The European Parliament has handed Google a massive setback as it voted 384 in favour and 174 against a motion to divorce search engine features from other services. While this vote is not binding, and does not explicitly target Google, it has brought up concerns about what might happen to the internet giant after the matter appears before the European Commission.
The aftermath of the massive cyber attack directed at Sony Pictures is still being felt today. Guardians of Peace, the group behind the attack, has released a two text documents containing a list of files that were stolen. Impressively, these two documents alone reach about 1GB in size; showing just how much information was taken.
Security researchers have revealed details about a malware campaign that has compromised multiple countries since 2008. Called Regin, the malware is suspected to be a state-funded attack against the multiple targets (include those in Malaysia); although researchers are not yet certain of what it is intended to achieve.
Earlier this year, Microsoft has introduced the Office 365 Personal subscription plan which is designed to users that required Microsoft Office only for one PC or Mac as opposed to Office 365 Home plan that allows access for multiple devices. Hence, the Personal plan costs way less than the Home but if you want to save even more money, then you might want to make your way to Harvey Norman right away.
Apple could be set to include Beats Music in its new versions of iOS starting from next year onwards. The music streaming service will supposedly be bundled with iOS devices and will be included as a standard feature in a future update to iOS some time in early 2015. According to a report from Financial Times, the service will continue to use its subscription-based model and will likely be rebranded.
It is generally considered to be good practice to use a different password each account, although most users will admit that this is easier said than done. This has lead to an increased use of password managers to automatically remember passwords, and this in turn has apparently caused malware to switch to targeting these password managers.
Owners of a video-game console that have not gotten their hands on Destiny, a first-person shooter with a hint of RPG elements, may be delighted to hear that both a trial and demo of the game are now available for download. Users whom decide to buy the game after playing the trial will be able to transfer their character progress to the full version of the game.
Even though LINE is primarily known as an instant messaging app, its reach has long transcended into other areas including those outside of virtual world. For example, the popularity of LINE merchandises featuring its well-known mascots has somewhat helped strengthen the app’s presence throughout the world.
If you are a fan of those merchandises, here’s a news for you then: LINE’s pop-up store is coming to Malaysia once again.
@Kalars07 We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future
— Lumia (@lumia) November 13, 2014
In response to a user’s question, Microsoft has confirmed that the all Windows Phone 8 devices will be getting free upgrades to the software giant’s upcoming operating system, Windows 10. Details regarding the upcoming OS are scarce as Microsoft is currently working on Windows 10 for computers.
BlackBerry has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Samsung to provide enhanced security features to the Android platform. The agreement is mainly for the enterprise market, where BlackBerry holds the most secure platform; while Samsung has been attempting to make in-roads with its own Samsung KNOX solutions.
Hewlett-Packard has concluded its most recent edition of Pwn2Own hacking competition with Windows Phone 8.1 holding up remarkably well against attempts to hijack the system. Other smartphones like the iPhone 5S, Amazon Fire Phone, and Samsung Galaxy S5 all fell to the coordinated attacks from white hat hacker who later turned over details of the attacks to manufacturers.