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OnePlus 7 and 7T Android 11 update is reportedly very buggy

OnePlus 7 and 7T Android 11 update is reportedly very buggy

OnePlus has been making great strides and making big promises regarding its Android updates but it might need a bit more work when it comes to the quality of those updates. Though fortunately not the norm, OnePlus has been known to have pushed updates with rather notable issues, some of them worse than others. That is the unfortunate experience that OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T owners are reportedly having after the Android 11 and OxygenOS 11 upgrade brought not only new features but also bugs that remain unfixed more than a month later.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G modem flaw puts Android users at risk

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G modem flaw puts Android users at risk

Manufacturers and network operators have been pushing 5G technology hard, even throughout a pandemic that forced some industries to stall for a while. Now it seems, however, that one of the most critical pieces of hardware that enables that technology for users might be putting them at risk as well. Qualcomm's 5G modem reportedly has a very severe flaw that can be exploited through Android, putting potentially hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

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Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Much of today's modern operating systems are arcane black boxes that no one but the most experienced computer users know. Not that most users know where to look or have access to some folders anyway. So when a system app silently fills up a hidden folder with trash files, most users might not know where to look. This recent incident plaguing some Windows users isn't actually the work of some new malware. Instead, it's actually the fault of Microsoft's own Windows Defender, a buggy Windows Defender at that.

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DJI Mini 2 battery discharging issue will get a firmware fix soon

DJI Mini 2 battery discharging issue will get a firmware fix soon

DJI already launched no less than two new drones this year, that despite the legal debacle it has in the US over its involvement with the Chinese government's activities. Fortunately, it hasn't forgotten about its relatively young products, namely the DJI Mini 2. Owners of that drone have been reporting minor but still unfavorable issues about its LiPo battery. The good news is that it will need only a software fix. The bad news is that its arrival is still unknown at this point.

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Apple App Tracking Transparency might be buggy for some users

Apple App Tracking Transparency might be buggy for some users

Apple has finally rolled out iOS 14.5 and, with it, the new App Tracking Transparency feature that has proven to be controversial, at least for advertisers and Facebook. The feature is designed to give users the first and last word on whether they will allow developers and advertisers to track their activity for advertising purposes. It seems, however, that the feature is misbehaving for some users, but in the most privacy-respecting way, ironically.

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AirDrop leaks users numbers and emails says researchers

AirDrop leaks users numbers and emails says researchers

Apple has a few enviable features that other platforms, especially Android, still try to implement. The simple convenience and presumed security of AirDrop is one of those and it wasn't until last year that Android's Nearby Share finally caught up. Unfortunately, it seems that AirDrop isn't really that secure after all and the simple act of opening the share sheet in macOS or iOS is enough to have the user's phone number and email address leak to any hacker within range.

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Android WebView app crashes promised to never happen again

Android WebView app crashes promised to never happen again

An odd bug last month saw random Android apps crashing left and right for seemingly no reason at all. It was eventually and correctly traced to Android's WebView component and, fortunately, some have also figured out workarounds while waiting for Google to fix it for good. Now the Android maker is taking steps so that the incident won't happen again, even if it does accidentally push a buggy update again.

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WhatsApp flaw could get users blocked despite 2FA settings

WhatsApp flaw could get users blocked despite 2FA settings

WhatsApp has been stewing in a pot of bad PR for the past few years but it seems that things have been heating up more recently. Despite that, the messaging service still enjoys millions of users that seem to be more at risk each day as new vulnerabilities and even corporate policies keep popping up. The latest may be one of the most worrisome because it could cause any user to lose access to their account forever even with all the security measures properly in place.

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Some Pixel phones can’t play HD Netflix due to Widevine DRM bug

Some Pixel phones can’t play HD Netflix due to Widevine DRM bug

The latest update for Pixel phones has landed quite a few treats for owners but even more so for the latest models. According to the changelog and user reports, the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, both of which share the same Snapdragon 765G chipset, have received optimizations for their graphical performance. Unfortunately, it seems that some owners of those phones are now also having trouble with playing Netflix in HD quality, and, at least at the moment, the exact cause of this issue continues to elude users and developers.

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Android apps crashing blamed on WebView, here’s the quick fix

Android apps crashing blamed on WebView, here’s the quick fix

It's not exactly uncommon for an update to sometimes break a perfectly working app but those have become rarer, especially for big, popular ones. When Google's own "invisible" components break that way, however, it affects dozens if not hundreds of apps that rely on them. Such is the case with Android's WebView whose update has caused some apps to crash for now reason. Fortunately, the workaround to fix it is simple and doesn't require resetting affected apps.

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Windows 10 Out-of-Band update fixes printer BSOD bug

Windows 10 Out-of-Band update fixes printer BSOD bug

The Blue Screen of Death, more popular by its acronym BSOD, is amusingly one of Microsoft's long-lasting legacies, no matter which version of Windows it releases. The dreaded error message, which disrespectfully halts anything you may have been doing, can be triggered by almost seemingly random causes, from copying files to running some programs. The latest trigger happened to be caused by simply trying to print. Fortunately, the situation has gotten so out of hand that Microsoft decided to push out the fix way ahead of schedule.

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FaceTime users spammed with group calls from strangers

FaceTime users spammed with group calls from strangers

There are two standard features of Apple's platforms that users of other systems, especially Android, seem to always desire. Even with the likes of Google's Duo and Messages, iMessage and FaceTime seem to remain the standard in instant messaging and video chats. That doesn't mean they are perfect, however, and recent events have revealed some of FaceTime's glaring flaws. Although these flaws have been around since forever, it seems that the number of people abusing the system to make FaceTime spam calls has suddenly surged in the past few days.

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