Apple and Samsung have been fined MILLIONS for slowing down smartphones as they age in deliberate ‘planned obsolescence'

Apple and Samsung have been fined MILLIONS for slowing down smartphones as they age in deliberate ‘planned obsolescence'

Two 'complex investigations' were undertaken by the Italian anti-trust authority. They revealed that both firms implemented unfair commercial practices. Operating system updates caused malfunctions reduced devices' performance. The issues specifically relate to Apple's iPhone 6 and Samsung's Note 4.

Women in northern Nigeria are using WhatsApp for education, commerce and political activism

Women in northern Nigeria are using WhatsApp for education, commerce and political activism

Mobile phones have become widespread all over the world, including in rural and low-income communities. As research shows, these devices have the potential to bring about significant societal change – a fact acknowledged in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.