AT&T rolls out Android Oreo 8.1 to Pixel 2 and 2 XL, update also adds HD Voice Calling

AT&T has released a new update to Google’s Pixel 2 phones. Weighing in at 531.7MB, the software upgrade brings the recently-announced Android Oreo 8.1 in addition to the carrier’s proprietary HD Voice functionality.

HD Voice uses wide-band audio technology and noise cancellation to improve call quality. In order to enable the feature, head over to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Networks and tap on the “Advanced Calling” toggle. Keep in mind that you also have to be located in an area that supports the …

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 receives OTA patch with updates to Gallery, Calendar, Wi-Fi Calling, and more

A new OTA update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners that purchased their device from Sprint. With a build number of N950USQU2BQJB and a size of 383MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. 

First of all, Wi-Fi Calling has been renamed to Calling Plus and packs some new and improved features. In a nutshell, Calling Plus includes all the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and adds the ability to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. 
There are also improvements to the Calendar, Gallery, …

Apparently, people keep calling iPhone X the iPhone 'Eks'

Apple got on the stage September 12th, and called it the iPhone X (ten), denoting the tenth anniversary of the OG iPhone, but that denomination apparently isn’t sticking around, as people keep calling the phone with the transcription of the letter “x”. Numerous tech bloggers and random folks being asked about it in the Apple Store or on the streets have confirmed the phenomenon already. We can also attest that a lot people, even ones that should be in the know, are referring to the tenth anniversary iPhone with the letter, not the number. This is somewhat unprecedented, but the phone …

Ad watchdog group tells T-Mobile to stop calling its 4G LTE network faster than Verizon's

Both T-Mobile and Verizon have made claims in their ads that their 4G LTE network is the fastest in the U.S. Both can’t be right. So when T-Mobile said in an advertisement last year that its LTE pipeline was faster than Verizon’s LTE network, Big Red filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division. Part of the Better Business Bureau, the NAD reviews national ads for truthfulness. After reviewing the situation, the NAD ruled that T-Mobile should stop claiming that it has the fastest 4G LTE network.

For its part, T-Mobile relied on crowd-sourced data compiled by apps offered …

WhatsApp finally updated with picture-in-picture video calling and text status updates

WhatsApp formally announced that two new highly-anticipated features are now functional for those using its messaging app. As the title says, PiP (picture-in-picture) mode is available for video calls, as well as text status updates.

However, picture-in-picture video calling will only work on devices running Android 8.0 Oreo and higher since it’s the only version of the OS that includes the necessary API for the new feature to function properly. If you do own an Android 8.0 Oreo smartphone, then you can now tap back to continue the video call in picture-in-picture mode during a video call.

The …

Truecaller for Android gains Google Duo video calling support

Truecaller, the traditional dialer that is used by almost 250 million people across the globe has just announced the addition of Google Duo video calling function to its Android app.

After today’s update, Truecaller users will be able to make video calls using Google Duo, assuming they own an Android smartphone. Moreover, the new option is just one tap away, so there’s that.

Aside from the new Google Duo video calling feature, Truecaller developers added a few other improvements. For example, the Android app should now use less memory than before, while the size of the app has been …

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets Android 7.1.1 and T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini, a 5.2-inch mid-ranger which broke cover in late 2016, is getting updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The software upgrade comes a couple of months after ZTE launched a dedicated preview program in order to collect data and ensure that the transition would be as bug-free as possible.

As the Axon 7 Mini is jumping straight from Android Marshmallow to 7.1.1, owners of the device will have access to some key new features. Some of them include split-screen multitasking, dual-language support, updated emojis, as well as performance …

BBM Enterprise is getting video calling support and lots of other new features

BBM Enterprise, the application aimed at businesses, has just received a major update that adds a plethora of new features and improvements. BlackBerry announced the update will only make it to Android and BlackBerry 10 devices, but the iOS version of the app will receive it soon, too.

The highlights of the latest version of BBM Enterprise include video calling, which is now possible between BlackBerry 10 and Android/iOS contacts. Also, the BBM Protected app on BlackBerry 10 devices has been renamed BBM Enterprise.

Furthermore, there have been a lot of group …

Louis Tomlinson arrested for battery so yes of course One Direction fans are calling for justice


Like the old adage goes: Nothing’s sure in life but death, taxes, and One Direction fans going ride-or-die for their boys, no matter what.

According to TMZ, erstwhile One Direction member Louis Tomlinson was arrested Friday, after allegedly pulling a overbearing paparazzo to the ground at LAX. After the altercation, the photographer reportedly made a citizen’s arrest, and Tomlinson was later arrested at an LAPD precinct, on charges of simple battery.

Not eager to be dragged down, the singer’s legal team quickly released a statement in Tomlinson’s defense. “The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis,” it said. “It’s not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity.” Read more…

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