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iPhone X pre-orders ‘off the charts’ – Apple

Apple Inc quashed any concern of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. The company’s shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it would launch two iPhones within two months, rose nearly 3 percent in response. Pre-orders for the much-anticipated 10th anniversary phone started ...

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YouTuber Adam Blampied apologises for ‘manipulating’ women

Adam Blampied, a prominent YouTube video blogger, has issued an apology for “manipulating” women into sending him images on social media. “To everyone I’ve hurt… I’m so sorry,” said the former What Culture employee in a statement on Wednesday. He apologised to those women he repeatedly messaged and encouraged to “send me images of themselves”. Eleven minutes after the statement ...

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Tecno launches new Phantom 8 smartphone in Ghana

Leading mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile has released its new smartphone device, Phantom 8 onto the Ghanaian market. The Phantom 8 comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM as well as two back cameras with 12 and 13 MP each and front camera. The  camaras come with super 10X zoom and auto refocus and helps to take wonderful pictures even ...

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GoFundMe launches native content arm to make videos for campaigns

GoFundMe has racked up over $4 billion in donations as the world’s biggest platform for people setting up donation campaigns, in part by leveraging the power of social media to get people to share stories around those campaigns, with the biggest of these often going viral. Now, to tap deeper into the estimated $500 million in charitable donations that are made globally each year, the ...

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Experts warn of significant rise in cyber crime cases by 2020

A Corporate Specialist from  Allianz Global in South Africa, Nobuhle Nkosi, has said cybercrime is likely to increase by about 17 million cases by 2020. She said this at a seminar at the Labadi beach hotel on Wednesday, October 25, meant to educate companies and individuals who use the internet as a major tool for business. “Cyber predictions for 2018 ...

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Porn-makers challenge crowdfunding ban

Dozens of adult content creators have signed an open letter to Patreon challenging restrictions it has placed on the creation of pornography. The crowdfunding service updated its rules last week to explicitly ban the sale of pornographic content and provision of sexual services. It said at the time that it was clarifying an existing policy. But the firm has been accused ...

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Twitter promises more ad transparency

Twitter has pledged to make advertising more transparent as it attempts to fend off proposed new regulations. It said it would be clearer about who funded ads and to what end, especially those pushing a political agenda. The company, like several tech firms, is keen to show it can self-regulate after it was found that Russian-backed groups were exploiting its ...

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Renault outdoors ultramodern showroom, two new SUVs models

Premium Motors Limited, the sole distributors of Renault cars in Ghana has outdoored a plush ultramodern Renault showroom. The event which held last Tuesday in Accra saw the unveiling of two new variants of its automobiles. The Chief Executive Officer of Premium Motors Limited, Mr Jihad Hijazi at a press session also unveiled two new models of SUVs – the ...

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‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev. The cyber-police chief in Ukraine confirmed to the Reuters news agency that Bad Rabbit was the ransomware in question. It bears ...

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Over 100 benefit from Vodafone’s life skills training

Over 100 Vodafone Ghana subscribers have benefited from an online life and vocational skills training launched by the telecommunication company and supplied with the basic tools to practice their trade. Dubbed “Vodafone VIM”, they were taught ‘T’-shirt printing, beauty, fashion, décor, baking, juice and cocktail and soap making. At the end of their training, they received hair dryers, sewing machines, ...

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