A mobile application to discover Québec’s heritage. Québec’s heritage puts on its modern outfits: a new mobile application will tell the story of Old Quebec and the Saint-Roch district. Launched on Wednesday and designed by the Canada Research Chair in Ethnological Heritage, the Discover Québec mobile application presents 96 places of interest in Old Québec and the Saint-Roch district. These heritage sites are accompanied by old images, modeling showing the evolution of the
sector through the centuries or testimonials on videos. 360-degree panoramas, interactive timelines and outing ideas can also be viewed on the screen of a digital phone or tablet. The cost of the project is $ 410,000 shared equally between the City of Quebec and Ministry of Culture. Université Laval is also injecting the equivalent of $ 155,000 through the Chair chaired by Laurier Turgeon, said Université Laval rector Denis Brière, present at the launch press conference on Wednesday. The application is therefore a total investment of $ 565,000. Application “favorite” City Councilor Julie Lemieux called the “coup de coeur” application that targets tourists as well as the local population or students. The president of the Quebec City Tourism Board, Pierre Tremblay, for his part wished Wednesday that the application, currently in French and English, can be translated into Spanish. Discover Québec is currently available for iPhone and iPad. An Android version will be launched during the fall. Alert to fake “apps” that hack laptops. Fake instant messaging apps – like the famous WhatsApp – are being used to hack smartphones from activists, military, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, experts warned Thursday. These “clone” applications, which look like real ones, contain malware that can steal data, take pictures, or make audio recordings, detailed the Digital Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) advocacy group in a study written with the Lookout company, specialized in cybersecurity of mobile devices.The British specialist site The Register said Wednesday that the chips of the US giant Intel had a security breach due to a defect in the design of the product itself. Potentially, this flaw could allow hackers to take control of a computer and access the data (passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) that are kept there, says the media, as well as many experts in the field. cybersecurity.