Category archives for: Cell Accessories

New USB-C Spec Adds Protection Against Chargers With Hidden Malware

The USB Implementers Forum has announced the USB Type-C Authentication Program (PDF), which provides a way for devices with USB-C connectors to securely confirm that attached devices are authentic and do not contain hidden capabilities. The new protocol can be used to prevent a phone from connecting to a charger that contains hidden malware capability. “Using […]

T-Mobile Kicking Off the New Year With Apple Watch And Galaxy Watch Deals

T-Mobile announced starting on Wednesday, January 2, T-Mobile will be offering deals on the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch. Customers who buy an Apple Watch Series 3 or Apple Watch Series 4 can get $200 off a second Apple Watch. Both watches must be purchased on EIP and have a paid DIGITS Apple Watch […]

Fitbit OS 3.0 Adds New Third-Party Apps With Updated Dashboard

Fitbit is releasing a major update for devices powered by the Fitbit OS. With Fitbit OS 3.0, Fitbit is introducing a bunch of new features for those with the company’s Ionic and Versa smartwatches. Fitbit OS 3.0 introduces an improved dashboard that allows users to quickly view their fitness stats and data. The updated experience […]

Google Adds Fast Pair To Streamline Process Of Pairing Bluetooth Accessories

Google hopes to ease the pain of pairing Bluetooth accessories with multiple devices through an update to its Fast Pair specification. Moving forward, Google says Fast Pair will “connect accessories to a user’s current and future Android Phones” as long as they are signed into their account and running Android 6 and up. This same feature […]

Reduced Cost Battery Replacement For Apple iPhones Ends On December 31

For the past several months, Apple has been running a reduced cost battery replacement program in response to customer complaints but this ends on December 31, 2018. Thereafter, replacing any iPhone battery will cost you $49 for the iPhone 8 and older, $69 for the iPhone X, iPhone XS family, and iPhone XR instead of […]

Google Updates Fast Pair To Improve Device Connectivity

Google announced today that it’s updating its Fast Pair specs so that it’s easier to connect Bluetooth accessories to devices associated with your Google Account. This means that Fast Pair will connect accessories to your current and future Android phones running 6.0 Marshmallow or higher, and in 2019, support for Chromebooks will be added. The […]

T-Mobile Cyber Monday Deal – Free Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch, iPad

T-Mobile is offering a free Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, or iPad to new customers. To get this deal, you’ll have to activate a new account with at least one voice line and one data line, which must be a DIGITS line for your Apple Watch or Galaxy Watch or a mobile internet line with 6GB of data or higher for […]

Amazon’ Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit Will Bring The Service To More Bluetooth Devices

Amazon has made the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit available to developers, which will enable them to build the smart assistant into headphones, wearables, and more. Amazon first announced the AMA Kit in January of this year and has been testing it since. This week marks the general availability of the kit. The kit supports Bluetooth and […]

Essential’s Magnetic 3.5mm Headphone Adapter Now Shipping

Essential Products said the magnetic snap-on headphone jack it announced over the summer is available for the Essential Phone. Like existing Essential Phone accessories, the 3.5mm headphone jack is a modular attachment that affixes to two small poles on the rear of the phone. With the mod attached, Essential Phone owners can plug in and enjoy […]

Spotify Comes To the Apple Watch

Spotify today revealed a new way for people to manage their music.  The company developed an app specifically for watchOS and the Apple Watch. Once installed, people will be able to play, pause, or skip to the next track; instantly set tempo-matching songs for runs; connect to home speakers; as well as access and manage […]

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