Walmart customer irate after his iPhone 6 order for Black Friday is cancelled

What good is a Black Friday ad if all of the products being advertised are already sold out? That is what Walmart shoppers were complaining about after the discounter’s Black Friday stock was sold out on Thanksgiving. And that led to numerous tweets from very angry consumers accusing  the company of taking part in a bait and switch campaign. Apparently some well priced electronics were out of stock Friday morning as were some video games and cheaply priced clothing.

One customer ordered a pair of Apple iPhone 6 handsets for his twins at midnight Friday. At 7pm, he received a  message …


Frayed Apple iPhone 6 charger cable electrocutes Vietnamese teen

You might recall back in July 2013 when we told you about a 23-year old stewardess who was electrocuted when she answered a call on her Apple iPhone 5 while it was charging. That seemed to kick off a series of other incidents where iPhone or iPad users would report receiving a shock. In many cases, the problem was the use of a third party charger. Later that year, Apple announced that it would allow consumers to swap third party chargers for the official Apple version. This was to take place in certain countries including the U.S., China, and the U.K.

It has been some time since we passed …

6 best iPhone X alternatives

We have three new iPhones, but if you judge by all the news and talk, you would think Apple had just unveiled one: the Apple iPhone X.

There are lots of great iPhone X alternativesThe new iPhone X is certainly the one that has everyone’s attention with its new edge-to-edge screen and compact size, but with a prohibitive starting price of $1,000 for the base 64GB model, you might wonder if there is an alternative.

Of course, there is! In fact, the iPhone X is late to the bezel-less screen game, and we round up 5 great Android …

HTC to deliver 5 or 6 phones in 2018

Yesterday, we passed along a report that said HTC will go back to producing phones with dual camera setups, starting in 2018. You might recall 2014’s HTC One (M8), which had a second camera on back allowing for the blurred background on portrait shots that we all crave these days. Today, we have a little more information on the volume of phones that HTC plans on rolling off the assembly line next year.

HTC President Chialin Chang says to expect his company to produce five to six different handsets in 2018. HTC is hoping to build on a very strong 2017 which saw the manufacturer release its …

6 week-old Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are getting traded-in by iPhone X buyers

If you don’t mind buying a previously used phone, it is definitely a buyers’ market as far as the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus are concerned. Just a little over 6 weeks since they were launched, sellers have been dumping the phones on sites like Decluttr.com, trying to raise funds for the purchase of the more expensive Apple iPhone X. This has turned out to be a reaction that even the web site didn’t expect. Decluttr.com’s digital marketing manager James Bell, figured that it would be the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus getting traded in by iPhone X buyers needing some scratch. …

Nokia 6 Arte Black (with extra RAM and 64 GB of storage space) is coming to the US


Back in March, HMD Global (the new company that’s in charge
of selling Nokia-branded phones) unveiled a special edition of the mid-range
Nokia 6. Called Nokia 6 Arte Black, this special handset is coming to the US – several
months after the regular version of the phone was released stateside.

 

The Nokia 6 Arte Black is now listed on Amazon, HMD’s
official retail partner for the US. Unfortunately, the handset is
currently out of stock, with no word on exactly when it’s going to be available
(though soon is probably a good guess). 

 

Amazon will sell the Nokia 6 Arte Black …

Nokia 6 is no longer exclusive to Amazon in the US

It’s been more than three months since the Nokia 6 made its debut in the United States, but the mid-ranger could only be purchased at Amazon. HMD and the US major retailer inked an exclusivity agreement, which was supposed to come to an end at a later date.

Apparently, that exclusivity deal is over now since another retailer in the country, namely B&H, is now selling the Nokia 6. The smartphone is available for the same price you would pay if would choose to get it from Amazon, $229.

However, B&H throws in some freebies if you decide to go for its …

Deal: Pre-order the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch and get 6 months of Spotify Premium for free

Samsung Gear Sport is already available for pre-order in the United States, but that’s not the only good thing about the smartwatch. It appears that Samsung if offers some freebies to those who pre-order its wearable device.

First off, it’s worth mentioning the Gear Sport is the first smartwatch to run Tizen 3.0 OS. In the United States, the smartwatch is available for pre-order for $300 or $50 per month with Samsung Financing (no interest if paid in full within 6 months).

However, for a limited time, those who pre-order the Samsung Gear Sport will also receive …

LG highlights V30's video capabilities in 6 original short films


Released in the US earlier this month, the LG V30
is one of this year’s top extra-large Android smartphones, up there with the
likes of Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, or the Google Pixel 2 XL. One of the
main features of the LG V30 is its dual rear camera – thanks to a Cine Video
mode and high-quality components, this camera is quite good at
shooting video.   

 

To illustrate what can be done with a V30, LG has partnered with
six emerging filmmakers who used the smartphone to create short films. All
the films were shot exclusively on the LG V30, being screened during …

Screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9 emerge ahead of release

Huawei is actively testing Android Oreo for Mate 9, but the company’s first smartphone to ship with the new version of the OS will eventually be the upcoming Huawei Mate 10, which is expected to be unveiled on October 16.

Regardless, some of Huawei’s high-end smartphones will receive Android Oreo updates, and by the looks of it, the Mate 9 will be the first to get it.

The folks over at XDA got their hands on a working beta build and captured of some screenshots of Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9.

Among the new features the new update …