The U.S. government recently announced the recommendation directed to Windows-based computer users to immediately uninstall and delete Apple's QuickTime video player after an earlier admission from security software maker TrendMicro Inc. that there are two bugs in the program.
Reuters mentioned in a report that TrendMicro discovered two crucial vulnerabilities in the QuickTime media player, particularly the version designed for the Windows operating system of Microsoft Corporation. The same bugs, according to the software company, can be used to perform attacks on Windows-based PCs if the user visits an infected file or a malicious website.
The QuickTime program has been Apple's staple for playing a wide variety of third-party tools and data, while most computer owners use it as a reliable media player for both audio and video. But because Apple seems to be not really concerned about fixing the issues, particularly considering the fact that it doesn't apply to any of their platforms, both the U.S. government and TrendMicro are doing the initiative to inform users. more >>
The "Dark Souls" series is notoriously known for being one of the most difficult role-playing games around so it is but natural for anyone who wants to try their hand with the latest installment, "Dark Souls III," to look around for information about the game. There are several reports that provide tips and tricks about the game that might be useful for anyone new to the game series.
One report in The Verge mentioned five things that players should watch out for, without spoiling anything about the game. The report describes the game as one where the player is "an interloper in a strange world where pretty much everything wants to kill you." The first tip cited is for players to "watch their corners." Before entering any room, one must look in every direction constantly to check if any assassins are hidden somewhere, ready to strike when one least expects it.
The second tip has to do with one's choice of weapon, but beyond the choice of weapons, one must take note where they use a particular weapon. One example given in the report is using a Greatsword which is known for horizontal slash attacks in a wide corridor rather than a narrow hallway, or using an arrow in a narrow corridor so that one's enemies do not have much room to dodge it. more >>
This weekend will be a big one for gamers who want to get their hands on a "Call of Duty" game. Online retailer Steam is having another publisher weekend sale, this time featuring popular game franchises published by Activision. According to a report in Tech Times, the "Call of Duty" franchise is in the center of the sale.
The latest game released for the series, "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" is on sale with a 40 percent discount off, now only on sale for $35.99. There are bigger discounts for older games such "Black Ops I" and "Black Ops II" which is available for more than 50 percent off. Other "Call of Duty" entries such as "Advanced Warfare" and "Ghosts" are likewise on sale. Older games in the franchise such as "Call of Duty 2,""Modern Warfare 1 and 2" can be bought for only $9.99 each title.
Other franchises are also on sale such as the game series, "Transformers: Cybertron," with the title "Transformers: War for Cybertron" on sale for only $4.99, which is 75 percent off the original price. The sequel of the game can be bought for only $12.49. The recently released "Transformers: Devastation" is also available at a 50 percent discount for only $24.99. more >>
For consumers who were not so satisfied with Apple's recent iPhone release, the smaller iPhone SE, the iPhone 7 is their next hope for a bigger and better iPhone. According to the most recent rumors about the upcoming device, it looks as if Apple may be getting rid of the headphone jack in favor of Lightning earpods or even audio connection through the Smart Connector.
Apple Insider recently shared rumored spy shots of the device coming from China, which in their recent report was also confirmed by another source, a Japanese blog, as the "real thing." The blog specifically said that the case in the picture was in fact assembled by Catcher Technology, a known Apple manufacturing partner.
The image in question also featured a set of three dots located at the bottom part of the handset. These are the same dots that mark the presence of the Smart Connector port, which was first introduced in the iPad Pro series, but only for the Smart Keyboard. Apple has yet to announce if they are making audio accessories that can be connected via the Smart Connector. more >>
The much-awaited DLC of the role-playing game, "The Witcher 3" called Blood and Wine is still without a release date. Despite several reports saying that the DLC's release date has been leaked, pointing to a June 7 arrival, the game's developer CD Projekt Red has not made any official announcements as of yet. The DLC's box art has been made official, which the developer posted through its account on Twitter.
The image does not reveal much about the expansion's story line and what content it will bring, but according to a report in VG 24/7, it nevertheless "looked good." It showed the game's protagonist, Geralt, seated on what looked like a throne, with a wine goblet or glass in his left hand and a sword on his right hand. The wine goblet may either contain wine or blood, as the DLC title suggests. The other character featured in the image is a winged demon, which is one of the creatures found in the game.
Not much is known about Blood and Wine, except for the screenshots that the developer shared about the new area or region that the expansion will bring, Toussaint. According to GameSpot, the pack will reportedly include two Gwent decks with a total of 154 cards. The content will be sold not as physical discs but as a download code which will grant the gamer access to the DLC and additional content. Gamers need to have the base game in order to play the DLC, as this is not a stand-alone pack. CD Projekt Red has promised gamers with 20 hours of gameplay with the upcoming DLC. more >>
Good news for those who still use it, Yahoo Mail finally decided to make significant but long overdue improvements to its service. Although the company is currently being offered for sale, it didn't stop the Yahoo Mail app from adding important updates and integration, including attaching Google Drive and Dropbox files. Well, this move is perhaps intended to develop Yahoo's core components right before the company is eventually sold.
However, PC Mag reports that the new additions are actually exclusive for the Yahoo Mail app and not the traditional and browser-based Yahoo Mail. Aside from Dropbox and Google Drive, users can also attach GIFs from Tumblr.
This development is intended for those who are using the app on their iOS or Android device. But because this is already the second set of updates in over two months, there is a need for users to update their app if they haven't done so in the past two months. more >>