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OnePlus 6T Specs, Features and Price

OnePlus is a name synonym to quality flagship smartphone in a price that many can afford. With this motto and the tagline ‘Never Settle,’ the brand has released 8 devices so far and has seen steady success in all the phones. Consumers love the brand, the UI and what it has to offer in a market where phones are crossing $1,000 mark pretty easily. The latest addition to this is the OnePlus 6T the successor of this year’s already popular flagship smartphone OnePlus 6. In a classic OnePlus move, OnePlus has decided to not raise its smartphone price this year as well. So, with the same, what extra are you getting and what are you losing? Let’s find out in this detailed article.

OnePlus 6T Specification and Features

1. Display

OnePlus 6t Notch

The display is one of the first things you see when you lift a OnePlus 6t. It has a water drop style notch unlike the OnePlus 6 which has a classic style notch, and I gotta admit, I prefer this style over the old style. I was hoping, OnePlus would ditch notch for good, but I guess I was too ambitious. I am getting little off track here. Coming back to the display, OnePlus 6T has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio 6.4 inches display with 2340 x 1080 resolution. It is an Optic AMOLED panel with lift to display feature which you can turn on or off from the settings menu.

2. Fingerprint Scanner

OnePlus 6t Fingerprint Scanner

Another thing that you will notice instantly is that this device lacks a fingerprint scanner at the back as well as on the front. That is this because OnePlus 6T has implemented an in-screen fingerprint scanner which lets you unlock your phone by placing your hand on the display itself. This is a cool technology which has been implemented by only hand full of devices and OnePlus is among the few to make it available to the masses. OnePlus claims that their in-display sensor is better than other alternatives in the market.

3. Battery

OnePlus 6t has a bigger battery than the OnePlus 6. While OnePlus 6 supports a 3300mAh battery, OnePlus 6T is managed to house a bigger 3700 mAh battery. This 400 mAH extra is probably the reason why the device is a little thicker than its predecessor.

4. Camera

Camera

While OnePlus has added many features to the phone, the camera is the only section where it has kept it unchanged. OnePlus is using the same 16+20MP camera setup with the same sensor as the OnePlus 6. The front camera also remains unchanged. OnePlus has however added two new software features to the camera. The first one os NightScape which is like NightMode of Google Pixel 3 and the 2nd one of the studio lighting. The good thing is these features are software features and OnePlus has promised to add these to the OnePlus 6 devices as well.

5. Hardware

The hardware also remains pretty much same as the OnePlus 6. OnePlus 6T features the same 845 chipsets from Qualcomm paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The only thing changed is the storage options. Now you can not buy 64GB anymore. OnePlus has made 128GB the base variant.

6. Body

One of the biggest change regarding physical appearance is its omission of 3.5 mm headphone jack. Yup… OnePlus has also decided to follow the iPhone footprint by removing the jack. Welcome to 2018… I guess. Thankfully, OnePlus is kind to enough to include a type-c to 3.55mm dongle with the phone. Another big change is the water drop notch. It does look better than the chunkier notches, but it also came with a trade-off. Notification led, is missing and OnePlus says they did that to make the notch smaller.

Other physical changes include a thicker phone and a slightly thinner chin bezel.

Software

OnePlus has one of the best software experiences with near stock-like features. OnePlus 6T ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The UI is OxygenOS on top of Android Pie. Like every other OnePlus device, OnePlus 6T is also going to deliver 2 more android updates they are available.

Price and Availability

Price is the strong game for OnePlus. OnePlus is always manages to offer best flagship features in low budget. This year is no different.

USA

OnePlus 6T is priced at $549 just like the OnePlus 6. You can order online from the OnePlus website. This year, OnePlus has also partnered with T-Mobile to make it available on their network. You can also get a discount of up to $300 on the exchange of your old smartphones.

India

India the biggest market for OnePlus. The OnePlus 6T is priced at 37, 999 in India which is 3,000 more than the OnePlus 6. It has less to do with OnePlus and more with the Dollar-INR conversion rate.

Europe

In Europe, OnePlus 6T is priced at £499 for the 6GB variant while the 8GB is available for £529.

So the question here is that should you upgrade to OnePlus 6T if you have a OnePlus 6? No, absolutely no. OnePlus 6 is a good phone, and honestly, OnePlus 6T is not a big improvement over OnePlus 6. But if you are using any older devices and wants a new flagship phone then definitely OnePlus 6T a good choice.

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Windows 10 October Update: What’s New This Time?

In yesterdays Surface event by Windows, Windows has revealed some interesting surface products like Surface 2 Studio, Surface Pro 6, Surface 2 Laptop and Surface headphones. In the same event, Windows also announced that the Windows 10 October update is available. This news got lost in the glory of Surface laptops and headphones. Windows 10 October update is pretty big and has the potential to make already helpful WIndows a better product. In this article, I’ll be showing you all the new and popular features of this update.

Your Phone App

The biggest and probably the best feature of this new update is its ‘Your Phone‘ app for Android and iPhone. Now you can access your messages, reply and send messages, access your photos right from your Windows 10. You can also copy, edit and Ink photos right from your phone without touching your Android phone. All these features are for available on Android 7.0 and above users for the moment. Here is a video by Microsoft showing how it works.

And for iPhone users, Microsoft says, you can browse the internet on the phone and then send the webpage instantly to your Windows to view on a bigger screen. ‘Your Phone‘ app is available on Microsoft store which you can download for free and connect your Microsoft PC to enjoy the features.

New Clipboard

This has to be my favorite feature of the bunch. As a blogger, I always find myself copying different things for different purposes. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work well only until I have few lines to copy. Things get to start messier when I try to copy a word, again and again, to paste in different contexts. Windows solves this problem by using cloud clipboard. That means all your copied text, images, and HTML stays in cloud clipboard for you to access anytime you want. To access this new clipboard, just press Windows+V, and you can see all the copied text and images at the same place for you to access.

It is also important to note that, Windows currently only supports file up to 1MB for cloud clipboard.

Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch is a new screen grabbing tool for Windows 10 users. This new app was first introduced a couple of months back in the Windows Ink Space with a different name. But now this is an app for all the Windows 10 users with the latest update. Essentially it is a screen grabbing tool with loads of features. Some of the interesting features include timmer setting, drawing on the picture, crop to different shapes, and edit picture. You can access this new tool by pressing Windows+ Shift + S. You can also trigger by pressing Print Screen button from your keyboard or by clicking the button on digital pen if you are using.

Some other interesting features of Windows 10 October update are:

  • Windows time app for Android and iPhone to find all the documents and files at the same place without going through all the files.
  • Microsoft todo app which is around for a couple of months has a new update. Now you can sync all your todo across device by just signing in to your Microsoft account. ToDo app also now supports Ink and digital pen.
  • Now you can use Ink on Powerpoint and Word. By using this, you can give your imagination a new look. AI will turn your sketch into workable slides. How cool is that!

Microsoft has added bucket load of features to this update. I’ve only listed those I found interesting and useful. You can read all about Windows 10 October update and its feature on Windows blog.

How to Get Windows 10 October Update

You are all excited and ready to install the new update. Good! It is a fairly straightforward process.

Simply head over to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on Check for Update button.

You should see a new update (Update #1809). If you do, click on download and wait for it to download and install.

Done, now you have the latest Windows 10 October update installed and ready.

So what do you think? Which feature are you excited for? Let’s discuss.

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A Small Piece of CSS Code Can Restart your iPhone and iPad and Freeze Your Mac

A new CSS based attack can now crash your iPhone and force it to restart. This attack is equally affecting iPad while Mac users can face a brief freeze on their Mac. We are not saying this, a security researcher by the Twitter username @pwnsdx discovered it. This is all done by using a few lines of CSS code. This exploit uses basic webpage written with few lines of HTML and CSS codes. The codes are also not that complicated.

These codes try to apply something called backdrop-filter to a series of nested properties known as div. This property is relatively new, and it works by color shifting or blurring our images that are inside a div element. It requires a lot of processing power that we suspect Apple cannot handle. Apple by default uses Apple web rendering engine WebKit to render all the web pages. We suspect that nesting lot of elements under the backdrop-filter may have been causing lots of stress for the GPU and kernel and forcing the device to restart to avoid damaging hardware.

The bug seems to attack both the iPhone and iPad similarly by crashing the phone and restarting. While Mac users are not facing restart Mac, but it does freeze the Mac for few minutes.

After the getting the report, we tried to test and found that our phone is also vulnerable to the bug. This bug can sound harmless, but it is not. Anyone online via Twitter and Facebook sends you a link with those codes and make your device restart on the middle of something.

Few users also reported the same bunch of codes could even crash Apple Watches as well. You can see in this twitter video posted by someone by the username @Sonikku_a2

At least a good news is that this bug cannot be used to run and execute malicious codes. That means how annoying this bug can be you can at least be sure that no one has installed some spooky malware on to your device to steal your data.

How The Internet Reacting this Bug

Every time there is a new bug Internet uses it’s in the most creative way possible. One of the users said that finally, they could use this bug to command Siri to restart the phone while another user shared a screenshot where he is using the same link to reboot the iPhone.

This is hilarious.

Apple and Bugs

Apple has an excellent track record of fixing bugs, but every once in a while you see bugs that are hilarious. One of them was a Telugu character that causes crashing iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This was back in February in 2018. Apple then since fixed this issue. You can see in the video down below.

The internet was exploded with people pranking other Apple product users by sending them the character and making them restart the phone. There was some funny meme as well on this same bug.

So what do you think about this new bug? Have you also faced this bug on your iPhone or Mac? We are eager to hear your funny story.

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Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

Instagram with 400 million active users, it becomes necessary to keep a tab on security while giving the best experience to the users. In a recent announcement, Instagram has started giving users an option to apply for blue tick verification features. For those who don’t know what blue tick is, it is a stamp that you can see right next to many profiles which signify that the account is the original one and Instagram verified the authenticity of the people or brand.

Earlier to get a blue tick you generally had to had a large number of audience, somewhat popular, some connections with people in Instagram office. Many people also went to some shady practice of going through the black market. There is a huge black market for blue tick where many people promise to get you a blue tick for your profile in exchange for hefty fees. More often than not those people turn out to be scammers.

Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

To fight all these, Instagram has decided to let people allow for blue tick themselves. It is still not clear as to what criteria there in place for verification process but having a large audience with the right document helps you to get in line.

While announcing, Instagram also announced a few more security features like 2F Authentication in a press statement.

How to Apply for Instagram Account Verification

In the last article, we showed you how to use Instagram on laptops to share photos and videos with your followers. This is the 2nd How To video on Instagram and in this article we will show you how to use the new feature to apply for Instagram verification.

This article will walk you through the steps required for applying verification. We don’t guarantee that the Instagram will give verify badge, i.e., blue tick. Verification badge solely depends on Instagram.

First, make sure you have the latest version of Instagram installed on your phone. If not go to Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS and update your app.

Open Instagram, head to your profile then setting.

In the setting, scroll down until you see an option “Request Verification.

Tap on that and then fill in your Username, full name or business name.

Instagram account verification

Attach documents to back your claim. If you are applying for verified blue tick for a person, then upload government-issued IDs like a driving license or passport. Make sure your name and photo are visible.

For a business account, upload documents like your business incorporation certificate, Tax filing report or utility bill.

Instagram promises to keep your documents safe and not share with anybody.

After that tap on submit and your wait. Instagram will initiate verification and decide if your account is eligible for the blue tick.

Instagram strongly advised you not to believe if any people approach you disguised as an Instagram employee and ask for money. Instagram also encourages to report those peoples.

I hope you get a verified badge on your profile soon. If you did get a blue tick, share with us in the comments. We would love to see.

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