Author: Mobile Syrup

Check out the first sample images from the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 3x zoom camera

Ahead of the OnePlus 7 Pro’s launch on May 14th, Wired got the chance to check out the phone’s triple main camera array.
In addition to sharing images, the publication interviewed OnePlus imaging director Simon Liu, who shared insights into how the company designed the OnePlus 7 Pro’s camera.
The main takeaway is that the OnePlus 7 Pro features a new 3x zoom lens.
“On our previous phones, we wanted to maintain a nice phone body that wasn’t too thick, and to make sure the lens didn’t stick too much,” Liu told Wired. “In this case, the users’ input on forums helped me get these features onto the phone. But we tried to find the balance over the entire phone experience.”
As Wired notes, the OnePlus 7 Pro won’t be the first time OnePlus has shipped a smartphone with optical zoom. In 2017, the company released the OnePlus 5, which it claimed featured a 2x optical zoom lens. In testing, fans found the OP5 actually featured a 1.6x zoom lens, not 2.0x as advertised. The camera made up the diffe..

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Lionsgate founder sues Twitter for publishing defamatory comments

The founder of Lionsgate Entertainment is suing Twitter for publishing content that he says was “false and defamatory,” which escalated during the 2016 United States election.
According to CTV, Frank Giustra, a British Columbia businessman and also the CEO of Fiore Group of Companies, said a group targeted him on Twitter and tried to defame him for political reasons around February of 2015.
“Twitter began publishing a number of defamatory and malicious statements regarding the plaintiff,” the notice of civil claim read, which was filed in the B.C. Supreme Court.
“Those publications included tweets stating that the plaintiff is ‘corrupt,’ a ‘murderous thief,’ a ’criminal,’ and is involved in ‘pizzagate,’” it read, referring to a conspiracy theory that claims the Democrats are involved in sex slavery through a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant.
None of these allegations have been proven in court and Giustra added he had contacted Twitter in the past on multiple occasions to try and get t..

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Here are the changes to Canadian carrier rate plans this week [April 29 – May 5]

There are over 30 million wireless subscribers in Canada and if you’re in the market to switch carriers, then you’ll want to know about the latest promotions and cell phone rate plan changes. You can find all those changes and additions below in a simple, easy to read chart.
Every week MobileSyrup will post the latest weekly rate plan deals. You can also check out our MobileSyrup’s rate plan calculator for details on plans, as well as to find the right plan for you.
Keep in mind that rate plans are always subject to change and that we’ll do our best to keep this list updated as accurately as possible.
Canadian carrier rate plan changes this week7-Eleven SpeakoutOngoing
FREE SIM card + $25 Bonus airtime with $100 airtime purchase$20 off any SpeakOut phone with $50 airtime voucher purchaseBellNew
2GB bonus data on 5GB or less data options and 4GB bonus on 8GB+ data options (QC)Updated offer: Double data on 3GB & 6GB data option and 5GB bonus data on 10GB+ data options (MB)Ongoing
Double ..

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Motorola’s foldable display RAZR smartphone leaks in new renders

New images of Motorola’s upcoming RAZR foldable display smartphone have made their way online.
A Slashleaks uploaded the renders to the website after finding them on China’s Weibo social media network. We’ve seen the new foldable RAZR through patents, but, if authentic, this first time renders of the phone have leaked online. Included in the leak is an image of the nifty packaging in which Motorola will allegedly ship the RAZR.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported Lenovo, Motorola’s parent company, would sell the RAZR for $1,500 USD (approximately $2020 CAD). The device will reportedly be exclusive to U.S. carrier Verizon.
It’s unclear when Motorola and Lenovo will launch the RAZR. However, when Moto confirmed it was working on a foldable display smartphone, it said it would release the device “[no] later than everybody else in the market.”
Presumably, companies like Motorola and Huawei, firms which have said they’re working on a foldable smartphone but have yet to release one, ar..

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Popular photo gallery app QuickPic returns to Play Store in terrible shape

Popular photo gallery app QuickPic recently returned to the Play Store, this time in bad shape after Google removed it last year.
Purchased by Cheetah Mobile — a Chinese development company infamous for collecting data on users and serving sketchy ads in apps of dubious quality — purchased QuickPic back in 2015. Several QuickPic faithful sought alternatives after the acquisition, but others stuck with the app.
Before long, Cheetah Mobile loaded the app with spyware and malicious advertisements. In 2018, Google pulled QuickPic, and other Cheetah Mobile apps from the Play Store, after learning that the development company was involved in a click fraud scheme.
Along with QuickPic, other well-known, Cheetah Mobile-owned apps were involved, including Clean Master, Security Master, CM Launcher 3D, Battery Doctor, Cheetah Keyboard, CM Locker and CM File Manager.
Now, QuickPic has returned to the Play Store amid a slew of poor reviews. Complaints include an inability to play videos, graphical ..

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