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WhatsApp Updates: New updates released with new features

WhatsApp is essential to all of us in processes that are used for communication. Particularly, Facebook has been getting a lot of new updates since 2014 by Facebook.

There are 6 features available in the new versions of WhatsApp that have been released in this way, such as Dark Mode, Share Contact Info Via QR, Group Calling Shortcut, Multi-Share Files, View videos Directly in the Push Notification, Ranking the Contacts.

Dark Mode (Dark Light Reduced Light)

The black color of the WhatsApp’s wallpaper is released in the name of ‘Dark Mode’. Prior to this feature, there are works in YouTube, Twitter and Twitter. This facility was naturally featured on Nokia Lumia Siri’s handsets. This dark-handed facility has been provided to the user’s eyes during night time.

Share Contact Info Via QR

This new feature, information about us can be easily used by someone. When the QR code appears, it will share the information together with others when it is used. The same facility is featured in Instagram.

The Group Calling Shortcut

This is being tested in the WhatsApp beta version, near the new icon call. If you touch it, you can call three of our people at the same time. Previously the same facility was provided at IAS.

Multi-Share Files

The Multi-Share Files feature is a feature to share files from a different process, such as document and PDF files. In particular, it also provides a preview of the message when it is sent to others. Previously, the same service is present in different processes. This is the

Contact rankings (Ranking the Contacts)

Contacts on our mobile can also be used in WhatsApp. It provides quality dividing facility. Accordingly, we can share photos, videos, audio in the contacts we choose as standard numbers. This update provides the number of communications that transmits information through writing, as the average contacts, and other types of contacts.

Kopere Solar Power Project secures $18.17m senior loan

AfDB

The African Development Bank Group has approved a $18.17 million senior loan to the 40 MWac (50MWp) Kopere Solar Power Project in Kenya. 

The project is owned by Voltalia, an international player in the renewable energy sector listed on the Paris stock exchange.

The Bank is also in the process of securing a $11.6 million concessional loan from the Climate Investment Fund’s Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP).

The Kopere project, which falls under Kenya’s Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) policy, encompasses the design, construction and operation of a 40 MWac (50MWp) solar PV power project in Nandi County. The project also involves the construction of a 33/132 kV substation, and a 1.8 km T-line to evacuate the electricity to the national grid.

Commenting on the project, Amadou Hott, the Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth said: “This project could potentially be Kenya’s first utility-scale solar PV project under the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Policy. We are confident that the provision of long-term and concessional financing to support the project with terms that are unavailable from commercial sources will have an important demonstration effect in attracting more investors to engage with Kenya’s vast solar opportunities.”

The project is expected to generate around 106 GWh per year, and effectively supply electricity to approximately 600,000 people through the grid.

Additionally, it will also save 1,081 kt CO2eq in GHG emissions annually throughout the project operation.  

“Kenya’s Vision 2030, and the ‘Big 4’ agenda ambitions come with a renewed urgency for affordable electricity while pursuing a low carbon development pathway. By providing access to quality energy at a cost below the current generation costs in Kenya, the Kopere project will diversify Kenya’s energy mix, and ultimately contribute to reduced dependence on fossil fuels,” said Wale Shonibare,  the Bank’s Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation.

The project is aligned with the Bank’s New Deal on Energy, the High Five priority to ‘Light up and Power Africa’, and the Bank’s country strategy for Kenya. It is also aligned with Kenya’s FiT policy, Vision 2030 Initiative, and with Kenya’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for climate resilient growth.

The Kopere project will enhance energy access, infrastructure development, and private sector participation in the renewable energy sector while contributing to green growth, and job creation. Read more: AfDB injects R3bn in South Africa’s solar-based power project

Implementation of the project will commence in 2019.

Besides the increase in use of solar power these days, solar based electronic items are also being used now. For example, Go to solar power banks review  . These are portable and are generally used for charging whenever needed without availing conventional battery charging facility.

In addition to these, some useful laptop accessories such as Top Laptop Cooling Pads for gaming also play a vital role in eliminating the heat generated during continuous usage of laptops.

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Kopere Solar Power Project secures $18.17m senior loan

Apple Announces app of the year, Game of the year and other best of 2018

As it does at this time every year, Apple today announced its official Best of 2018 lists. These selections highlight the “best” app and game for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac, as well as the top movies, TV shows, Podcasts, and more. Head below for all of the details.

This year, Apple is crowning Procreate Pocket as the best iPhone app of 2018. This is the iPhone version of the incredibly popular Procreate drawing app for iPad, allowing users to create while on the go with just their iPhone. As for the best iPhone game of the year, Apple is handing that award to Donut Country, a story-based physics puzzle game.

On the iPad side of things, Apple touts Froggipedia as the best iPad app of the year. This is an AR-based app that allows users to dissect a frog without having to actually having to do it in real life. The best iPad game of the year, according to Apple, is Gorogoa, another story-based puzzle game.

On Apple TV, Sweat has been handed the award of app of the year. Sweat is a fitness application that originally gained popularity on the iPhone. The Apple TV game of the year according to Apple is the popular Alto’s Odyssey title.

Last but not least is the Mac, where Apple is crowning Pixelmator Pro as the app of the year and The Gardens Between as the game of the year.

While the Apple Watch doesn’t see as much attention, Apple has highlighted a few of its “favorite” apps. These include Carrot Weather, Overcast, Lifesum, and more.

In addition to the awarded titles, Apple has also shared a rundown of the most downloaded free apps:

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook
  6. Bitmoji
  7. Netflix
  8. Google Maps
  9. Gmail
  10. Spotify
  11. Amazon
  12. Uber
  13. WhatsApp
  14. Pandora
  15. Wish
  16. TikTok
  17. Cash App
  18. Google Photos
  19. Google Chrome
  20. Twitter

Here are ether most downloaded games of 2018:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  4. PUBG Mobile
  5. Hole.io
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake VS Block
  8. Rules of Survival
  9. Roblox
  10. Dune!
  11. Subway Surfers
  12. Episode – Choose Your Story
  13. Word Link
  14. Toon Blast
  15. Color Road!
  16. HQ Trivia
  17. Twisty Road!
  18. 8 Ball Pool
  19. Kick the Buddy
  20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games

In addition to app awards, Apple has released its “best music of the year” picks. Artist of the year is awarded to Drake, breakout artist to Juice WRLD, song of the year to “I Like It” by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, and album of the year to “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves. View the top 100 songs and albums here.

Apple’s top “best podcasts” go to titles including In The Dark, Slow Burn, The Daily, Serial, This American Life, and more. View the full charts here.

Apple’s “best movies” include Black Panther, A Star is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, and more. “Best TV shows” include The Good Place, The Americans, The Good Fight, and more. View the full charts here.

Lastly, Apple is celebrating the launch of its new Apple Books Platform by highlighting a handful of titles:

  • Book of the Year: American Marriage
  • Best Nonfiction: The Library Book
  • Best Mystery: The Witch Elm
  • Best Thriller: Light It Up
  • Best Bio/Memoir: Educated
  • Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Spinning Silver
  • Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons
  • Best Literary Fiction: There There
  • Best Young Reader Book: Harbor Me

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Apple Best of 2018 List

Falcon 9 Rocket To Fly For 3rd Time

SpaceX is no stranger to reusing rockets at this point, but no Falcon 9 has flown more than twice… well, until now. The private spaceflight firm is launching the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission on December 2nd at 1:31PM Eastern with a rocket that has already completed two launches (and, of course, returns) in 2018. This time, though, it’s launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California instead of from the East coast, like it did in May and August.

Provided the launch is successful, the Falcon 9 will try to land on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. It might just fly a fourth time, too, as SpaceX already has plans to launch the rocket again.

There’s a lot invested in the mission itself. The rocket is carrying 64 small satellites from a variety of customers, including clients from Brazil, Canada, South Korea and the UK. That will make it the largest single collection of spacecraft to launch from the US. It’s not the largest launch ever — The Verge noted that an Indian rocket carried 104 satellites into orbit. Still, it’s an important step toward commercializing spaceflight and making orbit more accessible.

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SpaceX Launch a twice used Rocket

Merah Putih Mission Launched