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  1. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1: Rumored release target is March 11 By Mary Jo Foley January 24, 2014 16:53 GMT First up, the target release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 -- the relatively minor update coming to Windows 8.1 this spring -- is allegedly March 11, according to one of my accurate and trusted sources. Yes, that's a Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft will likely deliver Update 1 to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update, this seems pretty believable to me. Windows leaker WZor previously indicated that Windows 8.1 Update 1 would likely be released to manufacturing in March, but didn't provide a specific date. http://www.zdnet.com...h-11-7000025559 By WZOR January 15th, 19:23 =MSU update was collected on January 3, details soon. (Google Translator)
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  4. Evasi0n7 iOS 7 jailbreak tool has just been updated to version 1.0.1 for both Windows and Mac. The new version completely removes the controversial Chinese TaiG App Store from the install package. If you are already jailbroken on iOS 7 on a non-Chinese device, there is no need to re-jailbreak. But those of you who have had issues with version 1.0 may want to give this latest version a shot to see if it fixes the problem. Earlier today, Saurik rolled out Cydia 1.1.9 with a complete new design for iOS 7. -|Download Links|- Evasi0n7 1.0.1 for Windows Evasi0n7 1.0.1 for Mac Known Issues Looks like iPad 2 boot loop issue is still not fixed in v1.0.1 Source
  5. Google has started rolling out an update for the Play Store app on Android. Version 4.6.16 brings with it some much needed features, along with some UI changes. One of the major additions is the ability to batch install apps from your apps history. This will come extremely handy when you get a new device and want to install all your apps on it. You just go to the All tab in My Apps section and press and hold apps to start marking apps you want to batch install. Also, the app won’t take you to the top of the list anymore after you remove an app from your list. Another change is that you can now set how and when the Play Store asks for your password while downloading paid content. Earlier, you can either set it to ask every time or never. Now you can set a 30 minute timer, so after you enter your password once to purchase an app, it won’t ask you again for the next 30 minutes, similar to the App Store. Another change is to force the Play Store app to update itself. Previously, there was no way to do this and you either had to sideload an APK or wait for Google to push the update to your device. The app would then discreetly update itself in the background. Now you can tap on the version number in the Settings and check if there is an update available. There are also some changes to the UI. The Settings and Help menu, which were left behind in the Action overflow menu, have now been moved to the sidebar and the overflow menu has been removed. The oddly named Add-widgets option, which actually just put an icon of the newly installed app on the homescreen, has now been renamed to the more correct Add icon to Home screen. You will also see IAP being shown in app permission dialog while installing an app and the Google+ count is now a proper number instead of the nearest approximate value. - |dOWNLOAD Link| - Google Play Store Play Store 4.6.16 Source
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  7. A few months back, Google had released an extension for Chrome that would allow you to use search simply by using your voice and saying the phrase “Ok Google”. Now, that functionality is being built-in to the browser and is available first through the new beta. If you install or update to the latest Chrome beta, you will be able to do a voice search from the Google homepage or from the new tab page. You can use it the same way you’d use it on your Android phone, by starting with “Okay Google” and then saying your query. You can also use it to set a timer or a reminder. You will just have to go to Google.com, click on the mic icon and click on “Enable Ok Google”. -|Download Link|- Google Chrome Beta Via Google Chrome Blog
  8. Introduced in Android 4.2, then rolled back to later versions of Android down to Android 2.3, the built-in Verify Apps feature works to detect shady applications that users sideload onto devices. As of right now, the program checks newly installed applications, then basically goes to sleep until a new app is sideloaded. According to a Googler who spoke with Computer World, a universal update is on its way, bringing continuous monitoring for an even more secure Android experience. Once a new app is installed after the update, Verify Apps will continue working to make sure nothing shady is going on in the background. The system works with Google’s servers to cross check a list of threats Google is aware of. Once the system verifies that there is no threat, it’s back to sleep mode until a new app arrives. Android Lead Security Engineer Adrian Ludwig spoke with CW, and stated the following: We’re constantly updating what we’re aware of, so being able to detect those things where we’ve improved our coverage is valuable. We want to make sure that if that were to happen, a user would be made aware of it after the fact. At this point, there really is a collection of services that we’re starting to think about as the Google security services for Android. We want to make sure there is no single point of failure within our platform so users can be protected. CW reports that the update should hit all devices through a Google Play Services update, meaning it won’t be held back by OEMs or carriers. Be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks, and let us know if you spot the update on your device. Source
  9. Microsoft has issued an update for Skype on Windows Phone bringing the app to version Available in the Windows Phone Store, the new Skype version fixes bugs and introduces slight improvements in the sign up/sign in process for users. Now, first-time Skype users will have no choice but to register with the same Microsoft account that they’re currently using on their phone. Anther minor improvement is the introduction of the typing indicator icon whenever someone is writing you. Another less stalker-ish improvement is the option to mark new messages as read, so they don’t bug you. Naturally, there are also a couple of bugs squashed under the hood of the popular voice calling and messaging app, but Microsoft has just listed them as “general fixes”. Download the latest Skype version for Windows Phone 8. Via Source
  10. Google has rolling out v5.4 of the Google Play Music app for Android and it brings with it several useful changes. One of them is the addition of offline radio feature that lets you cache radio stations within the app for offline playback. Just choose the ‘Keep on device’ option for a station to save it on to your device. The Play Music app will also let you manage all your associated devices. The online service has a limit of 10 devices and to add more you need to deauthorize old ones, which previously had to be done through the web interface but can now be done from within the app itself. Other changes are interface related, with things such as presence of a refresh button to re-sync your cloud content with your device, a bug fix to remove multiple Chromecasts from ‘Connect to device’ list, ‘Play next’ button to quickly add a track in your current playlist during playback, relocated cast button, relocated Now Playing bar in tracklist, additional options in sidebar and Shuffle option in the Listen Now menu. -| Download Link |-Google Play Music 5.4 SourceCredits: AndroidPolice
  11. Microsoft released a number of updates for Windows 8.1 RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2, and among the updates was something a bit unexpected: a SkyDrive update that brings back the sync icon in the taskbar and updates SkyDrive settings. The Support page (KB 2923768) doesn’t give a lot of details, only revealing: "This update improves the Skydrive experience for all users in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2." However installing the update packages reveals a number of changes to SkyDrive (not yet including the name change, however). LiveSide reader @Tuzem_2 tweeted us a couple of screenshots of the changes: If you’ve been brave enough to download the leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 that’s floating around the internet, you’re already aware that the sync icon was coming back, however we weren’t aware that it would show up so soon, or on Windows 8.1. You can check for a Windows 8.1 update by going to the charms bar>settings>Change PC Settings>Update and Recovery and update your system to see the changes, and to get the SkyDrive sync icon back! Notice any other changes in SkyDrive? Let us know below Source
  12. BlackBerry has just announced the latest 10.2.1 update for its BlackBerry OS. It brings lots of new features, and is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The rollout has already started so you can update your device right now. Here is the complete official change log:Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry Hub – BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your messages and notifications in one place. A new feature lets you instantly filter the message list in the Hub. You can customize the Hub to show only Unread Messages, Flagged Messages, Draft Messages, Meeting Invites, Sent Messages or Level 1 Alerts. Once the filter criterion is set, you can simply activate it with a pinch gesture on the Hub’s message list.Simplified Phone Experience – The phone includes a new incoming call screen that lets you swipe to the left to answer or swipe right to ignore a call. New intuitive icons allow you to instantly silence the call, or send a Reply Now response through BBM, SMS or email that you can’t answer the phone right away. You can choose from a list of standard automated responses or respond with a personalized note.SMS and Email Groups – You can now create SMS and email groups for more efficient broadcast communications.Actionable Lock Screen Notifications – You can now "Tap to open" a message that appears on the lock screen, letting you respond to an important message much quicker or to check messages more discreetly.Picture Password for Quick Unlocking - You can quickly unlock your phone using a combination of a picture and a number (0-9) of your choice, which you place at a particular point on the image. When you try to unlock the phone, the picture will appear along with a grid of random numbers. To unlock, simply drag the grid so the number you selected overlays the particular point on the image.Customizable Quick Settings Menu - You can now customize what appears on the Settings menu, which includes features such as being able to quickly change the Brightness of the smartphone’s display, toggle various network connections, and access the built-in flashlight. The Settings menu also includes a toggle that lets you instantly switch between your Personal and Work perimeter.Offline Browser Reading Mode - You can now save the current web page you’re on for later viewing, even if you are offline or without an Internet connection.Preferred Contact Sync – You can now choose the sync source for your Contacts ensuring you always have the most up-to-date contact details. When adding a new contact you can designate which sources you want the contact Source
  13. By Jacob Siegal on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:50 PM The mobile app for Facebook, much like its desktop counterpart, is constantly seeing tweaks and revisions, but when the team switched from custom to native development on iOS and Android, they lost the ability to A/B test their releases. In the latest post on the Facebook Engineering Blog, Ari Grant and Kang Zhang detail the complex system they built to take the place of their previous method. Airlock, the new system Facebook has implemented, allows the company to send out “10 or 15 different variations of a single experiment and put it in the hands of millions of people,” and then receive data to find out what worked and what didn’t. Once the team has settled on which experiments should make it to the broader public, they push out an update that will reach every single user on the platform. According to Grant and Zhang, the new approach is the best one yet. “Airlock has made it possible to test on native and improve our apps faster than ever,” they claim. “With the freedom to test, re-test, and evaluate the results, we’re looking forward to building better and better tests and user experiences.” http://bgr.com/2014/01/09/facebook-mobile-updates-ios-android-apps
  14. I have Installed Eset Smart Security 7 French on a computer which is a client of a private network, & with no internet access, & I have patched its registry "PackageFeatures" value from "53" to "54" so I can select manual update, & I have the offline update files extracted on a shared folder on the server "\\\eset_upd". I also activated it using "ESET Product Activator 2013" by "NIKKO", because "NIKKO's" "ESET Product Activator 2014" needs internet to activate, & I don't have any internet in the network. The problem is when I hit update it keeps asking me for a user & password to be able to apply the update, & I don't have any internet in the network to activate via user & password. I am realy stuck in here. Please help me for a solution. Thank you for your understanding.
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  16. Windows Phone 8.1 may be "only" a point update from the software that's currently available to consumers, but the update is rumored to be bringing some major changes with it, including a notification center and support for on-screen Back, Start and Search buttons. One detail that we're still without is the timing of the update's release, but that's changed today with a new report that claims to have details on Microsoft's rollout plans. According to sources speaking to Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet, Microsoft is currently planning to unleash the Windows Phone 8.1 update "later this April." It's expected that the update will be handed off to device manufacturers just before the start of Microsoft's BUILD 2014 conference on April 2, the show at which WP8.1 could make its first official appearance. Foley goes on to say that she's been told that Microsoft won't be making API changes in Windows 8.1 Update 1 that would bring it closer to Windows Phone 8.1. That change was previously rumored to be coming as well, but now it's said that Microsoft will instead focus on making Windows 8.1 Update 1 more useful to its business customers. While the rumored removal of those API changes is kind of a bummer, there are still plenty of goodies expected to make the cut in Windows Phone 8.1 to look forward to. In addition to the aforementioned additions of a notification center and on-screen buttons, we've also heard that Microsoft is planning to include things like a Google Now/Siri-esque personal assistant, separate volume controls for the ringer and media playback and expanded support for Twitter and Facebook in the People Hub. Overall it sounds like Windows Phone 8.1 is going to be pretty big for Microsoft's platform and its users. Good thing that the start of the rollout is only a few more months out, huh? http://www.phonedog.com/2014/01/24/windows-phone-8-1-update-rollout-rumored-for-late-april
  17. Google has now added Voice Search support for three more languages, German, French and Japanese. This allows those who speak other languages than English to tap on the microphone button to initiate a Google Search without having to type in the request. The answer will always be spoken back in the same language that the query was asked in. For example, if you ask how to cook fries in French, you will get the response back in French. The new languages are available in the updated version of Google Search for Android and for iOS.The only condition is that you have the latest version of the app already installed on your phone. And while Google plans on extending Voice Search to more languages, there was no hint as to which ones might be next, or when the next batch will be added to Google Search. Source
  18. A Google Play Store 4.5.10 update will soon be rolled out to your handset, but you can side load it as an APK file right now from the source link below and enjoy the benefits. It is a rather significant update, bringing above all an in-app purchases indicator. Here's the full changelog of today's 6.63 MB update: Activity Feed Stars are green instead of blue Avatars are circles not squares typography change New layout for reviews, including your own Indicator for in-app purchases The other big thing, besides the warning note which apps contain in-app purchases, is the ability to edit or completely delete your app review. You also get to share your activity feed on Google Plus, with all the comments, +1s and ratings you've given to apps. Screenshots -|dOWNlOAD LiNKS|- Google Play Store 4.5.10 Source
  19. Not too long ago, we heard that Google had finished the Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 5 and that it would begin rolling out in the next "few days". As per usual, Google has an odd idea of time, because reports have it that the update has already begun rolling out. And, even better than that, the manual update file has shown up on Google servers, so you can install the update right now if you want. As was explained before, the major features of this update are all updates to improve the camera performance on the Nexus 5. The camera app will launch faster, autofocus is faster, colors and exposure have been improved, and there is also a new progress bar when shooting an HDR+ photo. There may be other bug fixes and such in the update, but we don't have a change log on it yet, so we can't say for sure. Update rollouts from Google can take anywhere up to about two weeks to get to everyone. But, if you are comfortable with sideloading the update, it can be yours right now. All you have to do is grab the update file from the source, and follow the same instructions as were used for sideloading the KitKat update on Nexus tablets. The only thing to check is that you must be running stock Android 4.4 build KRT16M to install this update. If you are, then you're good to go. Source
  20. Google has announced that Gmail will soon display images contained in email messages by default. "You’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android." This is a major change over Gmail's traditional approach; for years, it's required users to specifically grant permission before images are loaded. Google says this precaution is no longer necessary because Gmail will now serve images through Google’s secure proxy servers rather than external ones. "Your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky "display images below" link again," writes John Rae-Grant, product manager of Gmail. If for some reason you preferred the old way, Gmail will still offer an option for per-message authorization inside settings. Source
  21. By Ron Amadeo - Jan 18 2014, 10:10am AUSEST Once in control, they can silently push new ad-filled "updates" to those users. One of the coolest things about Chrome is the silent, automatic updates that always ensure that users are always running the latest version. While Chrome itself is updated automatically by Google, that update process also includes Chrome's extensions, which are updated by the extension owners. This means that it's up to the user to decide if the owner of an extension is trustworthy or not, since you are basically giving them permission to push new code out to your browser whenever they feel like it. To make matters worse, ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an ownership change happens. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions. Once the deal is done and the ownership of the extension is transferred, the new owners can issue an ad-filled update over Chrome's update service, which sends the adware out to every user of that extension. We ought to clarify here that Google isn't explicitly responsible for such unwanted adware, but vendors are exploiting Google's extension system to create a subpar—and possibly dangerous—browsing experience. Ars has contacted Google for comment, but we haven't heard back yet. We'll update this article if we do. A first-hand account of this, which was first spotted by OMGChrome, was given by Amit Agarwal, developer of the "Add to Feedly" extension. One morning, Agarwal got an e-mail offering "4 figures" for the sale of his Chrome extension. The extension was only about an hour's worth of work, so Agarwal agreed to the deal, the money was sent over PayPal, and he transferred ownership of the extension to another Google account. A month later, the new extension owners released their first (and so far only) update, which injected adware on all webpages and started redirecting links. Chrome's extension auto-update mechanism silently pushed out the update to all 30,000 Add to Feedly users, and the ad revenue likely started rolling in. While Agarwal had no idea what the buyer's intention was when the deal was made, he later learned that he ended up selling his users to the wolves. The buyer was not after the Chrome extension, they were just looking for an easy attack vector in the extension's user base. This isn't a one-time event, either. About a month ago, I had a very simple Chrome extension called "Tweet This Page" suddenly transform into an ad-injecting machine and start hijacking Google searches. A quick search for the Chrome Web Store reveals several other extensions that reviewers say suddenly made a U-turn from useful extension to ad-injector. There is even an extension that purports to stop other extensions from injecting ads. Injected ads are allowed in Chrome extensions, but Google's policy states that which app the ads are coming from must be clearly disclosed to the user, and they cannot interfere with any native ads or the functionality of the website. When malicious apps don't follow Google's disclosure policy, diagnosing something like this is extremely difficult. When Tweet This Page started spewing ads and malware into my browser, the only initial sign was that ads on the Internet had suddenly become much more intrusive, and many auto-played sound. The extension only started injecting ads a few days after it was installed in an attempt to make it more difficult to detect. After a while, Google search became useless, because every link would redirect to some other webpage. My initial thought was to take an inventory of every program I had installed recently—I never suspected an update would bring in malware. I ran a ton of malware/virus scanners, and they all found nothing. I was only clued into the fact that Chrome was the culprit because the same thing started happening on my Chromebook—if I didn't notice that, the next step would have probably been a full wipe of my computer. The difficult part of this for users is that normal removal techniques will not work. Virus scanners are unlikely to flag ad-injecting JavaScript as malicious. Extensions are synced to your Google account, which means that even wiping out a computer and reinstalling the OS will not remove the malware—signing-in to Chrome will just download it again. The only way to be rid of the malware is to find the extension in chrome://extensions and remove it—and to make sure the removal gets propagated to your account and down to all your other devices. Even when you have it narrowed down to Chrome, since nothing detects a malicious Chrome extension, the best course of action is to meticulously check the latest reviews of every extension and hope that someone else has figured out where the ads are coming from. What can users do to protect themselves? It's very hard to keep yourself in the loop with Chrome extension updates. Extensions usually don't have changelogs, and there is currently no way to disable extension auto-updating. One way to stay a least slightly informed of what is going on is to install an extension that will notify you when your other extensions get updated. Other than that, the only other option is to stop using extensions entirely, which is a little extreme. Just keep an eye on the simpler extensions from smaller extension makers—those are the ones at most risk of being gobbled up by a malicious entity. Chrome will require your approval if an extension adds new permissions, but the magic permission that allows ad-injecting is called "access your data on all web pages," which many legitimate extensions already use. A malicious extension buyer could even look for an extension that already uses this permission so that their update will arouse the least suspicion among current users. The reality, though, is that while it's extremely easy for a novice user to install an extension, it's nearly impossible for them to diagnose and remove an extension that has turned sour, and Chrome Sync will make sure that extension hangs around on all their devices for a long time. The author of Add to Feedly stated that his extension had around 30,000 users before it was sold and packed full of ads. Today, despite the flood of unhappy user reviews, the Chrome Web Store shows 31,548 users. Auto-updating from a trusted source is one thing, but when that user trust can be bought and sold—and extension ownership can change hands without the users being informed—something needs to be done. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/malware-vendors-buy-chrome-extensions-to-send-adware-filled-updates/?
  22. Rumors surrounding the upcoming BlackBerry update have made quite a stir in recent days, as it was speculated that it would allow access to the Google Play store to install Android apps. A BlackBerry spokesman has recently quashed allegations that BlackBerry is planning any sort of Google Play access. Nevertheless, insiders have revealed that the update will include the Android runtime, which means that you’ll be able to install and run Android apps. The official line from BlackBerry to n4bb goes like this: “We can confirm that there is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications, and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create apps on any of the development platforms we support.” Folks over at the CrackBerry forums have revealed that the Android runtime will, in fact, be included with the upcoming BlackBerry update, which will allow you to side load Android .APK files and installs them right from the file manager. You can also use various .APK downloaders to make the task easier, and you obviously won’t have to convert them to BlackBerry’s native .BAR files beforehand. Currently, Android widgets won’t be supported, but we’re hopeful that complete Android implementation will be available before long – BlackBerry stock would certainly appreciate it. Original Article
  23. The development of Google’s Project Glass is moving along nicely, and with the search giant having promised to release a November software update at some point this month, version XE11 brings a healthy amount of new features for those in ownership of the Explorer Edition to enjoy. Navigation is a significant part of what Glass is all about, and with good reason. Google Maps is arguably the most popular mapping app of them all, as well as the most thorough, and it will be a significant selling point to the consumer when this thing makes it to retail. XE11 now allows Glass users to get directions to "home" or "work," and although this is a relatively basic feature of most navigation services available across the market, it hasn’t actually been possible on Glass hitherto. Those using both iOS and Android can use the Google Search app to note of their preferred locations, meaning Glass will now recognize where you live and where you work. Another decent feature of the XE11 update is the ability to ask Glass for the details of your agenda. We’re so heavily reliant on our digital calendars to help us manage our tasks, and Glass’ integration with Google Calendar will let you check your errands at a glance. Unfortunately, this feature is not available to GApps users just yet since it’s a part of Google Now private search, and while this is more than a minor caveat, it’s good to see Glass gradually molding into Google’s extensive array of useful apps and services. The set-up process has been slightly tweaked for folks running Glass for the first time, and with Google set to be showcasing the dev kit to developers later on this month, it’s certain that we’ll learn more about XE11 and the progress of Glass in general. Original Article
  24. WhatsApp Messenger is a popular app on the Windows Phone platform, among other platforms. Today, a minor update for the app was released. "WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. First year FREE! ($0.99/year after)," the app description reads. This update addresses an issue in which some users received a "no routes" error. The build number has been bumped to 2.11.310. You can snag the updated app via the download link below, or update it via the Windows Phone Store. - download link - Windows Marketplace Source
  25. For the past few years, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has attended, but has not spoken, during the company's annual shareholder meeting. That changed today when Gates made a brief address during today's 2013 shareholder event, held in Bellevue, Wash. Gates talked about several subjects during his address to Microsoft shareholders, which was also livestreamed on the Internet. One of the bullet points was the search for a new chief executive to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer. Gates said that the search committee, which he is a member of, has been meeting regularly, including a gathering held Monday night. Gates said that several people are under consideration by the CEO search committee but did not offer any specific names, saying only they were looking at both external and internal candidates. Rumors claim Ford CEO Alan Mulally, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and current Microsoft COO Kevin Turner are among the top candidates that are being considered. Gates said he and the committee were pleased with the progress that had been made in selecting Ballmer's replacement but would not give a timetable for when that process will be completed. Gates did state the following about what the new CEO will have to deal with when he or she takes over "It's a complex global business that the new CEO will have to lead and they'll have to drive across fundamental transitions to create new growth and attract and manage top talent. He'll have to build on our strengths while addressing areas that we have weaknesses or challenges. The person has to have a lot of comfort in leading a highly technical organization and have an ability to work with our top technical talent to seize the opportunities." - Gates Gates also thanked Ballmer for his time as CEO, saying, "In our entire 38-year history, we've had only two CEOs. And that alone makes us quite unusual." Gates also humorously mentioned the upcoming launch of the Xbox One on Friday, stating, "I've told my kids, though, that it's a school night, so even though in the past we used to sneak out after midnight and use computers, I don't want to see that happening, so my kids will be asleep that night." Source
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