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Apple, White House To Release ‘COVID-19’ App, Website

Apple, White House To Release ‘COVID-19’ App, Website

Apple Inc and the White House said on Friday that the iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Global Smartphone Sales Fell 14% In February Due To COVID-19 Spread – Report

Global Smartphone Sales Fell 14% In February Due To COVID-19 Spread – Report

Global smartphone sales tumbled 14% in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, Counterpoint Research said on Thursday, a likely harbinger of more declines as outbreaks worsen in many parts of the world.

Huawei Unveils P40 Smartphones Online As Coronavirus Stops Event

Huawei Unveils P40 Smartphones Online As Coronavirus Stops Event

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned.

Instagram To Remove Coronavirus Content From Recommendations

Instagram To Remove Coronavirus Content From Recommendations

Facebook’s Instagram said on Tuesday it would remove coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and its “explore” option unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

Coronavirus Hits Facebook Advertising Sales

Coronavirus Hits Facebook Advertising Sales

Facebook said on Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak was undercutting sales of the advertising that accounts for nearly all of its revenue, even as more users spend time on the social network during virus-related lockdowns. “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a weakening in our ads business […]

Coronavirus Hits Twitter Advert Sales But Active Users Soar

Coronavirus Hits Twitter Advert Sales But Active Users Soar

Twitter pulled its first-quarter revenue outlook and forecast an operating loss on Monday as the coronavirus outbreak crimped ad sales, but said the pandemic boosted the number of active users on the microblogging platform.

Buhari Launches National Broadband Plan, Emergency Call Centre

Buhari Launches National Broadband Plan, Emergency Call Centre

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched the National Broadband Plan (2020 – 2025) in Abuja, Concise News reports.

Nigeria Courts Sweden For Broadband Infrastructure

Nigeria Courts Sweden For Broadband Infrastructure

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has appealed to the Swedish government to support Nigeria’s quest to deploy more robust broadband infrastructure in the country to aid economic growth and prosperity.

Google Announces Training For 20,000 Women Across Africa

Google Announces Training For 20,000 Women Across Africa

Google has announced that it would train 20,000 women across Africa in 2020 as part of its commitment to African women.

Two Million Improperly Registered SIMs Deactivated – NCC

Two Million Improperly Registered SIMs Deactivated – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has deactivated more than two million improperly registered SIMs across mobile networks in Nigeria.

Danbatta Reveals How NCC Will Help Nab Kidnappers Through Phone Lines

Danbatta Reveals How NCC Will Help Nab Kidnappers Through Phone Lines

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) is joining hands with the security operatives to nab kidnappers and others who use SIM cards for wrong purposes in its bid to tackle the incessant security challenges in the country.

How To Switch To WhatsApp Dark Mode On Android

How To Switch To WhatsApp Dark Mode On Android

WhatsApp finally launched dark mode both on iOS and Android operating systems on Wednesday after users have clamoured for it for years.

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