Sky just confirmed some BIG news ahead of its new blockbuster update | Tech | Life & Style

Sky confirmed some impressive new figures in its latest quarterly earnings call. The UK broadcaster confirmed its annual revenue increased by five per cent year-on-year, bringing the total to £10.1 billion. Sky also revealed its flagship Sky Q system – an all-new system that redesigned the iconic Sky+ HD hardware from the ground up – is now in 2.5 million homes across UK, Ireland and Italy. The redesigned satellite box will be coming to Germany and Austria, starting from May 2nd. Elsewhere, Sky repeated its plans for the forthcoming software…

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WhatsApp scam uses shocking new ploy to TRICK YOU, how to avoid it | Tech | Life & Style

WhatsApp users should be aware of a new scam doing the rounds on the successful messaging platform. Unlike previous scam messages that have circulated on the Facebook-owned chat app, this latest message actually contains an element of truth. The WhatsApp hoax encourages users to forward on the message, like the chain-mail messages that used to plague email users in years gone-by. The first half of the message is a hoax, warning users of a so-called “Martinelli Video” capable of hacking your smartphone when viewed on your device. However, the second…

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Your Gmail account is changing as Google confirms major update | Tech | Life & Style

Gmail users are about to see some big changes coming to their email accounts. The hugely popular service is set for a major revamp with new features and redesign expected to launch in the coming weeks. The update looks likely to bring a cleaner and less cluttered look for Gmail on the web along with the arrival of things such as Smart Reply which instantly allows users to select from three automatic responses based on what’s in the original message. There could also be the option to snooze conversations allowing…

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Google Chrome update – Game-changing update could launch in 2018, here’s what it does | Tech | Life & Style

Google Chrome could be getting a huge update in 2018. Google Chrome is without a doubt the most popular internet browser in the world – and it doesn’t look like it will lose that crown anytime soon. Latest NetMarketShare stats for the first three months of 2018 give the search engine giant’s browser a huge 61.26 per cent market share. Its nearest challenger is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer with a 12.43 per cent chunk of the market, followed by Firefox on 10.73 per cent. Whereas Microsoft’s newer Edge browser, which is…

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Samsung Gear S4 release date is almost here, rumour claims | Tech | Life & Style

SAMSUNG • GETTY • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS Samsung Gear S4 is purportedly currently in development and scheduled to launch in late 2018 Samsung Gear S4 could launch this year, according to a new report from SamMobile. The technology blog has a solid track record when it comes to forecasting forthcoming Samsung hardware. SamMobile claims the South Korean technology firm is developing a new smartwatch with the model number SM-R800. Whether this upgraded wearable is marketed as Gear S4 is not yet known. Samsung launched its Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3…

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Google Chrome BLOCK will see cryptocurrency mining apps BANNED | Tech | Life & Style

Google is no longer accepting any new cryptocurrency mining extensions on its Chrome browser’s web store. The decision was announced in a new post on the Chromium blog today. Chrome extensions that use malicious code to hide cryptocurrency mining capabilities have been discovered in the Chrome web store. These leverage the computing power of your PC to mine for coins in the background. This can severely impact the performance of users’ machines. Chrome Extensions Platform Product Manager, James Wagner said: “Until now, Chrome Web Store policy has permitted cryptocurrency mining…

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