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AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Black Friday deals include Galaxy S9 at half off, $99 iPhone 6s

America’s big four carriers are usually not as generous as retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Amazon when it comes to holiday deals on smartphones and other smart devices, but hot on the heels of Verizon’s latest BOGOs, AT&T has revealed a few decent special offers for its prepaid customers, as well as subscribers to daughter operator Cricket. Perhaps the most enticing promotion is one...

Verizon and Disney offer new GizmoWatch to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse

Verizon and Disney are celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse by offering a special edition of the GizmoWatch, designed for those 3 years of age to 11. Now available at Verizon, the wearable device can be purchased with one of two different Mickey Mouse-themed bands for $179.99. Each watch includes Disney activity reward screens, and Disney wallpaper. The GizmoWatch also includes a fitn...

Coming update to Wear OS (version "H") includes features to extend the battery life of your watch

Google has posted a list of the changes to expect with the next update for Wear OS. And just in case you didn't know, this is being called the "H" update. The letter just might stand for "Happy," because those sporting a Wear OS powered smartwatch will be receiving features to extend the battery life on their timepiece. For example, with the update a Battery Saver mode can be turned on once batte...

New Motorola sale includes deals on Moto Z3 Play, G6, X4, and other phones

Motorola, it seems, just can't stop selling (some of) its smartphones at reduced prices. After multiple recent sales that it hosted on its official US website, Motorola is now back with a new one that'll last until November 17, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CST. This new sale includes deals on select Moto phones released this year, as well as last year: $50 off unlocked Motorola Moto Z3 Play, which now cos...

Verizon's newest prepaid smartphone costs less than $100

In the heat of the Black Friday deals, some carriers may slip in new products more or less worthy of attention. In this case, it's Verizon that added a new prepaid smartphone to its portfolio – the Orbic Wonder. Although it's far from being impressive, the device is quite decent considering the low price. The Orbic Wonder costs just $99.99 and features a 5.5-inch full HD display protected by scra...

Apple Pay users get a $45 Ray-Ban credit voucher with a purchase of $180 or higher

Ray-Ban's distinctive sunglasses have adorned the faces of many famous celebrities. For example, who could forget the Wayfarer model worn by Tom Cruise in 1983's Risky Business? As noted by MacRumors today, Apple is teaming up with Ray-Ban to offer U.S. consumers a special deal. Go to the company's Ray-Ban.com website and if you are about to make a purchase valued at $180 or more, stop! Make the ...

Verizon debuts early holiday promos, offers BOGO deals on hottest smartphones

Following in the footsteps of other major carriers and retailers which launched early Black Friday deals, Verizon announced a couple of deal of its own. These early holiday promos feature BOGO (buy one get one for free) deals on various iPhone, Samsung and Pixel devices. The first mentioned by Verizon should make Apple fans very happy. Anyone buying the latest iPhone will receive an iPhone XR for...

Facebook denies Times report that Zuckerberg forces employees to use Android only

Facebook today denied a report in yesterday's New York Times, which said that company co-founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ordered company executives to use Android handsets only. The report said that Zuckerberg was getting back at Apple for comments made by its CEO, Tim Cook. The comments made by Cook were published earlier this year, at the same time that the Cambridge Analytica scandal was start...

Amazon reveals Black Friday deals on Echo devices, Fire tablets, and more

Black Friday used to be the busiest shopping day of the year in the US, but recently, it’s become the busiest couple of weeks of the year, with retailers like Best Buy offering hefty discounts on some of the world’s most popular high-end smartphones well in advance of Thanksgiving. Amazon has also (unofficially) kicked off the festivities a while ago with early Black Friday deals on the Moto Z3 P...

Patent application from Apple hints that Siri could handle certain tasks while offline

A new patent application filed by Apple was published today by the USPTO. Titled "Offline Personal Assistant," the filing would seem to indicate that Apple is considering adding an offline mode to Siri; this would allow the virtual personal assistant to handle certain tasks while the user is not connected to the internet. Currently, when Siri is spoken to by an iPhone user, the information reques...

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 is Verizon's newest rugged smartphone, 2-year warranty included

Verizon Wireless just released a brand new rugged smartphone manufactured by Kyocera (a top Japanese electronics maker). Called Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2, the new handset succeeds the DuraForce Pro that Verizon launched back in 2016 and is presented as being ideal for "adventure-seeking consumers" plus "business and enterprise use, especially construction, public safety and transportation." Running...

OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple goes on sale in the US

After bringing its latest flagship killer to the U.S., OnePlus now introduces a new color option for the OnePlus 6T – Thunder Purple. Up until today, customers in the United States could only buy the OnePlus 6 in Mirror Black and Midnight Black, so the addition of a third option is more than welcome. Just like the other two variants, the OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple costs $580 and includes 8GB RA...

FCC to allow U.S. phones to access signals from EU satellites for more accurate navigation

The FCC announced today that it has granted approval for smartphones and other mobile devices owned by U.S. consumers and businesses, to access the European Union's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo. This will allow smartphone users in America to use certain signals from Galileo to improve on the accuracy of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) currently employed on m...

Grab this iPhone 7 128 GB, save $200

ProductConditionLocationPriceApple iPhone 7, 128 GBRefurbishedNewegg$350 Buy Here For some years now, Apple has been selling a wide range of its iPhones on its web store. Instead of launching top-tier phones, midrangers, and budget devices each year, Apple just sells its old iPhone models as the wallet-friendly solutions. Thanks to long-term iOS updates and the future-proofing that these devices ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 joins pre-Black Friday craze with $500 eBay deal

If you’re a hardcore Samsung fan looking for a pre-Black Friday bargain, but the latest Galaxy Note 9 eBay deal is still not to your liking, it’s time to rejoice, as we’ve just discovered the same top-rated seller charges a measly $499.99 for a factory unlocked Galaxy S9. Yes, you’ve already seen this early 2018-released powerhouse priced lower a couple of times by similarly trusted retailers, bu...

Would you buy a plastic flagship again?

Have you noticed something different in Samsung's Galaxy line phones since 2015? Yes, that's precisely the year after Samsung's current design chief was promoted, and what followed was the demise of its plasticky flagships and midrangers. The Galaxy S6-S9, not to mention the newer A-series or J-line, have all come with more premium chassis materials like metal and glass, culminating into the "Inf...

Amazon Second Chance is a new 'one-stop shop' for product reuse, refurbishing, and recycling

The world’s e-waste (electronic waste) problem is rapidly getting out of control, as the equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel towers was generated in 2016 alone from discarded phones, laptops, refrigerators, TVs, and so on. That’s 44.7 million metric tonnes of potentially hazardous rubbish which could have very easily been recycled. As Amazon points out on a new website dedicated to an environmental...

Samsung's Android 9.0 Pie update beta for Galaxy S9 starts rolling out, new One UI in tow

Dubbed One UI, Samsung's newest interface will start replacing the current Experience UI as soon as the holidays are done, at least for the flagship Galaxy Note and S-line owners. The company has revolutionized navigation and display content by putting the actionable content situated in the bottom half of the usable screen canvas, with big, fat, juicy icons and switches to tap on, while the glanc...

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium receiving the Android 9 Pie update

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is the latest Sony smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android 9 Pie update. The Japanese handset maker promised last month that at least three smartphones – Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1, and Xperia XZ Compact will be updated to Android Pie by the end of October, while the Xperia XZ2 Premium will get the update in November. Although it didn't quite happen as planned sin...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price drops to a crazy low $650 in the latest eBay deal

As good as it is (and it’s a darn good phone, as we discovered months ago when reviewing it in great detail), the Galaxy Note 9 was never worth $1,000. Fortunately, both Samsung and third-party retailers like Best Buy and Amazon seemed to acknowledge that fairly quickly, trying many different ways to sweeten the deal in the face of intensifying competition. Right now, you can get the S Pen-wieldi...

Microsoft Surface Headphones pre-orders live in the US, buy a pair for $350

As expected, Microsoft's Surface Headphones are no available for pre-order in the United States. If you want a pair, you can place your order now, but know that the headphones will ship by November 19. As far as the price goes, Microsoft is selling the Surface Headphones for $350 via its online store, a decent price considering what they have to offer. These on-ear headphones should provide up to...

Android Pie is still at 0 percent, but Google expects its expansion to outpace Oreo soon

Originally unveiled with the Android O build back when the Oreo name wasn’t even official, Project Treble basically aimed to make it easier and faster for manufacturers to update devices to a new OS version. But to be perfectly honest, we haven’t really noticed an improvement in Oreo delivery times compared to the spread of Nougat or earlier Android flavors. Some OEMs have done a better job than ...

Get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited access for the total price of $0.99

Spotify and Apple Music have been growing at such a staggering pace over the past couple of years that it sometimes feels the two platforms are the only ones that count for music streamers around the world. But if you’re willing to give one of the many alternatives, smaller players, or younger market entrants a chance, you might be surprised to learn a large number of apps can essentially do the ...

Likely Moto G7 certification reveals Snapdragon 660, storage count, and more

Motorola Moto G7 render based on CAD files Ahead of its expected release schedule, last week the Motorola Moto G7 was seemingly granted its certification by the FCC, a move which hinted at an early 2019 release. But today, this listing has been updated with a number of new documents, some of which reveal a few details about the device itself. Starting off with the external side of things, the Mot...

It finally happened: a smartphone with two notches has arrived, destined to haunt the Asian market

People have been joking about a double notched smartphone ever since the first models with the notorious display cutout were announced. It was only a matter of time before someone decided that a notch on the bottom is not as bad as it sounds, and now our worst fears have manifested into reality. The device is called the AQUOS R2 compact and is coming from Sharp, The Verge lets us know. If the des...