WhatsApp to stop working on millions of smartphones

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of older phones and android smartphones

WhatsApp has announced it will soon stop working on millions of phones around the world as they reach the end of their supported lifespan. That means users on a variety of older handsets could end up losing access to the messaging app. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed via its support page that it will stop supporting these devices on December 31, 2019. The company says that any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will not be supported after this date. However, that’s not all. Any iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported and neither will any Android device with version 2.3.7 installed. The iOS and Android blocks won’t happen this month but will take place on February 1, 2020. WhatsApp

YouTube celebrates Afrobeats, extends support to fast-rising Nigerian Artistes

YouTube celebrates Afrobeats, extends support to fast-rising Nigerian Artistes

YouTube says it will support  four fast-rising Nigerian artists on their individual music journey by providing them with the tools to propel their music and grow their presence on YouTube. Addy Awofisayo, YouTube Content Partnership Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen after an event tagged `Celebration of Afrobeats’ held in Lagos According to her, the support will accelerate the growth of their audience globally as announced at an event tagged, “A celebration of Afrobeats” organised by YouTube in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the four Nigerian artistes selected were, Kizz Daniel, Reekado Banks, Simi and Teni (Teniola Apata) Awofisayo said that the organisation was very excited to partner with the artistes and

Buhari endorses 5G trial, directs Pantami to address challenges in telecoms sector

Buhari endorses 5G trial, directs Pantami to address challenges in telecoms sector

President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed the trial of 5G technology at the MTN first live demo of 5G network (5th generation network technology) on Monday in Abuja. He was represented at the occasion by the Minister of  Communications and Digital Technology, Dr Isa Pantami. Buhari expressed delight to be part of the historical moment, stressing that migration from 4G to 5G would be a revolution in the industry. The President also directed Pantami to address the challenges facing the telecoms sector systematically, adding that an executive order was in the pipeline to consider Telecommunications Infrastructure as critical national assets. “We are working day in day out to make sure that the environment is conducive for people to do their businesses. READ > We won’t allow religion