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  Circa: for time zones Circa is for those moments when you’ve travelled so much you no longer know what time it is. The simple app helps you keep track of the time across multiple locations, making it easier to plan connections with friends, family or colleagues around the world. It also has a simple, soothing design and colour palate ...

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Facebook refuses Pakistan’s ID demands

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By S.Ratko Facebook has rejected Pakistan’s demand to link new accounts on its main service to users’ mobile phone numbers.   Officials had requested the feature to tackle fake accounts, which they say had been used to spread hate material.   They noted WhatsApp – which is owned by Facebook – already had the requirement.   The social network met ...

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Innoson Motors: export Made-in-Nigerian vehicles

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The well-known Nigerian motor production organisation, Innoson cars, geared up to export Nigerian made motors to Mali. Innoson motors has signed a MoU with a Mali-based firm to export four hundred regionally made automobiles to Mali. Abdulsalam said on Friday in Abuja that Innoson vehicles signed a memorandum of information with ‘’taxi plus VIP’’, a Mali primarily based transport business ...

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9mobile launches its new brand logo and official website

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           The newly renamed Nigerian telecom company, previously trading as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ on Wednesday officially launched its new brand identity logo and website. The C.E.O of 9mobile, Mr Boye Olusanya, said at a news conference in Lagos that the new logo was in conformity with the new name. Also, with the change of name and brand, ...

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Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9mobile telecom

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Etisalat Nigeria, on Thursday July 13, changed its name after weeks of reported crises. After so many crucial management meeting concerning the situation of the telecom firm in, 9Mobile telecom was  adopted by the company as its new brand name. On Monday, the chief executive of Etisalat worldwide, Hatem Dowidar, said ”the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop ...

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Ransomware attack causes turmoil across the Globes

Ransomware attack causes turmoil across the Globe

By Robert Njeru There has been a major ransomware cyber-attack that has been targeting various companies across the globe. British advertising agency WPP has reported that its IT systems have been disrupted by the ransomware. The Windows-based sensors of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have shut down, forcing the plant to monitor radiation levels manually. Ukrainian firms like Kiev’s main ...

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EU hits Google with record-breaking $2.7 billion fine

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By Robert Njeru Google will have to pay an antitrust fine of a record $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) after the European Union regulators found it guilty of unfairly steering consumers to its own shopping platform and hence denying customers “a genuine choice.” The U.S. tech giant risks further penalties from the European Commission if it doesn’t change its behavior within ...

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Restaurants say Vancouver should not ban foam containers, coffee cups

Restaurants say Vancouver should not ban foam containers, coffee cups

By Robert Njeru Vancouver is likely to ban take-out container waste, plastic bags and disposable cups. As expected, people in the restaurant industry have come out to oppose the move claiming that it is unrealistic. The city is aiming to have a Zero-Waste program by 2040 and City staff members are searching for ways to reduce single-use waste. Staff members ...

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Apple’s IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

Apple's IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

By S.Ratko The next Siri won’t put the emphasis on the wrong syllable. That’s more or less the promise Apple made during recent World Wide Developers Conference Keynote. Demonstrating onstage, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, asked Siri about the weather. “Here’s the forecast for the next three days: Sunny, sunny, and sunny,” replied Siri.   Each ...

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Electric flying car could be future of transport

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By S.Ratko German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi. The once inventive concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”. Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas ...

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New Xbox One X is stronger than ever

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By S.Ratko Microsoft recently announced the next version of its Xbox line of gaming consoles, ahead of E3 2017, now ongoing in Los Angeles. The new Xbox One X, which goes on sale Nov. 7 for US$499, is slimmer than previous models and packed with power. With a 6-teraflop Scorpio engine, the One X has 40 percent faster graphics performance ...

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The World Will Need 255,000 New Pilots by 2027

The World Will Need 255,000 New Pilots by 2027

By S.Ratko MONTREAL — A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of whom will be required in North America. CAE’s report says there are about 290,000 commercial pilots working now, but 440,000 will be needed by 2027. It says 105,000 will be ...

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Legendary Nokia 3310 Relaunched

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As proclaimed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Nokia is returning with a bang with the discharge of 3 new phones. the corporate has additionally determined to re-launch its legendary phone, the Nokia 3310. The calculable worth for this phone is $62, and at the start it’ll be sold-out solely in Europe. it absolutely was additionally discovered that with ...

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3 Free Android Apps with Handwriting Recognition Capability

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By K.Ong Use your finger or stylus to write on the touchscreen of your Android smartphone or tablet. Then leave the rest to a trusty app with handwriting recognition capability. The app quickly deciphers, processes, and digitizes what you have written, so you can save it as a text file that can be edited, stored on your various cloud accounts, ...

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WhatsApp Introduces Video Calling  

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  WhatsApp has launched a new feature likely to strike fear into the hearts of its competitors: video calling.   After months in the beta stage, the Facebook-owned tech giant rolled out the update recently to its more than one billion monthly users. The latest feature could be bad news for rivals such as Skype and Apple’s Facetime, as Whatsapp ...

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The most exciting new gadgets launching in 2017

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The year is nearly over, as far as the tech world is concerned. Just about every major product that’s been announced is available to buy in time for the holidays. But 2017 is almost here, and we’re expecting a bunch of cool new products. Below you’ll find the most valuable gadgets likely to launch next year. Keep in mind this ...

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Mobile health apps: Helping your doctor help you

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(NC) You can’t sleep. Or your migraines seem to be getting more frequent and last longer. Maybe your blood pressure is not well controlled. Or you’re in danger of developing type two diabetes. You need help. Fortunately, there’s technology out there that can help you and your doctor work together to manage these common chronic conditions. Mobile health apps can ...

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10 Things You Had No Idea Your iPhone Could Do

10 Things You Had No Idea Your iPhone Could Do By S.Ratko iPhones have many secrets that ordinary users like you and me might not know about. We did some research and decided to show you some cool hidden option we bet you don’t know about!   Take Siri to School Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she ...

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