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Twitter Introduces New Reply Feature

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Popular microblogging and social networking service Twitter is introducing a new feature that will allow users to decide who can reply to their tweets. The new reply feature will change how users can interact with Twitter; Unlike before, anybody can reply to anybody on Twitter as long as their profile wasn’t private or blocked, but now, a user can decide who to allow replies from.

Google App' Joins The Dark Mode Clique, Firm Commences Roll-Out Of eSIM

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The Google mobile app has joined the 'Dark Mode Clique' with starting with its mobile app and this will only be available on Android and iOS 13 devices. This update is coming a year after the tech giant other apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Fit have been accustomed to the theme.

Borno State Sets Up Virtual Courtroom Proceedings – First Of Its Kind

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The Borno state government has set up a virtual courtroom for hearing cases using teleconference, digital box.

FG To Punish Workers Caught Leaking Official Documents On Social Media

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The Federal Government has made it clear it may no longer go easy on staff and officials caught leaking official documents on social media without authorization. In a circular marked HCSF/109/S.1/120 titled 'Unauthorized circulation of official documents/information on social media,'  the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr FolasadeYemi-Esan, said recent unauthorized disclosure of official documents on social media which amounts to gross acts of misconduct and punishable as contained in the Public Service Rules was becoming embarrassing and therefore unacceptable.

MTN To Slash Capital Expenditure, Records Rise In Data Revenue In First Quarter

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Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN has indicated plans to cut down on capital expenditure by as much as a quarter in 2020, as it pays more attention to saving cash and ensuring its network remain operational during the Covid-19 pandemic. During an update for its first-quarter performance, the company has revised its Capex guidance to between R21bn and R22bn, from R28.3bn previously, saying it expects Covid-19 to interrupt supply chains and cause difficulties in rolling out extra coverage.

Apple To Introduce New Face ID Recognition Authorization

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Apple's Face Id has come to be an enormously popular feature since its introduction on iPhone offering more secure security for performing a number of tasks and transactions including unlocking of phones to performing purchases from iTunes Store, App Store as well as payments with Apple Pay. Thanks to an array of TrueDepth sensors contained on the iPhone's notch, the depth-perception 3D technology makes face unlock more secure by identifying the position of facial features like the eyes, nose, chin with pinpoint accuracy.

Facebook has announced that it has acquired Giphy, the most popular online service for making and sharing GIFs and also plans to integrate it with other services like Instagram. The announcement was made through the company's official Facebook account, saying "GIPHY, a leader in visual expression and creation, is joining the Facebook company today as part of the Instagram team."

South African Astronomer, Heine Wieben Rasmussen has captured a series of rare images of the newly discovered Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) while on an astronomy retreat in a remote mountain area in the Western Cape.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said the commission has deactivated about 2.2 million improperly registered SIM cards across the country. Prof. Danbatta made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Dr Henry Nkemadu, saying the deactivation was in line with the President Muhammadu Buhari's agenda to strengthen security in the country.

MTN Subscriber Base Hits 68.5 Million

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MTN Nigerian Communications Plc held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th May 2020 declaring a 16.7%service revenue increase as at first quarter 2020.

China Set For Moon Trip

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China launched a newly designed spacecraft on Tuesday in a test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.

Apple Inc. On The Verge Of Reopening Its Retail Outlets

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Apple stores outside of China that have been closed since March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will reopen on Saturday and will resume physical retail operations, an Apple representative confirmed.

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