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O2 has today launched 'O2 extras', enabling customers to choose from a broad range of digital perks. With O2 extras, customers can take customisation further by choosing Amazon Prime Video and getting access to a range of top films and Amazon Original TV shows like The Grand Tour, Good Omens, The Boys and exclusive Premier League matches in December; or choosing Amazon Music to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free ; or choosing the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original podcasts with…
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Qualcomm has announced its next flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 865, at its annual Tech Summit in Hawaii. Along with a handful of other announcements, its newest flagship processor has finally been named, and the Snapdragon 865 is set to power flagship smartphones in 2020 and beyond.
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Twitter is rolling out globally the option for users to hide replies to your Tweets. Anyone can choose to hide replies to their Tweets. Everyone can see and engage with hidden replies by tapping the grey icon that will appear on the Tweets. This way, you have more control over the conversations you start, but people can still see the entire conversation.
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A recent report published by Israeli security research firm Checkmarx reveals that the camera app from Google and Samsung contains vulnerabilities, which, when exploited, could allow an attacker to gain complete control over the app even if the app’s permissions (for storage, location, etc.) are locked.
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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted an extension for US companies to do business with blacklisted Chinese telecoms group Huawei as regulators continue to hammer out rules on companies that pose national security risks and negotiators strive for progress in trade talks.
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Apple has removed all 181 vaping apps from its App store. While Apple never allowed the sale of vaping related equipment from apps, there were apps that helped users customise their vape pens, let users control the temperature and lighting on their vape pens, as well as delivering news and other vaping related stories.
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Many Android users are complaining that one of the most recent WhatsApp updates is draining their phone’s battery life by up to 50 percent in a matter of hours, regardless of active use. The popular messaging app is facing a backlash from users who say their devices are seeing significant battery drain after updating to the latest version of the messaging service.
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Google is partnering with three cybersecurity companies to flag malicious apps before they’re published on the Play Store. Google is calling this collaboration the App Defense Alliance.
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Apple has launched its own premium video streaming service, Apple TV+ in over 100 countries and regions. The service is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
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Amazon today announced a range of Amazon Small Business Academy programs in the US to help small businesses harness the power of the internet to reach more customers, build their brand, and grow sales. The initiatives includes in-person seminars, community college courses, and webinars.
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Samsung and IBM announced today a new joint platform leveraging IBM Cloud and AI capabilities, and Samsung’s mobile offerings. The collaboration between the two companies brings together IBM’s capabilities with the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem for enterprise customers.
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Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine to the Information Commissioner’s Office ("ICO") over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, ending more than a year of litigation between the regulator and social network.
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O2 has unveiled a new experimental store format in partnership with retailer, NEXT. The pilot, known by O2 as Shop-in-Shop, will see four new O2 stores opened within NEXT stores across the country, with ambitions to roll out more widely in the coming months.
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SonicWall today released new threat intelligence data revealing 7.2 billion malware attacks were launched in the first three quarters of 2019 as well as 151.9 million ransomware attacks, marking 15% and 5% year-over-year declines, respectively.
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A new global alliance focused on cyber security launched today. The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) has been established to help companies address the OT security challenges that continue to put operations, and consequently, business at risk.
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IMImobile has teamed up with US network software giant Mavenir to launch an RCS messaging initiative. IMImobile and Mavenir will work together with global operator mutual customers, integrated RCS enablement technologies and a shared vision to increase adoption of this new channel globally.
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Microsoft has acquired Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
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Huawei is to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the UAE, donating equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, AURAK. Representatives of Huawei visited the AURAK campus to initial the agreement and met the university’s President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim.