Despite Google fixing the Bluetooth bug plaguing the Pixel and Pixel XL, some users are still experiencing issues

Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been experiencing Bluetooth issues left and right. A little over a month ago, Google acknowledged the problem and stated that a solution is being worked on. It was four days ago that the awaited fix came, and it didn’t even require Pixel owners to download a system update, since it was a “server-side” solution, as Google puts it.

However, judging by the myriad of Pixel and Pixel XL owners who are complaining on Google’s product forums from still experiencing …


Spotify set to restrict certain albums to paid users only

Ok, guys, don’t take this too hard, but it’s very possible that Spotify will restrict some album releases to paying customers only, following handshakes at licensing negotiations with record labels. The Sweden-based company has been looking to build real profit on its quick growth, and the move is aimed at attracting investors’ attention, ahead of a much talked-about IPO. The music platform has been facing difficulties on the road to the stock market, as it struggled to get away from the ‘freemium’ spectrum and broke relationships with some artists along the way.

Many music labels and stars …

Update to Google Play Music allows users more control over sound quality

The latest update to Google Play Music gives users more control over the quality of the music stream on their phone. Before the update, users could adjust the playback quality of wireless streaming only. Following the update, users can control wireless streaming quality, Wi-Fi streaming quality and download quality. The Wi-Fi streaming quality is set on “Always High” by default. Other options include “Low,” “Normal,” and “High.” The problem with having the quality on high is that you might see more buffering than normal.

Download Quality has three choices which are “High,” “Normal,” and …

Pinterest brings Lens feature to all users in the United States

Pinterest launched its new Lens discovery tool feature last month, but it made it available to a limited number of users. However, all users in the United States will now be able to take advantage of Lens on both the Android and iOS platforms.

The developers announced that the beta version of Pinterest Lens had been enabled for everyone in the U.S., on iPhone and Android, so if you’re still using the social service, then you should update to the latest version.

To make use of Lens, you can point it at an object like shoes, recipe ingredients, or art, and …

Prisma gets updated with a filter store, will soon let users create their own

We’ve loved Prisma, the deep learning photo filter app, for a while now, and it seems like it keeps on getting better with every new update. The newest version of the app has just added a store functionality, and a few users can now also create their own filters.

In a surprising move, the newly-introduced Store actually offers everything for free, with no restrictions. Whether that will change in the future is unclear, but most likely won’t, as the feature was likely added as a companion to the new filter-creation utility. Only a select few users will …

Strava users can now track runs and biking sessions with the GPS-enabled Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 2 has been out for a few months at this point, and developers are still working on updating their apps to take advantage of one of the Watch’s most important features – GPS functionality. Being able to go out for a walk or run without your iPhone and still have the Apple Watch keep tabs of your route is a great addition to have for people that want to carry as little technology with them while getting fit and still tracking all of their activity, and Strava is the latest app to finally support the Series 2’s built-in GPS.

If you’re a user of the Strava …

Samsung Flow app to allow Galaxy smartphone users to unlock their Windows 10 PCs with fingerprint

Samsung Flow isn’t a great Android app judging by the 3.7 rating (out of 5) it’s got on Google Play Store. However, the application will soon expand its functionality to a wider range of products, which might boost its appeal among users.

At the moment, Samsung Flow allows Galaxy Tab Pro S users to unlock their tablet with a compatible Galaxy smartphone’s fingerprint scanner. Here are the supported smartphones confirmed by Samsung: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016).

The good news is Samsung …

T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 Nougat beta users start getting the official Android 7.0 update

While the unlocked Exynos versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in UK, Germany and other places have been receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their handsets, the US carriers are still dragging their feet a month after Samsung announced the official rollout. That’s to be expected, of course, as the local units are powered by a different chipset, and… carriers. 

T-Mobile, however, is almost ready with the update, it seems, as it has started pushing retail Nougat with the new Samsung UX overlay to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users who subscribed for the beta version …

Class Action suit says Apple forced iPhone users to upgrade to iOS 7 to save it money

You might recall that a patent infringement suit that was originally filed by VirnetX against Apple back in 2010 reached its most recent conclusion last October with a jury ruling that Apple had to pay the plaintiff $302.4 million. As it turns out, internal Apple documents that were released as part of that trial have lead to the filing of a Class Action suit against the tech titan. Apple is charged with breaking FaceTime on purpose in 2014 for devices running iOS 6 and lower, thus avoiding payments it would have to make monthly to Akamai for relaying data.

Some background information is …

New Instant Tethering feature will keep Android users online

Rolling out now to Nexus and Pixel handsets running on Android 7.1.1 is a new feature called Instant Tethering. With this new application, anytime one of your registered Google devices loses a cellular connection, it will automatically send a request to allow the device to tether with your other Android phone or tablet. No setup is required, thanks to Bluetooth. The screen will also show you the battery life of the other device.

Instant Tethering will be available first for Nexus and Pixel devices running on Android 7.1.1. The Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets cannot send out a Wi-Fi signal and …