US electronics behemoth Intel has made the decision to withdraw from the 5G smartphone modem business following the unlikely resolution agreement that was brokered between Qualcomm and Apple. Apple and Qualcomm managed to settle the dispute between both parties over royalty payments and reached a deal ahead of fresh court case that was set to get underway in San Diego next week. The modems that connect smartphones to telecommunications networks were at the heart of the battle between Apple and…
US technology giant Apple is reportedly mulling over the prospect of entering into an unlikely partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei in an effort to address issues with the modem technology in its flagship iPhones.
On Saturday, the Australian government pledged to introduce new laws on social media executives in light of the latest terrorist attack in New Zealand. The new law would be imposed on social media executives of big tech companies which could lead up to a three-year prison sentence if they fail to remove extremist material from their platforms. This new legislation is to be discussed in parliament next week. Facebook has said that it removed around 1.5 million videos which comprised…
During an exclusive launch event at the Paris Convention Center, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI P30 Pro. The HUAWEI P30 Series builds on the HUAWEI P Series DNA in design and photography and is the company’s most advanced series of smartphone cameras. These devices feature the innovative HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, an optical SuperZoom Lens, a new HUAWEI Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and enhanced optical and AI image stabilization technology. With these revolutionary technologies,…
Apple has announced news, gaming and TV/streaming services which will be launched later this year. Apple has set out to build a streaming and TV service which will offer original content and programs, on-demand and ad-free. The price of this new service is yet to be determined. Several people have been recruited to collaborate with Apple on this project such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Aniston. Apple TV is expected to be launched in May and…

Facebook stores millions of user passwords

Written on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 09:17
Facebook revealed that it has kept a record of hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text. The social media giant’s Vice President of Engineering, Security and Privacy, Pedro Canahuati, wrote in a blog post that hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users will be notified about this and so will the millions of Facebook and Instagram users. Facebook Lite is a version of Facebook which is used in areas with weak connectivity. According to Canahuati the mistake they…

War of words between Spotify and Apple escalates

Written on Sunday, 17 March 2019 12:53
Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple to the European Commission. Spotify claims that Apple gives itself an “unfair advantage at every turn” as it takes a 30 per cent cut of digital goods sold via iOS apps.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are facing scrutiny following the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand.
New York regulators are investigating Facebook’s gathering of intimate data about consumers’ menstrual cycles and body weight through smartphone applications. Facebook has confirmed that New York’s Department of Financial Services set them a letter about the data sharing issue. The New York based regulator asked the social media giant to provide a list of all the companies that were involved in sending them the data over the past three years. According to the source, requests to provide information on agreements…

Huawei launches the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone

Written on Monday, 25 February 2019 11:56
In the framework of the Mobile World Congress 2019 edition, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei unveiled the world’s fastest foldable 5G phone, just four days after rival Samsung became the first major handset maker to offer the feature.

Samsung takes the fight to Apple by opening new US stores

Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 12:53
South Korean conglomerate Samsung has unveiled its ambitious strategy to enhance its market share in the US by launching three new retails stores nationwide. Samsung officially announced that it will open the new retail facilities as it gears up to launch an updated version of its flagship Galaxy handsets in the United States. Some consumer experts are also claiming that the marketing strategy adopted by Samsung indicates clearly that the Seoul-based behemoth is directly challenging Apple in its domestic market.…

Uber’s growth slows as it prepares for IPO

Written on Sunday, 17 February 2019 13:37
US ride-hailing colossus Uber disclosed its financial earnings for the final quarter of 2018 which showed its revenue growth has slowed ahead of its much anticipated stock market debut. The financial figures released by Uber indicated that for the final three months of the year its loss amounted to $865 million, compared with $1.1 billion in the same period a year earlier. The San Francisco-based firm reported revenue of $3 billion, which represented a 25 percent increase from a year…
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