When it first debuted more than a year ago, Oxenfree did the unthinkable: it made the constant babble of teenagers not only tolerable, but enjoyable. And now the creepy adventure is something you can play on your phone, as the previously console- and PC-exclusive game has come to iOS.
Oxenfree tells the story of a group of teenagers heading to a small island to party, with the goal of having a parent-free evening of drinking around a beach bonfire. But things eventually take a turn for the paranormal, as main character Alex gets hold of a radio that seems to let her communicate with another dimension. It’s a charming paranormal romp with shades of Stranger Things, and an incredible sense of style.
But what really makes Oxenfree special is its dialogue. Alex and her friends are seemingly always talking, but unlike most games, where the experience stops so conversation can happen, in Oxenfree it’s an ever-present phenomenon. As you wander around the island, or are running away from som..
Home AppsApps News Kunal Dua, 19 March 2017 Highlights The McDelivery app leaked personal information of McDonald's customers
Users in South & West regions impacted
McDonald's did not deny the leak; said no financial information stored McDonald's India app McDelivery leaked personal information of its customers for an unspecified duration of time, Cybersecurity firm Fallible reported on Saturday. This included “name, email address, phone number, home address, accurate home co-ordinates, and social profile links” for “more than 2.2 million” of its users.
According to a blog post published by the firm, “an unprotected publicly accessible API endpoint for getting user details coupled with serially enumerable integers as customer IDs can be used to obtain access to all users personal information.” Gadgets 360 was able to independently verify this claim using information provided by the firm to access data of some customers.
It's worth pointing out that McDonald's operations in India are split into two entities – McDonald's India (West & South) and McDonald's India (North & East), and the McDelivery app and website are owned and operated by the former entity. Customers in North and East of India use another app and website, so their data doesn't seem to be impacted by this leak.
Fallible says it first reported the issue to McDonald's India on February 4, though it's possible the leak has been around for much longer. It's unclear at this point if anyone else knew about the leak and if they were able to exploit it to download data of all McDonald's India (West & South) customers. The leak remained unplugged hours after Fallible's blog post was published, so if the data hadn't been accessed earlier, it could've certainly been downloaded since.
At the time of publishing this post, McDonald's seems to have plugged the hole that we used to access user data, but Fallible says “The McDonald's fix is incomplete and the endpoint is still leaking data. We have communicated this again to them and are waiting for their response.”
An official spokesperson for McDonald's India (West & South), the company that owns and operates the McDelivery app, sent the following statement to Gadgets 360:
We would like to inform our users that our website and app does not store any sensitive financial data of the users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information. The website and app has always been safe to use, and we update security measure on regular basis. As a precautionary measure, we would also urge our users to update the McDelivery app on their devices.
As is clear from the statement, the company does not deny that personal information was being leaked; instead it's just highlighting the fact that the company stores no financial information of the users – as if that's supposed to make customers feel better. Unfortunately, in the absence of strong data privacy and protection laws, customers in India have no real recourse but to get on with their lives.
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Home MobilesMobiles News Kunal Dua, 19 March 2017 Highlights iPhone SE available with a cash back of Rs. 5,000
Some retailers offering effective price of Rs. 19,999 for 16GB model
Offer till March 31, prices could go even lower Apple authorised offline retailers are selling the 4-inch iPhone SE at an effective price of Rs. 19,999 for the 16GB model, with the 64GB variant available at a net price of Rs. 25,999. These prices are part of an ongoing offer where customers are being offered Rs. 5,000 cash back on purchase of the iPhone SE using a credit or debit card.
While no official price cut has been announce by Apple for the iPhone SE – the 16GB variant still has a MRP of Rs. 39,000, and the 64GB variant of Rs. 44,000 – Gadgets 360 understands Apple distributors have been aggressively discounting the iPhone SE recently, and the latest offer is part of a push to clock in additional revenue before the close of the financial year. The 16GB iPhone SE had been going for between Rs. 27,000 and Rs. 29,000 recently, and now retailers are offering it for as low as Rs. 24,999, with the Rs. 5,000 cash back dropping the effective price to Rs. 19,999.
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The iPhone SE cash back offer, which kicked off on Friday, will be available till March 31, according to offer documents seen by Gadgets 360. Credit cards issued by following banks are eligible for the iPhone SE cash back offer: Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indusind Bank, Kotak, RBL Bank, SBI, Standard Chartered, UBI, and Yes Bank. Debit cards issued by these banks will qualify for the Rs. 5,000 cash back: Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indusind Bank, Kotak, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, and Yes Bank.
Cash back will be posted back to the card “within 90 days”, and Gadgets 360 understands only one iPhone can be purchased per card under this offer. The iPhone SE cash back offer is not open to American Express customers. The cash back is not available if you wish to buy the iPhone SE on EMI using your credit or debit card.
Interestingly, sources tell Gadgets 360 that customers might seen even lower prices for the iPhone SE before this financial year is over. Expect offers on other iPhone models as well. So if you’ve been looking forward to purchasing the iPhone SE, head over to your local Apple dealer and see what they have to offer. Apple announced the iPhone SE launched almost exactly a year ago, with the India launch happening in early April. The iPhone SE packs the internals of the iPhone 6s in a 4-inch body, with a few features missing.
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Apple has a choice to make. Will it make its Apple Pencil stylus compatible with devices other than its high-end iPad Pro tablets?
I think it should.
In 2015, when Apple first unveiled the Pencil, people wondered why the stylus wouldn’t work with non-Pro iPads, let alone iPhones.
Then, in 2016, when Apple announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, people wondered why Apple didn’t make the phone capable of supporting the Pencil.
Now Apple is said to be planning its third iPad Pro. It’s reasonable to expect Pencil support on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. But will Apple make an oh-by-the-way announcement about expanded support for Pencil after revealing the new slab? Unlikely.
If anything, Apple could finally bring the Pencil outside iPad Pro land in September at its next iPhone event. Will it? I guess so. There will likely be new OLED displays on Apple’s 10th-anniversary iPhone. At the same time as it refreshes the displays, Apple could also introduce technology that can handle the Apple Penc..
Both the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 will launch in 2017, and there is no doubt that these two prominent smartphones will attract their fair share of consumers. Apple and Samsung have established their flagships as the market-leaders, and this is set to continue for several years to come.
But with competition between the two mega-corporations so fierce, pricing will play a major role in the strategy of the two companies in 2017. Here ValueWalk assesses the likely price tag of the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8.
hurk / PixabayiPhone 8While Apple has faced market challenges over the last year or so, this same situation has arguably impacted more on Samsung than its Californian rival. This has seen Apple inch ahead of the Korean company once more in terms of total units sold, and many believe that this trend will exacerbate when the iPhone 8 is released.
Nonetheless, all of the evidence from early rumors related to the iPhone 8 suggests that the price of the device will be increased significantly. Nu..
Leave it to Zach Gage to create yet another interesting experience in the well-trod field of word games. The game designer, who most recently crafted fascinating new spins on chess and solitaire, just released a word game called TypeShift on iOS. He describes it as “the modern anagram puzzle.” Like most addictive games, it’s seemingly simple, challenging you to create a number of five-letter words out of a jumble of letters. It’s like a literary version of a combination lock — and it’s very hard to put down.
The core of TypeShift is creating words. Each puzzle presents you with a grid of letters, divided into five columns. To make words you cycle through the letters in each column, moving them up and down just like if you were inputting a combination on a padlock, which feels perfectly intuitive on a touchscreen. When you do make a word, each letter will turn green, and the goal of each stage is to change the color of every letter in the grid.
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Once again, the rumor mill churned out some reports this week on what Apple might have planned for its next big iPhone update, including details on the device's reported curved screen. Those reports were flanked by claims Apple is planning a big iPad update and could hold a press event unveiling new slates next month.
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A couple of years ago, Popslate developed a case for an iPhone that added an E Ink display to the back of the phone, designed as a way for users who check their phones often to conserve their batteries. We found the first version to be a bit limited, but an intriguing idea. The company later announced a followup device, the Popslate 2, which would act as a battery charger and come with a better screen.
The company raised raised over $1.1 million to manufacture the Popslate 2 through Indiegogo, which it intended to deliver to customers by July of 2016. Now, in an update to its backers, the company announced that it has “entered into the legal process for dissolution of the company,” and that backers would not receive their orders or be refunded.
The reason, according to CEO Yashar Behzadi and CMO Greg Moon, is financial. The company spent a considerable amount of money preparing to manufacture the device, and ran into some technical problems with its design. Last year, the company a..