Monday, June 22, 2020

New iPhone 12 come with a new Design

New iPhone 12 come with a new Design
A radical design change, flat edges and an Apple iPad Pro type design- the new iPhone 12 could have it all. Apparently recently photos of what could possibly be the new iPhone 12 have emerged. These photos were apparently spotted on Twitter and have been leaked by a Twitter user @Jin_Store. The pictures show molds that would be given to potential iPhone case manufacturers for the new iPhone 12.

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The photos contain enough to show you just what the new iPhone could apparently look like. Three phone molds of varying screen sizes are photographed in the picture. The molds also show features that are in line with rumors given about the iPhone 12 in the past, well at least some of them.

Another major draw of such pictures was that they showed the alleged iPhone 12 mold to come in with flat edges. Flat edges are normally seen on the iPad pro. This could mean that the new iPhone 12 could seriously look much different from current models.

As per the pictures, the iPhone 12 could come in 4 varieties- a 5.4inch sized model, a 6.1inch model , a 6.1inch pro variant and a 6.7inch pro max model too.

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All the images show pretty much the same thing, with the volume and silence buttons on the left hand side. Besides that, a button on the right and a single camera setup sitting at the back.

Newer pictures reveal a notch kind of set up at the front which apparently will house Apple’s TrueDepth Camera. This is more in line with what current iPhone models have at present.

More on the Flat edges on the iPhone 12 now: 

Rumor has it that the new flat edges sitting around the iPhone 12 could come with an antenna band. This is similar to what the iPhone 4 has. The new leaked images of iPhone 12 that have come have disproved what rumor mongers have said in the past- that iPhone 12 could have a iPhone X like design. Still other rumors have said that Apple’s new iPhone could also come with an all screen display as well as a notch to hold the new Face ID mechanism.

Other Features to be Expected on the iPhone 12: 

The new iPhone 12 is also pegged to have a 120Hz promotion display, but alas this may only feature on the pro variants of the phone. The promotion feature will also have the ability to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz as the need arises.

Some of the other changes also have to do with the notch being smaller. Rumors also have it that the smaller notch could be because of a shrinking down in size of the Face ID sensor. This would also be great as it would mean larger screen real estate. Apparently a wider angle lens is also to be included in the notch in order to grab the face from different angles.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

WWDC20: It’s that Time of the year Again

The Cupertino based tech giant has recently announced the schedule for the long awaited WWDC20. Plus there’s also a special keynote planned, that’s worth taking a look at. There are even talks that Apple will ditch their Intel chips for new ARM based Macs. This will be a first in decade in which Apple takes such a step. 

What to Expect From WWDC20? 

In a first of its kind, this year’s Apple event will be totally digital. This we know is on account of what. On Wednesday Apple released the schedule for its first only digital event. The WWDC20 will kick start on the 22nd of June. The event will begin with a keynote, Of course, besides others.

The other itinerary for the day includes Platforms of the Union, all new developer forums, 100 and more engineering sessions, one to one labs with Apple engineers and much more.

Where can You watch Apple WWDC20? 

In a press statement released by Apple, the keynote address scheduled for June 22, will take place at 10am PT. You can watch the event live from the Apple website or the Apple developer app or YouTube or the Apple TV app. The keynote address will be streamed live directly from Apple Park.

After the keynote address, The Cupertino based company will conduct its annual Platform State of Union address. This event unlike the one above can be watched form the Apple developer website or the Apple developer app and on demand.

Besides all this you can also watch a 100 plus engineering sessions and all new developer forums, curtesy of Apple, all of which are scheduled to take place later in the day.

What to look out for at WWDC 2020? 

Typically Apple unveils the latest and greatest it has in the form of iOS, WatchOS, iPadOS, MacOS, the likes of which power macs, iPhones, iPads and of course the Apple watch.

Although the WWDC event is mostly focused on software and its associated updates, Apple hasn’t shied away in the past from releasing new hardware too. In 2019, Apple announced the latest Mac pro. So it’s quite possible that we could see new gadgets in the form of a new iMac and an updated Apple TV.

Also to counteract the competition, namely from the likes of Bose and Sony, Apple may also release a new pair of over the ear headphones. The new over the ear headphones will likely be upwards of $350 and may be called AirPods Studio.

Last but not the least Apple also plans on shedding its Intel chips for ARM based ones to sit under the hood of its Macs. This will be a first for the tech giant in over a decade.

Apple’s WWDC20 will stream from 22 June to 26 June. The keynote address will also be available on playback on demand after the event. The engineering sessions are geared towards guiding app developers, in well, app development, focusing on technical and design elements. Apple will also release videos of these sessions every day.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

New Tycoon Ransomware Targets Windows and Linux Systems

Tycoon Ransomware
Security experts have recently come across a new ransomware that targets Linux and Windows systems. The ransomware called Tycoon ransomware, targets systems across a number of industries. Researchers up at BlackBerry Research and Intelligence Team and KPMG’s UK cyber response services have given the name Tycoon ransomware after discovering it. According to them, this particular strain of malware is affecting SMBs in the software industry and educational institutions alike. What makes this malware even more potent is that it affects not only one system but two- Linux as well as Windows. These are the two commonly used systems across the globe.

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The team further discovered that the malware has to be manually deployed with the malignant persons targeting individual systems as well as connecting to an RDP server. After this, the said person infiltrates using local credentials. After securing access to the system, the person then begins to uninstall any antivirus that may be on the system. Shortly afterwards, a application called ProcessHacker is installed.

What does Tycoon ransomware do? 

Once Tycoon Ransomware has been installed onto a system, it begins to encrypt files from the server. Then a ransom is sort from the said victim. According to experts the ransomware targets both Linux and Windows meaning the attack is quite widespread.

The experts up at BlackBerry have also said that it is common for malware writers to use obscure coding and languages to fly under the radar. That is why the use of Java and Go is common with malware writers. But this is the first time they have encountered a malware that takes advantage of Java JIMAGE format to create a JRE build.

The JRE Build: 

Tycoon ransomware comes in the format of a trojanized Java Runtime Environment or JRE for short. This helps the ransomware to avoid detection by piggy backing on a Java Image format. The settings for this java Image are deliberately put in settings to give developers the option of debugging their software. To do this they would first have to install a debugging application. This is how malware writers gain access to a particular system.

How far has Tycoon ransomware reached? 

Experts in the field have said that the malware has been in existence for six months now. But the number of attacks have been small. This shows that the attacks are specifically targeted. Besides this it also shows that the malware writers are working on different ways of targeting a host system, in order to see which method works the best.

Why the Name Tycoon? 

The ransomware was called “Tycoon” after discovering various references in the coding to the word Tycoon. The ransomware has been in existence since 2019 and has specific targets in mind.

The fact that malware writers have used Java and JRE to piggy back onto systems is very unusual. Experts have seldom seen such a method. Besides gaining access to a system, malware writers also seek to remove any existing antivirus on the system.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

iPhone Face ID not Working? Here’s the Solution

 iPhone Face ID not Working
Face ID is used for a lot of things, to unlock your phone, to authenticate apps and more. It’s an interesting piece of new technology to use. But what happens when it’s not working properly? No need to worry there are some few things to try before throwing up the towel. Is your iPhone Face ID not working? In this post we’ll be helping you fix it. So lets’ get to it the, shall we?

First of all iPhones that support Face ID: 

Face ID is a relatively new feature to hit the iPhone market. So only a few iPhones have it. The main iPhones that have it are the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, The iPhone XR and the iPhone X. Only these iPhones come with Face ID.

Check for updates in fixing your iPhone face ID not working: 

To make sure that your face ID feature not working is not a software issue, check to see if you are updated. You can do so by checking the settings on your iPhone.

A little word of advice before updating your phone is to make sure you back up data to iTunes or iCloud as you don’t want to lose any files if the update does not work out properly.

To check for an update simply go on to settings then general. You should then see if you are updated or there’s still more updates to install.

If there’s an update, click on install to get started. You may have to temporarily remove some apps if iOS needs more space to install the latest addition. You can always reinstall those apps later on. Once you’ve installed the update, try Face ID to see if it’s fixed. If not continue on to the next step.

Checking Face ID settings: 

By checking Face ID settings you can make sure that your Face ID is properly configured to your phone. To do so you can go on to settings and then Face ID and Passcode. From there check if everything is set up right. Also make sure that the areas where you’d like to use Face ID are shown as turned on. What Happens when your Face ID isn’t really set up?

You need to set up face ID to actually begin using it. To do so go on to settings then Face ID and Passcodes. From there click on getting started. Line up your face so that it is in the center of the frame provided. Move you face slowly from side to side till the circle is completed. You need to hold the phone steady enough to do this properly. After finishing press continue.

You’ll have to repeat the process a second time. Then tap done to complete.

Check the TrueDepth Camera in fixing Your iPhone Face ID not working issue: 

If you’ve tried all the steps above and nothing seems to work, then try the TrueDepth camera. Make sure that it is not obstructed in any way or covered in dirt or grime.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Second-Generation iPhone SE: Powerful New Phone in Popular Design

Second-Generation iPhone SE
Recently Apple released its new second-generation iPhone SE. Well the specs are easy enough- 8 body, iPhone 11’s processor and the iPhone XR camera system. Add to all this a few new capabilities and you have Apple’s new iPhone at your disposal. What’s more that’s not even the best part yet. You get all this and more for just $399. That is awesomely good thinking about what you’re getting and who you’re dealing with here. Let’s talk specs here a bit to see what you’re really getting…

Processor on the second-generation iPhone SE: 

The first thing you need to take a look at when it comes to this phone is the powerful juice its packing. The second-generation iPhone SE comes with an A13 processor, which is hands down the best processor a phone could have, period.

Let’s say you have a lot of dough on you and can afford the $1,499 price tag on the iPhone 11 pro max, the iPhone SE costing only $399 would still beat it down in the power department.

Not only this, but Apple is a company known to support its phones for a long time to come. So with an A13 processor on board, you’re likely to get software updates for years to come. Thus guaranteeing you more than your money’s worth with this phone.

Talk about storage: 

Apple has made the base level start at 64GB, while by paying $50 you bump up the storage to 128GB.

Look and Feel of the second-generation iPhone SE: 

As mentioned earlier the new iPhone SE looks much like what iPhone 8 looked like. The new second-generation iPhone SE is termed as a parts bin phone. That means it is made from old parts lying around in Apple’s storage. Well this isn’t really something to complain about, if the parts are all still good and the phone functions well.

The sad part about this iPhone is that it does not come with a headphone jack. Yes we know that this isn’t something they normally include these days, but it’s still sorely missing out. With no headphone jack comes an extra price to pay for Bluetooth headphones and another thing to charge being involved.

Camera setup on the Second-Generation iPhone SE: 

The new iPhone SE comes with a single camera setup rather than the dual setup that goes on most premium phones these days. However the second-generation iPhone SE does come with portrait mode and is resistant to a certain degree from the elements.

As for colors the new iPhone SE comes in three of them beginning with white, black and a “Product” red whatever that is.

New Budget iPhone? 

After years of releasing four figure price tag iPhones. Apple finally decided to release a second generation iPhone SE which is pegged to be a budget phone depending on where you’re buying it. Say for example if you happen to be in India, this so called budget phone would cost you around Rupees 42,500, which compares with most premium phones in the country.