The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: Rising instances of cyber attacks on banks had led to SWIFT, the global network that enables trillions of dollars transfers each day, to introduce a Customer Security Framework that mandates its member banks to upgrade their systems or face the threat of naming and shaming among other member banks. Under this framework, banks have to adhere to 16 mandatory controls and 11 advisory controls, and requires each bank to confirm compliance on an annual basis.Banks which fail to adhere to these controls will be reported to the Reserve Bank of India as well. “There are certain mandates that we are making within the community now and if they don't comply with it, we will be publishing their names in the system,“ said, Kiran Shetty, CEO, SWIFT India. “So, for example, if I am a bank and if you want to send me some money , you will be able to look at my credentials related to cyber security and make your decision whether you want to deal with that bank or not.
Inc.
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Advertisers can now use third party data to target user profiles on Snapchat, which will boost Snap's revenue in the buildup to going public.
YourNewsWire
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Pakistan has announced that it will use all the weapons at its disposal to defend the country and that includes nuclear weapons. Pakistani officials threatened to use nuclear weapons should India invade, following a statement by an Indian army chief saying they would attack Pakistan in the case of a terrorist incident. One of the officials told the Financial Times: If ever our national security is threatened by advancing foreign forces, Pakistan will use all of its weapons — and I mean all of our weapons — to defend our country Sputnik news reports: Pakistan is one of the countries that possesses nuclear weapons. Earlier this month, Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat spoke about the existence of a cold start, a strategy that enables the army to instantly respond to crises, such as militant attacks, without letting the enemy prepare or triggering a nuclear response.
Windows Blog
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The power and touch capabilities of a Surface Pro 4 enables Soon to use programs like Abode Photoshop, LightRoom, Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office to do his graduate studies – “lots of writing and looking at photos, using the pen to take notes on lecture slides, comparing small intricate details in fossils where a good screen size is imperative.” Photoshop is truly handy when altering specimen photos to make posters, fix photos for articles or to simply zoom in further to get more detail or mirror the image. “I could never get Photoshop to work well enough on my old computer,” he says. Gossypium barbadense Pima cotton boll. Showing extensive damage done by the Pink boll worm Pectinophora gossypiella. Here I am cleaning up my photo, adjusting the light exposure and adding text with a measure bar. This photo will be used by the USDA at an Entomology conference.
MacRumors
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It means I don't quite get the sharpness of a 1920x1080 Retina display on the 27UD88, but the smoothing is good enough that everything still looks acceptably sharp at my viewing distance. Resolution options are more limited when used with the 2016 MacBook, still defaulting to a Retina 1920x1080 desktop but running at 30 Hz and with only a few other lower-resolution scaled options available to choose from. More ambitious users may be interested in looking into a hack that enables the MacBook to run 4K displays at 60 Hz, but the tweak is not something the average user will want to attempt. Display Quality The 27UD88 has a maximum brightness of 350 nits according to the specs, which is significantly lower than the 500 nits of Apple's MacBook Pro and the UltraFine displays. Brightness level needs vary significantly based on user preference and ambient environment, but I generally prefer my displays fairly bright and thus it's very obvious when I put this display next to my MacBook Pro, and particularly the UltraFine 5K.
ZDNet Blogs
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Know Your Mobile
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"The upcoming iPhone may use new sensing technology, which enables the phone to respond when users touch any side of the device. But, Apple may not adopt this technology." Right then. Good to know...I guess? iPhone 8 Release Date, Specs Prices: iPhone 8 Specs Hardware Apple is already prepping for the iPhone 8. We know this. But now we're starting to get quite a bit of information through about the handset's core, internal specs. According to reports the A11 chipset inside the iPhone 8 will be based on a 10nm process and will be built by Apple's long-standing partner, TSMC. Here's the latest from 9to5Mac: "Digitimes is reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun to ‘tape out’ the A11 chip expected to power the 2017-model iPhone. Taping out is the point at which the initial design is finalized and ready to create the photomask that will be used for manufacture.
The Sun Daily
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Phys.Org
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Techradar
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With support for over 30 audio formats and a host of internet radio streams, you'll be able to play just about anything, and the 32-bit audio processing and output support delivers the best possible quality for your system. AIMP's configurable sound engine gives you great audio control. There's an 18-band equalizer, an array of effects (including reverb, flanger, chorus, pitch, tempo, echo, speed, bass, enhancer and voice remover), normalization, and support for DSP plug-ins (a format originally designed for Winamp). With so many features, it's closer to an audio editor than a simple media player. AIMP's powerful media management tools also make it easy to keep your songs in order, with smart playlist tools and a tag editor that's better than some stand-alone equivalents. Throw in a pile of extras including internet stream capture, audio conversion and a scheduler that enables you to use the program as an alarm clock, and you've got a truly remarkable player.
Android Police
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It's not too often that I see Hulu app news pop up here, but this update is important. The popular TV (and more) streaming app is finally getting profiles, à la Netflix. The obvious benefit here is that individual users can have their own watch histories, interests, and recommendations without interfering with each other. Here's the official note on it: Profiles: Creating individual profiles enables you to keep track of all of your favorite shows and movies regardless of what other viewers in your household watch. Read More The latest Hulu app update catches up to Netflix, brings profiles for different users was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
BoingBoing
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The graphene temporary tattoo seen here is the thinnest epidermal electronic device ever and according to the University of Texas at Austin researchers who developed it, the device can take some medical measurements as accurately as bulky wearable sensors like EKG monitors. From IEEE Spectrum : Graphene’s conformity to the skin might be what enables the high-quality measurements. Air gaps between the skin and the relatively large, rigid electrodes used in conventional medical devices degrade these instrumentssignal quality. Newer sensors that stick to the skin and stretch and wrinkle with it have fewer airgaps, but because they’re still a few micrometers thick, and use gold electrodes hundreds of nanometers thick, they can lose contact with the skin when it wrinkles. The graphene in the Texas researchersdevice is 0.3-nm thick. Most of the tattoo’s bulk comes from the 463-nm-thick polymer support.
The Huffington Post
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This proposal wouldn't be logistically difficult. Such enrollment could be made either permanent or temporary - in essence, for the duration of however long it takes Congress to develop an acceptable long-term alternative to Obamacare. We could either charge according to the present Medicare pricing system, or, better, charge each beneficiary whatever he or she now pays under Obamacare. Congress should be able to decide on these simple options quickly, given its eagerness to repeal Obamacare as soon as possible. I don't think this proposal is politically unrealistic, even though there will be opposition as there always is in connection with changes in health care. Would-be repealers in the Republican Party should sign on because it enables them to repeal Obamacare immediately, without causing harm and angering 20 million constituents suddenly deprived of health insurance.
Popular Science
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Windows Blog
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This means customers subscribed to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 as well as Secure Productive Enterprise E3 and E5, can now upgrade their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to Windows 10 without the need to purchase separate upgrade licenses. This is an important benefit addition to Windows cloud subscriptions in CSP as it enables customers who have yet to purchase a new Windows 10 device, or who missed out on the free upgrade to Windows 10 campaign, to take advantage of enterprise-grade security , managed by a trusted partner, for the price of coffee and a donut. In order to take advantage of this new upgrade benefit, tenant admins for customers with Windows cloud subscriptions can log in to the Office 365 Admin center http://portal.office.com with their Azure Active Directory admin credentials and see options to begin the upgrade on the device they are currently using, share the download link with others in their organization, create installation media or troubleshoot installation.
Autocar
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“And to take the strain out of part-exchanging your old car, Order Online will give you a guaranteed price for it. It’s all about making the whole process quicker and easier,” he added. “We’ve even added a system that enables the site to verify your identity online so you dont have to upload documents.” Once a customer has placed their order, they will be contacted by a “concierge”, who will keep them up to date on the progress of their order until delivery. Although no special discounts have been applied to cars bought via Order Online , they are eligible for all current special offers and deposit contributions for PCP finance deals. Other cars you can buy online Hyundai and Smart also launched online buying portals earlier this month that allow buyers to complete the entire purchase of a new car from the comfort of their home or office. Hyundai’s Click To Buy website is offering certain vehicles with a discount built into the price.
Autocar
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“And to take the strain out of part-exchanging your old car, Order Online will give you a guaranteed price for it. It’s all about making the whole process quicker and easier,” he adds. “We’ve even added a system that enables the site to verify your identity online so you dont have to upload documents.” Once a customer has placed their order, they will be contacted by a “concierge”, who will keep them up to date on the progress of their order, right up to delivery. Although no special discounts have been applied to cars bought via Order Online , they are eligible for all current special offers and deposit contributions for PCP finance deals. Other cars you can buy online Hyundai and Smart also launched online buying portals earlier this month that allow buyers to complete the entire purchase of a new car from the comfort of their home or office.
Techradar
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$2.99/2.49/AU$4.99 One of the Apple Watch's most impressive features is the remote camera option, which enables you to use the Watch's display as a viewfinder and shutter button for your iPhone. It's as useful for looking in awkward places as it is for snapping selfies, but that usefulness only applies if you stick with the default Camera app - or if you use a Camera replacement such as ProCamera , which has its own remote shutter app for the Apple Watch. The ProCamera Watch app offers more options than the standard Apple one, with easy selection of photo, lowlight mode, HDR or video and the option to set a timer too. But the real draw here is the main iPhone app, which offers a range of image formats, RAW and UHD shooting, filters and effects and easy social media sharing. Some of its best features require in-app purchases - Lowlight Plus and vividHDR are $2.
BBC Parliament
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I think about the very act of work we carry out with France today against international terrorism. And we look for a relationship after we leave the European Union that enables us to build on those historic strengths and enables us and France to continue to work as very active, complimentary partners on a whole range of issues.
The Sun Daily - Food
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What resulted appeared to be a one-pot dish that was somewhat of a combination between spicy, creamy and sweetish, but which went well with steaming hot rice. Cooking at home is very much according to your own personal taste. Being conscious of flavours and textures of various ingredients as you cook and eat enables you to imagine how different flavours and textures of various ingredients can be combined to produce a dish that suits your palate. If you have other ingredients such as potatoes, onions, or firm tofu, you could use them too. One-Pot Chicken Curry Ingredients (serves 2-3 persons) ► 300g chicken breast, sliced1 tsp salt1 tbs meat curry powder1 small brinjal, sliced1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved3-4 okra, cut into halves2 cloves garlic, chopped3 tbs cooking oil3-4 tbs bottled chilli sauce1 tsp sugar, or to taste100ml coconut milk1 cup water Method 1.
BBC One South East
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I hope that those sitting around the table are going to ensure that we can see an agreement reached which enables passengers to actually get on with their lives, get on with their jobs and not suffer the misery that was brought about by the strike in the first place.
Techradar
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5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros What's the best Linux distro for beginners? 10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros 7 best Linux distros All the clients in the feature are rather equally matched in terms of features. That said, Remmina and Vinagre are the only ones that can sniff and discover a VNC server running on the network. Additionally, Vinagre can tunnel VNC connections through SSH and enables you to easily take screenshots of the remote machines. However, with Remmina you can manually tweak the quality of the connection to make good use of the available bandwidth. Best of all you can change the colour depth of the remote desktop on the fly. The application encrypts VNC connections with AES256 algorithm and also offers a button to send all keyboard commands to the remote server. TigerVNC and TightVNC are both very similar since the former is a fork of the latter.
Techradar
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Note: however that well only rate applications based on the accessibility of the available post-connection features. The fact that some applications offer more controls once the connection has been established than the others will be compared in a separate section of this article. Well break this slide down into mini-reviews of the interface and user experience, starting with RealVNC Youll have to define a new connection before connecting with the RealVNC client by manually entering the IP address of the VNC server. You can then either use the default settings or tweak them from the New Connection window. The General and Options tabs list common parameters while the Expert tab enables experienced campaigners modify the default values of various parameters. You can access these options during an active connection either by using the hidden menu at the top of the connection window or by pressing the F8 key.
The Huffington Post
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" Dark mode inverts traditional white pages with black text to black pages with white text, which can be much easier on the eyes. The extension also enables users to adjust brightness and increase or decrease contrast, sepia tones, grayscale and even change fonts. Learn Something New Each year, many of us promise ourselves we will pick up a new skill or learn a new language. But when it comes down to it, we don't always have the extra hours each day needed to learn something new. The extensions below, however, can help you learn a new language and how to code at your own pace. Kypsis Language Immersion The Kypsis Language Immersion extension is an easy way to learn one of more than 60 languages. The extension allows you to choose what percentage of words or sentences of a webpage you want translated and what language you want it translated into.