Galaxy Note 8 global unlocked version finally getting its first update, see what's new

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released more than two months ago. Over that period of time, we’ve seen US carriers rolling out various software upgrades for the 6.3-inch phablet, but the international unlocked version of the device seemed to be left behind in that area. Well, we’re happy to say that this is no longer the case, as Samsung is atoning for this drought by pushing out a hefty OTA update for the global unlocked variant.

With a build number of N950FXXU1BQK6 and a size of 840MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. First …


Google Docs, Slides and Sheets finally gain iPhone X and better iOS 11 support

Google has silently updated its Office-related apps for iOS devices to make them fully compatible with Apple’s latest hardware and software releases. If you’ve been using Docs, Slides and Sheets, you’ll be pleased to know that all three apps are now fully compatible with Apple’s iPhone X.

Basically, this means iPhone X users will now be able to take advantage of the whole screen, as toolbars have been included with the phone’s unusual form factor. There aren’t any other visual changes aside from the added iPhone X support, or at least Google doesn’t mention anything …

OnePlus 5 finally gets its first Android 8.0 Oreo beta build

It’s a good time to be a OnePlus smartphone user, as the Chinese company had some nice surprises for its customers. After launching its new flagship earlier this month, OnePlus released last week Android 8.0 Oreo for the last year’s top-tier smartphones.

A few weeks ago, the handset maker promised the update would arrive on the OnePlus 5 as well, but in the form of a beta first. Today is the day that OnePlus 5 owners enrolled in the beta program can download the first Android 8.0 Oreo beta build.

Aside from the standard new features and improvements that …

Apple releases bug fix so you can finally use the iPhone X in cold weather

The launch of the iPhone X was not as uneventful as the that of the other iPhones released by Apple this year. Many customers found weird issues with Apple’s flagship, some more serious than others.

Last week we reported about such an issue that made the iPhone X screen become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. At that time, Apple promised to address the problem in an upcoming software update, but aside from that, no other information was provided.

True to its promise, Apple has now released an update that fixes …

Critically acclaimed puzzle game Talos Principle finally arrives on iOS

The Talos Principle is an atmospheric puzzle game that has been available for PC, consoles, and Android devices (limited to Nvidia K1 or X1 hardware) since back in 2015. Now, 2 years later, it has finally made the jump to the iOS App Store.

If you’re into gaming, you probably have heard about it, but not necessarily played it yet. It’s a title that has been praised by both fans and critics, with a Metacritic score of 88 (out of 100) from critics and 8.4 (out of 10) from users. So, it’s certainly worth a dive when you have the time to space. Now that it’s available …

Costco will finally deliver all those giant bulk items with its new grocery service

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No longer will you need a pickup truck to successfully shop at Costco. 

The big-box store just launched CostcoGrocery, which will provide two-day delivery on dry goods. The two-day window makes it kind of like Amazon Prime—except you can probably get a better deal on a year’s supply of toilet paper. Delivery is free for online orders over $75. 

Along with its two-day delivery service, Costco expanded a partnership with Instacart for same-day delivery on all kinds of products carried at the superstore. 

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'The Walking Dead' will finally cross over with 'Fear,' says Robert Kirkman

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Ever since The Walking Dead got its spinoff (aka prequel) series, Fear the Walking Dead, fans and reporters alike have been badgering the producers behind the two shows about the possibility of a crossover — and apparently said badgering has finally paid off.

“There are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not gonna name them… There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name… and appear in the other show, which I will not name,” series creator Robert Kirkman revealed at the show’s New York Comic Con panel. “So what does that mean, because these timelines, how does that work? Are we going to see an interesting backstory of a Walking Dead character showing up in Fear the Walking Dead, or are we going to see a Fear the Walking Dead character show up in The Walking Dead, and see a future version of a character? What’s gonna happen? Is it going to be something completely different than that? Who knows?” Read more…

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YouTube for iOS finally gets iMessage support in the latest update

Google has just released a brand new version of YouTube on the App Store. The updated app adds a couple of new features that some will definitely find useful.

As the title says, YouTube for iOS finally supports iMessage, so users will now be able to share videos faster and easier than ever before. It also means that all videos that you receive in the Messages chat can be viewed within the app, so there’s no need to exit and open up another app to watch it.

Sharing videos in the Messages app is very easy, so tap the Share button and choose the corresponding option to send the YouTube …

Finally! Pull down the Note 8 or S8 notification bars from anywhere on the screen

We have been whining about the lack of a pull-down notification bar gesture from anywhere on a Samsung phone screen for a while now, but this fever reached a crescendo mode with the big and tall Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8+. 
For some reason, Samsung decided that it is a good idea to introduce swipe up and down gestures anywhere on the home screen, but these did the same thing – pulling the app drawer – as you can see in the short GIF here. To bring down the notification bar, you had to stretch all the way up to the top of the screen, which, on a large handset …