Pro-democracy protest continue in Hong Kong, and it appears that a different problem has been spreading among the demonstrators. Lacoon Mobile Security has reported the existence of a fake mobile application to spy on those participating in the demonstration. It appears to spread through a whatsapp message urging the recipient to download the app that claims to facilitate communications and coordination.
When quizzed about why the new Windows is called Windows 10, instead of Windows 9, Windows chiefs Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore avoided giving a straight answer, choosing instead to joke that ‘seven ate nine’. The real reason however is slightly more technical, and involves the way code has been written for 3rd party programs running on the Windows platform.
Think of it as something similar to the Y2K bug when we realized using two digits to represent the year was going to suddenly cause computers to roll back to the 1900′s.
For all of you who activated iCloud Drive when you installed iOS 8 on your device, you will have to be very careful with the “Reset All Settings” option. It has been reported that the feature, which is not supposed to delete your data media, will erase your iCloud Drive documents too.
There are still some stories worth mentioning as Bendgate continues. It appears that Apple officials in Germany have now decided to boycott a magazine for conducting a bend test and posting the video on YouTube. The video by Computer Bild shows two presentors demonstrating how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus, and has over 500,000 views.
Valve’s push to promote gaming on Linux systems has scored another victory after 2k Games announced that the upcoming Borderlands the Pre-Sequel will be launching on Linux and SteamOS from day one. This new comes as Borderlands 2 also arrives on SteamOS, making the prospect of owning a Steam Machine slightly more attractive.
Technology enthusiasts who cannot wait to try out the new Windows 10 features are in luck. Microsoft has released the Technical Preview for Windows 10, and it is now available for download from the official website. Users will have to sign up for the Windows Insider program before being allowed to download the preview, but all that takes is signing in with a Microsoft Account.
Thanks to the whole iPhone 6 Plus “bendgate” issue, bend tests have suddenly not only become compulsory, if a phone is strong enough, it is something to brag about. We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the strongest smartphones out there, Consumer Reports found that it’s the strongest among several devices they tested, and even Unbox Therapy couldn’t bend it (the guy who showed how bendable the iPhone 6 Plus is, in more than one video) no matter how hard he tried, so how about the Galaxy Note 4?
Look at what Maxis just teased on its main page, the telco has just put up a teaser telling fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note series to “anticipate the arrival” of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Unfortunately, unlike DiGi who opened a registration of interest page for you to fill in your details so they can contact you when the device is available, all Maxis has is just a teaser.
Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a bit more than just looking at your own house from the Internet.
Nokia’s HERE Maps is one of the most solid alternatives to Google Maps, and provides one advantage that even Google Maps still struggles to offer: offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation. After Nokia’s mobile division was acquired by Microsoft, HERE remained part of Nokia, where it was then free to pursue development of HERE for Android.