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Google is pushing out a new ‘Instant Tethering’ feature via Google Play Services

Google Play Services is currently rolling out a new feature that was never spoken of before unlike most features that we hear rumours of way before they actually come out. The mobile hotspot on your phone can be very useful, in some cases a life saver when you really need it but it can be a bit tedious to set it up. Some Android users have gotten a new feature called Instant Tethering with Google Play Services 10.2. Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S8’s assistant Bixby might be a big step ahead than others

It’s really no secret that Samsung wants in on the whole AI-powered personal assistant bandwagon. After all, it did purchase Viv Labs, founded by Siri’s original creators. Rumoured to be known as Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant is said to be arriving with the Galaxy S8 and will be leaps and bounds ahead of the not so impressive S Voice. The new virtual assistant is even tipped to be accessible on all native apps. Now, a fresh leak gives an insight on how Bixby will work inside the Galaxy S8 camera app. Continue reading

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Beware the popular photo app Meitu – it will steal your data

Often, an app or game finds its way onto almost everybody’s phone. Sometimes you’d get it too just to see what all the fuzz is about. Like  Pokemon Go or Prisma. Meitu is a similar viral sensation thanks to the massive coverage it has received online and because who wouldn’t want to instantly give themselves or their favourite politicians and celebs a Japanese-anime inspired makeover, and share the hilarious results with the world?

But if you are one of those, it’s time to uninstall Meitu.  Continue reading

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LG sends out invites for February 26, could launch the LG G6

LG said earlier this month that it was thinking about announcing its G6 flagship at Mobile World Congress in February, and it looks like the company has decided to move ahead with the plan. LG has begun sending early invitations or ‘save-the-dates’ to the media for its press event at MWC 2017 event in Barcelona on February 26th. The invite has caption “See More, Play More” along with the event date. Continue reading

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A new sophisticated scam is tricking even some rather tech savvy Gmail users

Cybercriminals are lurking around every corner of the internet, searching for their next victims. They will use everything in their arsenal to steal our personal information and money. Malware, ransomware and phishing attacks to name a few.

In many cases these fraudsters make simple mistakes, like poor spelling and grammar, that tip us off to their scams. However, there is an extremely effective phishing scam that is difficult to detect hitting and Gmail is the victim of this phishing scam that is even fooling experienced technical users.   Continue reading

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Google search offline feature now rolling out to the Android app

For all its power and influence, Google search has always suffered if you happen to have little to no mobile signal or less than stellar WiFi connectivity. If you’ve been in such a situation you know the frustration. Often I want to look up something that’s mentioned in a movie while watching it, but sometimes my spectacular Vodafone connection is off duty and later I just forget about it.
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Sony Xperia Z5 family now receiving the Android Nougat update

The Xperia Z5 family from Sony – Z5, Z5 compact, Z5 Premium – were the next in line for the Android Nougat update list of Sony after the Xperia X and X compact which received the update after  Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ . The OTA has started rolling out to some Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium users bearing the version number 32.3.A.0.372 and a size of 1.3 GB, so make sure to download over Wi-Fi (or update through the Xperia Companion on your PC).
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