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Android Development: Styling Google Maps

Google has a reputation for making development easier and efficient for developers who use their tools and APIs with detailed documentations and well taught free courses. I recently tried implementing styling and reducing how much information is shown on a map via android. My initial approach was to figure out how to remove certain elements from the maps api instance I was using at runtime. This approach would have been quite messy, but also mainly because, I was still figuring out the API. I did some searching and found out that Google actually makes the whole process easier. To implement styling and ...

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Make Gmail Do More For You With These ‘Awesome’ Extensions

Gmail is probably the most popular email service in the world with over 1 billion users. The service, developed by Google is one of the fastest and most intuitive email provider, and integrates seemingly into almost everything we do on a daily basis. With one gmail account you can access several Google products online or via your android phone, such as syncing photos via google photos across multiple devices, google maps, youtube, and google drive just to mention a few. Gmail is my most visited daily site since I access over 5 email accounts on the platform, which means, a need to keep things organised, tracking ...

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Software Review: Snapso Shutdown Manager S2

Okay, I admit, I am reviewing this software because it was a simple app I built back in the day. Nonetheless, I think it is a fantastic piece of software any pc user should have, especially, those who sleep off while playing videos or music. SnapSO Shutdown Manager is a simple program that allows users to schedule the time they would like to shutdown, restart or put their computer to sleep. It has a simple and comprehensive interface that will quickly guide you through all its features. You should definitely check it out!  freeware (free software). The video below gives a brief ...

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Software Review : “Dukto R6”

Have you ever experienced those moments you doubt using a PC and wonder if the Mac life is the way to go? Those awesome moments when Mac users share huge files swiftly via ‘AirDrop’, and you wish there was an awesome program like that for linux or windows? Well, no worries, I did some digging and even though there are a lot of such applications out there, I stumbled upon Dukto, the ultimate simple, easy and fast file sharing application, similar to the core functionality of AirDrop. Dukto R6 is a software project now in it’s 6th release, with many improvements over ...

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Free Bootstrap HTML Theme/Template

Hey folks! So I have been playing around building a bootstrap theme for fun. It is not fully done, but it’s in an okay mode to share. You can download the theme here. I am excited to see how you customize it to your specification. Leave a comment below telling me what you think and suggestions are very welcomed! Cheers! View SIte Demo   2,935 total views, 12 views today  

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Levers In Heels : 5 Tips For Being A Successful Woman in STEM

I met this awesome lady Larisa Bowen-Dodoo at Tech Needs Girls , She Codes event on the 25th of January, 2014 ( last Saturday). She is a new mentor on the team. She was cool and and fun to talk to. She did an amazing job mentoring and was very patient with the girls :). Larissa has an amazing blog called ‘Levers In Heels’ and she has written awesome and thoughtful posts you should go check out right now —-> , oh wait….., after you have read this post though :D. She literally published a new post 50 minutes ago (as ...

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My Top 10 Favourite Must Have Linux Apps

I love the Linux operating system. It is the best and I have tried so many distributions and I have finally settled on one I like, Ubuntu 12.04. I was never a huge fan of linux and I disliked the look and feel. I was comfortable with using windows and I wasn’t interested using another OS. However, it sounded cool to be a linux user and so I partitioned my drive and installed linux on it. I never really used it and brought it up during geeky conversations to sound cool :), don’t judge me! I am a huge fan ...

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What Have I Been Up To?

Hello everyone, It’s been over a month since I wrote a blog post. Wow, such a long time. I wanted to update you all on what I have been up to, nothing much though, but it will help fill up the gap from now till I come up with an awesome post.   I have a full time job at VOTO Mobile and I am doing my national service as well (oh I am yet to register though). National service is 6 months right? so I guess I have until March to do that. I might register this Month so ...

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Savana Signatures, ICT Clinic For Girls – My Two-day Activity Session

On the 27th of August 2013, I traveled to Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana to take part in the 2nd Annual Savana Signatures Girls ICT Clinic. I was asked to take part and teach the girls basic IT stuff a week prior to the event. I wasn’t very much prepared and had to reschedule a couple of things. I was however excited about the opportunity and couldn’t wait to contribute to such an awesome program. I am from Tamale and lived there till i was 14. i couldn’t wait to volunteer and see my Grandma as ...

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Savana Signatures, ICT Clinic For Girls – Bus Ride To Tamale

Hello, hope you are doing good? it’s been a long time since i posted anything here. I have so many things to write about but i never found the right time to sit and write it out. I am still working on balancing my life as a worker. I wrote this post two days after the event and it is so long over due, so i will not waste any more time chit chatting. here you go ;   On the 27th of August, 2013, I traveled to Tamale to teach and mentor girls in the 2nd Annual Savana Signatures ...

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So You Bought An App?

I had never owned a Smart Device till now. And in February this year I installed Bluestacks  App Player for windows ( by then I was more into Windows than Linux ). Bluestacks  App Player allows you to operate in an android-like environment in the player. You can install android apps in bluestacks and it works great. I installed a couple of free apps like WatsApp and some word games. I bought my first app on bluestacks. I loved the game ‘Field Runners HD’ and decided to purchase it for $1.99. I felt great after my first app purchase, but a couple ...

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5 Reasons You Should Try The Laravel PHP Framework

I have been a php developer for 2 years now and in that time I never used a Framework. I was obsessed with learning many programming languages, but after almost a year, I decided to concentrate on being a web app developer, using primarily PHP. PHP is awesome and it is one language I understand extremely well and can express myself, just like JAVA, but I still prefer PHP. A friend of mine introduced me to the PHP Codeigniter framework, and I decided to try it.   I started learning and the documentation was absolutely fantastic. It took me a ...

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Tech Needs Girls : The Workshop

Hello, so I have written two posts on the Tech Needs Girls Workshop, building up to the main event. I wanted to write a post on the main event today, but yesterday, Regina Agyare wrote her own blog post on her site —-> here , and it is perfect. It is exactly what I wanted to write and since I just finished Uni, I still have some dubbing (copying) skills. So instead of writing mine, I have decided to copy hers (with permission). Check it out. On the 1st of June 2013, if you happened to be at the KNUST Campus , ...

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My First Day At VOTO Mobile

Hello,  so I am a pending computer science graduate of KNUST at the moment and I am sharpening my skills and contributing what I can to build to the VOTO mobile platform (..well , I haven’t really done anything yet 🙂 ). I was really excited to start work at VOTO amidst being nervous and scared about not being able to deliver. This is going to be my first job and it will set a whole new world and path for me! VOTO provides easy-to-use online services that allow governments, NGOs, and businesses to directly connect with citizens, over their mobile phones, on a massive scale. We ...

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