Digital WellPaper app by OnePlus tracks your smartphone use
Setting a wallpaper of your choice is one of the most basic methods to personalize your phone. Every phone comes pre-loaded with a variety of wallpapers, many of which are custom-designed for that device.
If you need more, there are plenty of high-quality wallpaper apps available on the Google Play Store. Now, OnePlus has unveiled a novel approach to wallpapers.
OnePlus Digital WellPaper App
OnePlus has just unveiled Digital WellPaper, a new tool that creates customized backgrounds based on your app usage. The Digital WellPaper, according to OnePlus, is a “virtual wellbeing tool intended to highlight smartphone users’ digital patterns on their home and lock screens.”
The app was created by OneLab, OnePlus’ experimental software team, and includes three live wallpapers: Composition, Radial, and Glow, each with six colors.
Each colour in the wallpaper represents a different app category, which changes based on how you use it. The goal is to present your smartphone usage data in a sensible and easy-to-understand manner.
Instead of digging through settings to find the Digital Wellbeing dashboard, you can simply look at your wallpaper to see how much time you’ve spent on each app.
Tapping on the wallpaper displays screen times for all six categories for a limited period of time. Meanwhile, arrows in each category indicate whether you spend more or less time on your device.
OnePlus says that their WellPaper is battery-friendly and uses less power than typical live wallpapers. Rather than refreshing the wallpaper in the background, it simply generates a static image when you open the smartphone.
Netflix Co-CEO Rules Out App for Apple Vision Pro for Now
Recently, pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro were started. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst has reported sales of around 160,000 to 180,000 units of the Vision Pro. In context to the sales of Apple Vision Pro, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters revealed in an interview that there is no need for the Netflix app in Apple’s VR headset.
In that interview, Peters also defined that the number of subscribers can’t justify the attempts to port an app for a platform. In the future, there may be a Netflix app for Apple’s VR headset, but currently, Netflix is adopting a wait-and-see approach. For now, YouTube and Spotify have no plans for dedicated apps.
As we also mentioned in the recent post of the Apple Vision Pro, you can use the apps via the browser in the Vision Pro. Apple’s own Apple TV+ streaming services are available on the Apple Vision Pro, which features “Apple Immersive Video” with Spatial Audio and 180° 3D footage in 8K resolution.
Similarly, Netflix has also a VR app which was launched in back 2015, that also offers VR Content and includes a 360° video for the Stranger Things Series, but for now, it’s not available in Apple Vision Pro. Netflix has a ton of VR movies that you can also check out.
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New Sharing Feature in WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android
WhatsApp has undergone notable changes, introducing new colors and status updates for both its website and app. Whatsapp is currently in the process of rolling out a fresh update through the TestFlight beta program, named version 184.108.40.206. Within the app’s settings, the version is identified as 220.127.116.11, while the TestFlight build stands at 24.1.10(555067882).
WhatsApp beta for Android, in its 18.104.22.168 version, is rolling out a significant feature. Users can now create and share polls within their channels, fostering interactive engagement by collecting feedback, opinions, and preferences directly from their followers. The latest WhatsApp beta test for iOS, marked as version 22.214.171.124, is also geared up to incorporate this polling feature.
WhatsApp ensures that the choices made by channel followers during voting remain secure and anonymous. Currently available to beta testers, the feature to share polls in channels can be accessed by installing the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS and other Android phones via the TestFlight app. It will be available to everyone in the coming days.
While polls on various platforms often disappear within 24 hours, it remains to be seen whether WhatsApp will adopt a similar approach or introduce its own unique twist.
X (Twitter) Rolls Out Audio and Video Calling for Android Platform
X (formerly Twitter) is going to introduce voice and video calls on Android. The Audio and Video Calls feature has already been available for iOS users since October last year, and now the feature is going to be available for Android users. But you need X premium subscription to make calls. You can receive calls for free.
You can see the Audio and Video Calls option in the settings tab of DM. Users can also control privacy settings from the settings page by selecting from the three options of who can call them: accounts they follow, people in their contact book, verified users, etc. If you want to know more about audio and video calls on X, then you can read more by clicking here.
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