Holiday Gift Guide 2017

As the end of the year approaches so too does the season of giving. Holiday gifting lists are often filled with technology, but it isn't always easy to find that perfect item. We're here to help. Allow Phone Scoop's annual Holiday Gift Guide to be your helping hand this season. It's chock full of suggestions from handsets to headphones, in-home assistants, and everything in between. Source: phonescoop

Best Apple Watch accessories for smartwatch fans [2017 Gift Guide]

Treat the Apple Watch lover in your life to some sweet gifts this holiday season. Cult of Mac can help you pick out the finest accessories money can buy for Apple Watch fanatics. We have everything from swanky straps to chic charging stands in our best Apple Watch accessories roundup. Best Apple Watch accessories Apple famously […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

OnePlus 5T Available for Sale Today as OnePlus 5 Runs Out Of Stock

OnePlus today said its OnePlus 5T flagship smartphone is now available for sale online. The device, announced earlier this month, in an update to the OnePlus 5. It stretches the screen to 6 inches, adopts the 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio, moves the fingerprint sensor to the rear of the phone, and changes up the camera configuration a bit. Otherwise, it offers the same basic specs and performance of the older…

Keep your AirPods safe and sound with PodPocket

This post is presented by PodPocket. Apple’s futuristic wireless headphones might look like they belong in Elroy Jetson’s ears, but they’re still subject to gravity. Think it stings when you drop a couple hundred bucks on a new set of AirPods? Imagine the feeling of dropping them on the pavement. Bottom line: AirPods are great, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Instagram Now Lets People Request to Join Live Video

Instagram today made it possible for people to join the live video broadcasts of their friends. The app now includes a "request" button that will ping the person streaming live video. That person can review, accept, or reject incoming requests. Once accepted, users will be notified that they're about to go live. The joined live view jumps to split-screen with the original broadcaster in one window and you in the…

Why the iPhone X needs its notch

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone X, naysayers have been complaining about “the notch.” But in today’s video, I’m going to do my best to convince you that the controversial cutout at the top of the iPhone X screen is totally not an issue. Here’s why I think the iPhone X actually needs the notch. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Dismantle Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a "light touch" regulatory approach. "In 2015 the FCC ... imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the internet," argued Pai. "That decision was a mistake. It’s depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation." Pai provided no evidence to back…

Apple has been secretly working on HomePod for years

Apple started working on its HomePod smart speaker back in 2012, one year after Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s, a new report claims. Since then, the project was cancelled and restarted several times to reach its current point. The in-depth story claims that, when the Amazon Echo first shipped, Apple engineers bought one to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment

Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO Günther Ottendorfer, who's been behind a lot of Sprint's network advancements. Ottendorfer framed the departure as a chance to return to his family in his home county of Austria. Other departures include Jeff Nelson and…

DOJ Sues to Halt AT&T/Time Warner Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to stop the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The DOJ argues the combined entity would lead to higher TV content prices for consumers. The DOJ also suggests the deal would hurt AT&T/Time's rivals, "forcing them to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more per year for Time Warner's networks." The government agency is open to a settlement with AT&T and Time…

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