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Apple issues iOS update to prevent GrayKey hacking

Apple has rolled out a new security feature in its latest iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 developer betas that will prevent people from using GrayKey devices to gain access to locked iPhones. The feature will make it to future stable releases as well. GrayKey is a device that plugs into your iOS device over the Lightning connector. Modern iOS devices use encryption to block access to data unless the device is unlocked and GrayKey tries to brute force its way through the encryption. Over the period of a few hours to days, the GrayKey can eventually unlock the iOS device. These devices can cost about...

Moto G6 family confirmed to have 18:9 screens, G6 Play’s chipset leaks

Last month a huge leak told us that the upcoming Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play would all sport 18:9 touchscreens, and this has been confirmed by their listings in the database of HTML5test. While the aforementioned leak mentioned 2,160x1,080 resolution only for the G6 and G6 Plus (and 1,440x720 for the G6 Play), if the data in HTML5test is accurate then it looks like all three will actually sport the higher-res display. The G6 Play will have the model number XT1922, and according to its recent Wi-Fi certification it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, and launch running Android...

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Generation 9 in plus size - this is the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Unlike last year when the S8 and the S8+ had just size setting them apart, in 2018 Samsung's Plus means more than higher battery capacity and larger display diagonal.

Essential Smartphone update brings October security patch and notch settings

Essential Smartphone, which received the Android 9.0 Pie update the similar day it was unveiled, has now received a fresh improve with the October security patch. Interestingly, the fresh for the phone started rolling out minutes whenever Google introduced the exact same for its own devices. Apart in the October security patch, the fresh update Additionally brings back the notch settings, what enables users to hide the notch on top of the present. The notch options, which allows customisation of app uses the notch area disappeared whenever the update in Android 8.1 Oreo to Android 9.0 Pie, after Google unveiled new notch logic. The reintroduced notch settings allows users to set their default notch preference for all apps from 3 options — “Controlled by application,” “Always use notch area,” or “Never use notch area.” The October patches fixes a “critical vulnerability” that may allow a remote attacker few pretty high-level access. Essential is doing something that with no one most phone manufacturer has been able to do — advertising Android updates on the exactly day it will become unveiled. Recently, the company established that it’ll Additionally provide the upcoming major Android improve as well, i.e. Android Q, for the Essential Cameraphone PH-1. It’s noteworthy that the company has stopped the development cpu of its Essential Telephone successor because of to the poor profits of the company’s initial cameraphone. While it has promised Android Q update, the company’s future is still uncertain.

Allo/Duo product head leaves Google to join Facebook

Amit Fulay, who was Head of Product for Real Time Communications at Google, has left the company. Fulay announced the development on Twitter, revealing he has joined Facebook. Today is my first day at Facebook - accepted their friend request :) Excited about the opportunity to serve so many users.— Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) January 8, 2018 As part of his role at Google, Fulay lead several product teams, including Allo, Duo, and WebRTC. He has been quite active on Twitter, especially when it came to announcing new features and accepting feedback related to Allo/Duo apps. There's...