Android 5.0 L Will Automatically Encrypt Data

Android 5.0 L

Apple’s new iOS 8, which launched this week automatically encrypts your data, and now Google has announced that their next major release of Android, which is called Android 5.0 L will also automatically encrypt personal data.

Google has offered the ability to encrypt your data on your Android device, but when Android 5.0 L launches, this will be set as default and all data will automatically be encrypted.

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Samsung Smartwatch With Fingerprint Sensor To Take On Apple Watch (Rumor)

Samsung Smartwatch

The Apple Watch will launch some time early next year, you will be able to use the device to make contactless payments with Apple’s new mobile payment system, which is called Apple Pay.

According to a recent report, Samsung has plans to launch a new Samsung Smartwatch with their own mobile payment system, and the device is said to come with a fingerprint sensor.

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iPhone 6 Taken Apart By iFixit

iPhone 6

Earlier today we saw a teardown of the new iPhone 6 Plus, and now the guys from ifixit have taken their screwdrivers to the smaller version of Apple’s new handset, the iPhone 6.

The two handsets share similar specifications, apart from the display sizes and resolution, and a slightly better camera in the ‘Plus’ version.

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Square Enix Unveils New Cloud Gaming Company Shinra Technologies

Shinra Technologies

Square Enix the Japanese video gaming developer and publisher responsible for games such as the Theif, Final Fantasy, Deus Ex and others, has this week unveiled a new cloud gaming business they have created called Shinra Technologies.

News of the new Shinra Technologies company was unveiled at this years Tokyo Game Show which is currently underway, during which it was revealed that the company would be lead by former president of Square Enix Yoichi Wada.

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Apple iOS 8 Running On 20 Percent Of Devices

ioS 8

Apple released iOS 8 on Wednesday, and according to a recent report, iOS 8 adoption has already hit 20 percent in less than two days since release.

The news comes from Mixpanel, who have been tracking iOS 8 adoption since it was released on Wednesday, and it appears to be lower than iOS 7 adoption when it was released last year.

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56 million cards compromised at Home Depot

Home-DepotThese are not good times for Home Depot. The company’s data breach has a lot of consumers worried about doing business. If you are a customer who used a credit card at Home Depot since April of this year, there is a good chance you have been compromised. Home Depot now says that 56 million cards were affected, which is the largest breach of 2014 so far.

The company’s press release says that the malware has been completely removed from their establishments, and that they began looking into the breach on September 2, immediately after banking partners and law enforcement informed them that there was a possible problem.
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SwiftKey for iOS gets 1 million downloads in 24 hours

SwiftKeyappNow with iOS 8, iOS users can finally install third-party keyboards on their devices. This is a great feature, no doubt, but the question is, is it one that many iOS users really want? Well, it turns out that the answer is a resounding yes, according to the number of SwiftKey downloads in 24 hours.

SwiftKey’s keyboard was released alongside iOS 8 and according to SwiftKey, they managed to get over 1 million downloads within a 24 hour period! That is amazing. So yes, people really have wanted this feature. Also, SwiftKey has managed to hit number 1 on the US free app charts. Pretty awesome achievement.
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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Update Released

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5

A well as releasing iOS 8, Apple has released a new software update for its desktop OS, in the form of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, which comes with a range of fixes and performance improvements.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 includes an update to improve the reliability of VPN connections, plus it also comes with some improvements for enterprise customers, and Safari 7.0.6.

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