Samsung will keep hitting your recalled Galaxy Note 7 with notifications until you return it

Samsung has announced the rollout of a new software update for all variants of the Galaxy Note 7 sold in the United States. The upgrade will display a safety alert on all units subject to last week’s recall.The notice will appear in a window every time a Galaxy Note 7 that features a faulty battery is powered on or put on charge. It urges customers to immediately turn off their handset and contact Samsung to arrange a convenient time to exchange it.Momentum by

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New leak suggests Google’s Pixel phones look like iPhones; coming October 4th

Google has essentially confirmed this week that the company’s new Pixel phones will be announced at an event on October 4th. But before Google can officially reveal what they’ve been working on in conjunction with HTC, a set of leaked images have allegedly revealed their entire design.Judging by the images from Android Police, the 5.0-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL pack rather uninspiring designs. On the front, both look remarkably similar to Apple’s iPhones, with huge bezels above and below

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HTC launches the Desire 10, an attractive mid-range phone

HTC has today announced two new mid-range smartphones that may not set any new hardware records, but, in typical HTC fashion, do pack quite attractive designs for the product segment.The phones are known as the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle, which look similar on the outside, but differ on key aspects of the hardware. The Desire 10 Pro is the higher-end model, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a 20-megapixel rear camera, while the Desire 10 Lifestyle

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Can I Bring My iPhone to Another Carrier?

If you’re fed up with your current carrier and want to switch to a better one, you might be wondering if you can take your current iPhone with you. This is a lot more straightforward than it used to be, but there are still some things to keep in mind.A few years ago, most (if not all) phones were carrier locked, which meant that your phone could only be used with the carrier you bought it from. So if you bought a

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In the Context of Computer Fans, What Does HAMP Mean?

When you start digging deeper into your computer’s internal hardware to monitor or tweak it, you may occasionally run across a listing that seems strange and unexpected, like HAMP, for example. What does it mean? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites.SuperUser reader Mark wants to know what HAMP means (in the context of

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Google’s AI-powered Allo messaging app is now available

As promised, Google has made its Allo mobile messaging app available for Android, just as summer comes to a close.The app was demonstrated at the company’s I/O conference in May with features like end-to-end encryption, temporary private messages, AI-powered response prompts for replying without typing and Google Assistant.We’re back in New York this November for the 4th edition of our growth-focused technology event.You don’t need a Google account to sign up – just enter your phone number and you’re good

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Less Breaking Bad more House of Cards – Netflix wants 50% of its content to be original

Good news for fans of Netflix’s original programming – the streaming service has announced that over the next few years it’s planning to fill more than half of its streaming catalog with its own shows and films.Speaking at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference Tuesday, CFO David Wells said the change in the balance of content is part of a “multiyear transition” for the company and that it’s already “one-third to halfway” to meeting its target. Netflix already has a slew

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How to Use Safari’s New Split View on the iPad in iOS 10

Safari’s Split View is a new feature in iOS 10 that allows you to view two Safari windows side-by-side on your iPad. It’s similar to the Split View feature that was added to iOS 9, but specifically for Safari.NOTE: This feature only works on iPad, not iPhone, and it only works in landscape mode.One major difference between iOS 9’s Split View and Safari’s Split View in iOS 10 is that you can’t adjust the size of the two Safari windows.

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