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ANDROID WARNING – Google Play apps can steal information from YOUR WhatsApp

Google Play hosted 20 apps that were capable of stealing personal information from popular programmes like WhatsApp, security experts have said. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– The apps exploited know vulnerabilities to “root” devices running older versions of Android and then bypass security protectons. The malicious programmes were then capable of accessing sensitive data stored in popular apps such as… Read More »

17 Windows 10 problems – and how to fix them

Stop tearing your hair out and follow our tips Windows 10 has been hailed by many as a vast improvement over the previous generation, marrying the best features of ‘classic’ Windows with the best bits of Windows 8. However, no software is exempt from glitches, bugs and other assorted compatibility issues – least of all Windows 10. While… Read More »

Exclusive: U.S. Cardinal Health puts $1.5 billion China business on block – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health has put its China business up for sale, drawing keen interest from state-backed Chinese pharmaceutical firms in a deal that may be worth up to $1.5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd, China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Ltd and Sinopharm Group Co Ltd are… Read More »

Windows 10 UPDATE – Microsoft planning BIG new patch full of great features

Windows 10 users will get a new Creators Update, available to download in September Testing has begun for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, ahead of a planned September 2017 release date for the big patch. Fast Ring Insider testers received the update to download in the past few days and have been trying out the new features… Read More »

Continental drift – Investors embrace Europe, ex-UK

Global investors are distinguishing between the UK and the rest of Europe as part of a fundamental reassessment of what investing in the region means, reflecting growing enthusiasm for Europe’s broad economic prospects and nervousness about thorny and possibly protracted Brexit negotiations. That has meant the forceful emergence this year of “Europe ex-UK” as an investment class, as… Read More »

Apple piles on the apps for the iPhone – and users say, ‘Enough’

As Apple prepares to show off new features for the iPhone and other devices at its developer conference on Monday, the company is grappling with an uncomfortable issue: Many of its existing features are already too complicated for many users to figure out. At last year’s conference, for example, Apple’s top software executive, Craig Federighi, demonstrated how users… Read More »

North Korea says will have dialogue with U.S. under right conditions – Yonhap

A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if conditions were right, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home… Read More »

British shop prices fall at slowest rate in three-and-a-half years – BRC

Prices in British shops showed the smallest annual decline in nearly three-and-a-half years last month, adding to signs of growing inflation pressure after the Brexit vote caused a fall in the value of the pound, a survey showed on Wednesday. Overall shop prices fell 0.5 percent after a 0.8 percent decline in March, the shallowest rate of deflation… Read More »

China likely to allow companies to issue shares in Frankfurt this year – bourse

Chinese companies will likely be allowed to sell their shares in Germany via issuing so-called “D shares” as soon as this year, in a move that will help them raise their profile in Europe, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said. The plan to launch D shares – Frankfurt-traded shares sold by China-registered firms – is being studied by… Read More »

Peace prospects dead if Trump moves U.S. embassy to Jerusalem – Palestinian aide

A senior Palestinian official warned on Friday that implementation of Donald Trump’s pledge to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would destroy any prospects for peace with Israel, even as a spokesman for the U.S. President-elect said he remained committed to the move. Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, issued the grim prediction just a day… Read More »