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Amazon Echo Will Continue To Dominate AI Space In 2017, Predicts Analyst

The Amazon Echo will outperform rivals and dominate the AI space in 2017 per analyst predictions. Forrester Research's estimates suggests that 6 million Echo devices were sold in 2016.

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ZTE ZMax Pro Android Nougat Beta Program Kicks Off In U.S.

ZTE has outed an Android 7.0 Nougat beta test program for the ZMax Pro smartphone. This beta program is available only for the handset's users in the U.S. who can enroll now.

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Moto Z Play Getting Updated To Android 7.0 Nougat In End January

The Moto Z Play smartphone is poised to get updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat by January end. The confirmation comes from the company's German operations.

Apps/Software January 14, 2017

Huawei Honor 8 To Receive Android 7.0 Nougat Update Soon, Confirms Company

The Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Honor 8 would roll out on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in Japan. The update will be available in U.S. some time in February 2017.

Apps/Software January 14, 2017

Google Maps Update: You Can Now Book Uber Rides

Google has expanded the capability of its Maps app with a new update for iOS and Android. Now users will be able to book their Uber ride directly from the app.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Next Lock Screen App Saves Battery Life Of Your Android Smartphone

Microsoft's Next Lock Screen app lends a balance to your Android smartphone managing the battery life of your device. Apart from guaranteeing any unwarranted access, the app brings bug fixes for crashes.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Nexus 6P And Nexus 5X In-Car Bluetooth Issue On Android 7.1.1 Remains Unresolved For Months

Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners who have updated their phones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat complained of in-car Bluetooth connectivity issues. After they connect, irrespective of car models, users are got disconnected just after few seconds.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Latest Android Adoption Rate: Froyo No Longer In Charts, Nougat Catching Up

Android Froyo does not appear any longer in the Android adoption charts. The latest Android Nougat operating system's adoption stands at a paltry 0.7 percent, likely due to its slow roll out.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Will Make AI Apps Run Faster

Qualcomm uses Google TensorFlow to run artificial intelligence (AI) apps faster. The technology is compatible with the latest Snapdragon 835 chip and the processor is expected to offer faster performance for AI apps.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Apple TV App Size Limit Increased By 20 Times: tvOS Software Cap Goes From 200 MB To 4 GB

Apple has lifted its 200 MB size limit for tvOS apps, now putting the cap at 4 GB. If that's not enough, developers can also take advantage of a 20 GB On-Demand Resources leeway Apple has also set in place.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007: Cortana, Edge Improvements In Tow

Microsoft has now released the latest Windows 10 preview build for those enrolled in its Windows Insider program. Build 15007 contains improvements to Edge, Cortana, and a lot more changes.

Apps/Software January 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Now Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Samsung has reportedly started pushing out the Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. The update has arrived a week prior to its rumored roll out on Jan. 17.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Facebook Issues Fix For Messenger Battery Drain Problem

Facebook users have recently complained of battery drainage and heating issues online. David Marcus, VP of Facebook has acknowledged and addressed the glitch, offering a solution.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Android Device Makers Now Required To Support Notification Bundling And Direct Reply Features, Google Says

Google is warning OEMs not to mess with its notification system on Android Nougat, as per a new version of its Compatibility Definition Document. OEMs are now required to support notification bundling, direct replies, and more.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Uber Can Now Connect To Your iOS Calendar To Suggest Destinations: Here's How To Use The Feature

Uber has rolled out Calendar Shortcuts to the iOS version of its app. The feature allows users to request for rides easier and quicker, as destinations stored in their Calendar app will be shown in Uber's main screen.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Microsoft January Patch: One Of The Smallest Ever Monthly Patch

Microsoft released one of its smallest monthly software update which has four security bulletins and three patches. Windows 10 users will be able receive the patches through an easy installation process unlike Windows 8.1 users.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Chromebooks Confirmed To Get Android Nougat Integration: Multitasking Improvements In Tow

A pre-release version of Chrome OS has recently been spotted, tipping Nougat integration for Chromebooks that brings over multi-window functionality and desktop-style Android apps. Chrome OS 56 rolls out late January.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Latest WhatsApp Android Beta Brings Full GIF Experience, Raises Media Sharing Limit

WhatsApp has rolled out a new beta update for Android, adding full GIF support complete with a dedicated keyboard button. Moreover, the latest beta also bumps the file sharing limit from 10 to 30.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Hey, Alexa, Order Some Dinner! Echo Users On Prime Can Now Order From Amazon Restaurants With Free Delivery

As Amazon keeps adding Alexa skills, Prime customers can now ask the digital assistant to order food from Amazon Restaurants. The service offers free delivery, but there's a caveat.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Twitter To Close Up Dashboard App On Feb. 3

One of the biggest surprises from Twitter this year is the closure of its Dashboard app this coming Feb. 3. Dashboard was launched last year and allowed businesses connect with individuals on the social media site.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge To Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat On Jan. 17

The official Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge has now been tipped for a Jan. 17 release. Select S7 and S7 edge devices are currently undergoing a Nougat soak test, which alludes to an imminent release.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

PayPal App Update Brings Cash Deposit Support: Now Top-UP PayPal Cash At 7-Eleven

The latest update to the PayPal app makes it easier for users to make cash deposit at more physical locations. The top-up locations now includes 7-Eleven, which joins retailers like CVS and Rite Aid.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Apple's Swift Creator Chris Lattner Joins Tesla As VP Of Autopilot Software

Chris Lattner, head of Apple’s Swift programming language, is moving to Tesla as the new VP for its autopilot software, according to reports. Tesla announced Lattner’s welcome Tuesday, excited for him to 'accelerate the future of autonomous driving.'

Apps/Software January 10, 2017

Nexus 6P And Nexus 6 Patch Fixes Modem Vulnerability

Google's Modem patch for Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P smartphones prohibit any hacker from accessing the USB. This is a step towards fixing the latent vulnerabilities of these Android Nougat smartphones.

Apps/Software January 10, 2017

Samsung Confirms Bixby: Galaxy S8's Virtual Assistant Spotted On Company's Website

Samsung accidentally outed its Bixby personal assistant by listing it on the Samsung Pay Beta website. It has three services under beta testing - Samsung Pay Mini, Shopping and Mini.

Apps/Software January 10, 2017

Google App For Android Updated With Shortcuts To Various Widgets

Google has updated its Google app and has added a variety of shortcuts for frequently- used widgets. The update is not available on iOS and only users enlisted in its Beta program can test it currently.

Apps/Software January 10, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 15002 Launches: Creators Update Features Edge Improvements, Lower Blue Light Option, And More

The Windows 10 Creators Update is nearing its release, with a planned rollout schedule in April. Releasing ahead of it, however, is the preview build 15002, which shows just how filled to the brim the forthcoming update will be.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

Nokia Working On A Virtual Assistant Called Viki

A trademark filed by Nokia in the EU suggests that it has a virtual assistant dubbed Viki in the works. Nokia is possibly looking to integrate the AI-based voice assistant in impending smartphones.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Running On Android 7.0 Nougat Spotted On Geekbench

The Samsung A5 running Android 7.0 Nougat was spotted on Geekbench. The smartphone’s listing on the benchmarking site suggests that the device may be updated to the latest Google OS soon.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

Google Assistant Expected To Get Keyboard Input: Ask The Android AI With Text Instead Of Voice Soon

A recent dig of Google App’s 6.10 beta hinted at an alternative input method for Google’s clever virtual assistant. If accurate, written input could also be used to issue queries, very much like the way it’s performed on Allo.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

OnePlus 3 And OnePlus 3T Now Getting Oxygen OS 4.0.1, Brings Bug Fixes, New Notifications Design And More

OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 4.0.1 update for its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. The software update brings several new functionalities such as multi-window view support, as well as bug fixes users' way.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

Russia Demands Apple And Google To Remove Blocked LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Russia demanded Apple and Google to take down the app of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn from the country's app stores. LinkedIn's website was blocked by Russia in November of last year, as the service was said to have violated data localization laws.

Apps/Software January 7, 2017

Samsung Begins Rolling Out Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Update: S6 Variants, Note 5 Next

Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to some owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The soak test indicates that a widespread release is imminent, after which the company will turn its upgrade sights toward former flagship Galaxy S6 variants and the Galaxy Note 5.

Apps/Software January 7, 2017

T-Mobile Releases Android 7.0 Nougat Update For HTC 10 And LG G Pad X 8.0

T-Mobile gives some of its subscribers a happy new year with a surprise rollout of the Android Nougat. The update is not announced on the T-Mobile support page, but some subscribers using the HTC 10 device have reported already receiving the Android 7.0 update.

Apps/Software January 6, 2017

Google Outs January Security Patch For Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P And More

Google has released its January security patch for select Nexus and Google Pixel devices. The latest monthly patch addresses 95 vulnerabilities that can potentially execute remote code operation on Android devices.

Apps/Software January 5, 2017

WhatsApp Cuts Down Supported Mobile Devices: Android 2.1 And 2.2, iOS 6, And More No Longer Work

The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp will no longer work for some mobile platforms as the company said it will focus on widely used operating systems. Windows Phone 7 and iOS 6 users are some of the affected patrons due to the company's decision.

Apps/Software January 3, 2017

Facebook Censors Neptune Statue Photo, Says Work Of Art Is 'Explicitly Sexual'

An Italian historian is in a rage after her photo of the Neptune statue from the Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna was censored by Facebook for being 'explicitly sexual' in nature.

Apps/Software January 3, 2017

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Get Android Nougat Flavor With OxygenOS 4.0

The stable build of Android 7.0 Nougat will finally land on OnePlus 3 and 3T devices by virtue of OxygenOS 4. The new software update began rolling out over the air on the night of Dec. 31, 2016.

Apps/Software January 2, 2017

Missed The Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Here's How You Can Still Get The OS Without Spending A Dime

Microsoft closed the free Windows 10 update late July, but there’s a way around the barricade. Using Microsoft’s assistive technologies feature? Then you’re eligible for a free Windows 10 update.

Apps/Software December 30, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0/7.1.1 Nougat Update Imminent, S6 Variants And Note 5 To Follow

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android Nougat 7.0/7.1.1 Nougat update appears imminent. New reports indicate that the Galaxy Beta testing program is ending and the final build of the software upgrade will be released to the public shortly.

Apps/Software December 30, 2016

iHeart Radio New Year's Eve EDM: Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki And 21 DJ Mixes To Stream For 20 Straight Hours

iHeartRadio has a special New Year’s treat in store for EDM fans. The online music service will ring in 2017 by streaming 20 straight hours of DJ mixes from 21 top DJs including The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Steve Aoki.

Apps/Software December 30, 2016

iOS 10.2 Battery Bug Fix: Beta Testers Of iOS 10.2.1 Point To A Possible Solution

There could be a solution for those experiencing battery problems after updating to iOS 10. Beta testers of iOS 10.2.1 relay their positive experience regarding their iPhone batteries thanks to the beta software.

Apps/Software December 30, 2016

Twitter Has Been Thinking About Adding An Edit Button, Says CEO Jack Dorsey: Is It A Good Idea?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently asked what users would want to see or improve on the social media platform for 2017. One of the most requested features is an edit button for tweets, but is that a good idea?

Apps/Software December 29, 2016

OxygenOS Open Beta 10 For OnePlus 3 Rolled Out: Promise To Get Android 7.0 Nougat On The Smartphone Before Year-End Likely To Be Broken

OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 10 for the OnePlus 3. The update adds a few minor new features and improvements to the smartphone, but it is not the promised upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Apps/Software December 29, 2016

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

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