Day: October 12, 2019

WhatsApp hack lets people see every message you’ve sent. Here’s how to stop it

October 12, 2019

WhatsApp users should be on alert after researchers unearthed another worrying scam inside the app. And this one can be triggered just by sending an animated GIF inside the chat app. WhatsApp first added support for these looping animations back in 2017. But now hackers have found a way to leverage these assuming animations to […]

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BBC iPlayer upgrade will bring another massive redesign and new ways to watch

October 12, 2019

BBC is gearing up to completely redesign its iPlayer on-demand service… again (Image: BBC • GETTY) BBC iPlayer is getting another fresh coat of paint. The BBC is planning to redesign the popular on-demand service, which is currently available on a wide range of Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, Android, and iOS, […]

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Free BT broadband boost for customers – how to tell if your speeds are about to get faster

October 12, 2019

BT is about to boost the broadband speeds for 700,000 customers across the UK. And that’s not the only good news as, along with bringing faster downloads to homes, the telecoms firm has also revealed that this upgrade will be dished out for free. So, how can you check if you are about the get […]

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Sky TV drops to ‘lowest ever’ price but this ultimate deal will end soon

October 12, 2019

Sky TV customers can currently take advantage of a very good deal, but there’s not long left before this discount comes to an end. The satellite TV firm is offering its “Watch, Stream and Save BIG” bundle for £39 per month – that’s a bumper saving of £15 off the usual price. This deal includes […]

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iPhone 11 and iPhone Xs have just beaten the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 in a new test

October 12, 2019

Apple’s swanky new iPhone 11 Pro Max, and its 2018 iPhone Xs Max, have been shown to outperform Samsung’s latest and greatest…at least in terms of speaker playback and audio recording. DxOMark recently announced that, in addition to putting smartphones’ front and rear cameras through their paces, it’s also now testing the audio of each […]

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Daybreak Games makes multiple layoffs, including on Planetside Arena team

October 12, 2019

(Image credit: Daybreak) Daybreak Games has laid off multiple employees, including some that were working on battle royale Planetside Arena, which went into Early Access last month. The scale of the layoffs at the H1Z1 and Planetside 2 studio is not yet clear, but one developer who lost his job said multiple teams had been […]

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Apex Legends’ Charge Rifle will be nerfed soon

October 12, 2019

(Image credit: Respawn) If you’ve dropped into Apex Legends since the start of Season 3 then you’ll know the new Charge Rifle energy sniper is pretty damned good. When you squeeze the trigger it fires a hitscan laser, and a second or so later it fires a single powerful shot: you can deal up to […]

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Gearbox finally shows FL4K some love in latest Borderlands 3 patch

October 12, 2019

(Image credit: Gearbox Software) Gearbox has finally stopped nerfing Borderlands 3‘s robot vault hunter FL4K. After two nerfs in as many weeks, the developer has decided it went too far, and is partially rolling back a recent change to FL4K’s Leave No Trace skill, which has a chance to return ammo to the player’s magazine […]

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‘Our relationships in China had no influence’ on Blitzchung punishment, Blizzard says

October 12, 2019

After a tumultuous week that saw widespread fan outrage, a call for boycotts, and two high-profile personalities withdraw from future events, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack has issued a statement explaining the company’s perspective on the suspension of Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai, and admitting that it “reacted too quickly” in imposing his punishment. […]

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Thunderbolt 3 vs USB-C: what’s the difference?

October 12, 2019

USB-C connector (Image credit: Pixabay (via denvit)) Ports: There sure are a lot of them, and the differences between them can be confusing. Thunderbolt 3 can now do everything USB-C can and more, and even looks like a USB-C, since they have the same port shape. But they aren’t the same—you can’t connect a USB-C […]

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