• Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple says it’s not to blame for a spate of iPhones apparently catching fire.

    The Shanghai Consumer Council, a watchdog group in China, reported last week that eight iPhone 6 devices had spontaneously combusted. Apple’s response is that “external factors” were to blame for these “thermal events” with the phone batteries, the BBC reported Wednesday.

    Batteries have been causing headaches for smartphone manufacturers over the past year. Apple recalled iPhone 6 and 6S models in China after they switched themselves off before […]

  • Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

    Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

    Netflix’s decision to introduce an in-app subscription option in its iOS app over a year ago has helped the streaming service steadily gain more subscribers, and surge up the Top Grossing charts in the Apple App Store. Back in November of last year, the app hit the Top Grossing chart for the first time, reaching the No. 9 position. Today, Netflix has reached another milestone, as the app has earned the No. 1 Top Grossing spot on the U.S. iPhone […]

  • Apple health technology executive said to leave company

    Apple health technology executive said to leave company

    Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple Inc. in May as an executive to help run health technology initiatives, has left the iPhone maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Matsuoka was hired to lead teams involved with the company’s HealthKit tracking software, the CareKit tool for managing patient medical care, the ResearchKit framework for conducting medical studies via Apple devices, and related machine learning algorithms. Matsuoka reported to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, who also runs the teams related to […]

  • Seun Egbegbe Finally Opens Up on Daring Iphone Theft Allegations (Video)

    Seun Egbegbe Finally Opens Up on Daring Iphone Theft Allegations (Video)

    Chief Executive Officer of Ebony Films, Seun Egbegbe who was recently granted bail by a Lagos court has vehemently denied stealing a number of iPhones from the popular Computer Village, Lagos.

    Film maker Seun Egbegbe has granted his first interview with newsmen after being granted bail for stealing.

    According to the ex-boyfriend of Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, he was never remanded at the Kirikiri maximum prison in Lagos as he swiftly met his bail conditions.

    A friend of his who also appeared in […]

  • What does YOUR phone reveal about you? Android users tend to be honest while Apple fans are more outgoing

    What does YOUR phone reveal about you? Android users tend to be honest while Apple fans are more outgoing

    Your choice of phone can reveal much more about your personality than you think.

    A new study has found people who buy Android phones are more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.

    Meanwhile, Apple fans tend to be extroverted and likely to see their phone as a status object.

    A group of researchers from the University of Lincoln and Lancaster University studied hundreds of people and their relationships with their phones.

    They found Android users are more likely to be older, male, […]

  • Apple Is Reportedly Exploring iPhone Production In the U.S.

    Apple Is Reportedly Exploring iPhone Production In the U.S.

    Apple is reportedly asking its manufacturing partners to investigate moving iPhone production to the United States, according to the Japanese newspaper The Nikkei.

    According to the report, sources claim that Apple has approached Foxconn and Pegatron, the two manufacturing companies that are largely responsible for assembling iPhones. Foxconn is apparently exploring the possibility, while Pegatron has elected to decline due to cost concerns.

    According to The Nikkei, Apple made the request to explore moving manufacturing to its partners in June, prior to […]

  • Teenage Girl’s Bedroom Destroyed After Charging her iPhone Overnight (Photos)

    Teenage Girl’s Bedroom Destroyed After Charging her iPhone Overnight (Photos)

    A teenage girl’s bedroom has been totally destroyed in an inferno which occurred when she left her iPhone charging overnight.

    A 15-year-old teenage girl, Caitlin Rae Durant, from north Wales, was forced to flee for her life and escaped from a blaze after her iPhone charger sparked a major fire which burnt her bedroom to ashes as the inferno destroyed all her possessions.

    According to a shocking report by newsmen, Caitlin’s charger was a genuine Apple product, but it was left on […]

  • Top 5 Free Mobile Phone Apps for International Calls & 4 Ways to Reduce Data Usage on iPhone

    Top 5 Free Mobile Phone Apps for International Calls & 4 Ways to Reduce Data Usage on iPhone

    London to Lagos may be massive 4,292 miles in distance but with the help of the following free apps on iPhone, you can make that distance disappear.

    1. KakaoTalk

    Upside: If you are looking for more than just a free app to call Nigeria, this is a great choice for you. Featuring a whole load of fun features, games and stickers, KakaoTalk is a lot more than just a free calling app.

    Downside: If your friends and family back in Nigeria aren’t using […]

  • Super Mario Run hits iPhone and iPad Dec. 15

    Super Mario Run hits iPhone and iPad Dec. 15

    Super Mario Run, the iOS game Nintendo revealed at Apple’s September event, will arrive on the App Store December 15. The game will be free to download, with some elements available to try, and a $9.99 one-time in-app purchase will provide access to the full game, which Nintendo says will include three modes.

    The game stars the titular Mario, as he propels himself through a platforming world. Players control his jumping via taps on the screen, but the model is “endless […]

  • China threatens to cut iPhone sales if Trump declares a trade war

    China threatens to cut iPhone sales if Trump declares a trade war

    China’s state-run newspaper says the government would respond with “countermeasures” if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war against the country, warning that the sales of iPhones and US cars would suffer a “setback.” In an editorial published on Sunday, the Global Times said it would be “naive” for Trump to follow through on his campaign promises to implement a 45 percent tariff on Chinese exports to the US and to declare the country a currency manipulator.

    Trump repeatedly targeted China […]

  • Nintendo skyrockets on Super Mario game for iPhone

    Nintendo skyrockets on Super Mario game for iPhone

    Nintendo skyrocketed Thursday after the Japanese gaming giant and Apple announced that an exclusive Super Mario game will be available on iPhones later this year.

    The Tokyo-listed stock surged 18 percent to 29,200 yen ($287) at the open in response to the news.

    Apple and Nintendo jointly announced that “Super Mario Run”, featuring Nintendo’s iconic game character, would be sold in App stores for use on the US firm’s hugely popular smartphone.

    The news came after the global success of mobile game Pokemon […]