Missed the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival? Catch it on the CW!

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-night music festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, took place last month (Sept. 22nd & 23rd) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival featured artists including: Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles and Kesha with featured Special Guest Collaborators: Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson.

If you missed or want to relive moments from the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the television broadcast this week. The CW will air some of the biggest moments and performances from this year’s two-night festival on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th from 8pm to 10pm ET/PT.

To find your local CW station, visit the link below:



Crackling noise or static on your iPhone 8/8 Plus? Apple is working on a fix!

Since the release of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, some users have complained about a crackling noise or static on their iPhone 8/8 Plus devices. The sound doesn’t occur on every call but has occurred enough to be noticeable and disruptive to users.

The crackling noise/static occurs when using the iPhone 8/8 Plus earpiece and affects both cellular and FaceTime calls across carriers. The issue does not appear to occur when using the speaker or earphones.

In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases. Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

Apple recently released iOS 11.0.1, the first update to iOS 11, with bug fixes and improvements; however, it does not address this particular issue. While Apple has not indicated when a software fix will become available, given the nature of the issue, we hope to see one soon.

Additional Resources:

Apple confirms iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue and says a fix is coming – The Verge

Apple Confirms a Fix is Coming for Static Noise Problem Affecting iPhone 8 Earpiece – MacRumors

Update – 10/3/2017

Apple has released its second update to iOS 11 – iOS 11.0.2.

According to the release notes, iOS 11.0.2 “Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices.”

Users can update to iOS 11.0.2 wirelessly on their iOS devices by going to Settings | General | Software Update then clicking on “Download and Install” or by connecting their iOS devices to their computer and downloading and installing the update through iTunes. As a best practice, you should always perform a current backup of your devices before installing iOS updates.