Samsung turns out stable One UI 3.0 update with Android 11 to the Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung’s Android 11 update train is going at full steam. The Korean OEM has just updated their present standard lead phones with the most recent Android version in many regions and has now moved its concentration to the leftover gadgets. Simply a day prior, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G got a steady Android 11 OTA with One UI 3.0. Presently it shows up the Galaxy S10 Lite is likewise getting the sweet treat of Android 11 across the globe.

The One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy S10 Lite is right now accessible for both the global (model number SM-G770F) and the US (model number SM-G770U1) variants. Coming in at over 2GB in size, the new build carries version number G770FXXU3DTL1/G770U1UEU2CTL3 and furthermore packs the December 2020 security patches. It merits referencing that Samsung has not augmented the bootloader version, keeping the chance open to return to Android 10 however manual flashing, however we would still advise caution.

True to form, the new firmware for the Galaxy S10 Lite brings along all the exciting changes clients have been waiting for. On top of the usual Android 11 upgrades, the update additionally packs a huge load of One‌ UI 3.0-explicit options, for example, redesigned UI elements and colors, an improved Quick panel, an improved Dynamic lock screen, updated Samsung applications, etc.

As of now, the update seems, by all accounts, to be turning out in the USA, Russia, Spain, UAE, Panama, and India. Be that as it may, a full-fledged global rollout shouldn’t be excessively far away and Galaxy S10 Lite clients in different regions can anticipate accepting the update in the coming weeks or thereabouts. Tools like Frija or Samloader can be convenient in the event that you want to download the updated firmware packages immediately from the Samsung worker.


Almost half of a billion clients played Among Us in November

With generally a large portion of a billion people allegedly playing it in November, Among Us has had the most monthly players for a mobile game ever, beating giants like Pokémon GO and Candy Crush Saga. As per Nielsen’s SuperData, the game is “by far the most popular game ever in terms of monthly players.”

The achievement is much more remarkable in light of the fact that InnerSloth — the organization that makes Among Us — just has four representatives. That is around 125 million players for each individual who deals with the game. It’s demonstrated to be well known to such an extent that the studio decided to cancel a sequel that was in progress and just put all its work into improving the first. It even grabbed the eye of sitting senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who live streamed herself playing it to attempt to urge individuals to vote, with a group of people on Twitch that crested at more than 400 thousand watchers.

In an email to The Verge, Carter Rogers, Principal Analyst at SuperData, said that the following most famous game as far as monthly active clients just clocked in at 300 million. Rogers takes note of that Nielsen shows up at its figures through a mix of “point-of-sale and event data from publishers, developers and payment service providers.” Among Us’ release on the Nintendo Switch was late enough that it didn’t appreciably affect the game’s complete numbers in Nielsen’s analysis.

The way that Among Us had 500 million players shows the exceptional contact you can get by making a free game that runs on cell phones. As per SuperData, just three percent of those 500 million players were playing the PC version. To place that number in perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most advertised AAA game dispatches we’ve found in quite a while, and it sold 13 million copies this month.

Obviously, there’s an enormous price difference between the games (Among Us is free on mobile, and $5 on PC), yet it shows that the crowd for mobile games is a lot bigger than different platforms. InnerSloth is attempting to guarantee that Among Us makes them stay power by proceeding to add new content to it, similar to the Airship map with new assignments that is being added ahead of schedule one year from now.


An OnePlus smartwatch is at long last coming in 2021

OnePlus will at long last be making a smartwatch in 2021, CEO Pete Lau has declared on Twitter, denoting the first foray into wearable gadgets for the cell phone organization. There’s very few details yet on the forthcoming gadget, including what smartwatch OS it’ll run, a cost, or even a firm release date — Lau just notes that it’ll be “released early next year.”

The idea of an OnePlus smartwatch is definitely not another one; the organization had purportedly planned a Wear OS (at that point actually called Android Wear) smartwatch a couple of years back. OnePlus eventually nixed that product, however” “We had completed the design but we still decided to scrap it,” Lau said in a meeting with the Wall Street Journal. “We have to be focused.”

OnePlus has begun to fan out past phones in recent years, however: notwithstanding its high-end cell phone lineup every year, the organization currently makes a variety of earphones, a budget line of Nord phones, and even smart TVs.

The launch of an OnePlus smartwatch in 2021 — the first from the organization — additionally comes hot closely following the release of the Oppo Watch recently, which was comparative the first-ever smartwatch that Oppo had made. Given that there’s been no deficiency of likenesses in the past between Oppo and OnePlus products (the two organizations share an owner, the huge combination BBK Electronics), it’s conceivable that the forthcoming OnePlus watch may follow the current Oppo Watch.


Walmart declares new at-home bring service back

Directly as expected for occupied holiday returns, Walmart has declared a new service that the organization said will make the process a bit more seamless.

The retail giant is banding together up with FedEx for the first time to turn out, Carrier Pickup by FedEx, which the organization says permits clients to return items bought online from the comfort of home.

Due to the Covid pandemic, many keep on remaining at home and practice safe social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Walmart’s most recent service is said to help online customers make returns without the issue of leaving their home or confronting conceivably long lines and crowds.

To plan a return, clients can select which things they are getting back from Walmart’s website or application, pick a return pickup and appointment date, get together the things, append a gave label and stand by to a pickup.

Retail rival Target has a comparative strategy for returning things delivered by means of Estes Forwarding Worldwide or FedExFreight.

Walmart’s Carrier Pickup by FedEx is a free service that will proceed past the holidays.


Adobe releases Apple Silicon version of Premiere Pro in beta

Adobe has released an Arm version of Premiere Pro for macOS, permitting proprietors of new Apple Silicon M1 Macs to run the video editing software natively. The program is still particularly in beta for the time being, nonetheless, and the Adobe post reporting its accessibility lists a host of known bugs and missing features. Information on its release was spotted by The 8-Bit, and MacRumors adds that Adobe’s Premiere Rush and Audition have likewise been updated to run on the new machines.

Adobe says it’s porting Premiere Pro’s features over in stages, beginning with its core editing functions and workflows, as well as well known codecs like H.264, HEVC, and ProRes. Third-party integrations should be updated by their individual designers to deal with Apple Silicon. Adobe prompts that clients can run the current release version of Premiere Pro on M1 Macs using Rosetta 2 imitating while the Arm version is as yet being developed, however some third-party integrations may not work in this mode.

Premiere Pro joins other Adobe applications including Photoshop and Lightroom that have seen releases for Apple’s new Arm-based Macs. It’s a generally quick turnaround for Adobe considering the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini were just released a little more than a month back.


Singer Ed Sheeran releases new melody ‘Afterglow’

The singer released another melody, “Afterglow” on Monday. It’s his first new music since welcoming his first child in August.

In it he sings, “We were love drunk waiting on a miracle/Trying to find ourselves in the winter snow/So alone in love like the world had disappeared.”

Sheeran shared the melody on his Instagram with a going with video, “Hey guys. Afterglow is a song I wrote last year that I wanted to release for you. It’s not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love, and hope you love too. Enjoy ! Have a safe and happy festive break and New Year’s. Back to dad land for me now, ciao x”

At the point when Sheeran declared the birth of his girl in September he said they named her Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

“We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here,” he wrote at the time. “We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x.”


TikTok’s most recent feature highlights your #1 videos from 2020

2020 was a rollercoaster year for TikTok. A continually changing cutoff time from the Trump organization implied the organization went through the greater part of the year uncertain of it would even now be around to see its finish. So would you be able to accuse ByteDance’s US outpost for wanting to celebrate?

For the first time in history, TikTok is fitting its yearly recap to its clients. Whenever you open the application, you’ll see a personalized collection of all your #1 clips from the previous a year, notwithstanding a handful of top “vibes” in light of the content you observed most. Whenever you’ve downloaded the most recent version of the application, you’ll discover the “Year on TikTok” feature by tapping the relevant icon in the For You feed or the dedicated banner on the Discover page. On the off chance that you as of late began using TikTok, your personalized list will feature selections from the organization’s Top 100 list. You’ll additionally acquire an exceptional identification in the event that you share your top picks video.

As it were, it’s astonishing it took TikTok so long to create a feature like this. Organizations like Spotify have made their personalized yearly look backs into an annual event. Regardless of whether you don’t utilize Spotify, you’ve presumably observed somebody you know share their Unwrapped playlist via online media. It makes a positive discussion around the service, regardless of whether it’s two or three days. Furthermore, that is clearly something TikTok needs right now.


Black Panther joins Fortnite alongside Wakanda Forever act out

Epic Games has released an excellent teaser trailer uncovering Black Panther as one of a couple of new Fortnite skins. “The rightful king of Wakanda has come to the Island,” reads a tweet from the official Fortnite account.

Alongside the ruler of Wakanda, the Marvel Royalty and Warriors pack incorporates skins for Captain Marvel and Taskmaster. You can purchase the pack from the Epic Games Store for $24.99.

The appearance of Black Panther was teased before on Monday when Epic uncovered the Wakanda Forever act out, which you can get right presently for nothing by finishing the new Wakanda Forever missions.

In the event that you haven’t as of now, do make certain to look at the trailer for the Marvel Royalty and Warriors pack above, as it’s an incredibly touching tribute for the character as well as the late Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died in August at 43 years old after a fight with colon cancer.

Black Panther and his wonder companions are the most recent in a line of hybrid Fortnite skins extending the game’s metaverse. God of War’s Kratos shown up toward the start of December, and afterward, Master Chief was uncovered as another Fortnite skin at The Game Awards 2020. You can likewise get Fortnite skins for Daryl and Michonne from The Walking Dead, and who could disregard the irresistible Mando skin and Baby Yoda back bling? All things considered, the Black Panther skin is especially significant and incredible for boot.


Billionaire MacKenzie Scott provides for five East Tennessee associations

Billionaire and American novelist MacKenzie Scott gave to five East Tennessee associations as a feature of a push to rearrange her wealth to economically disadvantaged individuals this year.

“This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling,” Scott wrote on Medium, where she announced her $4.2 billion donation to 384 organizations.

Scott donated to Second Harvest Food Banks of East Tennessee and Northeast Tennessee, Goodwill Industries of Knoxville, United Way of Greater Knoxville and the YWCA of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley.

“Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of color, and for people living in poverty. Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires,” wrote Scott, who became the richest woman in the world after her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos.

Bezos, who claims Amazon, has been the object of public scrutiny for hoarding wealth despite economic inequality.

Scott has parted with almost $6 billion this year.

As the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor started national discussions over racial injustice this summer, Scott parted with $1.7 billion to assorted associations, including historically black colleges and universities.

On Wednesday, Scott declared the $4.2 billion in extra endowments to associations throughout the most recent four months.

Scott said she requested a group from counselors to help her “accelerate” her giving through “immediate support to people suffering the economic effects of the crisis.”

The group used information to distinguish associations with strong leadership and results working in communities with high projected food insecurity, high measures of racial disparity, high local poverty rates and low access to philanthropic capital.

“Because our research is data-driven and rigorous, our giving process can be human and soft.”


Walmart is bringing live stream shopping to TikTok on Friday

TikTok is wandering into shoppable live stream events, beginning with a Walmart partnership this week.

The retailer reported it will have a one-hour live stream Friday on TikTok, where clients can shop for Walmart fashion items included by TikTok makers without leaving the application. When the event is finished, clients will at present have the option to shop the things included by visiting Walmart’s TikTok page to shop.

It’s the first time TikTok will have a shoppable live stream in the U.S.

“It gives us a new way to engage with users and reach potential new customers, while bringing our own brand of fun — with the help of fashion-loving TikTok creators — to the platform,” Walmart’s chief marketing officer William White said in a statement. It’s unclear if there will be a revenue share on the sales made through the app. A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tech giants and social media organizations have been intensely putting resources into making their foundation additionally shopping-friendly. A year ago, Amazon launched Amazon Live, where hosts talk about and exhibit products sold on Amazon. Google’s R&D launched Shoploop, and Facebook has made shopping more prominent on Facebook appropriate, WhatsApp and Instagram.

However, shoppable live streams likened to QVC, have battled to take off in the U.S., notwithstanding their strong fame in Asia. Walmart and TikTok’s shopping trial this week demonstrates they see opportunity and momentum in the space and need to make an imprint almost immediately.

TikTok had just been advancing into the e-commerce space. The application started testing new social commerce includes a year ago by permitting a few clients to add connects to their profiles and videos. Retail giant Levi’s was among the first retail brands to use TikTok’s new “Shop Now” feature to guide clients to merchandise.

By collaborating, both Walmart and TikTok could support their e-commerce operations, while giving the brick-and-mortar giant an edge with TikTok’s young client base. Walmart, which had been in converses with halfway secure a portion of TikTok’s operations, had demonstrated it needed to carry shopping to the platform.

“If you’re watching a TikTok video and somebody’s got a piece of apparel or an item on it that you really like, what if you could just quickly purchase that item?” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said on CNBC in October. “That’s what we’re seeing happen in countries around the world. And it’s intriguing to us, and we would like to be part of it.”