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How to make a Safaricom Reverse Call

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Hey, reverse calls are back. You know, that thing you used to do with the booth phone calls provided by Telkom back in the 80s and 90s. Where you could call an operator, to call the person you want to talk to but have no money to pay for the phone call. So the operator calls them on your behalf and asks them if they would be will to pay for the cost of the phone call.

Well, Safaricom has done a major TBT of that feature and brought it into the 21st-century mobile phone communications. The principle is the same, you (the initiator of the phone call) transfers the cost of the call to the receiver (the person you intend to call), by dialing #0728******.

When you dial the receiver phone number, beginning with the hash and followed by the 10 digits of their phone number. The receiver will get a normal phone ring with your number or name on their phone screen. When they accept the call, a pre-recorded voice prompt in English and Swahili will as you (the receiver) to press 1 to accept …read more

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WhatsApp Beta has an improved Picture in Picture video support for Android

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WhatsApp users (all 1.5 billion plus of us) should be looking forward to the new picture in picture video feature the instant messaging service is working on. The feature is already available on WhatsApp Beta on Android, so if you are an early consumer, you might want to check that out.

Already, you can carry floating video from one chat to the other. The new version will enable you to continue watching the video on whichever chat you are at; you can even send the WhatsApp app into the background and still continue watching.

This feature works for videos on YouTube, Streamable, Instagram, and Facebook. This feature will only be available on devices running Android 8 and higher. It will take a few weeks for the feature to roll out to the mainstream version of the app. However, if you want to give it a go right now, you can try out WhatsApp Beta on Android at this link.

WhatsApp Beta has an improved Picture in Picture video support for Android
Milicent Atieno

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Where can you download MP3 Music for free and totally legal

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As a genuine music lover, it goes against every ethical and moral code to go somewhere online and download an artist’s music for free. I mean, how are they expected to keep the lights on in their studio and keep churning out those great beats you love so much.

Streaming seems like the popular way of listening to music these days. If you want to take your music offline, it entails you downloading the music, and there are not that many options for music download. Not when compared to music streaming.

So we have listed down sites where you can download music for free and legally. Though don’t expect to find many of the big time Billboard artists like Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce. That is not to say there are no big names of artists you can download from these sites.

Free Music Archive Born in 2009, FMA was a project by the WFMU Radio to make contemporary music of all genres available to the public. FMA now has tons up tons of free music from dozens of curators.
SoundCloud Known …read more

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Facebook launches Libra, a new Cryptocurrency and new Calibra wallet

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Facebook has just given impetus to the cryptocurrency movement by launching is new cryptocurrency Libra.

Facebook’s vision is to enable you to send money to any place on Earth at nearly zero fees. You can also anonymously buy or cash out the cryptocurrency online or any other local exchange points such as your local grocery store.

Facebook is also working on the Calibra wallet, which will be built into the Facebook mobile app, Messenger, and WhatsApp. The social network, today released a white paper, giving a break down of what Libra is, and how it overcomes the shortcomings that have been bedeviling the blockchain system.

Though Facebook has launched Libra, it is still nonetheless a decentralized currency, and the social media will have no full control over the cryptocurrency. Though it will get to have one vote in the governance of the crypto, just like the other founding members of Libra. Such as Libra Association, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz, and Visa, who have each invested $10 million.

Facebook and the members in the governance of Libra will start promoting the crypto and developer platform ahead of …read more

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Top 5 Black-Created Mobile Apps to Download Now

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Do you have a smartphone? What kind of apps do you use?

Let’s face it—nowadays, there’s pretty much an app for everything.

Take food delivery, for instance—many are capable of bringing food to your front door such as UberEats or Doordash. If anything, mobile apps have greatly changed the way we live!

Have you ever stopped to consider who created the apps that you use, though?

As it is, most people don’t imagine a person of color when they think of app creators. The truth, however, is that many apps are created by African Americans!

Want to know what some of them are? Looking for apps to download now? Then you’re at the right place—keep reading to learn more!

Black-Created Mobile Applications: 5 Apps to Download Now

Looking for some new apps? Here are a few that you might enjoy.

1. Event Tent

Event Tent allows you to share, discover, and experience live events. What’s neat is that the app uncovers everything in real-time—that way, you’ll know what’s happening when it’s happening!

How does it work? Event organizers can easily share their events on the platform. During the event, individuals can share live videos …read more

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Apple has released a revamped iCloud for Windows now available on Microsoft Store

icloud for windows

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Apple is famous for being uptight and a bully who wants to cordon its consumers away from the competitors’ platforms. The Cupertino company simply doesn’t know how to play nice with the competition, and I might go as far as to say, to Apple, synergy is not something they are after.

That said, it is very surprising that when I recently visited the Microsoft Store, I found iCloud app by Apple. Though to be fair, iTunes has been available therein much longer now, and even before the advent of Microsoft Store. Apple has a version of iTunes and iCloud available for users on Windows PCs.

Could Apple be finally becoming cross-platform-friendly?

Historically, Apple has been walling off its consumers, but with the availability of AirPlay on TVs, Apple Music on Android, and now an updated iCloud on Microsoft Store. It appears Apple might be warming up to the idea of cross-platform-friendly.

iCloud on Windows

Though iClout and iTunes have been available for years now, you don’t get the same level of utility you do when using it on a Mac computer compared with Windows PC. Especially, the iCloud; with iTunes, …read more

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Facebook introduces Comment Ranking System to put trolls in check

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Do you have a Facebook page or group where you try to ‘trumpet up’ your hustle? Then you probably know what pain in the a$$ trolls can be. Such public platforms are always targets for hatred, bigotry, spam, irrelevant posts, and folks who have no life.

If you are tasked with managing such platforms, then you know just how much of a headache they can be. Facebook, in particular, is notoriously field with trolls. Well, Mark Zuckerberg and team want to wash away this bad tag on their social networking platform and have thus introduced the Comment Ranking Systems.

Since trolls actually taint the credibility of even the most genuine and legitimate posts. With comments ranking, the trolls’ comments will consistently be ranked lower. Making for a healthier, high quality, and most relevant comments appearing first in the comments section.

To determine which comment fits that description, and which ones don’t. Facebook is leveraging on the following metrics:

Integrity signals: comments that go against Facebook community standards, or are click baits, or unnaturally provocative will be ranked much lower.

User surveys about comments: based on users expressed opinions on a …read more

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African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology on agricultural productivity

African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology on agricultural productivity

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Drone technology is being used to collect and analyze data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 14, 2019, At a special event highlighting the partnership between the African Development Bank and Korea held on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, the role of drone technology to boost food productivity in Africa, was on full display.

A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food imports. Drone technology is being used to collect and analyze data and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests.

The Bank launched the project, in cooperation with the Busan Metropolitan City in Korea with support from the Korea-Africa Cooperation fund (KOAFEC).

The session in Malabo included Korea’s ambassador to Equatorial Guinea H.E Kwak Ji Hwan, Korean technical experts, senior Bank officials, and private sector representatives.

We see Korea as a strategic partner with respect to technology transfer, especially ICT technologies, drone technologies, and technology to improve crop varieties,” said Martin Fregene, the Bank’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry.

Four hundred and sixty drone pilots are to be trained in 14 months.

The use of industrial drones, artificial intelligence, and cloud …read more

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Ecobank Ghana Partners SFAN to organize the Inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa (Jul 22-24)

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SFAN, with the support of Ecobank Ghana, is organizing the first-ever Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa (SEWAfrica) hosted by SFAN is scheduled for from July 22nd to July 24th, 2019 at the Ecobank Ghana Ecobank Head Office. Ecobank is supporting as venue sponsor in line with their commitment to contribute to the enhancement of education in Ghana.

The alternative education forum,

The Student Entrepreneurship Week is an education forum, which was established to help budding entrepreneurs gain actionable, experiential knowledge and tools for building sustainable businesses.

#SEWAfrica also serves as a platform for showcasing undiscovered talents, facilitating quality networking, and identifying funding sources for start-up businesses. The event is expected to host about 700 high potential innovators from around the continent over three days of power-packed training, thought leadership, inspiration, networking, pitching es, and insightful conversations.

High growth technology entrepreneurs targeting a billion dollar market will have the chance to pitch their businesses for funding of up to $100,000 during the 1-on-1 pitch session with Ingressive Capital. Investors like QI Holdings are also excitedly open to investing up to $10,000 in start-ups that …read more

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Now Huawei claims it had nothing to do with Ads showing up on its devices Lock Screens

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We at innov8tiv were baffled at why Huawei would allow itself to be found in more negative press with all the avalanche of bad PR burying it; as featured in our previous article. People from not just one part of the world, took to social media expressing their anger at why ads were being served on the lock screen of phones they paid for; they were not free to warrant ads!

Users complaining of these ads had the Magazine Unlock feature on; one that sets a different lock screen with every device’ unlock. All the ads we saw pointed to Booking.com, the hotel reservation site. However, when one disables the Magazine Unlock feature, the ads were blocked completely.

However, in a press statement to a section of the media, Huawei said: “The ads are not initiated by Huawei. We encourage individuals to check app settings, or follow publicly available directions on how to remove lock screen ads.”

The Booking.com ads have since disappeared

Regardless of who is to blame for the ads, following the backlash, it appears users are no longer being served with ads. Reportedly, …read more

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