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WHO partners WhatsApp to combat fake news

In its effort to halt the spread of fake news surrounding coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is partnering with Whatsapp to provide credible information directly to people.
Google is introducing a new Camera Go app for its Android Go range of entry-level devices.

Google launches new camera app for Android Go low-end devices

Google is introducing a new Camera Go app for its Android Go range of entry-level devices. Android Go originally debuted two years ago as a more stripped-down version of
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple fined record $1.23 billion in France for price-fixing scheme

France’s competition agency has announced a $1.23 billion fine against Apple saying the tech giant conspired with distributors of gadgets such as the iPad to fix prices and limit competition.
Facebook will shut down MSQRD, its AR face-filtering app, this April, the company announced today.

Facebook shutting down AR selfie app acquired in 2016

Facebook will shut down MSQRD, its AR face-filtering app, this April, the company announced today.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US delays full Huawei ban again until May 15th

The United States has once again pushed back the date when its full ban on doing business with Huawei will take effect, the Department of Commerce announced this week. Instead of ending on April 1st, the temporary general license, which is what’s allowing companies to still do business with Huawei, will now expire after May 15th.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Senate hails NCC’s achievements in service delivery, bridging access gaps

The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.
Verizon is launching a Yahoo-branded mobile phone service called Yahoo Mobile in an attempt to use consumers’ total apathy toward familiarity with the Yahoo brand to kickstart a new wireless provider.

Verizon launches Yahoo Mobile phone service

Verizon is launching a Yahoo-branded mobile phone service called Yahoo Mobile in an attempt to use consumers’ total apathy toward familiarity with the Yahoo brand to kickstart a new wireless provider.
The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association, popularly known as Yellow Taxi-Eko Cab, on Tuesday unveiled EkoCab Mobile App to promote transit system in the state.

Lagos taxi/cab operators unveil EkoCab mobile app

The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association, popularly known as Yellow Taxi/Eko Cab, on Tuesday unveiled EkoCab Mobile App to promote transit system in the state.
Total global smartphone sales fell in Q4 2019, though both Apple and Xiaomi recorded small year-on-year (YoY) increases.

Gartner: Smartphone sales fell in Q4 2019

Total global smartphone sales fell in Q4 2019, though both Apple and Xiaomi recorded small year-on-year (YoY) increases
Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than half a decade.

Nokia chief to step down in September

Nokia chief executive Rajeev Suri will step down in September and be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the company said.
The popular game Plague Inc., where you create a disease with the goal of spreading it across the world, has been removed from the App Store in China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Virus game ‘Plague’ app pulled in China – developer

A popular game that allows players to create a virus and spread it worldwide has been pulled from Apple’s App Store in China, its developer said, as the country battles a real-life epidemic.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google cracks down on Android apps that track users location in background

Google is placing new restrictions on which Android apps can track your location in the background, with a new review process that will check whether an app definitely needs access to the data. The changes were announced in a blog post to Android developers earlier this week. Google says that from August 3rd all new Google Play apps that ask for background access will need to pass review, expanding to all existing apps on November 3rd.
Apple is considering letting users set third-party apps as the iPhone and iPad’s default web browsers and email clients, Bloomberg reports.

Apple considers allowing third-party apps to be set as iOS defaults

The company is also reportedly working on allowing third-party music services like Spotify to run directly on its HomePod smart speaker, bypassing the need to stream them from an Apple device over AirPlay. Although the plans are thought to be in their early stages, Bloomberg says that the changes could arrive later this year in iOS 14 and in an update to the HomePod’s firmware.
Apple said the return to normal operations for its outlets and production lines had been slower than expected. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

IPhone global supply to reduce due to coronavirus outbreak

As China and the world continue to battle the scourge of the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, iPhone producers have said the production and sales of the product will be “temporarily constrained”.
Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.

Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected due to coronavirus

In a rare investor update on Monday, Apple said the global effects of the coronavirus outbreak are having have a material impact on the company bottom line. The company does not expect to meet its own revenue guidance for the second quarter due to worldwide iPhone supply being “temporarily” constrained, as well as the impact of store closures in China.
Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.

Google removes ‘spying’ app ToTok from android play store again

Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.
Following the withdrawals of multiple major companies from MWC 2020, the GSMA is reconsidering whether the show will be cancelled or postponed until spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.

GSMA reconsiders MWC 2020 as Nokia joins growing list of cancellations

Following the withdrawals of multiple major companies from MWC 2020, the GSMA is reconsidering whether the show will be cancelled or postponed until spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.

Samsung unveils its new foldable phone – Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.

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Coronavirus lockdown: Lagos residents panic as shops, markets still open

Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed worry at the opening of some shops in markets, saying that it was generating crowd that could spread coronavirus.
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Lagos lists affected areas, looking for 2,450 contacts

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says Eti-Osa Local Government Area has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.