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8. August 2017

Liability Heroes: Private liability insurance including drones and model flights

Drones, camera drones, quadrocopters, multicopters and model aircraft of all kinds are more trendy than ever and therefore every amateur pilot should get an appropriate liability insurance. Private liability, however, usually only covers everyday or "conventional" cases of damage, [...]
31 JULY 2017

Instead of iPod Nano and Shuffle: iPod Touch and HomePod in the Apple Shop

Apple has said goodbye to the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle in its online shop. You can no longer buy the two iPod devices via the official Apple website. The iPod remains the only model in this product line [...]
27 JULY 2017

PING if you care! Heatmap shows critical points for cyclists in Brussels

The Austrian company Bike Citizens, in cooperation with the Dutch organization Mobiel 21 in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, launched the PING if you care! and recently an interim balance sheet was drawn up: Since the end of May [...]
26 JULY 2017
Flashplayer Plug In End of Life 2017 decided

Flash Player Plugin expires in 2020: Adobe announces "End-of-Life"

Together with companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, Adobe is preparing the end of life for the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. For a long time the Flash Player was the leading force when it came to video content, complex page layouts, [...]
25 JULY 2017
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Mobile online search: BKA is allowed to use “Federal Trojans” for iOS and Android

With a new legal paper on expanded telecommunications surveillance, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and the police get a more extensive “Federal Trojan”, i.e. more rights for online searches, which should now also be possible on smartphones with iOS or Android. First of all […]
21 JULY 2017

Totally analog: Kingdomino is Game of the Year 2017 (+ children's game & Kennerspiel d. J.)

The game of the year 2017 is called Kingdomino and was published by Pegasus Spiele Verlag. It was developed by Bruno Cathala. So when you play analogue again or your children with a classic tabletop [...]
20 JULY 2017

GCI 2017: Global Cybersecurity Index shows that Germany must ensure more security

In the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the cyber security studies in 134 countries around the world were evaluated and corresponding rankings were created. In addition to these, there are numerous statements on the measures taken by individual [...]
19 JULY 2017
Measurement ARKit Apple Augmented Reality 3D model house

Apple ARKit: Possibilities for the construction industry and do-it-yourselfers

With the ARKit for mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad, Apple created an interface for augmented reality at WWDC 2017. With regard to the measurement of rooms and [...]
19 JULY 2017

macOS Trojan OSX / Dok installs Messenger Signal and steals banking data

According to the well-known software company Check Point, the macOS Trojan OSX / Dok is back, and this time it installs the Messenger Signal while stealing account data for online banking. The latter is basically possible without [...]
17 JULY 2017

News about the Ataribox: design, connections, games and community feedback

A good month ago Atari surprised with the Ataribox, a new console that combines old and new design and is supposed to be equally suitable for classic and modern games. Now there is news from the developers [...]