Category: Operating System

BlackBerry OS, Linux / Others, Operating System

Miss your Windows phone? Try these phones and apps instead

February 21, 2018


Windows Phone is dead. And, at least for the foreseeable future, it isn’t coming back. Microsoft pulled support for push notifications, and even Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates gave up his Windows phone in favor of an Android device. Once upon […]

Operating System, Windows

Here’s What Windows 10 on ARM Can’t Do

February 20, 2018

Via: LaptopMag

Microsoft and Qualcomm have told us that Windows 10 on ARM processors, including the upcoming laptops featuring the latter company’s Snapdragon 835 processors, would be functionally identical to those on Intel processors. For the most part, the upcoming devices from […]

Android, Android Phone, Operating System, Products

Possible Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) benchmarked with modest SoC, Android 8.0 Oreo

February 16, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Samsung is unlikely to bring anything besides the hotly anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Barcelona for an MWC 2018 debut next Sunday, but down the line, the global smartphone market leader is obviously planning many other product launches. One […]

Operating System, Windows

Microsoft starts testing next big Windows 10 update, adds ‘ultimate performance’ mode for pro laptops

February 15, 2018

Via: Tech Radar

Microsoft has pushed forth a flurry of new releases on the Windows testing front, including a new preview build for Redstone 4 (the next and imminent update for the OS), alongside the first build for Redstone 5 (the following update […]

Android, Operating System

Samsung mysteriously halts Android Oreo rollout for Galaxy S8 and S8+

February 14, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Following around six months of internal development work, including almost three of public beta tests, Samsung’s official Android Oreo deployment for the massively successful Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally began last week. Aaand now it’s gone. Probably not for long, […]

iOS, iPhone, Operating System, Products

iPhone security doesn’t depend on source code secrecy, Apple says while issuing takedown notice

February 9, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

The code that runs on the iPhone and iPad before iOS starts, and which is commonly referred to as iBoot, was posted online earlier this week for anyone to explore it. That source code represents one of the iPhone’s many […]

Android, Operating System

Official Oreo updates for Galaxy S8 and S8+ are here, and they’re only a few months late

February 8, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

You’ve waited and waited and waited for your Samsung flagship phone from just last spring to officially receive a software update many older and/or humbler devices made by other companies have been enjoying for a while now. Finally, the Android […]

Android, Operating System

Sony Xperia X and X Compact get remarkably early Android Oreo updates

February 5, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Sony has essentially abandoned all hope of a major mobile business resurgence, at least until “the next paradigm shift”, which just makes the Japanese OEM’s robust software support that much more impressive. Not only are updates promised for the “premium” […]

iOS, Operating System

iOS 11.3 will allow parents to approve family purchases using Face ID

January 30, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

iPhone X owners with children have been complaining for a while about the impossibility of approving purchases using Face ID. While on devices with Touch ID it has always been possible to approve purchases using the biometric authentication, the feature […]

Android, Operating System

Huawei confirms Oreo updates for several more own-brand phones, Mate 8 included

January 26, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Now that things are crystal clear on the official Android Oreo development front for Honor-branded smartphones, and the Mate 9 has already started receiving the latest bundle of software enhancements OTA, it’s time Huawei laid out its plans for a […]