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Fixing Lastpass Android App Login Prompts On MiUI 6

Disappointed with not only the design but overall package of the new Apple iPhone 6, I finally gave it a ditch and went for Xiaomi Mi4. The phone is not available in India but importing the device from HongKong costed me roughly $450 (Rs. 28000/-) and I am very satisfied to get such a brilliant phone for almost half the cost of an iPhone6.

Xiaomi phones are also known for their popular MiUI Android interface, and I installed the latest MiUI 6 Beta having Google Android 4.4.4 under the hood. MiUI 6 comes pre-installed with an excellent Security app which features an Anti-malware Scanner, System Cleaner, Data Monitor, Call/SMS Spam Blocker, Battery Manager and an excellent permission manager which lets you take control of which apps have root access and other permissions. Having Android allows you to do a lot more like LastPass Auto Login feature for applications, this however failed to work on MiUI6 and always timed-out as shown below, thankfully the fix was easy as instructed next.

MiUI Floating App Issue

Apple iOS 8.1 Finally Jailbroken

Apple iOS 8.1 JailbreakJailbreak fans who were holding upgrades to Apple iOS 8 can now take the plunge as Chinese iOS hacker group Team Pangu has finally achieved a iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak that works successfully on Apple devices including the latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 along with all previous devices. For now the jailbreak utility is Windows only and allows users to get SSH access - using which one can install Cydia (Saurik has already uploaded Cydia for iOS 8 on his website). The user must disable passcode lock and turn off "find my iphone" feature before using Pangu for iOS8.

The list of devices and iOS firmware version supported by the new jailbreak : iOS 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1 on Phone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad 2/3/4/Air/Air 2/mini 1/mini 2/mini 3 and iPod touch 5.

Pangu iOS Jailbreak Tool
Pangu iOS Jailbreak Tool

[Video] Apple iOS 8.1 Review

Apple Introduces New 27'' iMac With 5K Retina Display And iPad Air 2

New Google Nexus Family With Android 5.0 Lollipop Announced

Google has officially unveiled the Android 5.0 Lollipop with a new range of Nexus family devices. The newly announced devices are a 6-inch smartphone named Nexus 6, a media streamer called the Nexus Player, and a 8.9-inch tablet built by HTC Nexus 9 - all powered by the next Google Android OS, the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google New Nexus Family With Android 5.0

New Battery Technology Can Reach 70% Charge In 2 Minutes And Last For Over 20 Years

While our electronic gadgets are evolving by the day, a common bottleneck faced is the outdated battery technology. Luckily, quite a few technological researches looks promising for the future battery technology - be it the COTA Wireless charging, the superfast NanoDot Smartphone Charger (Recharges in 30 seconds) or the all new ultra-fast charging batteries that last 20 years from Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU).

The new lithium ion batteries can reach a 70% charge in two minutes and last for over 20 years. The change that did the trick was using titanium dioxide nanotubes for the anode (the negative pole) instead of conventional graphite which speeds up the battery's chemical reactions while offering 10,000 charging cycles instead of the usual 500. Since the mini titanium tubes are both easy to make and relatively inexpensive, the technology should not be far away from consumer usage.

Fast Charger Technology

The Battle Of The Best : Siri Vs Google Now Vs Cortana

The voice-activated personal assistant on your phones are getting smarter by the day and the battle for most usable artificial intelligence is being fought between Apple Siri, Google Now and Cortana. Stone Temple, a consulting company decided to put these three against each other to determine the best technology amongst them by evaluating each with no less then 3,000 voice queries.

Want to know who won the fight? Just watch the video below and click the "Read More" link below to get the exact results.

#Hairgate - Apple’s iPhone 6 Starts Plucking Beards And Hairs

As if Apple #bendgate was not enough, users are now reporting their new iPhone 6 is plucking out hairs from beards and heads. One such users tweeted - "The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out,". The problem is now being confirmed by many (also, demonstrated on video as shared below) and it seems the fine gap between the aluminum casing and the glass front of the device is catching and pulling out people's hair. The same is now being called #hairgate/#seamgate/#beargate and as earlier the jokes are once again on Apple.

Apple iPhone 6 Hairgate

Microsoft RoomAlive - Is This The Future Of Gaming?

Microsoft IllumiRoom got a whole lot better and is now being called Microsoft RoomAlive, as the name suggests the technology is a proof-of-concept showing how games of the future will be played out turning users surrounding into a video game level.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced - Pre-Booking Starts Tomorrow

Apple has now officially confirmed the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release dates and prices for India, as expected the newest iPhone's will be available for sale in India officially from Oct, 17 with pre-booking starting as early as tomorrow via distribution partners, namely Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance. Apple's sales partners have also announced the pricing details for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as :

  • Apple iPhone 6 [16 GB] : Rs 53,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [64 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [128 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [16 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [64 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [128GB] : Rs 80,500

As now listed on Apple India's website, the phones will be also made available by Airtel and Aircel, no pricing information regarding the carrier version of the phone is listed at the moment.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced

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