Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beware The Bogus Booking!

With tourism as it is, it's tempting to jump on every booking enquiry. But one should exercise a bit of caution.

When I got an enquiry (I'm not even a hotel!) for reservations for 4 clergymen from Greece, my scam antennas twitched. Why was the e-mail coming from a Yahoo Hong Kong ( e-mail address?

Tracing the e-mail headers shows further revealing information:


The source IP address is

Geo-Location Information

Country Nigeria
State/Region 28
City Owerri

Monday, November 15, 2010

What's it all about, Android?

I recently wrote a review of Digicel's Motorola Milestone, and today I saw a local advert for a LIME Android phone (the Sony Xperia). So why all the fuss about Android?

Firstly, the basics: Android is Google's operating system for phones (although it can actually be run on a computer or even an iPhone). Based on Linux, it's one of the major OS for smartphones with almost 50% of the market.

Why is it popular? One reason is that it's relatively easy to get - or even write - applications for it. Like the iPhone, apps enhance the functionality of the phone, making it more like a computer rather than a phone. Remember that smartphones are technically adept devices, with motion sensors, GPS, wi-fi, cameras and more, and applications tap into these features in a variety of fascinating ways.

So while you can certainly Facebook and Twitter, this is really just the tip of an intriguing iceberg that is your Android phone.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ever wondered if the internet is just down for YOU?

Well, here's a simple way to get the answer for Firefox users.

"TryAgain" is an add-on for the Firefox browser which will give you helpful information instead of the standard 404 page when you cannot connect to a website.

For those who don't use Firefox as your browser, you can visit this website to find out if the probbem is uniquely yours: