Update to iOS 10.3.3 starts rolling out today


Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Apple iPod touch users today are starting to receive the update to iOS 10.3.3. Mostly made up of bug fixes and security enhancements, this could very well be the last build of iOS 10 to be offered before the launch of iOS 11. The latter could see the light of day in September, possibly at the same time that the 2017 iPhone models are launched. Of course, there have been rumors about a delay in the launch of the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the Apple iPhone 8. If you’re anxiously awaiting iOS 11, you might want to check in often for the latest information …


Xiaomi launches the white Mi 6 today

Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has been gathering a lot of momentum in its main target markets, India and China, and is expected to officially enter US grounds in around two years time. The company announced its new Mi 6 smartphone this April, offering Android fans quite an affordable, elegant and powerful handset to consider in the year ahead. The March-June period subsequently turned into Xiaomi’s most successful quarter ever, with 23.16 million shipped smartphones and brave forecasts for the whole year.

Upon unveil, the Chinese tech company announced that the latest Mi 6 will …

MetroPCS promotions start today including one that gives you two free LG K20 Plus handsets

Pre-paid carrier MetroPCS has some new promotions that it is launching today. The first deal requires you to switch two lines over to MetroPCS. That will allow you to pick up a pair of 32GB LG K20 Plus handsets for free after instant rebates. Actually, you will be responsible for the sales tax only. The K20 Plus is a low-to-mid-range handset with a 5.3-inch display and a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset and has 2GB of RAM. A 13MP camera graces the rear of the phone.

Or, you can switch a single line to MetroPCS and take 50% off the 16GB LG Stylo …

Google Calendar update finally adds Today Widget on iOS devices

If you’re not too emotionally attached to using Apple’s Calendar app for iOS, then you’ll probably be happy to know that Google’s similar app has been updated with a new feature that brings it on par with the competition.

The new Google Calendar v2.4.0 is now available for download in the App Store. It brings a new Today Widget that wasn’t available in the app until the latest update. Right after you update the app, you will be able to add the widget by just swiping to the right form the Home screen and choosing the Edit option.

However, unlike Apple’s Calendar …

8 paid iOS apps are free today

You don’t often get something for nothing in this day and age. There is no such thing as a free lunch. But there are paid iOS apps that are free for today. Some of these might still be available at no cost for a few days afterward. But as we always do, we recommend that if you see an app you like, install it now before the app returns to paid status. With that in mind, let’s start looking over the 8 paid apps that you can pick up today for $0.

Some of the interesting apps include Or2Web, which gives you access to blocked websites and allows you to access the dark web. GiftBuster allows you …

You can buy a OnePlus 5 from a Pop-up event as soon as today! Check out all the venues and times here

Today, the highly-anticipated OnePlus 5 finally broke cover. Staying true to the “Never Settle” slogan, the new flagship packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.

Many fans of the brand will be eager to receive their very own OnePlus 5 unit, and fortunately, the wait won’t be long. The European and North American release date is set for June 27th, merely a week away from the time of writing. Those of you who do not want to wait until then can order the phone straight away with the …

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. …

Motorola confirms Android Wear 2.0 is coming to the Moto 360 2nd Gen “as early as today”

The original Moto 360 is one of the few popular smartwatches that won’t be getting the new Android Wear 2.0 update, Motorola announced last year.

The bad news is the sequel to the Moto 360 hasn’t yet received the update, even though many other less popular smartwatches have already been upgraded to Android Wear 2.0. However, the situation is about to change if we are to believe the latest statement coming directly from Motorola.

As some of you probably know by know by now, Motorola promised to push the Android Wear 2.0 update to the Moto 360 2nd Gen in “late …

Buy the second-generation Amazon Echo Dot for $39.99; 20% discount is good for today only

If you ask AI based personal assistant Alexa where you can get a great deal on the second generation Amazon Echo, she is likely to tell you that Amazon has a limited time deal on the hockey puck shaped device. For today only, you can purchase the Amazon Echo Dot for only $39.99. That is a $10 or 20% discount from the regular price of $49.99 for the smaller sized version of the Echo smart speaker.

The $39.99 price equals the lowest ever charged for the Amazon Echo Dot, matching a Black Friday sale from last year. At $39.99, the Dot is more than $100 cheaper than both the Google Home and the …

Beautiful Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition goes on first sale today

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition is the top-dog version of the popular smartphone for those who desire the Chinese company’s technological and design best. Tricked out with a ceramic back, 18k gold camera rims, and a muscular spec sheet, the phone is going on its first sale in China May 23 at 10 AM local time. It took a while, due to material and chipset shortages.

We imagine the available stock will be depleted extremely quickly and many would-be buyers will have to wait for the second, or even third round, depending on Xiaomi’s market strategy. The …