The top tech news this week

The top tech news this week features some discouraging news like higher data rates due to the internet tax, Uganda also well represented in the Pan African Robotics championship by Gayaza High, tips on how you can install the iPadOS 15 and more.

Lycamobile increases its data prices: Here’s why!: As the 12% internet tax continues to bite, Lycamobile Uganda has increased its data prices for the monthly, weekly, and daily packages. The telco, which recently got a National Operator license from the UCC, has been offering what seemed like the cheapest bundles in Uganda. However, the new excise duty seems to have left them without an option but to extend the burden to its customers.

Gayaza High takes first place in robotics competition in Africa: Working in a team of 4, the girls invented a robot called the UV rover that emits UV light which can be used to disinfect hard to reach areas. The team from Gayaza developed this creation that creates a more effective means of disinfecting areas as compared to the use of alcohol-based sanitisers which is not 100% effective.

Gayaza High takes first place in robotics competition
Credit: @gayazahigh via

5 key differences between GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp: This is one of the most interesting features available on GB WhatsApp. It allows you to see a message that has been deleted by a user after they had initially sent it. However, on the original WhatsApp application, one cannot see deleted messages.

Experts from Airtel Uganda webinar urge Ugandans to leverage savings and loans for growth: To revolutionise and deepen the loans and savings culture in Uganda, experts have re-emphasised the role of innovation and synergies. To realise this, Airtel Uganda in partnership with KCB Bank Uganda recently introduced Airtel Money SuperSaver, a mobile-based savings product, and Agent Float Financing, a credit facility for Airtel Money agents.

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