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Siri giving some more ‘hints’ ahead of Apple event tomorrow

Keeping to the ‘Hey Siri’ theme of the event, the day before the big show, Apple has added a new set of reply phrases to Siri teasing the event tomorrow. There’s about a half-dozen new witty responses in addition to those added last week. To hear them, hold-down the Home Button activate Siri and …

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An Android Porn App Takes Your Photo and Holds It to Ransom

Users of the “Adult Player” Android app are in for a shock: it’s emerged that the Android app has been secretly taking photos of users - and wants …

The MacBook Air is on a path to extinction

Apple is squeezing the air out of the Air<p>When Apple redesigned the MacBook Air in 2010, it created one of the best machines to ever carry its Mac label. That new laptop was a revelation: extremely thin and light, like the original Air, yet also powerful enough for most tasks and equipped with a …

YouTube is stepping up its war on ad blockers by forcing some people to watch ads whether they like it or not

As NeoWin reports, if the Google-owned video site detects that someone using the Google Chrome web browser is also using AdBlock Plus (or any other ad-blocking software), it removes the option to skip the pre-roll adverts that sometimes precede videos.<p>While normal viewers typically get the option …

Syrian journalist films perilous crossing from Turkey to Greece

Many immigrants flowing into Europe recently have entered via Greece, having made a short but often dangerous journey across the sea from Turkey with the help of people smugglers.<p>From Bektas on the Turkish coast it is just 20km to the Greek island of Lesbos.<p>Syrian journalist Ali Hafez and his …

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …