in it. I can’t blame them! […]

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Top 10 Countries in Africa with Fastest Internet Speeds

While Africa has some pretty impressive average internet speeds, the continent’s top country only managed to rank 77th on their list of 174 countries from around the world. 1. Ghana makes it into the top position for an African country with the average download speed being 4.78 Mbps. Ghana Telecom scored the highest with 5.57 Mbps, while […]

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Apple is 10 Years Behind Microsoft on Security: Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky the CEO of popular security firm and product Kaspersky has slammed Apple by saying it is 10 years behind Microsoft products in terms of security. If you own a MAC then you should raise an eyebrow at this comment because off late, Apple has actually become quite vulnerable to malwares (malicious software) attacks. […]

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Intel Ivy Bridge!!?

Intel has just released its new processors, Ivy Bridge. Basically we want to make meaning of all these big big grammar (lol) on the internet about its micro-architecture technology, 22 nanometer, Tri-gate transistor technology, quad-core processors… In simple man’s language, this is why there is big fuss about the new processors Ivy Bridge processors are estimated to boost CPU performance by […]

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NITDA Certifies Local OEMs for Govt Patronage

The Director-General of  NITDA, Professor Cleopas Angaye in an interview spoke of the accomplishments of NITDA under his watch. He disclosed that his organization, among other things is certifying local Original Equipment Manufacturers, OEMS, so that they can get government clientage. OEMs refer to Original Equipment Manufacturers as in hardware manufacturers. In Nigeria, we have […]

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Prince of Persia Source Code Now Available Online

Remember this game! You wouldn’t think it would take more than two weeks to extract some source code from a pile of 3.5-inch floppy disks and post it online, but getting files from 1989 to play nice with a MacBook Air is no simple feat. So thanks to Jordan Mechner, who put the time and effort into […]

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