Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with […]

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WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system […]

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Huawei aims to #RewriteTheRules with its pioneering HUAWEI P30 Series

Huawei’s  P  series is well known for its innovations in photography and design, and its latest range will  undoubtedly set the standard for the next generation of smartphones. “Like its predecessors, the P30 series has superior photography and design hardwired into its DNA,”  notes Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South  Africa. […]

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Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

Samsung said on Monday it was delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers. Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking. Samsung said it decided to put off this week’s planned release of the Fold after some reviews “showed us […]

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Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content. Easy access to damaging material particularly among young people has caused growing concern worldwide and came into the spotlight in Britain after the death of 14-year-old […]

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Samsung releases world’s first 5G phone

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system. On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that […]

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WHATSAPP ALLOWS USERS TO CONTROL WHO CAN ADD THEM TO GROUP CHATS

Facebook Inc on Wednesday changed the privacy settings on its WhatsApp messaging platform, allowing users to decide who can add them to chat groups, as it tries to revamp its image after growing privacy concerns among users. WhatsApp, which has about 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the […]

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Facebook’s call for global internet regulation sparks debate

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonized” online regulation raises questions about how internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech. Here are key questions about the latest proposal from Facebook: What is Facebook seeking? The leading social network wants a single set of rules […]

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Gmail turns 15, gets four new languages and scheduled emails

15 years and counting – the Gmail team has announced new and efficient tools, including  the ability to schedule emails to be sent in future and four new languages. Google launched its web-based email client back in 2004. The Smart Compose feature helps you draft new emails from scratch faster. Not only does the Smart […]

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WATCH: Huawei launches new P30 series smartphones

Huawei will today announce the launch of its P30 series of smartphones in Paris today and users can follow the event live, as it unfolds. At 15:00 pm (SA time), Users will be able to watch the launch live either on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter by simply clicking on the links. Huawei SA noted that it will only reveal the local […]

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