Apple Glasses won't launch until December 2021 says Gene Munster

Last summer, Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster said that Apple’s AR glasses would launch in 2020 and become bigger than the iPhone. But that was last year. Munster, a long time Apple watcher for Piper Jaffray, now expects the wearable to come to market a year later than he originally expected. In a new report posted online, Munster says that Apple Glasses will be released in 2021.
Munster said that after meeting with AR experts, a product like Apple Glasses are still a few years away from being ready for prime time. This basically confirms what Apple CEO Tim Cook said last …


Verizon's Moto Z Force Droid receives security update, but only to December 2017 level

Verizon subscribers toting Motorola’s 2016 flagship phone, the Moto Z Force Droid, received an update earlier today. Was it the long awaited (and promised) update to Android 8.0? Not a chance. Moto Z Force Droid owners received an Android security update. And while a security update might be helpful to owners of the phone, today’s update only took the Android security patch level to December 2017.

Since the January Android security update contains the patch protecting handsets from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, the Moto Z Force Droid remains vulnerable to Spectre. The latter affects …

FYI: WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 on December 31

WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don’t offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app’s features. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you’ll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.

Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not …

December 2017 security update hits T-Mobile's LG G Pad X 8.0

The T-Mobile version of the LG G Pad X 8.0 has received the December 1st security update. Besides the latter, software version V52120l brings minor software stability and bug fixes to the slate. When the notification appears on your tablet telling you that the update has arrived, don’t continue the updating process until your tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, make sure that the battery is charged to at least 50% before installing the new files. You also need to have enough storage on your tablet for the 95.3MB update.

Since the update is being sent out OTA, it might take …

Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 halted in early December, Samsung now pushing out a revised version

Last month, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 – the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables – for its Gear S3 smartwatch. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but unfortunately, a lot of users reported that the battery life of their timepiece was noticeably shorter after upgrading. 

It looks like the tech giant has noticed the issue and is now taking action. Samsung Netherlands has stated that the initial rollout of Tizen 3.0 was halted in December due to the complaints received by users in North America. 
The …

Get your music on: Tidal will be free for 12 days starting December 25


Tidal, one of the top subscription-based music and video streaming
services in the US
(and not only) will be free to use starting on Christmas – but only for 12
days. From December 25 through January 5, 2018, anyone will be able to activate a
preview account on Tidal with just an email address (credit card information
not required). The free preview account provides access to the full Tidal platform,
including Hi-Fi and Premium services, new original content, livestreams, and
even ticket giveaways.  

 

It looks like this 12-day preview offer will be valid in all 52
countries where …

6 of the best MMO games for iOS and Android (December 2017)

MMO games for mobile devices have become increasingly attractive over the last few years. A big reason for this popularity spike is the fact that nowadays, developers can create much larger and immersive projects due to the advanced hardware present in modern phones and tablets.

Not sure what “MMO” games are? Well, let us explain. MMO is an acronym for “Massively Multiplayer Online”, meaning that these titles always put you in an environment where you have to interact with many other players. You can gather up in parties and guilds, go raid …

Use Apple Pay at certain retailers today through December 21st, and score a $5 iTunes/App Store card


Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, Apple is running a promotion that starts today and runs through December 21st. Use Apple Pay at one of 20 select online retailers during the promotion period, and you’ll receive a $5 gift card that can be used with a purchase from the App Store, or from iTunes. You are limited to one gift card for each of the online retailers you shop online with, using Apple Pay.

According to Apple’ website detailing the promotion, each of the retailers might have a different minimum purchase requirement. The online retailers who are partnering with Apple …

Deal: Nokia Steel smartwatch is on sale for $104 (20% off) until December 20

Nokia Steel is one of those refined smartwatches that doesn’t cost a fortune. In fact, many times customers won’t have to pay more than $100/€100 for the hybrid smartwatch, even though its retail price is $130/€130.

If you don’t really want a smartwatch, you could very well make someone a fine gift. The Nokia Steel smartwatch is on sale again, so customers can get one for just $104/€104 (20% off).

The deal is available until December 20, but we don’t rule out another promotional offer after that date. Since the deal is the result of the collaboration between …

Best new Android and iPhone games (December 2017)

What are the best new games released in the past month that you should be playing in December?

Nintendo is back with some great games!

We have filtered out the finest games available on both iOS and Android, and you can see them right below. As always, we look for great games regardless of their genre: from shooters to puzzles, everything is allowed as long as it’s fun to play.
So with no further ado, let’s get to our list of the best new Android and iPhone games in December.