Apple Watch wins Q1 wearables race, no matter who you ask

Apple was the top wearables vendor in Q1 according to market analysis firm Canalys. A rival analyst from Asymco also placed Apple at the top, but with a higher total of devices shipped. Canalys put the number at 3.8 million. the other at just over 4 million. Disagreements like this are possible because Apple itself doesn’t […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

How to mute people on Instagram

Instagram now lets you mute people, so you can keep following them, and messaging them, without their photos cluttering up your timeline. Here's how to mute Instagram. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Verizon Prepaid Brings TravelPass to More Countries

Verizon Wireless said its Verizon prepaid customers now have access to TravelPass in 16 more countries. This expansion targets the Caribbean and adds TravelPass to Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, and more. TravelPass lets people access their talk, text, and data service when roaming for $5-$10 per day, depending on the country. Source: phonescoop

Verizon Details LG G7 ThinQ and Moto G6 Launches

Verizon Wireless today provided more information about the forthcoming availability of the LG G7 ThinQ and the Motorola Moto G6. Verizon will begin taking preorders for the G7 ThinQ on May 24. Verizon is charging $31.25 per month for 24 months, or about $750 in total for the phone. Verizon says customers who finance the phone on a payment plan can score a $100 discount on the total price of…

Sprint Rolls Out LG G7 ThinQ BOGO Deal

Sprint today highlighted its pricing and launch plans for the LG G7 ThinQ. Sprint will begin accepting preorders for the phone on May 25, with retail availability expected across all Sprint channels on June 1. The company is offering the phone for $0 down and $33 per month on a Sprint Flex lease. Sprint leases run for 18 months with the option to buy or return the phone after 18…

Samsung's 'Incredibles' AR Emoji Stickers Now Available

Samsung has made new AR emoji stickers available to its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones. Owners of these devices can download an AR pack that contains characters from Disney's "The Incredibles" movies. The pack includes Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack-Jack, and Frozone. The S9/S9+ launched with access to several core Disney characters. The join the initial batch and Samsung says more are on the way. AR emoji allow people…

Apple to Let People Download Everything It Knows About Them

Apple plans to give its customers a bit more control over their data. In order to comply with the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect in Europe, Apple is allowing customers in the European Union to download all their data. Such data includes files and information synced to iCloud, as well as activity on devices, Apple Music, AppleCare, the App Store, and other Apple services. Apple's new…

T-Mobile isn’t America’s ‘Best Unlimited Network’

T-Mobile uses the self-bestowed accolade ‘Best Unlimited Network’ in its ads. But now an advertising regulatory body told the carrier to knock it off. To be clear, this recommendation by the National Advertising Division (NAD) isn’t binding. But it’s significant enough that T-Mobile is appealing the decision. The NAD is an investigative unit of the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Recharge your Apple Watch with this bendy, on-the-go dock

If you are an Apple Watch wearer then you already know that there’s about a million and a half individual accessories that you can buy for it. But why pay a lot to get a bunch of accessories when you can get Bobine Watch — a flexible, on-the-go Apple Watch dock. You can charge Apple […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Boost Founder Wants to See Boost/MetroPCS Divested If Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Goes Through

At least one person thinks Sprint and T-Mobile should be required to divest their respective prepaid businesses if they are allowed to merge. Peter Adderton, founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile, firmly believes the market will become less competitive — particularly in the prepaid space — if Sprint and T-Mobile are allowed to merge without any divestitures. “If this merger is approved without the divesture of Boost Mobile and/or…