Outlook for iOS receives a new update for Insiders with search option and more

Microsoft today pushed out a new update for its Outlook App for iOS devices. The update comes with new features which include a new search option and more. This update is only available currently for Office Insiders on iOS.

After the latest update users will now see a dedicated search tab in the navigation bar. This helps users to find emails with the content easily. The contextual information is displayed immediately.

Once you type on the search button users will be having access to top contacts, recent attachments and more. The search option has now made it easier for users to search for emails, files and contacts at the same time. Users now also have an option to search emails with attachments only.

The latest Outlook update is only currently available for iOS user part of the Insider program and the company plans to release the update for users on Android very soon. If you are an Insider on iOS then you should be seeing the update now or you can click this link to be a part of the Program for Outlook on iOS.


“Bitcoin Is A Fraud,” Says JPMorgan CEO — Bitcoin Price Expected To Fall More And Reach $3,000

On Tuesday, at the Barclays Financial Services Conference, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, called Bitcoin a fraud and said that the bubble will ultimately burst.

This statement has added more fuel to the existing clouds of uncertainty which are surrounding the world’s biggest crypto currency. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at $3,870, which is a lot less as compared to the all-time high of $5,000 on September 2.

In the latest developments, after Dimon’s statement, Bitcoin price has suffered losses up to 11%. At the conference, he added that it’s worse than tulip bulbs. “It won’t end well. Someone is going to get killed,” he added. He supported his argument by saying that currencies have legal support.

The views of an investment bank are surely affecting the prices, but it should be kept in mind that such organizations have already been critical of crypto currencies.

According to Bitcoin news website CoinDesk, such statements have become common and more stocks market experts have been comparing stock market bubbles and Bitcoin. CoinDesk also predicts that the prices are looking to reach $3,000.

This prediction, combined with the rumors that Chinese government is shutting down its Bitcoin exchanges, is causing a continuous drop in the Bitcoin price. On the other hand, the Chinese authorities haven’t made the situation clear. However, the experts have said that a ban won’t be feasible in long run.

The Chinese government has already banned ICOs and called them illegal. The companies have also been instructed to issue a refund to the investors.

In another related development, India central bank, The Reserve Bank of India, is carrying out cryptocurrency research, according to The Economic Times. The organization is looking at fiat cryptocurrencies for the digitization of the rupee.

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Apple is about to piss off every mobile carrier with the iPhone X

Apple just unveiled its flashy new iPhone X at the keynote event in Cupertino, but there is one thing about the device that is likely to upset every mobile carrier out there: The carrier name will no longer be visible in the status bar.

While the name won’t be entirely gone, users will now have to swipe down to see to which network they are connected to. This is admittedly a change that will likely only rub mobile carriers the wrong way as users probably already know the mobile carrier they’ve subscribed to.

The change was confirmed in video demonstration shown during today’s iPhone keynote.

Here is how the status bar will look on the X. As you can observe, the carrier name no longer appears on the screen by default:

The possibility the Cupertino titan might remove remove the carrier name from the status bar was first brought up by serial Apple leaker Steve Stroughton-Smith, who suggested this was a compromise the company resorted to to make the device’s new notch design more appealing to users.

To check out the mobile carrier, users will be able to pull down the left side of the screen. As Stroughton-Smith explains, both ear areas of the notch design will be independently swipeable.


Good riddance, carrier names in status bar, you won’t be missed by us, the consumers.

Apple’s iPhone X event: How to watch live

Apple is about to kick off its most important event in years.

The company is expected to announce new iPhones — including a high-end device, potentially called the iPhone X — plus a new Apple Watch and Apple TV device, and maybe some more information about its HomePod speakers. It’s the first-ever press event at the company’s new Steve Jobs Theater, part of its recently opened Apple Park “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, Calif.

The keynote kicks off today, Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 am PT, 1 pm ET. (That’s 6 pm in London and 1 am Wednesday in Hong Kong.) Recode will be in attendance, and will cover the event — click here for the latest. Other live coverage options include The Verge and Six Colors.

Apple plans to livestream the event on its website and via its devices, but you’ll need to use one that’s compatible with its livestreaming technology. These include: “iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 9.0 or later, a Mac with Safari on macOS v10.11 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.” You can also use an Apple TV streaming device, provided it’s a second- or third-generation device with software 6.2 or later or the latest, fourth-generation Apple TV.

Samsung gets DMV’s OK to test autonomous cars in California

The California DMV has just updated the list of companies that can test self-driving technologies in the state, and there’s one notable addition: Samsung Electronics.

In a statement, a company spokesperson confirmed that it’s participating in California’s Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program. However, he clarified that the Korean conglomerate still has “no plans to enter the car-manufacturing business.” Samsung will instead continue to develop sensors that use its AI and deep learning software, as well as other components for autonomous vehicles.

Samsung first got a permit to test self-driving technologies in its home country earlier this year.

The chaebol revealed then that it was planning to test the sensors and parts it’s developing aboard a Hyundai car. It unfortunately didn’t elaborate on what those components can do, but we might find out more details when the company starts testing them in California.

The number of companies testing on California roads is only bound to grow, especially now that the government is mulling on giving tech titans and automakers exceptions to federal safety rules. Next week, lawmakers are slated to vote on the SELF DRIVE Act that would prevent states from regulating autonomous vehicle designs. If it passes, companies like Waymo will be able to test 100,000 autonomous vehicles, though, in exchange they have to turn in more data to the feds.

Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 12th at its new campus

To the surprise of almost no one, Apple has announced it’ll be holding its annual iPhone event on Tuesday, September 12th. It’ll be the first event hosted at Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California. Sure, Apple didn’t say exactly what to expect, but given that the company has introduced a new iPhone around this timeframe for the last six years, it’s a pretty safe bet we’ll be seeing new mobile phones.

That includes the “iPhone 8,” a device that’s expected to be radically different from its predecessors. Improvements rumored include an edge-to-edge OLED screen, face detection, wireless charging, a virtual home button and an updated dual-camera system.

Apple’s September event is usually its biggest of the year, at least from a hardware perspective. Beyond the new iPhone, we’re also expecting to hear about an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, in keeping with Apple’s usual upgrade cycle. As for non-phone hardware, rumors are swirling about updates for both the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Finally, we could hear more about the HomePod speaker that was unveiled at WWDC this past June. If Apple wants to have it out on the market for this holiday season, the timing makes sense to get more details and even a price and release date.

From a software standpoint, Apple will almost certainly say when iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and WatchOS 4 will be ready for customers to download to their devices. While the Mac updates have typically taken a little longer, the new iOS and WatchOS should be out within a few weeks from the event. Given how much Apple is expected to reveal, we’re not expecting much Mac news at this event. But regardless of what’s in store, we’ll be there to cover the news live.



WikiLeaks Website Apparently “Hacked” By OurMine Using DNS Poisoning

No, this is not some bug bounty contest hosted by the Wikileaks – their website known for its high-profile leaks against big names like the CIA. The website was attacked (now restored) by the hacker group called OurMine who call themselves White Hats trying to point out bugs.

Users weren’t able to access the website on Thursday morning which displayed the following message.

“Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?”

“Anonymous, remember when you tried to dox us with fake information for attacking wikileaks ?”

“There we go! One group beat you all! #WikileaksHack lets get it trending on twitter!”

OurMine Wikileaks Hack

The cyber-attack that embarrassed Wikileaks was an act of DNS poisoning done by OurMine. Wikileaks’ actual servers weren’t compromised during the process. And the website was able to get back online after a while.

This type of attack involves configuring a DNS server to redirect to a new web page URL, hosted on some other server, for a given IP address during resolution. In this case, the new web page was hosted on OurMine’s servers where the users saw the message. You can read more about how DNS works in this detailed post.

It’s not the first time OurMine has gone after Wikileaks. They launched two DDoS attacks against the website between December 2015 and July 2016.

The latest attack also brings to attention the enraged attitude of the hacker group against Anonymous. The personal details of OurMine members were doxed by Anonymous after they failed to accept Anonymous’ request to stop DDoSing Wikileaks.

OurMine is a known hacker group which was in the news last year for compromising the Twitter accounts of CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo’s Merissa Meyer. And the Pinterest and Twitter accounts of Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg.

Recently, the OurMine also dropped their wrath on the HBO’s social media accounts. The hack was a part of the bigger hacking campaign against HBO by various attackers.

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Google Search Has A New “Speed Test Tool”, Here Is How To Use It

Once in a while, every netizen has the urge to test internet speed and have a sense of satisfaction that they’re running a super-fast internet connection.

I use the Speed Test tool by Ookla to check the speed of my broadband connection. Generally, I use Google Search to visit the website. But the last time when I Googled the term “speed test,” I didn’t have to go much further than the search result itself.

Google speed test tool 3

The very first result I saw was a Google-powered speed test tool. You can check your network speed without leaving the search page. Just click the “Run Speed Test” button.

Google Search Speed test 1

Google Search Speed test 2

After the test completes, Google shows the average numbers of the upload and download speeds along with latency and server. It also mentions a brief text to describe the best possible use of your connection.

On an average, the speed test process costs around 40 MB of data. Currently, Google can only check internet speed for connections up to 700 Mbps. So, if you have a gigabit ethernet connection, don’t be sad if can’t you see the numbers crunching up.

Google has partnered with M-Lab to bring their speed test tool to fruition. M-Lab is a consortium which collects internet performance data and opens it for public use and research.

Note: I was able to reciprocate this Google Search speed test on few machines. It’s possible that Google is currently testing the feature; so don’t be disheartened if you don’t spot this feature.

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After 12 Years, YouTube’s Logo Has Changed For The First Time | New Features Are Here

It was in 2005 when the video “Me at the Zoo” was uploaded on a new website. Fast forward 12 years later, and we see YouTube, probably the world’s largest video sharing service.

In an announcement made yesterday, YouTube revealed some significant changes implemented across various platforms where the service exists.

The very first one is a completely redesigned logo which is now in the form of the well-known play icon and YouTube written next to it.

The company says they made the new logo to fit different scenarios. For instance, when there is a scarcity of space on the device’s screen, the Play Icon itself can represent the complete logo.

YouTube’s overall look has also seen many changes over the years, the latest one is inspired by Martial Design which was originally meant for Android devices but later made its way to other Google products. For desktop, the new design is rolling out as we speak and its complemented by YouTube’s cinematic Dark Theme.

Youtube material design

Another set of new features is coming to the YouTube app, adding to the recently added new chat feature which allows users to share videos and texts.

Visual updates to the YouTube have made it less red than earlier as the color of the header is white now. The navigation tabs can be found on the bottom of the screen now. This is accompanied by the addition of a new Library and Accounts tab which also does the work of its earlier counterpart.

The ability to change the speed of the video playback has been there on desktop YouTube. Now, the YouTube app has incorporated this functionality.

New video suggestions also feature as a part of the update. When watching videos in full-screen, you swipe up from the bottom of the screen to view the recommendations made by YouTube.

YouTube already introduced a couple of gestures earlier this year. Users can double-tap to rewind or fast forward a video for 10 seconds. In the future, they’ll add the ability to play next video by swiping right and left to watch the previous video.

What else they are testing is different shapes for videos which adjust according to the size of the screen. They could be the regular rectangle or the long verticle ones like you see on Facebook.

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Google Reminding Admins HTTP Pages Will Be Marked ‘Not Secure’ in October

Google began sending out notices to site owners this month, reminding those who haven’t yet migrated from HTTP to HTTPS that in October their sites will be marked “NOT SECURE.”

The warnings are directed to owners of HTTP pages that contain forms, specifically sites that include text input fields like <input type=”text”> or <input type=”email”>.

The messages reiterate the fact that with version 62 of the company’s Chrome browser, slated for stable release on or around October 24, Google will require websites with any kind of text input to have a SSL certificate. That is if site owners don’t want their visitors to see the “NOT SECURE” warning pop up in their browser’s omnibox.

The emails don’t come as a complete surprise; they follow up an announcement Emily Schechter, a member of Chrome’s Security Team, first made in April.

Site owners say they’ve received automated emails over the last few weeks via Google Search Console, a free service offered by Google designed to help website owners monitor and maintain their relationship with Google Search.

The notices confirm that users who navigate to HTTP pages in Incognito mode – a feature that can often trick users into thinking they’re safer than they are – will also display the warning.

The emails also come with tips for website owners on migrating to HTTPS, including a Google Support page on the move and the April post on its Chromium developer’s blog.

While the change will affect any site in which users can enter data, like sensitive banking credentials and passwords, web security experts warn that any form of text input, including contact forms, search bars, and login panels, could make HTTP sites more difficult to reach in October.

Tony Perez, co-founder and CEO at Sucuri, a firm that offers website security solutions, said Monday the changes make sense from Google’s standpoint. He added, if admins haven’t already they should ensure SSL is implemented on their site. Furthermore, admins should ensure they force HTTPS so users don’t accidentally stumble onto the non-encrypted version of their site and trigger the warning.

Google first began flashing “NOT SECURE” warnings to users back in January with Chrome 56. Eventually the company plans to brand all HTTP pages, not just ones with text input as non-secure with a red triangle—the same icon Google uses for pages that use broken HTTPS.

HTTPS traffic hit a big milestone back in February when a two-week survey of telemetry data from Mozilla’s Firefox browser showed 50 percent of page loads used the protocol but it’s still proving to be an uphill battle for service providers and website owners alike.

Let’s Encrypt, a certificate authority that’s been leading the charge for the web getting to 100 percent HTTPS usage, said earlier this summer it would begin offering wildcard certificates – certs that webmasters can use with multiple subdomains of a domain – in 2018. The CA said it hopes the planned change will give HTTPS page loads a boost.