Essential is among first to release Google's latest Android security patch. Available as build version NMJ32F, the update is only 57 in size and as we said brings Android fixes for the month of November. Aside from that, Essential has also done some improvements.
Sony is rolling out Google Assistant to 4K HDR television models with Android TV. The feature will be available on all of its 2017 models as well as some TVs from 2016. With this addition, Sony's TVs have become the second Android TV-based product to get Assistant.
Addressing a complaint from some users about the way the Pixel 2 XL's display appears, Google has released a software update that adds a saturated color option. The same update also includes a fix for the "faint clicking noise" reported by some Pixel 2 device owners.
Song identification, like that offered by Shazam, has been added to Google Assistant. You can use any device offering Google's digital assistant to figure out which song is playing near you. Just pull up Assistant and ask it to tell you what's playing.
Kaspersky's antivirus software has in some cases grabbed files from user computers in an arguably improper way. CEO Eugene Kaspersky has confirmed its software sometimes takes files that aren't immediately threatening, which has generated some concern.
Again highlighting the issue of fake and misleading apps on the Google Play Store, more than a million people accidentally downloaded a convincingly fake WhatsApp app. The software, called Update WhatsApp, was still available on the store until it was covered in the media.
HDR content was enabled on YouTube Android app back in September, but still not many smartphones actually support it. However, even those that do support it are struggling on higher resolutions in terms of performance. Users are reporting that videos often stutter.
Late last month, Samsung officially launched the two latest gadgets around the world - the Gear Sport smartwatch and IconX wireless earbuds. Alongside releasing new software update for Galaxy S8 and Note 8 lineups, the South Korean has also released a new firmware update for
Google recently released Android 8.0 Oreo and one of the first companies to release it for their smartphones was Sony. The latest version of Android operating system was released for Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, and should reach other models in near future.
Samsung is now rolling out a new software update to Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Note 8 users that brings a new functionality to the Bixby button. If you were expecting that Samsung would finally enable customization of the button, we have to disappoint you.
Fitbit Ionic didn't bring the much-wanted sale results to the company. The watch has a nice design and specifications, but it's obvious that it is lacking features and its operating system needs improvement in order to compete with others. Today, the company has announced that
A critical vulnerability in Tor is putting Linux and Mac users at risk. Those who've yet to apply a now-available fix could have their IP addresses leaked. We Are Segment, a security firm, discovered the bug and quickly reported it to the Tor Project.
Xiaomi's latest operating system is finally rolling out. After weeks of testing, the Chinese company has released the MIUI 9 Global ROM, but the release is in stages and there's no guarantee that it will hit your smartphone right away even if you're in the first batch.
A fix is on the way for a freezing issue that has affected some Galaxy Note 8 units. A lot of users have reported the phone will freeze when they attempt to make a call or open some apps. The Note 8 only launched a few weeks ago, so reports of problems are just coming in.
Pretty much every messaging platform out there offers a desktop client for those who want to stay in touch, but WhatsApp is now reportedly working on a PC client that would be available only for Windows 10 users. The company is currently testing a Windows Store version of its PC
Further improvements will be made to Tesla's Autopilot system in the coming months, the company has confirmed. During an investors meeting, Tesla said an improved version of the software will roll out within the "next several months." It's making progress towards full autonomy.
Concerns over how third-party developers can use facial recognition data from the iPhone X are being raised by groups like the ACLU and Center for Democracy and Technology. They believe developers could potentially use face scanning info in an improper way.
Six officials with the Russian government could face charges from the United States over their alleged involvement in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) email hack last year. That hack allowed damaging emails to reach the public, making a republican win in 2016 more likely.
As promised, Samsung has now announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is now officially rolling out. The update brings a lot of improvements, of which the most important is the new U.X 9.0 user interface that replaced the previous 8.5 version.
Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt believes the United States needs to dedicate more resources to artificial intelligence, otherwise competitors in China could end up with a significant lead. He thinks the US' lead will only be maintained for another five years.