Google hits Microsoft under the belt again by revealing a security flaw in Edge browser too early before a patch release

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Microsoft and Google have been trying to outdo each other for decades. Their competition went to the next level in the last decade, with each trying to enter the market that defines the other. Google built its name as a search engine, but it has metamorphosed to include desktop computer operating system and productivity software maker. Microsoft, which built its name as a desktop operating system and productivity software maker is now trying to encroach into search engine and mobile operating system business.

We are likely to see the competition between the two only grow to become more fierce in the coming years. Google recent move shows, it is bringing the big guns into the fight, and throwing what is commonly referred to as professional courtesy out of the window.

You see, there is this thing called zero-day vulnerability. Where a new security flaw is unearthed, and the person who discovers it informs the maker of the software in private and gives them ample time to fix it before making the matter public.

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Huawei to train Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Program

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Chinese multinational ICT firm Huawei announced it would embark on training 120 youths affiliated to Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP) into skilled network professionals. The PDTP began back in 2015.

The 120 trainees join the Huawei network training program which has so far seen 40 trainees graduates, 10 of whom got the distinction of earning the Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA). In a statement, Huawei said:

The trainees will undergo intense two-day wireless technology training on LTE and WCDMA at the Huawei Training Center (in Nairobi). At the end of the training, the group will be able to understand the basic principle of LTE, air interfaces, LTE/EPC network architecture, Huawei eNodeB product family, and applications, as well as basic operation about Huawei eNodeB among others.”

Huawei reiterates the need to have more trainees in Kenya as it champions the broadband transformation that has been witnessed across the country over the past few years. The setting up of fiber optic submarine cables in conjunction with network upgrades by the big network service providers has primarily sparked this wave of broadband transformation across …read more

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How to use YouTube Dark Mode for those night time video watching moments

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It is late at night, everyone around you is sound asleep; or worse, snoring. But you just can’t seem to fall asleep. So you pick up your laptop from the side of your bed and launch your browser and go to YouTube. All the while your eyes are straining from all the sudden too much light in the middle of a dark room.

As if viewing a screen at night is not bad enough, shining all that light to your eyes all of a sudden when it was immersed in darkness will not only make it hurt but also can cause serious damages in the long run.

Well, there is no reason for you hurting your eyes and possibly damaging it in the long runs simply because you like watching YouTube video in the dark late at night. If you can’t turn on the light in the room, the shut off some of the light on your screen while watching the videos.

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode

You want to make sure you are running the most recent version of Chrome browser. If you are not, stop right …read more

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Become a Windows Mixed Reality Developer by taking watching these 6-Part video Tutorial

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Thinking of becoming a Unity Developer guru? Well, you will need these pro tips pointers from the maker of Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft.

Microsoft has launched a series of 6 videos as part of the company’s online Mixed Reality Academy 213 tutorial. The online video tutorial is designed to help you boost your Unity development skills and speed up the deployment of Windows Mixed Reality apps and the use of Mixed Reality Controllers.

The tutorials give great insight on how to create simple yet excellently executed spatial painting experience. It is important for VR developers to horn their skills rather now than later as the VR space is rapidly receiving focus and attention. Stats by SteamVR says Windows Mixed Reality headsets currently form 5% of all headsets usage.

You can access the full course at this link.

Become a Windows Mixed Reality Developer by taking watching these 6-Part video Tutorial
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Enable Wi-Fi Calling on your Apple Watch | #ProTips

Wi-Fi Calling on your Apple Watch

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In our earlier article, we established how handy Wi-Fi Calling could come in the event your mobile carrier network is spotty or not available. But there is a chance that you probably don’t actually get to use your iPhone that much anymore, at least not directly, as you instead prefer to quickly reach your Apple Watch easily.

If you are the type that prefers reaching out to your Apple Watch instead of your iPhone; because it is conveniently attached to your wrist. This Wi-Fi Calling tutorial is for you.

How to enable Wi-Fi Calls on your Apple Watch

First, you need to make use Wi-Calling is enabled on your iPhone. For instructions on how to enable that on your iPhone, check out our earlier article.

Ensuring you have fulfilled step one above, launch the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on My Watch.

Next, tap on Phone and on the switch next to Wi-Fi Calling slide it to On.

Doing so will route all calls in and out over your Wi-Fi network instead of the cellular network. That means, even when you just …read more

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How to Force Restart iPhone X when it freezes

Force Restart iPhone X

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iPhone X is an impressive gadget. Apple released it in commemoration of its 10th birthday, and it is safe to say, the company went all out to make it stand above all other previous versions.

However, despite Apple’s best efforts, the iPhone X just like any other smartphones do freeze up every now and then. The phone can be outright frustrating when it becomes unresponsive; something often attributed to software glitches. To be precise, it might be a problem being caused by a buggy app, or the software update not installing properly.

Whatever the cause, your smartphone freezing can leave you in a very treacherous situation. I mean calls have to be made, posts have to be done on social media, and selfies have to be taken. So who has the time and mind for a freezing iPhone?

Force Restart iPhone X

The good thing is that Apple did make a solid iOS, a very stable mobile operating system. That a minor software problem can be fixed by simply powering down, then booting up. Force restarting your iPhone X is done in a different fashion compared to other iPhone …read more

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Return View Image feature on Google Images with these Chrome and Firefox extension

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Google is without a doubt one of the best technology companies of the 20th and 21st centuries, if not the best. The company did not get there by doing things users did not like, so it beats logic how they got it into their heads to remove View Image feature on Google Images. A feature that most people have come to rely on so much when you want to clearly see an image you get from a Google Image search.

Such act of shooting oneself on your own foot is common with Microsoft, but it is quite rare with Google. Anyway, now that Google decided to remove the View Image option for Google Images (all thanks to Getty Images), we have to learn to live with it or get innovative.

Well, a team of developers have decided we get innovative, and have built browser extension that returns the View Image feature on Google Images. First thing, first! When searching for images online, we suggest you use Startpage image search engine instead of Google Image. Startpage, unlike Google Image, allows you to view an image online directly. …read more

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Twitter shuts down Mac App, but here are the next best two alternatives

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On Friday this week, Twitter announced that the Mac App for its social media will no longer be available for downloads; which was effected immediately. The company further said that support for the currently running Twitter Mac App will end in 30 days’ time.

That move begs the question on if Twitter was really committed to the Mac App. Stats by the company reveal that most people on Mac often access the social media via the web interface.

We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So starting today the Twitter for Mac App will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported” – Twitter tweeted the announcement.

The company went ahead to direct users who have come to rely on the Mac App to instead visit the web www.twitter.com instead. The good thing about the web version is that it is consistent in terms of design and UX across the mobile app, mobile web, and desktop web.

However, if the similar experience across platform is not what you are interested in, and you …read more

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FT Africa Payments Innovation Summit | #FTAfricaPayments

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Africa has carved out a significant role in the payments innovation space, with its developments in mobile money frequently cited as a benchmark for the rest of the world. This field is one of rapidly evolving technology, and with it comes questions about how Africa’s payments systems can meet the demands of its diverse customer base while delivering on tighter security and a robust regulatory environment that promotes innovation and greater competition.

Payments innovation is diversifying, and while mobile still captures many of the headlines, the continent is making great progress in other forms of technology, including card-based payments to access transport services as well as bitcoin and blockchain.

FT Africa Payments Innovation Summit: Driving growth and promoting inclusion will bring together key players from across the financial, telecoms and fintech sectors to debate the challenges and opportunities associated with delivering payments solutions that drive financial inclusion to empower citizens and boost economic development. It will consider whether payments technology is so essential that access to it should be considered a right for all citizens, as well as examining what different stakeholders require from the payments ecosystem.

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Another cohort entrepreneurs of Microsoft Insiders4Good program graduate

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Another cohort of 20 entrepreneurs from East Africa graduate from Microsoft’s Insiders4Good program. They successfully completed a six-month training program.

Microsoft launched the Insiders4Good program after partnering with a network of local experts. The program identifies promising entrepreneurs and enlist them into the training program, which is designed to help them scale their business and bring their ideas into fruition.

The program first launched in Nigeria, and after the impact it had, Microsoft decided to extend the program to East Africa. As Bambo Sofola, Microsoft Director of Software Engineering at Microsoft explains:

It has been an absolute pleasure and an inspiring experience to work with the East African Insiders4Good Fellows. From the initial boot camp, right through to the completion of the program, all have continued to display the same tenacity and problem-solving creativity that led us to choose them for this fellowship.”

During the course of the program, the participants gained much a deep-dive education exposure into Microsoft and the broader Windows Insider community working. They got exposure to hardware, software, mentorship, and access to a global network of influencers, leaders, and organizations.

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