Whatsapp story saver …



i was just idling with my phone going through my contact’s  whatsapp stories and thought of how i can download the pics and vids without requesting the media from my contact. 

But hey, we are in the 21st century everything has a solution 😂😂. so i googled and found out an app called  Story saver.  

some would go through the struggle of taking screenshots  but with the Story saver app  its just a matter of some few clicks and its in your gallery.

How to download photo/video (s)?

  1. click on “recent stories” button
  2. select photo or video stories you want to save.
  3. click on download icon on top 
  4. that’s it you can see your downloads in your gallery.

Story saver app download link 

Qualcomm and samsung reportedly working on snapdragon 845, to debut in galaxy S9.


samsung is already in the future, with features of next year’s S9 in its mind.

Qualcomm next gen chipset will be called  snapdragon 845, although the name is subject to change.

It’s unclear where Qualcomm hopes to improve on this upcoming chipset compared to the current Snapdragon 835, which is already significantly faster than some of the company’s former chips. However, it’s likely that the company will continue to focus on extracting more performance as well as making everything more efficient, leading to better battery life. It’s also possible that the 845 could include some enhancements for VR and AR.

Scientists invent phone screen material that heals itself.


Having a broken or cracked screen is a major problem faced by smartphone users whether its an iphone or low end price android.

researchers from the university of california have invented a material that can heal itself when torn or broken.

when torn, the material heals itself under 24 hours.

The material used in conducting this is made of an ionic salt and a stretchable polymer that has a special type of bond called an ion-dipole interaction which is a force between charged ions and polar molecules. The charged ions and polar molecules attract themselves to heal the your screen each time its broken. 

wang, the chemist leading the research, predicts that by 2020, the self healing material will already be used for phone screens and batteries.

“Dear customer”…safaricom nationwide blackout.


This monday morning there was a technical glitch at safaricom which caused a communication blackout in the whole country!
this occurence depicts how most kenyans are a “slave” to certain network providers.

The Communication Authority is set to Punish Safaricom Over Monday’s Network  Downtime

The Communication Authority has sought an explanation from Safaricom over the outage experienced on the telecommunication company’s network on Monday morning.
CA director general Francis Wangusi said they will take action on the telecommunication  firm if the failure was as a result of its own technical failure.
The country experienced a downtime of more than two hours, which affected Safaricom’s voice, data, SMS, M-Pesa and enterprise services.”If it was a deliberate move, we are going to take action,” Wangusi told journalists at the CA headquarters.

The telecommunication CEO Bob Collymore on Monday said that the technical team had identified the root cause of the outage and are working to resolve this in the shortest time possible.
“In the meantime, Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services will be available intermittently until the issue is fully resolved.”

Instagram direct messages disappear…


Instagram is adding the ability to send disappearing photos and videos to individuals and groups.

The disappearing photos will appear alongside text messages and reshared posts , so you can seamlessly go back and forth with friends in the same thread.

In the recent update version 10.16, you can swipe to the left and see a blue camera icon at  bottom to take a disappearing photo or video.

Once done, you can choose to send to groups or individuals.

One can send a disappearing photo to a maximum of 15 persons. This being Instagram, filters are all over. You can add a filter before sending a photo or video.

This cool feature caught my attention; you can check if your recipient has received,opened, replayed or taken a screenshot of what you sent.

In simple words, Instagram is trying to outdo and kick Snapchat out of  the game!!

DANGER 😈…ANDROID VIRUS (ADWARE) THAT COULD HARM YOUR DEVICE.


adware is a software that automatically displays or downloads material( often unwanted)  when a user is online. 

But our modern day hackers continue to be more and more creative.  They embed an adware in a normal app like facebook or whatsapp then after the user has downloaded the app, advertisements will be displayed more often on the user’s screen which is somehow annoying. 

Even more interesting  is that, after flashing the android the adware won’t  be erased,  it will be right there with its pop up ads.

It might go further to download items on your phone when data is enabled,  draining all your data up!  😬 

When downloading apps its imperative you only do so from a legitimate app store like google play store.

SOLUTION

  • download your phone’s firmware.  It has to be the exact type of  firmware your android is running on or else the phone might brick. 
  • Create a backup of your data
  • Flash the firmware using SP flash tool .

Better yet you can go to a phone repair shop which they’ll do the job in a span of 10 minutes. 

After the virus clean up,  install Malwarebytes- anti malware,  Its an antivirus that deep scans your phone for any malware or virus and protects the phone from the virus. 

The app is found on the play store. 

These 15 startups didn’t exist 5 years ago — now they’re worth billions…


Cylance

    Cylance CEO Stuart McClure

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1 billion

    Cylance built a product that uses artificial intelligence to analyze a file you’re about to open, determine if it’s malware, and then stop it from executing — all in less than a second. It solves the problem of email phishing scams, which are still a favorite method of hackers, and has over 1,000 customers, it says.

    Cylance was founded by Stuart McClure and Ryan Permeh, two well-known names in security who are perhaps best known for their work at McAfee.

    Compass

    Compass

    Compass

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1 billion

    While Compass functions like a traditional broker, the company’s promise is using technology to reduce the time and friction of buying and selling a house or apartment. In July, Compass released an app designed to replace “stale” quarterly market reports with more dynamic information. In the app, buyers and sellers can search by standard things like neighborhood, number of bedrooms, price range, and so on. But they can also look at more advanced metrics, like year-over-year analysis of median price per square foot, days on the market, and negotiability.

    Illumio

    Illumio

    Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin

    Founded: 2013

    Valuation: $1 billion

    In 2014, Illumio emerged from stealth. Six months later, it had already racked up a billion dollar valuation, thanks to its new approach to security.  The idea involves watching the applications themselves to make sure they aren’t doing anything they are not supposed to do, indicating a hacker or a virus. It places a tiny bit of code (called an agent) on every computer and operating system to watch all the apps. Companies can then install the software that watches the apps in their own data center, or they can hire Illumio’s cloud service to watch the apps for them. And then the security follows the app wherever it goes, even if an app moves from one server to another, or from the data center to a cloud computing service.

    Carbon3D

    Carbon3D

    Carbon3D

    Founded: 2013

    Valuation: $1 billion

    Carbon3D grabbed headlines and attention for its method of seemingly creating shapes out of a liquid resin soup.  It’s much more complicated than that, but Carbon3D has caught the eye of everyone from Ford to Johnson & Johnson. While Ford imagines a future of speedy customizable parts, like custom designed cup holders, healthcare operators are looking at Carbon3D for a fast way to create surgical parts. 

    The machines are already being tested less than a year after they launched. In April, it released its M1 printer.

    Opendoor

    Opendoor

    Keith Rabois, chairman and cofounder of Opendoor

    Founded: 2014

    Valuation: $1.1 billion

    Opendoor is betting that homeowners would take a guaranteed sale over a higher price. It calculates a fair market value and pays homeowners before re-selling the home with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.


    Flatiron Health

    Flatiron Health

    Saskia Uppenkamp

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1.1 billion

    Flatiron Health is a software company that organizes the world’s oncology information and makes it accessible for doctors, patients, and researchers. In January 2016, Roche, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, made a $175 million investment in the company, which valued the company at $1.1 billion.

    Zoox

    Zoox

    Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson

    Founded: 2014

    Valuation: $1.55 billion

    Despite remaining in stealth, Zoox has already raised $290 million for its unseen product. The only hint its founder Tim Kentley-Klay has given was at a conference in October when he described it as Disneyland on the streets:

    “At Zoox what we’re creating…is not a self-driving car any more than the automobile is a horseless carriage. We’re not building a robo-taxi service, we’re actually creating an advanced mobility service,” Kentley-Klay said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “You can really think of it as Disneyland on the streets of perhaps San Francisco and that means a vehicle which is smart enough to understand its environment but it’s also importantly smart enough to understand you, where you need to be, what you want to do in the vehicle, and how you want to move around the city.”




    Instacart

    Instacart

    Instacart

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1.9 billion

    Often dubbed “Uber for groceries,” 

    Instacart eliminates the need to ever set food in a grocery store. The service will deliver your full load of groceries, hand-picked by a personal shopper at local stores.

    In 2016, the company deepened its relationship with Whole Foods after the grocery retailer invested in the company and signed a multi-year delivery contract.


    Oscar

    Oscar

    Oscar CEO and co-founder Mario Schlosser, co-founders Kevin Nazemi and Joshua Kushner.

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1.5 billion

    Oscar founder Josh Kushner wants to transform the healthcare industry by creating a better user experience when it comes to health insurance. It launched publicly in 2013 to sell better insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Yet, the election of Donald Trump could spell trouble for the highly-valued startup, even though Kushner’s brother, Jared, is Trump’s son-in-law.According to Bloomberg, it’s still losing money as it looks to diversify away from Obamacare-only offerings — something Trump, a close family connection, seeks to repeal.

    Quanergy

    Quanergy

    Quanergy

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $1.6 billion

    Self-driving car startups aren’t the only billion-dollar bets around. Quanergy isn’t building its own car, but instead specializes in building LiDAR systems — the 3D sensing systems that self-driving cars use to the see the world. Already the startup has struck partnerships with vehicle-makers including Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai.

    Blue Apron

    Blue Apron

    Blue Apron cofounders Matt Wadiak, Matt Salzberg, and Ilia Papas

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $2 billion

    Blue Apron, a company that sends you portioned-out ingredients and recipes in a box, is a godsend for lazy cooks.

    Though it’s only been around since 2012, Blue Apron has already generated more than $800 million in revenue in 2016, according to Bloomberg. However, it has put its IPO plans on hold as it works to decrease its customer acquisition costs and improve lifetime customer value, Bloomberg reported. Blue Apron’s potential is vast: The service appeals to millennials who want to expand their repertoire in the kitchen, as much as to busy moms straining for creativity and simplicity in their weeknight meals.


    Avant

    Avant

    Avant CEO Al Goldstein

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $2 billion

    One of two highly-valued Chicago startups, online lending company Avant targets subprime borrowers — people with lower credit scores. To date, the startup has given out more than 500,000 loans, totaling more than $3 billion.

    Zenefits

    Zenefits

    Zenefits CEO David Sacks

    Founded: 2012

    Valuation: $2 billion

    Zenefits’ valuation took a haircut in 2016. The startup, once valued at $4.5 billion, experienced turmoil after it was discovered that its CEO had created a program designed to cheat state regulations. After installing a new CEO and launching Zenefits 2.0, the company also repriced its stock, shaving its valuation from $4.5 billion to a cool $2 billion — still a lot of money for a five-year-old company.

     

     

    Pivotal Software

    Pivotal Software

    Pivotal CEO Rob Mee

    Founded: 2013

    Valuation: $2.8 billion

    Pivotal sells a set of software tools and consulting services to help even the largest, most old-school companies build and develop software as if they were a tiny startup. Pivotal becomes their secret weapon as they turn to newfangled cloud computing and data-crunching technologies to stay competitive in a digital world. In May, Ford led a $253 million investment in the company alongside Microsoft. 

    Russia Wants Apple to Unlock iPhone belonging to Killer of Russian Ambassador…


    Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty police officer in Ankara on December 19 when the ambassador was giving a speech at an art gallery. 

    The shooter managed to pretend himself as his official bodyguard and later shot to death by Turkish special forces.After this shocking incident, Apple has been asked to help unlock an iPhone 4S  recovered from the shooter, which could again spark up battle similar to the one between Apple and the FBI earlier this year.

    Turkish and Russian authorities have asked Apple to help them bypass the PIN code on an iPhone 4S, which, the authorities believe, could assist them to investigate killer’s links to various terrorist organizations.Apple is expected to refuse the request, but according to MacReports and other local media, the Russian government is reportedly sending a team of experts to Turkey to help authorities unlock the iPhone.
    In Apple vs. FBI case, Apple declined to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, saying that any backdoor it developed would eventually end up falling into the wrong hands.
    The man who killed the Russian ambassador on Monday was later identified as 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, an off-duty police officer who used his police ID to gain access to the Ankara art gallery where Karlov was giving a speech.

    NTSA launch android application to help in road safety… 


    The National Transport and Safety Authority has come up with an application that would go a long way in solving the road carnages on our roads.

    KEY FEATURES OF THE APP

    1)You can check the Inspection status of your motor vehicle.

    2)You can check the status of your Driving Licence.

    3)You can check your Road Service and Licencing status.

    4)You can check the status of your Sacco Licence

    5)You can check the Status of the PSV Licencing.

    6)You can check the status of vehicle’s night travel licence.

    You can also know the status of a certain road,  there may be a jam because of an accident.  All that is in the app. 

    Although there already other means out there to help road users like ma3route  Atleast the  goverment is doing something. 

    One can also report unlawful road users for driving carelessly.

    Drive safely, safety is at our own hands. 

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