Samsung will provide another 60 million OLED panels to Apple

The relationship between Apple and Samsung is more than that of a rival, in fact, Samsung has such relations with a lot of its rivals which end up using arts manufactured by Samsung in their products to compete with Samsung. iPhones are no different and they’ll now be more dependent on Samsung than before. Last year Apple placed an order for 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels from Samsung to be used in the upcoming iPhone 8, with the value being estimated at $2.59 billion. Now they have ordered an additional 60 million panels.  Continue reading “Samsung will provide another 60 million OLED panels to Apple”

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Google Pixel has a weird image bug related to screenshots sent from iPhones

When you take a screenshot, on any device, it is essentially an image and as such, can be viewed on any other device without any problems, unless the format is proprietary and requires special software for access. But screenshots are mostly JPEGs so there shouldn’t be a problem viewing them on any computer or phone.

But according to some Pixel owners who are sent screenshots from an iPhone are receiving a wonky version of the image instead. The market is mature enough today that there aren’t many issues when it comes to cross-device compatibility but apparently, the flagships from Google and Apple don’t really like each other much. Continue reading “Google Pixel has a weird image bug related to screenshots sent from iPhones”

iPhone 8 rumours : Dual OIS , redesigned telephoto lens

While some may claim “The camera quality on Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is already best in class” that is quite frankly not the case. And for iPhones, this hasn’t been the case for a while now. That’s not to say the camera has been less than fantastic or not upto par. The iPhone 7 may be selling well, but it will certainly not turn declining sales around. People associated with the industry weren’t expecting much of Apple’s iPhone 7 either, but they and fans are indeed expecting a lot from the iPhone 8.
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iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics

Your iPhone might not be as secure as you think – even when your device is locked and protected with a passcode.

A recently discovered security flaw affecting iOS 8.0 and up lets anyone bypass an iPhone’s password lock screen to access data including contact information, message logs as well as photos. The method is detailed in the YouTube video above by popular tech YouTuber iDeviceHelp and requires two things: physical access to the device and that Siri has been enabled on the lock screen. Continue reading “iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics”

Android is as secure as iOS, Pixel as secure as iPhone

If someone tells a security enthusiast that an Android smartphone is more secure than an iPhone, there are chances that he or she may simply laugh it off. For years, Android phones have been known to be vulnerable when it comes to security compared to iOS, largely thanks to the difference in how security patches are rolled out across iOS and Android. But, Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android, vehemently disagrees in a short interview given to Motherboard.

“For almost all threat models they are nearly identical in terms of their platform-level capabilities,” said Ludwig referring to the level of security needed by most people. Continue reading “Android is as secure as iOS, Pixel as secure as iPhone”

They hacked a fully patched Nexus 6P and won over $100K for it, no luck with the Galaxy S7

Hacking. A term that is thrown around so much these days even though most have no idea what it is or how it works. But those big companies who do know what it implies, are working hard to secure things. This has resulted in an interesting culture of hacking competitions where you get paid to hack, instead of being put in jail. Recently, Google announced such a competition offering upto $200K to anyone who hacks a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X.

But this was another competition called Pwn2Own, the mobile-edition of it, sponsored by Trend Micro – the antivirus company -offering cash prizes to anyone who could get user info, install rogue apps, or completely unlock some of the biggest mainstream phones out there: the Nexus 6P, the Galaxy S6, and the iPhone 6s. Continue reading “They hacked a fully patched Nexus 6P and won over $100K for it, no luck with the Galaxy S7”

Google Pixel profit margins rival Apple’s iPhone, the highest for an Android Smartphone manufacturer

Google’s new line of Pixel phones have the shape, pricing, and some of the features of Apple Inc.’s iPhone. In fact, it is so similar that if you remove or hide the ‘G’ logo on the back, the Pixel feels like an iPhone wannabe. But critically for investors, the Google Pixels not only resembles the iPhones in design and pricing, they also have Apple-like margins.

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones are priced comparable to high-end Apple and Samsung products. This drew some ire from loyal customers who were expecting mid-range pricing, which the company previously employed for its Nexus line of devices. Many were thrown off with the steep prices, however that doesn’t seem to have affected the sales as much as Google’s own low expectations. Continue reading “Google Pixel profit margins rival Apple’s iPhone, the highest for an Android Smartphone manufacturer”

Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why

Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset is the first time that the company has introduced a total of four processing cores. Two of them are power cores, while the remaining two are efficient cores, similar to ARM’s Cortex-A53. The latest Chipworks teardown managed to compare the different cores sizes and what we’ve seen so far is that Apple really loves to design big cores, which have their own natural advantages, which we’ll get to in a while. Continue reading “Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why”

How a ‘dull’ iPhone 7 launched Samsung on a path to destruction

The smartphone industry has become more competitive than ever. And yet, there’s no rivalry as fierce as Samsung vs Apple, the top two smartphone manufacturer’s. It’s like Messi vs Ronaldo, which is which, you decide. A rivalry while leads to the betterment of both the parties involved, it can also have harmful effects. Like explosions.

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