Welcome to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you are new to this website, this is where we take a look at the week’s technology news stories.
Let’s start off with British Airways. Earlier this week, the company suffered a major hack on their website and their smartphone app. The website and the app suffered a breach of data that involved personal and financial data for bookings made between 22:58 BST on August 21st and 21:45 BST on September 5th. No passport or travel information was compromised. Additionally, if you used Paypal to pay for a booking then your Paypal account is safe as well. British Airways has also told customers to contact their bank or credit card provider to cancel their cards.
If you have a password that you used on the British Airways website, I would strongly urge you to get that password changed. For more information, I would advise you to read this page on the British Airways website.
Mega Man 11 is Capcom’s latest entry into the popular platformer/side-scrolling shooter series of video games. Whilst the game is coming out next month Capcom has released a demo that you can play right now. The demo is available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. At this time there is no word on whether the demo will be released for the PC.
Google has announced that they will be holding a special event in New York, USA. The event is going to take place on the 9th of October and will start at 11 AM eastern time (or 4 PM UK time). Indeed, there will be a live video stream and you will be able to watch the event live on Google’s YouTube channel. Of course, I will have articles up after the event covering any announcements made.
Here in the UK Argos is a major retailer that has their own catalogue of different products. You can reserve products online to be collected at one of their many stores in the UK. Alternatively, you can order online and have products delivered straight to your home. However, there’s going to be a new way to reserve stuff and it’s called Voice Shopping. If you have a Google Home speaker, then you will be able to use your voice to reserve your what you would like. Check out the Argos website to find out how this feature will work.
Microsoft has its Windows Insider program that lets you check out new features that could make it into an update of Windows 10. In these pre-release versions, there has been an app that’s been in the works called “Your Phone”. You will be able to send text messages from your computer if you have an Android phone. Whilst this feature has been available to people on Apple’s Mac OS that have an iPhone, Windows 10 does not have a similar feature. Microsoft has an FAQ on their website that explains everything you need to know about “Your Phone”.
That’s going to be it for this edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. What were your favourite news stories from this week? Let me know in the comments.