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How to set Photos app permissions in iOS 14

How to set Photos app permissions in iOS 14

The new iOS 14 is strict on user privacy and security. One key development that it comes with is the enhancement of a number of privacy features for your mobile devices. This, among others, lets you modify how to share photos with other apps you own. As you may know, most third-party apps never need total access to your photos library. But here, iOS 14 lets you easily place customized restrictions on them. 

How to set Photos app permissions in iOS 14

To set permissions for the Photos app in iOS 14,

  • Go to Settings, then to Privacy, and select Photos and tap on the app for which you want to adjust access. 
  • Then, Choose either of Selected Photos, All Photos, or None.

With Selected Photos, you can choose only the photos or videos you want to share with that app directly from your Camera Roll.

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  • How to do the aesthetic Home Screen in iOS 14: Aesthetics are basically custom themes and app icons that you can create on your home screen. These themes vary from following the same color pattern to a fall or Halloween theme, or pop culture.
  • How to use picture-in-picture mode to watch video in iOS 14: The new iOS 14 has support for picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, which lets you watch a video while you perform other tasks on your phone. 

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How to use picture-in-picture mode to watch video in iOS 14

How to use picture-in-picture mode to watch video in iOS 14

The new iOS 14 is out and Apple has quite a number of new features available to your iPhone – if you won a 6s or something newer. Among these is the support for picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, which lets you watch a video while you perform other tasks on your phone. 

If you use the iPadOS, you could have  already seen this feature, but iOS 14 is the first time you can use the picture-in-picture mode on the iPhone. For starters, the picture-in-picture mode works with video from apps like Safari, iTunes, Podcasts, Home, and FaceTime. But these are not all, we expect more in the future. Apple has a PiP API for iOS developers, and it’s up to independent developers to support PiP in their own apps.

How to enable picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14

The picture-in-picture mode is enabled by default. However, to turn it on or off entirely: 

  • Go to Settings 
  • Then go on to General 
  • Then to Picture in Picture 
  • And then select Start PiP Automatically. 

If you have a video playing on your iPhone and swipe up from the bottom of the screen or press the Home button on older phones, whatever app you switch to, the video will pop up in its own window and continue playing.

You have the ability, as the video plays, to reposition or resize it with a pinch to zoom gesture. While in Picture-in-Picture mode, you can continue to control playback by pausing or moving backward or forward to view the part you want, and also tap a control to go full screen . 

If you no longer want to view the video it’s easy to get rid of it. Just tap the X at the top left of the video window to close the video, or swipe the video to either side of the screen and it will disappear as the audio continues to play. A small tab lets you drag the video back to your screen. 

How to use picture-in-picture mode to play YouTube videos in Mobile Safari

You would be sure that YouTube is the first app to make use of the PiP feature on the iPhone. However, the mode is not operative yet. But, you can still view YouTube via PiP by accessing your selected video within Apple’s Safari browser.  Here’s how: 

  • Launch your YouTube app and play a video. Tap the Share button and then tap the Copy Link icon.
  • Launch the Safari app on your iPhone and paste the link in the URL bar.
  • Tap the play button to start playing the video. YouTube’s media player automatically gets replaced by Apple’s video player.
  • Tap the Full Screen icon so the video plays in its own window.
  • Tap the PiP button at the top of the screen.
  • Go back to the Home screen and launch any other app you want as the video continues to play on the screen.

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How to do the aesthetic Home Screen in iOS 14

How to do the aesthetic Home Screen in iOS 14

The launch of the new iOS 14 came with the ability, among others, to let you customize your home screen to something more interesting. Basically, Apple expanded on widgets to give them more depth and style a home screen screen based on the information on the phone owner. One thing we can be thankful about its launch is the high level of creativity that it has turned iPhone users into. This is evident in the various aesthetic home screen innovations we’ve seen.

Aesthetics are basically custom themes and app icons that you can create on your home screen, as long as you have iOS 14. These themes vary from following the same color pattern to a fall or Halloween theme, or pop culture. So how can you customize your own iPhone screen? Let’s check it out.

How to do the aesthetic Home Screen in iOS 14

The first thing you need to do is to pick your theme and gather all of the pictures you would like to be part of the aesthetic. An easy way is to search color + aesthetic on Pinterest.

To create the apps for your aesthetic home screen:

  • Go to shortcuts, then select new shortcut
  • Search Open App, Select App, and then click the 3 dots in the top corner
  • Click Add to Home Screen, select icon and choose picture
  • Rename

To set the reminder widget :

  • Download Widgetsmith
  • Select medium widget
  • Scroll to reminders to change font, style, and color
  • Make the Home Screen shake and add widget

Key to note is that you can photoshop your apps in pics art/vsco to make them more seamless looking. You can also use a mild or solid background to make your apps or widgets pop. There are also so many ideas to try out online. 

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How to hide the apps you don’t need in iOS 14

How to hide the apps you don’t need in iOS 14

As long as your smartphone has enough space on it, you are likely to have a page or folder with apps you rarely use. Depending on how often you use them, you may want to have these hidden away so that you can only open them when needed. The new iOS 14 has a lot of updates that let you customize your screen layout – including the ability to hide such apps.

Just as you can customize your screen with large widgets, you can hide the apps on your iPhone while still keeping them in case you ever need it. Here’s how you do it.

How to hide the apps you don’t need in iOS 14

In order to access the option to hide an app page:

  • Long-press on any part of your screen to bring up edit mode.
  • In edit mode, tap the little gray, dotted bar at the bottom of your screen to take you to your page layout. You’ll see the pages of your apps with check marks underneath them.
  • Uncheck the mark under the page to hide and it shall be hidden.

Note that this won’t delete any of the apps. You can still access them from the new App Library. To access that, just swipe left from your rightmost app page. Search for any app that was on the hidden page, and you can find it.

When you successfully hide one of your pages, you’ll be notified that new app downloads will go automatically to the App Library, rather than the Home Screen. If you want to change this back, go to the Settings app, then find the Home Screen settings. This will give you the option to change new app downloads back to Home Screen.

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KCB launches contactless card payment in Kenya

KCB launches contactless card payment in Kenya

With the global outbreak of Covid-19 and the necessary containment measures, use of digital payments has accelerated. In a drive to push for contactless systems, KCB Bank has officially launched a cashless payment service in partnership with Visa. The contactless-tap service, dubbed “Tap Hapo Sawa” , enables customers to enjoy a fast, easy and secure way to pay for goods and services.

All a customer needs to do is tap their Visa card on a KCB point of sale (POS) machine after which the transaction will be approved. Other than speed and convenience, contactless cards are safe because they use protocols similar to encoding, replacing sensitive and private information such as the 16-digit account numbers with a unique digital identifier. The EMV chip generates a one-time encryption code, and thus prevents fraud and counterfeiting attempts.

The feature is powered by Visa, which has put in place several resources to familiarize consumers with the security features provided by contactless payment technologies and e-commerce to keep them safe while paying with their cards.

Corine Mbiaketcha, Vice President and General Manager for Visa in Kenya, says that, “Across the globe we’re settling into a new normal, an immediate acceleration of digital shopping, which has dramatically changed the way we live, work and buy. It has impacted how we spend, send and use money, with a tsunami-like ripple effect on many parts of the global economy.”

Visa launched a consumer education campaign in Uganda, dubbed Sasuza Visa, that aims to eliminate the practice of surcharging, where merchants levy extra charges on payments made using debit or credit cards at a Point of Sale (POS).

In Uganda, Absa Bank Uganda recently unveiled the contactless tap functionality on its vertical Visa debit cards and POS machines. The institution stated that it had recorded a 40% increase in digital transactions between the start of the year to June 2020.

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Sasuza Visa: All you need to know about the Visa campaign

Sasuza Visa: All you need to know about the Visa campaign

Visa recently launched a consumer education campaign, dubbed Sasuza Visa, that aims to eliminate the practice of surcharging, where merchants levy extra charges on payments made using debit or credit cards at a Point of Sale (POS). Consumers are  often discouraged from transacting directly using their Visa card because they are charged extra amounts when they do. With this campaign, Visa aims to inform the public that they can pay using their Visa card at no cost.

There has been an increasing demand among consumers and merchants to take advantage of the benefits of cashless payments in light of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visa wants to ensure that capabilities are made widely available and updated specifically to help meet any challenges involved. This includes ensuring that merchants do not surcharge consumers who are using their Visa card to pay for goods and services.

The Sasuza Visa campaign is also very timely because Uganda, like the rest of the world, is battling with the novel Coronavirus pandemic and the company is joining the Government of Uganda to encourage Ugandans to protect themselves by practicing cashless payments along with physical distancing and good hygiene practices.

Currently, Visa enjoys unique partnerships with many banking institutions in Uganda and many Ugandans possess debit and credit cards from these institutions. With the disruption caused by the pandemic, Visa card holders ought to feel safe when transacting.

As part of the campaign, Visa is also partnering with various merchants such as supermarkets and fuel stations to ensure consumers enjoy convenient and safe transactions when using their Visa card to pay for their purchases.

Supporting businesses disrupted by Covid-19

Globally, Visa and its partners connect more than 61 million merchant locations. This puts the company in a unique position to help businesses drive sales in this critical moment. Leveraging its network, partners and products they are helping sellers get online easily to reach more consumers; by sharing data and insights to help businesses build their brands; and helping buyers and sellers work together through uncertainty.

Some truths recognized in this new normal that Visa is using to guide product priorities to support sellers include:

    • Consumers are shifting to digital-first commerce – no matter what they are buying.
    • Small businesses around the globe are seeking quick and immediate paths to recovery as many navigate the overnight move to digital commerce.
    • Sellers, partners, employees and customers need and expect secure, immediate access to funds digitally and as one of the most trusted payments network in the world, Visa delivers fast and secure money movement options that address pain points today.
    • Cashless payment experiences are a necessity – avoiding contact while buying is better for health and safety.

How Visa fights fraud

Fraudsters are building up a wealth of personal information on people’s day-to-day lifestyle, such as the stores they frequent, the bank or credit union they belong to, or the subscription services they have signed up for.

The single most important advice to remember is: don’t reveal personal information in unsolicited communication. If you get a call, SMS or e-mail asking for personal or financial information, just ignore and hang up. If you think it was really your bank, your payment card issuer, or someone from the government trying to contact you, you can always call them back by dialing the relevant organization’s official number. This is what is constantly stressed to consumers, helping them to understand that they are the first line of defense.

Visa works tirelessly to meet consumers’ payment needs around security, reliability, convenience, and trust. Their success is attributed to intelligent technology deployed and educational tools and communication platforms created to educate consumers.

Visa’s Risk team operates with 24x7x365 vigilance to detect, prevent, and respond to threats in real-time. They have kept global fraud rates at historic lows—less than 0.1 percent —through a multi-layered approach of investing in human capital and technology like Artificial Intelligence.

What does the future hold for Visa users?

Visa is keen on being part of the everyday life of consumers. With the ever-changing face of monetary transactions, consumers have become more techno savvy, decisive and particular about their overall experience while transacting. To this end, Visa’s operations in Uganda are firmly based on bringing about innovative products that promote safe and convenient transactions.

As a leading global payments technology company, Visa understands that the most important contribution they can make to the society is to bring more people into the formal financial system. They do so by creating pathways to financial inclusion for the financially under served through their products, services, technology, and payments expertise as well as strategic partnerships.

Visa believes that its strategy is aligned to that of Uganda’s five-year National Financial Inclusion Strategy that was launched in October 2017, which seeks to reduce financial exclusion from 15% to 5% by 2022 by ensuring that all Ugandans have access to and use a broad range of quality and affordable financial services.

Visa is committed to leading the industry toward a more secure, trusted payment system and they continue to share their global experience of driving the growth of electronic payments in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with the regulator and other industry stakeholders in the country.

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A country is paying those that exercise with their Apple Watch

A country is paying those that exercise with their Apple Watch

Apple is partnering with the government of Singapore to launch an Apple Watch health initiative that offers cash rewards to users who take part in the program. It is Apple’s first partnership with a country.

Starting in late October, Singapore citizens with an Apple Watch can download an app called LumiHealth. For participating in activities like swimming and yoga and completing health screenings and immunizations, users can earn a maximum of around $280 over the program’s two-year run. Users will need to purchase or already own an Apple Watch to participate in the scheme.

The app assigns users tasks based on personal information like age, gender, and weight. It was designed “with user privacy and security at its core,” according to Apple’s press release on the partnership.

Singapore’s government launched a similar initiative in 2019 when it partnered with Fitbit to provide Singapore residents with free Fitbit fitness trackers if they bought a premium subscription to the company’s coaching program. That program is still ongoing.

Singapore has a universal health care system often held up as a public health model for other countries; it also has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world. The Apple and Fitbit collaborations are two of many programs designed by Singapore’s ministry of health to promote public health.

The government is also using technology for its management of the coronavirus outbreak. On Monday, Singapore began to distribute small “tokens,” which can be worn around the neck with a lanyard, that feature a QR code and a Bluetooth connection so that residents who don’t have smartphones—about 5% of the population—can participate in TraceTogether, the government’s Bluetooth tracking smartphone app for coronavirus cases that launched in March.

Currently, around 40% of Singapore’s population has downloaded the contact tracing app; the government is targeting a 70% participation rate.

In January, Apple reported that revenue from ‘wearables’ like the Apple Watch surpassed Mac revenue for the first time. Wearables revenue was up 23% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, while iPhone revenue dropped 7% for the same period. Apple has just announced the new Apple Watch Series 6, which can monitor blood oxygen levels from the user’s wrist, and the Watch SE, a cheaper version of the gadget.

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How to set Chrome as your default browser on iOS 14

How to set Chrome as your default browser on iOS 14

The launch of the new iOS 14 brought with it the ability to set non-Apple apps as your defaults. You can easily set your web browser or email client to the latest version of Google Chrome from the App Store. For now it is the only non-Apple web browser that you can change to default, possibly as other developers need time to add the support for their own apps.  

Here’s how to set Google Chrome as your default browser so every link will open in it.

How to set Google Chrome as your default browser in iOS 14

You need to first get your iPhone or iPad operating system updated to iOS 14. Of course, this means running beta software, but the full release is nearing you should get used to it in no time. Here’s how to download and install iOS 14 public beta.

After this, go on to:

  1. Install Google Chrome from the App Store
  2.  Open Settings and tap on the settings for Chrome
  3.  Tap on Default Browser App and change it to Chrome

Once you have done this, every web link you click on iOS will open up in Google Chrome, instead of Safari. You’ll get a confirmation notice the first time you open a link inside an app, letting you know that Chrome is wanting to open the link. This is part of the new security check in the iOS 14 that lets you know more about what’s going on when you do things on your iPhone.

So, tap OK to confirm and be sure that it won’t ask you again.

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The itel i-Service promotion kicks off. Here is how to benefit

The itel i-Service promotion kicks off. Here is how to benefit

itel Mobile in partnership with Carlcare Service Center is running a month-long promo that will see it customers enjoy a number of complimentary services that range from 100 Days Replacement Policy to 50% discount on all phone hardware. The promo began on 1st September and will run until September 30th. 

Available at Carlcare service centers country-wide is the 100 Days Smartphone Replacement Policy. This policy sees to it that itel Smartphones bought in the last 100 days from purchase date are eligible for replacement in case of malfunctions not caused by physical damage or those that can be solved through software fixes. 

This applies to only selected devices that is, A14, A14 Max, A16+, A33, A56, P33, P33 Plus, P15, P36, P36 Pro, S15 & S15 Pro.

There’s also a 50% Discount On Screen, Motherboard & Battery Replacement – Customers with itel A56, A36 and P36 enjoy a 50% discount on screen replacements. Additionally, itel customers can update their smartphone software for free at any Carlcare service center. 

You can also Walk-in clients in at our Carlcare service centers get Free Smartphone Cleaning/Sanitizing – itel customers can get free smartphone sanitization at all Carlcare service centers across the country to keep their phones germ-free.

List of Carlcare service centers with itel i-service

Kampala: Carlcare Service Center at Kampala road The Prism plaza just next to E-Tower level 5 or call 0775 244743

Mbale: Carlcare Service Center at Mbale Republic Street, Plot N0.2, 1st Floor, Shop N0.2b; On MTN Building (Opposite UCHUMI) Mbale Uganda or call 0706815965

Lira: Carlcare Service Center at Lira Plot No.27 Olwol Road; Opposite Daily Fresh Bakery Lira Town-Uganda or call 0703266184

Arua: Carlcare Service Center at Arua 2nd Floor, Room U012, Plot 19/21 Adumi Road Uzuu Plaza (next to KCB Bank ) Arua Uganda or call 0703349987

Mbarara: Carlcare Service Center at Mbarara Shop Fr1A Byabagambi Aaron Ebenezer Arcade next to Crane Restaurant Plot 6 High Street Mbarara-Uganda or call 0779977428

Note that this will not be the first time itel mobile is running such a campaign. Last year, the company also had a 100 Days Replacement Policy to selected devices like A32F, A16 Plus and A14.

On top of it, there’s also an online Lucky Draw- which is also a part of this promotion- with an opportunity to WIN Airtime, Data and itel goodies. Follow the Itel Mobile Uganda Facebook page to stand a chance to win.

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Huawei ICT competition Sub-Saharan African finals underway

Huawei ICT competition Sub-Saharan African finals underway

The Sub-Sahara African finals of the Huawei Global ICT Competition, under the theme of “Connection, Glory, Future”, kicked off on 10 September with an online opening ceremony. It is believed to be the biggest event of its kind in Africa covering 14 countries and attracting over 50,000 students. Globally the Huawei ICT Competition 2019-2020 has covered over 70 countries worldwide, with 150 000 contestants from more than 2,000 universities and colleges.

Launched in the region just five years ago, the Huawei ICT Competition has developed into the largest ICT skills competition in Africa. During the opening ceremony attended by industry partners, UNESCO and students, Huawei Southern Africa VP, Liao Yong highlighted the significance of connectivity in the era of social distancing.

The digital divide is actually widening under the new normal caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. As people migrate more work and study online, the digitally disadvantaged people are hit harder,Liao said.

In a recent UNESCO webinar, digital infrastructure was identified among the most prominent challenges facing higher education in Africa.

Holding the online version of ICT competition during the pandemic has a unique value, it shows that Huawei, as a pioneer in building African digital infrastructure, also takes its talent strategy very seriously. It encompasses three aspects; digital upskilling ICT professionals, encouraging and enabling ICT students, and promote ICT literacy among ordinary peopleLiao added.

Huawei has invested heavily in preparation for this event, holding 300 campus roadshows, in 14 Sub-Sahara African countries, with a total of 50,000 students participating. The competition-related training helped over 300 students receive job offers.

This training has been of great significance for the students. “I began the race for the Huawei ICT competition in August 2019 while observing my internship at A.B.U. Zaria,” says Atabol Hamza Adenoi, a student from Nigeria. “I was trained ahead of the competition’s exam and shortly after, I was granted the opportunity to do an internship at the Huawei Nigeria headquarters in Abuja.

Also speaking during the opening ceremony, Ydo Yao, acting Director of UNESCO International Bureau of Education, applauded Huawei for playing an exemplary role to support initiatives that create, innovate and deliver ICT skills for the continent.

In Africa, the partnership between UNESCO and Huawei has been fruitful with many successful projects, such as DigiTruck and Huawei ICT Academy under the auspices of Huawei’s digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL.

With a series of talent ecosystem campaigns in Sub Saharan Africa, including the ICT competition, Huawei hopes to skill up more than 700,000 ICT professionals by 2023. The aim is to bridge the ICT talent gap, advance the digital transformation of industries, and bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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