The iPhone 8 could start shipping in October/November, but supply may be limited for months; ‘Face ID’ to replace Touch ID?

The upcoming anniversary iPhone that Apple is expected to unveil this autumn, dubbed the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, are arguably the most rumoured and anticipated handsets this year. However, related tips and leaks have often been contradictory and quickly rebutted by consecutive speculations, but that’s the case with pretty much any hotshot flagship lineup.

Yesterday we reported that Apple’s 2017 set of iPhones is already on the production belts and that the iPhone 8 will not arrive later than the ‘S’ variants, unlike what previous rumours had suggested. The leak also …


AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

'We are six months behind': Niantic CEO on Pokemon trading and GO player battles

On the first Pokemon GO anniversary, Niantic’s CEO sat down for an interview, and disclosed some long-awaited news that fans have been clamoring to hear since the game’s inception. No, we aren’t talking about the Shiny Pikachu that is yet to reveal itself. Granted, it just did a huge update, introducing gym raids and other niceties, but there is more in the pipeline, said Niantic’s CEO John Hanke.

It turns out that the immense popularity of the game caught Niantic by surprise, and they had to divert resource to simply keep the servers up and running, let …

Apple may still be undecided on the iPhone 8's fingerprint sensor, less than 3 months from announcement

It might sound discouraging, but here it goes – according to analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company, Apple still hasn’t decided what fingerprint technology will utlimately end up in the new and coming iPhone. Mind you, we’re less than three months away from this year’s September keynote. If the rumor is true, this means the handset is anything but finalized. Thus, its retail launch could face a significant delay of as many as two months following the announcement.

Confident in his information, Arcuri has taken the new iPhone out of Cowen’s 46 million sales …

Four free months of Google Play Music now offered for new subscribers

Google usually offers three free months of Google Play Music for new subscribers, after which they have to pay $9.99 per month if they want to continue to use the music streaming service.

However, it looks like the Mountain View company wants to enlarge its pool of subscribers by running a promotion on its music service. For a limited time, Google offers new customers four free months of Google Play Music instead of just three.

Nothing else changed regarding the service’s price, so you’ll still have to pay $9.99 after the four-month trial that Google is now …

Verizon has the LG G6 on sale for just $20 a month over 24 months; deal saves you 29%

If you’re a smartphone fanatic, this is one of the best times of the year. New flagships from Samsung, LG and now HTC leave you with many options in terms of buying a new handset. And with all of this supply, price cuts are inevitable. For example, Verizon is now offering a sale on the LG G6.  The phone is available in both silver and black for just $20 a month. That is a 29% savings from the usual $28 a month price.

After paying the sales price for 24 months, you’ll be laying out $480 for the LG G6. That is a savings of $192 over the regular full retail price of $672. In order to get …

Why I'm going back to Android after using the iPhone for 5 months

“I’m going to be holding onto my iPhone 7, and at the time of writing this editorial, I don’t have any intention of switching back to Android at any point in the foreseeable future. If this does change though, and I find myself getting tired of the acclaimed Apple, I’ll be sure to write an additional piece explaining why I switched back.”

This is how I ended an editorial that I wrote back in November of last year titled “After using Android my entire life, I decided to switch to iOS.” In that editorial, I gave a few reasons as to why I had made the choice to give …

Huawei's Mate 9 has sold more than 5 million units, four months after its launch

Huawei’s bet on smartphones seems to be paying off, judging from its ever-increasing sales numbers. In a recent press conference, the company shared that it has so far sold more than five million units of its early 2017 flagship phablet, the Mate 9, which is a 36% increase over its predecessor’s sales for the same period of time.

In comparison, Huawei’s previous mainstream flagship, the P9, has sold 12 million units in a year, whereas the Mate 9’s 5 million were reached in just four months. This shows both a greater trust in the company’s devices, as …

Instagram hits 1 million advertisers, double the amount it had 6 months ago

Instagram is in demand as a platform for advertisers. Since September, the number of companies that actively advertise on the picture and video sharing app has doubled to one million. A year ago, that number was 200,000. Advertising on Instagram can be quite fruitful for these firms, especially since as many as 400 million people are using the app every day. James Quarles, who is the head of advertising at Instagram, says the appeal of the site goes beyond the raw numbers.

According to Quarles, 80% of Instagram’s users follow at least one business. The idea is to get these Instagram account …