Tag Archive: Issues

The EFF calls out Google for privacy issues in the EDU sector but the school districts need educated, too

Chromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started.

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. They say “Students and their families are backed into a corner.”

As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud  [Read More…]

Huawei CEO speaks on P10 memory + screen issues

Richard Yu blames supply chain issues for slower memory in some P10s, and static electricity for smudgy screens.

Storage speed in phones often isn’t heavily promoted, even in flagship handsets, but it’s something which can affect how fast a device feels. As Engadget’s Richard Lai reports, some Chinese Huawei P10 owners noticed slower flash memory performance in their devices — speeds in line with the older eMMC 5.1 spec, not the newer UFS 2.0/2.1. Unlucky devices with  [Read More…]

Google and Huawei taken to court over Nexus 6P performance issues

Suffering boot loops and severe battery drain? A lawsuit filed in Texas alleges the same, and that Google and Huawei have offered little help on the matter.

The Nexus 6P battery drain and boot looping issues have happened to so many people — my husband and myself, included —that there’s now a lawsuit filed against Google and Huawei over the device’s numerous issues.

According to a press release from the firm behind the lawsuit, Chimicles & Tikellis, the complaint  [Read More…]

How to fix display issues in your Gear VR

What do you do when the Gear VR display is messed up?

One of the cool things about how Samsung’s Gear VR platform works is the total take over once you connect the phone to the dock. The Oculus software launches, and the dividing line between your Gear VR and your phone is live. The separate set of settings kicks in, so you don’t need to worry about adjusting anything before stepping into VR.

That doesn’t mean  [Read More…]

Let’s talk about the Galaxy S8 and weird usability issues

Seriously? They put the fingerprint scanner there???

The leak of the first live images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 has given us lots to talk about. Despite obvious family traits, the Galaxy S8 represents the biggest design overhaul since the GS6 — with a wacky new, math-defying aspect ratio (18.5:9!), no clicky home button, and talk of the new Bixby AI assistant getting its own special key on the side.

While I hesitate to pass judgment based  [Read More…]

Facebook says new battery issues can be fixed with an app reset, no update on old battery issues

If your Facebook battery usage has been especially bad recently, it has apparently been fixed server-side.

You don’t use Facebook and also get surprised by battery drain issues, especially with the ocean of data to support just how hungry both Facebook and Messenger can be, but recently several users noticed a dramatic spike in power consumption. Some users reported as much a 1% every minute when Facebook Messenger was open, and it turns out that’s not the  [Read More…]

Latest Android 7.1.1 build for Pixel and Pixel XL fixes MMS issues on UK’s O2

This is how you do maintenance fixes.

A week after rolling out the Android 7.1.1 update to the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is now rolling out a new build (NMF26Q) that fixes MMS-related issues on UK’s O2.

The changelog for the build includes a single fix aimed at O2 customers:

Remove spaces in front of APN types so that telephony can find APNs that can handle a particular type properly.

As for the LTE  [Read More…]

Google Pixel update on Verizon fixes Bluetooth issues and improves security

Updates fixes voicemail issues and includes latest Android security patches.

Pixel users on Verizon should check for the new software update being rolled out today. On top of offering the latest Android security patches, the update also fixes issues some users have had with voicemail and call features on the Pixel.

Here’s the full breakdown of what’s new, straight from Verizon:

This update fixes these issues:

Customers couldn’t retrieve their Visual Voicemail messages and were getting  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3/3T owners complain of touchscreen latency issues

The OnePlus 3T was recently launched a few weeks ago, as a successor to the OnePlus 3 which saw the light of day in June 2016. While both the OnePlus 3/3T are worthy devices, more and more owners have been facing an particular problem – touchscreen latency. The issue has been highlighted on the OnePlus

Dealing with Daydream Controller issues

How do I fix my Daydream controller?

There isn’t a lot that can go wrong with Google Daydream, due in no small part to the way it gets used, but when something does happen it’s usually a problem with the controller. This tiny accessory is a Bluetooth controller with directional sensors so Daydream knows where it is positioned in space, and while that’s incredibly cool it also means Bluetooth bugs can mess up a gaming session.

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