Tag Archive: Responds

ZTE responds to Denial Order issued by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security

ZTE says the order is “unacceptable” and “unfair.”

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Commerce announced that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) had issued a Suspended Denial Order against ZTE – effectively banning the company from using any exported hardware or software from the U.S. in its products for the next seven years.

The move came as a result of ZTE not staying true to promises it made to the Department following a  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 accused of cheating in benchmarks, Carl Pei responds

XDA accuses OnePlus 5 of manipulating benchmark scores to gain a 5% performance boost.

Earlier this year, the folks at XDA Developers found that the OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6 Plus were cheating at benchmarks, activating a “performance” mode as soon as a bnechmark test was initialized to eke out a favorable score on testing apps like GeekBench.

With the OnePlus 5 now official, the company is once again under fire, with XDA claiming that units that have  [Read More…]

T-Mobile responds to Verizon’s unlimited plan by rolling back its dumbest changes

T-Mobile has seen Verizon’s unlimited, and raised it unlimited and one.

When T-Mobile introduced its T-Mobile One plan last year, the internet was divided between people who thought the ostensibly unlimited data was a courageous move for a cash-strapped carrier with a patchy LTE network and those who saw it for a violation of the tenets of net neutrality.

6/ Starting Fri, #TMobileONE price includes HD video & 10GB high-speed 📱hotspot data –all at no  [Read More…]

OnePlus responds to Cyanogen’s exclusive partnership with Micromax

OnePlus has addressed its Indian users regarding the recent announcement that Cyanogen has made a deal with Indian handset manufacturer Micromax. The deal gives exclusive rights to Cyanogen’s software to Micromax in India, leaving out the OnePlus One, which is powered by Cyanogen. Naturally, OnePlus expressed disappointment in the deal.

Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Need more data for that new Droid Turbo? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $ 80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $ 100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn’t limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too.

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Google responds to Gmail password leak

After it was reported that a list containing as many as 5 million usernames and passwords from Google’s Gmail users was leaked online, Google is responding by saying that its servers would have blocked suspicious log-in attempts. Noting that only 2 percent of the password and username combos would work, Google says it has protected affected accounts.

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Moto responds to iFixit battery size confusion

There’s been some hubbub in the past few hours over the Moto 360 not having the size battery it claimed — iFixit’s teardown showed 300 mAh versus 320 mAh claimed on the spec sheet. Perhaps not a huge difference, but every little bit of juice counts in a smartwatch, particularly since the 360 has proven to be a little finicky.

Motorola has responded to inquiries about the matter, and they gave a statement to ComputerWorld.

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Hugo Barra responds to Xiaomi privacy concerns

In the past couple of days China’s Xiaomi has been at the front of some privacy concerns. We didn’t really get into it on AC because it’s centered around devices that we aren’t seeing any time soon in the west, but for anyone who is worried Hugo Barra has issued a response to said concerns.

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Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

A security company announced yesterday that it has discovered a “significant vulnerability in the Google Wallet mobile phone payment system.” The company found that a Wallet PIN is susceptible to a brute  [Read More…]

Google Wallet team responds to hacks, “We are safe enough for mobile phone payments”


This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.

Google quickly responded to the first hack by saying users should not use Google Wallet on a rooted device, and late last night they also responded  [Read More…]