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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.

Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a US court filing Wednesday.
Opera News

Opera News reaches 10 million users in Africa

News reached 10 million downloads in Africa in just six months since its launch in January 2018. The news app experienced a spike in downloads after its recent update included a football World Cup channel and other football-related features.

Australia fines Apple $6.6m over ‘Error 53’ iPhone and iPad bricking

Australian regulators have succeeded in a federal lawsuit against Apple for anti-consumer practices, as the Australian Federal Court slapped the company with a $6.6 million fine.

Apple bans developers from selling, sharing users’ contacts

Apple has quietly tightened its App Store rules to better protect users from developers who want to harvest their data or sell it to third parties. Previously, developers would ask for users’ phone contacts and sometimes then sold that data without the explicit consent of the users or their contacts, according to Bloomberg, which spotted the change.

Report: Apple to make 20% fewer new model iPhones in 2018

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 per cent from what it had planned at the same time last year, Japanese financial daily Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources.

Report: iPhone users to share augmented reality

Apple Inc next week will release tools to let two iPhone users share augmented reality while limiting the personal data sent to its servers, official sources said this week.

Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family plan

Pandora is launching a new Premium Family plan that gives up to six users unlimited music streaming for $15 a month. The deal matches the price of family plans from Spotify and Apple Music, which offer access for to up to five and six individuals respectively.

Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for design theft

A US federal court jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.

Spotify drops R Kelly from playlists amid #MuteRKelly backlash

R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

Spotify introduces hate content policy following R. Kelly controversy

Spotify has announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy as it looks to distance itself from controversial music artists that are available through its streaming platform.

Disney eyes new app aimed at millennials

Disney announced Tuesday it was launching a free video app with original content aimed at millennials, who are targeted by advertisers.

Central bank sets limit of mobile short codes transfer at N100,000 daily

The Central Bank of Nigeria says the daily limit of funds transfer from mobile phones using short codes will now be N100,000.

EU probes Apple’s plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers.

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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.

Governor Umahi charges NBC to work hard to end border crises in South East

The National Boundary Commission has been charged to diligently pursue, as a matter of priority, the end to the boundary disputes rocking the South East States of the Country.

I’m capable of being Osun State’s next governor – YDP candidate

The gubernatorial candidate of Young Democratic Party in the September 22 election in Osun State, Adebayo Adeolu Elisha, has said he is capable of leading the state and confident of winning the election.
Benue Flood

Farmers embark on premature harvest of crops, as flood sacks communities, farms in Edo

Flood waters from the heavy downpour last weekend have reportedly sacked seven communities in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.

Osun guber: Don’t allow a dullard as governor – Governor Aregbesola tells electorate

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State Tuesday urged the people not to leave a man with quality education who is well tested to vote for “a dullard as governor”.