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WhatsApp hits the 2 billion user mark

WhatsApp hits the 2 billion user mark

WhatsApp has announced that it now supports more than two billion users globally. This is the first time in two years that the company is revealing its users’ numbers, while being the second in the Facebook family of apps to achieve the feat.

The company published a blog post on the achievement and used it to boast of its outstanding privacy and security features.

“Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling. There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and we are humbled and honored to reach this milestone.”

WhatsApp affirms that it shall continue to operate largely independent of Facebook and continue to defend providing its encrypted messaging service.

“Strong encryption acts like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps the information you send over WhatsApp secure, helping protect you from hackers and criminals. Messages are only kept on your phone, and no one in between can read your messages or listen to your calls, not even us. Your private conversations stay between you.”

Last year, it became clear that there are plans to integrate WhatsApp with Instagram and Facebook Messenger, to effect seamless interaction and sharing of files while offering “fast, simple, reliable and private” messaging services that are also secure.

Facebook has also unveiled plans to generate more revenue from WhatsApp with the option of selling ads, but called off the plans. The biggest concern was that a commercial messaging feature would force the messaging app to weaken its end-to-end encryption.

Now the focus shall be on building out money-making features that let “businesses communicate with customers and better manage those interactions”.

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Over 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

Over 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

The advancement in technology has made it easy to do almost everything with just an app. This, interestingly, includes finding a partner – to date and even marry. Much as the entire process of choosing a partner online requires keen consideration, you also need to prioritise your personal information when using these resources.

Popular dating apps used worldwide, such as Tinder, Bumble or Zoosk, often become a bait used to spread mobile malware or retrieve personal data to later bombard the users with unwanted ads or even spend their money on expensive paid subscriptions. Such files have nothing to do with legitimate apps, as they only use a name and sometimes copy a design of authentic dating services.

Security software maker Kaspersky analysed popular dating apps in 2019 within Africa and discovered a circulation of 1,486 threats under the guise of over 20 apps. Of these, a total of 7,734 attacks on 2,548 users were detected. The countries attacked most often were South Africa, accounting for 58% of all attacks in the region, Kenya (10%) and Nigeria (4%).

The danger these malicious files bring varies from file to file, ranging from Trojans that can download other malware to ones that send an expensive SMS, to adware, making it likely that every ping a user gets is some sort of annoying ad notification rather than a message from a potential date.

For instance, one of the applications that at first glance looks like Tinder is, in fact, a banking Trojan that constantly requests Accessibility service rights, and upon getting them, grants itself all rights necessary to steal money from the user. Another names itself as ‘Settings’ right after installation, shows a fake ‘error’ message and later disappears, with a high likelihood it will return with unwanted ads a few days later.

Cybercriminals who specialise in phishing also do not miss the chance to feed on those seeking to find love. Fake copies of popular dating applications and websites, such as Match.com and Tinder, flood the internet. Users are required to leave their personal data or connect to the applications via their social media account. The result is not surprising: the data will later be used or sold by cybercriminals, while the user will be left with nothing.

Recommendations to avoid cyber threats with dating apps

Always check application permissions to see what your installed apps are allowed to do. Do not install applications from untrusted sources, even if they are actively advertised, and block the installation of programs from unknown sources in your smartphone’s settings.

Find out more information about the dating website you are planning to visit: look into its reputation on the internet and try to find user feedback. Use a reliable security solution like Kaspersky Security Cloud that delivers advanced protection on Mac, as well as on PC and mobile devices

Also, avoid sharing too much personal information with strangers and make sure that the person you are meeting is real, as fraudsters often use fake profiles for scams.

Read About: How to protect your digital privacy

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How to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Microsoft Excel Document

How to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Microsoft Excel Document

Excel document is one of the most used utilities for daily work. Just like the recovery of Word document, however, it is more often than not an urgent need to recover unsaved or lost Excel Workbook files. Don’t worry if you’re facing this problem. We are going to explain how to recover unsaved or lost Excel documents step by step in this tutorial.

How to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Microsoft Excel Document.

Part 1. How to Configure the AutoRecover Settings in Excel

It is a very common but useful method to recover the lost file in Excel. Follow these simple guidelines for more assistance:

  1. Open any excel file, and go to the top menu section.
  2. Choose the File tab and then go with Options.
  3. Now, Select the Save tab.
    How to Configure the AutoRecover Settings in Excel.
  4. Configure Excel AutoRecover with the following settings:
    • Make sure the box next to “Save AutoRecover information every N minutes” and the one below it are checked.
    • Set the frequency to a proper threshold so that your file will be saved automatically and in time.
    • Attention to the AutoRecover location which will be important for Excel file recovery.
    • AutoRecover exception can disable this feature for selected files, which might play a role in certain cases.
  5. Now, click the OK button to save the settings.

With these setting, you will be able to get the Excel file after the clang. You will get the last autosaved file in the desired folder.

Note: This method is only applicable to that file that you have saved at least for one time. But if you have not saved the file for at least one time, then this is method will not work.

Part 2. How to Recover Unsaved Excel File

It is an important and most useable method for the recovery of unsaved Excel file. Do follow these steps given below:

  1. Open any Excel file, and go to the top menu section.
  2. Choose File > Open > Recent.
    How to Recover Unsaved Excel File.
  3. Scroll down until you see the option “Recover Unsaved Workbooks” button. Click on the button to get the list of unsaved documents.
  4. From the list search out the document that you have lost.
  5. If you have found that one, then double click on it to open it.
  6. Now, your document will appear. Save it to your desired location to make a permanent copy.
  7. Your unsaved worksheet or document is recovered now.

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Excel File

The above two methods will play an important role in case you accidentally closed an Excel document without saving the new content. However, what if the Excel file was deleted by mistake or you regret after deleting it intentionally? You will need to apply Excel file recovery with a good data recovery software as soon as possible.

RePicvid Standard is the best choice for you to undelete files from internal & external hard drive, SD card and USB flash stick on a Windows or Mac computer. It can help you retrieve deleted Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PDF, photos, videos and more file without backup. As a bonus, you can recover deleted photos 100% free and preview all types of data before recovery.

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Why Choose RePicvid:

  • Recover over 150 types of files, including photos, videos, Office documents and more.
  • Recover deleted files from Windows and Mac as well as SD card, hard drive, USB flash stick.
  • Full preview for all files before recovery.
  • Advanced Scanning to specify the data type you need to restore.
  • High recovery rate with original quality.

If you’re in urgent need of restoring deleted Excel files, don’t hesitate to give RePicvid Standard a try.

Part 4. How to Recover Overwritten Excel File

This method is applicable only for those files that were created in the new versions of the MS Office. If you are using the versions older than 2010 or 2013, then you may skip the instruction below, and go to some other choices.
Whenever you made the new changes in the previous document and then realized that you have done the wrong thing and want to recover the original document, this method is surely for you. To recover the original copy from the overwritten document, do follow these easy guidelines:

  1. Open the Excel file with overwritten content, click the File on the top menu.
  2. Click Info to enter the tab.
  3. Choose the Manage Workbook option to see all versions of this document. The versions of the document contain the data since the beginning.
    How to Recover Overwritten Excel File.
  4. Select the desired copy from the available versions and save it.

Note: This method shows you all the AutoSaved versions of the document, which exist until you have permanently saved it in some location. Once you have manually saved the Excel document, all AutoSaved versions will be lost. In that case, it’s recommended take the backup of the file before manipulating it.

Part 5. How to Always Save a Backup of Excel File

If you are using the computer or laptop than it is recommended to take the backup of your data. So, that you can retrieve it back in case of crash or data loss.

Note: This method is applicable when you hit the Save button and make a copy of the original file in a separate location. It is supported in Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 and newer versions.

  1. Open the excel file, click File > Save As.
  2. Scroll down and click Browse option.
  3. A pop-up window will appear. At the downside, there is a “Tools” option. Click on it and then go for “General Options”.
    How to Always Save a Backup of Excel File.
  4. Check the “Always create backup” option and set the path where you want to save the backup file.
  5. With this setting all, you excel files’ backup will be created.

Note: All your backup files will be saved in .xlk extension. Please look for this type of file in case the restoring from backup is needed.

In this article, we have learnt how to recover unsaved or lost Excel file with several easy steps. Moreover, there is also a method for making automatic backups for your Excel documents, which is very convenient to avoid accidental loss of Excel works. After all, it is just as important as recovering lost photos and videos. Feel free to share your experience or problems with us in the comment.


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3 Makerere University students qualify for the Huawei ICT competition global finals

3 Makerere University students qualify for the Huawei ICT competition global finals

3 Makerere University Students have been chosen to represent Uganda in the Huawei ICT global competition which is at its regional final stage in South Africa. These top three students including Magola Kenneth, Okello Stephen and Mudulo Gerald, were chosen on merit as they excelled in the preliminary and national final exams of the competition which was carried between October and December 2019.

This is the second edition of the Huawei ICT Competition in Uganda with over 2500 students who registered to participate and out of those 100 excelled to the national final exam.

With the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”, the Huawei 2019-2020 Global ICT competition aims to provide a platform for global ICT talents to showcase their ability, compete and communicate, encouraging ICT-related study and drive the growth of a robust ICT talent ecosystem.

The 2500 competition participants from Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Nkozi, Mbarara, Kabale, Lira, Gulu, Muni, UCU and MUBS accessed learning material free of charge on the Huawei online learning platform in the various courses such as Network and Cloud track.

The network track consists of Router & Switch, Security and Wireless Lan while Cloud track consists of Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Storage. These studied and were subjected to preliminary and national exams of which the top three students emerged all coming from Makerere University.

These are expected to go to South Africa on 22nd March 2020 to participate in the regional final with other African countries and later in May to China, Shenzhen in the global final amongst the rest of the world.

Mr. Liaoshuangquan, the Huawei Uganda Human Resource Director noted that the competition is very relevant to every ICT student and professional because it’s a comprehensive approach of skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth.

“The Huawei ICT Competition and Academy is a comprehensive approach of skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth. Training contents in this program has been aligned with skills requirements in the job market. That is why we re-dedicate ourselves to working even more closely with universities across the country to better equip students with the next generation of technologies and create the platform for the Ugandan students to demonstrate they are capable of maturing into world-class experts.”  

The second edition of this skilling competition began in October 2019 with several roadshows in the earlier mentioned universities and also a boot camp training to prepare the competition participants to do the exams.

Mr. Liaoshuangquan, The Huawei Human Resource Director continued to note that the top 11 students among the 100 national finalists shall be awarded in a ceremony to happen in March, with Huawei Professional certificates, Huawei gift devices and job/internship opportunities at Huawei.

Through the continued initiative to bridge the ICT skills gap and fostering ICT talent pool needed for national social economic development, Huawei Uganda has been working with government and academic partners since May 2019 to open up its academies in the various universities of Uganda.

So far, six academies have been opened in Makerere, MUBS, Soroti, Muni, Nkozi, Mbarara and Kabale university.

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Facebook partners with 9 African agencies for a safer Internet

Facebook partners with 9 African agencies for a safer Internet

Facebook has partnered with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on the 11th of February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”.

The partners Facebook is working with include:

  • Digify Africa from South Africa
  • Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC  from South Africa
  • Diana Schwarz Attorneys from South Africa
  • Watoto Watch Network from Kenya
  • Paradigm Initiative from Nigeria
  • Child Online Africa from Ghana
  • Youth First Madagascar from Madagascar
  • Computing and Information Association from Tanzania
  • Asikana Network from Zambia

“We’re committed to ensuring Facebook and Instagram are places for everyone, especially the youth,” says Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy: Strategic Media Partnerships Manager for Facebook in sub-Saharan Africa. “That’s why we offer a range of tools on our platforms to give people full control over their experience, and work with our partners to drive awareness about the practices, resources and tools people can use to protect their online wellbeing.”

Young people can benefit from the following Facebook and Instagram safety tools and resources:

  • New tools on Instagram that filter comments that may be inappropriate, offensive or bullying – including keyword filtering, sensitivity screens, offensive comment and bullying filters.
  • On Instagram we’ve created new ways to help stop bullying before it happens. If someone writes a comment or caption for a feed post that our AI detects as potentially offensive, they will receive a prompt that the language used is similar to language that has been reported for bullying. They will then have an opportunity to edit the caption or comment before posting.
  • The Instagram Safety Centre is a place where you can learn more about the safety features on Instagram.
  • The Youth Portal, which is a central place for teens to get a better understanding of Facebook’s products, hear from other peers, and get tips and advice on controlling their experience. This is part of  the safety centre, a resource for topics like suicide prevention, social resolution and bullying prevention.
  • Use of artificial intelligence, to help identify when someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, including on Facebook Live and Instagram Live.

Facebook has various resources about online safety easily available – learn more by checking out:

  • Facebook Safety Page
  • Safety policies
  • Tools
  • Resources
  • Bullying Prevention Hub
  • Online Wellbeing
  • Help Centre
  • Community Standards
  • How to report something

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Eversend charges when buying Yaka

Eversend charges when buying Yaka

Buying Yaka on Eversend is one of those unique innovations that have graced us in the new decade. You won’t have to cram the codes anymore, not even the meter number(s). Plus, you can pay for literally every electricity bill in just a single round of swipes and confirmations.

But then, the other question that comes up is – how much am I charged?

Well, like we told you with the entire buying process, among the key requirements is that you should have a balance available on your account. This shall allow you to buy the units as well as clear the charges involved.

Eversend charges when buying Yaka

Eversend only allows Yaka payments of UGX 2,500 and above. The minimum charge for buying units is UGX 1,150 and this applies for payments up to UGX 15,000. If you are paying between UGX 15,001 and 30,000, you will be charged UGX 1,725; payments between UGX 30,001 and 45,000 are charged UGX 2,300; while those between 45,001 and 125,000 are levied UGX 3,795.

For Yaka payments between UGX 125,001 and 250,000, be sure to pay an extra UGX 4,370 charged; UGX 250,001 to 500,000 calls for a charge of 6,900; while payments from UGX 500,001 to 4,000,000 are charged UGX 13,800.

WE haven’t tried this yet, but anything above the UGX 4,000,000 mark is charged UGX 23,000.

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How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer

How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer

The Notes app on your iPhone makes the process of recording ideas that pop into your mind or writing down the grocery list much easier. Now it has become the go-to solution for making a to-do list that you can access right on your phone. If the notes you have on your iPhone or iPad contain important and sensitive information, it may become necessary to transfer them to your computer for safe keeping or printing. In this article, we will share three practical ways you can transfer notes from iPhone to computer.

Way 1: Transfer All Notes from iPhone to Computer at Once

If you would like to transfer all the notes on your iPhone at once, you need a solution that will allow you to do that easily and quickly. One of the best is Gihosoft iManager, a professional iOS data management tool that will allow you to easily access all the notes on your iPhone and then transfer them to your computer. This tool has numerous other features that make it the best solution to transfer notes from iPhone to PC, including the following:

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  • It allows you to transfer data from your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device to computer in a single click
  • It can also be used to easily transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, messages and even app data like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
  • With iManager, you can easily access and manage the data in your iTunes backup files and selectively export them to computer.
  • It supports all iOS devices including the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro and all versions of the iOS firmware including iOS 13.
  • It comes with user-friendly interface and super-fast transfer speed. Also it won’t cause any data loss during the data transfer process.

Here’s how to to transfer notes from iPhone to computer via iManager:

  1. Free download Gihosoft iPhone Manager software on to your computer and follow the setup wizard to install it. Then launch the program.
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable and wait for the software to recognize the device. Then click on “Backup Now”.
  3. After that, click on the “Notes” icon and select the specific notes you would like to transfer, then select “Export to PDF/Text/CSV” at the top to begin the transfer.
    Transfer All Notes from iPhone to Computer at Once.

Way 2: Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

If you don’t want to download and install third-party tool, another effective solution to transfer notes from iPhone to computer is through iCloud. You may already know that you can back up your notes in iCloud. It is the iCloud backup that allows you to access the notes from your computer. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Let’s begin by ensuring that your Notes have been backed up to iCloud. To do that, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud and make sure that “Notes” is turned on.
  2. Now on your computer, go to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click on “Notes” and you should see all the notes on your iPhone. You can manage the notes any way you want including deleting, editing or even adding new notes.
  4. Simply copy the notes you would like to move to your PC or Mac, and then paste them to a suitable location on your computer.
    Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer via iCloud.

Way 3: Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer via Email

Besides using iCloud, you can also transfer notes from iPhone to PC or Mac computer via Email. It is still one of the most popular ways to send data from one device to another because of the simplicity of the process. Many people prefer Email for the the transfer of various types of files like notes, texts, contacts, photos, etc. Follow these simple steps below:

  1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone to begin the process. Select one of the notes that you would like to transfer and then tap “Transfer” at the top-right corner.
  2. Choose the “Mail” option as the transfer method and enter the email you would like to transfer the notes to, then tap on the “Send” button.
  3. Now open the browser on your computer and sign in to your email account. Download the notes attached to the email and save them to a suitable location on your computer.
    Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer via Email

The only shortcoming of using this email method is that you can only transfer one note at a time, making it a less ideal solution if you have a lot of notes to transfer.

Extra Tip: Recover Deleted/Lost Notes from iPhone

If there are any missing notes on your iPhone, don’t worry, you can use Gihosoft Free iPhone Data Recovery to bring them back easily and quickly. This data recovery program is both reliable and effective. Using it, you can recover deleted or lost notes from iPhone/iPad even without a backup. The following are some of its other features:

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  • With it, you can recover up to 12 different types of data including messages, contacts, call history, photos & videos, WhatsApp, Viber, voice memos, Safari history and so many more.
  • It is useful for the recovery of data from an iOS device when you don’t have a backup or extracting the missing data from your iTunes or iCloud backup files.
  • It also recovers lost data under various circumstances including accidental deletion, a lost or broken device, data loss due to an iOS update or jailbreak and other common scenarios
  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware including iOS 13.

Here’s how to recover deleted/notes from iPhone without backup:

  1. Download, install Gihosoft Free iPhone Notes Recovery on to your computer and launch the program.
  2. In the main window, you should see all the different types of data you can get back using this program. Select “Notes” and any other files you want to recover.
  3. Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable and wait for the program to detect the device. Click “Next” to begin scanning.
  4. The program will scan the iPhone for the deleted/missing notes. The scan may take some time depending on the amount of data on the device.
  5. Once the scan is complete, you should see the notes on the device listed in the next window. Preview and select the notes you would like to recover, then click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
    Here’s how to recover deleted/notes from iPhone without backup


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[Solved] How to Fix Backup Option Greyed out in iTunes

[Solved] How to Fix Backup Option Greyed out in iTunes

Fix Backup Option Greyed out in iTunes.

“I was trying to do a manual backup of my iPhone 8, but the iTunes won’t let me back up because the BACK UP NOW button was all grey!”

This is my personal experience. And I know you may be facing the same problem as me. The grey backup option in iTunes is actually not very common. It could be caused by a weak internet connection or poor wire connection. So make sure the network used is stable and connect your iPhone to the computer using a compatible port or USB cable. If everything is OK with the wire and network, then read on and learn how to deal with “Back Up Now” greyed out in iTunes.

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Not Backing Up to iCloud

Part 1. How to Fix Backup Option Greyed out in iTunes

1. Restart iTunes and Computer

When people encounter some unknown glitches while using an app or electronic device, they will quit and re-enter that app or device, and then these glitches will generally disappear. Thus, try to restart the iTunes and your computer when you find iTunes grey “Back Up Now” button.

2. Update iTunes to the Latest Version

An outdated iTunes can be the main culprit of “Back Up Now” greyed out. When the iTunes version is too old, it is not compatible with your iPhone and cannot enable syncing of the device. So update the iTunes app on your computer to the latest version to solve this issue. The way to update iTunes to the latest version on a Mac and PC can be slightly different.

On a Mac:

  • Step 1. Open the App Store on your Mac.
  • Step 2. Click “Updates” at the top of the App Store window. If you see any iTunes updates available, click “Install”.

On a PC:

  • Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC.
  • Step 2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes interface, click Help > Check for Updates.
  • Step 3. In the small popup window, click “Download iTunes”. Then follow the prompts to install the latest iTunes version.

Alternatively, you can directly download the latest version of iTunes from the website: https://www.apple.com/itunes/.

3. Upgrade the iOS Version

Sometimes the old iOS system can also cause the iTunes backup greyed out. If there’s an update to the operating system that runs on your iPhone, then finish it. Before you update, make a backup of your iPhone to avoid data loss.

Here’s how to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS:

  • Plug your iPhone into a power source and connect it to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Open your device, tap on Settings > General > Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install. If asked, enter your device passcode.
  • Then tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later.
    Here’s how to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS

With iOS 12 or later, you can have your iPhone update automatically. Tap Automatic Updates on the Software Update screen and toggle it on. It’s done.

4. Use the CMD Command

This method is only intended to windows users. The detailed steps are as below.

  • Step 1. Press WINDOWS + R on the keyboard to open the Run window.
  • Step 2. Type “cmd” in the input box and click OK.
  • Step 3. Copy and “%ProgramFiles%iTunesiTunes.exe” “/setPrefInt DeviceBackupsDisabled 0” to CMD window. Then hit Enter to execute this command.
  • Step 4. Relaunch iTunes.
    This method is only intended to windows users. The detailed steps are as below.

Now connect your iPhone to the computer, click on the device icon, and check if the grey backup option in iTunes is back to normal.

Part 2. Ways to Backup iPhone without iTunes

1. Backup iPhone to iCloud instead of iTunes

When you are not allowed to back up your iPhone via iTunes because of the backup option greyed out, iCloud backup is a great alternative way for you. It doesn’t require a computer and USB cable. You just need to make sure your iPhone is on WLAN and there is enough space available in iCloud.

Here’s how to back up your iPhone with iCloud:

  • Connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
  • Tap “Back Up Now”. When the backup finishes, you’ll see the date and time of the last successful backup under “Back Up Now”.
    Backup iPhone to iCloud instead of iTunes.

When iCloud Backup is turned on, iCloud can automatically back up your iPhone on condition that your iPhone is connected to a power source, locked and on a Wi-Fi network.

2. Backup iPhone to computer without iTunes

Many people choose to back up the iPhone via iTunes just because they don’t want to use the iCloud space. If that’s the case with you, then you will like the method which lets you back up iPhone to the computer without iTunes. We recommend you to use Gihosoft iPhone Manager.

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With it, you can back up your iPhone or iPad to the computer easily. Better than iTunes, the iPhone Manager allows you to backup your iPhone to any places you like and change the backup location. It also enables you to view the contents of your backup files on the computer and export what you want to readable formats like TXT, CSV, HTML, PDF and so on.

Here’s how to back up your iPhone to computer without iTunes:

  • Step 1. Download, install and launch the program on your computer.
  • Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.
  • Step 3. Once your device is detected, click the Backup Now button. If needed, you can click the Change Backup Location button to specify where you want to store the backup.
  • Step 4. When the backup process is completed, you can click on the file type icon like Messages, Contacts, Notes, etc. to view the details and export them to readable formats.
    Backup iPhone to computer without iTunes.

Final Words

Now you have read all the practical ways to fix the iTunes “Back Up Now” button greyed out. You can reboot both of the iTunes and computer, update the iTunes and iPhone, and try the CMD command. Or you can use other ways to back up your data without using iTunes. Have you succeeded to get the gray backup option in iTunes right? Please share your experience with us in the comment section below.


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This is why you MUST update your WhatsApp Desktop version

This is why you MUST update your WhatsApp Desktop version

If you use the WhatsApp desktop version for your chats and calls, you should consider making an update to it. This is because of a flaw existent, that could allow an attacker read the files on your MacOS or Windows PC by using a specially crafted text message.

According to Facebook, which issued a warning to users, the flaw affects the app’s Desktop versions 0.3.9309 and earlier, for whoever has paired the desktop app with WhatsApp for iPhone versions prior to 2.20.10.

Apparently, the affected versions of WhatsApp Desktop had been developed using Chrome 69, an outdated and yet vulnerable version of Google’s browser engine. The code would go on to spread to even more recent versions of the Chromium engine.

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Details of the WhatsApp desktop flaw

The flaw was discovered by researcher Gal Weizman at PerimeterX, who confirmed that it is a result of a weakness in how WhatsApp’s desktop was implemented using the Electron software framework. Electron allows developers to create cross-platform applications based on Web and browser technologies but is said to have had significant security issues in the past.

Weizman’s findings with the WhatsApp client indicated to him that an attacker can inject JavaScript code into messages that run within WhatsApp Desktop—and then gain access to the local file system using the JavaScript Fetch API.

Facebook says they have shipped new versions of the client that use updated browser components.

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How to pay URA taxes and KCCA fees using MTN MoMo

How to pay URA taxes and KCCA fees using MTN MoMo

It is an obligation for you to pay taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and fees to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) – if at all you have a running business or enterprise in the city. This post basically details to you how you can fulfil these obligations with much ease.

Pay URA taxes and fees using MTN Mobile Money

The authority has a partnership with MTN to facilitate payment of taxes using MTN Mobile Money. MTN customers can pay their URA fees and taxes using MTN Mobile Money by dialling *165#, selecting ‘Fees and Taxes’ and then choosing URA.

There are two payment options: with a Payment Reference Number (PRN) or without PRN.

Pay KCCA fees using MTN Mobile Money

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is responsible for the assessment, collection and accountability of revenues collected from revenue sources such as trading license, fees, ground rent, property tax, penalties/fines, rentals, hotel tax and other fees collected from various City operators.

MTN customers can pay their KCCA licenses, fees and taxes using MTN Mobile Money. All you have to do is dial *165#, select ‘Fees and Taxes’ and then choose KCCA.

Thereafter, you will have to enter the payment reference number, the amount and then confirm payment by entering your MTN Mobile Money PIN.

How much are you charged?

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Author: Kikonyogo Douglas AlbertHow to pay URA taxes and KCCA fees using MTN MoMo