Sprint working on fix for customers hit with LTE connection issues in iOS 9.3

Since upgrading to iOS 9.3, a number of Sprint users have run into issues staying connected to the carrier’s LTE network. In a text message to customers today, MacRumors reports, Sprint said that it is aware of the issue and is work on a fix. From Sprint: Your iPhone may be having data connection issues with the recent software update. We’re working quickly to fix. We apologize for the inconvenience. It’s unclear how quickly the update may be pushed out, but affected Sprint users will hopefully have a respite from the LTE connection issues soon. This follows the release of iOS 9.3.1 earlier today, which contained a fix for a web link issue that had been causing apps to crash. …

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It’s not just you: Snapchat is down for some

If you’re experiencing some hiccups using Snapchat this evening, it’s not just you. Snapchat’s support account confirmed on Twitter that some users are running into issues with the app, and the company is on the case: Some Snapchatters are having issues using the app. We are aware of this, and looking into it!— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) March 31, 2016 A quick look at Twitter shows that a number of users can’t send or receive snaps, and Stories don’t seem to be loading for others. According to Down Detector, reports of issues started spiking around 5:30 p.m. ET and have continued to rise since. We’ll update this post once things look to be in the clear. …

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Best iPad apps you should download now!

Did you just get your first iPad? Looking for the top apps to download next? Here they are!

Updated May 2017: These are still the best apps you can download for your new iPad. We added OneDrive for a cloud storage option that pairs nicely with your PC, as well as Tweetbot 4 for a great social media management service.

You just got your brand new iPad. You’ve set it up. You tried out all the built-in apps. And now you’re starting at that big, beautiful screen and wondering — what’s next? Well, the App Store! It’s home to hundreds of thousands of iPad apps any of which can transform the screen you’re holding into a new a wondrous tool or toy. Here are some great ones to get started with!

Productivity
Streaming media
Cloud Storage
Reading
Writing
Social media
Art
Shopping
Music creation
Games

Productivity

1Password

No matter what type of device you own, you are always going to need a way to keep track of the dozens of passwords you collect from apps and websites. 1Passwor…

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Whistle, maker of an activity tracker for dogs, acquired by Mars Petcare

Whistle, the maker of a GPS tracker and activity monitor for dogs, has been acquired by Mars Petcare. Speaking to TechCrunch, Whistle confirmed that it has indeed joined Mars’ pet divison: ”Whistle is excited to join the Mars Petcare family. This opportunity connects the industry’s global and technology leaders, enabling a new era of pet care,” the company tells TechCrunch. ”Mars Petcare and Whistle shared a core belief around the importance of pets in our lives, and we look forward to connecting nutrition, healthcare, and technology to improve the lives of pets and their families.” According to the report, Mars Petcare purchased Whistle in February for more than $100 million — though Whistle did not confirm the figure. For those unfamiliar with Whistle, the company makes what has been called the ”Fitbit for dogs.” Its activity tracker and GPS monitor can be attached to a dog’s collar, from which it then reports activity time, types of activity and more to a connected iOS o…

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Tim Cook puts in Apple Store appearance for launch of iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro

To celebrate the launch of the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook stopped by Palo Alto Apple Store near the company’s campus. Cook shook hands and spoke with customers and retail staff during the visit. CNBC provided a video of Cook’s stopover: Moments Ago » Apple CEO Tim Cook stops by Palo Alto Apple store for iPhone SE launch day. (via @CNBCJosh)https://t.co/vQSP2mkb80— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 31, 2016 Cook often makes launch-day visits to Apple Stores to spend time with customers and see how they respond to Apple’s latest products. For instance, Cook spent the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus visiting the Apple Store in Georgetown in Washington D.C. …

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What’s new on the App Store: Miitomo, The Powerpuff Girls, and spring cleaning apps

Each week, the App Store highlights some of the best new and updated apps. This week, take a look at Miitomo, The Powerpuff Girls, and apps for spring cleaning. We start our look at new apps this week with Nintendo’s first mobile app, Miitomo, a social app that lets you interact with your friends using digital Mii avatars. Remixlive is a new music-making loop app. If you’re looking for a new journaling experience, be sure to check out Five Minute Journal. Finally, Roger is an app that lets you send voice notes to your friends. Miitomo – Free – Download Now Remixlive – Free – Download Now Five minute Journal – $4.99 – Download Now Roger – Free – Download Now Games this week are led by Flipped Out, a new match-three puzzle game set in the world of The Powerpuff Girls. LEGO Jurassic World puts you in the world of last year’s box office smash, and lets you play through stories of the three other Jurassic Park films. Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 is a new turn-based battle game starring…

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Free App of the Week: Place your face inside goofy illustrations with Chomp

Chomp, a fun app in which kids can paste their faces on fun illustrations, is this week’s free app of the week on the App Store. Geared towards children, Chomp is an interactive experience through which kids can insert themselves into fun (and often goofy) animated illustrations. There are a ton of hand-drawn animations to explore, each with its own accompanying music. On top of that, each session can be recorded in case something especially funny happens. Here’s a rundown of everything you can expect from Chomp: Hand drawn animations made with love and care. Over 50 hand-drawn scenes with countless funny animations. Fun for all ages. No language knowledge needed. The app is text-free. No in-app purchases, invasive advertising, or data mining. Record play sessions with integrated video recording. If you’re interested in giving Chomp a look, you can grab it for free at the App Store link below through April 7. Free – Download Now …

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AlwaysOnline doubles data on its Apple SIM plans, introduces 3GB tier

AlwaysOnline Wireless, a company that provides LTE data roaming coverage around the world for iPads that utilize Apple SIM, is celebrating the release of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro by doubling the amount of LTE data it offers, and introducing a new 3GB for 30 day plan. The $0.99 per hour plan that the company offers is also now available in 27 countries, up from the original 11. In addition to its new 3GB plan, AlwaysOnline is doubling its daily and per-megabyte plans. Its daily plans now offer 200MB, up from 100MB, while its monthly per-megabyte plans have gone from 250MB and 500MB to 500MB and 1GB. Prices for each plan vary by country. Press release: AlwaysOnline Wireless Doubles LTE Data and Offers New Global Mobile Plans Exclusively for iPad Users With Apple SIM SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – March 31, 2016) – AlwaysOnline Wireless (operated by Otono Networks Inc.) today announced that it has enhanced and expanded its market-leading ‘LTE-On-Demand’ service for iPad users with App…

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Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2016

It’s that time again. Time for the Mobile Nations Community Update. A monthly recap of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. …

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TuneIn to offer live audio of Final Four, MLB Opening Day, and the Masters Tournament

TuneIn has some exciting news for sports fans, with the streaming service announcing that it will provide live streaming audio coverage of upcoming MLB, PGA and NCAA events. It all kicks off on Saturday, April 2, with the final games in the NCAA basketball championship tournament. Provided by Westwood One, the NCAA championship stream will include the Final Four games, along with the actual championship game itself. You’ll be able to stream the games through TuneIn’s March Madness station. If you check in with the MLB Radio station on April 3, you can get live Opening Day coverage of your favorite Major League Baseball teams. The coverage is provided by MLB Network International Talk and others, and includes the official MLB podcasts. Finally, golf fans will be able to listen in on the PGA’s 2016 Masters Tournament. The stream will once again be provided through Westwood One, and will located in the Masters Radio station starting April 7. All three of these streams will be prov…

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