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Sunday 4th February 2024: Fitbit Devices Left Unusable, Universal Music Pulling Music From TikTok & More!



Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

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Couldn't Phone 999 - No Signal

A 63-year-old suffering from sepsis could not dial 999 from her house because of the lack of mobile signal.

Carol Collins, from Eastcote, Northamptonshire, started feeling sick following major surgery in October.

Her daughter tried calling 999 off three different phones but the line kept breaking up and she had to travel to another village to call.

O2, the main provider in the area, and Vodafone apologised, citing a fault with a mast.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-68129489

Source: BBC News

Fitbit Devices Left Unusable

Fitbit has denied claims, made by scores of its users, that a software update it issued in December 2023 has left many devices unusable.

More than 100 users have taken to official forums to say their Charge 5 devices now do not work properly.

One customer told the BBC the update had rendered theirs "useless".

"We're still investigating this issue, but can confirm it is not due to the recent firmware update," a spokesperson for Google, which owns Fitbit, said.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-68140297

Source: BBC News

Universal Music Pulling Music From TikTok

Universal Music is set to pull its millions of songs from TikTok after a breakdown in talks over payments.

The move would mean the social media platform would no longer have access to songs by artists including Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Drake.

Universal accused TikTok of "bullying" and said it wanted to pay a "fraction" of the rate other social media sites do for access to its vast catalogue.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68150311

Source: BBC News

App Of The Week

This weeks app of the week is called Train Station 2.

In Train Station 2: Steam Empire you are building an infrastructure. In addition to new routes, it is up to you to set up a complete infrastructure. You build new stations and manage a fleet of steam locomotives, which you can expand as the game progresses.

Free to download on IOS and Android Devices.

Google app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixelfederation.ts2&hl=en_US

Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/app/train-station-2-steam-empire/id1427248206

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

Weak passwords can be cracked in seconds. The longer and more unusual your password is, the harder it is for a cyber criminal to crack.

A good way to make your password difficult to crack is by combining three random words to create a password (for example applenemobiro). Or you could use a password manager, which can create strong passwords for you (and remember them).

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