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Tecno Camon 15 First Impressions

Tecno Camon 15 First Impressions

The new Tecno Camon 15 series offer an ultimate flagship smartphone experience, with a key focus on the cameras, while keeping the pricing as precise as possible. The company announced the Camon 15, Camon 15 Air, as well as the Camon 15 Premier smartphones. Today, we’ll take a quick first look at the standard Camon 15.

The phone comes wrapped in a blue box definitive of the brand. When you unwrap it, you’ll find the phone, charger head, a transparent phone case, earphones, micro USB charger, glass screen protector, and a few documentation guiding you on how to use the phone.

tecno camon 15

The Tecno Camon 15 boasts of a unique four-array rear camera line up, highlighted by a 48-megapixel sensor, which we’ve usually seen in phones that cost a lot more. There are also plenty of other flagship-level features such as a large and decent display, fast RAM and storage, a powerful processor, and fast charging.

We start with the design. Just like with the Spark 5, the Camon 15 follows similar design principles when it comes to the display – coming with a punch-hole camera in the 6.6-inch screen that both phones possess, with a full-HD+ 720*1600 resolution. Of course, each of these models has a slightly different finish or design. Tecno sent me the Fascinating Purple colour of the Camon 15, which I have found really good looking. The back is really designed beautifully and I must say it is worth the wait.

The build quality does not disappoint, with the phone’s rounded corners and edges making it comfortable to hold. The buttons are right in place, with the fingerprint sensor on the back performing as expected.

In the little time I spent using the Camon 15, I saw that the display can get really bright with interesting colouring. However, the brightness level needs to be pushed quite high to enjoy your view to the maximum. When using this phone indoors at medium to low brightness, the screen feels a little dull. You can choose to unset the brightness auto-feature.

The company’s HiOS feels really fluid thanks to the support from Android 10, and we are experimenting its efficiency with games as well, so watch out for the full review, coming soon. Of course, you have to give credit to the processor.

The Camon 15 is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor that features the Cortex-A53 CPU. So far, the chipset has been performing well and there are no complaints of any heating problems, but we’ll have the final report about this in the full review.

The standard variant, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery, and the inbuilt storage can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.  You also get dual-SIM support.

Let’s get to the main party of the Camon 15 — the camera. Like we’ve said earlier, the overall camera setup is similar to what you get on the Tecno Spark 5, with the main change being the primary camera sensor. The Camon 15 has a 48-megapixel sensor with a significantly wider lens. It is capable of an impressive 8x optical zoom, and can go all the way to give you superb photography to keep you shooting.

The other rear cameras are a couple of two 2-megapixel primary cameras, and a QVGA macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera that shines out with a flash just at the bridge of the upper bezels.

Tecno has also added new features in the camera app. There is an interesting Super Night mode that lets you capture all the moments regardless of the time.

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Tecno Camon 15 Specifications

Screen: 6.6 inches
Camera: 48MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA on the rear, 16MP on the front
Memory: 64GB+4GB in terms of ROM + RAM respectively
OS: Android 10, alongside HiOS v.6.0.1
Battery: 5000mAh
Chip: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22

Looking forward

The Tecno Camon 15 starts from UGX 688,000, which is a very fair price when you consider the entire package on offer. We will be testing its cameras, battery life, and overall performance further over the next few days, so stay tuned for the full review.

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5 ways to earn and save money with the Chipper Cash app

5 ways to earn and save money with the Chipper Cash app

Making transactions and exchanging cash over an app is by far one of the most powerful technological developments to-date. You don’t have to move distances to make monetary transfers. No, you don’t! With tools like the Chipper Cash app, you just have to make a few taps and swipes.

The cross-border money transfer platform has some key points that stand out, and these are proof for the need to have it on your phone. You can get it from the Play Store for Android users or the App Store for iPhone holders.

Once you have it on, these are the 5 features that you should not miss.

Send money for free

One of the limitations to the adoption of mobile money transfer in Uganda, and Africa at large, is the rather high charges imposed on peer-to-peer transactions by service providers – especially the telcos. It becomes a burden to send money to someone and then having to part with an amount as a charge for this. Chipper Cash does away with this!

chipper cash app

On the app, you can instantly load money from either Airtel Money or MTN Mobile Money, send and receive money without any costs incurred by both the sender and receiver; Plus, get to transfer the money received to your Airtel Money or MTN Mobile money wallet. It’s all completely FREE.

The only charge you incur is when withdrawing at the agent point by the telecom service provider.

Request money from friends

You could be having trouble asking your friend to pay you back the amount they owe you, or asking them to lend you an amount you plan on paying back later. Well, you can use the Chipper Cash app to request money from them.

You simply tap the Request option and selecting the contact to send you money plus the reason for this. On their side, they will receive a notification asking them to approve the transaction, after which you can receive the money if positively considered.

Get cashback on airtime purchase

You don’t have to get concerned about low airtime balances when you have something available on your Chipper cash app. In just a few steps, you can easily purchase airtime for any network and even get a 2% cashback to your account balance. How about that?

Get paid for referrals

Don’t be broke, when there is an opportunity to get rewarded for adding your friends and colleagues to the Chipper Cash family. As long as they can accept, you can earn from inviting your friends to the platform. Once they verify their account, top-up and send at least UGX 3,000, you both get the same amount into your accounts. To earn, click on this link here to download the app or go to the Earn option at the bottom of the app, and enter the referral code SautiTech.

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Cross-border money transfers

The Chipper Cash app allows you to exchange funds with any of your friends in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, and Tanzania. A sender from any of these countries can send you any amount and it is free of charge.

You can receive money from them in any currency, and the app will automatically exchange it into your currency of choice without you visiting a forex bureau. You can then cash out from any Airtel Money or MTN Mobile Money agent near you.

Read About: Step by step guide on how to use the Chipper Cash app

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Perfect your photos with a Selfie Stick Tripod from Odukar

Perfect your photos with a Selfie Stick Tripod from Odukar

We are past the age when photography is an occupation for a few. No, the advancement in technology now guarantees that you and I can take real good photos and capture more moments as long as you have the right equipment to support you. One such device is a selfie stick tripod!

You don’t have to ask your friend or neighbour or even a passer-by to help hold your phone and take a photo of you. You just have to set up the device, and be able to shoot photos and vids, with even wider angles of yourself that you could miss without it.

At just UGX 135,000 in the Odukar store, you can get yourself a BlitzWolf selfie stick tripod – a product of one of the best brands you’ll come across – and get to perfect your photography and video making skills.

The stick comes with a separable wireless remote that lets you take all the nice photography. Additionally, you can use it to take group photos like at parties, be it a wedding, or a travel out in the wild. It comes with an internal 65mAh rechargeable lithium battery that allows you to take photos for up to 24 hours.

The important bit we always look out for such devices is flexibility. You will ask me: can the selfie stick’s clamp rotate or swivel around? Yes, it has an easily adjustable and rotatable phone holder which you can switch depending on the angle of photography you wish to take.  

Selfie sticks are supposed to be portable. This particular tripod is fold-able to fit in the pocket or bag when in traveling.

How to place an order on Odukar Store

You can order online from the website. Alternatively, you can inbox Odukar via their Facebook page or contact the team on +256770459339 or +256758827621 with what you want.

Once you have placed your order, you can be sure to get delivery either on the same day or the next for Kampala residents. Customers are charged a standard fee of Ugx 5,000 for all deliveries within Kampala. 

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Most downloaded apps and games in 2020 so far

Most downloaded apps and games in 2020 so far

Thanks to COVID-19, a number of us have found much more use in our smartphones and gadgets at home. Because of the virus’ impact on user behaviour, both mobile app and game revenue and downloads this year have grown significantly compared to the past.

In its half year Store Intelligence report, Sensor Tower has listed the most downloaded apps and games since the start of 2020. The period has seen a steady rise in apps and games consumer spending and downloads.

Most downloaded apps in 2020 so far

Across both the App Store and Google Play, TikTok has been the most downloaded app at 626 million installs in the first half of 2020 alone. WhatsApp comes in at number 2 and Zoom in third, while Facebook and Instagram follow in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Most downloaded apps in 2020 so far

The site reports over 53.2 billion first-time app installs from Google Play, something more than the 41.8 billion in the same period in 2019. Notably, the number of downloads from Google’s platform was nearly three times higher than those on the App Store.

Most downloaded games in 2020 so far

Tencent’s PUBG Mobile tops the list, with Garena’s Garena Free Fire coming in at No. 2. Ruby Game Studio’s Hunter Assassin, Eyewind Limited’s Brain Out, and Playrix’s Gardenscapes take the other positions in the top 5.

Most downloaded games in 2020 so far

New mobile game downloads were on the rise in the first half of 2020, totalling an estimated 28.5 billion first-time installs across the App Store and Google Play worldwide. Downloads on Google Play increased nearly 1.5 times to 22.8 billion in the period while App Store game downloads also grew to 5.7 billion.

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How to recover your lost PC file using Windows File Recovery

How to recover your lost PC file using Windows File Recovery

Losing a file stored on your PC can be stressing, because with it comes the urgency of recovery. In the event that you had a backup of the same, your worries could be less, but losing the backup as well is another horror. Good news is, there is still a chance you can restore them. 

Windows has launched a solution in the Windows File Recovery, a command line app from the Microsoft Store. You can use the app to try to recover lost files that have been deleted from your local storage devices including internal drives, external drives, and USB devices, and can’t be restored from the Recycle Bin.

How to recover your lost PC file using Windows File Recovery

You need to ensure that you avoid using the computer when using the app so as to increase your chances of recovering a file. This is because any use of your computer can create files, which may over-write the free space left by the lost file.

Another point to note is that file recovery on cloud storage and network file shares is not supported by this process.

So, with the above in check, you can download the Windows File Recovery app for free from the Microsoft Store HERE. The app works on Windows 10 2004 or later, so ensure that you have it before you install it. Go on to launch it after successful downloading.

Then, press the Windows key, enter Windows File Recovery in the search box, and then select Windows File Recovery. When you are prompted to allow the app to make changes to your device, select Yes.

A Command Prompt window opens, and in it enter the command in the following format:

winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/switches]

You need to ensure that the source and destination drives are different. When recovering from the operating system drive (often C: ), use the /n <filter> and /y:<type<(s)> switches to specify the user files or folder.
Microsoft automatically creates a recovery folder for you called, Recovery_<date and time> on the destination drive.

There are three modes you can use to recover files: Default, Segment, and Signature.

Default mode

Default mode mode uses the Master File Table (MFT) to locate lost files. It works well when the MFT and file segments, also called File Record Segments (FRS), are present.

In Default mode, here’s how to:

Recover a specific file from your C: drive to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

winfr C: E: /nUsers<username>DocumentsExample.docx

Recover jpeg and png photos from your Pictures folder to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

winfr C: E: /n Users<username>Picturesexample.JPEG OR /nUsers<username>Picturesexample.PNG

Recover your Documents folder from your C: drive to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

winfr C: E: /n Users<username>Documents

Segment mode

This mode does not require the MFT but does require segments. Segments are summaries of file information that NTFS stores in the MFT such as name, date, size, type and the cluster/allocation unit index.

In Segment mode, here’s how to:

Recover PDF and Word files from your C: drive to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

winfr C: E: /r /n example.pdf OR  /n example.docx

Recover any file with the string “invoice” in the filename by using wildcard characters.

winfr C: E: /r /n *invoice*

Signature mode

This mode only requires that the data is present and searches for specific file types. It doesn’t work for small files. To recover a file on an external storage device, such as a USB drive, you can only use Signature mode.

When using signature mode, it’s helpful to first see the supported extension groups and corresponding file types.

 winfr /#

In Signature mode, here’s how to:

Recover JPEG (jpg, jpeg, jpe, jif, jfif, jfi) and PNG photos from your C: drive to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

  winfr C: E: /x /y:JPEG,PNG

Recover ZIP files (zip, docx, xlsx, ptpx, and so on) from your C: drive to the recovery folder on an E: drive.

winfr C: E:RecoveryTest /x /y:ZIP

When you are prompted for confirmation to continue, enter Y to start the recovery operation.

Depending on the size of your source drive, this may take a while.

To stop the recovery process, press Ctrl+C.

Deciding which mode to use

The following table can help you decide which mode to use. It is recommended to start with the default mode if you are not sure of which to use.

  File System Circumstances Recommended mode
  NTFS Deleted recently Default
  Deleted a while ago First try Segment, then Signature
  After formatting a disk
  A corrupted disk
  FAT, exFAT, ReFS Recovery file type is supported (See following table) Signature

Still unable to recover the file?

If you used default or segment mode, try again in signature mode if the file type is supported. It’s possible that the free space was over-written, especially on a solid state drive (SSD). If you need help, contact your administrator.

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Infinix Note 7 Review: Arguably the best Infinix Note ever

Infinix Note 7 Review: Arguably the best Infinix Note ever

Infinix recently launched the Note 7, its latest mid-range Android smartphone. Much as the previous versions have been a competition for a number of mid-rangers on the market, this year’s release is a unique offering. It tries to define exactly what one expects of a NOTE smartphone with interesting and perhaps surprising features on the phone.

We did take a look at the first impressions (HERE) and also the reasons why you should upgrade from the Note 6 (HERE). This post is a review of the phone entirely – though the disclaimer is that we have used the phone for barely a week after its launch. 

The highlight features of the new Note 7 include a strangely powerful camera, big display, large battery and XOS experience that we’ve come to expect from Infinix devices. Priced from UGX 655,000 in Uganda, let’s see if the Note 7 has enough performance and features to make it worth recommending.

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Infinix Note 7 design: Style and Uniqueness

The large size of the Note 7 is immediately apparent, as soon as you take it out of the box. Unlike last year’s Note 6, the 7 comes with a lot less bezels – something we’ve always wanted from the series. There are some changes from the predecessors that many would believe were bets on how receptive the audience will be.  

Notes are about writing and swiping. Infinix had got us used to the X-Pen with which you can scribble anything on the phone. But probably the device made the phone unnecessarily bulky and thus the company chose to drop it. You won’t see the X-Pen on this one!

The phone however, comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor to help you keep it and its content secure from trespassers. Did you see that coming? Neither did we! Now, on the back – where the fingerprint sensor should have been, there are four cameras in a round shape. Again, did you see this coming? Elsewhere, there is also a Micro-USB port at the bottom in between an audio jack and grill speakers. 

Overall, the Note 7 has a clean and simple design, which I like.

The display is a big 6.9-inch IPS LCD Infinity-O screen with an HD+ resolution of 720×1640 pixels. It boasts of a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. Typically, this low resolution is not ideal for such a large screen, due to which text and icons don’t look very sharp.

Infinix Note 7 performance: Superb!

The performance of the device is managed by the new MediaTek Helio G70 chipset which rests over an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 2GHz. This makes it quite impressive and much more feels fluid when in use. The device also boasts of an entire 6GB of RAM paired with Mali-G52 graphics to give you a lag-free environment and add a gaming ability to it.

infinix note 7

The Note 7’s general performance is decent and good to take home any day. The phone is runs on the ‘nice’ Android 10, which rather feels nothing for someone used to the XOS skin. This particular Note comes with XOS 6.0 and there’s quite a lot to enjoy from it. Something new to get excited about is the new gestural navigation that gives you an effortless display experience when using the phone. You just swipe the moments away! Or, for instance when you receive a call, you can draw the V-gesture in the air to answer and hover your Palm above the screen to reject.

The fingerprint sensor works well and is quick to unlock the phone when needed. There’s also an option to unlock it with your face. You take what you wish for!

Something I hadn’t tried out is the Live Transcribe feature. The feature helps you communicate in the moment by turning your words into text. Interesting, isn’t it?

Infinix Note 7 battery: Impressive!

Let’s talk battery, we know Infinix for equipping its phones with really good power. The Note 7 device carries a 5,000 mAh Li-polymer type battery. This features super-fast charging ability v3.0, re-filling at the speed of 18W. So, you can consume your power at ease with confidence that you will retrieve it back in no time when charging.

Infinix Note 7 cameras: Yes!

Infinix pushed the bar higher with the Note 7, delivering it with 4 rear cameras and a whole new design to encompass them. These include a primary 48MP sensor, two secondary 2MP sensors, plus a super low light video camera with Quad-flash light.

infinix note 7 camera

There’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera in the punch hole right in the large screen. There are quite a number of impressive features that you get to play with on the Note 7 including the exposure compensation, ISO control, continuous shooting, high dynamic range mode (HDR), digital zoom, and face detection.

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure the HDR option is set to Auto, as it’s off by default. During the day, the Note 7 gives some well-exposed shots with perfect colours and details. You can also give close-up shots a try for satisfaction and natural depth.

And at night? The perfection goes on! The cameras are powered by advanced AI Image Stabilisation which lets the Night mode freely shoot blur-free and focused handheld photos in low-light.

Verdict: Is the Infinix Note 7 right for you?

Priced from UGX 655,000, the Note 7 offers good amounts of RAM and storage, which not many others do. I really like the simple design, large display, good battery life and no-nonsense take on software. The cameras is functional though you need to have good stability for perfect shots. The processor also feels great for gaming or doing anything intensive. The screen display disappoints a bit but we can let that be!

Infinix Note 7 Specifications

Screen: 6.95 inches
Camera: 48MP+2MP+2MP+2MP on the rear, 16MP on the front
Memory: 128GB/64GB+6GB/4GB in terms of ROM + RAM respectively
OS: Android 10, alongside XOS 6.0
Battery: 5000mAh
Chip: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)

Infinix Note 7 price and availability

The new Infinix Note 7 can be ordered from any of the Infinix Mobile outlets across the country. The Note7 Lite (4GB + 64GB) costs UGX 655,000; the Note7 (4GB+64GB) costs UGX 734,000; while the Note7 (6GB+128GB) goes for UGX 833,000.

Infinix has partnered with Airtel Uganda to offer 5GB of data valid for a month when one buys any of the handsets.

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Infinix Note 7 vs Infinix Note 6: Reasons to upgade

Infinix Note 7 vs Infinix Note 6: Reasons to upgade

The Infinix Note 7 was announced recently to succeed the Infinix Note 6 of last year. The aim of this post is to give you a quick and clear difference between the two phones and to help you determine whether an upgrade is worth it.

You might struggle to find anything similar between the two phones. Not to mention, both phones have a single 16-megapixel front facing camera. And both fit in the Note series category. But… How different is the Infinix Note 7 from the Infinix Note 6?


Display

The one major difference between the two phones is the display. The Note 7 has a larger 6.95-inch IPS display with a punch hole and a 720 x 1640 pixels, while the Note 6 boasts of a 6.1-inch 1080 x 2160 AMOLED screen that has no notch.

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infinix note 6

Interestingly, the Note 6 has a better screen than the Note 7, despite the latter’s being bigger. 720p on the close to 7-incher is peanuts to 1080p that the Note 6 has and also the Note 6 has AMOLED panel much better than the IPS screen on the Note 7. Remember the X-Pen? We shall miss it so much because unlike the Note 6, the Note 7 lacks it.

Camera setup

The Note 7 visibly has four sensors on the rear, in a new round combo of 48 + 2 + 2 + 2 MP, while the Note 6 has 3 cams merging a 16-megapixel sensor with an 8 MP and a 2 MP auxiliary sensor.

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infinix note 6 cameras

Performance and Software

The Note 7 has the new Mediatek Helio G70, which is better than the Helio P35 in the Note 6. Both phone’s CPUs are octa-core, and much as the Helio P35 is clocked at 2.3GHz while Helio G70 is at just 2.0GHz, the G70 is based on ARM Cortex-A75 while the P35 is based on Cortex-A53.

Plus, the Note 7 is built for gaming giving it a much better Graphic Processor than the Note 6. This is the reason for the Mali-G52 MC2 presence against the predecessor’s PowerVR GE8320.

The Note 7 has Android 10 based on XOS v6 Dolphin, while the Note 6 has Android 9. There is a 5000mAh battery on the 7 while a 4000mAh battery runs the 6.

The rear fingerprint scanner on the Note 6 has been replaced with a side-mounted scanner of the Note 7. Isn’t that interesting?  

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Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity in East Africa

Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity in East Africa

The number of insider-related cybersecurity incidents in East Africa has increased by 55 percent in the last three months as most companies lacking active monitoring of their IT infrastructure transitioned to remote work occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dimension Data, the sudden spike has resulted from attackers taking advantage of publicly available weak systems.

Plus, most security controls designed to monitor and capture activities failing to keep up as they are intended for traditional on-premise infrastructure thereby leaving security control gaps as more employees remotely connect to company resources from mobile devices and external networks.  The Financial Services Industry (FSI) remains the most targeted sector because of the immediate monetary gain.

Speaking during the launch of Dimension Data Intelligent Security business in East Africa, the unit’s Head – Ishmael Muli said although insider threats are largely attributed to malicious employees and contractors, statistics from the company’s Threat Intelligence Centre shows that most incidences in the region originate from employee negligence and other close associates ignoring corporate cybersecurity policies, misuse data, and install unauthorized applications among others.

Dimension Data’s Intelligent Security unites all the capabilities and security offerings previously managed by its subsidiary brands Dimension Data East Africa and Internet Solutions into one business and will offer world-class solutions from global partner NTT Ltd. whilst developing locally relevant solutions tailored for protecting organizations in East Africa.

Across East Africa, we are seeing insiders take advantage of organizations that lack visibility or the ability to investigate successful cyberattacks due to limited access controls to detect unusual activity once someone breaches their network. Some of these attacks involve manipulation of transactional data, tampering of logs to limit tracing, as well as framing legitimate users – all of which make forensic investigations difficult. Cyber security plays a critical role for any business within emerging markets like Kenya. We’ve built Dimension Data Intelligent Security to ensure that we offer world-class solutions to our clients, while making sure they suit the unique needs of our clients operating within these markets. Further to this, we have plans to focus on local skills development specifically in the threat intelligence space,” says Muli.

Current attacks within East Africa are being linked to hackers employing smarter methods to distribute their server networks and occasionally purchasing command and control systems in other countries, with traffic being routed through myriad systems making it difficult to trace its origin.

According to the Communication Authority (CA) Annual Report 2018/2019, malware attacks were the most prevalent threats accounting for approximately 78 percent of all cyber threat detections by the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team – Coordination Centre (National KE-CIRT/CC). Web application attacks and botnet/denial of service threats accounted for approximately 11% and 9% percent respectively of detected cyber threats.

The first half of the year has also seen an increase in reconnaissance attacks accounting for 40 percent of all observations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region according to NTT Ltd. Global Threat Intelligence Report 2020. A rise in Web Application attacks on common Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Joomla and WordPress accounted for over 20 percent of observed attacks. Whilst service-specific attacks increased by 40 percent targeting known vulnerabilities that may have remained largely unaddressed by various organizations.

The current COVID-19 crisis has seen an upsurge use of technology as many companies adopt work from home and bring your own device policies, increasing organizational risk as cyber security etiquette shifts to end users. As a result, the most prevalent attacks include phishing and social engineering.

With the trend set to continue as the volume of information insiders’ access, store and transmit rises – and remote working becomes the status quo, Muli advised organizations to invest in threat intelligence services to gain regular visibility of what is happening in their internal networks – to automatically detect and remediate stealthy attacks that would otherwise be missed. He urged organizations to conduct insider risk assessments on their critical business functions that could be leveraged by Insiders for fraud.

Moving forward, cyber criminals will increasingly automate cyberattacks. This requires organizations to automate a lot as well with intelligence analysis and orchestration tools, especially in terms of incidence response, to reduce the average remediation time. The future is going to be all about how to recover fast from an attack as networks, systems and processes get more sophisticated for integration,” Muli emphasized.

Dimension Data’s global integration with NTT Ltd. allows for Dimension Data Intelligent Security to provide its clients with solutions that protect their businesses from noted threats all over the globe and harness key innovations from international markets. At the same time, Dimension Data Intelligent Security is investing heavily in research to develop solutions offerings that speak directly to the pricing, scaling and security needs of local businesses.

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Infinix Note 7 unboxing and first impressions

Infinix Note 7 unboxing and first impressions

Given that it was announced globally in April, we’ve been anxiously waiting on the Infinix Note 7 to be launched in Uganda. In fact, we were a little concerned about the product’s availability given the coronavirus pandemic. But after patiently waiting, we finally got the handset in our hands.

As interesting as it may be playing with it, we haven’t had the Infinix Note 7 for that long. It’s been just over a day, so we can’t give you a full review of the phone just yet. However, with a number of interesting features here and there, we can give you some impressions to go by.

What’s inside the box?

The Infinix Note 7 is wrapped in an attractive box, in a colour similar to what the Hot 8 and S5 came with. When you unwrap it, you’ll find the phone, charger head, a transparent phone case, earphones, micro USB charger, screen protector, and a few documentation guiding you on how to use the phone.

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A completely new Infinix Note design

The very first thing you’ll notice about the Note 7 is that it’s a lot different from anything Infinix has released in the last half decade. Yes, the transition is clearly parallel to the advancement in technology and the constantly changing trends all over the industry.

The Note 7 is a stylish phone with bright colour options and a rather unique camera design. The screen is a pretty huge 6.95-inch display, almost 7-inches, which is not a surprise for a Note device. Is it too tall? That’s hard to tell just yet, but we’ll address that in our full review.

infinix note 7

The front-facing camera comes in the form of a punch hole, or is it an in-display? It is close to what we saw with the S5. The rear cams are a round shaped combination of 4 sensors with a Quad-LED flash.

There are some additions worth trying out! The side-mounted fingerprint was something we didn’t look forward to. Infinix beat us right there! The corning Gorilla Glass is another amazing addition, which adds some life to the screen beyond what we are used to.

Overall this new design is an interesting one. It feels like a shift from the same old thing we’ve come to expect from Infinix every time there is a new phone to be released.

Infinix Note 7 specs

Screen: 6.95 inches
Camera: 48MP+2MP+2MP+2MP on the rear, 16MP on the front
Memory: 128GB/64GB+6GB/4GB in terms of ROM + RAM respectively
OS: Android 10, alongside XOS 6.0
Battery: 5000mAh
Chip: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)

Looking forward

Our full review is coming next week, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of the phone. Is it a worthy upgrade from the Note 6 and does it fit in the mobile trends today?

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Tecno Camon 15: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Tecno Camon 15: Specs, Price, and Availability in Uganda

Tecno Mobile has officially launched the Camon 15, the latest handset in the camera smartphone series by the company. For anyone that loves taking selfies and beautiful photography, you surely know what the Camon is capable of – or at least have heard.

The new phone comes in four versions with three of these readily available; the Camon 15, Camon 15 Air and Camon Premier.

Let’s take a look at the specifications of each of these.

Tecno Camon 15 Specifications

The Tecno Camon 15 comes with a 6.6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The Camon 15 is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor that features the Cortex-A53 CPU.

It comes with 4GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot. The Camon 15 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM cards.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Tecno Camon 15 on the rear packs a 48MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Connectivity options on the Tecno Camon 15 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Tecno Camon 15 also supports face unlock.

The Camon 15 is available in three colors of Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple and Dark Jade

Tecno Camon 15 Premier Specifications

The Camon 15 Premier comes with almost similar specifcations as the Camon 15 but with a few upgrades.

Its 6.6-inch touchscreen display has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Camon 15 Premier is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6765V/W Helio P35 processor that features four 2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53.

It comes with 6GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Tecno Camon 15 Premier on the rear packs a much brighter 64MP+5MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It sports a pop-up 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Camon 15 Premier comes in two colors of Ice Jadeite and Opal White

Tecno Camon 15 Air Specifications

The Camon 15 Air is the lighter version that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the 6.6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Like the Tecno Camon 15, the Air is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor that features the Cortex-A53 CPU.

It comes with 3GB of RAM, runs HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.  

Camra-wise, the Camon 15 Air on the rear packs a 48MP+2MP+2MP+QVGA camera combo with quad-LED flash. It has a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Camon 15 Air in three colors of Malachite Blue, Ice Lake Blue and Misty Grey.

Tecno Camon 15 Price and Availability

The Camon 15 costs UGX 666,000 while the Camon 15 Premier goes for UGX 1,025,000.

All these are available countrywide in TECNO branded shops and MTN Service Centres near you. All customers that purchase Camon 15 or Camon 15 Air get Free 3GB internet data every month for three months and 100% data bonus on every data bundle purchased.

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