Amazon’s Appstore is finally working again on Android 12

Amazon has addressed the issue that had left those with Android 12 phones unable to use apps they had downloaded from the company’s Appstore. “We have released a fix for an issue impacting app launches for Amazon Appstore customers that have upgraded to Android 12 on their mobile devices,” a spokesperson for the company told Engadget on Friday. “We are contacting customers with steps to update their Appstore experience. We are sorry for any disruption this has caused.”

Reports of applications from the Appstore not working on Android 12 started to surface online in late October. Those with devices

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Report: Microsoft and Samsung working together on an AR hardware project

Back in 2019, Microsoft launched the HoloLens 2 AR headset targeting the enterprise market. Due to several limitations of the current hardware technologies, Microsoft decided not to focus on the consumer market with HoloLens 2. In an interview, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman admitted that HoloLens technology is not ready —in terms of comfort, in terms of immersion, in terms of value- for consumers.

Today, The Elec (South Korean website) reported that Microsoft and Samsung are working together on an AR hardware project. This joint project was started sometime in the summer this year and will last two years. The commercial product

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Lagos Police Working With Hoodlums Label Software Developers As Internet Fraudsters Without Proof, Extort N50,000 From Them

A young man identified as Samuel has narrated how he, alongside his sibling, was extorted by men of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday. 

The young man said the officers were working with hoodlums who bundled the duo into a yellow bus, popularly known as danfo, only to discover there were police officers in the bus waiting for their prey.

According to him, the officers requested access to their phones, which was granted. He said despite the absence of incriminating materials, the officers seized the phones, labelling the brothers as internet fraudsters and cult members. 

Samuel and his brother

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WhatsApp working on message reaction notifications for its Android app

WhatsApp has released the update for its Android users on the beta channel, which reveals the company is working on message reaction notifications for its Android app.

WhatsApp has been developing the message reactions feature for a few months now, which, as evident from its name, lets users react to messages the same way they react to the posts and comments on the Facebook app.

Previously, WhatsApp had no plans to notify users of message reactions, but the company later began developing it for the beta version of its iOS app, and now it’s also working on providing the

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Apple working on a software update to enable Face ID after third party iPhone 13 screen repairs

Last week iFixit found out that unauthorized screen repairs on the brand new iPhone 13 series render Face ID useless. This is due to a tiny new control chip implemented in the flex cable connecting the screens on the phones that links each display to its unique motherboard. This meant that all repair shops not part of Apple’s Independent Repair Program would be forced to desolder the small chip from the broken screen and then re-solder it on the new display – a process which would take plenty of time and effort as well as special equipment not available in

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WhatsApp will stop working on some Android, iOS phones from Nov 1. Check list

From Monday (November 1), messaging platform WhatsApp will stop working on a number of Android (Google’s mobile software) devices as well as Apple-made iOS devices. The users who have not backed their chats also risk of losing it when the company implements the change.

However, the key thing to note is that the end of WhatsApp support will impact only those users which are using old versions of both the operating systems. According to Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, smartphones using Android 4.0.3 or lower will not be supported by the messaging platform.

In case of Apple, the limit has been

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WhatsApp Will Stop Working On These Android Phones, iPhones By Next Month: Full List

Another year is about to end, that means there is another cycle of WhatsApp’s end of support for some Android smartphones and iPhones. WhatsApp has shared a list of devices that will no longer support the Facebook-owned messaging app starting November 1, 2021. The devices will no longer have support for the WhatsApp app and will be incompatible starting next month. In general, these will be Android phones that are running on Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.

The Android phones list released by WhatsApp includes smartphones from Samsung, LG, ZTE,

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Sundar Pichai: Google hardware, platform teams working on AR

During the Alphabet Q3 2021 earnings call, Sundar Pichai was asked about augmented reality and the CEO shared some brief thoughts about what Google is working on in the AR area.

Compared to other companies, namely Facebook, Google has not talked about augmented reality hardware in any significant manner. Rather, its focus is solely on services and AR in the context of Android/mobile apps.

The topic today was brought up by an analyst from Morgan Stanley. Pichai started by saying that the company is thinking about the future of technology and mentioned Ambient Computing as an example. That concept is

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Whatsapp will stop working on these Android phones, iPhones by November 2021

2021 is about to end in the next three months and that means there is another cycle of WhatsApp ending support for some Android smartphones and iPhones.
WhatsApp has shared a list of devices that will no longer support the WhatsApp messaging app starting November 1, 2021.
In general, these will be Android phones that are running on Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.
If you are using an old Android phone or an iPhone then you may have to worry about Whatsapp support
If your Android phone doesn’t even
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Android Auto for Phone Screens stop working for some users

Google’s ambitions in the car led to Android Auto being redesigned a couple of years ago, mostly to positive feedback. However, the version of Android Auto on phone screens was meant to shut down at the time and has been on life support ever since. Now, that version has stopped working for some users.

The aptly named “Android Auto for Phone Screens” was launched in 2019 as Google was forced to delay Google Assistant Driving Mode. That feature, which finally started rolling out in 2020, continued into earlier this year, and has expanded since, was supposed to replace the experience

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