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Lenovo One: The Concept of Union between Windows and Android



Lenovo One: The Concept of Union between Windows and Android 1

Lenovo’s vice president of the mobile division today introduced Lenovo One, a technology that aims to unite Windows and Android to increase productivity between devices. The example was given on two branded devices: the Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G mobile phone and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 laptop.

Initially, it seems that this technology is pre-installed applications that improve the Bluetooth connection between devices, allowing almost immediate file transfers. This concept is similar to Apple’s AirDrop, where users quickly send files from iPhone / iPad to Macbook and vice versa.

Lenovo’s VP added that this concept was also born of the recent 5G technology, which enables faster connections and data transfers. Therefore, two devices compatible with the mobile data network can make the most of Lenovo One.

An extremely useful concept on tablets.

Personally speaking, I don’t consider Android the best platform for productivity. Even with adaptations and customizations, such as Samsung, Android remains an operating system that doesn’t offer the same breadth of applications as Windows or even iOS on iPads.

That said, this Lenovo concept can be a starting point for a better junction between the two systems. Ideally, creating a root operating system (such as Google’s Fuchsia project) is also a good solution.

Windows is the most widely used operating system on computers. Android is the most widely used operating system on mobile devices. Bringing the two systems together and bringing more compatibility is the true definition of “joining business with pleasure” and I agree 100%.

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details




German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.


Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image



Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image 4

We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.


Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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