Tag Archive: Update


NVIDIA Shield update adds support for Xbox Elite controller

Improved defense against Wifi wonk also makes an appearance.

NVIDIA Shield is getting a small but welcome software update today. In addition to new apps — we’ve already detailed the NCAA March Madness app (and the NHL app actually has been available for a couple months now), there also are a few nerdy improvements worth noting.

Adds the option to restart Wi-Fi service if wireless APs aren’t visible (Settings > Network > Restart Wi-Fi) Improves customizability for  [Read More…]

Reclaim your Samsung lock screen notifications after the OneUI update!

Samsung’s OneUI update brings a major visual overhaul along with Android Pie, but you may have noticed your lock screen looks a lot less helpful. By default, OneUI relegates all of your notifications to icons rather than the traditional, full notifications displayed on the lock screen previous versions used. The good news is we can get back the useful notifications you know and love, and we can tweak a few more things while we’re at it!

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It’s easy to update the software on your Honor 8X

Honor is always adding new features and making improvements to its smartphones. The Honor 8X will get such love throughout its life cycle. You’ll always want the latest features and updates, so it’s worth knowing how to pull down those meaty software updates once they arrive.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Honor 8X ($ 250) Amazon: Anker Powerline+ microUSB cable ($ 11) How to update the software on your Honor 8X

It’s no sweat to update your  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go gets Lunar New Year update with shiny Spoink

It’s the year of the pig. Niantic today announced a new limited-time Lunar New Year event for Pokemon Go, bringing with it the chance to catch a new shiny Spoink. Why? Because it’s a pig-type, of course.

Starting immediately, and running through February 13, Pokemon Go players should be on the look for increased spawns for the following Pokemon:

Rattata Ekans Mankey Ponyta Electabuzz Dratini Mareep Miltank Torchic Poochyena Spoink Buneary

As you can tell, each of those listed here  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your LG phone

LG’s reputation for releasing timely software updates isn’t stellar, but it’s improving. Whether it comes early or late, you’ll want to get the update as soon as it’s available for your phone rather than waiting. Your V40, G7, or other modern LG phone will alert you when new software is available, but it doesn’t always show up right away since LG rolls out the updates in phases, but you can check manually to hopefully speed up the process.

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Stable Android 9.0 Pie update rolling out to ASUS ZenFone 5Z globally

The ZenFone 5Z is getting a generous dose of Pie.

ASUS has kicked off the rollout of stable Android 9.0 Pie update for the ZenFone 5Z. The update is going out globally, with ASUS noting that it should be available to all 5Z users over the coming weeks.

ASUS pared back ZenUI’s customizations in recent years, with the interface now in line with pure Android. The update should being all the new features in Pie, including app  [Read More…]

How to update your Sonos system

Sonos speakers are constantly evolving and getting better with new updates over time. Here’s how to check and make sure your Sonos devices are running the latest available software to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Sonos One ($ 199) Amazon: Sonos Beam ($ 399) How to update your Sonos system Open the Sonos app on your phone. Tap the More button on the bottom navigation bar. Tap Settings.

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SwiftKey gets faster and leaner with latest update

The latest SwiftKey is a lean, mean typing machine.

If SwiftKey is your keyboard of choice, you may notice the app is a little faster after its latest update. The Microsoft-owned keyboard has received a substantial speed boost, making it “on average 20 percent faster loading” than its closest competitor, the SwiftKey team claims. Further, SwiftKey says it has reduced lag by more than 50 percent in its internal testing.

Here’s a full rundown of the improvements  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your OnePlus phone

Few companies offer better values than OnePlus, whose phones pack flagship-tier specs and performance for hundreds less than comparable phones from companies like Samsung and Google. Luckily, they’ve also got a pretty good track record for software updates; the OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to receive Android Pie. If you have a OnePlus device, updating your software is easy — here’s how.

Products used in this guide OnePlus: OnePlus 6 ($ 479) How to install  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your Google Pixel

One of the best parts of owning a Google Pixel is its regular software updates. Google releases an update every month for its Pixel phones, and supports them for at least two years with full platform updates as well. The updates don’t happen completely automatically, though — you still need to be involved to accept the update. Or, if you’re really excited, you can install the updates manually on your own schedule. In either case, we have all  [Read More…]