Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month also includes a lot of functional improvements for these eligible Pixel and Nexus smartphones. Functional improvements for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in April 2018 security update References Category Improvements Devices A-35963245 Performance Enable Assisted Dialing support Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-37681923 A-68215016 Logging Improve anomaly detection metrics All A-63908720 Logging Improve diskstats logging All A-64101451 Performance Improve handover from VoLTE to VoWi-Fi during Emergency calls on certain carriers Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-64586126 Camera Improve microvideo performance in Google Camera Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-64610438 Performance Reduce delays upon opening specific apps Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-65175134 Video Improve decoding of certain video streams Pixel, Pixel XL A-65347520 Performance Improve fingerprint and keyboard latency in certain situations Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-65490850 UI Adjust notifications when entering or exiting Wi-Fi coverage during a video call Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-65509134 Connectivity Enable IMS911 on certain networks Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL A-66951771 Logging Detect Wi-Fi Passport statistics for developers All A-66957450 Performance Improve lock screen performance All A-67094673 Logging Improve start time logging All A-67589241 Performance Improve magnetic sensor performance on Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-67593274 Battery Reduce battery drain after modem issues Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL A-67634615 Stability Improve modem stability on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones Pixel, Pixel … Fone Arena
Just like moving house, changing your phone number can be a laborious and stressful undertaking. You have to let everyone know and update a bunch of accounts with the correct information. And there’s always at least one thing you forget about, frustratingly. An update to WhatsApp’s ‘change number’ feature hopes to make the process a little bit more bearable.
The feature can be accessed by navigating to Settings > Account > Change number, and it was already pretty useful.
PCalc just got even more fun. (Er, as fun as math can get.)
Popular feature-heavy scientific calculator app PCalc just got an update today, and though it’s minor, it features more display options, tint colors for more themes, and a soundtrack. Yes, I said soundtrack.
Display-wise, the app now “smarter” about using the available screen space. In addition, in settings, you can choose to show x10 in scientific notation as well as toggle off the labels and info on the display. And, for the aesthetically conscious among you, you can now change the tint for more themes, including “A Touch of Color,” “Brawn,” and “Widget.”
In terms of functionality, you can now use hyperbolic trigonometry in user functions and conversions. It also works even better on the iPhone X than ever before.
However, possibly the coolest new thing to come out of this update (at least to me, as someone who does very little calculating) is that the app’s About screen now has an ambient soundtrack by multitalented electronic musician Squillopian, which developer James Thomson commissioned because, as he cleverly said in a tweet announcing the update’s launch, he could. (“Because you can” is Squillopian’s latest album, by the way.)
If you’d like to give PCalc a shot, you can grab it from the App Store by clicking on the download link below.
Epic Games just released a big patch for Fortnite [Free] on all platforms. Patch 3.4 that has been available on iOS for a few hours now as of writing, and includes various bug fixes and new features. While the patch includes a ton of additions for all platforms, the iOS specific fixes and enhancements include various alerts for unsupported devices and some new graphical enhancements. When it comes to visuals, 4x MSAA is now available for Fortnite on iOS across all supported devices. Speaking of supported devices, Fortnite will now display an incompatible device alert letting the user know that they need a device with 2GB RAM for working. Whispers and party text chat are also now available on the mobile version.
If you have a jailbroken device, Fortnite will now alert you that your device is not supported. One bigger change is the new download system for data. This will let the team send out smaller updates in the future instead of the larger ones on the App Store. This change will sadly require you to download all the game data once you update which is about 1.8GB. Some of the other fixes include better tap and tap and hold detection and reduced load times on the iPhone X. And, of course, the guided missile is added for even more explosion-based fun. Full patch notes including changes to other platforms and the party system are here.
A rundown of the specifications for Apple’s new "budget" iPad indicates that its performance is roughly comparable to the iPhone 7 line, which uses the same A10 processor — and that it has just 2 gigabytes of RAM, limiting its multitasking versus the iPad Pro. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Apple’s big education event just wrapped up, and as expected, the company introduced a new education-focused iPad.
This updated iPad comes with a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048×1536, just like the more affordable iPad that launched one year ago. It’s got an upgraded A10 Fusion processor, though, which Apple says offers 40 percent faster CPU performance and 50 percent faster graphics performance compared to the previous 9.7-inch iPad.
Another notable upgrade of this new iPad is Apple Pencil support. Previously, this feature was only available to iPad Pro models, but now the most affordable iPad also works with Apple’s stylus.
Apple is also including an 8MP rear camera on this updated iPad, an HD FaceTime camera, and Touch ID for security. The battery is rated to last 10 hours on a single charge, and Apple plans to offer a version with cellular connectivity built-in.
Despite its education focus, this updated iPad will be sold to consumers, too. It’s available to order online today and will begin shipping this week. The new 32GB iPad will cost $ 329 for regular consumers, but schools can purchase one for $ 299. Pricing for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model starts at $ 459.
The Apple Pencil will be discounted for schools, too, getting knocked down to $ 89. Regular consumers will need to pony up $ 99 for the Apple Pencil.
This new iPad looks like a nice upgrade for Apple’s entry-level tablet. The Apple Pencil support means even more consumers will get a chance to use Apple’s stylus, and the internal upgrades will make it even better as a computer for students and those people who want an affordable tablet. Still, its $ 299 price tag could be difficult for many schools to afford, which could prevent the iPad from becoming the ubiquitous learning tool that Apple wants it to be.
Kode with Klossy is a coding program inspired by model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss that encourages girls to learn code and become leaders in tech. The program originally launched in 2015, but today it has been announced that the program will continue this summer.
Kode with Klossy is completely free, and is available for girls ages 13-18, with a limited 1,000 slots available. The program will be expanding from 15 camps in 12 cities in 2017 to 50 camps in 25 cities across the United States.