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Microsoft Word for Android installed more than 1 billion times

Microsoft recently hit a particularly notable milestone: its Android edition of Microsoft Word has passed the 1 billion mark for installs, according to the Google Play Store (via Android Police).
Samsung’s Bixby Marketplace

Samsung launches Bixby Marketplace in the US and South Korea

Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, a dedicated app store where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, similar to Amazon’s Alexa skills. The marketplace, which apparently started rolling out a few days ago, is officially open now for Samsung customers in the U.S. and Samsung’s native South Korea.
Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Microsoft announces OneDrive Personal Vault for sensitive files

Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Microsoft has been conducting a survey with testers of the Office key, spotted by WalkingCat, and is getting feedback on how the dedicated key operates.

Microsoft considering a dedicated Office key for keyboards

Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The additional key would provide additional keyboard shortcuts for Office apps, including the ability to quickly share documents and files.

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s...

The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

China warns tech giants after US Huawei ban

The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, US media reported on Saturday.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei to sell off its undersea cable business

China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration. Now, Huawei is officially bowing out of one line of business, by agreeing to sell off its undersea cable operations, and reportedly shrinking another, by reducing smartphone production orders with supplier Foxconn.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Congested Google servers in the eastern United States caused problems for users of Snapchat and YouTube on Sunday, with complaints on social media that the popular apps weren’t accessible.
Whatsapp

Google, WhatsApp, Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats

A group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp have strongly criticized a proposal by the UK intelligence agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages.
Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed joy over the launch of the Microsoft Africa Development Centre in Lagos.

Microsoft Africa development centre excites Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed joy over the launch of the Microsoft Africa Development Centre in Lagos.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Federal government to use technology to reduce deficits in health, education

The Federal Government is exploring all possibilities and opportunities to ensure that broadband connection is available to Nigerians.

Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

Microsoft Corp. says it is set to spend $100 million to open its first development centres in Africa to work with local partners and governments, with initial sites in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya.
Apple Store

Apple faces inevitable antitrust headache as EU launches App Store investigation

Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that was predictable the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

Report: Russian hackers targeting US embassies

Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

INEC server: Atiku Abubakar to summon Microsoft, IBM, Oracle to testify

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is insistent that the Independent National Electoral Commission stored election results in a server and has said he will call Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to testify that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by over 1.6 million votes.
Built by the late Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems, the plane made its first test flight in Mojave on April 13 [Gene Blevins-Reuters]

World’s largest plane takes to the skies over California

The mega jet called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert shortly before 7am Pacific time (14:00 GMT).
Microsoft has started notifying some Outlook.com users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year.

Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

Microsoft says the hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but not the content of emails or attachments.
The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Stratolaunch, a 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan that is built to send rockets into orbit around the Earth, lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever

The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Stratolaunch, a 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan that is built to send rockets into orbit around the Earth, lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

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Security breach: FAAN suspends aviation security unit heads in Lagos

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely, the Aviation Security Unit Heads who were on duty when an unidentified man climbed an Azman aircraft at Lagos airport on Friday morning.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun vows to reposition state university teaching hospital

The Governor of Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the determination of his administration to reposition the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to a world class medical facility.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.
Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga- Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.

Transporters protest incessant killings on Rivers highway

Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga-Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to light up Major League Soccer, and is closing in on a historic mark as he nears a full-season worth of matches for the LA Galaxy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club.