Technology

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the
Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Mobile, Technology
Nokia, once the world’s top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday. The mobile industry pretty much dominated the early mobile space, back before smartphones, and produced some of the most iconic feature phones in the industry; devices which are still much-loved and often used even today. With the introduction of smartphones, the mobile brand took the backseat as the apple, Samsung and others took over. It however sold its handset to Microsoft for $7.2 Billion in 2013 in order to produce the windows phones that competes with the android and apple phones n the industry. The decision however proved short-lived, when Microsoft said it would sell its feature phone business to HMD Global and F
VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

Mobile, Technology
VideoLAN's VLC app is the most popular media player. What makes it one of the best options among users is the fact that it is available on almost every platform and has the ability to play several video formats. The venerable media player is getting into the 360-degrees videos with a technical preview called VLC 360 degrees for windows and mac. The new feature lets users play 360-degree videos and photos as well as Panorama images. In addition, the player will support open source and cross-platform formats, accelerated with both OpenGL and Direct3D11. VideoLAN teamed up with Giroptic, a 360-degree camera maker, to bring on the new feature to its users making VLC the first major video player app to play 360 degrees videos. In essence, the 360 content can be displayed in Zoom...

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Mobile, Startups, Technology, Women
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highes
Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Mobile, social media, Technology
The Google play store is the best place to download an app. It only gives you choices but also shows apps of your interest according to your previous downloads. Google has now taken the move to improve its filtering system to help play store users install safe app while keeping away malicious app developers. According to statista report, Google announced that over 25 billion apps had been downloaded from its app store In September 2012 and the last reported figures from May 2016 stated that 65 billion apps had been downloaded from Google Play. This statics indicates that a lot of  users continue to download apps from the store as technology develops. The company has improved its algorithm to make it smarter in detecting fake reviews and spam comments easily. If you are using a