Google has begun rolling out a new version of its Google Play Services app to supported Android devices. The roll-out that began on Thursday will prevent Google Cast from locking up your router.
Wine HQ has released version 3.0 of Wine after a year of development. The new release brings support for Android and Direct3D 10 and 11. Photoshop CC 2018 is just one of the programs that works now.
Google has released a new update for devices running Android Wear. The new version is v2.8 and brings better notifications as well as a darker background which could improve battery life.
Facebook has launched WhatsApp Business, a new tool for businesses to more easily stay in contact with customers and vice versa. The app comes with special features to aid businesses reaching out.
The collaborative platform, Slack, can now be installed on a plethora of Linux computers via a snap package. This will make installing the software much easier for users of the platform.
Huawei devices being released in the coming months will use the Android Messages app as the default text messaging app. Android Messages is capable of Rich Communication Services messaging.
Mozilla plans to ship Firefox 58 on January 23 with a new two-tiered compiler which will give a big performance boost to browsing. You should notice faster browsing on both desktop and mobile.
ProtonVPN has now arrived on Android in the form of a free-to-use app. All of the servers and functionality are available to everyone at no cost and the company will not display ads or sell data.
Samsung has announced that it will provide Olympians and Paralympians, as well as other staff involved with the games, with a new Winter Olympics edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
Mozilla has filed a petition with a federal court in Washington, D.C. over a recent decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order. Mozilla is urging people to contact their representatives too.
Facebook has announced that Messenger, in 2018, will become much more of a visual messenger and will work to cut out the clutter that has built up in the product over the last couple of years.
Amazon has launched the Echo Spot into the UK market. Pre-orders for the £119.99 devices are open and will be shipped out to customers on the 24th of January. The Spot is a mini Echo Show.
Google has announced its plans for 2018 and 2019 regarding the creation of three new undersea cables and its establishment in five new regions to boost the performance of it's infrastructure.
Several versions of the Linux kernel have been patched with Retpoline which was made by a Google employee to mitigate against Spectre while keeping performance levels the same as they were before.
With rumours that phone maker Xiaomi is looking to go public, we've now got some details about the banks which the Chinese firm is working with as it prepares for its initial public offering.
Google's Cast functionality is causing wireless network disconnections, thanks to overloading routers with packets causing bits of the router to shut down. TP-Link has issued new firmware.
Bitcoin has passed a significant point in its short history. The cryptocurrency has recently seen its 16.8 millionth coin mined which means 80% of all the coins are now in circulation.
The South Korean government has rejected a proposal to ban cryptocurrency trading in the country which was alluded to by the justice minister. The country will more tightly regulate the market.
Canonical has disabled the SPI driver in the latest version of Ubuntu in order to stop BIOSes on computers being corrupted. The new update is classified as Ubuntu 17.10.1 and is supported until July.
Neverware has updated CloudReady to version 61.3. The Chromium OS-based distribution now comes with an updated kernel to protect against Meltdown as well as the new app launcher seen in Chrome OS 61.
Google has announced that its cloud systems are not impacted with performance hits after it applied a patch dubbed Retpoline. Google plans to share the patch with others in the industry.
Huawei and the city of Duisburg, Germany, are teaming up to make the city more digitised. The plans focus on making public transport and schools internet connected and introducing 5G to Duisburg.
Samsung has won two awards from the EPA in the U.S. The first was for the upcoming Galaxy Upcycle programme and the other was for collecting and responsibly recycling 118 million pounds of e-waste.
The finance minister of South Korea has stated that the country is drafting up a law that would ban the trading of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum. The news has caused prices to drop.
Google acquired Redux Labs in August but managed to keep the deal very quiet. It could mean that future Google devices will produce audio via their displays allowing for the removal of the speaker.
The European Union is planning to launch a €1 billion project to develop an exascale supercomputer by 2023. The EU hopes the machine will be the world's fastest but it faces a challenge from China.
A new bug has popped up in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 which allows users to access the App Store preferences within System Preferences by entering a wrong password. It's similar to a bug from November.
Samsung has started producing its next generation HBM2 solution which is 50% more powerful than the last iteration. It is intended for use in next-generation super computers and for AI processing.
Ubuntu 17.04 will reach end of life on Saturday following nine months of updates. Users of the release should be looking to move to Ubuntu 17.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before updates stop.
Samsung's smart TVs have received two security related certificates making them some of the most secure on the market. The firm is the first to receive the Common Criteria cert three years running.
The Tails operating system has been upgraded to version 3.4. It's quite important that users upgrade to this release as it fixes Meltdown and partially fixes the Spectre vulnerability.
The team behind Linux Mint has put out a new blog post informing users how they can patch their software in order to fend off any attacks which utilise Spectre or Meltdown. A kernel patch is coming.
The founder of the Eelo project has penned an open letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The letter seeks to gain funding for the privacy project from the billionaire despite reaching its Kickstarter goal.
Samsung has announced its DRVLINE autonomous car platform which aims to give car makers an open and modular platform to build into their cars. Samsung hopes this will future-proof cars in future.
Garmin has announced the Speak Plus with Alexa just months after it announced a related product in October. The Plus features a dash cam for recording journeys and helping you avoid collisions.
Google has announced that it is rolling Google Wallet and Android Pay into one service called Google Pay. It's an attempt by Google to unify its payment ecosystem. Tez will still exist in India.
Two Apple shareholders have asked the company in a public letter to do more to research and tackle children's addiction to iPhones. One proposal it mentioned was a yearly report of progress made.
Mozilla's IRL podcast, hosted by Veronica Belmont, will return to podcatchers everywhere on Monday when the show returns for a second season. The first episode will look at bots and their effects.
Amazon Web Services customers have noticed an impact on their EC2 instances after Amazon rolled out a patch in December to rectify the Meltdown vulnerability. Amazon will help affected customers.