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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TECH INFO: Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows

Microsoft officially unveiled the name for the next release of Windows yesterday (30th September 2014): Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, yesterday’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed. It’s simply Windows 10, marking a jump from the mixed reception of Windows 8.

A closer look at Windows 10

Described as Microsoft's "most comprehensive platform ever," Windows 10 will offer a tailored experience for all hardware across a single platform family. And developers can build universal apps that will work everywhere. Here's how Microsoft describes its ambitious goal:
Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you hold in your hand, others are ten feet away. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types.
When you put all that together, the end result looks a lot like Windows 7. That's intentional. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore pointed to the millions of customers still using Windows 7, and said the company wants to make their transition to Windows 10 much more comfortable than the unfamiliar leap to Windows 8 two years ago. "We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first-generation Prius, and now with Windows 10 it's like a Tesla."
The new Windows 10 start menu.

"Windows 10 will deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time," said Microsoft's Terry Myerson. "Windows 10 will run on the broadest types of devices ever." You can expect a unique user interface depending on what you're running Windows on; images shown at the event line up with leaks that have surfaced in recent weeks. It's basically a combination of Windows 7 and 8 that borrows design elements from each of Microsoft's two most recent operating systems.
The "Metro" start screen and Microsoft's traditional Start Menu have been combined; no longer is the screen one huge grid of tiles for desktop users. "The tiles and icons that are shown are a blend of classic apps and new universal apps," Belfiore said. But Live Tiles are still here and can be resized to a user's preference. More than anything else, Microsoft is working to make everything feel way more cohesive. "In Windows 8 when users launched a modern app, it sort of had a different environment," Belfiore said. "We don't want that duality. We want users on PCs with mice and keyboards to have their familiar UI."

Windows 10sion: what's old is new again, and that's a problem

There's a new universal search in the start menu that pulls in results from the web, and Microsoft is also talking up its "task view," which helps users master Windows' multitasking features. It looks fairly similar to Expose in OS X and allows users to set up different desktops for work, home, and other usage scenarios, switching apps between them at will. Up to four apps can now be snapped on screen, which also should ramp up Windows 10's multitasking power. Microsoft outright admitted this isn't entirely an earth-shattering addition. But it is intended to speed up your productivity across the entire operating system. "It illustrates for Windows we have to address a breadth of users," Belfiore said, moving on to show a big improvement to the command prompt: it now supports paste.
 Windows 10's Task View.
But Microsoft isn't abandoning touch input. Belfiore said the Charms bar from Windows 8 has been carried over to Windows 10 with improvements of its own. "We want to support those Windows 8 users who have touch machines and getting a lot of benefit out of them." For convertible devices like the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Microsoft is adding a new Continuum mode that aims to make the frequent switch between tablet mode and laptop mode more seamless. "What you get is a device that operates with the simplicity of a tablet, but morphs itself back to the familiar PC experience," said Belfiore.
Microsoft will launch a Windows 10 "Insider Program" beginning today (October 1st 2014), which will give its most enthusiastic and vocal users a chance to try out and help shape the new OS before the general public gets it. Windows 10 will launch to consumers everywhere in late 2015. And yesterday was only the beginning; Microsoft says it will unveil much more about the new consumer features of Windows 10 early next year.
 "Continuum" view in Windows 10.
SOURCE: The Verge

Sunday, September 28, 2014


TECHNOLOGY AND MUCH MORE: TECH INFO: Wearables - What Are They?: Do you have a device that you wear that measures your physical activity and uploads it to a website where you can compete with friend...

TECH INFO: Wearables - What Are They?

Do you have a device that you wear that measures your physical activity and uploads it to a website where you can compete with friends with badges? How about a watch that lights up when you receive an email, or glasses that are able to search for something online when you tell them to? These are all examples of wearables, which are basically computing devices that you wear somewhere on your body that enhance your access to technology - mapswebsitessearch engines,apps - in some way.

Examples of wearables

Before going too much further into what wearables are, it's probably important to distinguish what wearables aren't: they are not devices that are implanted in your body, such as a pacemaker or hearing aids. Wearables are devices that have computing architecture built into them, and can be taken on and off. In addition to the examples given above in the first paragraph, here are a few more instances of wearables: 
  • GPS assistance that is implanted into sunglasses and gives you turn by turn road navigation 
  • Heart rate monitors that tell you when you need to slow down and speed up, saving records in a database you can bring to your next doctor's appointment 
  • An alert button that skiers wear clipped to their jacket in case of an avalanche; if they run into trouble, the alert broadcasts their location 
  • You've probably also heard of Google Glass, a pair of glasses that allows you to search for anything you need online, monitor your environment, send a message, navigate, and much more. 

In a recent Pew Internet Research study (.PDF), many industry pundits agree that wearables are the natural next iteration of Web ecosystem development, along withaugmented reality and the Internet of Things. Here's what a few of them had to say:

On how wearables and the Web will work together: ", wearable, and embedded computing will be tied together in the Internet of Things, allowing people and their surroundings to tap into artificial intelligence - enhanced cloud-based information storage and sharing...."The most useful impact is the ability to connect people. From that, everything flows."

How wearables will give us quick feedback on our daily lives, especially in regards to health: "We will grow accustomed to seeing the world through multiple data layers. This will change a lot of social practices, such as dating, job interviewing and professional networking, and gaming, as well as policing and espionage.”

“We may well see wearable devices and/or home and workplace sensors that can help us make ongoing lifestyle changes and provide early detection for disease risks, not just disease. We may literally be able to adjust both medications and lifestyle changes on a day-by-day basis or even an hour-by-hour basis, thus enormously magnifying the effectiveness of an ever more understaffed medical delivery system.”

"The greatest impact will be medical — due to wearable devices and 'telemedicine’ — and more devices will be implanted. It will happen due to fewer doctors, more bandwidth (for those in cities or better off financially) and demand by the public and the interest of younger physicians. The data of the Internet of Things can be beneficial for individuals, especially when our own bodies start telling us things before we have symptoms.”

How wearables and instant access to online services could improve lives:"The most powerful effect embedded/wearable devices and the Internet of Things will have is to free us from technology, 

while allowing us to continue to benefit from it to the same and an even greater degree... It will 

bring scientific advancement through international collaboration; increased constituent voice in 

political discourse; and a freedom from technology devices that will allow our attention to return to more subtle and fundamental aspects of living."

Will privacy be an issue? Potentially, but the tradeoffs are seen as more valuable: "“Privacy issues will be outweighed by the perceived benefits of being online and interacting with others all the time. I see wearable, or even embedded, technology managing even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives, from what we need at the grocery store to when it's time to change A/C filters to scheduling routine medical appointments and tests.”

From futuristic glasses that search the Web on demand to sophisticated smartwatches that do much more than just tell time, wearables are increasingly becoming more integrated into what we tap into online and off. As the Web continues to evolve, we will see wearables become more sophisticated, giving us better access to communication, online services, and everything we access on the World Wide Web.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

C. NEWS: Celebs storm Italy for George Clooney's wedding. Photos from their rehearsal dinner

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker, will be marrying British Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin today in Venice Italy and many of their celebrity friends including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour are in Italy to celebrate with them.

Amal stepped out in a beautiful red waterfall dress last night for their rehearsal dinner at the exclusive five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the island of Giudecci. See more photos after the cut...

Source: AFP

New music: Clubstar - Never Die

Love Never Die is a romantic musical with music by Nigerian musician, Clubstar. A love like ours could never die as long as I have you near me. I know this love of mine will never die - Clubstar. Listen to the romantic tune below...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How To Talk On The Phone Like A Human Adult

Talking on the phone is a lost art. No one's really doing it anymore.
If you're under 40, you probably text, email, tweet, Skype, Facetime, "Yo"...anything but phone. If you're under 18, you probably don't even use actual words to communicate -- just tiny cute pictures, emoji, to get your point across.
Even Jeff Bezos, the 50-year-old CEO of Amazon -- which just launched a phone! -- recently admitted he doesn't use a phone. "I haven't made a phone call on my phone in a long time," Bezos told a New York Times reporter.
Still not convinced? Eighty-seven percent of high school seniors surveyed by school review site Niche said they text every day (it's far and away the most popular thing for them to do on their phones) while only 37 percent talk on the phone daily.
Still, sometimes people want to TALK to you. Like, maybe your grandmother or your dad? Or someone who wants to give you a job and pay you "money."
If you don't remember how to speak out loud to humans on the phone, these situations may become overwhelming.
sad face phone hear no
"I don't pick up the phone when people call me because I'm anxious someone has died or is terminally ill," Maxwell Strachan, 26, told me via Gchat -- he declined to be interviewed by phone. Strachan, a HuffPost Business editor, said the only reason anyone uses the phone anymore is to break really bad news. "I don't want to have to react to that news in front of people, so I let it ring and hope to get the bad news in a room on my own via text or email."
I want to help Maxwell and others like him. I'm here to offer guidance on Phone Talking 101.
So what makes me, a 24-year-old who works on the Internet and spends her time writing about how to text people GIFs, qualified for this task? I, dear reader, am an only child. I speak to both of my parents on the phone every single day. Every. Single. Day. If you just count my conversations with my parents, I spend -- by a conservative estimate -- 30 minutes a day on the phone. That's 182.5 hours a year. I spend at least one week of the year on the phone.
Here are some things you need to remember when talking on the phone. For those of you uncomfortable with written language we offer a helpful emoji translation:

1. Listen

ear monkey phone
It's hard to know what to do while talking on the phone since you don't have your phone to look at. You may have a computer or iPad, however, and be tempted. Don't do it!
Don't check your email. Don't look at Facebook. Don't go on Twitter. Don't look at your computer at all.
This isn't Skype. When you're talking on the phone, you're not looking at the person you're talking to. Actually, let's be real...when you're on the phone, you're not looking at the video of yourself in the corner of a screen the way you do on Skype.
Odds are, you won't know what to do with your eyes when you're on the phone. Consider looking into a mirror while you talk if it makes you more comfortable. The mirror is the original front-facing camera.

2. Speak

mouth speaking speaker
It's easy to let your mind wander when you're talking on the phone. When you're texting, you can respond whenever you like. When you're talking on the phone, though, you're expected to reply the moment the other person stops talking. If you're unsure of what to say, you can choose one of these generic phrases:
"Oh, wow."
"Tell me more!"
"That's interesting."
"And then what?"

These phrases should work in most situations.

3. Feel

sad angry love
There are no emoji to use while you're speaking out loud. If your friend has a crying kitty face, you'll have to imagine it. One way to determine someone's mood without emoji, video or Snapchat, is to listen to their tone of voice.
Listen to their voice. Does it sound especially high? Are they short of breath? Is their voice cracking? Wimpering? That might mean your friend is crying. Try to pay special attention to a friend who is crying.
Is he or she saying outrageous things in a calm, serious voice? That might be sarcasm! The list of emotions goes on and on. Try to make sure you can identify different emotions before you take a lot of phone calls.

How The Amazon Rain Forest Contributes To Earth's Atmosphere.

The Amazon Rainforest produces about 20% of the Earth’s oxygen.

The Amazon Rainforest produces 20% of the oxygen in the Earth’s
atmosphere. Spanning across nine countries in South America, it is the
largest rainforest in the world, about 2.3 million square miles (7 million
square kilometers) and represents 50% of the world’s total rainforest
land. The Amazon Rainforest contributes to regulating the temperature of
the Earth by absorbing carbon that is emitted into the atmosphere when
fossil fuels are burned, which is thought by scientists to cause the
average global temperature to increase. If warmer temperatures dry out its
water sources, the rainforest could contribute more carbon to the
atmosphere than it absorbs, as it did during a 2005 drought.


Monday, June 23, 2014

NEWS: Researchers Have Solved A Big Security Problem With Android Apps On Google Play

Security researchers at Columbia University created a tool that can crawl and analyze the Google Play store much like Google crawls and analyzes the web ... with a twist.
Their tool, called PlayDrone, was designed to hack Play and the apps uploaded to it, circumventing the security systems Google put in place to prevent that sort of thing, the researchers revealed in a paper recently published by a prestigious computer analysis society, ACM Sigmetrics.
The goal was to find out what kinds of security problems Android apps tend to have. And, after looking at over 1 million apps between June 2013, and November 2013, they discovered a widespread problem that revealed people's Facebook accounts, as well as others like Twitter, Bitly, Flickr, Foursquare, Linkedin, and Google+. 
App developers were putting their "secret" key information in the app itself. That's like writing your PIN on your ATM card. Or posting your Facebook password on your public Facebook wall. It might be a convenient place to store such info, but not a safe one.
Many developers were even labeling those secret keys with the word "secret" or "private."
To be fair, this problem wasn't caused by Google, but by the app developers who post their apps in Google Play. In fact, the researchers say that Google stopped the problem by using PlayDrone to scan apps and telling developers to remove secret keys when they find them.
The researchers also waited months to publish their research, giving app developers time to fix their apps.
But the scariest part was the type of app that had this problem, and how some dragged their feet to fix it. In some cases the holes were still there after November when they had officially shut down their research project after warning app developers.
The paper explains, "For example, the popular Airbnb application still contained their Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo secret tokens from June 22, 2013 until well past November 11, 2013."
The researchers used that information to "access the email and friends list of Airbnb users." After notifying Facebook, Facebook banned the Airbnb app from using Facebook credentials to let their users log in. "In a matter of hours" after that, Airbnb fixed their Android app.
The good news to take away from all of this, is that Google is getting smarter about enforcing security rules for Android apps.


The Four Types of Friends You Have on Facebook

Your Facebook newsfeed is likely made up of two kinds of people: Those you actually talk to in real life and, well, those you don't.
Through the years, you've probably accumulated a laundry list of "friends" from different stages of your life. Some "friends" you keep around because you want to see what they're up to, others you want to keep in regular contact with and the rest you're just too lazy to "unfriend." (Why do they make that so hard to do?)
After some extensive trolling of my own newsfeed (and talking with others about their social media use), I've come up with four personas that likely make up your Facebook "friend" list.
Hank "The Human Highlight Reel":
Hank lives the life (or so you think). He frequently posts photos to his Facebook page with captions like, "I'm on a boat." Every Saturday, he's doing something crazy with his bros sporting a V-neck -- and Instagramming the crap out of it. He can usually be seen on your Facebook newsfeed bragging about his posh corporate job in [insert big city here].
But, in real life, Hank can barely afford rent for his studio apartment and can't even score a Tinder date. Hank personifies the first type of Facebook friend you most definitely have -- the one who tries to make their life look way better than it really is.
Dave "The Airer of Dirty Laundry":
You were buds with Dave back in high school, but something went way wrong over the years and you just can't put your finger on what that "something" is. Dave is now comic relief on your most insignificant days. You kind of feel bad that it's come to this, but, then again... no, you don't.
That's because Dave posts very personal things, like details about his custody battle or how he can't find a decent job. It's not like you don't feel for the guy, but you just want to shake him through your computer screen for airing his dirty laundry (again) to the Facebook world. That being said, you can't stop watching.
Taylor "Two Face":
Without Facebook, you wouldn't know a single thing about Taylor. Trying to talk to her in public is like pulling teeth. Whether Taylor is a coworker, girlfriend of a friend or that awkward relative, she's the person you avoid in all social situations. I repeat -- all of them.
The thing is, you know all about Taylor -- her review of The Hunger Games, what music she can't stop listening to and her upcoming travel plans (she can be seen posting "32 days until [insert tropical location here]!"). Taylor is outgoing via social media but introverted in everyday life.
Sarah "The Silent Stalker":
You don't "see" Sarah. You don't "hear" Sarah. Frankly, you think that she hasn't logged into Facebook in months. Her profile picture is a shell of her former self. But, the funny thing is that Sarah is actually tuned in to your posts more than all of the others. Sarah knows what bar you were at last Saturday, which high school friends you still hang with and all about your trip a few months ago.
You won't find Sarah in your newsfeed, but she's watching. Sarah is what we call a "silent stalker." She has her Facebook solely to keep an eye on everyone else -- not to share anything about herself.
Then, there's you. You're the type of "friend" we all look forward to seeing in our newsfeed. You'd be in my "Top 8" if that were still a thing.


How To Really, Really Annoy iPhone Thieves, In 2 Steps.

iPhone thefts are a huge problem, especially in New York City, where more than 40 percent of thefts involve cell phones.
But there are steps you can take to protect your iPhone, or at least really annoy thieves after they steal it.
Yes, it's time for you to set up "Find My iPhone" and its new feature, "Activation Lock." If someone steals your iPhone, and you have Find My iPhone on, the thief will try to turn it off so you can't find your phone. Activation lock prevent this. The thief can't shut off Find My iPhone without putting in your Apple ID and password.
The two features together have been very successful in curtailing iPhone thefts, since thieves are growing wise to the fact that Activation Lock makes it nearly impossible to turn off Find My iPhone, rendering their thievery useless.
Unfortunately, setting up the features is a little confusing, so we've decided to create a step-by-step guide to walk you through it.

1. Get an iCloud account.

You likely already set up iCloud immediately upon purchasing your iPhone, but if you didn't, here's how:
A. Go to Settings, then iCloud.
B. Tap iCloud, and you'll see something like this:
C. Type in your Apple ID and create a password. If you're not sure what your Apple ID is, Apple can help you find or create one.

2. Activate "Find My iPhone."

A. Go to Settings.
B. Tap iCloud.
C. Turn on Find My iPhone. Scroll down and you'll find it. Just swipe the little bar to the right so it turns green, and Find My iPhone is on. You'll see this pop up:
D. Tap "OK." It should look like this when it's turned on:
Now you'll be able to find your iPhone much more easily if it gets lost or stolen. Fortunately iPhone theft is going down, thanks, in part, to Apple implementing Activation Lock around six months ago. You should do your part too.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

THE END OF AN ERA- Good Night Nelson Mandela!!!

Dear Friends!

As Africa and the World, lays one of her Great Icons of Peace, Lover of Sports and Unity, I wish to Portray his Works, achievements and Legacy, through this Timeline.

To condense all of Mr Nelson Mandela's achievements into one chronology would be impossible; as a result, I do not claim that this work here is comprehensive. Below you will find a chronology of important events in his life. It is a work in progress and am happy to receive your comments or additions.

1918 July 18
Born Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in the Transkei

Attends primary school near Qunu (receives the name ‘Nelson’ from a teacher)

Circa 1930  
Entrusted to Thembu Regent Jongintaba Dalindyebo

Undergoes initiation; Attends Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo

Attends Healdtown, the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort

Enrols at the University College of Fort Hare, in Alice


Escapes an arranged marriage; becomes a mine night watchman; Starts articles at the law firm Witkin, Sidelsky & Eidelman

Completes BA through the University of South Africa (UNISA)

Begins to attend African National Congress (ANC) meetings informally

Graduates with BA from Fort Hare; Enrols for an LLB at Wits University

Co-founds the ANC Youth League (ANCYL); marries Evelyn Ntoko Mase – they have four children: Thembekile (1945); Makaziwe (1947 – who dies after nine months); Makgatho (1950); Makaziwe (1954)

Elected national secretary of the ANCYL

Elected President of the ANCYL

Defiance Campaign begins; Arrested and charged for violating the Suppression of Communism Act; Elected Transvaal ANC President; Convicted with J.S Moroka, Walter Sisulu and 17 others under the Suppression of Communism Act; Sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour, suspended for two years; Elected first of ANC deputy presidents; Opens South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo

Devises the M-Plan for the ANC’s future underground operations

Watches as the Congress of the People at Kliptown launches the Freedom Charter

Arrested and joins 155 others on trial for Treason. All are acquitted by 29 March 1961

Divorces Evelyn Mase; Marries Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela – they have two daughters: Zenani (1959) and Zindzi (1960)

1960 March 21
Sharpeville Massacre

March 30
A State of Emergency imposed and he is among thousands detained

April 8
The ANC is banned

Goes underground; Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) is formed

1962 January 11
Leaves the country for military training and to garner support for the ANC

July 23
Returns to South Africa

August 5
Arrested near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal

November 7
Sentenced to five years in prison for incitement and leaving the country without a passport

1963 May 27
Sent to Robben Island

1963 June 12
Returned to Pretoria Local Prison

1963 October 9
Appears in court for the first time in what becomes known as the Rivonia Trial, with Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Lionel 'Rusty' Bernstein, Raymond Mhlaba, James Kantor, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni

1963 December 3
Pleads not guilty to sabotage in what becomes known as the Rivonia Trial

1964 June 11
All except Rusty Bernstein and James Kantor are convicted and sentenced (June 12) to life

1964 June 13
Arrives on Robben Island

1969 July 13
Thembekile is killed in a car accident

1982 March 31
Mr Mandela, Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba and Andrew Mlangeni and later Ahmed Kathrada are sent to Pollsmoor Prison

1985 February 10
Rejects, through his daughter, Zindzi, South African President PW Botha's offer to release him if he renounces violence

1985 November 3
Admitted to the Volks Hospital for prostate surgery

1985 November 23
Discharged from Volks Hospital and returned to Pollsmoor Prison

1988 August 12
Admitted to Tygerberg Hospital where he is diagnosed with Tuberculosis

1988 August 31
Admitted to Constantiaberg MediClinic

1988 December 7
Moved to Victor Verster Prison in Paarl where he was held for 14 months in a cottage

1990 February 2
ANC is unbanned

1990 February 11

1990 March 2
Elected ANC Deputy President

1993 December 10
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with FW de Klerk

1994 April 27
Votes for the first time in his life

1994 May 9
Elected by Parliament as first president of a democratic South Africa

1994 May 10
Inaugurated as President of the Republic of South Africa

1994 December 14
Launches his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom

Establishes the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Divorces Winnie Mandela

1998 July 18
Marries Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Steps down after one term as President, establishes the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Diagnosed with prostate cancer

Establishes the Mandela Rhodes Foundation

2004 June 1
Announces that he will be stepping down from public life

2005 January 6
Announces that his eldest son Makgatho had died of AIDS

2007 April 13
Attends the installation of his grandson Mandla as chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council

2008  July 18
Turns 90 years old, asks future generations to continue the fight for social justice

Votes for the fourth time in his life; Attends the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma on May 9 and witnesses Zuma's first State of the Nation address; Turns 91

Is formally presented with the Fifa World Cup trophy before it embarks on a tour of South Africa

2010 June 11
His great-granddaughter Zenani is killed in a car accident

2010 June 17
Attends the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani

2010 July 11
Makes a surprise appearance at the Final of the Fifa World Cup in Soweto

2010 July
Celebrates his 92nd birthday at home in Johannesburg with family and friends

2010 October 12
His second book Conversations with Myself  is published

2010 November 18
Meets the South African and American football teams that played in the Mandela Challenge match

2011 January
Is admitted to hospital in Johannesburg where he was diagnosed with a chest infection. He is discharged after two nights

2011 May 16
Votes in the local government elections

2011 June 27
His book Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations is launched

2011 June 21
Is visited at home by American First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia

2011 July 18
Celebrates his 93rd birthday with his family in Qunu, Eastern Cape

2011 October 21
Is officially counted in South Africa’s Census 2011

2011 December 25
Spends Christmas with family in Qunu

2012 February 25
Admitted to hospital for abdominal complaint

2012 February 26
Discharged from hospital

2012 July 18
Celebrates his 94th birthday with his family in Qunu, Eastern Cape
2012 December 8
Is admitted to hospital
2012 December 26
Is discharged from hospital

2013 January 1
Spends New Year’s Day with members of his family in Johannesburg

2013 March 9
Is admitted to hospital

2013 March 10
Is discharged from hospital

 2013 March 27
Is admitted to hospital

2013 April 6
Is discharged from hospital

2013 June 8
Is admitted to hospital

2013 July 18
Spends his 95th birthday in hospital

2013 September 1
Is discharged from hospital

2013 December 5

Good Night Freedom Fighter,
Good Night Man of Peace,
Good Night Nelson Mandela You will Surely live in our Hearts, for your Legacies Lives On. Your Spirit forever will Live.

Good Night, till we meet to Path No more.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Two (2) New Mobile Devices, hits Nigeria Market.

World’s third largest PC manufacturers, Asustek, last week joined technical forces with Intel corporation to launch two Intel-powered devices comprising the Asus fonepad 7 and the Asus Transformer Book T100, saying the features suited the Nigerian market.
Both tablets are powered by Intel Atom processors, Intel Atom Z2560 and Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 quad-core processor respectively.

Unveiling the devices, Regional Director of ASUS for Africa, Turkey and Israel, Mr. Shawn Chang, said that “the two devices that we’ve launched today, the Fonepad 7 and the Transformer Book T100, are all run by the latest Intel processors. They are  designed to fit the Nigerian market. From battery life to the performance of their processors, and to their retail prices, everything is right. These are the devices you want to offer to your loved ones as  Christmas gift”

Also Country Manager of Intel West Africa, Mr. Bunmi Ekundare said the partnership between Intel and Asus was a welcome development, adding that “Intel is glad to be able to extend our long collaborative history, including our most recent, the Ultrabook and Intel-based tablets and again, to Asus. Our partnership with this company is recurring and we are pleased with that.”

Ekundayo also saidContinuing, he added that “Intel’s new Atom Z2560 and Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 quad-core processor not only deliver power, they are also guaranteed to drive the quality of performance and flexibility that accommodates a range of devices and market needs”.  The Asus Fonepad promises to offer the dual value of voice communication of a Smartphone and the entertainment opportunities afforded by a tablet, and comes with the convenience of carrying just one device.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2013, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, October
BODYDimensions196.8 x 120 x 10.5 mm (7.75 x 4.72 x 0.41 in)
Weight328 g (11.57 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size800 x 1280 pixels, 7.0 inches (~216 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8/16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
BluetoothYes, v3.0
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps
SecondaryYes, 1.2 MP, 720p
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetIntel Atom Z2560
CPUDual-core 1.6 GHz
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsSapphire black, Diamond white
- SNS integration
- MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- Organizer
- Document editor
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3950 mAh battery (15 Wh)
Stand-by(2G) / Up to 840 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 10 h (multimedia) (2G) / Up to 28 h (3G)

SOURCE: Vanguard