Update to S Health brings a new name and online access to doctors 24/7 (U.S. only)

Samsung has updated its S Health app that has been available in the Google Play Store. First of all, it now goes by the name of Samsung Health. And it has added a new feature that allows users in the U.S. to speak to a doctor 24/7. The app will be pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. Even those Android users with a different brand printed on their phone or tablet can load Samsung Health on their device, as long as they are running Android 4.4 or higher.

The app tracks your physical exercise and movements, analyzing your daily activities to make sure you are on the …


Verizon combines Yahoo and AOL to form a new division called Oath (UPDATE)

When Verizon closes on its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo some time this quarter, the nation’s largest carrier plans on combining Yahoo with its AOL business to form a new division called Oath. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong disseminated a tweet on Monday in which he wrote all about the financial strength of Oath. According to Armstrong, the combined company will have 20 brands serving one billion consumers. Armstrong characterized Oath as being unstoppable, and hinted that the company would debut in the Summer.

Armstrong is expected to be given the task of running Oath, and is said to be in the …

BlackBerry rolls out major update for its Android smartphones

BlackBerry recently announced a new update for all its present and upcoming Android smartphones would soon be available for download. The update is meant to improve some of the productivity features these handsets have pre-loaded inside.

The Canadian company completely overhauled the Productivity Tab’s interface so that it’s more user-friendly and easier to use. In addition, the update brings a new Quick Triage function that is meant for items in the Hub and new Quick Actions for entries in Contacts, including Phone, Text and Email.

Keep in mind that the …

Verizon's HTC 10 starts receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat

The HTC 10 is currently the manufacturer’s flagship handset, although that will change once the HTC U is launched in May (according to tipster Evan Blass). Meanwhile, the Verizon branded version of the 10 has finally received the long awaited update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is version 2.41.605.12. When you receive the notification telling you that the new files have been downloaded on your phone, make sure you are on a Wi-Fi network and have a fully charged battery before installing them on your device.

Android 7.0 comes with Data Saver. This feature allows you to decide which apps …

Future update to messaging app Allo could bring a "Quick Selfie" feature and more

Google’s Allo messaging app could be soon receiving a number of new features. According to a report published yesterday, one of the new features coming in an upcoming update is called “Quick Selfie.” With the update, a new camera icon is added to the side of the text entry field. Tap that button and the shutter button, and you’ll be given the opportunity to send your selfie to the person on the other end of your chat, or you can throw it out. 

The same report says that Allo could soon offer a way for you to backup your conversations, and bring them back using a new backup and …

US unlocked Moto G4 Plus now getting Android Nougat update with one-handed usage mode

Owners of the unlocked Moto G4 Plus in the US reported that Motorola is updating the handset to Android Nougat. Weighing in at 741MB, the package includes the core set of features which debuted with the operating system, as well as a new one-handed mode. So expect faster operation, Doze mode for power efficiency, Quick Settings, Multi Window and more stuff you can read about right here.

In the meantime, we are awaiting the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, although only the latter will be reaching the US – priced very affordably at $229. The smartphone is up for pre-order …

Apple's iOS 10.3 update fixes the bug that overwhelmed the 911 system

The iPhone bug that overwhelmed the 911 system by repeatedly calling the emergency number over and over has apparently been fixed by Apple in its iOS 10.3 update, almost five months after being publicly exploited by an Arizona teen on Twitter.

The bug took advantage of an iOS feature which allowed users to immediately call a phone number by tapping on it. Apple’s fix is simple: now, instead of placing a call right away, the phone explicitly prompts the user, requiring a second tap before calling.
The bug was most famously exploited last fall, when a Twitter …

Latest Samsung Gear S3 update brings some new features

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are getting some new firmware, as of today. The versions R760XXU2BQC5 and R770XXU2BQC5, respectively, are rolling out to the two devices simultaneously.

Some small updates can be found in native apps, such as Samsung Health, S Voice, Alti-Barometer and News Briefing, which add some features to make the apps more useful. Additionally, two new complications made their way to some watch faces – Date and Music.

Find My Device also got some love. Users can now set their watches to display their contact information, should the Gear S3 get lost. Some …

Truecaller announces a massive update: SMS inbox, Duo integration, and payment system coming to the app

Truecaller, one of the few hugely successful dialer apps, just announced a massive update to its services. Today, version 8.0 of the app was unveiled from the venue of the company’s first annual “Stay Ahead” event in India.

The Truemessenger app, which used to be a standalone product, will be completely integrated in Truecaller 8.0. This way, you won’t need a separate install on your phone to identify unknown SMS and block spam or adverts. Flash messaging support is also added, allowing users to send pre-defined messages with information such as location, emojis …

Latest Gear S3 classic and frontier update brings new features and improvements

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are getting some new firmware, as of today. The versions R760XXU2BQC5 and R770XXU2BQC5, respectively, are rolling out to the two devices simultaneously.

Some small updates can be found in native apps, such as Samsung Health, S Voice, Alti-Barometer and News Briefing, which add some features to make the apps more useful. Additionally, two new complications made their way to some watch faces – Date and Music.

Find My Device also got some love. Users can now set their watches to display their contact information, should the Gear S3 get lost. Some …