New useful feature being tested for Android version of Google Maps

Google is apparently testing the inclusion of traffic lights on Google Maps. The icons are small but get bigger while the user is navigating. This is a feature already found on Apple Maps.

yesterday, 6:40 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
The cheapest Nokia smartphone is now eligible for Android 10 Go Edition upgrade

The latest Nokia smartphone to receive the highly-anticipated Android 10 update is also the cheapest launched by HMD Global – Nokia 1.

yesterday, 3:00 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 latest updates add Galaxy S20 features

Two of Samsung's most recent mid-range smartphones that are also available in the United States, the Galaxy A51 and A71 have just received important updates that add several Galaxy S20 features.

yesterday, 7:17 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
It's that time of the month; Google releases July Android Security Update

Google released the July Android Security Update today with no functional patches for the 2017-2019 Pixel handsets. The update patches seven bugs ranging from high to critical.

2 days ago, 4:06 PM by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Recent iOS updates have a nasty side effect

Complaints from Apple iPhone users after iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1 were disseminated reveal that the updates are draining the batteries after the installation of the software.

2 days ago, 1:05 PM by Alan Friedman,  12 comments
LinkedIn, Reddit, Google News and other apps caught spying on iPhone users' clipboards

Besides TikTok, the new notification feature in iOS 14 that catches clipboard snoopers red-handed has found that other apps like LinkedIn and Reddit also copied an iPhone user's clipboard.

3 days ago, 11:47 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Waze has hidden a secret Mood emoticon; here's how you can get it to appear on your phone

Waze has added new Mood emoticons that show other members of the app's community what your mood is at the exact moment. There is also a hidden emoticon that you can enable.

3 days ago, 1:30 PM by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 are getting Android 10 updates on Verizon

Verizon has just confirmed that both Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 are now eligible for Android 10 updates.

Jul 03, 2020, 5:48 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments

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Two more Samsung tablets are getting Android 10 updates

We're happy to report that two more tablets join Samsung's ever-growing portfolio of Android 10 tablets: Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019).

Jul 02, 2020, 1:20 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Tipster says desktop experience could be coming to the Apple iPhone

A Twitter tipster disseminated a tweet stating that Apple has built iPhone prototypes that can run macOS. The tipster also mentions a dual-boot system where an iPhone could boot both iOS and macOS.

Jun 30, 2020, 4:50 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  32 comments
Apple Watch is becoming more useful to those worried about getting or having COVID-19

Apple is trying to add to the Apple Watch's legendary live-saving features by making the wearable more useful to those worried about contracting the coronavirus and whether they might have it.

Jun 29, 2020, 3:52 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
T-Mobile starts rolling out Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Android 10 update

Just heads up that T-Mobile is now rolling out Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, more than two months after Verizon pushed out the update.

Jun 29, 2020, 1:03 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Google kills password, encryption protected safe folder

Google has apparently killed a feature found in the Files by Google app called safe locker that would have provided Android users with a password protected safe place to store data.

Jun 29, 2020, 12:05 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Apple nailed iOS 14, but the Feds are on its App Store monopoly that breaks Netflix

Ever wondered why some iOS apps black out on you when you try to do a simple purchase? Netflix, for instance, gives you the infamous "Trying to join Netflix? You can’t sign up for Netflix in the app. We know it’s a hassle." warning. Ditto for Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, and a myriad of other apps and services that are trying to avoid the App Store's 30% or 15% cut from their revenue.

Jun 29, 2020, 5:15 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  7 comments
Apple's iOS 14 beta reveals that TikTok and other apps are spying on iPhone users

TikTok, which promised to stop spying on iPhone users' clipboards back in March, is still accessing this information according to iOS 14 which warns users when their clipboard is being spied on.

Jun 29, 2020, 12:25 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
With this new Android feature, you might decide not to answer the phone

Google has added a feature to the Phone app that will show whether a call from a business is verified and what the reason is for the call. This will allow an Android user to make an informed decision about answering a call.

Jun 28, 2020, 12:06 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
T-Mobile spreads the Android 10 love for the mid-range LG Stylo 5

The 2019-released LG Stylo 5 is reportedly receiving an official Android 10 update on its third US carrier, with T-Mobile following in the footsteps of Verizon and... Metro by T-Mobile.

Jun 27, 2020, 8:08 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Samsung Galaxy S20 series July update brings some camera improvements too

Samsung Galaxy S20 owners, your monthly security update is here, but this time you'll be getting some extra features and improvements courtesy to the South Korean company.

Jun 27, 2020, 12:06 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Safari 14 will bring biometric login to websites on iPhone and Mac

Apple introduced support for Web Authentication API for Safari 14 on iOS and Mac. Websites will now have the ability to use an Apple device’s built-in authentication systems for quicker, easier logins.

Jun 25, 2020, 5:43 PM,  by Eugene Jeong,  5 comments
Who says that there's no God; LG Stylo 5 is updated to Android 10

The LG Stylus 5 is being updated to Android 10 as Verizon and MetroPCS subscribers report receiving the operating system which includes gesture navigation and a system-wide Dark mode.

Jun 25, 2020, 4:04 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
Major Google Photos update adds the most requested feature for the app

Google Photos is getting makeover to its iOS and Android apps starting today. The idea is to make it easier to refresh your memories and a map view will help you find certain photos and videos.

Jun 25, 2020, 1:39 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 owners are in for a nice surprise

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 LTE is now getting the Android 10 update in France.

Jun 23, 2020, 10:37 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  4 comments
Apple finally approves update for premium email app "Hey"

Apple yesterday announced new rules for dealing with app developers and agreed to approve an update for premium email app "Hey" while the developer figures out a way for Apple to collect its 30% cut of in-app subscriptions.

Jun 23, 2020, 4:28 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
iOS 14 hidden features: Back Tap, Sound Recognition

iOS 14 arrived with a bang and apart from all the new features that Apple showed during WWDC2020, there are some hidden gems, unearthed by vigilant users.

Jun 23, 2020, 6:45 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  6 comments
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e starts getting Android 10

The update improves Dark Mode with darkened wallpapers, widgets and alarms, brings new animation transitions, and also enhances gesture navigation

Jun 23, 2020, 2:45 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  4 comments
App clips, coming with iOS 14, open a small part of an app needed at a specific moment

Apple introduced App clips during WWDC today. An App clip is a small part of an app that is opened on demand and features only that part of an app that is needed at the moment.

Jun 22, 2020, 5:58 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Search app might show preview of Google Maps Dark Mode

Even though Google Maps has yet to receive a Dark Mode makeover, the navigation screen turns dark after sunset or when using Google Search. The latter could be a preview of what Dark Mode will look like on the app.

Jun 22, 2020, 4:23 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
featured What's new in iPadOS 14? Which iPads will support iPadOS 14?

Which iPads will support iPadOS 14? What are the new features?

Jun 22, 2020, 1:48 PM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  0 comments
Messages in iOS 14 gets mentions in group chats, pinned conversations

The Messages app in iOS 14 is getting several handy features: mentions in group chats, pinned conversations, new Memoji styles, better notification management, and more.

Jun 22, 2020, 1:26 PM,  by Nick Todorov,  0 comments
featured iOS 14 is official – All the new features

Apple has made iOS 14 official at WWDC 2020. The latest installment in Apple's smartphone operating system comes with a plethora of upgrades and quality-of-life improvements, some of which users have been waiting for for years.

Jun 22, 2020, 1:12 PM,  by Milen Yanachkov,  47 comments
Apple just announced... an app drawer and widgets for iOS 14!

The unthinkable has happened! iOS 14 will feature... an app drawer and actual widgets?

Jun 22, 2020, 12:37 PM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  40 comments
Samsung Galaxy A51 major update adds One 2.1 UI camera features

One of the many Samsung mid-range Android smartphones, the Galaxy A51 is getting a major update that adds a missing One UI 2.1 feature.

Jun 22, 2020, 3:38 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
WWDC 2020 might not be that exciting after all

According to a new report, Apple is not going to launch any device during the event.

Jun 21, 2020, 2:45 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  5 comments
Motorola rolling out Android 10 update to the Moto G7 Play

Motorola has already kicked off the Moto G7 Play Android 10 rollout, but it's only available to a limited number of users.

Jun 18, 2020, 6:38 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Get access to new features for your OnePlus 8 5G series phone months in advance; here's how!

OnePlus is looking for 250 OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users willing to risk an unstable OS build in return for early access to features that could be weeks and months away from being made available to all.

Jun 18, 2020, 2:16 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Here's which Huawei and Honor devices will receive EMUI 10.1/Magic UI 3.1

Huawei and Honor have announced which smartphones and tablets will be receiving their EMUI 10.1 and Magic UI 3.1 software updates and when.

Jun 18, 2020, 4:35 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  8 comments
Zoom changes its mind giving a big win to its non-paying subscribers

Zoom has changed its mind and will offer end-to-end encryption for its basic/free subscribers. Previously the company promised E2EE for its premium paying subscribers only.

Jun 18, 2020, 12:11 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Google releases bug exterminator for Pixels running Android 11

Google released Android 11 beta 1.5 to exterminate some bugs that surfaced after the first Android 11 beta was released last week. The next beta update isn't due until next month.

Jun 17, 2020, 2:32 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Major update makes Facebook Portal more useful than ever

A new update is now rolling out to Portal devices that add new functionality and a handful of improvements that make it more useful than ever.

Jun 17, 2020, 1:38 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ get their first taste of the major One UI 2.1 update

Shortly after the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's even older Galaxy S9 and S9+ are officially receiving One UI 2.1, which is probably their last ever major software update.

Jun 15, 2020, 7:40 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
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