Latest update allows Samsung users to disable the Bixby button, customization – still a mirage

With Bixby being one of the highlight features of Samsung’s latest devices, many users have had a love-hate relationship with it. While it’s a rather good and capable virtual assistant, Samsung’s unwillingness to make the dedicated Bixby button user-customizable and the constant play of cat and mouse with app developers has proved that Sammy doesn’t want that hardware key to be used for anything else than launching Bixby. 

Yes, Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 users will either use it to open Bixby… or not use it at all!
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Pete Souza's latest Instagram lets Trump know who the real 'Rocket Man' is

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If Pete Souza keeps it up with his Instagram responses to President Trump, we’re going to start thinking he doesn’t like the guy!

On the morning of Sept. 17, Trump referred to Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man” in a tweet (shortly before retweeting a video in which he hits Hillary Clinton with a golf ball — it’s been a big day for the president). While the taunting nickname is bizarre in the context of things American presidents have said throughout the nation’s history, it’s just another Sunday morning for Trump. 

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Space Harrier II is the latest game joining SEGA Forever classic collection

Space Harrier II is a game originally released in 1988, a groundbreaking third-person shooter that is considered by many the father of the genre. Thanks to SEGA’s emulator, Android, and iOS users will now be able to enjoy Space Harrier II on their mobile devices.

If you’re a junkie for quick-paced, frantic third-person shooters, then Space Harrier II will certainly fit your needs. You’ll be playing as Harrier, a jumpsuited hero who soars across twelve unique lands while facing a swarm of enemies.

Just like every other game that’s part of the SEGA Forever games collection, Space Harrier …

HDR playback going live for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users in latest YouTube app update


The latest update for the YouTube
app (12.34.55) is enabling HDR playback on Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices worldwide.

 

The Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as a
handful of other HDR-certified handsets, recently tapped into Netflix’s
expanding roster of HDR video content, but the latest YouTube app update seems
to have a more limited scope.

 

After installing the latest update
on our Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6 units, we discovered that the functionality is
available only on Samsung’s phone. Playback at 1440p60 HDR is not perfectly
smooth on either the S8 or S8+ at this point, but this will …

Update champ: Nokia 5 first to get latest Android security patch, software yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices

HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has been engaged in a peculiar competition with Google over the past few months. The Finnish company is ambitiously attempting to upgrade its devices with the latest Android software before anyone else, including the search engine giant who owns the entire mobile platform.

HMD’s intentions became apparent in July when the Nokia 6 was the first handset to get the Android security update for that month. Now, it appears that the Nokia 5 has overtaken Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices and has become …

Golden Axe is the latest game joining SEGA Forever collection

SEGA recently added another title of its mobile game collection, Golden Axe. The legendary game is now part of SEGA Forever initiative and can be downloaded for free via Google Play Store.

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling beat’em up that’s also pretty difficult when you’re not playing on easy mode. The good news is SEGA has added a couple of gameplay features that haven’t been included in the original game.

The most important is a new duel mode that puts players in the position of facing off wave after wave of enemies. On top of that, SEGA promised to add a …

AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch

AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.

For the S7 and S7 Edge, the update weighs in at 41.6 MB and bumps the software version to G930AUCS4BQH1 and G935AUCS4BQH1, respectively. Note 4 owners should get a 28.3MB patch with version N910AUCS2EQH1, while those who possess a Note Edge are to expect a 22.2MB file with version N915AUCS2DQH1. 
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Update for Verizon branded BlackBerry Priv adds the latest Android security patch to the phone

Verizon subscribers who own the BlackBerry Priv are currently receiving an update with the software build of AAN368. The update fixes unnamed issues that have been affecting the device, optimizes the phone’s performance, and adds the latest Android security patch to the handset. The Priv was the first BlackBerry phone to run on Android, and features a vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The Priv, which was released in November 2015, is no longer the latest ‘Berry to come with a physical QWERTY keyboard. That honor goes to the BlackBerry KEYone which has been well received by the smartphone …

Latest Apple iPhone 8 rumors: September 12th unveiling, top-of-the-line version to offer 512GB of storage

One down, two to go. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this morning, we still have the August 31st unveiling of the LG V30, and a rumored September 12th introduction of the Apple iPhone 8 to look forward to. You are probably thinking to yourself that this is the first time you have heard about a September 12th Apple event, and you’re right. A website out of France is citing sources from inside the carrier community stating that Apple will unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and the third series of the Apple Watch on that date. And yes, the timepiece will have an LTE …

Google Assistant headphones are in the works according to teardown of latest Google app

Thanks to some new information found during an APK teardown of the latest Google app (version 7.10), we now know that the “Bistro” reference found on Google 7.0 last April has to do with a new pair of headphones that will natively run Google Assistant. Strings found during the breakdown include one that gives a rundown about this new accessory. The first string says, “Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.”

Users’ will be able to hear their search queries answered through the headphones along …