Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

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WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone tests new feature that alerts contacts to your new number

The WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile is taking the hassle out of switching phone numbers. Changing your number as a WhatsApp user is often a pain in the rear because your WhatsApp profile is tied to your phone number. The faster that you can inform your contacts how they can now reach you, the easier life is going to be. The beta for the messaging app’s Windows Phone version allows you to toggle on a feature that alerts your contacts when you change numbers. Regardless of what you decide, your groups will be automatically notified of the new number.

Besides relaying the …

Bring your current number to T-Mobile and score a free Apple iPhone 7


How would you like to get an Apple iPhone 7 for free? Starting today and running through March 16th, new and existing T-Mobile customers who bring their current phone number to the Un-carrier will get a free iPhone 7 or an Apple iPhone 7 Plus for only $100. Consumers will be switching to T-Mobile One which gives them unlimited high speed data including video streamed at 720p (HD). Taxes and fees are included in the price as long as subscribers agree to Auto Pay.

When you trade in a qualified handset, you will get the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on T-Mobile’s EIP. After crediting you instantly …

How to Block a Number on Any SmartPhones

There are all sorts of reasons to block a number: an ex who won’t stop calling, telemarketers who can’t take a hint, scammers, or an aunt who wants to check in and see why you’re still not married.

When your phone has buzzed one more time than you can take, you know it’s time to block that number. But how? Here are the steps to take by popular operating systems and carriers.

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Do Not Call
The first thing to do to reduce the number of unwanted calls coming to your phone is to put yourself into the National Do Not Call Registry. On the site, you can register your phone number or check if your digits are already there. On DoNotCall.gov, you can register up to three phone numbers at once. You’ll also need to include an email address, as you’ll need to confirm your registration. You can also call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register.

According to the FTC, which runs the registry, your phone number will be added to the registry within 24 hours, but it will likely take up to 31 days for sales calls to stop. If they persist in calling, you can file a complaint.

Operating Systems:

1. iOS

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If you block someone from sending you texts, FaceTime, or voice calls, they will be automatically blocked from doing all three things.

To block a number that called you, go into the Phone app, select Recent. Find the number and click the I in the circle next to it. You’ll get a screen with information about the call and actions to take, scroll down to Block This Caller.

If you’re blocking someone in your Contacts lists, go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification > Block Contact. That will bring up your contact list, and you can scroll through and select those you want to block. You can also get there via Settings > Messages > Blocked > Add New.

If a number texting you is not on your Contacts list, iOS 10 requires you to add it to your Contacts list before blocking it (tap the number/image on top of the screen > Create New Contact). Then follow the steps above. If you have an older version of iOS, tap the I in the circle at the upper right of the screen, then select Block This Caller > Block Contact.

If you think they’ll sneak a peek at you with FaceTime, then go to that app, find the last FaceTime conversation you had with them, and click the I in the circle next to it. You’ll get a screen with information about the call and actions to take; scroll down to Block This Caller. If it’s someone in your Contacts, go to Settings > FaceTime > Blocked > Add New, and select the name or names to block.

In related news: If you think you’ve been blocked, signs include being sent directly to voicemail for calls, never seeing the “Delivered” message appear under your iMessage, and having your text turn green (as opposed to blue). These things can also happen if the person you’re trying to contact does not have a connection, so don’t freak out right away. But if it’s been awhile and you’re still not getting through.

2. Android
For Marshmallow or Nougat, open Dialer, go to your recent calls list, find the number you want to block and select Block/Report Spam. (If you don’t want to report the number as spam, you can uncheck the box.) Then tap Block.

For Lollipop, go to the Phone app and select Call Settings > Call Rejection (ouch) > Auto Reject List. Type in the number or search for it, select it, and you’re done.

If you use Messenger for messages, tap the name or number that sent you the message on your message list and select Block/Report Spam. (If you don’t want to report the number as spam, you can uncheck the box.) For Contacts, go into Messenger, select Menu > Blocked Contacts > Add a Number and enter the number you want to to block.

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How to Hide Call Number ID

Whether it’s because you’re unsure about a number from a call you’re returning, or for more personal security purposes, having your number flash up on the display of the person you’re calling isn’t always the best strategy.

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The methodology for doing so is the same across all networks if you just need it on an ad-hoc basis.

If you’re dialling from a fixed line phone, adding 1831 before the number will make your call come up as a private call with no caller ID attached.

If you’re dialling from a mobile, then add  #31# followed by the number you want to call.

Eg.: #31#012345678   and CALL

It’s also feasible to do this from within most phone settings, because that controls the sending of caller ID.

On iPhones, it’s found under Settings>Phone>Show My Caller ID

On Android devices it should be found by going into the menu from the phone dialler, choosing additional settings and then caller ID

On Windows Phone 8 devices, go to the dialler, choose the ellipses, then settings, then “Show My Caller ID”

On Blackberry devices, swipe down in the phone dialler and choose the cog icon. The default option is “Show my number”. Tapping on that should bring up “Allow My Number to Appear” which you can then switch to off.