OnePlus 5T shows toughness in a series of grueling durability tests

Over the years, Chinese phone maker OnePlus has produced some great value-for-money smartphones that have not disappointed in terms of build quality. But can the same be said about the company’s latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T? Popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything has decided to find out by subjecting the device to his famous durability test.
Starting off with the usual screen scratch test, the OnePlus 5T manages to hold its own. Thanks to Gorilla Glass 5, the phone scratches at a point where any 2017 …


Apple and Nike team up for the launch of a limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE

Apple and Nike have just announced a new partnership for the launch of limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE. The new wearable device is called Midnight Fog and it’s supposed to match Nike’s new Air VaporMax running shoes that will be launched later this month.

The limited edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular will be available for purchase starting November 14 for $400 via Nike’s online, as well as brick and mortar stores. Customers interested in Nike’s new Midnight Fog Air VaporMax running shoes will be able to buy them on November 24.

The smartwatch comes …

Several Apple Watch Series 3 devices crashed when asked about the weather

If you own the Apple Watch Series 3, both the LTE and non-LTE models, be careful about asking Siri about the weather for the current day. Several owners of the timepiece have had the device crash on them simply by asking Siri for a forecast covering that day’s weather. Curiously, inquiries about the weather for future dates won’t take down the Apple Watch; only requests for “today’s weather” will cause the wearable to crash.
On Reddit, a number of people complained about the same problem, and one Reddit user figured that the issue might be related to the end of …

Internal Apple memo says that "edge stripes" are appearing on some Apple Watch series 3 units


According to an internal memo sent out by Apple to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, a problem is causing “edge stripes” to appear on the face of certain Apple Watch series 3 models. These “edge stripes” appear on the non-cellular version of the smartwatch. The cellular models might have been spared because they use a different display assembly than the affected watches.

Anyone bringing an Apple Watch series 3 model to the Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers complaining about the “edge stripes,” will be asked to rub the display with their finger. If this …

Benedict Cumberbatch spotted filming his new TV series 'Melrose' in Glasgow

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A wild Cumberbatch appeared on the streets of Glasgow.

On Sunday more than a few Glaswegians spotted Benedict Cumberbatch filming for the new TV show Melrose, a series inspired by Edward St Aubyn’s novels.

I spy with my little eye Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/tq7zeQIxjS

— Jo-Anne Rowney (@JoAnne_Rowney) October 29, 2017

The production transformed Glasgow’s Vincent Street into New York for the scene, and they did a  convincing job of it too. There were yellow cabs and everything.

Glasgow’s turned into the Big Apple 🇺🇸🚕…filming underway on St Vincent St for new Benedict Cumberbatch series pic.twitter.com/VqW4BssfYO

— David Farrell (@DavidJ_Farrell) October 29, 2017 Read more…

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Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release

Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.

According to Xiaomi, we should learn more about the new device(s) on November 2nd, which is a week from today. The company says that this smartphone series includes “something you have been impatiently …

Deal: Best Buy offers important discounts on various Apple Watch Series 2 models

Although Apple has already launched the Watch Series 3, its previous lineup of smartwatches is still selling very well, especially that many retailers are now discounting the wearable devices to make room for the new models.

Best Buy is running an interesting promotion on the Apple Watch Series 2 Sport and Nike+, so if you think charging a watch on a daily basis is something that you would like to do, then, by all means, you can go ahead and buy one on the cheap side.

There are more than 10 Apple Watch Series 2 models on sale at Best Buy, and although they’re …

All John Hancock Vitality policyholders can purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 for just $25 down

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now available to all new and existing John Hancock Vitality life insurance policyholders for a $25 initial fee. This deal, which was already available to John Hancock’s permanent life insurance buyers, is now offered to those buying lower priced term life insurance. The Series 3 Apple Watch starts at $25. Normally $299, the device will be free if members exercise regularly over a two-year period.

When John Hancock first started the Apple Watch program in 2016, it limited the offer to those purchasing $2 million or more in life insurance. But members increased …

Apple Watch Series 3 users in China have their cellular connection cut off abruptly

Apple Watch Series 3 users in China were enjoying the wearable’s new stand alone capability that allows it to make calls, send and receive texts, and go online even without pairing with a nearby Apple iPhone. But on September 28th, just a few days after the timepiece launched globally, China pulled the cellular connection from the Apple Watch. The apparent reason for this action has to do with how China monitors its citizens who use cellular enabled devices.

The Chinese government requires consumers who need a SIM card for an online device, to register their real name with the wireless operator …

Apple Watch Series 3 receives watchOS 4.0.1 update to fix connectivity issue

Apple device owners should be happy with the speed in which the tech titan is fixing some issues with its products. When Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece during phone calls, Apple quickly pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to make calls sound great again. Besides the static problem with the latest released iPhone models, Apple also had some recent problems with the Apple Watch Series 3.

The first version of the Apple Watch to come with a built-in LTE radio, the Series 3 doesn’t need to pair with a nearby iPhone in order to send/receive texts and connect …