Category Archives: Mobiles

Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times

Android users have downloaded fake apps which slow down their devices and drain their batteries millions of times according to research from Trend Micro. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm found 85 different photography and gaming apps that were filled with adware on the Google Play store. These fraudulent apps have been downloaded more than eight million times to user’s smartphones and… Read More »

Thieves decamp with mobiles from showroom

Ludhiana: A mobile showroom was targeted by thieves at Swaddi Kalan, from where they decamped with mobile phones, a motorcycle and other valuables worth several lakhs. Showroom owner Sagar, a resident of Mullapur Dakha, said he locked his shop on August 16 and next morning, when he came to open the showroom, he was shocked to see the… Read More »

Realme 5 Pro, Realme 5 Specifications Revealed Ahead of August 20 Launch; Realme India CEO Suggests Price

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro key specifications have been revealed officially just days ahead of their formal launch. Flipkart has released the microsites of both Realme 5-series phones that detail their hardware as well as design. The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro both are confirmed to sport quad rear cameras. The microsite dedicated to the Realme… Read More »

Nearly all Android smartphones ‘can be hacked via Wi-Fi’

Hackers are able to target many leading Android mobile phones and other gadgets via Wi-Fi, researchers have revealed. Devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of processors are susceptible to the threat, which would allow hackers to gain access to a device simply by connecting to the same Wi-Fi network. Known together as “QualPwn”, the two flaws can be exploited “over the air”,… Read More »

ARCore app on Android renamed to ‘Google Play Services for AR’

ARCore is Google’s platform for mobile augmented reality. It was announced in 2017, with Google later deprecating Tango for the current solution that does not require specialized sensors, cameras, or other hardware. Google today renamed the ARCore app on Android to “Google Play Services for AR.” Google updated the Play Store listing (spotted via APK Mirror) today with the new name. The app description… Read More »

Your Mobile Phone Is Your Identity. How Do You Protect It?

ISTOCK The average cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and is now $3.92M. U.S.-based breaches average $8.19M in losses, leading all nations. Not integrating mobile phone platforms and protecting them with a Zero Trust Security framework can add up to $240K to the cost of a breach. Companies that fully deploy… Read More »

PUBG MOBILE LITE review: Play it only if you can’t run PUBG Mobile your phone

If I had asked you over the last one year which game do you love playing the most on mobiles, the obvious answer from a majority would have been PUBG MOBILE. And it’s easy to see why – it looks like a game ported from the consoles, plays like a game from the consoles, and unlike other conventional… Read More »

Making 1 billion mobiles in a year: India needs to ramp up manufacturing, become global hub

The focus is needed on attracting large-scale manufacturing of mobile sets. While the Indian government targets ramping up mobile phone and component manufacturing in the country according to its National Policy for Electronics, India needs to adopt a multi-prong approach and manufacture 1 billion mobiles a year, a report said. “India must ensure that the scale of manufacturing… Read More »

Dish confirms that it will become a major US mobile carrier

In step with today’s Justice Department approval of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish has confirmed that it intends to pursue a new path beyond satellite television: it’s going to replace Sprint as the fourth major US carrier. The company has agreed to what it calls a “transformative transaction” with the DOJ, T-Mobile, and Sprint that will see it acquire… Read More »

Concept: This is how Oxygen OS 10 under Android Q could look

Recently OnePlus hosted a contest for an honorary community Product Manager for the development of Oxygen OS 10 and winner Léandro Tijink submitted the following screenshots as his idea for the next version of OnePlus’ OS. Oxygen OS 10 will be the next version of OnePlus’ OS that will run Android Q in the fall and will likely… Read More »