How to Enable the Hidden Chess Game in Facebook Messenger

You do not need a third-party app or anything like that to unhide the game; all you need to do is fire-up a command, and it will activate the game for you.

1. Launch a conversation with a friend you would like to play the game with.

2. When the conversation panel opens, send them a message that says “@fbchess play” (without quotes), and the game of chess will begin.

3. As soon as you send the above message to your friend, the conversation window will immediately show you the chess board to play the game.
It will also tell you whose move it is; making a move is not as difficult as you may think. For instance, if you wish to move the Queen, simply use the letter Q, and the tile where you want to move it to. To move the Queen to B4 tile, use the following command: " @fbchess Qb4 " 

Similarly, you can move the other pieces you wish by using the first letter of the piece’s name and the location of the tile you want to move them to.

If you would like to maximize the chess board, then you can do so by clicking on the Settings icon in the chat window and selecting the “See Full Conversation” option. That should help you get a little larger view of the game.
While many of us may not be experts in making a chess move, Facebook also helps you with that by letting you view the full information about how you can make a move. You can get access to that helpful information by typing in the command “@fbchess help” (again, without quotes), and that should show you all the related information about the secret game you are playing.

If things are not working well and you wish to offer a draw, you can do so by sending in the command “@fbchess draw offer” and the opponent will receive your request. Lastly, if you do not want to play the game anymore and wish to resign, then send in the command “@fbchess resign.”
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Are Hackers Taking Over Your Phone?

BBC has a report on a bug in VoIP phone software that lets hackers in with just a few lines of code. They can then use the phone system to make expensive calls, and even listen in on your phone conversations.

The mechanism is frighteningly simple: VoIP users–whether they’re residential or commercial–typically use the same internet connection to run their computers and their phones. By finding some specific lines of code in a site that the user has visited via the computer, the hackers can then apply those lines of code to the software running the phone. This is a massive oversimplification of the process, but never fear, scammers have it down pat.

Then, one of two processes occurs, both if you’re extremely unlucky. The hackers can eavesdrop on your phone conversations, and they’re able to rack up phone charges to charge-per-minute phone numbers. In an even funnier twist, the premium phone services can hire hackers to break into your VoIP phone system and quietly make these calls, thereby lining the premium service’s pockets and leaving you or your company to foot the bill. This becomes a lot less humorous when you factor in a company’s potential response to finding out your desk phone was used to make thousands of dollars’ worth of phone sex calls.
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Apple Trade-in Program Will Replace Broken iPhones with New Ones

iPhones are delicate and it’s no big secret. But if you are an iPhone user, you are not alone in worrying about the safety of your device. Clearly Apple has been giving it some thought and seems to have come up with a solution. According to reports, Apple is about to launch a program that would allow customers to exchange their broken iPhones in return for credit to but a new one.

The models to be made part of this scheme include iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as of now. Older models won’t be able to get their devices exchanged. The company would offer $50 against 5s and about $200 and $250. This trade-in program includes broken screens, buttons and cameras.

The trade-in program would be rolled out in the US soon, but no news on when it would be made available in India. We can expect it here in the next couple of months though, before the end of 2016.
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