Tecno Camon iClick With AI Selfie Camera, 18:9 Display Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Tecno Camon iClick was launched in India on Monday. This marks the second recent launch for the Transsion Holdings-owned offline handset brand Tecno Mobile, which launched the Camon i Sky last month. The Tecno Camon iClick smartphone comes with an AI selfie technology that claims to reproduce customised beauty features based on different faces. Another highlight is the use of an 18:9 aspect ratio display, as well as a 16-megapixel rear camera. The Tecno Camon iClick price has been set at Rs. 13,999, and will be made available in more than 35,000 retail outlets in the country.

As part of the launch offer, Vodafone is giving Tecno Camon iClick buyers a cashback coupon worth Rs. 2,200, and free subscription of Vodafone Play for 3 months. This offer is valid only till August 30. The Tecno Camon iClick sports a metal unibody with no onscreen buttons, and 83.9 percent screen to body ratio. The smartphone sports 2.5D curved glass edges for better grip, the fingerprint scanner is housed at the back, and the antenna bands are placed at the edges. The smartphone will be made available in midnight black, and champagne gold colour options.

As for specifications, the Tecno Camon iClick runs on Android 8.1 Oreo based on the custom-cased Hi OS software. The dual SIM device sports a 6-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with 500 nits brightness and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 MTK6763 SoC clocked at up to 2GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, however it is further expandable via microSD card.

Optics include a 16-megapixel rear camera with 4X flash support an f/1.8 aperture. Front camera houses a 20-megapixel sensor with ~CHECK~/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash and screen flash as well. Camera features include AI Beauty, AI auto scene detection, AI bokeh, super pixel, panorama mode, video chat with adjustable flash light, and more. The Tecno Camon iClick packs a 3750mAh battery that claims to work the whole day with 420 hours of standby time, 30 hours calling, 23 hours battery life, 11 hours web browsing, 13 hours video playback and 9 hours gaming. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, and more. The dimensions of the smartphone are at 158.6×75.8×7.3mm, and it weighs 150 grams. Onboard sensors include Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and G-Sensor. It comes with Face ID support as well. As part of its 111 policy, Tecno is offering 100 days’ replacement warranty, one-time screen replacement, and one-month extended warranty on the Tecno Camon iClick.

Gaurav Tikoo, Senior Vice President Marketing Transsion India said in a statement, “At Tecno, we believe in offering the best product experience to our consumers that’s gets them hooked. We constantly keep working on consumers’ feedback and suggestions to bring out meaningful products/features and this helps us enhance their smartphone experience. The AI-powered Camera Smartphone Camon iClick is a testament of that. We are thrilled to launch Camon iClick, a sensational, AI-powered Best Anylight Camera, boasts of powerful battery and fascinating design with Full View display, empowering consumers to have a rich smartphone experience.”

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Will Watch The Bachelorette?

The premiere of Becca Kufrin‘s season of The Bachelorette is just hours away — so will Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham be tuning in?

“Yeah, I think we will,” Burnham, 26, tells PEOPLE. “I’m actually pretty curious to see what her guys are like!”

Of course, earlier this year, the trio found themselves at the epicenter of the most recent (and most controversial) season of The Bachelor. Less than two months after proposing to Kufrin, 28, Luyendyk Jr., 36, realized he was still in love with his runner-up, Burnham. He ultimately decided to break things off with Kufrin to pursue a relationship with Burnham — and proposed to her on live television during the two-hour After the Final Rose special on March 6.

Since then, they’ve all moved on. Kufrin is engaged once again, this time to one of her Bachelorette contestants, and Luyendyk Jr. and Burnham recently announced that they’re set to tie the knot early next year.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham (inset: Becca Kufrin)

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham (inset: Becca Kufrin)

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“We wish her the best of luck,” Luyendyk Jr. tells PEOPLE of his ex-fiancée. “We’re really excited to see how her journey unfolds. I know that we’re announcing our wedding really close to her premiere, but I think we wanted to do it now because we didn’t want to have our announcement happen during her season, out of respect for her. I know that she’s happily engaged and we’re really happy for her.”

And the feeling is mutual: During a press conference call to promote her season this week, Kufrin told reporters she truly does “wish them nothing but happiness.”

RELATED: Becca Kufrin on How She Forgave Arie Luyendyk Jr. — ‘He Had to Follow His Heart’

As for Luyendyk Jr. and Burnham? They’re doing better than ever as they dive into planning their Hawaiian nuptials, which will be held at Haiku Mill in Maui on Jan. 12, 2019. The pair actually stumbled across the venue while Burnham was making the big move to her fiancé’s hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

“We were driving across the country, and during the drive we were looking up different venues online,” says Luyendyk Jr. “This one just kept jumping out at us. It was something that both of us really thought was so beautiful. And it’s not your typical Hawaii wedding — if you look at the venue, it’s very old-world and looks very European with sort of a tropical twist. It’s exactly what we pictured as an ideal wedding venue. We kept thinking about different options and Haiku Mill just kept coming up, so we got a date there and we’re really excited.”

Now that the venue is booked, Burnham says she’s looking forward to the next steps — starting with dress-shopping, which she got to do at Kleinfeld’s in New York City on Thursday.

“When we got engaged, I was like: ‘I want to run away just you and me and get married. I don’t care about the planning, I don’t care about any of that stuff,’ ” she says. “So for me, this is a whole new experience and it’s been a lot of fun so far. Now that I know the venue, I kind of know what look that I want to go for, but I think that could change when I start trying on dresses. So who knows!”

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One thing that’s for sure? The wedding won’t be televised.

“It was on the table, but I think that we would just rather have it be a private wedding,” says Luyendyk Jr. “We’ve been through a lot this year, and we’d rather have it be private between our friends and family. And the venue is pretty small, it only holds 100 people, so that’s something that we feel could be great — to have an intimate wedding.”

And we can definitely expect some of Burnham’s fellow Bachelor contestants from Luyendyk Jr.’s season to be invited.

“It’s strange for people who haven’t been in that situation to really grasp it, but for me it’s not awkward unless they were at the very end,” she says. “I don’t think it’s awkward really, at all.”

Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Honor 7S With 18:9 Display, 5-Megapixel Selfie Camera Launched: Price, Specifications, Features

Huawei brand Honor has silently launched the new Honor 7S, the company’s latest budget smartphone. It appears to be a variant of another recently launched budget smartphone, the Honor Play 7. While most specifications and features remain same, the only apparent difference seems to be the 5-megapixel selfie camera on the Honor 7S instead of a 24-megapixel shooter seen on the Honor Play 7. Key highlights of the smartphone include an 18:9 display, a 3020mAh battery, and an LED selfie light.

The Honor 7S is listed on the company’s global site, and its launch in Pakistan was first reported by Pakistani portal MoreNews. The Honor 7S price in Pakistan starts at PKR 14,499 (roughly Rs. 8,400).

Honor 7S specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 7S runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) FullView display. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Storage is expandable up to 256GB (via microSD). There is a 3020mAh battery under the hood with smart management capabilities.

In terms of optics, the phone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with PDAF and LED flash. On the front, the phone gets a 5-megapixel sensor, instead of the 24-megapixel shooter on the Honor Play 7. The Honor 7S comes with an eye protection mode that applies a blue light filter to the display making it easier to read. Apart from that, Honor also advertises a louder earpiece for clearer voice calls.

Honor 7A and Honor 7C were recently launched in India at starting price points of Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. The Honor 7A is exclusive to Flipkart while the Honor 7C is exclusive to Amazon in the country. However, both budget handsets are also available via the HiHonor online store.

Some Android Smartphones, Tablets From ZTE, Archos Said to Have Pre-Installed Malware: Avast

Hundreds of Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from manufacturers such as ZTE, Archos, and myPhone, have been found to ship with pre-installed adware. Interestingly, a large number of such handsets are not certified by Google. According to a new report, several low-cost, non-Google-certified Android smartphones shipped with inbuilt malware that could make users download apps they did not want to. The malware is called Cosiloon and it is said to overlay ads over the OS to promote apps or even trick users into downloading them.

As per a blog post by Avast Threat Labs, this particular type of adware simply loads ads in your smartphone browser. Avast has named the manufacturers and said that several hundred models have been affected. Interestingly, most of them are tablets and are powered by MediaTek processors. Avast has identified roughly 18,000 devices infected by the malware in over 100 countries, including Russia, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Portugal, Venezuela, Greece, France, and Romania. A detailed list of models is now available, but Avast says that only some variants of said devices may contain the malware.

Cosiloon essentially creates an advertisement over the webpage the smartphone users might be loading in their browsers. Avast says that it has been active for at least three years, and it is difficult to remove, as it is installed on the firmware level “and uses strong obfuscation.”

Meanwhile, Google has also been notified of the malware, and it is said to be working to “mitigate the malicious capabilities of many app variants on several device models, using internally developed techniques.” Avast says that Google has reached out to the firmware developers to bring awareness to these concerns and encouraged them to take steps to address the issue.

Notably, the app comprises a dropper and a payload. “The dropper is a small application with no obfuscation, located on the /system partition of affected devices. The app is completely passive, only visible to the user in the list of system applications under ‘Settings.’ We have seen the dropper with two different names, ‘CrashService’ and ‘ImeMess,'” explains Avast.

As per Avast, a hundred different payload versions have been discovered, and the latest includes ad frameworks from Google, Facebook, and Baidu. The payload essentially disguises itself as a system application in the launcher to avoid detection. Also, some of the package names included ‘MediaService,’ ‘eVideo2Service,’ and ‘VPlayer.’

Avast claims that its antivirus app can now detect and uninstall the payload, but due to permission restraints, it cannot disable the dropper. However, Google Play Protect can disable both the payload and dropper, but unfortunately, the affected devices may not have the app as they are not certified by Google.

Meanwhile, users can find the dropper in their settings (named “CrashService”, “ImeMess” or “Terminal” with generic Android icon), and can click the “disable” button on the app’s page, if available (depending on the Android version). This will deactivate the dropper and once Avast removes the payload, it will not return again.

Apple Working With Valve to Bring Steam Link App to iOS: Phil Schiller

Last week Valve claimed that its Steam Link app for iOS was rejected by Apple due to “business conflicts”. Now it seems that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller has weighed in on the matter in an email that made its way to Reddit. In it he stated that the company cares “deeply about bringing great games” to the App Store and wants Valve’s games and services to be on iOS and Apple TV. In addition to this, he shed light on the reasons behind Steam Link’s rejection from the App Store.

“Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve’s Steam iOS app, as currently submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc. We’ve discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and Apple TV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines,” Schiller’s email reads.

Previously Valve issued a statement on the issue.

“On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store,” the companysaid.

“Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we’re clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.”

And while Schiller’s email hints at the possibility of Apple reconciling with Valve, users have taken to Change.org with a petition to show Apple how much interest there is around bringing Steam Link to iOS.


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MIUI 10 Screenshots Leak Ahead of May 31 Launch, Show Android P-Inspired Design

Xiaomi is set to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone on May 31, and at the event the company is even going to unveil the Mi Band 3. Alongside, the MIUI 10 reveal has also been confirmed, and ahead of that launch screenshots of the new UI have surface online. The leaked screenshots show quite a few changes with heavy inspirations taken from Android P.

The screenshots were posted by TechnoCodex, and the new design appears to come with a revamped UI and new features. There’s the addition of the floating window, a feature that was highlighted on Android P. There’s a new colour scheme and a new white and blue design language is seen overall, again, similar to Android P. There’s also a shortcut option, similar to what’s seen on Samsung phones, that allows a quick preview of most used apps. In the screenshot, a preview of the Gallery is seen with the most recent photos shown in the preview.

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Photo Credit: TechnoCodex

The report states that MIUI 10 includes full touch gesture controls – something that will arrive on Android P as well – apart from faster performance. The volume control bar has also been shifted to the right edge, with an exclusive silent option below the adjustment bar. There also a customisation button, clicking on which gives you more options for media volume control. The control centre also has a new design, and the lock screen notifications and weather widget design have also been revamped.

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Photo Credit: TechnoCodex

There’s no official word from Xiaomi on the MIUI 10 unveil but we expect it to be rolled out alongside the Mi 8 next week, with the Mi 8 running on it out-of-the-box. The leak also lists eligible devices that will get MIUI 10 eventually, and it includes Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 4S, Mi 4C, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Y1/ Lite, Mi Note 2, Mi Note 3, Redmi Note 3/ Pro, Redmi Note 4/ 4X, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 5A, Mi 5X, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4/4X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3/ 3S/ Prime, Redmi Pro, Redmi 3X, Mi Pad 3, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi S2, Mi 6X, and Mi Mix 2S smartphones.

Apart from the new MIUI 10, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is expected to sport a notch display, vertical dual camera setup, facial recognition, under display fingerprint scanner, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rumoured to Get 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage Variant

After the successful launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung will be looking to upgrade its premium phablet series with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 in the coming months. The latest round of leaks suggest this will be the South Korean giant’s biggest smartphone launch yet. Galaxy Note 9 is expected to get a variant with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of inbuilt storage. Previously, all rumours and leaks have pointed only towards a 6GB RAM variant. Additionally, an alleged screen protector of the Galaxy Note 9 has also been outed giving us a look at the amount of sensors on the handset.

Renowned anonymous tipster Ice Universe took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to get a premium variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. While there is no official backing for the statement, the tipster has previously established credibility by accurately predicting design elements and specifications of phones like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8. Separately, alleged live images of the Galaxy Note 9’s screen protectors have been outed on Chinese social networking website Weico. They reveal an almost bezel-less design and the presence of multiple sensors, one of which could include a new 3D facial recognition one.

Late last week, the Galaxy Note 9 with model number SM-N960N was spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench. The 6GB RAM Exynos 9810 variant of the smartphone was listed with a single-core score of 2737 and multi-core score of 9064. The 8GB RAM model was nowhere to be found. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 845 SoC-powered US variant of the Galaxy Note 9 got a single-core score of 2190 and multi-core score of 8806, this time again with 6GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications

As for rumours and leaks in the past, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Other specifications include a 4000mAh battery, Bixby 2.0, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9810 SoC, and Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience on top. Apart from that, an in-display fingerprint sensor might make an appearance on the phablet although rumours also suggest Samsung might settle with a traditional rear-mounted one. Pricing and availability details might get clearer closer to launch which is expected sometime around July or August this year.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ Music Vid Star Busted for Stealing Pantyhose

Lady Gaga

‘Bad Romance’ Star

Busted in Pantyhose Raid

5/28/2018 12:40 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Lady Gaga‘s gold-chinned male muse in her “Bad Romance” video allegedly tried to jack a bunch of women’s underthings, but got caught … TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Slovenian actor Yuri Bradac was arrested for shoplifting earlier this month in the San Fernando Valley after mall employees told cops they caught him trying to walk out with pantyhose and other underwear items.

We’re told he was detained by Macy’s personnel, who told cops they saw Bradac try to steal 3 items worth $29.50 each — and when they nabbed him they also found stolen perfume from Victoria’s Secret. 

Bradac tells us he’d merely stepped outside with the lingerie to look for his wife. He says if he were going to steal, he wouldn’t have the items in his hand … out in the open. He claims it’s all a misunderstanding.

BTW … Yuri was arrested for DUI twice in a month just a couple years back. He’s come a long way since 2009.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Will Be Powered by Snapdragon 845, Dual Cameras Tipped by Retail Box Leak

Xiaomi Mi 8 is just days away from an official unveil, and the company has now confirmed it will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as expected. Separately, despite the impending launch, Mi 8 leaks refuse to die. New information gives us a sneak peek at what the retail box will look like while also revealing specification details of the smartphone. Furthermore, Qualcomm reportedly leaked out that the Mi 8 will support the latest Quick Charge 4.0+ fast charging standard.

Let’s start with the confirmation of the Snapdragon 845 SoC on the Xiaomi Mi 8. Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung on Monday revealed the use of Qualcomm’s top-end mobile SoC in a [tweet]. “We’re excited to announce that #Mi8 will use the Snapdragon 845 processor! This is a truly flagship processor, suitable for a truly flagship phone. More details on May 31!” Sung said.

The retail box images have been leaked on Slash Leaks, and the black box has a big 8 plastered in the front. At the back, there’s not much print either, but some specifications of the Mi 8 are listed. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is listed to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, and the smartphone is also listed to support dual-GPS mode. Not sure why that’s a big deal but we will know soon enough.

One of the sensors at the back will sport a 20-megapixel lens. The in-box accessories include a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter. This could mean that the Mi 8 will also not support a 3.5mm audio jack just like its predecessor. Separately, there is also a poster leak on SlashLeaks showing the front and back of the Mi 8. The smartphone is seen sporting a notch display, a vertical dual camera setup, and chamfered edges. The poster also reconfirms the dual-GPS support, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and the vertical dual camera setup with AI capabilities. The poster also claims that the smartphone will come with 3D Infrared facial recognition as well.

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Photo Credit: Slash Leaks

Furthermore, Qualcomm is said to have confirmed that the Mi 8 will support its latest Quick Charge 4.0+ technology. The company has reportedly updated its official page, according to Mydrivers, to reflect Mi 8 as one of the supported devices. Notably, the Mi 8 listing on the Quick Charge 4.0+ devices page is no longer present, and appears to have been removed in the interim. The latest Qualcomm tech claims to charge 50 percent of the smartphone in 15 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is set to launch on May 31, and the anniversary edition phone is expected to come with under display fingerprint scanner, and come in different RAM/storage variants. It is tipped to feature a 6.2-inch full-HD (1080×2280 pixels) display with an 19:9 aspect ratio. The dual rear camera setup will come with a 20-megapixel primary sensor, featuring an f/1.7 aperture, and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, a 16-megapixel camera sensor along with an f/2.0 aperture is expected. The smartphone also seems to have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. However, some other reports claim that an 8GB RAM variant also exists.

It has also been reported that the Mi 8 will pack a 3300mAh battery and will come with 7.8mm of thickness as well as 172 grams of weight. Xiaomi may use a glass back panel to enable wireless charging support. The Xiaomi Mi 8 rumoured starting price is at CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 32,000).

Netgear Warns Arlo Camera Users of Potential Security Threat, Advises Password Change

Netgear is asking the users of Arlo security cameras to change their passwords, due to a potential security issue. Arlo is Netgear’s security camera brand that provides smart home security systems with a range of wireless security cameras, such as the Netgear Arlo Pro that was launched in India. The company claims to have observed some suspicious activity potentially impacting Arlo customer accounts. While Netgear believes that its own systems have not been affected, it says that attackers may be using credentials obtained from a third-party to get unauthorised access to user accounts.

In a post on its community forums, Netgear has advised Arlo users to change the passwords associated with their accounts, as a precautionary measure. As per the company, attackers appear to be using Arlo user credentials obtained from an unknown third-party, possibly a leak outside of Arlo, in order to gain access to their accounts. Netgear’s Community Manager DawnM says, “At this stage, we have no reason to believe our own systems have been impacted.”

Netgear has also promised that it is looking into the issue. It says in the blog, “We take the privacy and security of your account and personal information very seriously and have initiated an investigation into the suspicious activity.”

Meanwhile, Arlo users have been provided with instructions on how to change their account password directly from their PCs or smartphones. To change your password on an iOS device, in the Arlo app, go to Settings > Profile > Edit. Here, tap on Create a new password and confirm it. Finally, tap Save to save your new password. Similarly, in the Arlo for Android app, go to Settings > Profile and enter your current password. Then, enter your new password, confirm it, and tap on OK.

If you want to change your password on a PC, you will have to log in to your Arlo account at the company’s site. Here, go to Settings > Profile. Here, enter your current password. Finally, enter your new password, confirm it, and click on Save.