Tag Archives: Devices

Google Releases March Android Security Update for Nexus Devices

Google on Monday has released Security Patch Level of March 01, 2016 for Nexus devices. The monthly Android security update squashes more than a dozen vulnerabilities on Android including Keyring, a Linux security hole, which according to reports, affected 66 percent of all Android devices. Google said the source code patches for these issues, meant for OEMs and other makers ... Read More »

500 Million Android Devices Affected by ‘Accessibility Clickjacking’ Malware: Report

Mobile security firm Skycure has claimed that a new Android malware can allow malicious apps to access all text-based data on a device without requiring permission from the user. The research firm has further claimed that the latest Android malware family dubbed “Accessibility Clickjacking” impacts almost all Android versions except the last two versions – Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android ... Read More »

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems to have ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Drop Support for BlackBerry, Nokia, More Devices by 2016-End

WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used Facebook-owned instant messaging application, will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including some outdated offerings. The biggest of these is BlackBerry 10 OS, along with support for all other BlackBerry operating systems. Also on the list are Nokia’s Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 versions, and the dated Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 ... Read More »

Now Control Your Dumb, AA-Battery Powered Devices With Your iPhone

You can now utilise your iPhone to control your TV’s remote, toys, and other devices that are powered by AA batteries. A company has found a way to utilise HomeKit, the home automation framework Apple introduced with iOS 8 to control a range of devices. HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. ... Read More »

Samsung Releases February Android Security Update for High-End Galaxy Devices

Ever since Google promised monthly security updates for its Nexus devices, it has been keeping its promise of releasing Android security update every month. In February, Google rolled out the monthly security update on the first day of the month. BlackBerry followed Google to release the security update for its Priv smartphone at around the same time. Samsung has also ... Read More »

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems to have ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Releases Fix for Bricked Devices, Apologises to Users

Apple on Thursday said that it will be fixing the iPhone smartphones that got bricked due to ‘Error 53’, caused by failing a security check during an iOS update/ restore after the replacement of Touch ID-related components by an unauthorised third party. The Cupertino-based company apologised for rendering a number of iPhone 6 and newer handsets useless after detecting an ... Read More »