Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 protocol to better secure wireless devices

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a body overseeing the development of the wireless standard today announced its new security protocol: WPA3. It will obviously further strengthen wireless security, but also this announcement comes in wake of the KRACK attack revelation about three months ago by a Belgian security researcher.

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Google introduces “Google Pay” to finally unify Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google delighted fans today by announcing that Android Pay and Google Wallet would be combined and subsequently replaced by Google Pay. The two payment platforms confuse many users by either offering retail payment services, or else a platform for sending money to known contacts. Enter Google Pay, a solution to make cash payments easier and more efficient for users. Continue reading “Google introduces “Google Pay” to finally unify Android Pay and Google Wallet”

There’s finally a perfect screen protector for the Pixel 2 XL

As more and more phones sport curved displays, it has become much harder to find quality screen protectors for them. I’ve had the Pixel 2 XL for a couple of months now, and initially, I was using IQ Shield’s liquid screen protector. I never got around to writing a review for it, but, in short, all I can say is that it was decent for what it was worth. Obviously, it wasn’t glass, so it didn’t really feel natural. I definitely considered getting a tempered glass protector, but there wasn’t any on Amazon with good reviews or without fake reviews—that is until Whitestone Dome Glass released their’s late last month. Here are my impressions.

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[Update: Rollout halted] OxygenOS 5.0.1 update released for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus was undeniably among the quickest to update their devices to Android Oreo via its Open Beta program. However, those who couldn’t wrap their heads around the beta program were obliged to hold on to last year’s sweet until the official update is released, especially if you weren’t quick enough to install the last OxygenOS 5.0 update before it gets silently pulled. Today, OnePlus decided to end that wait and release the official Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, perhaps as an early New Year’s Eve gift.

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OnePlus Switch app released, makes migrating data much easier

During OnePlus’ last event in New York, OnePlus took the opportunity to inform the people about their plans for the coming future. One of them is to make migrating data to the user’s newly purchased OnePlus device a much easier experience by releasing an app called OnePlus Switch. Yesterday, OnePlus Switch has been released on the play store, marking OnePlus’ first steps to making the app available for the discerning users to download.

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OnePlus rolls out first Oreo Open Beta build for the OnePlus 5T

As promised in the OnePlus 5T’s launch event, OnePlus has released the first Open Beta Oreo build for the OnePlus 5T right on time. Needless to say, the highlight will have to be updating the OnePlus 5T to the newest treat from Google. Naturally, this update takes cues from the previously released Oreo update to OnePlus’ preceding flagships, as well as having (almost) all the bells and whistles that you expect when updating your phone to Android 8.0, like Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart Text Selection, Auto-fill and more.

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