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Instagram for iOS adds new ‘Type’ text mode for story creation

Instagram today is further expanding the capabilities of its stories feature. In a blog post this morning, Instagram has announced a new “Type” mode for stories that lets users share anything on their mind, with no text or video required. Instagram touts that Type mode allows creators to “turn your most random thoughts into something colorful and expressive.” “Today, we’re …

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Nintendo officially announces new Mario Kart game coming to iOS

After years of requests from users, Nintendo has officially announced that a mobile version of Mario Kart is under development. While specifics remain unclear, the company says the game will be released sometime in the next 13 months… The news of a Mario Kart game for iOS comes following Nintendo’s previous releases of Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing. For …

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#TECHVIBES: Over 2,000 WordPress sites infected with a keylogger!

More than 2,000 websites running the open-source WordPress content management system are infected with malware, researchers warned late last week. The malware in question logs passwords and just about anything else an administrator or visitor types. The keylogger is part of a malicious package that also installs an in-browser cryptocurrency miner that’s surreptitiously run on the computers of people visiting …

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#TECHVIBES: ‘Disappointing’ sales see Apple cutting iPhone X production in half this quarter 

Apple is said to have notified suppliers that it has cut its production target for the first quarter of this year to 20M, after previously telling them to expect to produce 40M units … The U.S. tech giant notified suppliers that it had decided to cut the target for the period to around 20 million units, in light of slower-than-expected …

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CALL FOR APPLICATION: Recruitment of Youth for The Online Digital Marketing/ Entrepreneurship Training Program

As part of the National Youth Authority’s (NYA) mandate of ensuring the empowerment of the Ghanaian Youth, the NY is embarking on a capacity program to equip the youth of Ghana with Skills in Online Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship to enable them develop, promote and sell local and international products through digital marketing platforms and also them establish and run …

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#TECHVIBES: Google hires former Microsoft, Sony gaming veteran as new vice president

The extent of Google’s current gaming reach is mostly limited to its YouTube Gaming streaming service and of course the Play Store with Android and Daydream VR games. However, the company might have a more direct interest in the space with the hire of gaming veteran Phil Harrison. Harrison announced yesterday that he started a new role as vice president …

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#TECHVIBES: Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn’t let a child use social media

Cook, who became Apple’s chief executive in the middle of its ill-fated Ping experiment, in 2011, has apparently turned against technology. “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook told students at a college in Essex, England, late last week, according to the Guardian. “There are some things that I won’t …

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Ghanaian firm to host cryptocurrency masterclass in 4 African cities

Wryze Blockchain Solutions Ltd, a Ghana-based blockchain company is set to hold its second blockchain masterclass in Accra, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Conakry and Cairo. The major currencies include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and others. A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency, transactions. Speaking on the objectives of the masterclass, a Senior Consultant at Wryze Blockchain …

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iCode Presents: ICT FOR THE KIDS

Information and Communication Technology is now a mature part of our daily lives. Once restricted to higher cycle educations as “computer studies”, ICT is now taught even to children in elementary classes, But to compare ICT with “computer studies” is misleading. In ICT, the technology aspect is the least important. Growing up in a technological environment means that children need …

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