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Fortnite for Android is coming very soon dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-19 12:29:28

The phenomenon that is Fortnite will be making its way to Android, Epic Games has revealed. An Android version of the game is something that mobile gamers have been begging for for some time now, and it seems it will not be long until these pleas are answered. While an exact release date has not been revealed, Fortnite for Android will be happening in the next few months. See also: Meltdown...

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Chrome will stop highlighting HTTPS sites as secure dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 17:14:46

Later this year, Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security. Starting in September, the browser will no longer use a security indicator to highlight the fact that you're visiting an HTTPS page. Instead, Google will simply issue a warning when a website is not secure. As the company puts it, "users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they’ll be warned when...

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Common App Store Optimization pitfalls and how to avoid them dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:39:34

Making an app is hard, but getting it noticed on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store can be an even more difficult task. Optimizing your metadata is the biggest hurdle to getting noticed and finding users. There are many "tips and tricks" articles out there that promise to help, but very few talk about what to avoid. Fortunately, with a strong App Store Optimization (ASO) strategy, you can...

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Logitech unveils Circle 2 Magnetic Mount dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 20:35:11

Wi-Fi cameras are a great way to monitor your home. They aren't just a plus for security; these devices can also help you to watch your children and pets when on the go. Logitech’s Circle offerings are some of the best, as they are quite easy to set up and use. The company's second-generation model -- the Circle 2 -- is very versatile too. There are many ways to position it -- both inside and...

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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 promises full Office 2016 compatibility, debuts optional ribbon interface dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 18:00:31

Why pay a monthly subscription for Office software? SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 has just been released, promising full compatibility with the latest Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats and debuting a new optional ribbon interface for those switching from Office 2007 or later. FreeOffice comprises word processor TextMaker 2018, spreadsheets package PlanMaker 2018 and presentation tool Presentations...

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Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook's use of data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 17:51:55

After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The Facebook CEO could answer questions about the social network's use of data very soon, with the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, saying that "hopefully" it could happen next week....

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Ubuntu Snap Store app contained cryptocurrency miner, showing open source doesn't equal safe dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-13 16:46:40

There was a recent discovery that an app called "2048buntu" in the Ubuntu Snap Store contained cryptocurrency (Bytecoin) mining code. Thankfully, this app -- and the developer's other submissions -- have since been removed. Yeah, it's annoying that the developer chose to add this code, but is it really a malicious thing? I mean, since the app is open source, this mining code was technically not...

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Google will require OEMs to provide regular Android security updates dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:41:53

The fragmentation problem that affects Android not only means that there are a tiny number of users running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, but also that many handsets are not patched with the latest security update. This could be about to change. At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced that its security policies will be changing. While its not clear...

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Microsoft launches free Surface Pro 4 replacement program because it can't fix flickering screens dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:12:09

If you have a Surface Pro 4, you might be one of the unlucky tablet owners to suffer from a flickering screen -- a problem predictably dubbed "flickergate". Unable to come up with a fix, Microsoft has opened up a replacement program that means that those affected by the problem will be able to get a new Surface Pro 4 free of charge. Microsoft says that it has been unable to produce a patch to...

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Google explains its handling of user data ahead of GDPR and reveals new privacy policy dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-11 12:21:06

There's now just two weeks until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force across Europe. Technology companies have been scrabbling to update their privacy policies in order to comply, and today Google reveals the steps it has taken to become compliant. In addition to this, the company has also published its updated privacy policy. In keeping with GDPR, this time...

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