Best Buy hosts massive 50-hour sale: save up to $300 on iPhohe 7/7+

August 17, 2017

Best Buy is hosting a massive 50-hour sale that brings down prices on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad mini 4, as well as on other cool new gadgets.
This 50-hour sale comes after last year Best Buy celebrated its 50th Birthday with a similar sale, and this year, the retailer has decided to repeat it.
The sale starts at 8pm PT | 11pm ET today, and quantities will be limited so if you want to grab something, you’d better hurry up and login at BestBuy.com.
Here is a quick rundown of …

4 apps that Apple banned only to “steal” their features with the next iOS update

August 17, 2017

Apple is huge, there’s no denying that. The company has made a name for itself by selling premium-design products that have a simple workflow and “just work”. Of course, to achieve that, its devices are a bit more “limited” in terms of tinkering and customizability. The ecosystem is closed off and if you don’t like how a certain feature works — it’s tough luck, you probably won’t be able to dig behind the scenes and change it (unless you feel adventurous and jailbreak).

But, over the years, some crafty app developers have found their way around some locked doors …

Apple Watch total sales expected to reach 15M this year

August 17, 2017

Apple is expected to release an LTE version of its Apple Watch by the end of the year and it will undoubtedly boost the wearable’s sales.

As it currently sits Apple has reportedly sold around 10 million Apple Watches since it debuted the smartwatch back in 2015. Supply chain sources expect that Apple will sell close to 5 million units in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing the smartwatch’s total to 15 million.

A third generation Apple Watch with LTE should be faster and bring updated apps along with smartphone-independent communication functionality. This leads analysts to…

Apple Watch Series 3 rumor review: design, features, price, release date, all we know so far

August 17, 2017

Smartwatches – they never became a smashing hit, but there’s one company in particular that has been selling them by the millions. That would be Apple, which ships more smartwatches than any other company in the business. For this reason the rumors of a new and improved Apple Watch model come as no surprise. But how exactly will it be superior to Apple’s current offerings? Well, let’s go over what we know so far.

What will we call it, anyway?

So far there have been no rumors stating a specific name for Apple’s next smartwatch, but we’re …

LG shows how it made the V30 wallpapers in behind-the-scenes video

August 17, 2017

Here’s a question: last time you bought a new phone, did you pay any attention to its stock wallpaper? Chances are you didn’t — either you’re the type of person who immediately changes it to something of their own liking, or the one which couldn’t care less about something as superficial as a wallpaper.

That, however, hasn’t stopped companies’ in-house design teams from pouring hours of work into devices’ wallpapers — after all, they’re the de facto face of a device across most of its marketing materials, which makes them pretty important, …

BlackBerry has fixed Keyone’s ‘display pop out’ issue

August 17, 2017

As you might remember, the BlackBerry Keyone failed JerryRigEverything’s bend test miserably, with its display popping out immediately. This prompted the company to quickly issue a statement saying they are working to fix the problem.

BlackBerry confirmed in July that the issue has been resolved, and new units will no longer be as fragile. Yesterday Zack Nelson (aka JerryRigEverything) published a new video showing him performing the same bend test.

This time around, the device passed the test with flying colors. Zack even tried blow-drying the glue (so that it heats up, hoping it would…

YotaPhone 3 pricing details confirmed

August 17, 2017

The upcoming YotaPhone 3 has already had its specs and renders leaked. In fact, the company itself has dropped some hints about the price tag the device will carry. And now, we have the exact pricing details for the handset.

As per listings on the company’s China website, the YotaPhone 3 with 64GB storage will start at CNY 2,398 ($360). That’s for the white variant – the black one will cost CNY 2,498 (around $375).

The higher-end version that offers 128GB storage will cost CNY 3,098 (around $465) and CNY 3,198 (around $480) for the white and black color models, respectively….

The iPhone 8 image stars in a McDonald’s promo, ‘hamburger menu’ makes sense now

August 17, 2017

McDonald’s just leaked the iPhone 8 in a promotional E-Mail to customers #Apple #iPhone #iPhone8 #McDonalds pic.twitter.com/N5QXYKe0KL— Marc (@mschwind200) August 17, 2017

Ok, now this is getting out of hand – not only hasn’t the eventual OLED iPhone 8 been announced yet, but we haven’t even seen a glimpse of its production version outside of concept image renders, dummies and admittedly elaborate prototypes. 

That, however, didn’t preclude none other than the McDonald’s brand to already start using the alleged shape and form of the “all-screen” …

ZTE TL99 with QHD display and 20MP camera gets TENAA certified

August 17, 2017

A new ZTE smartphone has been certified by China’s TENAA. Listed as TL99, the device is powered by an SoC with quad-core, 2GHz processor, and sports a 5.5-inch display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution.

RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 64GB. The handset features a 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 154.1×77.6×9.3mm and weighing in at around 200g, the phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and packs in a 3,140mAh battery. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Pricing and availability information for the ZTE TL99 isn’t currently known.

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Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent

August 17, 2017
It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.

Earlier this week, the slab appeared at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body, so an announcement looks imminent. The tablet is listed with model number SM-T385C, but TENAA doesn’t reveal any information about its specs.

However, a previous report suggests the Galaxy Tab A (2017) sports an 8-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution, as …