Dec 28th, 2012
Verone Mankou with the Elikia When 26-year-old Congolese entrepreneur Verone Mankou followed up the introduction of the first African-designed tablet with the announcement of the first African-designed smartphone, some within the local tech community looked on skeptically. This was Africa after all, ...
Oct 23rd, 2012
Two weeks ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company had sold its 100 millionth iPad. Today, the tech giant is hoping to snap up even more of that market share with its highly-anticipated iPad Mini. The announcement came at the same time as the fourth-generation iPad, also announced today (probably...
May 25th, 2012
WHO IS THE MAN? Bill Gates is a walking talking Bill Gates commercial. It matters not that he retired from Microsoft. The Bill Gates image is still very serious business. Arguably his most famous quote is “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” He dresses the part: very c...
Feb 9th, 2012
Google is on the brink of launching an online storage service that will store large files online instead of in PC hard drives, according to insider reports. The service will be a rival to services such as Dropbox, a ‘cloud’ storage start-up recently valued at $4 billion. Google’s se...
Apr 8th, 2011
Who says good software has to be expensive … or cost money at all? This week on Upgrade Your Life, Yahoo! News’ Becky Worley shows how to save hundreds of dollars, with free alternatives to pricey PC and Mac software packages. 1. Evernote – FREE ($5 a month if you upload more than 6...
Jan 6th, 2011
As the doors officially open on the 44th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, much of the buzz surrounds tablets and televisions. Given the incredible success of Apple’s iPad, it’s no surprise many of the big tech companies announced their own tablets just prior to the show, including products fro...
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Oct 17th, 2010
When Microsoft introduced its Windows Phone 7 operating system Monday, it couldn’t make its traditional sales pitch to consumers: We’re Microsoft, this product has “Windows” in its name, get on board now! Instead, it had to ask something different: Trust us to build this platf...