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OPPO Reno official images appear, different from what was expected

Where’s the 10x lossless zoom?

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OPPO Reno | Image credit: OPPO/JD.com

OPPO has yet to formally unveil their new flagship phone, which will be called Reno. But, a popular online retailer in China already has the phone listed. The listing comes with a few official images and some promotional materials for the phone’s key features.

The OPPO Reno is expected to be the company’s commercially available phone with 10x lossless zoom, but the listing doesn’t say anything about it. Rather, the Reno’s official renders show a premium device with a notch-less display and shiny glass body.

With no notch in sight, the Reno is clean-looking, just like last year’s Find X. The display appears to curve slightly on the sides; it’s no doubt that they’re using an AMOLED panel. It could sport an in-display fingerprint reader, as well.

OPPO Reno | Image credit: OPPO/JD.com

We suspect the new shark fin-style pop-up camera will be present here, but where’s the prism on the back for the 10x zoom?

Based on the images, the Reno will come in four gradient color options: purple, pink, black, and green. Price is yet to be announced since the listing is a placeholder for reservations.

The upcoming flagship phone will be announced on April 10, so we’ll know more in the coming week. There’s also a possibility for a Reno Pro variant, which should have the 10x zoom.

Source: JD.com
Via: GSMArena

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Canon Philippines holds digital masterclass on Facebook

Improve your photography skills while at home

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Are you looking for things-to-do to pass the time while at home? Then, take a peek at Canon Philippines’ Facebook page. From March 31 until April 28, you can participate in the digital masterclass series by Canon. It’s an online class of sorts that brings together Canon ambassadors and professionals as they share tips and tricks on how to improve photography skills.

The digital masterclass will also cover a lot of topics ranging from food photography to architecture and wedding photography. The basics of vlogging are also included. So, don’t miss out on those especially if you’re trying to level up your photos and videos.

Check out the schedule of Canon’s digital masterclass below:

To participate or know more, head over to Canon Philippines’ Facebook page.

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WhatsApp could soon let you use the same account on multiple phones

No need to maintain different numbers soon

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WhatsApp is working on a feature that has been in-demand for ages. The ability to use the same account (phone number) across multiple phones. So far, WhatsApp does not permit a single account on multiple devices. The only exception being the WhatsApp Web feature which can only be accessed on browsers.

However, companies including Samsung, Vivo, OPPO, and Huawei offer Dual Apps mode, allowing users to switch between two different accounts of the same chat app. This doesn’t exactly serve the purpose because you still end up having two different accounts.

With multiple device support, the chats will be synchronized across all logged-in devices. Similar to how it works on other instant messaging apps like Messenger and Telegram.

The feature was spotted by WABetaInfo in November 2019. However, it was a very limited release and didn’t exactly shed light on how multiple devices shall be leveraged. The new WhatsApp beta v 2.20.110 release was spotted by WABetaInfo recently and the team was successfully able to test the feature.

For now, a few questions remain unanswered because the company hasn’t officially released the feature. Will the first phone you logged in from become primary and the rest of the devices will rely on it to send messages, just like WhatsApp Web? Or can the feature make even the second phone run independently?

Moreover, this is exciting news for anyone who relies on more than one phone daily. Currently, you’ll have to enable two different numbers to use WhatsApp on both the phones. Considering the competition, the feature is pretty standard and we’re glad WhatsApp is finally taking cognizance of it.

Lastly, keep in mind the feature is still in beta. It could take months to reach the normal Joe and maybe never even come. That’s the point of releasing it via the beta channel. To test whether the feature or product is successful and doesn’t hinder regular usage.

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Apple acquires the popular weather app, Dark Sky

Will iOS users see improvement in the Weather app?

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Aside from pushing its hardware front and center, Apple is also busy expanding its ecosystem. Over the years, Apple has acquired smaller companies to improve its software offerings. Today, the company acquires Dark Sky, a popular weather app with millions of users.

In a blog post by Dark Sky, the company announced its acquisition by Apple. There will be no changes to the iOS app after Apple takes over. However, Android users are not so lucky, since the app won’t be available to download on Play Store starting today. The app won’t function beyond July 21, and premium users will receive a refund for any existing subscriptions.

Meanwhile, Dark Sky’s website will close by July 21. App developers are also affected by the acquisition as APIs will only work until 2021.

Apple’s acquisition of Dark Sky will further expand its growing portfolio of services. It is also a sign that the company is doing something new to its aging Weather app. Perhaps, Apple might introduce new powerful features in the app and give it a fresh coat of paint. A subscription plan for weather forecasts may also be in the cards, considering the company’s push for subscription-based services.

SEE ALSO: Apple is no longer a trillion-dollar company

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