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5 of the best Android and iOS apps for ski enthusiasts

November 28, 2016
As you grab your gear and head to your favorite ski resort, don’t forget to download any of these apps, which will make your experience all the better with their abilities to give you forecasts, snow reports, user reviews and reports, alerts for snow conditions, as well as to track your performance such as distance covered, calories burned, time spent riding chairlifts, and other valuable data illustrating your progress. They can also handle booking discount tickets and show you the nearest trails using GPS. Their assistance is certainly not to be underestimated!

OnTheSnow Ski & Snow …

After using Android my entire life, I decided to switch to iOS

November 28, 2016

I might be one of the younger writers here with Phone Arena, but that doesn’t mean my love for smartphones is lesser than anyone else’s here on the team. The very first smartphone that I owned was the original Palm Pre back in 2010, but my journey with that phone was short-lived. I owned it for about a week or so, but was forced to return it for the LG Env3 as the monthly bill for the phone was more than what my parents were expecting. I then carried the Env3 as my daily driver for about a year or so, and then after that phone inevitably fell to its demise, I went on to …

Best new movies and TV shows on iTunes

November 28, 2016
Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV content to its catalog, and every week we bring you the very best of what it has to offer!

Best new movies on iTunes

This week in movies starts with Bridget Jones’s Baby, the third film in the Bridget Jones series. The HD discounts this week see 90s essentials like Fight Club, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Big Lebowski available for under $10. The Movie of the Week is Money Monster, which is available for a $0.99 rental and a $9.99 purchase.

Bridget Jones’s Baby – $14.99 – Download Now
Fight Club – $4.99 – Download Now
The Shawshank Redemption – $9.99 – Download Now
The Big Lebowski – $7.99 – Download Now
The Meddler – $0.99 (rental) – $9.99 (purchase) – Download Now
Best new TV shows on iTunes

Our look at this week’s TV starts with new episodes of Supergirl, Timeless, and Conviction. For a limited time, get discounted season passes on shows based on DC comics like The Flash and Arrow. This week, get discounted seasons of f…

How to make the function keys the default Touch Bar display

November 28, 2016
If you know you’ll need the function keys a lot in a specific app, you can set them as the default Touch Bar display!

The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro replaces the traditional row of function keys on the keyboard. To access the function keys temporarily, simply press the fn key, which is the bottom leftmost key on the keyboard. You can then tap F1 – F12 as needed.

Additionally, if you installed Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, the Touch Bar will automatically default to the function keys while you are in Windows.

You can also manually specify which apps you want to display the function keys by default while you are using them. Here’s how.

How to make the function keys the default display for specific apps on the Touch Bar

You can open the Keyboard section by searching in Spotlight. Or, manually open it via System Preferences.

Note: Some apps may not support this feature. It’s up to developers.

Click on the Apple menu logo in the upper left corner of the screen.
Click on Sy…

LeEco Le Pro3 and Le S3 coming to Amazon, Best Buy and Target, free DirecTV Now included

November 28, 2016
LeEco, the Chinese company that hopes to crack the US smartphone market (but may already have difficulties doing so), today announced that it’s partnered with major US retailers to sell its products.

Starting December 1, LeEco’s Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones will be available unlocked via Amazon, Target, and Best Buy (both online, and in stores). Moreover, as of today, the two phones can be ordered at any time from LeMall.com, the company’s own online store. Previously, the handsets were offered only during 1-day flash sales.

From now and until January 5, 2017, buyers of the LeEco …

Android 7.1 Nougat update for Nexus devices to be rolled out starting December 5

November 28, 2016

Update: Canadian carrier Rogers has it that Android 7.1.1 should be ready for roll out in North America starting December 5.

Last month, while formally announcing Android 7.1 Nougat, Google said that this new version of its OS would be rolled out to Nexus devices starting early December. Now, it looks like we have an exact release date for the update.

Vodafone Australia has it that Google is planning to release Android 7.1.1 for the Nexus 6P on December 6. The update, weighing in at about 650 MB, will include the December security patch alongside the new features …

Apple partners with Universal for Siri tie-in with The Secret Life of Pets

November 28, 2016
In partnership with Universal Pictures, Apple has created a tie-in for the studio’s new animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets using Siri. When using the digital assistant on your Apple TV, just as “What do my pets do when I’m not home?” to get one of 15 programmed responses.

Apple first announced this feature on its iTunes Facebook page:

While Apple has previously updated Siri with responses to recent cultural touchstones like Pokémon Go, this is the first time the company has partnered with a movie or television studio to bring this sort of promotional tie-in to its digital assistant.

You can get The Secret Life of Pets now from the iTunes Store.

$19.99 – Download Now

How to get the Apple Watch Nike+ Sport Band look for less!

November 28, 2016
Where can I find the Nike+ Sport Band look for my Apple Watch? iMore’s got you covered!

When the Apple Watch Series 2 launched, eager users were treated to a ton of fun features: Water resistance, new apps, and modern new colors all made a big splash with the wearable community — especially when it came to runners and exercise buffs. But those groups weren’t just limited to the normal Series 2 casings; Apple made a special design just for the fitness crowd.

Enter the Apple Watch Nike+.

The perfect running partner – on your wrist.

While the case design of the Nike+ is nigh-identical to the other Series 2 watches, the Sport band is unique in its wacky, octopus-y perforated design, and unlike any other band Apple has on the market. It also can’t be purchased separately — it only ships with the Apple Watch Nike+ case.

But don’t despair! If you desperately need that sleek, futuristic strap on your wrist but don’t have the money for an entirely new Apple Watch, keep on r…

Deal: Score a 128GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD card for $38.99 (62% off)

November 28, 2016
Although we live in a world with a larger focus on streaming our media as opposed to locally storing it on our devices, there’s something to be said about the flexibility and freedom that phones and tablets with expandable storage have to offer. Ample amounts of built-in storage certainly are nice, but the ability to swap microSD cards in and out of your phone or tablet to have full control over your media is still the best way to go.

If you own a device with microSD card support and are looking to get your hands on some addition storage, Amazon is currently offering a deal on …

Apple Pay rollout further stymied in Australia

November 28, 2016
More Apple Pay delays Down Under.

Apple Pay may already have a modest presence in Australia, but that modesty is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

In late July, four of Australia’s biggest banks submitted an application to the country’s competition overseer, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), to enter into a collective boycott of Apple over the California-based company’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay.

To the banks, Apple’s dominant position in the market would lead to a situation where it would preclude the banks themselves from effectively competing in this up-and-coming space. They wanted the Australian regulator to force Apple to open access to its closed-off NFC chip inside the latest iPhones, allowing the banks to integrate their own in-app mobile payment solution, as is possible on Android.

This week, the ACCC denied the banks’ request, further delaying the proliferation of Apple Pay, and mobile payments in general, throughout the coun…