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10

With a one-point lead over New Zealand in the table heading into the final weekend, South Africa could claim their first Rugby Championship title in ten years today with a win against Argentina. To discover whether they can prevail, keeping reading to discover how to get yourself an Argentina vs South Africa live stream - no matter where on the world you are.

A bonus-point win in Salta today will make certain of the title for Rassie Erasmus' side. The Pumas, meanwhile, will be looking to end an unwanted run of their own, coming into the match on a eight-game losing streak.

Having been narrowly beaten by Australia in their last Rugby Championship encounter - their second tight loss in a row following a brave display against the All Blacks in their opening game - Argentina will be going all out to notch up an overdue win in front of their own fans. Agustin Creevy left a big hole for the Pumas when he was ruled out against Australia but the hooker has been declared fit to face the Springboks today.

The Springboks are set to shuffle their front row pack for this clash with Tendai Mtawarira, Bongi Mbonambi and Trever Myakane all set to come into the side.

We're in for a fascinating face-off,  so keep scrolling down to see how you can catch a 2019 Rugby Championships live stream of Argentina vs South Africa.

How to watch the 2019 Rugby Championship from outside your country

Down below, there's the local broadcast options if you're in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the UK, US and Canada.

But if you're away from home this weekend and try to live stream the Rugby Championship online, you'll be annoyed to discover that it won't work due to geo-blocking. Crucially, using a VPN service allows you to watch the rugby union no matter where in the world you are. It's surprisingly easy to do.

How to watch the Springboks in South Africa

How to watch Argentina vs South Africa in New Zealand

How to live stream Argentina vs South Africa in Australia

How to stream Argentina vs South Africa live in the UK 


How to watch Argentina vs South Africa: US live stream

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Aug
10
Huawei gears up to fully open its Huawei Mobile Services to global developers
Posted by Naushad K. Cherrayil on 10 August 2019 04:06 PM

Huawei has grown into an industry giant and has developed preliminary capabilities necessary to build a smart ecosystem.

Now, Huawei is going to fully open its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to global developers, allowing them to quickly access the HMS ecosystem for resource sharing.

At the Huawei Developers Conference, the second-largest smartphone player announced that it will open 14 types of HMS Core capabilities, 51 services, and 885 APIs to developers worldwide, in hopes of building an intelligent ecosystem for all scenarios.

Today, the Huawei HiAI open platform has more than 2,500 partners and over 140 million IoT devices worldwide that support HiLink protocols.

115% growth in apps

Currently, there are more than 43,000 applications connected to HMS Core as of July this year.

Dr. Wanag Chenlu, president of software engineering department at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said that apps have grown 115% when compared to 20,000 during the same period a year ago.

He said that Huawei aims to empower more users to benefit from its new user interface – EMUI 10.

Emotion UI is Huawei’s user interface build on Android and EMUI 10 is based on Android 10 (Q).

The Chinese player expects 150m users to use EMUI 10 compared to 120m users for its EMUI 9 and 90m users for EMUI 8.

EMUI has 500m daily active users

Chenlu said that EMUI has 500m daily active users across 77 languages and in 216 countries

With Huawei’s new Ark compiler, he said that app performances are 60% smoother. The compiler has already collaborated with more than 40 top apps.

“Huawei Mobile Services is growing rapidly. We now have 910,000 global developer registrations as of July, an increase of 102% when compared to 450,000 during the same period last year,” he said.

Moreover, he said that Huawei will provide more support for developers by offering more diverse tool kits and sharing more platform capabilities.

“We will build ecosystems and attract partners as apps developers need to develop the apps only once instead of different apps for different screen sizes,” he said.

EMUI 10 now supports TVs, smartphones and tablets

To accelerate the intelligent development of devices other than smartphones and enhance user experience in different scenarios, Huawei launched the HiLink & LiteOS & chip suite, which covers the device and cloud service open platform, operating system, and the chip.

The HiLink & LiteOS & chip suite helps resolve the IoT industry development difficulties in an end-to-end manner, making IoT development simpler and more efficient.

Chenlu said the combination of HiSilicon chips including LiteOS, Gigahome and Honghu will provide developers with underlying technology optimisation for device intelligence.

Moreover, he said that Huawei is bringing Hollywood movies, in theatres, TV series and variety shows, science, technology and education and documentaries to the Huawei Video service.

Huawei's Head of Software Marketing Jonathon Zhang said that the EMUI 10 is at present designed for TVs, smartphones and tablets.

“PCs will come later. 27 smartphone models, including some Honor models, to be upgraded to EMUI 10. The P30 devices will get EMUI 10 beta in the middle of next month and for Mate 20 series and Honor V20 in October,” he said.

Salient features of EMUI 10

  • Full-colour Always-on Display 
  • Magazine unlock AI beauty algorithm
  • Morandi style textured impression in low saturation
  • Magazine layout for an enhanced reading experience
  • Dark mode, even for third-party apps
  • Private connection between home devices for encrypted transmission of call content
  • Multi-screen collaboration
  • Seamless data transfer between devices
  • Drag and drop, support for third-party apps
  • More rounded icons and new animations
  • More clock and calendar styles
  • HiCar video lets users pair their phone to control music, navigation and even functions like A/C on the car infotainment dashboard

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Aug
10

You've confirmed your university on UCAS, you've chosen your halls or living arrangements, you've even invested in an entire IKEA kitchen set (oh, you keen student you). But one thing that might not have even crossed your mind is what to do about your broadband deal.

The major difficulty of choosing your broadband as a student is the knowledge that most broadband packages are 12 or 18 months. That means you'll be paying not just through term-time, but also through the summer while you're back home.

Luckily, we have a solution for you. An exclusive TechRadar broadband deal with a contract of just 9 months. And, costing just £18.99 a month, you're not even having to pay much to get this offer - especially considering you get to share the cost between you.

So whether you're a wide-eyed first year sorting your new house or a final year student tiredly stumbling into the new term, you can see this offer in full below. Or see a full list of the best student broadband deals with our dedicated guide.

This exclusive 9-month student broadband deal

What other student broadband options are there?

The only real issue with this offer is the speeds that you'll be getting. At 17Mb, this is technically fibre but it doesn't quite match the speeds you can expect elsewhere. With that in mind, if you still want to cling on to the flexibility but want some faster speeds, Virgin could be the way to go.

Offering a collection of 1-month rolling plans with speeds starting at 213Mb, Virgin could be ideal if you're moving into a large house share. Unlike the Onestream deal, where this falls short is in its pricing.

With prices starting at £40 a month, this will most likely benefit big houses where bills can be split across a good few people.


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Aug
10
Steam gamers warned of Windows 10 security risk
Posted by Anthony Spadafora on 10 August 2019 03:10 PM

Valve's popular PC gaming platform Steam is vulnerable to a hugely damaging zero-day security vulnerability, experts have warned.

According to new findings, around 72 million Windows users are at risk of having their systems taken over by an attacker who could then install malware, steal data, compromise passwords and more.

The vulnerability was disclosed by security researcher Vasily Kravets, who discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability which could allow an attacker with minimal user permissions to gain the same levels of access as the system admin.

A threat actor could take advantage of this by launching malware using those raised privileges, Kravets explained, saying:

"Some of the threats will remain even being run without administrator rights. The high rights of malicious programs can significantly increase risks, programs could disable antivirus, use deep and dark places to hide and change almost any file of any user, even steal private data." 

Steam Client Service

The vulnerability itself affects the Steam Client Service which launches with full systems privileges on Windows. Kravets discovered a way to modify the system registry so that the Steam service could be used to execute another application but with the same elevated privileges.

Unfortunately proof of concept code has already been made available by security researcher Matt Nelson and this makes the vulnerability even more serious as potential attackers now know how to exploit it.

Kravets disclosed his findings just 45 days after submitting his report on the matter to Valve. Typically researchers wait 90 days before publicly disclosing a vulnerability as it gives the affected businesses time to fix the vulnerabilities in their software.

The vulnerability has not been fixed already because Kravets initially reported it using the HackerOne bug bounty system. His report was initially rejected by HackerOne for being out of scope because the attack required “the ability to drop files in arbitrary locations on the user's filesystem” according to The Register. After Kravets convinced HackerOne that the vulnerability was both valid and serious, his report was sent to Valve and rejected again a few weeks later.

Since the proof of concept code has already been published, it is likely that we'll see the vulnerability exploited in the wild soon.

To prevent falling victim to the attack, it is recommended that users follow standard security protocols including not using pirated software, not reusing passwords for multiple sites and services, employing two-factor authentication and applying the latest system updates and patches since an attacker would need access to a user's system to exploit the vulnerability in the first place.

Via Forbes


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Aug
10
The upcoming Apple iPads are tipped to feature more camera lenses
Posted by David Nield on 10 August 2019 03:00 PM

If you actually must take photos with a tablet then we've got some good news for you: the next refresh of Apple's iPad and iPad Pro lines are being tipped to come with upgrades in the camera department.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which has a reasonably good record in terms of Apple tips and rumours, says the next iPad Pro will feature a triple-lens rear camera and the next iPad will feature a dual-lens rear camera.

In fact the slates are predicted to get the same sort of rectangular rear camera housing that we're expecting to see on the iPhone 11 models when they show up in September.


Up until now, even the most expensive of the iPads have only come with a single-lens rear camera (it's a 12MP one in the latest iPad Pro), so this would be quite a step up for Apple and the photo-taking capabilities of its iPads.

iPad leak

According to the supply chain source speaking to Mac Otakara, new iPads and iPad Pros are due to be launched this October, though for now we'd take the rumors with a little pinch of salt.

It's the first time we've heard something like this, and while it's certainly possible that Apple wants to upgrade the iPad cameras, these devices are hardly going to appeal to professional photographers.

What it would do is allow the iPads to make use of Portrait mode effects, blurring the background while the subject remains in focus. Extra lens would also help with augmented reality apps.

Aside from speed bumps on the inside, we're not expecting too many changes on the next round of iPads, although this might just be the year that the entry-level iPad ditches the Home button and adopts Face ID.

Via Apple Insider


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