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.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Update to S Health brings a new name and online access to doctors 24/7 (U.S. only)

Samsung has updated its S Health app that has been available in the Google Play Store. First of all, it now goes by the name of Samsung Health. And it has added a new feature that allows users in the U.S. to speak to a doctor 24/7. The app will be pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. Even those Android users with a different brand printed on their phone or tablet can load Samsung Health on their device, as long as they are running Android 4.4 or higher.

The app tracks your physical exercise and movements, analyzing your daily activities to make sure you are on the …

Get schooled online by celebrities like Steve Martin, Shonda Rhimes


If you learn from the best, you’ll become the best. That’s the theory, anyway. 

The online education site MasterClass is all about finding your inner genius by learning from experts in their fields, even if it is only online. Want to learn tennis via video? Then who could be better than Serena Williams.

While it’s not offering extensive coding lectures like Khan Academy, MasterClass has upped their online class offerings with 12 different celebrities in the past year. In March, they announced an acting class with Steve Martin and a few more star-powered courses are on their way. Read more…

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Verizon to offer some new Apple devices online this week; new trade-in deal for high-end phones

Verizon has a couple of pieces of news today that it wants you to know about. First, some of the new Apple devices announced by the tech titan this morning will be available online from the nation’s largest carrier starting on March 24th. That is this coming Friday. The new models include the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. How appropriate that a red variant of the current iPhone handsets will be offered by Big Red.

Also available on that date will be a new 32GB tablet that replaces the Apple iPad Air 2. Available in Silver, Gold and Space Gray, this will be known simply …

The ZTE Z986 has been spotted online; includes Android 7.1.1 and a massive 6-inch screen

Throughout 2016 and even so far in 2017, ZTE has proven to know a thing or two about what it takes to create a quality smartphone that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Last year’s Axon 7 lineup and ZMAX Pro proved to be some of the best smartphones for their price range, and this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is where we were first introduced to the commendable Blade V8 Pro.

ZTE already has some true winners under its belt, but the company is nowhere near to calling it quits. ZTE took the stage at Mobile World Congress 2017 to announce the Blade V8 Mini and V8 Lite, and a new …

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app let's you limit non-existent online gaming

The Nintendo Switch officially gets released tomorrow, but Nintendo is prepping by releasing the Switch Parental Controls app for both Android and iOS users. The app does much what you’d expect allowing parents to limit how long kids can play games on any given day, limit what age rating games can be and more. However, the video that accompanies the release is very interesting to say the least.

The video follows Bowser and Bowser Jr (Nintendo’s most famous father-son duo, surprisingly enough) as it discusses the features of the Switch Parental Controls app. If you don’t want …

Mozilla acquires online bookmarking app Pocket

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has announced its acquirement of online bookmarking service Pocket.

Founded in 2007, Pocket initially started out as a Firefox extension, but since then, it has spread to just about any mobile and desktop platform. It is one of the most solid bookmarking apps to date, as it provides an easy way for users to save online content for later viewing, while also storing said content for offline usage. Another interesting fact is that Pocket became the default bookmarking service for the Firefox browser in 2015, so this …

New Instant Tethering feature will keep Android users online

Rolling out now to Nexus and Pixel handsets running on Android 7.1.1 is a new feature called Instant Tethering. With this new application, anytime one of your registered Google devices loses a cellular connection, it will automatically send a request to allow the device to tether with your other Android phone or tablet. No setup is required, thanks to Bluetooth. The screen will also show you the battery life of the other device.

Instant Tethering will be available first for Nexus and Pixel devices running on Android 7.1.1. The Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets cannot send out a Wi-Fi signal and …

Apple's AirPods have taken 26% of the online market for wireless headphones

After a two-month delay while Apple was ironing out some problems with the product, the wireless Bluetooth powered AirPods finally launched on December 13th. Already, AirPods own 26% of the online wireless headphone market, cementing what Apple CEO Tim Cook has called “a runaway success.” The data comes from Slice Intelligence and is generated from actual receipts. This means that the figures should be very accurate.

In December 2015, wireless headphones accounted for half of the entire online U.S. headphones market for the first time. Last month, three out of every four headphones sold …

Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda as Rocket Internet shuffles online takeout pack once again

Delivery Hero Rocket Internet has shuffled the online takeout pack of cards once again. This time the publicly-listed German ‘startup factory’ and investor is selling foodpanda to its much larger rival Delivery Hero, of which it also holds a significant stake. Read More

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