WhatsApp Reaches 2-Billion Users Worldwide

Posted by - February 13, 2020

WhatsApp has quickly amassed another 500-million users in just 2 years and now has about 2-billion users, reports My Broadband. This latest tally comes from the messaging service about 6 years since they were acquired by Facebook Inc. for $19-billion. This latest statistic solidly places WhatsApp as the largest messaging platform on Earth though with

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development

Samsung unpacks Galaxy S20 in Ghana

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, a new series of flagship devices that fundamentally change the way we capture and experience our world. The Galaxy S20 series introduces a brand-new camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor yet for stunning image quality. Along with the camera, the Galaxy S20

AITI-KACE collaborates with Ghana National Association of ICT Teachers to boost subject in schools

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) as a means to support ICT education in Ghanaian schools has begun collaborative engagements with the Ghana National Association of ICT Teachers (GNAIT). As part of the on-going process, the centre hosted members of GNAIT to present to them NYANSAPO, Ghana’s first indigenous

Gov’t targets 16 million registered taxpayers through national ID system

Posted by - February 11, 2020

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that government should be able to increase the number of registered taxpayers to at least sixteen million by the end of this year. Dr. Bawumia explained that this should be achieved through the conversion of all national ID numbers collated under the various card registrations to Tax Identification

Government won’t shut, restrict social media access on Election Day – Ursula Owusu

Posted by - February 10, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]The Communications Minister has said government has no intention of shutting social media on Election Day, neither is there a plan to restrict access to it. Allaying such fears, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said despite some malicious persons’ using it for the wrong activities it is not ideal “to throw away the baby with the bathwater.” “You

Gov’t urged to deploy technology in slapping spot fines on traffic offenders

Posted by - February 10, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AppsNMobile Technology Software Development Company, Richard Bansah, is urging government to consider deploying technology in the administration of spot fines to generate enough from wayward road users. Speaking on the Business Edition on the Citi Breaksfast Show, Mr. Bansah said there is huge revenue to be made

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Posted by - February 10, 2020

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did

Google Maps turns 15: A look back on where it all began

Posted by - February 7, 2020

From whiteboard to browser It’s been 15 years since Google Maps was launched by Australian software engineer Noel Gordon, Stephen Ma, and Danish-born Rasmussen brothers Lars and Jens. “What I remember that day mostly was that we had, what we considered, a pretty amazing launch. We served some 10 million maps on the very first

Australia to focus on blockchain potential with new roadmap

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Blockchain offers the nation jobs and growth, the government has said. The Australian government believes there are opportunities across the economy that can be seized and enabled by the use of blockchain technology. The government, in its 52-page blockchain roadmap [PDF], says the technology has the potential to create jobs, create new economic growth, save businesses