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FBI Says More Time Needed to Know if iPhone Can Be Unlocked

It will take at least two weeks to know whether an alternate method will unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, the head of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said Tuesday, adding that federal investigators think they have “a good shot.” Government officials were asked to file a status report in court about the alternate ... Read More »

Apple’s Encryption Breached By Researchers, Attackers Can Decrypt Secure Messages

Apple’s growing arsenal of encryption techniques – shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages – has spurred the US government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement. But a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers has found a bug ... Read More »

You Can Now File Complaints About Misleading Ads via WhatsApp

Consumers can now file complaints against misleading commercials by companies to advertising watchdog ASCI through mobile messaging app WhatsApp. Consumers can now WhatsApp the objectionable advertisement to +91 77-100-12345, from where the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) would lodge ‘suo moto’ complaints using this number. Consumers can send pictures of print ads, hoardings, packaging or screen shots of websites, ... Read More »

Fingerprint Scanners Not Foolproof, Can Be Tricked by Inkjet Printers: Report

You may think using a fingerprint sensor is a very secure method to lock down your smartphone, and you’re right, in most cases it indeed is. But don’t mistake this biometric technology as foolproof. Case in point, researchers at Michigan State University have found a way to unlock your smartphone using things like an off-the-shelf inkjet printer. The researchers say ... Read More »

Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From time spent studying to enrollment ... Read More »

Uncharted 4 Delayed Again So Everyone Can Play It at the Same Time: Sony

PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed again. The game was first due for a mid-December 2015 release but missed it due to developer Naughty Dog chasing “high standards”. Then the game was due on March 18 with an announcement at Paris Games Week. Barely a month later it was announced for April 26 in the US, ... Read More »

RBI Eases Rules on What Lenders Can Count as Basel III Capital

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it would ease rules on what lenders can count towards their core capital requirements under upcoming Basel III rules, in moves intended to ease pressure on the cash-constrained sector. Government had estimated last year that lenders would need to raise about $17 billion from markets over four years to meet total ... Read More »

This Cheap Cable Can Charge Your iPhone as Well as Android Smartphone

Most Android users have the luxury to carry just one USB cable and get away with charging all the devices with it. The same can’t be said for iPhone and iPad users. You will likely find them carrying two cables, one with a Lightning connector and the other a standard Micro-USB cable to feed rest of their devices. A company ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

Oppo’s New Super VOOC Battery Tech Can Fully Charge a Phone in 15 Minutes

Smartphones are getting more powerful everyday, but who has the time to charge them? Luckily for us, Oppo may have a solution. The Chinese company at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show unveiled its new battery technology dubbed Super VOOC Flash Charge, an upgrade over its VOOC Flash Charge technology. It can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to ... Read More »