Archive for October, 2017

Apple won’t try and upsell iPhone buyers on the iPhone X

iPhone X Vs iPhone 8

Amid reports that iPhone 8 sales are reportedly falling below expectations, with the CEO of Rogers Communications going so far as to call iPhone 8 demand "anemic," Apple's financial prospects for the next year rest heavily on the company's highly anticipated iPhone X. Set to hit store shelves on November 3, initial iPhone X supply will reportedly fall in the 2-3 million range at launch, which is to say that many interested buyers may have to wait until late 2017 or even early 2018 before getting Apple's next-gen iPhone in their hands.

With so much riding on the iPhone X, one can be forgiven for assuming that Apple -- supply issues notwithstanding -- might push prospective iPhone buyers to opt for the more margin-friendly iPhone X as opposed to less profitable devices like the iPhone 8 or even iPhone 7.

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Yoni Heisler

October 21st

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Apple invites Upgrade Program members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’

We’re fully expecting the iPhone X pre-order and launch period to be chaotic, and Apple wants its iPhone Upgrade Program members to have the smoothest experience possible. For that reason, Apple is pushing IUP members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’ starting Monday, October 23, ahead of pre-orders on Friday, October 27.

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Zac Hall

October 21st

Apple

Mac

Apple enabling emergency AT&T LTE in Puerto Rico using Google’s Project Loon balloons

Apple is working with AT&T and Google parent-company Alphabet to enable emergency LTE in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last month. TechCrunch reports that Apple is issuing a carrier update this week using the service enable LTE Band 8 support. As 9to5Google reported earlier today, this emergency LTE is enabled by Alphabet’s X division using Project Loon.

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Zac Hall

October 21st

Apple

Mac

The Apple Store doesn’t actually sell many iPhones

iPhone: Apple store vs Verizon

Much is made of Apple's retail arm. The company described it as its "biggest product" during the recent iPhone X launch, and it's initiated a revamp of its stores to turn them into cult-like "plazas" where fans gather to worship the latest technology.

But according to a new survey of US consumers, the vast majority of iPhones and iPads are purchased somewhere other than Apple's hallowed halls of retail.

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Chris Mills

October 21st

Apple

This heated neck massager might just change your life

Best Neck Massager

Life is stressful… especially in 2017. Every time we think there’s just no way things in America and around the world can’t get any crazier, they do. It’s a lot to bear, so it’s more difficult than ever to just pause for a beat and relax. Well, we’re about to make it a whole lot easier. The 1byone Shiatsu Heated Massage Pillow is about to become your new best friend. This fantastic little gadget has four deep-kneading nodes that work your neck or back in ways you never thought possible. Turn on the integrated heating feature and lean back as the stress of life melts away.

Here are some of the key details from the product page:

  • Strong, Relaxing Massage - 4 deep-kneading rotating nodes imitate the pressure and kneading motions of a Shiatsu massage to deliver powerful relief for neck, back, shoulder, abdomen, legs, feet pain
  • Soothing Heat - The infrared heating setting adds gentle warmth that enhances blood circulation and soothes aching muscles
  • Auto-Reversing & Auto-Off - Nodes automatically change directions every minute for a thorough massage. Auto-off after 20 minutes helps avoid overuse such as when falling asleep
  • Easy Operation – 1button to control power and Heating function. Adjustable straps allow for flexibility of use on chairs, car seat or on legs and arms. Durable PU Leather Cover, Easy clean
  • What You Receive – FDA APPROVED Shiatsu Massager, AC Power adapter, DC Car adapter, user instruction manual, 30-day full refund, and 12-month warranty with friendly customer service

1byone Shiatsu Massage Pillow Massager with Heat Balls and Car Adapter, Neck Massager Shoulder…: $29.99

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Maren Estrada

October 21st

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Google will now pay $1,000 for critical software bugs found in popular third-party apps

Android Security

With malware creators becoming more aggressive and sophisticated, a number of tech companies in recent years have instituted "bug bounty" programs that provide monetary rewards to any individual or group that uncovers critical vulnerabilities in software. Google has had a bug bounty program for years now, but the search giant recently expanded the scope of the program beyond its own software developed in-house.

According to HackerOne, Google's new bug bounty program now incentivizes hackers to unearth software vulnerabilities in some of the more popular third-party apps on the Play Store. The new program will presumably result in more secure Android apps while also limiting the damage whenever a serious issue is discovered. While perhaps not a common occurrence, it's not all that unusual to see reports of malware infecting widely downloaded Android apps.

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Yoni Heisler

October 20th

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Google will now pay $1,000 for critical software bugs found in popular third-party apps

Android Security

With malware creators becoming more aggressive and sophisticated, a number of tech companies in recent years have instituted "bug bounty" programs that provide monetary rewards to any individual or group that uncovers critical vulnerabilities in software. Google has had a bug bounty program for years now, but the search giant recently expanded the scope of the program beyond its own software developed in-house.

According to HackerOne, Google's new bug bounty program now incentivizes hackers to unearth software vulnerabilities in some of the more popular third-party apps on the Play Store. The new program will presumably result in more secure Android apps while also limiting the damage whenever a serious issue is discovered. While perhaps not a common occurrence, it's not all that unusual to see reports of malware infecting widely downloaded Android apps.

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Yoni Heisler

October 20th

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Let’s hope the T-Mobile Sprint merger keeps being delayed forever

Sprint T-Mobile merger

Much like flying cars, a T-Mobile/Sprint merger always seems to be on the horizon. Rumors first emerged in 2014 about a deal, only for everything to be called off, with regulators to blame. The grapevine sprouted new stories shortly after the corporate-friendly Trump administration took office, and reached fever pitch just a few weeks ago.

We were meant to expect a formal announcement of a deal in late October, but mercifully, it seems that there's been a last-minute reprieve. Bloomberg is reporting that "Sprint, T-Mobile Deal Announcement Is Likely to Be Delayed," with an announcement not expected until November. Let's just keep bumping that date down the road.

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October 20th

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The OnePlus 5T might be an iPhone 7 clone in a Galaxy S8’s body

OnePlus 5T Release Date

You may have a harder time finding a OnePlus 5 right now, not that you should buy one as long as OnePlus hasn’t fixed its serious privacy problem. More and more rumors say a OnePlus 5T may be imminent, which would explain why the OnePlus 5 is out of stock.

A new series of leaked images show a device that resembles the OnePlus 5’s iPhone 7 design if you only look at it from the rear and ignore the relocation of the fingerprint sensor. On the front, however, there’s an-all screen design that will make you think of the Galaxy S8.

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Chris Smith

October 20th

Mobile

The OnePlus 5T might be an iPhone 7 clone in a Galaxy S8’s body

OnePlus 5T Release Date

You may have a harder time finding a OnePlus 5 right now, not that you should buy one as long as OnePlus hasn’t fixed its serious privacy problem. More and more rumors say a OnePlus 5T may be imminent, which would explain why the OnePlus 5 is out of stock.

A new series of leaked images show a device that resembles the OnePlus 5’s iPhone 7 design if you only look at it from the rear and ignore the relocation of the fingerprint sensor. On the front, however, there’s an-all screen design that will make you think of the Galaxy S8.

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Chris Smith

October 20th

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