Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Posted by - February 10, 2020

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did

Twitter hits $1 billion in quarterly revenue

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Twitter has hit $1 billion in quarterly revenues for the first time in its history, as the company boasted improved advertising income and sizable increase in active users. The social networking giant announced its Q4 2019 financial and user metrics this morning, revealing revenues of $1.01 billion — a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 11% on

Google Maps turns 15: A look back on where it all began

Posted by - February 7, 2020

From whiteboard to browser It’s been 15 years since Google Maps was launched by Australian software engineer Noel Gordon, Stephen Ma, and Danish-born Rasmussen brothers Lars and Jens. “What I remember that day mostly was that we had, what we considered, a pretty amazing launch. We served some 10 million maps on the very first

Australia to focus on blockchain potential with new roadmap

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Blockchain offers the nation jobs and growth, the government has said. The Australian government believes there are opportunities across the economy that can be seized and enabled by the use of blockchain technology. The government, in its 52-page blockchain roadmap [PDF], says the technology has the potential to create jobs, create new economic growth, save businesses

Twitter plans to effectively ban fake media

Posted by - February 5, 2020

Twitter announced this week that it is making a move on deceptive photos and videos being posted to the platform. In an official statement from the company, writers Yoel Roth and Ashita Achuthan say that users will no longer be able to share manipulated media that is likely to hurt other users. And from now

NCC activates 122 toll-free emergency number in 18 States

Posted by - February 5, 2020

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the Commission has activated its 112 toll-free Emergency Telephone Number at Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) in 18 States. He disclosed this at the ‘2020 Forum of Spokesperson of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) Meeting’, recently in Abuja. Prof.

4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Posted by - February 4, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Today Customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as

‘75% Dealers Trade on Devices Not Approved by NCC’

Posted by - February 3, 2020

Facts have emerged that unlicensed dealers estimated to reach 75 per cent are currently trading on devices that are not approved by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Licensed dealers of tracking devices and equipment, who made the disclosure during the second Type Approval Sensitisation Workshop, organised by the NCC in Lagos recently, called on the

Update: Government to Launch “Universal QR Code” Payment System in December

Posted by - February 3, 2020

Update: The Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlements System (GhIPSS) says they will officially roll out the Universal QR code system in Ghana in March. According to Chief Executive of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse, explained that the QR code solution will enable merchants to receive payment from various consumer funding sources on any platform. “This Universal QR

ROSEN launches new technology

Posted by - February 3, 2020

ROSEN Group will introduce a disruptive technological innovation at PPIM 2020 to break the current boundaries of MFL technology. At this year’s Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) in Houston, Texas, ROSEN will unveil its new technology which provides laser-like 3D metal loss profiles derived from magnetic flux leakage (MFL). The most widely used