LOOTERS CAN’T USE STOLEN APPLE GADGETS

Folks who looted the Apple Store at The Grove are in for a rude awakening ... they won't be able to use or pawn the stolen gadgets, thanks to some tech foresight and amateur thievery. Here's the deal ... while looters probably thought they were getting away with grabbing an expensive toy off the showroom … Continue reading LOOTERS CAN’T USE STOLEN APPLE GADGETS

Apple moves AirPods Pro manufacturing from China to Vietnam

Some Apple AirPods Pro cases now say the headphones are assembled in Vietnam, according to a Twitter user, multiple reports on the MacRumors forums, and one Verge staffer who recently purchased a pair, indicating the company may be reducing its reliance on Chinese manufacturing (via MacRumors). Typically, AirPods Pro units contain a message on the back of the case that says the device … Continue reading Apple moves AirPods Pro manufacturing from China to Vietnam

Disney’s head of streaming Kevin Mayer to become CEO of TikTok

He has been named the chief executive officer of TikTok and chief operating officer of ByteDance, the platform's Chinese parent company. TikTok, an app where users post short videos, has seen an explosion of growth since its US launch. But that increased popularity has led to scrutiny by the US government over its ties to … Continue reading Disney’s head of streaming Kevin Mayer to become CEO of TikTok

US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe Covid-19. A recent clinical trial showed the drug helped shorten the recovery time for people who were seriously ill. However, it did not significantly improve survival rates. Experts have warned the drug - which was originally developed to … Continue reading US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Apple and Google have tightened privacy measures in the contact-tracing scheme they are offering to health authorities and brought forward its launch. The tech giants now intend to release a software building block to developers on Tuesday, allowing them to build compatible apps. A fortnight ago, the firms said it would take until mid-May. Apple's … Continue reading Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Israeli court bans lawless contact tracing

Israel's Supreme Court has banned its intelligence agency from tracing the phone location of those infected with Covid-19, until new laws are passed. The Shin Bet internal security service had been given emergency powers in March to use the technology. Now, the court says legislation must be brought in for it to continue past 30 … Continue reading Israeli court bans lawless contact tracing

Covid-19: 5G does not create or spread coronavirus

Many of those sharing the post are pushing a conspiracy theory falsely claiming that 5G - which is used in mobile phone networks and relies on signals carried by radio waves - is somehow responsible for coronavirus. These theories appear to have first emerged via Facebook posts in late January, around the same time the … Continue reading Covid-19: 5G does not create or spread coronavirus

Covid-19: Apple and Google team up for Covid-19 tracing

Apple and Google are jointly developing technology to alert people if they have recently come into contact with others found to be infected with coronavirus. They hope to initially help third-party contact-tracing apps run efficiently. But ultimately, they aim to do away with the need to download dedicated apps, to encourage the practice. The two companies … Continue reading Covid-19: Apple and Google team up for Covid-19 tracing

Zambia: How Government got IBA to cancel Prime TV’s license

It's no surprise that Zambia's top private TV station is closed. Prime TV is famous for calling out the evident corruption of the country's leaders, airing news that the State run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) deliberately doesn't air and advocating for freedom of speech. The Zambian government from almost inception has tried to close … Continue reading Zambia: How Government got IBA to cancel Prime TV’s license