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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Samsung Galaxy S7 at Rs. 29,990 in Samsung Mobiles Fest Sale on Flipkart

Samsung Galaxy S7 at Rs. 29,990 in Samsung Mobiles Fest Sale on Flipkart

HIGHLIGHTS Several Samsung smartphones received discounts The Mobiles Fest ends on Wednesday Samsung Galaxy On Max, Galaxy On5 and others available Samsung Galaxy S7 is available for Rs. 29,990 as the Samsung Mobiles Fest sale on Flipkart enters its third day. The Samsung Galaxy S7 deal brings down the price of the 2016 flagship smartphone by Rs. 16,010, from its listing price of Rs. 46,000. Along with this, buyers can exchange their phone to get exchange discount of up to Rs. 25,000 to further bring down the price. Moreover, Flipkart is giving at Rs….

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iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

HIGHLIGHTS As of November 6, 52 percent of Apple devices running iOS 11 The adoption rate of iOS 10 drops to 38 percent Apple skipped the release of iOS adoption data in October As per official figures, iOS 11’s adoption rate isn’t as strong as previous versions. It is now running on 52 percent of Apple devices – meaning 48 percent of the available hardware is yet to be upgraded. Apple on Tuesday updated its support page for developers with the fresh numbers stating the adoption of iOS 11. The page also reveals that…

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The state that is leading the way on health care

The state that is leading the way on health care

Could a state in one of the farthest corners of our country finally help us turn a corner on health care? It looked like that on Tuesday when the people of Maine voted decisively to expand Medicaid over the wishes of their governor, Paul LePage, bringing health care coverage to 70,000 people in the state, many for the first time. This extraordinary ballot box accomplishment by state voters — and by grass-roots organizers — could potentially spark a movement across the country to expand and lock in Medicaid access, bringing health care to millions…

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Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

LITTLE CURRENT—A small gathering of folks came together on a recent Sunday afternoon at the Island Jar in Little Current to discuss veganism and to try out some new recipes. Workshop facilitator Ryan Hutchinson of Sandfield shared the story of his path to veganism and presented many arguments for switching to a vegan diet and its associated benefits while walking workshop participants through the preparation of vegan “cheese” and lasagna. Mr. Hutchinson stressed that while transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, or even if someone isn’t interested in converting to a…

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Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will play the role of a student before Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season nine, to be telecast on Sony TV at 9 pm on Friday. The recording of the episode was completed a few days ago. Anand was invited as a special guest and he ended up winning Rs 25 lakh on the hot seat. He answered seven questions, and was assisted a couple of times by IIT student Anup Kumar in the audience gallery. Anand was…

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Raghuram Rajan speaks on demonetisation, economy and life after RBI: Full text of interview

Raghuram Rajan speaks on demonetisation, economy and life after RBI: Full text of interview

Economist and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan speaks to HT about the impact of demonetisation, the benefits of GST, Indians’ knack for ‘jugaad’ and working on building a liberal arts university in India. Q: Many congratulations on your new book. Already a lot of debate has been generated, specifically on demonetisation. I know you want to talk about a lot of things, but a few questions that still remain unanswered… A: That will remain unanswered. Q. You have talked about an RBI note to government on the preparations and the time required for demonetisation. Can you…

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Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

A brief training in mindfulness strategies may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol consumption, claim researchers (including one of Indian origin). After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness — which involves focusing on what is happening in the present moment — heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, researchers said. “We found that a simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” said Sunjeev Kamboj from University College London (UCL) in the…

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