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iPhone 5S vs Nokia Lumia 1020: Low Light Camera Comparison

I saw this article over at Redmond Pie and i loved it. It compares iPhone 5S with Nokia Lumia 1020 camera performance under low light conditions. This should interest those that are very particular about the camera performance of their smartphones. Below are images taken it the aforementioned smartphones. Be the judge of which performs better in low light conditions. iPhone 5S Lumia 1020 iPhone 5S Lumia 1020 iPhone 5S Lumia 1020 Which do you think is better in capturing the image well in low light condition fellas? Source from Redmond Pie website here   Like our Facebook Page and Follow on Twitter for all your tech and smartphone news

BlackBerry Z30 Specification and Features

BlackBerry Z30 is the latest BlackBerry "Z" series and its one of the best guy on the block that blew away all other older BlackBerry 10 devices. Not only because its new but because of its specs and features. e.g surround speaker and very clear audio. Of course there are still a lot of die hard BlackBerry fans that can wait to get their hands on this new piece of BlackBerry 10 smartphone.If you are one of them, consider the following specification and features below. BlackBerry decide to pack in a powerful 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a quad core Adreno 320 GPU to get ready for solid gaming should a developer build one. To further make the experience of using this device as smooth as possible, a RAM of 2GB was installed with a 16GB flash drive for fast and efficient access to data. Also, there is a room for a MicroSD slot to support external card of up to 32GB. The screen is 5" with a awesome super AMOLED display res

How To Make Your Battery Last Longer On Your Smartphone

Batteries, batteries, batteries, they are very precious in our present age. I remember watching a movie set in the year 2050 where electronic devices don't use batteries anymore, once there is air, it will be powered on and since air is infinite in that time, all electronic devices just work without batteries. Well, we are not in the year 2050 and of course there is no such technology yet so we are still left with using batteries to power our gadgets, smartphones et al. As our devices become more sophisticated, the battery power they need to drain also increase and therefore it becomes very important to make sure that one gets the best juice out of the battery in the device. To do that, follow this tips as directed below and you should see some significant change in battery consumption by your devices. Tip 1: Refrain from charging your smartphone to 100% always. The best thing to do is to charge to 80% and then use to 40%. At this point you can recharge again to 8

Hidden Android Secret Codes That Works Wonders

Just recently, i decided to play with Droidvpn with a Glo SIM. To my surprise, after a while my 3G/H+ network rapidly fluctuates and therefore can't surf the Internet satisfactorily since network disappears. I got to solve it by pressing a code I found online. That was when i stunmbled on other various useful codes seen below. The good thing about these codes are that, they are very handy, and could be a saving grace in the near future when needed. HIDDEN SECRET CODES *#06# – IMEI number *#0*# – Enter the service menu on newer phones like Galaxy S III *#*#4636#*#* – Phone information, usage statistics and battery *#*#34971539#*#* – Detailed camera information *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* – Immediate backup of all media files *#*#197328640#*#* – Enable test mode for service *#*#232339#*#* – Wireless LAN tests *#*#0842#*#* – Backlight/vibration test *#*#2664#*#* – Test the touchscreen *#*#1111#*#* – FTA software version (1234 in

Tecno P5 Now Available: Specifications

The much anticipated Tecno P5 smartphone have finally being released.  Of course,  the "5" designated Tecno devices are medium end phones for those with low budget it's expected to have medium to basic features and specifications and this is usually revealed in the pricing.   Tecno P5 specifications are as follows: Network/SIM It's a dual SIM phone with SIM 1 supporting 3G/2G networks while the SIM 2 only support 2G networks just like other dual SIM Tecno devices.  It's capable of using a 3.75G network to transfer data when surfing the Web. This should appeal to Internet surfers. Operating System The P5 is shipped with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. This means that a lot of apps are to work on this device. Processor and RAM Tecno P5 is a Mediatek MT6572E dual core smartphone that clocks at 1.3GHz and embedded GPU. Also,  the RAM is 512mb. This means that you can't afford to run too many apps all at the same time. However,  with d

How To Browse The Internet for Free On Your Android Phone

Its not news that people are always looking for ways to browse for free on their Android devices given that exploitation from the telecoms are on the increase and always looking for ways to shell out cash form the customers pocket. Well, there is a way to keep at least some part of these cash inside our pocket and that is with the help of droidvpn and it works with most networks (etisalat, airtel, glo and most importantly mtn). Note 1: this has been tested on a SIM with active mtn bis and works fine. Therefore am to believe that it should work for other networks. Procedures 1. Go to and sign up, very easy. 2. Go to your email account you used to register droidvpn and click on the link to activate it 3. Go to Google Play Store and Download Droidvpn to your device. 4. Now launch Droidvpn you just downloaded, put your email and password and click on Save my login details 5. Go to Settings at the top right corner 6. Click on Connec

How To Root Tecno Q1 and M3

For someone, owning an android device without it being rooted is a sin. This rooting is easy for some devices and hard on others. Well, if you are a owner of a Tecno Q1 or M3, this rooting procedure should be easy for you. All you need is follow the steps below. Compatible Devices Tecno Q Tecno M3 For Tecno F7 or Infinix Alpha, consider this other post Procedure 1. Download Framaroot 1.6.0.apk from here to your device 2. Launch and Install Framaroot 3. Click on Install Supersu 4. Click on Boromir 5. You are rooted Like our Facebook page and follow on Twitter for more tips, guides and news on everything smartphones

iOS 7.0.2 Download Links For iPod, iPad and iPhone

iOS 7 is in the wild and of course just like other iOS before it, there is always a bug discovered which will inevitably bring about a swift upgrade. Well, iOS 7.0 isn't as exception to this bug plague experienced by all x.0 firmwares. iOS 7.0.2 was released few days ago to address bugs. One bug in particular is that one that allows a potential intruder to access private information via the new Control Center. Following a few simple steps, a video demonstrated just how easily one could potentially access emails and photos of a supposedly locked device, and although disabling Control Center on the lock screen (or, as several readers pointed out, turning on switches from within Accessibility in Settings) has served as a short-term solution, iOS 7.0.2 should now see the problem completely eradicated. Download iOS 7.0.2 in the links below and don't worry about the ability to jailbreak it if it doesn't become available in few weeks from now. It has been said t

Where to Buy Smartphones Cheaply

Smartphones and its accessories are popping out here and there in a consistent manner and prices of these devices are dropping by the second. in fact immediately a smartphone is launched to the market, its price tag begins to drop slowly and consistently. For this reason, one can quickly wait a while to buy the product or buy it immediately when its still new. The later gives you bragging rights for a limited time. If you do think of buying a smartphone without hassles and fear of fakes, you should check out Jumia . Jumia is that online store in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Morocco that is seriously and quickly becoming the No. 1 online retail store in Africa where you can buy anything ranging from electronics, clothing to even living bedroom items.  Right now, there are various discounts on all products being offered which will last till October 1st. You should quickly try out this online store. Also, you can also get further discounts when you click on any J

Tutorial: Tecno A+ Rooting and Custom ROM Loading

Note 1: Credits go to Seun Payne of Nairaland Note 2: Non of these have been modified by me.  Note 3: This article is just to make information more accessible by others that have no idea they can install custom ROMs for A+ Note 4: For any questions, follow the Nairaland link and put your questions there. First step is to root the device and you can follow the setups here to root The second step is the CWM as directed below CWM It is imperative to note that while cwm isnt a must, if you ever plan to root your phone and enjoy its benefits then you must accept the fact that something might go wrong along the way. with that in mind i usually recommend this step immediately after rooting. if you wont flash cwm, then i will advice against rooting also (there is the door, thanks for stopping by). 1. Go to playstore on your phone and download "mobileuncle tools" (you must be rooted for this app to work). 2. once it is installed, download the cwm from here: ht

BBM for Windows 7 Release Announced

Its very interesting to see things unfold in the tech industry. On of those interesting things is the announcement of BBM for Desktop which was announced at the BlackBerry Jam Asia yesterday. BBM for desktop computers which had the same touch and feel with the BBM for smartphones was shown off by Alec Saunders and Chris Smith to attendees. This version according to Alec Saunders will use both USB and WiFi for connectivity. Word on the development of BBM for Mac was also released, saying that development is on going for mac computers but was their no mention of any release date for it. Stay tuned for more information as BlackBerry Jam for Asia will reveal more important stuffs. Like our Facebook page and follow on Twitter for more tech news and guides. Source: BBOS

Samsung Will Be The First To Release Curved Displays

Samsung is gearing up to be the first to release a curved display for smartphones come October this year.  This plan was initially revealed in Seoul during the launch of Galaxy Note 3 and it does seem that its going to materialize sooner than expected. Although, Samsung is not the only company looking into releasing curve display technology, LG which is a long time rival of Samsung also have plans to mass produce both curve and flexible displays for smartphones by the end of 2013. It is important not to confuse curve screen with flexible screen which Nokia showed a year ago in the Nokia Kinetic programme. What we do know is  that curved displays will debut on Samsung devices next month but flexible displays are not expected anytime soon. In the meanwhile, you can smile at the revealing of Samsung's gold S4 (pictured above) that is ready for purchase soon which is definitely a reply to Apple's gold iPhone 5S. Like our Facebook page and follow on T

He Proposed To Her With a 24K Gold iPhone 5S

They say money is good but huge money is better. Those with huge money sometimes use it to oppress those that less money. One of the show of affluence and riches is the buying of this new limited edition 24K Gold iPhone 5S that was crafted by the guys at the world famous Gold & Co London who are well known for taking time t o transform finest technology devices into extremely pricey products that will scare the low income earner far away. These guys made three versions of the gold plated iPhone 5S which are 24 karat gold, Rose gold and Platinum versions. Now imagine someone walks up to a lady and proposed to her with this 24k gold iPhone 5S instead of a ring,  would she say "no"? I doubt but i see the media saying he proposed to her with a 24k gold iPhone 5S. Linda Ikeji would be happy in this regard. If you need this extremely perfected and expensive gold iPhone all you need to do is visit one of their outlets and make a pre-order but budget at least

Update on iOS 7, 6.1.3 /6.1.4 Untethered Jailbreak

One of the confirming sign of a jailbroken Apple device is the presence of the Cydia icon sitting on the home screen quietly and responsively.  Once more, that Cydia icon have been spotted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.4 and this quickly suggest that iPhone 5 jailbreak had been achieved but not released publicly. The reason for not being released publicly is not far fetched. Winocm who is the main guy behind this jailbreak made a tweet saying that "The status of the jailbreak is pretty much: it needs work but its almost there. (For a very small subset of devices.)" iH8sn0w shed more light in this area by saying that one of the current issues being faced by the team involve native apps on the device managing to delete themselves as well as problems surrounding the activation of iMessage and FaceTime. The informative post also tackles the age old question of why bother burning these exploits on a minor install base of iOS 6.1.4/6.1.3 when they could be us

Apple's iMessage App For Android Surfaces On Play Store

Apple's iMessage messaging service just got spotted on Google Play Store and its available for download for Android devices. Like the name suggest, it allows you to send iMessages to not only Apple devices but also to other Android users that have the app installed. This is actually surprising seeing that the app had been in the store since September 12th according to the information on Google Play Store. Not only that, there are reviews being written which suggests that the app is performing as intended. Jay Freeman, creator of Cydia, a popular Hacker and Developer on the iOS platform has this to say "as far as I can tell the way it works is that the client does directly connect to Apple, but the data is all processed on the developer's server in China. This not only means that Apple can't just block them by IP address, but also that they get to keep the "secret sauce" on their servers (and potentially just run Apple code: there

Main Reason Why BBM Release Was Paused

As soon as my friend like other 1.1 million people loaded BBM for Android on his Android phone, he knew it was what he wanted and not Whatsapp. He was able to ping his other phone for about 5 minutes before it stopped working. It was the leaked version after all and that has caused troubles for BlackBerry and consequently no BBM for Android yet.   Their is a New update from the BlackBerry company  talking about the release of BBM for both android and iPhone. They said that on the day of the release their was an older version of BBM for andriod that was released on the same day that the BBM should have been officially released and that older version had caused an overload on the system that eventually made them to pause BBM for both iPhone and android.  Andrew Bocking said in a statement that ' this "fixing"will take time and I don't anticipate launching this week' sorry guys but it looks your gonna have to wait'. According to Andrew, the problem cau

BBM For Android and iPhone Not Releasing This Week

Looks like the wait for BBM to totally go cross platform will take longer than anyone expected. This was the case when Andrew Bocking, Head of BBM at BlackBerry released a statement on the Inside BlackBerry Blog which explains the problems that occurred on Saturday's launch date, and steps that are currently being taken to fix it. See his statement below "Last week, an unreleased, older version of the BBM for Android app was posted on numerous file sharing sites. We were aware of an issue with this unreleased version of the BBM for Android app. This older version resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways. The version we were planning to release on Saturday addressed these issues, however we could not block users of the unreleased version if we went ahead with the launch. We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Sa