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The first users of Android 12 are very unhappy: they cut out the font and shape settings of the icons from the operating system

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Back in the Google Pixel 4, Google introduced the Pixel Themes app, which eventually became available to users under the name Styles & Wallpapers. It allowed you to change the font, icon shape and accent color on your devices.

The app has spread to other Pixel phones running Android 10, and some OEMs like ASUS and Motorola have included it in their software as well. However, in Anroid 12, Google decided to remove this feature, which caused discontent among the first users to take part in beta testing.

This system is being replaced by the new dynamic theme system in Android 12. Although the new Android 12 theme system is more customizable, it does not have the custom styles that Google introduced in Android 10. In the fresh Android 12 beta 3, Google removed the font settings from the firmware. shapes of icons and accent colors.

In a comment on Google Issue Tracker, a Google employee confirmed the removal and added the following: “The custom styling features (font, icon shape, icon set, and accent color) in Android R are being replaced by the new dynamic theme creation feature we are introducing in Android S. We believe the new function of dynamic creation is all the more modern and intelligent. A simple and enjoyable experience that we hope all users will enjoy. “

In the comments on the forums, many users point out that previous features should remain in the operating system, regardless of all new features.

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  1. Bill

    July 27, 2021 at 18:45

    Being able to change font size would be a deal breaker for me. If I pay for it and it is mine, I want more control over such a simple issue. Regardless it is much like Samsung’s idea for a rounded edge which was a severe loser. It caused me to no longer buy their product and also dump my Moto Edge. Great hardware wise but design and functionality severely lacking. I have small hands but even the newest Samsung is not wide enough.The good thing is in the end consumers will lead them in the right direction.Regardless I am quite happy with my latest buy which despite reviews has the best cellphone experience. No advertising here but it is a Nokia 8.3 5G. Android 11 sucks as well. I cannot keep my custom notification sounds in place. Same problem when the Edge upgraded to 11. Apple??? Maybe, who knows….

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iPhone 12 Picks Up Better With iOS 15? So says the former vice president of Oppo

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Apple yesterday began distributing the final version of iOS 15 for compatible smartphones. Former Oppo VP Shen Yiren, a longtime Apple user, commented favorably on the release of iOS 15 on his Weibo social media page.

He stated that after updating the iPhone 12 to iOS 15, the smartphone became better at picking up the signal of the mobile network. Prior to this update, in the house where Shen Yiren lives, the iPhone 12 smartphone often failed to catch the network or showed only one bar. Now the smartphone shows two of the four bars in the status bar.

He clarified that he relies on his own observations, but he did not make accurate measurements of the stability of the reception. It is worth noting that the official changelog for iOS 15 does not mention that the new operating system should improve the quality of signal reception on the company’s smartphones. It remains to wait for the appearance of reviews from other users.

Luo Yonghao, chief executive of Hammer Technology and Smartisan, ridiculed Apple’s recently launched iPhone 13 line of smartphones, claiming that he would have fired the designer if it were about his company.

Authoritative network whistleblower Jon Prosser and FrontPageTech editor confirmed previous information that the iPhone 13 mini will be Apple’s latest compact flagship. Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities says the delay in the iPhone with an under-screen Touch ID fingerprint scanner and foldable iPhone “will hurt iPhone shipments in 2022 and 2023.” The iPhone 13 is also known to outperform the bestselling iPhone 12 in pre-orders.

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Class-lawsuit filed against Apple for placing a phishing app disguised as a cryptocurrency wallet on the App Store

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Apple claims the App Store “is the safest and most trusted place for users to get apps.” This claim is disputed in a nine-count class action lawsuit filed against Apple by users of the Toast Plus app.

Users of this app who downloaded it from the Apple App Store found that their money was gone. According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, Apple allowed hackers to place a phishing app disguised as a cryptocurrency wallet on its online app store, prompting the plaintiff and others to download and install it.

The lawsuit says Apple is liable because it did not test the software distributed by its online store, which it tightly controls, allowing only approved vendors to work and receiving (until recently) a 30% commission on every sale. The lawsuit also clarifies that the template disclaimer included in the user agreement does not apply in this case, since “Toast Plus was not an actual application, but instead was a means of committing fraud, which does any existing contract using it as a subject, invalid “.

According to the lawsuit, contacting Toast Plus, Apple and law enforcement did not resolve the issue. The lawsuit also states that anyone who has downloaded the Toast Plus software “is entitled to receive statutory damages in excess of $ 10,000 or $ 100 per day for each day of violation, actual and punitive damages, reasonable attorney fees and profits the defendant from the violations described above ”.

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Finally, every user can check their PC for compatibility with Windows 11. Microsoft has released the final version of the free PC Health Check Tool

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The PC Health Check Tool, which allows you to assess the performance of your PC and answer the user’s question whether his computer is suitable for installing Windows 11, was released in the last week of June, but Microsoft very quickly removed it from its website – after many users began to complain on inadequate operation of the application. For example, even quite powerful PCs have not been tested for compatibility with Windows 11. Later, the application was tested by members of the Windows Insiders program, and now, finally, its final version has been released for ordinary users.

You can download the PC Health Check Tool directly from this link. The tool not only gives a verdict, but also indicates the specific reasons for the incompatibility of the computer or laptop with Windows 11 (if, of course, it is incompatible). In reality, it looks like this:

 

Interestingly, Microsoft has not yet made any official statements regarding the release of the final version of the PC Health Check Tool – the application just appeared on the official website of the company.

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