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A single message can crash your iPhone!

It seems there are too many bugs on iOS! Previously android used to have bugs but now Apple has taken the charge to bugify its own OS! Now, there is a new bug in iPhone again! A few days back we shared a video about another crashing bug in iOS. Now there’s again another bug present in the OS.

 

Another bug in iOS can crash your iPhone with a single message!

Youtuber EverythingApplePro has brought this bug to surface, claiming that this bug can freeze your phone for a maximum 3 minutes, later back to life automatically.

In his video, he demonstrates the bug.

He just simply inputs a white flag icon, a 0 and a rainbow emoji from his own phone and sends to another phone. After receiving the message, the other phone freezes instantly, showing no pop-up notifications. This eventually sends the phone to freeze state, causing it to crash instantly without any warning!

The Guardian reports that this bug affects iOS 10.2 and below up to iOS 8. However, the other version of this bug, which is, embed this string on a contact file, share it on iMessage via iCloud, affects all iOS 10.2 devices.

Vincent Desmurs, who discovered this bug, in his blog mentions;
“When your victim clicks on the message, their Messages app will attempt to load a large amount of data that causes the system malfunction. However, the text in the file is very complicated for the system and causes a CPU average and freezing the app. If you close the app and try to reopen it, iOS will try to reload the previous message but can’t because it’s the same file containing too much text for the system to handle properly.”

Here is the link to his blog.

The video by EverythingApplePro:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched Starting Rs. 9,999

Xiaomi launched  Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India today in three variants, with the price starting at Rs. 9,999 and going to Rs. 12,999. The smartphone will be exclusively available in India on Flipkart, along with Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale on January 23 on Flipkart and Mi.com . In India, the company with a brand new Matte Black colour as you can see in the picture above.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India All Variants

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been launched in three variants in India – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage model has been priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 10,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 12,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specifications

The Redmi Note 4 sports a metal unibody design and bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core SoC focusing on 14nm FinFET architecture that’s help to extend battery life and it is coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU.

The device comes with dual sim support and it features a 5.5 inch full-HD 2.5D curved glass with 401ppi.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As for connectivity is concerned the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB and Infrared Sensor. Redmi Note 4 battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery, and the new Xiaomi smartphone measures 151x76x8.35mm, and weighs 175 grams.

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OnePlus 3 & 3T recieving OxygenOS update

OnePlus is rolling out firmware updates for OnePlus 3 & 3T.  OxygenOS 4.0.2 is the latest update for the two devices. However, these new updates don’t feature a lot of improvements or changes to the OS.

 

OnePlus releases new OS updates to OnePlus 3 & 3T – OxygenOS 4.0.2

The new update brings bug fixes for Google Play, which prevents the users from downloading apps from the store & Wifi connectivity issues, as well.

The community members reported this problem from quite a long time, also mentioning the battery life issue.

The company, in the forums, cites that the fluctuation of connectivity may not be resolved completely, yet.

The changelog is same as the old version had. These changes include a new design for notifications design, new design for settings menu, Multi-Window view, Direct Reply for notifications, support for custom DPI, adds Status Bar icon options, improved shelf customization, updated APN settings for select carriers, and more.

As usual, the updates will come out of the servers in phases.

Last year, OnePlus rolled out Android Nougat based update 4.0.0 on Dec. 31st. Later, we saw the version 4.0.1 rolling out at the starting of January

 

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Reliance Jio Volte Featured Phone Under Rs.1500 Gets Leaked.

Reliance Jio was planning the launch of 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones, priced between Rs. 999 and Rs. 1,500.

The image of  Reliance JioLTE-enabled feature shows the presence of four buttons below the display ie the MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioMusic apps, from left to right.

Earlier leaks and rumors claim that Reliance Jio will be using SpreadTrum Chipsets to launch 4G Featured Phones.

Reliance Industries in its Q3 financial and operational performance report revealed Reliance Jio has over 72.4 million subscribers as of December 31, 2016 – gained in less than four months since launch of September 5. The company also revealed the Reliance Retail had sold 2.8 million Lyf devices and accessories in the quarter.

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Xiaomi phone spotted on GeekBench

After a perfect launch of Xiaomi’s Mi MIX smartphone, we can expect another smartphone by the firm. The smartphone is Mi MIX Evo, that was spotted by GSM Arena in GeekBench.

The new smartphone might sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GiB RAM.

 

Xiaomi might launch another phone – a variant of Mi MIX

Mi MIX launched in October, as a flagship device, exclusively for Chinese Market.

The new Mi device, dubbed Mi MIX Evo, in Geekbench listing, shows that the device will sport a Snapdragon 835 SoC (MSM8998) Octa-Core processor. The smartphone will come with 4GiB of RAM. The smartphone will run on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and the peak clock speed of the processor will be 1.9GHz.

Though the listing doesn’t reveal anymore of the details about the devices, still we can expect this as another variant of Mi MIX.

Let’s have a flashback of the specifications of this limited edition device:

The device comes with a nearly bezel-less display with 91.3% of screen-to-body ratio, features a Snapdragon 821 SoC Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. We have two variants of the same with 4GiB/6GiB LPDDR4 RAM.

The camera module has a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, a lens of f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. For selfies, we have a 5-megapixel camera at the front.

Connectivity includes 4G LTE, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11ac band, with a USB Type-C port for fast data transfer and fast charging.

On January 19, the firm is going to launch new products, precisely new smartphone at an event in New Delhi.

Stay Tuned for more!

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An audio distortion in Pixel, confirms Google

Have you been facing a distortion while playing favorite music? Especially on Google Pixel? Well, the tech giant finally has something to say about the matter. No need to panic, as this is a hardware fault on some device.

 

Google admits that there is a fault in the hardware of Pixel

Sorry Pixel users, but this a bad news. There is a hardware fault in some of the Pixel devices. This fault leads to distortion of audio while playing games, music or videos. This matter cannot be solved by a firmware update.

Mark ‘badmark’ Buckman, last month asked for a refund for the Pixel, which has the same kind of problem.

However, prior to that, the company already stopped refunding, instead, started giving off warranty replacement to the manufacturing defective products.

In a mail, which is spotted by PhoneArena, the Google Store representative mentions about it, being a hardware fault, not a software.

Prior to this news, many users have reported the same problem in the community forum. One of them reads:
“At first, I thought it was my headphones, so I put on my noise cancellation headphones and the same issue. Then I thought, ok maybe it’s a bad headphone jack so I paired my Jabra Sports headphones, same issue. Then I just played the music out of the speaker itself and it still happened.”

The company is aware of the problem and investigating about it.

Not only this, many users are also facing freezing camera issues, Bluetooth pairing issues, LTE issues, other than audio distortion.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Launched VoLTE Smartphones at Rs 8490

Samsung officially launched two new entry-level smartphones in India.

The Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G were announced by the company priced at Rs. 8,490 and Rs. 6,890. The handset will be offered in Black, Gold, and Silver colour options and will be available via online and offline retailers from January 16.

The Galaxy J2 Ace is a more stripped down version of the Galaxy J2 (2016) hat was launched in July 2016. The Galaxy J2 Ace is part of the company’s ‘Make for India’ project and includes the Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode which provides up to 50 percent mobile data savings.

The Galaxy J2 Ace  features a 5-inch qHD display with Samsung’s proprietary Turbo Speed Technology (TST) that optimises the device’s RAM to open apps faster. The smartphone is powered by a a 1.4GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of box. The handset comes with 2600 mAh battery.

The Galaxy J2 Ace has an 8-megapixel rear camera  with f2.2 aperature and a 5-megapixel front.The handset comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The smartphone supports almost all 4G Lte bands for connectivity and it is VOLTE enabled that is you can use JIO Happy New Year Offer without any issues.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 3D Leaks Show No Dual Camera Setup and Home Button

Just few hours ago it was reported that the upcoming SamsungS8 is expected to come in two size variants, the larger one will be named as S8 Plus.

Both variants also will not have the home button.

A case maker, company has leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 3D renders. The renders confirms the absence of the iconic Samsung home button up front. There are no capacitive buttons and the front is occupied mostly by the bezel less display.

Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor is not seen on the back either, having a rumour that the Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport an optical fingerprint scanner – which means that the inside the display ie the display could be able to read fingerprints.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks claim that there are two speaker grilles at the top and bottom for superior audio quality and the 3.5mm audio jack is seen at the bottom. Samsung Galaxy S8’s volume and power buttons are both on the left edge, while the camera sensor and the flash are positioned towards the centre at the back.

There is no dual camera setup seen at the back as per rumors but it could be seen in the higher model.

The Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone was first expected to be launched at MWC, but reports say it will be launched in Mid-April.

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Huawei launches P8 Lite – an upgraded version.

Everyone heard of Huawei’s P8 Lite, launched two years back? Is it? Last Year we saw its upgraded version, P9 Lite. This year, we have P8 Lite. Again? Yes, but an upgraded version – with a new processor, specifications and so on.

The new P8 Lite has everything better than 2015 model.

Let’s now discuss the device in depth!

 

Huawei launches upgraded P8 Lite

The new P8 Lite is slightly better than P9 Lite. The name is quite confusing, though. Within a few weeks the company might launch P10 Lite, so why P8? Why not another version of P9?

Leave it, that’s not in our hands.

The P8 Lite2017 comes with company’s own Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor, coupled up with 3GiB of RAM. The display sports a 5.2-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1080x1920p. For storage, we have 16GiB of onboard storage & is expandable up to 128GiB SD card.The device will run on Android Nougat 7.0 & Emotion UI running on top of it.

As for the camera, we will get a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a LED flash whereas an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

It is a dual-SIM device, capable of supporting LTE networks, has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

There is a 3000mAh battery to power the device and has a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.

The device is, as I said above, is a nicely upgraded model of the same name launched in 2015. But as compared to P9 Lite, the device has a negligible upgrade i.e the processor. The P9 Lite has Kirin 650 Octa-Core processor.

As per pricing, P8 Lite 2017 will have a price tag of € 239 (approx ₹ 17,300) which is higher than 2015 model. It will be available in the German market in Black Color at the end of January. A single-SIM variant with White and Gold color option is expected to launch in coming weeks.

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FreeCharge Partners With Indus OS To Launch Recharge 2.0 Platform

Multilingual domestic operating system brand Indus OS has done  partnership with FreeCharge yesterday and launched a new digital payment platform ie Recharge 2.0

The platform will allow users to recharge via FreeCharge by just one tap access on the Indus phone dialler.  

The Indus OS dialler app constantly show prepaid balance, as well as the cost of each call without dialing any code to check the balance. This is so simple as soon as you tap on dialler app to call someone you know how much exact balance you have.

Users can also set a threshold such that if the balance falls below the threshold limit then the user can just tap once and it will help him to recharge via FreeCharge app then and there.

“Both FreeCharge and Indus Os believe that they will see 20%-30% growth as people are now choosing the digital methods and what could be more simple than this one.”

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