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Apple’s new privacy ad is one big subtweet

Apple, not known for being shy about its willingness to do a bit of trolling at the expense of competitors, has a new privacy ad campaign that’s basically one big subtweet. The ad, Apple’s first television spot to tackle the subject of privacy directly, opens with a shot of the iPhone and …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Focuses On The Camera

New and improved camera capabilities are the main thrust of Samsung’s pitch for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and larger S9+. The handsets gain a super-slow-motion facility designed to make it easy to extend key moments of action. They also gain a type of lens that should improve …

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US Intelligence Warns Against Using Huawei And ZTE Phones

Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei’s plans to conquer the U.S. market. Earlier this week, top members of intelligence agencies, which includes the FBI, CIA and NSA reaffirmed surveillance concerns about the company and fellow Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. All of this is nothing new, of course. The …

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iPhone battery ‘slowdown’ to be optional

A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed. The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models. Last month, Apple apologised after …

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Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack

A crypto-currency exchange in South Korea is shutting down after it was hacked for the second time in less than eight months. Youbit, which lets people buy and sell bitcoins and other virtual currencies, has filed for bankruptcy after losing 17% of its assets in the cyber-attack. It did not …

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Nintendo Games To Appear On Rival Console

Nintendo is to release some of its popular games on a rival manufacturer’s console for the first time in decades. Some of the company’s older games from the discontinued Wii console will appear on the Nvidia Shield set-top box in China. Historically, Nintendo has rarely licensed its original games and …

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Facebook Creates 800 Jobs As It Opens New London Office

Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018. By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK. The office will be Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US, and …

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Ghana Post GPS App Create, Loot & Share – IT Expert

A civil society group, Coalition for Democratic Governance, has waded into the controversy surrounding the Ghana Post GPS App, describing the digital address system deployed by government  as a scheme to create, loot and share. According to them, the huge cost of the app being used to facilitate the address …

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Meet Ghana’s Youngest PhD UX Researcher

Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu is a PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman (a leading global aerospace and security company). She received her PhD in Information Systems at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) with a dissertation research investigating brain fitness games as an intervention for age-related cognitive decline in …

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