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Network security firm, Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new malware, monikered YiSpecter that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan. Once YiSpecter infects a phone, it can install unwanted apps; replacing genuine apps with ones it has downloaded, send user information back to its server. It can force apps to show full-screen advertisements, change default search engines and bookmarks. The malware automatically reappears even after users manually delete it from their iOS devi...
Friday afternoon, Google officially reincarnated into Alphabet its parent company. Not only did the company bid adieu to its former name, but it also ditched the age-old, “Don’t be evil” well-known motto, replacing it with, “Do the right thing.” The new parent company, Alphabet, has drafted a new set of protocols and code of conduct, and posted yesterday in the afternoon for employees. The famous quote was absent from the post, which gave the clear idea of the replacement. The codes of conduct are remarkably different from the pred...
This week, Microsoft has come up with its new feature for Outlook, that is, “‘thumbs up’ (Like) and @mention”, as it has decided to bridge the gap between the social media networks and email services. Yesterday, the Tech Goliath announced its plans to further upgrade Microsoft Outlook, the service that caught a huge amount of popularity after its release for an iPhone upgrade client previously by Microsoft. It included exact features from the social media giants Twitter and Facebook. Now, that the features have arrived in ema...
Amazon has finally unveiled latest tablet, Amazon Fire HD 8, from its lineup. Just like an amusement park, the FIRE HD 8 is a fun for the entire family. The tablet offers multiple features that serve all the age group. In order to truly unleash the potential of this tablet, you need to be subscribed to Amazon Prime. This account provides you an access to a large number of TV shows, movies, and free games that you can easily download on your tablet. The addition of Kindle, offers a large variety of books to select and download. ...
Blackphone 2? Founded by Geeksphone and Silent Circle, the Blackphone was power packed with lots of impressive technical privacy features in order to help keep customers secure and safe. It is claimed to be the world’s first ever secure by design mobile handset that offered default full device encryption. Now they have launched the Blackphone 2, its successor, which operates almost in a same but with updated and improved specifications. This runs on PrivatOS that is a Security-Conscious Android and comes preloaded with the phone, pri...
When two Russian émigré scientists, Andrei Geim, and Kostya Novoselov won their joint Nobel Prize in physics in 2010, they were applauded by the Nobel committee for their spirit of fleeting playfulness. It was one of the idiosyncrasies of the way the duo worked together. Playing with Scotch tape on a Friday afternoon might sound like a foolish thing to do, but that’s how the scientist-dyad at the University of Manchester chose to explore the electrical properties of tiny flakes of carbon graphite. It was not long before, the nutty ...
Boom! Wham! Apple hits back the tech pavilion with its opulent lineup of iOS devices. This time the tech behemoth has rolled back in the gadget streets with a high-end iPad Pro from its iPad lineup series. It has also released iPhone 6S and the Apple TV simultaneously, but there is no denial in the fact that the new iPad Pro and the Apple TV plunder the show entirely. In an event organized in San Francisco, the “Think Different” company revealed the extra large tablet- iPad Pro, with an updated version for iPad Mini 4, and l...
On Tuesday, GoPro, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced a limited access program for Odyssey, the 16-camera rig for capturing 360-degree video in stereoscopic 3D that the company unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference in May this year. People interested in making 360-degree 3D videos with the camera rig can sign up to make a purchase. The complete set includes 15Hero5 Black cameras with special firmware to get the cameras synced up and allowing user controls, a case, syncing cables, a microphone, warranty, and sup...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has rolled out a new piece of hardware today – the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display which can be available for $60 through online and brick-and-mortar retailers. The launch comes a year after the organization unveiled the device and is the work of UK-based Inelco Hunter. The 7” unit flaunts 800 x 480 panel working at 60fps, with a 70-degree viewing anger and a 10-finger touch. It will let users custom build their own devices and tablets that need screens to be usable. Users can connect their Pi ...
Is it possible that stem cells can be a root cause for common form of cancers? Well, a startup firm known as Stemcentrx believes so. Talk About Stemcentrx Silicon Valley is familiar with the private and rapidly growing imminent tech companies that are worth a million dollars mostly, like Square, Uber, and Calico. The same phenomenon is widely spreading to the biotechnology fields, where all the investors are throwing their pennies in a huge amount at firms, which promise to smack away the historically lower odds of drug success ...
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