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Month: September 2016

Is banning data calls the way to save Ghana’s telcos?

The ecology of the tech space mimics with apt accuracy that of the wild; for example, lions preying on deers. I guess that’s exactly what happened when telephones and mobile phones drove the telegraph into extinction. The tech evolution continues…

The Huawei P9 has got some pretty dope cameras

Huawei’s flagship device, the Huawei P9, was officially launched in Ghana on the 14th and 15th of May. The event, taglined “Reinvent Smartphone Photography” allowed fans and enthusiasts to pose for photos with EL, the 2016 VGMA Artiste of the…

Have we called a truce already? Is Android vs iOS still on?

The year was 2010. I recall a few of my friends had the iPhone 3GS. It had a huge screen, an ‘all-touch’ display and could take some pretty good photos. In addition, you could install apps! I loved that phone…

WhatsApp video calls is coming

With the wars on video messaging raging on, Google Duo become available worldwide some days ago. Facebook Live also appears to have rolled out to everybody now. It appears video calls on WhatsApp should be rolling out in some few…

Facebook introduces another way of sharing your fabulous life online

  Facebook Live launched last year for public figures and celebrities who use the Facebook Mentions app. Shortly after, it was made available to Facebook Pages and now, any and everyone using the iOS and Android apps can go live…

You shouldn’t tap links on your iOS devices (except this one) until you’ve updated to iOS 9.3.5

Apple has yet again released another update for iOS 9. Apple advises users to immediately update to iOS 9.3.5 after a discovery of various targeted iPhone spywares. This is what Apple said about the update: Apple’s security release notes say…

Yet another incremental update for iPhones and iPads released

Apple again has released an update to devices compatible with iOS9: the iPhone 4S and newer; iPad 2 and newer; all iPad Minis and iPad Pros; and the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touches. They are calling it an “important” security…

Turn your photos into remarkable artworks with Prisma

Prisma, the smart filter app which went viral on iOS has made its official debut on the Play Store. Now, Android users have the opportunity to see what iOS users were excited about some weeks back. What sets Prisma apart…

Google is granting exclusive access to its offices to students!

All right, quick checklist: Graduating in 2017 from a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa? Planning to pursue a career as a software engineer? Interested in learning what opportunities are available for you at Google? Ever wanted to…

Some IoT success stories in the world

As 70% of IoT value resides in the industrial space, let us look at some practical examples of how industries have saved and made money by deploying IoT: Maersk modernizes global cold chain fleet through wireless connectivity International shipping competition…

IoT Q&A session with Vodafone executives

During the Vodafone Internet of Things session, a panel took time to answer questions that attendees had concerning the IoT deployment. The panelists were Angela Mensah-Poku — Head of Business Solutions, Vodafone Ghana Matt Hatton — Founder and CEO, Machina Research Alex…

All the Android 7.0 Nougat features in one post

The events leading to the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat have been something else — from the multi-faceted super early Developer Preview releases to the public naming of Android N (Nkatie Cake over Nougat any day), this has been…