Apple iPhone X is now available in more than 70 countries world-wide

With the addition of 13 new countries that are now offering the Apple iPhone X starting today, overall more than 70 countries around the world are offering the tenth anniversary iPhone model. In the 13 new countries added today, most of them have the phone available from authorized resellers and carriers. In two of the countries, the iPhone X is also being sold at local Apple Store locations.

Yesterday, Apple added Israel to the list of countries where the iPhone X can be found. The 13 new markets added today that are now selling the iPhone X include:

AlbaniaBosniaCambodiaKosovoMacau, …

Apple iPhone X is coming to Israel on November 23rd, and will hit 13 more countries on the 24th

Apple plans on releasing the iPhone X in Israel on November 23rd and in 13 additional countries on November 24th. According to Apple, its carrier partners in the specified countries will also be receiving the tenth anniversary model on launch day. This comes three weeks after the initial release of the device, which took place on November 3rd in 57 markets like the U.S., China, Germany, the U.K. and many other countries.

Before Apple started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone X on October 27th, there was concern that the company wasn’t going to be able to meet demand because of problems …

It was a pleasant summer for iOS with market share gains in 7 out of 9 countries

Just released data has revealed that Apple had a pleasant summer around the world. According to Kantar, seven of the nine markets monitored by the analytical firm saw iOS market share rise on a year-over-year basis during the three months ended in August. In the U.S., Apple’s mobile operating system had a 35% market share during the three months, up 3.7 percentage points from the same time period in 2016. Android’s share during the same months showed a decline of 2.9 percentage points in the states.

Kantar also discovered that during the three month period, the iPhone kept its number one …

Twitter Lite app is made for countries where connectivity costs a fortune or is hard to find

Twitter is testing a new “lite” version of its Android app. This is an app version of a mobile web site it launched earlier this year called, quite appropriately, Twitter Lite. It requires less mobile data to work. The idea is to allow mobile users to employ Twitter in emerging markets where data is expensive or hard to find. The app has been added to the Google Play Store, but only in the Philippines where mobile data is expensive and slow.

Identical to the mobile web version of Twitter Lite, the app is an “experiment” according to Twitter, and the company is considering bringing the app …

Samsung adds the Bixby Voice feature to more than 200 countries

After being available only in the U.S. and South Korea, earlier today Samsung added Bixby Voice to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in over 200 countries such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.K. With Bixby Voice, a user can snap a selfie, activate Bixby Voice, and say “Post the recently taken selfie to Facebook.” To activate Bixby Voice, click on the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, or say “Hi, Bixby.”

Samsung isn’t finished spreading Bixby Voice throughout the planet. The company plans on adding more languages, capabilities and devices that …

Expect Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to come with a transparent case in some countries

With only two weeks left until the official reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, new details about the upcoming flagship continue to surface. The latest news concerns the sales packages of the phablet, which is said to include an accessory that was also included with the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition: a transparent case.

The Korean media reports Samsung will add for the first time a case made of transparent plastic in the Galaxy Note 8 retail package. The case should cover the back and sides of the smartphone and protect it from scratches.

The case is already being manufactured by 3 …

Amazon announces its 2017 Prime Day shopping event – 30 hours of deals in 13 countries

The previous two Prime Days have been a runaway success for Amazon, so the e-tail juggernaut just announced the third. Prime Day is quickly becoming one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and the upcoming one will be very soon, on Tuesday, July 11, with hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively for members of Amazon’s Prime club, wherever they might reside.

What’s cracking? Well, for the first time those with a Prime account will be able to access no less than 30 hours of deal shopping, starting at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, July 10. The deals will …

Buy this house and you'll live in 2 countries at once


Can’t decide whether to live in Canada or the United States? Even in the current political climate? Okay. Well, if you buy this house in Vermont, you’ll straddle the border between the two countries. In fact, there’s a border marker right outside the front door.

But right now, Brian and Joan DuMoulin, who own the property in the community of Beebe Plain, say they’re having trouble finding a buyer. For one thing, the house needs a lot of work. For another, heightened post-9/11 security restrictions have made it occasionally awkward to traverse the grounds. Brian explained to TIME, for example, that Joan and her sister once had to report to Canadian border patrol because a new agent didn’t recognize them. Read more…

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Only 9 countries will receive the HTC U11 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage

HTC has produced two different versions of its new flagship phone. The HTC U11 found in the U.S. at Sprint, or unlocked from HTC, features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. But another unlocked version of the U11 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. While the latter model isn’t coming to the U.S., you can still have it imported to the states (more on that below).

So just exactly where can you find this enhanced version of the HTC U11? A tweet sent out by ROM developer @LlabTooFeR lists the nine countries where the higher spec’d variant of the phone can be found. They include …

Android Pay coming to five new countries, streamlined PayPal support to be added

Android Pay is already available in 10 markets, but Google won’t stop until the mobile payment service reaches millions of new customers. During Google I/O press conference, the company announced plans to introduce Android Pay in five additional countries.

Although Google hasn’t been exactly clear as to when exactly Android Pay will be available in these new markets, at least it did mention the service will be launched in Brazil, Canada, Russia and Spain, and Taiwan.

With the addition of the new territories, Android Pay will be available in 15 countries, …