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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Angelina Jolie Boosted Breast Cancer Genetic Testing: Study

Angelina Jolie Boosted Breast Cancer Genetic Testing: Study

Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie’s public disclosure in 2013 regarding her surgery for breast cancer led to a spike in genetic tests for a gene known to increase the deadly disease, a study has found. Jolie lost her mother to ovarian and breast cancer and grandmother and aunt to breast cancer. In an op-ed piece in The New York Times — a major US daily — Jolie announced that she had undergone surgery in order to reduce her chances of getting the disease. “My doctors estimated that I had an 87…

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Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Stepping up measures to control bird flu, the Centre today directed Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) to expedite testing of samples of birds for avian influenza virus detection and help states to prevent spread of the disease. Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has also been asked to carry out genome studies and sequencing of the new Virus H5N8 to know the source of the origin of the infection, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. This was communicated in a meeting called by Animal Husbandry…

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Traditional cholesterol testing may not predict heart disease

Traditional cholesterol testing may not predict heart disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Traditional testing for the level of a specific component of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) — the “good cholesterol” — may not be a better predictor of the damage or disease in the heart’s major blood vessels, says a study. Failure of drug trials to observe benefits by elevating high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the blood has raised serious doubts about HDL-C’s properties of reducing the formation of plaques that block our blood vessels…

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Twitter Testing Completely Revamped Android App in Beta

Twitter Testing Completely Revamped Android App in Beta

Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new design for an Android app version to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate. Several people using Twitter’s alpha and beta apps have begun seeing a design that places Twitter’sfour core areas main feed, Moments, notifications, and direct messages as large tabs across the top of the screen, The Verge reported on Wednesday. The new design is letting the users toggle between them either by tapping on the tab or by swiping side to side, making it much easier to navigate and…

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OnePlus One’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in ‘Final Testing Stage’

OnePlus One’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in ‘Final Testing Stage’

OnePlus had last year revealed its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule for its devices where it said that the OnePlus One running Cyanogen OS will start receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the first quarter. Now, the company’s co-founder and public face Carl Pei has confirmed that the Android Marshmallow for the OnePlus One was in the final testing stages. Unfortunately, Pei didn’t reveal the exact time of arrival of Marshmallow update. He said, “Marshmallow for the One is in the final testing stage. Can’t give ETA as it…

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