Apart from unveiling the new iPhone SE and a smaller iPad Pro this week, Apple had also taken the opportunity to start rolling out iOS 9.3, the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system. But it appears that the iPhone maker’s newest update to its OS is causing some installation glitches for iPad tablet devices, especially those older models.
Based on various feedback provided by readers of the blog AppleInsider, as well as posts on Apple’s Support Communities, plus tweets on the Apple Support Twitter page, older models of iPad tablets are not able to install iOS 9.3. Furthermore, during the activation stage, the tablets are rendered inoperable. For now, it looks like the issue is affecting mainly the iPad 2, which tablet users are claiming is getting authentication error... Read more →
HTC has already started sending out invitations for an online event which will be happening on April 12th of this year. Many industry watchers believe that the Taiwanese phone maker will take advantage of this opportunity to officially announce its latest Android powered flagship device, the One M10 (presumably).
Why an online event? Apparently, the unveiling of the new One M10 smartphone will be made via a streaming presentation. Although the name of the upcoming flagship device has not been formally revealed yet, the invitation’s hashtag (#powerof10) should be a dead giveaway. Moreover, it would be consistent with the names of past flagship device releases from the Taiwan based mobile manufacturer, e.g. last year’s HTC One M9, 2014’s HTC One M8.
In previous years, HTC had made a point... Read more →
If you are a subscriber of AT&T and own an iPhone 6 device (or newer model), you can now make and take voice calls by way of Wi-Fi outside the country. Yup, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States has started sending text messages to its subscribers just this week, basically notifying them that AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling feature has been expanded to territories outside the US. As updated in the official web page for AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling service, the feature can now be used in the Domestic Coverage Area (which includes the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) as well as from most international regions. Before, the service was only made available in the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. But with this latest development, subscribers of AT&T can now... Read more →
While everybody was busy checking out the new iPhone and iPad Pro, new LG related developments were brewing this week. First off, the South Korean tech giant’s Watch Urbane LTE Second Edition wearable device is being brought back by major US wireless carrier AT&T. On top of that, the LG G5, the ultra cool smartphone that LG unveiled several weeks ago, is also coming to the number 2 carrier in America soon. The smartwatch and the LG flagship device have now been made available by AT&T for preordering, and will officially launch in the United States beginning on April 1st of this year (as hinted earlier).
LG’s Watch Urbane LTE Second Edition device has had a sort of rollercoaster ride since it was first introduced by the South Korean mobile manufacturer last year. But just a week... Read more →
Last March 21st, Apple announced a new 4 inch iPhone (the iPhone SE), a smaller iPad Pro (one that measures 9.7 inches), and the latest update to its iOS mobile operating system (iOS 9.3). Possibly lost in all that noise is the fact that the company has also decided to decrease the price of its first and only wearable device (so far), the Apple Watch, by $50. This means that the new entry level price for Apple’s smartwatch is now at $299, especially for the Apple Watch Sport, which normally fetches for $349.
Some may be wondering though -- is Apple hitting the panic button by reducing the price for its Apple Watch? With all this talk of iPhone fatigue and slumping sales, the company may be trying to encourage more robust sales (definitely weird saying this, considering it is Apple we are... Read more →
In light of the very recent terrorist attacks that struck the airport and subway in the city of Brussels in Belgium, the four biggest wireless carriers in the United States, namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, have all decided to waive all charges for voice calls and text messages made to and from Belgium. This should be a big help to US based mobile users who currently have friends and family in Belgium.
For a complete guide of wireless carriers waiving their fees, refer to the list below:
Verizon Wireless -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 23rd for Belgium, March 19th to March 20th to Turkey; includes home wireline telephone customers
AT&T -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 28th; this includes... Read more →
Apple had a busy March 21 event. Not only did it announce a new 4 inch iPhone (the small and powerful iPhone SE) and an iOS 9.3 update (the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system), the company also unveiled a smaller variant to the iPad Pro tablet it released in November of last year.
While 2015’s iPad Pro measured a gargantuan 12.9 inches, this year’s newest iPad Pro offering comes with a more manageable 9.7 inches size. The tablet device is expected to start at $600 for the 32 gigabyte edition, and up to $900 for the 256 gigabyte edition. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro will officially launch in the US market on March 31st of this year (just like the iPhone SE). It will be made available in color options of gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold.
The 9.7 inch iPad Pro is equipped... Read more →
Apart from introducing its newest iPhone (the 4 inch iPhone SE) during its event held in its headquarters in the city of Cupertino in California, Apple also took the opportunity to announce iOS 9.3, the launching of the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system, at the same time highlighting the many new features that come with the software update.
Every year, Apple always makes sure to unveil a new version of its iOS platform, usually around the release of a new iPhone offering. For instance, when the company launched its current flagship devices, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, back in September of last year, it also updated its mobile OS with the release of iOS 9.
This year, with the unveiling of the iPhone SE, Apple also had iOS 9.3 go live. This newest version continues... Read more →
Apple has just officially unveiled a new smartphone -- the iPhone SE -- a new iPhone offering that not only comes with a smaller size, but also with a cheaper price. Indeed, the iPhone SE sports a 4 inch display screen, and is priced at $399 for the 16 gigabyte edition and $499 for the 64 gigabyte edition.
As far as looks go, the iPhone SE basically shares the same design as the iPhone 5s released almost three years ago back in 2013. There is the aforementioned 4 inch display screen, plus the sharper edges of the handset, as well as generally identical dimensions compared to the iPhone 5s. Perhaps the only clear deviation is that the iPhone SE’s edges will come finished in matte. As for color options, the newest smartphone offering from Apple will come in gold, rose gold, silver, and... Read more →
As reported by Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless is now in the process of testing a C-RAN configuration in the city of San Francisco in California. If the testing goes well, the biggest wireless carrier in America should be able to minimize how much equipment it is utilizing. Sprint, another major wireless carrier in the United States, is also opting to invest in C-RAN architecture networking equipment. This is part of its larger Next Generation Network densification plan.
For those not familiar with C-RAN, it is short for either Cloud-RAN (with RAN standing for radio access network) or Centralized-RAN. This is a type of wireless network that makes use of a sole remote radio head at the cellular site. C-RAN are generally considered a more power efficient wireless solution, and several vendors... Read more →
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