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Google Pixel users experiencing SMS bug since Oreo update

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On the eve of the Pixel 2’s release, Google handsets are reportedly experiencing a bug that is seemingly connected to the Android 8.0 update. Devices running Oreo, which is currently limited to Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, could be prone to errors in receiving text messages. The problem was publicly …

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OnePlus dialling down its data collection amid controversy

OnePlus attracted a lot of attention last week when it was revealed that the company had been found collecting personal data without its users’ consent. Understandably, this prompted an outcry from OnePlus handset owners that has resulted in the firm scaling down its intrusive data collection methods. The controversy arose …

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Nintendo wants to appeal to more mature audiences

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Nintendo is often synonymous with our childhoods, marking itself as a staple in pop culture with its family friendly cast of characters padded through its world famous first-party exclusives. While this was a growing concern for many fans looking for more mature content Nintendo has seemingly heard the outcry and …

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UK government forced to respond on Loot Box gambling concerns

Update 17/10/17: Conservative MP and former Culture, Media and Sport committee member, Tracey Crouch, has officially responded to Cambridge Labour MP, Daniel Zeichner’s questions. Unfortunately, the government has yet to respond to Connor Rhys Deeley’s ongoing petition which seems well on its way to achieving its 100,000-signature goal. Original story: Last week, game …

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer doesn’t like exclusives

It’s well known that each platform focuses heavily on exclusive games and their respective DLC, a delight to many of the system owners and a curse to those cut off from potentially enjoying what the game has to offer. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has spoken out against the idea …

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Nintendo’s next Mini console hints at Game Boy Classic

Nintendo has been re-treading its retro consoles recently, re-releasing the popular systems that launched its success in the form of Classic Minis. With the Nintendo NES Classic releasing last year and the SNES Classic following suit in 2017, many would believe that the N64 Classic would be up next but …

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Netflix and Phish as another scam makes the rounds

Phishing scams are nothing new, with Netflix users having experienced plenty of attacks since the boom of the platform’s push into the digital market. It seems there is another one making the rounds, this time affecting both business and personal accounts. The attack comes in the form of an official …

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OnePlus found collecting personal data without user consent

OnePlus is no stranger to controversy, having manipulated its launch day benchmarks for its OnePlus 5 smartphone. It’s latest debacle, however, is much more sensitive, with the company being accused of tracking personal information without its users’ consent. The accusation comes from security researcher Christopher Moore, who took to a …

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Bug in Samsung smartphones causing SMS messages to fail

The Galaxy S8 has been on the market since April, enjoying quite the success as Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Unfortunately for some users, however, something seems to be playing havoc with sending and receiving SMS messages. Users across the world have been affected by a bug that seems to be causing …

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