OnePlus 5T in "Sandstone White" is now official, sales open on January 9th

After leaking out earlier today, the OnePlus 5T in a brand new color, “sandstone white” has just gone official on the company’s website.
The new OnePlus 5T finish pays tribute to the original OnePlus “sandstone” designs and has the same textured finish on its back that makes it different from all other phones out there. It is also looks very similar to the limited Star Wars edition 5T released exclusively to India earlier.

Interestingly, OnePlus seems to be drawing inspiration from the Pixel 2 XL “panda” look, as this newest 5T model has a similar white back …


OnePlus 5 gets Face Unlock feature via OxygenOS open beta 3

OnePlus 5T is one of the not so many smartphones that offer Face Unlock, a face recognition system that adds another layer of security. Although none of its previous products had the security feature, OnePlus promised that at least one of them will get Face Unlock in the not so distant future, the OnePlus 5.

Last week, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei said that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be implemented into the OnePlus 5 software as well. True to his promise, the Face Unlock feature is now being rolled out to OnePlus 5 units enrolled in the open beta program.

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OxygenOS open beta based on Android Oreo now available for the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus teased the Android Oreo open beta of the 5T a few days ago but didn’t exactly said when the update will be available for download.

Well, if you have a OnePlus 5T, you’ll be pleased to know the update is now live, so if you want to test Android Oreo before the final version gets released, you can now download this open beta build and flash it on your phone.

You should know that since this is a beta build, it’s not as stable as an official OTA, which means you’ll be exposed to data loss. Make sure you join OnePlus’ open beta program before …

OneOlus 5 gets Face Unlock feature via OxygenOS open beta 3

OnePlus 5T is one of the not so many smartphones that offer Face Unlock, a face recognition system that adds another layer of security. Although none of its previous products had the security feature, OnePlus promised that at least one of them will get Face Unlock in the not so distant future, the OnePlus 5.

Last week, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei said that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be implemented into the OnePlus 5 software as well. True to his promise, the Face Unlock feature is now being rolled out to OnePlus 5 units enrolled in the open beta program.

Aside from …

Saudi Arabia swooning over Apple, first Apple Store in the country might open in 2019

According to Reuters, Apple might finally open up an Apple Store in Saudi Arabia in 2019 following a government agreement expected to be signed sometime in February 2018. Surprisingly, the initiative is on Saudi Arabia’s part which has been making it next for impossible for tech companies and Apple in particular to do business locally for years due to multiple hurdles imposed by the conservative muslim kingdom, which also happens to be one of the richest countries in the world thanks to its vast oil reserves. 
However, it’s in Saudi Arabia’s interest …

OnePlus teases the first Android Oreo open beta for the OnePlus 5T

Ironically, the 5T, the newest smartphone launched by OnePlus doesn’t have Android Oreo, yet, the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 have already been updated to the latest version of the OS.

However, OnePlus confirmed soon after the 5T made it to market that the smartphone will eventually get Android Oreo. Moreover, the company said last month that it’s already working on the update and it will soon make it available through its closed beta and open beta programs.

Today, OnePlus Germany posted an intriguing message on Twitter saying that an Android Oreo beta build should …

Alec Baldwin's Trump is haunted by Michael Flynn in 'SNL's' Christmas Carol' cold open

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Saturday Night Live decked the halls with the ghosts of Donald Trump’s presidency in tonight’s yuletide cold open, and Alec Baldwin was right there for the Dickensian reckoning.

There’s evidently not much to celebrate around the White House this Christmas, what with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI

Kellyanne Conway, expertly played as ever by Kate McKinnon, tried to lighten the mood, reminding the president of his many accomplishments, like passing the GOP tax bill and… passing the GOP tax bill. Read more…

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OnePlus 3 and 3T getting lots of improvements with OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19

After rolling out OxygenOS 5.0-based on Android Oreo update last week, OnePlus is now releasing the first open beta build for OnePlus 3 and 3T. The updates are identical in terms of changes, at least according to OnePlus.

Most of the changes are aimed at the core of the software that comes pre-installed on these phones, but there are a few for Launcher, Gallery, and Contacts as well. Also, there’s at least one known issue that will hopefully be patched in the next update. You can find below the full changelog of OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19, depending on what smartphone …

Marvel Strike Force is a new mobile RPG launching in 2018, pre-registrations now open

Remember Marvel: Contest of Champions, the game developed by a studio called Kabam? In the meantime, Kabam was bought by Netmarble, although many members of the team departed to form a new studio called FoxNext Games.

Well, the folks over at FoxNext Games are now working on a new game in the Marvel universe, which will be released on Android and iOS sometime in 2018. The game is called Marvel Strike Force and it’s a mobile RPG where players will get to play iconic superheroes in the Marvel universe, including Iron Man, Captain America, Daredevil and Doctor Strange.

Moreover, …

OnePlus 3 and 3T getting new OxygenOS Open Beta update, lots of changes incoming

Despite the fact that media headlines are focused on the new OnePlus 5T, the Chinese company had a few other aces up its sleeve. The release of a new OxygenOS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T can be considered one since it comes with many changes meant to improve overall user experience.

Owners of the OnePlus 3T enrolled in the beta program should look for Open Beta 18, while OnePlus 3 beta testers will receive Open Beta 27. Although they are numbered differently, the updates include the same changes.

New UI for Do Not Disturb (We’ve made the Do Not Disturb setting …