Guardzilla 360 is a connected security camera with a 360-degree coverage range

Connected cameras have transformed the way we monitor what goes inside of our homes, but the Guardzilla 360 is a brand-new security camera that provides users with a full 360-degree view. That’s certainly different for a fixed camera, especially when the majority of offerings have wide-angle cameras that can cover a pretty decent range, but this one does offer a bit more coverage.

First and foremost, it’s a peculiar looking thing for a security camera, seeing that its pyramidal-esque shape is certainly uncommonly. In the middle, there’s a 1712p HD fisheye lens that provides 360-degree coverage …


Verizon's Moto Z Force Droid receives security update, but only to December 2017 level

Verizon subscribers toting Motorola’s 2016 flagship phone, the Moto Z Force Droid, received an update earlier today. Was it the long awaited (and promised) update to Android 8.0? Not a chance. Moto Z Force Droid owners received an Android security update. And while a security update might be helpful to owners of the phone, today’s update only took the Android security patch level to December 2017.

Since the January Android security update contains the patch protecting handsets from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, the Moto Z Force Droid remains vulnerable to Spectre. The latter affects …

February security updates are here for the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60

The BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 both seem to have become two forgotten Android powered BlackBerry models. Made by TCL with BlackBerry providing the software, both handsets have been overshadowed by the BlackBerry KEYone and the BlackBerry Motion. Despite disappearing from view, both the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are beginning to receive the February Android security update.

Once you receive notification that the update is available on your DTEK50 or DTEK60, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Also, make sure that your battery is fully charged before continuing on with …

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 …

Essential Phone is among the first to receive the February security patch

Google released the February security patch yesterday, so supported Nexus and Pixel devices were the first to receive the update. Today, Essential announced its smartphone is getting a similar security update right now.

The software update is known as build NMK24B and, according to Essential, is being rolled out in OTA (over the air) as we speak. Despite the fact that Essential has been delaying the release of Android Oreo for weeks, the US company is keeping its customers up to date with the latest security improvements.

In case you missed it, Essential Phone won’t be getting an …

Google improves Pixel 2's photography skills, launches February security update

Google just announced that it’s ready to release a February security update for its Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Alongside various security related fixes, the update brings some extra goodies, in particular to owners of the Pixel 2 series.   With the new update, Google says it’s enabling the Pixel Visual Core – a dedicated image processing chip that was dormant until now inside the new Pixel phones (unless you’ve installed a beta build of Android 8.1 Oreo). According to Google, the Pixel Visual Core allows users to take better photos with third party camera apps …

Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with bokeh camera effect, security patch

Major carrier Verizon has just released a changelog for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update. Although it doesn’t bring too many new features, the update is supposed to address some important security and software issues.

First off, Verizon notes the update delivers the January security patch, which includes fixes for the dreaded Meltdown and Spectre exploits. Aside from that, the update is meant to address an issue that froze the screen during incoming calls.

Some force close bugs that appeared when unlocking the device or when the user tried to change the method of locking the device …

Moto G5 Plus "Prime Exclusive" edition with a major security drawback

All current Amazon Prime Exclusive deals

Most Amazon users have heard about its “Prime Exclusive Phones” program. In case you haven’t, essentially it’s a selection of phones, sold by the company at a significantly lower price. But there is one catch – all devices come with lockscreen Amazon offers and ads. Twitter user by the name of Jaraszski Colliefox got another “exclusive” feature as well – a way to break through the lock screen of his Moto G5 Plus without entering a password or fingerprint. 

Hey @amazon @MotorolaUS. I …

Android 8.1 factory images with January security patch now available for these stock Android models

Factory images are useful for those who don’t have any patience and won’t wait for an OTA update to hit their handset. It also helps those who are customizing their device get back to the latest Android build, just in case they screw up. New Android 8.1 factory images for three carrier specific stock Android devices are now available, and come three weeks after Google first disseminated the January 2018 security patch with an update. In addition to the factory images, these particular models will also receive the update OTA.

Let’s end the suspense. The following handsets now have an Android …

Latest security update for the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is getting pushed out now

Here is something you need to remember; just because the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is black, it is not the Black Edition of the KEYone. The version of the phone available from AT&T sports the same specs as the original KEYone model that features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. On the other hand, the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. For some reason, that model, and the similarly spec’d Bronze Edition, are not available in the states.

What is available is an update for owners of the AT&T BlackBerry KEYone. According …