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O2 launches O2 Extras

O2 has today launched 'O2 extras', enabling customers to choose from a broad range of digital perks. With O2 extras, customers can take customisation further by choosing Amazon Prime Video and getting access to a range of top films and Amazon Original TV shows like The Grand Tour, Good Omens, The Boys and exclusive Premier League matches in December; or choosing Amazon Music to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free ; or choosing the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original podcasts with…

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765

Qualcomm has announced its next flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 865, at its annual Tech Summit in Hawaii. Along with a handful of other announcements, its newest flagship processor has finally been named, and the Snapdragon 865 is set to power flagship smartphones in 2020 and beyond.

EE switches on 5G in Glasgow and Hamilton

Glasgow and Hamilton are the latest places to receive a 5G network from EE. 5G technology is the next generation of mobile network and is expected to offer internet speeds several times faster than that of current-generation 4G. 

Twitter rolls out new conversation controls

Twitter is rolling out globally the option for users to hide replies to your Tweets. Anyone can choose to hide replies to their Tweets. Everyone can see and engage with hidden replies by tapping the grey icon that will appear on the Tweets. This way, you have more control over the conversations you start, but people can still see the entire conversation.

Huawei granted another 90-Day extension by US Commerce Department

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted an extension for US companies to do business with blacklisted Chinese telecoms group Huawei as regulators continue to hammer out rules on companies that pose national security risks and negotiators strive for progress in trade talks.

Apple removes and bans Vaping Apps from App Store

Apple has removed all 181 vaping apps from its App store. While Apple never allowed the sale of vaping related equipment from apps, there were apps that helped users customise their vape pens, let users control the temperature and lighting on their vape pens, as well as delivering news and other vaping related stories.

WhatsApp users complaining of Android Phone Battery draining

Many Android users are complaining that one of the most recent WhatsApp updates is draining their phone’s battery life by up to 50 percent in a matter of hours, regardless of active use. The popular messaging app is facing a backlash from users who say their devices are seeing significant battery drain after updating to the latest version of the messaging service.

Apple TV+ launches in over 100 countries

Apple has launched its own premium video streaming service, Apple TV+ in over 100 countries and regions. The service is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

O2 trials experimental ‘Shop-in-Shop’ inside NEXT

O2 has unveiled a new experimental store format in partnership with retailer, NEXT. The pilot, known by O2 as Shop-in-Shop, will see four new O2 stores opened within NEXT stores across the country, with ambitions to roll out more widely in the coming months.

Microsoft acquires Mover

Microsoft has acquired Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.

Huawei to setup first Huawei ICT Academy in the UAE

Huawei is to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the UAE, donating equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, AURAK. Representatives of Huawei visited the AURAK campus to initial the agreement and met the university’s President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim.

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