Tag Archive: Updates


WhatsApp’s new Status feature delivers video, photo updates

This week WhatsApp is turning 8, so as to celebrate the company has pushed out an update to improve the Status feature. For the time being the feat will be available only for users located in France and the Netherlands, but a global roll-out is expected to happen in the near future. Instagram introduced a […]

These watches will receive Android Wear 2.0 updates

Are you an owner of an Android Wear-powered smartwatch? Chances are good that you’ll see a software update that brings about a host of new features. With the new Android Wear 2.0 release being made available today, the updated platform is launching with a handful of wearables. However, just like we find with phones, the […]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: SoundCloud, Starbucks

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make  [Read More…]

Google just made Android app updates way smaller — again!

App updates are awesome. Burning mobile data to download them isn’t.

There aren’t many people who turn off automatic app updates as soon as they get a new phone, but many who do say the biggest reason is data usage. If you only have 4GB of data in a month, losing 200 megabytes every month to seemingly-constant Instagram and Facebook updates is a waste of bandwidth. At the same time, not updating apps means efforts made to improve your  [Read More…]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Fitbit, eBay

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make  [Read More…]

Samsung updates Galaxy S7 Nougat beta with Facebook fix

No other changes in this build, Samsung says, but more beta updates will follow.

Samsung is starting to roll out an update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android 7.0 beta participants, fixing an issue which caused the Facebook app to crash. The 92MB over-the-air update is going out now to European Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F) owners, and other models are likely to follow soon.

A message given to beta participants says that this update only  [Read More…]

Cat Torrent: A torrent client in need of some updates (review)

Torrents have been available since around 2001, and the main purpose was to facilitate file transfers among different locations. However, since its inception, it’s been mostly used for shady, illegal purposes. For those of you who use torrents for legal transfer, you might know that there are some pretty good clients in the Play Store.

Google’s control of Pixel updates isn’t great for everyone

The value of carrier updates is sometimes overlooked.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Updates straight from Google = good. Updates that go through carriers, which have to pass certain quality control and network performance tests and are therefore mired in delays and bugs = bad.

That’s the story that we often tell people, directly or indirectly, and as a straight narrative it’s largely true. But like any narrative in this world, there is  [Read More…]

Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv will now have updates handled directly by BlackBerry

A changing of the guard — for the better.

Good news for folks who bought an unlocked AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv: updates for your phone will now be handled by BlackBerry directly and bypass any AT&T slow lane silliness.

As CrackBerry reports, this new policy starts today (October 17, 2016) and will be in place for an imminent update headed to unlocked Priv phones.

It’s important to note that this only applies to AT&T-branded phones that  [Read More…]

Verizon solemnly promises timely updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Android enthusiasts welcomed the Google’s new pair of Pixel phones with open arms, but did not take too well to the news that apart from the unlocked versions, the handsets will be available exclusively under Verizon in the United States. Big Red doesn’t have a great track record of providing timely updates for its smartphones,