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Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Get’s Hacked , iPhone Still Going Strong!

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samsung-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-scannerThe Galaxy S5 is almost fresh off the shelves since it has barely been a week since it has been announced and good news, atleast potentials deserve to know the facts right before they take the plunge and get themselves one.

German security blog H Security has found a way to spoof the fingerprint scanner using a lifted print, attaching it to a mould(or any finger)and unlocking the phone – not once, but multiple times, and successfully everytime! Yes, the iPhone was also tricked into unlocking in a similar fashion, it was last year when a German group CCC tried to find a flaw, however to the rescue of the iPhone, upon restarting the iPhone still requires a passcode while none of that was required in the case of the Galaxy S5.

Also demonstrated is the fact that one can make PayPal transactions with the spoofed fingerprint which is a serious potential threat. Here you can see a demo of the same :

We need your comments on this folks, isn’t it a shame that a premium smartphone that costs more than $600 is exposed to a simple flaw?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 16th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

This Could Possibly Be The Front Panel Of The Upcoming iPhone 6!

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gsmarena_001The rumors are in full throttle mode as we move towards the day of the launch of the upcoming iPhone 6. The newer iPhone walking on the footsteps of the older one is being leaked in a similar fashion, this time around it’s front jacket has been snapped.

Leaks that are generated from Asian factories should always be taken with a grain of salt since their credibility is always doubtful. If this image turns out to be true, this means that Apple is really getting in the recent trend of big size smartphones that it is expected to.

We are confident about the fact that there would be numerous leaks before D-day, so be sure to check back!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 15th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

iPhone 6 May Have A 1080p Display Finally?!

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iphone-6-allApple is rumored to make more than one new iPhone this year with the later being 5.5″ inches tall. Obviously with the added real estate, if the pixel density is to stay the same then the resolution has to increase.

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a 1334×750 Retina display at 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5″ will see a 1920×1080 screen at 401 PPI. While this means that at 326 PPI display of the 4.7-inch model retains the current resolution that we find in the iPhone 5s, the latter one will have a different resolution altogether.

On the specs side the predictions are that it will be housing the same awesome Touch ID technology with a latest A8 processor with 1 GB of RAM and a 10 to 20 percent narrower bezel but still the same 8 Megapixel camera.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 11th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

iWatch Rumors Suggest A UV Light Sensor, September Launch Expected?!

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The more we read about iOS 8 and learn how Apple is targeting fitness with deeper integration in the system, the more we get confident about the fact that  the iWatch is not far away from seeing the light of day.

While the wearable tech. scenario is not new anymore considering that the competition is already catching up, with the latest announcement of Android Wear and partners like Motorola and LG, things are more heated up then ever. So how is Apple planning to differentiate themselves? The latest rumor suggests and interesting addition of a UV sensor which shall help users from getting excessive exposure to sun and avoid unnecessary sunburn.

According to the source, the device will include a special chip to measure this:

These chips measure UV exposure to aid those with elevated risk of sunburn or just a general concern about excessive sun exposure, and we believe they may be of appealing to OEMs looking to differentiate in a crowded market. To that end, while these products have seen little public hype thus far, we believe SLAB has a win in Apple’s upcoming iWatch (late 2H14 or early 2015).

The last line does sort of give you an idea about when we should be expecting the iWatch!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 8th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Apple Confirms WWDC, To Be Held Between June 2-6!

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WWDC-2014Apple has their share of eyeballs every year with one of their biggest conferences – the World Wide Developer Conference, which the company just confirmed would be held between June 2 – 6.

It has been the ground where iconic Macs and the iPhones have been released, so what do we expect this WWDC to bring? Well, just like last year, Tim Cook’s keynote speech would bring along with it, the iOS 8 / iOS 7.x whatever it may be called to be released. On the hardware side of things, mystery of the new iPhone might not be unraveled so soon with the latest rumors suggesting a September launch.

While there is a long expected and rumored iWatch due to be released, and since this is a developer conference we may see the actual hardware itself with tools for developers.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 3rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Will The New iPhone Have An Interchangeable Lens?!

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14.04.01-Bayonet-1While we recently learnt that the new iteration of the iPhone may not see the light of day until September, now is the time we see possible hardware and features leak.

Today we find a  patent for the bayonet application that offers more concrete information as to how Apple plans to pull it off. The bayonet should probably be able to help snap on and off the lens. Obviously, registering a patent doesn’t make it mandatory for it to make it to the next iPhone, but seeing the number of experiments Apple is heard to be performing, it shouldn’t definitely be ruled out.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Is This The Body Of The iPhone 6?!

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iphone-6-shell-maybeRegardless of how much Apple boasts about keeping their designs secure and private, we do know that once in a blue moon, an iPhone design gets leaked, and sometimes, like the iPhone 5, they are genuine!

Amidst a cloud of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 6, comes a leak that suggests its source to be a Foxconn facility where apparently the device is being tested. The leaked housing suggests that we are definitely getting a bigger and sleeker iPhone. Also the camera module that can be made out from the blurry picture, appears to be protruded, just like in the current iPod touch.

Well, in todays day and age it is very easy to 3D print a model to look exactly that way with low resolution photographs, but coming back to the point that Apple isn’t up to their mark in keeping secrets, we never know!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 1st, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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Apple Apparently Hiring Swiss Designers For Their iWatch, But Fails!?

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iwatch-renderThere wearable space in the tech industry is the hottest spot to be at, and every giant in the industry is trying their best  to deliver the most seemless and friendly experience onto their users wrists, faces and what not.

The Financial Times says that Apple has been in direct contact with many employees from Swiss watchmaker Hublot, and has met little success in actually getting anybody interested. The report has Hublot executives speaking directly about the matter, and stating that:

“Apple has contacted some of my employees – I saw the emails personally,” Mr Biver told a Swiss publication, claiming that all those who had been contacted refused the iPhone maker’s advances.”

This leaves many folks out there in deep concern since people interested in getting themselves a piece of wearable tech were expecting Apple to come out with something big, seeing them struggling is disappointing.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

March 29th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

No iPhone Launch Till September?!

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iphone_5s_6_sizes_no_bezelFor the next big launch of this year, people have started their guesses, it’s time for some rumors to step in, beginning with WWDC 2014 which was earlier expected to be held in June but more and more rumors say, no luck till September!

Sources from Japan are claiming that we shouldn’t expect a launch for the iPhone 6 smartphones before September of this year. The reason why these rumors are credible is because these are the same exact Japanese sources that gave the exact announcement date for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in 2013.

If Apple wants to retain mindshare, they better act fast because HTC and Samsung already have!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

March 28th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

iPhone 6 Camera May Not Be Anything About Megapixels Afterall!

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14.03.20-iPhone_CameraThe upcoming iPhone is hot property right now and it is rightly enough getting it’s share of leaks and rumors. The latest one about it’s possible camera sensor, states that it might not be about megapixels if any for the next iPhone.

On the technical side, although each iteration of the iPhone did bring significant improvements to it’s camera, they have still been the same 8 Megapixel shots since the 4s. For another herd of peeps who always rant about Megapixels are not the way to go, quality is, well, Apple thinks the same, at least that’s what a report says.  The new iPhone 6 may have the same 8 Megapixel output with upgrades purely in the optics and image quality department.

At times when 20 , 41 and even 50 MP benchmarks have been reached, do you think it is okay to carry around an 8 MP camera on your iPhone?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

March 23rd, 2014 at 4:54 pm