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Internet Is the Future of Education in Africa

Internet Is the Future of Education in Africa

Technology
In sub-Saharan Africa, 10m children drop out of primary school every year according to BBC. The internet is a resourceful tool that can improve and transform Africa's education sector and contribute to economic transformation of African nations, a new study by the Internet Society indicates. Dubbed the "Internet for Education in Africa," the study says a blended learning environment that leverages internet can potentially help connect education to work, improve the skills that allow youth to access employment, empower lifelong learners, and importantly, support women, girls and disabled people to participate in learning without space, time and other cultural and social barriers. While education struggles to cope with the digital transformation, Internet connectivity has grown expon...
Affordable internet remains elusive in Kenya

Affordable internet remains elusive in Kenya

Internet, Technology
In 2017, the world will mark a significant milestone: 50% global internet penetration. Though internet access has become a daily expectation for many, its hardly available. Today, over four billion people — some 56% of the world — are still not using the Internet.   The majority of this offline population are women. Most live in LDCs and other developing countries. One of the key obstacles countries face in the race to expand access is affordability — the vast majority of those without Internet access today are offline simply because they cannot afford a basic connection. The arrival of SEACOM marine fibre optic cable on the Kenyan coast in 2009 excited Internet users - who were promised reliable and faster service. The optimism was that country’s connection to the outside world vi
Instagram now allows mobile web sharing

Instagram now allows mobile web sharing

Mobile, social media
Instagram users no longer need the app to upload photos. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. The company is now rolling out the ability to upload photos through its mobile website. Instagram’s mobile website previously only let users view their notifications and feed, but now its mobile site looks nearly identical to its actual app. The company isn’t redesigning or modifying the desktop version of Instagram.com, though, so photo uploading will only work on phones and tablets for now. he mobile web launch ties in with Instagram’s global growth strategy aimed at the 80% of its
Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Cyber Security, Technology
The fairy tale is over  for Mac computers. The position that Apple’s Macs were immune to attacks and therefore did not need anti-virus or other defenses has finally been shattered. Those of us in the security industry have been preaching this for years. Check Point researchers have discovered an email-phishing campaign in Europe that is specifically targeting Mac users. The trojan is the first of its kind for Apple computers, and it phishes for credentials by displaying full-screen alerts that claim there’s an urgent OS X update waiting to be installed. Once it has the keys to the castle, OSX/Dok makes the changes it needs to spy on a victim's web browsing. First it gives administrator privileges to whoever's currently logged in. That allows additional password prompts to be bypass
Uber cuts price by 40% in Lagos

Uber cuts price by 40% in Lagos

Technology
Uber Nigeria has dropped rates on UberX in Lagos by up to 40%, to offer an affordable and convenient option for Nigerians to move around. Speaking about the increase, Alon Lits, General Manager at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa said: “We always consider driver economics in each city that they operate in and after years of experience, what we‘ve seen in cities across the world is that lower fares mean greater demand, lower pickup times and more trips per hour — increasing earning potential and creating better economics for drivers.” This means that not only will riders pay less for their trips but driver-partners will earn more through increased demand. According to the company, “Riders can expect the same quality experience at a more affordable price and driver-partners should also earn th