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Unofficial TWRP for the OnePlus 5T Released—Make Backups and Root the Phone

The OnePlus 5T was just announced today. Besides the display, there isn't much different under-the-hood when comparing it to the OnePlus 5. We haven't yet been able to determine if unified builds are possible for the OnePlus 5/5T, but thanks to the kernel source release we do know that the jelly scrolling issue is likely gone....

OnePlus 5T’s Display Panel is not Inverted, Jelly Scrolling Likely Resolved

When the OnePlus 5 was first launched earlier this year, it was hard to find much at fault with the device. It was a solid upgrade without many compromises. However, soon after launch some reviewers and users discovered a rather peculiar issue: jelly scrolling. This scrolling behavior can best be shown on a slowed down...

OnePlus Unveils the 6-inch OnePlus 5T – Here are the Specs, Features, and Pricing

After months of speculation, OnePlus has finally taken the wraps off its newest flagship smartphone: The OnePlus 5T. It's not a complete surprise -- the official specs match the leaked ones almost blow-for-blow. But OnePlus had a few surprises in store at its Brooklyn press event on Thursday. OnePlus 5T Design One of the highlights of the...

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo Beta will be Launched this Month, OTA in Early 2018

Today is the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5T, but OnePlus also has some exciting news for customers of its previous devices. On stage, the company announced that the first open beta for the OnePlus 5 Android Oreo update will launch this month. Furthermore, they announced that the OTA update for all users would roll...

[Update: Supports Hotspot 2.0R1, No 2.0R2 Yet] The Google Pixel 2 Doesn’t Support WiFi Passpoint Which Would’ve Made Switching Hotspots Easier

WiFi Passpoint, also referred to as Hotspot 2.0, and is an improved method that wireless devices can use to connect to WiFi hotspots. This was created by the WiFi Alliance and it enables devices which have already logged into a hotspot network to connect automatically and silently to other hotspots in the background when moving...

OxygenOS Open Beta 27/18 Released For the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus released an open beta for Android Oreo on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last month, and with it came nearly all of the features expected, sans Project Treble support. It is unlikely that OnePlus will be including Treble support in the finished build, as it is not a requirement for devices upgrading to...

Essential Phone’s Camera App Updated with 60FPS Monochrome Video Support

The Essential Phone has been a device plagued with problems since its release, and one of its largest criticisms above all else has been its camera. The phone delivered a poor camera experience ranging from the camera stability to the actual quality of the photos it takes, and these issues were simply unacceptable at the...

Adobe Scan Can Now Search for Documents in Users’ Photos with Use of Machine Learning

There are many photo scanning apps available on the Play Store, and some OEMs like Xiaomi even include their own photo scanning apps in their ROM. However, up till now, free photo scanners on the Play Store did not automatically search for documents in user photos, which meant users had to manually upload their photos...

ViroCore is a SceneKit Equivalent to Easily Develop AR/VR Apps in Java

Virtual reality has been in the spotlight for a few years now with enthusiast products like the HTC Vive as well as more mainstream options such as the Gear VR and Google Daydream. Lately, we've seen renewed interest in augmented reality with Google recently launching ARCore. Creating content for these new platforms can be difficult...

Report: Amazon Backs Out of its Bundled Video Service Plans

Cable TV subscriptions are getting more and more expensive these days, which has motivated an increasing number of people to "cut the cord." Some are signing up for TV studio-sponsored services like CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime, while others are opting for bundled video services like Netflix, YouTube TV, and Sling TV. Amazon had reportedly...

New Android Vulnerability Tricks Users Into Recording Their Screen

Android is on billions of devices worldwide, and new vulnerabilities are discovered every day. Now, an exploit discovered by MWR InfoSecurity details how applications in Android versions between 5.0 and 7.1 can trick users into recording screen contents without their knowledge. It involves Android's MediaProjection framework, which launched with 5.0 Lollipop and gave developers the ability to capture...

Google Maps Redesign Tweaks Color Scheme and Updates Map Modes

Google Maps is one of those rare applications that gets better with time. Over the years, the team at Google has improved on various aspects of the mapping service, adding features such as offline maps and real-time location sharing. And on Wednesday, the search giant announced Maps' latest enhancement: A fresh coat of paint. The redesigned...