Tag Archive: Software


It looks like the Pixel 2 will get a minimum of 3 years of software & security updates

If you’re planning to get the new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, we have some good news for you. It seems that Google will be offering 3 years of OS and security updates for the new phones. This information was spotted in the official spec sheets of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 […]

Unlocked Moto X4 with Motorola software will come to the U.S. this year

This is really good news for Motorola fans.

One of the big questions coming out of Google’s announcement of the Android One Moto X4 coming to Project Fi was what impact this had on the release of a “normal” Motorola version in the U.S. Thankfully, Motorola has confirmed to Android Central that there will be a standard, unlocked, Motorola software version of the Moto X4 hitting the U.S. this year.

That means it would no longer be  [Read More…]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 receives first software update, stays on August security patch

Samsung cares about the U.S. unlocked Note 8! It really does!

Just a handful of days after the Galaxy Note 8 left pre-order status, Samsung has sent out its first update to the proper U.S. unlocked model. The update, which brings the phone up to software version 1AQI5, is a respectable 81.63MB. The changelog, if you could call it that, isn’t as exciting. There’s “improved stability” particularly in relation to Google Maps and the Weather widget — and then  [Read More…]

Kaspersky software banned at U.S. federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties

U.S. federal agencies have been directed to stop using Kaspersky software by the Department of Homeland Security.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has directed federal agencies to end their use of Kaspersky software amid concerns over the company’s ties to the Russian government, The Washington Post reports. Agencies will have 30 days to “identify any presence of Kaspersky products on their information systems,” 60 days to develop plans to remove and discontinue use of the  [Read More…]

Manage, backup, & safely delete your computer’s precious information — This software suite just $19.99

Managing files on a Windows computer can be pretty tedious or difficult process if you’re going about it manually. However, if you have the right tools, there are ways to automate things, freeing your time and brain up for other things. Our Deal of the Day is a 4-part bundle designed to manage files, create backups, […]

Software magic brings HDR support to the Pixel and Pixel XL

The first generation Pixel phones now include support for YouTube HDR.

YouTube began supporting HDR playback in late 2016, but there were not compatible smartphones to play back the HDR content. Since that time, the LG G6, Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG V30 and Note 8 have all been released or announced with hardware-based HDR support. Now, it looks like last year’s Pixel phones will be joining the party.

Android Police reports that the Pixel  [Read More…]

BlackBerry may begin licensing its Android software to other manufacturers

BlackBerry is devising a new way to make some much-needed cash.

BlackBerry has been on a bit of a resurgence, at least in mindshare, since releasing its first Android phone. It hasn’t exactly turned the company’s financials around, and it has since licensed its named to TCL in order to shed the cost of developing hardware. That arrangement has TCL design and build the hardware, while BlackBerry maintains the software. It’s a good arrangement.

Soon, BlackBerry may  [Read More…]

LG V30’s software features get detailed: floating bar, advanced photography tools

In anticipation of the LG V30’s launch on August 31, the Korean tech giant is providing us with more details regarding its upcoming flagship. This time, we get to learn more about the upgraded UX 6.0+ which will come pre-installed on the new phone. The new UX has been updated in order to provide more […]

LG V30 software revealed ahead of launch

LG announces UI for unannounced smartphone

As it often does ahead of a big new smartphone announcement, LG has started the process of pre-announcing its next big thing. Today, a news release from the company takes the wraps off the LG V30’s‘s software suite, giving us our first look at the UI we’ll be using on the upcoming flagship. The new LG UX 6.0+ tunes up the visuals, with a rounded, Galaxy S8-style search bar, a simplified weather widget  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5 is filled with great little software customizations to make it your own

It’s your phone, and you should be able to change things — no matter how small.

The OnePlus 5 receives appropriate praise for its clean software experience, but there’s more to it than simplicity. OxygenOS, as OnePlus calls it, integrates a ton of little useful customization options to let your OnePlus 5 look and act just how you like it. Now there isn’t so much customization in here as to let you change the entire experience, but  [Read More…]