Month: October 2017

Meet MBR-ONI, Bootkit Ransomware Used as a Targeted Wiper

Earlier this year a new ransomware, dubbed ONI, was discovered in Japan. It is described as a sub-species of the GlobeImposter ransomware. Researchers blogged in July, “When it infects it, it encrypts the file, assigns the extension .oni to the...

/ October 31, 2017

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

After a few weeks of beta testing, Apple has finalized iOS 11.1 and made it available today for supported devices. This release doesn’t bring huge new features compared to iOS 11, which debuted last month, but that doesn’t mean you...

/ October 31, 2017

‘House of Cards’ production halted ‘until further notice’ in response to Kevin Spacey allegations

The fallout from allegations around House of Cards star Kevin Spacey continues. Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital say that they’ve actually halted production on the show: “MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on HOUSE OF CARDS...

/ October 31, 2017

Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta

Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different codebase that will allow it to roll out...

/ October 31, 2017

Gaming accessories firm Razer to raise up to $550M in Hong Kong IPO

Razer, the U.S.-Singapore firm that produces PCs and peripherals for gamers, is set to raise as much as $550 million from its Hong Kong IPO after it revealed its price range. The company first filed to go public in July,...

/ October 31, 2017

Google’s Fast Pair feature starts arriving on non-Pixel Android phones

In the avalanche of news that was Google’s Pixel 2 event last month, the company kind of glossed over the Fast Pair feature. Understandably so — it had a lot to get through at the event. And besides, it was...

/ October 31, 2017

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11. It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emojis. Apple already...

/ October 31, 2017

Applications to volunteer at Disrupt Berlin are now open

If you’re looking to roll up your sleeves to help put on the best startup show in Berlin, you should definitely sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt Berlin 2017. TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are now...

/ October 31, 2017

Alas, Astropad’s ‘Camera Button’ was too cool for Apple

Astropad’s forthcoming Luna display adapter and software turns your iPad into a wireless, essentially lag-free monitor for your Mac – and the company wanted to make it even cooler by including a clever hack that turned the iPad’s mostly useless...

/ October 31, 2017

Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email...

/ October 31, 2017