WhatsApp is adding a default encryption services for messages sent on its platform, with the service being deemed ast the largest encryption service of its kind. The end-to-end encryption is brought on by TextSecure, a software that scrambles messages with a device-specific cryptographic key.
The service is brought over to over 600 million users, the largest of its kind which has been dubbed as "practically uncrackable." The enhancement means that the encrypted messages cannot be deciphered while stored or in transmission between devices.
The change has been under development over the last six months since WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook for $22 billion. WhatsApp has been working with a privacy-oriented nonprofit company Open Whisper Systems to develop the service. more >>
The HTC One (M8) was by far one of the best-performing smartphone devices to arrive in 2014. Now, it wouldn't be long before the Taiwan-based tech giant will once again announce their next flagship, presumably the HTC One (M9).
There have been a lot of talks about the purported device pointing to its release date, specs, and design. Here's what we've heard so far.
First off, there's the speculation that the One (M9) will probably be unveiled sometime in March 2015. This, as found out, will coincide with the previous release date (March 25, 2014) for its predecessor, the HTC One (M8). more >>
Ever since the Apple Watch came out during the Sept. 9 unveiling event, not much has been known about the wearable device. That is of course with the exception of its release date, which, as reported, will be "early of 2015."
However, Apple just recently opened up its Software Development Kit (SDK) which was dubbed as Watch Kit, to registered developers on Tuesday (Nov. 18), CNBC reported.
The news publication stated that the SDK was rolled out for coders who are looking to create apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. more >>
Wednesday, Nov. 19, the official blogsite of Playstation announced that a new Sniper Elite III DLC Pack is now ready for download and it contains exciting contents like "new modes, a new mission, and a new map." The update also comes with a paid weapon customization options.
The update arrives for FREE for PS4 consoles while for the other platforms, the DLC Pack will follow shortly, according to IGN.
Talking about what's in store, there's the Shooting Range. more >>
Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Monday which fixed a number of issues. Users have been reporting an issue with the Wi-Fi on their Macs but the update seems to have fixed that problem. However, not all users who have upgraded to 10.10.1 Yosemite have had the problem fixed and the Wi-Fi connection issue still persists.
While others have been saying that they have not been able to connect to the Wi-Fi at all, others have said that they are able to connect but the connection remains slow. Even when using the Wi-Fi in different access points doesn't seem to work.
Some users have come up with a hotfix that might just work with some – if not all. Performing a clean install of Yosemite seems to work, or running routers in "Access Point" mode, or running a user-created script to restart the OS X's Wi-Fi monitor. The methods mentioned may work for some but there is currently no solution to the Wi-FI issues. more >>
Apple's mobile iOS 8 has been met with a rough launch with the operating system encountering numerous and persistent bugs. Reviewers have been dubbing the iOS 8 as the buggiest release Apple has ever done. Not to mention that the iOS 8 adoption rate has been a slow crawl since the operating system's release.
Over the past few weeks, software developers have been trying their best to fix the issues with each subsequent update but the problems only seem to get worse and more numerous than intended. So far, dev teams have only offered hot fixes for the bugs and glitches – until recently.
Apple has finally released the 8.1.1 update for the iOS 8, available on all compatible Apple devices. The Cupertino company mentions that, "This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S." more >>