Tag Archive: Improvements


Microsoft Launcher beta picks up new family feature, Edge improvements

Microsoft Launcher continues its focus on family features with the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher is shipping out another new set of features for beta testers to check out on Android. And like other recent updates to the launcher, this one focuses on a new family feature and some smaller tweaks here and there.

One of the biggest pieces of this update is the ability for parents to now choose which kids to show or hide on  [Read More…]

Android’s June 2018 security update brings Bluetooth and display improvements to Pixel phones

Monthly update fixes Android security exploits and offers general fixes for Pixel line.

The beginning of the month means the Android Security Bulletin gets published, we learn all about the monthly security patch, and those sweet, sweet updates start streaming through the bright blue sky towards our phones.

There aren’t any singular “big” issues addressed in the June 2018 patch, but there are a set of updates from Google and all the companies who make the various  [Read More…]

Hulu adds a slew of improvements for when you’re on the road

Better playback on phones, laptops, HDMI and Chromecast are on tap.

A lot more people are watching Hulu these days, and a lot more of them are watching on their phones. According to the company, we’re talking about 84 percent more hours a month compared to a year ago.

Same goes for laptops, of course. When you’re on the move, those are two of the most likely devices to be with you. And in that spirit, Hulu  [Read More…]

Plex gets improvements for Sonos, adds visuals for Echo Show/Spot, and more

Plexamp is also coming to Alexa and Roku devices.

Although Plex is most widely-used for storing movie and TV content, the platform is also great for housing your music library. Today, Plex announced a bundle of music-centric features that are now available for users.

Plex has existed on Sonos speakers for some time, but today, it’s leaving its beta stage and launching as a properly completed app. With this official release, Plex for Sonos can now search  [Read More…]

April 2018 security patch released with multiple Pixel 2 improvements

There are 56 non-security-related fixes.

For some people, a new month means a new beginning. A new month to focus on goals, tasks, and projects. For Android users (specifically those with a Nexus or Pixel device), a new month also means a brand-new security patch.

Google just released all of the details for the latest April 2018 security bulletin, and it should be available soon for the Pixel 2, Pixel, and older Nexus hardware.

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New ZTE Axon 7 update brings security patches, performance improvements

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the ZTE Axon 7, but that’s changing today, and it’s good news for folks that are rocking that device.

ZTE has announced a new software update for the Axon 7. The update bumps the Axon 7 to build B35 and brings with it the December 2017 Android security patches, fixes for the Blueborne and KRACK vulnerabilities, and some other improvements and fixes.

Here’s what ZTE says is included with this Axon 7 update:

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OnePlus 5T gets numerous camera improvements and December security patch

OxygenOS 4.7.6.

There are a lot of reasons to love the OnePlus 5T, and one of them is its software experience. OnePlus’s OxygenOS is one of the best alternatives to stock Android, and along with its smooth performance and many customization options, OnePlus has done a great job over the years with fast and plentiful updates.

OxygenOS 4.7.6 recently started rolling out to the OnePlus 5T, and although it’s a fairly incremental update, there are a few  [Read More…]

Razer Phone update has camera improvements and new security patch

Improvements for camera, audio, security, and more.

The Razer Phone gets a lot of things right, but one area where it struggles the most is with camera performance. Razer’s been pushing out updates to help make things better after addressing customer and critic complaints, and the latest update that’s now being rolled out tackles a lot of pain points.

Razer’s got four main updates in store for the Razer Phone’s camera with this update, and they include:

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Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are all about improvements and refinements

As anticipated, Google today unveiled its next-generation smartphones – the “radically helpful” Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The smaller Pixel comes with a 5-inch HD OLED display and retains the traditional design aesthetics, meaning it comes with pretty prominent chin and forehead, while the Pixel 2 XL boasts a 6-inch OLED display, curved glass […]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Simple improvements to one of the best fitness trackers

Don’t mess with a good thing.

Though it didn’t get as much fanfare as the Gear S2 and S3 in the last two years, the Gear Fit 2 was quietly one of the best all-around fitness trackers available since it was introduced in mid-2016. It wasn’t nearly as big as the smartwatches out there, yet it did many of the core smartwatch functions while also being a fully-featured fitness wearable.

Now for the end of 2017 Samsung  [Read More…]