Tag: Messages

Your WhatsApp messages are now end-to-end encrypted

WhatsApp seems to be making a big deal about encryption lately.

Yesterday in a blog post WhatsApp announced that messages are now end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp says that when users are on the latest version of the app, “every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats”. This has been developed in collaboration with Open Whisper Systems.

Some of you may be receiving a notification on your device in several chats saying your messages are now encrypted. Tapping on the message lets you learn more about it, as well as the option to verify the encryption with the person you’re talking to.

However you need to be on the latest version to take advantage of this. Otherwise the messages you send won’t be encrypted.

In the Android version of the app, there is a new option called Security where you can receive notifications whenever the encryption changes.

WhatsApp encryption

If you want to find out more about this, as well as a PDF explaining all the technical stuff, visit the WhatsApp Security site.

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Can a text message CRASH your iPhone?

iOS Message Crashing Bug

There has been a bug going on lately which causes a text message to restart an iPhone.

This bug happens when a person sends a certain message to an iPhone user, which upon receiving the message will cause the phone to restart.

But it gets worse. The Messages app will not open, unless you do a workaround, such as sending yourself a message via Siri.

You can take a look at what’s happening by searching “iPhone turn off text” on Twitter.

PS Vita System Software Update Version 3.10

Hey Gamenologers!

So on Tuesday Sony PlayStation officially released version 3.10 to the public. In this post we’re gonna check out what’s new, complete with screenshots!

Settings

For certain time zones, you can now adjust DST automatically.

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External Keyboard is now supported and you can adjust settings for it.

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A 30 minute option has been added to Enter Standby Mode in Power Save Settings.

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PlayStation Store

The PS Store background has been changed. Now bear in mind that the background in the LiveArea got changed about one week ago before the update, now the new background is in the PS Store app in 3.10.

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When going to the PS Mobile Store, the background does not change anymore.

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Messages

You can now send Voice Messages to PS4 and PS Vita users, but not to PS3 users. And you can’t attach a photo and record a voice message at the same time.

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You can now change the group title in group messages.

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Photos

A Rotate Screen Automatically option has been added.

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Panoramic Camera

You can now aquire location data and a Freeform option has been added allowing you to take up to 39 photos in the order you want.

Music

You can now text search your music on your PC.

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Videos

You can now sort your videos by size.

Content Manager

Application Data Management in Settings has been removed and has been moved to Content Manager. It is now improved where you can check almost everything on your PS Vita, and delete stuff from there.

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Calendar

A calendar app has been added, allowing you to make events and share them with your friends. The first time you launch the app, you will need to follow the on screen instructions.

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Enter a name for the calendar that will be saved on the system.

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You can also choose to log in to your Google Calendar, allowing you to see your events saved on your Google Calendar.

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When you select Google, it will take you to a web browser to log in.

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And that’s all you need to do!

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This is what it looks like in Month View.

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This is what it looks like when you create a new event.

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You can also sort your calendar in a list, Day View, or Week View.

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You can also manage your calendars.

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And finally, you can adjust settings for the app.

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Parental Controls

You can now restrict access to PS Store, and a link to Trend Micro has been added for the web browser.

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An age guide has been added.

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General

  • The notifications list now opens more quickly
  • The icon in the gate has been moved up in all the core PS Vita apps.
  • The 100 app limit on the home screen has been increased to 500.

Security

  • A savegame exploit has been patched.

Bugs

  • In the notification list, sometimes you may see an unknown icon on a notification. To resolve this, you must scroll up and down a couple of times or restart the system.

And that’s it! We know this list is long but if you would like a visual experience, here is a video covering everything in the 3.10 update.

So what do you guys think about this update? Have Sony improved your Vita experience? Leave your comments in the comments section below.

That’s it for now, and tune in next time for more news!