Category Archive: Technology

Has your iPhone started crashing in iOS 11.1.2? You’re not alone… and there’s a fix

Today is December 2, and some iPhone users have found that their phones are constantly crashing. A problem with iOS 11.1.2 means that repeated crashed have been triggered by notifications from 12.15 this morning. Apple is not only aware of the problem, but has already issued an update that addresses the issue. Here’s what you …

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Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable “best of” lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a few obvious names taking the top spots — Super Mario Run …

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Sneaky websites continue to mine cryptocurrency even after you close them

With the massive rise in popularity — and value — of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, it’s little wonder that people are seeking out ever more imaginative and sneaky ways to mine coins without having to invest in dedicated hardware. Websites that mine for cryptocurrency in the background, making use of visitors’ CPU time, are nothing …

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Privacy: UK government to tweak Snooper’s Charter after conceding it is illegal in its current form

The highly controversial Snooper’s Charter — also known as the Investigatory Powers Act — is, the government has been forced to admit, illegal under European law in its current form. The Brexit process may well be underway, but at the moment, the UK is still subject to EU law. As such, the government is making …

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Google bans most Android apps from displaying lockscreen ads

It is near impossible to avoid ads these days, but Google has just introduced a new policy that makes at least one area of your smartphone a safe haven. The new policy means that most apps will no longer be permitted to display ads on the lockscreen. But while this is something that will please …

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Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer group Which?, and it alleges that Google bypassed privacy settings on iPhones between June 2011 …

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Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what’s using up all of your allowance — and take control of it — Google’s new Android app, Datally, can help. Datally has been designed to …

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Facebook may start using selfies to verify logins

Some Facebook users have reported that the social network is asking them to upload a selfie as a means of verifying their identity. It seems that the company is testing out a new form of captcha as it asks that you “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face.” Just like Facebook’s recent …

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Microsoft Edge beta for Android gains password syncing and more

Microsoft has just given mobile users a more compelling reason to use Edge as their web browser — and heaven knows one was needed. The latest update to the mobile browser brings a genuinely useful feature: password syncing. The announcement that Edge was coming to Android and iOS came somewhat out of the blue, and …

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Security: macOS High Sierra bug lets you log in as ‘root’… without a password

If you thought that you needed a password to access a password-protected Mac, think again. A massive security hole has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that makes it possible to log in with admin rights without the need to provide a password. The problem appears to be specific to High Sierra, and the ease …

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