Xbox fans expecting Cortana to be included in next month's New Xbox One Experience will have to hold their breath until next year.
Microsoft said Cortana will not be added to the New Xbox One Experience that will be released next month. The Windows 10 digital assistant will be officially launched for Xbox One in 2016, according to the Inquisitr.
"For those who have asked about Cortana, our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year," the Inquisitr quotes Xbox programming director Larry Hyrb's announcement on his blog. "From there, we'll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers before we officially launch Cortana in 2016." more >>
Target stores will begin selling the Apple Watch this month with some of the outlets getting the stocks as early as this week.
Target customers can begin ordering the Apple Watch from Target.com on Oct. 18, while those who prefer to shop in person can buy the device from Target stores starting Oct. 25. The company confirmed that its customers will be able to choose from 20 models of the Apple smartwatch from its stores, according to AL.com.
The retail firm will start delivering Apple Watch stocks across its 1,800 outlets all over the United States. While only a few models and bands will be available in Target's physical stores, more Apple Watch variants will be available on Target.com, CNN reports. more >>
The Patreon crowdfunding site has fallen victim to a recent hack in which almost 14 GB of user data were dumped online by the hackers.
In the said data dump, hackers have publicized Patreon user information including passwords, source code, and donation records acquired from the hack. A security researcher who inspected the dumped data said it most likely came from Patreon and that the breach could be wider than they thought, according to Ars Technica.
On Wednesday, Patreon chief Jack Conte confirmed that hackers have breached its servers and stole user data. The hack and data dump suggest that Patreon's security features are not sufficient to protect user data. However, social security numbers, tax forms, and credit card information of users have remained safe because they were not stored on the site's servers, NYC Today reports. more >>
A recent study found out that iOS ad blockers do not just prevent users from seeing annoying ads but they can also help them browse faster and save money.
In September, Apple welcomed ad blockers into the iOS ecosystem when iOS 9 was released and they later soared above other iOS paid apps in terms of demand. Based on a study conducted by the New York Times (NYT), ad blockers do not just serve to block annoying ads but they also help users save time and money by allowing them to surf the Internet faster and limit data consumption, according to Tech Times.
Ad blockers have been available to PC users for some time already, but iOS has only recently allowed these apps to enter its iOS ecosystem. With the new development, iOS users can simply download an ad-blocking app and enable blocking activities in the Safari browsers, The Market Business reports. more >>
A new kind of malware called "YiSpecter" is attacking iOS devices in China and Taiwan, even those that have not yet been jailbroken.
YiSpecter, which was first uncovered by security company Palo Alto Networks, enters the iOS devices via the private API of the operating system. The discovery comes just a month after malware-infected apps had to be kicked out of the Apple App Store, according to The Dispatch Times.
The newly discovered malware has components that enable it to hide the installed apps from the iOS Springboard. These components also copy the names and logos of the apps that run the iOS to deceive the user, the Herald Current explains. more >>
Since LG unveiled the new LG V10, the first smartphone in the V lineup has already been pitted against other flagship smartphones, including the LG G4.
The LG V10 and the LG G4 both come from the same mother phone, thus they share a few similarities. Fans would have to examine the two LG units more closely to decide which one is more suited for their needs and preferences, according to Pocket Lint.
In terms of design, the stainless steel-framed LG V10 is bigger with a measurement of 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 millimeters and weight of 192 grams. The LG G10, which comes with an optional leather skin cover, measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8 millimeters and weighs 155 grams. Those who prefer durability over aesthetics should go for the V10 because it has a Dura Frame with more shock resistance, Value Walk reports. more >>