Weekly Tech Roundup for October 8th 2021

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

Technology brings skills, knowledge, process, technique, and tools together for solving problems of human beings, making their life secure and easier. Why technology is important today is because technology is driving the world and making the world better.

Knowledge is never enough so take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

AI trends in 2020

Artificial intelligence continues along the path to becoming the most transformative technology humanity has ever developed. It is very difficult to conceive right now but one thing we can be certain of is that in 2022 breakthroughs and new developments will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram went down
Well, here’s one way to start a week off on the wrong foot: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram were all down for several hours on Monday. Many people started to piece together the core of what happened to Facebook, and it’s simple to understand at first but excruciatingly technical to grasp fully. The best explanation points to Facebook having a catastrophic problem with its DNS records.

API authentication methods

Beyond keeping your password a secret. Second level protection might be what you need to secure your app. -AA

Facebook-owned apps, back online

Facebook-owned apps were down on Monday as users receive error messages. Find out why and learn from their mistake. -O.W

Windows 11

A new face of Microsoft Windows operating system 11. I had a taste of the trial version of Microsoft Windows operating system 11 and it was awesome. P.K.M

What caused the Facebook outage

Facebook issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that the cause of the outage was a configuration change to the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between the company’s data centers, which had a cascading effect, bringing all Facebook services to a halt.

Jio connectivity issues 

JioDown was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, just a day after the massive Facebook outage that took WhatsApp offline for almost seven hours late on Monday night. At that time, there were almost 4,000 reports of issues with Jio connections on the Internet outage tracker DownDetector, and rising. Looking at the data on DownDetector, the issues started getting reported around 9:30 am on Wednesday, and started to peak in about an hour. -A.M

PC compatibility

With the arrival of Windows 11 and its strict requirements, check if your device will work with the free Windows 11 update.  -O.O

Better product management 

When developing products, it’s normally best to keep options open. This gives you time to collect information and calculate difficult tradeoffs. -N.A

How to curb ads

If you have had a bad experience with a site that displays too many Ads, then this article is for you. -P.V

The Internet at 52

Looking ahead, like me, you might wonder what is more to expect from these ever-changing trends in the Internet world. One might say the world in front of us will be a mix of reality and virtual innovation everywhere. I encourage you all to read the post and see what experts are saying. M.M

Cross-border commerce in Africa

Analysts say the value of e-commerce in Africa is expected to reach $29 billion next year, yet Africans still find it difficult to make international payments for products online. Klasha sees a niche in cross-border commerce and provides multiple integrations and APIs to facilitate transactions in that space using what Africans are accustomed to — bank account, card, USSD, M-Pesa, and mobile money. -S.S

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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