A brief history of Apple’s iTunes (BBC)

Apple has announced iTunes will be absorbed into its three new entertainment apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. It launched a number of new services at a star-studded event in March, signalling a change of direction for the…

Apple set to launch Netflix-like streaming service (Guardian)

Apple announced plans Monday for a March 25 media event, hinting at a widely expected plan to unveil its own Netflix-style streaming service with original video. An invitation sent to journalists included a movie reel countdown video and the message…

Apple rushes to fix FaceTime ‘eavesdropping’ bug (BBC)

Apple has acknowledged a flaw in its FaceTime software that allowed for brief eavesdropping – even if the recipient did not pick up. In some cases the target iPhone could send video without the receiver’s knowledge. The company said it…

Apple phones still sold in China despite ban (Guardian)

pple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive. According to US chipmaker Qualcomm,…

Fire guts EFCC office in Abuja (Guardian) * Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno (Guardian)

Fire guts EFCC office in Abuja (Guardian) A fire incident yesterday night gutted the Wuse 2 office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was confirmed in a statement by the…

Instagram introduces new feature

Instagram has finally made good on a promise that was made in August by delivering its latest feature. The social network will now give users a dashboard so they can see how much time they’re spending on it. What’s more,…

Apple no longer wants to talk iPhone sales (BBC)

For years, Apple investors and customers marveled as the number of iPhones sold seemed to defy gravity. Now the show is coming to an end. Apple said Thursday it plans to stop reporting how many iPhones, iPads and Macs it…

Why only truly indigenous e-commerce companies are champions – Dr. Ajit Singh

By midday on Tuesday September 4th 2018, a remarkable development, whose reverberations are still felt today, shook the e-commerce world and the whole of Wall Street. Amazon, an American e-commerce giant, had followed Apple Inc. to become the second U.S.…

Italy fines Apple, Samsung €15m for slowing down smartphones (Punch)

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…

Tim Cook Called For A New Law To Mitigate The Intrusion Of Big Tech Firms Into People’s Lives (BuzzFeed)

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday expressed concern about the indiscriminate collection of people’s data by technology companies, and called for a new law to mitigate the intrusion of big tech firms into people’s lives. “We see vividly, painfully how…

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