Category archives for: Cell Accessories

Motorola Announces the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa

  Motorola today announced the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, a new modular attachment that lets Moto Z owners access Alexa when on the go. The Smart Speaker includes four microphones and Motorola says it can detect voices and respond to requests in most environments. The Smart Speaker can be used to play music and […]

Samsung Debuts Connect Tags to Track Your Things

Samsung today announced the Connect Tag, a wireless fob that you can attach to just about anything to monitor its location. Samsung envisions the Connect Tag will work best on kids’ backpacks, car keys, dog collars, or even tossed inside cars. The Connect Tag relies on narrowband network technology (NB-IoT) to manage wireless connections efficiently. […]

Samsung Announces Price Points and Sales Dates for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones

Samsung said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung’s Tizen platform, costs $299.99. It will initially be sold by Samsung.com and BestBuy.com, and will later expand to Amazon, Macy’s, […]

Pixel 2 Phones Will Ship with Embedded eSIM

Google has has shared Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets will include an optional, built-in eSIM card, allowing people to bypass the use of traditional SIM cards. According to Google, the eSIMs will be compatible with its own Project Fi service. During initial setup, owners will be asked if they want to use the […]

New WatchOS Updates Fixes LTE Connectivity Problem

Apple has made watchOS 4.0.1 available to the Apple Watch Series 3. According to the release notes, the minor update targets a bug that prevented Watch Series 3 wearables from properly connecting to WiFi networks, which in turn prevented LTE connectivity. “watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that, in rare cases, were causing Apple Watch to join […]

Google Ship Android Wear Beta – Only Works on the LG Watch Sport

Google has made a fresh beta build available of Android Wear. This pre-release operating system is compatible with a single device, the LG Watch Sport. Google says the beta targets several behaviors and refinements within API level 26, specifically notification channels and background limits. For example, this new Android beta makes it possible for users […]

Five New iFrogz Bluetooth Headsets – Prices Start at $20

Zagg has announced five new iFrogz Bluetooth headsets. One that has our interest is is the $20 Free Rein Wireless, a set of Bluetooth earbuds with a flat neck cord and and an unusually small, light hanging module with the battery and three buttons. The earbuds are sweat-resistant and have wingtips to ensure they stay […]

Apple Investigating Faulty Watch 3 LTE Performance

Apple has admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone. Testers from the Wall Street Journal were unable to make or maintain voice calls, or stream music via LTE. According to Apple, the issue […]

Google and Bose Join Forces on Assistant-Capable Headphones

Google has announced what it says are the first headphones optimized to work with Google Assistant. The Bose QC35 II wireless cans have a dedicated action button for interacting with Google Assistant. A quick press of the action button allows people to listen to incoming messages or check their calendar; access playlists, skip tracks, and listen […]

Apple Drops watchOS 4.0 for The Series 1 and Series 2 Watches

Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor. Apple Watches will now notify people when it senses a high heart rate if owners are not active. The new software can also look for atrial fibrillation and provide health alerts when […]

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