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IT Intel chief sold shares after company told of bugs
Author: 0 Intel chief sold shares after company told of bugs

That brought down the total number of shares he owns to 250,000 - which is the minimum number of shares that the CEO of Intel is required to own, according to a Motley Fool report. But while the public is just being informed about the security problem, tech companies have known about it for months. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has taken centre stage during the Meltdown/Spectre debacle - a position he is sure to be displeased about.

IT Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap
Author: 0 Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap

Temperatures in Hamilton will fall rapidly Thursday night to reach lows of minus 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. "Northeastern Ontario can expect windchill values between minus 40 to minus 48 once again tonight and Saturday morning". The cold snap is expected to end by January 7, as a southwestern air flow develops. With a wind chill of -35, exposed skin can freeze in less than ten minutes.

IT Florida sees snow for first time in 29 years
Author: 0 Florida sees snow for first time in 29 years

The storm is the product of a rapid and rare plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters are referring to as bombogenesis, or the so-called " bomb cyclone ". The weather service is warning drivers to prepare for hard travel conditions. High: single digits, Near 10 shoreline. Schools were ordered to close in NY, many parts of New Jersey, Boston and other cities through the region.

IT IPhone users paying double for batteries?
Author: 0 IPhone users paying double for batteries?

Although the company denied it deliberately slowed down the batteries, it is offering an nearly 50 percent discount for battery replacements possibly in an effort to make nice with angry customers. It takes only $10.50 for an LG G5 with a detachable battery. "We have been made aware of the battery replacement issue with older iPhones by Apple‚ but we don't have any details yet".

IT Rare malware mimics Uber Android app to gain access to user accounts
Author: 0 Rare malware mimics Uber Android app to gain access to user accounts

After hijacking the victim's username and password, the malware makes an effort to hide its behavior by directing users to another screen that appears as though it's from the legitimate Uber app. Symantec didn't say why the malware's developers are targeting Uber users. Flipkart's app Flyte crosses 50K e-book downloads within a month SaaS startup.

IT Indians sent 20 billion WhatsApp messages on New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Indians sent 20 billion WhatsApp messages on New Year's Eve

The new figure is higher than past year. This will add to WhatsApp's many new features that had just been released previous year. The company has 200 million-plus monthly active users in the country. With the company revealing that 25% of the 75 billion messages sent being from India, it is likely that the huge overload on its servers may have lead to the outage.

IT Spotify tops 70 million paying users
Author: 0 Spotify tops 70 million paying users

At last count in the fall of 2017, the service had 140 million regular users, with 60 million paying for it, numbers that are sure to be larger by now. autumn, Reuters reported last month. Spotify has not responded to a request for comment. The company is also now preparing for an initial public offering (IPO).

Author: 0 Meltdown, Specter bugs: Apple iPhones, ipad, Macs at risk

Experts have discovered a pretty major flaw in computer chips, and if you're watching this, chances are the flaw affects you. "Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device , we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the app store ".

IT Burnout Paradise Remastered Is Coming to the PS4 in Japan
Author: 0 Burnout Paradise Remastered Is Coming to the PS4 in Japan

While the listing was specific to Japan, there's a high chance the game will also be launching on current-gen consoles across the world around this time. For those who haven't played a Burnout game before, they're the rare racing games that don't punish you for messing up. The game was also released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2008, so it's possible the remaster may come to those platforms eventually (unless EA has partnered with Sony for an exclusivity deal).

IT Lenovo refreshes 'ThinkPad' laptop line-up ahead of CES 2018
Author: 0 Lenovo refreshes 'ThinkPad' laptop line-up ahead of CES 2018

The ThinkPad X series, featuring the X280 and X380 Yoga, is Lenovo's durable line in the ThinkPad portfolio. Both will have at least 13 hours of battery life. Lenovo is among the first to do so, as today it takes the wraps off the 2018 ThinkPad lineup . There's now a ThinkShutter webcam cover on the T series for those anxious they'll be targeted by creeps and spies .

IT Taco Bell fires fries volley in Dollar Menu battle
Author: 0 Taco Bell fires fries volley in Dollar Menu battle

The fries will also be served Supreme for $2.49 or Bell Grande for $3.49, topped with beloved Taco Bell add-ons, including beef, Pico de Gallo, nacho cheese and sour cream. The restaurant's dollar menu already contains more than 20 items ranging from breakfast tacos to cinnamon twists. Will Taco Bell's new and improved fries beat out McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's for the title of "best fast food french fry"? The cheapest French fries available at McDonald's are still $1.29.

IT Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales
Author: 0 Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales

Alongside any potential legal woes the company may face as a result of the bevvy of lawsuits that soon followed the revelations, the company may also incur a steep financial cost as a direct result of the battery replacement program . "First and foremost, we have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

IT OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant announced; sale debuts on January 9
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant announced; sale debuts on January 9

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has added a new Sandstone White color variant to their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T. It again made an appearance in the Styleswap covers but finally, the company has come up with a variant that has a metal plate inside and the Sandstone finish on the outside.

IT OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Listed On JD.com For ¥3499 (~$539)
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Listed On JD.com For ¥3499 (~$539)

Bue later on, the company launched the same Colette edition in other countries as OnePlus 3T Midnight Black edition with more availability. It launched in India , Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in Sandstone White, but didn't come to the USA, U.K., and other global markets right away, which left some Sandstone fans disappointed.

IT Samsung Galaxy Eventually Gets Second Screen
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Eventually Gets Second Screen

Reports of unresponsive Galaxy Note 8 have on Samsung's Community Forums. Adding pressure-sensitive sensors under a flat display is not an easy deal, and adding the same technology in a bendable display is certainly harder for manufactures.

IT Monster Hunter World is getting another beta, early post-launch plans revealed
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World is getting another beta, early post-launch plans revealed

That beta will run from January 19 to 22 - head here for more details . There's no word yet on the frequency or size of these anticipated content updates. The PC release, as we learned just a couple of days ago , is not due until autumn this year. This is quite a long way off from the January 26 release of the game on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One , but it is still something for PC owners to hold on to.

IT Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine leaving company, reports say
Author: 0 Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine leaving company, reports say

Dre co-founded, to the tech giant for $3 billion. Hits Daily Double first reported the news. According to Billboard , Iovine's exit will be timed with the vesting of stock he acquired when first joining Apple. But when asked what he planned to do after Apple Music, Iovine told Billboard in a September interview that he was focused for the time being on bringing music streaming up to speed.

IT Mad Catz Are Back From the Dead
Author: 0 Mad Catz Are Back From the Dead

Now known as Mad Catz Global Limited, the company's headquarters have been relocated to Kowloon, Hong Kong, with a press release asserting that its new management has reinvigorated the peripheral manufacturer with "new ideas" and a "new attitude".

Author: 0 Say Hello To LG's Most Affordable 4K HDR Projector

The company is launching its first 4K UHD projector HU80K series which company claims to be half the size of other 4K projectors available, Which are expensive, heavy and hard to install. Coming to audio, there are two 7-watt speakers built in and you can also connect an external audio device like a soundbar via optical, HDMI or Bluetooth audio output options.

IT Apple Eases Code Development For App Store Devs With Buddybuild Acquisition
Author: 0 Apple Eases Code Development For App Store Devs With Buddybuild Acquisition

Apple says, "The team (currently employing around 40 or so engineers) will stay put in BC, a fact that the startup celebrated by noting that it's always been proud to be a Canadian company". As of now, the start-up offers services and products that more or less resemble Apple's TestFlight, a tool that enables app developers to share test beta app builds.

IT PUBG Among Steam's Top-Selling Games in 2017
Author: 0 PUBG Among Steam's Top-Selling Games in 2017

In this list, the top 100 games of the year (as determined by gross revenue) are split into four different groups: platinum , gold, silver, and bronze. In what is bound to confuse many a numbers-focused executive, we discovered no clear correlation between sales on Steam and critical reception. Taking all the games from Steam's 2017 Best-Sellers list that qualify for MetaCritic scores, we set out to determine whether there was any significant link between review scores and sales performance ...

Author: 0 Slow iPhone: Apple makes discounted battery replacement available immediately

The replacement program covers the iPhone 6 and later models and was initially slated to begin in late January. The new pricing is already in effect at most of Apple Store locations across the United States, with a company spokesperson stating, " We expected to need more time to be ready , but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away".

IT 'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On
Author: 0 'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On "Every Platform"

BattlEye, an anti-cheat system used in several online games to detect cheaters and ban them on the spot, has banned more than 1.5 million PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players since the game's launch. "We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers' taste", he continues. Whatever platform comes next, it won't happen before the Xbox One version is finished.

IT Apples Issues Updated Statement On Battery Ageing
Author: 0 Apples Issues Updated Statement On Battery Ageing

Apple blames the lithium-ion batteries. Apple recently admitted it pushes out an update that throttles the CPU of older iPhones in order to prevent shutdowns caused by their degraded batteries. "However, I think there is at least an arguable case that Apple could have been more upfront about this". Despite the company's assurances, however, eight class action lawsuits have been filed against the company so far due to battery and slowdown complaints .

IT United Kingdom threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants
Author: 0 United Kingdom threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants

Security minister Ben Wallace said in an interview with the Sunday Times that the government was having to spend "millions" to de-radicalise people exposed to extremist content left up online. Through a partnership with a United Nations counter-terrorism committee and a range of organizations, the tech firms said they would also "identify how best to counter extremism and online hate while respecting freedom of expression and privacy".

IT Apparently, There's A Good Chance Apple Could Acquire Netflix
Author: 0 Apparently, There's A Good Chance Apple Could Acquire Netflix

The reason being cited is the corporate tax cut that U.S. President Trump just had passed. Apple is sitting on a massive $252 billion in cash with much of that loot in foreign countries that it was unable to bring to the USA without a massive tax hit.

IT Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update

Moreover, the update also includes improvements related to security via Google Play Protect. One notable aspect of Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device recover from constant bootloops. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 brings features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, new Notification dots , Background limits, Auto-fill, and Smart text selection.

IT Face Unlock Now Available on the OnePlus 5
Author: 0 Face Unlock Now Available on the OnePlus 5

This has now been made available in the open beta build of OxygenOS . "That is more or less it as far as the changelog is concerned, and many of you have probably already received this update, as the announcement went live on OnePlus" website a couple of days ago.

Author: 0 Tag: Nokia 6 2018 Launch

On the other hand, Nokia 6 (2018 ) will be a revised version on the last year's Nokia 6 . Check all the details here. Alongside the Nokia 6 (2018), HMD may announce a new 4G feature phone, and the company is even rumoured to launch a couple of smartphones on January 19 in China.

Author: 0 LG Display's 2018 New Year Resolution is 8K on 88-inch OLED

First, it's the largest OLED display ever created, measuring 88 inches diagonally. But don't worry 8K is still very far and it will be interesting to see how other companies like Samsung will compete with this new 8K panel has Samsung is now concentrating more on its QLED technology.

IT LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC claim they don't slow down older phones
Author: 0 LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC claim they don't slow down older phones

But it's now said it is partly due to the "chemical ageing" of batteries in older iPhone 6 and 6s models. In some cases, users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance, Apple says, so one of the things it recommends customers do is replace the battery if necessary.

IT Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts
Author: 0 Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts

Telegram is one of the more popular messaging clients available today, and recently the company behind the app have been adding new features. With the latest update, Android users can add up to three accounts with different phone numbers.

IT Samsung finally sheds some light on the battery issues with Note 8
Author: 0 Samsung finally sheds some light on the battery issues with Note 8

However, the South Korean tech giant is in the process of investigating the issue. Samsung has confirmed the launch of its next-generation Exynos chip. Apple may have taken away the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X , but they have replaced it with the innovative "Face ID", which was not really revered that much by avid iPhone users.

IT IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know
Author: 0 IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know

So, to address this issue, Apple added better power management capabilities in iOS 10.2.1, which slows down your device to help stop it from shutting down. How's all of this going for Apple? Apple said that the issue was limited to a handful number of iPhone 6S smartphones with a serial number range, though it reportedly affected a much larger number.

IT WhatsApp to Stop working on these Smart-phones from New Year's Eve
Author: 0 WhatsApp to Stop working on these Smart-phones from New Year's Eve

But old platforms are not capable to support what WhatsApp has planned for the future, so it's time for them to move on and let go, if they want to go forward. This will come as soon as on December 31. The company said: "This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp ".

Author: 0 Apple Sorry for iPhone Slowdowns, Offers Battery Discounts

To address this problem, Apple began including a power management feature in its software updates to maximize the battery performance on its older devices - the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the following generation of phones. "IOS updates, plaintiffs claim, were engineered with this very objective in mind-fraudulently forcing iPhone owners to purchase the latest model offered by Apple", Atlas Consumer Law wrote in a press release .

IT Claire's Pulls Children's Makeup after Family Finds Asbestos
Author: 0 Claire's Pulls Children's Makeup after Family Finds Asbestos

Despite decades of evidence that asbestos exposure can cause malignant mesothelioma , lung cancer , and other illnesses, the toxin is still being used in some unexpected and potentially risky ways. The woman works for a law firm that specializes in asbestos class-action lawsuits. But for Warner, testing just the one makeup kit she bought wasn't enough.

IT Moto X4 with Android One gets better with Android Oreo
Author: 0 Moto X4 with Android One gets better with Android Oreo

After Nokia and OnePlus, Motorola seems to have joined the Android 8.0 Oreo brigade. Folks over on Reddit have confirmed that their T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force is now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. The update weighs 1.3GB and you need to have a minimum of 50% battery charge left and enough free storage space. The Moto X4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with Adreno 508 GPU.

IT Indian gov't warns people on risks of investing virtual currencies
Author: 0 Indian gov't warns people on risks of investing virtual currencies

The finmin said that there has been phenomenal increase in price of Virtual Currencies including Bitcoin in India and globally. It underlined that "virtual currencies' (VCs) are neither currencies nor coins". Presently, the value of Bitcoin is around $ 14,000. Such an incident, can result in permanent loss of money. Bitcoins in India, have been trading at more than Rs 10 lakh each, while people are investing amounts ranging from Rs 3,000 to several lakhs of rupees.

IT Bodycam shows cops rescuing teens from burning auto
Author: 0 Bodycam shows cops rescuing teens from burning auto

According to CBS affiliate, WDJT , officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol in the area when they witnessed the crash. Two more teens were in the back seat. Reid says he and his partner "knew that we had to get those kids out" and that "there's no better feeling" than to help save someone. Their bravery did not go unnoticed.

IT Red Dead Redemption II Release Date Possibly Leaked
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption II Release Date Possibly Leaked

On the flip side, this date could be a fake since Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, would be unlikely to release a major game in the summer months. It seems like every other week there is a new retailer listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 that has a new release date. But we don't know much more than that.

IT Moto G5s Plus gets a price cut, now available for Rs 14999
Author: 0 Moto G5s Plus gets a price cut, now available for Rs 14999

Moto G5s Plus has received a permanent price-cut of Rs 1,000 in India. G5S Plus is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The handset runs Android 7 .1 Nougat out of the box and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with the TurboPower charger can in 15 minutes provide up to 6 hours of battery life.

IT City Of Tulsa Holiday Recycling Tips
Author: 0 City Of Tulsa Holiday Recycling Tips

Residents can drop their trees off at the County Convenience Center (CFS), 3100 Union Branch Road, from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily. Terry Harris drops off his Christmas tree at the Let's Chip In Depot in Kildonan Park Wednesday morning. But don't throw them in trash to end up in landfills. Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. - sunset, through January 14 The site will close January 15.

Author: 0 YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

Click on one of the links below to access YouTube directly with the browser of your choice. Earlier this month we reported about Google Pulling YouTube support from Fire TV and Echo Show . For users who already updated their YouTube app to the new version, they may uninstall the app and sideload a working version using AFTVnews' Downloader app.

IT Here's a leaked list of devices sporting the Snapdragon 845 in 2018
Author: 0 Here's a leaked list of devices sporting the Snapdragon 845 in 2018

It is expected that the company will launch these next-generation chipsets in late February during MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018. The leak also reveals the expected announcement timelines for those phones. Interestingly, Motorola's first Snapdragon 845 equipped smartphone is said to launch only in November in the form of Moto Z 2019. Samsung is also reported to launch its flip phone W2019 with the latest processor.

IT Black Caps bat first in Windies T20 clash
Author: 0 Black Caps bat first in Windies T20 clash

Captain Carlos Brathwaite said their defeats in both Tests and all three one-day internationals played a role in their decision. His replacement Hetmyer made his ODI debut last week and is an exciting top order prospect for the Caribbean side.

IT Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Look Back At 2017
Author: 0 Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Look Back At 2017

The Cheddar report states that this move may give Snap Inc , Snapchat's parent company, a way to make money through content licensing. This owes to many reasons including Facebook's capability of copying Snapchat's core feature offerings and launching them on more famous and widely-accessible platforms like Instagram .