Samsung galaxy S10 One UI 3.0 Android 11
Samsung begins the rollout of Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for Galaxy S10 series
Samsung has begun the rollout of stable One UI 3.0 update for the Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10.
Windows 10 news and interests feed
Windows 10 taskbar is getting a collapsible news and interests feed that won’t distract you
The news and interests feed is customizable and can surface content from over 4,500 global brands, but is limited to Insiders for now.
Brave
Brave browser goes native for M1 Macs
Now that Brave runs natively on the M1 Macs, users can expect some performance gains for the privacy-focused browser.
smart selection pocketnow
Smart Selection feature on Android now offers a handy unit conversion shortcut
I’ve tried currency, temperature, mass, volume, and time conversion, and the response with Smart Selection’s new trick has been good so far.
Apple system status icloud issue
Apple has fixed the iCloud sign-in and activation issue for users setting up new devices
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Qualcomm
Google and Qualcomm join hands to offer four years of assured Android updates
Thanks to the partnership, all compatible smartphones will get four assured Android version upgrades and security updates for four years.
harmonyos 2.0 huawei
HUAWEI releases HarmonyOS 2.0 beta for a handful of smartphones
Once your beta aplication is approved, you will soon receive the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update that will replace the EMUI build on your phone.
iPhone 12 Pro
iOS 14.3 adds ProRAW support, taking iPhone 12 Pro’s camera prowess to the next level
iOS 14.3 also introduces the option to capture videos at 25fps frame rate and enables support for App Clips as well.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft finally brings x64 emulation to Windows on ARM, but only for test channel
x64 emulation for Windows on ARM is still very much a work in progress and there is no word when it will be released widely for all users.
Facebook apple privacy app store
Apple fires back at Facebook for attacking app privacy labels, warns of taking down apps
Developers who do not comply with the new ATT privacy norms will risk getting their apps removed from the App Store, warns Apple.
xCloud
Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service arrives on iOS and PC in spring 2021
xCloud will arrive on iOS as a web-based solution, while Windows 10 will support it via the Xbox app as well as a browser.
Google’s 5G Pixels get new Adaptive features, older Pixels also receive a ton of cool tricks
The latest Pixel feature drop adds new customization tools, ability to export Now Playing History into a YouTube Music playslist, and more.
Chrome OS 87 adds a tab search tool and battery status for Bluetooth accessories
You can check the battery level of Bluetooth accessories by visiting Quick Settings under the Bluetooth icon in Chrome OS 87.
App Store Small Business Program
Apple opens enrolment for developers seeking a 50% reduction in App Store fee
Apple is reducing its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for developers who made less than a million dollars from their apps in a year.
Samsung releases Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for Galaxy S20 series
One UI 3 update for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra starting today, and it brings the December security patch as well.
Nearby Share
Google’s Nearby Share feature will soon let you transfer apps as well
The ability to share apps via Nearby Sharing will be added via an update that will start rolling out in the coming weeks.
Google
Department of Justice calls Google ‘monopolist’ in its antitrust lawsuit
Google argues that the antitrust lawsuit is deeply flawed, and that it doesn’t square with either the facts or the law.
Chromebooks
Google is promising nine years of Chrome OS updates for a few Chromebooks
This is definitely a great move and a good omen too, but it is far from a permanent solution to the biggest limitation of Chromebooks.
Oxygen OS 11
OnePlus rolls out Android 11-based stable Oxygen OS 11 update for OnePlus 8 series
Oxygen OS 11 update for the OnePlus 7T duo, OnePlus 7 pair, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus Nord will also arrive “in the future,”
October Android security update will hopefully save my Pixel 3 from going into the trash
I’ve been struggling with random bootloop issues on my Pixel 3 ever since I updated it to Android 11, and I’m not the only one affected by it.
Google delays its Play Store billing mandate until March 2022 for Indian developers
Google is extending the implementation deadline of its in-app payment mandate until March 31, 2020 for Indian developers.
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Google clarifies Play Store payment policy, says Android 12 will ease using third-party app stores
Google says that all new app submissions after January 20, 2021 must adopt Google Play Store’s native billing system for in-app purchases.
Apple fixes iOS 14 bug that reset default app preferences after a reboot
The iOS 14.0.1 update addresses a bug that reverted back the default email and browser setting every time your iPhone rebooted.
iOS 14 bug reverts the default app choice to Safari and Mail if your iPhone reboots
You can change the default app settings again, but it surely is disappointing for users who had to wait a long time for it to arrive.
HDC 2020
HUAWEI Developer Conference 2020: All the landmark announcements and launches
The HUAWEI Developer Conference 2020 concluded a few days ago with exciting product and software announcements. Catch up on it in our HDC 2020 recap!