#CitiTrends Episode 28: Apple News & Instant Articles vrs African Mobile App developers

apple-newsIt has been a very interesting week within the technology world and #CitiTrends cannot help but keep you updated.

On the show this week, we ask: How do you get access to news on your phone or tablet? Does it take a lot of data? With Facebook developing instant articles and Apple releasing Apple News and Twitter playing around with Moments publishers need to take a second look at what they are doing. Maximus Ametorgoh joined me as we looked at what the prospects were.

With global mobile application downloads currently standing at around 87 billion dollars as at last year, how much of this revenue is enjoyed by African or Ghanaian mobile app developers? I sat with MTN Ghana’s, Abdul-Latif Issahaku and he shared some insight with me.

Mawuli Tsikata joins the conversation with the Trending segment of the show and we also check out the ZERO App, the LIST App and the CHUBBLE app.

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#CitiTrends Episode 25: Apple and Samsung share spoils vrs Christianity’s battle with technology

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Source: talkandroid.com

A very lively conversation on #CitiTrends this week with every minute being full of amazing revelations.

On the show this week, we look back the announcements from Samsung who unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 devices at an event in Accra. Speaking with Tetteh Akornor who is the product manager for Samsung, we find out some more about the technology driving the news phone.

Maximus Ametorgoh who is a Digital Marketing Strategist and an avid Apple user joins us as we review the latest product announcements by Apple. The review includes mentions about the new iPhones, the new and larger iPad Pro, the new Apple Watch and then of course to Apple TV.

Dr Yaw Ansong Jnr., co-founder of loverealm, a community of young people who are trying to connect Christians both locally and internationally by using technology, also has some rather interesting views on how technology is affecting the Christian faith and what the future looks like.

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante shares Mutual, Minute Video Discovery and The Best Song app in the Apps segment of the show while Nathan has some interesting news from the world of technology for you.

There is a lot more in the audio so enjoy.

#CitiTrends Episode 24: The Future of News vs Solving the online payment problem in Ghana

Source: Mashable.com

Source: Mashable.com

This week has been great on the technology front and a lot of things have happened that could change the way we view our world.

On #CitiTrends this week we speak to three young tech entrepreneurs in Ghana who want to use the power of money money to solve the headaches of online payments. They are Kofi Genfi, Nii Osae Osae Dade and David Letsa of Mazzuma. Their average age is 21.

We also have a conversation about the future of news. We hear from Dan Gillmor, internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism; Ethan Zuckerman, world acclaimed media scholar, blogger, and Internet activist and also the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media and  Nnenna Nwakanma, a free and open source software expert and leading advocate for affordable Internet in Africa. They were all speakers at an event organised by penplusbytes on the future of news.

Awo Apaloo shares Simply Piano, Level and Next Keyboard and the new apps for the week and Nathan Quao also bring you up to date on the latest happenings in the world of technology.

#CitiTrends Week 20: MOBEX 2015 Review vrs Snoocode Ambulance Service launch

Source: Snoocode

Source: Snoocode

What a week!

After the launch of Windows 10, robots getting decapitated and new phones from Samsung and Motorola, the best way to chill is to tune in for yet another episode of #CitiTrends.

This week, we travel back in time to last week when the Africa ICT and Mobile Expo 2015 kicked off at the Accra International Conference Centre. It was a massive event and the show sheds some light on it.

Snoocode launches, finally, with a focus on emergency services, specifically the ambulance service. #Cititrends was there and shares some insight on proceedings. You will remember that Ses was on #CitiTrends some months ago to talk about Snoocode and how he intended it to solve Ghana’s address headache.

Mawuli Tsikata and Awo Apaloo will also bring along some goodies keep you at your productive best.

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#CitiTrends Episode 18: Cyber Security in Ghana vrs Lifeline of SMS in Ghana

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Source: linkedin

I love weeks like this when the world is buzzing with technology stories.

The truth is, its like this every week.

Who is complaining?

This week on the show, we are all aware that around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. Africa accounts for just 9.8% of this number. In recent months, the world has been over taken with countless stories of cyber breaches here and there. The hacking of the Sony Corporations, Kaspersky (which is an antivirus company) and US federal government are good examples. I sat with Albert Antwi-Bosiako who is the founder and principal consultant with e-crime bureau, Ghana’s first Cyber Security & Digital Forensics firm, and asked some questions about the state of cyber security in Ghana.

One woman who has been increasingly active in the SMS landscape in Ghana is Anne Amuzu, CEO of NandiMobile and I caught up with her and asked her what her thoughts were on the matter of the lifespan of SMS.

Awo shares four Apps this week; Any.do, Truemessenger, Feeday and TwinorNot on the Apps segment of the show. Mawuli Tsikata shares some technology news stories in the Trending segment of the show.

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