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 …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

Samsung had been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy A5 (2016) since the beginning of the year. Although the new Galaxy A series came ahead and received Nougat updates slightly earlier, the last year Galaxy A phones are slowly started to get the update as well.

A new report mentions Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as the next smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Firmware version A510FXXU4CQE9 is now being deployed to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in the Netherlands.

The update includes the May security patch along with all the new features and improvements that …

AT&T starts selling a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with a 2016 vibe

AT&T this week started carrying a new, affordable Android 7 Nougat smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J7 (2017). Mind you, this is not the Galaxy J7 (2017) that was officially unveiled last month in Europe, despite the fact that it has the same name. Confusing, we know.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) that AT&T is selling is a slightly improved and redesigned Galaxy J7 (2016) – similar to Verizon’s Galaxy J7 V and Sprint’s Galaxy J7 Perx.

Sold for $239.99 outright, or $8 per month for 30 months, AT&T’s Galaxy J7 (2017) sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, …

Google Photos starts getting Shared Libraries, Suggested Sharing features on Android and iOS

New Google Photos features like suggested sharing and shared libraries were announced by the search giant at Google I/O, but they haven’t been added to the app yet.

Today, Google announced that both features would be rolled out to Google Photos users on Android and iOS platforms. A new Sharing tab will be implemented into the Google Photo’s UI, which will allow users to follow their sharing activity.

Also, at the top of the app, new personal suggestions will be available for users to see, which are based on their sharing habits and the people in the photos.

Shared Libraries …

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 …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is one of Asus’ biggest disappointments this year since there are still many major markets where the smartphone is not yet available. Also, the device was launched earlier this year, but it’s still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Well, at least the last part will soon be addressed, as Asus has just announced that it has started the Android 7.0 Nougat deployment. All ZenFone 3 Zoom owners should get the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the coming days.

The official changelog contains a few more details on what’s changed besides the OS version. …

'My Chill Mix' starts getting pushed out to some Apple Music users

If you’re the type that likes to chill while listening to some cool tunes, Apple Music is rolling out something that is right up your alley. Called ‘My Chill Mix,’ this is a curated list of relaxing songs from your favorite artists. The feature started rolling out today, and can be found in the “For You” section of Apple Music. Activation of the feature will take place in stages, which means that if you are a subscriber to the streaming music service, it might not hit your phone for a few days yet.

Each subscriber’s Chill Mix will update once a week, apparently every Sunday. A pair of control …

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 …