If you tried to get Apple Pay Cash to work on your iPhone, you're about a week too early

As you probably know by now, Apple was forced yesterday morning to release iOS 11.2 in order to eradicate a bug that was leading some iPhone models running iOS 11.1.2 to continuously crash in a loop. The units affected had certain apps installed that were set to push out local repeated reminders. The urgency of the situation forced the gang in Cupertino to go off schedule since iOS 11.2 wasn’t expected to launch until sometime this coming week.

Besides killing the December 2nd date bug, the iOS update includes enhanced stabilization for video recording, faster 7.5W wireless charging for …


Snapchat quietly releases new filters based on what you're snapping

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Too lazy to be creative with Snapchat? Well, there’s a new feature for you.

Snap quietly launched new filters that recognize what’s being snapped and provide a contextually relevant border or sticker. The update comes ahead of a massive app redesign as the company tries to keep users and advertisers engaged. The filters began gradually rolling out to users last week, a Snap spokesperson confirmed to Mashable

The filters will automatically appear in the user’s carousel of filters after they take a photo snap of something within a certain set of categories. These include items at concerts, beaches, pets, sports, and food, a Snap spokesperson told Mashable.  Read more…

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There's one major way to help the shooting victims if you're near Las Vegas right now

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Donate blood.

As morning dawns on Las Vegas in the aftermath of Sunday night’s horrific mass shooting, which killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400, that’s the biggest thing anyone in the area — or even outside the area — can do to help. It’s the singular plea echoing across social media again and again in the hours after the incident.

If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017 Read more…

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Walmart wants to deliver groceries to your fridge while you're not home

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Walmart is now offering to stock your fridge for you—even if you’re not home. 

The big-box giant is teaming with a smart lock startup called August Home to test a service in which workers would use a temporary door code to deliver groceries straight to your kitchen.

“Think about that—someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away,” Walmart vp Sloan Eddleston wrote in a blog post announcing the test. “This may not be for everyone–and certainly not right away–but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests.”

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iOS 11 release date and time around the globe: Here's when you're getting it (Update: It's today!)

Just short of a week ago during Apple’s largest keynote for 2017, it was officially announced that after months of beta tests and releases, iOS 11 will arrive to all eligible devices (iPhone 5s and newer, iPad mini 2 and newer, iPod 6th-gen.) on September 19, which is tomorrow.
 
When are you getting it though? Well, as is tradition, we expect Apple to release the update around 10AM Pacific Time, which is the regular time window for new iOS updates. There’s no reason for Apple to deviate from this well-established pattern right now, so expect iOS 11 …

iOS 11 release date and time around the globe: Here's when you're getting it

Just short of a week ago during Apple’s largest keynote for 2017, it was officially announced that after months of beta tests and releases, iOS 11 will arrive to all eligible devices (iPhone 5s and newer, iPad mini 2 and newer, iPod 6th-gen.) on September 19, which is tomorrow.
 
When are you getting it though? Well, as is tradition, we expect Apple to release the update around 10AM Pacific Time, which is the regular time window for new iOS updates. There’s no reason for Apple to deviate from this well-established pattern right now, so expect iOS 11 …

You can now get four months of Google Play Music for free, even if you're not a new subscriber

Google is running a new promotion for its music streaming service, Play Music. New subscribers will now receive four months of free Google Play Music service, but after the trial period ends, they will have to pay $9.99 or £7.99.

The promotion is not available worldwide, and it seems to be limited to a few countries (US and UK). The good news is if you’re located in one of the countries eligible for the free four months trial, then you can take advantage of it even if you’re already subscribed.

Many Reddit users claim they have canceled their subscriptions to grab the free offering. …

You can buy a OnePlus 5 (and other OnePlus products) for 10% off if you're a student

OnePlus today kicked off a program aimed at students in various countries around the world. The company allows students to save 10% on any order they place via the official OnePlus website – buying phones, or accessories, or both.

Thanks to this new program, if you’re a student, you can purchase a brand new OnePlus 5 for $47.90 off if you want the model with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space (normally priced at $479), or for $53.90 off if you intend to get the model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space (normally offered for $539). Unfortunately, …

Stop whatever you're doing and check out OnePlus 5's Lake Blood gory and fun video ad

Pennywise will be terrorizing a new generation of the Losers’ Club come September and we’d be treated to a rather unexpected follow-up to the gory story of the Jigsaw killer, but the list of horror-y flicks just grew as OnePlus joined the fray.

As much as we’d love to throw $10 on tickets for a OnePlus-produced horror movie with Emily Ratajkowski cast as the lead antagonist, hacking her way through a pack of sophomore college students with a rusted hatchet, we will have to settle for the short but rather amusing and self-aware video ad for the OnePlus …

The iPhone 8 will detect when you're looking at it, leaked code suggests

It’s the advertiser’s dream: a phone that constantly follows your gaze and checks if you’re paying attention — this could give a whole new perspective on what works and what doesn’t in a given ad, app, or website. And while it also sounds like an element cut out from a dystopian young adult novel for being too corny, it appears Apple is planning on making it a part of our very own future.

That is, that leaked HomePod firmware from a couple of weeks back just keeps on giving. Developer Guilherme Rambo‏ is one of the many people patiently combing …