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OnePlus Phones Have Dangerous Hacking Backdoor

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
OnePlus Phones Have Dangerous Hacking Backdoor

Hackers who obtained OnePlus phones can obtain virtually unlimited access to files and software through use of a testing tool called EngineerMode that the company evidently left on the devices. Robert Baptiste, a freelance security researcher who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter after the “Mr. Robot” TV show character, found the tool on a OnePlus phone and tweeted his findings Monday. Researchers at security firm SecureNow helped figure out the tool’s password, a step... 

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DiD apple Rush The iPhone X

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
DiD apple Rush The iPhone X

There seem to be more local problems popping up on Apple’s latest super expensive iPhone X. According to Macrumors, one of the bugs is related to audio. Some people rich enough to own the latest phone are reporting buzzing and crackling from the stereo speakers. Some people rich enough to own the latest phone are reporting buzzing and crackling from the stereo speakers. One customer took his crackling iPhone X back to the Mac shop where he bought it and Apple replaced it with another phone which... 

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Apple’s Latest iOS Update Increases Wireless Charging Rate

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple’s Latest iOS Update Increases Wireless Charging Rate

Apple’s latest iOS update has enhanced wireless charging on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X making it 50 percent faster. Currently, the three iPhones wirelessly charge at a rate of 5 watts, but the iOS 11.2 update allows them to charge at a rate of 7.5w, which is a 50 percent increase. The charging update was spotted and tested out by MacRumors. Although wireless charging is new to the iPhone, it’s been around on Android devices for several years. iPhones use the Qi wireless... 

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Mozilla Revamps Firefox For iOS Devices

November 13, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Mozilla Revamps Firefox For iOS Devices

Mozilla has rolled out a revamped Firefox for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, debuting the new look that will also grace the more popular desktop version of the browser next week. Firefox for iOS version 10, which is available in the App Store, features the same user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) that will also mark Firefox 57 for Windows, macOS and Linux, when it ships Tuesday, Nov. 14. Derived from an ongoing project tapped as “Photon,” the Firefox UI/UX mimics the minimalism... 

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Tencent Takes Stake In Snapchat Company

November 10, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Tencent Takes Stake In Snapchat Company

Snapchat got a vote of confidence from a new investor. Chinese tech behemoth, Tencent, has taken a 12 percent stake in Snap, the company that gave us disappearing messages first, reported the Financial Times. Tencent sits among China’s three biggest tech companies along with Baidu and Alibaba, collectively known as BAT. The news, revealed in Snap’s quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, comes after the company posted disappointing results of... 

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Is The iPhone X Too Fragile

November 9, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Is The iPhone X Too Fragile

The iPhone X is so fragile it will break the first time you drop it  Cnet has just discovered to its horror that for some reason having two breakable glass surfaces makes the hugely expensive phone rather fragile. In its breakability tests Cnet found that the glass on either side the iPhone X has more potential surface area to scratch. On the plus side, at least the stainless steel frame should, in theory, be tougher to scuff than the aluminium on previous models. The tester rubbed the screen... 

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Did Google Rush The Pixel 2XL

November 8, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Did Google Rush The Pixel 2XL

By now we must all be thinking that there can’t be anything more that could go wrong for the troubled Google Pixel 2 XL. We’ve had screen burn, black smears, blue screens, failed quality control failed, missing earbuds, wrong colour handsets in the box, and now (drum roll)…the entire operating system is missing. A Reddit forum has several reports of people who have ignored the naysayers (seriously, that screen is really, really blue), only to discover that when they switch on, they... 

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Sprint Signs Partnership Deal With Altice For Mobile Service

November 7, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Sprint Signs Partnership Deal With Altice For Mobile Service

U.S. cable operator Altice USA will offer mobile service on wireless carrier Sprint Corp’s network under a new multi-year agreement, becoming the latest firm to enter the wireless market in a bid to retain customers. The companies announced the agreement a day after Sprint and T-Mobile US Inc ended merger talks. Under the terms of the agreement, Altice, the fourth-largest U.S. cable operator, will use Sprint’s network to provide voice and data services in the United States. It gave no timeline... 

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Sprint, T-Mobile Ends Merger Talks

November 6, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Sprint, T-Mobile Ends Merger Talks

Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc announced they have discontinued merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless to rival to market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own. The announcement marks the latest failed attempt to combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, as Sprint parent SoftBank Group Corp, and T-Mobile parent, Deutsche Telekom AG, show an unwillingness to part with their prized U.S. telecom assets. The companies’ unusual step... 

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Apple, Qualcomm Relations Takes A Negative Turn

November 3, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple, Qualcomm Relations Takes A Negative Turn

Qualcomm Inc filed suit against Apple Inc, alleging that it violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in the longstanding dispute between Qualcomm and Apple. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented access to the chipmaker’s highly confidential software, including source code. Apple declined to comment on the... 

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Apple Debuts Reserve And Pick Up Program For iPhone X

November 2, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple Debuts Reserve And Pick Up Program For iPhone X

Unless you really enjoy standing in lines waiting to buy the iPhone X come Nov. 3, you may want to hold off for a day to reserve the new iPhone. Starting Nov. 4, Apple will bring back its Reserve and Pick up program for the iPhone X. The process lets you go online, reserve the phone for purchase, and then head to the store during your assigned time slot to pay for the phone. To take advantage of the program, you’ll need to go to the specific page that Apple set up for each participating... 

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Apple May Not Use Qualcomm Chips For Next iPhone

November 1, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple May Not Use Qualcomm Chips For Next iPhone

Apple Inc has designed iPhones and iPads that is capable of discontinuing use of chips supplied by Qualcomm Inc, according to two people familiar with the matter. The change would affect iPhones released in the fall of 2018, but Apple could still change course before then, these people said. They declined to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.  The dispute stems from a change in supply arrangements under which Qualcomm has stopped providing some software... 

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T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Appears To Be In Trouble

October 31, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Appears To Be In Trouble

The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may not happen after all. Sprint’s parent company, Japanese carrier SoftBank, plans to break off merger talks, according to a new report from Nikkei. The publication cited a dispute over ownership of the combined entity. SoftBank may approach T-Mobile’s parent company, German carrier Deutsche Telekom, as early as Tuesday to end the deal, Nikkei said. It added that the two companies had reached a broad pact but haven’t agreed who would control... 

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Google To Roll Out Fix For Pixel 2 In Coming Weeks

October 30, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Google To Roll Out Fix For Pixel 2 In Coming Weeks

Problems are begging to plague the Pixel 2 XL, Google’s 6-inch marquee phone of the season, but Google says a solution is on its way. First reported in the Pixel user community, there has been evidence of the Pixel 2 XL recording terrible-sounding audio in video recordings. In addition to recordings sounding sharp and tinny overall, background sounds are muddy and warbled. In one extreme case, a user uploaded a recording in which the whole track sounds completely stifled for a few seconds... 

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Apple Boasts That iPhone X Pre-orders Are ‘Off The Charts’

October 30, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple Boasts That iPhone X Pre-orders Are ‘Off The Charts’

Apple Inc swatted away concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th-anniversary phone were “off the charts”. The company’s shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it would launch two iPhones within two months, rose nearly 3 percent in response. Pre-orders for the much-anticipated 10th-anniversary phone started from 12.01 am PT (0701 GMT) on Friday.  “We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts,”... 

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