Lease the Apple iPhone X for $25 per month from Sprint with eligible trade-in

Sprint is running some interesting deals on the 2018 Apple iPhone models, which includes the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. With an eligible trade-in (which must be owned free and clear), you can save $300 toward the 18-month Flex lease on any of the three handsets. In addition, you also become a member of Sprint’s iPhone Forever, which allows you to turn in your current iPhone for the newest model after 12 monthly lease payments are made.

The $300 that you get for your trade knocks $16.67 a month off your lease payments. With that in mind, the 64GB Apple iPhone …


Get your music on: Tidal will be free for 12 days starting December 25


Tidal, one of the top subscription-based music and video streaming
services in the US
(and not only) will be free to use starting on Christmas – but only for 12
days. From December 25 through January 5, 2018, anyone will be able to activate a
preview account on Tidal with just an email address (credit card information
not required). The free preview account provides access to the full Tidal platform,
including Hi-Fi and Premium services, new original content, livestreams, and
even ticket giveaways.  

 

It looks like this 12-day preview offer will be valid in all 52
countries where …

It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting? (poll results)

Since recently one of the most fortunate developments in the history of mobile, the text messaging system, turned 25, we asked if you still text instead of chat, now that 2017 is closing to an end. Teens have been compulsive texters for a while now, sending sometimes a hundred messages per day, but these were stats from two or three years ago, and Snapchats may have taken over. Well, it turns out they didn’t, as almost half of our respondents say they still text very often, while less than a quarter text rarely. We’ll see if the Animoji trend spices …

It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting?

Recently, one of the most fortunate developments in the history of mobile, the text messaging system, turned 25. Developed as part of a Short Message Service Centre (SMSC) project for Vodafone UK in 1992, it was initially meant as a way to deliver testing and carrier messages, but the Finns from Radiolinja noted the potential, and were the first to offer it as a retail person-to-person SMS text messaging service to its subscribers in 1994.

The rest is history, and, contrary to popular belief, the switch to iMessage, WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, Viber and the like, hasn’t …

Chinese iOS developers have earned 25% of Apple's pay outs since the App Store launch


Apple CEO Tim Cook happens to be in China this weekend and on Sunday he gave a speech at an event held by the Cybersecurity Administration of China. The latter is a regulatory agency that handles internet regulation in the country. During his talk, Cook mentioned that 1.8 million developers in China are writing apps for iOS. Thus far, since the launch of the App Store, they have earned 112 billion yuan, which is the equivalent of $16.93 billion USD.

The executive stated earlier this year that Apple has paid developers $70 billion globally for their share of app sales since the App Store …

25 Wendy's tweets that served a double shade burger in 2017

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Let’s face it: 2017 was the perfect year to stress eat a Baconator and Frosty. Wendy’s not only helped us feed our feelings, the mastermind behind the Wendy’s Twitter account provided emotional comfort when the fourth Spicy Chicken Sandwich just didn’t cut it.

The fast food chain has shown no mercy when it comes to its competitors. With its witty clapbacks, Wendy’s kept our mouths watering as it continued to serve up beefy burgers with a cold side of shade. 

Here are some of Wendy’s most brutal tweets from 2017:  Read more…

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Unlocked 32GB Honor 6x 25% off at Best Buy; sale price is $149.99

Saving 25% on a smartphone is always a good thing. And for now, Best Buy will save you $50 on the unlocked 32GB model of the Honor 6x. That takes the price from $199.99 to $149.99. The Honor 6x features a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is a Kirin 655 chipset that features an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, and the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside with 32GB of expandable native storage. For those seeking additional storage, a 128GB microSD slot is available.

A dual-camera setup is found in back with a 12MP and a 2MP sensor. PDAF auto focus is included. In front, …

Deal: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is $100 (25% off) cheaper on Amazon

The Xperia XA1 Ultra made its debut on the market back in May, but it reached US shores slightly later. It’s a high-end smartphone that’s likely to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo next year, and one that we’ve already reviewed and found it good enough.

If you think Sony’s Xperia XA1 Ultra would be suitable as your primary smartphone, then you might want to take into consideration Amazon’s promotion.

For a limited time, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra 32GB is on sale at Amazon for just $300, exactly 25% cheaper than the MSRP. Basically, you can save $100 …

Deal: Save $75 (25%) when you buy the 64GB Moto G5 Plus at Amazon

Motorola’s mid-range Android smartphone, the Moto G5 Plus was part of several promotional offers ran by major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. However, the 64GB model did not have its price slashed more than $50 until today.

If you’re looking for a decent mid-range Android smartphone, we believe the Moto G5 Plus ticks all the right boxes. Also, for a limited time, you could get the 64GB model for just $225 at Amazon, which means you’ll save $75 (25%) from the phone’s MSRP.

Unlike the 32GB model that costs $210 and comes with 2GB RAM, the 64GB …

T-Mobile's new Unlimited Talk and Text plan comes with no data and costs $25 a month

So let’s say that for some reason you need a voice and text plan, but no data. Perhaps you use a second phone just for calls and texts. Maybe you have a grandparent on your plan who thinks that live operators are handling Google search requests. Even better, you might have a Wi-Fi connection that you can use for data, which means that you won’t have to shell out for wireless internet connectivity. For you, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is available starting today. 

The price of T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is only $25 a month including all taxes and fees. …