Month: November 2013

5 Must Have Android Games

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Hello nerds and nerdesses, welcome to the Osai Effect via @theosaieffectAs a result of a lot of requests, we have decided to add this segment to compliment the ‘5 Must Have Android Apps’ segment. Well, enough talk, let us get to it!  

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At number 5, we have one of our Games of the Week from a couple of weeks back. We are talking of none other than Trial Xtreme 3, the bike stunts game.

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At number 4, we have our very first Game of the Week. We have none other than the endless runner/shooter: A Good day to DIE HARD.

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At number 3, we have a new game making its debut appearance. We are talking of one of the most interesting and challenging free racing games on Android. We give you Raging Thunder 2! We love the graphics and the gameplay and the fact that there a lot of modes and tracks to select from and that it is only around 30MB! Coupled with the fact that one does not need to spend money to get the cool upgrades/cars. Raging Thunder 2 at number 3!

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At number 2, we have another of our old Games of the Week. We are talking of none other than Hungry Shark Evolution. We really love Hungry Shark Evolution but at 84MB, it is a bit on the heavy side and that kinda sucks 😦

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And finally, at number 1 we have Zombie Highway! Zombie Highway is an endless drive in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies try to flip your car around and eat your brains out. There are several cars and weapons to unlock as well as over 10 roads! The medals are cool and there are medals higher than even gold =D We love Zombie Highway and we give it a solid 8.5/10!

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That’s it from us folks, if you are having issues with downloading some of these games, shoot us an email at theosaieffect@gmail.com

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5 Must Have Android Games and Weekend Playlist will come later in the day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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5 Must Have Android Apps

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Today is the last day of the month and we have our customary post. Last month’s apps were pretty hot and we had a lot of positive feedback. This month, we have some old apps making reappearances and some new ones making their debut appearance.

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At number 5 this month, we have Ebook Reader. ER was the App of the Week a couple of weeks back and we believe it is no surprise that we have it here. eBook Reader lets one download and read electronically published files as well as some native documents. eBook Reader came in handy when  we were reading some novels and textbooks. We also used it to read our language lessons.

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At Number 4 we a new app that was much anticipated in its release. It stormed the Android market and downloads are already in the millions! We are talking of none other than BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). BBM is a messenger/chat application that delivers messages and other forms of media in real time. Although the original release was fraught with bugs and errors, the latest version removes some and adds some new features like the separation of contacts into categories. BBM is for phones and there is no dedicated app for tablets. However, we got you covered at TOE, shoot us an email at theosaieffect.gmail.com and we will point ya in the right direction 😉

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At Number 3 we have one of our old appearances from last month. Our financial app Quickteller comes back better than the beta 😀 There are several new features like the ‘Remember my Verve Card’ and several bugs are fixed. Quickteller at Number 2!

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At Number 2 we have Google Translate. Google Translate is all types of awesome as it lets us translate slangs, phrases and even special characters (like Japanese and Chinese) to different languages. It came most in handy when we were talking to our Francophone colleagues and also our Chinese and Russian friends. Google Translate at Number 2!

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And finally, at number 1 we have our most useful app for November. We bring you Flash Share again! Flash Share is a free file sharing app that lets you share apps, games, videos, music etc. Flash Share is unavailable on Play store and some phones may not let one install it (Samsungs and Sonys) without checking the ‘Install apps that are not from Google Play’ option in the System settings.

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That’s it from us folks, Yoro Shiku!

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Around the Web: Android Phones to Suit Your Pocket

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Considering the number of Android phones out in the market now, deciding on one to get would mean a lot of research based on individual preferences which include size, added features, brand names….and for a great number of people, price.
It is important to note that not all Android phones are Google certified. The difference being that the Google certified Android devices have passed certain Google device tests and have “official permission” from Google to carry the Google brand, basically one could say the certified devices have the Android operating system running on them and also Google apps which include gmail, google+, youtube, Hangouts(Gtalk), Google Now, Maps, Google Translate and most importantly the Play Store, where you purchase and download apps. Brands in this category include Samsung, LG, Motorola, Acer, Benq, Sony Xperia, HTC, Techno, Infinix, Huawei e.t.c

While the “uncertified” devices only carry the Android operating system and preinstalled/Factory installed applications, It is not impossible to find some “uncertified devices with the Google apps installed on them, nor is it impossible to actually buy an uncertified device and modify the installation oneself, but that would take some technical know-how and most times the applications are unstable because the hardware on the device does not meet certain requirements to run those apps. Most “China” Android phones fall in this category other newly sprouting brand is ‘Be-Social’.
That being said, we don’t have the luxury to walk in a store and pick up a contract line that comes with a high end smartphone making it “affordable” so we end up having to break the bank to purchase the smartphone at its retail price. This makes it extremely difficult to get the phones we “want” and eventually, we end up with the phones we can “afford”.
Based on that here’s a list of “affordable” devices that aren’t exactly at par with the high end devices, but would give any of those said devices a run for their money and also have the same or seemingly close to the generic functionality of the high end devices.
  • Techno Q1 – price ranges from N15,500 to N19,000
Tecno Q1 is an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Dual SIM smartphone with complete Qwerty keyboard, 2.6-inch capacitive touch screen, speedy 3.5G connections and a 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash. The Q1 also comes pre-loaded with Whatsapp, GMail and over 600,000 apps available for download at the Google Play Store.
The Tecno Q1 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM, which will offer a decent performance considering the price. It is loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich, which is great considering that the older Gingerbread appears to be the standard for most Android phones in its price point.
Tecno Q1 has a rear 5 megapixels camera with flash and a 0.3 megapixels front facing camera.
  • Techno N7 – price ranges from N27,500 to N31,000
Tecno N7 is a dual-SIM Android 4.0 OS powered smartphone with a large and responsive 5.0″ capacitive touch screen display with 1.2GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S4 Processor and 512MB RAM. A 5-Mega pixel main back camera with flash. It supports MicroSD up to 32GB comes supplied with a 8GB card.
  • Techno Phantom A (F7) –  price ranges from N34,500 to N36,500
The Tecno Phantom A, also known as Tecno F7, is a stylish 5.0 HD touchscreen and dual-SIM smartphone. It features a 1.0 GHz dual-core Processor and 1GB RAM, 9.1MM super Slim Body, expandable microSD (up to 32GB), 8.0 megapixel Back camera with flash, 1.2 megapixel front camera and has the Android 4.1 OS Jelly Bean operating system upgradable to 4.2.2.
  • Infinix Race Bolt – price ranges from N26,000 to N28,000
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream, this device features a 4.0” high resolution display, 1.2GHZ Dual Core CPU and also 512MB of RAM, a 8.0MP back camera with flash and 0.3MP front facing camera, the standard connectivity options Wifi, Wifi hotspot, GPS, AGPS, USB and Bluetooth. Its a dual sim phone like all the others where one sim serves for data and the other is just for voice calls.
  • Infinix Race Eagle – price ranges from N31,000 to N34,000
The sides of the Infinix Race Eagle are lined with a glossy silver strip with a flat front. The back is mostly flat but slightly curved at the edges, with the camera bulging out slightly. The Infinix Race Eagle has a 5.0” capacitative touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
It has the usual connectivity options WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS, and Bluetooth, It also has built-in sensors (G-sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor).
The phone is preloaded with Google Maps, an FM radio, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, and other applications for everyday use. With a 1.3MP front facing camera and 8MP rear facing camera, this phone easily tops the list performance ad feature wise, one draw back though, its not entirely easy to handle for people with small hands.
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual –  price ranges from N18,000 to N22,000
Smaller than the previously mentioned phones, the LG Optimus L3 II Dual has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3.15MP camera, dual-SIM, and fast 3G Internet data service enabled on one sim. Also running Android 4.0, It features a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM, standard connectivity options –  WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS, and Bluetooth.  A single 5MP rear facing camera without flash.
  • HTC Desire C – price ranges from N24,500 to N26,500
With a 600MHz processor and 512MB RAM the HTC Desire C does not stand out performance wise, but what it lacks in performance it makes up for in application storage space much larger than other devices in the same category and also sporting authentic sounds brought to you by Beats Audio™. Running Android 4.0 on a 3.5” inch screen with HTC Sense 4, the HTC Desire C is relatively smaller but quite catching to the eye almost feminine. Expandable storage with the MicroSD up to 32GB and 4GB  internal storage the HTC Desire C sits strongly as a favourite in the “Affordable” bracket.

There you have it, the top most popular “affordable” Android phones in the market, now its up to you to decide which suits you the most.

By Ayoola Ilesanmi 30. July. 2013
Via @9jeducation  WWW.blog.9jeducation.org
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Around Town

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Around Town is a segment where we bring y’all cool things happening around us in a cool way. There are so many wonderful and brilliant stuff that never get to the limelight or even online and as we know, a good online presence can be the turning point of someone’s career (ask Justin Beiber). We know not everyone has the resources to do so or the time perhaps, but we do and we want them to grow and we want to keep you informed 😀

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OK, enough gist.

This week we have a string of ceiling murals in Ibadan, Nigeria. When we saw this for the first time it was surreal, like something out of a novel. One hardly comes across murals that are so rich  and colourful and especially not on the ceiling! If you’re in Ibadan, head to 151 Adamasingba Shopping Complex and walk down the corridor. These guys are awesome!

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Updates!

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Finally, finally we are launching our Update segment ^_^

  • Well, although this is a bit old, some of us still don’t know it…We have a Twitter account, please follow us! @theosaieffect .
  • We are adding three new segments to the blog to be updated on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (no more only Friday posts ^_^). The new segments are: Updates! Which you are currently reading. Around the Web (Where we feature a relevant post from various website(s)). Around Town (Where we feature cool new stuff around our current city, Ibadan).
  • This should be a post on it’s own though but oh well, maybe next month. There are some apps that you should not update immediately on Play store as the updates don’t really add new stuff. For now, we suggest that you don’t update Chrome as this is a waste of data. The new Chrome is the same as the current one with the only new feature being that devices running 4.4 Kit Kat (Android’s new OS) can connect to a printer.We suggest you don’t update Twitter as well as the new Twitter is a bit confusing and still has bugs.
  • Update Subway Surfers! ^_^ Subway Surfers London is great (We just made a new Highscore :D).

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Game of the Week

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Our Game of the Week this time around may be a bit more than ‘engrossing’ as we played this one for hours some days.

This week we have as our Top Game: Hungry Shark Evolution. HSE is a 3D action game that follows the adventures of a shark out to be the meanest and baddest in the sea and eats fish and men and some birds to stay alive.

We love the fact that the sharks don’t develop too fast and not too slow. It’s such a great design because you see progress but it isn’t too easy. We also love the fact that you can upgrade your shark to a new one after a certain level and you can even give it some form of apparel which boosts the shark’s abilities. We love that you can actually play the game without spending any money to buy add-ons and equipment and we love the fact that we can use the ’tilt’ form or the virtual D-Pad. We even love the fun way the ads come on! HSE is that awesome!

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We were unable to find anything wrong with Hungry Shark Evolution and so we rate it a big 8/10!

Download from the Play Store here: http://goo.gl/dJxFPk

 

That’s it from us folks, goodnight.

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