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Facebook Has Started Internal Testing Of Its Dating App

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Two months after announcing the product at its F8 developer conference, Facebook is testing its dating product internally with employees. Independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who regularly uncovers new Facebook features by scouring the source code, found evidence of the product Friday and posted it on Twitter. The company confirmed to The Verge that the product is in testing within the Facebook app but declined to comment further.

“This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook’s new dating product,” a screenshot reads, using slang for employees testing out their own software. “The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI. This is not meant for dating your coworkers.”

Facebook asked employees to use fake data for their dating profiles, and plans to delete all data before the public launch. “Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment,” a screenshot reads, adding that the product is confidential. It also warns employees that its anti-harassment policies apply to the dating product.

Other screenshots show the sign-up flow for Facebook dating, including options to specify your gender, your location, and which genders you’re interested in matching with. Wong was able to fill in her own information but prevented from actually creating the dating profile.

The fact that Facebook Dating is testing internally does not necessarily mean that it will launch to the public. Products are often killed before they are released based on what companies find during testing.

Facebook’s launch of a dating service would make it an immediate powerhouse in the market for online romance. The stock price of Match Group, which owns popular dating apps including OKCupid and Tinder, plunged 17 percent the day Facebook Dating was announced.

As described on stage, Facebook Dating will allow you to create a separate profile for dating. When you and another person using the service like one another’s profiles, you’ll be allowed to contact them. The company also described a feature that would let you make your dating profile visible for people attending the same event as you, in hopes of generating more offline connections. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups,” Mark Zuckerberg said in his announcement.

Source: The Verge

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KNUST Petroleum Engineering Students Visit Rigworld Training Centre.

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Final year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) over the week paid a familiarization tour of the ultra-modern Rigworld Training Centre (RTC) located at Kejebil in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

The students, who were all from the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST paid the visit to the training centre to expose them to hands-on practical knowledge and experience of safety training in the oil and gas as well as other areas within the extractive industry.

Senior Instructor at the RTC, Gina Donn observed the centre had invested heavily in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training focused on safety as well as building local capacity.

“We deliver more than textbook theory. RTC is an asset that would help increase safety and productivity in the extractive industry while building local capacity, skills and development, “she said.

Bismark Odame, Quality Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor at the RTC, who doubles as Health, Safety and Environment Instructor emphasized the centre had excelled in providing a wide-range of client focused safety training services and products to offshore and mining companies.

He said, “We plan and tailor training to the reality of the people we train. The company believes in constant development, improving its training and facilities all the time.”

Assistant Research Fellow at the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST, Anthony Hammer explained the rationale for their visit.

“They are final year students and very soon they would go to the job market so they are embarking on the tour to be exposed to the other aspects or components which is the field work,” Hammer remarked.

He expressed satisfaction saying the purpose for their visit had been achieved as the students were exposed to the practical aspect of the theories they have been learning at school.

The KNUST Assistant Fellow stated, “They have learnt that before working in an offshore facility, you need to obtain the minimum safety standard from a certified organization. They have also been educated on other safety issues in the offshore oil and gas business.”

The Rigworld Training Centre, which is an indigenous Ghanaian company with International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 Oil and Gas accredited safety training centre offers safety training services to organizations in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The centre is fully equipped with advanced simulators, helipad and water survival training pool, medical centre, prime onsite accommodation, a restaurant and a fitness centre.

The RTC can boast of top international training experts with operational experience who had been selected to lead the programmes which also includes Lifting Competence Training.

Among the Health and Safety Environment (HSE) courses the centre offers include Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System.

The rest are National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) as well as Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Enditem

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Source: News Ghana

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Renowned Tech Blogger Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

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Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

It’s that time of the year when consumers have shopping on their minds. The need for something new and different for oneself and for family and friends that also delivers great value for money.

When it comes to getting great advice for the choice technology products, there are many sources of advice but it’s important to get it from trustworthy and experienced sources. Quick Vue is a renowned for objective and reliable one.

After unboxing and testing the features of the spanking new handset, Quick Vue is convinced this is the best value for money mid-range smartphone ever.

Combining the power of quad-cameras, improved processing strength and a modern style outlook, the Y9 2019 is irresistible.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is the latest mid-range smartphone from the tech giant. After its launch on Thursday, 8 November a number of reviews have been done to ascertain the product effectiveness.

Let’s cut to the chase & check out Quick Vue’s review of the style and substance of the Huawei Y9

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MTN Ghana Gifts Customers With A Scratch-card Newbie This Xmas.

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MTN Ghana, the leading provider of telecommunications services who is a leader in technology and innovation has taken the lead again as they introduce a new scratch card.

The new introduction – the MTN Scratch cards is said to adopt the MTN illustration style to reflect their new Corporate brand Identity. It’s designed to capture our brighter live positioning as humans, which is done, through the environments, characters and objects we depict as a people.

The scenes on the card particularly showcase our world bathed in light. A world not always as it is but as it will be. Thus, through contemporary architecture and bright, saturated colour MTN demonstrates the benefits they offer in this modern connected world which touches nearly every aspect of their customers’ lives. The illustration style gives the opportunity to present these offerings in nearly every environment the customers are in – from marketplaces to high rise office towers, from city streets to family homes which are demonstrated in the GH¢2, 5, 10 & 20 respectively.

Again, the characters as seen depicts the traits of their brand personality – being bold, optimistic, exciting and fun. Which seeks to remind clientele saying, ”We are for everyone. We span across the length and breadth of Ghana.”

These illustrations embossed on the new cards exhibit MTN’s offerings and demonstrating how everyone can enjoy the benefits of a modern connected life. Objects such as devices, cars, laptops and screens only go to reflect our modern state of today. Thus the illustrations allows deploying our brand assets in ways that bring our oval, our colours and our brand personality to life.

So in sum, from a messaging point of view, the GH¢2 is used to articulate the value we offer as a business and amply captured in the copy: ‘There’s something for everyone. Dial *505# to choose from a wide range of value offers’. The GH¢5 denominated card allows us to pitch our digital proposition with the copy: ‘Live brighter. Visit mtnplay.com.gh where entertainment lives’. The GH¢10 card which depicts the marketplace allows us to entire digital payment narratives, a phenomenon amply embodied in the MTN MoMo value proposition and finally the GH¢20 card used to champion our data offering which can be accessed via *138#.

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Apple Fixes iCloud To Work Better With Windows 10 October Update

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Apple just updated iCloud for Windows to version 7.8.1 today, which seems to fix compatibility issues users were reporting between iCloud and Windows 10’s October Update, as spotted by 9to5Mac. For the past few weeks, users had been reporting seeing an error message and failed installations if they tried to upgrade iCloud for Windows on a Windows 10 machine running the October patch. Many users who already had iCloud prior to the update have encountered bugs such as trouble with syncing photos.

Microsoft and Apple quickly said they were working on a “compatible version” to fix the issues. Before today’s release, Microsoft had been blocking users from performing the October Update if it detected the older iCloud software installed. Apple also noted on its support page that iCloud for Windows was compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10’s April 2018 update, excluding the latest October Update. That support page has now been revised to reflect that iCloud should work fine on the latest version.

Source: The Verge

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