the recap of the week

Lots of Android apps have been unusable for a while, Zack Snyder amazes with Justice League’s aspect ratio and Marvel presents the new Alien design, here’s the recap of the week!

recap of the week

Android users had the nasty surprise this week that many of their apps stopped working. Fortunately, Google reacted quickly by rolling out a hotfix patch to put things back in order. This will soon no longer be the case for older builds of Windows 10, for which Microsoft is abandoning support. We therefore advise you to quickly switch to version 21H2. On the film front, the news was also marked by the astonishing format of Justice League Snyder’s Cut, as well as a brand new Alien from Marvel. Finally, we offer you magnificent images of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall.

Android crashes

Between March 22 and 23, Android suffered a severe outage. Many applications suddenly have stopped working. We find in particular in the list of Google apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps and Google Pay, but also third-party apps like Deezer, Amazon and TikTok. The culprit is System Webview, responsible for displaying web content, which luckily received a corrective update quickly. Users only had to install the latter to fix the problem. In the event that your applications start to crash again, there are several solutions: restart your smartphone, clear the cache, force shutdown… We explain everything in our guide below.

Android data transfer
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Zack Snyder intrigues with his 4: 3 version of Justice League

4 hours of films cut into 6 parts: the Snyder Cut of Justice League is a beautiful piece. However, it was not its imposing length that made Internet users tickle the film’s release on March 18, but the format used. The director has indeed opted for a 4: 3, an odd choice to say the least that left black bands on the side of the image. The latter indeed wanted to shoot his feature film in IMAX, a square format. “You know, remember, it was meant for theatrical release, and it was meant for an IMAX theatrical release. But now that it was on HBO Max, Zack didn’t want to change the screen ratio, because everything was thought of that way. ” explained Deborah Snyder, producer of the film. A justification far from satisfying all the fans, some of whom prefer adjust their TV display to return to the good old 16: 9.

justice league zack snyder cut format

It’s time to upgrade to Windows 10 20H2

From May 11, 2021, Microsoft will stop rolling out security updates for older builds of Windows 10. Usually, Windows Update automatically installs the latest version of the operating system. But it happens that some bugs prevent the triggering of the process. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic. Microsoft offers a ” Windows 10 Update Assistant Which takes care of forcing the download and installation of the update. This wizard is available directly on the manufacturer’s website. A link is available in our article below.

Windows 10 Update Assistant

Discover the incredible eruption of Fagradalsfjall on video

800 years that the Fagradalsfjall volcano had not erupted. So this was an opportunity not to be missed when, on March 19, lava began to flow from the crater. To keep track of this once in a lifetime event, Bjorn steinbekktook his drone to capture the scene. His camera thus passes between the bursts of flames to deliver breathtaking images at night. The pilot, meanwhile, is used to Icelandic sets. His YouTube channel of breathtaking images of the island. Enough to make us travel a bit.

drone iceland volcano
Credit: Bjorn Steinbekk

The new Alien gives shivers down your spine

By purchasing the 20 th Century Fox,Disney has bought the rights to many cult movie characters. Alien is one of them, along with many others. Marvel, also in the Disney stable, is therefore taking this golden opportunity to anchor a new comic inspired by the legendary saga. This week, the publisher gave us a pretty picture of what to expect in the upcoming comic. The new series will follow in the footsteps of Gabriel Cruz , a former Weyland-Yutani employee, who will have to team up with Bishop to find his son. In view of the first boards, the cold sweats will be there.

Marvel Alien Cover

Our tests of the week

This week was of course marked by the official presentation of the new flagships of OnePlus. The standard OnePlus 9 is jaw-droppingly powerful, well on par with the Galaxy S21. The firm has clearly put emphasis on the photo for this generation and it shows. The really fast chargingis a very nice bonus. Unfortunately, the autonomy leaves much to be desired. This is a problem that is also found on the Pro model, although its beautiful design and AMOLED display manage to make it forget. We also tested the Realme 8 Pro, which the quality of battery life, photos and performance s surprises in view of its reduced price. We regret the lack of brightness of the screen and an inefficient speaker. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are sold respectively at € 719and € 919, while the Realme 8 Pro can be found€ 299.

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