How to use the National Digital Address System

President Akufo- Addo launched the much anticipated National Digital Address System, Wednesday 18 October to ease the location problem in the country…

Twitter to toughen rules on online harassment

Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and…

Facebook buys fast-growing app that makes teens nice to each other

An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed fee.

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged.

Samsung Electronics CEO resigns

Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-Hyun has resigned citing an "unprecedented crisis".

KNUST gets simulation laboratory to boost research

A simulation laboratory to bolster research has been inaugurated at the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Microsoft on mobile

Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.
Apple iPhone 8

Apple's iPhone 8: Chinese media report bloated battery

A fresh case of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking…
Russian sailors taking selfie

Russian soldiers face ban on selfies and blog posts

The Russian defence ministry has drafted a law to ban social media posts by professional soldiers and other military personnel on security grounds.

Snapchat exhibits virtual Jeff Koons sculptures

Snapchat is displaying virtual sculptures by the artist Jeff Koons at nine locations across the world.
The tech giants

Facebook & Google sorry for false news about Las Vegas gunman

Google and Facebook have apologised after their algorithms led to the promotion of inaccurate information about the Las Vegas shooting.

Uber board to consider vote to cut Kalanick influence

Directors at Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] plan to vote on board reforms and whether to pursue a major stock deal with SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing…
The new Echo smart speakers

Amazon unveils new Echo smart speakers

Amazon has unveiled new versions of its Echo smart speakers boosted by improved sound and voice recognition features.
The tech giants

Amazon and Google clash over YouTube access

Amazon and Google have clashed publicly after access to YouTube was pulled from one of the online retailer's devices.

Russia threatens to block Facebook

Russia says it will ban Facebook in 2018 if the social network fails to comply with local data storage laws.

Microsoft Office 2019 is coming next year

The company announced on Tuesday that Microsoft Office 2019 will be available in the second half of 2018.
Alibaba takes control of logistics business

Alibaba takes control of logistics business

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group (BABA.N) has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network,…

Whatsapp disrupted in China ahead of Communist party meeting

The messaging service WhatsApp has been disrupted in China as the government steps up security ahead of a Communist Party meeting next month.

Uber boss apologizes in attempt to retrieve London license

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked the city's transport regulator to be available to meet Uber's boss after the firm apologized.
Prime Technology News

Russia denies using Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election

Russia has dismissed claims that it used adverts on Facebook Inc in an effort to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1bn

Google has announced a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp’s smartphone operations for about $1bn.
Digital currencies

What you need to know about cryptocurrencies

A new age of currency is upon us and you may have seen or heard snippets of news on crypto currency. Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, dash and a lot more are all different types of crypto currencies. 

What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8?

The iPhone 8 is available to pre-order from today, but don’t be distracted by flashy offers with low upfront costs and a high monthly fee: the cheapest way to get one is still simply buying it…

Elon Musk: Tesla electric lorry to be unveiled in late October

Tesla is set to launch its first electric lorry, which is expected to be able to drive itself, in late October as the company attempts to break into the commercial market.

Google sued over sex discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.

Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure

Apple has explained why its new facial recognition feature failed to unlock a handset at an on-stage demo at the iPhone X's launch on Tuesday.
Apple unveils £1,000 iPhone X

Apple unveils latest £1,000 iPhone X

Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software…
Apple CEO, Tim Cook

Apple releases iPhone X (10)

After a decade since its founding CEO, Steve Jobs gave a masterful presentation of what was obviously a revolution to mobile technology, Apple has launched its latest product - the iPhone X or iPhone…
cyber attacks

Global Cyberattack on Energy Sector Stokes Deep Fears

The hacker group known as "Dragonfly" is behind sophisticated wave of recent cyberattacks on the energy sectors of Europe and North America, Symantec reported Wednesday.

Why China can't get enough of QR codes

The world's second largest economy is on the fast track to ditching cash.

Apple's big iPhone reveal is days away

More than 10 years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone in San Francisco, Apple is preparing for another landmark event.
Ghanaians in the Diaspora

Crowdsourcing: Using ICT to bring Diasporan Solutions to Ghana

A month ago, the Diaspora Homecoming Summit was held in Accra with the aim of mobilising Ghanaians living abroad to invest in the country and contribute to national development. This is a clear…
Facebok exposes Russian-funded account which promotes divisive messages

Facebook exposes 'Russian-funded' misinformation campaign

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network.
LG V30

LG Unveils V30 Flagship with Super Camera, Sound Features

LG Electronics last week unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V30, at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

Why are Samsung's emojis different from everyone else?

It’s a tricky life, being an emoji designer. Unicode, the consortium that controls the key standard used to digitally encode writing, picks which emojis need to be included, but until recently…

Tech billionaire Michael Dell pledges $36 million to Harvey relief efforts

Tech billionaire and Houston native Michael Dell has committed $36 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
now _uber

Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has ended

Uber will stop its controversial practice of tracking users for up to five minutes after a trip has ended, as it attempts to turn around its mired public image.

Samsung TV owners furious after software update leaves sets unusable

Thousands of owners of high-end Samsung TVs have complained after a software update left their recently acquired £1,400 sets with blank, unusable screens.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announced with dual camera and Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 in a return for the high-end smartphone brand, which was recalled last year in a worldwide debacle that cost billions of dollars.

China relaunches world's fastest train

China's fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world's fastest.
game _thrones

Game of Thrones: HBO hackers threaten leak of season finale

The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.The “Mr Smith group” of hackers told tech site Mashable that it has access…