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Samsung has made another major decision recently, according to a report by The Investor. In a business which is seeing even the biggest names in the entry level shooting equipment business waver due to a lack of demand, Samsung has decided to call it quits. The last digital camera manufactured and released by Samsung was the NX500 and that was back in the year 2015! Therefore, this decision doesn't really come as a surprise, but more as a confirmation to what we already expected.



If you are thinking that this is a direct result of smartphone cameras being more popular than entry level digital cameras, you are thinking right. The quality of smartphone cameras have improved dramatically over the years, particularly in case of flagship handsets from Samsung, Apple and LG. That doesn't necessarily mean that Samsung will not be producing ANY standalone cameras though. The Gear 360 line-up is in full flow and it is expected that Samsung will continue to explore the imaging capabilities of a 360-degree camera with the Gear 360 cameras well into the future.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Check Point is a security farm that has recently unveiled the alarming fact that over 900 million smartphones around the world are susceptible to hacker attacks due to what is known as the QuadRooter vulnerability. If you are wondering what is QuadRooter, it is actually a short name for four vulnerabilities that are currently plaguing Android handsets that have Qualcomm chipsets inside. Through exploitation of the susceptibilities, hackers can gain root access to these devices, if the user is tricked into installing a malware onto his/her phone that does not require any apparently visible permissions to do the harm.


On reporting this issue to Qualcomm in April, 2016, the company acknowledged the high risk threat and has since developed and provided the necessary software patches to the smartphone manufacturers. The potentially affected devices include the biggest brands and their flagships in the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, LG G5, Lenovo Moto X 2016 and BlackBerry DTEK50. All handsets that have the August security patches from Google installed on them are protected against three of the susceptibilities, but the fourth one is still to be addressed in the upcoming September patch. Check if your device is a part of the 900 million club by downloading and running the QuadRooter Scanner application from the Play Store.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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