Tag Archive: Discovered


The effect of the Sprint + T-Mobile merger on MVNOs will soon be discovered

The Justice Department is questioning smaller brands right now.

It’s clear that the T-Mobile and Sprint merger will have a huge impact on the wireless space in the U.S., meaning that every nook and cranny needs to be checked before the deal can go through. As part of the latest step in this process, the Justice Department is now reportedly asking smaller MVNOs about how the merger will impact them.

According to Reuters, the Justice Department is  [Read More…]

Numerous Android OEMs discovered to be lying about security patches

Samsung, LG, and Motorola are among those at fault.

Once a month, Google updates the Android Security Bulletin and releases new monthly patches to fix vulnerabilities and bugs as soon as they pop up. It’s no secret that many OEMs are slow to update their hardware with said patches, but it’s now been discovered that some of them claim to have updated their phones when, in fact, nothing’s changed at all.

This revelation was made by Karsten  [Read More…]

Spotify discovered to have filed for IPO shortly after $1.6 billion lawsuit

Big things are happening with Spotify.

Among all the music streaming services that are on the market right now, there’s no denying that Spotify is one of the biggest. Fortune estimated that the company was worth anywhere from $ 16 to $ 20 billion in September, and it looks like that number could grow substantially larger seeing as how Spotify has apparently filed for an IPO.

Axios has spoken with sources that confirm Spotify filed for the  [Read More…]

Sony discovered to be working on Xperia XA2 Ultra

Spoiler alert – it has a big screen.

A lot of midrange handsets were released in 2017, but for those that love big displays above all else, one of your best options was the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XA1 Ultra launched this past spring with reasonable specifications, but its biggest draw was definitely its 6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, according to Malaysia’s SIRIM product certification system, it would  [Read More…]

Nexus devices to get a mid-month security patch after critical Linux kernel exploit discovered

App used to root Nexus 5, Nexus 6 found to have exploited ‘local elevation of privilege vulnerability,’ but .

Google has issued a supplemental update to its monthly Android Security Advisory after a critical flaw in the Linux kernel was found to be exploited in a rooting app. The flaw as originally reported was scheduled to be patched in a coming monthly security update, but that changed once researchers from Zimperium were able to demonstrate an  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy security flaw discovered that provides remote access to data

Security has always been an interesting topic on Android and that discussion just got another reason to exist with a development team discovering a security flaw affecting the Samsung Galaxy series that could enable remote access to data on your device.

The development team behind an open-source operating system based on Android called Replicant OS, discovered that this ‘backdoor’ affects not only the version of Android running on Samsung Galaxy devices, but also those custom firmwares based on stock Android  [Read More…]

New ‘Experiments’ Gmail feature discovered in Android 4.0.3

Android Central

The Android 4.0.3 update for the Asus Transformer Prime brought with it some improvements to the Google Apps. However small any changes may be, nestled among them the Gmail application has received an interesting new feature menu known as “Experiments.”

Experiments at the moment consists of a couple of new features which are probably not quite ready for the prime-time.

The first of these, enables full text search. Pretty  [Read More…]