If we compare a smartphone that was released five years ago and a smartphone that was released two months ago, you will notice the differences from a glance. High-quality cameras, pixel rich displays, slim design and the list goes on. Among all these advances there is one feature that has hardly improved from five years ago to today, and that is the battery. If you take an average smartphone, it takes almost two hours for it to charge fully. (Except devices that support Dash Charging and Fast Charging Technologies)
Checkpoint researchers revealed a new exploit which gives hackers the ability to fully control your computer using nothing but movie subtitle files. Attackers first craft malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by the victim. This enables the attackers to take full control of your computer without notifying the victim.
As of now, the attack is said to affect users of video players like VLC, PopcornTime, Kodi, and Stream.io. If you are using one of the affected platforms, update the players to their latest version as soon as possible to stay safe. You can find the links to the latest updates of the affected platforms at the end of this article.
MP3, the audio format that revolutionized the entertainment industry since the 90’s, is sadly no more. The developers of the MP3 format announced last week that they have officially terminated its licensing program which would mean the death of the MP3 format is now inevitable.
MP3 was very popular(still is) among the consumers in the last couple of decades and has been used in a variety of audio gadgets such as the iPod. The consumers embraced MP3 for its lightweight file size which made it very easy to be downloaded off the Internet, but now more sophisticated audio formats have come into play such as the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) which was also partly formed by the MP3 creators.
Many people raised eyebrows when Microsoft announced that Apple is bringing iTunes to the Windows Store. Microsoft has somehow managed to make Apple support another platform apart from their own.
Microsoft said, once iTunes is released to the Windows Store, users will get the complete iTunes experience with iPhone syncing, Software Updates, Apple Music and more.
It was later announced that Spotify will also be making its appearance in the Windows Store.