Main One Cable, Cisco tie deal to expand broadband capacity in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Main One Cable has sealed a deal with Cisco to use technologies from the networking giant in expanding its broadband capacity across the West African communications market.

Cisco announced that Main One Cable Company, the first privately owned submarine network cable company in West Africa, will be deploying Cisco’s Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) solution to take broadband capacity in West Africa to the next level. The platform will provide a strong foundation for meeting Main One’s present and future business services requirements.

CEO, Main One, Funke Opeke, says demand for highly secure, high-bandwidth network capacity from government and global enterprise customers is driving Main One to deploy its new network. Read more…

Categories: News

How To – Part 9 (Blackberry tips):- Blackberry Battery Saving Tips

Delete Apps You Won’t Use

Deleting apps is as simple as following the instructions below:

  • Click Options
  • Click Advanced Options
  • Click on Applications
  • Highlight the App you want to delete
  • Click Delete
  • The more apps you delete the less memory you’re app will use and even if only marginally it can help your battery life.

Charging

  • Charge BlackBerry® smartphone as much as possible
  • Use wall chargers as the preferred charging method Read more…

How To – Part 8 (Blackberry tips):- Change your BlackBerry auto signature

Are you one of those people that really don’t fancy seeing “Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from BIS Carrier” and the likes when you send a mail? Well I am. Here’s an easy fix to that:

1- Go to email settings(this can be found in the setup folder or your home screen depending on how you arranged your icons)

2- Bring up the menu and select edit on the desired email account
3- Scroll to signature and edit the contents (I usually replace with my full name and phone number)
4- Select Save and enter your email password when prompted and click ok
Note: If you have more than one email account configured on your device you would have to repeat the process for each of them.
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Fixmo Extend – A perfect companion for mobile surfers

If you use your BlackBerry to aid you in every facet of your life, you probably have heard of, or have even used, Tethering (is a method to share the Internet connection of an Internet-capable mobile phone. This sharing can be via cable, or wirelessly over Bluetooth)

Unreliable Wi-fi? Not a problem if you have Fixmo Extend.Fixmo Extend allows you to connect your laptop to the internet via the BlackBerry’s internet connection (BiS) – anywhere, anytime.

Fixmo Extend is the perfect companion for mobile workers, mobile surfers and anyone who needs to stay connected on the go. No Wi-fi? No problem. Fixmo Extend allows you to connect your laptop to the internet using the existing data connection on your BlackBerry®

Features

  • Get connected quickly with an elegant user interface
  • Handy charts and metrics help you monitor your data usage
  • A simple download of mobile and desktop applications to get connected

Requirements

  • BlackBerry (OS 4.6 and greater)
  • Windows PC (Windows XP or greater)
  • Microsoft .Net Framework (2.0 or greater)
  • BlackBerry Desktop Software (available from RIM)
  • A mini-USB cable to connect your laptop to your BlackBerry

Mobile Application Screenshots

Desktop Application Screenshot

Download the Fixmo Extend Mobile Application

Download the Desktop Application

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Will goal-line technology bring justice to football?

First of all I would start off from defining – what is Goal-line Technology?

This is a technology that detects whether a ball has crossed the goal line or not.

The world of sport is continually changing over the years, and the use of technology is just one of those areas that has made an impact on many sports in the modern day. One criticism of the use of technology is that it can slow down the speed of the game.

I guess we all remember about the Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal against Germany in last year’s 2010 South Africa World Cup. The call for goal-line technology have been around for a while now, but Fifa still refuses to add that to its football. It’s getting harder for Fifa to ignore calls for goal-line technology after such a blatant mistake which caused the England mid-fielder a huge setback if i may use those words..

After the match Fifa president Sepp Blatter made a comment most likely to be an apology

Blatter said:

“It is obvious that after the experiences so far at this World Cup it would be a nonsense not to reopen the file on goal-line technology. Yesterday I spoke to the two federations [England and Mexico] directly concerned by referees’ mistakes. I have expressed to them apologies and I understand they are not happy and that people are criticizing. We will naturally take on board the discussion on technology and have the first opportunity in July at the business meeting.”

It’s not game over for goal line detection technology in soccer as some had feared: the systems wil be tested for another year.

FIFA says in this statement:

The IFAB received a presentation on the Goal Line Technology tests conducted by EMPA between 7-13 February at the Home of FIFA. The IFAB heard that none of the ten companies were successful in meeting the criteria set out by the IFAB Annual Business Meeting on 20 October 2010, and therefore agreed to a further one year testing period.”

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has laid down four criteria that they want to see in goal-line systems:

  • The technology should only apply to goal-line decisions.
  • The system must be 100 per cent accurate.
  • The signal sent to the referee must be instantaneous.
  • The signal is only communicated to the match officials.

 

 

Categories: Tech and Sports

The Social Network – Winklevoss Twins Lose Appeal for More of Facebook’s Money

April 12, 2011 4 comments

A federal appeals court on Monday ended years of litigation between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his former Harvard classmates, the Winklevoss twins, who claim Zuckerberg robbed them of the idea for Facebook and then lied about its valuation.

After initially settling with Zuckerberg for $65 million in 2008, as depicted at the end of Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed movie “The Social Network,” Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss tried to re-open the settlement in January. Read more…

Categories: News

How To – Part 7 (Blackberry tips):- Wipe all data off your device

Ever been in that situation that your Blackberry® device slows down/hangs and boots up for long and you probably thinking what can i do to make this work… This could be one of those malfunction issues involved with the OS installed on the device therefore – A wipe might be just what you may need to get your device back working at full capacity ..

Disclaimer:- I’d advice you create a full backup before going for a wipe… cause this would erase your device settings, applications, contacts, bbm contacts etc.. please do not forget to create one before going through this steps…. Thanks Read more…

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