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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 »

OnePlus Pixel Spotted on Geekbench Ahead of OnePlus 3T Launch

  OnePlus had confirmed earlier that it would focus on its flagships solely, and will not indulge in making other smartphones alongside. However, the company has announced a smartphone launch on November 15, and a fresh Geekbench listing now hints at yet another OnePlus smartphone in the works. A certain ‘OnePlus Pixel’ Geekbench score has been spotted, revealing specifications as ... 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 »

SBI Net Dips 99.6% To Rs 20.7 Crore On Mounting Bad Loans

Mumbai: A massive pile up of bad loans at its subsidiaries pulled down by 99.6 per cent the consolidated net profit of nation’s largest lender SBI to Rs 20.7 crore for the September quarter, while its standalone provisioning rose 3-fold. The bank had reported net profit of Rs 4,991.70 crore in the same quarter of last financial year, 2015-16. The ... Read More »

Cooperate With Government To Clean Up System, Says Ramdev on Demonitisation

New Delhi: Lauding the demonetisation of high denomination notes, yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government has dealt a severe blow to corruption, black money and terrorism and urged people to cooperate with the Centre in this endeavour to clean up the system. “By demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘ji’ ... Read More »

Furnish Daily Data On Cash Withdrawals: RBI To Banks

The RBI has asked banks to submit the data in a specific format. Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked banks to submit daily amounts of cash withdrawn from over the counter as well as through automated teller machines to help it gather accurate data on the circulation of currency. In a circular on Sunday, it asked banks to ... Read More »

Instagram Adds ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Mentions’ to Stories; Confirms It’s Working on Live Video

  In August, Instagram introduced a new feature called ‘Stories’ that allows users to string together multiple shots or video clips into a single video that can then be shared with friends. This feature was widely compared with rival app Snapchat’s Story feature. In order to expand the reach of its feature, the company brought ‘Stories’ to the ‘Explore’ tab ... Read More »

Microsoft Office Apps for Android Will Be Officially Supported on Chrome OS

Google’s fast-growing Chrome OS recently got the ability to run Android apps, adding a huge breadth of apps to the platform. However, apparently there were some Chromebooks that were not compatible with Microsoft Office apps for Android. Now, Microsoft has clarified that these are teething issues and every Chromebook will soon be able to run Office apps for Android without ... Read More »

Gionee S9 and S9T With Dual Rear Cameras Likely to Be Unveiled on November 15

Gionee is gearing up to launch the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones soon. Earlier this week, the smartphones were spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA, and on Thursday the Chinese smartphone maker announced a November 15 unveiling of the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones. The Gionee S9 and S9T have been rumoured for a while now and one of ... Read More »

CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightly Builds Based on Android 7.1 Nougat Released for Select Devices

The CyanogenMod community has announced that a nightly build of CM14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat has been rolled out to select devices. The community members announced that the nightly build will be pushed first to few devices, and later other devices will get the update too. CyanogenMod 14.1 nightly build is available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Xiaomi ... Read More »