Come celebrate our 8-year anniversary on October 16th in NYC!

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It is astonishing to think that BGR started eight years ago, and it wouldn't have existed if not for our great readers, so we wanted to do something special this year. In addition to celebrating our anniversary, we're also extremely excited to announce that September was our biggest month ever by a mile, and it's all because of you. As a thank you to our awesome audience, we wanted to throw a party and invite all of you.

We are really happy to also announce an amazing event partner — HTC! In fact, this is such a special event that not only are we giving away a boatload of HTC devices, but it's also going to be the public's first chance to get up close and personal with some new HTC products. Plus, food and drinks are us, so what more could you ask?

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Jonathan S. Geller

October 2nd

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Here’s How Much Faster New iPhone Wi-Fi Is Than Your Old iPhone’s

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren't just bigger and better than ever, they've also got some subtle internal upgrades. I'm not talking processors; the new iPhones are the first Apple handsets to ship with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and that gives them a hell of a speed boost, as you'll see in this handy video by iClarified.

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Eric Limer

October 2nd

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New Mac botnet malware uses Reddit to find out what servers to connect to

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Mac users should beware of some new malware spreading, that tries to connect infected machines with a botnet for future exploitation. As detected by Dr Web, the malicious worm (dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm) first checks whether any interfering applications are installed on the Mac.

If it is clear, it calls out to Reddit posts to find the IP addresses of possible servers to callback too. Although these posts have been deleted, it’s not hard for the people behind the exploit to repost them at a later time. Once connected to the botnet, the infected Mac can be literally instructed to perform almost any task the hackers want, such as redirect browsing traffic to potentially steal account credentials for instance.

Dr.Web estimates over 15,000 distinct IP addresses have been connected to the botnet already. Although 15,000 IPs does not directly translate into 15,000 separate infected users, it is indicative of a rather large base for a Mac worm.

Unfortunately, the security analysts fail to mention (or simply don’t know) how the virus is spreading into users’ Macs. Hopefully, this information comes to light soon so Mac users can know what to look out for. Once identified, Apple can add the virus to its security blacklists (which are refreshed nightly) to give some automatic protection to its user base.


Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: Apple, Mac, Malware

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Benjamin Mayo

October 2nd

Apple

Mac

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

The master disassemblers at iFixit have applied their expertise at turning gadgets into piles of raw components to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. And while not chock full of surprises, the lack of an official waterproof IP67 rating—like the Galaxy S5 boasts—didn't stop Samsung from being generous with the glue, which makes repairing the Galaxy Alpha a bit more challenging.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 2nd

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Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google?

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There's little question at this point that the recent round of nude celebrity photo leaks are Apple's fault. Hackers supposedly used simple brute force attacks, which consist of quickly and repeatedly guessing different passwords for an account until one works, to infiltrate iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Hacks of this kind are quite old and a simple security measure that restricts access to an account when incorrect passwords are used too many times in a short span would have prevented the leaks, if brute force attacks were indeed the hackers' weapon of choice.

But now, it looks like this huge ordeal could end up costing Google, not Apple, millions of dollars.

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Zach Epstein

October 2nd

Apple

Engineered Yogurt Could Save You From Cancer

Engineered Yogurt Could Save You From Cancer

Yogurt, it turns out, might not just be good for you from a nutritional point of view. In fact, engineered yogurt bacteria could make spotting cancer as easy as taking a pregnancy test.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 2nd

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Kamcord gameplay recording platform gets into mobile gaming competitions starting w/ SEGA

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Kamcord, the mobile gameplay recording platform that offers developers an easy way to implement cross-platform gameplay recording and sharing features, is today announcing its next big push in mobile gaming: competitions.

The company realized that its SDK provides a lot of unique opportunities for app developers interested in hosting competitions or tournament-style contests, so it’s now working with some to host competitive gaming events in their apps. First up: SEGA. 

For its first big collaboration on an in-app gaming competition (it held a smaller test recently with developer Pixowl) Kamcord has teamed up with SEGA, which just started using the gameplay recording platform in a version of its popular Crazy Taxi City Rush title yesterday. SEGA is going to require users record gameplay videos using Kamcord and award both in-app items and real world prizes to winners throughout the month.

Kamcord’s Eric Edelman explained a little bit about how Kamcord works as a great platform for devs hosting competitions: We provide tools that allow developers to sort videos by engagement as well as score so devs have the ability to reward players for sharing the most popular video… additionally, if the developer includes the players’ score as part of the metadata they pass to us, we can sort videos by that criteria and let devs know what the highest scoring videos were

While SEGA has turned this particular contest into an celebrity tie-in with Hulk Hogan, it’s interesting to think about the future of competitive gaming on iOS and cross-platform with other mobile games. The idea is, not only will Kamcord offer app users the ability to record and share video, it’s also quite a powerful platform for hosting these types of contests.

The company wouldn’t say if it has plans to expand its SDK to offer more competition-based features, but it’s clear that competitive gaming is a big area of interest for Kamcord. It will also soon have some competition in this space I imagine, as Twitch and others offer similar recording methods that could facilitate contests and competitive gaming events. Kamcord tells me that it’s had a lot of interest from other developers for hosting other similar competitions, so it’s likely we’ll see some others take advantage in the near future. 

Earlier this year Kamcord launched a new resigned iOS app with much improved social features and also announced it was uploading around 1hr of mobile gameplay video every minute. At the time, it was in 340+ mobile games across iOS and Android.


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Jordan Kahn

October 2nd

Apple

Mac

LG Appears To Be Developing a WebOS Smartwatch

LG Appears To Be Developing a WebOS Smartwatch

WebOS has a rather chequered past but that doesn't seem to bother LG . Now, it looks like the operating system is set to appear in a smart watch, according to a new developer site hosted by LG.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 2nd

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iPhone 6 reservations in China rocket to 2 million in just 6 hours

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Apple announced official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch plans for China earlier this week, and while the phone will only start selling in local Apple and carrier retail stores on October 17th, with preorders and in-store reservations set for October 10th and October 14th, respectively, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reservations are already available to early buyers, already topping 2 million units in the first 6 hours. Sina reports that even though Apple offered an October 10 preorder date for the new iPhones, all three major local carriers and other retailers have started taking reservations for the handset.

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Chris Smith

October 2nd

Apple

Mobile

Titan Has a Huge Toxic Cloud Swirling Over Its South Pole

Titan Has a Huge Toxic Cloud Swirling Over Its South Pole

If you're thinking of heading off on a spacecation , can we recommend that you don't visit Titan's south pole. Because not only is it cold and stormy—but new research also reveals that it's toxic, too.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 2nd

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