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If there’s a way to prepare for Active Time Battling, you should probably get on it — Final Fantasy IV is now available on the Google Play Store. That said, you may want to grab a Phoenix Down before we tell you the price: an ice cold $ 15.99. At very least, it’s the same price carried by its iOS counterpart, and a good bit less expensive than various Sony and Nintendo portable versions. It’s also got the updated upgraded graphics and new localization enjoyed by iOS players — as far as we can tell, it’s identical to other mobile versions. Grab your nearest chocobo and head past the break to see a trailer of the game in action.
Source: Google Play Store
Chinese Ministry Critical Of Android’s Dominance — But How Much Power Does Google Really Have In China?
China’s technology Ministry is worried about the dominance of Google’s Android platform, according to Reuters. The news agency links to a whitepaper authored by the research arm of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology which contains the above graph — so it’s not difficult to see what the Ministry’s issue is: Android has grown from a standing start in 2008 to saturate the local market, taking 72.4 per cent in Q3 2012 (Gartner sourced data).
According to Reuters, the Ministry’s whitepaper is critical of China’s dependency on a platform it argues is ultimately controlled by Mountain View. “Our country’s mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android. While the Android system is open source, the core technology and technology roadmap is strictly controlled by Google,” the whitepaper states.
It also claims that Google has deliberately impeded the progress of some Chinese companies seeking to develop their own operating systems (presumably by forking Android) by delaying code sharing, and accuses Google of using commercial agreements to restrain the business development of mobile devices of these companies. The paper goes on to pile praise on homegrown companies such as Alibaba, Baidu and Huawei for creating their own systems.
Google declined to comment on the allegations in the whitepaper when contacted by TechCrunch.
Alibaba’s Aliyun OS was going to be used by Acer to power a Chinese smartphone planned for launch last year — but cancelled, at least in part, after Google intervened. (Google argued that Acer was building what it described as a “non-compatible” Android device, having previously committed to building compatible devices.) Presumably this is the sort of commercial pressure the whitepaper is critical of.
Alibaba also declined to comment on the Chinese whitepaper when contacted by Techcrunch.
Another graph in the whitepaper pegs the Aliyun OS’s share of the 2012 Chinese market at around one per cent — versus 86.4 per cent for Android:
Reuters speculates that the Chinese government could be planning to impose regulations on Android to try to rein it in and give Chinese companies a chance to take some a greater share. That could also be good news for smaller foreign players such as Finnish startup Jolla, which is using the MeeGo open source OS as the foundation of its new Sailfish platform. Jolla is targeting its debut smartphone at China first, as well as setting up a base in Hong Kong to build an alliance around Sailfish. It has also attracted investment from China.
The smartphone market in China is undoubtedly huge — Jolla’s CEO describes it as a “300 million device market”. China also passed the U.S. as the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and tablets last month so it’s also a growing market. But while Android undoubtedly dominates the OS landscape not all Chinese Android-powered device are equal since a large proportion of homegrown mobile makers heavily customise Android and do not carry any of the standard Google services such as its Play store.
Analyst Enders Analysis created the below chart last year depicting Android page view data, sourced from Baidu, which illustrates how smaller Chinese device makers are increasingly dominating China’s device landscape — accounting for 39 per cent of the page views on Baidu properties in September 2012 vs just 22 per cent for the otherwise globally dominant Android OEM Samsung:
“Almost none” of the ‘other’ category of devices in this chart have Google services on them, according to Enders analyst Benedict Evans — so you could say that while Google’s platform is huge in China, Google itself may have far less influence than Android’s spread suggests because such a large swathe of locally made Androids are cut off from its services and thus can’t generate advertising sales for Mountain View.
In a recent blog post discussing Google’s failure to deliver any Android activation data since September 2012, Evans also notes that: “The great majority of Android devices sold in China, which are probably a third of total Android sales, come with no Google services installed, including no Google Play, and hence are not even included in Google’s activation numbers, since signing into Google Play is what counts as ‘activation’.”
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Microsoft recently provided its “Safety Publication Advance Notice” for this month, detailing which operating systems and software will certainly be updated on November 13th. While many products are being addressed, consisting of Workplace for Mac, newly released Windows 8 and RT are the most remarkable entries on the list. The first patches since they hit the marketplace will repair “crucial” concerns which open them up to “remote code execution.” Microsoft hasn’t entered specifics (undoubtedly), but you can sign up for a webcast being hung on the 14th (see source link) should you want illuminating. If you thought your fresh device or slate was perfect, we’re afraid to state it’s just another member of the ‘Patch Tuesday’ club.
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Microsoft recently issued its “Security Bulletin Advance Notification” for this month, detailing which operating systems and software will be updated on November 13th. While many products are being addressed, including Office for Mac, newly released Windows 8 and RT are the most notable entries on the list. The first patches since they hit the market will fix “critical” issues which open them up to “remote code execution.” Microsoft hasn’t gone into specifics (obviously), but you can register for a webcast being held on the 14th (see source link) should you want enlightening. If you thought your fresh machine or slate was flawless, we’re afraid to say it’s just another member of the ‘Patch Tuesday’ club.
Microsoft has started to roll out two security updates today to address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The first fixes a critical vulnerability in versions 7 and 8 of Internet Explorer on Windows XP and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 or Windows Vista. The hole was originally discovered by French researchers earlier this week, with code available for malicious users to attack machines via a specially-crafted Flash animation.
Microsoft’s second out-of-band security patch fixes a Flash vulnerability on Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10. Although Windows 8 isn’t available publicly yet, a number of developers and organizations are testing the final Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of the product ahead of its release on…
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Microsoft issued its advanced bulletin notification for its July 2012 Patch Tuesday this week. The software maker says it will release nine patches in total next Tuesday, with three of them rated critical and six listed as important. Out of the three critical patches, one will address a vulnerability that affects Internet Explorer 9. “It doesn’t affect IE9′s predecessors, which means that it was introduced in the latest iteration of the browser,” explains Marcus Carey, security researcher at Rapid7. “If you are running IE9, you should definitely apply this patch.”
The two other critical bulletins could allow malicious users to remotely execute code on Windows operating systems, including all supported server and client versions. “Many…
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Microsoft is releasing a security update to patch a critical vulnerability in the ActiveX controls included in all 32-bit versions of Office, among other products. If exploited with a malicious document or webpage, the vulnerability can allow attackers to execute remote code on their targets’ systems, and according to Microsoft, “limited, targeted attacks” using malicious RTF email attachments have been spotted in the wild.
The security update, MS12-027, patches the vulnerability by disabling the ActiveX control in question and swapping it with a new one. It comes at the same time as five other updates, three of which are labeled critical (they could be used to propagate a worm), but due to the documented attacks, MS12-027 is the…
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it plans to issue four Windows related bulletins in its November Patch Tuesday.
The four bulletins fix a variety of problems in all supported versions of Windows. Windows 7 is affected by all four bulletins and the only critical bulletin, a remote code execution flaw, also affects Windows 7.
Microsoft published eight bulletins in October to fix problems in Internet Explorer, Windows, Silverlight and others. Two of the October bulletins were marked critical. Microsoft is not planning to release a patch for a recently discovered critical Windows kernel issue. The vulnerability was discovered as part of the Duqu malware attacks. The software giant revealed on Tuesday that it was working on a patch for a flaw found in the Duqu malware. Microsoft issued a temporary workaround on Thursday to mitigate potential attacks using the vulnerability. Microsoft’s temporary workaround can be applied to any Windows system. The company has provided a Fix it that allows end users and enterprise customers to quickly deploy the fix.
Microsoft’s November Patch Tuesday will commence on November 8 at 10AM PST.
Four Windows bulletins for November Patch Tuesday, one critical originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
Oh, here we go again. Adobe’s kicked out a security bulletin for users of its Flash Player on “all platforms” — that’ll be the entire population of the internet, then — warning them that a new critical vulnerability has been discovered that may cause crashes and potentially permit the hijacking of systems. The issue also affects the company’s Reader and Acrobat software products. Even better news is that Adobe has found it’s being actively exploited “in the wild” via a .swf file embedded in an Excel spreadsheet, but a fix won’t be forthcoming until the beginning of next week. So, erm, enjoy your full web experience until then!
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