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Industry

Former Beatles legend Paul McCartney has joined the number of artists coming to the app store for their music releases. The historic songwriter and singer has reissued five of his albums to the app store. The albums have been transformed into native iPad apps by Paul McCartney and his record label. The albums reissued are those released by Paul McCartney after he left Beatles and the time he spent as part of Wings. This launch of apps is part of an increasing trend catching on with many artists. Among this list are pop-artists like Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. It is seen largely as a trend to get new content out for these artists.

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Gadgets

With the dawn of the smartphone era, the way we look at and interact with our phones has been changed forever. Phones nowadays aren’t restricted only to making calls and sending text messages. Thanks to advances in functionality, you can now do countless tasks on your phone, ranging from taking pictures, making videos, browsing the internet and playing games. However, the one area that smartphones currently lack is a long lasting battery life. Battery timings on most of the devices out there is far from impressive. So today we have good news for all the Samsung Galaxy S5 users out there. We’ve made a list of things that will make the battery on your Samsung Galaxy S5 last longer. So lets start!

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A new ‘RAT’ or a Remote Access Tool has been discovered running on the Android platform. While RATs are common on the open source software, this one has serious damage wrecking potential. Security experts at Fireeye have discovered a new remote access tool running on the popular operating system. According to the experts, this tool has the potential to wreak great havoc. Malwares on the Android OS generally run in the background and are controlled by a Remote Access Tool, namely RAT. This particular RAT pretends to be a ‘Google Class Framework’ and automatically kills the antivirus software on the device.

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Structure Of HijackRAT Malware

HijackRAT Malware Combines Several Malicious Tasks Into One Package. Framework To Carry Out Bank Hijacking Also Discovered

The HijackRAT discovered by experts combines several malicious tasks into one package. These include executing privacy leakages, stealing banking credentials and having a remote access to your data/device. In addition, experts have discovered a more worrying problems. A framework was found which is designed for bank hijackings. Starting from South Korea, currently eight banks are on the attacker’s list. But the hacker has the potential to expand to new banks with just 30 minutes of work. Both the developer of the malware and its victims are Korean speakers. Even more worryingly, this malware has an extremely low detection rate. Only 5 out of 54 antivirus programs were able to detect the malware. This is primarily due to its ability to change its command and control servers.

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Software

Apple has just released the update for it iOS operating system. The iOS 7.1.2 has been released over the air and includes several bug fixes and security updates. This includes several fixes. The email attachment security bug, improved connectivity for iBeacon and data transfer for third party devices are some features which have been affected and improved by the update.

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iOS 7.1.2 Includes Fixes For Email Encryption iBeacon Locksreen And Others

iOS 7.1.2 completely addresses the email attachment encryption issue which cropped up a while back. Even though a jailbreak tweak solution was available for the issue, the problem has been officially patched of now. In addition to the email encryption bug, connectivity for barcode scanners that connect to the iPad or the iPhone through iBeacon has also been improved. Data transfer for third party accessories which include barcode readers has been improved in the iOS 7.1.2. In addition, there was a lock screen vulnerability in the previous version as well. This allowed the passcode screen to be bypassed by simply giving a miss call to the device. This issue has been patched up by Apple as well in the iOS 7.1.2.

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Apple’s latest announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be publicly released this fall. The software brings in an all-new design with an inspiration taken from iOS 7 and will replace the current OS X Mavericks. If you want to check OS X Yosemite compatibility with your Mac, this post will help you out.download OS X Yosemite compatibility

OS X Yosemite compatibility with Macs:

Following with previous year’s OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X Yosemite is also compatible with all the Macs that were

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Apple has, mere seconds ago, officially released the new Mac OS X 10.10 codenamed ‘Yosemite’ at the World Wide Developers Conference 2014. Now interestingly Yosemite was actually leaked few hours before launch and even the features of the same were revealed in the same leaked screenshot. So here it is folks, the Mac OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’ update. ‘

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Mac OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’ Announced by Apple at the WWDC 2014

So the first thing you will notice is that even though the design has been tweaked a little, the complete aesthetics overhaul that was expected did not arrive. We have somewhat of a streamlining happen here with a few tweaks here and there make a subtle overall difference. However one of the major differences that the new Mac OS X Yosemite actually has is the new ‘Control Center’ which looks quite similar to the one in iOS. The new control center’s aesthetics are almost completely similar to the iOS counterpart and it will slide in from the left (the notifications center slides in from the right).

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Games

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A Story About My Uncle Review – A Tale Not to be Missed

This year has been a great one for the small studios with big ideas and even bigger talent. Sitting down, looking at my ever-growing Steam library, I am constantly reminded that, more and more, the experiences had with the titles from the twenty man (if that) teams are time and again trumping that which we are seeing from the three-hundred man teams and their million dollar marketing budgets.

After finishing A Story About My Uncle, I am happy to say that it can count itself among those of that list. What more, I may have just found my current favorite title of the year thus far. The game places you in the young shoes of a nameless protagonist on the search of his recently gone missing uncle, Frederic. The story is told by a now older version of the protagonist to his daughter in the way of a bedtime story. This way of presenting the story to the player doesn’t just present itself and then let the game take care of itself. The more mature version of the character in question acts as narrator through the entire experience, giving context not only to the events taking place, but also to separate, secondary elements of the universe; used to help build a better sense that the locales you find yourself in are that of a real, living, breathing place.

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Games

The next Unreal Tournament is finally in the making. North Carolina based developer Epic Games has announced that the next version of the classic first person shooter game is finally in the making. And of course, the game will be powered by Epic’s own Unreal Engine 4. Epic also hopes to develop the game with the aid of it’s loyal fan base and Unreal Engine 4 development community.

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Unreal Tournament Development to Take Place in the Open After Nearly a Decade Since the Last Title.

This development of the Unreal Tournament is indeed very different from the development of any game out there. The game will be developed as a collaborative effort between Unreal Engine 4 developers, Epic and Unreal Tournament fans. Epic said on its blog that Unreal Tournament’s development by a few veteran of the game has already started. “From the very first line of code, the very first art created and design decision made, development will happen in the open, as a collaboration between Epic, UT fans and UE4 developers.” -Epic Regular updates regarding the game will be conveyed by Epic via Twitch streams. This concept of having fans participate in the Unreal Tournament’s development through direct communication with the fans and developers is really very interesting. It just might provide Epic with more content ideas than would have been possible through the regular development progress. It will also allow loyal fans to have the satisfaction of knowing that their opinion was honored in the creation of the sequel of a classic title.

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Industry

At the end of the annual Pwn2Own contest this year, researchers managed to rake in a record $850,000 through zero-day exploits against all the major browsers out there. This list includes security flaws in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 and Apple Safari. Adobe’s Flash Player and Reader were also compromised.

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White Hat hackers ‘Pwn’ major Browsers and take home $850K in cash

The first day of the competition, Wednesday, belonged to the French vulnerability research firm, Vupen. The firm managed to hack Firefox, IE11, Adobe Reader and Flash Player, all in the same day, to rack up a cool $300,000. “We’ve pwnd Adobe Reader XI with a heap overflow + PDF sandbox escape (without relying on a kernel flaw). Exploit reported to Adobe!,” Vupen tweeted. Firefox had a bad first day, with with researchers Juri Adela and Mariusz Mlynski also being able to exploit vulnerabilities. Researchers from the French team also managed to successfully bypass Chrome’s sandbox protection.

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Hardware

DOWNLOAD CATALYST 14.1 BETA DRIVERS HERE.

The Catalyst 13.35 was supposed to be one crucial driver from AMD. Previously AMD was working on this driver, now it’s leaked through inside Toshiba. This driver features enhanced support for the Radeon R2xx series graphic cards and will also support AMD’s upcoming APU’s. The “Kaveri” based Accelerated processing units will make the most use of this new driver.AMD Catalyst 13.35 Software

Catalyst 13.35 Download Link – Mantle Support

The 13.35 BETA driver will bring a lot of changes. Some of them include :

  • Performance improvement in Battlefield 4 – Thanks To AMD Mantle.
  • Frame pacing enhancements – Dual graphics support
  • AMD TrueAudio support
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.1, openSUSE 13.1 And RHEL 6.5.

This new driver aims to correct frame pacing issues which have plagued AMD’s graphic cards since the 7000 series. Many previous drivers have improved the condition but they haven’t rectified it fully. This driver may also help in frame pacing issues with Kaveri based APU’s. Running a Kaveri APU in tandem with a dedicated graphic card will require some serious support from the software side for a smooth gameplay.

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Games

Battlefield 4 is the EA’s biggest shooter right now. The game was released last year on all gaming consoles except Wii U and it showed high graphical rates on PC. The game only came with DirectX support but AMD fans were promised that they would get a new Battlefield 4 patch that would bring Mantle support to the game. The patch was delayed but now AMD has demonstrated Battlefield 4 running on Mantle with up to 45% performance boost at CES 2014.

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Battlefield 4 Showcased At CES 2014 Running 45% Faster With Mantle – Game Patch For AMD’s API Would Come Later This Month

AMD and DICE were to release a Battlefield 4 update that would enable game’s support for AMD’s low-level graphics API called Mantle, but it did not happen and the update was delayed. A couple of screenshots were leaked prior to AMD CES 2014 presentation showing 45% Battlefield 4 performance boost with Mantle over DirectX, AMD said that the company’s new API would bring 10% improvement in games’ performance while running on same hardware, but these images revealed (and was later confirmed) that the performance would be far greater.

Back in December, when asked by Polygon for a comment on delaying the Battlefield 4 Mantle Patch, the chip and graphics cards manufacturer said, “After much consideration, the decision was made to delay the Mantle patch for Battlefield 4. AMD continues to support DICE on the public introduction of Mantle, and we are tremendously excited about the coming release for Battlefield 4! We are now targeting a January release and will have more information to share in the New Year.”

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Software

Your files on your SD card or your internal memory of your phone are mostly jumbled up. When transferring data from a PC to a mobile, generally we just copy and paste anywhere we see fit. A new app from Redirect Dev takes full care of this problem, clean up this mess.

How To Organize Android Files – Redirect

With Redirect you can move files of a single type to a particular place. One can move all the .apk files from within the SD card to a single folder by a single button.

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Software

While we have been focusing a lot on getting you know about the most amazing tech gadget deals, we often forget about the apps. Though even the best Black Friday apps deals don’t normally save you $50 or so, but even a buck is always worth saving, no? Especially when we consider the trend of not liking to spend a lot on apps while we spend hundreds on gadgets, these Black Friday apps deals would do good to many! Some of them could save you as high as $10 and up.

Have you been wishing to buy some app for long? Din’t like to spend too much for it or simply wanted to try it for the lowest possible price tag? Let’s see if this post can get you some amazing Black Friday apps deals!

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- Stickman Tennis: $0.99 - Free

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Gadgets Hardware

So two new iPad models – Mini 2 with Retina and rebranded Apple iPad 5 now named iPad Air – have just been released. I actually like the new name; how many digits would have the company gone up anyway – Apple iPad 21? Meh. Anyways, following the showcasing event yesterday, here are a few iPad Air hidden features that weren’t talked about. You might be tempted to get the new iPad Air after learning about them.

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Wondershare Video Editor Review
Software

The Wondershare Video Editor is easy and user-friendly editing software that allows everyone or even beginners to edit their videos. It is compatible with all types of videos captured by different brands or makes of digital camera, camcorders, mobile devices and much more. It also supports all the major file types including the HD format.



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