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Samsung Chief Faces Probe For Bribery

2 months ago /

Samsung chief,  Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor’s office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecutor has focused on South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, accusing Lee in his capacity as Samsung chief...

Windows 7 In 2017 Is Outdated, Microsoft Warns

3 months ago /

Microsoft on Tuesday warned business customers to begin migrating from Windows 7, exactly three years before it reaches end of life. Markus Nitschke, the Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany in a statement said that enterprises would pay dearly for sticking with the platform’s outdated security compared with Windows 10. According to...

Apple Set To Deem Device 'Obsolete'

6 months ago /

Apple will soon make some of its older products 'obsolete' - spelling disaster for those still using them. The company defines obsolete products as any that were discontinued more than five years ago. Under those guidelines, the company's once flagship fourth generation iPhone, named aptly as the iPhone 4, will no longer...

Samsung Halts Note 7 Production After New Fire Scare

6 months ago /

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant's worst ever recall crisis. According to Reuters, top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7s, while...

Apple Healthkit Reportedly To Shift From Tracking To Diagnosis

7 months ago /

Apple plans to turn HealthKit app bundle into a full-fledged diagnostic tool that interprets fitness and health data in order to offer medical advice. The tech giant has recruited a team of health care experts over the past few years who are busy beavering away to build an electronic record system...

Zuckerberg Holds Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

7 months ago /

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has held a closed-door meeting with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Zuckerberg was seen going into the Presidential Villa at about 12 noon and left before 1.00 pm. details of the meeting were not disclosed to reporters. After the meeting with...

Samsung Recalls Note 7 Flagship Over Explosive Batteries

7 months ago /

Samsung Electronics is recalling its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and said that battery problems were behind phones catching fire. The decision follows reports in the US and South Korea of the phone "exploding" during or after charging. The massive recall of one of Samsung's flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world's...

 

Nokia Returns To Mobile Phones With Brand-Licensing Deal

11 months ago /

Nokia (NOKIA.HE) said it has signed an exclusive 10-year licensing deal with Finnish company HMD Global Oy to create Nokia-branded phones and tablets, manufactured by a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn (2354.TW). Once the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, Nokia was wrong footed by the rise of smartphones and sold its...

Apple's Cook Visits Beijing After China Woes, Didi Deal

11 months ago /

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook visited Beijing on Monday, days after announcing a $1 billion deal with ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing, and as the U.S. firm tries to reinvigorate sales in China, its second-largest market after the United States. From weakening smartphone sales to the loss of an iPhone trademark...

Nissan Taking $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake In Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

11 months ago /

Nissan Motor Co has agreed to take a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp, taking de facto control with a $2.2 billion bet that bails out its smaller, scandal-hit rival. The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades, but should...

Report Claiming Bias In Facebook 'Trending' Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

11 months ago /

Facebook (FB.O) workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers," according...

Digital Switch Will Change The Face Of Television Broadcasting – Lai Mohammed

11 months ago /

After a successful digital switch-over in Jos at the weekend, Nigeria’s minister of information Lai Mohammed says switch-over will change the face of television broadcast in the country. ​The minister who was speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a press briefing said when the country is fully covered, digitization will task...

Apple Loses Trademark Fight Over iphone Name In China

11 months ago /

Apple has lost control of the ‘iPhone’ trademark in China, meaning that another company can continue selling phone cases with its handset’s name on them. A Beijing court said Apple wasn’t able to prove that iPhone was a “famous brand” in China, before the local company applied for a trademark in...

Speaker Dogara Joins Instagram as @speakerdogara

11 months ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, announced his presence on Instagram, the foremost picture sharing site, earlier today. With the growing popularity of social media among Nigeria’s youth, public officials have intensified efforts to maintain active accounts on sites such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram...

Nigeria To Become Largest Free Tv Platform Globally – Expert

12 months ago /

Nigeria has been projected to be the largest free digital television platform globally with estimated 30 million TV households by the completion of analogue broadcasting switch off in June 2017. The Deputy Chairman of Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd., Mr Mohammadu Bawa, disclosed this at a gala night attended by the Minister...

FG Seeks Tech Support On Employment

1 year ago /

The Nigerian government is seeking technical support from the international labour organization, ILO, in areas of policy formulation for social protection and employment. Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige told the Director ILO country office for Nigeria, Dennis Zulu, which the federal government also seeks to amend the country’s labour laws which...

 

iStore Announces Availability Of New Apple Device Ipad Pro

1 year ago /

Less than a week after the release of new Apple’s product. iPad Pro, the store announced that Nigerians can buy the device in their  stores in Ikeja shopping mall. iPad Pro has a large 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2 and refined MultiTouch technology. With 5.6...

Digital Bridge Institute Set To Become Nigeria's First ICT University

1 year ago /

Nigeria may soon have its first ICT University. The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu dropped the hint exclusively to Hi-Tech when he visited the corporate headquarters of Vanguard media limited, recently in Lagos. According to the minister of communication, it became imperative after evaluating the level of infrastructure and facilities...

Broadband penetration rose by 4% End Of 2015 – Nigeria Communication Commission

1 year ago /

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Broadband penetration in the country rose by four per cent to 10 per cent in 2015. The commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this in a welcome address at a stakeholders’ forum on the consultancy study on the determination of cost-based pricing on...


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