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You can buy the OnePlus 2 without an invite during the Open Sale on October 12


One of the most common complaints about the smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, is that you have to wait for an invite before you can actually buy one of its handsets. It hasn’t been helped that its latest device, the OnePlus 2, has been in short supply, the global rollout of invites has experienced delays, resulting in yet more frustration. It will come as good news then, to learn that OnePlus is holding an Open Sale on October 12, where you can snag a OnePlus 2 without needing an invite. As you might expect, though, with this being OnePlus, things aren’t quite as simple as it might seem.

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PSA: Skype is giving you 20 minutes of free calls to compensate for its recent outage


If you’re a regular user of Skype, then you’re probably aware of the catastrophic outage that took place on September 21. For those that are not frequent users, the service went down at approximately 9AM (EST) and wasn’t revived until around 4PM (EST), leaving many customers up in arms as they use Skype for business communications and subsequently missed vital meetings.

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Here’s how to install Android 6.0 on your Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4Remember the Nexus 4? You might, but Google isn’t particularly invested in keeping it in everyone’s memory anymore. Out of all the devices slated to get the Android 6.0 update, the Nexus 4 didn’t make the cut. To be completely fair, the Nexus 4 is pretty old, and all devices will eventually reach the end of their official support, but if you’re still rocking a Nexus 4 it might be a little disappointing. Read more