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Google offers Android users choices to satisfy EU

Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company’s effort to meet EU competition concerns.
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Beyonce drops another surprise album

Beyonce, the queen of surprise and so much else, has again dropped a record with no warning: a live album to go with an upcoming Netflix documentary on her performance at Coachella last year.
Google is shutting down the Google Play Artist Hub at the end of the month, reports 9to5Google. First launched in 2012, the hub allowed smaller indie artists to upload and sell their music through the Google Play store and Google Play Music service.

Google shutting down Artist Hub as it transitions to YouTube Music

First launched in 2012, the hub allowed smaller indie artists to upload and sell their music through the Google Play store and Google Play Music service.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

INEC develops special mobile application to monitor 2019 election

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had developed a special mobile application that would allow Nigerians monitor the 2019 general election and reduce electoral malfeasance.
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Kenya partners SimbaPay on money transfer to China

Family Bank, a leading bank in Kenya, has partnered with London-based financial technology firm, SimbaPay, to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China.

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.
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Google makes progress in fight against piracy

Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.

Arik Air resumes flights to Warri

Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations to Osubi Airport, Warri, with effect from October 26, following the reopening of the airport by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

Ikeja Electric develops mobile application for customers’ safety, efficient service

A new mobile app that will help the prevention of customers and employees against electrical hazard, i-Safe has been unveiled by Ikeja Electric Plc.
FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

Cardtonic: Sell iTunes and Amazon gift cards without getting cheated

There is just one little problem, you don’t know where to sell iTunes and Amazon cards without getting cheated. Well, luckily for you, we do.

Expert: How to protect your smartphone from hackers

Mr Nosa Igiebor, a Mobile Engineer with Microsoft Nigeria, has advised Smartphone users to familiarise themselves with security features in their phones to safeguard them against hackers or theft.

Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya’s M-Pesa service

Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom’s mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.

Swype keyboard on iOS, Android discontinued

The app responsible for popularizing swipeable virtual keyboards has been discontinued. Nuance ended development this month of Swype for both iOS and Android, six years after it bought the company behind the influential keyboard app for around $100 million.

Opera launches AI-powered news app in Africa

Opera Software has launched Artificial Intelligent powered-app which enables people to access their favourite news articles and hottest trending videos.

Judge orders Google to pull mobile app on Catalonia referendum

Google must take down a mobile phone app that tells Catalan voters where they could vote for Sunday’s independence referendum, a judge has ordered.

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NAPTIP arrests six suspected human traffickers

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday, said it had arrested six persons for suspected human trafficking.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is no shame in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.

Afcon: Nigeria had superior possession against the best team Algeria – Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is "no shame" in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.

Federal government generates N39 billion from passport issuance, others in 12 months

The Nigerian Immigration Services generated a total of N39.06bn through the issuance of passports and other services within the 2018 fiscal period.
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American universities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5 million scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.
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NYSC boss decries Cotonou universities that present fake graduates for mobilisation

Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has condemned some unnamed universities in Benin Republic for allegedly presenting unqualified persons for mobilisation.