Fallout from the SolarWinds hack continues to expand. A handful of major tech companies, including Nvidia and Intel, have joined the growing list of organizations affected by the unprecedented hack US officials have blamed on Russia. The Wall Street…
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick had been allowed to quietly sell out in recent months and now the retailer has announced the launch of a successor as well as the debut of the Fire TV Stick Lite. Priced at $ 39.99 and $ 29.99 respectively, the two new Fire TV Sticks will be the first to feature an […]
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There are two major smartphone platforms in 2020: Apple iOS and Android OS, and they borrow features from one another in a never-ending arms race. As an Android user, I roll my eyes when Apple invents a feature Android users have enjoyed for years, and most of the tech world goes crazy for it. I […]
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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family has started receiving the July 2020 software update in Germany. The new version of the firmware – detailed as versions G960FXXUAETG3 and G965FXXUAETG3 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – follows just a few days after newer Galaxy flagships received their update. This is the first software update available for […]
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If you drive a Prius from the past several years, there’s a distinct chance you’ll have to take it in for service. Autoblog reports that Toyota has begun a safety recall for 752,000 of the vehicles worldwide, 267,000 of them in the US, due to a flaw…
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Google has created a new type of braille keyboard in Android with software only, potentially greatly improving the typing experience for millions of visually impaired Android users. Unfortunately, for the last ten years the default typing experience for blind or otherwise visually impaired Android users has typically involved the use of external braille keyboards which […]
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HMD Global and Nokia have announced the Nokia 2.3, the latest smartphone in Nokia’s line of budget-friendly devices. There’s a lot of familiarity with Nokia’s other phones, but a few key improvements that make this a really compelling mid-range offering at a great price. The Nokia 2.3 features a large 6.2-inch full HD display, which […]
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In 2017, Waymo accused Uber of stealing its autonomous driving trade secrets. You may have thought the Uber-Waymo legal battle was over when, in 2018, the companies reached a settlement and Uber agreed to pay around $ 245 million. But as part of the s…
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Huawei has filed a trademark in the EU for Harmony, which could end up being some software to help get the company off of its reliance on Google’s Android OS. Ever since Huawei was tentatively given the green light to keep dealing with Google and other US suppliers they’ve been trying to figure out the […]
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Amongst a lineup of great value devices, Nokia’s most budget offering falls disappointingly short; providing a laggy, buggy, and all-around frustrating experience with only a few perks which are overshone.
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Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman tol…
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Ten years ago today, Apple officially launched the iOS App Store and — for better or worse — it helped rewrite the rules of society. The iPhone, which debuted about a year prior, came with just north of twelve built-in apps to start. But with the c…
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How many times have you bought a brand new phone and then waited for months for the manufacturer to issue a software update? Well, just a few weeks before LG unveils the G7 ThinQ at an event in New York on May 2nd, the Korean company has announced the opening of a Software Upgrade Center […]
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There’s some not-so-great news about the beta update for the OnePlus 3T; apparently, it was accidentally sending copied clipboard information to a Chinese server owned by Alibaba. Oops. The beta update for Oreo with December’s security update was caught trying to access a suspicious IP address with the built-in clipboard application, and after some digging […]
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Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company's antivirus software has copied files that weren't marked as…
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LG rolled out several new interface features with UX 6.0 on the G6 earlier this year, and the V30 aims to make some key refinements with UX 6.0+. The newer software will also take advantage of the unique hardware of the V30, including that fancy new screen. The software still looks like typical LG, but […]
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Kaspersky has finally launched its free antivirus software after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions. While the software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nordic countries during its trial run, Kaspersky is re…
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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donations to a pro-Trump group, Luckey is stepping back…
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It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]
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The software update rolling out today to the OnePlus 3T isn’t what you think it’s for. A software update for OxygenOS 3.5.4 is being pushed to the OnePlus 3T, and it includes a bunch of fixes as well as optimizations for device owners on T-Mobile’s network. Here’s the full changelog: Optimizations for US-TMO Network Optimizations […]
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Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.
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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon get a big software update. The highlights include a recommended app screen and custom watch faces, plus an updated weather and clock interface and new voice assistance features.
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Trustwave has discovered vulnerabilities in older versions of Lenovo’s pre-installed Solution Center software, which can be found on most of its PCs. The company has updated the software to address the issues, so customers are encouraged to upgrade the tool.
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Silent Circle, the mobile privacy company, has said it’s already working on a Blackphone 3 smartphone. However, it’s not going to be introduced in the immediate future, and the firm is committed to encrypted software for now.
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OnePlus has started sending out an update to its OxygenOS mobile operating system, and the standout new feature is the addition of a manual camera mode for the new OnePlus 2 smartphone.
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Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences. Available to Apple Watch users this fall, watchOS 2 also includes new watch faces, third-party app information as watch face complications, and new communication capabilities in Mail, Friends, and Digital Touch. “We are thrilled with the feedback we’re getting from Apple Watch customers, and after just a few weeks of availability we’re excited for developers to start building native apps for watchOS 2,” said Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of Technology. “We think Apple Watch users will love being able to see information from their favorite apps right on the watch face, and enjoy the many new experiences developers will dream up now that they have access to even more innovative features of Apple Watch.”
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Software management company Movimento has unveiled a new ‘On-The-Air’ automotive platform at the TU-Automotive event in Detroit. We spoke with Movimento CTO Mahbubul Alam about what the platform can do and the future of the software-defined car.
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