An iPhone 8 supplier reportedly bails, forcing Apple to spend millions on OLED PCB tools

Apple may not be dealing directly with manufacturing its own phones, but it does not shy away from purchasing production equipment for its suppliers if the situation calls for it, no matter how complex or expensive it is. They did it with the unique machines that polished the glass iPhones, then again by fronting display makers, and now, apparently, they are doing it with the tools to make the rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) needed for the upcoming OLED iPhone 8.

Last we heard about that part, Samsung had allegedly placed an order for 70 million FPCBs with two of …


Samsung's mid-range and low-end phones to get storage and performance boost tools

Samsung is apparently planning to introduce a new “Storage Saving” feature to its budget and mid-range phones. According to SamMobile, the new function will give users new tools that will aid in freeing up space on their handsets, which is great news, given the fact that affordable phones usually ship with smaller amounts of internal storage. 
One of the most important functions of the new Storage Saving service is said to be an option to delete local copies of photos and videos that have been uploaded to Samsung Cloud. The tech giant’s cloud service currently …

Telegram 4.1 released with Android Pay support for bots, new admin tools

The team behind Telegram is not worried about politics and continue to focus all its resources on making their messaging app as appealing as possible. The latest version of Telegram includes new features and improvements for admins and regular users alike.

The highlights of Telegram 4.1 are the new admin tools like the option to partially ban members from a supergroup, as well as the “Recent Actions” section that prevents confusion between multiple admins working with one group.

On iOS, Telegram 4.1 adds an improved sharing extension, which allows users to …

WikiLeaks releases documents on Macbook and iPhone CIA hacking tools

When Edward Snowden made his claims that the NSA was tapping into personal data and had access to many people’s computers, a lot of folks took it as “random” news, or “just another headline”. Earlier this month, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published thousands of documents that reveal various ways in which the CIA is able to break into your smartphone, computer or Samsung Smart TV. It has now published a second batch of documents, called Dark Matter, showing that the CIA is in possession of malware able to easily get into iPhones or MacBooks, too.

Sonic Screwdriver is the name of one …