Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Latest tech news in Nigeria, Africa and across the world.

Google Launches Subscription Service For Select Apps, Games
Apple To Make New Mac Pro PCs In U.S. After Some Tariff Exemptions
Apple To Make New Mac Pro PCs In U.S. After Some Tariff Exemptions
Cambridge Analytica Row: Facebook Suspends Tens Of Thousands Of Apps
Qualcomm, Tencent To Collaborate On Gaming Devices, 5G
Qualcomm Strikes New Licensing Deal With LG
Qualcomm said on Tuesday that it has entered into a new five-year patent license agreement with LG Electronics to develop, manufacture and sell 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones.
Tech Growth: Facebook Floats ‘Developer Circles’ In Benin
Social media giant Facebook has launched its “Developer Circles’’ in Benin, Edo State, to advance the growth of technology in the state and Nigeria.
Apple Says $14 Billion EU Tax Order 'Defies Reality And Common Sense'
Apple CEO Warns Trump About China Tariffs, Samsung Competition
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
How To Improve Your Macbook Battery Life
MacBook, as it's well known for its unique devices it serves various purposes to users, however, many users are faced with how to extend your Mac's battery to last longer.
New Apple Lab Uses Robots To Rip Apart Devices For Recycling Materials
Apple Says It Supports 2.4 Million U.S. Jobs
Apple said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017.
Instagram Adds Tool For Users To Flag False Information
Instagram Adds Tool For Users To Flag False Information
  Instagram announced on Thursday that it is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries...
Nigerian Govt Changes Twitter Handle
Nigerian Govt Changes Twitter Handle
The Federal Government has changed its name on Twitter from @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov.
Nigeria To Host African Telecoms Regulators Conference
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) in Abuja from August 20 to 22.
White House Summons Tech, Social Media Firms After Shootings
White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.
Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip
Huawei Unveils Harmony Operating System
Huawei Technologies on Friday unveiled its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to U.S. technologies such as Android.
China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
China deployed its first batch of traffic robot police in Handan, North China's Hebei Province on Wednesday, with multiple functions including road patrols and accident warning that represent the development of China's artificial intelligence traffic management.
Instagram Adds Tool For Users To Flag False Information
Facebook To Re-brand Instagram, WhatsApp (See new names)
Social Media giant Facebook has confirmed that it's changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps.
No Going Back Over Tax On Tech Giants, Spain Vows
Jeff Bezos Sells Amazon Stock Worth $2.8 Billion
Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos offloaded $990 million worth of shares in the company last Thursday and Friday, taking the total value of shares sold last week to $2.8 billion.
Bitcoin On $11,000 Surge After Facebook's Currency Plans
Apple Card Will Not Allow Purchase Of Cryptocurrencies
The Apple credit card being launched with Goldman Sachs Group will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card, according to a customer agreement posted to Goldman’s website on Friday.
Judiciary, National Assembly, Judiciary In Buhari's Armpit - Galadima
Implication Of Buhari Devising Installation Of CCTV On Nigerian Highways – Group
Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC), an NGO on Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for devising installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) on Nigerian highways.
Google Announces New Subsea Cable 'Equiano', Connecting Africa And Europe
Google Suspends Transcription Of Voice Assistant Clips In Europe
Google has suspended reviewing voice recordings from its Google Assistant virtual helper in the European Union after a leak of Dutch audio data, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.
Facebook Approaches Netflix, Disney To Support TV Chat Device
Facebook Steps Towards Developing ‘Brain-Reading’ Technology
Facebook on Tuesday said it is stepping towards delivering its brain-reading technology (Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) which would allow people’s thoughts to be transferred onto the computer screen directly.
Facebook Approaches Netflix, Disney To Support TV Chat Device
Facebook Approaches Netflix, Disney To Support TV Chat Device
Facebook has reportedly approached Netflix, Walt Disney and other media companies about putting their streaming services on a new Facebook device for making video calls from televisions.
We Are Deploying Technology To Tackle Security Challenges – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured Obas from the South West that his administration was doing everything possible to tackle security challenges in the country.
Qualcomm, Tencent To Collaborate On Gaming Devices, 5G
Qualcomm, Tencent To Collaborate On Gaming Devices, 5G
Qualcomm and Tencent said on Thursday they will cooperate on projects that could include making the Chinese company’s videogames play better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and create a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone.
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