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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Moto X, Moto G and Moto E soon To get Android 4.4.3. update

Every time a new OS update comes for Android, Nexus and Google Play Edition devices are usually the first to get it. Devices from other OEMs have to wait for a long time (too long sometimes) to get their hands on the update. Even the flagship devices have to wait for a long time. Well Motorola certainly seems to buck ...

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LG G3 Mini Specs leaked from import data log

While LG G3- the latest flagship device from LG is still awaiting its worldwide launch, LG is already working on launching the ‘Mini’ version of LG G3. The information first seen on India’s import-export data logging website Zauba reveals the the mini-brother of G3. Although the website doesn’t reveals much about the upcoming device but from what information we have, ...

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Windows XP Registry hack to get patches could harm than good

If you still use Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows XP on your computer, you can get the software updates and necessary security patches to the officially retired operating system via some Registry hacks. And that involves the altering of Registry to show it to Microsoft Windows Update server as a copy of Windows Embedded Industry, previously known as Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 (WEPOS) operating system. ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can take on Apple MacBook

Finally, on Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled its new lighter, thinner and more powerful tablet Surface Pro 3 and with this device, the company seems interested in taking on not only Apple iPad, but also MacBook. We have reported about the possible launch of Surface Pro 3 earlier. But, despite having so many rumors and speculations of its mini version of Surface tablets ...

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Google quietly adds elevations for bikers routes in Maps

Google has quietly introduced a new feature for many places in its popular Google Maps, where the cyclists can know the approximate elevations that comes on their way. By adding elevations in Google Maps, the search giant brought the new important feature for cyclists. Now that the bikers can learn about the height of the hill that comes on their way ahead, so ...

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With highest Watch Dogs pre-orders, Ubisoft will launch Far Cry 4 in November

Ubisoft, which recently released the Watch Dogs game for latest gaming consoles, has now officially confirmed the new franchise for its Far Cry series Far Cry 4 during the earnings report for the year ended March 31. Last year, Ubisoft said that it would consider developing the next version of the popular action game. Now, the company has announced that the game will ...

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International Samsung Galaxy S5 receiving a minor firmware update based on Android 4.4.2

Samsung is rolling out a new software update for its International Galaxy S5 smartphones with camera and fingerprint scanner tweaks, but the software still remains at Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. The news reported at Sammobile, which revealed that the new update comes with some improvements related to camera’s startup speed, response time of the fingerprint scanner and gallery app inside Android. ...

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Nintendo apologizes for not allowing same-sex roll playing in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo has apologized for not recognizing same-sex relationship in English edition of Tomodachi Life, a life-stimulation video game that includes Mii characters, who are based on real players, living on a virtual island. Although Nintendo said sorry, the company has also claimed that it’s too late to change the current version of the game. Nintendo promised to commit to build the virtual equality into the next ...

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Leaked info details Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime and Mini’s display

We all know that Samsung will be launching its premium metallic version of Galaxy S5 soon, but we didn’t knew that it will be having a 5.2-inch QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. According to the source who worked on Samsung Galaxy S5 Kids Mode, soon-to-be released Galaxy S5 Prime to come with a 5.2-inch Quad High Definition screen. ...

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