Apple developers receive iOS 11.1 beta 4 and watchOS 4.1 beta 4

Apple today has pushed out the fourth beta versions of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1, both made for developers’ eyes only. The public beta versions should be made available soon. Apple’s iOS 11.1 beta 4 update marks the return of the 3D Touch multitasking app switcher, which was added in beta 2 and removed in beta 3. The update also includes hundreds of new emoji from Unicode along with bug fixes and performance improvements.

The build number of the iOS 11.1 beta 4 version for developers is 15B92. For the watchOS 4.1 beta for developers, the build number is 15R846. The latter update adds Apple …


Deal: Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB is 25% off at Best Buy

The two-year-old iPad Mini 4 is on sale once again, so if you haven’t bought a cheap Android slate or a more expensive Apple tablet, you might consider this deal.

Best Buy now offers the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Mini 4 128GB for just $299.99, so you’ll be saving $100 when you buy it. The slate comes in three color variations: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Along with the tablet, customers who purchase it will receive a 6-month subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security, a software meant to protect up to three devices (PC, Mac, Android iOS and Windows …

'Outlander' star Sam Heughan takes us inside Jamie's unexpected journey in episode 4

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This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 4, titled “Of Lost Things.”

Season 3 of Outlander isn’t just a story about Claire and Jamie finding their way back together — in many ways, it’s also a story of parenthood, and the sacrifices that all of our characters make for the people they love. 

While Claire is able to raise Brianna in the safety of Boston, Jamie’s journey of fatherhood has been much more painful; he couldn’t be with Claire after she lost their first baby, Faith, and he sent her back through the Standing Stones with the expectation that he would never meet their second child. Read more…

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Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch 4 months after launch

Talking about the weird decisions that some carriers take when they launch new devices, it appears that Verizon has decided to discontinue its Wear24 smartwatch just 4 months after launch.

The Wear24 was released by Verizon back in May after the carrier “purposely” delayed the expected launch of Samsung’s Gear S3, just to make room for its own smartwatch.

Even though the Wear24 benefited from one month of sales before the Gear S3 made its debut at Verizon, it didn’t help the carrier’s smartwatch. Probably due to low sales or lack of interest from consumers, …

Lenovo's Tab 4 8 and 10 Plus tablets launched in the US at reasonable prices


If you’re looking for a cheap tablet and you’re located in the United States, then you’re in luck. Lenovo has just unleashed two new Tab 4 tablets (not to be confused with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab slates, mind you).

Aside from the two Tab 4 slates that were launched in the US back in June, Lenovo released two additional models that are upgraded versions of the Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 10.

Both Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus are available for purchase in the US via major retailers like Amazon and B&H. The cheapest of the two, Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus, costs $229.99 and comes with an 8-inch …

The iPhone X is "the iPhone of the future". Cool. Here are 4 things that would've made it better

The iPhone X is a beautiful device, for sure. But let’s be fair here, after all the bezel-less phones we’ve seen this year, it’s hardly mind-blowing. So, it’s up to the X to wow us with features that will leave the competition in the dust or at least ones that would make our jaws pop for a minute or two. That’s not a hard ask for a $999 phone, is it?

All-around, it’s a solid iPhone — the most advanced iPhone Apple has ever made, as the Cupertinians like to say. But we still have a few things on our wish list that really would’ve blown us away. Check them out in …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 4 things that would have made them even better

Apple did it again — and again, and again. That is, it just unleashed a whole bunch of new smartphones upon us (okay, just three, but that’s still one more than usual), and they all seem pretty good so far.

In fact, the iPhone X looks like the revolution we’ve been waiting to get for a while — it has a drastic new design that sheds much of the iPhone series’ baggage, while adding impressive new features to replace it. So when we compare the 8 siblings with it, we can’t help but feel them to be just a tad too ordinary.

But that’s okay, really: had it not been the tenth anniversary …

Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included


Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the
ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold
unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.

 

Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max
is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life.
The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery – according to Asus, this
can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web
browsing. With these figures in mind, we’re …

Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro will be released in the US in Q4


While launching the ZenFone 4 Max in the US today, Asus also shared details
on the upcoming availability of other smartphones from its new ZenFone 4
series. More exactly, Asus plans to release the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro in
the US and Canada sometime
in the fourth quarter of the year (October – December).

 

Just like the ZenFone 4 Max, both the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone
4 Pro run Android 7 Nougat, and will receive updates to Android 8 Oreo. However,
the two upcoming handsets will offer more advanced features. For example, they
have 5.5-inch 1080p displays (instead of the 5.5-inch 720p …

AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch

AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.

For the S7 and S7 Edge, the update weighs in at 41.6 MB and bumps the software version to G930AUCS4BQH1 and G935AUCS4BQH1, respectively. Note 4 owners should get a 28.3MB patch with version N910AUCS2EQH1, while those who possess a Note Edge are to expect a 22.2MB file with version N915AUCS2DQH1. 
The …