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The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.

Amazon Music now has a Car Mode for easier use while driving

The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC: 35 ‘Yahoo boys’ nabbed in Lagos, Port Harcourt

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 35 suspects for alleged internet and computer-related fraud.
Apple AirPods Max are top-flight headphones (you can read my review here). The company’s first over-ears have a distinctive design, amazing build quality, stacks of features and an unmissably high price.

Apple explains how AirPods Max conserve battery life with or without the case

After some initial confusion around how the AirPods Max handle power management, Apple has tried to clarify the issue with an updated support page outlining how and when its new $550 headphones automatically conserve battery life.
Xiaomi has announced the Mi Box 4S Pro, a streaming box capable of 8K video playback. The product was revealed on Weibo and is already available to order in China for 399 yuan, or about $60.

Xiaomi launches $60 8K streaming box

The box has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and supports HDMI 2.1. It comes with a Bluetooth remote that offers voice control. It’s not clear exactly which services will have 8K content available, or whether there are other ways to view your own 8K files on the device.

Switzerland to impose 10-day quarantine on arrivals

The Swiss government will impose a 10-day quarantine on arrivals from ‘high-risk’ countries from July 6, according to a statement by the Federal Council.
FILE PHOTO- A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

23 countries seek access to Apple and Google’s contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Alphabet’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.
FILE PHOTO- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wears a face mask as he attends a session of the lower house of parliament on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome, Italy April 21, 2020. REUTERS-Remo Casilli-File Photo

Italian economy down by 4.7% in the first quarter

The Italian economy suffered a quarter-on-quarter contraction of 4.7 per cent in the first quarter of the year, official statistics agency Istat said on Thursday.
Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones.

Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracing app scores big win in Europe

Apple and Google developed a new API for iPhone and Android that would allow app developers to create contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus. The Apple-Google approach relies on Bluetooth connectivity between devices to determine the risk of exposure of an individual to a person who tested positive to COVID-19.
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.
Bill Gates thinks most countries will fight COVID-19 with interview-based contact tracing and a central database to track exposure.

Bill Gates: Most countries will probably use interviews, databases to track the coronavirus

Bill Gates thinks most countries will fight COVID-19 with interview-based contact tracing and a central database to track exposure. Gates posted a paper today outlining potential pandemic treatments, vaccines, and containment strategies.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones.

Apple and Google partner on Bluetooth interoperability for coronavirus tracing apps

Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones. Apple and Google own the world’s two most widely-used mobile operating systems. The news was announced today in a joint Apple–Google statement and will enable tracking of close proximity between people across Android and iOS devices.
A fast-acting hacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and subsequently snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the standard.

Bluetooth vulnerability could expose device data to hackers

A fast-acting hacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and subsequently snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the standard.

UTME: JAMB insists on biometric verification

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there is no exemption on biometric verification for all candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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Amazon and Qualcomm partner to put Alexa in more headphones

Microchip firm Qualcomm is joining Amazon to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the inaugural meeting of the President’s National Council for the American Worker as Labor Secretary Alex Acosta looks on at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2018. - AFP - NICHOLAS KAMM

Donald Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods

US President Donald Trump on Monday defied warnings and escalated the trade confrontation with China, hitting the country with tariffs starting next week on another $200 billion in imports and threatening to target even more if Beijing retaliates.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct seven passengers in Rivers

The whereabouts of seven passengers in a commercial bus hijacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Omoku community, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area remains a mystery 48 hours after they abducted.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Atiku group tasks Senate president to pass amended electoral act

The Atiku Support Organisation has tasked Senate President Ahmad Lawan to ensure the passage of the Amended Electoral Act.

South-South leaders: Rotimi Amaechi is a great achiever

Prominent leaders in the South-South geo-political zone on Saturday hailed the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, for demonstrating rare leadership qualities and changing the status of the country’s transportation sector for the better.

FRSC: Tanker explosion claims 12 lives in Benue

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 12 persons in a tanker explosion accident that occured at Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Why governors are holding back on financial autonomy for judiciary

The Governor said this while speaking to with newsmen on the ongoing strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) who are protesting the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the nation’s judiciary.