Sunday, 23 July 2017

'Pokémon Go Fest' tech problems ruin event and refunds issued

After an up and down first year of existence, the Pokémon Go Fest was supposed to be a triumphant event where players could work together in news ways and earn unique awards. The event unfortunately suffered as cell networks and the game's ser... read more

Thursday, 20 July 2017

EBay shares sink after posting financial results

 

EBay shares were down about 4% in initial after hours trading, after posting second quarter financial results. But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company’s results were in line with expectations. According to Yahoo! Finance, analysts were forecasting an adjusted 45 cents EPS and revenue of $2.31 billion, which is about the same as the 45 cents per share and the $2.33… Read More

Samsung’s Unpacked event happens August 23, likely bringing the Galaxy Note 8 with it

 

Samsung’s next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule — and all signs about to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet’s traditional release schedule, and the graphic appears to show an Infinity Display version of the Galaxy Note 8, along with the requisite S-Pen. While it’s far from the first big event the company… Read More

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Facebook fights fake news by stopping non-publishers from editing previews

 

Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text, and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. That allowed fake news distributors to bait-and-switch readers into visiting articles they didn’t expect, or make it look like legitimate news publishers were posting inflammatory or false headlines. But it also let real news outlets A/B test link… Read More

1Password for iOS Updated With Auto Copy Feature to Make One-Time Passwords Easier to Use

AgileBits today updated 1Password for iOS, introducing a new auto copy feature that's going to make it a lot easier to use two-step authentication for various apps and services. 

Whenever you use 1Password to sign into a service on your iPhone that features 1Password integration, the app will now automatically copy any one-time passwords you have associated with that login. That speeds up the login process, because you can have 1Password fill in your account details, and then at the two-factor verification step, the requisite short-term password is already copied to your clipboard.


In the screenshot above, for example, I used 1Password to log in to my Dropbox app. Dropbox has 1Password integration, so I just need to tap the 1Password button to fill in my account details and then choose the appropriate account. As 1Password is adding my details, my one-time password for Dropbox's two-step verification process is also copied, so it's super simple to log in.

Prior to this change, to log in to Dropbox, I'd have to open the 1Password app separately to get the one-time password, negating the usefulness of the integrated login feature.

The update also features the ability to create vaults for 1Password.com accounts, support for Korean, and a tweak that causes item creation and modification dates to now appear in item details. There are also several minor bug fixes and other small improvements, like better translations and the addition of previously used passwords for all categories that support them.

Disney showed us the inner workings of its Avatar robot and it’s just incredible

 

Back at the end of May, Disney opened an Avatar-themed area within its Animal Kingdom park. Given that it’s only been open for a few weeks, most folks still haven’t been inside — but if you do go, do yourself a favor and take the time to check out the Na’vi River Journey ride. At our TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics event in Boston this afternoon, we got a look at… Read More