Technology 

Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Still not the Apple of any salesperson’s eye. James Martin/CNET “You’re biased,” they said. “You’ve been to every store but a Sprint store.” When I say “they,” I mean at least two people. I couldn’t argue. I’ve paid several visits to carrier stores and Best Buy in order to learn more about how phones are sold. Sprint wasn’t one of them. Somehow, I think of Sprint as the fourth network, the one that waits to be bought. I mean,…

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Kodi CRACKDOWN – Users warned as major illegal streaming operation launched

KODI Kodi users are being warned about add-ons and illegal streaming devices Kodi users have been warned about using add-ons for illegal streaming or buying fully loaded boxes as a fresh piracy crackdown was launched. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Research has suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can produce third-party add-ons that…

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WhatApp: Fresh details surface online about brand-new chat app

WHATSAPP • GETTY WhatsApp has revealed some fresh details about its all-new app Fresh details about WhatsApp Business app – an all-new version of the hugely-successful messaging service designed to help companies communicate with customers. The latest tidbit about the messenger comes courtesy of the official FAQ. According to WhatsApp, users on the platform will be able to choose from three possible status updates – unconfirmed, confirmed or verified. Business accounts which have yet to be verified by WhatsApp will have a grey question mark displayed in their profile. This…

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FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT – Make sure you don’t get caught out by THIS Christmas con

GETTY Facebook users have been put on alert at Christmas about a scam being circulated Facebook users have been warned about a Christmas scam that tries to trick people and take advantage of their generosity during the festive period. Christmas is meant to be the time of giving, but con artists are capitalising on that in a cynical scam on Facebook that has reared its ugly head again. Facebook fans have been put on alert about the ‘Secret Sister’ scam, which tries to get people to purchase a gift for…

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Apple has hidden a secret Christmas feature on your iPhone, here’s how to find it

Apple has hidden a festive Easter egg inside the App Store app on iOS. Ahead of Christmas, iPhone and iPad owners can trigger snowfall on their device within the digital store. Simply head to the Ap Store, then hit the search icon in the bottom left-hand corner. Tap to the bar at the top of the screen to kickstart a new search and type in “let it snow”. You should see snow start to fall across the screen. Shaking the iPhone or iPad will agitate the snowflakes, like an iOS-powered…

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Lifestyle 

Kodi SHOCK as ‘How to Stream Sky Sports for FREE’ tutorials plague YouTube

GETTY • YOUTUBE Tutorials purporting to show How To Stream Sky Sports On Kodi have plagued YouTube YouTube tutorials teaching Kodi users to pirate live content from the likes of Sky Sports, BT Sport, and more, is available to watch for free. Searching YouTube for videos about streaming Sky Sports on the Kodi platform returns more than 150,000 videos. Many of these boast thousands of views, but the most-viewed have 500,000 hits under their belt. For those unaware, Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player which can be installed on…

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Waymo v. Uber: Letter exposes depths of alleged espionage – CNET

Waymo claims Uber stole its self-driving car technology. This drawing is from a Google autonomous vehicle patent from September 2014. Google From burner phones to secret servers to disappearing message apps — the details filling a 37-page letter released to the public Friday sound more like something out of the Bourne movie series than the inner-workings of Uber. This letter was written by the attorney for Richard Jacobs, a former Uber employee who worked as the ride-hailing company’s manager of global intelligence. What’s now known as the “Jacobs letter” has…

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Roku Streaming Stick 2017 review – CNET

These days just about every TV above 49 inches or $300 has 4K resolution and probably high dynamic range too, so if you’re buying a streaming device for a newer TV, chances are you want one that does that stuff. My favorite this year is the $70 Roku Streaming Stick Plus.  But let’s say you don’t care about 4K streaming or HDR. Maybe you want to connect that new streamer to an older or smaller TV. Or maybe $70 is just too expensive for 4K’s admittedly minor boost in video quality. Or…

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Disney’s gobbling of Fox will shake up your streaming universe – CNET

With Disney buying Fox, are your online video options about to resemble a map of Disneyland? Disney knows its future is streaming. Even before Thursday’s tectonic deal to buy large swaths of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, Disney was already laying the groundwork to move into online entertainment in a big way. It has its own streaming services for sports and for television and film on their way next year and in 2019.   After the Fox takeover is complete, Disney will have unprecedented dominion over the movies and…

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Kodi just issued a fresh WARNING to its users, here’s what you need to know

KODI Kodi has advised users about how to protect the software and add-ons from security risks Kodi fans have been put on alert and advised about how to protect themselves from possible security risks hitting the software and add-ons. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Recent research suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can…

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