After revealing that Xiaomi’s MIUI software discreetly uploads user data without informing its users, software security firm F-Secure has now confirmed that the latest MIUI update has fixed the issue.
We’ve seen this happen countless times: you go to a website to download software and reach a download page with several “Click to Download” buttons, where only one is the actual download link. Clicking on these misleading ads could be a nasty affair, where you could be redirected to a site that automatically downloads malware without your knowing, or even pop-ups that parade you with scareware, prompting you to download bogus anti-virus software. Worse still is when some sites are actually hosting malware that is disguised as useful software. Thankfully, Google is helping to clear that out.
Last year, one of the pioneers in providing legit game titles to Malaysian gamers, The Software Boutique (TSB) announced its closure after 12 years in business. It was a sad occasion for plenty of gamers but given the current gaming climate, it is not hard to see why TSB is having a hard time to cope especially with the emergence of digital distribution services such as Steam and Origin.
However, the game store has suddenly come alive once again earlier this week but somehow, the new TSB doesn’t feel like the TSB we know before.
The PlayStation 4 will soon allow users to share games with their friends, without having to pass around any sort of disc. Friends will simply be able to turn on their PS4, and then request your permission to play something from your library. After that, they will stream the game from your house to theirs. That being said, there are a couple of catches to the whole thing.
Online music streaming service Guvera has announced its availability in Malaysia. Guvera was founded back in 2008 by founders Claes Loberg, Brad Christensen and Darren Herft with a goal to provide people access to tons of music online the legal way that award royalties to the artists and record labels responsible for producing it. Songs in Guvera are distributed DRM-free MP3 downloads either in 256kbs and 320kps format.
Motorola had just made its announcement of its own event to launch its new smartphones and the highly-anticipated Moto 360. Instead of joining IFA 2014 in Berlin, Motorola will be holding its launch event in Chicago city, US right after the launch day of the Galaxy Note 4 by Samsung.
Razer has announced that it has Chinese mobile game developer Tencent is beginning to intergrate the Razer Nabu into its games. The initial game to benefit from this is Timi Run Everyday, a side scrolling platformer that is already integrated with – also Chinese – instant messaging platform WeChat. This will allow players to earn rewards for talking, burning calories, and getting a good night’s sleep.
As most of you will know, Xiaomi is holding a huge sale to celebrate MIUI’s fourth anniversary, offering discounts of various products and even offering a chance to win a brand new Mi 4 smartphone. But it appears that the company is ready to surprise its Mi Fans with the availability of a new product tomorrow: the Mi In-Ear Piston Earphones.
Look at what DiGi has just unveiled, as teased a couple of weeks back, DiGi has finally decided to unveil its Xiaomi Redmi 1S packages. DiGi is now offering the mid-range Android smartphone from the Chinese company for free when you commit to a contract with the telco’s postpaid plan.
The world’s largest social media platform has just implemented a feature that allows it to track consumer behaviour across platforms. Facebook announced on a blog post yesterday that it would now allow advertisers to track consumers who had clicked on mobile ads and subsequently moved to a desktop to make a purchase. While the idea is for brands and stores to better understand how people use the internet to shop, it might not be so enticing for consumers to be consistently watched while on the internet.
Razer has announced updated variants of the Black Widow keyboard, DeathAdder mouse, and Kraken 7.1 headset which utilise what they are calling the new Chroma feature. This is essentially a new customisable lighting pattern on the peripherals, but also includes an SDK that the company hopes will be used to integrate the changing colours into part of the gaming experience.