Internal Apple memo says that "edge stripes" are appearing on some Apple Watch series 3 units


According to an internal memo sent out by Apple to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, a problem is causing “edge stripes” to appear on the face of certain Apple Watch series 3 models. These “edge stripes” appear on the non-cellular version of the smartwatch. The cellular models might have been spared because they use a different display assembly than the affected watches.

Anyone bringing an Apple Watch series 3 model to the Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers complaining about the “edge stripes,” will be asked to rub the display with their finger. If this …


Nintendo announces Super Mario Run has 200 million downloads, but it's not too profitable

Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile gaming industry. Even though the game proved to be pretty popular among Android and iOS users, it didn’t reach the level of profitability Nintendo expected.

During Nintendo’s latest earnings report, the Japanese company announced Super Mario Run now has more than 200 million downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. However, Nintendo claims that despite this impressive numbers, the game “had not yet reached an acceptable profit point.”

Super Mario Run is a free to download game but requires players …

Deal: BLU S1 is available for free with Sprint's BYOD promotion, or for $50 off at Amazon

The BLU S1 was released in the United States two weeks ago, as Blu Product’s first smartphone to work on Sprint and Boost Mobile networks. The low-end smartphone was available for purchase at Amazon for $179.99 in its unlocked variant.

Today, Blu Products announced that its BLU S1 smartphone is up for grabs for free when you switch to Sprint after $200 rebate. This is a limited time offer available with Sprint’s BYOD (bring your own device) promotion.

So, how is this going to work? Since the BLU S1 will be part of Sprint’s postpaid BYOD promotion, customers …

Sprint launches the Nougat-powered LG G Pad F2 8.0 tablet, priced to sell for $149.99

Sprint has just announced the immediate availability of the inexpensive LG G Pad F2 8.0, a tablet that can be connected with pogo pins to the Plus Pack in order to expand its battery life.

The slate is available for purchase right now for just $149.99, or $6.25 per month for two years. The Plus Pack comes separately and you must pay $79.99 to get one. It will allow you to connect an additional 4,400 mAh battery to the tablet, as well as a USB port and 2x2W speakers.

Plus Pack aside, the LG G Pad F2 8.0 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and packs a 1.5GHz …

BlackBerry Motion to launch November 10th in Canada

The latest handset from BlackBerry Mobile, the BlackBerry Motion, is expected to make its way stateside to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Thus far though, there has been no official word about U.S. availability for the “all touch” model. Thanks to an announcement made today by BlackBerry Mobile, we do know that the device will be available in Canada starting on November 10th. On that date, the phone will be available from Koodo and in select Bell, TELUS and SaskTel stores priced at $99 CAD (equivalent to $77 USD at current exchange rates) with a signed two-year pact. The regular retail price is …

Executive says Apple never tried to embed Touch ID on the back, front or side of iPhone X

During the winter, spring and summer, back in the days when everyone called the tenth anniversary version of the iPhone the Apple iPhone 8, there was a serious question about where Apple was going to put the Touch ID button. After all, the edge-to-edge screen was expected to leave no room for a front-facing  button for the fingerprint scanner. Quickly, rumors spread that Apple wanted to embed Touch ID under the display. And plan B was rumored to be a rear-facing Touch ID button.

The public really was hoping for a Touch ID button that would be placed under the display. Every time a render …

The best leather cases for iPhone X

The iPhone X – Apple’s most expensive and most advanced handset to date – is launching this week, on November 3. Whether you’ve already pre-ordered an iPhone X, or you’re planning to make a purchase sometime soon, you may want to think about getting a protective case for your incoming near-bezel-less Apple phone.
If you want a case that won’t take too much away from the elegance of the iPhone X, you should consider buying a leather case. Some of the best iPhone X leather cases that can be ordered right away are listed below, so we invite you …

Android devices quickly and securely sync with Bluetooth enabled accessories using 'Fast Pair'

On Tuesday, Google announced a new way to pair a Bluetooth enabled device with an Android powered smartphone running Android 6.0 or higher, and carrying Google Play services 11.7 and up. Called ‘Fast Pair’, the feature is rolling out to Android devices powered by the Marshmallow build of Android and higher. Currently, ‘Fast Pair’ will work with ear buds like  the Google Pixel Buds, or Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear. The feature will soon work with the upcoming Plantronics Voyager 8200 series wireless headsets.

‘Fast Pair’ uses  Bluetooth Low Energy for advertising and discovery, and …

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders more than double that of original Pixel

The Google Pixel 2 series are way more popular than the original Pixel, with more than double the amount of pre-orders than the first-gen Google phone had, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai.
More specifically, pre-orders of the Pixel 2 series on day one “were more than double what they were last year.” Keep in mind that the Google Pixel 2 series are only available on Verizon and despite the high interest in the devices, the scale here is not on par with the millions of iPhones and Galaxies that are sold on day 1.
The …

With the lack of a home button, is the iPhone X actually becoming a bit too complicated?

Ever since the OG iPhone, the Apple handset has had one signature characteristic — just one button on its front. A very simple concept to get — you’ve got power and volume off to the side of the phone, just like how it has been since the first cellphone; when it comes to navigating the smartphone’s interface, the only hardware button you have is “Home” — everything else is in text and on the screen.

Apple’s iPhone user experience has been touted as being simple, straightforward, and pleasurable over the years, and that home button played a huge part in that. Now that it’s gone, Apple has …