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News: Millicom invests in Rwanda, PayStand accepts Bitcoin, and Bitrix challenges DropBox

April fool, April Cool!!!

Yeah, April is going to be one of the COOLEST month for the tech scene this year with series of technological innovations. It looks promising; Bitrix is challenging Dropbox for Russian largest online backup space, Paym now allowing UK bank account holders to pay IOUs through their mobile number – first of its kind in the country – Viber launches “Viber Out Calling” for Win 8 phone users, PayStand makes Bitcoin online payment visible and more sensible, and the best of today’s tech updates is about Africa business revolution as Millicom is planning an incubator installation in Rwanda in order to empower entrepreneurs.

The move will impact them with knowledge for creative reasoning and the company will also provide seed finance for their startups to let them stay on their own. But in my own view, the company is looking beyond that. They want to extend their stem into the country and other part of the sub-saharan african countries through the philanthropist-like initiative.)

Time will tell if I’m right or wrong….

So here are the trending technology news for today. Relax, enjoy and share with your friends.

Today in History Tech History

Exactly this day, Microsoft announces its first hardware product called Z80 SoftCard. It is a micro-processor that plugs into the Apple II PC in order to enable it to run computer programs written specifically for the CP/M operating system. Read more from TDITH.

Trending Tech News Today:

Bitrix, tagged Russian Dropbox killer, aims to let users do it all in their own way. They are ready to replace Dropbox in the country if given the chance. But I don’t think this would go well with Dropbox. Read more from Forbes Technology

Viber, the popular social messaging service provider has announced its “Viber Out Calling” on Windows Phone 8. Report by @jordanrcrook

UK bank account holders can now register for Paym’s system to in order pay IOUs with their mobile number alone. According to report they are aiming at 90% of the whole population of the UK to embrace this technology because it would soon be rolled out on all the accounts in the country

PayStand launches its online payment service with Bitcoin adoption along with Credit Cards And E-Checks by @jshieber

The company had raised a $1 million in seed financing from investors such as Cervin Ventures, Central Coast Angels, Serra Ventures, and TiE LaunchPad. But they are still in beta.

Flappy Bird Games’ new season soars to top of the App Store charts in a recent report. GuardianTech has more on this here. @guardiantech

TicketTea has acquired Telentrada, another ticketing service in Spain by @sohear

Report says Apple is eyeing a Japanese Chipmaker because they want to improve iPhone battery life, and screen. @mashable reports.

Flexibits’ Fantastical 2 app, the iphone best calendar app, debuts on iPad. @sarahintampa reports

Rwanda receives Venture Capitalist generosity

Rwanda to enjoy venture capitalist’s generosity as Sub-Saharan Africa receives more interest from top tech entrepreneurs and financiers. Africa, as one of the world’s emerging market in the tech scene, has received series of interests lately, and I think this is what convinced Millicom, a Sweden-based telecom firm to think Rwanda is the right place to start from. I don’t think they are wrong if truth must be told. Strauss has more on Forbes to share

Health Corner:

Do you know that short bursts of exercise can give you the same energy boost as that of coffee drink - Yes, you read it right, but there is something you must know.

Do you know that short bursts of exercise can give you the same energy boost as that of coffee drink? Yes, you read it right, but there is something you must know. That’s, you shouldn’t overdo it, especially when your body isn’t in the right mode. However, taking coffee could be ideal for some, but 30 minutes of exercise may prove to be far more effective. There’s a science behind it. @Lifehacker


Tesla is planning to offer an “affordable” car by 2015, but will it take off?

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To your tech success.

Olawale Daniel


Android Fans

Dropbox App for Android Gets an Update

Galaxy nexus is known as the first Android handset and smartphone running the Ice Cream Sandwich has officially been released. And this is the right time for developers to update their apps and that’s one of the reason why Dropbox released its major software update for their app that is in the Android Market. This update focuses mostly on bulk uploads of files and a new and interesting User Interface (UI).

dropbox update for android users

Below is the change log given by them :

  • Renaming folders and files
  • App redesigned with many new features
  • Bulk upload for media
  • Quick offline access to files – Favorites
  • Gallery view improved
  • Single tap access to all folder and file actions
  • Optimized for Ice cream sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Export to local storage
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

You can download the latest DropBox app version from here.

Dropbox uses the cloud storage technology for storing the user’s files, documents, videos, pictures etc in order for them to access them from any part of the world without hassle – anywhere, anytime.

It is indeed a life saver for people who normally travels from one location to the others – who need to upload or download some files while they are away from home. Now, instead of uploading files one after the other, android users don’t need to wait anymore because there’s a new feature called Bulk Uploader – it will helps them upload large amount of files to the cloud server and they can then download and use it when they are offline.

Click here to download the update for your phone.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Dropbox Will Help Simplify Your Life

Dropbox Will Help Simplify Your Life

Dropbox is a file sharing website that let people share information, particularly computer documents, via the internet to other people without the stress of using flash drives and some other file transferring devices. Any files stored on dropbox is secured better than the other file storage folders available on the internet. Dropbox is a magic-folder that is located on your computer system’s desktop which serves as a computer folder which makes it easier for you to drag and drop folders into it to make them available remotely online. Dropbox have being for sometimes now.

With this tool, working on a project from office as a business man now becomes easier because of the easy access to documents remotely hassle-free.

Dropbox will simplify your life if you want that to happen. Working from anywhere you are makes it powerful and interesting. You can stop a project in your office and starts from where you stops it right from your office without much hassle.

It makes it easier for you to work without the needs of sending files and transferring them via either wireless access, networked access or any other data transferring methods.

It makes it easier also for people to back up their documents on the go without the needs of struggling before using storage devices like CDS,DVD’s and some others like flash disks.

Just like its slogan, simplicity is what differentiate it from any other online data storage services available on the internet since dates.

Everything on it is automated because it have a feature that lets you backup your system automatically. Also, to add to what you can do with this tool, you can automate multiple systems and backup everything on them simultaneously without hassle.

By default, Dropbox offers all of their users a 2 gigabytes of storage space at no charge, but you can increase it if you wish by upgrading your account for their packages.

In order to make things easier for yourself, you can also get free spaces up to 8 gigabytes by referring your friends so that they too can have access to the service.

Another killer thing about it is that there is a special apps available for iPhone and google android users which even makes it more preferrable to others. Applications like photos, videos, Microsoft Office and PDF documents can be produced right on your mobile phone and then share remotely with other people through out the world via your account.

Another thing that I have come to realized about it is that, it makes it easier for easy sharing of music and video files without the need of websites like Youtube and Vimeo.

For writers and editors, this service will be of great help because it will allow them to auto-edit and share their processed articles with their teams, for example, a writer can send his documents to the editor in the same workgroup and vice-versa with this service.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Product Reviews

How To Download Directly From The Internet to your DropBox Account

If you have a Dropbox account, you will understand what I am about to show you here. With dropbox, you can save your files and folder which you have on your computer hard drives to the backup spaces which DropBox offers you as one of its users but, there’s only one way in which you can use to save file while using DropBox and that method is to add files to dropbox account via your account or through the desktop application based folder that dropbox provides for you when you first opened an account with them.

Computer Tips & Tutorials Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Product Reviews

DropBox Is The Future Of Internet

How would you feel if you’re to lose an important files due to hitches or malfunction of your computer? Have you ever wondered how you’d feel like if you were unable to restore your data after a computer hard disk failure? I know that you will feel troubled! But wait, that problem will be resolved soon if you can read this post to the end.

Yeah! I know that you are ready to know how you can save your computer from virus attack or disk failure. You can protect your files and other sensitive data from all forms of internet worms and computer viruses by having an online backup for it. You can do this by getting a reputable and trusted online backup company, which you can trust your data and valuable information with. It must not be company that will, in later time, sell some of your valuable information to other third-party companies for advertisement purposes or anything similar.

How Can I Know The Best Company To Trust?

You asked right!

There are many online data backup companies available to choose from but majority of them are not trustworthy while only a little percentage of them play according to the rule of the game. To know the best company that have good stuffs in store for you, a whole lot of research is required coupled with ability to follow your instincts in picking the right one, and other skills. But believe me honestly, you wouldn’t have to do that alone because that burden has been leveled down for you. Trust me!

In a matter of minutes from now, you will be backing up your data onto one of the most popular and free data backup company in the world. I have a company that I wanted to introduce to you so that you can be able to save your online data and the name of the company is called DropBox.

DropBox is an online data backup company that provides free data storage features for their customers. They have three different features, one for free users, another for paid members, while the last one is for organizations and small businesses.

DropBox lets you store your life in the cloud for easy accessibility

DropBox Free Users

You get 2GB data backup spaces to save your file and many other things, but you need to register and install their desktop folder where you will be saving the files to before they’ll be able to give you the 2GB space. It doesn’t stop there, as you continue to use the service, they believe that you too can bring your friends onboard, to enjoy their service, and in returns they will give you additional 25oMB space to add to your normal 2GB. Continuously, you can add more space till you reach 8GB storage space through invites alone. There is no limit until you reach 8GB and at that time you can now upgrade to paid version.

DropBox Paid Users

As a paid user of Dropbox, you get more features better than the free version, and the picture below show you what you will get as a paid user.Dropbox Is the Future of Cloud Storage

To Get More Spaces on your DropBox account

If you’re like me, who would love to stay free by all means, you can stay with the free version of the DropBox service until it reaches the bandwidth limit, this one is for you. You can start referring your friend and relatives to this awesome service in exchange for more bandwidth space on your dropbox account.

Any time you refer someone, you will get additional storage space of 250MB every time one of your friend or relatives register and download dropbox app for computer or mobile. To do this you can edit message like I did below, and add your link with it (you will get your referrer link in your admin area under the ‘sharing option’)

Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free! (remember that you can change this link to your own link).

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