Apple Is Totally Screwed

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Apple has a very large problem right now.

I’m not talking about legal liability over the nude celebrity photos and videos being posted all over the internet right now (dubbed “The Fappening”), although I think that’s also an issue. Celebrities tend to have aggressive attorneys, and the damages here are extreme – some celebrities have had careers ended from leaked photos (while others have benefited)

But a much larger crisis looms – everyone, and I mean everyone, now knows that everything private they’ve done with their iPhone, if they use iCloud, is not only vulnerable, but extremely vulnerable.

The Next Web says that a tool that allows brute force attacks against the Find My iPhone service gives hackers a way in to iCloud.

That may or may not be what’s actually going on. Hacker Nik Cubrilovic, for example, says it isn’t slowing people down from accessing new accounts:

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iPhone users just got screwed:(First Samsung s6 and Now Blackphone 2)

WHAT IS A BLACKPHONE?

Blackphone is a heavily customised android smartphone that is made with 1 priority i.e. Security. Blackphones are the world’s most secured smartphones.

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Silent Circle, the maker of the privacy-oriented Blackphone, has unveiled a successor. Logically named the Blackphone 2, the phone promises even tighter security and updated specs to better fit 2015 market. Additionally, there’s also a new tablet from the company – the Blackphone+.blackphone2_engadget

The Blackphone 2 sports an updated 64-bit octa-core processor in an yet unknown chipset and a much larger 5.5″ 1080p display covered in Gorilla Glass 3. That’s quite a hefty update compared to the old phone’s 4.7″ HD screen.

Additionally, the Blackphone 2 sports a 3,060mAh battery, which features quick charging. Sadly, it’s not user replaceable. Additional features include microSD card slot, LTE and 3GB of RAM.

The phone runs PrivatOS 1.1, which features enhanced Spaces UI for separating different parts of the Android experience from one another. It allows you to assigns different logins for different areas of the device. For example, you can assign a login for all your communication apps and then have a separate one for your document apps.Blackphone2-1

Silent Circle has priced the phone at $649 – the same as the first generation Blackphone. As for the tablet, it’s a 7″ device, which uses a Qualcomm chip, but the company hasn’t shared much info just yet.

Co-founder and Silent Circle chairman Mike Janke had this to add, “Never before have private citizens been under barrage from world governments — hacking, vacuuming, and chipping away at our privacy.” Silent Circle boasts $750 million in orders for its the first Blackphone and anticipates the second generation to be an even bigger success.

“We’re replacing BlackBerry, we don’t care that BlackBerry’s CEO is throwing nasty things about us onto Twitter. We’re going to dominate them,” said Mike Janke at launch.blackphone2-247x180

Foolish Step:Blackberry Leap (Rs 18,000)

blackberry-leap-front-hand-hero blackberry-leap-13The Blackberry Leap is not the company’s first all-touch phone – but it may come as a surprise, since its chief executive said last March his focus was going to be “very keyboard-centric”.blackberry-leap-11

The Canadian company has alsorevealed it is bringing more of its software to rival platforms.

Sales of Blackberry phones are falling.

The company shipped 7.9 million devices last year, according to research firm Gartner.

That was a big drop on 2013’s figure of 18.6 million units, which in turn was well down on 2011’s tally of 51.5 million handsets.

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Blackberry focused on the Leap’s security features, during its launch

A separate study by research company eMarketer indicates the number of UK-based Blackberry users is set to dip to 700,000 this year, having been as high as 2.5 million in 2013.

Crowded market

Blackberry’s Leap runs on its proprietary 10.3.1 operating system and features:

  • a 5in (12.7cm) 720p HD resolution display
  • an eight megapixel rear camera
  • 16GB of internal storage and a micro-SD card slot
  • built-in anti-malware protection

The specifications place it firmly as a mid-range, rather than premium, handset.

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The Truth

I think BB should not build devices without physical Keyboards. It represents their iconic status and  appeals the younger gen.To improve your sales by introducing full touchscreen candy bars,why would I buy this smartphone when so many good smartphones are already their with higher specs at this budget.According to me you just ruined it all. i love BB with a physical keyboard, it reminds me how premium and classic the company used to be, but thats me.Lets see how your sales goes(Decrease only)! and the best device yet is Blackberry Passport.

Buying The Right Smartphone

Minimum requirements for a having a no-nonsense Smartphone

SCREEN: 5 – 5.5″ Display are now a standard (At least Full HD) with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection

PROCESSOR: At Least a Quad-Core processor .Now a days Octa-Core is ruling the smartphones.

RAM: Minimum of 2 gigs(2GB) of Ram is sufficient.

BATTERY: Atleast 2,300 mAh for android smartphones.

WEIGHT: Not more than 150g-158g.

CAMERA:  Rear- 8mp  front:5mp

INTERNAL: Minimum 16GB memory

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge [Rs.53,000]

samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge-3 samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge-4I was a bit sceptical about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. But one look at the device and I was sold. This is one stunning flagship, like Note Edge. However, despite the curved glass edges on both sides they don’t display notifications like the Note Edge. This is more curved glass for awe than effectiveness.samsung-galxy-s6-and-galaxy-s6-first-impressions

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sports a similar spec sheet apart from the Dual Edge, battery and a slight difference in dimensions. The S6 is powered by a 2,550mAh battery while the S6 Edge has a 2,600mAh battery. Both comes with built-in wireless charging- WPC1.1(4.6W Output) & PMA 1.0(4.2W) compatible.

The new Galaxy devices run on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS along with quad 2.1GHz + quad 1.5Ghz, octa-core application processor. The devices sport a 5.1-inch Quad HD(2560×1440)Super AMOLED display at 577ppi.

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On the memory front, the S6 and S6 Edge comes with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage variants with support for Universal Flash Storage 2.0.

Both the devices comes with a 16MP OIS rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Camera features include: Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus.

On the connectivity front, the devices offer WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC and IR Remote.

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Sony Z4 Tablet

Not only is the Z4 the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet, but it also sports the best hardware in its class and a ridiculously long battery life.

gsmarena_001  The Xperia Z4 Tablet is a 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel tablet designed to be the best in class in just about everything, from its display to internals and even battery life. The device sports a Snapdragon 810, 64-bit octa-core processor, powering up its high-resolution display, which Sony claims is the world’s brightest tablet display out there. The tablet will also sport 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, and LTE on select models.gsmarena_002

For gamers, the Z4 will support playing PS4 games stored on your home console, like the Xperia Z3 before it. Plus you can connect a Dualshock 4 controller to your Z4 for the same gaming experience no matter where you are in the house.gsmarena_004

If you’re the outdoorsy type, the Xperia Z4 is IP68 rated. This means the device is dust and water resistant and can survive an accidental drop in the pool, kick in the sand, or other mishap. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s rugged, however: This tablet probably won’t fare well if you drop it onto concrete.

Sony Aqua M4 [Rs20,000]

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Sony, at the MWC 2015 trade show, has finally launched its water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone. The handset will be hitting the shelves in Spring this year in more than 80 countries and 100 carriers at a price tag of EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 20,600). The firm also launched its Xperia Z4 Tablet at the same event.

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is the successor of the company’s Xperia M2 Aqua, which was launched in August last year. Featuring nearly the same design profile as the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, the Xperia M4 Aqua runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. LTE and dual-SIM variants will be available in some markets.

The Xperia M4 Aqua features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (quad-core 1.5GHz + quad-core 1.0GHz), coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU.

sony_xperia_m4_aqua_hand.jpgA 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony Exmor RS mobile image sensor and f/2.0 aperture is housed inside the Xperia M4 Aqua, besides a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which comes with a wide 88-degree field of view. As for storage, the smartphone comes in 8GB and 16GB of inbuilt storage variants and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. A 2400mAh battery is onboard, rated to deliver a talk time of up to 13 hours, and standby time up to 779 hours