Tag Archive: Update


Google Keep update lets you pin notes

Google Keep is a minimalist note-taking app that comes with a slew of features. The app is very straightforward to use, allowing you to easily create collaborative to-do lists, voice notes, and so much more. Keep seamlessly syncs between the web client, Android and iOS apps, and there’s even a Chrome extension that lets you quickly jot down a note.

An update rolling out to the service now lets you pin notes at the top, giving you  [Read More…]

Google Flights update makes it easier to find cheap flights, hotels this holiday season

Google just updated its Google Flights application in order to better help travelers plan their trips, find the cheapest flights and book the best hotels available this holiday seasons. Since flights fares have a tendency to increase during the busy holiday season, Google Flights will now issue alerts when select airlines are expected to raise

Oculus update disables Gear VR App on Galaxy Note 7 due to safety concerns

Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company has pushed an update that disables the Gear VR app on the Galaxy Note 7. The update was first spotted by Reddit user Bahaman 23 and later received confirmation from a number of users. The move makes sense given the fiery issues the Galaxy Note 7 has been confronted

Upcoming Pokémon Go update will make it easier to catch rare Pokémon

Niantic is rolling out an update to Pokémon Go that should make it easier to track down rare Pokémon. With the update, trainers will receive a bonus when they catch enough Pokémon of a certain type. For instance, if you collect 50 water-type Pokémon, you’ll get a Swimmer medal with a “catch bonus” that improves the chances of finding rare Pokémon.

From Niantic:

We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 3 update adds Android 7.1’s launcher shortcut feature

New “Quickcuts” capability rounds out the list of Pixel Launcher features in the popular app.

Ready to try out some of the features from the Google Pixel’s home screen launcher (without sideloading a leaked APK that doesn’t quite work right)? Action Launcher has just been updated with a new “Quickcuts” feature, which recreates the launcher shortcuts feature from the unannounced Android 7.1 Nougat release. Spotted in certain Google apps by enterprising hackers, these shortcuts let you perform a  [Read More…]

Nexus owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

So far the Android 7.0 update has been a bit of a mixed bag for Nexus devices and their owners.

One of the perks of being a Nexus owner is that you’re among the first to get a new version of Android when it drops. So if you’ve got a 6P, 5X or any other supported model, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten a look at Android 7.0 Nougat well before the rest of us. New  [Read More…]

Google Photos update simplifies sharing, launches new automatic creations

It’s now even easier to share from Google Photos to anyone, no matter what.

Google Photos already does a great job letting you share photos, videos and albums, but with its latest app update things are getting even simpler. Now when selecting photos to share, you can bypass the idea of sharing to a specific app and just send to specific people instead — the share sheet will now just have a “To:” field where you  [Read More…]

Action Launcher’s September update brings rumored Pixel phone features

It’s September, which means another update to Chris Lacy’s excellent Action Launcher, our favorite third-party launcher.

This month, Action Launcher offers a set of features that are rumored to be coming to the upcoming Pixel phones when they are expected to launch next month. Many of the improvements, such as swiping up from the dock to reveal All Apps, have been built through leaks and off-hand experiences.

The full change log is below:

Integration of Nexus Launcher’s rumored All  [Read More…]

Google’s September security update has three patch levels

Google has broken the security patches down even further to make it easier for manufacturers.

For more than a year now, Google has been addressing security on Android through monthly updates. These updates are provided to Google’s partners 30 days before being released to Nexus, Pixel, and Android One hardware in hopes that all of Android can be more secure every month. Despite these efforts, many Android phones still lack regular security updates. September 6th marks  [Read More…]

Samsung will continue Gear S2 and S2 Classic sales, update with latest software

Keeping old models will fill out the wearable lineup.

When the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic are released later this year, they won’t be taking store shelf space away from the Gear S2 — all four watches will sit together along with the Gear Fit 2 as important components of Samsung’s wearable ecosystem. Going a step further, the Gear S2 models will also be receiving an update by the end of the year with all of  [Read More…]