An insane new iPhone 8 design that no one saw coming may have just been revealed
If this report is accurate, Apple will have no competition at all in 2017...
Last Friday, hackers successfully managed to unleash an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly knocked a number of popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify and even Amazon. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but last Friday’s attack was unique insofar as it was incredibly massive and was carried out with a botnet not comprised of computers, but of Internet connected devices.
We’re now a few days removed from the attack and more information about how the attack was carried out is starting to emerge. Of particular interest is that last Friday’s botnet was carried out by compromised DVRs and webcam devices infected by a piece of malware called Mirai. The malware itself isn’t particularly sophisticated but it’s tremendously effective as Internet connected devices often have poor security and easy to guess default passwords.
Months of anticipation boiled over last week when Nintendo finally unveiled its new console. The Switch, as it has been dubbed, will be a hybrid console that you can connect to your TV or take with you on the go, but even though we learned a great deal from the preview video, countless other questions remained unanswered.
Can the Nintendo Switch play Wii U games? How powerful is the Switch compared to the PS4 and the Xbox One? How long does the battery last in portable mode?
Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new update marks the end of an abnormally long beta period for a relatively minor update, but there was a good reason Apple went through five different developer beta versions of its latest mobile software build. The star feature, Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, had to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it was ready for primetime. And as we saw on Monday in samples captured by a professional portrait photographer, it is definitely ready for primetime. More →
Much like Tesla, Netflix has never been afraid to publicly reveal its long-term strategy for success. These days, it’s no secret that Netflix is betting the farm on original content. In the process, Netflix hasn’t shied away from letting licensing deals for popular movies expire and has been more than happy to spend insane amounts of money on new programming. In 2017, Netflix is planning to release 1,000 hours of original programing, a marked increase from the 600 hours that will have been released by the time 2016 comes to a close.
Welcome to the start of another busy week, which is made worse by the fact that the last stretch of warm weather in many areas came to an abrupt end over the weekend. The good news is we’ve got just what you need to cheer you up: A new post packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. More →
The Amazon Echo is a fantastic product, but you no longer need to part with $180 to get a high-quality speaker that give you access to Alexa, Amazon’s fantastic virtual personal assistant. In fact, you don’t even need to spend $100 anymore, though the Amazon Tap is also a great option. The Second-Generation Amazon Echo Dot has now officially been released, giving you a fantastic new portable option to access Alexa. It’s shipping now, and it costs just $49.99. More →
Apple in just a few days will unveil some sweeping and long-overdue changes to its stagnant Mac lineup, with the venerable MacBook Pro slated to receive a particularly dramatic overhaul. As we covered previously, Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro will not only feature upgraded specs, but will also incorporate an OLED display panel located at the top of the keyboard. It’s also believed that Apple’s new MacBook Pro will feature built-in Touch ID functionality, a larger trackpad and a shallower and more reliable keyboard like the 12-inch MacBook.
Apple is expected to release the first major update to its iOS 10 platform later this week. The new iOS 10.1 build has been available as a beta for several weeks now, and the public release may come on Thursday shortly after Apple’s big press conference. In fact, with recent rumors suggesting Apple’s event will focus solely on the company’s refreshed Mac computers, iOS 10.1 could be released to the public even before Thursday.
Beyond bug fixes and refinements, there are a handful of new features coming iPhones and iPads in iOS 10.1. The most hotly anticipated among them, however, is definitely the new Portrait Mode setting that is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus. More →
We’ve got so many hot deals for you to check out today that we’re gonna jump right into it with some highlights, which include a deeply discounted Sony sound bar, a 2-pack of smart Wi-Fi outlets that work with Alexa, two hot Samsung TVs including a 49-inch curved model for just $510, a top-rated Bluetooth speaker, a D-Link Wi-Fi range extender for $18, hot Bluetooth earbuds for just $20, and so much more. More →
If you’ve been desperate to add a Gengar to your collection in Pokemon Go, the week of Halloween might be the perfect time to do so.
On Monday morning, Niantic announced a special Halloween event for the popular mobile game that will allow trainers to collect bonus candy through a variety of actions and offer an increased spawn rate for “spooky” Pokemon.
Next year, Apple is expected to release a completely redesigned iPhone 8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Following three consecutive years of seeing the same design reused in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, Apple is expected to make dramatic changes to the appearance of its next-generation iPhone, and to the technology included inside the device. Previous reports have stated that the new iPhone 8 will feature an OLED display that covers almost all of the phone’s face, and the home button and fingerprint scanner will be embedded beneath the screen. The phone is also expected to have a glass back instead of aluminum, and metal will surround the outer edges as it did on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4.
According to a new report, however, these claims have it all wrong and the iPhone 8’s new design will be unlike anything the world has ever seen. More →
Earlier this month, the developers behind the FastPokeMap map tracker for Pokemon Go announced that it would come back online by Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th. That deadline came and went, but last night, after weeks of anticipation, the site’s Twitter account confirmed FastPokeMap was back.
Wow. Just… wow. AMC’s smash hit show The Walking Dead finally returned on Sunday night and the answer to the question on everyone’s minds came with it. Yes, we know all know who Negan killed with a swing of his trusty bat Lucille. Well, it was more like 20 or 30 swings of his trusty bat Lucille. Season 7 episode 1 is now behind us and it’s time to look forward to episode 2. But before we do, we’re going to issue an obligatory spoiler alert because there are some major spoilers included in this post if you haven’t yet seen episode 1. More →