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Honor 9 Lite lands in UAE and goes heavy on cameras

The Honor 9 Lite has been officially launched in the UAE, boasting four cameras, a sizable display and a premium mirrored-glass body. The handset has already launched in other countries, but we now have the full details for the UAE version, which packs a 5.65-inch full HD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Kirin 659 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (plus microSD slot), Android 8 Oreo and a 3000mAh battery. The Honor 9 Lite measures 151 x 71.9…

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iPhone text crash bugs and what to do if your iPhone or Mac is hit

Beware! If you open a text, tweet, or email with a particular symbol it could crash your iPhone or Mac! While iOS is famous for its security, with Apple striving to create an impenetrable operating system, from time to time, Apple users can fall victim to attempts by hackers and tricksters wishing to take advantage of bugs and vulnerabilities in the operating system. Unfortunately, sometimes these bugs and vulnerabilties are taken advantage of, leaving user’s devices glitching, or worse, exposing…

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Dutton says facial recognition in lieu of passports ‘very close’ to reality

The Australian government has been trialling facial recognition at Canberra Airport, allowing passengers to walk through the terminal from their flight without producing their passport. According to Australia’s new Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, the trial has so far resulted in a 90 percent strike rate. But despite saying the technology is “not too far off” and “very close indeed”, the minister told the National Press Club on Wednesday that rolling the function out further than just Canberra Airport…

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Best drones 2018: DJI, Parrot and more for beginners and pros

The best drones in 2018 have a great camera, super steady video stabilization and, in some cases, are foldable so they fit into the palm of your hand. You can now be a beginner and easily fly a drone, but picking the best one is still difficult. That’s why we’ve recommended the following top drones after hundreds of hours of testing. DJI and Parrot rule the skies, whether you’re a true beginner or a drone pilot expert looking for the…

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How to fix Apple TV Wi-Fi issues

Here’s what to do if your Apple TV isn’t working and you think that Wi-Fi problems are the cause of the issue. First up you need to check that your Internet connection is working. Try connecting to the web using another device that’s on the same network as your Apple TV. If you are able to connect to the web via your iPhone or Mac, then the issue is unique to your Apple TV. If you think that your Wi-Fi…

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AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AT&T on Tuesday announced it’s teamed up with Ericsson to offer expanded professional services capabilities for Internet of Things solutions. AT&T launched its IoT professional services in January 2017, including consulting, application solutions, device lifecycle solutions, and managed services and support for enterprises. AT&T said the Ericsson partnership will now allow it to offer Global Device Certification for IoT devices, providing testing, verification and white glove assistance with regulatory approval in more than 150 countries. AT&T…

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Samsung Galaxy S9: an early look at the best-looking cases available

(Lead image credit: Evan Blass) The Samsung Galaxy S9 launch is upon us, set to be announced at MWC 2018 in Barcelona on February 25. But it’s never too early to start thinking about investing in a case. If you’ve been paying attention to the coverage leading up to this point, you know that there doesn’t seem to be much of a mystery left in terms of what it will look like. So little of one, in fact, that case…

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What Are Cryptocurrencies And How Do They Work?

Cryptocurrencies are coming. You’re going to hear more and more about them over the next few months and years, but a lot of us still don’t really know what they are. While on the face of it they seem rather complicated, the concept behind them is quite simple. The first thing to understand is that cryptocurrencies are the visible part of the much larger machine of blockchain technology. Much like our money uses the banking system to move around, cryptocurrencies…

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Cyber attackers are cashing in on cryptocurrency mining – but here’s why they’re avoiding bitcoin

A quick glance at some of the key trends in cyber security during the first months of 2018 and its clear that cryptocurrency mining has become a new target for cyber criminals. While ransomware remains a popular method for some criminals to generate income, the cyptocurrency craze has caught the imagination of cyber attackers, with regular reports of cryptocurrency mining malware regularly surfacing. Everything from smartphones, to PCs and servers have been infiltrated by hackers, who exploit their processing power…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4K Blu-ray release date: series’ first UHD disc confirmed

Were you a big fan of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Then you’re in luck, as the movie is getting a 4K Blu-ray release, with director Rian Johnson’s latest epic from the galaxy far, far away the first film in the series to get the pixel-pushing UHD treatment. Revealed in a trailer-packed tweet from the Star Wars Twitter account, Disney has revealed that the Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4K Blu-ray release date has been set for March 27. That’s…

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