Buying Tech Gadgets To Stay Productive As You Work From Home – IT News Africa

When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom line is that you will have to work remotely for quite some time, so it becomes essential to look for ways to give your best.

While you may already have the basics, now is the time to invest in more tech gadgets that would help you stay productive as you work from home. So if you have a gadget shopping spree in mind, here are a few ideas that would help you do it smartly:

Get to know what’s around in the market

When it comes to tech gadgets, there is always something new around the corner. Whether it is

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Michigan AG warns of Apple tech scam that could give remote access to your phone

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has issued a warning to Michiganders about an Apple tech scam.

A Michigan woman was reportedly contacted by a scammer who told her her phone needed a security update and he could assist with the process.

The woman followed instructions and unknowingly gave the scammer remote access to her phone, and he transferred $1,000 out of her bank account.

Some tech-support scams may begin with a phone call from a real person, while others may be initiated with a robocall. The Attorney General’s office has an example of such a call on its website.

“Whether the call is coming from a live person or a robocall, Michiganders must be cautious whenever contacted by unsolicited callers, particularly when those individuals are seeking access to your personal devices, like a smartphone, tablet or computer,” Nessel said. “As more people are working and attending school from

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MI AG warns of Apple, Microsoft tech support scam

AG Dana Nessel says scammers may be posing as employees and offering tech support for companies like Apple and Microsoft.

LANSING, Mich — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning the public about recent Apple iPhone and tech support scams. 

According to the attorney general’s office, there hasn’t been an uptick in complains as of late, but Michiganders should remain cautious. 

Nessel said that scammers may pose as employees offering tech support for major companies like Apple or Microsoft. 

A Michigan woman was reportedly contacted by a scammer who told her that her mobile device required a security update and that he could assist with the process. The woman followed the caller’s instructions and unknowingly gave him remote access to her phone, and he transferred $1,000 from her bank account.

Some tech-support scams may begin with a phone call from a real person, while others may be initiated with a

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Buy Advanced Tech Gadgets and Smartphones from

Global tech experts believe that digitalization will only expand its boundaries and continue to create more opportunities both for the tech-savvy and the general public at a more rapid pace. There’s no doubt in the fact that the world tech stage is set for more futuristic developments in years to come.

Although it’s increasingly challenging for a tech company, staying a step ahead of the competition delivers an unparalleled edge. That’s something MiStore – the smartphone maker Xiaomi’s official digital store in Pakistan – has succeeded to achieve in this tech-forward world.

The online store is a one-stop-shop for all your tech-related needs offering a wide range of Mi and Redmi phones, power banks and chargers, gear and devices, audio solutions, camera, and visual products, and an extensive selection of other lifestyle tech products.

Mi Wireless Power Bank Essential never lets you go out of power

With smartphone use getting

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Apple AirPods and other smart ‘hearables’ are ruling the wearable tech market

Shipments of wearables grew 14.1% in Q2 2020 but a lot of that growth was driven by strong demand for ‘hearables’ like Apple’s AirPods. 

Global shipments of wearables rose to 86.2 million in the second quarter or 14.1% year on year, according to analyst firm IDC. 

Wearables bucked the downward trend in the much larger smartphone category, which saw shipments decline by 14% in Q2 to 285 million units, according to a recent report from analyst firm Canalys.

SEE: Top 10 iPad tips (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

But, according to IDC, the main driver for growth in wearables in Q2 were “hearables” like Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro, as well as rival products from Samsung and Xiaomi. Shipments of gadgets like AirPods grew 32.6% and accounted for 60% of all wearables in Q2 2020.  

“Hearables show much stronger and broader demand than smartwatches and fitness trackers,” said David Myhrer, research vice

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tech Deep Dive

Every new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a vast array of new features that tend to blow us away. Whether it’s Mercedes inventing something totally new, or just improving upon an older technology, the S-Class consistently sets the bar for every other big luxury car in the world.

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If you want a broader overview of what the new S-Class is like, check out our full reveal post that covers the car from bumper to bumper. Here, we’re going to take a closer look at the new gadgets and gizmos that owners will find hidden within their new Mercedes.


As cars get more digital, they tend to remind us of our smartphones. Mercedes is diving right into this with some serious biometrics. It’s all in an effort to personalize the driving experience. You can program up to seven different profiles (for seven different drivers) into the car. Mercedes estimates that these profiles

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Best Labor Day tech sales on LG TVs, Bose headphones, Apple AirPods and more

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The best tech sales for Labor Day weekend are right here! (Photo: Yahoo Life)

As summer days slowly fade away, Amazon is raring to go with deep discounts on all things tech. But even though there are tons of deals on every gadget imaginable, not all sales are created equal.

Some are, let’s face it, nothing special.

Well, we’re here to tell you that Amazon’s Labor Day tech sales we found are anything but ordinary. You can save $170 on the 65-inch LG 4K smart TV, $29 on iconic Apple AirPods and 56 percent on the new Ring Peephole Cam. Heck, Amazon is even throwing in a free Echo Dot with a smart home cam.

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Tech Gear for Remote College Learning

Many college students starting classes in the fall of 2020 are, unfortunately, going to miss out on the full college experience having been relegated to remote learning by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those students stuck home, there will be no hanging out on the campus green, no late-night cram study sessions with friends, no new friends (or more) to meet, and no beer pong, beer bongs, or bongs generally. And frankly, that sucks.

But one critical element of that college experience need not be lacking just because you can’t physically go to school this year: the education. With the right setup for remote college learning, you can still have a successful experience engaging with your professors and fellow students.To create that setup at home, you just need a few good gadgets, many of which you likely already have.

As you arrange your remote college learning space, try to create an

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OrCam Launches Voice-Activated ‘Smart Reading’ Tech For Visually Impaired

When developers of the OrCam MyEye, a wearable artificial vision device that enables visually impaired people to understand text and identify objects through audio feedback, asked users for feedback on how to improve the assistive technology, they responded that voice-activation and an even more discreet size would be helpful.

At the end of July, the Jerusalem-based OrCam Technologies announced the US release of a new, voice-activated, interactive Smart Reading feature. It gives users who are blind, visually impaired, or have reading challenges, including dyslexia, the ability to use voice commands for a clearer reading experience. 

The Smart Reading feature integrates into the wearable OrCam MyEye device and the handheld OrCam Read gadget. It is available in the US and Canada only at the moment. 

“Our users wanted the device to be wireless and more discreet, so we packed all the tech into the tiny second generation OrCam MyEye, which is

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This Was the Tech My Dad Banned in Our House When I Was a Kid

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.
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Where technology was concerned, my dad liked things that were cheap. He liked things that did what they supposed to do. And he didn’t like being hassled. Anything else, and he’d excommunicate an entire company it forever, even if the quality improved down the road. His victims were marked by derisive nicknames: Internet Exploder; Packard-Hell; America Offline. The man was fiercely stuck in his ways, and his frustrating quirks of consumption became the rule of law for our household growing up.

You see, my dad was a hardware engineer. He didn’t talk much about the work he did, which I think involved designing circuit boards and working on EMVs—those chips we all have in our debit and credit cards. But his real passion was computers: specifically, Windows-based computers. Gadgets have since become my passion, as well as the

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