Tag Archive: Open


Qualcomm remains open to Broadcom buyout if offered more cash

When will this back and forth end?

Another day, another possibility that Qualcomm may eventually sell to Broadcom.

Reports of Broadcom being interested in acquiring Qualcomm first appeared in early November of 2017, but Qualcomm’s Board of Directors turned down the initial offering of $ 105 billion. Broadcom came back with a counter-offer of $ 121 billion, but even so, Qualcomm still refused to sell.

On February 16, 2018, Qualcomm’s Chairman of the Board, Paul Jacobs, sent  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta removes Clipboard app, adds iPhone X-like gestures

R.I.P Clipboard 💀

The OnePlus 5 and 5T are receiving their second OxygenOS Open Beta update this month, and while there are a few added features and bug fixes, OnePlus is also removing something that it just added a couple weeks ago – its Clipboard app.

A new Clipboard function was added to the OnePlus 5/5T with an OxygenOS Open Beta on January 16, and it introduced a pop-up window that appeared whenever copying text on the  [Read More…]

How to install the OxygenOS Open Beta on your OnePlus phone

OxygenOS beta builds let you test-drive the latest features before they’re released to the public.

OnePlus has steadily added features to OxygenOS over the years, making it one of the best manufacturer skins around. The simplicity of OxygenOS combined with its extensibility allows both normal users and enthusiasts alike to the platform.

OnePlus rolls out a steady stream of updates to its devices, but if you’re looking to get an early look at the features that are  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 now has Face Unlock with OxygenOS Open Beta 3

It’s finally here.

A few days before we closed out 2017, OnePlus announced that it’d be introducing Face Unlock to the OnePlus 5 with an OxygenOS Open Beta before rolling it out to everyone with an official OTA update. OxygenOS Beta 3 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 5, and along with a new security patch and a couple general optimizations, also included is – you guessed it – Face Unlock.

Just like on the OnePlus  [Read More…]

Face Unlock coming to OnePlus 5 with Open Beta, 3/3T might get it too

Yes, Carl, this is something we want.

Alongside the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5, Carl Pei took to Twitter to announce that the popular Face Unlock feature on the 5T would be making its way to its older brother. This came as exciting news, but we weren’t entirely sure how OnePlus would integrate the feature.

In a post that Pei shared on the OnePlus forums, we now know that Face Unlock will initially  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3/3T get new Notes app and security patch in latest Open Beta

Open Beta 29 for OnePlus 3, Open Beta 20 for OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 5T might be OnePlus’s latest product, but that doesn’t mean the company’s stopped supporting its older hardware. After pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5, there’s now a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the 3/3T that has a pretty lengthy changelog.

Perhaps the most notable addition with this latest version of the Open Beta is the new OnePlus  [Read More…]

HQ Trivia begins limited beta in the U.S., open beta in Canada

Here’s some good news for some Americans and all Canadians: HQ Trivia is here!

Earlier this week, the mobile phenomenon, HQ Trivia, announced that its Android release was nearing. Now, the company has said that it launched in limited beta in the U.S. on Christmas Day to iron out some bugs, and that it will open the app to more users in the coming days and weeks.

Android update: we’re in limited beta as of Christmas  [Read More…]

Your weekend comments thread is open for business

Reset and recuperate with friends both online and off.

Weekends are all about taking time to shake away the work-week brain dust. No matter your job, work can get stressful and everyone needs to find time to step away and remember how to enjoy themselves. That could mean something quiet and relaxing or extreme and adrenaline pumping, or anything in-between. And while you’re winding down from it all here’s the place where you can get together with friends and  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show expanding to the UK and Germany, pre-orders open now

This hasn’t always been one of Amazon’s strong suits.

Amazon’s only Echo product with a screen, the Echo Show, is expanding to the UK and Germany, the company announced at a hardware event today alongside several other Echo-related announcements. Pre-orders are kicking off now, and pricing is set at £199 in the UK and €219 in Germany.

See at Amazon

Image credit: Ry Crist

Amazon is known for being rather slow to bring its products outside  [Read More…]

Open your door with just a touch using the $210 Kwikset Kevo

This smart lock offers multiple ways to get into your home without a key while keeping it secure when you’re away!

Update: The last deal we shared on this smart lock saw the Venetian Bronze color drop to $ 200. This deal applies to the Satin Nickel version and sees it drop to $ 210, which is a great price.

The Kwikset Kevo 2nd generation touch-to-open Bluetooth smart lock is down to $ 210 on Amazon right now.  [Read More…]