‘Hardware News’ Archives
When we think of the iPhone 5, we know that it has a smaller 4-inch screen compared to other flagships in the market. We also know that it is only available in two colour options. These include black and white. According to a report, this is about to change, as Apple is said to be thinking of launching a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone in a variety of colours. This is exactly what its biggest rival, Samsung, has done with great success. The Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 are two of the most popular devices in the market.
The news comes to us courtesy of Reuters. Their anonymous source said, “They constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you’re not really sure whether this is the final prototype.”
Apple itself has dropped a hint regarding bigger-screened iPhones. At last month’s AllThingsD conference, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said, “We haven’t so far. That doesn’t shut off the future.”
Of course, since Apple is yet to confirm planning to launch larger-screened iPhones in a variety of colours, take this with a pinch of salt.
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Leaked photos of the Nokia Lumia EOS have surfaced on the internet, showing a massive hole on the back casing for the camera. This suggests that it will sport a camera like the 41-megapixel camera on the PureView 808.
An anonymous tipster sent the photos to WPDang, a Chinese site. The photos posted on the site show the EOS looking a lot like other Lumia devices. The only difference is the massive hole for the camera. It is even shown side by side with Nokia Lumia 920. This gives you an idea on the difference between the two. One photo shows a shot of the side of the rumoured handset, showing a large protrusion on the back casing. This suggests that the handset will sport a similar camera to the PureView 808.
Of course, since Nokia is yet to reveal anything official about the Lumia EOS, there’s no way of knowing if these photos are the real deal or not. So take this with a pinch of salt.
Nokia promised to lift the lid on a new device this summer. We’re hoping that this will be the unveiling of the Lumia EOS.
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A group of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers will be demonstrating at the Black Hat 2013 hacker conference in July how to hack into an iPhone using a malicious charger.
On the Blackhat website, the group announced, “Apple iOS devices are considered by many to be more secure than other mobile offerings. In evaluating this belief, we investigated the extent to which security threats were considered when performing everyday activities such as charging a device. The results were alarming: despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully injected arbitrary software into current-generation Apple devices running the latest operating system (OS) software. All users are affected, as our approach requires neither a jailbroken device nor user interaction.
“In this presentation, we demonstrate how an iOS device can be compromised within one minute of being plugged into a malicious charger. We first examine Apple’s existing security mechanisms to protect against arbitrary software installation, then describe how USB capabilities can be leveraged to bypass these defense mechanisms. To ensure persistence of the resulting infection, we show how an attacker can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications.
“To demonstrate practical application of these vulnerabilities, we built a proof of concept malicious charger, called Mactans, using a BeagleBoard. This hardware was selected to demonstrate the ease with which innocent-looking, malicious USB chargers can be constructed. While Mactans was built with limited amount of time and a small budget, we also briefly consider what more motivated, well-funded adversaries could accomplish. Finally, we recommend ways in which users can protect themselves and suggest security features Apple could implement to make the attacks we describe substantially more difficult to pull off.”
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