T-Mobile to start warning subscribers when an incoming call is a scam

Don’t you hate picking up a call just to discover that the person on the other end is trying hard to separate you from your hard earned money by tossing out lies and improbable claims? Now, T-Mobile is about to start a new feature that will warn you when an incoming call is most likely a scam. If a call comes into your line that sets off  the carrier’s BS detector, caller ID will read “Scam likely.”  You can decide to answer the call for a hoot, or just ignore it completely.

If you are particularly allergic to scam, you can arrange to have such calls blocked before the notification …


Apple to start making iPhones in India

Apple iPhone sales are cooling off in China with local competitors rising and the U.S. and European markets seem to have reached smartphone saturation, so Apple is turning its eyes towards one of the biggest and most underdeveloped phone markets currently: India.
After months of negotiations with the Indian government, Apple is finally ready to start making iPhones in the world’s second most populous nation.
Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron will start making iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s within 4 to 6 weeks …

New report claims Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders start on March 29 in Europe

Just when we thought we’ve got it all figured out, a new report emerges that contradicts some of the things we know so far about the Galaxy S8. Samsung has already confirmed its flagship will be officially unveiled on March 29, but the South Korean company won’t reveal any details on the phone’s availability yet.

Even though previous rumors suggest Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be made available for pre-order on April 7, a new report says otherwise. Dutch blog AndroidWorld cites trustworthy sources that claim Samsung Galaxy S8 should be up for pre-order the same day it gets revealed, March …

UK retailer to start shipping Nokia 3 and 5 smartphones in May, Nokia 6 comes in June

If you’re a Nokia fan or just avid for the latest tech news, then you probably know that HMD won’t bring them to market for another two months or so. Yes, that’s a very long time since all three Nokia-branded smartphones were announced in February.

Hopefully, they will worth the wait since there’s no chance you’ll be getting your hands on either of them until mid-May. After HMD’s Tomislav Himbele had stated all Nokia smartphones unveiled at MWC 2017 would hit the shelves in the second half of Q2, a UK retailer confirmed the information recently.

Clove UK …

Galaxy S8 pre-orders will start shipping more than a week before the official release date

Samsung’s upcoming S8 and S8+ flagship pair have been generating a lot of heat among tech enthusiasts for quite some time, even before their official announcement, in large part thanks to the vast amount of information about them that is now public (which is pretty much everything there is to know about them, really). So it’s no surprise the company has put a lot of faith in its new product by gearing up for a large pre-order campaign, which is expected to result in even more sales than the Galaxy Note 7’s pre-launch campaign.

First off, Samsung is planning …

Leaked internal document reveals Verizon's LG G6 pre-orders will start March 17th for $672

A leaked internal Verizon document reveals that the nation’s largest carrier will start taking pre-orders for the LG G6 starting on March 17th. That is this coming Friday (and is also St. Patrick’s Day). The phone is priced at $672 smackers, or $28 a month with 24 payments due. As we previously told you, the launch date will be April 7th. Did we say that Verizon has a number of promotional gifts to give away to those who reserve an LG G6?

Everyone who pre-orders the LG G6 will receive a free Google Home. That is the smart speaker powered by Google Assistant that answers your questions, runs …

Alexa may soon start a conversation with you

According to new reports, Amazon is working on the technology required to allow cloud based assistant Alexa to speak push notifications to users. And with a more conversational capability, the notification could lead to a whole conversation that was started by Alexa. To help this become reality, Amazon is spending $100 million to help improve automatic speech recognition.

To become more involved in users’ conversations, Alexa will have to figure out what kind of tone is being displayed by a human speaker. Is the person engaged in a conversation with Alexa happy, angry or sad? In addition, …

Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – finally – start receiving Android 7 Nougat update

Last of all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless has finally started updating the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to the new Android 7.0 Nougat version. This update brings a welcome visual overhaul, changing the slightly chaotic Samsung interface that came with the initial Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version on the Galaxy S7, to a more pleasing and more streamlined ‘Grace UI’ interface.
The Verizon Galaxy S7 Nougat update brings all the cool new features that come with N version of Android: the split-screen multitasking that now works …

Want to attend Google I/O 2017 in person? Registrations start today

Want to attend Google I/O 2017 in person? Well, the first thing you need to do is register. You have a deadline of 5pm PST on February 27th, to drop your name in the hat by filling out and submitting the appropriate paperwork. To get to the right place, simply click on the sourcelink. It is not first come first served, so as long as you get your name in on time, you will have the same chance as anyone to have your name drawn at random. And if you are selected on February 28th when the drawing takes place, you will receive your ticket via email on the same day.

To register, you need a Google …

T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 Nougat beta users start getting the official Android 7.0 update

While the unlocked Exynos versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in UK, Germany and other places have been receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their handsets, the US carriers are still dragging their feet a month after Samsung announced the official rollout. That’s to be expected, of course, as the local units are powered by a different chipset, and… carriers. 

T-Mobile, however, is almost ready with the update, it seems, as it has started pushing retail Nougat with the new Samsung UX overlay to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users who subscribed for the beta version …