iOS 15: Small update should fix call problems with iPhone 12 and 13


iOS 15.1.1 is available for certain device models and ironed out bugs.

Apple has rolled out update for iOS 15 . It is available for download on Thursday night. This update is for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners who received the new iOS 15.1.1 because their iPhones faced problems after update. 

If the call suddenly drops

Apple said that this update will fix the problem who were facing call drop after receiving the update. Owners of iPhone 12 and 13 also faced poor reception during call. Their calls dropped immediately after connection or they could not hear the voice of the caller properly. This update is meant to fix these bugs.

5G model for the first time from iPhone 12

It’s easy to explain why the update is only available for iPhone 12 and 13: Both model series are the first to support 5G. Apparently Apple is still working on the modem firmware – or at least the interaction of the operating system with it. Security-related improvements should not be in iOS 15.1.1, however.

Really nothing security-relevant?

According to Apple’s list of security updates, the update “does not contain any published CVE IDs(Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). iOS 15.2 on the approach

Apple is already working on iOS 15.2. Among other things, the new app privacy report will be activated in it. This shows, among other things, when and whether apps have accessed certain devices and even websites. The company is also making preparations for a controversial local nude filter in iMessages – whether this will actually be activated remains to be seen.

Motorola introduces new smartphone Moto G Power (2022)

Moto G Power 2022 – Photo courtesy of Motorola

Motorola has introduced the first improved power model of the Moto G series.

The Moto G Power (2022) features a 6.5-inch display with 720p resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate. People should be not be disappointed with this resolution. They must know that true high-definition starts at 720p. Most TV channels across the globe broadcast at this resolution.  Remember it is a budget smartphone. It has a 270 ppi.

Your video will look crisp and sharp. A normal mobile phone user does not need high definition screen. He needs a screen where he can watch his videos shared by his friends or news clips on social media. 

A special feature of the phone is its 5000 mAh battery which Motorola claims can be used continuously for 3 days.

The battery comes with 10 watt fast charging support while the Android 11 operating system is part of the phone. I think 10 watt fast charging support is enough for normal smartphones users.

Motorola has used s MediaTek’s Octa Core Helio G37 processor. The details of this chipset was not found at MediaTek’s website. GPU information is also not available at the momemt. Was it specially designed for Motorala for their low end devices.?

The Moto G Power comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 to 128 GB storage options, which can be expanded up to 512 GB with a microSD slot.

IP 52 water proofing and fingerprint sensor are other prominent features.

According to the company, the rear camera setup has been improved.

The Moto G Power features a 50-megapixel main camera, which the company claims performs significantly better in low light.

It comes with a 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth camera as part of the device, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

Video can be recorded from Motorola’s dual capture feature front and back cameras.

The phone will be available to consumers in the coming weeks, with the 64GB storage model for $200(over 35,000 Pakistani rupees) and the 128GB storage version for 250 dollars (over 43,000 Pakistani rupees). ۔

Motorola will offer one major software upgrade and two future updates. I think it is a attractive offer.

Oppo’s new phone A95 with a 5000 mAh battery

A95 – Photo courtesy of Oppo

The A95 5G was introduced by Oppo a few months ago. This is the 4G LTE version of A95.
The company has named it Oppo A95. Considering Pakistani market, the smartphone is a little bit expensive. 

Its design is similar to the 5G version but its features are a bit different.

The Oppo A95 has a Snapdragon 662 processor. Buyers must know that it not necessary that makers will give all the features found in a chip to theirs products.

There is no doubt it is 662 is a powerful chip, but it contains 3rd Generation Qualcomm AI Engine.

The phone comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

The A95 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with FHD Plus resolution and a fingerprint sensor inside the screen.

The phone’s display features a 16-megapixel selfie camera with a punch-hole design.  The Snapdragon power will allow you to capture stunning, detailed images at great speed. It features Qualcomm Spectra 340T ISP, which truly supports 48MP capture and zero shutter.

The A95 has a 48-megapixel main camera with a 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth helper camera.

There is a setup of 3 cameras on the back of the phone.

The device comes with a 5000 mAh battery with 33 watts of fast charging support, while the Android 11 operating system is integrated with Color OS 11.1.

The phone is being first offered for sale in Malaysia at a price of 26 264 (over 45,000 Pakistani rupees).

Want to keep your heart healthy? So reduce the use of salt

This was revealed in a medical study – shutter stock photo

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Problems are in the heart muscle, valves or heartbeat.

But the good news is that reducing your salt intake and eating at least one banana a day can significantly reduce your risk of fatal heart disease.

This was revealed in a new medical study conducted in the United States.

Research from the Harvard TH Chen School of Public Health found that low salt intake and high potassium intake reduced the risk of heart disease.

Researchers say that in previous research reports, people were confused as to whether low salt intake is really beneficial or whether it increases the risk of heart disease.

The study involved more than 10,000 people and the data showed that low salt intake is beneficial for heart health.

Experts said that our research used standard data from six major research reports that examined the effects of salt intake.

“Our findings will help clarify the role of salt or sodium in treating coronary heart disease. Low salt intake protects against heart disease,” he said.

Sodium is a component that is found naturally in salts used in food and in some foods, but in high amounts it is often part of processed foods.

In contrast, potassium is naturally found in fruits (such as bananas), green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, milk or dairy products, and starchy vegetables.

The researchers said that potassium has the opposite effect of sodium, which helps to keep the blood vessels calm and increases the excretion of sodium from the body, while also lowering blood pressure.

The study analyzed data from six major research reports focusing on sodium and potassium emissions, heart disease rates, and more.

The data was collected from multiple urine samples obtained from volunteers, which the researchers called the most reliable method of sodium synthesis.

The samples were obtained from more than 10,000 healthy adults and were followed by monitoring of heart disease rates for about nine years.

Of those volunteers, 571 suffered from stroke, heart attack and other heart ailments.

Researchers have found that high salt intake is significantly linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

Medical experts recommend using 2300 mg of salt per day. This amount can be considered as equivalent to one teaspoon of salt.

But the study found that every 1,000 milligrams of sodium released from the body daily increases the risk of heart disease by 18%.

In contrast, for every 1,000 potassium excreted on a daily basis, the risk of heart disease is reduced by 18%.

Medical experts say the new research provides strong evidence of too much salt in the diet.

The results of the study were published in the medical journal New England Journal of Medicine.

Samsung’s new entry level smartphone Galaxy A03 Core

Galaxy A03 Core – Photo courtesy of Samsung
Samsung has introduced a new cheap smartphone Galaxy A03 Core. I believe the company has used UNISOC chip cut cost so it can be afforded to countries like India and Pakistan where large number of mobile users cannot afford mid-range smartphones. 

Test results show that UNSOC SC 9863A processor shows good results when it was compared to other processors like Helip P22, Snapdragon 439 and 40. A03 Core’s AI capabilities and its support for dual VoLTE and VoWifi will let mobile users enjoy good call quality in countries like India and Pakistan

This is an entry level phone and yes it is different from the Galaxy A3 Core which is also sold under the name of Galaxy A01 Core.

The Galaxy A03 Core features a 6.5-inch LCD Infinity V Display display with HD Plus resolution.

The phone’s screen has a 5 megapixel selfie camera hidden in the water drop notch.

Inside the phone is an Octa-core processor with 4 units running at 1.6 GHz and the other 4 at 1.2 GHz.

It is a UNSOC SC 9863A processor with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. I think 2GB RAM will be enough for carrying out basic features like texting, Whatsapp and other common functions used by people.

The phone’s storage can be further expanded with a microSD card.

The Galaxy A03 Core has a single camera on the back with an 8-megapixel sensor.

The phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery with a possible 10 watt fast charging support.

It is equipped with dual SIM support which will be available in blue and black colors. It has plastic and frame.

The company has not yet commented on the price and availability of the Galaxy A03 core.

But it will be cheaper than the Galaxy A03S, which starts at Rs 21,200.

Introducing the Packman Edition of the OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone

Nord 2 Packman Edition – Photo courtesy OnePlus

OnePlus often offers special edition phones and now it has done so with its new 5G smartphone Nord 2. The company has released special editions in collaborations with McLaren, Marvel and the Star Wars.

The company has introduced the OnePlus Nord 2 x Pacman Edition.

This phone will have customised covers, theme wallpapers and a Lego Like smartphone holder.

On the back of the phone is a small packman logo cover that glows in the dark of night with a game-like design.

In addition, a theme case will be part of the device in which Pacman and his enemies will be Enki, Blankey, Pinky and others.

The phone will have 8 packman theme wallpapers while the packman theme charging animation is also part of the device.

The phone box is also influenced by the Packman game.

The phone also has the 2015 Packman 256 game installed.

Other than that, the rest of the features are the same as Nord 2.

Specifications of OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man

This smartphone supports dual nano sim. At the same time, with Android 11, the company’s Oxygen OS runs on 11.3. It has a 6.43-inch full-HD + (1,080×2,400 pixels) Ploidy AMOLED display. Its refresh rate is 90Hz. The phone will get 12GB RAM with octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor. The phone has 256GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage.

It has a triple rear camera setup. 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor, 8 megapixel ultra-wide secondary sensor and 2 megapixel monochrome sensor have been given. For selfie and video calling, it has a 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 camera lens. It comes with front facing and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) support.

For connectivity, the phone will get 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS / A-GPS / NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C port with 5G. It also has an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope and a proximity sensor. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a 4,500mAh battery, which supports 65W warp charge. It gets fully charged in 30 minutes.
The phone is being offered for sale for the first time in Europe and India at a price of 529 Euros (over PKR 150,000).

Measure your heart and respiratory rates with your smartphones

Google has developed a feature to track your heart and respiratory rates using your smartphone for its Google Fit app. People like me who use Google fit to track their activities are happy to hear this news. 

The company has rolled this feature currently for Pixel 6 users. 

Measure and monitor respiratory rate directly in the Google Fit app.

Google Fit app will track your heart and respiratory rates cameras as most smartphones available in the market have no dedicated sensors for measuring heart rates.  In your to measure heart rate, a person will have to place his hands on the rear camera. For accurate measurement, he will have to take this reading to a place with better lighting. 

Readings are taken by the app by sensing changes in finger color. These readings can be saved in Google. 

I would like to mention here that Google has given this feature in Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 smartphones.  In the earlier versions, a user had to use his flashlight to get accurate readings in low-light conditions.

Realme’s Q3t equipped with a 144 Hz refresh rate display, Dynamic RAM

Realme has unveiled a new midrange smartphone Q3t in China. We have been seeing the leaks since October.

Q3t – Photo courtesy of Realme

The Q3T’s impressive specification will attract mid-range buyers because of the powerful features such as speedy cores, FHD plus display, 5GB dynamic RAM, 256GB storage, 400 pp density and 600 nits of brightness.

This phone has a 6.67 inch Full HD Plus display with 144 Hz refresh rate. The display supports 1080×2412 pixel resolution.

In the upper left corner of the screen is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with a punch-hole design.

The company has used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G processor,  8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB storage device. The processor is designed for 5GB platform, gamers and photographers. 

Gamers will get realistic graphics because the powerful processer and photographers and video makers will be able to use capture from the cameras simultaneously. This 778G processor is packed with Qualcomm’s 6 generation Artificial Intelligence engine. 

The X53 5G modem support all spectrums and Qualcomm’s Fastconnect  will allow users to connect with Wi-fi 6 at a fast speed.

According to the company, the smartphone also supports the Dynamic RAM Expansion feature, which increases the RAM capacity up to 5 GB.

The RealMeQ3T combines Android 11 operating system with UI 2.0, while 5G support is also provided in the phone.

The phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery with a 30 watt adapter that can charge the battery to 50% in 25 minutes.

There is a setup of 3 cameras on the back of this phone.

The Q3T has a 48-megapixel main camera with monochrome and macro cameras that help capture images of objects up to 4 cm apart.

The phone is being first offered for sale in China at a price of 2099 yuan (over 56,000 Pakistani rupees).

The new Note 11S is equipped with Infinix’s powerful battery and fast charging

Note 11S Pro – Photo courtesy of Infinix

Infinix has introduced the new Note 11S smartphone with powerful battery and fast charging support.

Note that Infinix had recently introduced the Note 11 and 11 Pro and now a new phone has been added to this series.

The phone has now been introduced in Thailand.

This mid-range smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G96 processor. The CPU configuration is impressive for users. It consists of 8 nos. 2 GHz cores (2X2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55). This setup will give enormous processing power to Note 11S users


Note 11S Pro – Photo courtesy of Infinix

The Helio G96 processor has been designed for gamers who require very stable 4G LTE connections. This chipset has been specially optimized for 4G network. The modem is in the chipset so it will consume less power. 

The device will be available to users with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card. Infinix uses ram type LPDDR4X dual channel. The G96 has been designed to work with 2133MHz LPDDR4X ram. It will also work with the storage UFS.2.2 at super-fast speed.

The Infinix 11S comes with a 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD Plus resolution and 120 Hz refresh support. Screen is above average. The 387 ppi indicates that.

The phone also has 180 Hz touch sampling rate support.

The device combines the Android 11 operating system with the company’s own interface XOS.

The Infinix 11S also has features like dual SIM support, headphone jack and USB port.

The highlight of the phone is its powerful 5000 mAh battery with 33 watt charging support. This combination will attract buyers. As the device comes with 120 Hz refresh rate. This activity requires a lot of power. Fast charger will enable users to recharge their devices quickly.

On the back of the phone there is a setup of 3 cameras with a 50 megapixel main camera with 2 megapixel depth effect and 2 megapixel macro shots.

On the front of the phone is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with a punch-hole design.

Vivo X70 & Pro comes with great cameras

Nowadays people do not rely on their DSLR camera to take their precious moments of life. They use their smartphone cameras to take photos. Capabilities of smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in recent years. These smartphone cameras allow people to take stunning and artitistic-looking shots.

Recently Vivo and Sony have launched smartphones which has taken mobile photography to new levels.

Vivo is considered an industry leader in camera innovation. The company has developed advanced camera features for people has redefines photography.

Vivo X70 Pro comes with great cameras. The X70 Pro comes with a mobile imaging system. Vivo has collaborated with ZEISS, which is a global leader in optics and optoelectronics, to develop the mobile imaging system used in Vivo X70 Pro.  People familiar with ZEISS optics know it helps in reducing reflections and stray light. This is made possible because ZEISS certified T* coating.

The strength of the vivo X70 pro lies in cameras lies in this design. This amazing camera system comes with in-built Gimbal Technology to shoot perfect picture and video in dynamic motion.

Vivo X70 features a quad camera setup. It has a 50MP main camera with Gimbal Stabilization 3.0. It is also equipped with the SONY IMX766V sensor. This sensor enables a photographer to take crystal clear shops. This sensor also offers stability in night too.

The camera setup has also a 12MP 2X Portrait Camera, a 12MP Wide-Angle camera, and an 8MP Periscope Camera. 60X Hyper Zoom will enable user to capture distant objects clearly.

The 12MP pro portrait comes with a 50mm equivalent focal length. This will help users take better portraits. The good news is that it will help take ZEISS style portraits. For this they have packed four legendary ZEISS lenses in this gadget.

Low-light gives a lot problem to photographers and video makers. But with this smartphone one can take picture in very dim lighting. The Real-Time Extreme Night Vision offers instant brightness controls in night. I think this feature will enable user to take wedding and party pictures in night and dark environment. It also comes with Super Night Video Mode which will enable user to make videos in the extremely dark environment.

Vivo X70 Pro comes with a Pro Cinematic Mode. It allows full monitoring system for video makers.