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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook launches Quiet Mode for muting alerts and scheduling downtime

Facebook is rolling out a new feature today that allows users to mute all notifications from the social network. The new time management tool is called Quiet Mode, and it first reared its head as part of a pilot that was quietly launched last month. It’s officially rolling out for iOS users through the next month, and it will arrive for Android users starting in May.

Apple will stop taking cut of some video app purchases made through the App...

Apple said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com’s Prime Video.
Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.

Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected due to coronavirus

In a rare investor update on Monday, Apple said the global effects of the coronavirus outbreak are having have a material impact on the company bottom line. The company does not expect to meet its own revenue guidance for the second quarter due to worldwide iPhone supply being “temporarily” constrained, as well as the impact of store closures in China.
Apple also closed its stores and offices through February 9th. Half of the world’s iPhones are said to be made at Foxconn’s “iPhone City” in Zhengzhou, China, where as many as 350,000 people assemble Apple’s most profitable product.

iPhone maker Foxconn to stay shut in China due to coronavirus outbreak

Foxconn has stopped “almost all” of its production in China until February 10th at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to both Reuters and Bloomberg. A lengthy stoppage could substantially disrupt Foxconn clients, the most visible being Apple, from shipping devices to customers.
A jury handed down the verdict in favour of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) which claims the Broadcom wifi chips used in hundreds of millions of Apple iPhones infringed four of its data transmission patents.

University wins £1.1bn battle with Apple and supplier over iPhone patents

Apple and the wifi chip company it uses for iPhones have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion (£840.5m) to a university for infringing patents.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Apple supplies chain braces for disruption from coronavirus

Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump lambasts Apple’s encryption stance on Pensacola iPhones

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.
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Apple News hits 100 million users

Apple News has racked up more than 100 million active users, the Silicon Valley giant revealed Wednesday as it works to get its news subscription service off the ground.
President Donald Trump’s visit to Apple’s Texas manufacturing plant represents a truce in the White House war on Silicon Valley and an unlikely “bromance” with chief executive Tim Cook.

Trump-Cook ‘bromance’ culminates with visit to Apple factory

President Donald Trump’s visit to Apple’s Texas manufacturing plant represents a truce in the White House war on Silicon Valley and an unlikely “bromance” with chief executive Tim Cook.
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 arrests 25 LAUTECH students for internet fraud

Operatives of the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja, Headquarters, have arrested 25 students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for their involvement in various forms of cybercrime including romance scam, love scam, possession of forged documents, and obtaining money by false pretence.
Operatives of the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abuja Headquarters, have arrested 25 students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for their involvement in various forms of cybercrime including romance scam, love scam, possession of forged documents, and obtaining money by false pretence.

EFCC arrests 25 LAUTECH students for internet fraud

Operatives of the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Headquarters, have arrested 25 students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for their involvement in various forms of cybercrime including romance scam, love scam, possession of forged documents, and obtaining money by false pretence.
Apple has officially announced its latest iPhones and confirmed that, yes, there’s a huge, squircle-shaped camera bump on the back of each of these new phones.

Apple unveils iPhone 11 models with dual cameras

Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting dual cameras and ultra-wide lens capabilities as it updated its popular smartphone lineup.
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Google reveals massive iPhone hacks

Google security experts uncovered an “indiscriminate” hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other data.
Apple today sent out invitations for its annual fall media event, confirming a previously leaked September 10 date for the gathering in Cupertino, California.

Apple announces September 10 event for new iPhones and Watches

Apple today sent out invitations for its annual fall media event, confirming a previously leaked September 10 date for the gathering in Cupertino, California. The “by innovation only” event will officially begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, and will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s corporate campus, Apple Park.
Apple announced today that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for certain 2015-2017 MacBook Pro laptops due to the possibility of overheating batteries.

Apple loses $44 billion market value

The world’s most influential consumer electronics company shed 44 billion dollars of market value after a pair of pronouncements from Beijing and Washington cast a spotlight on its massive Chinese production base, from which almost all of the world’s iPhones are made.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters at the Sunshine Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja.

EFCC arrests cyber fraudsters in multiple cross country raids

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters at the Sunshine Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja.
Detectives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office got a dose of ‘corruption fighting back’ on Wednesday when suspected internet criminals unleashed a dangerous dog on them to resist arrest.

Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ unleash dog on EFCC operatives

Detectives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office got a dose of ‘corruption fighting back’ on Wednesday when suspected internet criminals unleashed a dangerous dog on them to resist arrest.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Cybercrime suspects unleash dog on EFCC operatives

Detectives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office got a dose of ‘corruption fighting back’ on Wednesday, when suspected internet criminals unleashed a dangerous dog on them to resist arrest.

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Easter: Police to continue enforcement of restriction order

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Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

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The Shell companies in Nigeria have presented eight vehicles to the governments of Lagos and Rivers States to support the efforts at contact tracing and treatment of novel coronavirus disease cases.

Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

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Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

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