Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings connectivity issues along with new features – Gadgets News

Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings connectivity issues along with new features - Gadgets News

Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings connectivity issues along with new features – Gadgets News

Samsung recently started rolling out a new software update for its first-generation Galaxy Buds that was touted as the major update for the device and brings several new features from Galaxy Buds+ such as Swift Pair, Ambient sound, etc to the device. However, it seems that the latest update has started creating problems for several users.

According to the report by SamMobile, several users have started posting on social media and Samsung’s official forum about the connectivity issues after the update, irresponsive gesture controls, unstable ambient sound mode. In contrast, some users have reported inconsistency in sound output as well. Some users have even reported about the complete failure of the left earbud after the update.

The entire problem is a part of the recently released firmware build R170XXU0ATD2 for Galaxy Buds with which Samsung was planning to bring some latest and greatest Buds+ feature to old devices. However, Samsung, as of now, has not commented anything about this issue or the reason behind it. But as we know, the entire chaos has happened because of the latest software update. Another software patch might fix them.

For those unaware, Samsung rolled out the update two days back that brings features like Microsoft Swift pairing, improved ambient sound mode and ability to resume the playback from the popular music apps.

Among others, the ambient sound was the most touted feature that now allows Galaxy Buds users complete control over how they want to tune in and out the ambient sound. Also, the function now automatically turns on, unlike the previous update where users have to do it manually using the companion app.

WhatsApp's latest Android beta update hints at how multi-device support may work

WhatsApp’s latest Android beta update hints at how multi-device support may work

Since last year, it has been known that WhatsApp is working on rolling out two device support for its platform. Several screenshots and reports by WABetaInfo during this time have shown the progress on this upcoming feature by the instant messaging app.

Now, in the latest Android beta version of the app, v2.20.143, the WABetaInfo has spotted that on the primary registration screen, the app asks users to switch to Wi-Fi. As per the screenshot, it says, “Without Wi-Fi, logging in may be slow, and may use a large amount of your data plan.”

Although the reason for the requirement of Wi-Fi hasn’t been stated for using the multi-device feature, the report says that it could be because WhatsApp needs to transfer data — including chat history — to the other device.

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Besides this, the report also sheds some light on how the multi-device feature will work. As per the report, once this feature is rolled out and activated, all your devices that are logged in with that account will receive a message. Further, all the previous actions such as starring a message, archiving of chats will also be in sync across all devices.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has doubled the number of participants in a group call — both video and audio. This means you can start a conversation with 7 other friends on WhatsApp either on voice or video. The feature was rolled out to both Android and iOS users with the growing dependence on video conferencing tools.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are isolated from friends and family. As a result, we see that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. Over the last month, people on average are spending over 15 billion minutes talking each day on WhatsApp calls, well above a typical day before the pandemic,” said WhatsApp in a statement. WhatsApp also ensured that voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted even with higher participant limits.

Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings connectivity issues along with new features

Samsung Galaxy Buds update brings connectivity issues along with new features

Samsung recently started rolling out a new software update for its first-generation Galaxy Buds that was touted as the major update for the device and brings several new features from Galaxy Buds+ such as Swift Pair, Ambient sound, etc to the device. However, it seems that the latest update has started creating problems for several users.

According to the report by SamMobile, several users have started posting on social media and Samsung’s official forum about the connectivity issues after the update, irresponsive gesture controls, unstable ambient sound mode. In contrast, some users have reported inconsistency in sound output as well. Some users have even reported about the complete failure of the left earbud after the update.

The entire problem is a part of the recently released firmware build R170XXU0ATD2 for Galaxy Buds with which Samsung was planning to bring some latest and greatest Buds+ feature to old devices. However, Samsung, as of now, has not commented anything about this issue or the reason behind it. But as we know, the entire chaos has happened because of the latest software update. Another software patch might fix them.

For those unaware, Samsung rolled out the update two days back that brings features like Microsoft Swift pairing, improved ambient sound mode and ability to resume the playback from the popular music apps.

Among others, the ambient sound was the most touted feature that now allows Galaxy Buds users complete control over how they want to tune in and out the ambient sound. Also, the function now automatically turns on, unlike the previous update where users have to do it manually using the companion app.

Latest iPhone Update Makes it Easier To Unlock Your Phone Even With a Face Mask On

Latest iPhone Update Makes it Easier To Unlock Your Phone Even With a Face Mask On

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Apple is looking to bring in a much-needed improvement to lock-screen authentication on the latest beta version of iOS 13. This is set to benefit iPhone users who now have to spend a majority of their time at work or outdoors wearing a face mask.

Normally if you tried to identify your face using iPhone’s Face ID while wearing a cloth or face mask, your chances of ever getting to use that phone are slim to none. Luckily, iOS will now pull up the manual passcode option after one swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The change, which is currently running on the iOS 13 trial version, will definitely be a welcome one for any iPhone user who no longer has a model with a physical home button.

The frustrations of having to unlock your phone can be well related by users of the iPhone X and iPhone 11 smartphones. With Apple’s strict security policies, the software will normally insist on trying to authenticate biometrically instead of just kicking you to the passcode screen.

This is a process that can take 10 to 15 seconds as well as numerous swipes to force iOS to let you input your code. Not only that, but the user interface design could put iPhone users at risk if they feel like they have to remove their masks just to unlock their devices. So it will be nice to see Apple make a vital change to how iOS authentication works, without necessarily undermining security.

Additionally, Apple is also altering FaceTime video calls to allow users to disable the feature where the active speaker grows larger in the asymmetric grid. Instead, this will be an opt-in feature in the FaceTime settings, and once enabled, you’ll have to tap on a person’s feed to make it prominent in the grid.

Zoom: Zoom launches 5.0 update to make the platform more secure - Latest News

Zoom: Zoom launches 5.0 update to make the platform more secure – Latest News

Video conferencing app Zoom’s 5.0 update has been rolled out. This update brings one of Zoom’s most advanced security enhancements to date with support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, which provides added protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering, claims the company.

Zoom end users can upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by visiting the Zoom download page. Zoom administrators can receive detailed information on how to manage this update for various endpoints in their environment on the Zoom 5.0 IT administrators page.

Here are the features the new security update has added to Zoom:

1. AES 256-bit GCM encryption

Zoom 5.0 supports the current encryption and GCM encryption. A system-wide account enablement to GCM encryption will occur on May 30, 2020, and only Zoom clients on version 5.0 or later, including Zoom Rooms, will be able to join Zoom Meetings starting May 30.

2. Report a User feature

Now, meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform. Found in the Security icon, the option sends a report to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team for review. The report can include a specific offense, description and optional screenshot. The Report a User function is on by default but can be turned off at the account, group, and user level in the Zoom web portal.

3. New encryption shield icon

A new encryption shield appears in the upper left of the user’s Zoom Meeting window and indicates a secure, encrypted meeting. After May 30, the shield will be green for all users, denoting enhanced GCM encryption. Clicking the icon also takes the user to the Statistics page for additional encryption details.

4. Enhanced data center information

Meeting hosts can now select data center regions at the scheduling level for meetings and webinars. The Zoom client also shows which data center the user is connected to in the Info icon in the upper left of your Zoom window. The user can get additional details in-meeting by selecting Video Settings – Statistics in the meeting controls.

Additionally, if organizations outside of China did not opt in to the China data center before the April 25 deadline, those accounts will not be able to connect to mainland China for data transit.

5. Enhancements to ending/leaving meetings

Zoom claims that it has refined the action of ending or leaving a Zoom Meeting. With a new UI update, hosts can clearly decide between ending or leaving a meeting. If the host leaves, they can now easily select a new host and have the confidence that the right person is left with host privileges.