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Smartphone sales collapse amid pandemic

Sales of new phones have collapsed in the biggest fall since the invention of the smartphone. Research firm Strategy Analytics said shipments in February fell by 38% year-on-year. The outbreak of the coronavirus in China had a huge impact, report author Linda Sui said. “Some Asian factories were unable to …

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Netflix urged to slow streaming to stop the internet from breaking

The European Union is urging Netflix and other streaming platforms to stop showing video in high definition to prevent the internet from breaking because of the coronavirus pandemic. With so many countries on lockdowns to fight the spread of the virus, hundreds of millions working from home and even more …

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Government provides website for daily updates on coronavirus

Information minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah says following the confirmation of 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, space has been created on the Ghana Health Service website to update the citizenry on the cases involving the disease. According to him, www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19, will provide a six-hourly-update on the status of …

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Apple settles iPhone slowdown case for $500m

Apple has agreed to settle a long-running class-action case in the US over allegations it deliberately slowed down older iPhones. The proposed settlement, which still has to be approved by judge Edward Davila, could cost Apple up to $500m. That could be just $25 (£20) for each affected user, depending …

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Man to die by hanging for stealing Techno phones

An Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced a middle-aged man, Isa Abdulkareem, to death by hanging for armed robbery. Justice Mosunmola Abodunde, while delivering the judgment on Friday, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and consequently found the defendant guilty as charged. During the trial, the …

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This Japanese smartphone won’t let you take inappropriate photos

Japanese company Tone Mobile has been getting a lot of attention ever since it launched its Tone e20 model, the world’s first smartphone that prevents users from taking “inappropriate” (nude) photos. The Tone e20 is not a particularly attractive phone, and its spec sheet isn’t exactly impressive either, but it …

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Huawei launches new smartphone in Ghana

Chinese multinational technology company, Huawei has launched its visually-appealing mid-range Huawei nova 5T smartphone device in Ghana. According to the Marketing Manager of Huawei Ghana, the device is designed to provide flagship-level experience at an affordable price. He said the device is available on pre-order at all Huawei outlets till …

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