Massive Android flaw left Camera app vulnerable to hijackers

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Here's another reason to ditch Android.
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Security researchers revealed a huge vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system that could have allowed hackers to access users’ photos and camera without their knowledge.

The camera app vulnerability was potentially on hundreds of millions of Android phones and tablets. Tech security firm Checkmarx highlighted the dangers of the flaw by creating a proof-of-concept weather app that can record phone calls, snap photos and pictures and send all the data to a remote server.

Xiaomi’s new phone packs an insane 108MP camera

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The Xiaomi CC9 Pro packs six cameras total!
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Notorious Apple copycat Xiaomi is ready to up the ante on the iPhone 11 Pro Max with its newest phone that packs not three, not four, but five camera lenses on the back.

The CC9 Pro from Xiaomi isn’t the first smartphone to pack five lenses but it is the first Xiaomi phone to and it’s also armed with a 108MP sensor that churns out high resolution photos the latest iPhones can’t match (in size).

Android fans slam Google Pixel 4’s bad battery life

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It's not a good year for Google Pixel.
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Google’s latest Pixel smartphones might be able to compete with iPhone 11 in camera performance. But when it comes to battery life, they have no hope of keeping up.

Android fans are slamming the Pixel 4 lineup for its poor stamina in between charges. Even if you cough up extra for the XL model, you’ll get battery life that’s “just OK.”

MOBA hit League of Legends coming to Android and iOS in 2020

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It's the first time LoL has made the leap to mobile.
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League of Legends, the hugely successful multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from Riot Games, is finally coming to Android and iOS.

It has been 10 years since the title made its debut, and it has since become one of the biggest PC games in the world. But this will be the first time LoL has made to leap to mobile devices.

New York City uses Israeli tools to crack into locked iPhones

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iPhone security is no match for Cellebrite.
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Law enforcement agents in New York City have been cracking into locked iPhones since January 2018, according to a new report.

Agencies are using a tool called Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) that’s developed by Israeli firm Cellebrite. It is said to have cost at least $200,000 and allows a full file system extraction.