Sunday, September 29, 2019

#Trending10 - Top 10 tech news / trends of the week #39 (2019)

Welcome to the second edition of DEJAY'S BLOG's exclusive, #Trending10. Last week's edition featured a WhatsApp bug on iOS, Google, Apple and more. Here's this week's report incase you missed anything in tech...


#Trending10 - Top 10 tech news / trends of the week #39 (2019)

1. Western union and MTN partners, introducing a cross border mobile money transfers 

The MTN group and one of the largest global payment services Western Union have agreed on a partnership in 21 countries across Africa and the Middle East. The service is to allow direct remittance into mobile wallets. You will be able to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions using your MTN mobile money accounts. The funds can be used to pay bills, send money internally and internationally. Read more...

2. Huawei Mate 30 Pro has been launched - here's how to get the Google play store running on it

We now know that Huawei’s latest flagship will not have any Google apps including the likes of Gmail and Maps. This is nothing new if you are in China but it’s probably the reason why you won't get the device if you are outside the country. But there is a third group of people who would still want to get their hands on the device even though it does not come with Google services and that group is those who are fans of the tech giants. So if you fit into that last category, click to read more.

3.  iPadOS & iOS 13.1 available now, a week earlier than expected 

This is a necessary update after a rough start. Apple officially released iOS 13 earlier this month and less than a week later the company releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS. These are important updates you should install - Read more... 

4. iOS 13 comes with a lot of features - here's how iOS 13 can fix your iPhone's battery life

We are in the age where smartphone battery lifespan is short as a result of demanding apps. Almost all smartphones nowadays have significant battery performance issues. For iPhone users, here's how Apple's latest software update can fix your iPhone's battery. Read more...

Also - Instagram & WhatsApp Yet to Support Dark Mode on iOS 13 For iPhone
          Gmail is Getting The Dark Theme if You Are on Android 10 and iOS 11 or Newer

5. Hacker releases a permanent "unpatchable" jailbreak for iPhone devices.

Finally a proper jailbreak for iPhones, checkm8 pronounced "Checkmate" according to the researcher, @axi0mX (via twitter). The is a new exploit that can permanently jailbreak iPhones from the iPhone 4s to iPhone 8 and X. According to axi0mX, Apple's latest iPhones running on the A12 & A13 chips are unaffected. Read more...

6. Apex Legends Season 03 Meltdown launch - Everything we know. 

Apex legends season 3 is getting close, with every season getting bigger and better there has been news on editions and particular coming to season 3 is the bloodhound and the lifeline edition and as usual, there will be coins for players a 1,000 coins to acquire for each of the edition. Read more...


7. Tesla Releases Software Update: V10 Brings Smart Summon, Netflix , "Car-aoke" and more... 

Tesla just rolled out its new Software Update, Version 10 and it packs quite a lot of interesting features. After the announcement, the company's shares rose by 6 per cent. Features include Smart Summon, Tesla Theater Mode and others - Read more...

8. Facebook reportedly spent more than $500 million to buy a mind-reading technology startup

This is scary but the company has agreed to acquire a brain-computing startup CTRL-labs to facilitates its project. The startup will join Facebook Reality Labs, a division of the social media company that is working to develop augmented-reality smart glasses. Here's how busy Facebook has been with this project.

9. Google Pixel 4 XL leak suggests next-gen Google Assistant and Face Unlock feature

We have already seen more leaks on Google's next phones. A new leak suggests that it will come with next-gen Google Assistant and face unlock which makes it faster by processing the information on Google's servers. The Pixel 4 is set to roll out on October 15.

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10. How to make your own VPN in 30 Mins

Why the need for a VPN-Virtual Private Network? The answer is simple, to stay safe online especially on public Wi-Fi networks and also to bypass blocked websites. This way, your ISP would not know the sites you visit because your IP address just keeps bouncing from one location to the other. In reality, using a VPN is like manoeuvring through a path that makes it difficult to trace you. Just to avoid traffic jam or a police checkpoint and hence get to your destination quickly. Read more...



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