Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update

Bear is one of the best note-taking apps for iOS, and it just got a little bit better in its latest update.

What makes Bear different than most other note taking applications is the ability to easily link notes to create a whole body of work, and you can also easily use hashtags to organize your thoughts. Everything is neatly stored in plain text, so it’s easily transferable between different mediums.

Bear is also a flexible app: as much as it is about basic notes and to-do lists, it’s also well fit for coders or more serious prose writers looking …

Software update is pushed out to the T-Mobile LG V20

The T-Mobile version of the LG V20 has started receiving an update to software version H91810k. According to the T-Mobile support page, the update adds the Google monthly security patch, eliminates various bugs, and adds stability to software running on the phone. In addition, a problem with the e911 (enhanced 911) feature is remedied. This is the version of 911 that allows dispatchers to know where you are calling from when you make an emergency call from a smartphone.

The update weighs in at 88.7MB. When it arrives on your LG V20, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before …

Asus ZenPad Z8 is getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update at Verizon

The LTE-enabled Asus ZenPad Z8 made its debut at Verizon last year, and it’s still available for purchase for $249.99 outright or $79.99 with a new two-year agreement.

The latest news related to Asus’ tablet confirm Verizon has already kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat roll-out for the ZenPad Z8, which is supposed to breath new life into the tablet.

The carrier announced software version V5.4.1 is now available for its own branded Asus ZenPad tablet, which will update it to Android 7.0 Nougat. An in-depth changelog has been published on Verizon’s support …

Instagram update brings support for landscape and portrait images

A new version of Instagram is now available for download via App Store and Google Play. The updated app adds a couple of new features into the mix, so if you already have it installed, here is what you’ll get.

Since Instagram Direct was launched for everyone back in April, developers have been trying to further enhance users experience by adding new features and improvements.

Some of the most important have been announced today, as Instagram Direct now supports landscape and portrait orientations. Whenever you send a permanent image or video to your friends …

Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update with bug fixes, security improvements, and a severe battery drain

Today, Apple released iOS 10.3.2 to compatible iPhone and iPad devices. The update will fix some bugs, and improve the security of your iOS powered devices. Before updating your iPhone or iPad, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. You should also plus your phone into a power source. Once that is done, follow these directions: Tap Settings > General > Software Update.

Already, there have been complaints made about the battery drain that has been an unexpected result of installing the iOS 10.3.2 update. One gentleman by the name of Kamlesh Parmar is a technical support …

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ getting new update that fixes some connectivity issues

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ recently made their debut on the market, but the first updates that address some issues with the phones have already been released by Samsung. The newest one promised to fix some connectivity problems that some users have experienced with the flagships.

Although it’s clearly a maintenance update, it’s not really a small one. Samsung is currently pushing a software update for both Galaxy S8 and S8+, which weighs in at about 615MB.

According to the official changelog, the update should improve Bluetooth connectivity and stability. Apparently, many Galaxy S8 …

Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG K8 V

LG and Verizon have teamed up to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to another mid-range smartphone, the K8 V. The handset made its debut at the Big Red last year, but it still ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

Today, Verizon announced that software update VS50020a will bring all LG K8 V smartphones up to date. The carrier also mentioned the update contains a newer security patch, but it’s not yet clear which one is it.

Verizon’s support page confirms some of the major improvements and new features included in the update such as multi-window support, new themes, a new version of …

Snapchat update adds new “Custom Stories” feature on Android and iOS

Snapchat recently pushed a new update for both its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a single new feature that allows users to create custom Stories and share them with their friends.

To start a new Story, you’ll have to tap the “Create Story” icon in the top right corner of the Stories page. The Story can be about anything and can include any of your friends. It can even be about a particular location.

The catch is that your friends can add to the Story whenever they want as long as you give them access to it. You can also decide who can view the Story, …

The Galaxy A8 (2016) could be the next Samsung phone to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Samsung has already refreshed its Galaxy A series with new smartphones, but some of the older models will continue to be supported for at least one more year.

One of the most powerful Galaxy A series handset, the Galaxy A8 (2016) is likely to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon. Unveiled back in September, the smartphone made its debut on the market one month later with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.

Now, it looks like Samsung has started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy A8 (2016). A unit running the new version of the OS has been recently listed at GFXBench, …

Samsung Gear S3 software update brings bucketloads of new features for users in the US

The Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S3 is already available in the United States in both versions: frontier and classic. The smartwatch already offers a full array of great features, but Samsung is now rolling out a new update that brings more improvements to the Gear S3 in the US.

The changelog of the newest software update for the Samsung Gear S3 looks intimidating (in a good way). Aside from many of the new features, the update adds a couple of new Partner Apps will be available for download in Galaxy Apps Store.

Spotify, BMW Connected, Gear for Nest, Facer, …