Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos of 6.8M Users

Facebook today revealed that an issue might have given third-party apps access to users’ unshared photos. The bug involved the photo API (something developers use) and Facebook login for third-party apps. Typically, Facebook only allows developers to see apps that are posted publicly. This issue made unshared photos, such as those left dangling in unpublished posts, exposed. Facebook fixed the issue, but says some 1,500 apps built by 876 developers could have viewed the photos of up to 6.8 million users between September 13 and September 25, 2018. Facebook apologized for the breach and said it will be giving developers tools next week to help them determine which people might be impacted. Facebook said it will alert those whose photos may have been improperly exposed. Facebook recommends users log into the apps they’ve granted photo access to see what photos might be involved.

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New Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves – Review

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Paying €49.90 or $49.90 for a pair of touchscreen gloves might seem a bit much, but believe me – I’ve tried touchscreen gloves in the past. Yes, you can get cheaper gloves out there, but you’ll be walking around in a minefield of gloves which either make your hands sweat, don’t last very long, or don’t keep out the cold, or have weird pads on your fingers for using your phone.

These are markedly different, and have full connectivity with your screen across all of the glove. They’re available here and include 3M Thinsulate for excellent insulation properties. This also means that moisture can escape, so no sweaty hands.

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These are high quality gloves – they look smart and appear to be quite at home no matter whether you’re riding a bike or driving a car. The silicone grips sit above the line of your fingertips and they’re in a great position if you’re sliding a car steering-wheel through your hands – great grip. I’m a cyclist too, and although it’s the middle of winter I do like to get our and cycle a few miles when the sun struggles up into the sky. Traditional cycling gloves tend to leave your fingers exposed, and that’s fine for most other months, but in the winter your fingers get so cold that you can’t reliably pull the brakes on. So these are ideal.

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They’re comfortable, I can tell you that from the get-go. Also, I was a bit worried that the material was stitched together on the actual area where your fingernails are. I thought it might mean that using the phone would be a bit problematic and, although – yes – you do need to get used to having some material on the end of your finger – the accuracy when typing etc was definitely still there. In a way, the fact that the stitching brings the fingers to a “point” helps with accuracy in a way.

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The stretch-knit fleece fabric stretches well, but not overly so. You don’t feel that the gloves are “baggy” in any way and they definitely feel like they’re tailored.

New Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves   Review

Inside the gloves are lined with a soft layer of integrated fleece. It makes the inside soft and warm. Comfortable too.

New Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves   Review

As for the screen usability, this works very well. Sure, you’re going to lose a tiny bit of accuracy, but you’re going to really – there’s material between your finger and the screen, so there’s no getting around the fact that things are going to be a bit different. It mimics your fingers well though, and I even found myself forgetting I had them on – trying to use the fingerprint sensor. You’re not going to get around this unless you take your gloves off, so I used my PIN code instead.

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I tend to use Gboard and “swipe” my words into texts and emails. For this, after a very tiny amount of fiddling, things worked very well indeed. Accurate and fast.

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The patterned silicone grips mean that your phone is also held nicely in your hand, so no need to keep a vice-like grip on it (like gloves I’ve used before, which are warm but have no grippy sections making your phone hard to hold and keep still).

So yes. A touch expensive these, but very much worth it. Head to mujjo.com and get some. They ship worldwide.

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A busy Boxing Day for new smartphone owners

A busy Boxing Day for new smartphone owners

This year is another bumper few days for sports fans. Boxing Day, the 26th of December, will see a huge fixture list, and Premier League fans get to see Wolves, Burnley, Everton, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in action.

It’s a busy time not least because of the large amount of matches, but also because there’s lots of new smartphone owners who have a day off. If you’re not out in the Boxing Day sales, you’ll no doubt be sat down with a glass of something, chilling out and placing the odd bet on your smartphone.

It’s far easier nowadays to do this, and instead of heading out in the snow to place a bet at the bookies, people can simply sit in the warm and press a couple of buttons on your phone. Heck, you can even sit and watch the game on your phone while the family watches a festive movie. Boxing Day, apart from the Grand National, is the busiest time of year for online betting companies and, likewise, with a captive audience who have the time to play, there’s a surge in usage for safe online casinos.

These are, as we’ve mentioned before, riding high in the download charts and will rise in popularity over the festive season. The best games should also include a number of social features and indeed we’re now beginning to see this aspect being woven into gambling apps to try and make the activity as inclusive and fun as it is within a real “brick and mortar” building.

A busy Boxing Day for new smartphone owners

Social media is not a platform that can be ignored by any business in this is day and age. With this sort of integration it can also positively affect customer loyalty. It can take many forms, including..

  • Chats/messaging.
  • Social network sharing.
  • Player profiles.
  • Player Login.
  • High score savings, etc.

Online bingo sites also advertise and promote their “group” games, where you can get to play in a friendly and welcoming environment, possibly meeting new friends. Recent ads have shown people winning together in a virtual room, whilst in reality they can be sat in the bath, on the bus or having a coffee.

As someone who has worked in the industry, I can tell you that the power of the smartphone really cannot be underestimated. It has enabled social interaction, increased choice and the ability to react and gamble on sporting events too. This also means that players are now more part of the action and can take immediate decisions on how to play and when to check out.

This Christmas, do also remember to use the phone to keep in touch with friends and relatives too, because although there’s lots of sport to watch and enjoy, there’s also your real friends and family to keep in touch with too.

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Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Vodafone have awarded £1000 to Leicester Counseling Centre to help locals who are in need of counselling for various situations.

The company have helped over 170 local communities so far with generous donations thanks to their Community Connection Award scheme.

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Othet donations and feedback from recipients include

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Hyndburn Used Furniture (Accrington) – collecting and suppling household appliances and items of furniture for minimal cost to those considered most in need.

The £1,000 award was used to purchase uniforms and waterproof clothing

“It’s absolutely fantastic and it means our volunteers can stay warm and dry. They spend all day collecting bulky items – so it’s greatly appreciated. We support lots of people in need and our volunteers come from everywhere.”
Lisa Allen, Manager

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Homestart (Broadstairs) connecting volunteers with families with at least one child who is going through times of stress.

The £1,000 award was used towards their Starting Right programme which focuses on the health and well being of local children

“We are very grateful to Vodafone for the generous donation. Like all our income, it will go to continue our support to families throughout Thanet and Broadstairs.”
Sharon Tait, Executive Manager

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Lakeland Special Olympics Club (Enniskillen) helping people with disabilities to take part in sporting activities and stay active.

New kit for their athletes was purchased with the award

“A kit is an essential requirement in providing safe training and competition experience, while also giving our club identity and recognizing the dedication of our athletes.” Fiona Keenan, Volunteer

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Lunch Club at the Brixington Community Church (Exmouth) giving local elderly people a place to go in the day and a chance to socialise.

A new fridge and water boiler was bought with the £1,000 award to serve teas and coffees

“We were in need of replacing an old fridge, which now doesn’t comply with the current regulations, and a water boiler to help us serve teas and coffees.” Reverend Simon Atkinson

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28th November: Leicester Counselling Centre has been awarded a £1,000 donation from Vodafone U.K. The charity collected the Vodafone Community Connection Award last week after the store team in Leicester chose the deserving cause.

Launched in 2014, Vodafone’s Community Connection Awards have already made a difference to more than 170 local communities across the UK. Selected by local Vodafone staff and aimed at supporting local causes with a £1,000 donation, the awards have been used to help support everything from new equipment for soup kitchens and day centres for the elderly to helping people with disabilities to take part in sporting activities.

Leicester Counselling Centre offers affordable, long-term counselling services for a range of issues, from work-related and money difficulties to family and mental health problems. The centre provides individuals with up to two years of counselling in weekly sessions with the same counsellor, allowing them to work through their problems at their own pace.

Fauna Gill, Director at Leicester Counselling Centre said, “We are thrilled to have been chosen for the £1,000 Vodafone Community Connection Award. As a counselling centre we’re quiet and discreet with our work so it’s very touching to be recognised as an important service in Leicester. The £1,000 will be going towards our refurbishment programme which will improve conditions for everyone at the centre.”

Gareth Haddon, Vodafone Store Manager in Leicester said, “We are absolutely delighted to donate £1,000 to the Leicester Counselling Centre. They do incredible things for our local community and it’s great to be able to give something back. There isn’t enough awareness around mental well-being and Leicester Counselling Centre provides an extensive level of support for anyone in need.”

For further information on the Vodafone Community Connection Awards visit Vodafone Social, the official Vodafone UK blog:

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Apple Says It Will Update iPhones to Circumvent China Ban

Apple plans to issue a software patch to its iPhones to appease Qualcomm and Chinese authorities. Earlier this week, a Chinese court found Apple to be in violation of two Qualcomm patents pertaining to resizing pictures and managing apps with a touch screen. The court issued a ban against Apple, blocking it from importing a range of phones into China. Though Apple is appealing that decision, it claims it can mitigate the issue via software. “Based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance,” said Apple in a statement provided to Reuters. Even so, the company went on to say, “Early next week we will deliver a software update for iPhone users in China addressing the minor functionality of the two patents at issue in the case.” Apple didn’t provide details concerning how the update will resolve the issue. As part of its appeal to the Chinese court, Apple said any ban would impact Chinese suppliers, Chinese consumers, and tax revenue it pays to Chinese authorities. Though the ruling called for an immediate ban, Apple’s devices still remain available for sale in China. The patent spat between Apple and Qualcomm is part of a global battle over patent licensing practices and royalty payments.

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Get yourself some Amazon vouchers for recommending SMARTY

Sitting on the Three network, SMARTY is a new SIM-only network which offers three simple plans. They have on-line help if you get stuck, but everything is easy and straightforward – just order a SIM, whack it in your phone and pay on a per-month basis..

Get yourself some Amazon vouchers for recommending SMARTY

They have transparent pricing and flexible deals, plus they’ll even give money back for the data you don’t use. That’s a bit good isn’t it? Oh, and right now, if you’re quick, you can refer people. Do this and you get a £10 Amazon voucher for each person you refer – great for helping out with all that Christmas expenditure. Not only that, but your friend gets a free month too.

Be quick though, you only have until 31st December. Just sign up online, grab a special “invite code”, send it out on Facebook or whatever and wait for those Amazon vouchers to come rolling in. Ker-ching! 🙂

Head to the SMARTY website for more info.

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YouTube Music App Integrates Charts as Playlists

Google today updated its YouTube Music mobile app with YouTube Charts. The charts are available as playlists within the YouTube Music app and are accessible from all 29 markets where YouTube Music operates. Google says the charts contain the freshest, hottest songs and videos, which can be streamed or downloaded (for premium subscribers). Each country is given access to five charts: three from their own region and two world charts. Users can add the charted playlists to their own library if they wish. Some of the charts include the top 100 songs, top 100 videos, and top 20 trending songs, based on fast-rising new releases. YouTube Music is available to Android and iOS devices via the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively.

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Asus CEO Departs Amid Internal Reorganization

Asus today said its CEO, Jerry Shen, plans to vacate his leadership role after a tenure of 11 years. Shen has been in various roles with Asus for more than 25 years, and oversaw the company’s PC and phone businesses. Asus is adjusting its strategy moving forward and will target gamers and power users. The company’s latest, the ROG Phone, is a high-end offering for the gaming market. Shen is headed to a startup called iFast where he will serve as chairman and CEO. Asus plans to adopt a co-CEO structure with responsibilities split between executives S.Y. Hsu and Samson Hu. The change goes into effect January 1, 2019.

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Google Brings Australian and British Accents to Assistant

Google today said people in the U.S. can opt for either an Australian accent or a British accent when using Google Assistant. The voices were built using DeepMind’s speech synthesis model WaveNet, according to Google. WaveNet “uses deep neural networks to generate raw audio waveforms — resulting in more realistic and natural-sounding voices,” explained Google. People wishing to change the voice of their Assistant can do so via the Settings > Assistant > Assistant Voice. The new options include “Sydney Harbour Blue” and “British Racing Green.” Apart from the accent, all Google Assistant features are still the same. People can still rely on Google Assistant to set timers, check the weather, or inquire about their commute.

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Opera Browser for Android Adds Crypto Wallet and Web 3

Opera Software today launched a new version of its Opera browser for Android devices that takes a step toward the internet’s future. The latest build of Opera, based on blockchain, now includes an integrated crypto wallet and Web 3 support. By adding blockchain to the browser, Opera works with Ethereum, a blockchain-based coin for Web 3 transactions. Android device owners can get started by downloading Opera, then purchasing some Ethereum cryptocurrency and storing it in Opera’s crypto wallet. This will allow people to make Web 3 purchases directly from Opera. This is important because Web 3 is based on the idea of decentralization. Distributed apps (Dapps) are what’s used in Web 3 and the only way to manage transactions in Dapps is via cryptocurrency. The benefit is that people have far greater control over their privacy and identity. Opera knows that consumer understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency needs a boost. “Until now, using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 required special apps or extensions, making it difficult for people to even try it out,” said Charles Hamel, Product Manager of Opera Crypto. By adding a crypto wallet and Web 3 to its browser, Opera’s goal is to “accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users’ daily lives.” Opera is free to download from the Google Play Store.

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