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Youngman Bedridden After Selling His Kidney For iPhone And iPad

A young man is ruing his decision of selling one of his kidneys as a teenager on the black market in order to buy a new iPhone and iPad. He is now disabled, bedbound and needing constant care, according to recent reports on Chinese media. In the report published by Daily Mail UK, the man identified only by his surname, Wang, 25, had his kidney removed in an underground clinic before selling it on the black market for 22,000 yuan (£2,528) in 2011 when he was just 17 years old. “The teenager wanted an iPhone and…

Apple To Unveil 3 New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen, up from 5.8 inches on the existing iPhone X. OLED is a step up from traditional LCD technology in offering a display without a backlight, so black is truly black rather than simply dark. If the speculation pans out, the even-bigger…

Spotify Partners With Samsung To Fight Off Apple Music

Spotify Technology SA has signed a deal with the world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics Co. The move, seen by many as Spotify’s bid to fight off competition from Apple Music, will see the music streaming service integrated into Samsung phones, Samsung’s smart TVs and speakers. The company made the at an event in New York on Thursday. According to Bloomberg, the deal sent Spotify shares up as much as 5.2 percent to $188 on Thursday, the biggest intraday gain in two weeks. The shares are up more than 40…

Apple Is Now Worth $1,000,000,000,000

U.S Tech giants Apple Inc. hits the $1 Trillion value mark. Apple becomes first U.S company to hit trillion-dollar milestone after its stocks crossed the $207.04 level on Thursday morning. The iPhone maker is only the second company worldwide to achieve the feat. Oil giant PetroChina (PTR) briefly topped a trillion dollar valuation in 2007 when its stock began trading in Shanghai, but shares quickly plunged afterward. Apple shares is now up more than 20% this year. Shares surged after Apple reported earnings that…

WhatsApp Introduces Group Video Call For Android, IPhone Users

WhatsApp group calling feature with both voice and video support is finally live. First discovered back in October last year, group calling on the Facebook-owned messaging app was officially announced by Facebook at its annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new WhatsApp feature is now available for users around the world on iOS and Android. Notably, the group calling feature supports up to four people at the same time. WhatsApp users are claimed to be spending over 2 billion minutes on calls per day, meaning…

Samsung To Pay Apple $539m For Infringing Patent Design

A US court has ordered South Korea's Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple's original iPhone. The jury's decision is the latest step in a long-running legal battle between the world's top smartphone makers. It began in 2011 when Apple argued Samsung had infringed on some patents. Apple was awarded $1.05bn in damages a year later but the rivals have fought over the final amount ever since. In the latest court ruling, most of the damages payment - $533.3m - was awarded for…

Apple Warns, ‘All Macs, iPhones Are Affected By Chip Security Flaws’

U.S. tech giant, Apple, has warned that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by security vulnerabilities in central processing units. In recent days, cybersecurity experts have released information about design flaws in microchips produced or designed by such companies as Intel, AMD and Arm Holdings, which control almost all the chip market. According to a statement by the company, the vulnerabilities dubbed Meltdown and Spectre could allow hackers to get access to sensitive information on the users’ computers and…

Robot Built By Nigerian Retails On Apple Store

Apple stores in the US and UK have begun the sale of MekaMons, a gaming robot built by Silas Adekunle, a Nigerian-British. Adekunle, an engineer, graduated with first class honours from the University of the West of England in Bristol, with a bachelor of science in robotics technology. He was born in Nigeria but moved to the UK when he was 11 years old. His company, Reach Robotics, an augmented reality gaming company which creates robots for both fun and STEM education, struck the deal with Apple recently.…

iPhone Is 10

“A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” That was how the late Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone at Macworld 10 years ago today.