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Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

HIGHLIGHTS Active exploits of the flaw were discovered two months back Latest security update fixes several critical vulnerabilities The patch for the flaw was earlier expected to come in November In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for ... Read More »

Apple Said to Hold Talks With Government About Retail Stores in India

Apple Inc officials on Tuesday met Commerce Ministry top brass amid its plans to open stores in India without initially having to source components locally. According to sources, the meeting chaired by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek lasted for almost an hour with senior officials from Apple discussing details of the new Foreign Direct Investment ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

Jio Happy New Year Offer, Nokia Android Phone, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer extends free services to March 31, 2017 Nokia Android smartphone launch confirmed for first half of 2017 Gooligan malware steals data of over a million Android users Today was a pretty big day in the world of technology news as Reliance Jio announced the Happy New Year Offer that makes services free for ... Read More »

OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3 in India: What’s New and Different?

OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3 in India: What’s New and Different? HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 3T will go on sale later this month It has been priced at a starting price of $439 (roughly Rs. 29,800) OnePlus 3T comes with a lot of improvements over OnePlus 3 As expected, the OnePlus 3T has been launched in India, making it the third Snapdragon ... Read More »

Jio Happy New Year Offer, OnePlus 3T in India, Lenovo K6 Power Launch, and More Stories This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio extended free services with the Happy New Year Offer OnePlus 3T, successor to the popular OnePlus 3, launched in India Lenovo K6 Power budget smartphone comes with a massive battery Reliance Jio is continuing to upend the telecom industry, and this week made an announcement that it’s free services will continue till March 2017, instead of stopping ... Read More »

Features Android and iOS Should Borrow From Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Others

HIGHLIGHTS iOS and Android used to be distinctly different in their early days Of late, they’ve overlapped in terms of features and finish Google and Apple should ‘take some inspiration’ from fading competitors During their infancy, it was very easy to distinguish between Android and iOS. Apple’s mobile operating system was well-designed and easy to use. Google’s Android was customisable ... Read More »

How Technology is soaring the Growth of Virgin Media

For a company that has managed to capture a big chunk of UK’s market, there is no doubt Virgin Media is enjoying a great business environment. Over the years, this UK based company has grown at astounding rates. Currently, it serves as the chief alternative to the largely embraced BT. Virgin Media offers a wide range of services and products ... Read More »

watchOS 3.1.1 Update Reportedly Rolled Back After Apple Watch Bricking Issues

Photo Credit: MacRumors HIGHLIGHTS Many Apple Watch Series 2 devices got bricked Apple has pulled back the watchOS 3.1.1 update Affected smartwatches will need to be replaced. In a new development, Apple has reportedly rolled back the watchOS 3.1.1 update. Many users started reporting of bricked Apple Watch Series 2 (Review) devices, forcing Apple to pull the update. Soon after ... Read More »

Opera 42 for Windows, Mac, Linux Gets Built-in Currency Conversion and More

HIGHLIGHTS Currency conversion is now built-in with Opera 42 It supports the INR currency as well Opera 42 also made improvements in news feed discovery Internet browser Opera has released a new stable desktop version for all users, and it comes with a few nifty features worth highlighting. The biggest addition in Opera 42 is the built-in currency converter tool ... Read More »