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Oct

New OnePlus phone hits the FCC, may arrive as the OnePlus X


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Earlier this week we reported on some of the rumors surrounding a new OnePlus handset with a smaller display, dubbed by some as the OnePlus Mini. We first learned that OnePlus was interested in creating two handsets for 2015 in the beginning half of the year, but now this upcoming handset looks to have hit the FCC.

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While some of juicier details were made confidential in the filing, a photo in the FCC filing does reveal a device that looks a bit smaller than the OnePlus 2, complete with a USB Type-C port and dual speakers on the bottom. Beyond that, the only other thing you can see in the image is the rear-facing camera. Unfortunately, that’s about all we can learn from the filing. Thankfully, the rumor mill can help fill in many of these gaps.

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The next OnePlus handset is said to offer a 5-inch display and MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) SoC with 2GB RAM. Other specs include a 13MP Sony IMX258 (f/2.0) rear camera, 5MP front cam, a 3000 mAh battery, and perhaps even NFC technology baked in this go around. One remaining mystery is the phone’s name, though a new Weibo post from CEO Pete Lau might give us the answer to that as well.


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Earlier today, Pete Lau posted up an image of what appears to be a running route around the city, but happens to make the shape of a nearly perfect X. While some might think this has absolutely no major significance, many believe it is a hype-generating tease that could be pointing to the name OnePlus X for the company’s next device. Given how OnePlus likes to use social media to generate attention, we’re certain it means something… even if it isn’t the name of their next phone.

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So when might be we see the OnePlus X, OnePlus Mini, or whatever OnePlus ends up calling it? For now, it’s hard to say, but given that the year is coming to a close, OnePlus will need to act fairly quickly. This is especially true if they want to take advantage of holiday sales. What do you think, excited about the idea of a smaller, possibly cheaper mid-range OnePlus offering? Let us know what you think in the comments.

9
Oct

Verizon offers new prepaid data plans for tablet and hotspot users


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While Verizon might receive a lot of flack over pricing, customer service, and other related issues, few deny that the carrier remains one of the best options when it comes to nationwide coverage. Although it isn’t without its own dead zones, few other carriers come close to the same footprint.

With that in mind, Verizon has now introduced new prepaid data plans for tablet and hotspot users, perfect for when you need access to Verizon’s network while traveling, or just as a backup option for when your home network is down. As one would expect, pricing here isn’t amazing, but it isn’t that terrible either. For $15 a week, you’ll get 500MB of data, you can get 1GB for $20 a month, 2GB for $35 that will last 2 months, 5GB for $60 that will last 2 months, or 10GB for $100 that will last for 2 months.

What do you think, are these data plans worth it, especially for those traveling into areas where Verizon’s network is stronger than its competitors? What prepaid service do you use your for 3G/4G-capable tablets and mobile hotspots? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. For those interested, you can sign up for prepaid data service from Verizon here. 

9
Oct

Google Drive is experiencing a service disruption


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Yep, that’s right. It’s not just you, Google Drive is down! And it has been for the last forty minutes, yet I am incessantly watching Drive “trying to reconnect” without avail. Interestingly, Google Classroom and Google Realtime API went down around the same time, according to the Apps Status Dashboard. There’s no telling if the outages are separate or related, at this point.

Hopefully we’ll have an update or resolution from Google very soon. In the meantime, let’s all stop tapping the refresh button, as it puts an unnecessary extra load on Google’s servers. Tell your boss you’re off to take a nap. Or maybe not–that could backfire!

source: Google Apps

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9
Oct

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Deluxe Laptop Daypack from Duluth Pack


For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Duluth Pack to give one lucky MacRumors reader a chance to win one of the company’s Deluxe Laptop Daypacks. Made of a rugged canvas, the Deluxe Laptop Daypack includes leather accents for better durability and resistance to wear, and it has adjustable leather shoulder straps for comfort.

There’s a big pocket on the outside for holding things like cords, smartphones, and other small accessories, and there are dividers within that pocket to keep things organized. Inside, there’s a padded laptop sleeve that’s able to hold a laptop that’s up to 15 inches high and 16 inches wide, which is plenty of room for all of Apple’s laptops, up to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

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The Deluxe Laptop Dayback is a good-sized bag that’s going to hold a ton of stuff along with a laptop. It measures in at 18 inches tall by 14 inches wide, and it comes with a lifetime warranty that covers all craftsmanship and hardware used in its construction.

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Duluth Pack’s Daypacks are available in a wide range of colors, from traditional shades of black and brown to brighter colors like red, pink, and tangerine. The Deluxe Laptop Daypack is priced at $275, but Duluth also offers other Daypacks, bags, and briefcases at lower prices.

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One MacRumors reader will win a Duluth Deluxe Daypack in the color of their choosing. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveawayhttp://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.jsThe contest will run from today (October 9) at 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time through 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time on October 16. The winner will be chosen randomly on October 16 and will be contacted by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen. The prize will be shipped to the winner for free.


9
Oct

iOS 9 Users Having Issues With POP Email Accounts and Attachments


mailappiosSince iOS 9 was released to the public on September 16, some users with POP email accounts have been having trouble opening emails with attachments. There’s a 22 page thread on the Apple discussion forums covering the issue, which currently has more than 200 replies from users who are all experiencing the same problem.

Customers with a wide range of devices are receiving a “Message not yet downloaded from server” error whenever they attempt to open an email message with an attachment. The problem appears to be affecting Apple customers who have POP email accounts and is causing issues with both new and old emails.

I am having exactly the same issue. Many of my old mails on my iPad just saying not yet downloaded from the server. I am using a pop account on both my iPad and windows live mail. I have tried deleting my email accounts and adding back in. Even some emails that were received this morning are now showing as not being downloaded from the server.

Deleting email accounts and adding them back in does not fix the issue, but downloading an alternate email program from the App Store seems to have worked for many users as a temporary fix. Turning off Wi-Fi also allows some users to read their previously downloaded emails and access attachments, but images are not viewable.

One customer experiencing issues received a response from Apple’s engineering team, suggesting the email issue occurs when an email account has been configured to remove a copy of emails on the server. This has left some wondering whether the behavior is an intended function or a bug, but while leaving messages on the server solves some of the problem, sent and trash emails remain unaccessible. The requirement to leave messages on the server also defeats the purpose of a POP email account.

This issue usually starts if one of the devices/computers that was setup with this email account has been configured to remove a copy of emails on the server. If this is the case, the customer will need to check the settings of all the devices and computers that are running this email account.

iOS leaves messages on the POP3 server by default. iOS never stores email permanently, whether POP3 or IMAP. If they are removed from the server by another device then this issue can occur.

A test that you may want to do to confirm this is to have the customer produce the error by opening one affected mail on the iOS device, and then locate that specific email on his webmail. If not found, then the device is behaving as expected. If found, please try to forward it to the same mailbox and see if the same issue occurs.

While these email problems have been plaguing users since iOS 9 was released, Apple did not fix the problem in iOS 9.0.1 or iOS 9.0.2, the two minor bug fix updates that have been released to the public since September 16. It is not clear if iOS 9.1, the first major update to iOS, fixes the issue, and Apple has not given any statement on whether some kind of fix is planned or if there’s been an intentional change to the way POP email accounts work on iOS in iOS 9.


9
Oct

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T slated to get Android 5.1.1 tomorrow


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Samsung’s official website is saying that the AT&T models of the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 will be getting Android 5.1.1 tomorrow, October 10. Both devices currently reside on Android 5.0.1.

Samsung didn’t provide a changelog, probably leaving that up to AT&T when the carrier drops an official announcement later today or tomorrow. We’ll keep an eye out for when the update begins rolling out and post an official changelog, however, it’s not likely that much has been altered, given that Samsung’s TouchWiz skin overrides most of what Android 5.1.1 changes.

Fingers crossed it doesn’t take as long to get Android 6.0 as it has for Android 5.1.1 on these devices.

source: Samsung (1), (2)

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9
Oct

The California DMV has released a report of all the self-driving car accidents this year


google_self_driving_vehicle_prototypeThe DMV in California has just released every self-driving car accident to happen this year. There were only eight accidents total and none of them were the self-driving Google cars fault. What’s more interesting, out of the eight accidents, six of them were people rear-ending one of Google’s Lexus RX450h SUVs.

Google is required by law to file the proper documents after one of their vehicles get into a crash. They only have a maximum of 10 days after it happens to do it.

Other than Google, only one other company, Delphi Automotive, has had any autonomous vehicle crashes. Ironically, it happened when someone was driving it and not using it’s autonomous technology.

Source: California DMV
Via: Mark Harris (Twitter), Engadget

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9
Oct

Verizon pushes a massive security update to the LG G4


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Verizon has begun pushing a massive security update to the LG G4, reaching the size of a whopping 415MB. The carrier’s changelog only lists a bunch of security enhancements, but given the size, it’s hard to believe. Interestingly, AT&T began pushing an update to the LG G4 this morning of around the same size, but went into a lot more detail than Verizon’s changelog does.

If in fact these two updates are the same, and they probably are, LG G4 users on both carriers should be seeing some overall great improvements.

Anyone get the update on Verizon yet?

source: Verizon

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9
Oct

Do OnePlus have a new phone coming out soon?


oneplus-phone-fccOnePlus has filed a new phone with the FCC. The model number is One E1005. The design of the phone also looks quite different compared to the OnePlus 1 or OnePlus 2. To me, it looks closer in design to an iPhone 4 than a OnePlus product.

The dimensions of the phone are 5.5 x 2.2 x 0.27 inches, and it’s processor is clocked at 1.9GHz. It is said to support LTE bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, as well as GSM frequency support at 850, 900, 1800, and 1900MHz. Of course, it also supports the usual Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, and FM radios.

OnePlus have a media event on October 12, in India. Will we see an even cheaper OnePlus device be unveiled there?

Source: FCC
Via: Phone ScoopAndroid Central

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9
Oct

LogMeIn buys password manager LastPass for $125 million


 

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Remote desktop software company LogMeIn has purchased LastPass, the password manager system that was recently subject to hack, for $125 million. With this deal, nothing will be changing at LastPass, according to a post on LastPass’ official blog.

The current LastPass team will be staying with the company, and are all still driven to “deliver on the promise of privacy, security and convenience.” The only real thing that’s changing is the amount of resources LastPass has access to. With the acquisition, LastPass will have direct access to resources that will help the company continue to “innovate” and provide a secure and reliable product.

And as far as end users concern, LastPass says they’ll be able to continue to improve the password manager for their free, premium, and Enterprise customers. There’re no changes to LastPass right now, but expect some good things down the road.

It’s not official just yet, though. LogMeIn in a statement released today says that the deal is “expected to close in the coming weeks.”

source: LastPass

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