Tag Archive: Improves


Microsoft To Do improves task tracking on Android

It’s easier to keep track of your tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android following a recent update.

What you need to know Tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android now appear at the top of lists when moved between lists. The update also smooths scrolling, which helps when viewing long lists. The update is available now through the Google Play Store.

The latest update for Microsoft To Do includes a few changes that make it easier  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S20 Ultra’s first update improves the camera

Improving an already good camera, Samsung prepares for launch.

What you need to know Samsung is shipping a pre-release update to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The update is a 418MB one that’s rolling out in South Korea t the moment. Alongside camera improvements, it also comes with the yet to be detailed March security update.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 isn’t really out yet, but the firm is already releasing updates to refine the experience. As spotted via  [Read More…]

Qualcomm feels your dongle pain at CES 2020 and improves aptX BT voice

Now maybe my pizza place will finally call me Phil instead of Bill.

What you need to know Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive audio technology is getting an aptX Voice codec. The new codec offers HD quality voice response over the narrow Bluetooth frequency range. Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 devices will work with next-gen accessories with aptX Voice

Qualcomm is improving voice quality on your Bluetooth accessories with the new aptX Voice codec, part of Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive  [Read More…]

The November 2019 security patch improves the Pixel 4’s 90Hz display

There’s also better mapping for the Xbox wireless controller.

What you need to know Google is now rolling out the November 2019 security patch for Pixel phones. The Pixel 4, specifically, is getting improvements for Smooth Display. There’s also the usual array of patches/fixes to secure any vulnerabilities.

It’s a new month, and in the Android world, that means a new security patch. On November 4, 2019, Google began rolling out its November 2019 patch to the  [Read More…]

Instagram improves controls for sharing data with third-party apps

Take control of your privacy.

What you need to know Instagram plans to update its app to give users more control over third-party data sharing Users will have the option to remove third-party services they don’t want connected to their account. Will also update the authorization screen shown when an app requests data.

Instagram has announced plans to update its app to give users more control over data that they share with third-party apps. In a recent  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro update improves the camera, touch sensitivity, and much more

The update is a staged rollout which will go out more widely in a few days.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.5.9 for the OnePlus 7 Pro is coming with a long list of fixes and improvements. Some of the highlights include improved camera performance, optimizing of the auto brightness, improved touch sensitivity, and smoother visual effects. The update is going out in stages with a broader rollout happening in a few days.

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OnePlus 7 Pro update improves HDR and lowlight camera performance

There are also general bug fixes/improvements.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.5.4 and 9.5.5 will begin a widespread rollout within the next few days. The update includes general fixes and optimizations made, as well as camera improvements. There are two builds to comply with EU regulations which required a separate build for the EU region.

Almost two weeks after the OnePlus 7 Pro launched and there is already a software update. OxygenOS 9.5.4 and 9.5.5 bring  [Read More…]

Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

AR Emoji update improves facial tracking and custom options on the Galaxy S9

Is anyone still using these?

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this year, one of the more whimsical new features demoed was AR Emoji, Samsung’s competitor to the iPhone X’s Animoji. In short, the app scans your face and quickly spits out an animated version of you, with facial tracking and customizable options for hair, clothing, and skin tone.

With the latest update to AR Emoji, those custom options are expanding to help you  [Read More…]

Google dramatically improves support for Indian languages across Translate, Gboard and more

When the entire internet is in your language, the possibilities are endless.

Google has long held a special focus on the technology needs of India, and is making a big step toward addressing the entire subcontinent with today’s announcements of improved language support across multiple products. In an attempt to make its products useful for nearly all of the estimated 400 million internet users in India, Google is expanding and improving its automatic translation, improving translations in Chrome, adding  [Read More…]