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Snap Inc. introduces Snap Kit for 3rd party Snapchat integration Snap Inc. introduces Snap Kit for 3rd party Snapchat integration
- June 17, 2018

After making its initial public offering in July previous year at $17 a share, Snapchat only recently achieved the same price having been below the level for the second half of 2017 and start of 2018. "This isn't even something that's just the product of the recent changes in the climate". Ultimately, he said, the company was motivated to produce the features because "it didn't look like there were a lot of great options for our users as they use other services". (more...)
Researchers Find That Cortana Can Be Used To Hack Windows 10 PCs Researchers Find That Cortana Can Be Used To Hack Windows 10 PCs
- June 17, 2018

This discovery was made by the folks at McAfee where they discovered that activating Cortana on a locked Windows 10 PC, hackers could actually trick the digital assistant into launching a contextual menu that could be used to execute bits of code. (more...)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been ‘built from the ground up’ Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been ‘built from the ground up’
- June 16, 2018

Ultimate won't be an updated port of the Wii U game but will be a completely new experience. Brawl released in 2008 that number increased to 39 characters, then was further increased to 58 characters in Super Smash Bros . Some stages in Smash Bros . The traditional dice roll gameplay will still be broken up by quick mini-games as users race to the finish line. Surely, there are even more fun surprises to be unveiled in the coming weeks, as the E3 trailer also showcased some rather ... (more...)
Sony Responds To Fortnite Backlash Regarding Cross-Play Restrictions On PS4 Sony Responds To Fortnite Backlash Regarding Cross-Play Restrictions On PS4
- June 16, 2018

Or, to leave the realm of game consoles: would you buy an iPhone if it was able to hold your Facebook, Google, or Twitter accounts hostage? " We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience ." the statement reads before continuing on to highlight the number of PS4 Fornite players, as well as cross-platform play with IOS, Android and PC. (more...)
Fortnite Week 7 challenge: Follow the treasure map found in Pleasant Park Fortnite Week 7 challenge: Follow the treasure map found in Pleasant Park
- June 16, 2018

And the leaked list was nearly 100 per cent accurate with a few slight differences. The map to the Fortnite treasure this week can be found in Pleasant Park, but where is the loot? Up next is the third challenge which requires you to consume 20 Hop Rocks, Apples, or Mushrooms. (more...)
Apple reportedly scaling back expectations for sales of this year’s flagship iPhones Apple reportedly scaling back expectations for sales of this year’s flagship iPhones
- June 16, 2018

Hardly a surprise, because the iPhone X - with its $1,000 price point - likely deterred some iPhone owners otherwise interested in upgrading, Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup will reportedly be aggressively priced and will have something for all types of users. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 3GS makes return to a wireless carrier, priced at $40
- June 16, 2018

It is unknown how many of these units will be available, but it could be limited, given that the company has stated that "the iPhone 3GS has been launched to celebrate the opening of the SK Seven mobile online mall while expanding the selection of consumer smartphones". (more...)
Steam Link iOS App Removes Option To Buy Games
- June 16, 2018

This change, however inconvenient it might be, appears to pave the way for an eventual iOS App Store approval. At the time, the company promised the software would launch on Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile platforms, but when the software was finally released it came out as an Android exclusive - the result, Valve claimed , of a last-minute reversal of approval for App Store listing by Apple. (more...)
"Fortnite" Cross Platform Play With Nintendo Switch Blocked By Sony
- June 16, 2018

Following Fortnite's Switch debut this week at E3 2018 , some players found that they were unable to log into their accounts on the console. Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about "cross-play" restrictions imposed on Fortnite . (more...)
OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead Screens Show the Walking Dead OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead Screens Show the Walking Dead
- June 16, 2018

The video also reveals the game is expected to launch on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC on November 6 in North and South America and November 8 for the rest of the world, including Europe. There will be four playable characters similar to zombie games like Left 4 Dead but unlike that game, these characters will all have their own role to play. (more...)
Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russian Federation win Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russian Federation win
- June 16, 2018

Russian Federation welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savoured a 5-0 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putin's government derided Western efforts to isolate him. Mr Ezzat said the performance in Moscow fell well below expectation, but it still remains unclear what "penalty" he was referring to. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko and General Director of the 2018 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Alexei Sorokin said they ... (more...)
Apple Closing iPhone Security Loophole Exploited By Law Enforcement Apple Closing iPhone Security Loophole Exploited By Law Enforcement
- June 16, 2018

An upcoming iOS update will include USB Restricted Mode , shutting off data access on the port and rendering the GrayKey useless. But cutting off access to the iPhone's one data port means that hackers are more likely to need complex and tricky procedures that involve opening up the phone and attaching directly to internal components, which is a far reach from the plug-and-play ease that GrayKey offered. (more...)
Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Isn't For the Average Joe Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Isn't For the Average Joe
- June 16, 2018

As such, this auto is only available to people "involved in the company's motorsports programs". Here's some more good news if you move in the rarefied circles of folks who drive Ferrari racing cars. Inside, the vehicle features black Alcantara everywhere. There are also a few Italian flag tributes. The exterior features a new livery with stripes in the colours of the Italian flag recalling the racing version of the 488 GTE, embellished by a laurel celebrating the WEC title, the logo ... (more...)
Gmail for iOS Now Uses AI for Smarter Notifications Gmail for iOS Now Uses AI for Smarter Notifications
- June 16, 2018

If you never receive urgent emails, you may choose to disable notifications entirely. Notifications are only useful if you have time to read them-and if you're being notified hundreds of times a day, chances are, you don't. Alternatively, visit the Notification drop-down in Gmail's settings. The feature is rolling out over the next few days but its arrival may be subject to your corporate administrative process before you see it. (more...)
No, it's not just you - Apple Maps is down No, it's not just you - Apple Maps is down
- June 16, 2018

Problems appeared around 7am PT/10am ET, resulting in errors when users searched for route directions and for specific locations. The issue is affecting all devices that support Apple Maps including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch . For the routing and navigation issue, Apple says it now affects all users, and has been identified since 5:48AM PDT. An Apple spokesperson didn't immediately respond to a request for more information. (more...)
Kingdom Hearts 3: 10 Things We Learned At E3 Kingdom Hearts 3: 10 Things We Learned At E3
- June 16, 2018

Luckily, it doesn't look like that's the case. "We are actually in development". Development os being done in parallel with Kingdom Hearts 3 . Because both undertakings are definitely time consuming, it's understandable that one would inevitably fall behind. (more...)
Fortnite Is On the Switch! How to Get It Now Fortnite Is On the Switch! How to Get It Now
- June 15, 2018

Epic stated that qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup will begin starting this fall, and the first Fortnite World Cup is officially set to begin sometime in late 2019. Epic says they will not be selling teams or franchises, and won't allow third-party leagues to do so either. What's unclear, given that the game costs nothing, is how much money Epic Games is making. (more...)
Ninja and Marshmello win the Fortnite Pro Ninja and Marshmello win the Fortnite Pro
- June 15, 2018

The introduction of World Cup 2018 gear in Fortnite should see Epic Games generating loads of dough, particularly due to the fact that it recently opened up a new revenue stream by officially releasing a Nintendo Switch version not too long ago. (more...)
Google updates ‘Ad Settings’ to allow users to turn off targeting signals
- June 15, 2018

He said he hopes the new features will help address those concerns. The new features come as internet companies such as Google and Facebook are facing a global backlash around their handling of personal data. Now, Google has updated its Ad Settings to provide enhanced transparency about the whole process. In addition to giving users more control over the signals used for ad targeting, Google is also expanding where its "Why this ad?" notice will show up. (more...)
What's the Deal: Easy, budget-friendly Father's Day gifts What's the Deal: Easy, budget-friendly Father's Day gifts
- June 15, 2018

Tom Carpenter and his three sons have their own annual Father's Day tradition. Gifts for the adventurous Dad: These dads are easier to please as all they really want or care for are outdoor activities such as braaing with friends and familiy (make sure he is in charge of the braaing of the meat, it makes him feel in control). (more...)
Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories
- June 15, 2018

When it was testing the feature, Instagram would give users a pass the first time they took a screenshot while watching a story, and start snitching thereafter. It has launched new features including reposts on Instagram Stories , the ability to buy products with just a click, mute feature to personalise the feed, and other stuff focused towards businesses on the platform. (more...)
Apple looks to iPhones with cheaper displays Apple looks to iPhones with cheaper displays
- June 15, 2018

Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models in September . Two of the phones will be built around screens using OLED technology, the same type of display that's now in the iPhone X . When I say cheaper iPhones, I don't mean the iPhone SE, which is now Apple's most affordable handset. The WSJ reports supply-chain sources saying that Apple is rebalancing production plans for this year's iPhones. (more...)
Fewer young people are using Facebook to get the news Fewer young people are using Facebook to get the news
- June 15, 2018

At the same time, users are now increasingly turning to messaging apps such as Snapchat and Facebook-owned WhatsApp for news. WhatsApp, founded in 2009 and bought by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock, is more popular than Twitter in importance for news in many countries, the report said. (more...)
Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches Live On Your Smartphone Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches Live On Your Smartphone
- June 15, 2018

The first match was between host nation Russian Federation and Saudia Arabia in a Group A match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. GRAND SPECTACLE: The opening ceremony of the 2018 Fifa World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, yesterday. (more...)
Rocksteady Games Comments on E3 2018 Absence Rocksteady Games Comments on E3 2018 Absence
- June 15, 2018

While the studio still isn't saying much about its new project, Hill did promise that they would share more info soon enough and that they 'really appreciate your passion for our next project'. Fans hoping to see what Rocksteady's next game would be were understandably disappointed, especially so given a slew of now seemingly unsubstantiated rumors leading up to the convention. (more...)