Nova Launcher getting Sesame Shortcuts integration in latest update

Nova Launcher is a one-man business app that gathered a lot of followers since its release in the Google Play Store. The Android launcher has a strong core of beta testers that get access to new features and improvements before they’re pushed to the general public.

That gives us the chance to talk about the next Nova Launcher update, which has just been released in the beta channel. These changes aren’t yet available to everyone, but if you’re a faithful Nova Launcher user, here is what’s you’ll get very soon.

Developer Kevin Barry recently published Nova …


T-Mobile pushes new update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, here is what's changed

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners that purchased their device from T-Mobile. Coming in at about 47MB, the patch contains the Android security update for the month of July, alongside some minor improvements and optimizations which are not specified in the change-log.

The software upgrade should bump the Galaxy S7 to build number G930TUVU4BQG5, while Galaxy S7 edge owners should be at G935TUVU4BQG5 after installing.

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all …

MIUI 9 update release date for supported Xiaomi Mi and Redmi phones

From its humble roots as a custom Android software developer, to a leading Asian smartphone maker, Xiaomi’s success has always been intertwined with the wellbeing of the MIUI platform. And today, Xiaomi announced MIUI 9 – the newest version of its hugely popular, yet highly controversial Android interface.

READ MORE: MIUI 9 brings split-screen multitasking, performance enhancements, and a smart assistant

MIUI 9 sure looks like an intriguing update, but the natural question that comes to mind is: which Xiaomi smartphones are going to receive …

New Verizon Galaxy S8/S8+ update brings Daydream VR support, hide nav bar button and more

A new update has started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners who got their unit through Verizon. After installing, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQG4, or G955USQU1AQG4 for the S8+. 
There are some new features aboard the latest patch – Verizon has added support for Google’s Daydream VR platform and the corresponding hardware.  While we can’t help but wonder as to how many people will choose Daydream VR over Samsung’s own Gear VR headset and controller, …

Microsoft to update Arrow Launcher with redesigned cards and Me avatar

The newest Arrow Launcher update is not available for download in the Google Play Store unless you’re a beta tester. However, since this is a pretty important update, we thought it would be nice to give you a heads up on what’s coming to Arrow Launcher very soon.

If you’ve been using Arrow Launcher for a while, then you’ll be pleased to know that you will soon be able to rest the app’s settings to default with a tap of a button. A new option will be added to the Setting menu so that you can reset your Arrow Launcher if you want to start customizing it again from scratch.

Furthermore, …

Update to Duo adds video calls to your phone's native call log

Google’s video chat app Duo has been a mighty fine addition for both Android and iOS users, and some new features make Duo even more capable. Anyone in your Android contacts list who you’ve called using Duo can be the recipient of a voice-only or video-only call. This is a great feature to use when you are not looking your best, or you don’t want the other end of the call to hear background noise. The Knock Knock feature allows the recipient of a Duo video call to see a few seconds of the caller live before the connection is officially made. This allows the person receiving the call to see who …

Is Verizon capping Netflix and YouTube at a data speed of 10Mbps? (UPDATE)

Several Verizon subscribers are claiming that Big Red is imposing a speed cap of 10Mbps on video streaming services Netflix and YouTube. To prove that this is indeed happening with Netflix, we copied a test that was published elsewhere on Friday morning. With our Moto Z Force connected to Verizon’s network, we ran Ookla’s Speedtest app and scored a download speed of 48.22 Mbps on Big Red’s 4G LTE network.

The next thing we did was run Fast.com. This is actually an app available from the Google Play Store that is offered by Netflix. The app measures download speeds for Netflix only, so in …

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 …

Pathfinder Adventures is getting its biggest update since launch: Rise of the Goblins

Pathfinder Adventure, one of the best RPG card games available on mobiles (you can read our review here), is about to receive a major update very soon. Developer Obsidian announced it’s working for quite some time to bring Rise of the Goblins to Android and iOS devices.

Rise of the Goblins is a new campaign that has the same events as the initial Rise of the Runelords campaign has, except that it is played from the point of view of the goblins. In order for that to work, the developers have introduced two new goblin characters: Ranzak and Poog.

Because …

Update absurdity: Samsung's 2017 Galaxy A phones are still on Android 6

Here’s a riddle: octa-core processor, great battery life, glass-metal body, IP68 water/dust resistance, released in 2017. Which Samsung smartphone comes to mind? We wouldn’t blame you if your answer is either the Galaxy S8 or S8+, as both of these flagships possess such characteristics.

However, these features can also be found on another series of Samsung phones introduced in the last 7 months and 21 days. Namely, we’re talking about the company’s A lineup and its three representatives for this year – the A3, A5, and A7.

While the three handsets do differ …