Technology 

WhatsApp SCAM ALERT: Future update could HALT spread of fraudulent 99p charge messages

WHATSAPP • GETTY WhatsApp’s new scam alert tool could stop the spread of fraudulent messages WhatsApp is purportedly hard at work on a new scam alert system to halt the spread of spam messages. The system is designed to cut-down on chain-letter style messages by warning users when a message or link has been  forwarded 25 times or more from a single device.  According to a report from WhatsAppen.com, the warning will read: “Forwarded Many Times”. This will appear in the chat bubble, as well as beneath the name and…

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Technology 

iOS 11 news reveals Apple’s huge advantage over Android

Apple v Android is subject that will have rival fans arguing for hours. Both operating systems clearly have their merits with Apple offering a incredibly robust and easy to use ecosystem while Android gives users the freedom to customise their devices in ways iPhone owners can only dream of. However, although there’s plenty of great features in both operating systems there is still one area where Apple continues to beat its rival. It’s latest iOS 11 software was released back in September 2017 and latest figures, released on January 18,…

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Technology 

WhatsApp just gave you a major reason to upgrade your smartphone

WhatsApp has released a major Android update which now makes it much easier to control and customise message notifications. The new feature, which was spotted by Android Police, allows users of the popular app to choose what type of alerts they want to see depending on the message that’s been received. For example, you could set an alert for single messages but switch off notifications for group chats. Until now, Android users have only been able to have all notifications switched on or off by default, but this changes with…

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Technology 

Your Sky TV just got an update – Here’s how to get 80 extra channels without paying more

Sky customers can get access to more channels without paying anything extra thanks to a major update. The revamp comes in the form of the new Sky Entertainment package which now replaces the older Originals bundle. Sky Entertainment offers users 350 channels – 80 extra than the Originals it replaces. These include entertainment, comedies, Sky exclusives and music. It costs £20 a month – the same as Originals – and can be personalised by adding any combination of Sky Box Sets, Sky Kids or Sky HD to Sky Entertainment for…

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Lifestyle 

Is WhatsApp about to start charging again? Users hit with fresh warning

There was a time when WhatsApp wasn’t free and some users of the popular service are being warned they may soon have to start paying again. A message has begun doing the rounds which suggests fans of the app must begin paying to keep using it. The note states: “Your subscription has expired. To Verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GBP simply tap on this link.” Clearly 99p doesn’t sound very much but users are being warned NOT to click on the link provided in…

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Technology 

Instagram activity status – How to turn off last seen feature in iOS and Android

Instagram has added a new ‘show activity status’ setting which adds a last seen feature to the photo sharing social network. The new feature is now enabled by default and shows how many minutes ago a user was last active, if they’re active now or if they’re “typing” back. The Instagram activity status feature is viewable inside the Direct Messages section of the iOS and Android apps. The information is only shared with people you follow as well as anyone that you message privately. So, not all of your Instagram…

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Technology 

Nokia 3310 to be rebooted again? Retro phone may return with a new feature and £49 price

Nokia’s charming 3310 was the phone everyone was talking about at last year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Whilst LG, Huawei and Sony where unveiling state of the art devices, Nokia opted for something a little less flash but one that was packed with nostalgia. The new 3310 was an instant success with the basic, and very cheap, phone selling out across the UK. And that’s no surprise with this updated classic including a host of extras over the original 3310 – which first launched back in 2000. The…

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Technology 

Twitter DOWN – Micro blogging site not working for THOUSANDS of users

UPDATE ONE: The issues affecting Twitter tonight appear to have been resolved. This evening Down Detector registered a peak of over 6,000 users reporting issues with Twitter. However, that figure has just fallen to a few dozen now. Once services were back up and running as per usual, Twitter users took to the social networking site to tweet about the outage. One user tweeted: “Twitter went down for about 20 minutes and I couldn’t even complain about it on Twitter.” While another wrote: “TWITTER DOWN, GUYS. TWITTER DOWN. SOMEONE HELP. TWITTER,…

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How To 

What to do if you lose your phone while traveling – CNET

“Oh, no, I left my phone in Finland!” Kent German/CNET During a recent trip to New York, I found myself walking through midtown, lost in thought. Glancing down at my phone, I tripped; the phone went flying and came to rest right at the edge of a sewer grate. Had it fallen through, I’d have been seriously screwed. At that moment, I realized just how vital that phone was to my entire trip. It had the name and address of my hotel (neither of which I could remember). It had…

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Technology 

Facebook Messenger not letting you type? Here’s how to fix it

Users of the popular Facebook Messenger app are facing frustration today with an issue that appears to stop they replying to messages or starting new conversations. The problem, which is affecting iOS users, appears to stem from the auto-correction feature on the keyboard. Users are complaining that, when they try and type, it’s only possible to add a few words before the app freezes. Messenger fans have taken to Twitter in hope of finding a fix with one user saying: “Every time my iOS phone (iPhone 6) autocorrects in Messenger…

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