OpenView To Block Decoders Being Used Outside South Africa

Popular South African free-to-air satellite TV provider OpenView says it has taken a decision to block decoders that are outside South Africa. OpenView offers a range of channels like eTV, SABC, and France 24, among others. It has become popular since South African authorities blocked pirate decoders from broadcasting free-to-air channels about a decade ago. In a statement to Techzim following recent social media reports claiming the free-to-air satellite TV provider was moving to block its service outside South Africa, OpenView said: Currently, Openview has a license to only operate in South…

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Apple’s Siri will finally work without an internet connection with on-device speech recognition

Apple’s digital assistant Siri will now process audio on-device by default, meaning you can use the feature without an internet connection. Apple says the upgrade will also make Siri more responsive. Processing audio on-device will also make using Siri more private, says Apple. This follows the company’s well-established preference for implementing machine learning features on-device, rather than sending data away to the cloud. “This addresses the biggest privacy concern we hear from voice assistants, which is unwanted audio recording,” said an Apple presenter during WWDC.

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BeatBarrow One-Stop Shop For Local Music

Music streaming is now very popular with everyone having a music streaming app in theirphone. But that is not the best part of music streaming. We now have a music app that streamslocal music.BeatBarrow is a music streaming app with all the local Zimbabwean songs, #100%LocalIsLekker.From the throwback songs of the life of John Chibadura, to the UrbanGrooves hits to the GospelTracks that we so love to listen to, BeatBarrow has it all for you. Available on the AppStore andstill yet to come on Google Play, this app has proven…

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Judge digs into Apple app store policies as Epic trial ends

SAN RAMON, Calif. — The judge who will decide a case challenging Apple’s stranglehold on its iPhone app store indicated on Monday she would like to promote more competition but without dismantling a commission system that reaps billions of dollars for the technology powerhouse. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers isn’t likely to issue a decision until this summer. But she opened a window into her thoughts during a three-hour session with lawyers for Apple and its adversary, Epic Games, during the final day of a three-week trial in Oakland, California. Gonzalez…

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Microsoft is getting rid of Internet Explorer for good

San Francisco – Microsoft said it is retiring Internet Explorer, the browser it created more than 25 years and which is now largely abandoned as people instead use competitors like Google’s Chrome or Apple’s Safari. “We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday, referring to its other browser. “Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key…

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