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Tech Giant Apple apologises for slowing down older iPhones

Apple has apologised for slowing down older iPhones after customers accused the firm of trying to force them into buying newer models. Apple admitted it had “downclocked” older models’ central processing units (CPU) but said it did so to reduce the strain on dated
December 29, 2017

Facebook launches Messenger app for kids

New York – Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who
December 5, 2017

You can now unsend messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has officially rolled out ‘Delete for everyone’ feature globally for Android, iOS, and Windows users. It lets people delete sent messages, including media within seven minutes of sending them. For ‘Delete for everyone’ to work, both sender and recipient must be using the
November 3, 2017

Social Media Enthusiasts Roast Chinamasa

Social media is on fire following President Robert Mugabe’s move to re-assign former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Migitation. Zimbabweans started circulating crafty memes on Monday after the minister was reassigned to this portfolio
October 11, 2017

This Is How to Pronounce the iPhone X

Apple just released a new line of iPhones, including a special model with extra features to mark the smartphone’s 10th anniversary. The announcement came with a few surprises, including the decision to skip over the “S” model upgrade by going from the
September 13, 2017

Facebook uncovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. The company said $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017. The ads did not back
September 7, 2017

Self-driving lorries to hit UK roads from next year

Self-driving lorries will hit motorways across the UK by the end of next year. Fleets of up to three computer-controlled HGVs will travel in convoy on England’s roads in a bid to test out the technology, the Department for Transport has announced. Acceleration and braking will
August 25, 2017

DreamHost fights order to ID anti-Trump protesters

A web hosting service is fighting a warrant ordering it to identify visitors to a site that encouraged protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) wants DreamHost to hand over the 1.3 million IP addresses of everyone who
August 17, 2017

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