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Evening all have been out an about this week as have new set of wheels. Have completed several repairs am still have one on the bench to be done.
We are now moving to those darker dismal days as summer packs it's bags for another year an Christmas on the not so distant horizon... Today is 20th September 2017 it makes me wonder what was happening back in the past on this very day🤔🤔🤔 So D.Y.K On this very day September 20th 1954 The First Ever FORTRAN Program Ran ?? Yep 63 years ago The first FORTRAN program was executed.
FORTRAN was developed by IBM scientists who were looking for a better way to program the IBM 704 mainframe computer. It quickly became the dominant programming language for scientific and engineering applications and still is used today, especially in the area of high-performance computing.
Its also Amazing to know that September 20th 1983 The RSA Algorithm Patent Was Awarded,

The RSA algorithm, one of the world's most widely-used encryption methods, had been developed in 1977. Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner wrote a description of the algorithm in his "Mathematical Games" column, mentioning that readers could send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a copy of the MIT technical memorandum describing it.
More than three thousand people sent envelopes, though they did not receive their copies of the papers until after the patent was issued six years later due to members of the National Security Agency raising questions about the legality of making the information available.

It's truly amazing what I can tell you lol 😃
Join me tomorrow for more News, Trivia, or just to grab me to sort a repair or upgrade. 🤳👀👀👀
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The Nvidia Shield TV can now be picked up sans gamepad for just $179US £130GB

The 16 GB Nvidia Shield TV now starts at just $179. The new Shield TV bundle, which simply arrives with the streaming box and a remote, joins the $199 game controller bundle and the larger 500 GB Shield Pro option for $299.

Nvidia announced the new bundle earlier today, stating that pre-orders for the unit would begin shipping on October 18. The acclaimed streaming box provides access to TV shows, films and music purchased on Google Play, as well as providing up to 4K HDR streaming from services like Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu. Spotify and Pandora support is also included.

It’s one of the most comprehensive media streaming machines available and has been through several upgrades this year alone, delivering features like 4K, 60 FPS YouTube video casting support, and the ability to record DVR shows to NAS; it even includes voice search support. Check out the (possibly unnecessarily large) comparison graph below to see how it stacks up against the competition.

Of course, to make use of the games you’ll need to pick up Nvidia’s gamepad separately, which costs $59.99 (or you could just shell out for the $199 bundle mentioned above). Still, it’s nice to see another purchase option for this — especially given how great a piece of kit it is. Read all our thoughts on it in our Nvidia Shield TV review at the link.

Head over to Nvidia.com if you want to take a look at the new bundle.

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Gionee launches another mid-range smartphone, the X1s, in India

Gionee has launched a new smartphone in its X series, the X1s – a successor to the Gionee X1 launched last month. Apart from the large 4,000 mAh battery, the highlight of the Gionee X1s is its 16-megapixel front camera with selfie flash, along with features like Beautified Video and Face Beauty 2.0. "By launching Gionee X1s we aim to offer our consumers with an outstanding confluence of advanced technology accompanied with enhanced selfie + battery capabilities. We have received a good response for X1 and the aim with the X series is to establish a stronger connect with the younger audience.– Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India"

Gionee X1s Specifications

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0Display: 13.2cm (5.2-inch) HD (1280 x 720) IPS | Corning Gorilla Glass 3Processor: MediaTek 6737T (64-bit Quad-core 1.5GHz)RAM: 3 GBInternal Storage: 16 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD cardRear Camera: 13 MPFront Camera: 16 MPBattery: 4,000 mAhDimensions: 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mmWeight: 166gm

Available in two colors – black and gold – the Gionee X1s will be available across all retail stores in India at a price of ₹12,999 ($202) starting September 21.

Gionee’s also packed a few partner offers on purchase of the X1s. New or existing Airtel customers who purchase X1s will get extra 10 GB data each month for a period of 6 months on any data recharge of 1GB or more. Also, every purchase of Gionee X1s will come with 2 Paytm Cashback Voucher Codes entitling customers with ₹250 cash back.

What are your thoughts on the new Gionee smartphone? Tell us in the comments.

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Galaxy S9’s battery could be big thanks to Samsung’s decision to use SLP technology

Smartphones components have gotten amazingly compact in recent years, and devices like the Galaxy S8 are examples of the kind of high-performance hardware companies can fit inside thin smartphones bodies. But one area where these woefully thin smartphones have fallen behind is battery size. With current battery technology, bigger batteries need more space, and when you go all bezel-less as Samsung has with the S8, it’s hard to offer a large battery that can keep up with the rest of the hardware. With the Galaxy S9,  all that could finally change, according to a report by ETNews.

For the Galaxy S9’s mainboard, Samsung is reportedly looking to shift to using SLP (which stands for Substrate-like PCB) technology. Unlike the High Density Interconnect (HDI) technology that is used by smartphone manufacturers today, SLP allows for the same amount of hardware to be put inside a smaller space, through the use of thinner interconnects and an increased number of layers. In simple terms, SLP mainboards can be more compact, so manufacturers could fit today’s high-performance processors and other components in a smaller package, thereby leaving room for, say, bigger batteries.

With the Galaxy Note 8 expected to feature a smaller battery compared to the Galaxy S7 edge or Galaxy S8+, the move to SLP on next year’s flagships would certainly be a welcome one if it will indeed equate to higher capacity batteries. Samsung will reportedly continue to use HDI technology for its Qualcomm-powered flagship variants, but we’re guessing it will find a way to use SLP across both Exynos and Qualcomm variants instead of asking consumers in a couple of markets to make do with smaller batteries than the rest of the world.

ETNews says Samsung is making preparations for the production of SLPs with various South Korean PCB makers (including Samsung Electro-Mechanics), and could be the first OEM to use SLP mainboards. The word is that other phone manufacturers will not find it as easy to acquire SLP technology.

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Samsung finally lets you disable the Bixby button

If you can’t stop them, join them… reluctantly.

That seems to be Samsung’s attitude towards users complaining about the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8. The company is finally allowing users to disable the “tap to open Bixby Home” function on these devices.

First spotted by SamMobile, the latest update to the Bixby app brings a new toggle that lets you disable the reviled Bixby button, at least partially. The toggle, found at the top of the Bixby app interface, will stop Bixby Home from opening when you tap the button.

Bixby Voice will continue to be accessible by long-pressing the button.

It’s a small concession made to a user base that, in its vast majority, cannot even use Bixby Voice, six months after Samsung launched the service with great pomp. The crucial voice component of Bixby is still only available in English and Korean, leaving tens of millions of users out in the cold.

While the issue seems small enough to be classified as a “first world problem,” the fact that you couldn’t disable the Bixby button – or at least remap it to another app – prompted someone to (unsuccessfully) crowdfund a special case that hid the button completely.

Users are reporting mixed results with the update – while many say that the toggle works as expected, some reported that the toggle is not visible in the updated app. It looks like this might be a server-side switch.

The botched release of Bixby shows just how difficult AI can be, even for the largest smartphone maker in the world. While Samsung’s hardware prowess is indisputable, the Korean giant company is still years behind Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft when it comes to offering its own AI-powered virtual assistant.

Will you disable the Bixby button on your device?

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HMD testing Oreo update for Nokia 8, will be released ‘when perfect’

The Nokia 8 was revealed last month with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. We already know that the device will be upgraded to Oreo, as this has been confirmed by the company during the announcement. It now looks like we likely won’t have to wait much longer for the update to be released, based on the images posted on Twitter by HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.

He posted two images of the Nokia 8 that’s just one tap away from getting upgraded to the beta version of Android Oreo. The changelog doesn’t list any of the features the update has on board but does reveal its size — 1.3 GB.

Unfortunately, Sarvikas did not mention when exactly will the update be released, but we probably won’t have to wait long based on the fact the beta version is already being tested. The flagship won’t be the only Nokia smartphone to get bumped up to Oreo, as the company has confirmed that the rest of its lineup will also get the latest version of Google’s OS.

The Nokia 8 is already available in a few markets including the UK, where it retails for £499.99 without a contract — around $680. It is expected to make its way to a few more countries over the next couple of weeks.

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CCleaner was hacked to spread malware to millions of users for a month.

Now this is an ironic flub-up. Popular utility tool CCleaner promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance, was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users, Cisco Talos reports. The app, which touts more than two billion downloads and over two million active users according to parent company Avast, was infected with a malicious payload that made it possible to download and execute other suspicious software, including ransomware and keyloggers.

While developer Piriform and Avast have already confirmed the attack, the good thing is that there is currently no evidence to suggest the exploit was used to install additional malware. The malware was also programmed to collect a bunch of user data, including: Name of the computer List of installed software, including Windows updates List of running processes MAC addresses of first three network adapters Additional information whether the process is running with administrator privileges, whether it is a 64-bit system, etc.

Though it in no way alleviates the blunder, the appmaker says all stolen data was encrypted and unlikely to be accessed. Talos’ report warns that the malware was found in CCleaner version 5.33, which was actively distributed between August 15 and September 12. What is particularly jarring is that it appears the infected app was signed with a valid certificate Symantec issued to Piriform (recently acquired by Avast). According to reports, the malware-infested version of CCleaner was downloaded by 2.27 million users. Speaking to Forbes, Avast chief technical officer Ondrej Vlcek said that, “2.27 million is certainly a large number, so we’re not downplaying in any way. It’s a serious incident. But based on all the knowledge, we don’t think there’s any reason for users to panic. “To the best of our knowledge, the second-stage payload never activated… It was prep for something bigger, but it was stopped before the attacker got the chance.” Should you happen to be one of the millions of users that downloaded the infected version 5.33, your best bet is to head to to Piriform’s website
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Feeling good things starting to go my way. 👌👍 This time last week unfortunately I had no car working and had to rely on the old school methods of getting around my 👣👣🤣 Thanks to a great friend (not gonna name names) for helping me out of a hole I can say I now have a new set of wheels 🚘

All taxed, mot'd, insured ready to roll. Took it for a spin to see our bro today in ilton an his daughter my little neice had a great time.

He has been going through some tough times as late an has started to see things in a better 💡

No one knows what's round the corner so I can only advise all of you to treat each day as it comes an face your problems head on. Never leave it for another day as this will become a millstone around your neck an drag you down.
Be happy move forward an think of the future. We all can do amazing things and it's only you stopping you from reaching your goals in life.

Have a great week everyone.

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Morning everyone, just a quick post giving you a little trick on the S8.

If you have experienced this it will drive you crazy to the point of sheer frustration. My Wifeidge loves her makeup and therefore with this comes a ton of selfies 🤳. Today Sara comes in to me in lounge an says HELP, HELP my camera is not working it's gone blurry!! I admit at first I had no idea untill I came across a bit of info from a fellow geek like myself. Now they say sharing is caring so here I am passing on to you.

As you are all aware the Samsung phones like alot of others have image stabilization on the camera, well at times it seems that the sensor ois gets stuck leaving you with a blurry picture not good for a selfie queen like my Wifeidge Sara🤣🤣😂 The quick fix an believe me don't laugh it works a charm is this.

Launch the camera app; - Tap on the gear icon shown on the screen either top right of the lower left an access the camera settings.
-Identify the option marked as Picture Stabilization.
-Simply turn that option off.

WAIT YOU ARE NOT DONE YET!
Next is the important bit you hold phone in hand an give it a shake from side to side! That's right you read correctly just give it a shake an hey presto camera works like a charm 😄😅 Feel free to go back to settings an turn back on Picture Stabilization if you so wish.
Sometimes it's a simple thing pass this on as who knows one day you may need it. This meant one happy Wifeidge. 👍👍👌👌👌 #TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #s8camera #s8 #samsung #nofilter #galaxys8 #s8photography #photo #focus #samsunggalaxy #phone #samsunguk #samsungs8 #s8features #shaynanigans #strategy #tipsantricks #howto #trick #tips #tip #happyday #loveit #fix

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The past few days have been data recovery almost at an end tonight. A slight mishap rectified so Unfortunately there will be no trivia or D.Y.K Will be back tomorrow.

For all your computer needs contact me at TerrierByteIT.... www.facebook.com/TerrierByteIT

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The Nvidia Shield TV can now be picked up sans gamepad for just $179US £130GB

The 16 GB Nvidia Shield TV now starts at just $179. The new Shield TV bundle, which simply arrives with the streaming box and a remote, joins the $199 game controller bundle and the larger 500 GB Shield Pro option for $299.

Nvidia announced the new bundle earlier today, stating that pre-orders for the unit would begin shipping on October 18. The acclaimed streaming box provides access to TV shows, films and music purchased on Google Play, as well as providing up to 4K HDR streaming from services like Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu. Spotify and Pandora support is also included.

It’s one of the most comprehensive media streaming machines available and has been through several upgrades this year alone, delivering features like 4K, 60 FPS YouTube video casting support, and the ability to record DVR shows to NAS; it even includes voice search support. Check out the (possibly unnecessarily large) comparison graph below to see how it stacks up against the competition.

Of course, to make use of the games you’ll need to pick up Nvidia’s gamepad separately, which costs $59.99 (or you could just shell out for the $199 bundle mentioned above). Still, it’s nice to see another purchase option for this — especially given how great a piece of kit it is. Read all our thoughts on it in our Nvidia Shield TV review at the link.

Head over to Nvidia.com if you want to take a look at the new bundle.

#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #googleplay #hulu #gadget #gadgets #nvidia #technology #computer #tech #setup #desksetup #geek #instagood #video #internet #nerd #online #enthusiast #hardware #hdrstreaming #review #news

LG backs competition to help get disabled teens into tech

The subject of diversity in the technology industry has frequently been in the news lately, from reports of sexism at Uber, to the recent Google memo furore, to Gizmodo’s suggestion that “one percent of the tech workers for Facebook, Yahoo, Airbnb, and Google are black.” While there are many ongoing discussions in this area, LG at least wants to make a statement with regards to those with physical limitations: that they are welcome in the world of IT. To do so, LG has partnered with Rehabilitation International Korea (RI Korea) to organize the seventh annual Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event, which will take place from September 19 to 21, will see students from across 16 Asian countries compete in a range of IT-related tasks, the aim of which is to “minimize the digital divide in the participants’ ability to access technology and improve their chances of finding meaningful careers.” The participating students will be judged on their ability to think creatively and solve problems using modern tools, and the winners will receive cash prizes towards “educational expenses.” The tasks will be judged by a panel comprised of experts from LG Electronics’ R&D department, Seoul National Univerisity’s Computer Engineering department, and other IT specialists. “The challenges disabled individuals face in Asia won’t disappear overnight but with the proper training and attitude, we can help lower the barrier to entry into the IT workforce,” said Kim Young-lak, president of LG Electronics Vietnam. “LG is providing a foundation for today’s challenged youth to discover new possibilities and unleash their true potential. We are confident that these students will leave the competition knowing that they can achieve anything.” While LG’s support for this competition isn’t necessarily evidence of its efforts to be more inclusive as a business overall, the company’s involvement is nonetheless positive — particularly as its one of the largest technology manufacturers in the world.

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Gionee launches another mid-range smartphone, the X1s, in India

Gionee has launched a new smartphone in its X series, the X1s – a successor to the Gionee X1 launched last month. Apart from the large 4,000 mAh battery, the highlight of the Gionee X1s is its 16-megapixel front camera with selfie flash, along with features like Beautified Video and Face Beauty 2.0. "By launching Gionee X1s we aim to offer our consumers with an outstanding confluence of advanced technology accompanied with enhanced selfie + battery capabilities. We have received a good response for X1 and the aim with the X series is to establish a stronger connect with the younger audience.– Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India"

Gionee X1s Specifications

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0Display: 13.2cm (5.2-inch) HD (1280 x 720) IPS | Corning Gorilla Glass 3Processor: MediaTek 6737T (64-bit Quad-core 1.5GHz)RAM: 3 GBInternal Storage: 16 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD cardRear Camera: 13 MPFront Camera: 16 MPBattery: 4,000 mAhDimensions: 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mmWeight: 166gm

Available in two colors – black and gold – the Gionee X1s will be available across all retail stores in India at a price of ₹12,999 ($202) starting September 21.

Gionee’s also packed a few partner offers on purchase of the X1s. New or existing Airtel customers who purchase X1s will get extra 10 GB data each month for a period of 6 months on any data recharge of 1GB or more. Also, every purchase of Gionee X1s will come with 2 Paytm Cashback Voucher Codes entitling customers with ₹250 cash back.

What are your thoughts on the new Gionee smartphone? Tell us in the comments.

#TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #gioneex1s #gionee #tech #technews #technology #smartphones #techupdate #post #phones #thinkingtech #techfacts #technewsupdates #gadget #android #mobile #techdaily #gioneex1 #techreview

Evening all have been out an about this week as have new set of wheels. Have completed several repairs am still have one on the bench to be done.
We are now moving to those darker dismal days as summer packs it's bags for another year an Christmas on the not so distant horizon... Today is 20th September 2017 it makes me wonder what was happening back in the past on this very day🤔🤔🤔 So D.Y.K On this very day September 20th 1954 The First Ever FORTRAN Program Ran ?? Yep 63 years ago The first FORTRAN program was executed.
FORTRAN was developed by IBM scientists who were looking for a better way to program the IBM 704 mainframe computer. It quickly became the dominant programming language for scientific and engineering applications and still is used today, especially in the area of high-performance computing.
Its also Amazing to know that September 20th 1983 The RSA Algorithm Patent Was Awarded,

The RSA algorithm, one of the world's most widely-used encryption methods, had been developed in 1977. Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner wrote a description of the algorithm in his "Mathematical Games" column, mentioning that readers could send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a copy of the MIT technical memorandum describing it.
More than three thousand people sent envelopes, though they did not receive their copies of the papers until after the patent was issued six years later due to members of the National Security Agency raising questions about the legality of making the information available.

It's truly amazing what I can tell you lol 😃
Join me tomorrow for more News, Trivia, or just to grab me to sort a repair or upgrade. 🤳👀👀👀
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HTC might announce its acquisition by Google tomorrow

Rumors that Google was gearing up to purchase HTC began heating up in August. Bloombergsuggested that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC might consider selling off part or all of its company, with Google being one of the most likely candidates to make an offer for it. Then, just two weeks ago, Taiwanese media outlets reported that HTC and Google were in the “final stage of negotiation” and a decision could be made by the end of the year.

Tomorrow, we might learn that this is the reality. As pointed out by Tim Culpan of Bloomberg Gadfly, citing the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC has said it will halt trading on Thursday “pending a major announcement.” This, by all accounts, will be to reveal its acquisition by Google.

Leaker Evan Blass added to the speculation with the revelation that he had received a copy of an internal invitation to a HTC Town Hall meeting in which the Google acquisition could allegedly be discussed. Blass went on to further state that the deal would see Google acquire HTC’s hardware assets, while HTC would retain its brand name.

This information would indicate that HTC intends to maintain its Vive VR business while dropping its smartphone arm altogether — something that has been expected for years.

What does Google have to gain? Despite developing the core Android software, Google has historically relied on other manufacturers to create its smartphones. Google’s Nexus range of devices were produced by a number of different Android manufacturers over the years, and even 2016’s Google Pixel, the first phone to feature the “made by Google” branding, was built with HTC’s involvement.

Seemingly, Google is aiming to make its smartphones a complete in-house affair, taking care of design, production and distribution itself. With this deal, Google may be able to secure HTC’s smartphone manufacturing facilities and core staff to help it develop more consistent hardware — not devices which rely on the work of other OEMs.

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Afternoon all, Today was a step back in time for me as I spent some time walking through my younger years.

Whilst my Wifeidge (Sara) was having some beauty treatments in one of my childhood places of residence I decided to have a stroll around where it almost all began for me.
I went an found my old childhood home on Grey's Road in Merritt where I grew up. I went an saw my first main school and spoke to people living in the village. I found a coffee morning in the church so popped in for a coffee minus the cake have to be true to myself 🤣😅👍 Missed a call from Sara when she was done maybe it was being blocked by the lead on the roof ? Umm maybe not as apparently some unkind person has stolen it from the roof 🤐🤐🤐 I then met up with Sara an went an had some naughty food while she did a makeup live on Facebook, I sat watching a trainee learning to fly a helicopter. Currently sat waiting for school to finish then I'm dropping back a laptop to a client then walking back home later. Well gotta burn off the naughty food 😉😉 Catch you all later.. #TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #memories #happy #fun #photography #goodtimes #throwback #life #amazing #view #historical #history #building #heritage #tour #nature #journey #sightseeing #historic #palace #private #slowlife #explore #old #street #church #childhood #home

Galaxy S9 Could Get Samsung’s in-House Camera Sensor to Shoot 1,000FPS Footage in Hyper-Slow-Motion.

Samsung is expected to bring in new smartphone camera upgrades to its Galaxy S9 family and from the looks of it, the company definitely should. After its biggest rival Apple made one of the largest leaps in smartphone video-capture features, Samsung will definitely be getting nervous. The Cupertino tech giant’s latest iPhone family can shoot at 4K at 60FPS, something that no other mainstream phone can do at this current time. In order to achieve its end goal, Galaxy S9 has been rumored to get an in-house sensor from Samsung’s production facilities so that you can capture slow-motion video at a jaw-dropping 1,000 frames per second.

Samsung to Rely Less on Sony’s Technology by Introducing Two-Layered Stacking, Which Will Not Tax the Processor on the Galaxy S9 Sony’s current-generation camera hardware includes a stacked triple-layer camera sensor that can shoot with thousand frames per second for stunning slow-motion videos. In order to make this possible, Sony packaged the sensor and its circuitry together with a dedicated memory module that stores the immense amount of calculation needed and does not put pressure on the primary chipset’s processor, making the phone run at optimum speeds.

Samsung will also be coming up with a camera sensor of its own and guess what? It is going to be present on the Galaxy S9, the flagship phone incoming in 2018. According to sources close to the matter, Samsung’s sensor will be using two layers instead of three, and then comes the DRAM module. It is possible that Samsung will be using two layers instead of three to avoid patent disputes with Sony, but we’re also under the impression that the company will gladly attempt to spread the love and provides its sensor technology to other smartphone manufacturers.

The Galaxy S9 is expected to be announced a little earlier and who knows, it might also come with 4K video support at 60 frames per second. On Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the phone seemingly provides support for it, but without a proper software update, users are going to be left high and dry.

#TerrierByteIT #galaxys9 #s9

Outlook is down, leaving users unable to access their emails.

Issues are affecting users in the UK and all over Europe, according to DownDetector, which says problems first appeared this morning. Some people are also complaining about being unable to login to the site, while others say they can receive messages, but when they try to send them they end up stuck in the Drafts folder. Microsoft is aware of the problem, and has used the @Outlook Twitter account to say it's working on a fix. "We've identified that a subset of infrastructure was unable to process requests as expected, which caused general service availability to drop unexpectedly," the company's health sitesays. "We've redirected requests to alternate infrastructure to restore service, and we're monitoring the environment while connectivity recovers. Additionally, we're investigating an issue in which users are unable to send email messages." The company says it's hoping for a "quick resolution". Outlook users have taken to Twitter to complain about the outage, with many saying they're unable to hit work deadlines because of it.

Others are joking about being shocked that so many people still use Outlook and Hotmail email addresses, which are less popular than – and widely considered to be inferior to – Gmail

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Samsung finally lets you disable the Bixby button

If you can’t stop them, join them… reluctantly.

That seems to be Samsung’s attitude towards users complaining about the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8. The company is finally allowing users to disable the “tap to open Bixby Home” function on these devices.

First spotted by SamMobile, the latest update to the Bixby app brings a new toggle that lets you disable the reviled Bixby button, at least partially. The toggle, found at the top of the Bixby app interface, will stop Bixby Home from opening when you tap the button.

Bixby Voice will continue to be accessible by long-pressing the button.

It’s a small concession made to a user base that, in its vast majority, cannot even use Bixby Voice, six months after Samsung launched the service with great pomp. The crucial voice component of Bixby is still only available in English and Korean, leaving tens of millions of users out in the cold.

While the issue seems small enough to be classified as a “first world problem,” the fact that you couldn’t disable the Bixby button – or at least remap it to another app – prompted someone to (unsuccessfully) crowdfund a special case that hid the button completely.

Users are reporting mixed results with the update – while many say that the toggle works as expected, some reported that the toggle is not visible in the updated app. It looks like this might be a server-side switch.

The botched release of Bixby shows just how difficult AI can be, even for the largest smartphone maker in the world. While Samsung’s hardware prowess is indisputable, the Korean giant company is still years behind Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft when it comes to offering its own AI-powered virtual assistant.

Will you disable the Bixby button on your device?

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HMD testing Oreo update for Nokia 8, will be released ‘when perfect’

The Nokia 8 was revealed last month with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. We already know that the device will be upgraded to Oreo, as this has been confirmed by the company during the announcement. It now looks like we likely won’t have to wait much longer for the update to be released, based on the images posted on Twitter by HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.

He posted two images of the Nokia 8 that’s just one tap away from getting upgraded to the beta version of Android Oreo. The changelog doesn’t list any of the features the update has on board but does reveal its size — 1.3 GB.

Unfortunately, Sarvikas did not mention when exactly will the update be released, but we probably won’t have to wait long based on the fact the beta version is already being tested. The flagship won’t be the only Nokia smartphone to get bumped up to Oreo, as the company has confirmed that the rest of its lineup will also get the latest version of Google’s OS.

The Nokia 8 is already available in a few markets including the UK, where it retails for £499.99 without a contract — around $680. It is expected to make its way to a few more countries over the next couple of weeks.

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Feeling good things starting to go my way. 👌👍 This time last week unfortunately I had no car working and had to rely on the old school methods of getting around my 👣👣🤣 Thanks to a great friend (not gonna name names) for helping me out of a hole I can say I now have a new set of wheels 🚘

All taxed, mot'd, insured ready to roll. Took it for a spin to see our bro today in ilton an his daughter my little neice had a great time.

He has been going through some tough times as late an has started to see things in a better 💡

No one knows what's round the corner so I can only advise all of you to treat each day as it comes an face your problems head on. Never leave it for another day as this will become a millstone around your neck an drag you down.
Be happy move forward an think of the future. We all can do amazing things and it's only you stopping you from reaching your goals in life.

Have a great week everyone.

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Huawei takes a swipe at Apple, promises to unveil ‘The Real AI Phone’ next month

Huawei has never been one for subtlety in its marketing materials, but a recent Facebook video from the Chinese tech giant is one of its most cringy yet. The company has Apple in its sights after overtaking the iPhone-maker as the world’s second biggest smartphone brand, and is targeting the iPhone’s new ‘neural engine’ — hardware dedicated to AI tasks like object recognition. But, according to Huawei, it’s going to unveil the “real AI phone” on October 16th, with the launch of its latest flagship, the Mate 10.

Despite the bombastic phrasing, Huawei actually has a pretty good claim to being ahead in the mobile AI world. As we’ve discussed in the past, putting dedicated AI chips in mobile devices is a big advantage, allowing for faster processing, longer battery life, and greater user security. And last month at IFA, Huawei unveiled its latest system-on-chip: the Kirin 970, which comes with its own “Neural Processing Unit” or NPU.

Like Apple’s neural engine, the NPU is a set of processing cores within the phone’s chipset that are dedicated to running AI tasks. But it’s possible Huawei’s AI integration can go deeper. With its previous flagship, the Mate 9, it used machine learning to adapt the device’s operating system to users’ habits, allocating processing power and memory to the most-used tasks. Whether or not this works as advertised is difficult to say (the benefits are only supposed to become clear after months of use) but it does show Huawei’s ambition to leverage artificial intelligence on a system-wide level.

Perhaps this is what the company means when it promises to unveil the “real AI phone” next month — not just dedicated hardware, but software tweaks that take advantage of the latest machine learning. However, you’d be forgiven for being skeptical considering how the term “AI” is used in tech to sell everything from washing machines to toothbrushes. Let’s just see what the company shows off come October 16th.

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CCleaner was hacked to spread malware to millions of users for a month.

Now this is an ironic flub-up. Popular utility tool CCleaner promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance, was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users, Cisco Talos reports. The app, which touts more than two billion downloads and over two million active users according to parent company Avast, was infected with a malicious payload that made it possible to download and execute other suspicious software, including ransomware and keyloggers.

While developer Piriform and Avast have already confirmed the attack, the good thing is that there is currently no evidence to suggest the exploit was used to install additional malware. The malware was also programmed to collect a bunch of user data, including: Name of the computer List of installed software, including Windows updates List of running processes MAC addresses of first three network adapters Additional information whether the process is running with administrator privileges, whether it is a 64-bit system, etc.

Though it in no way alleviates the blunder, the appmaker says all stolen data was encrypted and unlikely to be accessed. Talos’ report warns that the malware was found in CCleaner version 5.33, which was actively distributed between August 15 and September 12. What is particularly jarring is that it appears the infected app was signed with a valid certificate Symantec issued to Piriform (recently acquired by Avast). According to reports, the malware-infested version of CCleaner was downloaded by 2.27 million users. Speaking to Forbes, Avast chief technical officer Ondrej Vlcek said that, “2.27 million is certainly a large number, so we’re not downplaying in any way. It’s a serious incident. But based on all the knowledge, we don’t think there’s any reason for users to panic. “To the best of our knowledge, the second-stage payload never activated… It was prep for something bigger, but it was stopped before the attacker got the chance.” Should you happen to be one of the millions of users that downloaded the infected version 5.33, your best bet is to head to to Piriform’s website
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Tonight I have another 2 bits of trivia for you, let's delve right in an ask that question D.Y.K that on September 17th 1971 RCA Withdrew from the Computer Market?

RCA withdrew from the computer market after losing $490 million. RCA, one of the “Seven Dwarfs,” a group that included Honeywell, Control Data Corporation, Univac, Burroughs, NCR, and General Electric, had tried to compete with IBM in the mainframe computer market, but were ultimately unsuccessful. RCA’s Spectra 70/45 computer was launched as a competitor to the IBM 360 and RCA heavily lauded its reliance on monolithic ICs as opposed to the 360’s hybrid SLT modules. The Spectra had some cross-compatibility with 360 instruction sets and software, but the operating systems proved unable to facilitate easy transfer of programs across the two systems. The 360 gained a stranglehold in the market, and in part led to RCA’s, and the other Seven Dwarfs’, demise in the mainframe computer market.

Moving onto our 2nd item September 17th 1976 NASA rolled out the first Space Shuttle Enterprise from its assembly facility to a waiting crowd. Included in the crowd was a delegation of actors from the Star Trek TV series. Originally to be named Constitution, a write-in campaign by Star Trek fans convinced President Gerald Ford and NASA to rename the Space Shuttle. The Enterprise was a prototype shuttle, designed for the early testing phase of the Space Shuttle program. It was built without engines or a functional heat shield. While it performed various atmospheric test flights, and was originally intended to be retrofitted for spaceflight, it was determined that it would be less expensive to simply build new shuttles. Therefore the Enterprise never did actually fly into space.

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ExpensiveWall is the Latest Type of Malware Spotted in the Play Store

Google puts a lot of work into making sure our smartphones, tablets, wearables and set-top boxes are as secure as possible. But it’s virtually impossible for any software platform to stay 100% secure and this is especially true when it’s used by 80% of the global smartphone market. We’ve seen the Play Store hit with trojan malware in the past, and now a new variant of an older piece of malware, now called ExpensiveWall, has infected up to 4.2 million devices.

Back in January of this year, there was a trojanized photo application discovered in the Play Store. Not only did it force people to sign up with subscriptions via SMS, but it was also able to remotely install applications as well as leaking user information including the phone number, GPS location, installed apps, and IP address. It was downloaded a million times, but it showed that even Google’s best safeguards aren’t able to keep malware away 100% of the time.

So a new variant of that strain of malware has been discovered and it’s been dubbed ExpensiveWall due to the application it was first spotted in (Lovely Wallpaper). Check Point discovered it and shows that it sends fraudulent premium SMS messages so it can charge users’ accounts for fake services without them knowing anything about it. According to Play Store data, this piece of software was found in at least 50 applications and had been downloaded between 1 million and 4.2 million times before they were removed.

When looking at this entire malware family, we’re seeing infected devices reaching between the 5.9 million and 21.1 million mark. Reviews on the ExpensiveWall application show it did not go unnoticed by some people though as it was flooded with low star reviews. One person even says they discovered the application from an ad that was published on Instagram. Check Point has a list of the applications which had been shown to house this malware family.

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Morning everyone, just a quick post giving you a little trick on the S8.

If you have experienced this it will drive you crazy to the point of sheer frustration. My Wifeidge loves her makeup and therefore with this comes a ton of selfies 🤳. Today Sara comes in to me in lounge an says HELP, HELP my camera is not working it's gone blurry!! I admit at first I had no idea untill I came across a bit of info from a fellow geek like myself. Now they say sharing is caring so here I am passing on to you.

As you are all aware the Samsung phones like alot of others have image stabilization on the camera, well at times it seems that the sensor ois gets stuck leaving you with a blurry picture not good for a selfie queen like my Wifeidge Sara🤣🤣😂 The quick fix an believe me don't laugh it works a charm is this.

Launch the camera app; - Tap on the gear icon shown on the screen either top right of the lower left an access the camera settings.
-Identify the option marked as Picture Stabilization.
-Simply turn that option off.

WAIT YOU ARE NOT DONE YET!
Next is the important bit you hold phone in hand an give it a shake from side to side! That's right you read correctly just give it a shake an hey presto camera works like a charm 😄😅 Feel free to go back to settings an turn back on Picture Stabilization if you so wish.
Sometimes it's a simple thing pass this on as who knows one day you may need it. This meant one happy Wifeidge. 👍👍👌👌👌 #TerrierByteIT #Wifeidge #s8camera #s8 #samsung #nofilter #galaxys8 #s8photography #photo #focus #samsunggalaxy #phone #samsunguk #samsungs8 #s8features #shaynanigans #strategy #tipsantricks #howto #trick #tips #tip #happyday #loveit #fix

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