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Monday, November 29, 2010

M.I'S MI2 leaks online



So we've been following MI2 closely. From the release of Undisputed Champion to the album launch and now the album leak.

We went around the webs and found files from the MI2 album. Of course, we're not telling you where they are!

All we know is that the album has leaked[I personally have some files], and is already getting downloads. The files were uploaded on saturday the 27th and the album launched on the 25th. Tisk, Tisk, Tisk.I'll still buy the album!

I remember a discussion I had with a friend a few weeks ago and I specifically said Nigerian artistes should forget Alaba and focus on the internet. With the increasing ability to upload files and share them with friends and non-friends, Nigerian artistes will have to come together and work with a payment platform company[like interswitch] so people can buy songs and full albums.

We know notjustok allows you buy songs. But how many people have dollar accounts?

For now, you can download Undisputed, at least you know this was put online by the guys at Chocolate City.

You wouldn't steal a car, you wouldn't steal money, you shouldn't steal intellectual property!

Hands-On with Rockmelt[PICS]



Based on Google's Chromium, rockmelt hopes to make social networking fun and increase productivity too.

Rockmelt's landing page requires a facebook login[users can only get rockmelt via facebook for now] and there's a small twitter icon to login to your twitter account. It also  allows you to add multiple twitter accounts and view the timelines and replies on various accounts. There's also an update button on the top left corner where updates can be posted.

*Click images to enlarge*



SEARCH
Rockmelt has got this google search bar[like in chrome] that shows up instant results on the current page you're viewing.


FACEBOOK CHAT AND NEWS FEED
Chat with all your online friends on the left side of rockmelt and you can even add your favorite friends to a 'favorites' list.Your newsfeed is on the right bar. You can click to view your current news feed and comment or like updates or you can checkout your notifications and comment or like from there too.
You can also write on your friends' walls and send them messages and links by clicking their profile icon and clicking the 'Write on Wall' icon.





TWITTER TIMELINE AND REPLIES

Clicking the twitter icon shows up your timeline and mentions. You can retweet, reply or share a tweet.



FEEDS

Rockmelt allows you subscribe to your favorite sites by clicking the add feeds button. There rockmelt automatically recommends feeds for you to add based on your recent website visits and most visited websites.


You can get an early access to Rockmelt at Rockmelt.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Videos from the MI2 Album Launch


So MI's MI2:The Movie was the Movie shown at the Listening party for the Album. I must say this album really got a lot of controversy in school. 'It's a movie like Kanye's Runaway', 'No It's a movie for the album'. Well.. It was a movie/listening party for the 'MI2' album.








Source: oyeakd YouTube

Darey - The Way You Are[VIDEO]



This is the video for darey's 'The Way You Are'. The song was written and produced by Darey and Cobhams Asuquo. I must say it's a really really 'clean' video. The video was directed by Mark Hofmeyr.

*Your comments are appreciated*

Friday, November 26, 2010

M.I - MI:2 Trailer[VIDEO]


The trailer for MI2: The movie has been released. MI2 is actually an M.I movie and premiered in cinemas yesterday, the 25th.The movie stars Timaya, Jesse Jags, Iceprince, Waje, Loose Kanyon and a host of others.

VIDEO:


*tell us what you think in the comments section below*

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Soundcity Music Video Awards 2010 [WINNERS]



The Soundcity Music Video Awards were held on Saturday, the 20th of November 2010.....and the winners are

Best Male Video
Banky W – Strong Ting – Nigeria

Best Female Video
Goldie – You Know It – Nigeria

Best Choreography
Dama Do Bling – Moza Girl – Mozambique

Best Special Effects
Djinee – Overkillin’ – Nigeria

Best Editing
P-Square – Danger – Nigeria

Best Duo Or Group Video
Deep Level – We Run The City – South Africa

Best Cinematography
Teargas – Mhlobo Wami – South Africa

Best Hip Hop Video
Jozi – Wild Life – South Africa

Best R & B Video
Mike Anyasodo – Fine Fine Lady – Nigeria

Best Pop Video
2Face Idibia – Implication – Nigeria

Best Collaboration In A Music Video
Sarkodie Feat. Sway & Jayso – Lay away – Ghana

Discovery Of The Year
JR – Show Dem – South Africa

Best Video (Voting)
Banky W – Strong Ting – Nigeria

Viewers Choice (Voting)
Buffalo Souljah – Ezandlha Phezulu – Zimbabwe

Hit Producer Of The Year (As Used In A Music Video)
Sossick/Da Grin – Pon Pon Pon – Nigeria

Best Western
2Face Idibia – Nigeria

Best Southern
PRO – South Africa

Best Eastern
Wyre – Kenya

Best Central
Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

Soundcity Fresh Video
Tania Tome – Nhi Ngugu Haladza – Mozambique

Etisalat brings the Samsung Galaxy Tab at N125,000


A few days ago, Etisalat announced the arrival of Samsung Galaxy Tabs on its network. The Galaxy Tab is an Android 2.2[froyo] powered tablet PC.
Let's just say its your laptop as a smaller device. Etisalat is selling the Galaxy Tabs at N125,000 with 25minutes free talk, 25 texts and 250MB data for a 12-month duration.



Shall we take a look at the specs of the Galaxy Tab.

Dimensions              190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm
Weight                      380 g
Display                     TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                          600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches
                                  - Gorilla Glass display
                                  - TouchWiz UI
                                  - Multi-touch input method
                                  - Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
                                   - Three-axis gyro sensor
                                   - Touch-sensitive controls
                                   - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
                                   - Swype text input
Sound Alert types        Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone              Yes, with stereo speakers
                                     - 3.5 mm audio jack

Phonebook                   Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records                  Practically unlimited
Internal                         16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot                       microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
DataGPRS                    Yes
EDGE                           Yes
3G                                 HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN                           Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth                         Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port                     No
USB                                Yes, v2.0 (proprietary)
Camera                            3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features                           Geo-tagging
Video                              Yes, 720x480@30fps
Secondary Camera          Yes, 1.3 MP
OS                                  Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU                               ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GHz processor; PowerVR SGX540 graphics
Messaging                       SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser                          HTML
Radio                              No
Games                            Yes
Colors                            Black and Grey
GPS                               Yes, with A-GPS support
Java                               Yes, MIDP 2.1
                                     - Social networking integration
                                     - Digital compass
                                     - Full HD video playback
                                     - Up to 7h movie playback
                                     - TV-out
                                     - MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
                                     - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
                                     - Organizer
                                     - Image/video editor
                                    - Thinkfree Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
                                    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
                                    - YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
                                    - Readers/Media/Music Hub
                                    - Adobe Flash 10.1 support
                                   - Voice memo/dial/commands
                                   - T9
Battery                        Standard battery, Li-Po 4000 mAh



Looking at the price of N125,000 and you know 25minutes and 25texts and 250MB are too little for that price. I would rather stick to my 4GB ram HP Pavillion dv6.Oh! You also get a free 'platinum' number.

*What do you think about this product and its pricing? Let us know in the comment section below*

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lets do Lagos Traffic Reports on twitter!!!



We know traffic sucks, except from the part that you can buy a lot of stuff in traffic, traffic is generally a waste of time and energy.

Therefore [like in a math textbook], we've come up with a great plan to ease traffic and increase your productivity.

No it's not a flying car. We've decided to create a twitter[twitter label here] account @LagTraffReport that automatically posts all twitter updates with the hashtag #lagostrafficreport. So how does this work? Very simple. When you see traffic building up or traffic ahead of you on the road you tweet your current location and the report with the hashtag #lagostrafficreport.

For example: '#lagostrafficreport Traffic on thirdmainland bridge towards the island' or '#lagostrafficreport Traffic on Ikorodu Road towards Maryland'.

Everyfriday we'll add all the people who consistently tweet the hashtag to our follow friday list.

We strongly advise you do not tweet while you're driving. We count on you[the reader] to do this.

*Your comments and retweets are highly appreciated*

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Google Launches '20 things I learned about browsers and the web' e-book



Put together by the google chrome team, this book is for people who are new on the web and old webbies too who want to know a lot more. The book explains web terms in a very simple and easy to understand language.

This short book has 20 pages and explains web terms such as apps, HTML, cookies and IP addresses. It was created using HTML5 and illustrated by German Illustrator, Christoph Niemann. It has also got links to other pages that might help users.

This book is intended to explain web basics to people who know absolutely nothing about the web a.k.a My Daddy. There's also a print button at the buttom of the page so you can print it for all your parents!!! The book is available at 20thingsilearned.com



*Don't forget to share this with your friends and comment about it below*

Is Google turning to facebook for Ads? [IMAGES]



While browsing through my facebook newsfeed and trying to prove to my friend that I get more comments on my updates than his, I stumbled upon something: A google ad.

Google is now placing ads for Baraza and Gmail on facebook. Facebook can run a whole campaign around this "Our ad platform is so awesome.....google uses it!".

IMAGES:







*What do you think about this? Your comments are highly appreciated*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is this where Wizkid got 'Holla at your boy' from?[VIDEO]



So we heard wizkid's holla at your boy and we loved it. We saw the video and we loved it even more. Now, we're not going to say much except watch this video and tell us what you think?


*Your comments are highly appreciated*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System[VIDEO]


Facebook announced a whole new change in messaging yesterday. The facebook blog says it's the next evolution of messages. The new service allows you to mail your friends via SMS, chat, e-mail or messages. Your friends will be able to receive your messages through whichever medium they use.

Facebook will also provide a @facebook.com email address to everyone with a facebook account and non-facebook users. The new messages also has a conversation history where users can see all messages exchanged between them whether the messages were sent via SMS, chat or any medium.

They've also created an 'other' folder where messages from non-friends go. These messages can be moved into inbox and future messages from that sender will show up in inbox.
Facebook will roll out the new messages to all users gradually.



VIDEO:


*What do you think about this service? Your comments are appreciated*

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aphrodite and Apollo[4]

This post is a continuation of the Aphrodite and Apollo story. If this is your first time reading this you should check our relationships page.

"So you are the only child?" I ask
"Yeah," He replies
"That is so rare in like Nigeria. You see them begetting children like they aren't going to pay school fees. Kinda like bacteria when you think about it."
"Bacteria...."
"Yeah you know bacteria. They multiply really quickly. Like that guy with 72 children. When I saw it i was like what the hell was that guy thinking." Do not think that I haven't noticed that he was giving me one-word answers
"Right"
"Don't do that,"
"Do what?" He looked so cute. But, no I must be firm
"Stop giving me one-word answers-If you want me to go just say so."
"What? I do not want you to go" He lied. I could see it in his eyes- the relief. Something I said must have triggered off the mood he was in.
"Do not insult my intelligence by attempting to lie to me. Don't worry I really don't mind" Of course I mind but I can't let him know that can I? Marc smiled at me.I love that smile. I just couldn't help melting. I know you are probably wondering how much more could a girl melt. Lemme just say a gurl will always melt if a sex-god smiles at her.
I smiled back, dropping the box on the floor and turn away.
"Lara," he called when I was halfway out of his house "My mom and I are visiting this evening. You know the neighbour drill"

I nodded and continued walking to my own house all the while wondering why he was so bothered about about one simple question. I was so deep in thought that I got home before I knew it- though its only a 2 minutes walk.

I still did not understand why the heck Romeo would move into my own estate-Magodo. I mean seriously the people that live in my estate are losers. Plus, we have absolutely nothing- No bookshop, cinema and we are seriously lacking. in the boys department. Lemme rephrase that: the boys are totally lacking in the hotness department.Its so bad that my eyes hurt whenever I see a Magodo boy.

On getting home I saw my mom standing on the balcony and I knew that she would want to know what they are like-she is nosy that way. So I quieten and move stealthily so she will not notice me. I works. Yes!! I thought breathing a sigh of relief when i finally closed the door to my room. My relief was short-lived.

"Lara, don't think I did not see you. I am not blind you know.Come right out here right now." I hear her laughter. She obviously find it funny that I wanted to avoid her and it did not work.
" Yes mummy" I shouted back. I mean if she wants to know how the Somefun's are she should have gone herself. In addition, I wanted to lie on my bed and think of all the things that i would say to Marc when he and his mom visits. Obviously I couldn't anymore, so I take of my pants- I mean underwear. I know you are probably wondering why I take off my pants. So I'll just tell you. I hate underwear. its so constrictive. And this is what I think about normal underwear not thongs. I can never wear thongs. God forbid. I am not about to do physical in jury to myself just to be sexy. No. No Abso-fucking-lutely way. Not even for Marc. Unless if he is wearing one as well. At least I know that both of us are suffering. Not that only me suffers while he is busy enjoying the view of my ass in a thong.

I pulled down my shirt making a mental note to wear my pants back around 7 o'clock as Marc and his mother should come around seven thirty. In case anything happens. I don't think I can survive it if anything should pull my shirt up.

Later that day...
Its funny when I think about it now though its was definitely not funny then. I still can not believe I forgot to wear my pants back.....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dead Whale washes up on Lagos' shore[VIDEO]


On the 4th of November 2010,STV news got reports that a Whale had washed on the shores of the beach between Elegushi and Oniru beaches. This happened a few years ago and the whale died also. This is the report Vivienne Irikefe, the reporter got:




One of the men interviewed in this video says 'Its not an ordinary whale, It's a sea-pork, we have a sea-elephant. Everything you have on land is in the water'. Really funny right? Another man thinks it's a sign for the forthcoming elections. Seriously a dead whale is a sign?

On the 6th of November, she went back to the scene and found out that people were selling the different parts of the whale and some were using the whale parts as floats. A medical doctor says consumption of of any dead proteinous organism can lead to death.




I seriously wonder what the guys at PETA would do about this concerning whale extinction and all.
What do you think about this? Please post your comments in the section below.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MTN reduces Blackberry Internet Service tariffs to N3000 a month


Last week, MTN announced a reduction in its Blackberry Internet Service tarrifs.

This is going to run till January 31st, 2011. Blacberry Services will now cost N3000 a month and N1000 a week.

MTN currently has a 50% share of the Blackberry Market and we're they hope to increase their share with this promo.

We'll be waiting for the responses from Glo, Zain and Etisalat but for now, what do you think about this change in tariffs?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Google celebrates 150th anniversary of X-rays with a doodle


Today google changed their logo on search today. The logo is an x-ray of 'Google' with bones, a key and a rubber duck.

The doodle is also animated and glows as users' mouse hovers certain letters.The second 'g' in the logo shows an underlay of pidgeon feathers and reminds us of the google prank announcement in 2002 when google said its page ranking system was determined by pigeon pecks.

A google executive, Marissa Mayer tweeted this morning "115th anniversary of the X-Ray on Google (with a shoutout to April Fools 2002 - PigeonRank - in the little 'g'):"

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen is usually credited as the discoverer of X-rays because he was the first to systematically study them, though he is not the first to have observed their effects. He is also the one who gave them the name "X-rays", though many referred to these as "Röntgen rays" for several decades after their discovery and to this day in some languages, including Röntgen's native German, and Swedish. Röntgen called them 'X' rays because he didn't know what type of radiation they were.

X-rays are generated by an X-ray tube, a vacuum tube that uses a high voltage to accelerate the electrons released by a hot cathode to a high velocity. The high velocity electrons collide with a metal target, the anode, creating the X-rays.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 full nominees list


The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will hold on Saturday 11 December 2010 at the Eko Expo Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. MTV A few weeks ago announced this list of nominees. The list this year spans across a lot of Genres. Peforming at the awards this year are Teargas, Fally Ipupa, Banky W & Daddy Owen.

...and the nominees are:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

P-Square
Fally Ipupa
Jozi
2 Face

SONG OF THE YEAR

D'Banj - Fall In Love
Liquideep - Fairytale
JR - Show Dem
Banky W - Lagos Party

BEST MALE

Fally Ipupa
Black Coffee
Wande Coal
2 Face

BEST FEMALE
Sasha
Lizha James
Nneka
Barbara Kanam

BEST NEW ACT
Mo Cheddah
Diamond
Muthoni
JoJo

BEST VIDEO

The Parlotones - Life Design
P-Square - E No Easy (ft. J. Martins)
Banky W - Strong Ting
Fally Ipupa - Sexy dance

BEST INTERNATIONAL
Drake
Rihanna
Eminem
Rick Ross


BEST FRANCOPHONE

Awadi
DJ Arafat
Ba Ponga
Fally Ipupa


BEST LUSOPHONE

Paul G
Cabo Snoop
Dama Do Bling
Lizha James


BEST ANGLOPHONE

Sarkodie
Daddy Owen
Big Nuz
Wande Coal

M.I - Undisputed[FREE DOWNLOAD]


This is the first single off M.I's new album 'MI: 2 the movie'. Brought to you buy the Awesome guys at chocolate city.

In this track M.I says he's "Top of the continent like Cairo." The album drops officially this month. Remember M.I's last album got him 19 awards!!!!!

DOWNLOAD



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Google Launches 'Baraza' for Africa: A question and answer site


We'll have to agree with the Google Africa Blog on this one. One of the main problems of the Internet in Africa is lack of local content. Google has created 'Baraza' for people across africa to ask and answer questions online. 'Baraza' is swahili for 'Taskforce' or 'Council'.


Google opened this service up in Beta few weeks ago and this service hopes to answer questions normally typed in the search bar. Questions like “How can I write a movie script for Nollywood?” or “How does the stock exchange operate in Ghana?” or “What is the recipe for bitter leaf soup?” or “What is the best company for car insurance in Nairobi?” 


  


Checkout Baraza and check our profile

Monday, November 1, 2010

Facebook announces Friendship Pages to show Friends' relationships.



Facebook lastweek announced a new Friendship Pages feature that shows users all content and connections shared by two people who are friends on facebook. The friendship page will include photos, wall posts, mutual friends, events they're both attending or attended and mutual likes.
This feature was developed during a recent Facebook Hackhaton and these friendship pages will make it easier to see how 2 people interact on facebook.


You can however only view friendship pages if you are friends with one of the people and if you've got permission to view the other persons profile.

To visit a Friendship Page, you click the 'Browse Friendships' box which prompts you to enter your name and a friends name into 2 different input boxes.


Clicking 'See Friendship' will take you to the Friendship Page. When you land on the friendship page, you'll see the 2 peoples' names you entered int the previous box and their networks, photos they're both tagged in, mutual likes and a list of their mutual friends.

In the centre of the Friendship Page is 'Wall-to-Wall', Events they both attended and posts in which they both commented on.This feature is still being tested and is only available to a few users at the moment.

This new feature will surely make it easier to go through facebook profiles. Before now, you'll have to go through photos, wall-to-wall and check multiple profiles to find out how 2 friends are connected.Yes Lakunle, it is now easier for you to stalk all those babes' facebook profiles. Assuming you've got permission of course.


What do you think about this new feature, Is it gonna affect facebook privacy in anyway? Is it going to change how you interact with your friends on facebook?

[Source: Inside Facebook, Facebook Blog]

Rooftop MCs - Back At One [Free Download]


This is the fourth Album by the duo 'Sokleva' and 'Snatcha' known as the Rooftop MCs. This album features MoCheddah, M.I, Jesse Jags and Suspect. They've made this album free for all their fans. So download it with the link below and tell us what you think. We promise to post a review of the album soon.

DOWNLOAD HERE

*Your comments are appreciated*
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