Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 get new update with security improvements

HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has a reputation for releasing timely software upgrades to its smartphones. It looks like HMD isn’t planning on resting on its laurels, as it recently rolled out a new update to its Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 models.
The update in question brings the Android Security patch for the month of February that only went live a couple of days ago for Google’s own Pixel and Nexus series. It weighs in at 87MB for the Nokia 8 flagship and at 80MB for the budget-friendly Nokia 3. One of the important …


Microsoft Outlook for iOS gains new Search-related features, major improvements

Outlook has just received a new update on iOS that brings a handful of improvements meant to enhance the Search experience. The first thing you’ll notice after the update is that Search now has its own tab on a simplified navigation bar.

However, the most important addition to the app is the option to search for emails, files, and contacts in multiple accounts from a single search box. Furthermore, Microsoft added a new sport for the search icon, at the bottom of Outlook. In order to get access to top contacts, upcoming itineraries, package deliveries and recent attachments, simply tap on …

Update to Razer Phone includes improvements to the cameras, Netflix HDR and more

The Razer Phone has received an update weighing in at 249MB that makes it the best smartphone for Netflix-addicted streamers. The update brings Netflix HDR to the handset, which is the only phone in the world to support it. Combined with the phone’s zippy refresh rate of 120Hz and the Dolby 5.1 audio playback for Netflix that is part of the update, the Razer Phone is a binge watcher’s best mobile friend.

The update also helps fix the cameras on the phone, including the 12MP and 13MP dual camera setup on back (f/1.8 and f/.2.6, respectively). Make sure that you go to the Google Play Store …

Microsoft Launcher scores a handful of optimizations and improvements in the latest update

Microsoft has been on a roll expanding the functionality of its Android launcher over the last couple of months. A new update for Microsoft Launcher is now rolling out on Google Play, adding a handful of practical and customization features to the mix. The new stuff includes adjustable size for home screen and app drawer icons, Oreo app shortcuts, and other improvements. Here’s the changelog for the new version of Microsoft Launcher (v. 4.5.0.39810):

Let meeting attendees know you’re running late from the calendar card.Employees whose enterprises …

Essential updates its Camera app with even more improvements

Although the Essential Phone has been criticized for its camera and software, Andy Rubin’s company has been hard at work trying to address these concerns since the smartphone was launched on the market.

Another step towards fixing all these issues with the Essential Phone has been made recently, as the Camera app of the handset received an update that further improves some of the existent features.

Firstly, Essential has added App shortcut support for mono, selfie and portrait modes. Also, the Camera Roll performance has been improved, along with the 360 image preview. Finally, many …

Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 with HomePod support, other improvements and bug fixes

Apple has just announced iOS 11.2.5 is now being pushed out to all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch units. As expected, the main focus of the update is HomePod support, but Apple included a handful of improvements and fixes as well.

So, besides the fact that you’ll be able to set up and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod, you’ll also get the so-called Siri News.

With Siri News, you’ll be able to say “Hey Siri, play the news” and the digital assistant will immediately read the news. Additionally, you can now ask for specific …

Huawei P9 update adds camera improvements, optimizations

Huawei P9 continues to receive software improvements even two years after its market debut. Although it’s unclear if the flagship will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, Huawei keeps supporting the phone.

A new update is now rolling out to Huawei P9 (international model), which brings a couple of new features such as Highlights and Moving picture. The former allows users to search for images with keywords, including location, date and album name, in Gallery.

The new Moving picture feature enables Huawei P9 users to take dynamic photos in Standard mode. Aside from these two new functions, …

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) updated with selfie focus, other camera improvements

Although we should be talking about the new lineup of Galaxy A series smartphones, a new update makes the previous models newsworthy. It appears that both Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) smartphones have received an update that brings some important camera-related features.

The most important is called Selfie focus and it’s a new mode for the front camera that when enabled allows users to take a picture without having to tap the screen to focus on a subject. It’s supposed to add some sort of bokeh effect and make the background blur while the subject of the picture is right …

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 5 receive new update, brings security improvements

A new software upgrade is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 5. It’s an incremental update that brings the Android security patch for the month of December. 

T-Mobile is the first US carrier to provide the patch for Samsung’s 2017 flagship pair. After installation, the build number for the T-Mo versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ should be at G950USQS2BQL1 and G955USQS2BQL1, respectively. South Korean users have also reported receiving the same update, and we suspect that a more global rollout will occur in the following …

Razer Phone gets new update with camera, audio, and other improvements, see what's new

About a month ago, Razer announced that it will improve the camera of the Razer Phone through a series of software upgrades. The gaming is indeed delivering on that promise, as a new update is now making its way to owners around the globe. 

With a size of 97MB, the patch introduces a number of camera and audio improvements in addition to various other tweaks and fixes. Here are the highlighted changes in this build:
Camera improvements:
Improved shutter speed in low light and when using HDRReduced noise and clearer shadowsImproved …