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New Chrome browser flags unencrypted websites as 'not secure'

Google has equipped the latest version of its popular Chrome browser with a new security feature: It will now label every HTTP website as "not secure".

Google has equipped the latest version of its popular Chrome browser with a new security feature: It will now label every HTTP website as 'not secure'. — dpa

Microsoft's Whiteboard collaboration app makes debut on Windows 10

You can use Microsoft's Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices to create drawings or presentations containing images, share them with other users or edit them together.

You can use Microsoft's Whiteboard to create drawings or presentations containing images, share them with others or edit them together. — dpa

Navigating without an Internet connection: Maps for offline use

Many people use their smartphone to navigate, but if you want to avoid roaming fees when abroad, or are going to be in a place where you know there's no phone reception, you need to prepare beforehand by loading your device up with offline maps.

Google Maps offers the option of storing maps and information for offline use on your phone. — dpa

Westworld reaches smartphone screens as one of several new games

An amusement park of robot cowboys, climate change and a deserted castle of puzzles all feature in recent smartphone games.

Westworld is a smartphone game version of the TV series of the same name and revolves around a Wild West theme park populated by robots. — Warner Bros/dpa

Creative sites abound with inspiration, one-of-a-kind items for sale

Alexandra Bender finds inspiration – and customers – on different online platforms for creative people. Here's an overview of the most important ones.

Earrings, flowerpots, crocheted bibs for children: 1.9 million sellers offer their goods on the Etsy platform. — Etsy/dpa

Use this simple trick to create arty smartphone photos

Want to impress your friends with your superior photography skills? Just try varying the depth of field in your photos by adjusting the aperture size.

In photography, a large aperture means that the subject in the foreground is pin-sharp, while objects in the background have an out-of-focus blur or so-called 'bokeh effect'. — dpa

More and more of us are using messenger apps for phone calls

Some things take too long to explain in writing – it's just easier to call. And nowadays, one in two users of messenger apps such as Signal, Threema and WhatsApp will use the internal phone functions of these applications to make that call.

Messenger apps such as WhatsApp can be used to make phone calls over the Internet as well as to send text messages. — dpa

Three ideas for regulating children's smartphone use

What can families do to regulate smartphone usage? German writer and tech expert Thomas Feibel has three suggestions.

Banning children from using smartphones can send the wrong signals, experts say – but there are ways their use can be regulated. — dpa

Flagship phone at a mid-range price: The Honor 10 put to the test

Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, aims to offer high-spec phones that rival Huawei's top-of-the-range models, but at mid-range prices.

Huawei's Honor 10 smartphone has the notch seen in many modern smartphones to house speakers, the front camera and sensors. — dpa

Samsung Unpacks its most powerful Note yet

Rumours and leaks promised a bigger, better and more robust Galaxy Note 9, and reality does not disappoint.

The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4in Super Amoled screen that’s slightly bigger than the Note 8’s 6.3in screen. — Photos: Bloomberg

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