Tag Archive: Push


Google to push COVID-19 tracking updates to Android phones via Google Play

The contact tracing tool is being developed jointly by Google and Apple.

What you need to know Google has announced that it will be using Google Play Services to push the COVID-19 tracking system to Android phones. The updates will be rolled out to all Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. The first phase of Google and Apple’s Bluetooth contact tracking framework is due next month.

Google joined hands with Apple last week to help  [Read More…]

The EU may push iPhones to adopt the USB-C that Androids prefer

It is finally time to end the tyranny of the Lightning connector.

What you need to know The European Parliament voted to force phone manufacturers to use a common charging standard. Apple is the lone manufacturer not using USB-C for phone charging. The European Commission must now write the laws that would be enforcable in the EU.

The European Union has officially encouraged phone manufacturers to use a common standard for ports and charging cords, but one  [Read More…]

How to fix MIUI push notifications in 2019

MIUI has come a long way in the last two years. And while the interface has received a much-needed facelift and a trove of new features, it still has a few lingering issues. Push notifications continue to be a significant problem in MIUI thanks to Xiaomi’s aggressive memory management, but there is a workaround. Here’s how to fix push notifications in MIUI 10.

Products used in this guide Outstanding in every way: Redmi K20 Pro (₹27,999 at Flipkart)  [Read More…]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson could push for a Huawei ban in the UK

Huawei could become a talking point in future trade negotiations after Brexit.

What you need to know U.S. national security advisor John Bolton is lobbying the UK to ban Huawei from its telecom infrastructure. The U.S. has long excluded Huawei from its networking infrastructure. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen as more supportive of Trump’s policies, and Huawei could be used in trade negotiations between the two countries once Brexit is completed.

According to the U.S. national  [Read More…]

How does Apple’s new push for the education compare to Chromebooks in the classroom?

Apple’s new education offerings are clearly aimed at the Chromebook but are they enough?

Hooray competition!

Apple had its focus on education event in Chicago this week, and the company is getting serious about taking back one market it used to have under tight control: the classroom. Not too long ago, if you were to look at the computing products school systems were buying you would have seen an Apple logo on almost all of them. Apple  [Read More…]

Honor 7X not receiving push notifications? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re having problems with push notifications, this quick fix might help.

The Honor 7X is a great low-cost phone — in fact, it’s one of our top recommendations under $ 300. But the included EMUI software isn’t always the best part of using the phone, and one area it’s particularly known to cause problems with is receiving push notifications.

A number of users have complained about infrequent notifications on their Honor 7X, and some just don’t  [Read More…]

OnePlus explains why it sent a push notification survey to OnePlus 5 customers

OnePlus gets caught out advertising the OnePlus 5 to OnePlus 5 customers.

OnePlus came under fire once again yesterday for sending out a push notification to OnePlus 5 customers asking them to take part in a survey to win a OnePlus 5. As expected, the move didn’t go down well over on Reddit, with enterprising users tracking down the app that sent out the notification — the “Push” system app.

In an official statement, OnePlus said  [Read More…]

Xiaomi kicks off retail push in India with its first Mi Home store

You no longer need to wait for flash sales to buy Xiaomi phones.

After selling its phones online for three years, Xiaomi has set up its first Mi Home in India. With the brand gaining momentum in the country, launching an offline store gives it a new platform to sell its devices.

The manufacturer has ambitious plans for its retail push into the country. Over the next two years, Xiaomi intends to launch over 100 Mi  [Read More…]

How to fix push notifications in MIUI 8

Not getting push notifications in MIUI 8? Here’s how to fix it.

MIUI 8 offers a ton of new features, including a power-saving mode that automatically extends battery life by killing background apps, adjusting system apps’ performance, and limiting apps that drain the battery.

However, one of MIUI’s most common bugs — one that affects push notifications — is still prevalent in the latest version of the operating system, and it seems to inexplicably affect a few  [Read More…]

Bugs push Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus 6 to early Jan 2017

The Nexus 6 lives on for at least one more version of Android.

Google may have long since killed off support for the beloved Nexus 5, but it’s showing a bit of mercy with the Nexus 6.

The Motorola-made Android phone will see its update to Android 7.1.1 in early January, according to Android Police, so it’s not obsolete just yet. The two-year-old device will share software features with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and the Pixel  [Read More…]