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Unpatched macOS Flaw Allows Code Execution, Root Access

By | 2018-01-02T07:37:27+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

A researcher who specializes in hacking Apple’s iOS operating system has made public the details of an unpatched vulnerability in macOS that can be exploited to take complete control of a system. The details of the exploit and proof-of-concept (PoC) code were made public on the first day of 2018 – or the

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A look back at Uber’s hellish year

By | 2018-01-01T17:34:30+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Google|

Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber lawsuit In July, there were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology. As a result, the scope of the case started to come into focus as both companies began preparing for a trial set to begin in October. Waymo,

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A in for review

By | 2018-01-02T00:26:40+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, aka Redmi Note Y1 in India, is the next phone we have that waits its turn to be thoroughly reviewed. It has modest specs with a Snapdragon 435 chipset and a 5.5” LCD screen with HD resolution, but the selfie camera has an impressive 16 MP sensor with f/2.0

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Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

By | 2018-01-01T14:45:28+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Android|

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason. The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post now

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Sharp Aquos S3 (FS8032) gets certified in Taiwan

By | 2018-01-01T23:25:29+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

The Sharp Aquos S3 has got one step closer to being made official. The device, carrying a model number of FS8032, has been certified by Taiwan’s certification body NCC. The image included in the certification also reveals vertically-aligned dual camera setup as well as rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device has already appeared in

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APK tear-down of Nokia’s Camera app reveals Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus monikers

By | 2018-01-01T22:20:20+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

APK tear-down of Nokia's Camera app (version 8.0210.20, installed on a Nokia 5 running Android Oreo beta) has revealed some interesting information, including monikers of devices that could be in the pipeline. As clear from the following screenshot, the list of revealed devices includes names like Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus,

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Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 5 brings Face Unlock feature

By | 2018-01-01T21:16:57+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

OnePlus has started pushing out a new Open Beta build to the 5 smartphone. Arriving as version 3 and weighing in at around 1.6GB, the update brings along several changes, prime among them being the Face Unlock functionality. It was late December when co-founder Carl Pei confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be

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GSMArena smartphone buyer’s guide – GSMArena.com tests

By | 2018-01-01T20:15:20+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Introduction 'Tis the season! Or rather, 'Twas the season, because the end of 2017 flew by us while we were putting the final touches on this buyer's guide. So, we are clearly a bit tardy for a holiday shopping guide but that was more or less intentional on our part. What better time

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Samsung responds to recently-uncovered Galaxy Note8 battery problem

By | 2018-01-01T19:14:37+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Last week, it came to light that a significant number of Samsung Galaxy Note8 users have been complaining about a battery-related issue with their devices. Users said their units refused to charge after the battery hit 0%. After the issue received widespread coverage, there were a few reports that some Galaxy S8/S8+ users

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New Telegram update brings multiple accounts support on Android

By | 2018-01-01T18:09:25+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

The Telegram messaging app has started receiving a new update. Arriving as version 4.7, the update brings support for multiple accounts on Android. So now you can add up to three Telegram accounts (linked to different phone numbers) on your phone. Use the side menu to switch between accounts. Also, notifications from all

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