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A soldier's tale of Cyprus with Martin Bell

Highlights<p><b>Exclusive insights from Martin Bell OBE</b><p>You will be accompanied throughout this eight-day tour by Martin Bell, who will share his personal insights into the EOKA rebellion. A soldier on the island during that time, Martin will reveal his thoughts and experiences during this period and …

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Belgium to commemorate 100 years since Passchendaele

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join thousands of relatives of those who fought at the Battle of Passchendaele in a gathering which marks 100 years since it began.<p>The Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Theresa May and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will also attend events in and around Ypres, …

Princess Diana's recordings on failed marriage to air on UK television

A British television channel is broadcasting a new documentary on Princess Diana using video tapes in which she candidly discussed her marital problems and her strained relationship with the royal family.<p>The recordings of Diana speaking to her voice coach in the early 1990s included her description …

The FDA just gave a huge gift to e-cigarette makers

Nobody seems to know for sure if e-cigarettes are healthier for tobacco enthusiasts than actual cigarettes. According to a long-term study released …

Why You Should Get A Flip Phone In 2015

They're perfect if you want to unplug but are terrified of going cold turkey.<p>So, you want to break your iPhone addiction, but you still need to be in touch at work or with family. What do you do? <b></b><p>Apparently, you get a flip phone. They’re cheap, hard to break and provide very few distractions …

WhatsApp (Android) now lets you mark chats as unread

WhatsApp has been updated on Android with a few useful new features, including an option to mark conversations as unread, as spotted by Android Police.<p>Tap and hold on any conversation pane and you’ll spot the new feature at the bottom of the menu. It adds a green circle to your selected chat so …

Apps

How to protect your business from hackers

Recent incidents have shown the critical importance of taking effective action to ensure cyber safety<p>Each week, more companies make it into the headlines following embarrassing security breaches. In December, firms including Amazon and Walmart saw customer passwords leaked online. More recently, …

Internet Safety

How to Make Songs Available Offline with Apple Music on iPhone

Open the Music app and find the song or album you want to download for offline listening.<p>If the song or album hasn’t been added to your library, you’ll see a plus sign. Tap the plus sign to add a song or album to your library.<p>Once added, the plus sign will be replaced by the icon of a cloud with a …

Pebble Time gets new settings and app features

If you have jumped on the Pebble Time bandwagon, you’ll be glad to know that the company has today issued a firmware update that brings the smartwatch to version number 3.2 and add a range of new features while the companion Android app has also been updated with new options and tweaks.<p>The new …

Smartwatches

Advertisers, here’s yet another massive ad fraud. Mobile users, here’s what you can do.

Anti-ad fraud firm Forensiq is out with a new report today that adds yet another kind of massive ad fraud to the growing pile of options — thousands of apps that secretly and quickly load hidden ads.<p>First, the bad news:<p>These apps, of which there are at least 5000 across platforms, rapidly load and …

Chrome for iOS can now talk to Physical Web devices

Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS with support for its Physical Web standard, which allows smart devices to communicate with your phone without the need for other apps.<p>This refers to Google’s open source protocol that lets connected devices like parking meters and bus stops send URLs …

Xiaomi teams up with Uber to deliver your new Mi Note

Who doesn’t love speedy delivery with your latest gadget and it’s tough to find a faster method than a taxi? Xiaomi and controversial taxi firm Uber have entered into a partnership to deliver new Mi Note smartphones directly to customers in Singapore and Malaysia.<p>I’m not a huge impulse buyer, but …

Xiaomi

Annoyed By Mobile Sites That “Ask” You To Download Their App? You’re Not Alone

Your team has spent many months perfecting your mobile app, so of course you want people to download it. You want to get your app high up in the app store charts. I get it. Totally. However, you (and a lot of companies) have gotten overly aggressive with how you go about “suggesting” that we …

Apps

Street Fighter 5 PS4 Beta Doesn't Let You Invite Friends, Use the Share Button

The PS4-exclusive Street Fighter V beta launches today, but if you were planning on playing it against your friends, it sounds as if you're out of luck.<p>Capcom has clarified some details about how the beta will work before it goes live tonight. Most significantly, there is no way to invite friends …

Street Fighter

LG Display to invest one billion in flexible OLED panels

Earlier today, LG Display announced that it will be investing KRW 1.05 trillion ($0.91 billion) into a 6th generation flexible OLED display production line, which has big implications for the future of mobile displays.<p>LG Display’s 6th generation production technique aims to drastically increase the …

OLEDs

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 review

Mainstream manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and HTC all offer handsets at the entry-level market, but these are usually designed with profits in mind, resulting in lower specs than is possible at the price tag. By comparison, carriers often offer better specs but couple them with large amounts of …

Phones

Line Lite for Android brings messaging minus major data usage

Messaging service Line has launched a new Android app that lets users save on storage space and data while staying in touch with their contacts.<p>Line Lite weighs in at less than 1MB, yet retains the core features of the company’s mainstream offering, like group texting, stickers and image sharing. …

22 Things People Who Fast For Ramadan Are Tired Of Hearing

It's cute, but also really annoying.

Ramadan Challenge: 30-Day Self Improvement Ideas

<i>Ramadan</i> is a month-long race towards righteousness.<p>As Allah says: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those …

Eating healthy through Ramadan

By Pamela Constable<p>, Bureau chief<p>The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins Thursday, has traditionally been good for the soul but terrible for the waistline. In much of the Middle East and South Asia, the long days of fasting — a symbolic spiritual sacrifice — are followed by heavy, sweet …

Ramadan in St Petersburg – the city where the sun doesn't set

When Ramadan starts on Thursday, the faithful in St Petersburg and elsewhere in northern Russia will face an obstacle that the prophet surely didn’t envision: in June, the sun never truly sets.<p>Ramadan: a guide to the Islamic holy month<p>Read more<p>These are the celebrated “white nights”, the period …

St. Petersburg

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang | Ramadan 2017 News

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open.<p>Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China's ruling Communist party is …

China

Westminster renovation: Parliament building work could cost £5.7bn and take 32 years

Renovations of the Palace of Westminster could cost as much as £5.7bn ($9bn) or as little as £3.9bn and last from anywhere from six to 32 years, a …