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Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices
- June 09, 2016

In its June Android update, released on June 7, Google has fixed 40 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical. Of that six, four of them were related to Qualcomm drivers. FireEye also disclosed another Qualcomm flaw last month, which was brought into Android in 2011 when Qualcomm contributed an API for the network_manager system service to the Android Open Source Project ( AOSP ). (more...)
WhatsApp for iOS is getting half-arsed GIF support WhatsApp for iOS is getting half-arsed GIF support
- June 09, 2016

FACEBOOK-OWNED MESSAGING APP WhatsApp will soon roll out GIF support to its iOS app. This will be a big blow for well developed GIF search in apps such as Messenger or Wire. Alternatively, you will be able to convert a GIF to a simple image and share them over WhatsApp . Coding website pastebin lists over 30 improvements and changes to come with the beta release. (more...)
Watch Dogs 2 Officially Confirmed, Release Date Announced
- June 09, 2016

Ubisoft is relying heavily on Watch Dogs 2 as it is one of a handful of releases it is hoping will help make up for not having a new Assassin's Creed this year. Watch Dogs 2 listings have strung up on retailers websites globally, but Amazon seems to have confirmed that you'll have a choice between Standard, Deluxe and Gold Editions of the hacktivist paradise simulator. (more...)
This Case Turns Your iPhone Into An Android Phone This Case Turns Your iPhone Into An Android Phone
- June 08, 2016

As with most projects like this, the real-world use cases are small, but the notion that Lee was able to get Android to run on an iPhone is pretty impressive. The Verge observes that Nick Lee covers the combo with a plastic sheet before adding the iPhone on top. For some iPhone owners, putting Android on Apple's hardware might seem like a great idea. (more...)
Apple Pulls iOS 9.3.2 After Reports of iPad Pro Bricking Apple Pulls iOS 9.3.2 After Reports of iPad Pro Bricking
- June 08, 2016

An update include in iOS 9.3.2 update allowed users to activate Night Shift even when their iPhones were in low battery mode, something which the original software prevented. Apple conducts internal tests of each new flavor of its mobile operating system. iOS developers also contribute by checking out each beta edition. The new iOS was released only last week. (more...)
LeEco Launches Le 2, Le Max 2 In India LeEco Launches Le 2, Le Max 2 In India
- June 08, 2016

The USB Type-C port works as data transfer and charging port, and as an audio output port too. All the three devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based customized EUI laid on top. It features the world's first Sense ID fingerprint scanner (made by Qualcomm) with ultrasonic technology that lets it read fingerprints grease and dust accurately. (more...)
Samsung SDI in talks with Tesla to supply batteries
- June 08, 2016

Reuters reported a day earlier a source with direct knowledge of the matter saying that Samsung SDI was making progress in talks with Tesla to supply batteries for the electric vehicle, as well as Tesla's energy storage systems. Tesla has now taken about 373'000 orders for its Model 3 and deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2017. Tesla and Panasonic are jointly constructing a battery plant called Gigafactory in Nevada, the United States, which is set to reach full annual production ... (more...)
Facebook enters eSports arena with Blizzard deal Facebook enters eSports arena with Blizzard deal
- June 08, 2016

Users can log into Blizzard using Facebook and then stream to their feed, while viewers can leave real-time insults - I mean, comments - from Facebook itself. The sharing opportunity also could help Blizzard maintain and build more subscribers. Gio Hunt , Blizzard Entertainment Corporate Operations Executive Vice President (EVP) reiterates that the game titles offered by the company are best played "with friends". (more...)
Blizzard to let users livestream games, login with Facebook Blizzard to let users livestream games, login with Facebook
- June 08, 2016

Meanwhile, the integration of the Facebook Live API will add "Go Live" streaming functionality to Blizzard's titles. While its partnership with Blizzard Entertainment is still a premature step, Facebook is likely to include more games as soon as Facebook Live rolls out. (more...)
Microsoft Brings Outlook to HoloLens Microsoft Brings Outlook to HoloLens
- June 08, 2016

Like other HoloLens apps, the Outlook programs are built on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) making them very similar to the Windows Store apps available for PCs. Perhaps that's why Microsoft calls it "mixed" reality; it's not about simply supplement our current world with data or creating a completely artificial world - it's about the seamless integration of the virtual and the real. (more...)
PlayStation Neo release date to be announced at E3 2016?
- June 08, 2016

This is a bit of a nebulous prediction, but I suspect that Sony will be reluctant to show off too much regarding the PSVR at this year's E3. On its initial release back in 2005, while Psychonauts had the wits and charm a classic game could have, sadly, it flopped in sales and canceled any plans for a second installment. (more...)
Instagram Changes Feed Order Despite Resistance from Users
- June 08, 2016

Have you checked your Instagram page lately? The mobile photo-sharing app is formally giving its feed the Facebook treatment. This will send an alert any time the account posts a new photo. Should the notifications become too overwhelming, users can turn them off by clicking on the three dots and selecting "Turn off Post Notifications". It added, "With this new ordering you won't miss your favourite band's video after the concert, even if it took place across the world in a different time ... (more...)
Xbox One & Xbox App Summer Preview Update Revealed
- June 07, 2016

Cortana voice commands are coming soon to Xbox One. That's great news, especially for Windows 10 Mobile and HoloLens users. Rumors of more powerful Xboxes aside, Microsoft still hasn't established the Xbox One as the dominant console, so bringing PC and console gamers closer together helps Microsoft cement an alliance between the two. (more...)
New Snapchat update with 3D, virtual reality lens? New Snapchat update with 3D, virtual reality lens?
- June 07, 2016

According to a new report from Bloomberg , Snapchat has surpassed Twitter with the number of daily active users. Another thing that remains unknown as of now is that would the company let Seene operate as an independent app or would it shut it down and have the features fully merged into its own main app. (more...)
Uber's Two-Minute Wait Limit Comes To SF This Month Uber's Two-Minute Wait Limit Comes To SF This Month
- June 07, 2016

Keeping in the theme of having more control, Uber has added a feature that lets drivers work while they are still going about their daily lives. The new blog should be updated with any new features like this or clarifications on policies affecting drivers, so it ought to be worth following if you happen to be one. (more...)
Sony has pushed Horizon Zero Dawn back to early 2017 Sony has pushed Horizon Zero Dawn back to early 2017
- June 07, 2016

He continues by saying: "We realise that this decision may not please everyone". Stay tuned to OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for further updates regarding Horizon: Zero Dawn and all of our coverage at E3 2016. While it doesn't provide too many details about the game, viewers still get to see some action, as well as a pretty climactic ending. So delaying what already looks like an incredible looking game by the odd month, could be for the best in order to give it the breathing space it ... (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 May Debut Later Than You Think
- June 07, 2016

The Surface line of tablets were a surprising success for Microsoft and while looking to build on that it looks as if the supply chain doesn't intend to help the Redmond giants. The Surface Pro 3 was unveiled in May 2014 and released in June 2014. Evidently, Microsoft hasn't been consistent in its launch patterns - be it the time of the year when the launch is scheduled or the amount of time before the product is refreshed. (more...)
The Galaxy S7 Active has the battery all smartphones need The Galaxy S7 Active has the battery all smartphones need
- June 07, 2016

For solution providers working with vertical customers - including those in manufacturing, industrial or distribution markets - the Galaxy S7 Active is a device that can withstand hard drops, water and dust. While the regular S7 is sleek, curvy and pretty darn sexy, the S7 Active isn't. Like the S7 and S7 Edge, this year's Active arrives with a number of refinements. (more...)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV's alarm can be hacked via Wi-Fi Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV's alarm can be hacked via Wi-Fi
- June 07, 2016

That's bad for obvious reasons, but it also means that if someone knows how to disable an alarm and open a auto, even more of the vehicle's functionality will be exposed to the hacker. "Mitsubishi needs to re-engineer the rather odd WiFi AP client connection method completely". Perhaps most distressingly, the researchers claim that Mitsubishi met their initial disclosures with "disinterest". (more...)
America's Most Loved Phone Is Not The Samsung Galaxy S7 America's Most Loved Phone Is Not The Samsung Galaxy S7
- June 06, 2016

Now, a recent report revealed that Samsung is seeking to go toe-to-toe in the competition against Apple. We already know that Samsung is far into development of the Galaxy Note 6/Note 7's firmware, and the smartphone is expected to officially launch in early August, like last year's Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. (more...)

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