When Apple introduced the first iPhone way back in 2007, it was a device that was very much married to a PC or Mac. You needed a computer to activate the device, perform OS updates, install music, transfer contacts, etc. However, over the years, the iPhone has grown so independent that it doesn’t need a computer for much of anything at all.
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iOS Beta 13.4 Code Hints At Over-the-Air OS Recovery For iPhones
Samsung has announced its new Secure Element solution that offers secure key storage with CC EAL (Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level) 5+ certification and dedicated security software for enhanced data protection. The new Secure Element features a security chip and optimized software designed to guard private data on isolated data storage.
Source: Hot Hardware – Galaxy S20 Comes With Samsung’s First Dedicated Data Security Chip
At this point in time it is no secret that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) is able to access citizen’s phone calls and text messages. But has the NSA’s various surveillance programs yielded any results? It was recently revealed that the USA Freedom Act of 2015 has cost taxpayers over $100 million USD but has only led to one
Source: Hot Hardware – NSA’s 0 Million Phone Surveillance Program Resulted In Just Two Distinct Leads
A new security vulnerability has now been detailed that exposes portions of your device’s Wi-Fi traffic to nefarious individuals. The Kr00k vulnerability was disclosed today by ESET researchers presenting at the RSA Security Conference.
The problem lies with Wi-Fi chips that were manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress Semiconductor, and Kr00k
Source: Hot Hardware – Snooping Kr00k Wi-Fi Security Flaw Affects Billions Of Devices Including iPhones, Androids, Raspberry Pi
It will still be several more months before Microsoft launches its Surface Duo, a new dual-screen device that you can slip in your pocket. The Surface Duo is essentially an Android phone developed with the cooperation of Google on the software side. We don’t have a ton of details yet, though a leaked video points to an interesting “Peek” feature.
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Surface Duo ‘Peeks’ For The Camera In A Leaked Video
The bug is tracked as CVE-2020-6418, and it has a severity rating of high. Google
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Patches Severe Chrome Browser Zero-Day Exploit, Update Now
Microsoft is investing heavily into its next-generation Microsoft Edge browser, which is based on Google Chromium. And as you might expect, Microsoft wants to get as many people over to the new Edge as soon as possible. With that in mind, the company has announced that Windows Insiders who are currently enrolled in the Release Preview ring
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Shifts Focus To Chromium Edge Browser Automatic Rollouts For Windows PCs
This may come as a surprise to some people (and not to others), but the iPhone XR was the best selling smartphone in all of 2019, and by a big margin, according to data corralled by Omdia. The tracking firm says Apple shipped 46.3 million iPhone XR models last year, beating the best selling Android phone, Samsung’s Galaxy A10, by 16 million
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iPhone XR Reportedly Took Global Smartphone Sales Crown For 2019
Intel and AMD are arming themselves with an updated arsenal of mobile CPUs, but which one will win the war? That remains to be seen. As we await the next-gen skirmish, however, more leaked benchmarks have emerged. This time the focus is on Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake-H series, and specifically the 10th generation Core i9-10880H.
Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Core i9-10880H Comet Lake-H Benchmarks Leak, Ready To Battle AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
LG it is ready to jump back into the limelight with the release of its latest flagship mobile device, the V60 ThinQ 5G. As you’d expect from a flagship Android smartphone release in 2020, the V60 ThinQ 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 SoC which is mandatorily paired with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
The V60 ThinQ 5G follows
Source: Hot Hardware – LG V60 ThinQ 5G Rocks Dual Displays, Snapdragon 865 And Killer Audio
AMD is rolling out a couple of new Ryzen Embedded R1000 system-on-chips (SoCs) to flesh out its existing lineup. The new entries slot in at the lower end and include the Ryzen Embedded R1305G and Ryzen Embedded R1102G. These new SoCs provide customers with a new thermal design power (TDP) range of 6-10 watts, whereas the previous two entries—Ryzen
Source: Hot Hardware – AMD’s New Embedded R1000 CPUs Fuel Diminutive Sapphire, Simply NUC Mini PCs
China and other parts of the world have been hit hard by the coronavirus with huge numbers of infected people and over 2,700 deaths worldwide. Given that the bulk of Apple’s iPhone production takes place in China, the coronavirus could potentially delay new iPhone models expected to launch later this year. Travel restrictions in China have
Source: Hot Hardware – Apple iPhone 5G Launch For 2H 2020 Could See Delays Due To Deadly Coronavirus
Microsoft has announced that it will be expanding Microsoft Defender ATP to the Linux operating system very soon. Microsoft has been working to expand its security solutions outside of its own Windows universe. The announcement of the public preview for Linux is the latest move for Microsoft in its expansion.
Microsoft offers no specific
Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Previews Defender ATP For Linux, Release Just Days Away
Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon XR2 5G platform for next-generation extended reality (XR) headsets back in late 2019. At the time, Qualcomm touted the platform’s 11x uplift in AI performance and 2x improvement in CPU/GPU performance along with support for up to seven concurrent cameras on flagship headsets.
Today, Qualcomm is showing
Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon XR2 Reference Platform For Untethered Virtual 5G Experiences
As far as Mozilla is concerned, its Firefox browser is becoming more secure by being the only one to enable encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for users in the United States. The gradual rollout has already begun and will continue over the new few weeks, so long as no major issues rear their ugly heads.
“Today, we know that unencrypted
Source: Hot Hardware – Mozilla To Enable This Controversial Security Feature In Firefox By Default
Wyze’s latest product has been unveiled, and it’s a wearable that can track activity and includes an integrated Alexa digital assistant. Wyze Band is also able to integrate with and control other Wyze devices with a tap, and control other Alexa-enabled devices as well. Along with controlling those devices, the Band has functions expected of
Source: Hot Hardware – Wyze Band Wearable Featuring Activity Monitoring And Integrated Alexa Revealed
It doesn’t matter if you’re playing Call of Duty, Counterstrike, Fortnite, or StarCraft, there’s usually a benefit to having the highest frame rates possible when playing games competitively. That requires a couple of things, namely a very fast PC and a 120 – 144Hz or other high-refresh rate gaming monitor. Today, we’ll look at the PC components…
Source: Hot Hardware – Best NVIDIA And AMD GPUs For High Refresh Rate Gaming
Google’s Nest family of smart home devices are quite popular due to their vast capabilities and ease of use. A number of these products depend on Google’s cloud services to provide livestreaming and video recording functionality, but customers were let down in a big way yesterday.
The company performed what should have been a routine “scheduled
Source: Hot Hardware – Google Apologizes After Failed Server Update Bricks Nest Cameras For 17 Hours
A few days ago, some Samsung device owners reported receiving a mysterious “1/1” push notification on their smartphones, from the company’s Find my Mobile app. Initially, Samsung explained it as a “message sent unintentionally during internet test[ing]” and said there was “no effect” on user’s devices. However, Samsung now admits the notification
Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Confirms Mysterious ‘1’ Notifications Triggered A Customer Data Breach
Anticipation is running high for AMD’s second-generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture, the one that will underpin the so called ‘Big Navi’ GPU. Will it dethrone NVIDIA’s competing Turing lineup, or be competitive with upcoming Ampere parts? Those questions will be answered at a later date. In the meantime, a fresh leak on Twitter
Source: Hot Hardware – Alleged AMD Radeon ‘Big Navi’ Specs Monster Rocks 5120 Cores, Up To 24GB HBM2e