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  • TechArena: You Will Soon Be Able to Share WhatsApp Stories Directly to Facebook
    27 May 2019 - WhatsApp plans to add new features to its messaging app and one of them has to do with its integration with Facebook. For those still in the dark, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion and this sort of integration was expected at some point. According to...
  • Techweez: Memes to Get You Through This Week
    26 May 2019 - Memes. Memes. Memes. Memes. The only thing holding the internet together. Here are some of the best memes from Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, and Instagram. It’s going to be a long week and here are some memes to crack your ribs Gay Rat Wedding Memes...
  • ICTA.go.ke: Border surveillance
    26 May 2019 - Surveillance along the border points has been intensified to guarantee safety of digital devices and other goods. This follows concerns that the success of the digital literacy program risks being derailed due to theft of the devices. Being a border country, there has...
  • ICTA.go.ke: Teachers and pupils embrace digital learning
    26 May 2019 - Teachers and pupils in the 286 primary schools in Laikipia County have embraced the ongoing implementation of digital learning. Laikipia County Assistant director of Education, Bismarck Musili said pupils in the area not only enjoy learning but also the process by...
  • ICTA.go.ke: DLP success among learners with special needs
    26 May 2019 - Education stakeholders have underscored the value of Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) in enhancing equity in learning. St. Lucy School for the Blind Head Teacher Sr. Judith Khavengwesi says since the adoption of the DLP in the school learners have been able to...
  • IT News Africa: How to backup virtual machines for free
    26 May 2019 - How to backup virtual machines for free. Virtual machines are very handy, but like any computer system, they can go wrong. Files become corrupted and hardware fails. If this happens to you and you haven’t performed a backup recently, you could end up losing a lot of...
  • IT News Africa: Electrosonic set to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit 2019
    26 May 2019 -   Electrosonic set to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit 2019. Electrosonic is a leading South African distributor of Pro Audio Visual and Live Event products, with over 25 years in the industry. The company has two offices in Johannesburg, one in Durban and...
  • Kachwanya: Kenya Still Among Africa’s Fastest Growing Economies According to Reports
    26 May 2019 - Many interior and foreign investment initiatives have continued to spur the growth of many economies in Africa, and Kenya is no exception. The recent influx of Chinese investment and infrastructure building in East Africa and across the continent has definitely been a...
  • IT News Africa: OPENCOLLAB joins education innovation summit 2019 as exhibitor
    25 May 2019 -   OPENCOLLAB joins education innovation summit 2019 as exhibitor. OPENCOLLAB has come on-board as an exhibitor for 2019’s Education Innovation Summit set to take place on the 29th May 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton. The highly anticipated conference is...
  • IT News Africa: Grassroot driving participatory democracy through technology
    25 May 2019 - Grassroot was founded in late 2015 and has reached over half a million people to date. Grassroot, a Johannesburg based NGO enables communities on the ground to effect participatory democracy through technology. Explaining the inspiration behind the inception of the...
  • IT News Africa: DotAfrica commemorates Africa Day
    25 May 2019 - Lucky Masilela, CEO of Registry Africa. (Image source: ZICR) In celebration of Africa Day, Registry Africa, the administrator of the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD), joins all one billion Africans in celebrating this special day. Africa Day...
  • ICTA.go.ke: Schools embrace digital literacy programme in Trans Nzoia
    24 May 2019 - At least 351 primary schools out of 377 have been connected to digital literacy devices in Trans Nzoia County. Speaking to the press in his Kitale office Thursday, Trans Nzoia County commissioner Samson Ojwang said only 26 new schools are not connected to the digital...
  • Techweez: Guy Who Wrote The Heroin Twitter Thread Story Says It Was a Lie
    24 May 2019 - Twitter was initially described as a ‘microblogging’ site and that is true. Tweets are just short posts and when you add them into a thread, it becomes a whole post. Some people have used this well to narrate stories and can be intriguing. We have seen our...
  • TechArena: WhatsApp Confirms Ads Are Coming to Its Platform in 2020
    24 May 2019 - Facebook has allegedly confirmed that it will include adverts in WhatsApp status from next year. This is according to an attendee who was at the Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands. It was at this summit where this was revealed as you will see in the tweet...
  • IT News Africa: Networks Unlimited Africa donates new laptops to Literacy for Life
    24 May 2019 - Networks Unlimited Africa shows ongoing commitment to education with donation of new laptops to Literacy for Life. Networks Unlimited Africa, a value-added distributor within the converged technology, data centre, networking and security landscapes, has donated seven...
  • IT News Africa: Huawei launches free 5G training for South African ICT students
    24 May 2019 - Huawei South Africa has launched a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates. Huawei South Africa has launched a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates at two Gauteng universities, with plans to expand the programme across the country. The inaugural event...
  • IT News Africa: IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI
    24 May 2019 - Craig Holmes, the VP for the Partner Ecosystems at IBM South Africa. The IBM South Africa Leadership team welcomed the first co-hort of the IBM Tech scale Programme. The programme which will be delivered by YIEDI (Youth, Innovation Entrepreneurship Design Institute)...
  • TechArena: Instagram’s IGTV Now Supports Landscape Videos
    24 May 2019 - Vertical videos make more sense for mobile users but I just never get their appeal overall. On Apps such as Instagram’s IGTV, users could only upload vertical videos and this was one of its key selling point as it was seen as a more natural option for those using...
  • IT News Africa: SqwidNet and ChipFox-SA take agricultural IoT to new heights
    24 May 2019 - Phathizwe Malinga, Managing Director of SqwidNet. The value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies in its inherent ability to connect to physical things to collect data that can be used to inform decision-making. In business, this can be applied across many industries,...
  • Kachwanya: Safaricom Seeks Full Ownership Of M-Pesa’s Intellectual Property
    24 May 2019 - As Safaricom looks to expand M-Pesa services to other countries within the African continent, efforts to acquire the intellectual property rights from Britain’s Vodafone have begun, Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore has said. This is in a quest to take full control...
  • IT News Africa: Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes
    24 May 2019 - Cyber attacks targeting oil & gas facilities are expected to increase, warn OT security specialists CyberX and GECI. Oil & gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational...
  • IT News Africa: ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play
    24 May 2019 - Lukáš Štefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET. ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to...
  • Techweez: Instagram IGTV to Now Support Landscape Video but Will It Help the Platform Gain Traction?
    23 May 2019 - As we’ve written before, Instagram wants its vertical video platform to succeed so bad they’re adding support for landscape video. Since it launched last year, IGTV has been solely dedicated to vertical videos but this new change will be a welcome to...
  • Techweez: Samsung Renews Its Android License Deal with Google
    23 May 2019 - As things crumble for Huawei, Samsung is strengthening its relationship with Google following the search giant company canceling Huawei’s Android license. The South Korean tech giant recently signed a new Mobile Application Sales Agreement(MADA) even after...
  • TechArena: Windows 10 May 2019 Update is Now Available to Download
    23 May 2019 - Microsoft has pushed out Windows 10 May 2019 update to some users. The update is rolling out to select users at the moment but if you are part of the Windows Insider Program, you will be among the first ones to get it. I am part of this program and I already have the...
  • Techweez: Safaricom & Vodacom Plan Kshs 1.3 Billion Purchase of MPESA Rights
    23 May 2019 - Kenya’s Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodacom are planning to have a joint venture to acquire the intellectual property rights of MPESA from the British company, Vodafone. Bob Collymore, Safaricom’s CEO revealed this to Reuters  where he he said that...
  • Kachwanya: KCB Eyes Mergers And Acquisitions As Loans And Mobile Transactions Boost Q1 Results
    23 May 2019 - Growth was driven by increased transactional activity and higher loan volumes KCB Group PLC after-tax profit grew 11% to KShs. 5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019. Stronger non-funded income lines, robust loan book growth, and reduction in interest expense drove...
  • IT News Africa: Communica set to exhibit at education innovation summit 2019
    23 May 2019 - Communica joins the list of speakers for the Education Innovation Summit 2019. Joining a number of local and international experts, policy makers, academics, service providers and EduTech specialists- Communica will be at this year’s Education Innovation Summit as an...
  • TechArena: The OPPO K3 With A Snapdragon 710 Processor and 6GB of RAM Is Official
    23 May 2019 - Oppo has officially unveiled its latest smartphone, the K3, after weeks of rumours and leaks. The Oppo K3 has the pop up camera similar to the one that we saw on the Oppo F11 Pro. Unlike the F11 Pro, the Oppo K3 will be available at a much cheaper price. Besides the...
  • IT News Africa: Citrix to extend Workspace to Google Cloud
    23 May 2019 - David Henshall, President and CEO, Citrix. Citrix has announced plans to extend Citrix Workspace to Google Cloud, expanding the flexibility and choice companies have in transitioning to the cloud by enabling them to quickly and efficiently deliver apps to Google...

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