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Apple Just Released iOS 13.1.2 Amidst a Bug Battle

The company’s latest line of defense against the buginess of iOS 13.

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Instagram is Now Rolling Out Video Chat, a New Explore Tab, and AR Filters

After introducing the new features last month, Instagram today began rolling out a slew of new features to its iOS and Android mobile apps. This comes after the company unveiled IGTV last week. For starters, you can now video chat with other Instagram users. Within a DM, you can tap Continue Reading

Google Updates YouTube with HDR Playback for iPhone

Google has released an update to YouTube that adds HDR video playback to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. Previously, the feature made its way to those with a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel, or the Sony Xperia smartphone. Now, those on the iOS Continue Reading

Google’s ARCore Now Supports Shared Experiences on Android and iOS

At I/O 2018, Google is announcing some new updates for its ARCore augmented reality platform, one of which is shared experiences. By using a new capability called Cloud Anchors, Google is able to allow more than one person interact with an AR experience. Called Shared AR experiences, the feature will Continue Reading

Google Releases January 2018 Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google today released the first security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices for 2018. Now rolling out, the January patch arrives in two levels: 2018-01-01 and 2018-01-05. Combined, the two patches have resolved 38 issues within the Android operating system, the most serious being related to the media framework Continue Reading

Google Updates Gmail with Support for iPhone X and Third-Party Accounts

When the iPhone X launched, one of the major complaints I heard from users wasn’t what was wrong with the device itself, but what was wrong with the apps they use on a day-to-day basis, namely Gmail which has proven to be a nuisance. However, in the app’s latest update, Continue Reading

Instagram is Opening Up Photo Albums to Landscape and Portrait Shots

Last February, Instagram introduced a feature that allows users to upload multiple pictures and videos at once into a single album viewable via swipes left and right from within one’s feed. This was great and all, but only the classic square format was supported at the time. This has been Continue Reading

Making a Google Duo Call from Google Allo is Now Available

Google has updated both Google Allo and Duo with new integrations today. With the new updates, users can now call or video chat Allo contacts from within the app and automatically be transferred to Duo. Both ends need to have each app installed and activated, but if they’re not, the Continue Reading

Google is Trying to Make Android Updates Faster Again

Google wants to give making Android updates faster another go. The company’s new initiative, Project Treble, aims to make updating smartphones to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system “easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers.” Essentially, Google has re-worked Android’s framework so device makers don’t have to first Continue Reading

Google Will Roll Out the Google Assistant to All Android 6.0+ Users This Week

In case Sunday wasn’t already a reason to celebrate, Google has announced that within a special Play Services update which will roll out to all Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat users this week, the Google Assistant will arrive on more phones. In a nutshell, if you have a Continue Reading

Google’s Nexus 6 and 9 Will Continue to Receive Security Patches

Yesterday, we saw the first build of Android 7.1.2 be released to anxious beta testers and developers. But unfortunately, those who own a Nexus 6 or 9 won’t be getting the updated software… at all. This means that Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be the final official release from Google to arrive Continue Reading