Generally, when it comes to computer operating systems, the two major ones that people talk about are the Mac Operating System and Windows Operating System.
We know that different people have different opinions and perceptions about which one is the best and most convenient but today, we will not dwell on that since we are going to talk about the newest Mac OS, Catalina, and give you some related highlights and guidelines.
We believe that this information will help you to make informed choices whether you are a first time buyer (user) of an Apple computer or you are already a Mac big fan.
According to Apple itself, macOs Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience music, TV and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps. Enjoy your favourite iPad apps now on your Mac. Extend your workspace and expand your creativity with iPad and Apple Pencil. And discover smart new features in the apps you use every day. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond – https://www.apple.com/za/macos/catalina/
At CompEye, from our own experience with Catalina, we believe that ‘she’ is unique and is a must have if you believe in the beauty of life especially from the angle of technology.
Catalina has so far received positive reviews from some very tech savvy people including renowned computer or information technology centred magazines such as PC Mag.
Edward Mendelson from PC Mag says Catalina, the latest version of macOS, offers beefed up security, solid performance, the ability to use an iPad as a second screen, and many smaller enhancements – https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/apple-macos-catalina
The Economic Times says “If you are deeply entrenched in the Apple ecosystem you will probably love the new OS. If you are moving from a Windows device, this will be a pleasant — yet initially difficult — change. Apple’s macOS Catalina is a free to download and works on almost all MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro and Mac Mini devices launched in 2012 and later”. (sic) – http://lnnk.in/8Fg
Hereunder, we have listed for you some Mac computers that are compatible with Catalina just in case you may be thinking of upgrading your Operating System – MacBook (2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
Mac mini (2012 or newer)
iMac (2012 or newer)
iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
Mac Pro (2013 or newer)
More so, with the new release of Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, if you are a Graphics Designer, you may wonder which Adobe applications are compatible, or whether you should wait to install the new OS update.
In that regard, we have compiled a list of some known issues that we have been able to come across thus far in Catalina.
You can have a look at them on the links below but if you run into any issues that are not listed below while you are using Photoshop or Lightroom in Catalina, please let us know.
The Computer Age and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are some of the terms which are familiar to people across the continents and quite often these words reflect the prevailing use of computer related technologies in people’s day to day interactions with each other.
Computers have redefined how work is done in businesses and has also made an observably definite impact in the field of education.
In almost every sphere of life, people are either considering the use of or they are already using a computer in making life and work easier and faster and more effective.
In as much as computers are very essential in addressing various issues that people attend to from time to time, we must also understand that in one way of the other, computers may or can start to develop faults and even break down thus causing great inconveniences to various stakeholders.
With this knowledge in mind, at CompEye, we are always excited to be an Information Technology (I.T) centred initiative that quickly and efficiently attends to computer or information technology related issues at your own convenience and to your satisfaction.
We offer Apple Mac Repairs, Hardware and Software Installations, Operating System Install/Repair, Windows Troubleshooting, Data Backup/Recovery, Networking Setup, DC (Power) Jack, Screen Replacement, Password Recovery, Virus Removal, System Upgrades, Printers and Peripherals Installations as well as Mobile Phones Repairs
For any information relating to Catalina or any other computer related issue, please contact us on:
Connections2Communities (C2C) Addressing Financial Illiteracy, Online Transaction Charges and eCommerce through the Launch of AnyMari, A New Revolutionary Online Money Processing Platform
The Conversations2Communities (C2C) Conversations hosted by the 1873 FM radio in partnership with the Pan African Business Forum embarked on a serious educational campaign to address issues around financial illiteracy, online transaction charges, and e-commerce.
Using AnyMari, a new revolutionary online money processing platform as a case study for getting the C2C community’s views on financial matters, the discussion managed to reveal that many people lack an understanding of the charges associated with online transactions.
In this interactive radio program which was hosted by business mentor Mutumwa Mawere, many people also showed that they lack an understanding of opportunities and conveniences that comes with embracing new technology on money matters whether as businesses or individuals.
Questions raised in the discussions revolved around issues to do with who pays the fees and how much is paid when doing online money transfers as well as critiquing the functionalities of various money processing platforms in relation to the flexibility and conveniences that they afford to users.
The conversation showed the advantages associated with discussing problems and finding solutions as a community since people sought answers and got clarity on issues to do with security of transactions and online charges as well as the effectiveness money transfer platforms.
Across the world, transactional challenges have been made worse by the outbreak of the Corona Virus which has affected people’s ability to travel and yet day to day transactions still need to be carried out without the need for complicated procedures and unreasonable charges.
More-so, international trade, a rise in entrepreneurship plus the geographical distance between breadwinners abroad who live far away from their dependants back home has resulted in the need for efficient, effective, secure and affordable money transfer and online payment solutions.
In response to these challenges, LVMRE, a business solutions company based in South Africa came up with a secure online money processing platform called AnyMari which is premised on low fees and yet enabling multi-faceted online peer to peer and business monetary transactions
Using AnyMari, which can be easily set up through an email account, individuals can do money transfers, real time currency conversions and even load money into their electronic wallets through payment processors such as PayPal, MasterCard, 2CheckOut.Com, PayUmoney, Visa, and CoinPayments.
Speaking on behalf of the AnyMari team, I.T Specialist Lovemore Chanengeta said the platform can also be integrated with any website in order to enable online payments for their goods and services with peace of mind since AnyMari is secured with fraud detection capabilities.
He further said that the platform brings with it extra convenience since without the need for a physical bank, anybody can request to have money sent to him from his family, friends or event clients from across the world when brick and mortar institutions may not be easily accessible.
“People can actually send you money from their wallets and then you can easily transfer the money from your wallet into your respective bank account or even make online payments instantly.” Lovemore added.
With options to register as just a general user whose main focus is personal transactions or a merchant who focusses on receiving or making payments on a corporate scale, Lovemore said their platform was designed to cater and create convenience and opportunities for everyone.
While doing a live test of this online innovation on 1873 Radio in the Connections2Communities (C2C) Conversations, Mutumwa Mawere, who was among one of the pilot users expressed satisfaction on its functionalities and encouraged others to adopt it.
“I have tested the system, it does work, and it has passed the exam of life. Its functional, user friendly and more importantly efficient” He said.
He encouraged members of the C2C community and other people across the world to adopt this rare innovation which is a solution to many challenges associated with online payments and money transfers.
Meet the Zimbabwean building driverless cars in the UK
BY Face2face Africa – January 10, 2020
Pasi William Sachiti is a Zimbabwean serial entrepreneur, who is building driverless cars in the UK, using a combination of advanced robotics and driver-less vehicle technology.
His UK startup, Academy of Robotics has been working on “Kar-go”, a driverless car to solve the last-mile delivery problem.
The vehicle has been developed in collaboration with the UK’s vehicle licensing authority, the DVLA, to travel on the roads at up to about 96km/h.
Prior to these amazing cars, Sachiti has built quite a number of companies that have been acquired by others. He built “MyCityVenue”, an A.I. driven experiences platform serving 1.6 million users which was acquired in 2015 by Secret Escapes.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe and moving to the UK at 16, Sachiti started out as an entrepreneur when he was only 19. His first start-up at 19, was called “123-registration”, a domain registration business which was acquired for an undisclosed amount.
Before building “MyCityVenue”, Sachiti was on the BBC Investment program Dragons Den, where he pitched a start-up, “Clever Bins” – a solar-powered digital outdoor advertising bins. The company he pitched traded for three years and subsequently licensed its technology to six countries and local governments before closing in 2013.
Sachiti, who studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Aberystwyth, is now the founder and CEO at Academy of Robotics.
His autonomous vehicle was launched in 2019 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
During his trip to the UK, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, S.B Moyo together with Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the UK inspected the Kar-go vehicle at an exclusive reception hosted at the Westbury Mayfair hotel.
Sachiti shared his vision to make Kar-go technology available around the world at the event which was organized by Conrad Mwanza and the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards team.
According to Sachiti, he used Zimbabwe roads to train the car’s AI. “There are some great delivery robots out there, but most of them are designed to run on neat pavements or sidewalks of grid-like cities. We want Kar-go to be universally applicable, so we have trained our technology in a number of different environments and of course, for me, Zimbabwe was a natural choice,” he said.
Kar-go has a software stack that allows it to navigate on unmarked country roads and even without GPS. “It works in conjunction with an app, where recipients can track their delivery and meet the vehicle just like meeting a pre-booked taxi. Recipients will then use the app to open the hatch to release their specific parcel. Inside the vehicle, a patented package management system will sort and re-shuffle packages on the move”.
Kar-go is powered by Telsa batteries and can drive at 60mph and cover around 193km before it needs re-charging.
According to TechZim, Kar-go uses advanced evolutionary artificial neural networks to train the vehicle in a way that mimics aspects of nature and biology, helping it to learn from events in the past and apply this knowledge to new situations it faces. It adopts a revolutionary terrain-training approach.
In 2010, Sachiti was nominated for HSBC Start-up stars for his company and innovation ‘Clever Bins’. In 2013, he won the Zim Achievers Awards in Business Innovation also for ‘Clever Bins’.
In 2017, Sachiti got the award for the Aberystwyth InvEnterPrize for ‘Kar-go’ and in the same year, he got nominated for the Wales Start-up Awards for the most innovative start-up in Wales.
Sachiti was also named one of the top 2017 “35 under 35” entrepreneurs in Wales.
Apple’s multiple Golden Globe nominations.
Cupertino, California — Apple today received its first-ever Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), including Best Television Series, Drama, for Apple’s global hit “The Morning Show” and dual nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for “The Morning Show” stars and executive producers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The awards will be presented at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020.
With today’s nominations for “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+ became the first streaming platform to receive recognition from the HFPA in its launch year, with the service launching only one month ago. These are also the first drama TV actress nominations for both Aniston and Witherspoon. Aniston is now only the fourth person in history to receive Golden Globe nominations for both TV Comedy and Drama, Lead Actress.
The multiple nominations received by Apple this morning include:
Best TV Series – Drama – “The Morning Show”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Jennifer Aniston in “The Morning Show”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Reese Witherspoon in “The Morning Show”
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today’s historic nominations,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “After the debut of Apple TV+ just last month, today’s nominations are a true testament to the powerful storytelling that went into ‘The Morning Show,’ as well as all of our Apple Originals.”
“‘The Morning Show’ is resonating with audiences all around the world and today’s recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association further reinforces how timely and special this series is,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Congrats to Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder and the unparalleled cast and creative minds behind this project. We cannot wait to continue exploring the world of ‘The Morning Show’ into season two.”
“I’m incredibly proud that the show was nominated, and it’s so rewarding to see the hard work and talent of Reese and Jen recognized,” said Kerry Ehrin, executive producer and showrunner of “The Morning Show.” “Mimi, Michael and I could not be more delighted and grateful to the HFPA for this honor, and to Apple for all their support.”
“What a beautiful morning for ‘The Morning Show!’ Feeling grateful to be able to bring this story to light alongside a most brilliant group of artists — our cast and crew who worked passionately from their hearts and souls to continue the conversation of power, greed and toxicity in the workplace,” said Mimi Leder, director and executive producer of “The Morning Show.” “It is an important time, and a privilege, to be able to tell stories and create art that reflects the times we are living in. Thank you HFPA for this incredible honor and for also recognizing Jennifer and Reese. Working with them is a dream come true. Kerry, Michael and I are blown away!”
“I am so grateful to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘The Morning Show’ and Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s outstanding performances,” said Michael Ellenberg, executive producer of “The Morning Show.” “A huge thank you to Apple TV+ for their incredible partnership and the remarkable cast and crew, who I’m honored to share this nomination with.”
Customers can watch “The Morning Show” exclusively on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app, with new episodes premiering worldwide every Friday. The season finale premieres Friday, December 20.
“The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the minefield of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” is an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace. The series is executive produced by Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, which also serves as the studio, along with Jennifer Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine; and Mimi Leder, who also directs several episodes. The series is developed by Kerry Ehrin, who serves as showrunner and is an executive producer.
Apple TV+ is now available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, as well as select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices and at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.1
Apple revolutionised personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
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