Microsoft releases a list of handsets that will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators update

The Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) is only being released to select Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Today, Microsoft disseminated a list of devices that are going to receive the update and conspicuous by absence are the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. These were launched in the middle of 2015, and now, it appears that Microsoft is no longer supporting the pair.

Remaining on the list to receive the update are some top shelf models like the HP Elite x3 (including versions for Verizon and Telstra), the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. …

Apple releases iOS 11.0.3, its fourth update in the last four weeks

For the fourth time in the last four weeks, Apple has disseminated an update to iOS 11. Today, iOS 11.0.3 was released, apparently for the sole purpose of exterminating a couple of bugs that were affecting users of the Apple iPhone 6s, the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The update weighs in at 276.6MB and can be installed on your iOS device by going to  Settings > General > Software Update.

Apple released iOS 11 on September 19th. Since then it has rolled out iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3 and the beta version of iOS 11.1.0. The claim to fame for the latter build …

Apple releases new build of iTunes allowing users to install apps from their computer once again

When Apple disseminated iTunes 12.7 in September, it removed a feature that allowed users to take a shopping excursion through the Apple App Store using a desktop computer. If they saw anything they liked, users could install that app on their iPhone through the box that was running iTunes. However, with Apple stating that it wanted iTunes to focus on music, movies, TV, podcasts, and audiobooks, this feature was removed by Apple on the latest build of iTunes.

Not everyone was happy with this move. According to Apple, “certain business partners might still need to use iTunes to install apps.” …

Apple releases statement revealing connectivity problems with the Apple Watch Series 3

While the Apple Watch Series 3 won’t be found on consumers’ hands until Friday at the earliest, Apple has already released a statement referring to issues that the smartwatch is apparently having when it comes to maintaining a cellular connection. According to Apple, when the Apple Watch Series 3 tries to join unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, the timepiece is prevented from connecting to a cellular network. A fix is being looked at for a future software update.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Watch models it has received that connect to AT&T and T-Mobile’s …

Google releases video showing how Android Oreo's statue was created

Android 8.0 Oreo is the next version of Android, despite previous rumors stating otherwise. As with each new iteration of the mobile platform launched, Google places a big, nice mascot in front of its Mountain View headquarters that represents that version of Android.

The recent launch was no exception and Android Oreo has its own statue that’s been built in much secrecy by the artists that Google chose. A video that goes through all the manufacturing process of the statue and its unveiling has been recently published by Google.

It appears that the status …

Apple releases videos showing how to get things done with the iPad, iPad Pro and iOS 11

Apple released several videos today showing the Apple iPad, iPad Pro, and iOS 11. The first video shows how you can take advantage of the new capabilities of the dock. You can customize the dock by dragging more apps to it. It also will show the last app that you used on your tablet, on your iPhone and even on your Mac. Long pressing on an app will reveal the latest files you have worked on.

Another video shows you “How to effortlessly scan, sign, and send a document with iOS 11.” This is done using the iPad Pro and iOS 11. That combination also teams up with an Apple Pencil in another video …

Google releases Android Things Developer Preview 5 based on Android O

Even though Google announced last month that Developer Preview 4 will be the last beta release before the launch of Android O. But it’s not too late for another Android Things OS beta release, so if you’re a developer, then now would be a good time to make any last minute changes before the final version is launched.

Android Things Developer Preview 5 is quite important since this is now based on Android O, which is still under development for phones and tablets.

As expected, the 5th Android Things developer preview is aimed at developers and early adopters, …

How do I camera: Samsung releases its own video series with camera tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8

Some months ago, Apple launched a “How to shoot on iPhone 7” series of videos, which were supposedly meant to teach users how to achieve magic with the cameras on their brand-new iPhones. However, the tips were quite basic and the videos, albeit well-made, were something to the tune of “Open camera, tap the white circle, congratulations!”.

Still, exposure to features, which not every user might know off the bat is a good way to have consumers crave your device that much more. Which is probably why Samsung is well on track with its own “Galaxy S8 camera tips” series, which currently holds …

Apple releases watchOS 4 beta 5 for Apple Watch

Apple has just released watchOS 4 beta 5 for developers and the beta is available for testing on all Apple Watch models.
The major new features of watchOS 4 include:
Cool new watch faces: one with personalized Siri information and others with animated Toy Story charactersImproved Music and Workout layoutsSupport for Apple News via a complicationSupport for GymKitPerson-to-person paymentsApple Pay Cash
To install watch OS 4 beta 5 on your Apple Watch, you need to be …

Google’s Nearby 2.0 releases, enabling offline communication, media sharing, and more

Google last talked at length about their Nearby API (application programming interface) at IO 2017, where its mission statement was detailed. Fast, encrypted, offline, peer-to-peer communication is Nearby’s goal, and today Google opens up the doors for developers to integrate the latest version into their apps. 

Nearby uses a combination of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and regular Bluetooth to discover and connect to devices that are, well, nearby. Although the Wi-Fi chip is being used, a connection to Wi-Fi or any form of cellular data is not necessary, …