Tag Archive: accidentally


Google accidentally leaked the Android 11 beta to some Pixel owners

Well, that’s not good.

What you need to know On June 1, Google began rolling out the latest monthly security patch for Pixel devices. Instead of a boring patch, some users were given the Android 11 beta ahead of schedule. The build number for the OTA beta update is RPB1.200504.018.

A new month is a signal for a new monthly security patch for Pixel devices, and the latest June update has proven to be more exciting than  [Read More…]

LastPass accidentally takes down its own browser extension for Chrome

The website and the mobile apps are still working.

What you need to know LastPass inadvertently unlisted its browser extension for Chrome yesterday. The extension is in the process of being reviewed and listed back on the Chrome Web Store. In the meantime, users can still access their login credentials via LastPass’s website or its mobile apps.

LastPass seemingly shot itself in the foot yesterday and accidentally unlisted its browser extension from the Chrome Web Store. This  [Read More…]

OnePlus accidentally sent garbled notifications to OnePlus 7 Pro users

Owners of the vanilla OnePlus 7 did not receive any such push notification.

What you need to know OnePlus 7 Pro owners started receiving garbled push notifications earlier today, causing both confusion and alarm. OnePlus has apologized for the spam notifications and confirmed that they were accidentally sent by the OxygenOS team during an internal test. The company has initiated an investigation already and will share more information soon.

Quite a few OnePlus 7 Pro owners were  [Read More…]

Best Buy accidentally puts the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves

The Pixel 3a XL isn’t official yet, but it’s already being displayed at a Best Buy in Ohio.

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are launching on May 3, but it looks like a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio wasn’t willing to wait any longer. The store in question inadvertently put a few units of the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves for all customers to see, which is how the photo made its way to  [Read More…]

The Nokia 7 Plus was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers

Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.

For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.

Per NRK:

In February, we got a tip from Henrik  [Read More…]

Twitter accidentally made private accounts public for some Android users

This issue spans all the way back to November 3, 2014.

If you want to protect yourself from the rampant toxicity often found on Twitter, one way to do this is by making your account private through a feature called “Protect my Tweets.” It does things like only showing your tweets to approved followers, makes people send a request to follow you, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the Twitter Android app and had this turned on,  [Read More…]

Samsung (accidentally) publishes full Galaxy S9 promo video early

Well, this is awkward.

Samsung’s launch event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is set to start in just a handful of hours, at 12:00 p.m. ET on February 25, but someone was apparently a bit too hyped about the launch and accidentally published a full-length product promo video. It was promptly taken down, of course, but Slashleaks was able to grab it first.

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous leaked footage. It’s  [Read More…]

Did Samsung just accidentally reveal the Galaxy Note 8’s front?

Let’s not get too excited.

On the heels of new info pointing to an August 23 launch of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s official Exynos Twitter account tweeted out a promotional message for its Exynos 9 series processor … with a device we’ve never seen before. Showing off a really big screen, curved edges and a tiny top bezel, it sure looks a lot like what we’re expecting the Note 8 hardware to be.

Do what you  [Read More…]

Verizon accidentally leaks Pixels info, including potential blue color

Another carrier, another leak of the Pixel phones.

Well, this is just getting ridiculous. We’re closing in on October 4 itself, and now Verizon — America’s largest carrier, natch — has revealed another enticing tidbit about the upcoming Pixel phones.

By now we know that the Pixel phones are coming on October 4, and they are indeed called just that. We know that there will be two models, with largely identical specs but for the size  [Read More…]

Orange in France accidentally leaks out HTC One A9 renders

Orange in France has accidentally leaked out some renders of the upcoming HTC One A9. The smartphone has yet to be announced by the Taiwanese manufacturer, but that hasn’t halted the rumor mill and previous leaks from spilling almost all the beans on this mid-range smartphone.