Archive for November 5, 2020

Fortnite To Return To iPhones via Nvidia Cloud Gaming Service

Posted in Commentary with tags , on November 5, 2020 by itnerd

Here’s a plot twist in the Fortnite vs Apple fight. Owners of iPhones and iPads will soon be able to play Fortnite again, via a cloud service, the BBC has discovered

Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs in the mobile web browser Safari. Apple will not get a cut of virtual items sold within the battle royale fighting title when played this way. Apple is embroiled in a legal fight with Fortnite’s developer Epic, which led the iPhone-maker to remove the game from its iOS App Store. Epic has claimed that the 30% commission Apple charges on in-app gaming purchases is anti-competitive. But Apple has accused Epic of wanting a “free ride”. The case is due to go to trial in May and could take years to be resolved. Papers filed in the case indicate that Fortnite had 116 million users on iOS, 73 million of whom only played it via Apple’s operating system. Unlike Android, Apple does not allow games or other apps to be loaded on to its phones or tablets via app stores other than its own. But it does not restrict which third-party services can run within Safari or other web browsers available via its store.

Well this is interesting. I wonder if Apple will try to stop this in some way seeing as Apple doesn’t like game streaming services. And as a bonus, they aren’t fans of Nvidia either. This will be interesting to watch as I don’t expect Apple to stand idly by.

Kevin Smith Brings Iconic ‘Mooby’s’ Pop-Up Experience To Canada With Kitchen Hub & SkipTheDishes

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 5, 2020 by itnerd

On November 12, Kevin Smith is bringing the first Canadian pop-up of the fast-food joint, Mooby’s, to Toronto! Following successful launches in Los Angeles, New Jersey and Chicago, the Mooby’s experience comes to Toronto courtesy ofSkipTheDishes and Kitchen Hub, Canada’s first Virtual Food Hall.

The pop-up will immerse fans in the world of Mooby’s, launching as a socially distanced, pick-up only experience transformed with signage and memorabilia, replicating the restaurant fans have come to know and love. 

The entire Mooby’s experience will also be brought to life at home for the perfect photo opportunity through delivery exclusively with SkipTheDishes. Canada’s largest and most popular food delivery app will be bringing Moo Mains and more right to the doors of loyal fans throughout Etobicoke, downtown Toronto and other cities planned throughout the GTA.

The Mooby’s menu will include fan favourites from the franchise, including the Cow Tipper and Hater Totz. For fans who aren’t about that meat life, fear not, as there are vegan options like theBeyond Cow Tipper. In addition, Kevin Smith and the Kitchen Hub team have collaborated to bring some menu items with Canadian flare.

The pick-up only experience will begin November 12 at 11:30am at Kitchen Hub’s Etobicoke location (935 The Queensway) via; with delivery available through SkipTheDishes from November 26 to December 9 from 11:30am – 10:00pm daily.

Guest Post: Atlas VPN Says That 45% Of Businesses Faced A Data Breach In The Last 12 Months

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 5, 2020 by itnerd

Data breaches continue to dominate headlines around the world. Recent findings analyzed by Atlas VPN reveal that as many as 45% of businesses had a data breach in the last 12 months.

The data is based on a survey conducted by Kaspersky and B2B International on September 30, 2020. Researchers interviewed 4,179 businesses globally, with 50 and up to 4,999 employees. Surveyed companies are from the following 5 industries: financial services, government, manufacturing, IT and telecommunications, retail and wholesale.

Atlas VPN delves into the data leak specifics, like which sector saw data breaches most often and what are the dangers of a data breach in each sector.

Rachel Welch, COO of Atlas VPN, shares her thoughts on how users can protect themselves from being affected by a data breach:

“Data breaches exposing millions of personal records are becoming the new normal. Sadly, not all businesses report breaches, thus leaving their customers in danger of identity theft or financial fraud. 

I would advise every person to use 2-Factor Authentication (2-FA) on any services that offer this option. For other services and websites, change your passwords consistently, at least every quarter.”

Analysis reveals that out of the 4,179 businesses, 45% lost data to hackers in the past 12 months. IT and telecommunication companies saw breaches most often, with 53% of companies losing data. 

Next up is the retail and wholesale industry, in which 52% of businesses experienced a data breach in the last year.

Most common threats overall 

Shockingly, as many as 78% of surveyed businesses reported some kind of a cyber threat in their systems last year. On average, a cyber incident caused $312,117 in damages. 

Besides data breaches, viruses and malware are the most common threats detected. Over 43% of companies experienced viruses & malware in their internal network in the last 12 months. 

There is a wide variety of viruses and malware created by hackers. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of them are created to make money illegally. 

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