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Cyberpunk 2077 New Patch Lets Players Safely Install Mods Again

Despite warning Cyberpunk 2077 PC players not to install mods or custom saves because a vulnerability could allow them to "run code on PC", CD Projekt Red has released a hotfix that allows mods to be installed safely. Patch 1.12 appears to include only this modification fix and no other updates. Since its release on December 10, CD Projekt Red has released several updates for the controversial game, including one that unfortunately added a game-breaking bug, although thankfully it was fixed fairly quickly.Hotfix 1.12 is now available on PC! This update addresses the vulnerability that could be used as part of remote code execution (including save files):- Fixed a buffer overrun issue.- Removed / replaced non-ASLR DLLs. pic.twitter.com/LAkBfVpnXf - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGam...
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Android Beta Feedback App Update Suggests Android 12 Preview On The Way

Google has updated its Android Beta Feedback app via the Play Store in preparation for the eventual release of Android 12. Since the inception of Android 10 / Q in 2019, the tech giant has released the Android Beta Feedback app, which allows users to report bugs without the hassle of going to its bug tracking website. This app appears automatically when a user downloads the beta / developer preview app that was released last year. Those who did not uninstall the feedback app after the preview program will now update it to version 2.15. Even though the app received an update, it is still unusable and does not explicitly hint at the Android 12 developer preview / beta. However, the update itself is still a sign that Android 12 Developer Beta is on the way. ....
Apps & Games, News, Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubisoft, Video Games

Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake pushed back to ‘later date’

Ubisoft's recently announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time The remake appears to have been delayed indefinitely. The game was originally planned to launch in March, but has been pushed back to a "later date," according to a recent tweet from the Ubisoft official. Prince of Persia Twitter account. Ubisoft Pune, the India-based studio working on the remake, says the delay will allow it to ensure that the game "... feels fresh while remaining true to the original."Another update from the development team for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake: pic.twitter.com/O6OOmYXhOD - Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) February 5, 2021This is the second time Ubisoft has delayed the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time release of the remake. It was originally ...
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Google tests new animated weather experience ‘Weather Frog’ for Nest Hubs

Google is testing a new 'Weather Frog' feature that brings an animated weather experience to Nest Hubs and smart displays. 9to5Google notes that the tech giant is testing the new 'Photo Frame' background option, which brings Weather Frog from mobile search to smart displays. The Weather Frog has been in the testing phase since last September and appears to be rolling out to more users in recent weeks. It is worth noting that it has not been officially implemented for all users and it is unknown when this may be the case. Users will be able to see the new option when they access the device's background settings and select the option to change the photo frame. It will appear above the traditional Google Photos, Art Gallery, and Full-screen Clock options. Wi...
Amazon, Apple, Apple TV, Apps & Games, Netflix, News

Apple lands Sundance coming-of-age movie ‘CODA’ in record sale

Apple has reportedly paid a record $ 25 million (about C $ 31.9 million) to buy a Sundance movie. according to Deadline. The company beat out Amazon and Netflix for the coming-of-age movie titled CODA (children of deaf adults). Amazon was reportedly eager to buy the movie, but may not have had room in its 2021 lineup, while Netflix also showed interest. CODA centers on a high school student, played by Emilia Jones, who is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When her family's fishing business is in trouble, she is torn between providing for her family or pursuing her love of music. This is the largest deal ever made at the Sundance Film Festival. From Hulu Palm springs it previously held the record after it sold for $ 22.5 million (about C $ 28.7 ...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News

WhatsApp uses its story-like feature to reassure users about privacy

WhatsApp is using its story-like feature, called Status Messages, to reassure users about its privacy measures in an attempt to debunk misconceptions. The Facebook-owned app has started posting status messages about its commitment to user privacy, as reported by The Verge. "There has been a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding our recent update and we want to help everyone understand the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people's privacy and security," said a WhatsApp spokesperson. The Verge. “In the future, we will provide updates to people on the Status tab so that people hear directly from WhatsApp. Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages, and neither can Facebook, because they are protected by end-to-end e...
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Google Chrome for Android wins tab grouping, new grid interface

Managing tabs in Google Chrome for Android will be easier thanks to a new grid interface and grouping capabilities. As seen by Android Police, the new tab grid and grouping features began rolling out with version 88 of Chrome for Android. However, it seems that there is also a server-side change involved, so the changes have not been rolled out for everyone yet. Those who want to test out the new tab features can do so by enabling some Chrome flags (you can find more details on how to do this below). Left: old Chrome tab system. Right: New grid tab interface. First of all, grouped tabs are based on a new tab management interface. If you've ever used Chrome on iOS, the grid interface may look familiar. (Chrome on iOS currently doesn't support grouped tabs despite the grid interf...
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Nvidia GeForce Now gains Chrome compatibility, app works on Mac M1

Nvidia expanded the availability of its GeForce Now game streaming service to both the Chrome web browser and Apple's Mac M1s. Although support for these devices in Chrome is only available in beta, The edge reports that everything works without problems. Nvidia pointed in his GeForce Now Release 2.0.27 Notes that the Chrome browser is a supported option on both Windows and macOS (GeForce Now is already supported on Chrome OS). Other platforms may work but are not officially supported. To access the feature, open Chrome and go to 'play.geforcenow.com' to start. Unfortunately, Chrome support doesn't seem to translate across all Chromium browsers. In a quick test, when navigating to 'play.geforcenow.com' in Microsoft's new Chro...
Apple TV, Apps & Games, News

Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto Join Apple TV + WeWork Series ‘WeCrashed’

Apple announced that it ordered a new limited series called We crashed for its TV + subscription service. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto, We crashed is a television adaptation of a podcast of the same name that details the rise and fall of WeWork. For those unfamiliar with the fiasco that was WeWork, the US-based real estate company promoted itself as a tech company and offered flexible shared workspaces for startups. WeWork launched an initial public offering (IPO) in 2019, sparking criticism of the business model and governance, most of which focused on Adam and Rebekah Neumann. Part of an IPO involves filing the required S-1 documentation, which includes information about the planned use of capital income, details about...
Apps & Games, News

Signal update brings mainstream features like wallpapers and stickers

The latest update for the Signal app is the release of iOS (version 5.3.1) and Android (5.3.7) with several new features that make the messaging platform more in line with other popular apps such as wallpapers. chat. Along with the chat wallpapers, the new Signal update adds animated stickers, an 'About' section, and makes the iOS app handle data more efficiently. Signal first announced the new features on January 11and Android Police reported they were released to the beta version of Signal for Android last week. As for the iOS version of Signal, it includes new options to configure less data usage during calls. There is also an option to automatically pause downloading of attachments during calls, improved image compression, an...
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Netflix is ​​testing an Android timer feature that automatically stops streaming

Netflix is ​​launching a global trial for a new Android app feature that allows users to configure the platform to stop streaming content after a specified period of time. The feature currently includes four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or the end of the episode you are currently watching. It's likely Netflix's goal for this functionality is to conserve battery life on Android devices and for subscribers not to get lost in a series that may have fallen asleep while watching. There is also the possibility that a timer like this could be useful for parents looking to limit their children's Netflix time, although the feature is currently only available on 'adult' Netflix profiles. The test is currently limited ...
Apple, Apps & Games, News

Many apps on Apple’s App Store feature ‘misleading’ privacy labels: report

In mid-December 2020, Apple released privacy labels on the App Store. The labels offered bite-size information, similar to a nutrition label, about the types of data collected by the apps. Although labels can help inform users about the privacy implications of different applications, they may also not be accurate. The Washington Post Geoffrey Fowler did a deep analysis of the new privacy labels and discovered that several were false. Fowler highlighted some apps that collected data despite using privacy labels that they say they don't. For example, 'Satisfying Slime Simulator' shared a way to identify Fowler's iPhone with Facebook, Google, and another service called 'GameAnalytics'. On top of that, it sent the iPhone ID, battery level, free storage space, general location, and ...