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Need a sacrificial goat for Eid? Pakistan has an app for that

Pakistan's cattle markets have been crammed for weeks as the Muslim country prepares for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha this weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd-weary residents are ordering animals by app instead.

Apple schedules iPhone 8 event for Sept 12

Apple’s iPhone 8 will be unveiled on September 12. The company today sent out invites to the event, which starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific and will be held in the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino.

Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana to join forces

Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday.

Samsung shares flat after Galaxy Note 8 launch

Shares in Samsung Electronics ended almost unchanged on Thursday, with analysts underwhelmed by its new Galaxy Note 8 device and the company’s de-facto head facing the verdict in his corruption trial.

Fujitsu looking to offload its mobile phone business

Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes.

Airtel’s SmartConnect offers 100% data bonus to subscribers

Airtel Nigeria says it is offering 100 per cent value of a customer’s recharge as extra data in addition to the eight times instant bonus customers get on every recharge.

Apple ‘working on non-iPhone Apple Watch’

Apple is working on an Apple Watch that does not need to be paired to an iPhone, according to a report.

Lenovo switches to stock Android for all future smartphones

Lenovo is canning its Vibe Pure UI Android skin in favor of the stock version of Google’s mobile OS for its future smartphones, starting with the upcoming K8 Note, according to an interview from Gadgets 360 with Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of marketing.

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Nigeria presides over 3rd plenary of UNWTO General Assembly

Nigeria on Friday presided over the 3rd Plenary of the ongoing 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in Chengdu, China.

Five die of pneumonic plague in Madagascar

Pharmacies are running out of stock in Madagascar as the pneumonic plague has already claimed five in barely two weeks.

UNGA: France’s Macron defends Iran, climate deals

French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold.

I did my best for Enugu Rangers – Chukwu

Christian Chukwu has disclosed he has no ill feelings over his recent dismissal by the Enugu State Government as the general manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Enugu Rangers, maintaining he gave everything to the club who brought him to prominence.

EFCC seeks final seizure of Aluko’s 19 assets

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives are searching for a Bombardier jet believed to have been bought with cash from the $1.5 billion oil slush funds by some business associates of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.