Leaked Virgin Mobile memo: (PRODUCT)RED Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be introduced tomorrow

A memo to Virgin Mobile employees that was obtained by MacRumors, states that the pre-paid carrier will be adding (PRODUCT)Red versions of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus to its inventory starting tomorrow, April 9th. The memo adds that there will be a pre-order period, so its likely that the new models won’t start shipping until later in the month. And Apple isn’t expected to hold a new product event, but will announce the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through a press release. That is how Apple introduced the (PRODUCT)Red versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in March …


Progressive web apps won't be fully functional on Windows 10 Mobile

Progressive web apps (PWA) are regular websites that offer features similar to those found on mobile apps. To do this, the PWAs take advantage of the capabilities available on modern browsers. And while Microsoft has started added such PWAs to the Microsoft Store, the truth is that they will not be fully functional on Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets thanks to some missing parts in the mobile Edge engine.

For example, the version of Edge found on Windows Mobile 10 handsets can not access service workers, which prevents users from receiving notifications in the action center. And since …

WhatsApp Business app is in the works for Windows 10 Mobile

WhatsApp could be working on a new Windows 10 Mobile business app. Earlier in the year, WhatsApp introduced the new WhatsApp Business app for Android, allowing both small and large companies to take advantage of the app’s huge user base, while also simplifying the process of communicating with customers. Since the launch, however, the messaging service has failed to introduce the app on any other platforms, but according to a new screenshot, this could be about to change.

As can be seen in the image, WhatsApp appears to be deep into the process of developing a Windows 10 Mobile …

App gap: New PWAs will not work on Windows 10 Mobile

For those who were hoping the move towards progressive web apps would make Windows 10 Mobile rise from the grave, this may come as bad news. The new PWAs hitting the Microsoft Store will not be fully functional in Edge mobile. It is reported that while some apps launch but are missing functionality; some do not work at all. A major feature that seems to be missing from all PWAs on Mobile deals with notifications. On Windows Mobile, the apps are unable to display any sort of notification in the notification center. This is obviously a key feature of any app and seriously cripples …

Fortnite mobile makes $15 million on iOS in less than a month

Fortnite mobile is not even available on Android, but it already made $15 million in less than a month since its release in the App Store. Although the amount may seem impressive, it’s not at all surprising considering the game raked in $1.5 million in the first four days.

According to the data provided by Sensor Tower, Fortnite daily revenue increased exponentially over the course of the month. After Epic Games lifted the invite requirement last week, the player expenditure increased by almost 200% (about three times increase), versus $620,000 average across all previous days.

Furthermore, …

Motorola celebrates the 45th birthday of the mobile phone with a heap of awesome deals!

Did you know the mobile phone is turning 45 today? That’s right! On April 3, 1973, the very first mobile cellular phone call was made between prototype units of the Motorola DynaTAC. The DynaTAC, lovingly referred to as the “brick” phone, didn’t become commercially available until 10 years later, however, passing FCC approval in September 1983. It hit store shelves that same year priced at $3,995 (that’s $9,184 in 2018 money!). It measured in at 10 inches in length and weighed 2 pounds! It was literally the size of a brick and weighed as much as… uh… a pineapple! …

Deal: 256GB iPhone 7 Red is $450 at Xfinity Mobile

The exclusive RED version of the iPhone 7 can be yours for just $450, if you don’t mind signing up for a new line on Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service, or changing your existing phone there. If you are one of the 30 million Comcast customers in the US, chances are that you might want to look at what Xfinity Mobile is offering, as it piggybacks on the network with the best US coverage – Verizon – and its unlimited plan is just $45 a month, or you can pay $12/GB, if you aren’t a big user.

In any case, Xfinity is now giving the RED iPhone 7 256GB, which can now only be found through …

Microsoft updates Skype for mobile with TripAdvisor and StubHub add-ins

Microsoft’s Skype has just announced a major update is now making its way to Android and iOS devices. The main highlight of the update is the addition of TripAdvisor and StubHub integration, which should enable Skype users to organize their next trips directly in a group chat.

How is this going to work? It’s pretty simple. The first thing you need to do after installing the update is tap or click the Add to chat + button, scroll down, and select TripAdvisor. Then, you can search for a destination or a specific city that you would like to visit.

But the improvements go deeper, as …

PUBG Mobile goes live in the US on Android and iOS platforms

The game that made lots of streamers very rich, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has finally arrived on smaller screens. PUBG Mobile was soft-launched in Canada last week, but it’s now making its way to the rest of the world in the same form (version 0.3.2), which means we can still call it “early access.”

In fact, even the description of the game in the App Store and Google Play Store says that the current version does not represent the final quality of the game, as the developer plans to keep optimizing it and add new features.

In case you’re wondering, this is the port of a fully …

Major Deal: Samsung Galaxy S9 costs only $595 at Boost Mobile (limited time offer)

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, has a pretty cool Saint Patrick’s Day Promotion that allows customers to save 15% on any new Android phone. Of course, we’re talking about any phone from the ones that Boost is currently selling. Included here are the just-released Samsung Galaxy S9, or the older (but still powerful) Galaxy S8. In case you’re wondering, the S9+ and S8+ models are not available at Boost.
To get 15% off the Galaxy S9 or any other Android smartphone, you need to visit Boost Mobile’s website and use the promo code LUCKY at checkout.
Normally, …