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Huawei yesterday launched a couple of new devices for the Kenyan market. A smartphone, and two wearables. It is actually, I believe, the first time a wearable is headlining a Huawei launch in Kenya. Normally, they just talk about these wearables during major phone launches, and promise to bring them to the market. Yesterday, they actually had the units available, gave prices, and promised to bring in even more of their smart gadgets soon. Which I think is a good thing, but I believe all this is orchestrated by the American ban that’s still on going that has forced the company to not be able to launch any new phones with Google Services.

I know you’re now wondering if the new Huawei Y9s they’ve launched comes with Google Services. Yes, it does. I don’t think Huawei, or the customers, are ready to sell phones outside China without Google Services. I also believe Google isn’t ready for such a situation. The new Y9s has all the default Google Apps pre-installed, and the Google Security Patch is from August this year.

So how did Huawei launch a phone post ban that is pre-loaded with Google Apps? Well, that’s simple: These are phones that were already approved before the ban. Actually, the new Y9s is a repackaging of a phone Huawei announced some months ago called the Honor 9X. One can also say it is a repackaged Huawei P Smart Z.

The difference between the Honor 9X (global model) is almost non-existent. And weirdly enough, under Settings > About Phone, you’ll see that this phone’s Model Number is STK-L21 which is the exact model number as the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.

So what’s new with the Huawei Y9s?

  • The new 48MP camera
  • The side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles up as the power button.
  • The new colour option: Breathing Crystal.
  • 6GB RAM
  • Higher price point: RRP is KES. 31,999

What’s the same with the earlier launched Huawei Y9 Prime?

  • Same processor: Kirin 710F
  • Same display size and quality
  • Same Android Version and EMUI version
  • Same amount of storage: 128GB
  • Same 16MP pop-up selfie camera
  • Same 4000mAh battery
  • Same Model Number

P30 Lite NEW Edition:

Huawei recently introduced to the Kenyan market the P30 Lite NEW Edition. The difference between it, and the Y9s is in display size, and battery size. The displays on the P30 Lite (both NEW and old) have always been way better for me in quality compared to the displays on the Y9 series.

Apart from the display and battery, the Y9s has all the exact same specs as the NEW Edition P30 Lite. Remember the new P30 Lite starts at KES. 28,499. Before picking either up, make sure you interact with both and compare the display qualities. This could be an important deciding factor on which device to go with since the specs are similar.

Display, Performance, Software experience:

I have the reviews of both the Huawei P30 Lite, and the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.

  • If you want to know what sort of display comes with the Huawei Y9s, check the Y9 Prime 2019 review.
  • If you want to know what sort of performance to expect, I bet you it’ll be the same as what I was getting with the P30 Lite, so check that review out.
  • In terms of the software experience, you’re getting EMUI 9.1, and this should be the same experience as the Y9 Prime 2019, especially given it is the same model number.

Cameras:

The new 48MP camera is the biggest change in the new Huawei Y9s. From the little interaction during the launch, there’s no noticeable change in how one takes pictures, or how the pictures look. What I am sure of though, is that the level of details in shots must have increased. From the very short time holding the device though, I cannot confirm this.

The extra lenses remain the same as with the Y9 Prime 2019. That is one 8MP Ultra-wide sensor, plus a 2MP depth sensor.

The pop-up selfie camera is the same one we saw on the Y9 Prime too: a 16MP shooter with fixed focus. The sliding mechanism, and placement is the same too. Huawei still boasts that it is very durable, and strong.

Side Fingerprint Scanner:

What I really like is the side mounted fingerprint scanner, which makes the device look clean at the back. It is a small change when you think of it, but it gives the phone a whole different vibe. I loved the side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10e, and I am sure on this one, everyone picking up the device will like it too. What will be confusing is which finger to register. It seems like a fast-enough, and well place scanner.

I still prefer these old school scanners because they’re very fast, very reliable, and always accurate. I am glad Huawei didn’t go with an optical under-display scanner, because though that would be cool, it would be a much slower option for unlocking your phone.

What I thought would be cool while holding the phone is if Huawei decided to have punch-hole display. It would look totally sick.

Same Phone different price?

In some ways, one can feel that the Y9s is underwhelming given the similar specs to other recent Huawei phones. But I feel like it stands out on its own because it is the best of both the Y9 series, and the P30 Lite. This is the first time a Y-series device is hitting that over 30K mark, and that is an uncomfortable place to be with a phone especially in the Kenyan market.

I believe Huawei isn’t really keen on the selling the new Y9s. I don’t know why, but it feels like they wanted to launch something to get back into the news cycle. Perhaps this is a good way to get the conversation around them on-going. Or perhaps it is the thing that comes just before a bigger announcement. What are your thoughts on the new Huawei Y9s?

Huawei Y9s Full Specifications and Price:

PRICE KES. 31,999
Display 6.59 inches 2312×1080 pixels (~391 ppi density), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen full screen
Rear Camera Triple:
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor)
Front Camera 16MP, pop-up
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4
RAM 6GB RAM
Storage 128GB Storage (MicroSD Expandable to 512GB Sim 2 Slot)
Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
Battery 4000mAh non-removable battery
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Colour options Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal
Others NFC,
Fingerprint (side-mounted),
Face Unlock
USB Type-C,
All Glass Design,
Bluetooth 4.2

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4 Steps to Perform a Website Security Audit – TechMoran

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Weak cybersecurity measures are to blame for the majority of hacking and cyber threats. When reading about the hacking issues you will be surprised to learn how common data leaks have been increasing recently.

Knowing what is running on your website is the first step in enhancing your website safety. But before jumping into checking the website for vulnerabilities, we should define a website security audit.

 Website Security Audit

A website security audit examines the website and server for current or possible vulnerabilities that perpetrators might take advantage of. Website security audits aim to search for flaws in your website’s design early on and fix them before hackers with destructive intentions note.

It includes everything from the website’s core functionality to plugins, themes, server settings, SSL connections, and configurations. The next move is to administer vulnerability scanning, also known as pentests, after all, weaknesses and gaps have been found.

In this scenario, cybersecurity teams perform simulated hacking attempts against the website, imitating real attacks. Then, risks associated with the vulnerabilities discovered in the first phase are calculated. Improving your web design in terms of security measures is only possible after detecting security risks.

Hackers will actively threaten the website’s protection with their tricks, according to industry professionals. Regular system auditing is critical. Following simple procedures and leaving the rest to chance is not the solution.

Administrators must be on their toes at all times and do a thorough screening and checking to ensure there is little to no room for abuse.

Steps to Perform Security Audit 

To do the audit you can whether use online auditing tools. There are several free and paid security scanning tools and resources available online.

Also, the agency that you are usually outsourcing your web development projects to may provide security audit services. If so, you can ask for their consultancy and auditing services.

Website security audits can be performed in four steps. So, let’s take a closer look at the measures and resources available to you to keep your website safe from cyberattacks.

Step 1: Finding The Vulnerabilities

The tool you chose will go into all facets of your website’s security in this first step. It can scan the servers, themes, plugins, folders, archives, web server, and other areas for bugs, malware, viruses, and insufficient protection measures, among other things.

Here are some of the tools used for this step of website security audit:

This tool scans your website codes for any malicious codes, malware, or viruses. It also performs component checks. e.g. it checks for any vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and CMS on your website. 

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This platform will undoubtedly assist you in ensuring that the website adheres to industry-standard correspondence protocols and encryption.

Intruder prioritizes problems based on the threat they pose. It means you can fix the more serious flaws first and then move on to the less severe issues.

Step 2: Update Your Scripts and Applications

Ensure that all of the scripts and programs, such as WordPress and plugins, are recent and up-to-date. Read “How to protect your WordPress website” for more information on WordPress-specific hardening.

Set aside time to upgrade as soon as you get a notification that updates are available. Hackers look for out-of-date systems to exploit bugs that are fixed in the most recent update.

Step 3: Strengthen Your Passwords

Even though it seems to be an obvious measure, solid passwords can protect your website security to a high extent. All of your accounts, including your own, other users’ accounts, the hosting dashboard, and FTP access, must be secure.

Forget the pet and partner names, and please don’t use the term “password”. The more complicated your password, the better. To come up with some strong passwords, use a password generation program.

Step 4: Put An Ongoing Solution In Place

Hackers don’t take a day off, nor do malware and viruses. Your website can be attacked by hackers right after you finished checking it with security tools. That’s why you need to have an ongoing process in your website’s security audit to ensure maximum protection. A good idea is to get help from 10 top web design companies to make sure about the security of your app.

There are services such as Godaddy that you can outsource your website security for a day to day monitoring by their experts. This way you can focus on your business and feel relaxed that your website security audit is in safe hands.

Whatever you choose, make sure it works with your routine and keeps your site secure. If you can back up your data daily, that’s fantastic. If not, you may want to consider using an automated service. In any case, the company’s image and clients are on the line without a good website security audit procedure!
Author Bio:

Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to newly small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on Twitter.


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Weak cybersecurity measures are to blame for the majority of hacking and cyber threats. When reading about the hacking issues you will be surprised to learn how common data leaks have been increasing recently.

Knowing what is running on your website is the first step in enhancing your website safety. But before jumping into checking the website for vulnerabilities, we should define a website security audit.

 Website Security Audit

A website security audit examines the website and server for current or possible vulnerabilities that perpetrators might take advantage of. Website security audits aim to search for flaws in your website’s design early on and fix them before hackers with destructive intentions note.

It includes everything from the website’s core functionality to plugins, themes, server settings, SSL connections, and configurations. The next move is to administer vulnerability scanning, also known as pentests, after all, weaknesses and gaps have been found.

In this scenario, cybersecurity teams perform simulated hacking attempts against the website, imitating real attacks. Then, risks associated with the vulnerabilities discovered in the first phase are calculated. Improving your web design in terms of security measures is only possible after detecting security risks.

Hackers will actively threaten the website’s protection with their tricks, according to industry professionals. Regular system auditing is critical. Following simple procedures and leaving the rest to chance is not the solution.

Administrators must be on their toes at all times and do a thorough screening and checking to ensure there is little to no room for abuse.

Steps to Perform Security Audit 

To do the audit you can whether use online auditing tools. There are several free and paid security scanning tools and resources available online.

Also, the agency that you are usually outsourcing your web development projects to may provide security audit services. If so, you can ask for their consultancy and auditing services.

Website security audits can be performed in four steps. So, let’s take a closer look at the measures and resources available to you to keep your website safe from cyberattacks.

Step 1: Finding The Vulnerabilities

The tool you chose will go into all facets of your website’s security in this first step. It can scan the servers, themes, plugins, folders, archives, web server, and other areas for bugs, malware, viruses, and insufficient protection measures, among other things.

Here are some of the tools used for this step of website security audit:

This tool scans your website codes for any malicious codes, malware, or viruses. It also performs component checks. e.g. it checks for any vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and CMS on your website. 

This platform will undoubtedly assist you in ensuring that the website adheres to industry-standard correspondence protocols and encryption.

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Intruder prioritizes problems based on the threat they pose. It means you can fix the more serious flaws first and then move on to the less severe issues.

Step 2: Update Your Scripts and Applications

Ensure that all of the scripts and programs, such as WordPress and plugins, are recent and up-to-date. Read “How to protect your WordPress website” for more information on WordPress-specific hardening.

Set aside time to upgrade as soon as you get a notification that updates are available. Hackers look for out-of-date systems to exploit bugs that are fixed in the most recent update.

Step 3: Strengthen Your Passwords

Even though it seems to be an obvious measure, solid passwords can protect your website security to a high extent. All of your accounts, including your own, other users’ accounts, the hosting dashboard, and FTP access, must be secure.

Forget the pet and partner names, and please don’t use the term “password”. The more complicated your password, the better. To come up with some strong passwords, use a password generation program.

Step 4: Put An Ongoing Solution In Place

Hackers don’t take a day off, nor do malware and viruses. Your website can be attacked by hackers right after you finished checking it with security tools. That’s why you need to have an ongoing process in your website’s security audit to ensure maximum protection. A good idea is to get help from 10 top web design companies to make sure about the security of your app.

There are services such as Godaddy that you can outsource your website security for a day to day monitoring by their experts. This way you can focus on your business and feel relaxed that your website security audit is in safe hands.

Whatever you choose, make sure it works with your routine and keeps your site secure. If you can back up your data daily, that’s fantastic. If not, you may want to consider using an automated service. In any case, the company’s image and clients are on the line without a good website security audit procedure!
Author Bio:

Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to newly small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on Twitter.


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Nigeria’s Helium Health announces expansion into Kenyan Market

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Helium Health, the largest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems provider in West Africa has announced the launch of its full suite of products and services in Kenya for the first time.

Partnering with three local providers, Philips Healthcare Technologies, Carepay and Savannah Informatics, Helium Health will be integrating new services, including an EMR to serve the entire East African market.

Tito Ovia, co-founder, Helium Health commented: “We have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year, so we’re very excited to be hitting the ground running in 2021, already working with three new local partners to help improve efficiencies and provide a better service to patients. We believe there is a great opportunity to harness cutting-edge technology to help improve the way healthcare data is gathered and managed across Africa, so partnering with like-minded healthcare providers and facilities in Kenya is an excellent fit for us.” 

Nigeria's Helium Health launches cutting-edge health tech services in Kenya
Helium Health founders (L to R) Dimeji Sofowora, Tito Ovia, Adegoke Olubusi: Image Credits: Helium Health

Jean Kyula, Country Manager for Helium Health Kenya and formerly a National Health Service (NHS) doctor in the UK added, “We are confident that we can play a major role in supporting both Kenya’s public and private healthcare sectors. We are delighted to announce that we are open for business, already working with three new partners in Nairobi, and rolling out in Uganda and Liberia. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of technology in healthcare, and the need to keep building better systems, to develop more remote access solutions, and to improve efficiencies in our healthcare sector, so we’re looking forward to working with more partners, doctors, hospitals and clinics as we move forward.”

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Helium Health was co-founded in 2016 by three entrepreneurs, Adegoke Olobusi, Tito Ovia and Dimeji Sofowora, with a shared passion for solving the practical problems that they identified within the Nigerian health sector through the use of cutting-edge technology. In May 2020, Helium Health successfully closed a US$10 million Series A funding round (the largest fundraise of any software as a service (SaaS) healthcare provider in Africa) to scale and grow the business in both existing and new markets, expanding its footprint across East, North and Francophone West Africa. Helium Health has already partnered with facilities in Uganda and Liberia onboarding their 90-plus users early in 2021 and is now extending its services to facilities in Nairobi.

Helium Health offers a full suite of products covering the complete healthcare value chain, from Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems, to credit and telemedicine products. Over 300 healthcare providers and 5,000 health professionals in Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana currently use Helium Health’s technology, allowing healthcare facilities to accept payments and issue invoices with ease, access quick funding, and hold televisits with their patients, making it easier for patients to get diagnosed from their homes. 

In 2020, Helium Health won the IFC Tech Emerge award, an award that matches innovative health tech startups with leading healthcare providers across Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to implement pilot projects and build long-term partnerships.  Helium Health willpilot its technology in the East African market.

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