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Google, the online search behemoth has launched a website for people who need help on just about anything from photography to cooking; other categories include Home & Garden, Computers & Electronics, Health & Counseling, Nutrition & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Art & Music, Cooking and Education. It utilises much of Google’s existing services like Wallet and Hangouts to create an online marketplace where people can sell their service. Previously unveiled in August as a private service, Helpouts is now open to anyone and they can tap into more than 1,000 vetted providers. Helpouts alreadyRead More
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BlackBerry and non-governmental organisation Junior Achievement have announced the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise programme for Science, Technology and Mathematics(STEM) Innovation Camps in Nigeria. Over 55 secondary school students from 13 public and private schools took part in the first camp which focused on business challenges in mobile technology. The concept of an Innovation camp was developed by BlackBerry and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. At the STEM Innovation Camp students were asked to create an idea for a mobile app that could be used by students. The students also createdRead More
  Three University of Lagos (UNILAG) students, have won the Google Apps Developer Challenge for the Enterprise/Small Business Solutions category in sub-Saharan Africa. The students – Bolutife Ogunsola, Michael Adeyeri and Willie Aniebiet, created the Form+ application. Form+ is an app that allows users create application forms by just dragging and dropping components. The user can create forms – such as curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé submission forms for businesses and coursework submission page for lecturers. In August this year, student teams from the University of Lagos and University ofRead More
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Posted On September 17, 2012By BinjoIn Education, Top Stories

Asa Releases African Folktales App

After its Yoruba language app – aYoruba, Asa has released another afro-centric app African Folktales. African Folktakes offers a growing collection of folktales served in a manner that combines voice, graphical illustrations and text. African Folktales has titles such as Pride Goes Before A Fall, Spider and The Giant, Why Dogs Live With Humans and Tortoise and the Shell. To get any of these titles, all you do is add them to your catalog within the app. To get new tales, they’ll be automatically downloaded to your device as soonRead More
Semi finalists have emerged in the Google Apps Developer Challenge for 2012. Developers in six regions across the world are competing for prizes that include Chromebooks and up to $20,000. Google is specially highlighting innovations of students and female developers. Apps were initially submitted within three categories Enterprise / Small Business Solutions Social / Personal Productivity / Games / Fun Not-for-Profit: Education / Water / Food & Hunger / Health Nigeria is represented by three Apps at the semi finals including DoctorPlus – a non-profit online medical service aimed at leveraging on theRead More
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Posted On September 7, 2012By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Education

5 Back To School iPhone Apps

By now, some of you should have resumed school and are already wishing for some holiday to come fast. You are not alone, we’re with you on this, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted on all the latest news in between assignments, tests and projects. We’re also going to give you tips to help keep you productive. Last year, we had a similar list of iPhone and Android apps – most of which still stand so check those out. Between last year and now, I’ve found and used someRead More
As part of the initiatives to generate employment and drive ICT entrepreneurial development in Nigeria, the Ministry of Communication Technology in conjunction with Intel Corporation is calling on software developers and entrepreneurs to participate in a 2 week Software Competition to submit a demo/beta web-based solution for a Student PC Ownership Program. Please read the instruction below. Click here to download the Functional Requirement Specifications Document for the competition. Below are instructions for the competition Timeline: 04 – 07 September: One week for clarification of enquiries / questions from competitors. Send comments /Read More

Posted On August 19, 2012By BinjoIn Education

University Of Ibadan Goes Google

Google Nigeria has announced an extension of its Google Apps Supporting Programs (GASP) to the University of Ibadan. The GASP initiative is to help increase usage of the internet and Google Apps in Sub-Saharan universities. Now that GASP is on the University of Ibadan’s campus, students get access to a lifetime email address with the extension stu.ui.edu.ng and up to 25GB of cloud storage space. Students also get access to the full Google Apps for Education suite which includes Email, Calendar, Groups, Docs and Sites. The aim is to increaseRead More
Teams from the University of Lagos and University of Ibadan have emerged finalists in the 2012 of Google’s annual Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) About 11,000 students from 86 countries/territories participated in the competition. GOMC is a global competition established to help prepare students studying advertising, e-commerce, marketing communication, managemement information systems, marketing or new media technologies in the area of online marketing. Here’s a list of the students and lecturers whose teams made it to the Finalist and Semi-Finalist categories: Finalists team from Africa: University of Ibadan, Nigeria Team: AkomolafeRead More
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android. The update lets users translate text in images by tapping the camera icon within the app. All you’ve got to do is tap the icon, take the picture and highlight the text you wish to translate. The image translate featue is currently available to devices that run at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The update also includes the ability to specify certain dialects for voice translation, instant translation as soon as you type and an improvement in translating multiple Japanese characters. AreRead More