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Google introduces offline search for its Mobile App

Google introduces offline search for its Mobile App

Google have today rolled out a new offline search feature for its traditional search app which lets you save your searches when you are not online. As soon as you go online, you automatically get all your searches displayed one by one.  

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Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Security researchers have identified a “highly effective” phishing scam that’s been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team that makes a popular security tool for the blog site WordPress, warned of the attack in a recent blog post, noting that it has been “having a wide impact, even on experienced technical users.” (See these people, whose accounts were targeted.) Here’s how the swindle works. The attacker, usually disguised as a trusted contact, sends a boobytrapped email to a prospective victim. Affixed to that email, there appears to be a regular attachment, say a PDF document. Nothing seemingly out of the ordinary. But the attachment is actually an embedded image that has been crafted to look like a PDF. Rather than reveal a preview of the document when clicked, that embedded image links out to a fake Google login page. And this is where the scam gets really devious. Everything about this sign-in page looks authentic: the Google logo, the username and password entry fields, the tagline (“One account. All of Google.”). By all indications, the page is a facsimile of the real thing. Except for one clue: the browser’s address bar. Even there, it can be easy to miss the cue. The text still includes the “https://accounts.google.com,” a URL that seems legitimate. There’s a problem though; that URL is preceded by the prefix “data:text/html.” Via WordFence  In fact, the text in the address bar is what’s known as a “data URI,” not a URL. A data URI embeds a file, whereas a URL identifies a page’s location on the web. If you were were to zoom out on the address bar, you would find a long string of characters, a script that serves up a file designed to look like a Gmail login page. This is the trap. As soon as a person enters her username and password into the fields, the attackers capture the information. To make matters worse, once they gain access to a person’s inbox, they immediately reconnoiter the compromised account and prepare to launch their next bombardment. They find past emails and attachments, create booby trapped-image versions, drum up believable subject lines, and then target the person’s contacts. And so the vicious cycle of hijackings continues. Google Chrome users can protect themselves by checking the address bar and making sure a green lock symbol appears before entering their personal information into a site. Because scammers have been known to create HTTPS-protected phishing sites,...

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Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

As per a few reports coming out of Sammobile, our most reliable source of scoops and insights on everything related to Samsung, have confirmed that the following devices will be getting the latest Android Nougat update in the coming months. There were rumors floating around since the last few days that the update was ready to roll out for the GALAXY S7 and the S7 Edge and they would probably still be the first devices to officially receive the latest update. Here’s the list of all the devices that are scheduled to receive the update: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy A9/A9 Pro Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 As mentioned earlier, the official dates for the updates roll out have still to be officially confirmed by Samsung but we do expect them to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2017 (fingers crossed). For those of you owning any of the aforementioned devices receives the update in the near future, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further happenings in the weeks to come so do stick around for more....

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Huawei Sweeps the Market With Its Staggering New Prices

Huawei Sweeps the Market With Its Staggering New Prices

Huawei has swept the market with its startling new prices for the new year– Huawei recently unveiled the new price updates of a few of its hot selling devices for 2017, which has the tech-lovers going crazy! To the consumer’s great delight, as a New Year treat, Huawei has decreased the prices for some of its best selling smartphones in the market. A few incredible models of Huawei: P8 Lite, P9 Lite, Honor 5X, Y5 II 3G, and the Y6 II LTE have undergone a major change in their prices, with the primary intention of benefiting and treating the loyal consumers. The P8 Lite now stands at Rs. 21,000/-, which was Rs. 22,000/- earlier. The P9 Lite is now Rs. 25,900/-, significantly decreasing from Rs. 28,500/-. The Honor 5X has decreased to Rs. 23,000/- instead of Rs. 25,000/-. The Y5 II 3G is now at Rs.12,800/- instead of Rs. 13,500/-, whereas the Y6 II LTE is down to Rs. 19,299/- instead of Rs. 19,900/-. “Huawei firmly believes in staying up-to-date in this technological advanced world and therefore, we go out of the way to be the most avant-garde smart phone company. Huawei believes in treating its loyal customers who have helped us become one of the top smartphone brands in the world and therefore, as a token of appreciation for the new year we have decreased the prices of some of our highly sought after models”. – Marketing Manager, Huawei. As its New Year’s Resolution for 2017, Huawei manages to put forward yet another great deal for its customers. Go to buy a new year gift at the nearest store without hesitation or you will be left holding the...

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iDroidUSA introduces new range of affordable smartphones and wearables

iDroidUSA introduces new range of affordable smartphones and wearables

Time and again we have seen new OEMs making their mark in the smartphone industry and are continuing to do so. Some of the major players in the market that include Xiaomi, Amazon, OnePlus, Huawei, Infinix among others have been creating major strides in recent times. One such name that even though is unknown in this part of the world is iDroidUSA. For our readers who are residing in the United States, iDroid is a common name but for the rest of us especially those living in other countries like Pakistan, iDroid is a relatively new brand. The concept of the brand was initiated by a group of four IT entrepreneurs who launched the company in 2014 in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, USA. The company has now expanded its operations across the United States, Canada, EU and Latin America and has offices in Philadelphia, Vancouver, Houston, Amsterdam and Dubai. What started of as an idea behind the most user friendly tablet PC in the world quickly transformed into  an entity which is now manufacturing not just smartphones but a plethora of other devices including smart wearables, feature phones, accessories and VR headsets. The one area which the company likes to put their major focus on is the masses and for that reason have come up with devices which are not only easily affordable but at the same time offer excellent value for money. Some of the honorable mentions in their lineup include the Tango A5, iDroid Miami Mi5, the iDroid Apache G6 which not only pack a serious punch as far as the device’s hardware is concerned, but also at the same time provide most of the features that are available in other flagship devices that are available in the market. So what do you guys think about iDroidUSA? Would you like to get your hands on of one their devices if it comes to Pakistan? We would certainly like to hear from you guys so feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers!! For more information on iDroid, feel free to visit their website . To find out more, click here:...

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Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

After months of speculations and unconfirmed rumors, Nokia, the brand that we had loved and basically grew up with is finally back with a big bang. After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is proud to announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer. The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers. With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodizing processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium uni-body with the highest level of visual and structural quality. Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance. The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat and is packed with entertainment to bring to life the latest that Android has to offer. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI...

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