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 …

Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers

Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
Packing a power-efficient Snapdragon 630 chipset running at 2.2GHz and a 5.2-inch 1080p display up front, the new performer is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that will certainly keep the lights on for a long time. With a dual camera setup at the rear, pairing one 12MP and another 8MP shooter for shallow depth of field emulation, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, either 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of storage, …

Instagram breach results in up to 6 million users' phones and email adresses being sold for 10 bucks a pop

If you’ve been on the internet in the past, say, five years or so, you’ve undoubtedly at some point been the target of a request to enable two-factor authentication for some online service. And while giving away your phone number to a random corporation doesn’t sound like the best idea ever, this is one of the best ways to protect your accounts against unauthorized third parties.

But it seems that even a huge tech giant like Facebook has a bit of a trouble with not just giving away users’ private info — a report from Variety has just highlighted …

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 first look

Flagship versus mid-range, that’s the scenario playing out here with this comparison between the Nokia 6 and 8 – two phones that that are resurrecting the Nokia brand thanks to HMD. On one hand, we have the budget-conscious Nokia 6, which doesn’t skimp out with its design, and on the other, the newly crowned flagship in the Nokia 8. We spent some brief time with the metal beauties, but if you’re itching to know which one to get, it’ll more than likely depend on your budget. Let’s find out what exactly separates them!

For its low-cost and all, don’t count …

Honor V9 Play to be announced on September 6

Honor is expected to introduce a new mid- to high-end Android smartphone in early September. The upcoming device is called Honor V9 Play and it’s the same that was spotted recently at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency.

Today, the Chinese handset maker confirmed it will unveil the Honor V9 Play on September 6, the last day of IFA 2017 trade fair. The launch event will take place in China and the smartphone will be exclusively available for purchase in this country, at least initially.

Specs-wise, the Honor V9 Play is quite decent, especially that it’s said to cost just $225 outright. …

Deal: Get the 32GB iPhone 6 with AT&T prepaid service for $199.99

We’re probably a month away from the reveal of the new iPhones, but that’s enough for a few more deals on some of the older Apple smartphones. If you didn’t know, Best Buy is running a promotion on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but customers can also get some of Apple’s iPads for much better prices.

But if you can’t afford the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, even if they’re discounted, here is another deal on an older iPhone model that might fit your budget. The iPhone 6 is on sale for a limited time at Best Buy where customers can get it for just $199.99.

Since the …

Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update once again

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is probably the last major update that the Nexus 6 will receive. Even so, Google hasn’t been able to provide Nexus 6 owners with the update until now. Although Android 7.1.1 Nougat was pushed to the smartphone months ago, the update was riddled with bugs, so Google was forced to pull it quickly.

Earlier this week, Nexus 6 had started to receive the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The update weighs in at around 370MB and it probably includes one of the latest security patches (July or August).

Obviously, in order to update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, your Nexus …

New iOS 11 icons surface for Apple Maps, App Store and Clock; iOS 11 beta 6 is released

A tweet from iCulture reveals some new icons discovered on the latest beta version of iOS 11, released today. The new Apple Maps icon has something of an inside joke to it as it shows an automobile heading past Apple Park. In the top right, part of the circular building can be seen on the icon. This replaces the current icon which shows a car driving on the I-280 overpass about to make a left turn.

The App Store icon has been made less complex as the paint brush, pencil and ruler that help form the letter “A” (for App) have been replaced by popsicle sticks? Lastly, the font on the clock …

Nokia 6 Review

Guess who’s back? Nokia’s back. Sorry if you were still guessing. It’s not that simple, anyway. As most of you likely know, HMD Global is the actual company behind Nokia’s hardware revival. After a fruitless absorption into Microsoft’s expanding hardware division, Nokia was bought back by former executives of the company in a complex deal which allows Android phones to be made under its namesake. You can read all about that in our coverage of Nokia’s licensing agreement, but suffice to say, we’re looking at one of the fruits of this agreement today – the Nokia 6.

And a fine-looking …

Nokia 6 finally hits the shelves in the UK, costs less than expected

After months of waiting, customers in the UK can finally purchase HMD’s most advanced smartphone to date, the Nokia 6. The device was initially slated for a June release, but because HMD was unable to cope with the high demand for the smartphone, availability in many countries was postponed for a few months.

Nokia 6 is exclusively available in the UK via Carphone Warehouse. The good news is the smartphone costs less than it was originally announced. Back in April, HMD announced the Nokia 6 would be up for purchase for £229.99 in the UK, but Carphone Warehouse is …