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Global shipments of tablets fell for the fourth quarter running, with the technology analyst firm Canalys reporting a 11% year-on-year fall to 34.8 million units in the second quarter of 2022.

Published in Hardware

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo has released another device in its A series with a twist: there are two models, one priced at $449 and the other at $499, with the latter having more storage and memory.

Published in Mobility

Global smartphone sales fell to 287 million units in the second quarter of 2022, a drop of 9% year-on-year and the lowest figure since the second quarter of 2020 when the pandemic first hit, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.

Published in Mobility

Smartphone sales in China have fallen to a fresh low in the second quarter of 2022, dropping 14.2% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

Some models of Oppo and OnePlus mobile phones will not be sold in Germany following a ruling by a Mannheim court in favour of Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia over a patent.

Published in Mobility

A court in Colombia has banned Apple from selling 5G iPhones and iPads in the country due to the infringement of a patent owned by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.

Published in Mobility

A former CIA engineer has been convicted of espionage for leaking documents to WikiLeaks that exposed the agency as engaging in mass surveillance.

Published in Security

Telstra has completed the acquisition of Digicel Pacific, after necessary approvals from the government and regulatory bodies being completed, the company said in an announcement to the ASX on Thursday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global shipments of traditional PCs fell 15.3% in the second quarter of 2022 to 71.3 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the year-on-year drop was the second consecutive decrease after two years of increases.

Published in Hardware

Microsoft has released patches for 84 flaws, including four rated critical and one that had an unknown status, on its monthly Patch Tuesday. The other patches were all rated as important.

Published in Security

The Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G marks the release of a model in this line in Australia after more than a year, with the device coming after three of the company's Find X flagship series were unveiled. The phone was launched in early June.

Australia should undertake a comprehensive review of its mobile telecommunications in the wake of Telstra's bid to actively promote the sharing of its infrastructure, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde has urged.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global smartphone sales fell below 100 million units in May, the second time this happened since it first occurred after the pandemic broke, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims.

Published in Mobility

Apple accounted for nearly two-thirds of first-quarter smartphone sales in the so-called premium segment, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, but providing no figures to back up its claim.

Published in Mobility

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is the cheapest device in this flagship line and thus lacks many of the features that are part of the Find X5 Pro and the Find X5, its more expensive cousins. The price ($799) also reflects that.

There is little doubt in the mind of any observer of the smartphone industry that, after the disappearance of Huawei as a frontrunner, two Chinese brands — Oppo and Xiaomi — have been vying to take up the fight to market leaders Apple and Samsung.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange to the US to face criminal charges there. The extradition order was issued on 20 April and sent to Patel for her approval.

Published in Strategy

Instant messaging service Snapchat has started testing a feature, known as Spotlight Replies, to allow comments on the app's Spotlight feature, the company says.

Published in Apps

Microsoft has released patches for 55 vulnerabilities on its monthly Patch Tuesday, with the June flaws including three that were rated critical, while the remainder were classified as important.

Published in Security

Microsoft has been accused of a lack of transparency in its vulnerability practices, with the security outfit Tenable claiming these practices put the software giant's customers at risk.

Published in Security

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