Save $200 on the fifth-generation Verizon Apple iPad at Best Buy (Wi-Fi + Cellular)


If you’re seeking out a capable tablet today (Black Friday), Best Buy has a deal that you might find interesting. All Verizon branded fifth-generation iPad tablets with Wi-Fi and Cellular have been cut in price by $200 with an important caveat; you need to sign a two-year contract with Big Red. After the discounts take effect, the 32GB variant will cost you $259. For $359, your iPad will feature 128GB of storage. The usual prices for the tablets are $459 and $559, respectively.

The Gold and Space Gray models can be purchased on Best Buy’s website with other options available at the Big …


Google to launch Black Friday deals, discounts on Google Home, Chromecast, Google Wi-Fi, and more

Google has announced its first wave of deals for Black Friday. At this point, it looks like the tech giant won’t be discounting its Pixel phones, but those of you looking to buy a Google Home, Chromecast, or Google Wi-Fi are in luck.
Below, you can check out the list of items that will go on sale for Black Friday. At the time of writing (November 21), the store listings of the retailers don’t display the reduced prices. We’ll make sure to properly update this article once they go live. Also, keep in mind that additional promotions may …

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 receives OTA patch with updates to Gallery, Calendar, Wi-Fi Calling, and more

A new OTA update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners that purchased their device from Sprint. With a build number of N950USQU2BQJB and a size of 383MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. 

First of all, Wi-Fi Calling has been renamed to Calling Plus and packs some new and improved features. In a nutshell, Calling Plus includes all the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and adds the ability to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. 
There are also improvements to the Calendar, Gallery, …

Deal: Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB is 25% off at Best Buy

The two-year-old iPad Mini 4 is on sale once again, so if you haven’t bought a cheap Android slate or a more expensive Apple tablet, you might consider this deal.

Best Buy now offers the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Mini 4 128GB for just $299.99, so you’ll be saving $100 when you buy it. The slate comes in three color variations: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Along with the tablet, customers who purchase it will receive a 6-month subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security, a software meant to protect up to three devices (PC, Mac, Android iOS and Windows …

Huge security flaw leaves Wi-Fi devices wide open to hackers

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There’s a hole in Wi-Fi security, and it affects the vast majority of Wi-Fi devices and networks. That very likely means your phone, your home wireless network, your wireless network at work — everything. 

Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef from the imec-DistriNet research group at the KU Leuven university has discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, used by nearly every Wi-Fi device out there. It allows an attacker to remotely extract decrypted data from a protected Wi-Fi network without knowing the password.

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How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)

Have you ever been in a situation where you are on the go – staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors – and have either your tablet or laptop with you, but no Wi-Fi in sight? It’s frustrating to not be able to do all those things you do on the web. Hey, we are not even speaking about checking out cat videos! We mean logging in to your Facebook or going through your mail. If you have your iPhone with you, there is an easy way to get your second device – be it a laptop or a tablet – connected.

Follow the steps below to get personal hotspot working!

Keep …

The iOS 11 Control Center disconnects Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, but doesn't turn them off

Apple has approached the connectivity toggles in its shiny new Control Center overlay in iOS 11 a tad differently this time, it turns out. Security researchers are warning that instead of turning the Wi-fi or Bluetooth radios off completely when you tap on the respective switch in Control Center, it simply disconnects whatever gear is hooked up to use the respective wireless standard. 

The radios themselves, however, will keep humming in the background in a low-power state. As per Apple, this is done to ensure that some features can be accessed immediately:
In …

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed for those who want a top-shelf phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but need protection from drops, falls, water and other things that can permanently damage the phone. Back on August 11th, the Galaxy S8 Active launched as an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Sporting a flat AMOLED panel instead of the curved Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active variant of the phone also features a large 4000mAh battery and includes military grade MIL-STD-810G protection. Like the standard Galaxy S8/S8+, the Active offers an IP68 certification rating.

Today, …

BlackBerry "Krypton" (BBD100-1) receives its Wi-Fi certification

In the waning days of August, we told you that a new BlackBerry with the model number BBD100-1 had received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Today, that model number has surfaced on a certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Slowly but surely, this new “all touch” BlackBerry Mobile model is being prepped by TCL and could end up a successor to the BlackBerry DTEK60.

Built by TCL under a license from BlackBerry, the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are secure Android models that run on BlackBerry’s version of the open source OS. The Krypton, which will probably be an …

Unannounced version of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 receives Wi-Fi certification

In February 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet was released by the manufacturer, wearing model number SM-T375. The slab is equipped with an 8-inch display (hence the name of the device), with a resolution of 800 x 1280. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 410 chipset, carrying a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 5MP and 2MP respectively, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

So why are we bringing up this outdated tablet? Because it seems that variations of the …