Weekly Tech Roundup for February 05 2021

Hey Awesome Readers.
We can all agree that technology is indispensable. Unless, of course, you reside on a deserted island! Even still, if you’re currently reading this from a deserted island, I bet you would like you’ll transport yourself!

All silliness aside, embracing technology isn’t always easy. From new apps, to updates, to the subsequent big craze—keeping up can feel impossible.

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs

“Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

This quote will help you understand the trends below and also here are what we’ve got for you from our daily knowledge development sessions.

Tech Snippets

Google Health feature

Our smartphones can be used for more as Google is introducing features that will allow users to take vital health measurements using just the camera they already have on their smartphone. -O.W

TikTok fast checker

TikTok had already said it would try to reduce misinformation by removing videos flagged by fact checkers for including false information. It has announced that it will go a step further by flagging videos where the fact checkers’ findings are inconclusive. -O.W

The Great suspender

What happened to the Great Suspender ?  This was an extension installed by millions of people and then now it has a malware ?  This post gives a well curated answer. -B.A

What IT Leaders Would Do Differently if Faced With Another Crisis

“In the early part of 2020, the pandemic forced companies around the world to rethink their modern practices and determine how to accelerate the adoption of technologies that would enable new processes like remote work. After closing out on a tumultuous year, and the first wave of COVID-19, many business leaders admit where they may have gone wrong.”- A.J

Sony Struggles

Amid a global shortage of semiconductors, the electronics and entertainment conglomerate said on Wednesday some customers may have to wait longer for their consoles as it competes for chips with other businesses ranging from smartphone makers to car companies.

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat Web has been updated to add multiple useful tools for PDFs. Users can now use Acrobat on the Web to add passwords to PDFs, merge multiple PDFs into a single file, and split a single PDF into multiple files.

iPhone upgrade

Soonest iPhone operating system will let owners use a face scan to unlock their handsets even when wearing a mask – but there is one big caveat. -C.O

This Whatsapp setting might be dangerous

Apparently, Private chats are not as safe as we have been made to think and the chat backup feature offered by the messaging applications is a key to encrypting the end-to-end encryption offered by most messaging applications. -I.O

Fast Forward Algorithm

“Quantum computers have a limited time to perform calculations before their useful quantum nature, which we call coherence, breaks down,” said Andrew Sornborger of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and senior author on a paper announcing the research. “With a new algorithm we have developed and tested, we will be able to fast forward quantum simulations to solve problems that were previously out of reach.” -A.J

Facebook obstacles 

Due to Apple’s new privacy IOS 14, Facebook has predicted a downwind of revenue (mostly from ads) this year. Lets not forget that Facebook launched a public offensive against Apple, dragging a long-simmering row between the two tech giants into the public sphere last month as Apple announced it planned to ask users if they want their data to be shared for targeted, personalised advertising.-O.W

PMO Trends

Project management is key to success for many organisations, and there are vast changes on the horizon. “The new professional reality demands a combination of technical and project management skills, leadership skills and strategic and business management skills – along with the ability to learn and keep pace with technology” – Deprisco. N. A

5G et Covid-19 vaccine 

Different conspiracy stories related to 5G and Covid 19 vaccine is been spread over and over again, someone even believe that 5G chip is in the Covid vaccine. How true? Find out here. A.J

Fintech Guide

This link seems to give a good overview of the various regulatory landscape for Fintech in Nigeria. Do check it out if you are looking at building a fintech startup.

Knowledge Development Sessions

Few of our team members spoke about some interesting topics this week and it was explicit and awesome. MR. Faruk Amoo talked about Developing a wire frame while Mr. Dare Toba spoke about SQL Injection and Basic Web Application Security.

Olivia Wami

My name is Olivia Wami. I am a Project Manager and am passionate about solving meaningful problems, pursuing social impact-driven tech initiatives, and designing delightful customer experiences.

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