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Samsung to fix keyboard vulnerability thru KNOX, firmware update

Yesterday, we were all shocked (and a little bit scared, just a little bit) to find out about a vulnerability in Samsung phones that hackers can take advantage off. This is specifically through the SwiftKey keyboard app that is pre-installed in over 600 million Samsung phones. Today both Samsung and SwiftKey have made statements dealing with this issue, although Samsung might not have been happy with SwiftKey’s response.

South Korean carrier brings world’s fastest LTE to commercial use

The world's fastest Internet will theoretically, get even faster. South Korean telco KT Corp, which is the country's largest, has just announced that they will be commercializing their fastest mobile network, which will be called the Giga LTE. It uses the current LTE network, which is considered to be one of, if not the, fastest in the world and combines it with Wi-Fi connections. Now if only it would be available elsewhere, we would all be happy campers.

Samsung lets you record your gaming expeience in Game Recorder+ app

When you play a mobile game, usually, it's for the purpose of relaxing or whiling away your time or trying out new things. More often than not, it is a solitary activity. But for some serious gamers, it becomes more than that. They want to communicate with other players of the game. They want to share how great they are in playing this particular game. They want to help the community with secrets, tips, advise, etc. A new Samsung app lets you do that with the Game Recorder+.

Blackberry and Samsung reportedly teaming up for an Android smartphone

If a certain Russian blogger is to be believed, Android powerhouse Samsung will be teaming up with struggling Blackberry and they will be producing an Android smartphone that will have BB services (which some people are still dependent on/loyal to). This rumor comes days after another report that the next Blackberry phone will not be running on the much discussed Blackberry OS but rather on the more ubiquitous Android platform.

Samsung phones vulnerable to keyboard app hack, 600M affected

If you bought a Samsung phone within the last 2 or 3 years, chances are you need Samsung to plug a vulnerability found within the pre-installed keyboard from 3rd party developer SwiftKey. With this pre-installed keyboard found in almost all Samsung devices produced between 2012 and now, the number of phones with this vulnerability is expected to be around 600 million units. Yes, it’s that bad.

Some toggles on Galaxy S6, S6 edge missing after Android 5.1.1 update

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are considered as two super smartphones these days, earning positive feedbacks and good reviews left and right. However, these phones are not perfect and are still prone to bugs and errors. Apparently, some Galaxy S6/S6 edge owners have reported experiencing some errors like the notification toggles disappearing.

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab E in Taiwan

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is already expected in Taiwan since it was spotted a few days ago. It was seen in a catalogue in the country, showing the latest mobile devices. So far, we know the Galaxy Tab E will have a 9.6-inch HD screen, 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, 1.3GHz quad core processor, 8GB built-in storage, 1.5GB RAM, microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB, 5MP main camera, 2MP front-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Researchers able to hack into Samsung, LG smartwatches

Smartwatches may not be as ubiquitous now as smartphones and tablets, but they are already slowly seeping their way into our digital consciousness. Most users are secure in the knowledge that the information and data that gets transmitted from their smartphones to their wearables are encrypted and secure. Well, you might rethink that, particularly if you're using an LG and Samsung smartwatch, as a group of researchers were able to hack into it as part of their study and experiment on encryption.
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