Apple Watch Series 3 unboxing

Apple launch day came and went, but while consumers were probably buzzing around to check out and potentially buy the new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 3 was also quietly released. While smartwatch sales have been tepid at best, Apple’s option continues to stay at the top of the charts – even against other standard watches. With this latest iteration, we see the introduction of cellular connectivity, which was something sorely lacking since its introduction. 
We picked up a unit recently to give it a spin, but before it gets put through all the paces, a …


The iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K are now shipping

If you have pulled the trigger on an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or an Apple TV 4K pre-oder, you’d be delighted to hear that the gear is now marked as shipping, and you should be receiving the due date notification very soon, if you haven’t already – surprise, surprise, it’s September 22.
As usual, Apple is on the ball when it comes to release dates, so tomorrow you could be getting the new Apple iPhones, wearables or TV pucks right on your doorsteps, or you can simply waltz into an Apple Store (pardon, a Town Square), and grab the goods while they are hot, …

Apple releases statement revealing connectivity problems with the Apple Watch Series 3

While the Apple Watch Series 3 won’t be found on consumers’ hands until Friday at the earliest, Apple has already released a statement referring to issues that the smartwatch is apparently having when it comes to maintaining a cellular connection. According to Apple, when the Apple Watch Series 3 tries to join unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, the timepiece is prevented from connecting to a cellular network. A fix is being looked at for a future software update.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Watch models it has received that connect to AT&T and T-Mobile’s …

OnePlus 3 and 3T beta update patches the BlueBorne vulnerability, adds new screen calibration


OnePlus has just announced a new software update is available for its last year flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but only in the open beta channel. Even so, it shouldn’t take the Chinese company more than a week to make it available to everyone owning one of the two smartphones.

The most important change is the patching of the BlueBorne vulnerability. A security issue that was discovered last week, BlueBorne makes all devices with Bluetooth (except those using Bluetooth Low Energy only) vulnerable for takeover from as far as 32 feet away.

Basically, a person can take over your Android …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Review

Introduction
The last few weeks have been overloaded with new smartphone launches, centered around the late-summer extravaganza that is the IFA trade show, and now Apple’s new batch of iPhones. But even going back a month or two earlier, this whole season has been delivering a solid assortment of interesting handsets, running the gamut from the most tricked-out flagships to some attractively balanced affordable phones. As we take a little bit of a breather after recovering from IFA, we’re spending some time looking back on a few of those phones that might be worth a second look, and right now …

Zhiyun Smooth 3 hands-on

Smartphone gimbals have slowly been penetrating the market for the last couple of years, as they present advantages when it comes to stability. Yes, OIS in many smartphones has helped to smooth things out, but these smartphone gimbals ensure that steadiness is achieved during all sorts of motion. We’ve been checking out the Zhiyun Smooth 3 for a little bit now, which is in the same price bracket as the highly touted DJI Osmo Mobile. 
Honestly, there’s not a lot to the design of the Smooth 3. In fact, you can kind of say it’s rather generic looking for the …

T-Mobile matches its rivals, bumps data speeds on the Series 3 Apple Watch to 4G

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is more attuned to his customers’ wishes, hopes and desires than any other executive in the industry. So when T-Mobile subscribers complained that the Apple Watch Series 3 would be limited to data speeds of 512kbps (basically 3G), Legere looked into the matter. Today, the executive disseminated a tweet with good news for T-Mobile customers.

According to Legere, T-Mobile’s new Apple Watch plan will provide 4G LTE speeds for Apple Watch users at the same $10 per month rate that it was going to charge for 3G. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 started yesterday …

You can now pre-order iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3

Starting at 12:01am PT | 3:01am ET on September 15th, you can pre-order the brand new Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3.
Pre-orders open at all major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as at Best Buy and Amazon.
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available in a selection of three colors: silver, gold and space gray. They both come with more storage now as well: you have a 64GB base option and a 256GB model (as expected, neither supports microSD card …

Apple Watch Series 3 models with no LTE won't come in ceramic or stainless steel variants

Save for the end-of-the-show “surprise” iPhone X reveal, Apple’s Tuesday event felt extremely rushed: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus part was particularly bad about this, but other stuff like the Apple Watch Series 3 also wasn’t given nearly as much attention as it could have.

For example, Apple only mentioned that the new wearable will come in two variants, one with cellular and one without, and conveniently sidestepped the whole mess of editions (and Editions) — by our count, the Series 3 will be available in a whopping 31 different variants at launch, spread …

Apple Watch Series 3 requires an iPhone 6 or later for setup; battery gets 1 hour of talk time

Apple announced yesterday that unlike previous versions of the Apple Watch, the new Series 3 model does not need to be paired to a nearby iPhone for internet access, or to make/take phone calls. But it still requires an iPhone to configure the timepiece. And while the Series 1 Apple Watch can still use the Apple iPhone 5s and up to communicate with and to set up the device, the new Series 3 watch requires an Apple iPhone 6 or higher for the configuration and set up of the timepiece. The phone must have iOS 11, or higher, installed.

This means that if you are moving up from a Series 1 Apple …