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Mobile malware turns more tricky and sophisticated

Mobile malware touches a new high

Cyber attacks have got smarter with time and cyber criminals are increasingly targeting smartphone users with innovative tricks previously seen only in desktop attacks. Mobile security research firm Lookout has revealed that hackers can now easily use Android phones as botnets. This is a compromising devise which is used as a communication medium to interact with other infected devices. The gravity of the problem can be understood from the fact that security of around 4 to 4.5 million phones in US has been compromised. It is not as if security experts did not know about this kind of threat previously. However, no precautionary measures were initiated earlier. The modus operandi of the hackers is simple. They let the malware get into smartphone by infecting any of the website. When the users visit these websites, the malicious code gets downloaded unknowingly. Security agencies in US are also starting to think of [+more]

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YotaPhone 2 ready for Shipping in over 20 Countries

YotaPhone 2 ready for Shipping in over 20 Countries

The wait for YotaPhone2 is over as the improved version of the same with an electronic display has been launched in UK on 3rd December, 2014. The smartphone is now ready to be shipped to over 20 countries as technology enthusiasts are waiting eagerly. The smartphone can be pre ordered for a base price of $872 from Yota’s online platform. The phone will be available in Hong Kong by the end of this year. Taiwan and China will be the next countries to have YotaPhone 2 as the same is likely to arrive here by first quarter of 2015. Later it would be sold across Canada, United States and Latin America. An innovative feature of YotaPhone2 is its improved 2-ink screen where users can read text and check mails without using much battery power. The smartphone comes with a 5 inch1080p AMOLED screen and has a 4.7 inches e-paper display. [+more]

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Vertu Aster In A ‘Mid-Range’ Phone Priced At £4,200

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Nokia’s subsidiary company Vertu, which is known for its exclusive phones, has made some significant changes to its pricing recently. They have launched the Vertu Aster priced at $6,900. The brand known for its high-end handsets, which includes the Vertu Ti priced at $10,600, says this is their first mid-tier phone. Even though Vertu Aster is known to have a lower price tag, it is considered a better device when compared to Vertu Ti. Vertu Aster features a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and a display screen of 4.7-inch. This phone also includes a 5.1-inch 117 carat sapphire crystal cover. The memory storage capacity is 64GB and it comes with a primary camera of 13MP and front camera of 2.1MP. It also includes a battery of 2,275mAh battery and is well-featured with front-facing stereo speakers. The sapphire screen or the brushed titanium frame is a premium feature. However, with this [+more]

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Review: Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

A Review of Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

US-based tech giant Google has recently announced the launch of three low cost Android One smartphones in India. This is in partnership with India-based companies such as Spice, Micromax and Karbonn.  With this, Google will be launching three different devices. This move by Google is primarily aimed at increasing its market share in key emerging markets by providing buyers with cheaper phones that come with quality software. One such product is the Canvas A1 by Micromax that has been termed as a ‘unique device’ because of its interesting design as well as advanced features and specifications. The Micromax Canvas A1 is equipped with a 4.5-inch LCD display. It has a pixel resolution of 854×480 and sports a microphone along with a wide range of sensors. It also has a removable back panel, 1,700mAh battery and 2MP front facing camera. It also comes with dual-SIM slots and a place for microSD card. [+more]

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Apple Feels Sorry For iOS 8 Update Bug

Apple Feels Sorry For Its iOS 8 Update Bug

US-based tech giant Apple has apologized to the customers of its newly launched iPhones after issuing an update to its mobile operating system. The customers were unable to make or receive call as a result of the bug. The users who installed the newly launched iOS 8.0.1 on their devices also faced issues as with the Touch ID fingerprint facility. The company has issued the update in less than a week after it commercially launched its smartphones in order to resolve other issues. Apple also updated that it is presently working on a new version. It has been quoted saying that, “We have a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Affected users can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes. We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock [+more]

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Take your Pick from the Best 10 Mobiles

Take your Pick from the Best 10 Mobiles

In this age of smartphone, nothing but the best will do. The advent in technology has brought a revolution in the mobile market and stores across the world are vying with each other to showcase the best of the lot. Below are listed some of the best mobile phone available. Take your pick and make your life a bit more exciting. 10.) Samsung Galaxy Alpha        The 4.7 inch screen of Samsung Galaxy Alpha does justify the Super AMOLED technology which the phone boasts about. The contrast ratio is appreciable and colours seem to pop out making it a worthy buy. 9.) Nokia Lumia 930 The improved Office functionality and simple interface of Nokia Lumia 930 is one of its biggest USP for the buyer. For a dedicated Nokia fan, the Lumia 930 could have been the best thing to happen in a long time. 8.) Google Nexus 5 With its [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha Not to be Sold Online in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha not to be sold online in India

Samsung has decided it in principle not to sell any of its phone models including the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha through the online mode. In this intense age of cut throat competition, this move by Samsung might look surprising at the first glance. Other brands like Motorola, Asus and Xiaomi have been making considerable profits by selling mobile phones through online mode. However, by deciding to sell its products only through the retail outlets, Samsung has tried to send a message to its business partners that it cares for them. However, by this move of Samsung a notion has gone down to the customers that the products will be priced on the higher side. The customers will have to wait more for any official price reduction whenever Samsung does so, especially for the Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha series. The better option would have been to follow a [+more]

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Sony Xperia vs Moto G – a Reality Comparison

Sony Xperia vs Moto G – a Reality Comparison

Moto G (2014) and Sony Xperia E3 have been launched recently. Both have a sleek design and a smart finish. Before you opt for any of these it would be worthwhile to do a comparative check between the two in terms of features as display, size, price and other specifications. Size and Display A large screen size of 5.0 inch IPS LCD display is what attracts the customer to Moto G2014. In comparison, the Sony Xperia E3 has a screen size of 4.5 inches. The thickness and weight of Moto G 2014 are 0.43 inches and 149 g respectively. In comparison, the Sony Xperia E3 is 0.33 inches in thickness and weights 143 grams. Memory Sony Xperia and Moto G are powered with quad-core Cortex A7 processors. Sony Xperia has a internal storage of 4GB while the Moto G comes with 16 GB of storage space. MicroSD Card support is [+more]

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Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase?

Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

 A bevy of phone manufactures have pushed their best device into the fray and we are litreally spoilt for choices. Some claim to provide the latest specifications, while others claim to offer value for money. However, based on all the parameters, Samsung Galaxy S5 is reportedly the best and the most trusted smartphone presently available in the market. Whether you are a high-tech gadget freak or as tech unsavvy as my mom, there are plenty of reasons why the Galaxy S5 would the best choice to make The Samsung Galaxy S5  has a 5.1-inch screen equipped with a super AMOLED full HD display. The smartphone also has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels along with a pixel density of 440 ppi. It runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system, Exynos Octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+ 1.3GHz quad-core). Some of its other hardware features include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space [+more]

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Galaxy Nexus 6 Release Date: New Updates on The Nexus Line Up

The Latest Updates About Galaxy Nexus 6

Samsung released the Nexus 5 on October 31 2013, and it became commercially available in November 2013.  The launch of the Nexus 6 is expected in November 2014. The 16GB  Nexus 5 was launched with a price tag of USD349 , and it is understood that the  Nexus 6 would fall in the same price range.  However contrary to the Nov 2014 release reports, some persistent reports in the past have revealed that the Nexus 6 launch may not happen at all as  the company is presently focusing on a project dubbed as Android Silver. It was also rumored earlier that the company will get away with the Nexus line of products upon the execution of Android Silver, which Google is targeting to achieve in 2015. This information was also confirmed by Tech blogger Eldar Murtazin that Google would retire the Nexus brand in coming years. Keeping all the rumors aside, let’s take [+more]

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