Author Archives: Loknath Das

Apple Refutes iPhone Passcode Bypass Claims by Hacker, Claims It’s a Result of ‘Incorrect Testing’

HIGHLIGHTS A hacker had claimed a passcode bypass last week The hack appears to bypass lock out and erase data options Apple has disputed the genuinity of the hack Apple will soon bring the controversial USB Restricted Mode to iPhone and iPad devices with the rollout of iOS 12 later this year. This toggle in the settings will cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has ... Read More »

Honor 7X Price Cut in India, Gets Update With Game Suite, Ride Mode, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X price has been dropped in India The handset is now available with a starting price of Rs. 11,999 Honor has also brought a new software update Honor 7X has received a price cut of Rs. 1,000 in India. With the latest move, the handset is available with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB storage configuration, ... Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Users Get Android P Beta 2, ARCore Support Introduced

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 7 Plus users get Android P Beta 2 release It includes the final APIs (API level 28) as well as the official SDK ARCore is now also supported on Nokia 7 Plus At I/O 2018, Google had announced that it would make Android P Developer Previews available to various smartphones this year. Staying true to its promise, the Nokia 7 Plus is now getting ... Read More »

Why men tolerate stress incontinence for years before seeking treatment

Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help, says a new study. One third of patients also put up with it for more than five years, it added. SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine. The study, published in the ... Read More »

Low-cost plastic sensor to monitor neuro-degenerative diseases developed

Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semi-conducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neuro-degenerative diseases. The results, published in the journal Science Advances, suggest that the new device has a far simpler design than the existing ones, and opens up a wide range of ... Read More »

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 5.1.3 Update

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 5.1.3 update. Earlier this week, OnePlus 6 had started getting OxygenOS 5.1.8 as a new software update. Specifically for Indian users, the update brought all the features that debuted through the OxygenOS 5.1.7 released last week. That said, the company has clearly not forgotten about its older smartphones – OnePlus 5 and 5T – ... Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Honk Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,500 crores) from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what will be one of the biggest tech floats globally of recent years. Xiaomi, which also makes Internet-connected devices, plans to sell about 2.18 billion shares including about 65 ... Read More »

Moto One Power Alleged Live Images Reveal Display Notch, Vertical Dual Camera Setup

Moto One Power is expected to be Lenovo-owned brand Moto’s upcoming mid-range smartphone with premium specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM. In a new report, alleged live images of the handset have been revealed that give us a closer look at the Moto One Power. As per the images, the mid-ranger is expected to arrive with a ... Read More »

Microsoft Ends Official Forum Support for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The announcement was made last week in forum posts Support is also ending for other major Microsoft products Zune’s topic will remain available for browsing Microsoft, ever since the launch of Windows 10, has been focusing on tightening its updates and support rules across the board. In separate announcements last week, the Redmond, Washington giant stated that Microsoft Community Forums ... Read More »