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Oreo beta program for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to kick off soon

HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas just confirmed that Oreo beta testing for the company’s Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 smartphones will begin soon. 2 This comes shortly after the final Oreo build started rolling out to the Nokia 8, making it the first Nokia smartphone to get the new Android OS. Sadly, there’s currently no information on exactly when the Nokia 5 and 6 will start receiving ... Read More »

Sports quiz of the week: Ashes, All Blacks defeats and a full-kit father

Neymar in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Which of these cricket teams has won a Test in Australia in the last five years? England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies England have played 20 Tests at the Gabba in Brisbane and only won four of them. Which song was No1 in the UK music charts when ... Read More »

International Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are finally receiving the November security update

The internationally sold versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now finally in the process of receiving the November security update. As usual, this includes patches from Google, as well as Samsung-specific fixes. You get 61 general Android vulnerabilities fixed, alongside six exploits found only in Samsung’s software. Additionally, the widespread KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability is patched too. The Korean company also threw in ... Read More »

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »

Tencent Turns to WeChat, Games, and Deals for Global Strategy

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau said ... Read More »

Why This Priest Wants to Stop Using the Word “Christmas” and Replace It with Another

If you think Christmas has become largely about stressful gift-giving and a nearly two-month-long Christmas sales season, with little of Christ and his message, you are not alone. A Catholic priest from Ireland called on Christians to accept that they have “lost Christmas,” urging them to abandon the word completely. Why? Father Desmond O’Donnell believes that the word has lost ... Read More »

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »

Christchurch’s long wait for its sports and swimming venue

ANALYSIS: A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities. By the time the metro sports facility opens in 2021, a generation of Christchurch sportspeople will have come of age without the amenities many modern cities take for granted. The new facility is to replace QEII Park lost in the 2011 earthquakes, and cater for everyday and high-performance use, both ... Read More »

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

How do you use the World Wide Web? People use it for all kinds of different things: to read email, post an update on social media, check in to a work meeting, navigate to a destination, enjoy a favorite song or album. It’s your choice. When I invented the World Wide Web as an information sharing system in 1989, I aimed to ... Read More »