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Apple faces 8 lawsuits over throttling of older iPhones

Apple defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

Apple confirms acquiring Shazam for reported $400m

Apple has confirmed acquiring Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400m.

Apple is reportedly buying Shazam

Apple is finalizing a deal to acquire Shazam, the app that lets you identify songs, movies, and TV shows from an audio clip, according to TechCrunch. The deal is reportedly for $400 million, according to Recode, which also confirmed the news.

Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc (AAPL.O), saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones.

Google introduces data-saving app for internet users

Google has inaugurated a new product known as `Datally’, a mobile data-saving app that helps one to understand, control and save data into the emerging market.

Pre-loaded apps cause of battery short duration – Nokia

HMD Global, developers and marketers of smartphones under the Nokia brand name, has blamed phone battery short duration on pre-loaded applications.

Apple’s iPhone X hits stores as profits soar

Apple's flagship iPhone X hit stores around the world Friday, as the company predicted bumper sales despite the handset's eye-watering price tag and celebrated a surge in profits.

Samsung announces three new CEOs, posts record profits

“The next generation of leaders are well suited to accelerate the pace of innovation and address the demands of the connected world,” Kwon said in a statement. “They have proven track records with extensive experience and outstanding expertise in their fields.”

Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

Apple has rejected as "meritless" a legal move by Qualcomm to ban iPhone sales in China, the latest salvo in a bitter patent battle between the two US tech giants.

Huawei challenges Apple and Samsung with new Mate 10 smartphones

China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.

Qualcomm asks court to block sale, manufacturing of iPhones in China

Qualcomm has launched a new lawsuit against Apple, asking a Chinese court to block the sale and manufacturing of iPhones within the country, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the US and has since expanded worldwide.

Samsung forecasts Q3 profit of $12.8 billion, up 179% year-on-year

Samsung Electronics said on Friday its third-quarter operating profit likely nearly tripled from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates as strong memory chip prices fattened margins.

New York congresswoman calls Google to block racist mobile game

The preview of an upcoming mobile game has triggered outrage on the social media due to its anti-Chinese stereotypes with a New York congresswoman urging Google and Apple to block it.

NCC collaborates with central bank to checkmate mobile banking fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) on Thursday said it was partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sensitise customers on mobile money banking fraudsters.

Apple ditches Bing for Google search results in Siri and Spotlight

Apple has removed Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac in favor of Google, according to TechCrunch.

Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1bn

Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC said on Thursday it would sell part of its smartphone business to Google for $1.1 billion as the US giant looks to take greater control of its hardware business.

Google to launch new Pixel smartphone in October

Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market.

Nokia announces nearly 600 job cuts in France

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia said on Thursday it planned to cut around 600 jobs in France as it seeks to make cost-savings and refocus its loss-making businesses.

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Lagos: We did not approve housing development in Magodo greenbelt

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA chief conirms pipeline leakage in Ipaja.

Lagos: NNPC vandalised pipeline repaired

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said on Saturday that the agency monitored the repair of the vandalised pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja, Lagos State, by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

SERAP asks federal government, central bank to provide spending details on coronavirus relief...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details of public funds and private sector donations to provide socio-economic benefits to the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including details of beneficiaries of any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other benefits during the lockdown in Abuja; Lagos and Ogun states because of COVID-19.”
Liverpool fan Ben Price was given a surprise when an ordinary video call was interrupted by Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk surprises Liverpool fan with video call

The defender had been listening to Price, a member of the LFC Foundation, tell his story about dealing with anxiety and realising a dream to become a barber.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Delta lawyer asks Nigerian Army to parade, handover erring soldiers to police for prosecution

A Delta State-born rights lawyer, Edward Brisibe, has asked the Nigerian Army to parade and handover to the police the soldiers who threatened to unleash mayhem on Warri women in a viral video.