Verizon's Go Unlimited plan to include Mexico and Canada starting on January 25th

As many of you know, Verizon offers two different unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The former is the lower priced of the two options, and offers DVD-quality video streaming (480p) as opposed to the HD streaming (720p) available on the premium version. Another difference between both plans is the 15GB of high speed hotspot/tethering offered with Beyond Unlimited every month, compared to the 600Kbps speed cap that Go Unlimited subscribers experience for hotspot/tethering use.

However, Big Red is allowing Go Unlimited subscribers to match Beyond Unlimited users with one particular …


Chinese company will operate local Apple iCloud accounts, starting February

In a bid to comply with the China’s cloud computing regulations, Apple has granted permission to local company Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD) to operate Apple iCloud services on the territory of mainland China. The contract between the two companies comes into force next month, iCloud accounts outside of China won’t be affected by the change.

Apple has confirmed that both companies will have access to the data stored on the cloud servers. GCBD is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China, where Apple last year invested $1bn …

Get your music on: Tidal will be free for 12 days starting December 25


Tidal, one of the top subscription-based music and video streaming
services in the US
(and not only) will be free to use starting on Christmas – but only for 12
days. From December 25 through January 5, 2018, anyone will be able to activate a
preview account on Tidal with just an email address (credit card information
not required). The free preview account provides access to the full Tidal platform,
including Hi-Fi and Premium services, new original content, livestreams, and
even ticket giveaways.  

 

It looks like this 12-day preview offer will be valid in all 52
countries where …

Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Apple has issued iOS 11.2, which solves the date-related crashing issue.

A bug affecting iPhone units around the world running on iOS 11.1.2 is causing the devices to continuously crash once the date changes to December 2nd, and a time-based notification is received. What is setting off this bug are apps with local notifications that send out repeating reminders such as meditation apps Headspace or Calm. Both of these apps push out reminders to users reminding them to take time to meditate. Ironically, apps like these are now bound to cause severe anxiety for those who have them …

Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd

A bug affecting iPhone units around the world running on iOS 11.1.2 is causing the devices to continuously crash once the date changes to December 2nd, and a time-based notification is received. What is setting off this bug are apps with local notifications that send out repeating reminders such as meditation apps Headspace or Calm. Both of these apps push out reminders to users reminding them to take time to meditate. Ironically, apps like these are now bound to cause severe anxiety for those who have them installed on their iPhone. The notifications need to come from within the phone to cause …

China-bound Honor V10 is now official: 2:1 display, Kirin 970, dual cameras starting at $410

After amping up the ante with the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei just announced its affordable honor V10 smartphone. Taking design cues from the Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro and featuruing a tall, 18:9 display and a dual-camera setup, the all-new honor V10 costs significantly less than its more premium brethren, but looks like it encapsulates all the core fundamentals that made the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro noteworthy handsets.
So, what’s under the hood?
There’s a 5.99″ LCD display up front, boasting a resolution of 1,080 by 2,160 pixels …

HTC U11 (US version) will be updated to Android 8 Oreo starting Monday


Back in August, HTC promised that its U11 flagship phone
would be updated to Android 8 Oreo before the end of the year. Staying true to
its promise, earlier this month, the company started rolling out the Oreo
update to HTC U11 handsets in Taiwan,
and now it’s ready to do the same thing for US devices, starting with the
unlocked model.

 

Mo Versi, VP Product Manager at HTC, confirmed that unlocked
U11 smartphones in the US
would get Android Oreo beginning Monday, November 27. The update will be
available as an over-the-air download – it’s going to be a sizeable file (over
1 GB), so you …

You can buy iPhone X in stores starting at 8:00am local time today

Starting today, at 8:00am local time, you will be able to buy the Apple iPhone X in stores.
Apple has promised to have a certain number of iPhone X available on day 1 at physical stores, but this number will likely be very limited, so if you want to get yours today, you would likely need to stand in line before the stores are open.
Sales have already kicked off in Japan and other Asian countries that use different time zones, and Apple has already shared photos of the huge lines in front of Apple Stores there, as well …

MIUI 9 is starting its global rollout today to some Xiaomi devices, here's a schedule for all the rest

The newest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI software is starting its slow, gradual rollout to a hefty bevy of the company’s Android devices. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi Mi 2 released in 2012 is getting a taste of the new software, which is quite the impressive feat and truly a proof that China’s giant is rather committed to continued software support for its devices.
MIUI 9 is introducing a hefty amount of features. including split-screen multitasking, redesigned bundling notifications and quick replies (coming later with a subsequent software update), new animated …

Pokemon GO users get their treats for Halloween starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, October 20th at 3pm EDT, Pokemon GO players will start to notice the latest Halloween treats from game developer Niantic. First, you can change your avatar for the event by having it wear Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double candies, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT.

Pokemon like Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone will be found in greater numbers just like last year, and this time they are bringing some third generation pocket monsters …