The new kids on the blockchain, Modex, announces Initial Coin Offering in Financial Times Arab Banking and Finance report today

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Modex is building on its existing FinTech payment application, Moneymailme. The app will be used to deploy smart contracts and cryptocurrencies alongside traditional currencies to create a robust, borderless social payment ecosystem

Borderless social payment ecosystem is in particularly high demand in emerging and frontier markets across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

Following the Jamie Dimon’s strange rebuke of cryptocurrencies and Lloyd Blankfein’s ambiguous tweet about still making up his mind on the future of blockchain the enfant terrible. Modex, a smart contract marketplace based in London and Bucharest best known for its social money transfer app Moneymailme (www.Moneymail.me), addressed the Arab banking and financial community in the Financial Times today with a bold announcement of its own ICO.

Article in Financial Times Friday Oct 13, 2017: Unlocking the Power of Blockchain

Modex Smart Contract Marketplace Accelerates Adoption for Established Businesses.

Aside from the many well-founded reasons that financial leaders everywhere are becoming increasingly bullish on Blockchain, we at Modex embrace banking, business, and political leaders across the world who value the possibilities that cryptocurrency and Blockchain offer.

Modex, a company facilitating the adoption of Blockchain as a …read more

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Mobile Video: Whether via Broadcast TV or Online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones

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Recent study reveals that TV is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East

A recent study by the Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has revealed that TV is the most popular news medium in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. When asked about how they stay informed about the latest news in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, more than 75% of nationals reported watching television each day rather than relying on online sources (http://APO.af/P2CDFY).

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder, and CEO of APO Group says:The study confirms what we’ve been observing for some time, not only in MENA region but also in Sub-Saharan Africa. Disparities in literacy, including digital literacy, and education greatly influence news platforms choices.

And despite internet penetration and the rise of social media, it’s also important to take into consideration that there’ s still an unequal access to internet technology in both regions. This explains in large part why television still holds a central place in media consumption patterns.”

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Aargh, so, there might be a Microsoft-powered Android smartphone

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For all its shortcomings, no one can deny that Microsoft had a conceptually appealing plan with the move to roll out a Windows Phone to complement the already popular Windows desktop. Who would not want to have a continuous workflow from desktop to mobile and mobile to the desktop again?

However, Android has just too strong a hold on the mobile space, and Microsoft was struggling to get some traction in the market. Microsoft had to pull a tactical retreat; one that was not meant to give the company time to make a comeback, but to develop software that runs on their competitors’ platform. They do that for both Android and iOS.

There has been no doubt that Microsoft is heavily concentrating on building apps to run on its competitor’s platform. Well, it has just taken things a notch higher; Microsoft is said to be working on launching a hybrid device codenamed Andromeda.

The Android-powered Andromeda hybrid phone by Microsoft

Microsoft remains tight-lipped about what exactly the Andromeda phone will be, most of the news floating out there on the internet is coming from third parties.

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Try AR Now: Best Augmented Reality Apps and Games for Android and iOS

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We all have been hearing a lot about Augmented Reality apps lately. But have you ever wondered what Augmented Reality really is and how does it work? Well, nothing beats practically trying AR. Here are the best Augmented Reality apps and games you can download and try now.

Best Augmented Reality Apps and Games

Pokemon Go

You must be aware of Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is the biggest and famous augmented reality game. The concept is simple: the game shows you Pokemon in your surroundings. The app makes it look as if the Pokermons are in front of you, or hiding in the bushes in the nearby park.

Ink Hunter

Ink Hunter is the best augmented reality app for iPhone. The app uses AR to help users actually try different tattoos on their bodies before getting them in reality. Ink Hunter uses colored and black and white tattoos. Just select a tattoo and point the camera to the body part you want it to be. The app will imprint the tattoo on your body in the imaginary world.

The Machines

The Machines is perhaps the most advanced Augmented …read more

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Have you seen the Pixel 2 Launcher with bottom search bar? You might want to get it now

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have now been with us for some few weeks now. These two Google flagship devices for 2017 might be the last flagship smartphone to be unveiled until the turn of the year.

While some of us might be lusting after these devices, yet your wallets do not allow you to own one. You can make your current Android device feel like the Pixel 2s smartphone. How, do you ask?

Well, by taking the same launcher running on the Pixel 2s and laying it over your current Android phone. The hardware might not be the same, but at least to some extent, the software will feel closer to being similar.

The Pixel 2’s Launcher and Wallpaper

This launcher gives you more than just the feel of running a ‘near-Pixel-2-device,’ it is actually a pretty functional launcher that you could easily like using. The Pixel 2 launcher comes with a radical design; though the phones themselves are not that radically different from their predecessors.

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How to Delete Shared Photos, Content on Facebook Messenger in Android, iPhone

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We all share photos and content with our friends in Facebook Messenger. But what if you wanted to delete some of the shared content and photos in Facebook Messenger. Messenger users report that no matter how many times they delete photos and content from their Messenger threads, they still see the shared photos when they tap on “view shared photos” option in Messenger. People even see photos they shared almost a year ago. It seems the problem is device specific, meaning shared photos will not be available if you login Messenger from some other devices. That is mainly because the Messenger saves photos in the cache files. But users cannot remove shared photos even after deleting cache from their phones.

Delete Shared Photos, Content on Facebook Messenger

One of the most talked about ways to delete photos is to long press the photo in the chat thread and delete it. But this will only delete the content from your side. The other party will keep seeing it and you will also see them in the View Shared Photos section.

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African Angel Investor Summit set for Cape Town | #AAIS2017

African Angel Investor Summit set for Cape Town

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The fourth annual African Angel Investor Summit will take place in Cape Town in November, bringing together the continent’s early-stage investor community to exchange best practices, share lessons learned and plot the roadmap for the future.

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This year’s event, which takes place in Cape Town on November 15-16, will also welcome special guests from the XLAfrica initiative of the World Bank, while the summit is powered by the Work in Progress! Alliance.

The theme is ‘Start-Scale-Exit, Funding Great Startup Teams Poised For Global Success’, which focuses on the role investors play in working with startup teams to scale internationally and ultimately exit.

Whereas the last three editions of the summit focused on seed capital and collaboration within the ecosystem, this year it will focus on the next steps of the investment cycle, with keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops centered on how investors and different players in the ecosystem help Africa’s entrepreneurs to scale internationally and get ready-to-exit.

Speakers include renowned investors such as Lexi Novitske, Brett Commaille, Tomi Davies, Aaron Fu, Keet van Zijl, Eline Blaauboer, Ido Sum, Rebecca Enonchong, and Steven Koltai. Maya …read more

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How to Delete, Clear Recent Search History in Facebook Messenger App

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Facebook Messenger is used by millions of people daily. People search for different terms and other people on their Facebook Messenger app. That is why there is a need to delete Facebook Messenger recent history. You should delete your Messenger history because it appears for quite a long time whenever you open Messenger app and tap the search box to type anything.

Clear Recent Search History in Messenger App

Most of the people keep seeing Facebook Messenger search history because they keep signed in in their Facebook account and Messenger. As soon as you sign out of the Facebook and kill the session for messenger, Facebook messenger search history is deleted automatically.

Here is how to do it

Log in Facebook and go to Account Settings. Go to Security and go to Active sessions. Make sure to tap the cross button on your active sessions. This will log you out of the Messenger app, thereby deleting all search history.

After doing this, go to Facebook Messenger app and you will see a notification that the session has been logged out.

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Fix Safari Won’t Load Websites, Pages in iPhone, iPad

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A lot of iPhone and iPad users are reporting a problem with Safari browser in which they are not able to load any pages in the browser. The internet is connected and everything is working fine, but Safari won’t load anything. The browser just returns a blank page when a website is search or opened. Safari is having problems in connecting to the internet. The browser shows a blank white page, just like shown in the image below.

In this article I will tell you ways to fix Safari won’t load pages in iPhone and iPad.

Fix Safari Won’t Load Websites, Pages in iPhone, iPad

1- First things first. If your device is jailbroken, look no further. The problems of Safari browser are because of some jailbreak tweak you installed recently. Just delete all the tweaks and then restart your device and then check Safari browser by opening websites.

2- Kill the Safari app, end process and make sure all tabs are closed and the app is closed. Now switch your iPhone or iPad to Airplane, wait for a few seconds and then go to the normal mode. Open …read more

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Heroes had their Time it’s ‘Sheroes’ Season now

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The most common term we hear nowadays is “woman empowerment” it seems like suddenly we discovered the will of being free within ourselves. African Women In Tech (AWIT), not only found that women are tech capable, but they identified the way to make their vanity accountable.

AWIT brings innovative and talented female entrepreneurs from different sectors for a unique exchange of experiences, that leads to successful cooperations between both.

Some call it a network, we used to call it that too! But not anymore after experiencing what we can call the freedom roar from bold and skillful Mozambican women.

It was on Wednesday, October 11th that the network event or simply the kick off for the most awaited tech entrepreneurship event of the year took place at IDEÁRIO, a community-based hub, focused on economic freedom for everybody through business CoCreation. 30 attendees in its majority women showed up to that network willing to know and connect with each other and so they did!

First step given, here we go to the day one! Curiosity and excitement is what we can see in everybody’s faces.

Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am …read more

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