Tag Archive: Update


Galaxy Note 5 and S6 series owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

A big update for some aging phones.

Depending on the carrier and version of the phone, it’s been between a few weeks and a few days since your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 series phone was updated to Nougat.

The update, surprisingly, brings Samsung’s 2015-era phones largely to feature parity with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 — barring any hardware-specific variances — and updates the Samsung Experience UI to the company’s blue-and-white color palette that  [Read More…]

Samsung issues ‘urgent update’ to fix Device Quality Agent error

Samsung is releasing a patch for an annoying bug that kept people from enjoying their Galaxy S8s.

Samsung has issued an “urgent new software update” to fix a problem some of its Galaxy S8 customers were experiencing with a software component called Device Quality Agent, or DQA.

After downloading a day-one software update, many Galaxy S8 owners in the U.S. and Canada began seeing an error every 30-seconds to a minute with the notice that “DQA keeps  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV increases dominance of the 4K market with it’s latest update

With purchase prices for 4K TVs becoming evermore affordable, the ability to stream 4K content is becoming as essential as it is desirable. With 4K TV adoption continuing to rise and more and more 4K content being made available, there is one standalone device in today’s market that most certainly has your back. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV […]

New Galaxy S8 software update aims to fix your red display

It’s hard to ship software that makes everyone happy.

We already cleared the air on the Galaxy S8 “red screen” situation that was unfortunately overblown at the start, but even still, Samsung is releasing a software update to further mitigate the so-called issue. Though only a small number of Galaxy S8 displays have a rather red tint to them and the issue can be mitigated with some tweaking of the built-in settings to have the screen looking just how  [Read More…]

Samsung rolling out software update to fix Galaxy S8 reddish hue issues

Following reports from Asia that claims select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ displays were affected by a red hue, Samsung confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it is issuing an update that will bring a resolution to the problem. However, Samsung is sticking to its initial response that the reddish hue is not a […]

Google’s latest update for PhotoScan makes it easier to share the nostalgia

This is also a friendly reminder that Google PhotoScan exists and it’s worth using — just in case.

Remember PhotoScan? The app that lets you save digital copies of your printed photos to Google Photos? It’s a neat way to store those old photographs, loose Polaroids, and school pictures in the cloud — just in case. Google has announced it’s pushing out an update to the service. With it comes two new  [Read More…]

Improved Android 7.1.1 update begins rolling out to OnePlus 3 and 3T

Who needs chocolate bunnies for Easter when we’ve got system updates?

OnePlus has begun to roll out shiny, new Android 7.1.1 updates to both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, bringing new improvements for expanded screenshots, picture-taking, and a fix to a Bluetooth bug. The update is rolling out incrementally, so don’t be surprised if it takes a little while to reach you, but it is rolling out.

Included in the release notes for the OnePlus  [Read More…]

Instagram update adds infusion of new sticker features to Stories and Direct

A few days ago Instagram announced it was adding disappearing photos and videos to its Direct Messages platform. Now the Facebook-owned app is celebrating hitting its 200 million user milestone (up from the 150 million it had in January) with a new update which adds a bunch of new sticker options in both Stories and […]

Google Photos gains video stabilization option in latest update

If you hate shaky videos as much as we do, then you’ll be glad to know that Google has added video stabilization to Google Photos through the app’s latest 2.13 update. The video stabilization feature can be accessed from the Albums page. Find a video and tap on it, then hit the pencil icon (edit) […]

Gboard update adds a floating keyboard, cursor control, and GIF suggestions

Gboard is turning into the most feature-rich keyboard around.

Gboard has picked up a significant update to version 6.2 that introduces a slew of new features. In one-handed mode, you now have the ability to resize and reposition the keyboard, allowing you to move the keyboard to a location where it’s comfortable to use. All you have to do is switch to one-handed mode, select the pop-out icon from the bottom left (or right, based on the orientation) of  [Read More…]