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Apple must continue to improve cybersecurity as attacks increase

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Several high-profile cyberattacks launched against Apple have revealed OS X and iOS aren't as secure anymore, with criminals trying to compromise both operating systems. Enterprise workers are at risk because of Apple taking a "whack-a-mole" approach to security, which is a major threat with sophisticated spear-phishing attacks.

 

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"Apple's responses to the WireLurker and Masque Attack operations illustrate that iOS is entering the 'whack-a-mole' era of malware defense, similar to that experienced during the last decade with PCs," said Dave Jevans, Marble Security founder and CTO. "Being proactive rather than reactive is essential in preventing these ioS vulnerabilities and exploits from affecting enterprise networks, and implementing mobile device security solutions is a huge step in achieving this."

 

Sophisticated cyberattacks target most major technology companies, but Apple previously was left relatively unscathed from most malicious code. However, cybercriminals want to find strategies to steal information and conduct data breaches, with a specific focus on compromising iPhones and iPads in the workplace.

King's Quest reboot footage unveiled, goes for a new 3D art style look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:31 am

During The Game Awards in Las Vegas last night, we were greeted to the trailer to the new King's Quest. In this trailer, we find out that there is a new 3D art style, which I personally don't know that I liked, yet.

 

 

The Odd Gentlemen, an indie studio, is working on the game, which will be released in fall 2015. The original creators of the original game, Ken and Roberta Williams have been involved with the game, which should have King's Quest fans really excited.

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The Order: 1886 receives more gorgeous trailer footage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:00 am

The Game Awards has provided us with a wealth of game-related posts today, where we continue on with the world premiere trailer to The Order: 1886. The Order: 1886 is a PlayStation 4 exclusive title, which takes place in a Victorian London-type world, and is a cover-based shooter.

 

 

As you can make out from the trailer above, there's barely any gameplay footage here, which is disappointing. The trailer itself happens during "Chapter 5: Agamemnon Rising" which sees the characters boarding an airship of some description, taking control of it. Ready at Dawn is behind The Order: 1886, which arrives on the PS4 sometime next year, oh and by the way, at 30FPS.

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CD Projekt Red lets you play as multiple characters in The Witcher 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:52 pm

The Witcher 3 is getting closer and closer to release, but we've just received a tsunami full of game announcements, reveals, gameplay footage and much more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn't escape this, with its new "Elder Blood" trailer, below.

 

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will let you play more than one character, with Geralt still being your number one choice. The character wasn't fully announced, but it was definitely teased in the video. February 2015 definitely can't come soon enough.

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Sony shows off Uncharted 4 gameplay footage on the PS4 at 1080p 60FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:26 pm

Sony has shown off the first gameplay footage to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which is an exclusive to the PlayStation 4, at its own PlayStation Experience event. The footage can be viewed in the video below.

 

 

As you can see, or might have noticed, it is running at Full HD (1920x1080, or 1080p) at a fluid 60FPS. There's an increase in visual effects and detail, such as Nathan Drake rustling up the foliage as he walks past it, or through it, and dust being flicked up when bullets start smashing into rocks and other parts of the environment.

 

Naughty Dog did promise us 1080p at 60FPS a little while ago, so it's good to see them mostly hitting the target here with Uncharted 4 on the PS4. For now, enjoy that nice, long 15-minute video of Uncharted 4 on the PlayStation 4.

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The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U shown off by Nintendo

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:02 pm

Nintendo hasn't been having the best time with its Wii U console, but there was a decent spike in sales when they released Mario Kart 8. Well, I think we're going to see another system seller in The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U, something the company showed off during The Game Awards in Las Vegas last night.

 

 

As you can see from the world premiere footage, it looks quite incredible. The Legend for Zelda on the Wii U has access to much more horsepower, more power that was available for any previous Zelda title, and it pays off - it looks incredible. The scale of the game is absolutely incredible, and the Wii U controller is used to great effect thanks to its touchscreen.

 

Apples grow on trees, with Nintendo teasing you can pick them off the trees, and eat them. Some will notice that the game is running very fluidly, hitting 60FPS. Nintendo has promised The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating it is arriving next year. They also teased that the new Star Fox is coming to the Wii U before Zelda arrives in 2015. I kinda want that game, well, now. Please, Nintendo?

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EA is giving away three free PlayStation games over the weekend

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:40 pm

EA is feeling generous this holiday season, with the company giving away three free PlayStation games. The reason? They're celebrating this weekend's PlayStation Experience event.

 

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Peter Moore, EA's Chief Operating Officer announced at the Sony PlayStation Experience event that three games will be free on the PlayStation Store over the weekend: Need for Speed: Most Wanted for the PlayStation Vita, Mirror's Edge for the PS3 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for the PS4. Go get them now, as they're only free until 12PM PT.

Apple rumored to launch the iPhone 6S alongside Watch early next year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:23 pm

The latest rumors about the Apple Watch are surfacing, where some are suggesting Apple will launch the new iPhone 6S alongside its first wearable when it launches early next year. This would break its tradition, where it launches flagship iPhones each September.

 

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We've heard that Apple wants to cut down its smarpthone update cycle next year, which hints toward the company preparing the release of a single handset, so in this case the iPhone 6. Six months or so later, the company would launch its true flagship, the iPhone 7. So if the iPhone 6S does see the light of day with Watch, it could be a tweaked iPhone 6 Plus, which makes sense.

 

The Mail Online reports: "The new schedule is expected to stagger the releases of two devices in 2015 to capitalise on sales. Apple could release the iPhone 6S to people who want to upgrade to a slightly cheaper model, before announcing its flagship iPhone 7 in the autumn". I don't see why the iPhone 6S would be the "cheaper model", as it could start offering multiple handsets like its competitors do. When it comes to the iPhone 7 though, I think we'll see some changes, big ones.

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Sony hackers threaten employees' families through e-mails

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 6:31 am

Sony is not having a good week, with the hacking scandal reaching Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, and their families. Employees of the company have received e-mails from these hackers, directly threatening their families. Sony has reportedly told these employees to turn off their smartphones after receiving the e-mail.

 

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It has been two weeks since the company was hacked, with hackers releasing passwords, e-mails, details on cast and crew members of Sony's productions, business documents that included salaries, and media files from employees' computers, and much more. A poorly-written e-mail was sent to Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, saying: "Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below. If you don't, not only you but your family will be in danger".

 

The "Guardians of the Peace", or GOP, are the hackers behind the scandal, but we don't know their identities yet. North Korea has been a suspect for a while now, with the malware that broke into Sony's network looking like malware used in an attack in Seoul last year, as well as the Shamoon "wiper" malware.

Galaxy S6 to feature 8-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 6, 2014 5:33 am

According to a new leak, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might feature an 8-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

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The rumors are coming from a leaked AnTuTu benchmark, displaying the "SM-G925F" handset, that should be the Galaxy S6. Samsung is reportedly designing the Galaxy S6 from scratch, after the not-so-great seller that is the Galaxy S5. There should be two versions of the Galaxy S6 on offer, one that features the aforementioned 8-core processor that Samsung will build in-house, while the other Galaxy S6 will feature a Qualcomm processor.

 

If Samsung wants to gain back missing customers, or sell a boatload more Galaxy S6 handsets, I think we need more than just pure hardware. Offering stock Android handsets would be a big start, as they'd secure the Nexus crowd, and some radical new technology and features wouldn't go astray, either.

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