1 thing you should know before buying the new Apple MacBook Pro

Apple’s newly announced MacBook Pro, available for $2199, has already got Apple aficionados drooling. But before you part with your money in exchange for the latest and greatest from the trail blazer in everything tech known to man, you might want to be aware of this: you cannot upgrade parts of the box and it’s also the “least-repairable!

5 things I can do with the value of the new MacBook Pro in Ghana

The new Apple MacBook Pro is going for a $2199 starting price. As someone who once read economics at both first and second years in the university, I decided to just list a few of the innumerable things I can do with that money in Ghana here, assuming an exchange rate of Gh¢1.9 to the Dollar.

Windows RT to cost OEMs $85 per device in licensing fees?

According to VR-Zone, Microsoft’s Windows RT – the iteration of the Windows OS for ARM powered devices- will cost OEMs willing to load the software onto their devices between $85-$90 per device in licensing fees. According to the site, initial estimates were that Redmond would charge $35 but “the reality is that Windows RT will cost staggering USD$80-95 dollars, with $85 being the most commonly quoted price.” At this price, we should expect to see Windows RT (sounds like retweet to me, really) tablets are going to be at par with the iPad rather than Android devices.

Infographic- International Internet Scam Hotspots

With a lot of people getting scammed everyday, the world of online scammers is vast. This infographic from Background Check sheds some light on where these scams originate from, broken down into country specific percentages. Some of the highlights are The Internet Crime Complaint Center receives over 300,000 complaints each year.

Google acquires Quickoffice

Quickoffice, the popular mobile office productivity suite has been acquired by Google. Alan Warren, Engineering Director at Google wrote on the official Google blog regarding the acquisition We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device.

How to pin NetBeans to the Windows 7 taskbar

Based on the JGoodies Java library, SevenBeans is a NetBeans module that makes pinning the IDE to the windows task bar easy. There seems to be an issue with NetBeans not being able to pin itself to the taskbar of Windows 7 x64. My personal experience was that NetBeans would not pin at all, and for others, the icon duplicates itself.

Ghana- Of voter registration and wasted computer science graduates

It’s the year 2012 and Ghana is gearing up for her presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Dec 7, 2012. As has always been the custom, the voters’ register is revised to take out the names of the dead, add the names of those who turned 18 within the 4 year period from the last elections, and also those who for one reason or the other could not register are given the chance to do so. This year, the Electoral Commission of Ghana in agreement with all the political parties, has decided to usher in the era of so called biometric voter registration, a move aimed at curbing the incidence of minors who register, double registration and voting among others.

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