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SimCity’s DRM Disaster

Electronic Art’s release of the latest and highly anticipated Simcity is to go down in history as one of the worst game launches ever. I’m sure like me, many of you have fond memories of the old Simcities, spending hours on your Intel Pentium laptop trying to build your perfect city. The new Simcity however, you will most likely be staring at a load screen losing the will to live. (Reticulating splines anyone?). This even makes Simcity societies look good, which frankly I would have rather paid someone to punch me in the face than play it. DRM is clearly not the way forward and hopefully game developers will learn from this.  1573 1 star Amazon reviews, which led to Amazon stopping sales for a period and marketing of the game has been stopped completely. If you’ve bought the game, let us know in the comments!

Links: Amazon ReviewsBBC News

iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Released!

The time has finally come, the jailbreak is out for all iOS 6.1 devices. Check the official site out here! For a full video guide on how to do the jailbreak click here.

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Download (Linux): UPLOADEDMEGA

Facebook is DOWN

Facebook is down, offline for everyone. Try to imagine life without Facebook. Go make a coffee, read a book, make a real friends…

Facebook.com is still down for more than 10 minutes now. Twitter is being flooded by hundreds of tweets commenting on Facebook downtime. Also almost all hosts checking if certain website is online or offline are not accessible because of overloaded servers caused by users looking for Facebook downtime status.

UPDATE: Facebook still not loading for more than 30 minutes now. Some users report they can access it, some can access it but can’t see any images which would point to problems with Facebook CDN (Content Delivery Network). For most of the users, Facebook is still down though.

UPDATE #2: It appears that Facebook is online again after cca 35 minutes of downtime. No official comments or announcements have been published yet.

iOS 6 Released to the Public

It’s finally here, Apple have just released iOS 6 to the public! Feel free to discuss the update and your love (Or hatred) of Apple in the comments.

Links: Homepage

iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better. It’s free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Maps:Beautifully designed from the ground up (and the sky down), Maps changes the way you see the world. Map elements are vector based, so graphics and text are incredibly detailed — even when you zoom all the way in — and panning is smooth. Tilt and rotate to view an area, and Maps keeps the names of streets and places where they belong. Get visual and spoken turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic updates. Even soar over cityscapes to see the sights from the air in amazing, high-resolution quality.

Siri:With iOS 6, Siri understands more languages and works in more countries. So you can get more things done in more places around the world. Want to know the latest scores and stats for your favorite teams and players? Thanks to iOS 6, Siri knows the answers.

FB Integration: Now it’s easier than ever to interact with the world’s largest social network. And there’s no need to leave your app to do it. Share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos. Post your location right from Maps. Brag about a high score right from Game Center.

Passbook:Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more are now all in one place. With Passbook, you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon.

Facetime over Wireless:FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls wherever you happen to be.

Compatible with: Iphone 3GS,4,4S,5, Ipod touch (4th+5th Gen), Ipad 2 and 3

And much more, update to iOS 6 today by going to Settings- General – Software Update. Or alternatively via Itunes.

 

Apple iPhone 5 launch event live!

Apple will present iPhone 5 on conference in San Francisco in 2 minutes, there is no official broadcast but many websites offer live streams updated by their editors who are blogging from the conference. Check out this live Apple iPhone 5 coverage on TheVerge!

Tim Cook presenting new iPhone 5 right now:

“Just last quarter we sold a whopping 17m iPads. Now to put this in perspective, we sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire lineup.”

iPhone 5:

  • “It’s made entirely of glass and aluminum.”
  • “It’s the thinnest phone we’ve ever made, and the lightest.”
  • 18% thinner than iPhone 4S, 7.6 mm
  • 20% lighter than the 4S, 112 grams
  • Retina display, 326 PPI, 1136 x 640 screen resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • “The new screen on iPhone 5 is a 4 inch display.”
  • 44% more color sturation
  • “We’ve added HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and yes… LTE.”
  • “There’s now a single chip for voice and data, and a single radio chip.”
  • The Apple A6 chip - ”Compared to the A5, it’s two times faster… but 22% smaller.”
  • Battery exceeing the one in iPhone 4S. 225 hours in standby, 8 hours 3G talk time.
  • Camera: 8mp, backside illuminated, hybrid IR filter, Dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, sapphire crystal.
  • The most amazing new feature in the iPhone 5 is called panorama - It’s panorama mode.
  • 1080p video, improved video stability, face detection — you can take photos while shooting video.
  • Three microphones, bottom, front, and back.

National Geographic Megafactories Swiss Army Knife 720p HDTV x264-KNiFESHARP

KNiFESHARP released a new NGTV’s documentary Megafactories Swiss Army Knife.

Take a look at the most amazing factories in the world. Lift the lid on how millions of your everyday products and iconic designs begin life on the assembly line in a brand new series of Megafactories. The Swiss Army Knife Used by everyone from boy scouts to presidents, the Swiss Army Knife may be the most ingenious multipurpose tool ever invented – with an equally ingenious process for its production. The Swiss Army knife factory in Ibach, Switzerland, where two shifts of workers turn raw steel into 17 million intricate parts every year.

Links: Homepage

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453 000 Yahoo accounts hacked and leaked online

yahoo-Voices-feat.png (247×247)A Yahoo! service has apparently succumbed to a simple database attack that leaked 453,000 unencrypted account passwords online. A huge document containing the lifted SQL structures, software variables, usernames and cleartext passwords was linked to from a web forum. In the file, the hackers described the break-in as “a wake-up call and not a threat”. The data dump included the hostname dbb1.ac.bf1.yahoo.com, which is associated with the blog-like service Yahoo! Voices, TrustedSec reports - although there was some confusion over whether the hacked service was in fact the internet telephone call app Yahoo! Voice.

The compromise was all too typical: a union-based SQL injection attack that tricked the website into handing over more information that it really should, Ars Technica reports. A hacking crew called the D33Ds Company claimed responsibility for the assault. Security firm Eset has carried out a preliminary statistical analysis of the leaked credentials here. A disappointing – but not surprising – number of the exposed passwords included, er, “password”, “welcome”, “Jesus” and “ninja”. It’s unclear why Yahoo! Voices was storing unencrypted passwords in its backend database – unsalted one-way encrypted hashes would have been bad enough.

Source: Register

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