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Access Holdings, Linkage Assurance, Zenith top stocks pick this week

Nigerian stocks advanced 2.6 per cent last week during which the listing of Tony Elumelu-backed Transcorp Power added N1.88 trillion to the Nigerian Exchange’s market capitalisation. That is not to mention the 46.4 per cent capital gain the equity contributed to the overall market value in its first week of trade. Interestingly, equities continue to win investors over despite improved yields on fixed income assets, which have become considerably attractive after monetary authorities bucked up the reference…

Years after scientists lost security clearances at top lab, there are still concerns about who has access

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has tightened security of its Level-4 National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg years after two scientists were escorted out over concerns about security breaches, but experts worry the back door may still be open to graduate and post-doctoral students affiliated with the University of Manitoba. "We had scientists from a hostile country not only potentially sharing highly problematic material … but in the process, likely, it appears China picked up key operational and…

Learn 24 languages: 50% off lifetime access to Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language but you don’t have time for formal classes, the good news is that there are many online platforms that will let you take lessons at your own time. One of the best ones is Rosetta Stone, and if you take advantage of this offer from Amazon’s Woot, you’ll receive a 50% discount on the lifetime subscription that usually costs $300, so you’ll only have to pay $150. There are only a few days left before the bargain expires though, so you need to hurry with your…

Microsoft: Microsoft says Russian-state sponsored hackers have been able to access internal systems

Microsoft said on Friday that Russian state-sponsored hacking group Midnight Blizzard have gained access to some of its source code repositories and internal systems, after a hack that was detected by the U.S. company in January.The hackers have increased the volume of some aspects of the attack by as much as 10-fold in February, compared to the already large volume we saw in January 2024, Microsoft said. Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIndian School of BusinessISB…

gpus access india ai play: GPU access to power up India’s AI play: experts

India’s ambitious plan to enable access to 10,000 graphic processing units (GPUs) that are deemed essential for the creation of artificial intelligence-based applications and models is a “good starting point” as it strives to stay apace with global leaders in the rapidly evolving area of AI innovation, top investors and technologists said.The Rs 10,372-crore Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mission, announced on Thursday, will operate on a public-private partnership model. It will extend GPUs as a digital public…

Apple specifies grace period for third-party app store access when leaving the EU

If you were left wondering what Apple’s “gone for too long” policy towards users who have sideloaded apps and leave the European Union – it’s 30 days. Apple updated its support page to clarify the grace period is exactly 30 days after which users will not be able to download apps from alternative app stores or receive updates to downloaded apps. You can still use third-party apps outside the EU indefinitely but software updates to those apps will be unavailable after the 30-day grace period. In the specific case…

‘Spider-Man 2’ update accidentally shares access to dev tools

The latest update for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has accidentally given players access to developer tools and revealed potential future content. Insomniac Games shared the 1.002.000 update yesterday (March 7), which introduced a New Game+ mode to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 alongside new suits, upgraded gadgets and the ability to replay missions. However, it also inadvertently gave players the ability to access the game’s debug menu – a developer tool used to jump about the game to check for bugs and launch various modifications.…

Apple confirms iPhone owners can travel outside the EU for 30 days before they lose access to third-party app stores

Apple's iOS 17.4 software update was released earlier this week and among other things, it enabled support for third-party app stores in EU member countries. Dubbed "alternative app marketplaces" by Apple, access to these third-party app stores is mandated by the new Digital Markets Act in the European Union, but no such requirement exists outside of the bloc. As a result of that, Apple took the decision to only enable alternative app marketplaces in the EU, leaving those elsewhere to use the App Store. But it isn't…

Leaving the EU for too long will make you lose access to third party app stores in iOS

Yesterday Apple released iOS 17.4 (and iPadOS 17.4), the version which adheres to the EU's newly gone into effect Digital Markets Act (DMA), even if Apple's compliance seems to be incredibly begrudging and at times resentment-filled. You can tell from its press releases on the matter, and the theme continues today with a support document that outlines what happens if an EU citizen with access to a third party app store leaves the EU "for too long". You guessed it - no more access to the third party app store for you.…

iOS 17.4 brings sweeping changes including revamped App Store policies and NFC access

Apple has rolled out the highly-anticipated iOS 17.4 update, featuring significant changes tailored specifically for users in Europe. While the update includes some global enhancements, the focal point remains on complying with the Digital Markets Act and introducing alterations exclusive to the European Union.EU ChangesIn adherence to the Digital Markets Act, Apple is revamping the App Store landscape in the European Union (EU). Developers within the EU can now opt for alternative app stores or distribute their apps…