Nightly Jun 04

  1. Apple: Apple has introduced a new specification for manufacturers in its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program that allows them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices using a Lightning connector instead of the usual 3.5mm headphone jack. This will help in lossless stereo output, save battery power and taking advantage in Apple Headphone Remote controls.
  2. Apple: MacRumors reports some of the changes on iOS 8 that were not shown on WWDC. There is now Share sheet customizations options, Time-Lapse mode for Camera, new search option using DuckDuckGo and an option for WiFi calling.
  3. China: China blocks Google and puts restriction on Linkedin ahead of the sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square. crackdown. Interesting note within the article, Linkedin has plans to base servers and other operations in China. so that it is able to offer greater services and lessen the chances of running into problems with Beijing
  4. Google: The search giant has created a Chrome extension that allows you to send and receive end-to-end encrypted emails. The extension is now hosted on Google code for beta testing and would only be on Chrome Web Store when it is fully secure.
  5. Google: Google has introduced a Google Hangout start button, which you can embed in any app or website. With it, you can treat it like a live customer support widget where customers can do a face-to-face meet-up anytime, anywhere. My thoughts: online stores should embrace this to level up their customer service.
  6. Microsoft: ZDNet reports that Office for Android could be available before the end of 2014. It is also expected to be a tablet version .
  7. Razer: The leader in gaming hardware Razer has introduced an iPhone gaming controller called the Junglecat. The controller will be available in white and black for $99 when it ships this summer. (I made a typo on the name, sorry)
  8. Line: There is a rumour that my favourite chat app LINE is gearing up for an IPO that is worth $28 billion. The listing could take place in Tokyo Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ.
  9. Singpass: SingPass a password that was issued for all citizens to access the Singapore government services could have been hacked. The local newspaper reported that More than 1,500 SingPass accounts could have been accessed illegitimately, potentially threatening the security of citizens’ data from how much they earn and where they live to their car number and children’s names.
  10. You have reach the end of Nightly. Thank you for reading.