Thursday, October 15, 2015

Orbi for iphone and ipad

Except you have been living under a rock by now you would have heard of  orbi app- the app based on 9 secs audio messages. Call it vine for audio, twitter for audio or instagram for audio or whatever you like but this beautifully designed app has been making the rounds in many quarters. After using the android app for a while you would start to wonder what is better than having this dope app on android. You want to guess? Having the app on the iphone, ipad and android at the same time of course. The app has now been officially launced on ipad and iphone. If you have been under the rock now is the time to come out and breathe in some fresh air. Coming straight out of Nigeria is this app that promises to shake everything. Let's go there. There is also the web version. Download the android app from the direct download link.

Below are screenshot from the ios app.

Vist Orbi for more info

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rooting itel android phones

Some phones prove more difficult to root than others. Such is the case of the itel android phones I have come across these days. If you have such a phone and you have tried all means and you haven't gotten the desired result try the following:
1. Download and install adb toggle on your phone
     adb toggle enables you to set usb debugging which is needed for most pc rooting software.
2. After successful installation open adb toggle and set usb debugging to on.
3. Download iroot and install on your pc
    Connect your phone to your pc via usb and root.

 That's is good luck rooting your phone.
If your pc cannot detect your phone try installing adb usb driver

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jidenna is a nigerian: I'm a classic man, Skibo!

Jidenna is the artiste that sang the "classic man" song along with Roman GianArthur. Do you believe it? Just look at the picture. He had a piece of trouble with his fellow nigerians when he gave some comments about importing guns for his father's burial and fear of kidnapping. I forgive him :d. He was taken out of context on that one but I never could have thought this guy was never related to nigeria. Nigerians generally believe that every famous/powerful black person must be somehow related with them so when I first saw Jidenna and nigeria in the same sentence I just hissed.
If you read his letter to nigerians, he mentioned nigerian parents not satisfied with 98% score on an exam. That is so very true.

A picture of Jidenna and his father, Oliver Mobisson

Classic man lyrics  (musixmatch)

My name calling all night
I could pull the wool while I'm being polite
Like darling calling all night
I can be a bull while I'm being polite
Like oh me, oh me oh my
I know many women want to be in my life
Like oh me, oh me oh my
Why can't every woman end up being my wife?

Even if she go away, even if she go away
Even if she go away, even if she go away

I'm a classic man
You could be me when you look this clean
I'm a classic man
Calling on me like a young OG
I'm a classic man
Your needs get met by the street elegant old fashioned man
Yeah baby I'm a classic man

I burn through the hood like whoa
When everybody's feeling so cold
I'm cool like Nat King Cole
And niggas get a bit of my glow
I got charm like a leprechaun, mummafunka
Now y'all fucking with the wrong mummafunka
Treat me like a don, mummafunka
And we don't live by the law, mummafunka

I burn through the gate like whoa
And everybody get it, we know
A love life, living like gold
And niggas wanna get in my glow
I got mad love for my crew, mummafunka
I'm the man, who are you mummafunka?
Shine bright like a jewel, mummafunka
Even under fire I'm cool, mummafunka

Even when she go away, even when she go away
Even when she go away, even when she go away

Keep my gloves dirty but my hands clean
Got to keep the business in the family
Fat when I'm filling up the pantry
Now my niggas slang 'caine like a dandy
I tell you how it go
You pull out rubber bands, I pull out an envelope
The ladies on my elbow ain't for the show
Every madame on my team is a top general, oh
Got to be ready for war, war
Should they get into my door, door?
Get 'em, we'll get 'em, I know that we'll get 'em
Cause I lived through this shit before

Writer(s): Nana Kwabena Tuffuor, Kurtis Isaac Mckenzie, Jonathan Christopher Shave, Kurtis Mckenzie, John Turner, Roman Gianarthur Irvin, Charlotte Aitchison, Milan Wiley, Amethyst Amelia Kelly, Nathaniel Iii Irvin, Jonathan Shave, George Ast, Jason Andrew Pebworth Copyright: Turnfirst Limited, Turn First Music Publishing, Lateral Mgmt London Stockholm AB, Stellar Songs Ltd., Universal - Polygram O.B.O. Astasio Music Ltd., Universal - Polygram O.B.O. Pebworth Music Ltd., Sony/ATV Allegro, Grand Hustle Anthems, Sony/ATV Ballad

Monday, July 13, 2015

First bank airtime recharge: *894*amount#

GTBank started with *737*amount# for recharging and I have used it a lot until recently. I was happy when First bank introduced their own airtime rechare from bank account feature. I must say the idea is incredible. One thing I noticed about the first bank airtime recharge is the "Try again" message. In my experience with GTBank  until recently the airtime recharge is usually smooth. You type in the right keys and you get your airtime instantly. When  First bank  airtime recharge started giving me problem I decided to go back to GTBank only to find that they now have a "Try Again" page too. It is not a lottery you know, it is my money and the essence of software is for them to work and "make your life better". It worries me every time I have to borrow money from MTN when I have money in my bank account. And you know MTN will still collect interest on your recharge.

I am of the opinion that the underlying technology behind the airtime recharge feature is the faulty. They should work to make it better. It also seems  First bank  and GTBank are using the same service provider for their airtime recharge feature. I know things will get better but I need to recharge like right now and *737*amount# and *894*amount# is just not working. BUSTED.

Who knows maybe it is MTN that is causing this so that people will continue to use their borrow feature. Who knows.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Periscope: Start your church ministry.

Church is a serious matter. It is not joking sturvs[stuffs]. New churches are springing up everyday in Africa and Latin America. You know the pope is in the news again going to Ecuador and some other countries to create a more "inclusive" church. That is none of my business.

 You know how new technologies create new celebrities e.g falzthebadguy and drcraze of instagram fame and marquez brownlee of youtube, if you are interested in starting a new church you don't need to start from a small building and build your ministry from there. You won't be able to reach as many people as possible like that. Whether your calling is a genuine one is between you and God. My business in this post is to open your eyes to a very good way to kickstart and get the gospel you preach to a large number of people as possible. PERISCOPE. Yes, you read it right - periscope. That app created by a group of folks at twitter that has at least on dog on the development team (I guess the dog just wags its tail and barks at meetings). Back to business. Let us be serious here. Do you really know the number of people that don't go to church just because it is not convenient or because it is not "fashionable". Well I don't have an answer to that but just imagine that there is a group of people in this world that fit perfectly into that category you can reach them by starting a web church service on periscope. I heard some people share videos of themselves playing games. You can give it a try. Start your ministry on periscope, share the time of service begins on twitter with your friends, add a nice graphic or better throw in a vine to call people to watch the service. No one knows.

Yours sincerely. 

OMG!!! Someone just deleted my candy crush

Chill, just imagine that you have spent weeks on playing candy crush, the many levels, in the bus, in the toilet, on your bed, when you wake up, when you are bored, in class, when you are tired of your books etc Then one troublesome friend comes along and "mistakenly" deletes candy crush from your phone... Call the police, I think this should be a crime punishable by law. The truth is this happens once in a while, subway surfer, 4 pic one word you can lose interest totally once your progress is gone. No one wants to go back to square one.

I wonder if there is a service to help you save progress on games. I bet a lot of people will be happy to pay for such a service. Save your game progress across platforms on the cloud. Say, if you lose your phone or change phones. The same way you retain your google contacts or your facebook friends after changing your phone or logging out across devices. That will be awesome. I guess google can look into that (they already have google drive). Apple also has some cloud storage service. So who will solve this problem?

Friday, July 10, 2015

That periscope thing

It is not unusual for companies to take the name of everyday things and use them for their product. Look at fruits for example there is apple,mango,orange and other plants like cassava etc they are all company names. No wonder this one is simply called periscope. Periscope is an apparatus that includes two mirrors inclined at 45degrees to each other, not this one. You know that company with t and the blue logo that has a site that lets you send 140 character messages to stranger. Yes, twitter. Twitter developed periscope and periscope is an app that let's you broadcast yourself. They call it seeing the world with another person's eyes. Looking at the world through another person's eyes - you never know what you might find. So I was just online like everybody and I discovered everybody was talking about that periscope thing. So I decided to dig in and find out. When I use periscope I'll post about the experience. For now this is the picture of periscope before Twitter decided to disrupt the world.
It looks like this on the submarines.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Orbi releases android app

Orbi is a voice micro-blogging platform and the android app has just been released. The web version of the app has been around for a while and I'm very excited about the android app.

The app is available on Play Store. You can also check out the Orbi website.


Thursday, February 19, 2015


I love ubuntu and one of the reasons I love it is natilus, the ubuntu native file manager(ubuntu 14).
 Nautilus has tabbed browsing. Imagine windows file explorer with tabs. Internet explorer didn't have tabs  from the beginning but now it is hard to find a web browser that doesn't sport tabs. I find myself switching from ubuntu to windows most times but anytime I'm on windows I don't feel great when I have to open a new windows file manager window. Here comes clover. Clover brings tabs to windows file explorer and I'm loving it.

Download here:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Airtel unlimited whatsapp in the face of whatsapp calling feature

This article focuses on the airtel whatsapp bundle and the effect of the new whatsapp bundle on it.
Very soon the whatsapp calling feature will be available to everyone. We have all seen the threat whatsapp text messaging and other services like it pose to the traditional Short Message Service(SMS) offered by telecommunication networks. Some networks have gone ahead to diversify their business to weather this storm but we all know that in the area of text messaging whatsapp is winning along with us the end users, it is cheap. In my opinion the networks have lost in the SMS battle because I don't really mind if you send me a whatsapp message or an email or text message on my birthday all that matters is that you send me your best wishes.

Here comes the Whatsapp Call
This is really interesting because most of my friends are on whatsapp and it sounds like a brilliant idea to be able to call them from it.

Not a new idea
Calling is not new. There is skype there is bbm call but what makes this one interesting is the fact that airtel offers unlimited whatsapp internet access.

The problem
The problem with skype and bbm call and other variants of it (google hangout etc) around here is internet access. Yes, to a great extent there is internet penetration but at a high cost so it beats the motives. Why call someone or make a video call when it is expensive and you are not assured of the quality of service.

If airtel continues to offer unlimited whatsapp internet acess to its customers that is great news for the customers since one more problem has been removed from their life and they only have to worry about quality of service not price. What keeps me wondering is that airtel is not a charity organisation and if they continue to offer free whatsapp internet in the face of whatsapp calling they have to think up creative ways of making money.

Please note that free whatsapp internet here refers to almost free @NGN200 per month

Why whatsapp web is cool

I never thought whatsapp will roll out to web but having it now feels really good. When working on pc one shouldn't have to turn to the phone just to reply a whatsapp message. I'm eager to lay my hands on whatsapp calling even though it will take a while for it to gain traction around here because of internet cost.

Whatsapp web:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New year gift

I try to be modest so I won’t ask for much
Year 2015 is the year GEJ (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan) and GMB(Genera Muhammadu Buhari) wil go head on in battle in the Nigerian presidential election. I wish that there will be a presidential election where these tow will be asked hard questions. Looking forward to it.

MTN INTERNET: 1gb for N1000
MTN is arguably the fastest and best mobile network operator in Nigeria. A lot of young pople in Nigeria like me are using the network. The problem is this-internet access. I understand that business is hard in Nigeria given our many problems which include unstable power supply, transportation problems and Boko Haram among others. I believe MTN and I can find common ground.
If MTN can offer blackberry users 3Gb internet access (BB Complete plan) for N1000 they should try to compromise and give android users 1Gb for N1000.

Yes, those are the two things that crossed my mind and they are my first quarter wishes. Any other thing that comes to my mind I will write later.

New year resolution…


If you want to be better, If you want to change something better start now, why wait for a day to come, a day that you will hold responsible for the changes you want to make. Better make the changes now.

Happy new year …again

Happy new year guys. A lot of things has happened since my last post like the sony hacking, withdrawal of “The Interview” movie from the cinemas, intervention by the U.S government and then the eventual release of the movie. I believe this particular series of event show the impact computers and their use or misuse have on our lives. I hope everyone is now equipping themselves with better internet security.
I also want to sympathize with the families of the casualities of the AirAsia QZ8501 plane crash.

Happy new year

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