Microsoft Announces Xbox Live For Any iOS Or Android Game

Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Live network to iOS and Android devices. “The software giant is launching a new cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for game developers to bring Xbox Live functionality to games that run on iOS and Android,” reports The Verge. “Xbox Live features like achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, and even some family settings will all be available on iOS and Android.” From the…

March 14, 2019
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Facebook starts rolling out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab with a personalized feed for some users (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

March 14, 2019

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook starts rolling out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab with a personalized feed for some users  —  Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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MS-ISAC Releases Security Primer on TrickBot Malware

Original release date: March 14, 2019 The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released a security primer on TrickBot malware. TrickBot is a modular banking Trojan that targets users’ financial information and acts as a dropper for other malware. An attacker can leverage TrickBot’s modules to steal banking information, conduct system and network reconnaissance, harvest credentials, and achieve network propagation. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages…

March 14, 2019
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Boeing 737 Max Crashes ‘Linked’ By Satellite Track Data, FAA Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on March 13, citing new data that showed a possible link between the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight and the crash of a Lion Air flight off the coast of Indonesia last October. In an interview with NPR’s David Greene this morning, acting FAA…

March 14, 2019
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Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and VP of WhatsApp Chris Daniels are leaving the company (Facebook)

March 14, 2019

Facebook: Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and VP of WhatsApp Chris Daniels are leaving the company  —  Today Mark Zuckerberg shared the following post with employees.  —  Hey everyone — I want to share some important updates as we organize our company to build out the privacy-focused social platform … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Garmin targets the high-end watch market with a new Marq line of premium smartwatches priced between $1,500 and $2,500 (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

March 14, 2019

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: Garmin targets the high-end watch market with a new Marq line of premium smartwatches priced between $1,500 and $2,500  —  Garmin is gunning for mainstays like Rolex, Breitling, and Omega  —  Garmin is taking its fitness-focused smartwatches in a more premium direction with its new Marq line. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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