Mobile

China court bans iPhone sales over patent dispute

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday.
Boomplay

Boomplay, Universal Music Group signs distribution deal

Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, Boomplay and Universal Music Group (UMG), recently signed a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.
Apple iPhones

Apple reportedly cutting production orders for new iPhones

Apple is reportedly cutting production orders for its newest iPhones, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that cites sources that claim that demand for the new devices — especially the iPhone XR — has been weaker than expected.
Lekan Akinjide, AfriOne’s director of strategy and government relations and Director-General, National Information Technology Developmental Agency (NITDA), Isa Ibrahim Pantami

NITDA boss commends AfriOne, promises federal government support

The Director-General, National Information Technology Developmental Agency (NITDA), Isa Ibrahim Pantami has commended AfriOne for its innovation and contribution to technology development in Nigeria.

ESET, Airtel unveil new security app for smartphone users

ESET, a security solution company, on Thursday launched a new mobile security app specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
Samsung Galaxy F

Samsung foldable phone gets a price and release date in new report

A report from the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea today has suggested a name, release date, and price for the foldable device Samsung teased last week at its developer conference.
Android Battery

Study: Battery life in latest phones worse than in older models

Smartphones get more and more sophisticated every year, from flashy edge-to-edge screens and facial recognition to professional-grade cameras.
Apple iPad Pro

Apple to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple Inc on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn.

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market.
President Donald Trump

Donald Trump renews call for Apple to make its products in the US

President Donald Trump suggested this morning that Apple should move its manufacturing plants to America as a way to avoid tariffs in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, following reports that the company’s products could become more expensive.

Apple bans Alex Jones app

Apple said on Friday that it had banned from its App Store the Infowars app belonging to popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after finding that it had violated the company’s rules against “objectionable content“.
Google

Man sues Google over unwanted tracking of users’ phone locations

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people’s privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite “location history” settings being turned off.
apple-china

Apple removes 25,000 ‘illegal’ apps from App Store in China

Apple has reportedly pulled more than 25,000 apps from its App Store in China that were deemed to fall foul of Chinese regulations. At least 4,000 of these apps were tagged with the word “gambling,” according to Bloomberg, while the 25,000 figure comes from state broadcaster CCTV.

Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

Apple became the first private company to surpass $1 trillion in stock market value Thursday following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
FILE PHOTO- The Huawei logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018. REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market

China-based Huawei took the second-place spot from Apple in a tightening global smartphone during the second quarter of this year, according to figures released Tuesday by International Data Corporation.

Apple nears $1 trillion mark with record Q2 profits

Apple is coasting near the history-making one trillion market value after announcing on Tuesday a 30 per cent increase in its profit for the second quarter.
Samsung

Samsung profits slow due to weak smartphone sales

Samsung shares fell 2 percent as the guidance gave investors insight into how badly the decline in smartphone profitability is hurting the company’s bottom line, after it warned in April of an earnings slowdown amid tougher competition.

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Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.

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Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, who was murdered along the Abuja-Keffi/Kaduna road, would be buried on January 23.
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Election: Aisha Buhari, APC governors’ wives campaign massively for party

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and wives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in the North-East have called on women and youths to vote massively for the party in the forthcoming general elections.

INEC: 209,721 PVCs yet to be collected in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 209,721 Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) have yet to be collected in Cross River ahead of the 2019 general elections.