NCC Unleashes a Fight Against Substandard Phone Vendors in Lagos

In an effort to shield customers from losses and other inconveniences, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed sanctions on vendors of quasi and counterfeit equipment. The commission issued a warning to Nigerians against using and patronizing such devices when it was arresting leaders of three companies in Kano State. According to the agency, these devices are primarily responsible for the poor service experiences. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) was put in charge of the offenders so that further investigation and necessary action could be taken. Here…

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Twitter: Musk promises free speech after $44bn purchase

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Elon Musk has agreed a deal to buy Twitter for about $44bn. This was confirmed on Monday after Twitter agreed to be taken over at $54.20 a share. Speaking on the motivation behind the deal, Musk revealed that he intends to transform the platform by taking it private. In a statement announcing the deal, he said, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. “I also want to make Twitter better than…

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Ride-hailing service Bolt integrated in Petal Maps by Huawei

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Huawei, the Chinese tech giant has brought a new convenience feature for its users in Europe and Africa. The company has partnered up with Bolt, the popular ride-hailing service, which was one of the first major brands to join Huawei’s AppGallery. Now, it is about to become even easier for users to access following its integration with Huawei’s map service, Petal Maps.   Huawei customers with smartphones based on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), and customers who download Petal Maps from Google Play, have now an additional option when they search the directions and…

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series: Specs to include One UI 4.1

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Samsung has released the One UI 4.0 custom user interface based on the Android 12 operating system and the company has rolled out the new update for its premium smartphones, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Fold 3, and more. Now, as per the latest report, the South Korean giant is working on a newer version of its custom user interface — One UI 4.1 which will be released with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones. The Samsung One UI 4.1, which is expected to be a small update, will come pre-installed on the…

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SAMSUNG: Galaxy Tab S8+ with Snapdragron 8 Gen 1 specs

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series is expected to debut sometime in January alongside the Galaxy S22 series and we’ve already seen plenty of leaks of what to expect in terms of specs and design. The latest bit of info comes from a Geekbench listing for the Galaxy Tab S8+ which confirms the slate is using Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The device bears the SM-X808U identifier and managed a 1,223-point single-core outing while its multi-core test result totaled 3,195 points. We can also spot the device brings 8GB RAM and boots Android 12 likely…

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Whatsapp set in ways to protect users from strangers hound

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WhatsApp is giving its legions of users greater control over who can see data about them. As part of a move to protect people from unauthorized third-party apps, new privacy controls are rolling out. If you’ve noticed that you have been unable to see the online status of businesses or contacts you are trying to connect with, these changes help to explain just why this is.     If you have never chatted with a particular account, you will not be able to see either their online status, or details…

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Whatsapp new features allow voice note preview

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Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday revealed that the users can now preview their voice messages before sending them. “They’re not mistakes, they’re rehearsals,” Whatsapp shared on Twitter. “Now you can preview your voice messages before you hit send.” Sharing a 27-second video clip providing details of the new feature, the instant messaging app said users can now “express themselves with voice messages they can preview.” Meanwhile, WhatsApp on Monday announced that it would roll out the “Disappearing Messages” feature within the next week. According to a status shared…

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Infinix Note 11 with remarkable features newly launched

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Infinix announced the all-new HOT 11 smartphone featuring fast & fun components with a focus on playing games, watching movies and photography. The HOT 11, rocking a powerful chipset & a large immersive display for its price point, offers a powerful alternative with longer battery life to anything else on the market so you can play all day. Other remarkable features of the Hot11 include: Helio G37 90Hz 6.6″ FHD+ Colour-accurate Display Type C connectivity with an 18W Dual Engine Super Charge. 50MP+2+AI lens rear cameras. Cinematic Dual Speakers with…

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MainOne acquisition: Equinix acquires the Telecom service provider for $320M

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Equinix announced today that it is acquiring MainOne, a West African data center and connectivity solutions provider with a presence in Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast, for $320 million. The acquisition is expected to close Q1 of 2022, subject to the “satisfaction of customary closing conditions including the requisite regulatory approvals.” Equinix’s acquisition of MainOne follows a series of moves the global digital infrastructure player made last year when it expanded to India through the acquisition of GPX India for $161 million and acquired 13 data centers from Bell…

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