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A Playstation 4 is coming, featuring deeper social integration and a touch-capable controller

Playstation 4 developers

What you see above, are the confirmed developers as of now which will create brand-new titles for the upcoming PS4. The new Xbox is on the line, and PS3 gamers feared until yesterday, where at 2013 international Meeting Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the Playstation 4 is coming. Yes it exist, even if no one saw it.

The new console will be heavily focused on social features, with a totally redesigned controller named Dualshock 4. It features for the first time a touchpad and a share button to take instant screenshots of what’s happening on the screen. It may not be the final model, but it gives an overall idea of its definitive looks. Most important thing, it features a Share button which can take immediate screenshots from the screen or register what’s happening; this means no need for external harness about video capture things.

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iOS 6.0.2 is available for download, fixing Wi-Fi problems on iPad mini and iPhone 5

There were a lot of complains about the Wi-Fi on the iPad mini and on the iPhone 5, which wasn’t stable at all and not working properly.

A few minutes ago Apple officially released iOS 6.0.2 specifically for them, fixing this and other minor bugs. Here’s the really short change log:

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

The update is available over-the-air right from the device or by using iTunes to download and install it. If you’re searching for the .ipsw file, here are direct links to download them to your computer:

  • iPhone 5 (GSM) – (Build 10A551); Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) – (Build 10A551); Download
  • iPad Mini (WiFi) – (Build 10A550); Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) – (Build 10A8500); Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) – (Build 10A8500); Download

 

In Italiano

Ci sono state molte lamentele riguardo al Wi-Fi sull’iPad mini ed iPhone 5, nei quali la connessione non risultava lavorare correttamente.

Pochi minuti fa Apple ha reso disponibile al download iOS 6.0.2, che porta il fix a questo problema più altri miglioramenti. Segue il breve change log ufficiale:

Questo aggiornamento contiene miglioramenti e correzioni di errori, tra cui: 

•  Risoluzione di un errore relativo al funzionamento della connessione Wi-Fi.

Per informazioni sul contenuto di sicurezza di questo aggiornamento, visita il sito web:  

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222?viewlocale=it_IT

L’aggiornamento è disponibile over-the-air direttamente dal proprio dispositivo oppure tramite iTunes, scaricando ed installando il nuovo OS. Se stavate cercando invece il file .ipsw, ecco i link diretti per il download.

  • iPhone 5 (GSM) – (Build 10A551); Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) – (Build 10A551); Download
  • iPad Mini (WiFi) – (Build 10A550); Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) – (Build 10A8500); Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) – (Build 10A8500); Download
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Instagram is going to be merged with Facebook in 2013

Instagram is now property of Facebook, and sooner or later this had to happen. Instagram just updated the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, now ready for the next step.

Took from the Instagram Blog, nothing will change in your account, but everything you will share will be published also on Facebook, without an opt-out option, so you’re forced to accept them.

  • Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them.
  • Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook by being able to share info between the two groups. This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is used.
  • Our updated terms of service help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow.

These changes will be effective starting from 13th of January 2013, less than a month. As you see, the newly updated Privacy Policy will guarantee better protection from spam and improve the overall stability of the system which are perfect, because Instagram will be totally integrated with Facebook.

So there won’t be any problems using Instagram after that date; the only difference is that your account is going to work strictly with Facebook, that’s it.

Source | Instagram Blog

 

In Italiano

Instagram è ora proprietà di Facebook, e prima o poi questo doveva accadere. Instagram ha aggiornato la Politica sulla Privacy e i Termini di Servizio, ora pronti per il nuovo passo.

Secondo il blog ufficiale, non cambierà nulla nel proprio account, tuttavia quello che condividerete sarà reso disponibile anche su Facebook. I nuovi cambiamenti sono obbligatori, quindi non c’è una via di uscita.

  • Nulla è cambiato riguardo alle vostre foto o a chi può vederle
  • La nostra nuova Politica sulla Privacy aiuterà Instagram a funzionare più facilmente come parte di Facebook essendo in grado di condividere le informazioni tra i due gruppi. Questo significa che possiamo fare cose come combattere lo spam più rapidamente e creare nuove funzionalità più facilmente per tutti capendo come Instagram viene usato.
  • I nostri nuovi Termini di Servizio aiutano a proteggerti, prevenire spam e abusi mentre cresciamo.

I cambiamenti saranno resi effettivi a partire dal 13 gennaio 2013, meno di un mese. Come vedete, la nuova Politica sulla Privacy garantirà una migliore protezione dallo spam e migliorare la stabilità generale del sistema, poiché Instagram sarà parte integrante di Facebook.

Quindi non ci saranno problemi nell’uso di Instagram dopo quella data; è solo che tutto quello che pubblicate sarà reso disponibile anche su Facebook, tutto qui.

Fonte | Instagram Blog

Nokia engineer hacks Windows 8 in-app purchase system

A Nokia engineer who works on Windows Phones, Justin Angel, hacked the in-app purchase system for games running on the latest version of  Microsoft’s OS Windows 8, showing how you can actually use the hack to bypass the Store.

The Verge reported that the process might be quite hard for an average user, but it isn’t surely a great news for Redmond. Plus, according to Angel, there are a variety of ways to hack Windows games, which are almost always the target of hackers trying to manipulate keys and line of code. The way of how you can bypass the in-app system is to store on your machine the cripted data with the algorithm, which is essential for security accidents.

If you want to find out more, here’s a link to Angel’s website.

Source | The Verge

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Whatsapp Messenger is going to be paid 0,01€; totally false

Another spam is currently making its way into Whatsapp users, saying something like:

WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.

Well, don’t worry about it, there is nothing true in it. Actually, it’s not even the first time that a message like this one is being sent through our smartphone:

“Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the Whatsapp team”

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