Nokia Phones Lead Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings Based on Software and Security Updates

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Nokia Phones Lead Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings Based on Software and Security Updates

Nokia smartphones lead cybersecurity firm, Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings 2020 based on software and security updates and build quality. According to Gadgets 360 that accessed the report by the company, a total of 20 Nokia smartphones sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 are credited with the most comprehensive software and security updates. The report comes at a time when cybersecurity is of paramount significance as people across the world are spending more time with their smartphone amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the pandemic, smartphones are not only used for connecting with friends and family but also for online banking, work from home, virtual classroom and more.

As per the Counterpoint report cited by the publication, Nokia brand-licensee HMD Global has also been consistent with monthly Android security patches on Nokia phones sold between Q3

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iPhone 12 review: One of our highest-rated phones of all time


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The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are here and mark the beginning of a new generation of iPhone. Support for 5G, a new hardware design and camera improvements are a significant step away from the iPhone X generation of devices. This is nothing new. Apple did something similar in 2010 with the iPhone 4 and in 2014 when it released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

There is one big difference with the iPhone 12 generation, though. It’s the first time there are four new iPhones at once: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you want to go small and reap the benefits of a lower price there’s the Mini. If you want the biggest iPhone with the newest in iPhone cameras, get the Pro Max. But that leaves the 12 and 12 Pro which

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Busted: Racket selling stolen phones as ‘imported’ gadgets in Chennai | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Police on Thursday busted a major racket that involved refurbishing and selling stolen mobile phones as ‘imported’ devices for throwaway prices at Burma Bazaar as well as in other states and arrested 12 men. A hunt has been launched for three traders.
A deeply entrenched nexus among mobile phone robbers, ‘agents’ and some traders at Burma Bazaar helped the racket flourish, a police officer said. A trap was laid to nab robbers N Balamurugan, 40 and S Satish, 40, and agents Gulam, 36, Ali, 32, Iqbal, 35, and Kamaruddin.
Among the others, R Marudhu, 49, and S Anthonysamy, 48, were nabbed in the Seven Wells limits police limits, S Chandru, 38, and Pugazhendhi, 35, were nabbed under North Beach police station limits and Naveen Kumar, 27, of Vyasarpadi and Ajit, 19, of Pulianthope were nabbed in MKB Nagar. Nearly 60 phones were seized from some of them before all
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Huawei Mate 40 phones launch despite chip freeze

Huawei has unveiled its Mate 40 smartphones claiming they feature a more “sophisticated” processor than Apple’s forthcoming iPhones.

The component was made using the same “five nanometre” process as its US rival’s chip, but contains billions more transistors.

As a result, the Chinese firm claims its phones are more powerful.

However, Huawei has had its supply of the chips cut off because of a US trade ban that came into effect in September.

That means that once its stockpile of the new Kirin 9000 processors runs out, it faces being unable to make more of the Mate 40 handsets in their current form.

At present, only Taiwan’s TSMC and South Korea’s Samsung have the expertise and equipment to manufacture 5nm chips, and both are forbidden to supply Huawei with them or any other semiconductor product whose creation involves “US technology and software”.

The States says the move has been taken

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From a World’s First Connecting the Internet with Mobile Phones to Pioneering Chat Commerce, Clickatell Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Consumers spend 90% of their screen time on five mobile apps, and chat apps rank number one. They prefer digital commerce experiences and expect to be able to buy goods and access services 24×7 from anywhere.

A recent Aberdeen research report, “Maximize the ROI of Chat in Commerce Activities,” indicates that companies incorporating chat capabilities enjoy 75% greater year-over-year growth in annual revenue and 89% greater annual growth in cross-sell and up-sell revenue.

“Chat commerce is how availability for financial opportunities will unfold for the next billion people,” said Pieter de Villiers, co-founder and CEO at Clickatell.

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation across businesses around the world, including digital commerce, and people are embracing commerce via chat. “The next billion people and millions of merchants will not be onboarded through websites, email,

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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones might sport even larger camera bumps

If you’re not particularly fond of the big camera bumps on the Galaxy S20, its follow-up might not change your mind. OnLeaks and Pigtou (thanks to Xleaks7) have shared what they say are leak-based renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S21, or Galaxy S30, and the camera modules would be virtually inescapable on the upcoming phones. Even the standard version would have a three-camera bump that appears to spill over the edge, with the flash moved to the side to keep its look clean.

Not surprisingly, OnLeaks further claimed the Ultra variant would have an even larger array that runs right to the edge of the phone, unlike the S20 Ultra’s suddenly compact-looking design.

The external profiles don’t provide too many clues as to what the Galaxy S21 (or S30) would entail, although there are a few clues that it would be a relatively safe design beyond the bumps. The standard model

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What to Do With Old Phones, Cameras, Laptops, and Tablets

Electronic waste is a huge problem, one that’s getting worse: We’re now producing 21 percent more e-waste globally than we were five years ago. When it comes to gadgets like phones, your brand new model will likely be superseded in a year, and sometimes not even that.

That’s why it’s worth thinking twice about what you do with your old gadgets whenever something new arrives. You might be surprised at how many ways you can repurpose an old piece of hardware, even if it’s several years old and has become too slow to fulfill its original function properly anymore.

These are some of our favorite ideas, but there are more out there—with a little bit of imagination, you might be able to come up with something new.

Turn an Old Phone or Tablet Into a Security Camera

When a smartphone has outlived its usefulness, don’t toss it. There’s a lot

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Latest Mobile Phones – Technically Modified Gadget

The latest gadgets are always amongst favorite lists of mobile users and they always keep a check on the market for the latest gizmos. Invention of mobile phones leads to communication with a single click of a button. Today’s phones are more advanced than the previous phones. They are capable of facilitating users with Internet browsing to sending and receiving mails.

To satisfy the increased demand of mobiles manufacturers are consistently entering with sophisticated latest mobile phones. Not just communication they are manufactured in a way to perform quality functions like camera, music player and gaming, Internet, data transfer etc.

From smart phones to MP3 capable phones, from high-definition camera phones to GPS technology enabled phones, all these variety are available in the market to lure mobile fanatic people. Popularity of phones has increased over short time period. They have become more than a communication device. Manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, … Read More