Rogers BlackBerry KEYone receives update starting tomorrow; focus is on bugs, not security

A leaked internal document reveals that starting tomorrow, July 17th, the Rogers branded version of the BlackBerry KEYone will receive an update. Unlike other handsets in the Rogers family that are receiving updates tomorrow (such as the Moto G4 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+), the new files being sent to the KEYone are related to bug fixes instead of security.

The issues that need to be addressed by the update are apparently related to the Rogers’ network. Early last month, several Rogers subscribers complained about their inability to receive incoming phone …


Huawei MateBook E 2-in-1 Windows tablet launches in the US starting at $799.99

Huawei just announced that the MateBook E, its convertible tablet unveiled back in May, will be available to pre-order in the US starting tomorrow, June 30.

Interested customers will find the Huawei MateBook E on Amazon and Newegg at the following prices: $799.99 (Titanium Gray version with 7th Generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage space), and $999.99 (Champagne Gold version with 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage space).

Running Windows 10 Home, the Huawei MateBook E can certainly …

Verizon to offer prepaid customers access to My Verizon app starting June 28

Prepaid customers with Verizon will be happy to know the Big Red will allow them to reap the benefits of using the My Verizon app starting June 28. A new and improved version of the app will be available to all Verizon customers later this week, the carrier announced today.

My Verizon app will allow prepaid customers to manage their plan details and check all the details about data consumption, monitors usage and more. The latest version of My Verizon will also enable users to make payments, enroll in Auto Pay or add data or change a plan directly within the app.

There’s …

Starting today, Verizon subscribers can sign up to insure their current handsets

Everyone at one time or another has dropped their handset causing serious damage to their phone. Yet, when we buy a new handset and the rep asks us if we are purchasing insurance, the answer is inevitably “no.”  We start thinking that insurance is a rip off, and after all, there is the deductible that needs to be covered. But Verizon’s insurance package might change the way you look at phone insurance.

Starting today, for a limited time only, Verizon subscribers are getting another chance to insure their current handsets with Total Mobile Protection. You have until July 14th to enroll. …

T-Mobile DIGITS sets your mobile number free starting on May 31st

Last December, T-Mobile introduced DIGITS. This was a beta program that allowed you to share your mobile number with other connected devices. It also allowed more than one phone number to reach your mobile handset. Today, T-Mobile announced that it is taking the beta label off of the program. Starting on May 31st, the phone numbers belonging to every T-Mobile customer will be upgraded to DIGITS for free. A second DIGITS line can be added for $10 a month using Auto Pay.

Starting on May 31st, you can setup DIGITS so that when someone calls your T-Mobile phone, your connected smartwatch/tablet/computer …

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on BOGO deal starting May 12

The Galaxy S8/S8+ sales in the United States haven’t kicked off too long ago, and one of the major carriers in the country is already willing to offer customers a great deal on Samsung’s flagships.

T-Mobile hasn’t yet announced it, but a leaked document confirms that a BOGO (buy one get one for free) deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is imminent. The deal is supposed to go live tomorrow, May 12, but it’s unclear how long it will last.

Keep in mind though that you will have to buy both smartphones, as T-Mobile will then send you a rebate for one of …

Nexon announces Titanfall: Assault mobile game, closed beta starting soon

In a surprising turn of events, South Korean mobile developer Nexon announced the upcoming release of a new Titanfall game for Android and iOS devices. This isn’t the first time a Titanfall mobile game is announced, but it might as well be the first to actually made it to App Store and Google Play.

Back in January, Remedy Entertainment announced it has decided to cancel its Titanfall: Frontline mobile game after a few weeks of closed beta. As it happens, Nexon confirmed that it would soon start a closed beta in order to begin testing the game with a small group …

Sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

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Your March Madness office pool is like the Charles Schwab of sports betting. Beyond those hastily chosen brackets, there’s an entire cottage industry of sports betting that’s increasingly resembling Wall Street.

In 2016, total sports wagers in Nevada were $4.5 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. With that much at stake, gamblers are turning to more sophisticated tools that involve complex data analysis to achieve better odds, real-time wagering during games, fund managers who pool bets and risk management practices. The result is something akin to day trading. Here’s how: Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders reportedly starting on April 7

Samsung has already confirmed it will unveil the Galaxy S8 duo on March 29, but we’re still debating on when exactly pre-orders will open for the flagships.

It looks like the Korean media got an answer directly from Samsung, so the date you want to save on your calendar is April 7. Both Galaxy S8 and S8+ are supposed to be available for pre-order in South Korea starting April 7.

While the pre-order period will end on April 17, the smartphones will only make their debut on the market on April 21. The Korean media reports Samsung will hold pre-launch events …

Netlifx brings HDR streaming to smartphones, starting with the LG G6

Up until now, watching movies and shows in HDR was reserved only for those willing to shell out the money for an expensive HDR-enabled TV, but things are about to change. Starting with the LG G6, which supports both the Dolby Vision and HDR 10 formats, Netflix is bringing HDR streaming to smartphones, the company announced during its conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“Starting with the LG G6 phones that support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 streams, Netflix would be supporting HDR on mobile devices,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told the crowd at …