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NVIDIA Shield high-end gaming tablet gets first big update

Posted by Tom August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet has gained top reviews not only for its gaming capabilities, but as a great all-rounder too.

It’s just got a little better thanks to the first big update, which fixes camera performance, WiFi stability, improves Shield HUB and Gamestream functions, and more.

In full, the update improves the following:


  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

Via geeky-gadgets

NVIDIA SHIELD update brings tablet to v1.1

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

NVIDIA has released a new update for the SHIELD tablet that brings the device to version 1.1. Contained in the update are enhancements and bug fixes for the operating system that makes the tablet perform better and be more stable. WiFi stability is improved in the update in certain use scenarios.

A PRISM feature toggle has been added and stability improvements for SHIELD Hub and Gamestream have been added. Performance optimizations for ShadowPlay have been added along with improvements in localization.

New audio options are available with the update along with several miscellaneous stability improvements. Users can download the latest update of the tablet by going into the Settings > About SHIELD> System updates section.

If you are unfamiliar with the SHIELD tablet, check out the article we have on the five highlights of the slick gaming device. It packs in an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Chipset with 192 CUDA cores and Kepler graphics. One of the best aspects of the tablet for gamers is the wireless controller that makes gaming more like console gaming than mobile gaming.


AT&T Galaxy S5 software update weighs in at 142.8MB

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Samsung Galaxy S5 users who are on AT&T have a new software update for their phones to download and install. The update is a big one and you will have to be on WiFi to download its 142.8MB bulk. The update is available for people to download via FOTA.

In the update are security patches, application installation enhancements, and a fix for an accidental emergency dial issue on the lock screen. The update also brings with it fixes for several lower layer modem crash issues and improvements for sluggish performance in some instances.

Email UX fixes are included along with a fix for S-View cover errors along with improvements to the re-activation lock to round out the new features in the latest update. AT&T recommends that S5 owners back up their devices to SD card or other method before applying the update.

Once the update is finished installing users can verify the update by looking in the About device section of the System category. After the update, the information found there will reflect Android version 4.4.2, Baseband version G900AUCU2ANG3, Kernel version 3.4.0-2178781, and build number KOTH49H G900AUCU2ANG3. Check out the review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone here for more details on the device.


ESPN SportsCenter update: watch and listen to live streams

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

With the NFL season starting next week (that’s American football, not the other kind of football to you), sports fans for sure will be enthusiastically logging on to their various sports app to keep updated with their favourite teams. The ESPN SportsCenter app for Android will not be left out in the cold as the latest update now includes the ability to listen to the radio streaming and watch the latest videos from the sports channel.

It’s been proven that sports fans love to consume digital content as much as they love to watch their favourite teams duke it out on the field or court or pitch or wherever they play. One of the foremost updates in the ESPN SportsCenter app is bringing football fans better NFL and College Football mobile coverage. And if you choose which teams to follow in whatever sports you’re interested in, they are now grouped at the top of the SC scores panel.

But probably what would interest users more is the OnAir feature which gives them one-click access to the latest radio streaming of whatever sporting event is being covered and also access to WatchESPN videos. This will become crucial if you’re stuck at work or at a party while an important game is ongoing and you have no access to a TV. The alerts will also now take you directly to the stories and videos that you are interested in.

So to prep yourself for another season-long of excitement and/or heartbreak for your football team, go and install the newly updated ESPN SportsCenter app on your smartphone. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

T-Mobile Galaxy S 5 gets a small software update

Posted by wicked August - 27 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Samsung_Galaxy_S_5_Back_TAT-Mobile is pushing out a small software update to their Galaxy S 5. There are no new features, but the change log states the update brings improved audio and software stability. Bug fixes never hurt, right?

This update brings the T-Mobile GS5 up to software version G900TUVU1BNG4, and you can snag the update OTA or through Kies.

source: T-Mobile


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OnePlus One XNPH33R update addresses touchscreen issues

Posted by wicked August - 22 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

It’s only been a couple weeks since the last update for the OnePlus One smartphone landed back on August 12. Despite the short time span since the last update, the new update is one that many OnePlus One users have been clamoring for because this one aims to fix issues some users have been having with the smartphone’s touchscreen.

This update is XNPH33R incremental and is a maintenance release with critical updates inside. Other than packing a fix for touchscreen issues, it has some other stuff inside that users will appreciate. One of the other issues addressed in this update is poor battery life that some are experiencing.

The change list also shows a new radio image and some unspecified audio fixes. The update decreases power consumption in idle state and the update brings other unspecified audio fixes. A CVE-2014-4943 security update is also included for a serious security issue that could allow nefarious users to gain privileges with the phone.

Unfortunately, early users of the update are saying that it doesn’t completely fix the issues with the touchscreen. Reports indicate that the screen is still jumpy making it hard to unlock the phone using trace patterns. A video of the multitouch issues with the phone can be viewed above.

VIA: Android Police

Make contact with latest Google Glass update

Posted by wicked August - 22 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off


Google is rolling out an update to Google Glass this week that includes some improvements to the way users access their contacts. The update, version number XE20.1, incorporates these changes based on user feedback indicating they wanted a better, easier way to access and contact the people in their address books.

The first change Glass users may notice is that they now have access to all of the contacts in their Google account. The current list of contacts that users have in their MyGlass app will be starred in Google Contacts, making them accessible via voice command on Glass. These can be edited using the People app on a smartphone. Non-starred contacts can be accessed through use of the touch pad.

Once a contact is accessed, users will find they have some new options. They can choose to reach out to the contact via email, SMS or through Hangouts. Like other devices, the contacts accessible through Glass will be updated whenever a user updates them via any device.

Along with the changes to contacts, Google has added a few other minor changes. Users can now delete a picture they have taken using voice commands. Google also made some new Google Now cards available including a currency converter and some nearby events cards. Google also makes it possible to turn off the “head nudge” feature, which normally gives users the ability to turn Glass on based on a head movement.

Glass owners can get the update by plugging their charger in and making sure they are connected to WiFi.


source: Google Glass Community

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Mobile banking app Simple rolls out version 2.0

Posted by wicked August - 20 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

It may not yet be as popular or accepted as PayPal, but online bank Simple has had a steady and growing customer base, which led them to redesigning from the ground up their mobile app to serve their users better. They have started rolling out Simple 2.0 which brings to your smartphone some features that were web-based only, as well as a new look and feel for the banking app.

Probably the biggest feature to be added with v2.0 is bringing Simple Instant, something that has been available on the web version, to the mobile format. The feature allows immediate funds transfer between two Simple account holders, without having to go through the typical holding period and additional fees that some banks charge. It’s as, well, simple, as adding another account user as your contact and then transferring your money to them. This is a good way for couples, families or housemates to transfer money for shared bills and expenses.

The Goals feature of the app has also had a major overhaul. Previously on mobile, you could just move money in (or out, but that defeats the purpose) the section to save up for a big purchase like a new gadget, a vacation, or even a car. Now you can track your progress towards your goal, like how much more you need to add to finally get that brand new TV HD flatscreen you’re saving up for, how much you need to add daily to reach that by a certain date.

The new design of the app has been simplified, with a minimalist feel that focuses on basic colors and typography, which makes it easier to use on the mobile format. Simple Version 2.0 is now available to download for free from the Google Play Store.

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SOURCE: Simple

AT&T Galaxy S4 mini finally joins Android 4.4 ranks

Posted by wicked August - 20 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

AT&T is finally rolling out a firmware update to last year’s mini Samsung flagship. With the update from Android 4.2. to Android 4.4, the Galaxy S4 mini is joining its brethren from carriers like Verizon and US Cellular who have been enjoying the benefits of KitKat since June.

One would think that AT&T would give the Galaxy S4 mini some preferential love. After all, the device was the first smartphone advertised to be compatible with the carrier’s new VoLTE service. Then again, it might exactly be because of it that the GS4 mini’s update has been delayed, considering AT&T might have had to perform additional tests so that its service, not to mention bloatware, would still work in a KitKat world.

Whatever the reason may have been, the update is now ready for the taking. AT&T hasn’t revealed any changelog for this release but we can guess some of those items, at least from the Android side. Since it is skipping over one major version, we are most likely to see combined changes from both Android 4.3 and Android 4.4, at least up to 4.4.2 only. This would include features like cloud printing and mobile payment as well as a redesigned status bar. Although OEMs have been known to backport fixes in more advanced versions, it might be unlikely that security fixes pushed in 4.4.4 are present here.

So far there has been no wild rejoicing yet from AT&T Galaxy S4 mini owners, but that’s probably because the update hasn’t completely rolled out yet. You can, of course, check for the update on your own. Do note that WiFi and at least 50 percent battery charge will be required. Considering the rather hefty nature of this update, it is also a good idea to backup your device before starting the process.

VIA: Android Police

Verizon HTC One Max Gets Sense 6.0 Update

Posted by Kellex August - 19 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

If you own an HTC One Max on Verizon, your Sense 6 update is finally here. The update, according to at least one of our readers who received it yesterday, runs 613.5MB and jumps the phone up to software version 3.09.605.2. 

For those new to Sense 6, know that you should expect a revamped Blinkfeed experience, update overall UI with a “vivid color palette,” new camera UI, new gallery app, new music app, tweaked home screen experience, HTC’s Sense TV app, and customizable fonts. The update also addresses a number of bugs, like improved WiFi connectivity, a power-on issue, and a failure for Isis Wallet to work.

To check for the update, head into Settings>About>Software updates.

HTC has yet to update their Sense 6 status page, but Verizon already has the full changelog up as of August 15.

Cheers Doug!

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