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Updated: 2018-03-24T07:32:05.021+07:00


OnePlus 5T no longer being sold in North America


After four months on the market, OnePlus has run through its entire stock of OnePlus 5T smartphones for North America. The upstart Chinese company practices business a little differently than its competitors, relying on buzzy marketing strategies, rabidly loyal fans, and limited production runs for one device at a time. When the stock of a device is depleted, that’s the end of the line.

For OnePlus, the success of the OnePlus 5T is an important vote of confidence from the North American market. The company saw 139 percent growth in North America last year, and the trend is continuing, with unexpectedly high demand causing the OnePlus 5T to sell out sooner than anticipated. Because of its production schedule, the company currently has no flagship smartphones on sale in North America, leaving potential customers high and dry until its next release.

If you were in the market for a OnePlus 5T in North America, it looks like luck isn’t on your side this time. That being said, rumors are pointing to a powerful new OnePlus flagship coming later this year. Just make sure to act quickly when you decide to purchase.

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Android Auto v3.1 prepares to show message previews and HD graphics [APK Teardown]


Android Auto has been making a lot of news lately with preparations for wireless projection support and recently enabling users to unlock a phone while it's connected to the car. The latest version began rolling out earlier today, and it's coming with a few smaller changes already live, plus a few clues about settings that may become available to us in the future.What's NewUnofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)System information available by tapping on version numberDeveloper mode now shows values for multi-select settingsSystem info If you ever run into an issue with some software, developers will often ask about some system details while they're diagnosing the problem.Read MoreAndroid Auto v3.1 prepares to show message previews and HD graphics [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.Android Match[...]

Snap introduces Explore to make it easier to find content on its Snap Map



Snapchat's Snap Map, the heatmap overview of Snaps shared around the world, was introduced last summer, letting users get a better sense of where their friends were sharing from. However, unless you zoomed out and looked around for Snaps and Stories outside your area, you would likely miss out on content that hadn't been shared nearby. Today, Snap has introduced a feature called 'Explore' that will bring more prominence to content on the Snap Map, regardless of where it's shared from.

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Amazon discounting Echo and Fire devices today


Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.Fitbit - Version 2.68.0 What’s new in this version:You can now use @ to tag your friends in Feed posts and comments, to start a conversation or reply to themBug fixes and performance improvements(Playboard) | (Play Store)There are some nice deals to be had here, and because Amazon is discounting several different Alexa devices, this sale will appeal to even more people. If you’re interested in adding a new tablet, smart speaker, or streaming device to your gadget arsenal, hit the link below.Android Match[...]

Google improving Files Go with search and more


At the end of 2017, Google introduced Files Go, an Android app that helped users to free up space and quickly share files while offline with people close by. The app has been well-received, and users save an average of 1GB of storage space when using Files Go. True to its nature, though, Google isn’t letting Files Go fall by the wayside, and is utilizing user feedback as it works to improve the app.

Three major improvements are arriving with the latest update to Files Go. Most important is the addition of a search bar that brings in Google’s best search features, including instant results, autocomplete, and filters. Users can now quickly search for specific files on their phone, even while offline, using Google’s invaluable search technology.

Files Go also finds duplicate files and suggests their removal to users. But now, users will have an opportunity to see where the duplicate files are located before they delete them, making it easier to know what changes are being made.

Finally, Google Photos is now integrated with Files Go. When Google Photos backups photos, Files Go will now suggest that users remove those files from their phone’s storage.

These features are now rolling out to Files Go users. Drop a comment down below and let us know what you think of them!

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Instagram will improve its terrible feed by showing newer posts at the top



Instagram made the switch to a non-chronological feed a while back, and many users are still unhappy with it. Today, Instagram says it's rolling out some changes to make the feed less terrible. Well, Instagram didn't call the feed "terrible," but that seems to be the consensus outside the company. Soon, you'll see newer posts near the top and have more control over refreshing.

According to the new blog post, Instagram is testing a "New Posts" button in the feed.

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Instagram tweaking feed so that newer posts will appear at the top


Instagram has caught a lot of flak for its algorithmic timeline since the feature rolled out in 2016, but now it sounds like the Instagram is tweaking your feed for the better.

Instagram says that it’s now changing your feed “to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed.” With this change, you should start to see recent posts at the top of your feed rather than posts that are a day or two old.

The algorthimic feed used by Instagram aims to show you posts that it believes you’ll want to see more than others. However, this also means that you’re going to see posts out of chronological order, you’re going to see posts that are a couple of days old, and you may miss some posts entirely. While Instagram isn’t going back to a totally chronological feed, this change does make it sound like you’re more likely to see new posts as they come in.

Also rolling out is a “New Posts” button. When you tap this button, your feed will refresh and you’ll be taken to the top. This feature aims to prevent your feed from automatically refreshing and sending you to the top of the timeline when you’re not ready for it.

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