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Contact made with ‘missing’ Angolan satellite

Image copyright AFP Image caption Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will improve TV, radio and net communications in Angola Russian scientists have restored communications with a satellite days after they lost contact with it. Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will boost mobile and net communications in Angola as well as ...

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Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company has announced a range of measures to “regain the trust” of customers Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models. The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software in ...

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Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Hidden game found on Nintendo Switch A hidden golf video game found on the Nintendo Switch console has been removed in the latest software update, according to fans of the device. In September, gamers found the game buried in the Switch ...

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Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts ...

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Edward Snowden’s Haven app ‘catches spies’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Edward Snowden has lived in exile in Russia since 2013 and does not carry a mobile phone US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has helped create an Android app designed to protect the possessions of journalists and human rights defenders. The software uses sensors – including ...

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Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBarack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump’s inauguration Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting ...

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