Sunday, 15 May 2016

Kathleen Wills accused of 'misleading' on Linkedin she's a popular health guru

News reaching us now is that a Health experts who uses LinkedIn for her business has been accused by some LinkedIn users.  She was accused of making a statement which was described as misleading. She is an expert in naturally health. One of the top reasons for the accusations is that some people say that she is a self-professed health expert.

The LinkedIn milestone you need to reach

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Is it complete, with a photograph, and 500-plus connections?

If not, you are at risk of losing out on a wealth of networking and professional opportunities.

The only people who are using LinkedIn effectively in South Africa at the moment are recruiters - the white space exists in becoming a thought leader in your field or to get more sales for your business.

If you are interested in doing business in the rest of Africa, LinkedIn is a very useful tool to be using as LinkedIn adoption and usage is higher in most African countries than it is in South Africa.

I was at a conference in New York last year where the chief executive of LinkedIn spoke, and I sat there with my eyes out on stalks because I saw the future, and the future is LinkedIn.

“Delegates often ask why they should connect with people they don’t know on LinkedIn.

The purpose of LinkedIn is to expand your professional peer-to-peer network, so if it looks like someone has taken their profile seriously and is a peer of yours, then I would recommend you connect to them.

It is important to build your network until you have at least 500 connections.

And the reason you should have 500 connections is that LinkedIn ranks you accordingly.

Say, for example, someone was looking for a networking specialist. If I had 400 connections and someone else had 600 connections, then that person would come up before me in the search results because that’s how LinkedIn ranks you. And that’s why getting to 500 connections is a very important benchmark.

According to the latest LinkedIn South Africa statistics, membership increased by 38 percent in 2013.

There were more men than women on LinkedIn and the industry with the highest membership was financial/corporate.

The statistics also reveal that a LinkedIn profile puts you in impressive professional company:

Of the South African members, 15 percent are business owners, 10 percent are company directors; and 38 percent are in senior leadership positions.

LinkedIn is going to become a very powerful social networking tool and those who realise this sooner rather than later are going to be ahead of the pack.

* This article is based on a presentation that Helen Nicholson gave to the Wits Alumni, as a Wits Alumnus. Register for a LinkedIn workshop and make this tool work for you at

** The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Independent Media.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Senegal Bans Burqa To Stop Terrorists Disguising In Islamic Dress

Senegal has banned women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of Islamic extremism in the west African country.

The interior minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said women would no longer be allowed to wear the Islamic dress, which leaves only the eyes exposed. Daouda said the decision was a question of national security and was designed to prevent terrorists from using the burqa as a disguise.

An estimated 92% of Senegal’s population is Muslim. Although the country has not suffered a terrorist attack recently, authorities are concerned that the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, based in north-eastern Nigeria, may be trying to extend its range. This month, police arrested five people suspected of having ties to Boko Haram as part of a nationwide crackdown. 

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Senegal is not alone in west Africa in banning the burqa. This year Cameroon and Chad, also Muslim-majority countries, issued similar orders citing similar reasons. “Senegal is just following the trend,” said Martin Ewi, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

He said the ban, though difficult to enforce, had been reasonably effective in both countries. “You still have the villages and far corners of the country where people don’t always respect the ban,” he added.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Huawei Reveals New Quick Charging That Can Go From 0-50% In 5 Minutes

Battery life has been always a sore spot with smartphones, but as innovations continue to take place, we’re seeing more and more progress towards better battery life. While larger batteries may not be the common answer to the problem, many manufacturers are implementing quick charging technology into their smartphones, thus reducing the amount of time needed to refuel your smartphone.
Huawei has just unveiled its new quick charging technology that knocks the socks off of current quick chargers. From a numbers standpoint, Huawei’s new batteries charge 10 times faster than current batteries. In a demo, Huawei showed a 3000mAh battery charging from 0-50% in just over five minutes. With a 600mAh battery, the technology was able to bring it to a 68% charge in a mere two minutes.

Huawei has a technological explanation for the improvements, but the main gist of the story is that these new batteries charge ridiculously quickly. Huawei has put a lot of effort into testing the batteries, and with any luck, we’ll see them in devices in the near future. Though a battery that lasts for a longer period of time would be nice, charging at speeds like this is a solid alternative. Keep up the good work, Huawei.


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Samsung Galaxy S7 specification and features - Camera, RAM - 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 will have the most advanced specification and features from any another phone. Here we are going to talk about the specification and features of Samsung Galaxy S7 that is going to launch in 2016. But now it’s time for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Rock the world. Let’s take a brief look on what are the specs of Galaxy S6 and then we will talk about expected specs of upcoming Galaxy S7.

This year Samsung is reported to launch two variants of Galaxy S7 as we have seen with the release of galaxy S6 and s6 edge. Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 plus Smartphone’s will bear comparatively similar specification with some minor upgrades for Edge version. Both these Smartphones will come with 4GB RAM, but according few rumors Samsung can also introduce a 6GB RAM with its Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone. But we all known S7 is going to be Edge of tomorrow!.

“ Samsung Galaxy S7 ” : Next Big Thing!

So, as the name suggests Galaxy S7 is going to be a giant Beast and will be most anticipated galaxy phone ever. It’s going to come with a ultra-slim design that makes and powerful specification which makes it a super Smartphone.

Samsung has already started their preparation as they are exploring new ideas for a user-friendly mobile phone. Samsung has got few really good patents last year which they can use in its next flagship phone “Galaxy S7”. Here we are going to talk about “what can be the specs and features of next Galaxy Smartphone”.

Samsung Galaxy S7 specs (expected)

The comes with many really advance hardware and powerful software integrations for better performance and also it would have fast charging mechanism which enable’s you phone to get fully charged minutes. Let’s see the expected specs of upcoming GalaxyS7.

The recently launched Galaxy S6 and S6edge phones are working on 2.1 GHz Octa-core Exynos 7 chipset that are based on 64-bit architecture. But for the upcoming Samsung S7 Smartphone, we are looking for 2.3 GHz processor. Samsung has already started work on 14nm based 64bit processor which can result in high performance up to 2.5+GHz. So, we can expect this upgraded processor in upcoming S7.

According to recently launch Galaxy S7 benchmarks, we have seen that Samsung Project Lucky with Exynos 8890 motherboard. So, we can expect a great combination of Exynos M1 and Snapdragon 820 for next Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
RAM and Storage capability:

Recently Samsung has announced LPDDR4 8GB module for mobile phones. These upgraded RAM’s will be designed with 20NM architecture which are faster than the desktop’s DRAM. But We think implementing 6 and 8GB RAM’s is not an easy task and also not a need today. Samsung is manufacturing Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone’s with 4GB RAM which is going to be quite impressive to get all your work at one go.

These phones will be available with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB internal storage options but this time we are also expecting a micro SD card slot with upcoming GalaxyS7.

Display and design:

Samsung is well known for coming up with beautiful design and high-resolution display with their Galaxy S and Note series Smartphones. Recently launch GalaxyS6 has 5.1-inch large QHD display that uses SUPER AMOLED and offers 2560 X 1400 pixels of resolution. This time we are going to see a 5.2 inch large S7 Smartphone with SUPER AMOLED display having 4K resolution. While at the other hand, Galaxy S7 Edge version will have a bit larger display of 5.7 inches. Talking about the design of the upcoming Galaxy S7, there are many rumors floating over the web. It is going to have a slim design with curved edge corner.

Coming on manufacturing, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge mobile phones will have magnesium alloy body. According to recent leaks these smartphones are going to have a metal unibody design with smooth metal surface.

Galaxy S7 Camera Specs & features

GalaxyS6 and S6edge phones came with 16 MP back and 5.1 MP front camera’s, but I think upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a bit more than that. It is expected to have 20 megapixels ISOCELL back camera and at least 8 MP front camera. It will also have UFC 2.0 which is ultra fast storage feature for best video recording capabilities. # HMP Technology
If you are not aware of this technology, Samsung has introduced HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing) technology with Exynos 5 that’s about 2 years back.. which enables your phone to use all cores for the maximum utilization and result in improved performance.
But this time Samsung will come with Cyclone HMP technology for much better performance with 64bit chipset.

# Superfast charging

The Galaxy S7 is rumored to have super fast charging enabled batteries that can be fully chargeable in just 5 minutes. The rumors look like promising, but I don’t think Samsung will be able to come with such an innovation which can fully charge in just 5 minutes.