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TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel announces the appointment of Mokopi Shale to the position of Senior Development Producer, as part of the Studio’s growing Africa-based team in Johannesburg.

Brendan Gabriel, Vice President of Production & Creative Director, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Mokopi Shale join our creative team.  Mokopi’s expertise in book adaptation, scripted development and production in Africa is a valuable asset in support of our mission to raise awareness and export African-influenced content to the world. Mokopi will be involved in all aspects of development, financing, production and global distribution.  In addition, she will play a key role in acquiring multicultural content for Demand Africa, The Africa Channel’s global OTT platform.”

 

Ms Shale said, “I am excited to join The Africa Channel as Senior Development Producer.  This is particularly exciting as it would allow me to work with writers and producers from across the world, to develop authentic and reflective representations of Africa for global audiences.  I believe that with the rise of global streaming platforms and new methods of distribution there is a growing appetite for content that speaks to and represents Africans across the diaspora. I am always eager to learn, share ideas, and work with others to see what magic we can produce, and I believe this job will provide me with that opportunity.”

 

Mr Gabriel added, “Mokopi’s appointment reflects The Africa Channel’s continued commitment to investing in talent in Africa, and her invaluable experience will escalate our ability to develop original content, identify books for adaptation, evaluate concept submissions and implement co-development initiatives.

 

MOKOPI SHALE BIO: Mokopi Shale is an all-around talent with on-screen, production, scriptwriting and development skills in her portfolio. She started her career in media as a radio drama actress in 1998 and worked for several years on-screen as a TV presenter. She made the shift to production after joining Ochre Moving Pictures, where she created and sold television and corporate projects for the company.

 

Ms Shale was then appointed as a Commissioning Editor at SABC, where she managed dramas including, Generations and miniseries such as Entabeni and Ubizo. During her tenure as Head of Story, SABC Dramas enjoyed both critical and popular acclaim, amassing an audience share in excess of 60 percent resulting in significant advertising revenue for SABC.

 

Mokopi subsequently started Fuze Films which was awarded a contract for a slate of Films by the NFVF. She was instrumental in writing Box Office Hit, Mrs Right Guy ­which was the fourth highest grossing film at the South African box office in 2016.  She wrote and produced, Love Lives Here which was released in April 2019.

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Samsung Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Posted by radio On August - 15 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Samsung recently reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The Company posted KRW 56.13 trillion (R673.46 billion) in consolidated quarterly revenue and KRW 6.6 trillion (R79.1 billion) in quarterly operating profit. The weakness and price declines in the memory chip market persisted as effects of inventory adjustments by major datacentre customers in the previous quarters continued, despite a limited recovery in demand. The Display Panel Business reported improvement due to a one-off gain in mobile displays and stronger sales of rigid OLED panels, which offset losses from large displays.

The Mobile Business posted stronger shipments on new mass market models but was overall weighed down by slower sales of flagship models and increased marketing expenses. The Network Business posted solid results on the commercialisation of 5G service in South Korea. The Consumer Electronics Division was boosted by strong sales of new appliance products and improved profitability of refrigerators and washing machines, although profits from TVs fell slightly YoY due to intensifying competition. Looking ahead to the second half, Samsung expects persistent uncertainties in the memory business, although demand is seen growing further on strong seasonality and adoption of higher-density products. For system semiconductors, higher demand in mobile APs, image sensors and display driver ICs (DDIs) is also expected to be seen.

 

For displays, new smartphone product launches are set to help mobile display earnings but overall sluggish demand in the broad smartphone market may limit upside potential. As competition in the smartphone market is seen increasing in the second half, Samsung plans to enhance its product line-up and expand sales of new mass market models. The Network Business will prioritise building the foundation for its global 5G business expansion. The Consumer Electronics Division expects a seasonal boost in TV sales and will focus on premium models, while offering new appliances such as Bespoke refrigerators and AirDressers.

 

The Company is facing challenges from uncertainties not only in business areas but also from changes in the global macroeconomic environment. Samsung will, however, continue to invest in enhancing business capabilities and future technologies, including 5G, system semiconductors, artificial intelligence and automotive components, for longer-term growth. In the second quarter, Samsung Electronics’ capital expenditure stood at KRW 6.2 trillion (R74.3 billion), including KRW 5.2 trillion (R62.3 billion) spent on semiconductors and KRW O.5 trillion (R5.9 billion) on displays. Total capital expenditure in the first half was KRW 10.7 trillion (R128.0 billion) including KRW 8.8 trillion (R105.5 billion) for semiconductors and KRW O.8 trillion (R9.5 billion) for displays. The main portion of the Company’s 2019 capex is earmarked for building infrastructure to address demand beyond 2019, and a larger percentage of this year’s investment will be made in the second half.

 

Semiconductor Sees 2H Demand Recovery Amid External Uncertainties

 

The Semiconductor Business posted consolidated revenue of KRW 16.09 trillion (R193.05 billion) and operating profit of KRW 3.4 trillion (R40.7 billion) for the quarter. Despite weak market conditions, the Memory Business saw demand for NAND and DRAM increase as mobile and storage applications continued to adopt higher-density products and as datacentre customers resumed purchasing. In the second half, demand is expected to grow although the Company sees volatility in the overall industry due to increased external uncertainties.

 

For NAND, demand for high-density, high value-added datacentre and mobile storage is likely to continue to grow and the market is expected to gradually stabilise from the third quarter. In SSD, deployment of high-density, high-performance products for datacentres will expand, while demand for mobile applications is expected to increase with the release of high-end smartphones with storage of more than 128GB. The Company will focus on strengthening competitiveness in the premium market and plans to mass produce 6th generation V-NAND this year.

 

For DRAM, overall demand is expected to increase due to seasonal effects amid external uncertainties. Server demand is expected to increase gradually as customers adjust their inventory levels and resume purchasing, while PC demand is also likely to expand. Memory demand from mobile applications is expected to show a steady increase due to the launch of new models from major customers and the trend toward high-density products. The Company plans to actively address customer demand through a flexible product mix and maintain technical leadership with the ramping up of 1Y-nm products.

 

For the System LSI Business, earnings were solid as demand increased for multiple cameras and high-resolution, large-pixel image sensors. The Company also increased the supply of 5G chipset solutions and continued to develop a next-generation one-chip 5G System-on-Chip for future technology leadership. In the second half, demand for mobile AP, image sensor, and DDI products is expected to grow on stronger smartphone seasonality. Looking ahead, Samsung plans to increase the supply of high value-added products including 64MP image sensors and EUV 7-nm APs and also diversify product offerings by developing 3D/fingerprint-on-display sensors and chips for automotive and IoT applications.

 

For the Foundry Business, results were robust on the back of strong demand from a major customer’s 8/10-nm mobile AP and image sensor products. In addition, new orders from customers increased in the 10/14-nm process and applications diversified to include mobile, HPC, automotive and network products. In the second half, earnings growth is expected to continue due to the ongoing expansion of orders for AP, image sensors and DDI as well as increased demand for HPCs, including crypto currency mining chips. The Company plans to start mass production of EUV 6-nm process and aims to strengthen its competitiveness through tape-out of the EUV 5-nm process and by completing 4-nm process development.

 

Display Sees Further Improvement in 2H

 

The Display Panel Business reported KRW 7.62 trillion (R91.42 billion) in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.75 trillion (R8.99 billion) in operating profit for the quarter, returning to a profit from the previous three-month period thanks to a one-time gain and a gradual recovery in customer demand. Mobile display earnings increased, led by higher shipments of OLED panels featuring new technologies such as fingerprint-on-display and hole display. Large display sales also saw a slight improvement from the previous quarter on demand for premium panels and reduced costs.

 

Looking ahead to the second half, Samsung expects a further recovery in mobile displays from stronger sales and higher production, as major customers are planning to launch new products. Demand for OLED screens is seen to grow steadily as the smartphone industry increasingly adopts slimmer displays to accommodate 5G-enabling components. Samsung will continue to incorporate more value-added features into its panels and improve production efficiency, while closely monitoring and responding to global macroeconomic uncertainties and their potential negative impact on the market.

 

For large displays, despite growing demand for premium TV panels, continued capacity expansion in the overall LCD industry is likely to weigh on market conditions. Samsung will continue efforts to improve profitability by focusing on premium TV panels and expanding in other applications such as monitors and Public Information Display.

 

Mobile to Enhance Flagship Line-up and New Galaxy A series

 

The IT & Mobile Communications Division posted KRW 25.86 trillion (R310.27 billion) in consolidated revenue and KRW 1.56 trillion (R18.7 billion) in operating profit for the quarter. While the overall market saw demand for smartphones decline due to the negative macroeconomic environment and seasonal weakness, Samsung’s smartphone shipments increased QoQ led by strong sales of the new Galaxy A Series, including the Galaxy A50 and A70. However, sales of flagship models fell QoQ on weak sales momentum for the Galaxy S10 and stagnant demand for premium products.

 

Increased costs associated with growing competition in the mid- to low- end segment and inventory adjustments of older models resulted in a drop in profit for the Mobile Business. On the other hand, earnings for the Networks Business improved thanks to the expansion of commercial 5G service in South Korea and LTE networks in overseas markets. In the second half, the overall mobile market demand is expected to remain weak due to growing uncertainties over the global economy and trade. Samsung will continue to strengthen its flagship line-up and increase sales of new mass market models. The Company will promptly respond to the changing business environment, and step up efforts to secure profitability by enhancing efficiency across development, manufacturing and marketing operations.

 

In the third quarter, Samsung will focus on successful launches of new innovative products – the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Fold. It will enhance the 5G smartphone line-up to take the lead in the new market and introduce more competitive A series models in the second half to extend the ongoing positive momentum in mass market smartphone sales. The Network Business will continue to solidify its position in the global 5G market, leveraging its leadership in the 5G service commercialisation in South Korea and the United States.

 

Consumer Electronics Boosted By Digital Appliances

 

The Consumer Electronics Division, comprised of the Visual Display and Digital Appliances businesses, recorded KRW 11.07 trillion (R132.82 billion) in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.71 trillion (R8.51 billion) in operating profit for the second quarter of 2019. Earnings for the Visual Display business edged down both QoQ and YoY due to intensifying price competition in the market. However, Samsung’s product-mix improved in the second quarter via early launches of new models and the expansion of premium product sales such as QLED and super-large screen TVs.

 

Despite negatives such as unfavourable foreign exchange rates in some emerging markets and increasingly protective global trade practices, conditions in the TV market are expected to stay largely unchanged in the second half of 2019. Samsung plans to maximise end-year sales through close cooperation with retail partners and cementing the 8K leadership by positioning QLED 8K TVs as mainstream TVs. For the Digital Appliances business, profits grew significantly YoY thanks to improvements in the profitability of key appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. Strong summer demand of air conditioners including Samsung’s Wind-Free Air Conditioneralso contributed to robust sales.

 

Through the rest of the year, Samsung will focus on marketing new lifestyle products for consumers, such as Bespoke refrigerators and AirDressers. The Company will also continue to strengthen the B2B business which includes built-in appliances and system air conditioners.

 

Consolidated Sales and Operating Profit by Segment based on K-IFRS (2017~2019 2Q)

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Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter ended June 29, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $53.8 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.18, down 7 percent. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“This was our biggest June quarter ever — driven by all-time record revenue from Services, accelerating growth from Wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “These results are promising across all our geographic segments, and we’re confident about what’s ahead. The balance of calendar 2019 will be an exciting period, with major launches on all of our platforms, new services and several new products.”
“Our year-over-year business performance improved compared to the March quarter and drove strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over $21 billion to shareholders during the quarter, including $17 billion through open market repurchases of almost 88 million Apple shares, and $3.6 billion in dividends and equivalents.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2019 fourth quarter:
  • revenue between $61 billion and $64 billion

  • gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38.5 percent

  • operating expenses between $8.7 billion and $8.8 billion

  • other income/(expense) of $200 million

  • tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent

 

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 12, 2019.
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The evolution of the IT operation

Posted by radio On July - 31 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The days where the IT operation was a separate fiefdom with autonomy are gone. In most organisations, there are now components that are relatively closely aligned with the business and they are delivering specific business outcomes. IT operations now tend to be very workload or business unit specific in their support. The downside, however, is that different silos within the organisation have very different experiences, resulting in inconsistency.

 

This has led to a certain level of dissatisfaction within the business, with those who are not getting their requirements met resorting to finding their own solutions. That is really where the chief digital officer (CDO) concept started to emerge, to ensure that there is someone to coordinate all of this and improve the overall performance. Despite that, most organisations in South Africa are experiencing some flavour of that inconsistent outcome and the pressure in terms of evolving is to now really start bringing in that level of consistency.

 

 

 

Businesses do not know what they need to focus on next, or which part of the business will be able to deliver value more quickly. They do know, however, that the support organisations need from the likes of IT needs to be repositioned so that they can deliver on-demand. They, therefore, need IT to move away from being tactical and responsive, and become more agile, with the right technology, skills, and expertise to move quickly to support the business.

 

Move away from typical IT behaviour

IT is typically comprised of people who like to overprepare and then deliver something appropriate. This no longer works as organisations need to be more fluid in their approach. They can no longer take months to build things out as that will strip them of their competitive advantage.

Our advice to end-user organisations is to have the right platform approach so that they are better positioned for future evolution. It has a lot to do with the management for your infrastructure, the type of data that you gather and how you interface with the business. It’s about getting closer alignment with the business, not just in a conceptual way, but a molecular way. It is also about keeping in contact, making sure that IT is part of projects and that boundary functions such as security are understood from the outset rather than being focused on later.

 

Tackling the issue of skills

Ensuring they have the right skills in place is particularly challenging for South African organisations. They must have at least a medium-term view of what their architectural requirements are going to be. That is getting very complicated with cloud and even more so with emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. You can’t anticipate everything in technology, but you must ensure that you have the pieces in place to build that out rather than having to start from scratch every time. This requires a flexible and adaptable infrastructure. This can be challenging in organisations where the primary focus is on cost-containment, as they tend to provision the minimum of what they need at the time, which almost implies minimum flexibility for the future.

 

Skills are in short supply and the market is very competitive. They are hard to retain, and ongoing training is difficult, but it must be done creatively and intelligently. I would recommend that organisations avoid point skills unless it is absolutely necessary, and rather ensure that your skills internally are very broad, that they have collective exposure across the business and have as much business context as possible. Where skills are required for specific technologies, use subcontractors or outsourcers, but ensure that, internally, you have the integration, business, and management skills to stitch it all together. The pivot here is to move from focusing on technical skills to ensure you have the right integration skills in place.

 

An evolution driven by business expectation

From the outside, it’s all about customer and partner expectations. People expect you to be able to do business differently and adjust to meet their expectations in terms of service delivery, consistency and the ability to integrate systems. Internally, people have an expectation and some knowledge of what is out there in the market. They see case studies and hear stories of how organisations can function when everything is going right, and they want that. Right now, we are in a place where the business dictates what the outcome is going to be and have an expectation around how that will be serviced, regardless of how unrealistic the outcome may be. What we need now is a closer alignment between business and IT so that the business understands when an expectation is unreasonable or an expectation of a way of doing business is just incompatible with market conditions or the regulatory environment.

 

This evolution is a natural progression in the business and is an ongoing discussion we have with CIOs attending our annual IDC CIO Summit. What caught IT departments and managers by surprise, was that the business evolved in unexpected ways, such as the growth of cloud computing and the CX-oriented transformation within lines of business. The business likewise had an expectation that IT operations would be able to evolve at the same pace. That led to a big disconnect, and although many businesses are over that phase, now it is about making sure business and IT go through the next evolution together.

 

By: Jon Tullett, Research Manager for IT Services at International Data Corporation (IDC) South Africa

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  •  QLED delivers a breath-taking choice of entertainment
  •  Gamers now have a TV that does what few TV’s ever could
  •  QLED is connecting South Africans to the world like never before

When Samsung announced its 2019 QLED range, Forbes Magazine described it has having “Pictures that are as breath-taking as they are ground-breaking”. All around the world new QLED customers agree. Besides the revolutionary picture quality and audio experience, it’s a smart TV that takes innovation and artificial intelligence into a new era. This is reflected in the content, streaming options and gaming technology.

Game on – QLED is made for winners

 

With QLED, Real Game Enhancer optimises the gaming experience through a unique set of gaming features. It features AMD Radeon Freesync™ variable refresh rate technology, which helps prevent tearing and stuttering, as well as Game Motion Plus, which removes motion blur and judder. Real Game Enhancer combines these technical innovations with Auto Game Mode, which minimises input lag on compatible devices. It also includes AI-based audio and video enhancements that optimise the settings to deliver cinematic sound and smooth, lifelike visuals that can remain clear even during bright and dark scenes. QLED is clearly a level up all gamers will love.

 

A New World of Entertainment Has Arrived

 

Samsung QLED takes the viewing experience to the next level by offering iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support. In an industry first, it includes a new Apple iTunes Movies and TV Shows app which offers endless movies and series from around the world. Using the new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app you can access your existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes — including the largest selection of 4K HDR movies. With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will be able to effortlessly play videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs, including QLED 4K and 8K TVs as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models. Overall, streaming the content you want has never been more effortless.

 

TV has never been smarter

 

QLED 2019 even offers more ways for you to discover and watch content. It features an improved Artificial Intelligence algorithm that uses your subscription services, favourite content and TV viewing habits to offer customised recommendations about what to watch. You can also even use the new Voice Command and Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to easily control your TV and access content. And with Samsung’s OneRemote you can quickly and easily navigate your content. Then with the addition of Far Field Voice Capability on the OneRemote, you can control your TV by voice, even if you are across the room from the remote.

 

Mega entertainment, awe-inspiring gaming, endless content and cutting-edge convenience – those are just some of the ways Samsung QLED has changed TV forever.

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It’s lighter than a cup of coffee and equally refreshing. Built for connectivity and entertainment, the Galaxy Tab S5epacks smart features that deliver all the essentials of a tablet and much more. With its big, immersive screen and impressive sound, this innovative device offers an amazing entertainment experience. Its slim, lightweight design offers unmatched comfort, while its intelligent features let you discover a world of convenience in your daily life.

“The Tab S5e is a top-tier tablet with a sleek design and powerful features,” said Justin Hume, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “For users who want intelligence that keeps them connected so they can get more done—as well as a big, beautiful screen for a rich, premium entertainment experience—the Tab S5e delivers.”

 

Refined Design

 

With its gorgeous, refreshed design, the Tab S5e embodies practicality and style. It has an incredibly thin 5.5mm sleek metal body and weighs only 400g. It’s also ultra-portable, durable and designed to integrate seamlessly into your everyday lifestyle. Available in a range of fresh and modern monochromatic colours including Silver, Black, and Gold, you can choose a style that reflects your look.

Optimised Entertainment

 

The Galaxy Tab S5e’s superior sAMOLED display and minimised bezel allows you to have an immersive viewing experience without any distractions. With its four auto-rotating stereo speakers, you can enjoy rich, wide sound, no matter how you hold it. On top of that, Dolby Atmos’s 3D surround sound and AKG’s cutting-edge technology are combined to provide you with a clear and vivid, true-to-life audio experience. So whatever you’re watching will look and sound better than you’d ever expect.

 

Longer Lasting Performance

 

With the Galaxy Tab S5e’s ample 7,040 mAh battery, you can watch up to 14.5 hours of video and enjoy the content you love as much as you want. Additionally, the Call & Message Continuity feature lets your Galaxy Tab S5e stay connected with your phone just by using the same Samsung account, so you don’t have to miss any incoming calls or messages on your phone while watching content on your new favourite device.

 

Clearly, the Galaxy Tab S5e ticks the boxes in many ways and even offers greater value, as it comes with a
versatile and smart keyboard cover, valued at R1999. For South Africans looking for their next tablet, this is undeniably one made to be enjoyed, in every way.

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Samsung, an official sponsor of the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019, has launched the “Make the Wave” campaign to encourage athletes and also inspire their fans by connecting them through inspiring music, based on its brand philosophy, “Do What You Can’t”.

Samsung appointed Simone Manuel as the ambassador for this year’s campaign, to encourage sports fans from all over the world to share music through social media. Simone Manuel won a gold medal and set an Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As Samsung’s ambassador for the event, she will share a message of encouragement and discuss pushing boundaries without losing hope amid difficult circumstances, as well as talk about the songs and the music that inspire her and help boost her performance.

 

As part of the campaign, special events are planned for aspiring swimmers in Gwangju city. Students will be provided with a chance to be escorts for the water polo finals. They will also meet Kim Se-jin, an accomplished swimmer better known as the “robotic leg swimmer,” who was a member of South Korea’s national disabled swimming team.

 

“This campaign is designed to spread the heat of the competition with a variety of marketing activities, to share the stories of swimmers who are challenging themselves in working toward their dreams and to cheer on one another through music, powered by our brand philosophy of ‘Do What You Can’t,’” said Cambridge Mokanyane, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung South Africa. “I hope that everyone will enjoy the events throughout our ‘Make the Wave’ campaign.”

 

“I am glad to be able to share my stories and songs by participating in the ‘Make the Wave’ campaign, which corresponds with my can-do spirit. I hope all swimmers will leave the competition without any regrets and that sports fans will cheer on the athletes loudly,” said Simone Manuel.

 

Samsung Electronics has set up a 255 square meter experience zone in the athlete village, where athletes will be able to interact with other swimmers through uniform exchange, birthday parties and a Korean name calligraphy event. Additionally, there will be opportunities to test out Samsung’s latest products such as the Galaxy S10 series, AKG N700 headphones, ‘The Frame’ 4K TV and Samsung Notebook 7.

 

Samsung, which has sponsored FINA since 2015, has been supporting the events with various products. For this year’s events in Gwangju, in addition to the official sponsorship, Samsung is providing and 1,996 refrigerators for the athlete village and the stadiums where the competitions will take place.

 

The 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019, which kicked- off on July 12, is one of the world’s top-five mega sports events, with competitions in six events – swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water swimming. About 7,266 aquatic sports athletes, officials, media and International Swimming Federation officials from 193 countries have registered an all-time high. More than 12,000 participants are expected to gather in Gwangju for the events, including the World Masters Swimming Competition starting on August 5.

 

Any sports fan can participate in the digital event on the official website of Samsung to share their songs and cheer for the athletes. Those interested in the event can visit the official page (www.samsung.com/fina2019), select the music they have been inspired by when facing new challenges and share it on their personal social media with their own album cover. This event will be held from July 9 to August 18 during which 20 AKG N700 headphones and 41 Galaxy Buds will be given away through a lucky draw.

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SPARK 3, a smartphone model by TECNO, a global premier mobile phone brand, has been awarded as the smartphone brand of the year at the 2019 edition of the Africa Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (AITTA).

 

AITTA recognises customer service, innovation and excellence in Africa Telecom and Information Technology industry. The reputable awards now in its third year and has been acclaimed as one of the most prestigious and biggest platform recognising excellence and innovation in the African telecoms and technology industry.

 

 

TECNO SPARK 3 was awarded as the phone of the year as a result of its cutting edge features as well as its outing market outing positive reception of the TECNO brand loyals and customers. This is the only smartphone recognized by AITTA this year. As one of the most remarkable devices to “light up” the photos, SPARK 3 have been upgraded by AI technology to furthermore advanced the camera features to be available in Africa, middle-east and Southeast Asia market.

 

 

Starting their business from the Africa market in 2006, TECNO has been Africa’s leading smartphone brand and was the first dual-SIM handset supplier to the African continent, which boosted an astonishing 53% of all Smartphone sales in Africa in the year 2011. Focusing on providing high performance and cutting edge smartphone that use the latest technology and at sweet price point, TECNO smartphones have become incredibly popular throughout Africa due to the exceptional value-for-money they offer.

 

 

TRANSSION, TECNO Mobile ’s parent company, its brand portfolio comprises leading mobile phone brands in emerging markets. In 2018, TRANSSION sold 124 million mobile phones globally. IDC figures for 2018 show that TRANSSION ranks 4th in global mobile phone brands and holds the largest market share in Africa. Their global sales network covers more than 70 countries in emerging markets including Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh to name a few.

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How to Keep Spam Away From Your Smartphone

Posted by radio On July - 14 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

There are few things more annoying than spam calls and texts. At best, they are a distraction and a nuisance. At worst, they can be dangerous scams. Just last year alone, over 26 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. It’s no wonder that some people are choosing to ignore phone calls altogether.

 

There’s no reason to give up some of your smartphone’s features just to avoid unwanted ads. With just a few simple steps, you can have better control over spam calls and ads on your Galaxy device.

Ad Blocker

 

Potentially dangerous adverts don’t just come in the form of spam calls but they can also appear on websites. Malware can spread through malicious adverts, also known as malvertisements, placed on legitimate and popular websites and compromise the security of mobile devices.

Ad blockers or content blockers remove malvertisements from your browser, giving you peace of mind as you surf the net. Samsung Internet allows users to activate up to five ad blockers simultaneously for a more secure web browsing experience.

 

How to Activate Ad Blocker

1. Open the Samsung Internet menu
2. Tap on the ‘Ad blockers’ icon
3. Download and install your preferred ad blockers
4. Enable ad blockers

 

 

Smart Anti-Tracking

 

Have you ever wondered how some websites seem to know your tastes and preferences? As soon as you load the page, you are instantly shown adverts of products that are tailored to your interests. These targeted adverts are made possible by trackers, which follow your clicks and browsing habits.

Samsung Internet uses on-device machine learning to identify trackers in a website. By removing tracking cookies, Samsung Internet’s Smart Anti-tracking feature stops websites from seeing your online activities.

How to Activate Smart Anti-tracking

 

1. Open the Samsung Internet menu
2. Enter ‘Settings’
3. Select ‘Privacy and Security’
4. Tap ‘Smart anti-tracking’ and select ‘On’

 

 

Smart Call1

 

Knowing who is calling you is the first step to banishing spam calls and Samsung’s Smart Call function does just that. The feature automatically identifies and detects robocalls and lets you simply block or report spam numbers. Go to ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in Call Settings to activate the function.

 

Switch on ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ under Call Settings to activate Smart Call.

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Huawei was named one of the world’s 50 Smartest Companies in the MIT Technology Review’s annual list. The influential technology publication has published its list of the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model annually since 2010.

 

MIT Technology Review’s 50 smartest companies list is based on evaluation of the companies’ core competence with emerging technologies as well as breakthroughs and innovation the companies have achieved. Huawei was included in the list this year for its outstanding capabilities in innovation.

 

 

William Xu, Huawei’s Director of the Board and President of the Institute of Strategic Research, speaking at the 50 Smartest Companies 2019 China Summit said, “Over the past 30 years, Huawei mainly achieved technical and engineering innovations as well as innovative solutions based on customer needs: which we call Innovation 1.0. In the future, Huawei will pursue Innovation 2.0, which refers to theoretical breakthroughs and inventions driven by vision. Huawei sticks to open innovation and inclusive development. Open innovation means innovating together with global experts. In this process, resources and capabilities are shared. Inclusive development means the fruits of any innovation should be shared and used by all humanity and industries. This can lighten the future of the world and industries.”

 

Xu noted that academia is a source for theoretical breakthroughs and inventions, while industries drive progress by raising challenges, addressing customer needs and funding the research conducted by universities. He said Huawei will continue to support research at universities and other institutions and is committed to exploring and identifying future-proof technologies along the whole information process, from information generation, storage, computing, transmission, presentation, to information consumption.

 

 

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