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Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport a Bezel-Less Curved Display

The iPhone will celebrate its ten-year anniversary next year. To commemorate the big milestone, Apple is said to be making big changes, including skipping the ‘s’ nomenclature to move directly to the iPhone 8. As always, the rumours have started to pick up pace, and the latest one brings exciting design changes. The iPhone 8 is now tipped to sport ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Was a Hit on Singles’ Day, 1 Million Units Sold in 24 Hours

  China’s Singles’ Day sale kicked off on Friday with Alibaba selling over $5 billion (roughly Rs. 33,515 crores) in transactions in the first hour which was more than in the first hour of last year’s spree. Xiaomi also shared some impressive numbers for its sales performance during the Singles’ Day sale. Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global in a ... Read More »

Google Pixel Allegedly Hacked in Under a Minute at PwnFest

  At the PwnFest hacking competition, a group of white hat hackers from Qihoo 360 managed to hack the sought after Google Pixel in less than a minute. They managed the task using a undisclosed zero-day vulnerability, raking in $120,000 (roughly Rs. 81 lakhs) in cash. The white hat hackers used the vulnerability to gain remote access to the Pixel ... Read More »

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Tipped to Get a New ‘Jet White’ Colour Variant

  Apple put all the speculations to rest by announcing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September. The smartphones came bearing no headphone jack and one variant did indeed come with a dual camera setup. The smartphones were launched in five colours, with the new one being Jet Black, while the Black (Matte) colour was re-introduced. However, a ... Read More »

iPhone SE Will Not Get a New Model in 2017, Claims KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo

  Apple’s iPhone sales have been on a decline this year, and that trend is likely to continue next year as well. If KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed, then Apple’s sales in the first and second quarter of 2017 will continue to decline, falling short of how it performed in the same quarters in 2016. Kuo ... Read More »

Woman Makes 20 Boyfriends Buy Her an iPhone 7 Each, Then Sells Them to Buy a House

In a tale that has elicited equal parts amusement and equal parts derision, a woman in China made her 20 boyfriends buy her an iPhone 7 apiece, which she traded in to put a deposit on a house. It is not a surprise that she was able to sell all the iPhone units she had too, considering the public’s love ... Read More »

Pixel Phone Users Report Bluetooth Vehicle Pairing Issues; Google Working on a Fix

Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones earlier this month, and the demand for the smartphones have exceeded the company’s expectations. We found the smartphone to be quite impressive (Review) as well. However, as users have begun to use the smartphone in their everyday lives, reports of glitches are now cropping up. Apparently, many Pixel phone users claim that ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Still Being Used by Over a Million People Worldwide: Report

Samsung’s reputation may have taken a huge hit in doing so, but the company announced the worldwide recall and halt of sales of the Galaxy Note 7 due to explosion cases associated with the smartphone. The South Korean company even urged its customers around the world to switch off the device and hand it back to the company for a ... Read More »

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Get a Warm Reception in India

  The option of pre-ordering iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus over the Internet does not seem to be enough for Apple fans in India as they waited in line – some for several hours – outside retail stores across the country on Friday evening to get their hands on the swanky new smartphones. Unlike previous years, when sales used ... Read More »