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Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises

At its Unpacked event on Tuesday, Samsung announced that the new Galaxy Note 7 would be its first mobile device to offer iris recognition as a way to unlock the device. However, the company also revealed that it would employ its Samsung Pass feature to work with the new iris scanner. That means you will…
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Strengths and Weaknesses of Android Applications

The Android world has registered a remarkable development in terms of user base and applications. Some Android application and programming companies have evidently developed crackerjack applications on this platform. As compared to iOS, Android is the most widely used operating system. But many of the concepts are relatively new in this operating system and the…
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How to Remap the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button (Without Rooting)

  With the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung decided to get in on the “personal assistant” action with its own version, called Bixby—there’s even a dedicated button to launch the service on the S8. The thing is, Bixby just isn’t very good. In traditional Samsung form, Bixby launched as a sort of half-baked idea,…
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GhostCtrl Backdoor Worm Can Hijack Your Android Device to Spy on You: Trend Micro

Google’s Android platform has in the past been victim to a host of malware, ransomware, and malicious attacks. In the recent past, reports related to malware named CopyCat, LeakerLocker, and SpyDealer were making the rounds of the Internet, and now we have been acquainted with a new attack vector, known as GhostCtrl. Cyber-security analysts at…
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Microsoft’s Path Guide App Lets You Navigate Indoors Without GPS, Wi-Fi

While we can easily drive almost anywhere in the country with GPS-enabled navigation systems and apps like Google Maps, locating your way within large establishments like a mall or university is much harder. What exacerbates the problem is the frequent paucity of data and lack of GPS, Internet connectivity indoors. There have been several efforts…
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Know About Snapdragon Processors

Snapdragon is the Brand name of mobile being developed by Qualcomm. Snapdragon processors enable next-level user experiences. It is integrated with many sensors and radios like GSM, CDMA and also a decently powerful GPU. Snapdragon processors enable advanced connectivity, jaw-dropping graphics, and robust and efficient processing and multitasking. Each Snapdragon processor is designed to enable…
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HTC Users Complain Keyboard App Is Showing Ads, Company Says It’s an ‘Error’

HTC has addressed the concerns of its smartphone users after some of them reported that they were seeing ads on the company’s built-in keyboard app. The company says it won’t be showing ads on TouchPal, the keyboard app, adding that the ads found their way up onto the keyboard app “due to error”. A software…
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How to Protect Smartphones From Overheating

Introduction Overheating of the smartphones is one of the common issue even with handsets from the most popular companies like Samsung and Motorola. With smartphones increasingly adding processing power and packing large batteries with fast charging technology, users often face situations when their smartphones overheat during certain tasks, manufacturers are constantly upgrading their products in…
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LeakerLocker Android Ransomware Threatens to Leak Your Personal Information to Your Contacts

It seems as though Google’s Android platform is facing its worst time yet as far as malware infestations go. After two malware-related reports in the past week – CopyCat and SpyDealer – there are now reports of another malware, called LeakerLocker, that has the potential to send your personal pictures, messages and browser history to…
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Vertu, the Premium Smartphone Maker, Is Reportedly Shutting Down

Just last month, British luxury smartphone maker Vertu announced that the company has reached an agreement with TCL to use latter’s technology for its smartphones. At the time, Vertu said that 30,000 handcrafted Vertu phones will be manufactured under TCL partnership but now the premium smartphone maker is reportedly shutting down. Earlier this year, Turkish…
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WhatsApp Stopped Working on Older Devices

On of the most popular social media messaging application WhatsApp has stopped working in older iPhones and Android handsets to ensure that it could continue to introduce new features and stay secure, which relies on the app being used on newer operating systems. Anyone using Android 2.1 or 2.2, an iPhone 3GS or iOS 6…
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WhatsApp Update Brings Support for All File Types, Shared Media Bundling

WhatsApp has been on a roll this year, adding feature upon feature to the world’s most popular messaging app to make it more appealing to the users. The company is continuing the streak, and has added support for all types of file transfers (including archives) as well as shared media bundling in the stable version of…
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