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Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban

Apple claims it has found a software solution to the court injunction which recently banned some of its older iPhones from being sold in China.

Qualcomm asks China to ban the iPhone XS and XR

Qualcomm is trying to get the latest iPhones banned from China after a win in court earlier this week delivered a preliminary ban on Apple’s older phones.

China court bans iPhone sales over patent dispute

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday.
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Boomplay, Universal Music Group signs distribution deal

Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, Boomplay and Universal Music Group (UMG), recently signed a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.
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Apple reportedly cutting production orders for new iPhones

Apple is reportedly cutting production orders for its newest iPhones, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that cites sources that claim that demand for the new devices — especially the iPhone XR — has been weaker than expected.
Lekan Akinjide, AfriOne’s director of strategy and government relations and Director-General, National Information Technology Developmental Agency (NITDA), Isa Ibrahim Pantami

NITDA boss commends AfriOne, promises federal government support

The Director-General, National Information Technology Developmental Agency (NITDA), Isa Ibrahim Pantami has commended AfriOne for its innovation and contribution to technology development in Nigeria.

ESET, Airtel unveil new security app for smartphone users

ESET, a security solution company, on Thursday launched a new mobile security app specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
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Samsung foldable phone gets a price and release date in new report

A report from the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea today has suggested a name, release date, and price for the foldable device Samsung teased last week at its developer conference.
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Study: Battery life in latest phones worse than in older models

Smartphones get more and more sophisticated every year, from flashy edge-to-edge screens and facial recognition to professional-grade cameras.
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Apple to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple Inc on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn.

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.
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Donald Trump renews call for Apple to make its products in the US

President Donald Trump suggested this morning that Apple should move its manufacturing plants to America as a way to avoid tariffs in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, following reports that the company’s products could become more expensive.

Apple bans Alex Jones app

Apple said on Friday that it had banned from its App Store the Infowars app belonging to popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after finding that it had violated the company’s rules against “objectionable content“.
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Man sues Google over unwanted tracking of users’ phone locations

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people’s privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite “location history” settings being turned off.
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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.

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Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.