Ava Airborne is an endless runner much in the same vein as something like Alto’s Odyssey, but instead of riding over the ground with a board of some kind, you pilot a hang glider and try to avoid the ground at all costs. With this new mode of transportation comes some unique gameplay mechanics that make Ava unlike other runners you’ve played, so make sure to keep the following tips in mind to make sure you soar your way onto the leaderboards:
Snapchat has allowed Giphy back onto its platform after it was removed when users found a racist GIF on the database earlier this month, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. confirmed to The Verge. Instagram and Snapchat had both pulled Giphy from their platforms, but Instagram reinstated Giphy last week, with stricter moderation. Snapchat confirmed today that it would bring Giphy back since it has upgraded its moderation.
The GIF initially appeared when users searched “crime” on the Giphy database, and it showed a white announcer celebrating the death of people of color while using a racial slur. Giphy has since apologized for the slip-up, and the company says it has combed through its database several times to detect any other problematic…
‘Alto’s Odyssey,’ a snowboarding-based endless runner for iPhone and iPad, has shipped a day earlier than its Feb. 22 release date, with players now able to buy the successor to the popular ‘Alto’s Adventure’ from the iOS App Store for $ 4.99. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
A game called Super Seducer just oozed onto the Steam market. It’s a game in which a self-proclaimed “seduction guru” shows men the way to a woman’s heart through the use of a Mass Effect dialog wheel and a whole fuckton (no pun intended) of mumble-y acting. Said guru, Richard La Ruina, sets up a series of scenarios in which the player will have to talk to women, from playing wingman in the bar to bothering a stranger on the sidewalk. I hope you like looking at La Ruina’s face, because you’ll be seeing a lot of it as you watch him use…
The leak released the source code for iBoot, the very first program that runs when a device is turned on. The source of the leak is unknown, but you can imagine Apple will be cleaning house to find the culprit. The code’s widespread availability on GitHub means that hackers likely already have their hands on it.
Is this this leak really such a big deal, given that computer-savvy folks are able to reverse engineer code all the time? The unfortunate answer is yes. Apple tends to keep its source code secret, because the code can provide insight into system vulnerabilities.
What’s the Damage?
While the leak certainly isn’t good for Apple, it could be worse. The version posted on GitHub was supposedly iOS 9, a previous version of Apple’s operating system. This means that updated devices are not completely at risk to vulnerabilities hackers might find in the source code. However, Apple could have co-opted elements of its previous operating systems in the current software, so parts of the iOS 9 code may be used in iOS 11.
Exactly what hackers are able to do with the leaked iBoot will depend on what security flaws are present in the source code, if those flaws have been retained in new versions of the operating systems, and whether those flaws can be exploited.
More than likely, hackers may have an easier time jailbreaking, or removing imposed software restrictions, on iOS devices. Again, the typical iPhone user is probably not in any danger, thanks to Apple’s recent security upgrades on their devices.
In an increasingly digital age, keeping our devices — and the private data we entrust them with — safe needs to be a top priority. There have been a number of high profile hacks in recent memory, so news like this will certainly cause Apple a lot of grief. Here’s hoping they plug the leak before something like the iOS 11 source code makes its way onto the internet.
In news that’s worthy of celebration, Nintendo says that Mario Kart Tour, a new instalment in its crazy popular kart racing franchise, is coming to iOS. In a tweet, Nintendo said that, “The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near.” However, it’s not revealing exactly when the game will be speeding […]
For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune’s annual "World’s Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts. AppleInsider – Frontpage News