GOOGLE'S big Android 9.0 Pie update is finally here, and gadget fans across the world are starting to get it on their phones. We've got a guide to when you'll see it on your own phone, but be warned: not all Android phones will be eligible for the upgrade. Android 9.0 Pie – what is it, and why should you care? Android 9.0 Pie is the next major version of Google's mobile operating system. Sadly, not every phone will get the upgrade – and those that will won't get it at the same time as other brands. The software was first announced back in March, but the official release didn't take place until August 6. It makes loads of improvements, including improved battery performance, a Digital Wellbeing feature to discourage using your phone too much, and some graphical interface tweaks. Android 9.0 Pie release date for Google phones Google is in charge of Android, so Google phones get priority when it comes to updates. If you've got any of the following phones, the update will … [Read more...] about Android 9 Pie update – release schedule for Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, OnePlus, Motorola phones and more
Android betting apps uk
GONE are the days of watching films and shows solely on your telly, replaced by Netflix binges on your blower or laptop. But nothing can truly match the big screen experience – which is why mobile mirroring is the one smartphone trick every gadget addict should master. With it, you can project what you're watching on your smartphone on to your much larger telly, making it perfect for streaming movies, showing off your holiday pics and even playing games. The easy-to-use feature is already available on a growing number of set-top boxes, smart TVs, consoles, and dongles – here's how to use it:How to mirror your smartphone on Smart TVs You can beam your smartphone display on to a bunch of compatible smart TVs through the HDMI port labelled MHL (which stands for mobile high-definition link). All it takes is a cheap MHL cable that turns your mobile's connection to an HDMI connection: plug the USB-C side into your phone and the other end into the TV's HDMI input. And voila, … [Read more...] about How to mirror your iPhone or Android phone’s screen on your TV
CALLING all WhatsApp users, we've got the ultimate trick to get you hands-on with the messaging app's latest features before your mates. That way you can rule the group chat with new perks like text effects, photo and video albums, custom topics, and in-app YouTube playback months ahead of others. To grab the new features you have to sign up to become a WhatsApp beta tester. Unfortunately for iPhone users, this option is a lot trickier on iOS – and is a much riskier process compared to Android. There are lots of guides on how to do this online, but we recommend avoiding it unless you're a very technical user. And even in the case of Google's OS, it comes with glitches and bugs that could ruin the experience – so don't say we didn't warn you. Your best bet is to download the app on a secondary device, like a budget Android blower or older handset you've got lying around. Right, with the security tips out of the way, let's proceed to the fun stuff. There are two routes to … [Read more...] about This simple trick gives you new WhatsApp features before EVERYONE else
IF YOU'RE on the hunt for a new smartphone, you'll soon have another tantalising candidate to consider: the OnePlus 6. The flagship killer lands in the UK on Tuesday, May 22 with the Samsung Galaxy S9 squarely in its sights. Both are Android handsets with matching looks, but that's where the similarities end. So which one deserves your hard-earned dosh? Here's a quick guide to the two handsets. OnePlus 6 – what you really need to know The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus to pack an all-glass back and its 6.28-inch fullHD AMOLED display is also the biggest ever for the brand. That makes it about the same size as the Galaxy S9+. What's more, it comes with the lower price tag we've come to expect from OnePlus. At £469 for the 64GB storage model, the smartphone is significantly cheaper than its flagship rivals. As is fast becoming the norm, the new blower trims down the borders (although it still doesn't manage to pull off the same all-screen front as the iPhone X). And like … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 – which of the two Android smartphones should you buy?
THERE'S a new malicious WhatsApp 'text bomb' on the loose that can block off access to your apps and crash your entire smartphone. The bug affects both iPhones and Android phones and occurs when a specific message is sent to handsets. And it's even more dangerous than the infamous smartphone-crashing Telugu alphabet text from February, because this new SMS doesn't even need to be opened. Just receiving it can trigger your handset to switch off. Revealed on Reddit, the message reads "This is very interesting!" and signs off with the popular "face with tears of joy" emoji. Lurking within this seemingly innocent text are tens of thousands of invisible "left-to-right" and "right-to-left" control characters that can derail your device, according to Neowin. Tricksters wishing to circulate the text bomb are advised to copy it from the Pastebin website and share it via the WhatsApp Web app for desktop. Why anyone would want to play such a dastardly prank on others is beyond us, and we'd … [Read more...] about Beware this new WhatsApp ‘text bomb’ – messaging bug crashes your smartphone