OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus reportedly installs a diagnostic app on its devices The company is looking into it, co-founder Pei said OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 reportedly install the backdoor app OnePlus has landed in soup again just a few days ahead of the launch of its much-anticipated OnePlus 5T smartphone. The Chinese company has been found to leave behind an app on its recent devices that can act as a backdoor capable of providing root access without unlocking. For end users, this essentially means that some OnePlus smartphones can be easily rooted without…

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OnePlus 5T Specifications Spotted on GFXBench, Camera Reported to Lack Optical Zoom

OnePlus 5T Specifications Spotted on GFXBench, Camera Reported to Lack Optical Zoom

HIGHLIGHTS GFXBench highlights Android 7.1.1 Nougat on OnePlus 5T The benchmark listing confirms 6-inch display The early camera review reports f/1.7 aperture lenses While we are just a couple of days ahead of its formal launch, the hardware of the OnePlus 5T has now paid a visit on benchmark app GFXBench to reveal all its key specifications. A separate report from Germany claims that the new OnePlus smartphone doesn’t have optical zoom, which was a featured on the OnePlus 5 earlier this year. The listing on the GFXBench site highlights the presence of Android 7.1.1 Nougat…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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Got Thanksgiving Travel Coming Up? Keep These 8 Yoga Poses In Your Back Pocket

Got Thanksgiving Travel Coming Up? Keep These 8 Yoga Poses In Your Back Pocket

Travel and stress go together like almond butter and gluten-free toast: No matter how many deep breaths and “om nama shivayas” you think you can bring with you on your carry-on, traveling—especially during the holidays—comes with its fair share of upsets. As a frequent traveler myself, I’ve experienced my fair share of missed flights, screaming babies, snoring neighboring passengers, and a set of inexplicable flight delays. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, one tool that has always helped me to unwind and relax in just about any situation (and…

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Blinding lake-effect snow, bitterly cold winds to cause Thanksgiving travel delays

Blinding lake-effect snow, bitterly cold winds to cause Thanksgiving travel delays

Following mild, wet weather to end this week, progressively colder air will unleash rounds of heavy lake-effect snow from the Upper Midwest to the interior Northeast for travel during the week of Thanksgiving. Travel delays related to wind and/or snow are likely in parts of the midwestern and eastern United States. “We expect two major pushes of cold air into the eastern half of U.S. during the week of Thanksgiving,” according to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Evan Duffey. The weather pattern is giving mixed signals as to whether a storm will…

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Terror and Trump have transformed Norwegian travel habits

Terror and Trump have transformed Norwegian travel habits

Over half of Norway’s 5.5 million inhabitants plan to travel abroad sometime this winter, but fewer want to travel to the USA than in previous years. The UK is the strongest attraction, reports ScienceNordic. Terrorist threats and atrocities appear to be impacting Norwegians’ travel habits less this year than in 2016. Last year, one in three mentioned terrorist acts and threats as factors swaying their travel and holiday plans. Now that concern impacts just one in four when deciding on holiday trips abroad. The latest survey of Norwegian vacation habits was…

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Glorious Traditional Indian Bridal Look Dress and Jewelry

Glorious Traditional Indian Bridal Look Dress and Jewelry

Indian gems assumes a noteworthy part in finishing the look of a lady. There are an assortment of jeweled piece accumulations accessible in the market to decorate the lady of the hour for her big day. Various brands and adornments planners today are putting forth a range of determinations regarding stone setting, outline and style contingent upon various Traditional Indian Bridal Look  events and services.   Shimmering decorations running from pieces of jewelry, studs, maang tika, arm band, anklets, belts and rings enhance the lady of the hour from make…

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AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

The AICTE has also issued a show cause notice to the administration of the college for failing to comply with the recommendation of a Standing Appellate Committee (SAC) issued in April. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has barred GB Pant Engineering College here from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 as it lacks basic facilities and infrastructure. The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks facilities like research labs, sick room, common room for boys…

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Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

A total of 186,267 Indian students were studying in US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by 29.4%. Photo: New Delhi: Indian students’ flow to the US for higher education rose 12.3% in 2016-17, a three-year low, amid concerns over changes in US immigration policy. According to official data released on Monday, a total of 186,267 Indians were studying in the US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by…

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7-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in exam papers: UPSC

7-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in exam papers: UPSC

It is probably the first time that the UPSC has fixed a deadline for candidates to make representations on exam papers. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has fixed a seven-day time frame for candidates to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions asked in the various examinations conducted by it. Thousands of students appear in various recruitment examinations conducted by the commission. These include the civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others. “For each examination, a time frame of 7 days (a…

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