Apple Watch software update promises to fix cellular bugs – CNET

Source: Apple Watch software update promises to fix cellular bugs – CNET Sarah Tew/CNET The Apple Watch Series 3 has had problems connecting to LTE networks when around certain recognized public Wi-Fi spots, but a new software update could correct the issues. The new Apple Watch WatchOS 4.0.1 firmware, available now, promises it “fixes issues that in rare cases were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a web page before the network can be accessed.” The Verge and The Wall ...

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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS

Source: Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS Begin: WordPress Article Content While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it’s no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Microsoft with one option: concede defeat and bring its applications to the likes of Android and iOS. That’s exactly what the company has been doing for the last few years and today the company announced that its Edge browser (the successor to the much — and often justly — maligned Internet Explorer) ...

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Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

Begin: WordPress Article Content You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove Music Pass streaming service and the ability to purchase songs and albums in the Windows Store. Given how competitors like Spotify and Apple now own the markets for streaming and purchasing music online, this move doesn’t come as a total surprise. What does come as a surprise, though, is that Microsoft has partnered with Spotify to move all its Groove Music Pass customers over to ...

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Samsung waiting for Apple's OK on its Gear Fit 2 Pro iOS app – CNET

This won’t work with iPhones yet. Andrew Hoyle/CNET When it was announced in August, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker was touted as being compatible with Android phones and iPhones. It’s been on sale since Sept. 15, but there’s just one problem: The iOS app isn’t available yet. No app, of course, means no iPhone compatibility, much to the chagrin of Apple owners in Samsung’s support forums. In a statement, Samsung said, “We look forward to iOS support for Gear Fit 2 Pro pending approval in the App Store.”  Apple did not respond to our request to comment on the ...

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Apple computers are at risk from flawed updates, researchers find – CNET

Users of MacBooks running MacOS 10.13 High Sierra will receive weekly alerts monitoring their firmware. Sarah Tew/CNET Maybe it isn’t sexy, but it stops hackers from using well-known bugs to break into your computer. In fact, it’s the most important thing you can do to keep your computer safe. Say it with me: Update your software. But there isn’t much you can you do if the update doesn’t work the way it should. That’s what’s happening with some automatic updates to Apple computers. According to research published by Duo Security on Friday, Apple updates can sometimes leave out very important ...

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