African tech investors and innovators to connect at Africa Tech Summit London

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Leading tech investors TPG Africa, AHL Venture Partners, Echo VC, Draper Dark Flow, Ventures Platform, UpRise Africa and Cairo Angels are among the expert speaker line-up for the 3rdAfrica Tech Summit London on May 16th.

The annual Summit aims to drive investment and business between Africa and Europe, while also connecting 250 delegates including corporates, innovative ventures, media and diaspora.

The agenda will feature a keynote from MTN Group’s, Chief Digital Officer, Herman Singh on Africa’s unique digital frontier. Industry experts will share insights from across the continent on Investment; Media, Music and Entertainment; Mobility; Building and Scaling Ventures; Blockchain; Women in Tech; Fintech and Tech Making an Impact.

“Building on Africa Tech Summit Kigali earlier this year, the London Summit continues to create a bridge between the African tech industry, global investors, media and corporates. The event also provides a platform for African ventures looking to expand outside of Africa into other international markets” explains Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of Africa Tech Summit London.

The Summit is supported by Ecobank and Yegomoto and will feature over 25 speakers including YouTube, MTN, Iroko, iHUB, BitMari, Hive …read more

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To speed up your Computer, Intel wants to Offload Virus Scanning to the GPU

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Compared to other operating systems, no other OS puts your patience to test like Windows. On a good day it takes about 30 seconds to boot up the computer, then you need to give it a minute or two for things to settle down. Should you log in to your Windows account and immediately start opening programs without first letting things settle down, you will need another four minutes for things to settle down and start running smoothly.

Well, perhaps the type of computer I am using is quite slow; or maybe that’s how Windows designed. It starts off slow then when everything has settled in; they run smoothly from there on. Be that as it may, leading chip maker Intel has announced plans to offload antivirus activity to GPU resources, thereby freeing the CPU to handle other things. As it currently stands, the CPU handles most of the processing work in your Windows PC. Intel plans to lessen the load on the CPU and give some of it to the GPU.

The love-hate relationship with Antivirus programs

Truth be said, most of use (especially those using computers …read more

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The Digital Nigeria (Hubs.ng) increases Digital Inclusion with Two New Services

The Digital Nigeria Hubs.ng

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Abuja, Nigeria: hubs.ng announces its latest digital product – Human Rights Support System (HRSS) and Gigs Hub (Service/freelance marketplace)

Hubs.ng is Nigeria’s first digital ecosystem founded by ItopaKing David, borrows its metaphor from nature and organic systems to create a sustainable platform where Nigeria’s digital future and transitioning can be catalysed. It has launched products that are used in business, entertainment and learning. Now it is launching its first product to contribute its quota to better social standards in Nigeria.

A Service to Fight Human Rights Abuses

HRSS is created by the hubs.ng team to address the increasing need for the report, record and tracking of human rights related crimes. Nigeria’s foremost human rights NGO, Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has already signed up as the first launch service provider for submitted report. HRSS is a simple platform that allows users with a hubs.ng account (or can create one) to submit report of all human rights violation throughout the country. The easy steps available guides user on how to create, select a category, fill in details and also attach files if necessary before submitting a …read more

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Taxify launches its economy package Taxify Go and Taxify XL for group rides – all to counter Uber Chap

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The competition for ride-hailing services in Kenya has gone a notch higher following Uber’s rival Taxify to launch two new products that will compete head-to-head with Uber Chap and Uber Select.

Dubbed Taxify Go and Taxify XL. The former seeks to provide a ride for commuters who want to go from point A to point B in the most economical way possible. The latter is for commuters who want to travel with a particular style and are willing to pay extra to get the set of wheels that tickle their fancy.

Taxify Go charges

Base Fare: Ksh 75 ($.075)

Per Km: Ksh 22 ($0.22)

Per min: Ksh 3 ($0.03)

Minimum fare: Ksh 100 ($1)

Taxify XL

This product is mainly meant for larger groups which will require a sitting capacity of six passengers. The fare is as follows:

Base fare: Ksh 100 ($1)

Per Kilometer: Ksh 40 ($0.4)

Per minute: Ksh 4 ($0.04)

Minimum fare: Ksh 250 ($2.5)

Uber Chap Chap versus Taxify Go

Kenyan commuters traveling on a budget will now have a choice between Uber Chap Chap and Taxify Go. Taxify particularly launched that category of rides to better compete with Uber, which was seeing a lot …read more

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WebAuthn – a new user authentication standard that could lead to password-free logins in the future

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Huh, passwords! Don’t you hate them? I know you are supposed to love them as they keep you safe and ensure you keep your private things ‘private.’ What if you could be assured of the same level of privacy and security without you ever having to deal with passwords? Password-free login is the dream of many end users.

Industry stakeholders ranging from security researchers and privacy advocates have been working around the clock to end reliance on the multi-character passwords. You know, the upper case, lower case, space, numbers, and characters text string combination used in coming up with a ‘strong password.’ Then you are required to remember it in your head; well these days you really don’t have to, thanks to password managers.

The best password-free logins have been the use of biometric verification and behavioral data in proving the user’s identity. None of these attempts have effectively taken us to the ‘promised land of Canaan.’

A new web standard WebAuthn, promise password-free logins

There is a new web standards security researchers have been working on for some time now, which could make password-free logins a reality. Their …read more

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Fix WiFi Slow on Phone: Speed Up Wifi on Android Phones

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Android users are facing an issue of Wi-Fi being slow on their smart phone. Below are some solutions you can try to fix Wi-Fi slow on phone.

Wi-Fi Analyzer

Go to Google Playstore and download Wi-Fi analyzer to check if there are other Wi-Fi signals in your area that use the same channel as your router. If so, go to your router’s settings and change the channel it uses. For your router’s desired settings, check its user manual as each router has its own desired settings.

IP Address

To fix Wi-Fi slow on phone, make sure the IP Address used by your phone is not the same as any other device on your network. If it is, it means both the devices are fighting for same IP address and they will try to kick one another off the network. To check the IP address, go to your phone’s settings, then go to Wi-Fi, select your Wi-Fi network and check its IP address.

Another solution to fix Wi-Fi slow on phone is to change the DHCP IP address of the router. Log into your router and change the DHCP …read more

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How to Record Audio Via Bluetooth Headset

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Android users are facing difficulty in recording audio via Bluetooth headset not phone microphone. There are many Apps that record great using the phone mic but very few Apps record via Bluetooth headset. Below are some solutions you can try to resolve the issue of recording audio via Bluetooth headset not phone microphone.

Enable Bluetooth Recording

To record audio via Bluetooth headset, go to your phone’s Settings and tap on recordings. Under the recordings tab, select source. Now, toggle the Bluetooth preferred switch to on. All Bluetooth recordings will be recorded in the WAV format.

Mono Bluetooth App

Download the App Mono Bluetooth from Google Playstore and connect it with your phone. Now, start camera and start recording the audio through Bluetooth headset while recording the video. The issue of recording audio via Bluetooth headset not phone microphone will be resolved.

Bluetooth Voice Recorder App

Another App to record audio via Bluetooth headset is Bluetooth Voice Recorder App. Download this App from Google Playstore and use it to record your audios via Bluetooth headset. It lets you record audios in different extensions and formats (.mp4,. amr, .3gp) while …read more

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Fix Portable WiFi Hotspot Turns Off Automatically

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Some Android users are facing the problem that their portable Wi-Fi hotspot turns off automatically after a second or two. It is very annoying for users to realize that the Wi-Fi hotspot has turned off specially when they are in the middle of something important. Below are some solutions to fix portable Wi-Fi hotspot turning off automatically.

Fast Boot

Go to your phone’s Settings and then go to Applications. In the Applications tab, turn off the ‘fast boot’ option. Finally, reboot your phone. This will fix portable Wi-Fi hotspot turn off automatically issue as the fast boot was upholding few settings and preventing the Wi-Fi hotspot from staying on.

Timeout Settings

Another solution to fix Wi-Fi hotspot turn off automatically problem is to set your Wi-Fi timeout settings to never. To do this, go to your Phone’s Settings and then go to Wi-Fi or network settings. Next, go to more settings and select ‘tethering and portable hotspot’. Then, go to advanced settings, by pressing the 3 dots, of your desired network. In the advanced settings, set the timeout setting to the highest value you can; if the option of …read more

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Unlike Facebook, Twitter… Minds pays you for your time its social media platform

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Last week, Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg was in a 10-hour-long grilling by the U.S. lawmakers. One of the question they kept asking him time and time again, but Zuckerberg cleverly dodged over and over, is how Facebook makes its money.

Well, you know the answer to that is pretty straight forward. Facebook gets its money from you – you are the merchandise Facebook is selling – as it sells you to marketers online. Facebook is a giant and ever thirsty online funnel sucking in as much of your data as possible; over the years the social network has become even bold. There are accusations saying the Facebook mobile app listens on you even when you have not actively launched the app. The app is allegedly to also log your phone calls, SMS, and actively listens on you via your phone’s mic when in standby mode.

With over two billion people in the world on Facebook, the social network has a huge database to sell with marketers. That data is highly refined that marketers can serve you ads targeted with razor precision, all thanks to the …read more

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Muthurwa.com is the latest e-Commerce site for Kenyans looking to sell digital products

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Named after one of the busiest (and most crowded open markets) in Kenya, Muthurwa.com joins the growing list of Kenya’s online marketplaces and stores consumers can buy products with ease.

The e-commerce site is designed to allow Kenyans to sell their digital product and then get paid with ease. Some of the digital products Kenyans can buy and sell at Muthurwa.com include, but not limited to: eBooks, software, graphic design work, photos, music, KASNEB Notes, revision papers, official documents, and WordPress themes.

Elvis Nyakangi, the founder of the online marketplace, says the goal of Muthurwa.com is to do away with the hustle and bustle most sellers and buyers get when they’re looking to sell or buy such products. Money payments will be via mobile money options like M-Pesa and Airtel Money. There is also the option for Visa among others.

Nyakangi adds that sellers selling their products on Muthurwa.com will enjoy from free digital marketing from their team. They will also get secure online payment from their customers. Since the platform sells digital products, it is easy for pirates to get online and pass off …read more

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