Apple sales hit more than £81bn  up 21 per cent

Apple which has more than 1.65 billion active devices globally, including more than 1billion iPhones, their sales has hit more than £81bn ( $111bn) in the last three months of 2020 a 21 per cent up from last year despite the pandemic as other companies have struggled.  Apple sales in the greater China region, including…

Mennel subected to cyberbullying

Mennel Ibtissem (22), a French-Syrian singer who became viral on the internet after her 2018 performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on The Voice France,  watched over 900, 000 times on YouTube. In one Instagram post, she expressed doubts about the terrorist nature of the 2016 Nice lorry attack. She said the message from the day…

Game of Prediction

In 1960 America’s new leader John F Kennedy ‘s winning presidential election was widely reported that the presidency has been clinched with the help of a “secret weapon” : a super computer that crunched troves of data to profile voters , allowing Kennedy to better target his political messaging before the polls opened. Borrowing from…

The Eternal Couple

Wildlife photographer  Mithun H, whose shot of black panther leopardess went viral, revealed he had to wait for six days and night in the same spot to get the shot. ” It is a fruitful though. Sayya the Black Panther and Cleopatra the Leopardess, have been courting for four years”. The Bengaluru-based wildlife photographer during…

Cultish photo-sharing app fuelled jealousy, bullying

In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders who wanted to cultivate a community of photographers and artisans  released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple irresistible feature. It would make anything you captured through your phone look more beautiful. In less than two years it went mainstream and caught Facebook’s attention as…

Johnson and Symonds engaged to be married and a baby on the way

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) and his partner Carrie Symonds (31) are engaged and are expecting a baby in early summer, announced by the couple. Ms. Symonds the youngest partner of a prime minister in 174 years, posted on her private Instagram account stated “Many of you already know but for my friends that still…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Face scans mandatory for new mobile phone users in China

  A regulation announced in September 2019, was due to come into effect on Sunday when all people in China are required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of hundreds of millions of internet users. China has for years been trying to…