Geek Links of the Week

A security expert has found security backdoors that Apple has included on their iPhones and iPads that gives unencrypted access to a whole host of information you’d rather no one saw. Doesn’t this make you feel great about every tech company? [Times of India]

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that World of Warcraft is worth over a billion dollars to Blizzard annually. However, you might be surprised to hear that Star Wars: The Old Republic generated $165 million in revenue last year. For a game that was a critical and commercial flop, it still prints money. [SuperData Research]

If you’re a Yogscast fan, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. First, the team announces a questionable sales commission program. Then, it’s half-million dollar Kickstarter campaign fell apart and everyone’s blaming everyone else. [Kotaku]

It’s been nearly 25 years since Twin Peaks debuted and most of the cast did a reunion to celebrate the show’s upcoming Blu-Ray release. Much to no one’s surprise, David Lynch and Ray Wise haven’t aged. Fortunately, neither has Madchen Amick. [Warming Glow]

PSA: The Destiny beta has been opened up to everyone. Get to it, people. [Bungie]


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on July 25, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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