Android Phones Are Now Failing At Twice The Rate Of Apple’s iPhones

Apple showed us its vision of the future yesterday with the unveiling of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 — two exciting new phones that bring several highly anticipated features to the product line and lay the groundwork for Apple’s next decade of phone production. But that isn’t the only way Apple challenged Android this week — it also came out on top in a quarterly review of mobile device trends from Blancco Technology Group in which Android phones were more than twice as likely to fail as Apple’s iPhones. According to…

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Apple iPhone X Malfunctions At Launch

Apple Inc has rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, but it came with a hiccup  on Tuesday. The glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” created an embarrassing moment for the company when one of the features, the face ID,  refused to work. This happened when Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi, tried to unlock the phone with his face, during the on-stage presentation. But the hitch was only temporary as the device unlocked…

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China Set To Ban Sales Of Fuel-Powered Vehicles

China has said it will set a deadline for car manufacturers to stop selling fossil-fuel-powered vehicles in the country, and switch to electric cars. The vice minister of industry and information technology, Xin Guobin has said the Chinese government is working with regulators to figure out a timetable to end not just the production but also sales of fuel-powered vehicles. China will be the biggest market and the third country, after UK and France, to start plans of phasing out fuel-powered cars. The Chinese government had previously vowed to limit…

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India In Aggressive Push To Make Electric Cars By 2030

Bad news once again for petrol and diesel. Just like in China, India is about to launch an aggressive push to make only electric cars by 2030, a move that is compelling auto part manufacturers and carmakers to draw up early plans for electrification, company executives said. A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, adding that this is likely to be made public before year-end. Engine-maker Cummins India is investing in research on electric mobility solutions for…

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Facebook Allows Publishers Put Logos Next To Headlines

In a move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platfrom, Facebook has released new tools that lets media houses display their logos alongside headlines. According to a report, publishers can put their logos next to headlines in the trending and search sections to give readers an idea about where the news is generating from. The tools come as a relief for publishers who had been lamenting about losing their brand identities on social networking site where the headlines and layouts of all the brands looked similar. “When people see those…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launched With 6.3-Inch Infinity Display, Dual Cameras

After months of rumour and anticipation, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been been launched at an event in New York. The flagship smartphone features a bigger display, dual rear cameras, and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. It also comes with the S-Pen stylus , which has a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity. The launch of the Galaxy Note 8 comes a few weeks ahead of the Apple’s iPhone 8, which according to reports could be launched  sometime in October. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks similar to Galaxy S8 smartphone in terms of design,…

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Facebook, Google Lose $123M To Swindler

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails. “Assumption that the damage was done to the companies registered in the United States became the ground for the extradition of Rimasauskas,” the court said in a press release on Friday. The decision to extradite the scammer was irrevocable, the court said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York accused Rimasauskas…

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Glo, 9mobile Lose Internet Users, MTN, Airtel Gain

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 91.6 million in June. According to data published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel and MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month, while Glo and 9mobile were the big losers. Overall, internet  users increased by 33,747 to 91, 598,757 from 91,565,010 in May, the  June NCC Monthly Internet Subscribers Data showed. MTN accounted for 284, 629  new users, increasing its subscription to 31,691,070 from 31,406,441 in  May. Globacom lost 218,482 internet users and had 27,184,002 data…

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Samsung Beats Apple To Become World’s Biggest Phone Maker

Samsung Electronics is now the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, memory chips and most profitable tech firm, going by its record quarterly earnings released today, The figures show that the South Korean tech giant is on course to overtake Apple as the world’s most profitable tech. The firm said huge sales of its new Galaxy S8 smartphone and demand for its memory chips were behind the jump in April-June and predicted another blockbuster report for the current quarter to September. It said operating profit soared a forecast-beating 72.9 percent from…

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UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel-Powered Vehicles By 2040

The UK has said that it will begin to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from the year 2040 in a bid to reduce air pollution. The British High Court demanded the government produces plans to tackle illegal nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel emissions. “Diesel drivers are not to blame and, to help them switch to cleaner vehicles, the government will consult on a targeted scrappage scheme, one of a number of measures to support motorists affected by local plans,” a government spokesperson said. The…

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