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Samsung app leaks images of Galaxy S9

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Pictures of Samsung’s latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself. The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program that the company has asked invitees to Sunday’s launch of the handset in Barcelona to download. The disclosure backs up details divulged by earlier unverified leaks about the Galaxy S9. Experts ...

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2018 Mercedes-V-Class introduced in Ghana

Silver Star Auto launches 2018 Mercedes-V-Class

The All new 2018 Mercedes-Benz V-Class that delivers elegance, style, comfort and spaciousness has been launched by giant automobile dealer, Silver Star Auto Ltd. Silver Star Auto Ltd (SSAL), authorized distributors of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the country continues to introduce unto the market the latest range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles as it unveils the 2018 Mercedes V-Class, a new benchmark in ...

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FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her ...

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Apple pushes fix to latest text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches and ...

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Dark web paedophile jailed 32 years

A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including rape – against 46 people, some of whom were in court to see him jailed. He coerced victims into acts including licking toilet seats and self-harming. ...

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US intelligence warns against using Huawei and ZTE phones

Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei’s plans to conquer the U.S. market. Earlier this week, top members of intelligence agencies, which includes the FBI, CIA and NSA reaffirmed surveillance concerns about the company and fellow Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. All of this is nothing new, of course. The companies’ troubles date back at least as far back as ...

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Twitter ends support for unpopular Mac desktop app

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down work on its Mac desktop app. Users have 30 days, starting on Feb. 16, before the app will no longer be supported, Twitter said. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms,” Twitter Support wrote in a tweet. “So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app ...

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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that it ...

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Instagram removes post after Russia watchdog orders

Facebook-owned Instagram has taken down posts related to bribery allegations made by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny against the country’s deputy prime minister. Navalny, who is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest rival, posted a video on YouTube earlier this month, that showed metals oligarch Oleg Deripaska allegedly meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the billionaire’s yacht in Norway. In the video, ...

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Twitter is killing its Mac desktop client

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser-loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead. The company declared that it will refocus its efforts on “a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms” rather than continuing development for Twitter for Mac, a message that doesn’t sound great for TweetDeck lovers. The Twitter for Mac app no longer lives ...

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