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Security update hitting Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on Rogers

Security update hitting Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on Rogers
Canadian carrier Rogers has updated its OS Upgrade Schedule to reflect that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network are getting a new security update. Aside from the flagship duo, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 units are also receiving a security patch.
The Galaxy S6  flagship duo will get the next security update starting June 30, while Google's Pixel phones will get the next patch starting July 3.Motorola Moto Z Play and LG V20 units on Rogers will start getting a security update June 27 and June 28 onwards, respectively.

Gmail will stop scanning emails for ad personalization later this year

Gmail will stop scanning emails for ad personalization later this year Some Gmail haters have always claimed that you can't trust Google's email service because it automatically scans the content of your messages in order to personalize the ads it shows you. While this process doesn't involve any humans, a lot of people have been irked by the realization that it is in fact what is going on.
Well, today Google has announced that this email scanning will be retired from the free consumer Gmail service "later this year". So what is basically the most controversial thing about Gmail is going away. Oh, the poor haters, what will they choose to focus on afterwards? That remains to be seen, but we trust that they will be resourceful. After the change is implemented, Gmail ads will be "in line" with how Google personalizes ads for its other products. The ads you see will be shown based on your settings, which you can switch at any time in your Google account -…

LG K10 on AT&T getting Nougat update

LG K10 on AT&T getting Nougat updateA new update has started hitting LG K10 units on AT&T's network. Arriving as build number NRD90U (software version K42520c) and weighing in at 1.22GB, the new firmware is based on Android Nougat 7.0.


In addition to new OS version, the update also bumps the Android security patch level to April 1. Given that it's an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update notification to pop up on your device's screen.

Instagram's Favorites will let you share with a specific group of people, currently in testing

Instagram's Favorites will let you share with a specific group of people, currently in testing Instagram's pace of new feature rollouts isn't showing any signs of slowing down. The Facebook-owned company is now testing a new function that lets you share with only a specific group of people. It is, rather unsurprisingly, called Favorites. This is basically a 'friend list'. But Instagram wants to succeed in making this a thing, where its parent or even Twitter have mostly failed. Instagram will only have one friend list - Favorites. And it is private. That should keep things simple.
If you get this feature, you can choose who to share with, regardless of whether you're composing a regular post or a story post - publicly or your favorites. When you pick "favorites", only the people on that list will see that post, which will be denoted by a green badge. Your profile will also receive a new favorites tab (signified by a star). Here you will see all of th…

ZTE nubia M2 Play debuts with a wide-angle selfie camera

ZTE nubia M2 Play debuts with a wide-angle selfie camera ZTE has added the latest piece to its M2 puzzle - the nubia M2 Play. It sits lower than the M2 and closer to the M2 Lite. The ZTE nubia M2 Play has a metal body with curved glass on the front. Housed underneath the glass are a fingerprint scanner and a 5.5" 720p LCD with 274ppi.
Powering the nubia M2 Play is a Snapdragon 435 chip with an eight-core Cortex-A53 processor (split at 4x1.4GHz and 4x1.1GHz), an Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM tasked with handling your apps. In comparison, the nubia M2 Lite uses a Helio P10 chipset with a similar octa-core processor clocked slightly higher. The M2 Lite also has a 4GB of RAM variant. There are 32 gigs of storage that can be expanded up to 128GB through the microSD card slot. There's a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio plug on the top. Camera-wise you're looking at a 13MP f/2.2 main camera and a 5MP f/2.4 84-degree wide-angle selfie one.
The nubia M2 Play runs nubia UI 5.0 on t…

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ get exclusive Play Music feature, but you can too

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ get exclusive Play Music feature, but you can too Google is rolling out a new Google Play Music feature exclusively to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users, dubbed New Release Radio. As the name suggests it's streaming new music releases, tailored to your taste and updated daily with new titles. The feature is currently available for Galaxy S8/S8+ users with no official word on outside availability.


Yet, thanks to the guys over at Reddit, you too can get the feature on your smartphone now. There are instructions in the comments of the source link. Google Play Music is the default music player on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it comes with a few Galaxy-only exclusives already. S8 owners can upload twice as many of their songs for free streaming - 100,000 instead of the usual 50,000. They also get 3 months of free premium listening with each device. Source

Gionee A1 lite unveiled with 20MP selfie shooter, 4,000mAh battery

Gionee A1 lite unveiled with 20MP selfie shooter, 4,000mAh battery
Chinese manufacturer Gionee has introduced a new member of its A series. Dubbed A1 lite, the mid-ranger is powered by MediaTek MT6753 chipset and sports a 5.3-inch HD display. RAM is 3GB, while storage is 32GB. The phone features a 13MP main camera and a 20MP front shooter. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box (with Amigo 4.0 UI on top). A large, 4,000mAh battery powers the whole setup.
The handset will be available to pre-order starting today June 18. It's expected to carry a price tag of NPR 26,999 (around $260). No word on which other markets (if any) will get it.