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TECNO Brings Ultra-steady and Ultra-clear Gimbal Camera Phone CAMON 18 Premier
Gadgets, Mobile

TECNO Brings Ultra-steady and Ultra-clear Gimbal Camera Phone CAMON 18 Premier

The new CAMON 18 Premier brings together the best of the CAMON series, such as TAIVOS, Super Night Mode, Selfie Mode to combine with an all new Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera HONG KONG, China, October 6, 2021/APO Group/ -- The most advanced pro-camera phone from TECNO CAMON series (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) -- Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera; Ultra-clear 60X Hyper Zoom; Self-portrait master; Newest MediaTek Helio G96 Chip designed for 4G camera phone and 120Hz AMOLED screen; TÜV Rheinland Certified Display for Eye Protection from low-blue light and certified fast-charge system. TECNO, a rising superstar as a global smartphone brand of the new generation, today released its newest CAMON18 series - CAMON 18 Premier, CAMON18P and CAMON18, pushing the boundaries for what it means to be a professi...
Review: iOS 15 features give iPhone users more control over their lives
Gadgets, Mobile

Review: iOS 15 features give iPhone users more control over their lives

Apple released the iOS 15 on September 20, 2021, and it’s a super-smart operating system.  We think Apple is taking a minimalist approach to building a more effective operating system. Unlike the flashy update that happened from iOS 6 to iOS 7, iOS 15 debuts with subtle updates that form a more significant upgrade of iOS 14. iOS 15 is the perfect example of being loud without screaming: the new operating system improves your overall experience without altering your phone visually.  iOS 15 has a lot of hidden updates that are easy to miss and that’s why we’ve compiled some of our favourite features below:  Focus mode in iOS 15 is a gift to humanity This has to come first because it is transformative and will make the human race more productive. Sounds dramatic, but yo...
ICASA Sets New Deadline for Controversial Spectrum Auction
Mobile, Telecommunications

ICASA Sets New Deadline for Controversial Spectrum Auction

Last month, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the country’s communications regulator, announced that it would not be publishing invitations to apply (ITA) to participate in the highly anticipated auction of high-demand spectrum in South Africa, effectively postponing the auction. ICASA said that the move was made to avoid lengthy court battles against several litigators that had issues with how ICASA was handling the auction. The regulator likewise withdrew an ITA for the licensing of the planned wholesale open-access network (WOAN). Now, following more than a decade of delays and legal issues, ICASA has announced a new timetable for the auction of its high-demand spectrum in the country. According to Media24, SA’s high data prices (some of the hig...
TECNO’s CAMON 18 Premier Certificated by TÜV Rheinland for Low Blue Light of Eye Protection and Safe Fast-charge System
Gadgets, Mobile

TECNO’s CAMON 18 Premier Certificated by TÜV Rheinland for Low Blue Light of Eye Protection and Safe Fast-charge System

HONG KONG, China, September 30, 2021/APO Group/ -- TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) today announced that its latest smartphone to release in Oct——TECNO CANOM 18 Premier has received two new internationally recognized TÜV Rheinland certifications respectively for Low Blue Light (Hardware solution) and Safe Fast-charge Systems. This will provide consumers better eye protection and safety of fast charging for long-time phone usage. The negative damage to eyes from blue lights of the computer and mobile screens is a becoming a heated topic in recent years, especially with the increasing long hours of smartphone usage in daily life among heavy phone users and even teenagers and children. According to many industry researches, blue light penetrates all the way to the retina and too much expos...
Vivo Y21 Smartphone Launches in Kenya: All the Specs + Pricing
Gadgets, Mobile

Vivo Y21 Smartphone Launches in Kenya: All the Specs + Pricing

Vivo has unveiled its latest Y-series model the Vivo Y21 in Kenya. The Y21 is a mid-range smartphone featuring high-end specs and a number of distinct tweaks intended to drive the next wave of smartphones in the East African country. Specifications The new Vivo Y21 packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging technology which can charge up to 34% in just 30 minutes. The device has an 8.0 mm sleek design with a 2.5D flat. The device is lightweight, weighing only 182g. Sporting a 6.51 – inch HD Plus Display (1600 by720), the Y21 carries a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset paired with 4GB RAM which comes with an extended 1GB RAM. Storage options range from a 64g unit up to the larger 128g. The Helio P35 chipset is an upgraded function to make the device faster and smoother w...
MTN Announces 5G Roll Out Date in Ghana
5G, Africa, Mobile

MTN Announces 5G Roll Out Date in Ghana

The Ghanaian arm of the largest telecom company in Africa has announced its intentions to launch and make operational 5G services in the West African country by 2023. This comes as MTN has yet to fully cover Ghana with its 4G spectrum, but projects to gain 98% 4G coverage by the end of 2022. Currently, MTN’s 4G coverage has reached 73% of the country. ModernGhana reports that the company revealed that it is modernizing its infrastructure and working with regulators towards 5G and that it will seek to have 5G mobile connectivity operating in Ghana by 2023. According to the CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, who made the announcement, MTN is taking steps towards 5G in order to be in a better position to take advantage of the digital space. “Almost every 10 years, there is a new ...
Safaricom Announces Launch Date for Commercial 5G Network
5G, Mobile, Telecommunications

Safaricom Announces Launch Date for Commercial 5G Network

Safaricom has announced that it will increase its 5G sites by 200 by the end of 2021, and launch a commercialised version of its 5G services in 2022. Kenya’s leading telco launched 5G technology for the first time in the country in March, starting with 15 sites. Now the telco says it wants to take the supremely high-speed internet to additional towns. Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO said Wednesday that the company would use up to 200 sites for testing the upgraded network as it seeks to capitalise on the country’s nascent Internet use which is slowly growing. Safaricom’s 5G service is also hoped to be a central key of its attempts to further expand its data business in order to counter the slow growth in voice calls revenue. Continue reading Image: TechWeez
Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to boost growth
Africa, Apps, Mobile

Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to boost growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users in Kenya in the coming weeks, won’t require them to provide any payment information during the sign-up, the company said. The new plan is available to any user aged 18 or above with an Android phone, the company said. It will also not include ads. Netflix, available in over 190 countries, has experimented with a range of plans in recent years to lure customers in developing markets. For instance, it began testing a $3 mobile-only plan in India in 2018 — before expanding it to users in several other countries. Continue reading Image: Krisztian Bocsi ...
iPhone 13 series price in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa
Gadgets, Mobile

iPhone 13 series price in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa

After about a year of speculation and anticipation, Apple has released the iPhone 13 series. During a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple announced that the iPhone 13 will come in four new models: the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.  What’s new about the iPhone 13 series? Well, it looks very much like the iPhone 12 but two notable main updates were made to the phone’s display and camera. The new phones will also run on the latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 15. They also come with larger batteries, more storage (maximum of 1 Terabyte storage), a new A15 Bionic processor, a smaller notch and new camera features.  How much does it cost? The iPhone 13 starts at $829 for 128GB, which is twice the storage the iPhone 12 started with; while the iPhone...
Jumo, MTN launch mobile money loan offering to improve SME credit access in Ivory Coast
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Jumo, MTN launch mobile money loan offering to improve SME credit access in Ivory Coast

South Africa-based Jumo has partnered with MANSA Bank and MTN Mobile Financial Services to provide loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Ivory Coast. Founded in 2015 and backed by Goldman Sachs, Jumo offers savings and credit products to entrepreneurs in emerging markets, as well as financial services infrastructure to partners such as e-money operators and banks. In Ivory Coast, which is Jumo’s most recent market, the collaboration will see the company introduce its new short-term and small-scale loan product, VitKash, built in partnership with MANSA and offered through MTN’s mobile money platform. Continue reading Image: UNCDF