YouTube tightens rules around what channels can be monetized

YouTube is stiffening the rules around its partner program and raising requirements that a channel/creator must meet in order to monetize videos. Effective immediately, to apply for monetization (and have ads attached to videos), creators must have tallied 4,000 hours of overall watch time on their channel within the past 12 months and have at least 1,000 …

How to Quote Someone on WhatsApp.

If you’re part of a WhatsApp group chat, the conversation can move fast. Set your phone down for an hour or two and you can easily come back to 100 messages. Normally this is fine, but if you’ve an important point to make or need to reply to a question from much earlier, you can’t …

Skype includes Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption.

Secure messaging apps have become somewhat of a commonplace on smartphones although few services exist across all major platforms. To that end, Skype is rolling out an end-to-end encryption feature for conversations from reports reaching us. The Microsoft-owned service has formed a partnership with Signal in order to enable the new functionality, which is optional …

The faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi.

Intel announced this week that it will have chips ready within the year for the next generation of Wi-Fi known as 802.11ax. This new generation is theoretically faster but mostly meant to perform better in environments that have a lot of connected devices like public hotspots, and also your house if you just have a lot of …

China is forcing internet companies to end online anonymity

In our age today, Internet anonymity is a big deal. Many people prefer to hide their identity so as to safely carry out their online activities with no interruption or fear of someone snooping into their browsing privacy. VPN is a hotcake among Naija boys and is greatly adored as well as deployed. But over …

Airtel’s Amazing Growth From India to Nigeria

Airtel is a telecommunications company that was born in India in 1995. It is currently based in New Delhi and has already expanded its business operations to 20 countries in both Africa and Asia. It provides a wide range of services for mobile, broadband, and voice subscribers, depending on what the country needs. With more …