The Hacking Team cyberattack saga is not yet over, at least not while software companies rush to plug the exploits used and analysts pour over the 400gb of data that was leaked. For the average consumer, the idea that the Hacking Team products could be used by governments to spy on them is scary enough. Fortunately, there is now a free tool available for checking for the presence of Hacking Team spyware on home computers.
Just last week, ZTE announced the Axon, a high-end Android smartphone, for the U.S. market, and it looks like the company has not forgotten about its home country. ZTE just launched the Axon in China, along with a premium version called Axon Lux, as well as what looks like a mid-range version of the device called Axon Mini.
Ahead of its official unveiling on the 28th of July next week, the Motorola Moto G 2015 has been leaked yet again. This time around, official renders of it have surfaced, along with several interesting specifications such as a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display and an upper mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 processor; a notable upgrade over last year’s Moto G.
Qualcomm’s recent troubles appear to continue as the company has announced that it plans to cut its current workforce by about 10-percent. Complicating matters is talk that the company is contemplating splitting in two; separating the manufacturing and licensing divisions into different entities.
Google recently introduced a new tool for its Google Maps called Timeline, that will show you all the places you have ever been to. It sounds pretty scary, but if you would like to have a record of your past holidays, or have been desperately trying to find that restaurant you stumbled upon last year, it could come in handy.
“Mi 4 International”. That was the tagline Xiaomi chose for its latest smartphone, the Mi 4i. The first Xiaomi smartphone developed from the ground up for the international market, the Mi 4i has also got a lot riding on it – is this the smartphone that Xiaomi wants the world to associate it with?
This is something for you networking folks out there: ASUS is apparently planning to release a limited edition version of its famed RT-AC87U wireless router into Malaysian market. By limited, we mean only 50 out of 1,000 units of the router will be made available in our market.
It seems like OnePlus is very confident of its upcoming flagship’s camera performance. Just recently, the company has released several sample images taken with the OnePlus 2. These are then compared with images shot with the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6; two smartphones that are known for their excellent camera performance. How does the OnePlus 2 compare against these two devices? Not bad, actually.
Rumours of a potential electric vehicle from Apple have surfaced again after the company recently recruited several auto industry veterans. As a consumer electronics manufacturer, Apple would have little use for the expertise that these people bring; unless it is actually building a car.