New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch

The Essential Phone is definitely not a perfect phone, even though it wears the pedigree of Android’s creator, Andy Rubin. First off, the smartphone did not get released and the company said it would. Then, the Essential Phone was plagued by numerous software issues especially when it came to the camera.

The good news is the US-based company is trying to patch it up as fast as possible. Several updates have already been released since the phone’s launch, which addresses some of the major issues that were reported by early adopters.

The latest Essential Phone …


Microsoft enables shared calendars feature on Outlook for Android and iOS


Microsoft’s Outlook for mobiles has just been updated with a new, important feature that will allow users to sync all Office365 shared calendars to their smartphones for any permission level, including view, edit, or delegate.

Besides these options, Android and iOS users will be able to share a calendar or accept shared calendar invitations from Outlook. Microsoft announced that the existing shared calendars will not be upgraded when the new feature will be rolled out, so they will continue to sync only to Outlook on the desktop.

Basically, this means that only shared calendars …

Sprint app continuously re-installs and enables bloatware on the BlackBerry KEYone?

If you’ve been thinking about buying the BlackBerry KEYone in the U.S., you can pick it up unlocked from BlackBerry’s online store. Another option is to buy the carrier-branded variant from Sprint. The latter is the only one of the four major U.S. wireless operators to have a carrier branded model of the KEYone available. The keyboard, which doubles as a trackpad, allows each key to be used twice as a shortcut. Overall, we’d say that the KEYone physical QWERTY tops other outstanding physical keyboards from BlackBerry’s past, including the one on the BlackBerry Bold 9000.

One bad thing about …

Google's new Family Group enables sharing on Photos, YouTube TV, Calendar and Keep

New family-oriented features have just been announced by Google, aimed at users who like to share music, photos, and other entertainment. Family Group allows users to share stuff on various Google services like YouTube TV, Photos, Calendar and Keep. Let’s have a look at how families can share to-do-lists, photos or practice schedules and more on these services.

Google announced that up to six household members will be able to get their own cloud DVR for $35 a month. They will be able to stream live TV from many popular cable networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Keep in mind though that …

Google enables search through Google Drive files on Android devices

The Search application developed by Google is now being updated with a new feature that will make it easier for Android users to find the files they need on Google Drive.

Google announced the next release of its search app for Android would allow Drive files and folders to be indexed via Firebase App Indexing. As a consequence, they will appear as results when Android users are searching for them in the Google application.

Whenever you want to search for specific files, you can tap the “IN APPS” tab to view any Drive files that might fit your query. You will then be able to choose …