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Got a rooted device? No Netflix from Play Store for you


There's no need to panic as this is not an off chance accident, the streaming giant has confirmed that the change can be seen as intentional and some Android users won't be able to download its app from the Google Play Store. A spokesperson said it is all about the shift in copy protection. Recently, users have started complaining that the Netflix app is listed as "incompatible" with their devices on the Google Play Store. Read More »

Minecraft is Now Available on Nintendo Switch

For the low price of $299.99, the Nintendo Switch can be yours forever. The rhythm game with insane graphics will be released on Thursday, May 18 for $19.99 in the Nintendo eShop. Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. Prime members can pre-order the game for $31.99 on amazon.com . Read More »

Microsoft partly blames U.S. gov't for cyberattack


Hospitals in Britain appeared to be the most severely affected by the attacks, which blocked doctors' access to patient files and forced emergency rooms to divert people seeking urgent care. "Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt", Microsoft said in a statement. Read More »

US, EU in urgent talks on expanding laptop ban on flights

European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said DHS Secretary John Kelly and "a number" of European ministers were scheduled to hold the talks late Friday. A congressional official said Homeland Security was likely to expand the ban soon, but did not say when or to what airports. CNN has reported that USA intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations have developed new ways to plant explosives in electronic ... Read More »

How to avoid a cyber attack


A security researcher warned there might be another attack imminently. About 200,000 victims in 150 countries or more have so far been affected, although this number was reduced after a 22-year-old British security analyst accidentally triggered a hidden "kill switch". Read More »

100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan have been the countries most affected by the attack. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits", the agency said. In Germany, Deutsche Bahn faced "technical disruptions" on electronic displays at train stations, but travel was unaffected, the company said in a statement on its website. Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries - Europol

The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. FedEx said it was "experiencing interference", the Associated Press reported. In the world of ransomware, that was "unheard of six months ago", Levy said. Read More »

Microsoft Launches $999 Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S


At an event on Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a glossy new laptop and an updated version of Windows 10 meant to appeal to students and educators. The transition from full-fledged Win32 Office apps to Windows Store counterparts relies on Microsoft's Project Centennial, a toolset announced in April 2015 that allows developers to port existing Win32 apps and convert them into Universal Windows Platform (UWP) equivalents. Read More »

Cyber threat could hit more people today

An worldwide manhunt was under way for the plotters behind the world's biggest-ever computer ransom assault which has affected more than 150 countries. The attack is unique, according to Wainwright, because it combines ransomware with a worm function, meaning once one machine is infected, the entire internal network is scanned and other vulnerable machines are infected. Read More »

Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

Europol spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said it was too early to say who was behind the onslaught and what their motivation was. He said the main challenge was the fast-spreading capabilities of the malware, but added that, so far, not many people have paid the ransoms that the virus demands. Read More »

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call


Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the USA government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy Folder Smartphone Spotted in Leaks


At some point, the Galaxy S8 is a bit more advantageous in terms of battery , the RAM , screen size, and processor . Once you have bought your Galaxy S8 , or Galaxy S8 Plus (or both), you'll need to head to the T-Mobile Promotions website and enter the code 17SAM8BOGO which will give you a $750 credit for the device. Read More »

MP3 declared dead as patent licensing expires, AAC to succeed


The also helped create the AAC . It was launched to the market in 1993, and it was a revolution in the way people listen to music. AAC is admittedly a better format, developed with the hindsight unavailable to MP3's developers and without the sever limitations of those decades. Read More »

Andromeda Patch Fixes Animations While BioWare Reportedly Downsizes

With the news of Mass Effect going on hiatus , and BioWare Montreal taking on a support role for other development teams, many gamers are wondering if there will ever be any DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda. However, the game didn't quite live up to the expectations that many had for it, with the criticism mainly being put on the game's story and characters. Read More »

Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol

The threat was "escalating" as cyber experts warned that another attack was imminent by Monday. "B$3 ecause WannaCrypt used a single hardcoded domain, my registartion [sic] of it caused all infections globally to believe they were inside a sandbox and exit.thus we initially unintentionally prevented the spread and and further ransoming of computers infected with this malware". Read More »

Microsoft updates Windows, wants OS to play nice with iPhones, Android


This would allow Windows users to resume their sessions on multiple devices, whether they are using a secondary Android or iOS device in addition to a Windows PC. Autodesk is introducing more UWP (Universal Windows Programs) including an updated Autodesk SketchBook , support for Windows Mixed Reality in Autodesk Stingray , a 3D game engine, and real-time rendering software. Read More »

First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

India is among the most vulnerable because a large number of organisations and individuals still rely on older, outdated versions of the Windows operating system. Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "We need to get to the bottom of why the Government thought cyber attacks were not a risk, when a combination of warnings and plain common sense should have told ministers that there is a growing and unsafe threat to our cyber security". Read More »

Snapchat announced its First Earnings Report, falling short of Expectations


JPMorgan, which got the third-most shares following the IPO, lowered its price target to $20 from $24, maintaining a hold rating on Snap's stock . In its ad revenue forecast for the next few years, eMarketer predicted that Snapchat will continue to see faster revenue growth than any other digital company, although future growth rates are expected to be slower than they were in 2016. Read More »

Vodacom agrees $2.6 billion Safaricom deal to tap Kenyan market


Vodafone now holds a 40% indirect interest in Safaricom through a subsidiary, Vodafone Kenya Ltd.Vodacom has agreed to acquire an 87.5% shareholding in VKL, representing a 35% indirect interest in Safaricom. Sales rose 1.5 percent to 81.3 billion rand. Mobile phone network Vodacom managed to grow revenue and profit slightly in the year to end-March despite cutting rates. Read More »

Mother killed during walk with daughter on Mother's Day


The mom and daughter were both taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip where Aluska died. An 80-year-old driver thought she was backing out of a parking space near a bakery when she hit the accelerator. "She left it in reverse, hit the gas, started speeding backwards, lost control and jumped the sidewalk", said James Murphy with the Suffolk County Police Department. Read More »

Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

But the winning song, which dominated the voting, made little use of the bells and whistles on offer in its staging, turning recent Eurovision history on its head. Moldova's SunStroke Project finished a surprising third, with a bouncy, jazzy song called Hey Mamma! that featured a clever stage routine in which the female back-up singers hid their microphones in bridal bouquets. Read More »

North Korea carries out another ballistic missile test

Russia's defence ministry later said the missile landed about 500 km from its border and posed no threat. "Despite my promise, I deeply regret that the North's reckless provocation came just days after the new administration's inauguration, and at the same time express my grave warning [to Pyongyang]", said the president. Read More »

Nintendo's next mobile game is based on The Legend of Zelda - rumour

The Legend of Zelda , as well as the Pokemon Card game, may be coming to your smart device of choice later this year. The Wall Street Journal has reported this afternoon that The Legend of Zelda will get a mobile release later this year, after Nintendo pushes out its mobile iteration of Animal Crossing. Read More »

New S. Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

Spokesman Yoon Young-chan said it was the first time a Chinese leader had called a newly installed South Korean president to congratulate them. Since North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the United States decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea and the inauguration of President Donald Trump, it's fair to say that the Korean Peninsula is in the gravest predicament it has been in for decades. Read More »