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Samsung pushes out urgent security fixes for phones: Update now

Several phones already have the updates — how to check yours

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Samsung is already pushing out the September Android security updates to its flagship phones, just after Google disclosed the patches Tuesday (Sept. 8).

Android Police reports that some versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, S10, A21, A51 and A70 had as of Tuesday already received the updates, which vary from country to country, as part of Samsung’s general software updates.

Bleeping Computer reported yesterday (Sept. 9) that some Galaxy S10 5Gs were also getting the update.

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Google’s September Android security bulletin lists fixes for more than 50 security bugs, several of which are deemed “critical.” The “most severe” one, according to the bulletin, is a Media Framework flaw that could let a malicious file hack into the device. Five other critical flaws affect phones using Broadcom chips.

Many of Samsung’s top-end phones receive monthly security updates, including all Galaxy S, Galaxy Z and Galaxy Note phones released in the past three years. Midrange phones get the updates quarterly, and some flagships older than three years get relegated to quarterly updates for an additional year of support. The Samsung Mobile website has a full list of which Samsung models are on which update schedule.

However, no Samsung phones will get the upgrade to Google’s next mobile OS, Android 11, right away. That rolled out Tuesday to Google’s own Pixel phones. Certain OnePlus, Oppo, RealMe and Xiaomi phones get an all-but-final beta version, but no Samsung models do.

Your Samsung phone should flash a screen notification that a software update is available. If you’d like to check manually, go to Settings > Software Update or Settings > About Device > Software Update, depending on your model.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is receiving MIUI 11-based August 2020 security update

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Xiaomi has begun to rollout an MIUI 11-based new update for Redmi Note 8 users in India. This update comes with the August 2020 security patch to improve the system security update.

Currently, this update is based on the MIUI 11, and the MIUI 12 update for Redmi Note 8 expected to rollout by the end of October with the other remaining devices.

The software version of this update is V11.0.6.0.PCOINXM for Redmi Note 8 in India. You can also download this update from the link mentioned below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (India) – Download Link

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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro specs leak in full

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Xiaomi is bringing three Mi 10T smartphones on September 30 – Mi 10T Lite, Mi 10T, and Mi 10T Pro – and the specs sheet of the latter two just leaked giving us a much better idea of what to expect. As previously speculated, the key difference will be that the vanilla version will come with a 64MP camera, while the Pro option will come with the larger 108MP sensor.

The only other difference, according to these sheets, is the Mi 10T Pro will have a 256GB storage option in addition to the 128GB that will be available on both phones.

Here’s a quick rundown of the specs, some of them already from previous leaks – a Snapdragon 865 on the inside, coupled with a 5G modem at some markets. The RAM will be 8 GB LPDDR5, with the storage also being the latest on the market – UFS 3.1.

The screen will be a 6.67” LCD with 1080p resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio, meaning the fingerprint scanner will be on the side, doubling as a power key. The display will come with 144Hz refresh rate.

The batteries on the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro will also be identical at 5,000 mAh with 33W fast charging support. Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 will be on board, as well as an IR blaster, but no 3.5mm audio jack.Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10T renders

The prices rumors are all over the place for now – from €550 to €700 – those might be explained with version or market variances, but we’ll know for sure come Wednesday.

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How to Unzip Downloaded album on GistsBaze

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In the context of ZIP files, unzipping means extracting the files from a compressed folder. Unzipping files on an Android tablet or smartphone used to require a special third-party app, but it can now be done with the official Files by Google app.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and install Files by Google.
  2. Open Files by Google and locate the ZIP file you want to unzip. If you downloaded the ZIP file from a website, it may be in the Downloads folder.
  3. Tap the file you want to unzip. The list of files in the compressed ZIP folder appears.
  4. Tap Extract to unzip the file. After the files are extracted, a list of the unzipped files displays.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. All of the extracted files are copied to the same location as the original ZIP file.
  7. What Are ZIP Files Used For?Files that use the .zip extension are referred to as ZIP files. ZIP (pronounced like the word “zip”) files compress and bundle many files together to make it easier to send, upload, and download a group of files. ZIP files are used on websites to help visitors download a large number of documents or media at once without having to manually download each file individually. 

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