Author: Shaown Ahmed

A computer science graduate, Shaown Ahmed always wondered about possibilities of computing and related technology. He started writing for Binzbit during his time in college to share his experience in technology and related fields. He’s currently working as a software developer. Write him at: [email protected]

Although Google Maps remains to be the go-to solutions for navigation, Google’s popular service still struggles with indoor navigation. Thankfully, it seems that Google is working on using the technology as the search engine giant has announced that the Google Maps will bring better indoor mapping moving forward. When the feature becomes live, users will be able to launch the app, point their camera around and it’ll be able to pick up on signs and cues to help users to their destinations. The feature, called Indoor Live View, uses AI to scan Street View images that helps the app to…

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Facebook has revealed that the social networking company has disrupted a network of hackers tied to China that were trying to distribute malware through malicious links through fake profiles. Since the discovery, Facebook’s security team has taken action against the group and disabled the fake accounts and notified the users who were targeted. According to Facebook, the hackers were targeting activists, journalists and dissidents, predominantly among Uyghurs from Xinjiang in China, living abroad in Turkey, Kazakhstan, the US, Syria, Australia, and Canada. The social network said that the hackers were trying to collect information on the targets. In order to…

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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that on on-premises Exchange servers are under attack from a state-sponsored group named “HAFNIUM”. The group was using multiple 0-day exploits to access on-premises Exchange Server instances that ultimately gives access to the victims; email accounts. Shortly after the discovery, Microsoft released patches as a mitigation attempt. Thankfully, it seems that the situation is improving as Microsoft has announced that 92% of vulnerable Exchange IPs have now been patched or mitigated. Our work continues, but we are seeing strong momentum for on-premises Exchange Server updates: • 92% of worldwide Exchange IPs are now patched or…

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If you have been following news related to Microsoft Edge lately, then you already know that the company has started testing a startup boost feature for Edge. The feature will speed up the launch of Edge following a device reboot or reopening the browser. At the moment the startup boost causes Edge to immediately reopen after exiting the browser. Following the feedback, Microsoft decided to disable the feature for the time being. However, if you’re interested, you can enable it by going to edge://settings/system. In a community post the company explained, “Our team is working on fixing a couple of issues…

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Although HTTPS is a standard these days thanks to free SSL providers such as Let’s Encrypt, a lot of websites still use HTTP to serve webpages. In order to provider better security over Internet, Google has decided to step in. The search engine giant has announced that from Chrome 90, HTTPS will be the default in the URL bar. Shweta Panditrao and Mustafa Emre Acer from Google Chrome team said, “Chrome will now default to HTTPS for most typed navigations that don’t specify a protocol. HTTPS is the more secure and most widely used scheme in Chrome on all major…

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If you are a power user of Windows, then you might already be familiar with Microsoft’s collection of telemetry and data collection through the operating system. While the practice has attracted plenty of criticism over the years, it looks like the company is doubling down on the collection as it is currently testing a new feature that allow Edge to “share browsing data with other Windows features”. Although the feature is optional, Microsoft is trying to sell the feature as a way to make browsing-related information directly accessible from Windows search. The latest addition is available with the latest build…

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Apple gained a lot of attention earlier last year after the tech giant revealed that the iPhone 12 wouldn’t ship with a charging brick. At the time, the company said that it took to decision to prevent unnecessary electronic waste. While the company’s estimate was way off at the time, the lack of charging brick didn’t deter customers from buying new iPhone. However, Procon-SP, the consumer protection agency of Sao Paulo, Brazil has imposed a R$ 10.5 million ($1.9 million) fine as the organization declined Apple’s justification. If you aren’t aware, the tech giant stated that the reduction in e-waste…

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Apple announced earlier this month that the company will be discontinuing the iMac Pro. However, the computer didn’t disappear from the online store immediately as the company was looking to clear the existing inventory. It seems that the tech giant has cleared the existing inventory and if you’re looking to get your hands on one of the iMac Pros, you’re out of luck. If you check Apple’s website, you won’t be able to order one as the computer is no longer available for purchase. However, you might be able to get one in case you want to from third-party retailers.…

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Shortly after unveiling RX 6700XT, AMD has released a new update for Radeon Adrenalin driver to bring support for the new GPU. The latest driver comes with a built-in utility that allows overclocking enthusiasts to stress test their graphics cards with ease. Thanks to the update, the Performance Tuning tool is built into the driver. As a result, you won’t need to find a third-party solution to stress test or overclock your new graphics card. The integrated stress test option will provide users information on GPU, memory clock speeds as well as temperature and power consumptions. Apart from these, the…

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If you’re using internet for a while, chances are you came across malware at least once. While most of the attackers target naïve users, researchers at Sentinel One have revealed that there’s a new Xcode malware that are targeting developers. According to the recently published report, the latest malware is targeting developers who create iOS and macOS platforms. Researchers revealed that the malware is disguised as an Xcode project called TabBarInteraction. While developers are downloading the app thinking they’re downloading the actual software, the malware instead opens a backdoor instead. In case you’re wondering, the malware is a trojan meaning…

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Shortly after the latest Windows 10 update, users turned to internet to complain that the new update broke their computers as they were getting BSOD error during printing. While Microsoft initially released a patch to resolve the driver conflicts, some users were still getting the errors. As a result, the company has now released a new update related to printers. With the latest update, Microsoft expects to resolve problems and errors associated with printing graphical content and such, which were potentially also introduced with the March 9 Patch Tuesday update. The company stated, “Affected devices might receive unexpected results when…

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In an official press release earlier today, Qualcomm announced that it has now finalized the acquisition of NUVIA. This announcement comes several weeks after Qualcomm had agreed to pay $1.4 billion as part of the deal back in January. Thanks to the new acquisition, Qualcomm expects to integrate next-gen CPUs across its portfolio of products such as smartphones, laptops, digital cockpits, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, extended reality, and infrastructure networking solutions. However, the company noted that we will still have to wait a while as the company expects to use NUVIA’s expertise for the CPUs designed for high-performance ultraportable laptops…

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Earlier on Friday, a US federal judge temporarily blocked a ban on investment in Xiaomi put in place by the Defense Department over alleged ties between the China-based phone maker and that country’s military. In the memorandum accompanying his order to suspend the ban, US District Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote, “The US’ national security priorities are undoubtedly compelling government interests. However, the court is somewhat skeptical that weighty national security interests are actually implicated here.” In case you didn’t know, earlier in January, the Defense Department officially added Xiaomi to its list of “Communist Chinese military companies.” As a result,…

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Shortly after Microsoft released the cumulative updates for Windows 10 earlier this month, numerous users started complaining about printing after installing the update. Users with different brands of printers found that the printing failed and showed APC_INDEX_MISMATCH errors accompanied with blue screen. Shortly afterwards, Microsoft confirmed that the company was aware of the problem and unveiled a workaround to resolve the problem. According to Microsoft, the problem is affecting people using certain Type 3 printer drivers. If you are experiencing the problem after installing the update, you can follow these instructions to determine the type of driver: Press the Windows…

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Ever since Smartphone market blew up few years earlier, Qualcomm and MediaTek have been competing with each other to take the top spot of smartphone chip manufacturer. Despite the competition, MediaTek was considered to be the inferior option compared to Qualcomm but with lower price tag. However, MediaTek have improved significantly since then and now, new research has revealed that MediaTek overtook Qualcomm to become the leading mobile chipset manufacturer. If you’ve been following news lately, then you might already know that MediaTek was already taking lead by the third quarter of last year despite ongoing pandemic. Interestingly, the latest…

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In a recent press release, analyst firm TrendForce has revealed that the smartphone market will see a 5 percent drop in the second quarter due to the winter storm that hit Samsung’s factory back in mid-February. Samsung’s Austin factory is responsible for manufacturing smartphone components and some of the most important smartphone components affected by the storm include Qualcomm 5G RFIC, Samsung’s LSI OLED DDIC and its LSI CIS Logic IC. According to the analysts, Samsung managed to prepare for the interruption after the company was warned about the weather. However, the company is still recovering from the disaster and until…

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Although China has been the biggest smartphone market for a long time, the United States has remained in the second spot over the years. However, in a recent report, Counterpoint Research claimed that India has surpassed the United States to become the second largest smartphone market. According to the report, smartphone manufacturers shipped over 158 million smartphones in the Indian market during 2019. If you are familiar with the market, this claim shouldn’t really come off as a major surprise. Most of the smartphone manufacturers are known for their affordable offerings in the region. For instance, over 72 percent of…

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Although majority of the social networking platforms offer ways to edit contents upon posting, Twitter has been different since the beginning. For instance, whenever someone sends a tweet, it’s impossible to edit it. Although it’s possible to delete the tweet, with a larger audience, it’s impossible to stop people from saving initial content. Interestingly, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that Twitter will not bring an edit button to the platform. A lot of users over the years have asked for an edit button as it would make ways for better communication on the platform. If you have used Twitter…

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If you are a regular user of online services, then you already know that two-factor authentication can be pretty useful in securing access to accounts. If you are looking for ways to secure your accounts, then you will be glad to know that you can now use iPhone as a security key for Google accounts. This latest feature comes thanks to an update to the Google Smart Lock app for iPhone. Although the feature was available to Android users for a long period of time, Google has finally decided to bring the feature to iOS users. In case you are…

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Earlier yesterday, National Security Agency, NSA discovered a severe flaw in Windows. Shortly afterwards, the agency’s programmers notified Microsoft to resolve the issue. Thankfully, Microsoft has released an update that will resolve the security vulnerability. In case you are wondering, the vulnerability is associated with the crypt32.dll module that handles certificate and cryptographic messaging functions in the CryptoAPI. As KrebsonSecurity points out, this module allows developers to secure Windows-based applications using cryptography. If the module is compromised, it would allow hackers to spoof fake digital signatures on malware to make them appear legitimate. Moreover, the vulnerability could negatively impact the…

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