Tag Archive: Users


Android Auto users reporting pixelated screens, Google working on a fix

Android Auto is Google’s answer to bringing Android to the car while keeping drivers, and those around you, safe. However, some new reports are filling up various support forums stating that the screens on some Android Auto units are pixelated. The units themselves are made by third party manufacturers so the hardware is relatively unqiue […]

OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 users affected by credit card breach

Things just went from bad to worse real quick.

On Monday, January 15, OnePlus announced on its forums that some customers had reported fraudulent activity on credit and debit cards used for purchases on oneplus.net. It was unclear at the time how many people had been affected or what caused this in the first place, and just a day later, OnePlus removed the option to make payments with a credit/debit card from its site.

A few days  [Read More…]

Project Fi ‘Bill Protection’ gives heavy data users a break on price

Google on Wednesday announced that it has shaken up its Google Fi rate plans. Dubbed “Bill Protection”, it gives heavy data users a break on their monthly bills. Previously, Google Fi would charge customers a flat $ 20 per month for unlimited talk and messaging. Data, for its part, is billed at $ 10 per gigabyte (GB) […]

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

The information you need to know so you can stay safe.

You might have heard that the sky has fallen and the security apocalypse has happened because of two new attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. If you work in IT or any other area of large-scale computer infrastructure, you probably feel like it has, too, and are already looking forward to your 2018 vacation days.

Media outlets first heard rumors of this mother-of-all-exploits in late 2017, and  [Read More…]

Instagram is letting some users share their Stories on WhatsApp Status

The feature that Stories deserves.

Over the past couple years, it seems like everyone is trying their hand at their own ‘Stories’ feature. After Snapchat launched Stories in 2013, we’ve seen Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and even Skype try to get in on the action as well. Now, Instagram has confirmed to be testing a new feature with users in Brazil that allows them to share their Instagram Stories on WhatsApp with just a couple taps.

Instagram confirmed  [Read More…]

Hey, iPhone users, Samsung and LG won’t slow down your old devices

By now you’ll have heard the news that Apple purposely slows down older iPhones to reduce the CPU power to account for degraded batteries. Apple acknowledged such practices and said it was to protect against unwanted shutdowns, and not to encourage users to upgrade to the latest and greatest, faster, iPhones. Huge manufacturing companies aren’t […]

Fire TV YouTube app has already stopped working for some users

YouTube will soon officially be removed from the Fire TV, but for some users, the day of reckoning has already come.

At the beginning of December, Google announced that it’d be pulling the YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV products. Amazon made a couple piece offerings by reselling Chromecasts and pushing a Prime Video app to Android TV, but even so, it looks like Google is sticking with its decision.

Google will officially remove YouTube access from  [Read More…]

Instagram alpha program for Android users is now available

Want to try out the latest Instagram features ahead of everyone else? Then you’re in luck because the Facebook-owned app just opened up an alpha program for its Android app. An Instagram employee – who was subsequently verified by a Reddit mod – started a thread inviting people to join the new alpha program. The […]

Google Contacts syncing not working for some users — here’s how to fix it

Data not syncing for your Google Contacts? This is what to do.

You might not consciously think about it, but chances are you use Google Contacts every single day. It’s a fairly unexciting service, but it’s also one of the most important when it comes to communication. Unfortunately for some users, one of Contacts’ biggest features – data syncing – simply hasn’t been working.

If you’re affected by this bug, you’ll see that contacts that are saved  [Read More…]

Data-saving Facebook Messenger Lite is now available for Android users in the US

Facebook’s data-saving Messenger Lite alternative was so far available for users in developing countries. Well this week, the social media giant is expanding the availability of the app to Western markets such as the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Messenger Lite basically offers the same features as the standard versions, but eliminates data draining […]