TECHNOBYTE for 04 July 2016

This week I have been playing with the Huawei P9 - the newest flagship device from the China’s number 1 smartphone maker. The latest smartphone features an all metal design, 5.2 inch screen with a strong focus on photography. The P9 is superb and takes fantastic photographs thanks to the partnership with German legendary lens manufacturer Leica.

The dual-lens camera allows more lights into the lens for better clarity, for rich photos and videos. There are two sensors, one RGB and one monochrome. The Huawei P9’s merging algorithm intelligently combines the colours taken by the RGB sensor with the detail of the monochrome sensor. The new Huawei phone is really well built, has a great battery and styled beautifully Coming in at a price point of R12 000 will challenge the premium market in value.

It happened to Mark Zuckerberg. It happened to Sundar Pichai. It happened to Travis Kalanick. And it could happen to you, too. Want to know how secure your Twitter account is? Here’s an easy way to find out. Head to the Twitter applications settings page. There, you can see a full list of the third-party applications that have “write” access to your account: Apps that let you post to Twitter without being on Twitter dot com. A sliver of mine looks like this:

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Windows Defender is malware protection that is included with and built into Windows 8. This software helps identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Windows Defender runs in the background and notifies you when you need to take specific action. However, you can use it anytime to scan for malware if your computer isn’t working properly or if you clicked a suspicious link online or in an email message.

The point of giving third-party apps write access to your Twitter account is to make it easy to tweet about the stuff you do on these apps: For example, tweeting that you’re listening to Justin Bieber on Spotify, or that you posted a picture of your dog on Instagram, or that you unfollowed 1,000 people in the previous week. It’s supposed to make Twitter faster, more dynamic, and more open.

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