Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.2 update for OnePlus 5T halted, OnePlus rolling out a revised version

Last week, OnePlus introduced OxygenOS 5.0.2 – the first Oreo-based version of its custom Android overlay – to the OnePlus 5T. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but many users in India were left bemused by the inclusion of Mkey, a multi-use SMS/keyboard app that required a suspicious amount of permissions and gathered a lot of user data. 

Possibly in response to customer concerns, OnePlus is now rolling out a revised variant of the update as OxygenOS version 5.0.3. The changelog of the new patch is nearly identical …


Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?

For the last few months, Samsung has been hard at work on bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Korean tech giant launched a public beta for the 2017 flagship pair and managed to dish out multiple test builds before closing the program on January 26th. Current expectations are that the official rollout of the Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 software will commence before the end of February.
However, their ruggedized sibling, the Galaxy S8 Active, has generally avoided the Oreo commotion, leading some to believe that its upgrade to the …

Essential Phone's Camera app improved with grid options in latest update

Ever since its commercial launch, the Essential Phone has received lots of criticism for its lackluster camera software. However, Andy Rubin & Co. have been hard at work trying to address these concerns, and we’re happy to say that the handset’s Camera app has been updated yet again.

The latest patch brings along grid options. As you might know, the camera grid divides the frame into thirds both horizontally and vertically, which allows users to better compose their shots. Also included are various stability fixes. 

The …

Galaxy S8 beta testers to get Android Oreo a day earlier, Samsung "doing its best" to release official update

Have you taken part in the Android Oreo beta test program for the Galaxy S8/S8+? If so, Samsung has a little surprise for you. As a token of appreciation, the Korean tech giant will distribute the official Oreo update to beta users one day before the start of the general rollout.
The news comes from a “Beta Notices” notification that was recently sent out to participants. In it, Samsung doesn’t give information on when exactly we should see the Android 8-based Samsung Experience 9.0 land on the 2017 flagship pair. Still, the company says that …

OnePlus 5 and 5T beta update removes 'infamous' Clipboard app, adds new gesture

OnePlus is testing new features for its latest flagship killers – the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so anyone who’s part of the beta program can try them out. Also, the latest OxygenOS update addresses some issues and adds some under the hood improvements, OnePlus states.

But the most important change is the removal of the Clipboard app that caused so much ruckus among OnePlus users lately. Even though the Chinese company recently released a statement denying the Clipboard app sends data to China, it appears that OnePlus caved in under users pressure and decided to remove it completely.

Well, …

Microsoft releases major OneDrive update on iOS, here are all the changes

OneDrive for iOS has just received a major update that includes important design changes and a plethora of new features and improvements. Some of these changes are based on customer feedback, such as the new context menu next to each item so that you won’t have to tap and hold or open a file to take action on it.

Also, the app now uses space more efficiently and the text style is more streamlined to make it easier to read file names and spot important information quicker. The same goes for shared files and thumbnails, which are now larger and more detailed.

Furthermore, the update …

Update to Razer Phone includes improvements to the cameras, Netflix HDR and more

The Razer Phone has received an update weighing in at 249MB that makes it the best smartphone for Netflix-addicted streamers. The update brings Netflix HDR to the handset, which is the only phone in the world to support it. Combined with the phone’s zippy refresh rate of 120Hz and the Dolby 5.1 audio playback for Netflix that is part of the update, the Razer Phone is a binge watcher’s best mobile friend.

The update also helps fix the cameras on the phone, including the 12MP and 13MP dual camera setup on back (f/1.8 and f/.2.6, respectively). Make sure that you go to the Google Play Store …

Microsoft Launcher scores a handful of optimizations and improvements in the latest update

Microsoft has been on a roll expanding the functionality of its Android launcher over the last couple of months. A new update for Microsoft Launcher is now rolling out on Google Play, adding a handful of practical and customization features to the mix. The new stuff includes adjustable size for home screen and app drawer icons, Oreo app shortcuts, and other improvements. Here’s the changelog for the new version of Microsoft Launcher (v. 4.5.0.39810):

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Will Ferrell revived one of his classic 'SNL' characters for Weekend Update

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Another week, another Weekend Update.

Saturday Night Live‘s regular news segment had a lot of material to work with this week, including the end of the U.S. government shutdown (for now) and Donald Trump’s eventually-abandoned decision to fire Robert Mueller last summer.

There’s also a great bit on Stephen Miller, laughable Trump stan and a man Samantha Bee recently described as an “enterprising slime mold.”

For SNL veterans, however, the biggest thrill is no doubt the return of Will Ferrell’s classic character, Jacob Silj. Not only is Mr. Silj still dealing with voice immodulation syndrome, there have also been some fresh wrinkles to his life story. Read more…

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Apple's iOS 11.3 update public beta is out, will you be testing the new features?

You no longer need a developer account to preview Apple’s newest iOS 11.3 update, as it was just outed as a public beta, bringing with it plethora of new features that look promising, and we hope they will make their way to the final retail edition intact, with only the bugs ironed out. If you want to take it for a spin, enroll in the beta program, and download the 11.3 profile from Apple’s source link below to get the update.
We know most folks with older iPhones are awaiting the update on account of the power management toggles that Apple …