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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OnePlus 5 receives OxygenOS 4.5.12 update with bug fixes

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Following the roll out of the OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, OnePlus has now rolled out the next iteration of the update to the users of its flagship smartphone OnePlus 5.

If you own a OnePlus 5, then you will be prompted to install the latest update of the custom Android OS - OxygenOS 4.5.12. This update brings general bug fixes as well as the September security patch to the smartphone. Currently, the OxygenOS 4.5.12 update is being rolled out as an OTA update and it will hit the eligible devices in the coming days. This update weighs in at 127MB in size, claims the OnePlus forum. If you haven't received the notification of this update, you can go to the Settings panel on your smartphone to check for the update.

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