OnePlus 5T with edge-to-edge display to launch in November: Report
Electronics & Gadgets   Tuesday, October 10, 2017 IST

Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is reportedly gearing up to release OnePlus 5T in November this year.

The biggest upgrade is said to be in display, with the company increasing the screen size of the 5T model to 6-inches with 2160 x 1080p resolution, thereby making it an 18:9 smartphone for better visual experience, GizmoChina reported on Monday.

The successor to OnePlus 5 seems to take a cue from Samsung Galaxy S8 on the front with narrow bezels on the top as well as the bottom and a taller-than-wider design language.

“The launch is said to be around early November so there isn’t a lot of time left for its official unveiling of the device,” the report added.

 

 

OnePlus 5 with dual rear cameras was launched in India in June in two variants -- 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage for Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively.

The device houses 16MP+20MP rear dual-camera combination and 16MP front shooter.

Smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio or edge-to-edge displays are a rage now and China-based Vivo also introduced a 18:9 aspect ratio flagship device in September.

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Uber app can secretly record your iPhone screen, security researcher reveals.
Electronics & Gadgets   Friday, October 6, 2017 IST
 

Uber may have been secretly recording your iPhone screen, even when the app is closed. Will Strafach, a New York-based security researcher, discovered that the taxi hailing app had received a special permission from Apple to access the screen-recording feature. The company, however, rejected the security breach fears, stating the code was installed to improve the experience on Apple Watch version of the app. It is worth understanding that Apple gives “entitlements”, a code to developers for enabling access to key features of an iPhone. Access to the screen-recording feature, however, is not available to all developers. Strafach claims that no other third-party apps except Uber had this special privilege. The permission is known as “com.apple.private.allow-explicit-graphics-priority” and allows developers to access and alter parts iPhone’s memory that contains data on pixel and display.

 

 
For now, there is no concrete evidence that Uber actually took advantage of this access. The company claims it has now removed the API (aplication program interface) from the app.
 
“It’s not connected to anything else in our current codebase and the diff [sic] to remove it is already being pushed into production. This API would allow maps to render on your phone in the background and then be sent to your Apple Watch,” an Uber spokesperson is quoted as saying by Cnet.
 
“Subsequent updates to Apple Watch and our app removed this dependency, so we’re removing the API completely,” added the spokesperson.

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