#112 John Wick Game Coming To Epic Games Store

A new exclusive game, John Wick Hex, has been confirmed for the Epic Games Store as well as some consoles but as of yet there is no release date. Don’t forget to donate to our Kickstarter today and get some exclusive merch!

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#35 Apple Is Deleting Your iTunes Movies

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Apple, Firefox browsers aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites.

Apple Is Deleting Purchased Movies from Your iTunes Without Warning

If you think you actually own movies that you’ve purchased on iTunes, think again. The age of physical media is dying a slow, painful death, but the convenience offered by digital is simply far too great to be ignored by consumers. However, there are drawbacks to going digital. For one, as Twitter user Drandersgs recently discovered, Apple can delete movies that you own without warning.

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#33 Apple Keynote 2018

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NBA 2K19 Is A Nightmarish Vision Of Our Microtransaction-Stuffed Future

Let’s start with the good news: NBA 2K19 is not as egregious with its nickel-and-diming as NBA 2K18 was. But that being the good news is also what makes this the worst news. Last year’s entry in what’s still the best basketball series (on the court at least) on the planet was heavily criticised by fans for the way it charged full retail price for admission then at almost every turn tried to bleed players for even more cash, not just for cosmetic stuff but for career progression as well.

Microsoft tests ‘warning’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft is testing a warning for Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

‘Pokémon Go’ saw a 35 percent growth this summer

Pokémon Go remains one of the most recognizable mobile games around, but it definitely experienced periods of user decline over the past couple of years after it took the world by storm. While not everyone who used to play the game picked it up again, it sounds like this past summer has been good to it — according to Niantic, it saw a 35 percent increase in active usage since May. That’s in line with a SuperData report from June, which said that the game had its highest active user count in May since its debut in 2016.

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Mozilla Unveils Firefox Reality Browser for AR and VR

Mozilla now offers an alternative browser for Firefox, one that supports AR and VR headsets.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Mozilla announced a new version of its Firefox web browser. This browser, dubbed Firefox Reality, is specifically designed to be used with virtual and augmented reality headsets.

According to Mozilla, the new mixed reality browser has been built to tackle “new opportunities and challenges of browsing the immersive Web.” It is meant to be cross-platform, privacy-friendly and open source.

With the use of emerging mixed reality web standards, Firefox Reality allows consumers to use it without installing additional apps. And unlike others, the new browser will work on various devices and platforms.

Senior Vice President of Emerging Technologies Sean White explains the product in detail. “The future of mixed reality is about delivering experiences, not about building applications. There shouldn’t be friction moving from one experience to another.”

As with their desktop browser, the VR-friendly browser is open source. The company has already released its source code and developer builds for different platforms on GitHub.

There is no news yet as to when the browser will be available to the public. What we do know for certain is that it will be available with HTC Vive Focus and other headsets supported by HTC’s Vive Wave VR platform at launch.

Mozilla will be releasing more updates for Firefox Reality in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

 

Windows 10 Bundled Password Manager Has Gaping Security Hole

Microsoft has reportedly bundled a third-party password manager. The app is called Keeper which features an image of Windows 10 intended for Microsoft developers, a report said on Monday.

Microsoft users expect that Keeper offers more security functions. However, they spotted what they called a gaping security hole in an app. Microsoft users said that Keeper’s password manager is actually on the list of pre-installed apps.

This means that Keeper is installed by default after doing a clean installation of Windows 10 operating system. However, a security research firm claims that the version of Keeper bundled with Windows 10 has the gaping security hole.

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In a Twitter post, Tavis Ormandy, one of the vulnerability researcher at Google, claims to have discovered a security flaw in Microsoft’s third-party password manager.

“I created a new Windows 10 VM [virtual machine] with a pristine image [of Windows 10] from MSDN, and noticed a third-party password manager is now installed by default. It didn’t take long to find a critical vulnerability,” Ormandy wrote via microblogging site Twitter.

He further shared that Microsoft’s third-party password manager Keeper might be injected with privileged UI into pages.

Ormandy suspects that Keeper is doing the same with the version of Microsoft Windows 10 being shipped globally.

“I think I’m generous considering this a new issue that qualifies for a ninety-day disclosure, as I literally just changed the selectors and the same attack works. Nevertheless, this is a complete compromise of Keeper security, allowing any website to steal any password,” Ormandy explained.

Responding to the issue, , Keeper co-founder and CTO Craig Lurey did not take the security flaw in Keeper seriously. Lurey claims that the recent version of Keeper has introduced both features and improvements which include a more secured form filling and several automation features.

“This potential vulnerability requires a Keeper user to be lured to a malicious website while logged into the browser extension, and then fakes user input by using a ‘clickjacking’ technique to execute privileged code within the browser extension,” Lurey said.

To resolve this issue, we removed the ‘Add to Existing’ flow and have taken additional steps to prevent this potential vulnerability in the future, Lurey added.

Microsoft users can download the Keeper extension 11.4 which fixes the gaping security hole. The app will be rolled out to Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, respectively.

Mozilla, Yahoo Sue Each Other Over Firefox’s Default Search Engine

After the escalating feud between Google and Amazon. This time we are seeing another war  involving Mozilla and Yahoo.

Reports claim that Mozilla has officially dropped Yahoo as the official search engine provider for its browser Firefox. This means that Mozilla Firefox users will not be able to use Yahoo as the default engine.

Firefox users noticed the changes just last month in the browser’s default search engine. The move has caused a looming legal battle between the two tech companies.

Now, Mozilla and Yahoo sued each other because of the deal back in 2014 which made Yahoo as the default search engine for Firefox. According to tech analysts, the 2014 deal was actually favourable to Mozilla.

The deal has actually provided Mozilla an option to back out the deal. If Mozilla had opted not to pursue the deal, the company will be receiving a huge amount of money amounting to $375 million annually until 2019.

However,  such annual payment is only possible if Yahoo was acquired by a third party company and Mozilla has a new unsuitable partner.

Recently, Mozilla has launched a major update to its browser called the FireFox Quantum. Firefox’s major update came as Mozilla terminated the deal  with Yahoo just last month.

Meanwhile, Firefox users have actually lauded the new major update, earning a wave of positive reviews.  Mozilla issued a statement on Tuesday, explaining the company’s decision in a blog post.

“We recently exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo based on a number of factors including doing what’s best for our brand,” Mozilla said.

A number of factors include quality web search, and users’ context experience. In the end, Mozilla argued that staying with Yahoo may have a negative impact in the long run.

Responding to Mozilla’s move, Yahoo has sued Mozilla for breach of contract.

“Yahoo has suffered and will continue to suffer competitive injury to its business and reputation, among other harm,” Yahoo said in a  statement.

ZTE and Mozilla to release Firefox powered device soon

According to a ZTE spokesperson, the company is eyeing to release their Firefox powered smartphones before the year ends or early 2103.

Mozilla, which developed the Firefox browser, will as well lead the charge for the Firefox OS.

The world’s fourth largest mobile phone vendor is planning to separate themselves from Android and Windows, as they delve making Firefox OS as their OS of choice.

According to ZTE spokesperson David Dai Shu, “We are trying to increase our efforts in coming up with our own operating system, while introducing products based on Android.”

“It’s all part of our wider plans to create a better balance of products using various operating systems. We won’t just rely on Android or Windows,” he added.

He added that ZTE will unveil the operating system together with Mozilla in the months to come. He added that the company will be releasing the first Firefox powered device together with the roll out of the OS or a little later.

Majority of ZTE’s smartphones carries the Adnroid line while the ‘Tania’ line carries Windows.

Dai noted, “We are working with a regional telecom carrier outside of China to unveil products based on our own operating system.”

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Mozilla rolls out update for Firefox web browser

Firefox has been updated by Mozilla to further improve on the performance of the latter for Android devices as well as desktop users.

Mozilla has rolled out the updates for their Firefox Web browser and users shall notice the difference in performance in its developer and gaming features.

The company reduced memory add-ons to improve the speed of Firefox.

The web browser can now support compressed textures, enabling developers to create intense graphics in gaming, which gamers will be happy about.

Mozilla also improved the Javascript engine and WebGL capabilities of the Firefox.

Mozilla has also rolled out a Javascript Debugger that is built with Firefox. It can be used to remotely debug apps through Firefox in your smartphones.

The update is applicable on almost all Firefox browsers for Android.

The browser for Android now features the “Awesome Screen” feature popular on the desktop application of Firefox. This feature allows the users to store bookmarks, data, passwords and browsing history.

Users can now also sync their Android Firefox browsers to their desktop Firefox browsers.

Another new addition is the much improved HTML5 capability of the new Firefox browser. This update creates new possibilities for web applications.

What is your impressions on the new Firefox then?

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Mozilla releases Firefox 14

Mozilla announced that they released the latest version of their Firefox browser, the Firefox 14. This latest entrant to the browser wars is Mozilla’s latest open sourced web browser that features improved security, enhanced support for modern Web standards and minor tweaks.

One of the most important changes Mozilla made in Firefox 14 is its security search feature. This change allows that browser’s built-in search to use an SSL-encrypted HTTPS address by default for all Google searches. This ensures that queries can’t be intercepted by packet sniffing.

Mozilla announced this latest feature last May when it was rolled out in the Aurora channel.

This new feature only works with Google searches as of the moment, though Mozilla is going to make this available to other search engines.

At the same time, Firefox 14 will no longer display a favicon in the URL bar. In lieu of this, it will display either a padlock or a globe. Icons displayed will depend on the site you are visiting whether it has SSL enabled.

Mozilla also introduced official support for the Pointer Lock API. This functionality will be good news to the gamers due to its wide variety of potential uses for this segment of users.

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Firefox Mobile OS will work with most apps

In a report published by TechRadar, Product and Innovation Director at Telefonica, Carlos Domingo, says that survey results show that Firefox Mobile OS is going to do good when it comes to apps for their operating system.

According to Domingo, “results from our survey showed that over 75% of all apps in Google Play and the Apple AppStore are written in HTML 5, which makes them really easy to port over to Firefox.”

This could be good for Mozilla and app developers because the latter will have an easier time in making their apps compatible with Firefox Mobile OS.

Firefox Mobile OS is a web-based HTML 5 platform. App developers who have browser-based apps will be happy upon knowing that their system will work with the HTML 5 platform easily.

Facebook will also be unveiling their HTML 5 app along with Twitter. The two are considered to be two of the most popular apps in the market today. With the impending release of the HTML 5 versions, this will be integrated deeply into the upcoming Firefox Mobile OS.

Firefox Mobile OS will be entering a market that is being dominated by iOS and Android. They would also have to face the aggressive Windows platform and the impending release of the BlackBerry 10 OS.

Are you excited with Mozilla’s Firefox Mobile OS?

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