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« Last post by snadge on 04 January 2017, 17:45:45 »
strange as its still doing it on chrome... as soon as i press the favicon link after opening the browser...no ad... if i click on the forum logo to refresh/reload the page ...the advert appears???

I also have noticed in the past that my Paypal logo doesn't always display and some avatars on top posters dont always come up??

EDIT: know how i fixed it for me (but still has me concerned for others) was by changing the URL of my link fromwww.thetechforum.co.uk to www.thetechforum.co.uk/index.php

EDIT2: spoke too soon  lol

« Last post by KRW on 04 January 2017, 16:00:05 »
See screenshot from ohone

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« Last post by KRW on 04 January 2017, 15:55:31 »
I use both there are no adverts on TT, for Chrome I have default for mobile but have this forum for desktop and see adverts. My pixel has a 1080 screen so desktop is ok just pinch zoom as required.

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« Last post by snadge on 04 January 2017, 15:03:59 »
As banner working chrome android on phone

are you using Tapatalk on android? - just our forum isnt mobile friendly and its a struggle to make it so with the portal and all the mods/content


1) Ive removed the drop down list from the buttons FORUM and TOOLS - making the user go directly to those pages (no shortcuts lol) as this forces an ad 'view' as you go onto the FORUM main board or TOOLS
« Last post by KRW on 04 January 2017, 14:59:55 »
As banner working chrome android on phone
« Last post by snadge on 04 January 2017, 14:37:37 »
strange...on google chrome only...when i open the browser and click on our website homepage the advert banner doesnt show unless i refresh the page?  yet on firefox its there every time

anyone else have this issue with chrome
Tech News & Reviews / Intel launches 7th-gen Core and Xeon microprocessors
« Last post by snadge on 03 January 2017, 22:22:51 »

INTEL HAS launched its 7th-generation Core and Xeon processors at CES on Tuesday that, it claims, will offer performance improvements of up to 25 per cent "compared to a three-year-old computer".

The company also claims that its Core processors with H/S series integrated graphics will comfortably be able to handle 4K video streaming (although whether your broadband connection can is another matter).

The 7th-generation Intel Core processor family, which had been slated to ship before the end of last year, is based on Intel's 14nm process chip manufacturing technology and range in terms of power consumption from 4.5-watts for the Core vPro processors, to 65w and 95w in the S-series Core processors for proper, big-box desktop PCs.

The full line-up is as follows:

4.5W Intel® Core™ vPro processors (Y-series) for 2-in-1 detachables;
15W Intel Core vPro, 15W and 28W Intel Core processors (U-series) for 2-in-1 convertibles and thin and light clamshells;
45W Intel Core vPro processors (H-series) for large screen clamshells and premium notebooks;
45W Intel Core mobile processor (H-series), unlocked and intended for enthusiasts and to power VR-capable notebooks;
45W Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations;
65W Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors (S-series) for mainstream desktopPCs;
65W and 35W Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors (S-series) for all-in-ones and mini PCs;
95W and 65W Intel Core processors (S-series) for tower PCs, including unlocked parts.
The devices will support Thunderbolt 3, bringing a doubling of bandwidth compared to the previous generation, and eight times faster transfer speeds compare to USB 3.0. Thunderbolt 3 means that a single cable can support up to 40 Gbps transfer speeds, two 4K ultra-high definition displays, system charging at up to 100W, external graphics, and Thunderbolt networking.

7th-generation Intel Core and Xeon microprocessors will also support Gen 3 PCIe, supporting up to 8 gigatransfers (GT/s) per second.

Alongside the new microprocessors, Intel has also launched new chipsets to go with them, natch.

These include the Q270 and Q250 chipsets intended to improve manageability and security for large organisations; the Z270 for to support unlocked Intel Core microprocessors; an H270 chipset for media and games; and the B250 to provide easier manageability for small and medium size businesses.

The new devices also support a number of security initiatives, including Fingerprint Touch for secure e-commerce, hardened password managers and built-in two-factor authentication for online services, as well as Intel Secure Key, Intel Authenticate Device Guard and Windows Hello for Business.

Also on the chip front this week, Intel rival AMD is expected to (finally) lift the curtain on its answer to Nvidia's 10-series GPUs, with the formal unveiling of its Vega GPU architecture at the CES trade show on Thursday.

Later in the year, AMD will also launch devices intended to compete squarely with Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake devices, when it unveils its Zen microarchitecture, which will feature desktop versions with as many as 32 cores. µ

Tech News & Reviews / Samsung Galaxy S8 specs, release date and price
« Last post by snadge on 03 January 2017, 21:46:08 »

YEAH, ALRIGHT. We probably ain't going to see the Galaxy S8 until February or March this year, but that hasn't stopped loose-lipped sources, including Samsung's own execs, spilling the beans on the firm's next flagship smartphone.

What's more, with the iPhone 7 now official and Samsung own Galaxy Note 7 discontinued after, er, setting on fire, many buyers are likely holding out to see what Samsung's new smartphone has in store.

We've rounded up everything we know about the Galaxy S8 so far.

Rumoured specs
- 5.1in 2160x3840 AMOLED Edge display
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- IP68 certification
- Fingerprint sensor and iris scanner
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip (US), Exynos 8895 (international)
- Dual rear-facing camera set-up
- Built-in AI assistant
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
- Bluetooth 5.0

Release date
While Samsung traditionally unveils its flagship Galaxy smartphones at MWC, reports claim that the firm will announce the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York City in April.

This delay is apparently to ensure the handset doesn't suffer the same fiery fate as the Galaxy Note 7, a problem that has since been blamed on Samsung's "aggressive design" and lax quality control testing.

There's no word yet on how much the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost. If anything like the Galaxy S7, it's likely to be around Ł570 SIM-free.

Latest News
3/1/17: Mimicking Microsoft's Continuum feature, the Galaxy S8 reportedly will come with the ability to transform into a fully-fledged PC. A leaked slide shows a Samsung smartphone hooked up to a monitor, allowing for the use of windowed apps with a connected keyboard and mouse.

7/12/16: The Galaxy S8 will reportedly be the first Samsung smartphone to feature an "all-screen" bezel-less design, with the handset set to feature an AMOLED panel with a display area ratio exceeding 90 per cent. This display will also feature a fingerprint sensor that's embedded within the glass, negating the need for a dedicated home button.

6/12/16: A new report, which unlikely will go down well with many, claims that the Galaxy S8 will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 7 by dumping the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the handset will rely on audio over USB, meaning you won't be able to hook up standard headphones, nor charge the smartphone while listening to music.

23/11/16: While previous rumours had pointed to the Galaxy S8 packing a Snapdragon 830 chip, a new leak claims that Samsung will instead opt for Qualcomm's newly announced 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor.

14/11/16: Samsung is reportedly considering a pressure sensitive display for the Galaxy S8, similar to that seen on Apple's iPhone. So says The Investor, which has heard from "multiple sources" that Samsung will equip the Galaxy S8 with 'partial' Force Touch-esque technology, before full adoption comes in 'one to two years'.

9/11/16:A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung will make the S8 bigger in order to appeal to Galaxy Note users. The report claims that the firm will launch two models of the handset - one with a 5.7in screen and the other with a 6.2-inch display.

7/11/16: Samsung has spilled yet more details about its incoming AI assistant that will debut on the Galaxy S8. This time Samsung executive vice president Rhee Injong is the loose-lipped exec to blame, having revealed to Reuters that the unnamed service will work with third-party apps from the get-go.

28/10/16: Samsung has spilled some details about its next-generation flagship smartphone. The firm's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong, speaking to the Wall Street Journal, has confirmed the Galaxy S8 will feature a "slick" new design, an improved camera, and an enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) service.

24/10/16: Samsung has announced that Galaxy Note 7 owners in Korea will be given the chance to bag a half-price Galaxy S8. The deal applies to those who trade-in their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge as part of Samsung's Galaxy Upgrade Program. The Galaxy Note 8 will also be included in the offer, debunking speculation that the Galaxy S8 would be Samsung's only flagship device next year.

20/10/16: Samsung reportedly will use LG batteries inside the Galaxy S8. The firm is claiming the move comes as it looks to "diversify suppliers," but is likely because LG's batteries are less prone to exploding than those from other firms. 

17/10/16: Samsung has started the start of mass production of processors using 10nm FinFET technology, ahead of their likely debut inside the Galaxy S8. According to the firm, the 10nm SoCs will offer 40 per cent lower power consumption and a 27 per cent boost in performance compared to the chips found inside the Galaxy S7.

6/10/16: Samsung has announced plans to acquire Viv, an AI assistant headed up by the creators of Siri. The firm has said bake Viv into products including smartphones, tablets and, er, fridges, hinting at a debut inside the Galaxy S8.

5/10/16: Reports claim that Qualcomm has roped in Samsung to build its next-gen Snapdragon 830 processor, that'll be built on the 10nm manufacturing process. This adds weight to the rumours that US-bound Galaxy S8 handsets will pack Qualcomm's next flagship mobile processor, while international handsets look set to feature Samsung's own 10nm Exynos 8895 chip.

30/09/16: A new leak suggests that the Galaxy S8 will mirror the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual camera set-up on the rear. The report, courtesy of Mashable, also points to a 4K resolution screen, making it ideal for VR.

26/09/16: Samsung is reportedly gearing up to use ARM's most powerful GPU yet in its next Exynos processors. So says SamMobile, which reported that the firm's Exynos 8995 chip will come with ARM's Mali-G71 CPU. This graphics chip offers a 40 per cent bump in performance compared with the Mali-T880, and will reportedly outperform the GPU used in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 chip.


SECURITY OUTFIT Kaspersky has sounded the warning klaxon over a new form of Android malware that uses compromised devices to attack and take over WiFi routers, dubbed the Switcher Trojan.

The Trojan is distributed via fake versions of popular apps but, cunningly, does not attack hapless Android users directly. Instead, it uses them as tools to compromise insecure WiFi routers, which in turn can be used to re-direct traffic for fun and profit.

Once infected via the fake apps, Switcher tries to brute-force access to the WiFi network's router and then changes its DNS settings to redirect traffic from devices connected to the network to a rogue DNS server.

This server fools the devices into communicating with websites controlled by the attackers, leaving users vulnerable to phishing, malware, adware attacks and lots of other unpleasantness. A successful attack can be hard to detect, warns Kaspersky, and even harder to eradicate.

But the good news (from a purely Euro-centric perspective) is that while the attackers claim to have successfully infiltrated 1,280 wireless networks so far, most of those are in China.

The Trojan is distributed as a fake app for the popular Chinese search engine Baidu, or an app popular in China for enabling users to share information about Wi-Fi networks. The server that hosts a web site built by the malware authors to promote and distribute one of the apps also doubles as the malware authors" command-and-control (C&C) server.

Kaspersky's estimate of the number of infections ought to be pretty accurate (rather than the usual finger-in-the-air guestimate) because the authors handily provide infection statistics on an inadvertently open part of this website.

"The Switcher Trojan marks a dangerous new trend in attacks on connected devices and networks," warned Nikita Buchka, mobile security expert, Kaspersky. He continued: "It does not attack users directly.

Instead, it turns them into unwilling accomplices: physically moving sources of infection. The Trojan targets the entire network, exposing all its users, whether individuals or businesses, to a wide range of attacks - from phishing to secondary infection.

"A successful attack can be hard to detect and even harder to shift: the new settings can survive a router reboot, and even if the rogue DNS is disabled, a secondary DNS server is on hand to carry on."

The following handy graphic illustrates how the DNS infection works: alt=''

A check of a router's DNS settings is a quick and easy way to check infection. If it's pointing to any one of the following IP addresses, then you have a problem, warn Kaspersky:;;
Of course, if you only download apps from the Google Play store, Switcher and other devious Trojans won't - or shouldn't - be a problem to you. Apart from this. Oh, and this. µ

« Last post by snadge on 03 January 2017, 19:27:44 »
Keep at it mate you will crack it in the end  8-)

getting there Den, think you just have to be patient and allow it to go through for 10 minutes before they are active
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