Apple: these new iMessage emojis are coming with the iOS 11.1 update

What’s vain and colorful, and so popular that it deserves a special Apple blog post? New emojis coming with the iOS 11.1 update, of course, and the team from Cupertino felt obliged to show us the next batch of its 59 new designs that are coming with Unicode 10. The first set was shown on World Emoji Day, and included Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position, as well as new items in the food section like Sandwich and Coconut.
There are the obligatory diversity faces, different heart colors, but also …

AT&T pushes new update to LG V20, see what's changed

A new software upgrade is hitting AT&T LG V20 units across the States. Weighing in at the hefty 1.01GB, the update should bump the software version of the 2016 phablet to H91010P.

Usually, an update of this size suggests that there are a lot of new changes on board. However, AT&T only mentions three things in the changelog. 
After installing the new version, users will receive the Android security improvements for August 2017. That’s a bit regrettable, as both the September and October patches have been …

Latest Viber update brings pinned messages, replies in group, more

Viber, one of the many popular messaging apps for mobile devices, is often seen as the underdog. Nevertheless, many favor Viber over other bigger apps like Messenger or WhatsApp, hence the large number of users reported by the developer. If you’re one of those Viber fans, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s a new version available for download.

The more important feature included in the latest update – pinned messages – allows group admins to set a specific message to stick to the top of a group chat. That will make important messages more visible in group …

Apple Watch Series 3 receives watchOS 4.0.1 update to fix connectivity issue

Apple device owners should be happy with the speed in which the tech titan is fixing some issues with its products. When Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece during phone calls, Apple quickly pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to make calls sound great again. Besides the static problem with the latest released iPhone models, Apple also had some recent problems with the Apple Watch Series 3.

The first version of the Apple Watch to come with a built-in LTE radio, the Series 3 doesn’t need to pair with a nearby iPhone in order to send/receive texts and connect …

Update to the Google Home app for iOS/Android brings new UI and Night Mode

The day before the Google Home Mini is officially introduced, Google has pushed out an update for the Google Home app for iOS and Android. The Google Home is Google’s vision of a smart speaker, the tech product that was created by Amazon with the Echo. The app version is, and it includes a new UI that makes it easier for users to make their way around the app. For example, three tabs (Watch, Listen, and Discover) are gone, replaced with Discover and Browse categories found at the bottom of the screen.

The Discover category shows users how best to use the Google Home smart speakers. …

YouTube for iOS finally gets iMessage support in the latest update

Google has just released a brand new version of YouTube on the App Store. The updated app adds a couple of new features that some will definitely find useful.

As the title says, YouTube for iOS finally supports iMessage, so users will now be able to share videos faster and easier than ever before. It also means that all videos that you receive in the Messages chat can be viewed within the app, so there’s no need to exit and open up another app to watch it.

Sharing videos in the Messages app is very easy, so tap the Share button and choose the corresponding option to send the YouTube …

OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues

OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.

Although it wasn’t officially announced, a new OxygenOS 4.5.11 update is now being pushed to OnePlus 5 devices. Many users have already captured the update and shared information about what’s bringing into the mix.

At first glance, this is a bug fixing update that addresses some issues OnePlus 5 owners reported about in the last couple of months. The most important one is supposed to fix a problem …

VLC for Android receives a major update that adds Android Auto and picture-in-picture support

VLC, one of the most popular media players for Android devices, hadn’t received an important update for almost a year. Today, developers announced they have decided to deliver a host of new features to VLC via a comprehensive update.

If you’ve been a VLC user, then you’ll be pleased to know that the media player will be getting PiP (picture-in-picture) support on Android Oreo devices, as well as Android Auto implementation.

Moreover, 360-degree video support has been added too, along with a more dynamic and Material-compliant user interface. New Search activity and integration with …

Google Contacts for Android update adds lots of changes to view and suggestions

Google has just announced new features for its Contacts app for Android devices. A major update was recently released in the Play Store as Google Contacts 2.2, so make sure you get it if you want to benefit from all these improvements.

But let’s start with the most obvious changes that you’ll see at first glance. First off, the large photos have been brought back, although Google dropped them a few iterations ago. Following user feedback, Contacts will now display a larger, more vibrant contact photo.

Furthermore, action buttons under the photo will now make …

Nike+ Run Club big new update brings audio guided runs, exclusive Apple Watch features and more

Nike+ Run Club, one of the most popular activity apps on both iOS and Android, has received a major new update.
The patch, which was highlighted during Apple’s September announcement event, arrives just two days before the commercial launch of the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 – a special model which comes with a custom band, watch faces and preloaded version of the sports app itself. 
The update is centered primarily around the Apple Watch which means that owners of the intelligent timepiece will …