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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | Four New Games Were Added To Apple Arcade, Including The Surprise Release Of Pilgrims

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Surprise! Last night, Apple added four new games to the Apple Arcade service, including the new game, Pilgrims, from Machinarium developer Amanita Design and the early release of The Bradwell Conspiracy.

It seems Pilgrims was a complete surprise, being announced and released all at once. It’s described as a “playful adventure game” where players will have to explore and meet new characters, helping them and learning about their stories. The art style looks lovely. Pilgrims is also now available for PC.

The Bradwell Conspiracy is a first-person puzzle game with a big focus on telling a story. Following a large explosion at the Stonehedge Museum, you are trapped underground in a secret complex. You have to unravel the secrets of this complex and escape with the help of another survivor. This game was planned to release on Oct. 8, but was released a little early on Apple Arcade. It will still be released in a few days for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

RedOut: Space Assault is a dogfighting game featuring cool-looking spaceships. The game has a full career mode with ship upgrades and various ways to control your starfighter. You can kill the engines to slow your speed, making it easier to navigate a small opening. RedOut: Space Assault is also coming to PC, though no release date is listed on Steam.

Finally, Nightmare Farm is the new game from the developers behind Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. Nightmare Farm is described as “The story of a painful nightmare spinning in a bright world.” Not entirely sure what that means, but players will have to grow and harvest crops while also preparing meals for visitors to keep them happy.


I’m happy to see Apple adding new games to their service so quickly and these games look good. But I can’t help but feel like this is a terrible way to run a service. The news was buried late Saturday night with no big announcement post, teaser or anything.

Checking out each game’s publishers and developers, only some of them have formally announced the new releases. I assume, over the next few hours and days, more formal announcements and trailers will launch for these games and their Apple Arcade debut. But hopefully, future additions to Apple Arcade will be handled a bit better and not feel so sloppy and poorly done.

 

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Cyber security firm FireEye posts surprise rise in revenue

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Cyber security firm FireEye posts surprise rise in revenue

Cyber security firm FireEye Inc reported a surprise 3.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strength in its product subscription and services business.

FireEye’s shares jumped 13.8 percent to $13.90 after the bell on Tuesday.

The company’s billings, a closely watched indicator of future business, fell 18 percent to $152.4 million in the first quarter, compared with a fall of 14 percent in the previous quarter.

However, billings in the latest quarter beat analysts’ estimates of $142.5 million, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet.

FireEye expects billings of $173 million-$179 million in the second quarter, above analysts’ estimate of $170.9 million.

The company is amid a transition to a software-as-a-service model (SaaS) from its traditional business that centered around the sale of hardware boxes.

“The revenue level looks like it could be stabilizing, you’re probably seeing a change in complexion of the revenue towards more subscription and services,” Wedbush Securities analyst Steve Koenig said.

FireEye remains confident of renewed growth in the second half of 2017, helped by the introduction of products such as the Helix platform, which combines network processing and analytics with endpoint analytics.

“We fully expect in the fourth quarter that we’re going to be non-GAAP profitable, and then you would expect that to be the case from 2018 on,” FireEye Chief Financial Officer Frank Verdecanna said in an interview on Tuesday.

The Milpitas, California-based company also forecast revenue of $173 million to $179 million for the current quarter. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $173.31 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

FireEye, which provides web, email and malware security to businesses and governments, said its revenue rose to $173.7 million in the quarter ended March 31, from $168 million in the year-earlier period.

Analysts on average had expected revenue to fall about 2.6 percent to $163.7 million.

Net loss attributable to the company’s shareholders narrowed to $83 million, or 48 cents per share, from $155.9 million, or 98 cents per share.

Excluding items, FireEye reported a loss of 9 cents per share. Analysts were expecting a loss of 26 cents.

Through Tuesday’s close, the stock had risen 2.6 percent, underperforming the 10.8 percent gain in the broader Nasdaq Composite index.

(Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Martina D’Couto)

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Wave of cybersecurity breaches is no surprise to expert exposing online crime

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Wave of cybersecurity breaches is no surprise to expert exposing online crime

Brian Krebs does not use heroin, but sometimes people send it to him anyway. The 43-year-old Alabama native writes Krebs on Security, a one-man operation focused on digital crime. His encyclopedic knowledge of the subject and his network of contacts

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This Is The Face of A Woman Who Just Got A Big Surprise After Giving Birth

While Kim Guiley was pregnant with her second child, she felt certain it was a girl. So when she delivered a baby boy, she and her husband, Travis, were shocked, to say the least.

Birth photographer Susannah Gill captured the moment the Guileys learned the sex of their baby. Looking at the photos, the expressions on their faces can only be described as priceless. 

“It was a very big moment because a lot was as happening,” Gill told The Huffington Post. “It was about 5 a.m. after a very long night.”

Kim gave birth at home in Santa Cruz back in July.

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Football Team Gives Cheerleader With Cancer A Colorful Surprise

When the Friday night lights go on for high school football games, fans and athletes alike don their school colors to show support for their team.

But during last week’s game for a high school in Palo Cedro, California, another color was on everyone’s mind: orange.

As the Foothill High School football team poured onto the field before last Friday’s game, each player placed a single orange rose at the feet of cheerleader Ashley Adamietz, a high school senior who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia just last month, according to CNN.

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7 Tips For Planning The Perfect Surprise Party For Your Teen

When I asked a good friend whether she had ever thrown a surprise party for one of her three teenagers, she laughed. “OMG! My kids would kill me if I threw them a surprise party. It would be their idea of hell. They just want to hang with their friends,” she said. 

I laughed, too. When it comes to my own teenage daughter, I’ve felt more and more like an insistent host trying to push bad food on her guests — my offerings of advice have become increasingly intrusive. Whereas my daughter once shrieked with joy as I picked her up from school, my job as a parent these days has been to fade into the background as she separates herself from the family and gravitates more toward her peer group.

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