About the new Samsung Chromebook Plus v2

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June 14, 2018, Samsung made a follow up of the Chromebook Plus by releasing the new Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 running on an Intel Celeron chip.

To be precise, the Chromebook is powered by the Intel Celeron 3965Y chip, backed by 4GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The laptop also comes with a rear- and front-cameras. On this laptop, Samsung has explored away from the usual Plus’ ARM chip, even though the first Chromebook Pro runs on the Intel Core M3).

The new Chromebook Plus v.2. you get a the bigger 16:10 aspect ratio. The earlier model gives you a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 2400×1600 resolution, (not anywhere near a bad resolution). Other than the above mentioned features, the new Samsung Chromebook Plus v.2 is quite similar to the previous model.

They both comes with a stylus pen and two USB Type-C, and a microSD card readers

About the new Samsung Chromebook Plus v2
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How do I create Shared iCloud Photo Album on the new macOS Mojave?

How do I create Shared iCloud Photo Album on the new macOS Mojave?

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The latest desktop operating system from Apple to the iMacs and MacBook has a really nifty feature you ought to look forward to; the ability to create shared iCloud Photo Album on your computer.

This feature not only allows you to share photo albums in your iCloud account from your computer. You can also view, like, and comment on other people’s shared photos right on your Photo app on your computer. A ‘picture social network’ of some sort!

You can also invite friends to add images and videos to your album, and from there, you can all go on to not just view, but like and comment on the photos/videos in the shared albums.

How to enable Shared Album in macOS Mojave

First thing first, to enjoy shared an iCloud photo album, you must first have enabled shared album in the macOS Mojave. To do so, go to System Preferences > iCloud > and next to Photos click on Options.

Next, check on the box for Shared Albums. After turning on the Shared Albums features, the next step should be more straightforward.

Sharing iCloud Photo Album

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Nigerian developers (by extension African developers) gets tips on securing gigs while freelancing

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There were some pretty inspiring pro tips in the offing at the Techpoint Inspired 2018 event held on May 29, 2018, in Nigeria. The event highlighted some of the gains and opportunities being brought up by the advancement of technology.

The biggest focus on how technology is transforming our lives is in how we work. These days, more and more millennials are turning to telecommuting to work, where you find a professional (developer, graphics designer, or a writer) simply works online.

More and more companies are finding it more cost-effective and even more productive to hire freelancers who work remotely on their projects. Freelancing was a big topic during the first-panel session at the Techpoint Inspired 2018.

With freelancing, temporary positions are prevalent and companies contract freelance workers on short-term engagements. The term used to describe this type of online work arrangement is a gig economy.

According to a 2017 study dubbed Freelancing in America unveiled that about 50% of millennial workers in the USA are working part-time as a freelancer. It would seem that trend is not only catching on in Nigeria but across Africa.

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e-Commerce operator JUMIA sponsored a reality TV show Lions’ Cage for the incubation of startups in Africa

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In Africa, the e-commerce operator Jumia and Zesaa sponsored the reality TV show for the incubation of startups, called Lions’ Cage.

The Cameroonian private television channel Equinoxe TV has been broadcasting the reality TV show since May 25, 2018. Lions’ Cage turns TV into a startup incubator, every Friday evening at 9pm.

In each of the first 11 episodes of 26 minutes each, this show, shows how an entrepreneurs or a startup implement innovative project and tries to convince a group of eight jurors to invest in their project, in exchange for shares of his company.

During the 12th and last episode, the public votes for the most viable project, and the winner receives a prize of 2 million FCFA, or € 3,000 and a one-year support.

Produced by Zesaa.com, Imhotep & Glam, this reality TV show is mainly sponsored by the e-commerce operator Jumia, which offers lots to win to the public at the end of each episode.

Lions’ Cage is a human, economic and technological adventure that has the potential to transform lives while offering audiences both in Cameroon and Africa, relevant and high quality content.

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List of Chromebooks that run Linux Apps

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At this year’s Google I/O, Google announced that Chrome OS will now include support for Linux apps. True to their words, the app debut on the Google’s own Chromebook; the Pixelbook.

Ever since then, Linux apps have quietly spread to other Chromebooks, and in this article, we are going to list some of them. Though you will not be able (at least not yet) to run the full desktop environment like XFCE or Unity.

#1 – Google Pixelbook

The leading Chromebook by Google, the Pixelbook, which was also used to debut Linux apps during the Google I/O. This Chromebook is perfected to run Linux apps. But you will have to part with at least $1,000 to own this stellar device.

You might want to know the processor is fan-less, and thus performance will be throttled when running heavy applications.

#1st– Gen Samsung Chromebook Plus

Samsung Chromebook Plus gives you a 2-in-1 device with a 2,400×1,600 3:2 display and a Wacom EMR pen. Like the Pixelbook above, it runs on a fan-less hexa-core ARM chip backed by a maximum of 4GB RAM. That said, it cannot purport to pass …read more

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Google prepping up to release a Pixelbook running Windows 10

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Pixelbook is a sturdy, well-built, and beautiful hardware, but the fact that they run Chrome OS purely means it is just too limiting for most people. Yes, one might argue that the operating system has come a long way from running from purely online application to supporting many app on the offline mode. It also runs a number of Android apps, and as well as Linux apps.

The bottom line is when it comes to desktop computing, Windows rules. If you want to replace your laptop or desktop PC with something a little more portable. It will be hard to look for anything else that does not run Windows 10. This fact seems has dawned on Google, and if the rumors turn out to be true, the next Pixelbook release will come running Windows 10; not Chrome OS.

The rumors began early this year when Google made changes to the Pixelbook’s firmware to include a mode called AltOS. A feature that will allow users switch between Chrome OS and an ‘alternative OS.’ As it works out, users will be able to dual-boot from the …read more

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The African Tech Hubs pioneering innovation: How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

The African Tech Hubs pioneering innovation How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

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Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone. Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double. Whilst the big 3 cities; Nairobi, Lagos, and Cape Town, have been dominating the sub-Saharan growth narrative, the next wave of incubators are arriving from the new ecosystem cities in North Africa. And the cities driving this growth, Casablanca, Cairo, Sousse, and Algiers are serious about generating sustainable operating models in the fast evolving ICT landscape to overcome core business challenges around viability, future-proofing the business and most importantly, producing continuous success stories.

Funding in North Africa is shifting from relying on public spending

According to the

Rabeh Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank stated: “When it comes to sustainable funding. African tech hubs tend to focus on demand-driven service models that solve problems and support the specific needs of an ecosystem. To succeed, a modern innovation hub needs to pinpoint a niche in growth areas and deliver that …read more

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Freshworks accelerates International Growth with Market Expansion in South Africa

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Freshworks serves select customers such as Berkshire Hathaway, DHL, Naspers, Hi-Sense, web Africa and partners such as Teleforge, Freshtech Africa, and Stridesmart in South Africa

Freshworks Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based business software, announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint.

Our growth plan for South Africa completely leverages the company’s product strengths, financial capabilities, and technology innovation to drive industry-leading returns,” said Arihant Jain, Business Head, Middle East & Africa, Freshworks. Currently, Freshworks serves select customers such as Berkshire Hathaway, DHL, Naspers, Hi-Sense, Web Africa and partners such as Teleforge, Freshtech Africa and Stridesmart in South Africa but this base is expected to grow exponentially with the company’s new growth strategy for emerging markets such as this.

As part of this growth plan, the company is inclined to make accelerated investments in hosting tailored customer events, marketing meets and roundtable conferences to build its network of brand loyalists in the region. “The South African market expansion requires keen assessment and dedicated planning. Expanding in this region is an important way to magnify the size …read more

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How do I add Website Shortcut to my iPhone Home Screen?

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Many times we have heard the phrase ‘there’s an app for that’ being used, one would be forgiven for thinking you can find an app for just about everything under the Sun. Then again, it begs the question, do you really want to put so many apps on your phone?

Well, today’s trick is for iPhone users who have come across this really great site (which does not have an app version), and they are just tired of having to launch their browser app, dig into their bookmarks, or type the URL each time they want to visit the site.

Adding a website app to your iPhone Home Screen

For those sites that don’t have an app version, or if you are simply not interested in installing any more apps on your iPhone. Here’s a trick to put the website as an app (shortcut) on your home screen.

Launch your Safari browser

Type in the URL in the address bar and navigate to the site

Make sure you visit the exact page you will want saved on your home screen

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Accra, Ghana to host Google AI Research Center in Africa

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Search engine giant is set to launch its latest AI research center in Accra, Ghana sometime later this year. The center will see world-class marching learning researchers and engineers stream into Ghana for research purposed.

Today, we’re announcing a Google AI research center in Africa, which will open later this year in Accra, Ghana. We’ll bring together top machine learning researchers and engineers in this new center dedicated to AI research and its applications,” said Google in a statement.

We’re committed to collaborating with local universities and research centers, as well as working with policymakers on the potential uses of AI in Africa.”

The two researchers in charge of the center, Jeff Dean, a Senior Fellow Google AI and Moustapha Cisses, a Staff Research Scientist and lead of Google AI Center in Accra, will work together while combining their experiences in Africa to boost the adoption of AI technology in addressing the various socio-economic challenges facing the continent.

The research center’s activities will be geared towards coming up with innovative solutions to challenges being faced in the agriculture, healthcare, and education centers.

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