Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 edge units get new security update, here's what's new

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners that purchased their device from Verizon. The software upgrade should bump the version of the 2016 flagship duo to G935VVRU4BQK4.

After installing the new software upgrade, users will receive the most recent (December) Android Security patch. Samsung hasn’t always been too punctual with delivering timely security updates to its phones, so it’s good to see the company taking steps to get back on course.
The update is available OTA, but it might …


Microsoft Edge passes 1 million downloads on Android

Only a week out of beta, Microsoft’s Edge browser has already made significant ground in the Google Play Store, passing 1 million downloads. With this traction, Edge shot up the rankings to 3rd place in the ‘top free communication’ rankings in Google Play. While its download numbers still lag far behind the behemoths of Chrome and Firefox, Edge’s unique feature-set may be able to help it gain more ground in the coming months and years. For comparison, since the iOS launch on December 1 the app has only reached over 10,000 downloads on Apple’s App Store due to the cap on beta sign-ups. …

Microsoft's Edge browser now available for iPhone

Since Microsoft couldn’t secure a big enough piece of the smartphone pie, it has eased off in its hardware attempts and has dedicated its efforts to mobile software that’s available across all platforms. For the last months, we’ve seen steady updates for the full Office suite for both Android and iOS, as well as selfie apps and other fun experiments from Microsoft for the iOS platform.

Now, Redmond is introducing its Edge browser to iOS, a day after it officially launched for Android.

What do you get with Edge? Well, mostly, it’s a solid browser and a reasonable Safari alternative. …

Microsoft Edge Preview is getting a dark theme and password syncing

Microsoft continues to update its rather new Edge browser with new features and improvements that will bring it up to par with more popular mobile browsers. The latest update is only available for the preview version of Microsoft Edge since a final version hasn’t been released on Android yet.

The changes Microsoft included in the latest version of Edge Preview are more related to the cosmetic side, but there’s also something that will please those looking for more usability.

So, Microsoft Edge will eventually include a Dark Theme. According to Microsoft, …

Update to Microsoft Edge Browser app for iOS and Android exterminates several bugs

Last month, Microsoft made the Edge Browser available for both iOS and Android devices. Since then, Microsoft rolled out an update that allows you to sync your passwords. You can browse seamlessly using Edge on your PC and on your mobile devices. Now, another new update has been pushed out and it reportedly will solve some major issues such as the battery drain that the app was causing. Besides being an energy hog, using the Edge app tended to make the phone run hot, a trait that the new update will remove.

Other improvements were made, allowing you to more easily swipe between pages. Following …

Some Apple iPhone X units have a strange green line running down the edge of the display

Some Apple iPhone X users are finding a strange green line running down the outer right or left edge of the OLED panel on the device. One theory is that a problem with the electrical system is causing multiple lines of green sub-pixels to light up on the screen, starting from the top of the display to the bottom. You might recall that last year, a similar pink line marred the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung determined that the issue was caused by a hardware problem. Last year, several Motorola DROID Turbo 2 owners also complained about a vertical green line that appeared on their …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S6 edge receive new security patch, here's what's new

A new software upgrade is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S6 edge. The update brings the Android security patch for the month of October.

For security reasons, Samsung doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed. However, the changelog mentions that a total of 221 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) related to Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz) and the Android system have been resolved.
At the moment, the Note 8 update seems to be available only to users in China and Hong Kong. …

HTC U11 Plus to be water-resistant, Edge Sense and Boom Sound also on board


In the last several days, we’ve heard a lot about the
unannounced HTC U11 Plus, a new smartphone that will likely be officially
unveiled on November 2 (possibly marketed as U11+). In addition to what we
already knew about the HTC U11 Plus, we’re now hearing that the handset will be
dust- and water-resistant, thanks to an IP68-certified body. The info was shared
today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who is almost always right when
it comes to leaks.   

 

With an IP68 certification, the U11 Plus will be more
water-resistant than the already launched HTC U11 (IP67). …

(Update: You sort of can now) You can't really customize Google Pixel 2/2 XL's squeezable edge

Update: And just like that, a workaround has been discovered! Truly, the ways of the Android tweakers are mysterious. You can now remap the Pixels’ Active Edge with this neat little app dubbed Button Mapper. After you install it and grant the required accessibility service, all you need to do is follow the instructions and you will be pretty much set. 
One of the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2’s key features that got lifted straight from HTC U11 is the Active Edge frame which allows you to firmly squeeze the device in order to launch the Google …

Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store

It was exactly one week ago today when we told you that Microsoft Edge for iOS was made official with 10,000 users allowed to sign up for a beta through TestFlight. We also told you that the Android version of the app would be coming soon. Starting today, the Android version of the Microsoft Edge browser is available without restrictions from the Google Play Store. Because Microsoft wants to use the rendering engine that works best for the platform, the Edge app for Android will employ Google’s Blink instead of Microsoft’s EdgeHTML.

The Microsoft Edge app for Android is available globally, …