Messages App To Get ‘Business Chat’ Feature In iOS 11

Thanks to social media and technology, businesses are finding new ways to get in touch with customers, updating customers on new product launches, and also providing different ways for customers to contact them besides the usual email and phone. We’ve seen how Facebook has tried to leverage their platform through Messenger, and now Apple wants in on it too.In a recent sighting on Apple’s Developer website, there is a section that outline an upcoming iOS 11 Messages feature called “Business [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Rumored To Supply OLEDs For The iPhone 9

The iPhone 8 has yet to be officially announced but it seems that we can already get a jump on iPhone 9 related rumors. In a report from The Bell (via PhoneArena) out of Korea, it seems that Apple could already be lining up suppliers for the iPhone 9, and if their report is true, Samsung could be one of them.The report claims that Apple and Samsung have come to an agreement in which the latter company will be shipping more than 180 million OLED panels for Apple’s 2018 flagship, which is more [Read Entire Story]

Free Android Wear Apps

The Android wearables make it even more convenient to keep up with the notifications, reminders, to-do lists, calls, and social media without needing to take out your smartphone from your pocket.With great Android wearables like the Moto 360, LG G Watch, ASUS ZenWatch, and TAG Heuer’s Connected, you need some really good apps tailored for Android wearables. Here, we shall take a look at the best free Android wear apps to let you make the most out of your Android wearable device.7 Best Free [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Wants LG To Enter Smartphone OLED Business

Samsung has a virtual monopoly in the smartphone OLED market which is one of the reasons why it’s believed to be the main supplier of OLED displays for Apple’s iPhone 8 that’s due this year. A new report suggests that Apple is pushing LG to enter the smartphone OLED supply business so that it can diversify its supply chain and reduce its reliance on Samsung for the 2018 iPhone. Apple has never used an OLED panel for an iPhone and it’s expected to make the shift to OLED [Read Entire Story]

Target Circular Leaks Galaxy S8 Pre-Order Bonuses

It seems that Samsung really wants customers to buy the Galaxy S8. We have heard rumors that Samsung will be doing things like bundling AKG headphones with the handset, and even offering an unconditional 3-month refund window, and now thanks to a recent leak of Target’s upcoming circular, more bonuses for the Galaxy S8 have been revealed.In a post from The Couponing Couple (via TalkAndroid), it seems that if customers were to pre-order the Galaxy S8, they will be getting a couple of goodies in [Read Entire Story]

5.8-inch iPhone Display Might Not Be Curved After All

An interesting and recent rumor has suggested that this year we might get an iPhone with a 5.8-inch curved OLED display. It is an interesting rumor because Apple has never really been one for curved displays, and it is possible that maybe with the rise in popularity of Samsung’s curved display phones that there are some who expect Apple could follow suit.However as it turns out, not everyone thinks that way. According to a report from MacRumors, they have been told by several analysts that they [Read Entire Story]

Apple Pay Officially Launches In Ireland

In a report from yesterday, it was rumored that Apple Pay could be launching in Ireland today, and sure enough it has. For our readers in Ireland, you’ll be pleased to learn that you should be able to start using Apple Pay soon. As per the previous rumors, it seems that the banks launching with the service include KBC and Ulster Bank.It will work with both Visa and MasterCard holders, so for those using American Express you guys are out of luck for now. It will also work with the Boon prepay [Read Entire Story]

What To Expect At MWC 2017

Earlier last month we attended CES 2017, an event about consumer electronics in general. However if you were less interested in refrigerators, robots for the home, or the latest and most beautiful televisions, and are more interested in the mobile scene, then MWC 2017 is probably the event that you’ve been waiting for.Just like CES, MWC has been hosted every year for the past few years and this year it will be back again. MWC has been mostly about smartphones and tablets (and infrastructure), [Read Entire Story]

Pokemon GO Update Adds 80 New Pokemon To The Game

Yesterday we reported that Niantic had announced that there would be an upcoming update to the game that would add 80 new Pokemon to Pokemon GO. If you were wondering when you might be able to expect this update, you’ll be pleased to learn that Niantic has announced that the update is now ready for download.According to the changelog posted onto Facebook by Niantic, “Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.” They also add that there will be [Read Entire Story]

iPhone Wireless Charging Rumors Supported By Apple Joining WPC

We’ve been hearing rumors for a very long time that Apple is bringing wireless charging to iPhones. This is a feature that has been present in other devices for a couple of years now but the iPhone has yet to catch up. The iPhone wireless charging rumors are now being supported by a major development. Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. It’s officially listed under the consortium’s members list, the same list didn’t include Apple as recently as last week. This [Read Entire Story]

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging May Require Separate Accessory

Another day, another report about the iPhone 8. It has long been rumored that the iPhone 8 is finally going to get wireless charging and now there’s a new report out which claims that the next-generation iPhone is actually going to require a separate accessory for wireless charging. It’s also claimed in the report that the iPhone 8 is not going to come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter. The report says that the iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory could be [Read Entire Story]

Android Pay For Android Wear Won’t Work With Unlocked Bootloaders

Last year it was revealed that Android Pay would not work on devices with unlocked bootloaders. It has been speculated that this could be due to security reasons, which makes sense especially when you consider that this is dealing with credit cards and personal financial information.If you were hoping that Android Pay for Android Wear 2.0 would be more lax, think again. According to Android Police, it seems that if your phone has an unlocked bootloader, it will affect Android Pay for Android [Read Entire Story]

iOS 10.3 Brings WiFi Calling For Verizon iCloud Devices

Just yesterday Apple started to seed the iOS 10.3 to developers. The update will bring about quite a number of changes, such as changes to the file system as well as a “Find my AirPods” feature. It turns out that’s not all because it has been discovered that iOS 10.3 will also bring about WiFi calling for iCloud devices for Verizon customers.If you’re not a Verizon customer and you own an iOS device, there’s a good chance that you’re probably already familiar with the WiFi Calling feature as it [Read Entire Story]

Alleged Photos Of LG’s Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches Leaked

Several days ago Sony confirmed that due to some inconsistencies that users were experiencing with the Android 7.0 Nougat update, they decided to halt the rollout for now. It has been about 3-4 days since and we’re sure that some of you guys are wondering about the status of the update.While Sony does not have a specific timeline, they did state that they are working on it and will begin pushing it out again ASAP. Their post on Twitter reads, “We’re still working on the inconsistencies in Nougat [Read Entire Story]

iPhone 8 Rumored To Feature Plastic Curved OLED Display From Samsung

There is no love lost between Apple and Samsung, but despite their differences, both companies seem to understand that business is business and still have dealings with each other despite their ongoing legal battles. That being said, that relationship is expected to continue into 2017 with the iPhone 8.According to a report from the Korea Herald (via 9to5Mac), Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to feature a plastic, curved OLED display that will be supplied by Samsung. We’re not sure if it is going be [Read Entire Story]

‘Sonic’ App Will Eject Water From Your iPhone 7’s Speakers

2016 is the year in which Apple introduced waterproofing features to two of its products: the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 2. With the Apple Watch, Apple even announced that the smartwatch could be used for swimming, and there was even a unique feature in which the Apple Watch would use its speakers to eject any water that might have seeped in.Turns out that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are capable of doing the same thing as well, or at least that’s according to a post on Reddit [Read Entire Story]

August Smart Lock Now Works With Apple’s ‘Home’ App

There are a variety of smart locks available in the market today, but if there was one lock that was unique was the August Smart Lock (which we reviewed back in 2014). It is unique in the sense that installing it is a relatively painless experience without any drilling or locksmithing experience required.Now the smart lock is already compatible with the Apple Watch, and the good news for those who are embracing Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, the August Smart Lock is now supported by the “Home” app [Read Entire Story]

Foxconn Reportedly Working On Wireless Charging For The iPhone 8

When it comes to wireless charging for Apple products, the Apple Watch is probably the closest thing we’ve got so far, and even then that’s kind of stretching it. However given the state of the wireless charging scene, we guess it is understandable that Apple isn’t so eager to adopt the technology just yet.That being said, that could change in 2017. A report from Nikkei (via AppleInsider) has revealed that Foxconn is apparently working on wireless charging modules that could be integrated into [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Apparently Denying Gear VR Refunds For Note 7 Customers

So Samsung is currently accepting returns and are also giving refunds for customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7. This makes perfect sense especially when you consider that the handsets are potentially dangerous. However it seems that Samsung isn’t extending the same courtesy to customers of the Gear VR.Now there is nothing wrong with the Gear VR. However some customers have bought the headset because they were planning on using it together with their new Note 7, but following the recall of the [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Investigating Exploding iPhone 6s Plus Units

All of the media hype concerning exploding smartphones is revolving around the Galaxy Note 7 these days but the fact remains that any smartphone with a lithium battery can face similar issues if some conditions are met, it doesn’t necessarily need to have a battery cell defect like the Galaxy Note 7. It’s now being reported that Apple is investigating latest reports of a pair of exploding iPhone 6s Plus units. “I heard a sizzling, then we heard the pop and the whole fire was [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear Smartwatches Not Pairing With The iPhone 7

Despite Android Wear being a Google platform, Android Wear smartwatches have typically been able to pair with the iPhone. Or at least that used to be the case until the iPhone 7 came along because since then, users have been reporting that they are unable to pair their Android Wear smartwatches with Apple’s latest iPhone.Google has since acknowledged the issue and have confirmed that devices such as the Moto 360 v2, ASUS ZenWatch (and its successor), Fossil, MK, and Tag Heuer branded watches are [Read Entire Story]

Alcatel Idol 4 Costs $200 On Cricket Wireless With VR Headset

Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless is offering a pretty good deal on a mid-range handset. The Alcatel Idol 4 – a handset that was announced earlier this year – is now available for purchase in the United States from Cricket Wireless. It’s offering the handset for $200 along with a compatible virtual reality headset. This is a good offer for those looking for a cheap entry into the world of VR. The handset itself isn’t anything to write home about but then again, you get [Read Entire Story]