A security researcher who hunts bugs for a living says that Google won’t acknowledge one of his findings. According to Aidan Woods, the way Google’s login pages are built would help an attacker either steal login information from unsuspecting users or convince them to install files which would appear to be downloading directly from Google. More →
We get it, companies get hacked all the time. And they’re not too eager to share details about data breaches, but they ultimately have to release details about it so that affected users can protect themselves. At least, they should disclose details. But Dropbox failed to do so, hiding for no less than four years the magnitude of a data breach that may have affected up to 68 million accounts. More →
Anything goes in Star Wars, as The Force Awakens proved last year, and no one is safe. Main characters don’t die as often as they do in Game of Thrones, but it’s clear that the franchise isn’t afraid to kill off big characters. After Han Solo was killed in Episode VII, could Luke Skywalker be next? We don’t have any spoilers for you this time, but Mark Hamill just trolled with fans in a way that seems to entertain the idea. More →
Plenty of people are complaining about Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 even before the device is announced. And there’s no question at all that the complaining will continue after the new iPhones debut next week. But the move makes perfect sense to anyone who has been following Apple’s iPhone closely. Now, a new Apple innovation further reinforces the idea that we should be extremely excited to see the 3.5mm headphone jack go away. More →
Next year’s new iPhone will feature the massive redesign that some Apple fans wanted this year, and more reports indicate that Apple’s next phone – or at least one version of it – will feature a curved display just like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge or Galaxy Note 7. Apple will, therefore, not be the first company to make handsets with curved screens, but next year’s iPhone 8 is already generating plenty of excitement.
News from Asia indicates that work on the next iPhones has already started, and several companies are getting ready to enter Apple’s supply chain for the new handset. More →
Samsung was in such a hurry to launch the Galaxy Note 7 well ahead of its expected debut, and to beat Apple’s iPhone 7 to market, that it may have missed a thing or two during quality testing. The company on Wednesday confirmed that it had to delay shipments of the phone so it can perform additional tests. The report follows a story from Korea that said the recent Galaxy Note 7 explosions are what convinced Samsung to halt shipments. More →
In just a few days, Apple will unveil the most anticipated smartphones of the year. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus should offer almost the same design as their previous two predecessors. But make no mistake, some major changes are coming that will make the phone one of the best mobile devices you can buy. Some of the new features include more built-in storage, an upgraded camera experience, and a bold move towards the future. A brand new photo that shows the purported text that will go on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus retail box, and it might just be the best leak we’ve seen so far because it indicates Apple will finally do right by its customers.
We can’t say we didn’t see this one coming, but Netflix certainly took its sweet time to renew one of its best series ever, and probably the best series of the summer across all networks. Stranger Things season 2 is now official, and will be released by Netflix at some point next year. More →
Is there anything wrong with the Galaxy Note 7’s battery or its charging technologies? That’s a question Samsung is apparently trying to figure out after at least two devices exploded while charging. A new report from South Korea says the company suspended Galaxy Note 7 shipments to local carriers earlier this week, and the decision may be related to these reports of explosions. More →
This isn’t the first time when we hear such rumblings, but 2016 might mark the first year when Google doesn’t come out with a new generation of Nexus devices. That doesn’t mean Google decided all of a sudden that it doesn’t need a vessel to demo its newest mobile innovation. But the company is simply killing the Nexus branding, only to replace it with a new product family, one that would put Google front and center. But the worst thing about it seems to be that vanilla Android is dying alongside Nexus marketing. More →
What is Apple trying to say with the image on its official media invite for the iPhone 7 event? The company usually hides clues in all its media invitations, which everyone then tries to decipher. We’ve seen a few example of silly interpretations, but there’s also one that makes a lot of sense. If it’s accurate, the interpretation suggests that Apple has big plans of its new iPhones this year. More →
One defense against malware is locking sensitive data that hackers want to steal from the Internet. That’s done through air-gapped PCs or computers that are not connected to the Internet or any network. Theoretically, one could not retrieve anything from such a device without physical access to it. But researchers have been able to replicate a tool the NSA reportedly uses and improve it, to steal information from an air-gapped computer. More →
The MacBook Pro is getting a massive redesign this year, multiple reports have said. The laptop will be even thinner and lighter than predecessors, but its best new feature might be a touch-ready secondary OLED display that’s supposed to replace the entire function key row atop the keyboard. More →