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New Android Oreo issue. It can cause your smartphone to restart out of blue

This particular issue touches Google Pixel XL. Report from Android Police states that updating Pixel XL to version 8.0 causes that smartphone to often restart with no clear reason. Issue has been reported to Google but the company says that it is, quote, ”Won’t Fix (Not Reproducible)”. Going back to Android Nougat fixes the issue, which proves that the fault is on Oreo’s side.It looks like it will take Google some time to solve this problem. Perhaps it is a good idea to hold off updating to Oreo until then. ...

HOMTOM HT 26, or a budget phone for simple needs

iPhone, Huawei, HTC, Samsung… there is a large number of serious players out there on the smartphone market, each of them selling modern phones for a big buck. Not all of us users feel the need to own the newest, bestest mobile device, though; not everyone needs artificial reality or virtual assistents in their lives, and not everyone feels like paying an equivalent to monthly salary or more for what we use mostly for communication with friends and family and coworkers. If you are this kind of person, HOMTOM HT 26 is the phone for you. HT 26 has specification good enough to, well, use ...

CCleaner attacked by hackers. Be afraid if you have downloaded the program recently

CCleaner is a pretty well known cleanup software, used for safe removal of files from your computer. Well, this time it turned out not to be so safe to use… an unknown group of hackers (or a single hacker, for all we know) have replaced an original version of the application with the same one, but with a nasty malware hidden within it. The hacker/s were professional enough to even make sure that their CCleaner has proper certification. ”Evil” CCleaner worked exacly the same as its original counterpart, except the malware within it allowed the hacker/s access to the ...

Goophone X, iPhone X’s knockoff, is as cute as ratter mimicking a doberman

Haha… this phone… hehehe… this phone has it all. Outwards look similiar to iPhone X? Check. Outlandishly bad specifications? Check. OS from three years ago? Check. Lying straight to client’s face? Check. What is it about lying? Oh, just a small matter of phone’s specifications saying one thing while the render shows something different, like having single-lens 8mpx camera instead of dual setup depicted on the render or a middling 2mpx front camera making it rather hard for Face ID to actually work. What Goophone X has going for it are two things; ridiculously ...

INKS, Apple’s free App of the Week

As most of Apple users probably know, each week Apple chooses one ”App of the Week”, highlighting the application of their choice and making it free to download for seven days. This time the honour of being the App of the Week belongs to INKS, normally a $2.99 mobile game that is an interesting take on the classic pinball… I guess you could call this one ”paintball”, though perhaps ”inkball” would be more truthful.So, what is INKS about? Basically it is pinball, but with some puzzle-solving and very aesthetically pleasing style. Seriously, just look ...

Twitter might release an official twitterstorm function

If you are interested in this news then you probably already know what a twitterstorm is, but I will explain just in case. When Twitter was created, it was made for people to write short, 140-signs messages, slim, compact and straight to the point. What, though, if someone wants to write more? They can, in a roundabout way – they have to post one tweet, then another, and then more if needed, which, while absolutely possible, is tad cumbersome.So, what is the news? According to The Next Web, an earlier unknown function is now hidden in the Android version of the Twitter app. This ...

Private profile for ”real” Facebook friends

Most of us have lots of Facebook friends (I have ten, but I am me). These friends often consist of a variety of people – actual friends, acquaintances, coworkers and associates, teachers, bosses, family. Often we want to share something on FB that we would rather not have all of them seeing. Facebook surely noticed this First World Problem and decided to deal with it, even if the way it does so can be considered unsavory.FB is testing a new function that will allow its user to create new, private profiles. What does ”private” mean? In this case, it reportedly means that ...

New Facebook function, or how FB tries to be Tinder

Facebook is going through a number of changes and additions lately. Many of them can be summed up by sighing and saying ”Why bother? FB is good as it is”. Such was my reaction when I heard today’s news.The new function works in a way similiar to Tinder. Every Facebook user is said to receive a list of people he or she can hit on – it is uncertain whether this will just be your friends list or a new list somehow concocted by the portal itself. Next to every person there will be ”to date” and ”not to date” options. If you decide to try to ...

Pokemon Go has a long way to go (ba-dum-tss!). Tsunekazu Ishihara promises myriad updates and new functions

Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of Pokemon Company, shared a few secrets about the future of Pokemon Go, the most popular AR game in the world. According to his own words, Niantic has so far only completed ten percent of planned game content. Interesting. Among the planned bazillion changes and addition, Mr. Ishihara counts Pokemon duels (finally! Are pokemon duels not the whole point of Pokemon universe?) and some sort of trade between players (risky. I remember reading articles about how Pokemon Go can easily fall prey to cheaters, farmers and other dangerous types). CEO Ishihara promises that we ...

Vivo V7 Plus will be world’s first phone with a 24mpx camera

Usually I do not write about devices that are unavailable to buy in the West, but this time I decided to make an exception because this is one interesting smartphone. Vivo V7+ has just been unveiled at a media event in Mumbai, and it promises to be a pretty flagship-level device with a number of high-quality features. Here is the list of features and specs promised:– dual 24mpx front cameras with LED flash; 16mpx rear camera; Face Beauty 7.0, a blemish-removing feature for both images and video calls,– bezel-less design; 5.99′, 18:9 display with 720p resolution packed into ...