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February 12, 2017

OnePlus 3T Review – The best Android phone on the market

Announced last October, the OnePlus 3T is one of the best Android phones on the market. The Chinese producer is a small company when compared to other smartphone manufacturers, and originally started by selling only high-end smartphones.

However, they changed their direction in 2016 when they released two very similar phones within the space of six months. The more recent one is the 3T, which we’re talking about today. The design of the two is identical, but the performance of the 3T is far superior.

Aesthetically pleasing, in aluminium, well-detailed and easy to handle, the OnePlus 3T already gives a good impression. The display is a 5.5″ Optic AMOLED [...]

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February 11, 2017

Android Wear 2.0: Google’s Last Shot At Giving Android Wear A Meaning

Over the last year or so we have seen a large number of manufacturers pledge their support to the newest wearables platform that has been developed by Google. However, dismal sales numbers and lack of functionality have given all of these manufacturers cold feet. We have seen that most companies that had initially pledged their support have stated that they have no intentions of making more Android Wear smartwatches in the near future. The likes of Motorola and Huawei have shelved all their plans for any future smartwatches already. The only company that has a new watch coming out is LG.

Having said that, Google has delayed the launch of its 2.0 platform for quite a while, but [...]

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November 4, 2016

Xiaomi’s new Mi Mix is the smartphone of your dreams

In the past few years, Xiaomi has gone from a small Beijing based electronics manufacturer to a multi billion dollar company recognized internationally for their premium, yet affordable products. Not too long ago the Mi 5 was released, a powerful smartphone made to compete with Apple and Samsung’s flagships. It was (and still is) and excellent device, sporting the highest end specs of its time while retaining an affordable price tag and a premium build. Successes like the have resulted in Xiaomi becoming the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer. But their new device, the Mi Mix, is hardly for the masses.

Immediately noticeable is the bezel, or rather lack thereof. The Mi [...]

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February 17, 2016

New Android Malware Spreads through SMS

Heimdal Security, a danish computer security firm has discovered a new malware targeting Android phones around Europe, the company stated that the virus has already been sent to over 100,000 smartphones in Denmark alone.

Mazar – as coined by the security firm- is a virus that spreads through SMS sending a link to the victim’s smartphone, tricking the user into believing that the link will show them a MMS, but instead the link downloads a malicious MMS viewer application running with root privileges that lets the attacker make arbitrary changes to the smartphone.

The malware is also able to read and send SMS messages, make calls, inject itself into the Google [...]

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