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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 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. 18.104.22.168810):
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.
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…