Weird iOS 11.1 autocorrect bug gets temporary workaround ahead of likely iOS 11.1.1 fix

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Hailed as “a giant step for iPhone” and “a monumental leap for iPad”, iOS 11 couldn’t escape criticism shortly after its initial September 19 release, as several issues and baffling feature limitations gradually came to light.

Apple of course didn’t take long to start fixing bugs with small stability-improving updates, but as so often happens, new software flaws continued to emerge, even after the first bigger platform renovation effort rolled out.

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Android 8.1 lets you disable those pesky “App is running in the background” notifications

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For the past several years, Google has been trying to improve battery life on Android devices. It instituted new features like Doze and new restrictions on what can run in the background. But, beyond what it could do to the system and the apps running on it, Google made an effort to keep users more informed, too. Starting in Android Oreo, a notification would pop up letting you know an app was running in the background. This happened with popular apps like LastPass and Facebook Messenger, and no matter how many times you swiped, it wasn’t going away.

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones affected by SMS bug; unable to receive SMS messages

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Google debuted as a smartphone manufacturer with the launch of Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016. Apart from having an impressive hardware, these are the first devices to get the new versions of Android OS.

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iPhone X and iOS 11 bring a welcome change to iOS lock screen notifications

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The Apple iPhone X will only show lock screen notifications with actual content when it knows you are the one who is watching and if it's somebody else, they will only see the notification source, but not the notification content itself (which might be sensitive).

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