New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan – TechCrunch

New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan
Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has identified new malware, which it calls YiSpecter, that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan. Once it infects a phone, YiSpecter can install unwanted apps
iPhone users across China installed an app promising porn and free movies Quartz

IPhones at Risk From China Advertising Malware, Researcher SaysBloomberg
Ad-Focused Malware Targets Apple Users in China and TaiwanWall Street Journal (blog)
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Sorry, Xbox Gamers: Cortana Release Pushed To Next Year – Tech Times

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Sorry, Xbox Gamers: Cortana Release Pushed To Next Year
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The new Windows 10-powered dashboard for the Xbox One will not include Cortana integration. Larry Hryb a.k.a Major Nelson says that the personal assistant will be released for Xbox One in 2016. (Photo : Xbox). Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant …
Soon you'll be able to remap your Xbox One controller's buttonsEngadget

7 indie game treasures worth playing on Xbox OneMashable
Microsoft: No Cortana on Xbox One Until 2016PC Magazine
SlashGear –Gotta Be Mobile –Cinema Blend
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Disney Bring New High-Tech Colouring Books For Kids In 3-D – Gracious Column

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Disney Bring New High-Tech Colouring Books For Kids In 3-D
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Disney Research app turns colored drawings into 3D charactersEngadget

Disney app turns coloured drawings into 3D charactersPune Mirror
Researchers use augmented reality to turn coloring books into 3-D experiencePhys.Org
iProgrammer –Bharat Press –Financial Express
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On the Charts: Fetty Wap’s Debut Traps Number One

Fetty Wap, recovering from a broken leg after crashing his motorcycle September 26th, received some good news Sunday as the rapper’s self-titled debut beat out new releases by Don Henley, George Strait and the Dead Weather to take Number One on the Billboard 200. Fetty Wap sold 129,000 total copies in its first week of release, making Fetty the first rapper since A$AP Rocky in 2013 to have their debut LP claim the top spot, Billboard reports.

“Even if the album don’t go anywhere, that doesn’t mean nothing to me,” Fetty Wap recently told Rolling Stone. “I did what most people said I wouldn’t do. And I overcame, I guess you could say, a lot of rookie boundaries.” The rapper exceeded even his own expectations as his self-titled LP reached 75,000 pure album sales, with another 54,000 copies coming from bulk purchases of Fetty Wap’s smash singles “My Way” and “Trap Queen.”

Last week’s surprise champ, Drake and Future’s What a Time to Be Alive, slipped to Number Two, one spot ahead of Don Henley’s country foray Cass County, which sold 89,000 total copies in its first week. (With 87,000 in pure album sales, Cass County was the week’s actual top-selling LP, but the Billboard 200’s new metrics allow for a la carte song downloads to be pooled together and counted as album sales, which enabled Fetty Wap to take Number One.)

Two more new country releases, George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation and Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up, finished the week at Number Four and Number Six respectively, while the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness served as a buffer at Number Five. One week after two 1989s made the Billboard 200’s Top Ten, only Taylor Swift’s original remained at Number Seven as Ryan Adams’ version dropped out. 1989, 49 weeks after its release, is just three weeks away from spending an entire calendar year in the Top 10.

Three more new releases debuted in the Top 10: Chvrches’ Every Open Eye took Number Eight with 39,000 copies, Disclosure’s Caracal opened at Number Nine with 35,000 albums sold and the Dead Weather closed things out as their Dodge and Burn moved 33,000 copies to take Number 10.

Next week, expect Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable and Avicii’s Stories to shake up the Top 10.

Drake Debuts Polished Version of Beyonce Collaboration ‘Can I’

Back in May, “Can I,” a collaboration between Drake and Beyoncé, prematurely arrived without warning. Neither artist commented on the leaked, unfinished track, and five months passed without the sultry jam being officially released. However, Drake revived “Can I” Saturday on his OVO Sound radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, premiering a more polished version of the seductive number built around a sample of Beyoncé asking “Can I baby?”

It’s unclear whether the track is destined for Drake’s upcoming LP Views From the 6 or if it will remain unreleased. Drake and Beyoncé previously teamed up for the 2013 Beyoncé song “Mine.” “Can I” arrived on the first episode of OVO Sound to air following the expiration of Apple Music’s free three-month trial. Drake’s continued participation is one of that streaming service’s selling points, so it was interesting that the rapper used his radio show to exclusively premiere new music featuring Beyoncé, an artist aligned with Tidal.

In September, Drake and Future dropped their joint mixtape What a Time to Be Alive on Apple Music, and the two rappers reconnected to perform to debut a pair of those songs live during Drake’s Saturday night headlining set at the Austin City Limits festival. Together, the duo delivered “Big Rings” and the Michael Jordan logo-inspired “Jumpman” as well as “Where Ya At,” a single off Future’s own DS2.

“Thank you to my brother Future for giving Austin a moment,” Drake wrote on Instagram after his set. Watch some crowd footage from Drake and Future’s ACL performances below (via Pitchfork):

Adrien Broner Continues to Say Terrible Things, Makes Fun of Caitlyn Jenner

Adrien Broner is an idiot.

He’s spent the better part of the year claiming, and trying desperately to prove, that he’s a new person, with an improved outlook, but that turned out to be the case. At least, not judging by these recent comments.

Broner claimed victory by way of a TKO in Cincinnati, and directly after the fight, he had some trash talk for one of Floyd Mayweather’s fighters, Ashley Theophane. 

Bring him to come see me, and I bet I bring the girl out of that boy like Bruce Jenner.

Great. A joke on a celebrity member of the LGBTQ community. Way to show off your new and improved character, Adrien.


Former UMG Digital Exec Rob Lowe Joins Music Social Network Crowdmix As CEO Americas

CrowdmixOver 14 years, Rob Wells helped guide UMG into the digital age as President of Global Digital Business,  Now he’s taking on how musicians interact with their fans on social media.  


Rob Wells, the former President of Global Digital Business at Universal Music Group has joined Crowdmix as a board member and its Global Chief Commercial Officer and CEO – The Americas based in LA.

Crowdmix is a new London based social network dedicated to music fans and artists. The Crowdmix app will launch early in 2016 with an aim of unifying the fragmented social media landscape for music. The app will enable users to develop and enjoy rich, social media experiences by joining crowds, or communities, of like-minded people, using music as the link.

“Initially skeptical,” said Wells “I quickly became incredibly excited by the scale of Crowdmix’s ambition, its ridiculously talented tech team, music industry support, strong funding and vision to give fans the social experience they crave.”

Crowdmix will support both established and emerging artists, according the the company. “Think new revenue streams for artists, actionable data, fan engagement which redefines the way brands engage with artists.”

The startup has raised $27 million USD in angel funding, and is currently in the process of raising an additional $20 million to $30 million before the end of the year. 

Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush on Oregon Shooting: “Stuff Happens”

The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be one of the most interesting political contests in American history. Hillary Clinton is looking to become the first woman to be elected our Commander-In-Chief, Donald Trump, real estate mogul and former reality TV star actually has a real chance, a legendary Black surgeon–who, time and time again, has exhibited prejudiced (?) tendencies–and, of course, a Bush.

The Bush–Jeb, George W.’s brother–isn’t totally out of it, but he’ll certainly need some help. Chances are, this isn’t how he’ll attain it. Just days after a shooting at an Oregon college left between 7 and 10 people dead, and twice as many injured–many of them women–Bush, speaking at a promotional event in South Carolina, pretty much said ‘sh*t happens’ in reference to the tragedy. A video of him showing off his incredulous lack of sensitivity training is above, in case you’d rather watch that than the absurdly early NFL game that’s just kicked off.

It’s a—we’re in a difficult time in our country, and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this. I think we need to reconnect ourselves with everybody else. It’s very sad to see, but I resist the notion—and I had this challenge as governor, because we had—look, stuff happens. There’s always a crisis, and the impulse is always to do something, and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.

Okay, he said “stuff happens.” It’s really the same thing. Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised, just add that to the laundry list of absurd things George W. said while he was in office, and make sure you keep a running tab should Jeb be elected. Then again, if he doesn’t?

Stuff happens.

New TiVo DVR Will Skip Through Entire Commercial Break – Sci-Tech Today

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New TiVo DVR Will Skip Through Entire Commercial Break
Sci-Tech Today
TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials. With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo's new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break. That's quicker than the 30-second forward feature found on previous TiVos. On the new TiVo
TiVo says Bolt is designed for new customers, 'Pro' DVR coming next yearThe Verge

TiVo brings BOLT cutter to channelsinformitv
TiVo exec explains Bolt strategy, Fire TV app and new Pro next yearEngadget
SYS-CON Media (press release) –Home Theater Review
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A Thousand Horses Nearly Miss Route 91 Harvest Fest

The Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas was supposed to kick off with A Thousand Horses on Friday. But rather than being on stage in front of 25,000 screaming country fans, they were on the side of the road. . . in the middle of nowhere.

“Our bus broke down on the way here from L.A.,” Michael Hobby told Rolling Stone Country several hours after they were stranded in San Bernardino, California, about an hour east of Los Angeles and three hours away from the Vegas stage.

“We were literally just on the side of the road in the desert,” Zach Brown said. “We had all our gear on the road.”

After a lot of sweat in the middle of the hot desert, the bus was finally fixed and the band was bound for Sin City, just several hours later than anticipated.

“Thank God that Gloriana and Frankie Ballard moved their sets so we could play,” Hobby said. “We almost missed the entire show. They were gracious enough to do that.”

Their troubles were all worth it after they finally got on stage.

“I was trying to take a mental picture because it was pretty bad ass,” Brown said of the Route 91 crowd. “It was pretty epic.”

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