Is this the Oneplus 5T?

OnePlus have already brought us some exciting new smartphones, and they do this without charging a huge premium.

Their previous offerings were popular, and more so with the recent OnePlus 5 which featured a dual camera system, great battery and huge amounts of RAM.

However… It seems like the replacement is already on its way. This alleged 5T image has just appeared over on Android Authority.

 

Is this the Oneplus 5T?

This new device features the same design on the back, but a larger 18:9 ratio display as seen on the LG V30 up front. Rumours hint at a 20 megapixel rear lens with f1.6 aperture and possibly another 20 megapixel selfie camera too.

Add to this the fact the existing OnePlus 5 is currently out of stock and CEO, Pete Lau recently posted a tweet with a photo praising the camera, but not confirming which device it was with a wink at the end.

The expected announcement seems to be on 20th November, so there is not long to wait now.

As a huge camera phone fan I can’t wait to see what OnePlus have in store.

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  • When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    If you’re travelling light then, even if you’re going ultra-light like I’ve done on my various charity bike rides (which, of course, I don’t like to talk about), you’re going to be taking your smartphone with you.

    To be honest there’ not a great deal of places where your smartphone doesn’t go, is there?

    As the de facto “family phone advisor”, I was recently asked about some “tips” for backpacking.

    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    Well, I’m not so sure. Last year, when we cycled across the Lake District, I took a pair of flip-flops, some shorts and a T-shirt. I went commando every night (hello ladies) and it was all about reducing the amount of weight being carried on my bike. In this instance, it was clothing advice that was needed, and smartphone app suggestions were on the agenda instead.

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    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    So where are you going to rest and recharge after a tiring day? The Hostelworld app is essential for those on a budget and helps in getting you a speedy, decent, place to sleep. There’s unbiased reviews from others who have stayed at places you’re considering and it’s packed with really useful information. Hostelworld offers Android and iPhone app, with tens of thousands of properties throughout 170 countries all available to choose from.

    Stay connected with Viber.

    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    In Europe we’re all one big happy family, paying the same where-ever we go. What happens after Brexit, and what happens when you’re outside of Europe… well, that’s up for debate. Finding a way to make cheap calls abroad is always an essential item on your to-do list, and whether it’s Skype, a VoIP dsolution or something else, there’s always a way to make and receive calls over a local WiFi connection. Viber is great for getting in touch with your employer, talking to your credit card issuer, or changing your travel plans if you need to. Any coffee shop or cafe with WiFi is all you’ll need, and those calls will be way cheaper than a normal phone.

    Download pages to read later with Pocket.

    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    Yeah, yeah. We all know that these apps are all very nice, but when you’re in the back of beyond and you’re not near a WiFi connection, it’s tricky to get any sort of data unless you want to pay lots of cash. Apps like Pocket are a great way to submerse yourself in offline reading without that instant data pull. It’ll sync across devices and lets you read and watch stories no matter where you are. It even includes a text-to-speech feature that makes it possible to listen to content rather than read it – great for anyone who doesn’t want to watch a small screen. Pocket content can be viewed without an internet connection, and of course it’s far lighter to carry than books and magazines.

    There’s one more thing people love about Pocket, and that’s the “recommend” feature. This lets you recommend things to other readers, and it offers insight into items others have recommended. It’s a great way to expand your horizons and enjoy reading new things without a whole lot of searching.

    Enhance your backpacking experience with LiveTrekker.

    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    For those back home, this app lets you record experiences in real time, using GPS to track your steps. You can then share your journey with others. LiveTrekker also serves as a journaling app, so you can document your trips and your experiences. You can save these stories to enjoy later, or you can share them with others who weren’t able to make the trip with you. Perhaps, if you’re honest, you can boast about your trip too. This means that you can continue to enjoy memories long after your backpacking trip has come to an end. Best of all, LiveTrekker is free to download, and you get to enjoy quite a bit of free usage each month.

    Stay on track with HERE WeGo.

    When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

    There are quite a few offline maps available, and HERE WeGo is one of the best. Use it to navigate whether you have a connection or not, and tap in to useful information. You can store your schedules, ticket prices, and even car sharing data. This app is ideal for backpacking since it offers walking directions as well as driving and transport options, plus it has a great feature that helps you find a cab if you need one. HERE WeGo includes public transport details for about 1,300 cities all over the world, and offline maps cover over 100 countries including Germany, Italy, Australia, Spain, France, and other popular destinations. Simply download the maps you need before your trip begins (or anytime you have internet access!) and then use the maps as needed, even when you’re completely off the beaten path, miles from the nearest free WiFi. HERE WeGo also includes helpful pointers that aid in finding the services you need as well as plenty of attractions and points of interest. The app is free, and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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  • Verizon Says Massive MIMO Deployment to Help Customers

    Verizon Wireless today said it has deployed FDD Massive MIMO on its network in and around Irvine, Calif. Verizon explains that while Massive MIMO is a 4G LTE-A technology that will help today’s phones, it serves as a stepping stone in the slow march toward 5G. Verizon already uses four-way MIMO across much of its network. This particular deployment relies on 16 transceiver units driving 96 antenna elements, all running on a 20 MHz block of AWS spectrum. Using more antennas means Verizon is capable of creating and maintaining more signal paths to the cell tower. The deployment also relies on beamforming, which tracks customers more accurately and cuts down on interference. The end result is more capacity and faster speeds when uploading and downloading files. Verizon didn’t qualify just how much faster those speeds are, nor did it say what devices might be able to take advantage of them. The company will continue to deploy FDD Massive MIMO across its network where the capacity is needed most.

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    Instagram Adds 'Superzoom' Tool for Funny Videos

    Instagram today added several new creative options for users that should expand what they’re able to do with the app. First, a tool called Superzoom is here to add some drama to videos. Tapping Superzoom with cause the video to automatically zoom in with suspenseful music. Instagram says Superzoom works with either the main or selfie cameras, and results can be sent privately or added to users’ stories. Next, Instagram is offering, for a limited time, new Halloween-themed face filters and stickers. The face filters allow people to turn themselves into zombies, vampires, and more, while the stickers can be added for holiday fun. The face filters and stickers will be available through November 1. Superzoom is here to stay. The new tools are available in the latest version of Instagram for Android and iOS.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

    Review: Google Pixel 2

    The Google Pixel 2, made by HTC, is a compact smartphone that merges a metal design with a medium-sized screen. Other stand-out features include squeezable sides to call up the Google Assistant and a rapid fingerprint reader. Android 8 Oreo on the Pixel 2 is the purest software experience available on a modern smartphone. Here is Phone Scoop’s in-depth look at the smaller Pixel 2.

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    O2 launch Generation Flex plans

    O2 launch Generation Flex plans
    For many people picking the right data package on their phone can be a hassle. I mean who uses their phone the same way every single month?

    Back in 2013, O2 shook up the contract market here in the UK with ‘Refresh’. It’s a clever way to split your airtime and your device plan. This meant that (unlike some others) you could separate the phone cost out and upgrade anytime.

    Not it looks like O2 will be shaking things up again with their new offering, Generation Flex.

    This allows customers to move plans every month for their airtime, whilst still paying the same for their device.

    As an example, if a customer has a busy December ahead, they can whack their data up from 4GB to 50GB and then back down again in January.

    And of course…. You keep the benefits of Refresh so you can upgrade anytime.

    Generation Flex launches tomorrow. You can read the full press release here or click on.

    O2 meets the needs of ‘Generation Flex’ with revolutionary tariffs that customers can change every month

    O2 will tomorrow launch new tariffs that will allow customers to move their bills up or down each month. The freedom to adjust how much data they expect to use means customers now have even greater flexibility and control over their monthly bills.

    The launch strengthens O2’s position as the UK’s fair tariff pioneer, having also launched O2 Refresh in 2013 ensuring customers don’t continue to pay for a phone they already own, unlike other major UK network operators. O2’s new flexible tariffs are yet another example of O2 offering outstanding customer choice, value and freedom.

    With inflation at a five year high, customers who are worried about the cost of living now have another easy way to change their outgoings according to their needs. Just as consumers want to control and vary their personal spend closer to payday, today’s customers are also looking to match their spend with their data requirements. O2’s ambition is to lead the industry in responding to the needs of ‘Generation Flex’, by giving back control to the customer.

    O2’s flexible tariffs offer customers control by enabling them to increase or decrease the cost of their plan once every billing month. As an example, customers will be able to access enough data to take full advantage of sharing special videos with friends one month, then reign in their data usage and cut their bill accordingly the next.

    O2 CEO Mark Evans said: “Today’s customers want even greater flexibility and control over what they’re spending. Generation Flex expect more from their services and we believe mobile contracts should be no different.

    “In 2013 O2 transformed the way consumers could purchase the latest mobile phones with the launch of O2 Refresh. With O2 Refresh customers don’t have to pay for a phone they already own, unlike customers of other networks. Now we’re going even further, offering customers complete flexibility by also giving them the ability to control the amount of data they use and pay for each month.”

    Recent research from Citizens Advice found that other mobile network operators are continuing to charge customers for handsets they had already paid off – a practice O2 has long campaigned against.

    Mark Evans added: “Forcing customers to continue to pay for a phone they already own not only hits their pockets but undermines trust and the reputation of the industry. We’d like to see the other operators review their position and follow our lead with transparent tariffs that put customers in control.

    “Mobile is one of the UK’s most powerful opportunities to enrich our society, stabilise the economy and create a better life for British citizens. The mobile industry must take this responsibility seriously and treat customers fairly so Britain can enjoy all that mobile has to offer.”

    O2 Refresh customers don’t pay for a phone they already own. Originally launched in April 2013, the pioneering tariff changed the way people buy mobile phones by separating the cost of their phone from the cost of their minutes, texts and data. As well as giving customers greater transparency over what they are charged, O2 Refresh also allows customers to change devices whenever they want and automatically lowers their bills once they’ve paid for their phone.

    O2’s new flexible tariffs are available to existing O2 Refresh customers and new customers choosing selected handsets from 27th October 2017. All the benefits of O2 Refresh remain, allowing customers to change their handsets before their contract ends provided they have paid off their device plan. Free screen replacement cover will also be available for the latest handsets at selected tariff prices within the plan.

    The detail:

    Customers on flexible tariffs who want 50GB of data one month can do so on a £41 tariff, then switch to pay only £19 a month if they want to decrease their data allowance. Customers can change their tariff once every billing month via the MyO2 app, in store or over the phone.

    A supporting advertising campaign for the new tariff will go live on Monday 6th November.

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  • VeloCloud Earns Finalist Honors in the MEF 2017 Awards Program

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 — VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services, has named VeloCloud as a Finalist in the MEF 2017 Awards program, which recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. MEF?EU?s Awards program is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet. Award winners will be revealed on Nov. 14 at the MEF17 global networking event, to be held Nov. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla.

    VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables Enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. Global Service Providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications, and integrated advanced services all via a zero-touch deployment and operations model. With 50 Service Provider wins, VeloCloud continues to be the most broadly selected SD-WAN solution in the Service Provider arena. Both Enterprises and Service Providers benefit from the virtualized CPE (vCPE) at the edge, multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture, and the ability to support real-time applications over private, broadband, and wireless links continuing to demonstrate that The Cloud is the Network.

    ?EU?We are delighted to congratulate 34 companies for being chosen as 2017 Awards Finalists,?EU? said Nan Chen, President of MEF. ?EU?We appreciate the diligent efforts of the many companies who made submissions this year. MEF looks forward to recognizing the standout leaders who are transforming the services and networking landscape with cutting-edge innovations.?EU?

    MEF recognized VeloCloud in the Third Network Technology Solutions Awards category. These awards recognize leadership in service orchestration, service assurance, service virtualization, service analytics, SD-WAN, CE 2.0, and…
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    AMD vs Intel: Which Chipmaker Does Processors Better?

    Now that we’ve had some time to stew on it following the soft launch of Coffee Lake on October 5, let’s talk AMD vs Intel.

    The two chipmakers have been going head-to-head for a few months now — ever since Ryzen dropped back in March if we’re being honest — but is there a clear winner? That’s what we’ve set off to explore in this article.

    You see, if the motherboard is a PC’s skeleton, the CPU or processor is the brains of the operation. And, in a world where two companies dominate the brain sales market, it’s important to know which one is doing it better, so that you can decide for yourself who to buy from.

    If you’ve been scrupulously following AMD and Intel this year, you should know that they’re both doing drastically different things with their processors. Intel has kept its focus on higher clock speeds and lower core counts while AMD has doubled down on what it knows by integrating insane numbers of cores in its processors at acceptable frequencies.

    Naturally, this has put AMD on track to be the favorite for video game streamers and self-proclaimed ‘mega-taskers.’ Intel, on the other hand, is doing its best to appeal to gamers and content creators with one-tracked minds, those who don’t need a million windows open on their computers at once.

    It isn’t far-fetched to say AMD and Intel can cater to different audiences side-by-side with some overlap in between. If you’re not quite sure where you fit in yet, read on to the next slide for an always up to date look at the AMD vs Intel dynamic.

    For bargain shoppers on the prowl for the next hottest deal, it used to be a widely debatable misconception that AMD’s processors were cheaper, but that was only because the…
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    Amazon Extends Prime's Two-Day Shipping Perk to Businesses

    Amazon is trying to boost its business-sales program by borrowing a concept from its consumer-retail operation: speedier shipping through the Amazon Prime membership program.

    The Seattle retailer on Tuesday rolled out Business Prime Shipping, a paid annual program for corporate clients who buy through Amazon Business, the company’s 2-year-old corporate-sales initiative.

    The new offer: unlimited two-day shipping on select items, similar to the company’s delivery promise for the $99-a-year consumer-membership program. For businesses, the perk is more expensive: $499 for up to 10 users, $1,299 for up to 100 users and $10,099 for more than 100.

    Amazon Business launched in the U.S. in 2015, replacing previous business-to-business sales programs like Amazon Supply. The program exceeded $1 billion in sales within its first year of operation. (The company hasn’t updated that sales tally since.)

    The initiative has since expanded to Britain, Germany and, last month, India and Japan.

    The company says many Amazon Business buyers turn to the portal for irregular purchases or unexpected needs that fall outside normal corporate buying. That can include items like office supplies, software and janitorial supplies.

    In addition to the new two-day shipping, Amazon Business comes with business-only pricing and discounts for some bulk orders, integration with corporate-procurement software and order management that lets managers see and approve orders, and automatically tallies them into spending reports.

    The business storefront also includes a curated selection of items that can be harder to find on the consumer retail site — say, an industrial deep fryer or traffic signs.
    Source: Mobile Tech Today

    Facebook's Enterprise Chat Tool Workplace Exploding

    Facebook’s Slack competitor is growing quickly. A year after Facebook officially launched Workplace, an enterprise version of its social network for communicating with your co-workers, the company has 30,000 businesses using the service, up from roughly 1,000 businesses a year ago and 14,000 businesses six months ago.

    Facebook is also launching new features for Workplace, including a group video chat feature and a desktop chat app so users can send messages back and forth without the need to have Facebook open in their browser.

    Facebook pushes hard into a lot of different products, and the ones that don’t work out usually fade away. The fact that Facebook is still building new features for Workplace – and touting new growth milestones – shows that the company is taking its push into enterprise pretty seriously despite a slow start. (Facebook was building the product for years before its official launch.)

    But while 30,000 businesses customers feels like a lot, it’s a little tough to put into perspective.

    Facebook is not sharing how many of those businesses are paying customers, for example – Facebook rolled out a free version of Workplace in April and also offers the service for free to nonprofits and educational institutions.

    Facebook also doesn’t share how many users it has, just total businesses. Slack, the highly valued Silicon Valley startup that offers a similar office tool, claims more than four million users. As a result, you can’t really compare the two (which is probably the point).

    We also don’t know how much revenue Workplace brings in. That’s not uncommon for Facebook. The social network doesn’t even break out revenue for Instagram, and that business is much older and estimated to be pretty big. But it makes it tough to understand just how successful Workplace has been.

    Still, Facebook’s push into enterprise is worth watching. The company…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today