Android Wear 2.0 starts rolling out for AT&T's LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition


Great news for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition owners who purchase their smartwatches through AT&T, as the carrier has just announced Android Wear 2.0 is now being pushed to the wearable device.

AT&T’s LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is the last version of the smartwatch received this update after Verizon released it about a month ago. Not to mention the first generation model got Android Wear 2.0 back in April.

It’s been almost seven months since Google launched Android Wear 2.0, but it looks like carriers have been delaying the release of the update for quite a long time.

Anyway, …


Apple starts promoting iOS 11 changes with pop-up messages for iPhone and iPad users

A new “Tips” pop-up found on certain iPhone and iPad models is showing users of the two iOS powered devices some of the new features to expect when iOS 11 is pushed out to compatible models. One big change with the new build of Apple’s mobile OS is that it supports 64-bit devices only. That is why iPhone models older than the Apple iPhone 5s are excluded from receiving iOS 11. It also explains why 187,000 32-bit apps will eventually be removed from the App Store.

The “Tips” pop up started showing up yesterday and highlighted several of the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad such …

Verizon starts pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Pixel and Pixel XL

Verizon announced a new major Android update is now available for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The carrier-branded handsets are now receiving the update that’s been released by Google last week, which is quite surprising.

Usually, carrier-bound smartphones get updates much later than unlocked models. If you’ve purchased the Pixel or Pixel XL via Verizon, you can now download the new Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The update brings new PIP (Picture-in-Picture) mode, which allows you to use other apps while still watching a video on YouTube. Notifications visuals …

Samsung starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S5 Neo

The Galaxy S5 Neo is a relatively old smartphone software-wise. The device was launched exactly 2 years ago with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board but received an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow last year.

Fast forward a bit more than a year and it looks like Samsung has suddenly decided to breathe new life into the old Galaxy S5 Neo by offering users another major OS update, Android 7.0 Nougat.

Although Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S5 Neo is only being pushed out in Canada, there’s no doubt that Samsung will continue the roll-out to other countries in the near future. It’s important …

T-Mobile starts employing 600MHz spectrum won in FCC auction (UPDATE)

Back last April, T-Mobile announced that it had won 45% of the 600MHz spectrum put up for auction by the FCC. That worked out to 31MHz of low-frequency airwaves won by the nation’s third largest carrier for the amount of $7.9 billion. Low-frequency bands are in demand because they travel farther and penetrate buildings better than those of the high-frequency variation, which is why the process for the auction was fought in court for a period that stretched over two-years.

UPDATE: See a video of the first call made on 600MHz by clicking on the video at the top of the story. In addition, …

Republic Wireless starts selling the Moto E4 Plus for just $199

One and a half months ago, Republic Wireless announced it will start selling Lenovo’s budget-friendly Moto E4. Today, the MVNO confirmed it will carry the improved version, the Moto E4 Plus.

Customers will now be able to purchase the Moto E4 Plus at Republic Wireless for just $199, or as low as $12 a month with financing from Affirm. That’s almost double the price of the Moto E4, which went on sale at the MVNO for $99, but the price went up to $129 after the promotional offer ended.

But there won’t be any promotional offers for the Moto E4 Plus, but the price …

Instagram starts testing Live Video Sharing for subscribers

Starting on Tuesday, Instagram subscribers were able to test out the latest new feature for Instagram. This new feature allows you to share a live video stream with a friend who becomes part of your broadcast. You can decide when your guest is ready to leave, or that decision could be left up to the guest. If something comes up that warrants an immediate end to your broadcasting day, tap on the word “Discard” and your signal cuts out immediately, leaving you as relevant as “Glee.”

After wrapping up your live feed, you have the choice of adding the final product to Stories, or placing the …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

After months of waiting, the cheapest smartphone in the Galaxy A (2017) series is finally getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. Back in May, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) was spotted at GFXBench running a new version of Android, but it took the South Korean company more than two months to actually start pushing the update.

If you happen to live in Russia, then you’ll be among the first to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Actually, the rollout began on July 26, so many Galaxy A3 (2017) users should have already received the update.

Keep …

Apple yields to pressure from Beijing, starts removing VPN apps from China App Store

The Chinese government is dead serious about controlling the internet, especially with the Communist Party Congress just around the corner. Earlier this week, China tightened its grip over messaging service in the country, as many WhatsApp users have been unable to continue to send or receive images, videos or even text messages.

Today, multiple VPN providers active in China have received notifications from Apple that informs them their software will be removed from the China App Store “because it includes content that is illegal in China.”

ExpressVPN has …

July 2017 security update starts rolling out to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 5

T-Mobile subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might be feeling a little more secure today as the phablet has started to receive the latest security update. This isn’t much of an update as these things go, since it weighs in at a paltry 24.39MB. Included with the new files is the July 2017 security patch. The Baseband Version is N920TUVS4EQG1. When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your Galaxy Note 5, there are certain things you need to do in order to make sure that the update is properly installed.

Before you proceed with the downloading and installing …