Author: Tejiri Jeroh

I am first and foremost and inquisitive being with a professional background in Systems Engineering which means I love to figure systems out, dabble here and there with all things tech related and devise plans to take over the world. …And in the words of Anton Checkov, Engineering is my wife while writing is my mistress. I am a webmaster who also writes Afrocentric articles on my blog. (www.omnicorpseo.com) and loves football. Finally, I can’t go without saying hi to my wife…so, “Hi dear” and Hi All!

Microsoft unveiled the much more affordable Surface 3 this week—putting the Windows tablet within reach of a much wider market. That isn’t the only economical computing device coming from Microsoft this week, though. According to a report from Digitimes Research, Microsoft is also working with its OEM partners to offer very low cost Windows laptops to go head-to-head with cheap Chromebooks. Similar to its Surface 3 strategy, Microsoft is targeting students, academics and individuals in emerging markets who need affordable devices that are still powerful enough to handle basic computing tasks. In order to meet this goal Microsoft is working…

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Only a small handful of Windows Phone smartphones were able to run the initial test build of Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft will soon unleash the second test build of Windows 10 Mobile which is expected to support a much broader range of Windows Phone devices. According to a Microsoft blog post the reason the first test build of Windows 10 Mobile was available for such a limited handful of devices had to do with the amount of storage space available in the OS partition. Microsoft has now developed a new technique, however, that enables Windows 10 Mobile to be installed…

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A major threat to the increasingly popular virtual currencies was recently discovered by researchers from Kaspersky and INTERPOL. The identified threat has the capacity to embed malware, illegal data, child sexual abuse images or other malicious or elicit data in blockchains of virtual transactions. Like the Heartbleed flaw this cyber threat hinges on a fixed open space on the blockchain—the transaction’s balance sheet—where data can be stored, hosted and referenced within encrypted transactions and records. The researchers determined that this fixed open space can be exploited by malware and phishing techniques. The flaw in the blockchain can be exploited by…

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Healthy competition drives the tech industry. It seems that Amazon is keenly aware of the need to remain competitive when it comes to cloud data storage. The tech giant is following in Microsoft’s footsteps and offering unlimited storage on Amazon Cloud Drive for a reasonable cost. Amazon’s Unlimited Everything plan means that users can now store all digital information and items on their own Amazon Cloud account for just $60 a year. This is peanuts compared to the pricing structure of its competitors. Dropbox costs $10 per month or $100 per year and Google Drive users pay $120 a year…

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Just last week Twitter announced that it had acquired Periscope—an app that broadcasts live video streams. This week the social media platform launched the Periscope app for public use. Periscope is set to go head-to-head with Meerkat as the go-to app for streaming videos and sharing them with followers on Twitter. Twitter describes the Periscope app: “Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time.” Periscope remains a stand-alone app with its own user interface and features designed to let users interact…

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Reports coming out of China suggest Apple’s September release date will involve the release of not two iPhone devices as previously thought but three new versions to the public. The first two are almost certainly updates of the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but the third is a mystery. According to DigiTimes, the new models of the existing smartphones will be the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, and the third iPhone device will be the iPhone 6C. DigiTimes reports that the iPhone 6C will sport a 4-inch screen—finally offering fans of the smaller iPhone 5S an…

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Facebook has officially added a new feature for its users to celebrate birthdays and other life milestones. The social network’s which was launched on Tuesday, borrows (or steals depending on your perspective) a page from the popular Timehop app. It keeps track of your anniversaries, birthdays and milestones posted on its platform and proceeds to remind you of special moments from your past via your news feed or mobile app. Some Facebook users may have already come across the On this Day feature because it has been tested by Facebook for a while now. The feature showcases your special day…

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Microsoft launched a new open source app services platform for Azure this week. The apps to be developed for the Azure platform will bring seamless connectivity functions and simplify data consumption for users—customers, Microsoft partners and organizations—on the Azure platform. The App Service is touted as a totally new cloud service that will allow developers to build Web and mobile apps for every platform and mobile device regardless of its operating system or brand. It will function as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) system and provide developers with integrated solutions and the necessary features to automate business processes. Integrated Solutions Microsoft explains…

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Amazon’s game streaming service Twitch was hacked on Monday—making it the latest in a seemingly endless string of high-profile data breaches. Amazon released an email to its users confirming the hack and its security measures to contain it. The statement reads “We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information. For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube”. Twitch users will now receive notification emails directing them to reset passwords before they’ll be able to regain entry to their…

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Instagram has increased its portfolio by launching a new photo collage app called Layout. Layout is an app for creating photo collages to be shared on social media platforms and its features directly complement the photo-sharing platform of its parent company, Instagram. How it works Layout allows you select up to 9 photos at a time from your smartphone’s gallery and provides you with template collages for arranging the selected photos. You can also take series of shots in real-time and use them to create photo collages by arranging, re-sizing, and swapping the images. Social network support Collages from Layout…

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