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Breach exposes data of millions of Words With Friends players Breach exposes data of millions of Words With Friends players
- October 03, 2019

A hacker that goes by the name Gnosticplayers said they stole data from over 218 million Words with Friends player accounts, according to a report from Hacker News on Sunday. That data included valuable non-hashed passwords . Zynga's initial breach announcement from 12 September said that it had immediately launched an investigation when it found out about the breach, contacting law enforcement and calling on the help of "leading third-party forensics firms". (more...)
Siri Will Work Better With Third-Party Messaging Apps Siri Will Work Better With Third-Party Messaging Apps
- October 03, 2019

As frustrating as this can be when navigating between apps, it can get even more frustrating with Siri, which also always defaults to Apple's built-in apps when doing things like sending messages , placing phone calls, playing music, or setting reminders . (more...)
FHP: Florida Is Now Hands-Free in School, Work Zones FHP: Florida Is Now Hands-Free in School, Work Zones
- October 03, 2019

Drivers using a wireless communications device in a school crossing, school zone or active work zone will be issued warnings through Dec. Starting Jan. Senate Bill 1080 comes as a response to the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge in 2017. The new policy also protects from prosecution those who alert authorities to a need for medical care during a hazing incident. (more...)
PUBG Cross-Play is Now Live Across Xbox One and PS4 PUBG Cross-Play is Now Live Across Xbox One and PS4
- October 03, 2019

Battle royale figurehead PUBG now allows PS4 and XBO players to go up against each other in the same matches. The public test server is a new element to PUBG , and needs to be downloaded separately for both Xbox and Playstation players. (more...)
Intel Reveals Cascade Lake-X CPUs For HEDT Market Intel Reveals Cascade Lake-X CPUs For HEDT Market
- October 03, 2019

Most interesting about the forthcoming X-Series is dramatically lower pricing. Intel introduced Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 as part of Cascade Lake-X, which picks out a "favored" core that Intel knows, via testing, that is optimized for higher clock speeds. (more...)
Oculus Quest will also get hand and finger tracking next year
- October 03, 2019

It'll be doing this via a software update adding a feature called Oculus Link, essentially turning Oculus Quest into an Oculus Rift. Additionally, in the same segment of the keynote, Lue announced that users who own paid Oculus Go apps with Oculus Quest equivalents will be eligible for free upgrades . (more...)
Made by Tencent, Call of Duty Mobile Announced For Android And iOS
- October 03, 2019

CoD: Mobile will definitely feature maps, and modes, and more from previous entries in the long-running FPS franchise, with recognisable assets and elements flown in from the likes of Modern Warfare and the original Black Ops . Call of Duty Mobile also includes multiplayer modes such as Free4All, Search & Destroy, Team Deathmatch and Frontline. So why will the newly-announced Call of Duty: Mobile be any different? Although the developer did not mention anything about a battle ... (more...)
Apex Legends Season 3 Battle Pass detailed Apex Legends Season 3 Battle Pass detailed
- October 03, 2019

Outside of the new character Crypto , the World's Edge map, and the Charge Rifle , you will have plenty of Daily and Weekly challenges to complete. The game's Twitch audience has been dropping steadily since the insanely strong February launch , and there was a ton of backlash against the injection of new exploitative microtransactions in the previous season. (more...)
IOS 13.2 beta 1 brings Deep Fusion to iPhone 11 IOS 13.2 beta 1 brings Deep Fusion to iPhone 11
- October 03, 2019

Alongside the new iOS and iPadOS releases, Apple has brought watchOS 6 .0.1. IF YOU LIVE for the little notification telling you a new version of iOS is available, then Apple really is making sure you live your best life. This could leave iPhone users confused about whether the backup was successful or not. Apple says it will follow in an over-the-air software update , but it's probably already the iPhone 11's most interesting feature. (more...)
Over 95% of Thomas Cook's UK Customers Are already Home Over 95% of Thomas Cook's UK Customers Are already Home
- October 02, 2019

Young holidaymakers particularly abandoned journey brokers, a reality Thomas Cook dinner conceded final 12 months when it lastly shut down Membership 18-30, famed for its boozy clubbing holidays within the solar. It was still unclear how numerous 600,000 total that were traveling with the company as of Sunday would remain stranded. German authorities were still mulling a request for a bridging loan from airline Condor, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook . (more...)
More privacy and control coming to Google Maps, Assistant, and YouTube
- October 02, 2019

As we learned recently, Incognito Mode has been rolling out to preview users inside Google Maps , but today, Google is making the feature official for all users. Interested in Google? Add Google as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Google news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The update comes as part of a renewed focus on privacy from Google during its IO developer conference. (more...)
Microsoft reveals Surface Laptop 3 - available to pre-order today Microsoft reveals Surface Laptop 3 - available to pre-order today
- October 02, 2019

The 13-inch Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999; the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 starts at $1,199. The Surface Pro 7 , a successor to the regular Surface Pro line, and the new Surface Pro X . It's called Surface Duo . What isn't likely to get potential buyers excited, however, is the battery life. All of this runs on a dual screen version of Windows 10, Windows 10 X , that allows you to use two apps at once, launching in whichever window you selected it in, while sending linked pages to the ... (more...)
Logitech G Pro X adds user-swappable switch option Logitech G Pro X adds user-swappable switch option
- October 02, 2019

Not only does this save space, but it looks nicer too. There is also customizable RGB lighting, so you can make it your own. I love that the cable is detachable, but surprisingly, it uses a micro USB connection rather than the newer USB-C. (more...)
Pokémon Sword and Shield Will Have 18 Gyms Pokémon Sword and Shield Will Have 18 Gyms
- October 02, 2019

These will be split across between a "major league" and "minor league". How this will play out in the game remains to be seen but the two tiers of league could indicate you'll need to go through the minor leagues first, in order to become the Galar region's champion. (more...)
Google's Password Manager Now Warns About Compromised Accounts
- October 02, 2019

Other password features introduced in Chrome this year include password exports and a password suggestion tool to create stronger passphrases. [Screenshot: Google]"Password reuse is by far the larger problem than weak passwords ", said Mark Risher, a senior director of product management for identity and security at Google. (more...)
Google Pixel 4 leaks continue as official renders surface Google Pixel 4 leaks continue as official renders surface
- October 02, 2019

This could be the Pixel 4 . You'll also be able to upload the audio file and transcription in widely compatible formats to Google Drive once you're done, so you can copy and paste the transcription, for instance, or format it for an article. (more...)
IPad Pro 2020 could use a screen type that’s better than OLED IPad Pro 2020 could use a screen type that’s better than OLED
- October 02, 2019

But considering how Apple usually takes a lot of time to bet in new display technologies, we can say that it's coming soon. This represents a huge jump from the 576 LEDs in Apple's upcoming Pro Display XDR . If you've owned any smartphone that suffered from the awful burn-in issue, you know how bad it is. Apple wants to reduce its dependency on Samsung. With mini-LEDs companies will be able to deliver smaller sizes while keeping the same performance and quality of an OLED panel. (more...)
GoPro MAX 360 camera launches from $500 GoPro MAX 360 camera launches from $500
- October 02, 2019

When you're ready to create a 360 edit, you can utilise Reframe via the revamped GoPro app. GoPro has also improved the audio capabilities of the action cam, with better wind suppression, and there's voice control with fourteen commands supported. (more...)
Aware of issues faced by users globally on platform, TweetDeck, investigating matter Aware of issues faced by users globally on platform, TweetDeck, investigating matter
- October 02, 2019

Several features on Twitter were down Wednesday, the platform said , with users from Japan to the U.S. reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages. According to Outage Report , issues with the site have been reported across North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It also provides an interface different from Twitter for using the website's features. (more...)
Huawei Mate 30’s backdoor access to Google services has been removed Huawei Mate 30’s backdoor access to Google services has been removed
- October 02, 2019

Wu goes into some detail in his post, though through manually installing Google Mobile Services via an app called LZ Play , users were able to take advantage of an oversight. In an interaction with the media, Qualcomm's CEO, Steve Mollenkpof, said that the chipmaker has resumed sales to Huawei after getting the green signal from the USA government. (more...)

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