Apple SIM partner GigSky today announced that its data plans are now available in over 180 countries around the world. MacRumors obtained a list of the 40 or so new countries and territories that GigSky has expanded into as of this week: Algeria Argentina Bahamas Bangladesh Belize Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Cambodia ...continue reading Apple SIM Partner GigSky Now Offers Data Plans in Over 40 More Countries

Apple yesterday updated its iTunes U education app with some notable new annotation and media sharing features. In an extension of iTunes U's markup support, which was previously limited to PDF documents, version 3.5 of the app now enables users to apply visual notes to image files using the same annotation toolset. Elsewhere, video messages ...continue reading iTunes U App Gains Image Annotation Tools, Video Message Sharing Support

The iHome SP6 and iSP8 SmartPlugs push a lot of the right buttons. First off, their horizontal oblong form factor allows another plug to fit in above or below in a conventional two-outlet fixture. You can even plug two SmartPlug units into the same fixture without a squeeze. Second, while it has its own account-based ...continue reading iHome iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug reviews: An easy entree into the smart home

Google announced a fresh update to its Search app yesterday, highlighting Gboard keyboard integration, a raft of 3D Touch enhancements, and a new Trending widget. Launched last May, Gboard offers users the ability to search for emoji, includes a built-in animated GIF search, and supports glide typing and voice transcription. Users can also use the ...continue reading Google Search App Gets 'Trending on Google' Widget, New 3D Touch Actions, Gboard Integration

Feral interactive has announced the release of Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion for iPad. The game is a standalone expansion pack of the cult classic PC strategy title, Rome: Total War, and builds upon the empire-building mechanics of the original as well as introducing a dramatic new historical context. Barbarian Invasion takes place in ...continue reading Epic Strategy Classic 'Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion' Released on iPad

Apple Pay is rolling out to Taiwanese customers starting today, reports The China Post. Seven banks in Taiwan are supporting Apple Pay at launch according to Apple's Taiwanese Apple Pay website, including Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, and Union Bank of ...continue reading Apple Pay Expands to Taiwan

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.2.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one day after releasing tvOS 10.2, an update that introduced improve scrolling and iPad support for the Apple TV Remote app. The tvOS 10.2.1 beta is designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV. It can be downloaded by connecting ...continue reading Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 10.2.1 to Developers

T-Mobile today announced that it will offer its customers a free annual subscription to MLB.TV Premium, a $119.99 value, on Tuesday, April 4. T-Mobile customers will be able to claim the gift through its T-Mobile Tuesdays app until Wednesday, April 5 at 1:59 a.m. Pacific Time. Then, customers need to sign up for MLB.TV Premium ...continue reading T-Mobile Gifting Customers Free Year of MLB.TV Premium Ahead of 2017 Season

Following yesterday's iOS 10.3 release, several carriers around the world have enabled support for native Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE on iPhone. In addition to updating to iOS 10.3, the features require installing a carrier settings update to be enabled. Your device should prompt you to install the carrier settings update in Settings > General > ...continue reading Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE Expand to O2 and Other Carriers on iOS 10.3

One thing it’s important to keep in mind in regards to technology is that not everyone has the same needs or preferences. And that’s… OK. Writing for Gizmodo, Alex Cranz declares “Samsung's New iPad Pro Is Just Fantastic.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic and 5cat.) Cranz is having a little fun at our expense ...continue reading Different strokes: The software experience matters to some