Nowadays, it’s a safe bet that if one is near an area of disaster, one would most probably want to notify their loved ones about their whereabouts. Facebook has turned its attention to this and have come up with a “Safety Check” feature as a result. In essence, the Safety Check feature allows a user to notify their friends on Facebook that they’re alright when in close proximity to disaster zones.
After reports of an initial termination date on the 25th September 2014 due to a trademark complaint from Twitter, Twitpic announced that it couldn’t come to terms with investors and will be shut down on the 25th of October. As consolation, users can choose to export their photos until the 25th of October, after which they’ll disappear forever.
And then there was another one. Following the footsteps of our sister sites Hype Malaysia, Lipstiq.com, Autofreaks.com, Wanista and our e-commerce site Storekini, the Lowyat Networks family of publications has expanded to include yet another exciting addition. Say hello to Fourth Official, Malaysia’s latest one-stop sports portal!
A series of data breaches over the last year has caused the South Korean government to reconsider the national identification system. This is due to the fact that so many ID numbers have been stolen that it is putting the entire population at risk of identity theft. At the core of the issue is the ID number issued to each South Korean citizen above the age of 17; which is not randomly generated and contains details about the person associated with it.
It has taken a bit longer than usual, but Nintendo is now selling games directly from its website. Until today, the only way to get digital purchases was through the Nintendo eShop, which is not exactly the best solution for online shopping. The website also offers the option of buying a download code instead of directly linking it to a Nintendo account, allowing people the option to actually buy games for each other; a feature that other systems take for granted.
Cyber-security company iSIGHT has revealed the details of a Russian cyber-espionage campaign conducted against NATO countries that has been conducted over the last year. The attacks were perpetrated by using a zero-day exploit in all supported versions of Windows, and Windows Server 20008 and 2012. Microsoft is aware of the vulnerability and is currently working on a patch.
Another day, another leak: hundreds of users name and password belonged to Dropbox users have been posted online earlier today on Pastebin by an anonymous user. It just a small chunk of more than six million Dropbox user names and password that the leaker claimed to have and willing to leak out further in exchange for Bitcoin.
One might immediately come to a conclusion that this leak was a result by security breach at Dropbox but according to the folks at the popular cloud storage service, that is not the case. So, what gives?
Smartphones, smart TVs, smart wearables and even health related gadgets, it looks like Xiaomi is on a roll this year. The Chinese company has just taken the curtains off four smart home products namely a smart webcam, smart lightbulb, smart power plug and a smart remote center.
Interbrand just release released their report on the Best Global Brands rankings for 2014 and it looks like Apple is on the top spot followed by Google. The list consists of 100 various brands from all around the world and tech companies took up quite a number of spots in total with 5 of them ranking in top ten.