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Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing phones

Rome, Italy | AFP | Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. The ruling is believed to be the first against the manufacturers following accusations worldwide that …

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Facebook simplifies Messenger app

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users. The social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three tabs instead of nine, saying it was …

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Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel …

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THIS WEEK: UCC asked to investigate unregistered SIM cards

THIS WEEK: UCC asked to investigate unregistered SIM cards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been directed to investigate the existence of active SIM cards that are not properly registered. This follows the kidnap and murder of Susan Magara granddaughter to former First Deputy …

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Mobile phones help transform disaster relief

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters. At the same time, mobile apps that need just a few taps of the finger to …

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Huawei launches new tablet in flagship phone hiatus

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | China’s Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet on Sunday as it seeks to cement its place among the world’s three biggest electronic device manufacturers. The laptop, the Matebook X Pro, and the tablet, the MediaPad M5, were presented on the eve of the opening of …

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Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison. Samsung, the flagship subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest business group, …

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