Posts From Max Weinbach

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may launch with 4000 mAh battery & faster wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the next big upcoming Samsung phone. There have been many leaks and rumors already showing off the design and some new software launching with the phone. Now, we have even more rumors and leaks showing a larger battery and faster wireless charging. Prolific Samsung leaker IceUniverse posted on Twitter today saying: “100%...

How to enable Android Messages’ Google Material Theme redesign

Google released a new update to the Android Messages app a couple of days ago. In this update (version 3.3), Google included a hidden version of the new Material Design 2 redesign of Android Messages. This redesign makes the design match with other Google apps updated to Material Design 2 such as Google News and...

Samsung Game Tuner update removes a ton of useful features

Samsung Game Tuner is an app that is used for overclocking, increasing resolution, tweaking the FPS, and more on Android games. The app is compatible with Samsung Galaxy phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S9, and more. Samsung pushed an update today that removes some of the...

Ordering from Starbucks, Applebee’s, & Dunkin’ Donuts now available in Google Assistant

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced that food delivery and more restaurant services would be making their way into Google Assistant. The services mentioned such as Starbucks, Applebee's, and Dunkin' Donuts are now rolling out support for ordering food via Google Assistant on all supported Assistant devices. Starbucks The Starbucks action in Google Assistant is an action...

How a graphics driver bug on the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked Google Chrome tab data

Back in late March, a U.K. based start-up firm specializing in testing GPU reliability approached us with a GPU bug they discovered that causes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to reboot when visiting a web page. The firm, called GraphicsFuzz, worked with us to report the issue to Qualcomm and Samsung. Some of our readers were...

Call recording rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ after latest update

Samsung released the May security update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ not too long ago. It added the latest security patch along with call recording on devices from certain regions. This was noticed by Reddit user The-Mentalist who took a screenshot of the call recording option in the in-call UI. This update is build...

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to Android this summer

Fortnite is one of the largest video games available now. It's always at the top of video game streaming platform Twitch.tv with the most concurrent viewers watching. Currently, the game is available on platforms like iOS, Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Epic Games has just announced that it will be coming to Android...

Google fixes flaw allowing email recipients to be spoofed in Inbox by Gmail

About 3 weeks ago, we reported on an Inbox by Gmail spoofing flaw found by security researcher Eli Grey. This design flaw allowed for a malicious mailto link to be constructed that would spoof the email recipient by automatically populating the name in the address field without showing the actual email destination unless the user manually checked...

Samsung Bixby 2.0 will launch with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Bixby is currently the worst voice assistant available in any smart phone. It has its uses, but it is slow and bad at voice recognition. The Korean Herald was told by Gary G. Lee, the new head of AI at Samsung Research, a lot of previously unknown information on Bixby 2.0. Lee confirmed that Bixby...

How to get Google Pixel’s AR Stickers on the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Google Pixel devices received an update in December allowing for Pixel and Pixel 2 owners to use AR Stickers in the camera app. AR Stickers are 3D augmented reality characters that are able to be placed into the world around you. These stickers included Star Wars characters and some characters from Stranger Things. It...

Android P adds new Biometrics API that supports iris, face, and fingerprint scanning

Security is arguably the most important part of a mobile phone. If we can't trust that our data is kept secure on our smartphones, then we would have no reason to use our smartphones for any financial transactions. While enhanced security in Android is always welcome, Google also wants to make its security features more...

Samsung announces Bixby Shopping and Cash Back for Samsung Pay

Samsung has announced the next evolution of mobile payments with Samsung Pay. These features will make the shopping experience more holistic for everyone using the service. Samsung Pay is arguably the best mobile payment app because of its support for MST, which lets users use their phones at payment terminals that don’t support NFC payment. Bixby...