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A sigh of relief for French hoteliers

FRENCH hoteliers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as Paris City Council confirmed that from December, it will be mandatory for people renting their apartments on short-term rental websites such as Airbnb to...

Social media addiction could ruin 1 in 4 couple’s holidays and relationships

TOO much time spent checking social media whilst on holiday could result in arguments and even complete relationship breakdowns for couples this summer, a new survey has revealed. The online survey of over 1,000 married...

Are your devices secure?

MILLIONS are at serious risk of hacking and don’t know it – with fitness trackers, smart TVs and even children’s toys among the most vulnerable items, according to new research from BullGuard. Excluding smartphones, tablets...

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...

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Five years in prison for baby killer

Five years in prison for baby killer

A WOMAN has been sentenced to jail for killing her baby as she gave birth. The girl, who was 17 when she committed the crime,...
Eight years for murderer

Eight years for murderer

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is facing years in prison for stabbing a man outside a nightclub. Prosecutors are asking a judge to place the boy in...
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Malaga firefighter strike still running…

A YEAR after first going on strike Malaga’s firemen have still not returned to work. The labour dispute over working conditions continues without any progress...
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Ask the Optician – How to Protect Your Sight on Día de Santa Lucia

THE 13th of December is Día de Santa Lucia, the patron saint of the blind and the protector of sight. We are urging anyone...
Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

AFTER months of preparation, STUDIO 32’s winter production of White Christmas premiered...and what a performance from this very talented company. From the moment the curtain...
Six top teas to aid weight loss

Six top teas to aid weight loss

Green Tea and Matcha These teas are known for increasing metabolism. A study published in the American Journal For Clinical Nutrition found that green tea...
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Syndicate lottery ticket holders advised to make it official

AT THIS time of the year, many groups of people in clubs and societies or even a group of friends in bars club together...
A week and a bit to go

A week and a bit to go!

CHRISTMAS is nearly here, and for many of us there are still those ‘tricky to buy for’ friends and family.  You may not think...
driving tests back on

Driving tests back on in Malaga

DRIVING EXAMINERS are back at work after a six-month strike. Five examiners will now be on duty every day after being forced to perform minimum...
Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

A MAN was seriously injured after being hit by a truck on the A-7 motorway in Crevillente. The impact caused the victim to fall down...
This week in Germany - Market bomb discovered

This week in Germany – Market bomb discovered

Market bomb discovered GERMAN police were searching for the sender of a package initially feared to contain a bomb found near a Christmas market in...
Rockets Golf Society - Altorreal

Rockets Golf Society – Altorreal

IT WAS a long trek down the Murcia motorway to this lovely golf course but well worth the journey.  Considering the time of the...
Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

A MAN pretending to be from Endesa has swindled a 90-year-old woman in Malaga City. Police are now trying to find the alleged thief who...
Crash victims demand justice

Crash victims demand justice

A GROUP of people injured when a train derailed between Malaga and Seville are planning to sue the department responsible. A firm of lawyers are...