If you are yet to update the Google Play Music app for Android on your device to version 7.9.4920, which was released by the search giant on Monday, we would like to advise you to hold on for a moment. The latest update to the app is reportedly causing the app to crash as soon as the users try to open it.
After updating to Google Play Music version 7.9.4920, many users report that the app crashes before loading up. While we have experienced this on our own devices, Android Police has pointed out the issue is not universal but is being faced across devices and Android versions. The review section of the app on Google Play is already filled with negative feedback due to the crashing issues associated with the latest update.
If you have already installed the latest version of the app, you can uninstall the app entirely and manually install the previous version after downloading it from APK Mirror. If the app came preloaded on your device, you can disable it first and then install the new version after disabling auto-updates and downloading it from the link shared above.
Last month, Google Play Music started offering a four-month free subscription for new subscribers, allowing them to scan up to 50,000 songs from their music library. While the streaming service offered free subscription period to new users earlier as well, it was limited to just three months.
While the search giant is yet to roll out a fix for the problem, we will have to wait and see how long it takes before it does so. As this issue makes the app non-functional, it is necessarily required that the company issues a fix soon.
Korg’s Minilogue and Monologue synthesizers have set the world of synthesis alight. Their sound quality, usability and tempting price point make them a fun choice for anybody wanting to bash out some electronic noises. Korg is committed to keeping them at the top of their game and have released a couple of updates to do just that.
The Minilogue, being the older of the two, has already received a few system updates. The previous version 1.21 added a latch mode for the arpeggiator and corrected some CC numbers. This version 1.23 fixes the priority of voices in the release stage. Baby steps, but even the tiniest of fixes makes someone’s life better.
Also updated is the free Minilogue and Monologue sound librarian. The librarian is a piece of PC or Mac software that allows you to reorder and manage the programs stored inside the synth. You can also use it to load custom banks of sounds. The new 1.01 version brings some added features. The Program Names can now be edited in the Program List. Preset data can be added via the menu. You can now copy multiple selections of programs from preset Data to the Program List. And that annoying problem with the Japanese localisation support on OSX 10.12 has been fixed (thank the maker).
As a bonus Korg also released new drivers for the nanoKontrol Studio, nanoKey Studio, microKey Air and Korg BLE-MIDI Driver.
We’re used to hearing about patent infringement cases in the tech world, but recent years have seen most of these high-profile lawsuits involve Apple and Samsung. Now, semiconductor manufacturer AMD has filed a patent complaint. The firm has requested the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) investigate claims that several companies infringed its graphics processing patents.
The complaint, which was filed last month, accuses MediaTek, LG, Vizio, and Sigma Designs of manufacturing products that infringe on two patents filed by ATI (acquired by AMD in 2006) and one from AMD itself. The infringements relate to technologies such as unified shaders, graphics processing architecture, and parallel pipeline graphics systems.
As reported by Anandtech, the unusual part of this complaint is that these companies license their GPU tech from third party developers like Imagination and ARM. But, given that it’s easier to sue over physical products than ideas, AMD is suing the manufacturers instead.
Some of the alleged infringing products include MediaTek’s Helio P10 SoC that’s used in certain LG smartphones, such as the LG X Power, as well as Sigma’s SX7 (STV7701) SoC for UHD TVs with HDR support, which is used by Vizio in its high-end televisions.
AMD points out that both Samsung and GlobalFoundries have licensed its IPs covered by the patents in question. The company states that anyone infringing on its patents damages legitimate licensees of AMD intellectual property.
AMD wants the infringing devices banned from import and sale in the US, which would affect multiple products from LG and Vizio. Expect this case to spend quite a few years in the courts.