OnePlus has opened up applications for a chance to review the OnePlus 8 ahead of the launch. Applications are open to all and you'll even get to keep the phone as long as your review meets the requirements.
Last week YouTube began limiting videos to standard definition by default in European countries to help lessen the strain on the internet. Beginning today, it is making the change worldwide, but users will still be able to switch to high definition by selecting it from the settings.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Instagram has stepped up removing posts with misinformation and banning misleading ads. It has also added a new Co-Watching feature, which allows you to browse posts with your friends while having a video chat.
European Commissioner Thiery Breton is urging users and Netflix to switch to SD quality when HD is not necessary to lessen the strain on the internet. Netflix has responded, opting to throttle its streaming service for the next 30 days.
Pixel owners have begun flooding the Google Camera app with one-star reviews on the Play Store after experiencing camera issues for months. They believe an update is to blame for causing apps to crash when accessing the camera.
According to the White House National Security Council, a recent text floating around about the president instituting a two-week national quarantine is false. Instead, the WHNSC advises people to follow the CDC for the latest info and guidance on the coronavirus.
Security researchers from DomainTools have discovered a ransomware app called CovidLock that will change your password and lock you out of your phone. The malware then threatens to erase your phone and leak your social media accounts online unless you pay the ransom.
With the latest preview build of Windows 10, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Z Flip users will have more exclusive Your Phone features, such as cross-platform copy and paste, RCS messaging support, and an option to black out your screen to save battery.
The EU is proposing a "right to repair" rule along with several other initiatives that would make electronics last longer and stay out of the landfill. It even plans to offer incentives to manufacturers for producing sustainable products and put a stop to planned obsolescence.
In a recent report, it was discovered that Google has boxed Amazon Fire TV out of the market by not allowing manufacturers to use both Android TV and Amazon Fire TV OS. If a manufacturer uses a forked version of Android it risks losing access to Google apps and the Play Store on TVs and other devices.
While combing through the code of the latest leaked Google Camera 7.4 APK, a developer came across references to a new 4K 60fps video recording mode. It's still unclear which Pixel phones will be supported once it is enabled or when it will become available.
Sweden's Data Protection Authority has issued a fine of $8 million to Google for failing to comply with the right-to-be-forgotten law. Google intends to appeal the fine with a spokesperson saying, "We disagree with this decision on principle and plan to appeal."
Recently, security researchers discovered an open database online hosting nearly 900 million records from the secret-sharing app Whisper. Along with the records, it also included identifying information such as the user's age, ethnicity, gender, hometown, location coordinates from their last post, and more.