Twitter is making it simpler to keep your stream clean and safe. Meanwhile, Sprint is going against Verizon and AT&T, while OnePlus takes its phone to India.
Social networks can be pretty nasty. It seems people lose their cool when they are in front of a screen, because they tell you things they would never say to your face. Regardless, the point is that it’s hard to keep your Twitter stream clean and friendly.
This is why Twitter has made it easier to flag abusive Tweets. You can do it straight from the 3-dot menu button. In addition, Twitter has added a section that will allow you to control your blocked accounts.
Opinion: I am all for a better Twitter, but sadly, not everyone is. This is why these types of improvements are important. It won’t stop anyone from being mean, but it will help you keep them away after the fact.
Starting today we're rolling out an improved way to flag abusive Tweets. See how it works. https://t.co/Yf6cStz0z1
— Twitter Support (@Support) December 2, 2014
Sprint is struggling to compete against other carriers, but they have just announced a deal that may entice some of you to switch over. Those of us subscribed to AT&T and Verizon are likely paying a pretty penny for our services. Would you like tu cut your bill in half?
That is exactly what Sprint is offering with their latest promotion. Users can simply bring their current bill and cut it in half. Of course, they would offer you unlimited calling and texting, while they would strive to give you the same data tier you had with the competing carrier.
They would even pay for your ETF and waive your activation fees. There are some limitations, though. Users will need to turn in their current devices (with no reward for them), and if they are not turned in they will charge you a $200 fee. Also, make sure you are on the right data plan, because if you change it later you may fall under regular pricing.
Opinion: This is truly a very sweet deal, but be sure you will be satisfied with Sprint’s service. I would not do it unless I knew I was in a 4G LTE area and don’t travel too much.
After long months of planning and hard work, OnePlus has finally launched the One in India. The device will be selling exclusively through Amazon. Don’t go pulling out your credit cards just yet, though!
You will still need an invite in order to purchase one. You can do so by entering a contest in Amazon or the OnePlus forums. All details can be accessed from the Amazon website. Those with invites will also get some invites to give away.
Furthermore, the device would be priced fairly similar to what we have seen. The 64 GB variant is going for 21,999 Rupees, which is equivalent to $355 USD.
Opinion: Enjoy your new OnePlus Ones, fellow Indian geeks. So many of us still wish we had them. Hopefully you get access to the pre-order system soon. Also, if you want to learn more about the OnePlus One you should check out our review.