July 2017 security update starts rolling out to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 5

T-Mobile subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might be feeling a little more secure today as the phablet has started to receive the latest security update. This isn’t much of an update as these things go, since it weighs in at a paltry 24.39MB. Included with the new files is the July 2017 security patch. The Baseband Version is N920TUVS4EQG1. When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your Galaxy Note 5, there are certain things you need to do in order to make sure that the update is properly installed.

Before you proceed with the downloading and installing …


T-Mobile starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for LG V10

If you happen to own the T-Mobile V10, then you’ve been waiting for about two months for the carrier to deploy the Android 7.0 Nougat update. LG was pretty fast on delivering the update, as the South Korean company kicked off the roll-out of Nougat for V10 back in May.

Well, it looks like the wait is over for T-Mobile customers who purchase the LG V10. The Uncarrier confirmed recently that Android 7.0 Nougat is available for download to everyone who owns the V10.

Aside from all the new features and improvements that Android 7.0 Nougat is supposed to bring, …

Update to iOS 10.3.3 starts rolling out today


Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Apple iPod touch users today are starting to receive the update to iOS 10.3.3. Mostly made up of bug fixes and security enhancements, this could very well be the last build of iOS 10 to be offered before the launch of iOS 11. The latter could see the light of day in September, possibly at the same time that the 2017 iPhone models are launched. Of course, there have been rumors about a delay in the launch of the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the Apple iPhone 8. If you’re anxiously awaiting iOS 11, you might want to check in often for the latest information …

Android Wear 2.0 for Asus ZenWatch 2 rolling out now

The ZenWatch 2 is the newest Asus smartwatch to receive the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update. Much later than expected, Asus has kicked off the rollout of the update, but only a small percentage of ZenWatch 2 owners will get the update in the first day.

Looking back in retrospective, Asus is one of the last companies that have delivered on their promise to upgrade its smartwatches to Android Wear 2.0. For some reason, Asus delayed the update for the ZenWatch 2 and 3 a couple of times.

Even now, Asus says Android Wear 2.0 for ZenWatch 2 will be deployed …

iOS 11 Public Beta 2 rolling out to iPhones and iPads now

Three days after releasing the Developer Preview Beta 3 for iOS 11, Apple has now started rolling out Public Beta 2 to all enrolled devices. There is nothing major in the new update, just minor tweaks and fixes. Some users are reporting an improvement in battery life, while others are claiming that it’s “still bad” for them.

Yeah, basically, it’s a beta and it’s not the best idea to have it installed on your daily driver. But if you are feeling a bit daredevilish and can’t wait to test out the cool new control center, the file manager, and all the other nifty features …

New update rolling out to Sony Xperia X, see what's included

Sony has released a new update for one of its 2016 mid-range devices – the Xperia X. The new patch weighs in at 92.8MB and is currently being rolled out to Xperia X variants with a single SIM slot, although it shouldn’t take long before it becomes available for the dual-SIM models. 
It seems that the software upgrade only contains the Android security patch for the month of July and should bump the build number to 34.3.A.0.206. Still, it’s great to see Sony implementing the latest security measures in a timely manner, given …

BLU rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Life One X (2016)

Despite the fact that it’s 2017 and in just a couple of months Google is expected to launch Android O, some companies continue to deliver Marshmallow updates to their smartphones. Naturally, that’s not a bad thing, but it’s definitely quite unexpected.

BLU is one of the handset makers that have decided one of its smartphones, the Life One X, is worth getting an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. BLU Life One X (2016) was originally released on the market back in December 2015, which makes it almost two years old.

Although the company promised to provide Life One X users with …

Moto X Force receives Nougat update starts rolling out to more markets

According to a recent post on Motorola’s Australia and New Zealand website, Moto X Force owners are expected to start getting a prompt for an OTA update, as Nougat 7.0. The package goes by build number NPK25.200-12 and contains all Android security patches until April 1st this year.

The update packs a lot of new features for owners of the handset, such as multi-window app viewing, mobile data usage settings, as well as choosing different wallpapers for the lock and home screens. The update also brings Android messages and an array of notification settings and options.

Moto X Force …

AT&T starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for LG K10

AT&T and LG have teamed up to offer K10 owners the option to update their smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat. The mid-range handset is now eligible for a Nougat upgrade at AT&T, the U.S. carrier confirmed recently.

Beginning June 21, a new software update with build number NRD90U version K42520c is available for download via OTA (over the air). If you own the LG K10, then you should know the update weighs in at around 1.22GB, so clear up enough storage before the upgrade.

Also, the update is pushed in stages, so it might take a couple of days to reach …

Pokemon GO raids and new gym features are now rolling out

Niantic confirmed some time ago that it will be disabling gyms in the near future, in order to introduce new gym mechanics and gameplay features. And, as you might have seen, gyms are no longer functioning, as of Monday. When Niantic disabled the gyms, it also released a detailed description of what its additions to the AR game will be.

Starting soon, new gym mechanics will be in place. The prestige system will be completely removed, and all gyms will always have six Pokemon slots in them. The catch is that there can be no duplicate Pokemon in one gym. If there …