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PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 Update to Bring Sight For UZI, DBS Shotgun, Amusement Park and More

PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 update is on its way, but before it arrives, the beta version has already started rolling out. From what we know the new update is going to bring some interesting changes including a revamped UZI, the all-new DBS shotgun, death replay, colour blind mode, and more.

Various YouTubers and gamers have confirmed some of the upcoming features so we have compiled them all over here:

UZI Update

The UZI is going to get a new update that will allow players to attach red-dot or holographic sight on the gun. This will definitely make a huge impact, especially in close combat.

DBS

A powerful double-barrel pump-action bullpup shotgun, the DBS will be initially available from care packages or airdrops. It will come with two internal magazine tubes that allow the user to load up to fourteen 12-gauge rounds, which means you can induce a lot of damage in a short span of time. It can accommodate holographic, red dot sight, and 2x to 6x scopes.

The maximum effective range to deal damage is 100m.

Death Replay

A new death cam option will be arriving with the new update. Basically this will be an option that will allow players to see how their enemy killed them. This is a great addition as you can also check whether your enemy is hacking.

Extreme Cold Mode

A new addition to the game, this is going to be more of a survival mode. Players will have to survive in extreme cold weather by searching for wood to start a fire as well as hunt for animals to take on the cold wave. A timer will be added in this mode to notify players of the incoming extreme cold wave, so they can find shelter and prepare for survival.

Colour Blind Mode

During the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals, it was announced that a colour blind mode would be added to the game in 2020. That is probably going to happen with the next update as it was spotted in the latest 0.17.0 beta update. This will great for players who are diagnosed with colour vision deficiency.

Tactical Markers

A new marking system is also said to be on the cards. This sounds like a well-needed addition where players will be able to mark 8 different types of markers on the map. Notably, only a single type of marker can be marked on the map. These markers can be used to mark enemies, hold positions, ask for ammo or attachments, attack a certain spot and so on.

Other Changes

It is said that some new changes can be expected that bring elements from Erangel 2.0. These include updates for vehicles including the UAZ and Dacia as well as changes in the cottages around various locations on Erangel. Some mew grenade effects are also said to make their way to the game with the new update.

PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 beta version is already out and we can expect the stable version to release around March 3. The next update is also expected to bring Season 12, which will focus on the game’s 2nd-anniversary celebration along with the usual set of in-game items including skins, outfits, stickers and so on. There will also be mini arcade games available during matches which will let you win items that you can use. As a part of the new season and 2nd-anniversary celebration titled ‘2gether we play’ an amusement park will be added placed to next to School on the Erangel map.

Check out this video by Rey Lagarto showing some of the upcoming features:

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PUBG 8v8 Team Deathmatch Mode Set to Arrive in Next Update

PUBG or PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is set to get a new update which will be bringing a fast-paced 8v8 team deathmatch mode. Update 6.2 is said to be live on the PUBG test server. The new 8v8 TDM mode will be available under Arcade but unlike the game’s original TDM that released in 2018, this one will be even more intense. Matches are set across seven small maps on Erangel (Stalber and Sosnovka Military Base), Sanhok (Paradise Resort and Docks), Vikendi (Podvosto and Peshkova), and Miramar (Campo Militar).

Please note that the new 8v8 team deathmatch is only coming to PUBG on PC, and this is not PUBG Mobile. The new mode will only be available in first-person and of course, you can expect respawns along with eight spawn kits. The team that manages to reach 50 kills or whichever has the highest kills at the end of ten minutes, wins. Just like the regular TDM mode, the new mode will not come with DBNO (Down But No Out) which means if you get shot, you die. You respawn with a brief invincibility period and the more kills and assists you have, the faster your TDM Boost Gauge fills up. Individual scores will be rewarded with BP but there will be no rewards for the Survivor Pass XP.

Apart from the new 8v8 team deathmatch, the new PUBG 6.2 update will also bring some new changes to the game. Expect weapon balancing, peeking mechanism and some new tweaks have been made to the new Karakin map, with adjustments done to the Blue Zone. Similar to PUBG Mobile, a parachute follow feature is also being added to help teammates land together, along with changes to blood effect, skins and items, updated replay system, and some bug fixes.

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Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Split Multitasking for iPad, Google Drive Import on Android

Adobe Lightroom has rolled out a new February 2020 update for iPad users, which brings with itself a splitscreen multitasking mode that has so far been much talked about. The feature will allow Lightroom users to open another app next to the photo editor on their iPads at the same time while editing pictures, hence enabling them to pin notes related to editing photos, or other related files.

Along with the splitscreen update for iPads, Adobe Lightroom has also received a host of other new features as well. These include import presets and profiles for Google Drive, which is available only for the Android update. For desktop apps of Adobe Lightroom, the new update introduces support for new cameras and lenses, as well as a detailed guide in the Learn section of the Home view within Lightroom. The last few features also apply for the Android and iOS apps as well.

Adobe Lightroom desktop users can now easily export photos as DNG files. To do so, here are the steps that need to be followed. To export in DNG:

-Open an album or the All Photos view

-Choose the photos that you want to export

-Press Command (macOS)/Control (Windows)+Shift+E to access the Export screen, and select the newly added DNG in the File Type list

-Tap on Export ‘n’ Photos in the top right corner of the screen (‘n’ is the number of selected pictures)

-Choose the folder where you want to export the photos to

The process hence follows the same drop-down file format menu design, hence not complicating anything for users. To import presets and profiles from Google Drive from within the Lightroom app:

-Open a photo in the Edit screen on Loupe view

-Click on the Presets or Profiles icon in the bottom panel

-Tap on three vertical dots and select Import Presets or Import Profiles

-Select the presets and profiles you want to import.

-After the import is complete, you can find the files that you have imported in the Presets and Profiles list.

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PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 Update Arriving on March 3, 1st Anniversary Items to Make Comeback

There’s some good news and bad news for PUBG Mobile lovers. The upcoming season is expected to bring the game’s 2nd-anniversary celebration theme along with the usual set of in-game items including skins, outfits, stickers and so on. A recent leak now suggests that apart from new items, PUBG Mobile will re-introduce some in-game items that launched during the 1st-anniversary celebration.

The highly popular battle royale game was released on the mobile platform on 19 March 2018. This year, the game will be celebrating its 2nd anniversary. We had earlier reported that the next season is going to be titled ‘2GETHER WE PLAY.’ This information came courtesy of a video posted by Mr. Ghost Gaming. The theme is going to be all colourful and as with every new season, expect a variety of outfits. The video showcased a handful of expected in-game items that would make their way to season 12.

The YouTuber has now added a new video confirming that apart from the new season 12 in-game items, we can also expect some of the old 1st-anniversary items making a comeback. These items were spotted on the 0.17.0 beta update, which means that the next update would most likely include items like the Brilliant anniversary set including the headgear and helmet. The L&Q Chicken skin for the M762, Brilliant Anniversary backpack, Street Art Kar98K, Elite Soldier Set and the Lucky Rabbit Set will also make a comeback. These new items could land early on the 0.17.0 update, before season 12 arrives with 0.17.5 update.

So in case you had missed any of these items in the past, you can claim them once the update is out. However, if you already have them, well bad news for you my friend. According to Mr Ghost Gaming, PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 update will roll out on February 12. However, we have been told that Tencent has a tentative plan to launch it on March 3.

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Didn't Receive the Latest Android OTA Update For Your Pixel? Here's How to Get it Manually

Google’s Pixel range of smartphones are the first ones to get new Android updates. However, there are times when new OTA (over the air) updates don’t reach specific regions in time. Google seems to have provided a solution where users can manually install an update through the Pixel Repair Tool.

As per a report, the Pixel Repair Tool uses something called ‘WebUSB’ technology. With this, the user can directly connect their Pixel phones to the web app.

In order to use this method of updating you will require:

·       Your Pixel Phone

·       A laptop or a computer

·       Internet connection

For updating your phone manually with the latest OTA updates, follow these steps:

1.  Open the browser on your computer and go to the Pixel Update and Software Repair page (https://pixelrepair.withgoogle.com)

2.  Select Carrier from which the Pixel phone was purchased.

3.  Enable Rescue Mode on phone. This mode can be accessed by turning off your phone and then restart by simultaneously pressing and holding the volume down and power buttons. After a few seconds, a Bootloader screen will appear wherein you will have to use the volume keys to scroll, to reach the ‘Rescue mode’ option. Once you reach the option press power button to enable it.

4.  Connect the Pixel phone to the system with the help of a USB cable.

5.  A pop up will appear on screen once the phone is connected. Grant access to the phone.

6.  Once access is granted, the tool will show you if a new update is available or not. If there is an update that is compatible with your device, an option reading ‘Update Recommended’ will appear on screen.

7.  On clicking the option a pop asking the user to confirm the action will appear. After the user confirms it the update will automatically get installed on the phone.

What needs to be noted here is that while the update is downloading the phone should not be disconnected from the PC. Also, the tool is currently not available for users in India, but should soon be available in due time.

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Latest Windows 10 Update Improves Accuracy of Windows Hello Face Authentication

The new update will also deal with an issue causing a grey box to appear when you search within Control Panel and File Explorer.

Latest Windows 10 Update Improves Accuracy of Windows Hello Face Authentication
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Microsoft has released a new update with version number KB4532695, which applies to Windows 10, version 1903, Windows Server version 1903, Windows 10, version 1909, Windows Server version 1909. According to Microsoft, Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 have a common core operating system and an identical set of system files. The new update will improve the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication and will also help fix several bugs.

The new update will also deal with an issue causing a grey box to appear when you search within the Control Panel and File Explorer. Besides, it will help solve the problem of incorrect indicators for offline and online files. It will prevent File Explorer’s search bar from receiving user input and it will also handle the issue that sometimes caused an error when a user unplugged a USB Type-C hub or flash drive.

Microsoft has recommended installing the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for the operating system before putting in the latest cumulative update (LCU). SSU upgrades the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the LCU. Users can update the new feature through Windows Update. To do so, users have need to go to the Settings option and then navigate to the Update and Security option. Under Update and Security, head to Windows Update. Users will get the link to download and install the update in the Optional Updates section.


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Microsoft Issues 'Final Patch' to Fix a Bug in Windows 7's Last Update

Microsoft had already ended support for the ageing operating system, but had to issue an out of time system patch for the software.

Microsoft Issues 'Final Patch' to Fix a Bug in Windows 7's Last Update
Microsoft had already ended support for the ageing operating system, but had to issue an out of time system patch for the software.

Microsoft had officially ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, but has now also issued a new update for the same. This was apparently done after a bug was reported in its ‘final patch’. As per a report by BBC, the earlier final update had led to wallpaper issues for those who configured their computers with the stretch option for the desktop background. This had apparently led to a plain black screen, which was shown each time when the Windows 7 PCs were restarted.

Cyber security expert Graham Cluley took to micro blogging site Twitter to inform about the fix. In a tweet directed to the concerned users, he said, “That didn’t take long. Microsoft backs down on ‘no more updates for Windows 7’ in order to fix stretched wallpaper bug.”

The company had stated in the past that it would issue any new fixes only to those who have subscriptions to Microsoft’s paid only extended security updates programme. This makes it a limited group as only a select group of enterprise users are part of the Microsoft extended updates programme. However, Windows 7 still remains a popular choice. According to data by StatCounter, one in four Windows users are still running Windows 7.

Keeping in line with patches for bugs introduced during updates, a recent Windows 10 patch, with key number KB4532695, has fixed an issue that came up with the Windows 10 November 2019 update. In the November update, Microsoft had introduced a new quick-search bar to the File Explorer that was basically meant to help users find files on their computer. However, the bug prevented it from working flawlessly. It is only recently that the issue sought the brand’s attention, and has been fixed in the latest patch. For concerned users, the latest Windows 10 patch can be downloaded by going to settings, clicking on Update and Security, selecting Windows Update, and clicking ‘download’.


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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Now Receiving Android 10 Update With OneUI 2.0

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ you should soon see a prompt to update to the latest Android 10 update.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Now Receiving Android 10 Update With OneUI 2.0
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ you should soon see a prompt to update to the latest Android 10 update.

Samsung has rolled out the Android 10 update for its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models. The new update based on the new OneUI 2.0 is currently available for users, who are using Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Xfinity Mobile. The stable Android 10 version is currently being rolled out in Germany and the US, the Netherlands, reported the Sammobile.com

The report further stated that the new update is currently available for Android Pie users. The South Korean tech giant will soon be releasing the final build of Android 10 for OneUI 2.0 beta users. The report also added stating that the size of the update ranges from 1.8GB to 1.9GB.

Users who want to download the new Android 10 update will have to go to Settings and then click on the Software Update menu to check if they are eligible to receive the latest update. The new Android update is said to come with the latest January security patch. The update comes with all standard Android 10 features, which include gestural navigation, better location-based privacy controls, and more. Users are recommended to take a backup of their important data and keep it safe during the update.

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Motorola Rolls Out Android 10 Update for the Moto G7 Plus

Moto G7 Plus became the third Motorola smartphone to get Android 10, after Motorola One Power and Motorola One Vision.

Motorola Rolls Out Android 10 Update for the Moto G7 Plus
Moto G7 Plus became the third Motorola smartphone to get Android 10, after Motorola One Power and Motorola One Vision.

Motorola has finally started to roll out the Android 10 update for the Moto G7 Plus in Brazil and Mexico. According to reports, the stable update will take a few week’s time to hit other markets, including the United States and India. This update will be the final version as its beta version was launched last week in the company’s traditional manner for the phased roll-out of software updates. The update will come with the latest security patches and features like full gesture navigation, dark theme, better privacy controls, among others.

The reason for launching the update in Brazil before anywhere else can be cited to its popularity in the country. According to the company’s Brazilian support page, the update started rolling out a few days ago. Moto G7 Plus became the third Motorola smartphone to get Android 10, after the Motorola One Power and Motorola One Vision. However, both of these phones were a part of the Android One programme, which is not the case with Moto G7 Plus. Interestingly, its successor, Moto G8 Plus, also hasn’t received the software update as of yet.

The pace of releasing the update can be also seen as unsatisfactory as it comes after five months of Android 10’s release. With a 6.2 inch display, Moto G7 Plus features a Snapdragon 636 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera and 12-megapixel front camera. It has 3,000mAh battery and a memory card slot in addition to its 64GB internal storage.

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Google Home Speakers Become Unresponsive Post Preview Program Update

While some users were successful in making their Google Home speakers function with a factory reset, others said even that did not solve their device’s issues.

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The Google Home range of smart speakers have apparently stopped responding. This is said to have happened mainly to units that are a part of the Google Home preview program. As per a report, some users have managed to fix this issue by doing a factory reset on their device. The devices, which are getting affected by this issue, start flashing an orange LED indicator. Along with that, the affected device stops responding to commands and the ‘Hey Google’ hotword. In several cases, the device is not functioning properly even after a successful factory reset.

This, however, does not seem to have happened for the first time, as last year a faulty firmware update got rolled out affecting the Google Home devices. As mentioned above, the issue has affected only those users, who are using the preview program firmware. As per Google’s support documents, the company asserts that this is not beta software and the main intention of the brand is to ensure that Preview Program updates are as good as production version updates. In this way, the user gets easier and earlier access to new features before they are released broadly.

Previously as a part of fixing the problem, the search giant had offered to replace all devices that were affected regardless of warranty status.