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Don’t like Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Here’s how to go back to previous version

Don't like Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Here's how to go back to previous version

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Microsoft’s latest upgrade to its OS, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update can be said to be stable and comes with a number of small nifty features that will boost your productivity and entertainment on your PC. There has not been any reported news about users experiencing difficulty with the new OS.

That is not to say the situation is the same for everyone, especially when you take into account people use different types of PCs. There are the aging ones, with limited resources. There are those with touchscreen and many other types.

If you are one of the users who would like to revert back to the previous version of Windows 10, read ahead for tips on how to do that. You need to know that reverting back to the previous OS will delete any installed or updated apps since updating. So it is a good idea to back up your data before referring back.

Step 1 – Go to Settings

Click the Start Menu

> Settings

> Update and security

> Recovery

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Todara – the Nigeria-based startup has its Online Bookstore now Live

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Todara has now an online marketplace where consumers can go to buy and sell books and other education-related contents. The e-commerce platform went live in June, this year.

Todara is a Nigerian startup that allows vendors to list their products online, giving them access to consumers from across Nigeria. The online marketplace has features that make it easy for the shoppers to search and find what they are looking for. These features include a search box, where a buyer can input the name of a given book or topic. Once a consumer has made a selection, they can check out and make payment digitally. The product purchased will then be shipped to the consumer.

Todara was officially launched in 2017 as a general e-commerce store, but the team behind it quickly realized that model was not working, as already there were too many online stores in Nigeria; big ones including Konga and Jumia. Therefore, they decided to re-launch the platform a second time, but this time focusing on a specific niche.

Our focus on the book business will allow us to build trust with customers and at the …read more

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People browsing using Chrome were quietly logged into their Google accounts without their consents | So much for users’ Privacy

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A professor at Johns Hopkins and a cryptography expert, Matthew Green, called out Google for making changes to Chrome, making the browser log in users into their Google account without the consent or even notifying them. A move security experts say puts the users’ privacy into jeopardy.

Historically, Chrome users have had the option of using the browser without logging in to their Google accounts. Although logging in does come with some obvious benefits such as having your bookmarks, passwords, and browsing history synced in the cloud and available across any device you are browsing on using the Chrome browser.

However, for security-conscious users who do not have Google – the most prominent advertising entity in the world – have their browsing data for purposes of sending them targeted Ads. Now that Google has made changes to the new Chrome to make the browser log users secretly into their Google Accounts means Google will get the data of users who would otherwise not have logged into their accounts.

Google has come out addressing these concerns raised by security experts stressing that users must have consented to the sync …read more

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The Zach Grant offering $2,500 grant to bootstrapping women-led Entrepreneurship ventures

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Fundera, an online marketplace for small businesses looking for financial solutions to scale their operations is offering the $2,500 in the Zach Grant to qualified entrepreneurs. Businesses founded or co-founded by female entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply for consideration for the grant.

Though the grant is open to all entrepreneurs regardless of the gender, but it is an established fact that women face a lot more hurdles in their quest to venture into the corporate world. The Zach Grant is well aware of this fact and will give special consideration to all women-led businesses that apply for the grant.

The Zach Grant is an annual entrepreneurial grant that seeks to help budding entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The grant came about after the founder, Zach, who during the process of founding his chain of successful restaurant chain Fusian, could not secure a bank loan. That is when Fundera’s co-founder Jared Hecht set out to know why entrepreneurs behind small businesses rarely secure loan from institutions on money lending. Long story short, Hecht and Zach set out to start the Fundera. More on that at this <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/fundera-ledger/why-we-started-fundera-b937863d064" …read more

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48 hours after iOS 12 launched it was installed in over 10% of iDevices

ios 12 apple iphone

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

iOS 12, the newest mobile operating system launched Monday, September 17, hit the 10% install mark a little over 48 hours after launch. That is according to the analytics company Mixpanel.

Compared to the predecessor this mobile OS, it is fair to say its uptake has been somewhat slow. Given the fact that in 2017, iOS 11 hit the 10% mark after 24 hours of its launch. In 2016, iOS hit the 14.5% mark within 24 hours.

It will be safe to say that the users are becoming more and more skeptical about installing the new operating system; they avoid being among the first ones. Though frankly, they long to have the OS, they just don’t want to be among the first one to test out all the bugs and kinks that will then be later addressed by an update to make things run smoother.

Unlike the previous mobile OS launch, Apple assures users it was much keener this time round in checking on all the bugs and kinks that bedeviled the previous launch of new iOS into the market. The fact that so far there have been …read more

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Skype chat coming to Alexa device near you

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When it comes to digital assistant and smart speakers, Amazon’s Alexa seems to be well ahead of the game. It is certainly the most popular smart speaker in the market, beating giants like Apple and Google to the game. And now it is upping the ante further higher up by integrating Skype.

This move comes against a backdrop of an understanding between Amazon and Microsoft whereby the two companies agreed to make their respective digital assistants available on each other’s platforms. That is to say, Cortana is available on Amazon Echo, while Alexa is also accessible via the Windows 10 platform which previously supported just Cortana.

With the integration of Skype onto the Amazon Echo, you can start and control both video and audio call via the Amazon’s smart speakers. You may wonder how Microsoft stands to gain from this partnership, as it is easy to see how Amazon is gaining. Well, Amazon’s push to have users make orders from their smart speakers will provide a way for Microsoft to achieve product integration in ways it has never achieved with the launch of Xbox One and Kinect, …read more

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CLIP OS the Cybersecurity-hardened OS is now Open Source thanks to French Cybersecurity Agency

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The National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) has open-sourced the CLIP OS, an operating system the agency created for the French government. The in-house built operating system was developed from the ground-up with security in mind and has been praised for being air-tight to Cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Well, the ANSSI has released the CLIP OS to the public on GitHub, both the CLIP OS 4 and CLIP OS 5. The ANSSI says the OS as a “Linux-based operating system [that] incorporates a set of security mechanisms that give it a very high level of resistance to malicious code and allow it to protect sensitive information.”

The agency further says that the OS uses a “partitioning mechanisms” which enable it to separate public and sensitive data into two wholly isolated software environments. The OS can be used on both security gateways and workstations. However, there is no version already ‘ready to use’ for the end users. They will have to go through the technical build process to assemble the CLIP OS to a format that best work for them. The ANSSI said it has been working …read more

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Huawei’s first Foldable Phone will have 5G connectivity; a first in its lineup of smartphones

huawei foldable smartphone

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Telephone evolution is on the brink of reaching the next step of foldable phones, and two of the biggest Android OEMs – Huawei and Samsung – are on an arm’s race to release their flagship foldable smartphones.

Huawei’s Ken Hu has made that race more interesting by revealing the planned launch of Huawei’s first foldable smartphone will also feature 5G connectivity. That will effectively become Huawei’s first smartphone with this (5G) next generation of wireless connectivity technology, which comes with faster speeds (by tenfold) compared to the current 4G connectivity. 5G comes with faster mobile broadband, lower latency, and improved Internet of Things experience.

The Huawei foldable smartphone with 5G connectivity will also arrive earlier than anticipated. The launch is expected to happen somewhere mid-2019; though in an earlier Huawei event, the OEM promised its 5G phone to launch somewhere in the second half of 2019.

Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, is also said to be working on releasing a 5G ready smartphones. However, there is no official communication as to when we can expect the device to be released.

Huawei’s first Foldable Phone will have 5G …read more

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Huawei trolls Apple by giving away free power banks to customers queuing to get iPhone XS and XS Max

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So apparently the iPhone XS and XS Max have poor battery life. If you buy it, you will be looking for the wall power outlet a couple of times through your typical day. At least that is the message Huawei is trying to send out by giving Apple fans queuing app outside Apple Store in Singapore to get the just-released iPhone XS and XS Max.

The Apple fans while queuing up, had people wearing Huawei t-shirts approach them and gave them power banks for free. Huawei is said to have given out hundreds of these power banks specifically to the people lining up to get the new iPhones.

To make matters worse, the power bank’s box had the words ‘Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.’

The power banks Huawei is giving out for free are not some old units that the company is trying to clear out of their store. Neither are they cheap! They are the Huawei SuperCharge 10,000mAh power banks that go for about $59 per unit.

This move is undoubtedly Huawei trying to troll Apple, and it has been subtly doing so …read more

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Microsoft warns users; To get Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you need to lose some files

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There are some ‘thin’ PCs out there in the market that comes with Atom processors, less than 1GB RAM, and flash storage of 32GB. These types of PCs are usually the 2-in-1 convertible devices that serves both as a laptop and a tablet.

Well, if you have such a ‘thin’ device. You might not like what Microsoft has in store for you in the upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update. However, the good news is, Microsoft is giving you ample time to prepare and not become a victim.

Microsoft is warning users with devices with very small internal storage space (32GB flash storages), that they need to make sure they have sufficient storage space for the upgrade to go smoothly.

The tech giant is warning that devices with limited storage may fail to boot up once after running the Windows Update. The company said “thin clients” and “embedded systems” stand a greater chance of failing to initialize after the first installation of Windows Update.

From its short history, Windows 10 has all along demanded at least 10GB of free space on a device local storage for the download of …read more

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