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Swellings of mobile phone batteries spell danger for users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Mobile phone users should constantly watch for symptoms of malfunctioning batteries to avoid explosion. Mobile phone technicians at Carl Care Service Center, which provides technical support for tecno phones at Prism Building in Uganda, say most phones they receive for repair present with serious electrical …

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At Instagram hotspot, LOLs trump likes

Cologne, Germany | AFP | Crammed into a supermarket trolley, Kiki Malliora squealed with laughter as she rolled past her sister at Cologne’s pop-up selfie museum, where visitors said having fun outweighs the hunt for “likes” in a changing social media landscape. “Sure, the setting is fake,” said the 38-year-old office …

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Transsion launches Infinix S5 on the Ugandan market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Chinese budget smartphone maker, Transsion, has launched a new device on the Ugandan market, completing the year with series of new devices on the African market. The new device dubbed Infinix S5 has been priced at Shs599,000. The new smartphone comes with a 32MP …

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer again

New York, United States | AFP |  Computer and printer maker HP on Sunday reiterated its rejection of Xerox’s $33 billion takeover bid, saying the sum “significantly undervalues” the company. A tie-up would unite two firms with storied histories: Xerox was founded in 1906 and became a household name with …

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