It’s Sunday so it’s time for yet another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. This is your weekly roundup of all the week’s technology news stories.
Apple had a bunch of product announcements this week.
They announced OSX Yosemite(the newest version of the operating system for macs available now), the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3 (both are available for pre-order right now), a 27” IMac with a retina display and finally a Mac Mini (both are available right now).
Google announced a new version of their Android operating system and it’s called Lollipop. It sports features such as encrypting your phone in the event it gets stolen, and the ability to go from using an app on your phone and then picking up where you were on the tablet. Lollipop will be coming for the Nexus 4,5,7 and 10 in the following weeks. incidentally, The Nexus 6 is coming in November and the Nexus 9 will be coming out in November.
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to under-report energy use, security researchers have found. Poorly protected credentials inside the devices could let attackers take control over the gadgets, warn the researchers.
Dropbox really dropped the ball earlier this week. They had some bugs in older versions of their software for Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs that wiped the online data for many users. Those who were affected were given a free year of DropBox Pro. Additionally, 7 million dropbox account passwords were leaked so we strongly recommend changing your password right now.
A student from Delaware has spent two years building a virtual world he has named Titan City in the video game Minecraft. Titan City is constructed out of 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks and contains 96 buildings. Duncan Parcells says it has taken him two years to build, averaging up to five hours a week on the project.