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Flip said to be the First Digital Library in Africa, gives you local Books and Comics

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Said to be the first digital library in Africa, Flip brings you a digital library of local books and comics. The bulk of its library is filled up with Nigerian eBooks and comics.

Flip library is extensive and expanding. It is accessible via the web browsers and has an inbuilt reader optimized for mobile devices that will ensure you have an easy time reading the content regardless of the type of device.

You can even bookmark comics, save books for later reading, manage your subscriptions, and even publish your own content. Other than making local books available, Flip also gives users locally published content; effectively giving the local publisher a medium of distributing and monetizing their content, while at the same time curbing piracy.

Users subscribe to the service using their mobile airtime. Flip is currently available on Etisalat Nigeria network and is planning on rolling out to other telecoms in the country in the coming months.

The creators of Flip is Imagine Concepts Limited (iConcepts), mobile content, marketing, and technology market leader. iConcepts is renowned for delivering far-reaching mobile marketing campaigns. It boasts of …read more

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Applications for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Innovative Startup Competition now open

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Now on its 7th year, Anzisha Prize is currently receiving applications from startups from across Africa. The competition seeks to identify and reward the most innovative and promising startups from across the continent.

The 2016 Anzisha Prize award went to 22-year-old Heritiana Fabien from Madagascar. Fabien’s innovation, the FIOMBONANA, is an agro-processing program geared at substituting imports with locally manufactured dairy products and confectioneries.

The announcement of the opening of applications to the competition was made by the African Leadership Academy (ALA) and The MasterCard Foundation. This year will see more contestants reach the finalists. The finalist numbers has been increased to 15 entrepreneurs aged between 15 and 22.

The finalist will get a fellowship package worth $7,500 coupled with ALA’s Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit (YES-U), which includes attending the Anzisha Accelerator boot camp. In addition to access to mentorship, consultation services, travel opportunities, business equipment and exposure to a wider network of season entrepreneurs and investors.

The finalists will be flown to South Africa where they will pitch their business, and the one that knocks the socks off the judges will walk home with $100,000. The …read more

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Bando HaliChachi Tigo Trailblazing Yet Another First For Tanzania

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The new bundle, dubbed in Swahili “Bando HaliChachi” (translated “bundle that does not expire”) is testament to Tigo’s unwavering commitment to giving customers the freedom to communicate.

Following the launch of “Megamix” – the first ever Data bundle with Free Minutes and SMS, in October 2016, Tigo Tanzania has thrilled customers once again with the launch of yet another data and voice bundle combo.

The new bundle, dubbed in Swahili “Bando HaliChachi” (translated “bundle that does not expire”) is testament to Tigo’s unwavering commitment to giving customers the freedom to communicate.

Speaking at a press briefing on the 15th of February, Tigo Brand Manager, William Mpinga said, “As Tigo Tanzania, we are truly excited to introduce a bundle that ensures our customers the autonomy they need. They can use their bundle as they please without worrying about bundle expiration time limits”.

We are launching this unique bundle with the confidence that it will be the perfect solution for our loyal customers – a clear indication that we listen, are responsive and will continue to be first to deliver practical digital telecom solutions in Tanzania” he added.

Past innovations …read more

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Fix Facebook Messenger Profile Picture Won’t Change or Update in Android, iPhone

profile pic not updating facebook messenger

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Most of us love to change our profile pictures on Facebook almost every month. But some users are reporting that when they change their profile picture in Facebook, their profile picture in Facebook Messenger won’t change and get updated. No matter how much time you want, Facebook Messenger photo isn’t updated. The problem also comes for other’s profile pictures. People report that their friends’ profile pictures are not getting updated in Facebook Messenger. When they visit their profiles, they see profile pictures, but in Facebook Messenger, the profile photos won’t change. Let’s fix this problem.

Facebook Messenger Profile Picture Won’t Change or Update

1- The best way to fix Facebook Messenger photo update in Android and iPhone is to clear cache and data of the Facebook Messenger app. The reason Facebook Messenger photo isn’t updating is the fact that apps get stuck in the cache data packets and they keep fetching the old data. Also, Facebook Messenger has become a standalone app. When you clear data or clear cache, it starts making a new connection with Facebook’s main app and thus gets the new profile picture. Check …read more

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Google has just made a breakthrough in Project Loon to make it a feasible venture

Google has just made a breakthrough in Project Loon to make it a feasible venture

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Google has an ambitious goal of connecting people the over four billion people around the world living without an internet connection, through Project Loon. This project entails Google floating around tennis-sized balloons 11 miles high in the stratosphere, from where they will beam down internet connection networks.

The Project Loon balloons will be floating around the atmosphere subject to the direction and speed of wind currents. That right there presents a huge problem that necessitated Google to fly hundreds of these balloons over their target areas. So that, should ten, twenty, or thirty of these balloons is drifted too far out of the target area by wind, at least there will be a couple more to maintain the internet network.

Putting hundreds of the balloons over a relatively small area meant that if Google is to reach even a million of users in rural areas, the balloons to put in the sky will be too many. So much so that the company’s shareholders were not impressed by the idea at all, given the cost it will take to keep them airborne.

Google has announced that it has just …read more

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Dates for Apple Developer Conference announced | Apple WWDC 2017 June 5 in San Jose

Dates for Apple Developer Conference announced | Apple WWDC 2017 June 5 in San Jose

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The Cupertino company has announced the date this year’s developer conference. For 2017, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (Apple WWDC 2017) will be held on June 5th in San Jose. The announcement of the dates of the Apple WWDC 2017 was made yesterday.

This year’s WWDC will be the 28th of such conference to be held by Apple since its inception. The venue will be at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose; which will be hosting the event for the second time in 15 years when it was last held at the venue.

FYI, San Jose was the original venue for all the WWDC events since 1988 to 2002, before Apple decided to start changing venue each year.

How to register for Apple WWDC 2017 and get the attendance ticket

Tickets to the WWDC 2017 are up for grabs, but only for members of the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. Registration for membership will be open on March 27, and the chance to buy tickets to the event will be given to randomly selected members. If selected, a fee of $1,599 will be automatically …read more

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Kenya Government could start monitoring Citizens’ Calls, Texts, and Mobile Money Activities

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From as soon as Tuesday next week, the Kenyan government could start listening in to calls, read texts and even review transactions you make via mobile money services.

Through the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), the government is said to have already ordered telecom companies operating in the country, to grant it access to their computers. Through a contracted company, the government is going to play the big brother, knowing all your cellular and possibly online activities.

What’s the reason for Kenya government spying on its citizens?

The reason the Kenya government is giving to start spying on its citizens is as classical as they come. The government says it wants to stop the use of counterfeit devices; that is fake phones in the Kenyan market.

But who is to say where the monitoring starts and where it will stop once the government gets access to users’ phone records and mobile money transactions? Who will monitor the government, because the boundary between supervision and outright infringement of Kenyans rights to privacy is thin?

Usually, if the government wants to intercept someone’s conversation and access their personal data. They would first …read more

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This 7-year-old girl Chloe Bridgewater wrote a letter to Google Boss, and Sundar Pichai replied

Chloe Bridgewater

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What did you want to be when you were young? A pilot, an engineer, perhaps an air hostess! Are you what you wanted to be when you were young? Whatever your answer is, the fact is children make some of the most ambitious wishes; in a really sweet innocent way. One such a child is 7 years-old Chloe Bridgewater.

The 7-year-old Chloe wants to work at Google when she grows up. She saw a picture of Google offices her dad showed her, and she fell in love with the bean bag chairs and slides. She was fascinated by the pictures, so much so that she did not wait until when she grows up. No, she decided to let the ‘Google boss’ know that she wants to work there as soon as she grows up.

Chloe Bridgewater handwritten letter to ‘google boss.’

Dear google boss

My name is chloe, and when I am bigger, I would like a job with google. I also want to work in a chocolate factory and do swimming in the Olympics. I go swimming on Saturday and a Tuesday. My dad said I can sit …read more

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Opera 43 claims to have pushed Web Page Loading Time to its limits

Opera 43 claims to have pushed Web Page Loading Time to its limits

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Opera Software claims to have released the fastest version of its browser, the Opera 43. The company claims they have done some minor tweaks that will increase the page load time significantly.

Opera Software says that already with the introduction of features like native ad-blocker, page-load speed optimization and a faster startup. The Opera browser is a fast browser, and now they have pushed its speeds to the limit by putting a new feature the Profile Guided Optimization (PGO). This PGO feature, the company claims will make your browsing experience on Opera 43 much faster.

The only way to know for sure if Opera Software claims hold any water is by trying the latest version of the browser, the Opera 43.

Web Contents are getting heavier; Speed makes the difference to most users

To improve our browsing experience, web contents are getting heavier and heavier by the day. That also means they are taking up more bandwidth and users on slow networks are becoming more frustrated by the day.

For users, the choice of browser is very important as it could mean what level of frustration you will be under …read more

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Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

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Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good

Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and measure products and services.

Facebook grew out of a hacker culture and thrives by promoting innovation on new platforms. That’s why Facebook is launching the Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.

Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good.

Prizes

Finalist Teams

The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in each region) will win a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship and tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile …read more

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