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13 Android apps removed from Play store

GOOGLE application search engine, has removed 13 malicious apps from the Google Play store. The company took this step after it was notified by the security researcher that these apps made unauthorized downloads to the Android devices. These apps try to get the root privileges and when given they copy numerous device files to the […]

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The 11 high-paying jobs at Yahoo

YAHOO!, though struggling, is still one of the biggest websites in the world. It gets hundreds of millions of users every month, and generates more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Indiatimes So it’s no surprise that Yahoo needs to hire top talent across the board, from product management and engineering to sales and marketing. […]

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This new App, Peaches threatens Whatsapp, Twitter & Telegram

Peach, a brand-new messaging app from the creator of Vine that’s supposed to do things no messaging app has ever done before.Instead of complicated menus, you perform actions with the help of magic words. To post a status message use the magic word “shout” to write a few words and emojis in a larger font […]

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Google Translates Russia to ‘Mordor’, Minister’s Name To ‘Sad Little Horse’

Google has fixed an “automated” error which saw its online translating tool convert “Russian Federation” into “Mordor”. Other erroneous translations included “russians” becoming “occupiers” and the name of Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, rendered as “sad little horse”. Mordor is the fictional realm in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books, also known as the […]

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Netflix Is Now In Nigeria

Netflix CEO, and Co-founder Reed Hastings has just announced the availability of Netflix in a bunch of new countries across the world, including Nigeria. Before today, Netflix was being enjoyed in just 60 countries. Now it’s in almost every country on earth. Hastings made the announcement during his presentation at CES just a few minutes […]

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Twitter: 140 Characters About To Change

TWITTER is looking at tampering with its core experience. Cue hundreds of #Twitterfail tweets from angry users already mortified by the fact that the site unilaterally changed the “favourite” star symbol into a “like” heart. Even so, the notion that Twitter might abandon its defining feature, the 140 character limit, does seem like a fairly […]

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Facebook Alleged Of Deliberately Breaking Some Of Its Android Apps

Facebook’s habit of experimenting on its customers has again led to anger, following allegations that it deliberately broke its app for a small number of users to see what they would do. In a report from tech journal The Information, Facebook is accused of selectively crashing its Android app, for long periods of time, in […]

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Hidden Facts About Your Mobile Phone

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies… your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it First: The emergency number worldwide for mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of coverage […]

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Global Mobile Internet User-Base To Breach 2 Billion In 2016

MARKET watchdog International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest report has revealed that the Internet user-base will cross 3.2 billion — 44% of the global population — in 2016. The research study also claimed close to 2 billion users will access Internet through mobile devices. Emerging markets such as China and India, which already host a […]

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New Discoveries On How To Measure Gravity Pull, To Determine Alien Life

In a bid to determine whether distant stars with planets orbiting them can harbour life, a global team of astronomers has discovered a new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of distant stars. Knowing the surface gravity of a star is essentially knowing how much you would weigh on that star. […]

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NigComSat Denies Plans To Acquire Two New Satellites At $701m

Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) said it has no plan to acquire two new satellites at $701 million. NigComSat in a statement issued by its Head of Public Affairs, Adamu Idris said discussions on the launch of two satellites have not been concluded. The statement however confirmed that the inauguration of a multi-million dollars Satellite […]

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Internet Speed In US Tripled In Three-And-A-Half Years

WASHINGTON: US internet connection speeds have tripled over 3-1/2 years to keep up with consumer demands for streaming video and downloading content but the United States still lags many other countries. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in a report that average download connection speeds had increased to nearly 31 megabits per second (Mbps) in […]

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