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The Galaxy S8′s quick launch camera setting isn’t available globally

The ability to quickly launch the camera with the power button is missing on a few Galaxy S8 units.

Double tapping the home button was the fastest way to launch the camera on the Galaxy S6 and S7. But with the Galaxy S8 eschewing the home button, Samsung had to come up with a new way to quickly launch the camera, and the company turned to the power button. Pressing on the power button twice in quick succession opens the camera by default on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but that option isn’t available on all units.

In the process of setting up my S8+, I noticed that the quick launch shortcut didn’t work as advertized. I pressed the power button twice to no avail, and digging into the settings to manually toggle the feature made me realize that the option isn’t available on my unit. I’m using the Indian variant of the S8+ (SM-G955FD) with build number G955FXXU1AQDD.

The issue doesn’t seem isolated to my device, as other Indian models of the S8 and S8+ don’t have the option listed eith…

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/3NukW3e3MNg/galaxy-s8s-quick-launch-camera-setting-isnt-available-globally


Microsoft’s Timely Response to Shadow Brokers Threat Raises Questions

Just as the Shadow Brokers hacker group started crowing about a dump of never-seen-before flaws in Windows, Microsoft announced it already had fixed most of the exploits. “Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers,” said Microsoft Principal Security Group Manager Phillip Misner. “Most of the exploits are already patched.”

Source: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84463.html?rss=1


AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets

 What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly, they’re after access to data. Lots and lots of data. Read More

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/_maPoru_ZTg/


Pad & Quill adds an old school vibe to your desk top

That?s desk top and not desktop. As in the top of your desk and not your computer?s home screen. Now that we?re on the same page, let?s get back to the news? Pad & Quill is celebrating 7 years in business by offering 25% off their some of their most popular products. Brian Holmes sent […]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2017/04/22/pq-helps-you-add-an-old-school-vibe-to-your-desk-top/


Uber’s Old YouTube Channel Is Incredibly Awkward, Involves Nazis

Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company?s old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it?s a damn miracle that Uber lasted more?

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Source: http://gizmodo.com/ubers-old-youtube-channel-is-awkward-involves-nazis-1794593214