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Breaking News: Realme and OnePlus Phones’ Enhanced Intelligent Services Secretly Collecting Your Data!

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Enhanced Intelligent Services

Recent revelations have sparked controversy and raised concerns over data privacy as smartphone brands Realme and OnePlus have been found to capture user data without explicit consent. The Enhanced Intelligent Services feature, enabled by default on certain models, has drawn criticism for potentially compromising the privacy and security of user information.

Everything about Enhanced Intelligent Services

Realme’s Default Data Collection Feature

Realme, a popular smartphone brand known for its affordable devices, has come under scrutiny for its use of Enhanced Intelligent Services, a feature that collects user data including call logs, SMS, and location information. Disturbingly, this feature is activated by default on Realme devices, meaning that users may unknowingly have their personal information harvested without their explicit consent.

Indian Users Left in the Dark

Worries about the destination and potential misuse of the collected data have been raised, particularly with regards to Indian users. Concerns have been raised that this data could potentially be sold to illegal organizations or even enemy countries, raising national security concerns.

The Enhanced Intelligent Services feature can be found in the Settings menu, specifically under Additional Settings -> System Services -> Enhanced Intelligent Services. Indian users, who form a significant portion of Realme’s customer base, are left in the dark about this default setting, which essentially forces their consent for data collection.

OnePlus Devices Also Implicated

The issue does not appear to be limited to Realme alone, as OnePlus smartphones running OxygenOS 13.1, such as the OnePlus 11, have been reported to have a similar feature enabled by default. While the exact extent of data collection and potential destinations remain unclear, this development has fueled concerns over user privacy and control over personal information.

Importance of Transparency and User Control

Data privacy has become an increasingly pertinent issue, with users becoming more aware of the vast amount of data that technology companies collect. While some argue that certain data collection practices are necessary for improving user experience and providing personalized services, the lack of transparency and control over default settings has been met with criticism.

As these revelations unfold, users are urged to remain vigilant and take steps to protect their data. It is crucial for smartphone manufacturers to prioritize transparency and empower users with control over their personal information. Additionally, regulators and authorities are called upon to investigate these data privacy concerns and ensure that user rights and privacy are safeguarded.

In an era where personal data is becoming an invaluable asset, it is imperative for both consumers and technology companies to actively engage in discussions surrounding data privacy and protection. The future of digital trust depends on fostering an environment that respects user privacy while allowing for the benefits of technological advancements.

Why Enhanced Intelligent Services in been discussed on Twitter?

The issue regarding Enhanced Intelligent Services being enabled by default on Realme devices came to light through a video posted by TrakinTech titled “realme 11 Pro Plus Unboxing & First Impressions⚡realme, Please FIX THIS!” In the video, TrakinTech set up the device and discovered that the Enhanced Intelligent Services feature was already activated without explicit user consent. The video quickly gained traction, garnering 1,831,075 views in just 8 days. Following its release, the topic of #EnhancedIntelligentServices started buzzing on Twitter, sparking discussions and concerns among users. Prior to this video, the default activation of this feature had gone unnoticed and undiscussed.

How to Disable Enhanced Intelligent Service on Your Smartphone

To turn off the Enhanced Intelligent Services feature on Realme and OnePlus devices, follow these steps:

Realme Devices:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your Realme smartphone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Additional Settings.”
  • Tap on “System Services.”
  • Look for “Enhanced Intelligent Services” and tap on it.
  • Toggle the switch to turn off the feature.

OnePlus Devices:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your OnePlus smartphone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “System.”
  • Tap on “System Services.”
  • Look for the option related to “Enhanced Intelligent Services” or a similar feature.
  • Toggle the switch to turn off the feature.

Please note that the exact location of the setting may vary slightly depending on the device model and software version. If you’re unable to locate the specific setting, you can refer to the device’s user manual or contact the customer support of the respective brand for further assistance.

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Akash Ramsakha is a Computer Engineer with extensive experience in the latest technology products and gadgets. He also loves playing Mobile games like BGMI, COD Mobile and PC games.

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BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Overall Points Table, Match Winners, and Short Overview

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BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1

Team Soul took the point table lead with 58 points after the first day of the BGIS 2024 Grand Finals. Global Esports closely followed, securing second place with 54 points thanks to a strong performance in the day’s final match. Team XSpark displayed consistent gameplay across six matches, tying for second with 54 points. FS Esports also did good, capturing fourth place with 46 points.

Venom and Team Insane secured the fifth and sixth positions with 44 and 37 points. Reckoning Gaming found themselves in seventh place with 36 points, just ahead of Team 8Bit who finished the day with 34 points. Team Aaru and Team Tamilas rounded out the top ten with 29 and 27 points. Both Carnival and MOGO ended the day with 21 points each.

BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Overall Standings

RankTeamFinish Points (FIN. PTS.)Position Points (POS. PTS.)Total Points (TOT. PTS.)
1IQOO SOUL391958
2GLOBAL ESPORTS351954
3TEAM XSPARK381654
4FS ESPORTS222446
5CHEMINXVENOM281644
6TEAM INSANE221537
7RECKONING ESPORTS191736
8TEAM 8BIT231134
9TEAM AARU26531
10TEAM TAMILAS101929
11RAVEN ESPORTS22527
12CARNIVAL GAMING111021
13MOGO ESPORTS14721
14VASISTA ESPORTS10818
15TEAM LIMRASPORTS10818
16INFERNO SQUAD10212

Short Overview of Day 1 Matches

Match 1 – Erangel

Venom Gaming dominated the Erangel map, scoring 21 points. Team members Venom and Fantom made significant contributions with four and three kills. Team Insane followed with 15 points, and Team Soul started the finals with 12 points. Both MOGO and Team Tamilas were knocked out early, failing to score.

Match 2 – Miramar

Technical issues prevented the display of results, but FS Esports, Carnival, and Team XSpark were noted as top performers. Team Soul, Venom, and Aaru Gaming struggled in this round.

Match 3 – Sanhok

Team Tamilas finally gets their first Chicken Dinner of the finals with a patient strategy that earned them 15 points. FS Esports continued their strong showing with 14 points and MOGO added 13 points to their tally. Team Aaru took an aggressive approach to secure 10 points, while Reckoning and Soul both managed seven points each.

Match 4 – Vikendi

Team Soul showcased their skills with a 25-point Chicken Dinner. Team members Nakul, Rony, and Spower eliminated seven, four, and four opponents respectively. FS Esports earned another 13 points and Global Esports added 11 points to their score.

Match 5 – Miramar

Team 8Bit made a significant comeback, winning the map with a 22-point Chicken Dinner. Venom and Team XSpark followed with 14 and 11 points. MOGO and Soul each secured six points, while Team Tamilas, Insane, and Team Aaru each managed five points.

Match 6 – Erangel

In a dramatic end to Day 1, Global Esports staged an impressive comeback to win with 25 points. NinjaBoi from Global Esports played very well, securing seven eliminations. Team Aaru, Raven, and Reckoning also performed well, scoring 13, 12, and 11 points respectively. Team Soul, despite a slower game, added seven points.

NinjaBoi from Global Esports became the MVP for BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1.

You can watch the the BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Match exclusive on Krafton India Esports YouTube channel.

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Galaxy Ring not supported with iPhones – Officially Confirmed

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Recently, at the MWC 2024 event, which was held in Barcelona, Samsung’s VP, Hon Pak confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Ring will not be supported by iPhones. Pak also said that their products are as good as the Apple ones.

There are also very good reasons to switch to Samsung’s ecosystem. Samsung is also working on making their devices compatible with other Android devices as well, not only with their own.

As we already know, Galaxy Ring comes in various sizes. Among them, the smallest one is powered with a battery of 14 mAh, and the largest one comes with a bigger battery of 21.5 mAh which will provide a battery backup of 5-9 days.

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Until now, the launch of Galaxy Ring has not been revealed but some rumors suggested that it will launch in the Unpacked Event, which is going to be held in July along with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.

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Is your iPhone or iPad eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update – Here is a list of eligible devices

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Every year, Apple announces its new iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS versions in its WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) which will held at Apple Park in June. This year, Apple will announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and MacOS 15. The developer Beta of iOS 18 will be available after the announcement at the WWDC event but if we talk about the stable version of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update, then it will be available by September. In this post, we will tell you the list of iPhones and iPads that are eligible for the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update.

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Devices Eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update

First, let’s talk about the list of iPhones, that are eligible for the iOS 18 Update:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

Now, let’s talk about the list of iPads, that are eligible for the iPadOS 18 Update:

  • iPad Pro: 2018 and later
  • iPad Air: 2019 and later
  • iPad mini: 2019 and later
  • iPad: 2020 and later

iOS 18 brings new Generative AI support with Siri, design changes, and RCS message support in Apple’s iMessage. If you want to know more about the features of the iOS 18 update, then we have already created a dedicated post for that, do check that out.

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