AT&T to throttle data speeds of tablet users with a grandfathered unlimited plan

AT&T informed its subscribers who have a grandfathered unlimited plan for their tablet, that they will be subject to having their data speeds throttled if they consume more than 22GB of data in a single billing period. The slow down in data speed will occur only when AT&T is experiencing heavy traffic leading to congestion on its network. The carrier sent out email to its grandfathered unlimited tablet customers warning them that the new rules take effect starting on May 24th.

Essentially, this means that AT&T’s tablet users with a grandfathered unlimited plan have the same restrictions …


Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update now rolling out to regular (non-insider) users

One day later than expected, Microsoft has started sending out the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update worldwide to regular Windows 10 Mobile users. Yesterday, Microsoft decided to release the update to those registered as insiders. As we previously told you, only 13 units are receiving the update. But these 13 do account for 60% of Windows 10 Mobile users across the globe, according to AdDuplex. The latter is a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and the Windows Store. For the 40% not receiving the Creators Update, their phones’ updating days are over.

Thanks to a change in the updating …

Apple celebrated Earth Day by awarding special badges and stickers to certain Apple Watch users

Saturday was Earth Day and Apple celebrated the event through the Apple Watch. Those who spent at least 30-minutes on Saturday by exercising, received a special achievement badge found in the Activity app. To qualify for the badge, users had to “run, walk, cycle, wheelchair or swim” for at least 30-minutes using the Apple smartwatch, or a third party app that sent the workout data to Health Kit.

This continues a trend that saw Apple offer special achievement badges to Apple Watch users during Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that it is always good to exercise away all of that turkey consumed on …

Samsung sends out update to prevent users from remapping Bixby button

Earlier this month, we told you about an app in the Google Play Store called All in One Gestures that allows you to take the dedicated Bixby button and reconfigure it to work with another application. But Samsung isn’t exactly pleased with this. After all, they spent a ton of money developing Bixby, and gosh darn it, the AI assistant is going to have a dedicated button that activates it whether you like it or not.

So what the manufacturer did was send out an OTA update to versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ headed to Canadian carrier Telus. The update removes the ability …

Android 7.1.2 Nougat update breaks fingerprint sensor for many Pixel and Nexus users

We would think that after so many issues in the past, Google would take enough time to make sure that new Android updates are completely bug-free. Too many times Pixel and Nexus users had troubles with their phones after installing Android updates released by Google.

Unfortunately, the search giant did it again, as Android 7.1.2 Nougat update breaks the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel and Nexus smartphones. For the time being, it’s unclear if this is a widespread issue or something isolated.

In any case, Google must replicate the bug before trying to find …

United Airlines mobile apps are getting pummeled with one-star reviews by outraged users

United Airlines made a screw-up of epic proportions, and in such situations, good old Internet mob lynching never fails to entertain. Once fairly regarded, the airline’s Android and iOS apps are being sieged with one-star reviews that burst with outrage and sarcasm. Did you know the UA app was recently updated with a drag and drop feature? Laugh-out-loud!

United Airlines is also being blasted on Yelp, with the service struggling to clean up the trail of angered comments. It’s the kind of mess that could send any modern PR expert to the psych ward. Speaking of which, UA CEO Oscar Munoz actually …

The upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update is bad news for millions of iPhone users

The upcoming iOS 10.3.2 will be an unprecedented one, and not in a pleasant way. Apple is doing something very unusual in that it appears to be shutting down support for older iPhones in the middle of iOS 10’s “shelf life”, so to speak.

Both beta iOS 10.3.2 releases available are skipping 32-bit devices altogether, which is out the norm. No former iOS release, beta or final, has ever done this unless it was a dedicated bug fix for a specific device.

This means the 10.3.2 update won’t reach an approximate 43.7 million iPhone owners who still use the iPhone 5 and iPhone …

Users reporting that the latest Android 7.1.2 update has fixed the “shutdown bug”

So, a few days ago, Google released the Android 7.1.2 factory images and OTA files for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The update has been baking for quite and a beta program has been running for the past 3 months, for users who’d like to give it a whirl. It was highly anticipated, too, as some Pixel units have been plagued by an annoying “shutdown bug”, which the patch promised to fix.

Quick reminder — some Pixel phones seemed to not show the battery charge level right, so your phone might abruptly shut down even if the meter showed that you still have 35% of juice left. Curiously, the iPhone 6s …

Android Wear 2.0 is rolling out to some LG G Watch R and LG Watch Urbane users

The Android Wear 2.0 rollout has been problematic to say the least, seeing as none of the popular devices have received it yet, almost two moths after its launch. However, Reddit users of two different LG smartwatches, the LG G Watch R and LG Watch Urbane, have reported getting the update.

The delay, as we’ve previously reported, was apparently caused by a software bug, which has since been patched. Still, while slow releases are something of a tradition for most devices running any flavor of Android, owners of Wear 2.0-confirmed devices were still displeased with the lack of …

New Honor Beta program for the US lets users mould phones that are still in the pipeline

The Honor 8 is already one of the best unlocked phones money can buy in the US, but Huawei’s loosely-affiliated brand is ready to take the relationship with US customers to the next level now, by introducing the Honor Beta program.

The brand has been testing the waters with beta software subscription, for example of the Nougat update for the Honor 8, but the new initiative takes listening to users to a whole different level, with the final aim of becoming the best provider of unlocked handsets in the US by incorporating features that users actually want. For the purpose, anyone …