WhatsApp prepares to fight, Android vulnerabilities, Facebook profile update, and more news

On the Softonic Roundup this week we look at the brewing battle between WhatsApp and mobile carriers, see the latest Android variability, peak at the Windows 10 update leak, prepare ourselves for Facebook profiles, and get excited for Minecraft: Story Mode.

Kicking it off, Android phones are in danger from Stagefright 2.0, a vulnerability that exploits metadata tags on MP3 and MP4 files. Impacting 95% of phones, manufacturers are already looking at fixes to this issue.  Until then be careful with those multimedia downloads. (Source: Zimperium)

Facebook’s next update is coming, and it will include the option to set animated GIFs as your profile image. This, and numerous other profile updates, are being enjoyed now by iPhone Facebook app users in the UK and California – hopefully it will go on general release soon. (Sources: FB.com, Softonic)

Microsoft have an event on October 6, which we will check in on next week. Until then, we will have to make do with a leak of the next build of Windows 10 and the new features it will bring. (Source: Windows Central)

Minecraft: Story Mode’s trailer hit last week. Coming from Telltale Games, Minecraft Story Mode will borrow heavily from the studio’s previous narrative focused titles – like The Walking Dead – to add moral choices to Minecraft experience. No more killing villagers for fun then. (Source: Telltale Games)

Finally, WhatsApp have sent a few sentences for translation. It seems harmless enough until you see one of the sentences, “Your mobile operator does not support calls through WhatsApp. Try changing mobile operator or connect to Wi-Fi”. (Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia)

I will be back on Monday with more news, until then comment, share, subscribe, like, or even dislike, this video to let us know what you thought.

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