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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now live – Here’s how to get it

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now live – Here’s how to get it

Today is a big day for Microsoft. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which has been in preview in some form since April, is entering wide release. The update adds a number of new features to Windows 10, and in total, there are three different ways to download the update (including one way for the impatient types among us).

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Google blob emojis download brings back cuteness

Google blob emojis download brings back cuteness

This week the team at "Blobs Forever" have created a bit of software to plug in to Android to bring the blobs back. The blob-shaped emoji, that is - the emoji that until recently were unique to Android. Google recently updated their emoji collection to get a bit more round than they were before, making the whole set look a bit more "standard". But for those that love the blobs, there's hope!

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This is KRACK – 5 steps to safeguard your devices

This is KRACK – 5 steps to safeguard your devices

This is KRACK - it isn't glamorous, or cool, or kid's stuff. It's a serious Wi-fi vulnerability, and it can kill your devices and steal your data. KRACK affects everybody - and only you can prevent forest fires. I mean only you can take the steps necessary to guard your devices against the KRACK attack.

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Hulu for Android TV update adds Google Assistant voice control

Hulu for Android TV update adds Google Assistant voice control

Android TV owners were just on the receiving end of a Hulu app update, and with it comes the ability to control Hulu via voice using Google Assistant. The new support only applies to Android TV devices that have Google Assistant support, of course. Voice commands can be used for basic tasks like controlling the app's fast-forward and rewinding features.

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iOS 11.1 beta 2 update just brought back 3D Touch multitasking

iOS 11.1 beta 2 update just brought back 3D Touch multitasking

This morning Apple released their latest iOS Beta software to those in the dev program. This was the second beta build of iOS 11.1, one coming with one massive amount of new emojis for use in messaging apps of all sorts. Users that are registered developers can download the update right this minute, just so long as they're registered for the correct form of Beta update user.

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Essential Phone update promises a better camera

Essential Phone update promises a better camera

The Essential is probably one of the most talked about Android smartphones of 2017. And that's not all in a good way. Like any small startup trying to make its way through a congested smartphone market, Essential, co-founded and backed by Android godfather Andy Rubin, put the hype machine into full gear. Arriving more than a month later than promised, the Essential PH-1 delivered on some of its promises but flopped on others. One such example is its camera, which is now getting a software update that promises to dramatically improve its performance.

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Microsoft just made the perfect Windows-user launcher for Android

Microsoft just made the perfect Windows-user launcher for Android

There's a new Microsoft Launcher in town for Android devices - one that should feel familiar to home-screen replacement app super fans of olde. What we've got here is a rebranding and renewed bit of interest in what once was called the Arrow Launcher. We've written about Arrow Launcher before, and indeed have recommended it to Android users of all sorts - and this "new" Microsoft Launcher is similar - but not exactly the same.

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Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately on the case and, in two weeks, now has the fix in the form of the first watchOS 4 update, number 4.0.1.

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iOS 11.0.2 is now out to give your ears a break

iOS 11.0.2 is now out to give your ears a break

No software is without bugs and Apple is no longer the exception. It has become common, similar to other major software releases, to advise users to hold off for a week or two before updating to the latest iOS version. Of course, that didn't stop eager beavers, some of whom may have paid the price in the form of some annoying crackling sound coming from the phone ear speakers. Never fear, because the software fix is finally here. And, yes, this is the one time you might want to immediately download and install that update.

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Google Home night mode lets users schedule quiet hours

Google Home night mode lets users schedule quiet hours

Having Google Home speak at full volume is fine during the day but unwelcome at 3AM. It's a problem smart speaker owners face and largely just have to put up with, but no more...at least for Google Home owners. Google recently pushed out a preview feature that introduces a new 'night mode' for Google Home, enabling users to schedule specific night time hours during which the device will chill out.

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Plex News brings personalized news broadcasts from around the world

Plex News brings personalized news broadcasts from around the world

Plex has announced a new product called Plex News that brings news content to anyone, including people who aren't running or using a Plex Media Server. The new product follows Plex's acquisition of Watchup, and makes it possible to find news segments on a variety of topics from major networks, including CNN, Scripps, CBS News, Financial Times, Tribune Media, The Street, Sky News, and more.

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Android 8’s most colorful new feature

Android 8’s most colorful new feature

This week we're having a peek at one of the least-mentioned but most deserving of praise features in Android 8.0 Oreo. This update is out for a number of Google's smartphones and will be released to a bunch of phones from other manufacturers over the coming weeks and months. The feature we're talking about today is Google's automatic color selections for ongoing notification controls for media apps.

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