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Mobile phone roaming charges dropped across EU

AS OF yesterday, June 15, 2017, some 500 million people throughout the European Union (EU) will be able to use their mobile phones for making calls and going online in any member state without...

Microsoft debuts Xbox One X

AHEAD OF the E3 games show in Los Angeles, Microsoft recently unveiled the latest games console in its line-up - a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X. To be...

App of the week: Google Trips

GOOGLE INTRODUCED an app called Trips last year to help people organise their travel plans and figure out what to do once they arrive at their destination. The app will organise your plane tickets and...

How to get the Pride rainbow flag reaction on Facebook

FACEBOOK HAS added a new rainbow flag reaction to its social network for a limited time so users can celebrate Pride month. The flag, which has been a symbol of the LGBT community since 1978,...

Apple debuts ‘HomePod’ smart speaker

AT ITS Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on Monday, Apple unveiled the HomePod - a voice-controlled speaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, the HomePod can...

App of the week: ‘quik’

EVERYONE HAS dozens or even hundreds of photos and videos just sitting in their camera roll for weeks or months. Photo and video apps can turn those images and videos into something worth sharing, but...

App of the week: ‘Sortly’

IT'S A problem most of us have: accumulating too much stuff and forgetting where all of it is. Keep track of your belongings with this week’s RTN App of the Week. The Sortly app helps...

Facebook clarifies security settings

FACEBOOK HAS picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Some of...

EU free Wi-Fi for European towns with no internet coverage

EUROPEAN UNION institutions agreed this week to set aside €120 million in order to provide free Wi-Fi by 2020 to up to 8,000 municipalities in the EU in areas with no internet coverage. The initiative...

Parents denied access to dead daughter’s Facebook account

A German court has ruled that the parents of a dead teenage girl have no right to access their daughter’s Facebook account. The 15-year-old was killed by a train in 2012 and her parents were...

Facebook moderation guidelines leaked

LEAKED FACEBOOK documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges...

App of the week: ‘shapr’

SHAPR IS an app that takes a new approach to professional networking. Using a smart algorithm, Shapr provides 10-15 profiles of other professionals nearby with similar interests to be evaluated daily. Much like the popular...

Lightweight versions of your favourite apps

WITH AN eye towards the developing world where people are more likely to own cheap phones and have unreliable wireless data access, the big names in tech are developing simpler versions of their apps....

How to stay safe online

IN light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that brought large parts of the NHS to a standstill and infected computers all over the world, follow these top security tips to keep you safe...

Twitter co-founder returns

TWITTER CO-FOUNDER Biz Stone recently revealed he will be returning full time to the microblogging service in an unspecified role. ‘My top focus will be to guide the company culture, that energy, that feeling,’ Stone...

HTC hoping to put squeeze on competitors

HTC HAS had many firsts in its 20-year history. It made the first Android phone, the first 4G-enabled phone in the US, a slew of the first Windows Phone handsets and so on. Its latest...

What is WannaCry?

WANNACRY RANSOMWARE has spread across 150 countries and sent many NHS hospitals into meltdown. But what is it? Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry or wcry, is the ransomware program behind the global cyber-attack that...

One in ten Brits have been victims of cyber fraud

RESEARCH OF over 10,000 consumers has revealed that one in ten people have been a victim of cyber fraud. When asked what their biggest online safety concerns are, respondents cited a wide range of attacks...

YouTube to rival Netflix?

YOUTUBE IS planning a new slate of ad-supported original programming to start this year, the company announced at the NewFronts conference in New York last week. The shows - starting with ad-supported programming from Kevin...

Apple Watch sales doubled

SALES OF the Apple Watch have nearly doubled year over year, CEO Tim Cook announced on the company’s earnings call last week. So far, Apple has refused to give out exact sales numbers for the...

Get lost!

LIFE WAS uncluttered in the 60s and 70s. But, when they said technology would make life even easier, we sheeple believe them. Is that so? For twenty-years I kept appointments with businesses scattered around four...

App of the week: Oilist

GIVE OILIST an image and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time, you can participate or spectate, it's up to you. Oilist comes...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on...

Red flags on the beach mean one thing… DANGER!

AUGUST 15 was a ‘Red Day’ in more than one sense of the word. During the Tuesday national holiday that brought more than the usual number...
Ex Marbella mayor may return

Ex-Marbella mayor may return to power

POLITICAL TURMOIL in Marbella looks set to be resolved by the end of this month. And this could see the return to power of the...
Starlite festival

Marbella´s star studded Starlite festival

MARBELLA’S sixth annual Starlite festival is hotting up, with a series of concerts left to go until the event ends on August 26. Tomorrow night,...
FAST

FAST need first aid… quickly!

FAST – First Aid Support Team – are a group of volunteers from Camposol near to Mazarron.  They respond to medical emergencies on Camposol...
ELCHE DAD TAKES THE BLAME

Dad takes the blame for son in car crash

A FATHER originally took responsibility for a car crash to cover for his son. Following an incident on Calle Bigastro in Elche, a man phoned...
Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts

Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts?

MANY OF us would happily drink a pina colada laced with coconut spirit, or knock back an almond based amaretto liqueur and then later pronounce,...
San Javier Golf Society

San Javier Golf Society

DUE to the extremely hot and humid weather, the latest individual Stableford Qualifier held at La Serena Golf, only included one division.  However, the...
Biker Chase

Bloodied biker in police chase

A BIKER chased by police has crashed on the N-332 in Benissa. The man was left in a serious condition and was taken to hospital...
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Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

by Margaret Rogerson Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread,...
Diarrhoea

Sickness claim thrown out of UK court

A BRITISH tourist who blamed poor hygiene in a hotel gave her diarrhoea has had her compensation claim thrown out by a judge. Her boasting about...
Valley Voices

The voices of Jalon enjoying a break

MEMBERS of the Valley Voices may well be enjoying their long summer break, but with autumn around the corner all are eagerly looking forward...

RTN Newspaper – Costa del Sol Edition Issue #016

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