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Google Maps reintroduced a useful feature, and many people don’t know about it yet

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The thing we all love about Google is its ability to keep innovation ahead of its time, and that is the thing its competitors hate the most about this search engine giant.

This past Wednesday, Google pulled off yet another impressive innovation on the Google Maps app. The innovation is so impressive, it leaves you asking yourself; ‘why hadn’t they come up with it sooner?’

Well, this particular innovation is not new, rather something Google had thought of years earlier but due to regulations and perhaps bureaucracies, it was forced to shut down. That said, do you remember Google Latitude app?

You probably don’t, and if you do, you are part the very few. Back in 2009, when smartphones were in infancy and not so common. Google launched an app that users to share their location with their contacts letting them know their exact location on a map. Of course, sharing that information was at the discretion of the user. They could share only if they wanted to share and only to whom they want to share that information with.

The Latitude app drew widespread privacy concern with one …read more

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How to Transfer, Import Contacts from Sim to iPhone

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If you were using another phone and have decided to move to iPhone, you might need to transfer your contacts to iPhone from your SIM. Sim cards these days do not have enough space to save all of your contacts. It is always good to save and import your contacts from SIM to phone. If you had all your contacts saved on the SIM card and now you want to import these contacts from Sim to iPhone, this article will show you the way to do it.

Transfer, Import Contacts from Sim to iPhone

First of all, you should make sure that the sim card in which all the contacts are saved gets fixed in your iPhone. If you are migrating from an old flip phone or traditional phone, chances are that you’ll need to get your sim card get cut. This is because on mini-sized sim cards can be fitted in iPhones. iPhone supports micro sims or mini sims. You can convert your normal sim to iPhone-supported sim easily. You can get the sim cut at any phones shop. They have a special cutter for that.

Put …read more

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Super Mario Run is now available on Play Store for Android Devices

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The fun game with a short Italian plumber first made its entry onto smartphones late last year with iOS being the first platform. The game has the same play model as initially created by Nintendo; trial version for three modes: World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. Before being asked to part with $9.99 to unlock the rest of the game.

Super Mario Run is now available to Android devices; although Nintendo seems to be rolling it in waves, with other parts of the world getting it sooner than others. If you go to your Play Store and the game still ‘pre-register’ that means your part of the world is yet to get the game available.

However, there is a workaround to it, and you can still install the game even though it is currently not available in your location. You can download and sideload the game from the APK Mirror and not have to wait any further.

When you complete one of the challenges facing Bowser, you unlock a new course 1-4 that enables you battled it with the fellow. Additionally, when you …read more

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How to Download and Install Windows 10 Creators Update for Free Right Now

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Microsoft has a special insider program on which users can sign up and get updates beforehand. You can get the latest Windows 10 Creators Update by using this Insider program. This would allow you to test the new features and use them before common users. But that doesn’t mean that the update from the Insider program will be perfect. There would be flaws and bugs. You can either report these bugs to Microsoft to add value or just sit on them as the company would eventually find them and fix them.

Download and Install Windows 10 Creators Update

Go to Windows Insider website and click ‘Get started’. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, you can make a new one easily. After you are signed up with the Windows Insider program, go to Settings. You can type ‘Settings’ in the search bar in Windows 10 or open start menu and click on the settings icon (cogwheel) on the bottom left side.

Now click on the ‘Update & Security’ option and you will see an option saying “Windows Insider Program”. Click on ‘Get Started’ …read more

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Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

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The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

The Internet Society today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT.

The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and inter-governmental organization officials, business and educational leaders from throughout the continent to discuss how Africa can use the Internet to advance education, innovation and job creation.

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration.

One of the key topics of discussion will be what needs to be done for Africa to benefit from the transformational opportunities of the Internet for the benefit of the African economy and education,” explains Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director for Africa at the Internet Society. “While there are many challenges, we know it can be done. Countries such as …read more

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Disable, Turn off Ads in Windows 10 Completely in File Explorer, Start Menu, Lock Screen

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Companies are getting hungry for ads revenue. If you are using Windows 10, chances are that you have a legitimate copy of that. But Microsoft wants more money, and that’s why it has decided to roll out ads in Windows 10. You might have heard of online ads, ads on websites and apps, but Microsoft is going a step further here. It is planning to show you ads in your File Explorer. This would mean that you would see ads in Windows 10 file explorer whenever you open it for My Computer, disk drivers and more. However, you can turn off ads in Windows 10 file explorer and other places.

In this article, apart from learning how to disable ads in Windows 10 file explorer, you will also come to know how to disable and turn off ads in lock screen and start menu in Windows 10.

Disable File Explorer Ads in Windows 10

Launch File Explorer and click on the ‘View’ tab which you will see on the top. Now go to Options and head over to “Change Folder and Search options”

You will see a new window. …read more

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Kenya to launch another World’s first Mobile-only Government Bond | M-Akiba

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M-Akiba Treasury bond, a mobile-based platform where small-scale investors can invest in Kenya government bonds is going live on Thursday.

M-Akiba proceeds will be invested in infrastructure projects in Kenya. However, the deployment of this mobile-first, mobile-only government bonds exchange system will undoubtedly lead to intense cash deposits competition between the government, banks, and SACCOS.

The Central Depository & Settlement Corporation will issue a Ksh. 5 billion 3-year bonds on behalf of the Treasury in tranches. The first tranche will be Ksh. 150 million. The minimum investment amount per investor is set to Ksh. 3,000 and additional amounts can be obtained in multiples of Ksh. 100. Interest will be paid every six months through mobile money services. The Treasury says the remaining Ksh. 4.85 billion will be issued within the second and third quarter of this year.

Investors looking forward to taking part in the M-Akiba investment must be registered mobile users of the two leading mobile service carriers Safaricom and Airtel. The sale of the government bonds via M-Akiba kicks off tomorrow Thursday, March 23rd to April 10th 2017. After that, it will be listed on the …read more

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A 28-year-old man charged with Hacking into Kenya Revenue Authority in a Ksh. 40 Billion Virtual Heist

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28-year old Alex Mutungi Mutuku has been arraigned in Kenyan courts for allegedly hacking into the country’s tax collection authority, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Mutuku is being accused to be made away with Ksh. 4 billion from the tax authority.

Investigators allege that Mutuku is part of a wider and deep-rooted syndicate with links outside the country. The State Prosecutor Edwin Okello says the syndicate operates using high-tech equipment and software and has stolen from a number of corporations including the KRA.

It is a case of remote control hacking where the suspects operate smoothly with their machines and next minute you realize you have no money in your account. The information we have is just a tip of the iceberg. The rackets is big and involves people outside the country,” said, Okello.

The charge being leveled against Mutuku says he (and team) was responsible for the loss of about Ksh. 4 billion from the KRA by hacking into the institution’s computer system between March 2015 and March 2017.

The State Prosecutor pleaded with the magistrate not to grant bail to the suspect for at least 40 days, …read more

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Texas Senate pass Bill that allows Doctors to withhold critical information from Pregnant Women

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It is called ‘wrongful birth.’ That is a term used in legal suits against doctors who deliberately failed to inform pregnant women of a defect in the fetus during an ultrasound and other prenatal tests.

Well, going forward doctors in Texas can deliberately fail to inform pregnant women of any fetal defects and not worry about being sued. This development comes after the Texas Senate passed a bill that makes it legal for doctors not to disclose any defects in the fetus during the ultrasound and any other prenatal tests.

Critics of the Texas Senate Bill 25 argue that it gives way for doctors to lie to pregnant women on discoveries they make during the prenatal tests. Indeed this development removes the choice for expectant mothers who would have liked to terminate the pregnancy upon discovering something is wrong with the fetus.

The bill passed yesterday by a 21-9 vote removes any legal liability to the doctors in such cases. Critics of the bill argue it opens a wide door for doctors opposed to abortion to lie to their patients. They say the doctor might deliberately …read more

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PeerApp Selected by MTN Group to Improve Customer Quality of Experience and Loyalty

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Mobile network subscribers enjoy faster content delivery with higher quality

PeerApp, a leading global provider of local content-delivery solutions, which cuts network costs and boosts customer satisfaction for mobile, telco and cable operators, today announced that South Africa-based multinational mobile operator, MTN Group, has chosen PeerApp’s award-winning local content delivery solution for its operations in various geographic regions.

With mobile consumption of media and entertainment growing in leaps and bounds, MNOs are in need of solutions that can keep up with the demand for real-time mobile media and entertainment. The PeerApp solution accelerates content delivery, bringing content close to vast numbers of subscribers, offloading the network and maintaining high-quality content delivery.

MTN says PeerApp was selected following thorough testing, and based on its market leading status as well as its proven technology.

We have seen an increase in subscribers acquiring smart mobile devices, and in the consumption of video and other heavy content. The PeerApp solution will optimize the customer broadband experience on the MTN network. By utilizing this solution, MTN is enabling customers to download content faster, thus improving the customer experience and network efficiencies,” says Navi Naidoo, …read more

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