Security firm shows Xiaomi smartphones secretly stealing your data (Updated)

Security firm shows Xiaomi smartphones secretly stealing your data (Updated)

NEWS  /  11 Aug 2014  /  1 weeks ago

Finnish security firm F-Secure has published a blog detailing how a brand new Xiaomi RedMi 1S smartphone silently uploaded a users' phone number, the network being used, the phone's IMEI number, as well as the phone's entire list of contacts to a Xiaomi server.

Microsoft Unveils S$40 Nokia 130, the most affordable phone with video and music player

Microsoft Unveils S$40 Nokia 130, the most affordable phone with video and music player

NEWS  /  11 Aug 2014  /  1 weeks ago

Microsoft just unveiled the world's most affordable phone, the Nokia 130. Priced at just €19, the Nokia 130 has a 1.8-inch color display, a 1,020mAh battery, a microSD memory card slot and runs on Series 30+ mobile platform.

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

NEWS  /  11 Aug 2014  /  1 weeks ago

Losing your phone can be a nightmare, but if it's an Android phone, you might be able to recover it with Android Device Manager.

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

NEWS  /  11 Aug 2014  /  1 weeks ago

Microsoft is giving free phones for employees at its Nokia unit in Beijing if they apply for the company's volunteer resignation package. Can you guess which phone model? Hit the link to find out more.

Sony's invite for IFA 2014 leaked, hints at new phones and lens cameras

Sony's invite for IFA 2014 leaked, hints at new phones and lens cameras

NEWS  /  08 Aug 2014  /  1 weeks ago

Sony's press invite for IFA 2014 has been leaked on the Internet, which hints that the company is planning to unveil several new products including smartphones and lens cameras.

LG G3 Stylus leaked in promo video, plans to counter the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

LG G3 Stylus leaked in promo video, plans to counter the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

NEWS  /  07 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

LG may be planning to take on Samsung and its range of Galaxy Note phablets with its upcoming G3 Stylus, which was leaked in an official promotional video for the G3 Beat.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G available in Singapore at the end of the year

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G available in Singapore at the end of the year

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi Singapore just informed HardwareZone that the Redmi Note 4G will be available at the end of the year.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G with Snapdragon 400 announced, 10g lighter and no dual-SIM slot

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G with Snapdragon 400 announced, 10g lighter and no dual-SIM slot

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi just unveiled the 4G variant of the Redmi Note. Besides the change of processor to Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, the Redmi Note 4G is lighter by 10g and loses the dual-SIM support.

Specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked, 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen expected

Specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked, 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen expected

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Chinese site CNMO published a report stating that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will sport a smaller 5.5-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display. Read to find out more about its alleged specs.

Guess which brands overtook Samsung as the top phone vendor in China and India

Guess which brands overtook Samsung as the top phone vendor in China and India

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Two different research reports revealed that Samsung lost its title as the top phone vendor in China and India last quarter. Apparently, the world's largest phone company was dethroned by two relatively young phone brands. Hit the link to find out more.

Apple to schedule iPhone 6 event on September 9?

Apple to schedule iPhone 6 event on September 9?

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Re/code reports that Apple is scheduling a media event on Tuesday, September 9 to launch the iPhone 6.

Xiaomi teases lighter and faster Redmi Note with 4G, announcement in a few hours

Xiaomi teases lighter and faster Redmi Note with 4G, announcement in a few hours

NEWS  /  06 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi's co-founder Bin Lin teased on his Facebook Page that a lighter and faster Redmi Note is coming later today. It is very likely to support 4G LTE connectivity.

SingTel offers free all-day unlimited local mobile data usage on August 9

SingTel offers free all-day unlimited local mobile data usage on August 9

NEWS  /  05 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

To celebrate Singapore's 49th birthday, SingTel is offering its postpaid mobile subscribers free all-day unlimited mobile data usage on August 9.

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could get a more powerful processor

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could get a more powerful processor

NEWS  /  05 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

An analyst from Cowen & Co. believes that the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would be given a faster processor than the smaller 4.7-inch model.

New photos of Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked, shows off iPhone-like design

New photos of Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked, shows off iPhone-like design

NEWS  /  04 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

A new set of photos revealed the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha in its full glory. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Alpha has a design similar to the Apple iPhone 5S. Hit the link to find out more.

This is what the HTC One for Windows Phone looks like

This is what the HTC One for Windows Phone looks like

NEWS  /  04 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Move over Nokia Lumia 930, a new 5-inch Windows Phone flagship is (almost) in town.

Samsung schedules Unpacked event on September 3, likely to launch Galaxy Note 4

Samsung schedules Unpacked event on September 3, likely to launch Galaxy Note 4

NEWS  /  04 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Samsung has sent out media invites for an Unpacked event on September 3 at IFA 2014 where it is likely to launch the Galaxy Note 4.

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

NEWS  /  04 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Deemed as too addictive by its creator, Flappy Bird is back to frustrate more users, but only on the Amazon Fire TV box.

Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalty payment issues

Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalty payment issues

NEWS  /  04 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung for its failure to pay royalties on time and with accrued late payment interest. Apparently, Samsung cited "a fundamental disagreement" for doing so, which forced Microsoft to take legal action. Hit the link to find out more.

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

NEWS  /  01 Aug 2014  /  2 weeks ago

In a nutshell, Xiaomi says that's not true. More details after the jump.

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