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New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App Store

Though we're still a few weeks away from finding out how iPhone sales stacked up during the holiday, Apple this afternoon put out a press release announcing that app sales on New Year's Day alone generated more than $300 in revenue. Pokémon GO , which was recently updated to introduce new augmented reality features, topped the App Store charts on December 21. Some of the most popular apps included Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp , Monument Valley 2 , King of Glory , Calm and Affinity Photo, ...



Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues

Apple on Thursday confirmed that Meltdown and Spectre - the Google-discovered attacks that exploit a security flaw that affects nearly everything with a processor - can be used against its devices too. The post All Macs, iOS devices affected by chip security flaws - Apple warns appeared first on Vanguard News . Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU.


Alexa turns personal chef with oven control

Alexa turns personal chef with oven control

This means users will be able to utilize Alexa to do things like control volume and change inputs with different voice controls. The smart assistant is believed to be added to some existing models, including the 100-inch 4K laser TV that the company announced late past year.


California man is arrested in fatal Kansas police shooting after hoax call

California man is arrested in fatal Kansas police shooting after hoax call

The incident is the latest example of swatting , in which a person makes a false report to draw large numbers of law enforcement or SWAT teams to a place or multiple locations. She said he screamed and was shot. Lisa Finch said the family was forced outside barefoot in freezing cold and handcuffed after the shooting. The FBI joined the investigation on Friday afternoon.


There is a 40% chance that Apple will acquire Netflix

There is a 40% chance that Apple will acquire Netflix

Apple will be able to repatriate about $US220 billion in cash to the United States under the Trump tax cut. Apple is sitting on more than $252 billion in cash and nearly 90 percent of it is parked outside the United States. The Citi note was written before the announcement made by Disney of its deal of $52 billion to buy 21 Century Fox. iTunes is said to have lost some of its subscribers to subscription services like Netflix , Hulu, and Amazon for their favorite shows.


Amazon Lists 18 Unannounced Games For The Nintendo Switch

Amazon Lists 18 Unannounced Games For The Nintendo Switch

Things pick up considerably next week, with The Escapists 2 and Furi among the scheduled releases. People question whether or not the Nintendo Switch will continue to bring the thunder in 2018. As some users from ResetEra discovered, Amazon made 18 unreleased Switch titles available on their storefront. This also makes Mario Odyssey first title in the list.