Check out new improvements and fixes on open beta updates for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

People who are using OnePlus 3 and Oneplus 3T can get access to the open beta builds for OxygenOS that are able to get the latest updates for both of those devices from now. It was just few days after the company unveiled the latest official OxygenOS 4.1.3 updates for both devices based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
As stated, whereas the OxygenOS Open Beta 14 build is available to download for the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T device is now compatible with the OxygenOS Open Beta 5 version. The changelogs of both updates are the same, which means the device is added some new enhancements and bug fixes. Specifically, there will be improved Bluetooth, more accurate GPS system, better battery usage optimizations, updated dark theme and translation along with 1.8 new version of the phones’ community app.

As for bug fixes in this build, they make some changes in the Night Mode feature, which was designated particularly for reading in the evening. There is a fix aiming at resolving the issue of turning off the mode automatically on some phones. Apart from that, some bug fixes are also added to the phone’s launcher. One of them is preventing the devices from rebooting when users change a new wallpaper. Moreover, these beta updates also offer a variety of other bug fixes and optimizations.
In case you have not downloaded the open beta builds on your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, you can get to the link below which leads to the company’s download page. Here, there are available files and instructions on how to install them for you. And please note that since the first time installing the open beta files, you will get the update builds in the future.

New AR Camera Effects and More announced by Facebook at F8 Conference

Annually F8- a developer conference is held by Facebook with the aim at showing the innovations of the social network. In other words, the meeting is seen as a playground for developers to work and bring Facebook users better experience. This year is also not an exception. The conference mainly mentions virtual reality, augmented reality as well as specific ways to bring people together while using those tools.
The first one rolled out at F8 is AR whose availability is spreading over the stock Facebook app via its built-in camera function. Similar to the camera of Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook users can now make use of “Camera Effects” to spruce up their images. Mark Zuckerberg also claims that the camera is the “primitive versions” of the augmented reality-based glasses in the hope of being launched soon by many companies.

Thanks to the new Camera Effects, all types of masks along with other augmented reality effects to their pictures can be applied to users’ photos prior to publishing them. Besides, at this time an unlimited number of artists have equal chances to create their unique effects and styles for the platform. Apart from that, the company also detailed its platforms by adopting augmented reality and virtual reality. Now three tenets are available, including object recognition, 3D effects, and precise location.

Regarding object recognition, real-time visuals can be used to understand an abundance of objects which the camera can catch. More specifically, those smart features allow you to apply various features to a real world object. Whereas, with the 3D effects developers is hopeful at building out 3D environments based simply on a 2D image. In addition, precise location is expected to put specific imagery in a specific location. For example, you can put sharks inside a cereal bowl with the camera Effects. Last but not least, you will welcome the appearance of another major platform known as “Facebook Spaces” which helps bring people together in a virtual reality environment in the time coming. 

Instagram rolled out an update to save posts to private collections

Lately, Instagram has quickly introduced new updates to users. Today, it announced that people are enabled to save any posts to a private collection which they can get back to see anytime they want. As shown in the name, each user will be allowed to view their own private collection of their Instagram account only.
You can find any private collections in the saved posts tab on your Instagram profile. In order to save a post, you just simply need to tap on the bookmark icon below that post. Additionally, you are able to create and name a new collection anytime saving a new post or it can be saved and added to an existed collection. You are also allowed to manage your saved post by grouping them into a private collection. To do so, tap the plus icon in the top right corner, next Instagram will ask you to give your new collection a name and then pick the saved posts you want to add to it.

Apart from this feature, in the first half of April, Instagram has continued to release several updates. Check out below:
Selfie stickers
April 13: Instagram unveiled a new way to create stickers out of selfie photos, which also enables users to resize them and apply various frame styles. Moreover, it offers new geostickers for people in Chicago, London, Tokyo and Madrid. And users can get access to recently used stickers just by tapping on the smiley face and swiping right after that.
Introducing disappearing videos and photos
April 11: Instagram is updating what they call disappearing videos and photos. Specifically, these videos and photos will appear blue in DMs and can be played only twice. The sender will receive a notification if the receiver replays the video or screenshot it. To use this feature, you simply need to access the Direct section, then tap the blue camera icon and tap on the arrow.
Watch stories direct from your home feed
March 30: Instagram has released a new update, which allow you to watch stories directly from your home feed. When you scroll down the new feed, you’ll now recognize a gradient colored ring around the profile pictures of those you are following if they have added any stories. Tap on those profile pictures and you can watch their stories immediately. When you’re finished, you’ll turn back to the previous spot in the new feed.

iOS 10.3.1 Features and Updates

Find my AirPods
With “Find My AirPods” feature, you will not have to worry about accidentally losing your wireless headset. You will see a new tab for AirPod as soon as you open the Find my iPhone app. By tapping the button in the application, it will emit a sound on the AirPods for you to recognize. However, it only works if AirPods are connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth.
Siri can learn that Cricket (A Sport is played in many Countries across the globe)
Cricket is a popular sport and is played in many countries around the world. Now, Siri can learn how to tell scores for Cricket matches. If you are interested, you can ask Siri "What is the score for the last cricket match?”. And you will get the answer from Siri. Siri can also tell you the scores for the champions and the World Cup. A new feature of Siri in this update is that you can schedule Uber trips hours in advance and pay bills by Siri.

Redesigned Settings Page and New Profile Section
You will see your own profile icon and name at the top as soon as you open the Setting app. When you tap here, you can access to all of your Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes and App Store details. Now, if there are any important notifications relating to your Apple account, you can see it below. For example, the iCloud page will have a new storage bar at the top, making it easier to visualize what you have uploaded. When you scroll down, you will see a list of all the devices connected to your iCloud account.
Maps App Changes
First off, you no longer get the 3D spinning globe view when you zoom all the way out in the satellite view. A flat earth view will then appear.
You will see a little weather icon in the bottom-right with the current temperature when you search for a city or an area. If you own an iPhone 6s or above, you can use 3D Touch to bring up an hourly forecast as well as see the city’s detailed weather forecast in the Weather app.

From the shortcuts in the Control Center panel, you’ll be able to dim light switches directly.