Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ missing texts issue affecting users across all major US carriers

There’s something strange going on with certain Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. A lot of people are complaining that their handset is either delaying or not receiving a good portion of the text messages that have been sent to them. 

The problem seems to be related to the phone itself, as it has affected users across all major US carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. Furthermore, it seems that the default Samsung messaging app isn’t the only service that’s misbehaving – users are also experiencing complications with Textra …


Apple Watch Series 3 receives watchOS 4.0.1 update to fix connectivity issue

Apple device owners should be happy with the speed in which the tech titan is fixing some issues with its products. When Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece during phone calls, Apple quickly pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to make calls sound great again. Besides the static problem with the latest released iPhone models, Apple also had some recent problems with the Apple Watch Series 3.

The first version of the Apple Watch to come with a built-in LTE radio, the Series 3 doesn’t need to pair with a nearby iPhone in order to send/receive texts and connect …

Apple will fix iPhone 8's earpiece noise issue with a software update

After the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reached customers last week, some users noticed an issue with the handsets’ earpieces. More exactly, during phone calls or FaceTime calls, random crackling or static noises can be often heard – on various carriers and in different countries. Thankfully, Apple has acknowledged this problem, and is working to fix it. 

According to The Verge, Apple says the earpiece issue is only affecting “a small number” of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners. The company further said that an upcoming software update will solve the problem …

Sprint says bloatware issue on the BlackBerry KEYone requires an update to fix

Just a few days ago, we told you how the Sprint branded version of the BlackBerry KEYone was suffering from an issue involving the bloatware that the carrier added to the Android OS flavored handset. Nothing sinister there; most carriers in the states will add some of their own branded applications to a new handset. The problem with the KEYone was that the SprintID system app would go through the bloatware listings like clockwork, and re-install some of the bloatware that was just removed by the phone’s owner. It also enabled bloatware that was disabled.

In our original article, we said …

The "no smartphone" phobia is a growing issue and it has little to do with being unable to make or receive calls

Nowadays, we spend insane amounts of time on our smartphones. It’s the first thing we reach for in the morning, it’s the last thing we touch before going to sleep. Users happily report when they manage to achieve 8 hours of screen on time with their handset, lauding the amazing battery life, but the connotation that this means you were facing down with your nose buried in the small screen for 8 hours that day is often left overlooked.

Smartphone addiction and phone separation anxiety are often being thrown around in discussions about the list of millennial issues. …

The Moto Z2 Force Edition affected by the "jelly effect" issue, what gives?

It’s been less than a month since the Moto Z2 Force Edition made its debut in the United States, so many customers have already been able to purchase one. If you are one of those people, then you might not have known that the Moto Z2 Force is affected by the same “jelly effect” issue as the OnePlus 5.

Neither Lenovo nor OnePlus offered an official explanation as to why their phones display the same erratic behavior when scrolling. Many believe that the “jelly effect” is caused by the fact that the display on these phones has been mounted upside down.

We’re …

A major Gear S3 feature has been broken in the U.S. for months, Samsung yet to issue a fix

Back in April (and as it happens, exactly four month ago today) Samsung pushed out a so-called “value pack” software update to U.S. users of its Gear S3 smartwatch. The update brought a lot of new functionality to the device, but it also seems to have broken one major feature: text message voice input.

The issue occurs when a user tries to send a text message through their smartwatch via voice input: as reported by multiple users on both XDA Developers’ forums and Samsung’s own Community message board, the feature only works a couple of times before …

HMD promises to fix the Dolby Equalizer issue affecting Nokia 5 devices

If you happen to own a Nokia 5, then chances are you’re being affected by a strange issue that prevents the smartphone from opening the Dolby Equalizer settings from certain music apps.

Many Nokia 5 users have noticed that when they try to open the Equalizer app from Google Play Music or Spotify, they get a white screen instead of the audio settings.

Although Dolby Equalizer does work when not specifically opened from those two apps (maybe others too), HMD Global has already acknowledged the problem and said they are already working on a fix.

For those who would still want …

911 dialing issue fixed in latest OnePlus 5 update

OnePlus has just released an update that fixes the 911 dialing bug experienced by some OnePlus 5 owners. As you may know, the issue became viral on Reddit over the past couple of days, after a user reported, and subsequently uploaded a video of his OnePlus 5 unit rebooting whenever he tried to call the emergency number. 
Although it was later found out that other Android phones also experienced the same problem, the Chinese manufacturer was certainly quick to react. The company’s tech support team contacted the user and now an OTA …

Galaxy S8 and S8+ update with fix for red tint issue starts rolling out in the US

Samsung’s OTA update which fixes the “red tint problem” on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has reached the US. 
At the time of writing, T-Mobile users should be able to download and install the patch, and although there’s currently no word on the availability of the OTA on other carriers, it’s safe to assume that all major telecoms in the country should start rolling it out soon. 
The new update weighs in at about 142MB. It adds a brand new setting option in the Adaptive Display …