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By Abhay V
Some Apple Watch SE users in South Korea are reporting overheating issues
by Abhay Venkatesh
A new post on Reddit has collated a few users' reports from South Korea about the latest Apple Watch SE overheating and causing impressions on users’ hands. The post lists six cases where the device – all 40mm variants of both the GPS and LTE models – overheats during or after charging.
Most users report that the watch became too hot after being charged and worn on the wrist. Some images of users’ wrist show off marks left by the watch, on the skin. In other cases, the device itself exhibits a bright, burnt spot on the display, suggesting that the heat is intensive enough to have caused a mark on the display from the bottom. The position of the burn is similar in all the images.
Images collated from u/cozyplanes (Reddit post) It is not clear how widespread the issue is. Some responses on Reddit suggest that users have experienced other problems with Apple’s latest offering in North America that has resulted in them claiming replacement devices. It is also not known if the problems have to do with the battery. Since there are no teardowns of the smartwatch on the web, it is difficult to guess how similar the Watch SE is in design internally to the previous generations, and if any re-used parts are to blame.
It will be interesting to see if more reports emerge in the coming days and if the Cupertino giant provides a statement about these reports. While it could just be a batch of faulty devices, the risks posed by these issues warrant some form of response from Apple.
Source: u/cozyplanes (Reddit)
By Abhay V
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE users begin reporting problems with the device's touchscreen
by Abhay Venkatesh
Samsung’s latest upper mid-range offering, the Galaxy S20 FE, packs impressive internals for a $699 price tag. However, reviewers and early adopters have begun reporting some touchscreen problems with the device. Reports on Reddit and Samsung Community Forums have been piling up with complaints of unresponsive touchscreens and phantom swipes, making the device difficult to use.
Some users are experiencing problems with the ‘Pocket mode’ or accidental touch protection pop up even when the device is not in the pocket or the screens are not in proximity of other objects, in turn leading the phone to disable the touchscreen to avoid accidental touches. Other users, however, report problems including unintended touch registrations, unresponsive screens, and lag in response.
Another user posted a detailed touch screen test on Reddit, comparing the touch responses to the Note10, noting that the S20 FE faced trouble responding to two-finger gestures like pinch and zoom. It is not clear if the issues faced by users is caused by a hardware/manufacturing defect or if the problems can be solved via software. A few users on Samsung’s forums claim that the firmware version ending with “ATIG” solved the problems, but the responses suggest that it is hit and miss.
Folks over at 9to5Google and SamMobile both seem to have experienced this issue on their devices. Considering the increasing number of reports, it looks like the issue may be widespread, despite the South Korean giant claiming otherwise in a conversation with 9to5Google.
Have you faced any touchscreen issues with your Galaxy S20 FE? Let us know in the comments below!
By News Staff
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By Abhay V
Multiple subreddits hacked in coordinated attack on Reddit, pro-Trump messages posted
by Abhay Venkatesh
Multiple Reddit subreddits have been compromised by hackers that are posting messages and images promoting U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election. A post by Reddit Admin details the attacks, noting that the incident involves the compromise of moderator accounts. The firm is working to lock down accounts of bad actors and “reverting the changes”, and is also investigating the breach.
The post also provides moderators and users a few steps to ascertain if their accounts have been compromised. It suggests that affected users note the names of their accounts in the stickied comment on that post. It also suggests that users who were removed as moderators “sit tight” as the service will be adding them back soon. However, securing the accounts will be the priority at first. Additionally, the firm reassures users that it has dedicated methods to detect compromised entities.
Image: r/japan (Reddit) Here are the signs that users are being asked to look for to ascertain if their accounts were affected:
Another important step that the post requests users to do is to enable two-factor authentication (2FA). The firm confirms that all accounts that were impacted did not have 2FA enabled, which made it easier for hackers to get through. The attacks apparently began about 24 hours ago and include subreddits such as r/japan, r/avengers, and more.
Currently, not all affected users will be able to tell that their accounts have been actioned on. “The best way to tell if we're already working on your subreddit is to look for admin actions in your modlog.”, the post adds. It is also asking all users to change their passwords if they are concerned about their accounts. Some affected accounts posted screenshots of their account logs.
Image credit: BleepingComputer BleepingComputer reports that a hacked Twitter account claimed responsibility for the coordinated attack on Reddit. The bad actors also reportedly tweeted subreddits that they intended to hack. The tweets also noted that the moderators’ passwords were weak and “easy to take over”. The account has since been suspended by Twitter.
Reddit says that once it has dealt with the situation, it will send out messages to all affected subreddits, “letting them know they were affected but the situation is now resolved”. The firm will also be posting more detailed information about the incident on r/redditsecurity later.
By Jay Bonggolto
Reddit now lets you add image galleries to a post
by Jay Bonggolto
Reddit has finally added support for uploading multiple photos in a single gallery. The company announced today that users can start inserting up to 20 images or GIFs into a post.
Image Galleries, as the new feature is called, comes in handy particularly for photo-centric communities like those that focus on clothing, interior design, and make-up techniques. With the latest change, it's now possible to include step-by-step instructions, for example, in informative posts. There's also an option to add links along with captions (limited to 180 characters) in each photo.
Tyler Swartz, Reddit Senior Product Manager, said:
To add a gallery to a post, just select the "Image Post" option after tapping on the "Create a Post" button. Then, rearrange the photos, if necessary. In addition, you can apply a "Spoiler" or "Not Safe For Work" tag to the gallery. Finally, hit the "Post" button to share the images. That said, this feature will be available to redditors only if community moderators switch it on.
Communities that opt in to Image Galleries can use the feature from today. Reddit plans to roll it out to Android users next week. In the future, the service intends to add support for video uploads to galleries.