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”

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”

iOS devices fail almost twice as much as Android devices

With iOS and Android waged in a long term battle for smartphone market share every quarter, device performance can often play a role in shaping the final results.

According to a report released today by Blancco Technology Group for Q3 2016, Apple is losing the app performance battle to Android with its iPhones and iPads failing at a rate of 62 percent worldwide, compared to the 47 percent failure rate of Android devices. Continue reading “iOS devices fail almost twice as much as Android devices”

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”

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”

Why removal of headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is not “courage” but “greed”

There’s a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers to do away with the 3.5mm audio jack that has long been the standard connector for a huge range of audio equipment over the past century. Motorola’s new Moto Z doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio connector, neither does LeEco’s latest range of smartphones, and Apple has finally done away with the socket this year too. Of course, when Apple did it, it created a much more angry reaction from fans and haters alike than when Moto or LeEco did it.

In fact I had something to say about the removal of headphone jack on the Moto Z and LeEco. And while I still believe that, I am seeing a trend now and all these big names are writing about how Apple did the right thing, how headphone jacks are a 100 year old technology and they should go.

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Here’s how you can get the best iPhone 7 feature on any iPhone (Not really)

Last night Apple launched it’s much awaited iPhone 7 with upgraded specs and a new two new colours. The iPhone 7 has some nice features that the previous generations did not have. Take a look at how the iPhone 7 stands against Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galax Note 7, LG V20, and the nexus 6P

One of the most discussed points is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack, which will force you to use either the bundled EarPods or connect your headphones via the Lightning-3.5mm adapter.

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iOS 10 : Release date and everything you need to know

Alongside the launch of the new iPhone this week, Apple is preparing for its “biggest iOS release ever”. The launch of iOS 10, the operating system designed for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, is anticipated as the most significant iOS revamp since Apple overhauled the design in 2013 with the release of iOS 7.

Like every iOS before it, iOS 10 is packed with a bounty of brand-new features designed to make your phone more useful than ever. It’s not available to download quite yet, but here’s a rundown of all the bells and whistles you have to look forward to come September 13th.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 7, LG V20 and the Nexus 6P

Apple Inc unveiled an iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras and no headphone jack at its annual launch event Wednesday, though the biggest surprise was the debut of a three-decade-old Nintendo game franchise, Super Mario Bros, on the smartphone.  While shares of Apple barely budged, Nintendo’s U.S.-listed shares jumped 29 pct on investors’ hopes that Super Mario would be a mobile gaming hit for the Japanese company. In a different but related news,  Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple watch

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