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Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store
Aug22

Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store

With the growing number of personal and payday loan apps on the increase, Google has made a bold step towards curbing the excesses of some of them. For the records, not all loan apps are worth it—some or even most of them are not worth it. To this end, Google has rejigged and published new rules to guide how apps use its Play Store. The aim is to prevent predatory loan apps from taking advantage of unsuspecting users who may be fooled...

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Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks
Aug22

Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks

Last Monday, Paul Pogba, one of the biggest players on the pay roll of Manchester United was at the receiving end of some racial abuse on Twitter. The online assault against the player came as a result of a missed penalty which if scored would have given the English soccer club all three points at stake. This was not to be as Pogba missed the penalty as the goalkeeper of the opposing team saved his spot kick—that did not go down well...

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Apple Card is officially available to potential customers in the US
Aug20

Apple Card is officially available to potential customers in the US

Finally, and officially, Apple has made its card available to all potential customers in the US. If you have been following us on this topic, you will recall that Apple launched a dedicated website to serve as information hub for customers who would love to apply for its latest product—Apple Card. Now, the good news is that the card is now officially available to all potential customers in the US. Apple Card is designed to help you...

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Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app now available outside India
Aug20

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app now available outside India

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the best SMS app for your phone—there are so many of them to choose from. As a matter of fact, you are no longer limited to the default SMS app on your phone as you can get as many good ones as you can from any of the app stores—Play Store or Apple Store. A while ago, Microsoft launched a new short messaging app—SMS Organizer; but this was only limited to users in India at the time....

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Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets
Aug19

Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets

Twitter has announced a policy change—an update that means ads from state-owned media outlets will no longer find their way to its platform. The change was announced a couple of hours after the microblogging company identified hundreds of accounts linked to China. The accounts according to Twitter, were trying to “sow political discord” around ongoing events in Hong Kong. “Today, we are updating our advertising policies with respect...

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