OnePlus 5T receives OxygenOS 4.7.2 update, here is what's new

Not long ago, OnePlus confirmed it will soon release an update for the newly launched 5T that will improve the phone’s dual cameras. Apparently, a few issues affect the OnePlus 5T’s dual camera, so the update is supposed to address these problems.

Well, it appears that the first update for the OnePlus 5T has just arrived and the changelog contains some changes related to the phone’s camera. OxygenOS 4.7.2 is still based on Android Nougat and weighs in at 107MB, so it’s not really a large download. You can find below the full list of changes included in the update:

Optimizations for …

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 receives OTA patch with updates to Gallery, Calendar, Wi-Fi Calling, and more

A new OTA update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners that purchased their device from Sprint. With a build number of N950USQU2BQJB and a size of 383MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. 

First of all, Wi-Fi Calling has been renamed to Calling Plus and packs some new and improved features. In a nutshell, Calling Plus includes all the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and adds the ability to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. 
There are also improvements to the Calendar, Gallery, …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives update to kill "Google bug"

Yesterday, during the Huawei event that introduced officially the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro to the world, some of the attendees noticed that the Mate 10 Pro review samples handed out by the manufacturer were running hot, and the 4000mAh battery was draining too fast. Huawei blamed it on Google, calling it the “Google bug.” Google said that it was working feverishly to fix the problem.

The good news is that the doctor has written the prescription and at the tender age of < 1 day, the Mate 10 Pro has received an update that exterminates the bug, at least according to Huawei. …

Man gets T-Mobile tattoo, receives a free iPhone 8

Ah, the crazy things people would do nowadays for either social media recognition or some free stuff. Combine both and you just strengthen their resolve.

Back on the 6th of October, one Philip Harrison tweeted that he’d happily tattoo the T Mobile logo on a visible place of his body in exchange for an iPhone 8. The tweet does address T-Mo’s CEO John Legere, who is quite active on the social media and was quick to reply – deal!

On the 8th of October, Mr. Harrison was all inked up and proudly flaunted the magenta T, permanently stamped on his forearm. John Legere was quick to act and …

Apple iPhone X receives FCC certification

With pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X starting in 22 days, and the launch taking place (at least for now) on November 3rd, the tenth anniversary iPhone has finally been certified by the FCC. That action allowed Apple to remove the disclaimer from its website that said it could not sell or lease the device without receiving authorization from the government regulatory agency. A trio of iPhone X models now have the green light to be offered for sale in the states.

The FCC must test all devices that will be sold in the U.S. with a radio inside. The regulatory agency makes sure that these products …

Apple Watch Series 3 receives watchOS 4.0.1 update to fix connectivity issue

Apple device owners should be happy with the speed in which the tech titan is fixing some issues with its products. When Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece during phone calls, Apple quickly pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to make calls sound great again. Besides the static problem with the latest released iPhone models, Apple also had some recent problems with the Apple Watch Series 3.

The first version of the Apple Watch to come with a built-in LTE radio, the Series 3 doesn’t need to pair with a nearby iPhone in order to send/receive texts and connect …

VLC for Android receives a major update that adds Android Auto and picture-in-picture support

VLC, one of the most popular media players for Android devices, hadn’t received an important update for almost a year. Today, developers announced they have decided to deliver a host of new features to VLC via a comprehensive update.

If you’ve been a VLC user, then you’ll be pleased to know that the media player will be getting PiP (picture-in-picture) support on Android Oreo devices, as well as Android Auto implementation.

Moreover, 360-degree video support has been added too, along with a more dynamic and Material-compliant user interface. New Search activity and integration with …

SwiftKey for Android receives update

Starting today, SoftKey is updating its Android app. The new features include a revised SwiftKey Hub, three new default themes, and three contrast settings (light, dark and high). The update will also include new emoji (Android 8.0 required) and support for seven new languages. The latter include Bislama, Limburgish, Lower Sorbian, Makhuwa, Nuosu, Silesian and Venetian. That brings the total number that work with SwiftKey to 205.

With SwiftKey for Android, you can use five different languages at one time without having to switch keyboards and layouts. And SwiftKey is far from done here. …

Samsung foldable phone unveiling closer after Galaxy X receives another certification

The last we heard about the oft-rumored foldable smartphone from Samsung, dubbed the Galaxy X (and no, it doesn’t stand for the number ten) was that the phone would arrive some time in 2018. This hopeful outlook came from Samsung’s top mobile executive, Koh Dong-jin, who made the statement about two weeks ago. Now, it’s believed that the foldable Samsung handset has been certified in South Korea by the country’s National Radio Agency.

The phone seen by the National Radio Agency sports the model number of SM-G888N0; that is the same model that received its Bluetooth certification back in …

Snapseed receives an interface overhaul on both iOS and Android courtesy of a new update

Google has just begun the rollout of Snapseed v2.18 which could easily be deemed a milestone update despite its incremental vesion number due to the simple fact that it overhauls the user interface of the popular image-editing app and makes it that much more user-friendly and easy to use.

The update to the app should be rolling out now to Android and iOS.
Previously a bit more complicated and requiring getting used to, Snapseed 2.18 now has a friendly new UI that features all the available user-customized filters, dubbed Looks,  first thing when you …