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The 100 greatest tweets of all time

A subjective look back at the best one-liners, sharpest witticisms and biggest fails ever seen on Twitter: 1. Joshua Burt remembers his summer holidays    recreate your holiday by wandering into Greggs wearing swimming trunks, pointing at a sausage roll, shouting TWO and paying with a £50 note — Joshua Burt (@joshburt76) September 2, 2014 2. Rob Fee hints at ...

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iPhone 7 release date, price and features: Everything we know

Apple is preparing for the release the next generation of the iPhone at its annual event in San Francisco this September. Each year the Silicon Valley giant unveils a raft of new products in the Autumn, which can include new iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch models. At the launch event next month, the company is expected to unveil an upgraded iPhone that, while aesthetically similar ...

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Google says Palestine was never on Google Maps after claims it had been 'airbrushed' away

Outrage online that Google deleted Palestine from its Maps service after a glitch caused the West Bank and Gaza to briefly disappear, prompted the internet giant to explain that the country “has never been” on the service.  Palestine, although recognised as a country by the United Nations, has never been on Google Maps. Instead of being demarcated with a solid line that denotes a country border, ...

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How did Facebook get my number? And why is it giving my name out to strangers?

Facebook thrives on data, prodding users to provide it with their memories, cherished moments and relationships. And for years, it has badgered users into handing out their phone numbers. More recently, however, it has taken a different tack – taking mobile numbers from other, less direct, sources and adding them to profiles. Users who don’t willingly give the company their mobile number are ...

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iPhone 7 specs: Apple 'to boost speed by 50 per cent'

The next installment of the iPhone series is due to be unveiled by Apple in September. Reports and leaks suggest that, beyond removing the headphone jack and introducing a touch-sensitive home button, the upcoming iPhone 7 will look pretty much the same as the last two models. However, it may be what’s under the hood that counts. Despite last year’s ...

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Facebook has blocked ad blockers from its website

Facebook is going to stop people from using ad blocking technology on its site as part of a move to prevent revenue being funnelled away from the free service.  Effective immediately, the social network has made the code behind its adverts indistinguishable from that of users’ content so that the paid-for posts will slip past ad blocking tools.  “Many people have started avoiding certain websites ...

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It's official: Facebook study shows cat people are single and dog people have more friends

It’s a long-held division often dismissed as a lazy stereotype: dog people are friendly, outgoing and popular, while cat-owners tend to prefer their own company. But the image of the singleton who is content with some feline companionship is not far from the truth, at least according to Facebook users. Researchers at the social network, who studied 160,000 profiles in ...

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Sightings and nearby – how the new tracking mode will work in Pokemon Go

In the latest Pokemon Go update, they have restored an old feature –  sightings and nearby. This tells you how far away certain Pokemon are to you, in order to make it easier to catch them.  Nearby was a function in the original version of the game, but Niantic turned it off after a glitch that was causing every single Pokemon ...

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Bug leaves 900 million Android devices vulnerable to attack

Researchers have discovered a bug in the chips used in more than 900 million Android phones that, if exploited, could give attackers access to a phone’s settings, apps, camera and microphone.  The security team at Check Point found four vulnerabilities in the chip used in Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The ...

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