Category archives for: Cell Applications

OnePlus OTAing OxygenOS 5.1.9 To The OnePlus 6

  OnePlus has begun distributing OxygenOS 5.1.9 to the OnePlus 6 phone. The update improves the camera, with better image quality, beauty mode for selfie portraits, and Google Lens for image-based search. The update adds group MMS support to the messaging app. Performance tweaks include WiFi optimization and Bluetooth car connection stability upgrades, as well as […]

Instagram Working On A Two-Factor AuthenticationSystem Which Doesn’t Rely On SMS

Instagram is working on a new way for users to securely log in to their accounts without relying on SMS for verification. Instagram’s one-and-only two-factor authentication method requires users to provide their phone number, to which a verification code is sent via SMS. This method is at risk due to the rise in phone number […]

EU Fines Google $5.1 Billion For Antitrust Actions Regarding Android

European Union authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion for abusing its power in the mobile phone market, as the old world continues to aggressive attempts to rein-in the power of American technology companies. The 4.34 billion euro fine surpassed the €2.4 billion, about $2.8 billion, the European Union levied against Google last year over […]

Apple Adding More Emojis Later This Year

Apple today committed to adopting more than 70 new emoji. The Unicode Consortium announced Unicode 11, which includes dozens of new emoji, in February and made the final version available in June. Apple says new emoji characters will soon grace the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Unicode 11 brings new representation for emoji with options […]

Instagram Account ID Verification In Australia

According to the Australian publication Nine, Instagram is testing a new method that’s hidden within the settings screen that will allow users to request verification from the platform directly. Once the request is submitted, the company will review each petition individually and, if accepted, will grant users the coveted blue checkmark symbol. Presently, though, the feature is only […]

Google Pay Gains Ticketing, Friend Payments

Google has  released a major update to the Google Pay app and service. Google Pay now supports one-time tickets with QR codes, such as airline boarding passes and concert tickets. In the app, they appear in a new “Passes” tab, along with loyalty and gift cards. The Google Pay app also now lets you send money […]

iOS 11.4.1 Aims To Prevent Hacking Via USB

Apple has released iOS 11.4.1, which improves stability and the Find My AirPods feature. It also introduces USB Restricted Mode, a feature designed to prevent a third party from attempting unauthorized access to a locked iPhone via the Lightning port and USB. When the phone has been locked for a full hour, all USB access […]

Instagram Now Tell You When You’re “Caught Up”

Instagram today announced a new feature that lets you know when you’ve seen everything posted in the past two days in your main Instagram feed. The “You’re All Caught Up” message will appear below the last new and unseen post, with viewed and older posts appearing below the new message. The feature is available in both […]

Android P Reaches “Early Release Candidate” With Third Beta

Google today released Android P beta version 3 for developers. This “early release candidate” “takes us very close to what you’ll see in the final version of Android P”, according to Google. It’s available today for Google Pixel phones that have opted into the Android beta program. The final version of Android P will be available […]

Instagram Brings Music To Stories

Instagram today made it possible for users to add songs to their stories. Moving forward, a music icon appears when users add a sticker to a photo or video within the Stories tool. Tapping it opens a library of thousands of songs, says Instagram. The tool lets you browse or search by song title, artist, mood, […]

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