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The dirty truth about your phone – and why you need to stop scrolling in the bathroom

The dirty truth about your phone – and why you need to stop scrolling in the bathroom

WE carry them everywhere, take them to bed, to the bathroom and for many people they’re the first thing they see in the morning – more than 90% of the world owns or uses a mobile phone and many of us couldn’t manage without one. Author PRIMROSE FREESTONE, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology, University of Leicester But while health concerns about phones use usually focus on the distraction they can cause while driving, the possible effects of radiofrequency exposure, or just how addictive they can be. The microbial infection risk of your phone is much less appreciated – but it’s…
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LaLiga is coming to Sub-Saharan Africa on the mobile phone with Upstream

LaLiga is coming to Sub-Saharan Africa on the mobile phone with Upstream

LALIGA has partnered with global marketing technology company, Upstream, on LaLiga Premium, a fan-focused online portal with exclusive LaLiga content for African mobile phone users. The new partnership will allow mobile network operators to tap into the rapidly growing popularity of LaLiga across Africa by providing subscribers with access to unique and exclusive content and features.  LaLiga Premium will also be available in multiple languages and part of its content is available through feature phones as well.  LaLiga-Premium-Upstream-LaLiga-Joint-PR-ENG-4.4.2023Download
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Egyptian FA suspend referee after he watched replay on mobile phone

Egyptian FA suspend referee after he watched replay on mobile phone

AN Egyptian referee has been suspended indefinitely after using a mobile phone before disallowing a goal in a second-division match last week, the Egyptian Football Association said. With the video assistant referee (VAR) system not in use in second-tier games, referee Mohamed Farouk used the phone of a crowd member to watch a replay of a goal during the match between Suez and Al-Nasr. Al-Nasr thought they had scored a late equaliser, but the hosts protested due to a handball, and after a long time spent reviewing the video on the phone, the referee decided to rule it out. The Egyptian FA…
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Meet the phone that ‘speaks’ 50 African languages

Meet the phone that ‘speaks’ 50 African languages

ANGE KUMASI, BIRD STORY AGENCY WHEN David Kouamé decided to improve his literacy in his mother tongue, he went to the city centre in Abidjan not to register for tutoring services, but to buy a mobile phone. Kouamé had heard about a new, locally developed and assembled smartphone with a voice control system that can understand 50 African languages. "It is important to speak our African languages and teach them to our children. When I heard about this phone, I knew I had to get it. I'm very happy to have this superphone as I can speak my mother tongue…
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How apps on mobile phones are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

How apps on mobile phones are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

STANLEY TSARWE, Journalism Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe IN Africa, radio still has a wider geographical reach and higher audiences than any other information and communication technology, including television and newspapers. Like the rest of the world, African radio is breaking away from being an analogue communication tool that relies on top down information flows to one that relies on multiple feedback loops. The main driver of this is digital media technologies. It’s a trend I examine in a paper called Mobile Phones and a Million Chatter: Performed Inclusivity and Silenced Voices in Zimbabwean Talk Radio. I wanted to observe what…
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France’s Macron changes phone in light of Pegasus case, Israel eyes spyware export curbs

France’s Macron changes phone in light of Pegasus case, Israel eyes spyware export curbs

MICHEL ROSE and DAN WILLIAMS FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has changed his mobile phone and phone number in light of the Pegasus spyware case, a presidency official said on Thursday, in one of the first concrete actions announced in relation to the scandal. "He's got several phone numbers. This does not mean he has been spied on. It's just additional security," the official told Reuters. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the president's security protocols were being adapted in light of the incident. A global outcry was triggered when several international media organisations reported that the Pegasus spyware was used in…
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