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Masbad: Quick Hits 34
/ from April 15, 2019
NASTY List... this early in the yearNo, it’s not about Santa’s nasty/naughty list. It’s about compromised Instagram accounts being used to spread a dubious link via DMs. It’s a scam, basically, to trick users into giving up their passwords.The scam works by using compromised accounts to send messages to followers ...
Fingerprint scanner, bypassed
/ from April 7, 2019
A report from Forbes detailed how one hacker was able to bypass the fingerprint scanner on a Samsung Galaxy S10.Sure, how the hack was accomplished was tedious and required a 3D resin printer, but the fact of the matter here is that the supposedly unhackable and secure fingerprint scanner was ...
Masbad: Quick Hits 33
/ from April 1, 2019
VERY quickly now.The P30 ProHuawei just released a potential killer of a smarphone. The P30 Pro. And that is another addition to this year’s early lineup of smartphones maturing beautifully in terms of hardware design and feature implementation. The P30 is no exception.Here’s a video from Unbox Therapy.Huawei’s security issuesAs ...
Masbad: Battleground: Video experience
/ from March 24, 2019
LAST September 2018, Opensignal launched a metric in measuring video experience levels for mobile networks worldwide. Of course, our country’s incumbent networks were rated as well. If you want to know how we fared in that debut of the metric, click here for the full report.And as early as now ...
Masbad: Battleground: Latency
/ from March 18, 2019
AFTER last week’s piece on the state of our mobile networks in the country, I found this recently published story from OpenSignal about latency being the new battleground in 5G.And rightly so.In the advent of 5G and its promised Gigabit-level speeds, those speeds will not matter squat if that same ...
Masbad: The state of Philippines mobile networks
/ from March 11, 2019
THIS is technically a continuing series. The last one, I wrote about last year around August. So, finally, earlier this month, OpenSignal sent me a link to their latest report on the state of the Philippines’ mobile networks.And right off the bat, it’s a one-sided battle between Globe and Smart.Before ...
Masbad: Quick hits 32
/ from March 11, 2019
ALL about phones.5-cam PhoneThat’s right. Five (5) rear cameras. I’m fine with just one camera on my phone, two is more than I can use. But five? Is it overkill? I’m not so sure yet. I’d want to be able to use Nokia’s brand new phone - the Nokia 9 ...
Masbad: Phones that fold
/ from February 25, 2019
NOPE, not the kind back in early 2000. I miss those, by the way. I used to have the Motorola RAZR.Anyway, the race to out the first commercially available foldable smartphone is definitely on. Just recently, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold. And by the looks of it, it looks like ...
Masbad: Quick hits 31
/ from February 11, 2019
5G vs LTEMWC 2019 (formerly Mobile World Congress) is just around the corner. The talk of the town lately has been 5G. Companies in the mobile technology world have been racing to be the first one to implement a full system for 5G. AT&T, a mobile carrier in the US, ...
Masbad: Electric vehicles in the Philippines? I hope so.
/ from February 4, 2019
I’M quite interested in this class of vehicles. Electric Vehicle (EV) tech has changed dramatically over the years. The most crucial piece of tech for an EV is its power core. The batteries. Bad battery technology in an EV and you might just throw that EV away and not even ...