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Apple might repair your iPhone X screen for free

If you’re an iPhone X owner, you could well be one of the unlucky people who has experienced a ghost touch problem with the screen. Acknowledging that there is a problem, Apple has announced a free display repair program which customers can take advantage of if they have handsets with the issue. Here’s what you …

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Keyboard and mouse support comes to Xbox One games on November 14 — Fortnite is one of the first

We’ve known for a while that support for keyboards and mice was coming to the Xbox One, but there has been the question of “when?” hanging in the air. Now we have a date. At its X018 event, Microsoft revealed that the date support will be added is November 14 — so there are just …

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The New York Times turns to Google Cloud to digitize its photo archive

The New York Times is to digitize more than a century’s worth of photographs, and it is going to use Google Cloud to do so. The NYT has a massive collection of photos dating back decades, and the plan is to digitize millions of images — some dating back to the late nineteenth century — …

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Byte — not v2 or Vine 2 — is coming soon to replace Vine

Vine may have closed down a couple of years ago, but it has certainly not been forgotten. There has been eager anticipation of its replacement, and disappointment when this was delayed earlier in the year. Originally said to be named V2, the successor to Vine has now been revealed to be called Byte. Vine co-creator …

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Google: adding Dark Mode to apps saves battery

There has been a spate of adding dark modes to apps, websites and operating systems in recent times. Many people simply prefer the look, while others say a darker theme is easier on the eye. But there is also the school of thought that says dark mode saves battery life. And this is very much …

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Android file manager Files Go becomes Files by Google and undergoes a redesign

It’s less than a year since Google launched Files Go, its first attempt at a file manager app for Android. The primary aim of the app is to help users to free up space on their phones, and today Google announces that it not only has a new name, but also a new look. Files …

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Facebook defends the privacy of Portal as the smart devices start shipping

As soon as Facebook announced its smart video calling device — Portal and Portal+ — there were concerns about the privacy implications of introducing Facebook hardware with a camera into your home. The company has already gone to some lengths to try to allay privacy-related fears, clearly pre-empting the concerns people would have. Facebook describes …

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Exploit developer discovers security vulnerability in VirtualBox and publishes a full guide to exploiting it

A security researcher has not only discovered a vulnerability in the virtualization tool VirtualBox, but has released details of the exploit and a step-by-step guide to the zero-day vulnerability. Russian exploit developer Sergey Zelenyuk found a way to break out of VirtualBox’s virtual environment and he chose to go public with the vulnerability because of …

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Dropbox Extensions let you edit your cloud-based files online

Dropbox has just announced a new feature that makes it possible to edit your files online without the need to download them first. Dropbox Extensions give you the ability to edit a number of file types without the need to ever navigate away from Dropbox. The company has formed partnerships with a number of third …

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Microsoft is porting Sysinternals utilities to Linux, starting with ProcDump

Microsoft has embraced Linux more and more over the years, and the latest demonstration of this is the company’s decision to port the free Sysinternals utilities to work on the platform. The first tool to make its way to Linux is ProcDump, which can be used to create crash dumps. While not as feature-rich as …

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