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Tencent's stellar share rally sees it surpass Facebook in market value
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd has racked up some impressive gains this week - becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world's fifth-most valuable company.

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Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty
The drone maker claims a researcher who contacted it had "unauthorised access" to its servers.

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Adorn Your Cat With Adorable Headgear This Christmas

Putting costumes on our pets is one of the best parts of having pets. Whether you’re trying to put your cat into a Harry Potter outfit or your dog into a Batman costume […]

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.

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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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New Jeep Wrangler, two large SUVs tee up for LA auto show - Roadshow
Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler, and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

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12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
Just got Apple's latest smartphone? Here are the secrets you should know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks that used to be executed by tapping or holding the home button, like launching Siri or closing apps, have now been assigned new gestures.

Here’s a quick overview of the most important iPhone X tips and tricks, from taking a screenshot to force restarting the phone.

How to take a screenshot

To take a screenshot on the iPhone X, press and release the side button and the volume up button at the same time.

How to get back to the home screen

When using an app, swipe up from the bottom of the display to return to the home screen. If your app collection spans multiple home screens, you can also swipe up from any home screen to return back to the first one.

How to see your recently used apps

Opening the app carousel is almost like navigating back to the home screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold your finger in place, and your currently open apps should appear. You can also swipe from left to right across the bottom of the screen to jump back into the app you’ve used most recently.

Read more: Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive on the iPhone X: We Had to Solve ‘Extraordinarily Complex Problems’

How to close apps

Once you’ve opened the app switcher using the method above, rest your finger on the screen for a moment. The close icon, which looks like a red circle with a white minus sign in the middle, will then appear in the top corner of your currently open apps. Tap the icon to close an app.

How to force restart

To force restart the iPhone X, you must press and release the volume up button, volume down button, and then the side button until you see the Apple logo.

How to access the Control Center

Swiping down from the right corner of the screen will pull up the Control Center, the iPhone’s list of now-customizable settings shortcuts.

How to see notifications

Pull down from the top center of the screen to view notifications.

How to turn off the phone

Press and hold the side button and either the volume up or volume down button to turn off the phone, access your medical ID, or launch the emergency SOS feature.

How to launch Apple Pay

To pull up Apple Pay on your iPhone X, double click the side button.

How to launch Siri

Press and hold the side button to summon Apple’s virtual assistant.

How to see your battery percentage

The iPhone X doesn’t have the option to show the battery percentage on the home screen, but you can see it in the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.

How to improve Face ID

Since Face ID is meant to learn your face more closely over time, the best way to improve its accuracy is to enter your passcode each time you’re prompted to do so. This verifies your face, ideally making it easier for Face ID to recognize in the future.

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via

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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome:
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome:

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Captain marketing phone number - We are a SEO, SEM, and online advertising firm based in Los Angeles. Our experts specialize in search engine optimization, Intern

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How do I download photos from Facebook?
This post offers several easy methods for downloading your photos from facebook and other social media sites.

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What is the best software to unzip files?
The most comprehensive unzipping software with the best compression technology is Winace, available from It handles virtually every single compression format and is extremely easy to use.

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I\'m looking for a free/open source software library for text effects, can you suggest one? is powered by the GIMP with a PHP/Apache front end and might be of help to you.

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How do you fix LCD screen on a digital camera?
Replacing a cameras LCD is very easy to do. You can usaully buy the lcd cheap on auction sites. It might be better to purchase a broken camera with an intact screen. Make sure you get the same model. Take apart the camera and simply pull the connectors out from the end that is attached to the camera and push the connectors back in (might take some force) with the new screen.

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RSS to Twitter services like Twitterfeed seem very slow at times; is there a better way?
Yes, try RSStoTwitter, available here: Upload the files to a web server and configure with your account and feed details. Set up a cron job and Bob\'s your Aunty.

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Is Twitterfeed the only way to send RSS feed items to Twitter?
No, other recommended options are and the \'Publicize > Socialize\' options in feedburner. You could use a service like RSS2twitter but this will put ads all over the content you link to.

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Is is possible to create an HTML contact form with attached files? I\'m using a wix website which doesn\'t work well with php as it doesn\'t provide a db to upload php files to?
You probably will not be able to send attachments through this server. It\'s free, and because of that they probably shut this feature off because of spammers. You may want to check with support before you progress further. Forms require a script like php or cgi/perl.

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Is it true that to build value backlinks the links need to be in the form of text that has the link attached?
When linking make sure the link is relevant. So if you are linking to an article about Professional writing. then your link should also relate to professional writing. So don\'t take an article about dog food and add a link to a Professional writing article.

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How do I change my Skype username?
Changing Your Real Name in Skype Step 1 Log in to your account with Skype ID and password. Step 2 Go to \"profile\" listed under Skype tab. Click on edit profile. Change your real name. Step 3 Log out of existig Skype account and click on \"Don\'t have a Skype name?\" Since you cannot change the Skype name once you create an account, you need to create a new Skype account. Step 4 Register yourself with Skype using your real name, new Skype name and email ID. Step 5 Read the terms and conditions, and then create your account. Changing Your Skype User Name Step 1 Log in to your Skype account. Step 2 Click the \"Skype\" tab, and select \"Profile\" and then \"Edit your Profile\" from the toolbar at the top. Step 3 Edit or change your name in the \"Full name\" box. Step 4 Select \"Update.\" Step 5 Log out and log back in to Skype.

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Stock picking robots are here, but are they outsmarting humans?

Although robo-advice will contribute to financial inclusion and helps financially less literate households to be able to invest, it is still not a replacement for financial literacy. Investopedia defines robo-advisers as digital platforms which provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no supervision. If this sounds too simple to be true, you share the views of Chris Sacca, a well-known American start-up investor, when he first heard about the first robo-advisor proposition from Betterment back in 2010. “I worry that it’s too simple,” Sacca said. “People don’t always trust it.” Understandably, the words simple and trust are not…

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