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Month: August 2017

AOC launches the new Agon AG251FG, with 240Hz and G-Sync compatibility

On August 22, Gamescom 2017 will be officially underway, emanating from Köln, Germany, where we’ll see a lot of new software and hardware presentations. Manufacturer AOC has already announced that they will present their new Agon AG251FG monitor, which presumably works at a 240 Hz display update frequency and uses NVIDIA G-Sync technology, among other attributes.

AOC Agon AG251FG

The AOC Agon AG251FG has a 24.5 inch (62.2 cm diagonally) LED-TN panel, in a 16:9 aspect ratio with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), that stands out because of its 240 Hz max display update frequency, run by an NVIDIA graphics card G-Sync module. As a gaming-oriented monitor with TN matrix, it only has a 1 ms response time, which makes it ideal for pro-gamers that need maximum performance and speed.

WhatsApp already allows you to erase shared images when you close a chat.

There are several annoying things in WhatsApp: one of these is group conversations and the other of many is the multimedia archives. Simply, because there are those dedicated to making SPAM with dozens of memes and useless images which do nothing more than fill the memory of the device. There are ways of dealing with the multimedia archives such as photos and videos, to make a selective download, but what WhatsApp just introduced is probably even better than this.

The latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android has meant the introduction of the MMS protocol. Already available in iOS and now arriving to Android, so that soon we will be able to send and receive photos without compression, and without exchanging them in ‘file’ format, but on a regular basis like the rest of images and photos. But in addition to this, in this beta of WhatsApp we can find a new dialogue box that opens when closing the conversation – both group and individual – and which offers us the possibility of erasing all of the shared images with this contact from the memory of our mobile device.

SonicSpy, a new Android spyware hidden in over 1,000 apps on the Play Store

We have always said that the best thing is to avoid downloading apps from unofficial sources, and download them from the Play Store, which is Google’s official store, in order to protect ourselves against Android malware. However, lately there have been apps uploaded on the store hiding all kinds of malware such as the case of the new SonicSpy spyware hidden in over 1,000 theoretically safe apps on the Play Store, threatening Android users.

In recent months, we have been able to see how several threats were sneaking into the Play Store, roaming freely without raising the slightest suspicion from Google’s security systems, with threats such as Xavier, Lipizzan or FalseGuide endangering the security of millions of Android users. Now a new spyware, detected by the security company Lookout, is threatening Android users by being hidden on the Play Store in over 1,000 apps, which are theoretically reliable apps that have gone under several security measures before being published on Google’s store.

How does the SonicSpy spyware works on Android?

As we just said, this malware was able to evade the Play Store’s security measures, so the main form of infection is through Google’s official app store. Some of the infected apps (a lot of them are instant messaging apps) have good ratings on the store and have been downloaded between 1,000 and 5,000 times, so the number of infected users is quite significant.

Razer introduces new color options for its gaming peripherals

Razer, the gaming peripherals expert, has tons of peripherals on the market, but every one of them, or almost every one of them, always have had something in common: they are black. Now it seems that the brand will start offering its clients other color options for its products, including silver, which we already saw when we reviewed the Lancehead Wireless, for example, as well as white for the fans of desktop aesthetics.

These two colors have been announced by the brand on its webpage by showing them under the ‘Mercury Edition’ and ‘Gunmetal Edition’ peripherals, although they will initially be available in just a few products: the BlackWidow X Chroma keyboards, the Lancehead Tournament and Wireless mice, the Kraken 7.1 headsets and the Invicta mats. In other words, Razer has taken a keyboard, a mouse, a headset and a mat, and made them available in Gunmetal (grey) and Mercury (white) variants besides the usual black, of course.

Razer

In this case, the difference is purely cosmetic, meaning that the products are exactly the same and have the same usual features (although I keep wondering about the Invicta mat since mice usually work better over dark surfaces) while keeping the same price. Now Razer just provides two additional color options when choosing the aforementioned peripherals so customers can buy the ones that they like the most or those that better fit their PC and desk’s aesthetics.

Guide: How to choosing your new monitor

new monitor

Upgrading a PC is very complicated, and choosing a new monitor is not as easy as it seems. Making a good choice can be really complicated, especially if we want a monitor for specific purposes or if we are looking for certain specific game-oriented characteristics.

Not everything is about the display size and resolution, as a good monitor means much more than just that, therefore we wanted to make this guide where we will give you a series of basic tips so you can choose your new monitor without hesitation.

We will avoid unnecessary complications, as the most useful guides are definitely those that are the simplest and most concise, which does not mean that we will end up with an overly simple guide.