Month: July 2012

Choosing an ISP and isp

That’s Internet Service Provider and internet service plan

Now that’s that cleared up, there are a couple of things you will want to consider when choosing an ISP or isp such as: your average data consumption, where you live/coverage, will you actually consume the data you paid for (either willingly or otherwise).

Well, there’s a number of options to choose from. You can go with one (or all) of the four GSM operators: (Airtel, etisalat, glo mobile & MTN), CDMA (Starcomms or Visafone) or fixed broadband (quite a number of them) Choosing the last option means you won’t be able to carry it about…except you actually want to have a box for it which you’ll keep in your car, and then power from your battery or some other external power source (do you really want to go through all that!?) or purchasing one of the MiFi device (MiFi is a line of compact wireless routers produced by Novatel Wireless that act as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. MiFi stands for ‘My Wi-Fi’. The MiFi can be connected to a mobile phone (cellular) carrier and provide internet access for up to 5 devices. The MiFi works at a distance up to 10 m (30 ft) and will provide internet or network access to any WiFi enabled peripheral device.)

Microsoft Office 2013. What to Expect!

The latest version of Office 2013 is equipped with a touch-ready functionality which is designed for mobile devices, cloud computing and social networking.

Steve Ballmer described it as the firm’s “most ambitious release” to date. He and Kirk Koenigsbauer (Microsoft’s Office division Vice-President) pointed out the efforts that the software company had put into ensuring that the software keeps up with the technological changes. (more…)

Buying a Printer, which one?

Choosing the right printer can be a daunting task. There are several different types of printing technologies to choose from, each suited for different needs. Printers come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny travel companions to workgroup workhorses; some are geared toward photographers, others are for multitaskers. And the many specifications for resolution and speed can be misleading. As a rule of thumb, inkjet printers are a must for pretty colors and long-lasting photos, whereas laser printers are best to produce speedy text documents. (more…)

Now you can tether too…wirelessly

If you own any of these BlackBerry phones: Bold 9790/9900/9930, Curve 9350/9360/9370/9380/9220/9320, and Torch 9810/9850/9860, then you’ll be able to make your phone a wireless hotspot. But first, you’ll have to update to OS 7.1 which varies in size from 50MB to slightly over 70MB (on both devices I’ve updated). But you’ll have to download the update via a wi-fi connection with a (preferably) fully charged battery…and may be get some tea and crumpets 🙂 (more…)

Gmail Custom Themes

Would you like to personalise your Gmail inbox even further? We’re guessing that’s a Yes 🙂

Google recently extended its options for personalization of its web mail service – Gmail. While some level of personalization had been available, you can now add your photos as backgrounds too by either uploading them from your phone, your PC or just copy an image URL. A couple of new additional custom themes are also available. Please put your connection speed into consideration before going ahead with using the custom themes.

To do this, click on the Gear icon on your inbox and select Themes once there and you will be able to choose from the various themes (Colour themes, HD themes, Custom themes and Classic themes). (more…)