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Intel CEO To Compete Against Apple

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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hasn’t given up on the idea of the Mac once again using Intel chips, but he acknowledges it will probably be years before he gets that chance.

  • In the meantime, he is focused on powering Windows machines that give Apple CEO Tim Cook a run for his money.

Why it matters: In getting pushed out of the Mac, Intel not only lost a customer but picked up a new rival.

The big picture: Intel has had a tough enough time keeping up with smaller rival AMD in recent years. With Apple as a competitor, Intel now has to compete against a chip design that has proved itself both powerful and power efficient.

Catch-up quick: Apple, which has been using Intel chips to power the Mac since 2005, is in the midst of shifting its entire computer line to run on Apple-designed processors similar to the ones used for the iPhone and iPad.

What they’re saying: Gelsinger, who returned to Intel as CEO earlier this year, doesn’t fault the Mac maker for its decision.

  • “Apple decided they could do a better chip themselves than we could,” Gelsinger said during an interview for “Axios on HBO.”

 

  • “And, you know, they did a pretty good job. So what I have to do is create a better chip than they can do themselves. I would hope to win back this piece of their business, as well as many other pieces of business, over time.”

Yes, but: Gelsinger knows that another chance, if it ever comes, is years off.

  • “In the meantime, I gotta make sure that our products are better than theirs, that my ecosystem is more open and vibrant than theirs, and we create more compelling reason for developers and users to land on Intel-based products,” Gelsinger said. “So I’m gonna fight hard to win Tim’s business in this area.”
  • Gelsinger pointed to the work Intel is doing with Microsoft to bring Android apps to Windows 11 as an example of one of the ways it is trying to make the PC more attractive.

Between the lines: Another option, which could be easier than convincing Apple to abandon its own chip designs, is to convince the company to use Intel’s manufacturing. Thus far, Apple has used Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce its processors.

  • Gelsinger notes that Amazon, Qualcomm and the Department of Defense are already signed up to have Intel manufacture some of their chips.

 

  • “Those aren’t bad brands,” Gelsinger told me. “So I’m pretty pleased with the progress that we’re making there. And I’d hope to add a few more brands to that list that, you know, might include them [Apple].”

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Vivo Unveils Y33s Now Available For Purchase Nationwide

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Living in today’s rapidly evolving world may feel more stressful and less fun than it previously was. The numerous restraints can make it seem like we have lost the ability to express ourselves.

Here is where vivo’s brand new Y33s makes all the difference in helping us to exhibit our individual outlook in life. The latest addition to the vivo Y-series – reputed for its ultra-clear images, trendy appearances, and stellar entertaining user experience – the Y33s rides on the earlier successful launches of both the V21 series and Y53s, armed with an ultimate photography experience to capture every valuable moment in life.

From young students to self-employed individuals and general employees, life is no longer mundane as there’s much more fun with vivid pictures to look back on. Taking clearer shots has never been easier than with the Y33s.

A good photo needs to be ultra-clear, high in definition and focus, and with a sharp capture to adapt to any and every setting. This is where vivo’s Y33s cuts the edge with a 50MP Ultra Clear Main Camera. Whether zoom in, crop, or still, the 50MP main rear camera sensor effortlessly captures all of life’s memorable moments with pristine clarity.

The in-built Electronic Imaging Stabilization (EIS) Ultra Stable Video feature, Eye Autofocus, and Super HDR function also eliminate the worry of photos coming out blurry or with wrong focuses!

While the exceptional 50MP Ultra Clear Main Camera serves as the centrepiece photography feature of the Y33s, the smartphone also comes armed with a wide range of camera functions tailored to every occasion.

The 16MP Front Camera has a unique portrait algorithm, Super Night Selfie noise-cancelling technology, and Smart Screen Flash to make taking selfies in any setting breezy, even in low-light environments. Add another layer of customization through specially designed filters with the unique 2MP Bokeh camera to enhance filter effects and help capture that special moment.

Vivo Unveils Y33s Now Available For Purchase Nationwide

It works in tandem with the other cameras, ensuring that you will always have the right focus at the right time while everything else becomes unimportant. Be spoiled for choice with not one but four sets of Stylish Night Filters designed exclusively for vivo.

Special moments do not necessarily feature people; sometimes, an image of a place can invoke memories or feelings that we treasure. Here is where a phone with a macro or wide-angle lens makes all the difference. vivo’s Y33s also has a 2MP macro lens to capture more details as part of its configuration. This advantage will give you a more flexible platform to improve your photography skills, no matter where you are starting from.

The Y33s features combined a fearsome repertoire of cameras suitable for every occasion and environment, ensuring that the photos you take will always be on point every time. When it comes to perfection in photography and leading-edge technology, none comes as close as vivo’s Y33s.

The Y33s is the perfect phone for whichever camera and imaging needs you may require from zoom, to video, to anti-shake, and autofocus. On top of the stellar photography functions, it also comes with a convenient Side Fingerprint function to unlock the phone in one seamless motion. Its mega storage (4GB +128GB) can store up to 32,000 images, and over 6,000 songs, all of the best quality.

Not to forget, the extended RAM of 4GB + 1GB will allow you to toggle between your favourite apps smoothly with minimal disruptions, so you don’t have to worry about laggy apps on your phone anymore. Imagine all these functions projected onto the 6.58-inch 1080P Ultra Clear Display of the Y33s, can life get any brighter and more vivid?

Coupled with its powerful performance of 5000mAh Large Battery and 18W Fast Charge, and 8mm Trendy Sleek Design, be prepared to wow your friends with this next new talk of the town. Pick from either the Midday Dream or Mirror Black, two eye-catching and trendy colour designs that will let you be the centre of attention no matter where you are. Unlock more fun, unlock greater companions, and unlock vivid memories with stronger connections through the Y33s; there is no better way to express and showcase yourself than this.

The vivo Y33s is available in authorized retail stores nationwide at N109,000 only. Head over to the official Jumia store for online purchases. Visit @vivo_nigeria on Instagram, Facebook @vivo, or our website for more information!

About vivo

Vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life.

Following the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, design-driven value, user-orientation, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of 10 R&D centres in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, photography and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up seven production bases (including brand-authorized manufacturing centres) across China, South and Southeast Asia, and more regions, with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 50 countries and regions, and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

“Benfen” is a term describing the attitude on doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to create value for society.

Stay informed of the latest vivo news at https://www.vivo.com/en/about-vivo/news.

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TECNO To Launch Android 12 On HiOS 8.5 For CAMON 17 And PHANTOM X

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With the public release of the much anticipated Android 12, the TECNO CAMON 17 will be amongst the first few phones to deploy the major update.

The update will overhaul a number of major aspects, including software infrastructure, security and privacy, connectivity, user experience, gaming and more.

Android 12 will be deployed on TECNO’s upcoming HiOS 8.5 for CAMON 17 and PHANTOM X, which millions of users will enjoy shortly.

Stephen Ha, general manager of TECNO said: “ TECNO has always been committed to providing users in emerging markets with cutting-edge technologies synchronized with industry trends and continuously optimizing the experience of using our devices. We are excited about Android 12’s updates, which bring a more convenient and personalized experience to consumers ranging from a newUI design to comprehensive security and privacy protection upgrades.”

TECNO CAMON 17 has enjoyed high consumer demand ever since its inception. It is the digital generation’s choice of phone for taking selfies, thanks to its  48MP selfie camera  capturing the beautiful details with an added professional finish.  The embedded AI technology can elevate selfie through accurate algorithms which can identify features based on gender and adjust the environment light to make the user front and centre of the shot.

TECNO To Launch Android 12 On HiOS 8.5 For CAMON 17 And PHANTOM X

The wide selection of user-friendly tools help users personalize the images they want to portray.  Armed with a 5000mAh battery, 6GB+128GB of memory storage, 90Hz high refreshing rate at 6.6 inch FHD Screen, CAMON 17 is a dependable companion of many across the world, and the Android 12 update will definitely be a welcome addition.

The customized HiOS8.5 will be launched simultaneously on CAMON 17 with the update of Android 12.By the end of this year, global users of CAMON 17 will all receive a push on the Android 12 version upgrade.

Based on the new Android 12, HiOS 8.5 will  be redesigned to feel more responsive and intuitive for users, who will be able to experience more unified themes across apps and even devices. For example, widgets will appear more rounded and accessible in Android 12, so that users can retrieve information with ease.

Regards to privacy protection, HiOS is also further optimized. The Za-Hooc security concept, which integrates software and hardware, was newly launched last year and attracted a lot of attention among fans. Newly adapted clipboard notifications and approximate locations with Android are worth looking forward to.

Last but not the least, on HiOS8.5, functions related to game performance will be further optimized, and the barrage features and call rejections that have always been users’ attention will also continue to be optimized. All of these means HiOS 8.5 will be far more than expected.

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Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Currently Down

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WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook are currently down for many users in Nigeria and beyond.

The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5 pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.

Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.

The outage is affecting every Facebook-owned platform, according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. This includes Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 11:40 am ET/8:40 am PT and all of those services remain inaccessible.

Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Currently Down

The outages quickly started trending on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to check to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users.

As the New York Times reports that Facebook has already been dealing with plenty of scrutinies. The company has been under fire from a whistle-blower, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager who amassed thousands of pages of internal research and has since distributed them to the news media, lawmakers and regulators. The documents revealed that Facebook knew of many harms that its services were causing.

While some Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages only affect certain geographic regions, the services are down worldwide today. This includes the United States, the UK, Brazil, Kuwait, Nigeria and more.

The outage is also affecting platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO, says that it is “looking into reports of errors associated with Facebook login, and will update here once we have more information.”

Facebook’s internal Workplace site and associated services for employees are also suffering from an outage today, according to Jane Manchun Wong.

Facebook has not yet publicly commented on the ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more. The issue appears to be related to some sort of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.

WhatsApp statement

In a statement, WhatsApp acknowledges that its service is down, “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible”.

Facebook statement

Facebook’s Andy Stone, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.

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