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US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.
Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users to run Android apps side by side with Windows applications on a PC. It’s part of a new feature in Your Phone, and it builds upon the mirroring that Microsoft’s Your Phone app already provides.

Microsoft integrates Android apps into Windows 10

Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users to run Android apps side by side with Windows applications on a PC. It’s part of a new feature in Your Phone, and it builds upon the mirroring that Microsoft’s Your Phone app already provides. You can now access a list of Android apps in Microsoft’s Your Phone app and launch these mobile apps accordingly. These will run in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app, mirrored from your phone.
Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for users in New Zealand and South Africa and for users in all other regions in October.

Google Play Music to begin shutting down in September

Today, Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for users in New Zealand and South Africa and for users in all other regions in October. Come December, the service will shut down completely, after which you won’t be able to transfer your content. Additionally, starting later this month Google will no longer accept purchases for music within its Play Store.
Northern Ireland on Friday launched the United Kingdom’s first COVID-19 tracing app and the first one that can also trace users in another country, Ireland, who have been in contact with someone suffering from the disease.

Northern Ireland launches UK’s first coronavirus tracker app

Northern Ireland on Friday launched the United Kingdom’s first COVID-19 tracing app and the first one that can also trace users in another country, Ireland, who have been in contact with someone suffering from the disease.
Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Samsung could ditch Bixby and Galaxy Store as part of Google deal

Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Google and Samsung are in discussions for a deal that would give the US tech giant’s services more prominence on Samsung phones at the expense of those from the Korean manufacturer, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Google ‘negotiating’ with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby

Google and Samsung are in discussions for a deal that would give the US tech giant’s services more prominence on Samsung phones at the expense of those from the Korean manufacturer, according to a report by Bloomberg. The deal would reportedly involve promoting the Google Assistant and the Play Store over Samsung’s own alternatives.
Bloomberg has published a new report detailing much of Apple’s product roadmap for 2020, including the four new iPhones that have been widely rumored.

Apple offers security researchers modified iPhones to find iOS flaws

Apple on Wednesday invited security researchers to apply to receive modified iPhones designed to help them hunt for flaws in the company’s mobile operating system.

NITDA warns Nigerians on fake news

In line with its efforts at enlightening Nigerians on the nefarious actions of cybercriminals exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic to mislead and defraud unsuspecting victims, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has warned the general public on the recent fake news in circulation.
Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts.

Apple to re-close more stores in US

Apple said it would re-close more than two dozen stores in seven states starting Thursday, including its home state of California, bringing total closures to 77 as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
After months of rumors, Google has finally confirmed that its “Nearby Share” feature is on the way. Some Android users are already testing a beta version.

Google confirms AirDrop-like feature coming soon

After months of rumors, Google has finally confirmed that its “Nearby Share” feature is on the way. Some Android users are already testing a beta version.
A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it.

Users discover wallpaper that can crash some Android phones

A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it. The issue gained widespread attention over the weekend after leaker Ice Universe tweeted the image that causes the issue, and the bug has since been verified by 9to5Google and Android Authority. Ice Universe says that the bug affects Samsung handsets in particular, but it’s also been replicated on Google Pixel phones, among others.
However, there is a relationship that helps with understanding and appreciating what real kings stand for. It's the partnership between smartphone giant, itel Mobile, and famous Afro-pop star, Olamide.

A partnership of the Real Kings: Why itel and Olamide are a perfect fit

However, there is a relationship that helps with understanding and appreciating what real kings stand for. It's the partnership between smartphone giant, itel Mobile, and famous Afro-pop star, Olamide.
In what can only be considered as the coming together of two kings, the smartphone for everyone brand, itel Mobile has unveiled Afro-pop star, Olamide Adedeji as its official brand ambassador.

itel Mobile unveils Olamide as brand ambassador, sets new targets

In what can only be considered as the coming together of two kings, the smartphone for everyone brand, itel Mobile has unveiled Afro-pop star, Olamide Adedeji as its official brand ambassador.
Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts.

Apple accuses U.S. of ‘false claims’ on Pensacola terror investigation

A long-running dispute between Apple and the U.S. government regarding the company’s cooperation with law enforcement officials deepened today, as the two sides exchanged accusations regarding their respective roles in the 2019 Pensacola, Florida naval air station terror attack investigation.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Church sues Zoom after hacker streams porn during Bible study

However, Zoom is now facing a legal suit after a church located in San Franciso, USA, sued for an alleged infiltration by a hacker during one of its Bible study classes.
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 reports 58.3bn dollar revenue beating analysts’ expectations

Technology giant Apple reported 58.3 billion dollars in revenue for its second fiscal quarter on Thursday, indicating a 1-per-cent increase in revenue compared with last year, thus beating wide-spread analyst projections.
A group of Latvian IT and telecommunication companies have joined forces to develop a mobile application for tracking contacts of people infected with the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Tuesday.

Latvian coys develop coronavirus tracking app

A group of Latvian IT and telecommunication companies have joined forces to develop a mobile application for tracking contacts of people infected with the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Tuesday. Developers of the app...
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

Almost two million Australians download coronavirus tracker app

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download a new smartphone app designed to make coronavirus contact tracing easier, the government said Monday, overlooking privacy concerns in the hope of speeding up the end of social-distancing lockdowns.

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has suggested that the Catalan giants have been contacted about an unlikely approach for the legendary attacker.

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