SwiftKey for Android receives update

Starting today, SoftKey is updating its Android app. The new features include a revised SwiftKey Hub, three new default themes, and three contrast settings (light, dark and high). The update will also include new emoji (Android 8.0 required) and support for seven new languages. The latter include Bislama, Limburgish, Lower Sorbian, Makhuwa, Nuosu, Silesian and Venetian. That brings the total number that work with SwiftKey to 205.

With SwiftKey for Android, you can use five different languages at one time without having to switch keyboards and layouts. And SwiftKey is far from done here. …

New Google Photos update allows you to share videos faster, here's how it works

Google Photos has received a neat new functionality. Version 3.6 of the app now enables faster video sharing for users living in areas with poor network coverage. 

Here’s how it works. Photos will first backup videos in a low-res preview quality. Naturally, the smaller size of the files will allow for quicker upload times. As soon as you’re in an area with good coverage or a solid Wi-Fi connection, all low-res copies will be replaced with the original high-quality versions. 
Of course, this feature will also be useful even if you’re …

Next HTC Sense Home update to bring new Pixel Launcher style app drawer

Although HTC doesn’t own a smartphone business any longer, the Taiwanese company will still launch another flagship by the end of the year. Google acquired HTC’s workforce, which includes almost 2,000 engineers, earlier this week, in an attempt to turn its Pixel phones into a much more competitive lineup.

Regardless of that, HTC will continue to support its newest smartphones with updates whenever needed. In fact, a new report claims the Taiwanese company plans to release a new Sense Home update, which will include some major changes.

One of the many improvements included, the app …

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge each receive a software update

If you’re a Verizon customer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, please give us your attention for brief moment. We are happy to inform you that a software update is coming your way. Want more specifics? We thought that you might. The update for the Galaxy S7 carries a software version number of NRD90M.G930VVRU4BQH4, while the update for the Galaxy S7 edge is indicated by the software version of NRD90M.G935VVRU4BQH4.

The update features the Android security patch for August, and also improves the quality of Wi-Fi calling. It will stop Wi-Fi calls from getting dropped …

NVIDIA Shield TV gets major Experience 6.0 update bringing Google Assistant, many improvements

Shortly after Google announced its Assistant will be available on Android TV starting today, NVIDIA confirmed its new SHIELD Experience 6.0 update for the Shield TV will indeed bring Google Assistant among other improvements.

Besides Google Assistant SHIELD Experience 6.0 adds a couple of other important new features like YouTube 360, which makes the Shield TV the first streamer to support this type of video.

Also, through SmartThings Link, Shield TV will allow its users to control hundreds of smart devices around their home with automated routines and voice …

Super Mario Run now on sale for 50% off, new update brings many new features

Nintendo has just unleashed a new version of its highly-acclaimed Super Mario Run game on Android and iOS platforms. On top of that, the mobile game has been discounted by 50% for a limited time, which means iOS and Android users can purchase it for just $4.99.

One of the most important updates that have been released since the launch of Super Mario Run brings a new mode, a new character and a new world with lots of new levels to visit.

Daisy, the new playable character introduced in this update, brings a new double-jump skill with her. In order to unlock …

Nokia 8 expected to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in late October

HMD has already confirmed that Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8 is currently being tested and the update should be released soon. How soon is that? Well, if everything goes according to plan, Nokia 8 owners won’t have to wait more than a month to upgrade to Oreo.

During a recent press conference in Taiwan with the occasion the Nokia 8’s launch in the country, HMD’s officials present at the event confirmed the smartphone will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo as early as late October.

The Nokia 8 will arrive in many countries in the first week of October, but in some …

US Cellular rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab E

After Galaxy Tab A 9.7, another Samsung tablet is getting updated directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat – the Galaxy Tab E. However, unlike the former which was launched back in 2015, latter made its debut on the market last year.

Samsung has already updated the Galaxy Tab E to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we didn’t expect the South Korean company to continue to provide users with additional major OS updates.

Well, it looks like US Cellular is the first carrier in the US to provide the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. The update is meant for …

HMD official confirms Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017

Nokia fans who already bought HMD’s new Android smartphones are probably excited for the upcoming Android Oreo updates the Finnish company has already confirmed. All four Nokia-branded handsets are expected to be upgraded to Android Oreo in the coming months, but at least three of them will receive the update by the end of the year.

HMD’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, Mark Trundle (at 5:15) confirmed that Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be running Android Oreo by the end of 2017. The company’s flagship, Nokia 8 was spotted online …

Apple will fix iPhone 8's earpiece noise issue with a software update

After the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reached customers last week, some users noticed an issue with the handsets’ earpieces. More exactly, during phone calls or FaceTime calls, random crackling or static noises can be often heard – on various carriers and in different countries. Thankfully, Apple has acknowledged this problem, and is working to fix it. 

According to The Verge, Apple says the earpiece issue is only affecting “a small number” of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners. The company further said that an upcoming software update will solve the problem …