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Why You May Be Using an Android Smartphone that Lacks Security Patches
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Research from different research laboratories indicates the existence of a patch gap regarding various Android vendor devices. Google admits that it's difficult for it to deploy security patches for Android mobile phones due to numerous smartphone manufacturers that use the operating system. Although its open source approach offers many advantages, it doesn't mean that it's the responsibility of the different manufacturers to issue software updates for the OS.

The truth is that most of these manufacturers aren't honest when they say that they have patched all phone...

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5G, Galaxy S9, and Other Interesting News from the Mobile World Congress 2018
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For the latest Mobile World Congress this year, Barcelona presented an unusually snowy setting. The show itself also featured some notably interesting technological highlights, although with not quite as many high-profile surprises as expected. 

 

Creating a Better Future, today

Some of the biggest attractions available to the crowd of over 100 thousand tech enthusiasts, who gathered there from 25 to 28 February under the motto “Creating a Better Future, today”, leaned more towards being just concept previews rather than groundbreaking product reveals. In any...

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Are eSims the Next Face of Cellular Connectivity?
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eSim is a new technology from GSM Alliance that seeks to face out the proprietary SIM cards used in cellular phones. But what does it entail and what’s in it for mobile subscribers?

 

What are eSims?

An eSim, which is the acronym of embedded Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), is a piece of technology that contains information that authenticates the mobile user’s identity to a network operator or carrier. Unlike the typical SIM cards, it is built into the phone’s mainboard to allow connectivity

The embedded chip is compatible with multiple carriers, in spite of...

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Analysis
Why are Android Users Switching to iOS Systems?
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It is a well-established fact that Android and iOS have been doing battle for a number of years in regards to which is the better overall operating system. However, it is beginning to look like iOS might be gaining ground and attracting more users. Why is this the case and what can we expect in the coming months?

 

The Security Issue

The rise of malware and spyware dictates that users are more keenly aware of potential security vulnerabilities than ever before. Unfortunately, Android has been a bit late in the game when addressing this issue. iOS systems have always been restrictive in...

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Protecting Your Smartphone From Meltdown & Spectre
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While Intel has been dominating headlines after a kernel bug affected most of its processors putting users of Windows and Mac at risk, the major security flaws referred to as Meltdown and Spectre can also affect ARM processors which power iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones. Here is what you need to know about the flaws:

 

What are Meltdown and Spectre?

These are security flaws that were recently discovered by Google security researchers in collaboration with others. Google notes that even if Android phones are vulnerable, exploitation has been...

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Practical Advice
5 Tips to prolong the battery life of your laptop
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Knowing how to prolong the battery life of your laptop can be a lifesaver, especially when working on those critical projects. Here are some handy tips you can use:

 

1. Learn the built-in options available

Most of the laptops come with built-in power saving options you can tweak to prolong battery life. In the power options, you can tweak some of the defaults to ensure your laptop only uses the power it needs. Some laptops also come with battery maintenance tools which you can use to tweak how your laptop uses power.

 

2. Disable ports and unused devices

It is recommended to...

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European brands should harness mobile platforms more readily
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More and more consumers are using their mobiles to communicate, work, play, and simply live. At the same time, desktop usage has steadily decreased for many purposes, such as sending and reading emails, catching up on social media, and particularly getting directions. This is not indicated by just one study, but many: Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) Analytics states that desktop usage is decreasing throughout most of Europe, while Google has stated that more searches are now made on mobiles than desktops in ten countries, including several in Europe.
 

Consumption on one website is...

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Analysis
Why business apps are the thing
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Business owners have taken their advertising and marketing strategies to another level by considering apps for their business. Now even small business have apps for their customers.

These apps help the company keep constant communication and connection with their customers. A customer will feel more confident in your business if they can easily reach you. The fact that they can access your services and get notifications on their phone is very efficient. A customer can see the prices of your products, their accounts if there are any and get all the news as they come in.

 

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Inside Story
Italian Court Accepts Mobile Phone Causality in Brain Tumour
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When mobile phones first came out, there were conspiracy theories linking the use of mobile phones to cancer of users. After all, these unscientific theories posited, mobile phones use microwaves – microwaves disrupt the function of cells and since cancer basically is a disruption of the cells, mobile phones would cause cancer. This poor science was quickly dismissed by the general populace, with some reservations as to the safety of older mobiles and the length of time spent on the devices.



Current Findings

These reservations may now be justified: an Italian court has...

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Product Information
A quick review of Oppo R9S
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Oppo has always been known for building good quality smartphones. The latest R9S model is an ultra- thin and 6-string antenna design that has just been released on the market. Although this design isn’t exactly original, it is, nevertheless, packed with many features. Here is an honest review of the Oppo R9S smartphone.

Oppo phones mainly focus on battery life and camera performance just like iPhone. But unlike the buttons, you will actually see a solid-built fingerprint sensor that supports Dual Pixel automatic focus lens. This phone’s 16MP camera is ideal for taking...

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