Now that I’m pretty sure most of you have already updated your Mac to OS X Yosemite and your iPhone to iOS 8.1, it’s time to make use of one of the most interesting features in these updates – Continuity. When Apple first took the curtains off its Mac OS X Yosemite, one of the most interesting things is Continuity whereby you can seamlessly work between your iOS devices and even Mac.
So, how do you turn on Continuity? Here’s a simple guide to help you make full use of your iOS and Mac devices.
If you’ve always had a bunch of sensitive questions to ask in a public forum, but don’t wish for people to know who you are, then Facebook has got just the app for you. The company has just launched a new app called “Rooms”, which allows you to participate in message boards anonymously.
New iPhone owners in China have apparently been subject to a dedicated man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack from their own government. Users have been reporting that all connections to iCloud.com are currently being blocked by the Great Firewall of China, and those connections are being redirected to a dummy site requesting their login credentials. A similar attack is also being directed at Microsoft’s Login.live.com gateway.
News has surfaced that Mac OS X Yosemite has been collecting user information through the Spotlight feature. Spotlight is Apple’s built in search function that not only searches a user’s hard disk, but also the internet through Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Aside from conducting the search, it will also return that search data plus the user’s location to the Apple servers.
For a lot of music lovers out there, Spotify proved to be an inexpensive way to access to their favourite music regardless of classic tunes or the latest chart busters. Furthermore, the monthly fees for the service in Malaysia is cheaper than United States at RM 14.90.
Soon, that fee might be even cheaper as Spotify has announced its new Spotify Family plan that allow users to share their subscription plan at half the normal price per additional user.
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.