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Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.According to a paper detailing the alleged flaw, the problem lies within apps that create open ports on cellphones.

Worldwide smartphone shipments heat up - despite exploding devices

Worldwide smartphone shipments heat up - despite exploding devices A study from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed a rise in smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2017.Program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers, Ryan Reith says the results further prove that the smartphone industry is not dead and that growth still exists.

Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate

Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate The new app, called Samsung Marshmallow (not related to Android Marshmallow, the OS), allows parents to set a group of permitted apps on their kids' devices, as well as enforce daily time limits, and a bedtime.These include Amazon stored value cards, or coupons to use at stores like Best Buy, Sephora, and Dunkin' Donuts.

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones Despite launching its last flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, in November 2015, Microsoft's not giving up on phones yet.In fact, Microsoft's future devices may not even look like phones as we know them today, according to the company's CEO.

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone Most of today’s smartphones follow a familiar design: clamp the thinnest casing with the narrowest bezels possible around a large display.It’s also not a real phone yet, but its makers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn their concept into a real device.

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions You know, the shield made of conductive metal mesh invented by Michael Faraday in the 1830s.They call it “Signal Shield,” and it repels cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week The first Mi Home store in the country is scheduled to launch in Bangalore next week, where consumers can experience a range of Xiaomi products.Other countries that have Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores are China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone I gotta hand it to BlackBerry for getting everyone so hyped for its new flagship KEYOne phone.On the one hand, it's the best BlackBerry in years, finally successfully melding Android with a touchscreen, a physical keyboard, and a striking metal design.

Huawei launches stylish and feature-packed mid-range phone in NZ

Huawei launches stylish and feature-packed mid-range phone in NZ 7GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor and 3GB RAM, the Nova Lite packs a punch to allow users a decent operational speed with uninterrupted performance for a non-stop lifestyle.The Nova Lite also has large amount of storage, with 32GB of internal storage that is able to be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android.Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv.

Essential Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: No More Bezels

Essential Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: No More Bezels The Essential Phone will ship with 128GB of storage, but the Galaxy S8 is only 64GB.The Galaxy S8 is a pretty phone, but the new materials Essential is bringing to the table are intriguing.

Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000

Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000 In fact, no one has managed to claim Google’s largest bug bounties for Android.Still, no one has submitted a working exploit for Android’s core components, even when such an exploit is worth $30,000-$50,000.

High-end market to drive smartphone shipment rebound in 2017

High-end market to drive smartphone shipment rebound in 2017 A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed smartphone shipments are expected to rebound slightly in 2017.52 billion this year with several major devices entering the market, and IDC expects this momentum to carry into 2018 when smartphone shipments volumes are forecast to grow 4.

Samsung topples Apple for smartphone shipments in NZ

Samsung topples Apple for smartphone shipments in NZ According to IDC’s recently published first quarter smartphone shipment results tracked from January to March 2017, Samsung reached 40 percent share, representing a whopping 14 percent share growth from 26 percent in the fourth quarter.“What makes the result more impressive, is Samsung's first quarter shipment numbers don’t include the recently released Galaxy S8.

Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines

Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.Previously, Horizon devices were only found in Apple’s retail stores and mail-in repair centers.

The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint

The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint Now, the company has announced Sprint, and only Sprint, will be the carrier partner for the Essential Phone.It’s the only US carrier partner for the Blackberry KEYone, the HTC U11, and a few others.

Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones

Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership.Of the various SoFIA chips, only the Rockchip models are listed as having shipped on Intel’s Ark website: According to Qbex, Intel approached it about working together on a joint smartphone in January 2015.

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones

5 Features That Will Reshape Phones A taller screen ratio can more effectively use the surface area and make a phone more comfortable to hold.A taller screen like the G6’s 18:9 panel is comparatively narrow, while still having a large diagonal measurement.

OnePlus 5 Announced With Snapdragon 835 and Dual Cameras for $479

OnePlus 5 Announced With Snapdragon 835 and Dual Cameras for $479 The run-up to the OnePlus 5 announcement was filled with rumors and leaks, and now we have all the details.However, there are two versions of the OnePlus 5.

Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests

Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests For as long as we’ve had benchmarks, we’ve had companies willing to cheat on those benchmarks to make themselves look good.XDA-Developers managed to get their hands on a OnePlus 5, however, and the results are damning.