Mediterranean diet may help reduce fat deposits

  In the study, even with only moderate weight loss, the Mediterranean diet was found to be significantly superior to a low-fat diet in decreasing some of the fat storage pools. Time to change your diet, maybe? Moderate exercise combined with a Mediterranean and low carbohydrate diet may help reduce the amount of some fat deposits, according to a long-term study. The study, published in the journal Circulation, used MRI imaging technology for the first time to plot the diverse changes in an array of body organ fat storage pools…

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Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

  Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, which will disappear after 24 hours. “An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp,” TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. The feature is based on publicly available code that WhatsApp makes available for third-party apps. “Users get an option to tap to share to WhatsApp from the Instagram sharing screen, but they still have to press Send in WhatsApp to post the…

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John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

  Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am a security expert, I have no control over Twitter’s security. I have haters. I am a target. People make fake accounts, fake screenshots, fake claims,” he tweeted. “I am a target for hackers who lost money and blame me. Please take responsibility for yourselves. Adults only please,” he posted this message with a screenshot of his device which showed his…

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Apple on Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities: All Mac, iOS Devices Affected

  On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems for iPhones (iOS 11.2), Macs (macOS 10.13.2), and Apple TVs (tvOS 11.2) would defend against Meltdown. These updates do not slow down the devices, it added, and Meltdown does not affect the Apple Watch. Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in Web browsers. Apple said it would issue a patch to its Safari web browser for those devices “in…

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