TECHNOLOGY

Phlenu Business App: Amplifying businesses reach in Ghana

Phlenu Business App: Amplifying businesses reach in Ghana

Many businesses suffer from the issue of exposure, as they struggle to reach a wide enough audience to inspire real growth. Even if your store is located in a vibrant, buzzing community hub, you rely solely on passing trade from commuters on their daily journey. These kinds of companies only have a reach of 20 kilometres or so, which is ...

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Internet outage in parts of DRC as vote continue continues

Most mobile internet connections in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa were down on Monday, residents said, the day after a presidential election that both camps suggested they had won. Residents of the eastern city of Goma also said that their internet connections were slow or down completely. Government officials could not be immediately reached for comment. Congolese voted in ...

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North Korea defector hack: Personal data of almost 1,000 leaked

Almost 1,000 North Korean defectors have had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked, the unification ministry said. A personal computer at the state-run centre was found to have been “infected with a malicious code”. The ministry said this is thought to be the first large-scale information leak involving North Korean defectors. ...

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Understanding Bitcoin this festive season

Bitcoin concept was conceived barely a decade ago, and it remains as one of the most misunderstood yet widely known cryptocurrency. Reluctance to embrace this electronic financial transaction system locally is based on misinformation and controversies whose basis is ignorance about bitcoins. This comfort is not new because the world had to overcome a financial system, which tied gold to ...

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4G spectrum: Expect faster internet, improved service ‘for free’ – Vodafone Ghana CEO

Customers of Vodafone Ghana should expect to have faster internet speed and improved service quality with the acquisition of the 4G spectrum according to Vodafone Ghana CEO. Yolanda Cuba noted aside these benefits, customers should also anticipate the rollout of good products and services when the 4G comes into full force in 2019. The CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba ...

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MTN shares jump as it settles $8.1bn Nigeria case

MTN Group Limited shares jumped as much as 8.2 percent after the phone carrier settled allegations it illegally transferred $8.1 billion of funds out of Nigeria, ending a crisis that had threatened its operations in Africa’s most populous country. The Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision to clear MTN of wrongdoing in its repatriation of dividends over an eight-year period means ...

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Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10

Microsoft is trying to make it even easier to use its Office apps. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced its new Office app for Windows 10. The app will act as a central hub for all your Microsoft Office needs, replacing the current My Office app. Open it up and you’ll get access to all the Microsoft Office productivity apps at the top of the window, making it easy ...

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5G is finally starting to feel real

December isn’t just a time for the holidays. It’s a time for 5G merriment. In early December, Qualcomm went all-in on how the next-generation wireless technology will take shape in 2019. Its chips serve as the brains of high-profile phones, such as the Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and it used its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit as a showcase for 5G technology, showing ...

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How to preorder the iPhone XR

The long wait for the more affordable iPhone XR is nearly over. Following its mid-September announcement alongside the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, preorders for the $749 XR begin on Friday, October 19th, and the phone will be available the following Friday, October 26th. Preordering is necessary if you want to receive your new iPhone on launch day. ...

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Uber’s self-driving cars return to public roads after fatal crash

After a nine-month hiatus, Uber says, its autonomous vehicles are now safer. Uber took its self-driving cars off the road last March, after a fatal accident, the first known pedestrian death caused by a vehicle in full autonomous mode. After that, Uber’s self-driving program fell under the scrutiny of local police, lawmakers and federal investigators. Now the company says it’s ready to put its self-driving fleet back ...

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