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We have fully restored data services – MTN Ghana

Telecommunications company MTN Ghana says it has resolved challenges that led to fluctuations in data services and international outbound calls experienced by subscribers on Thursday, 16th January 2020. This follows numerous complaints by subscribers about their inability to undertake transactions over the internet. MTN Ghana blamed the disruptions on “international …

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Undersea fiber cable cut caused data services disruptions – MTN Ghana

Telecommunications company MTN Ghana has apologised to subscribers in Ghana for fluctuations in data services and international outbound calls experienced on Thursday. This follows numerous complaints by subscribers about their inability to undertake transactions over the internet. Some took to social media to make their concerns known. Is anyone else …

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Internet shutdown in western Ethiopia

Several towns in western Ethiopia have been experiencing an internet shutdown since Monday. In some areas, mobile call services are also not working. The state-run and only service provider in the country, Ethiotelecom, has not explained the cause of the shutdown. A spokesperson for Ethiotelecom told the BBC that the …

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Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads

Facebook has removed adverts about HIV prevention medicines, following intense lobbying from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy groups. They argued in an open letter sent to Facebook in December, that the ads went beyond misinformation to “put people’s lives in imminent danger”. Medical studies suggest drugs such as …

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Facebook to stop using phone numbers to recommend ‘friends’

Facebook is to stop using members’ phone numbers in its friends recommendation system in 2020 following concern about privacy implications. Users can choose to have a code sent to their mobile phones when logging in to make access harder for hackers. But Facebook admitted it also fed the numbers into …

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Apple may be ditching the lightning charging cable

After more than seven years, it could soon be time to bid farewell to Apple’s lightning charging cable. The company may ditch the charging cable and port on its premium iPhone models in 2021, Ming-Chi Kuo, a top Apple (AAPL) analyst with TF International Securities, said in a report Thursday. The company will …

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iPhone 12 rumours: 4 sizes, fingerprint scanners return in 2020

Apple may break with tradition and release four new iPhone 12 models in 2020, according to the latest reports. But let’s not forget the rumored iPhone SE 2, which could bring the total number of new iPhones in 2020 to five. On this week’s Apple Core roundup, we also hear rumblings that TouchID is coming …

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