Want the cheapest unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Buy it from Microsoft

The official US version of the Galaxy Note 8 normally costs $950 unlocked, but Samsung is currently taking $100 off the smartphone’s price, offering it for $850. However, if you want the best deal on the unlocked Note 8, you shouldn’t buy the device from Samsung. Get it from Microsoft instead. 
Right now, Microsoft is selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for just $829.99. Obviously, that’s not a huge discount, but the handset is still $20 cheaper than at Samsung. This is the lowest unlocked Galaxy Note 8 price we’ve seen thus far (as long as we’re talking about the …


T-Mobile stops the rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy Note 8

All major carriers in the United States announced they have successfully deployed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, if you’ve bought your Samsung phablet from T-Mobile, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

If you did not receive the update in early April when T-Mobile kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out, then chances are you won’t be able to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet.

The US carrier recently confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was initially available for download on April 1, has been put on …

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 44% of U.S. iPhone sales in Q1; iPhone X demand drops

The latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) indicates that in the U.S. the Apple iPhone X is struggling to capture sales, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been picking up momentum. In the states, those three models made up 60% of iPhone sales during the calendar first quarter of 2018. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were responsible for 23% and 21% of Q1 sales, respectively. The combined 44% share of the two models is up from the 41% they had together in Q4 2017. The iPhone X accounted for 16% of iPhone sales in this year’s first quarter, down from the 20% of sales …

Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is on sale at Amazon; accessory also fits iPhone 8

Not happy with the battery life you’re getting with the Apple iPhone 7? With Apple’s own iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, you are not only more than doubling the capacity of the battery, you are also protecting the phone from drops. The 2,365mAh battery inside the accessory combines with the 1,960mAh power source inside the phone resulting in as much as 26 more hours of talk time, up to 22 hours of additional LTE browsing time, and up to 24 hours worth of extra video streaming.

Earlier this year, B&H Photo had an amazing deal on the Smart Battery Case, which is usually tagged at $99.99. …

So, how do you find that Red iPhone 8?

This week, Apple launched a new iPhone… color. As a part of the Product Red tradition, which we do hope is now a regular thing for iPhones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available in a beautiful, vibrant red and — finally — black fronts!

That said, there’s nothing else that’s different about the phone. The prices start at $699 for the 64 GB iPhone 8 variant and stop at $949 for the 256 GB iPhone 8 Plus version. It’s a bit unfortunate that the new color has been introduced half a year after the iPhone 8 launched, and 6 months before the next edition is introduced. We assume it’s a good …

T-Mobile and Verizon announce deals on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED

Following Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition announcement, T-Mobile and Verizon unveiled their own deals on these models. Besides carrying both smartphones, T-Mobile will add the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition to its BOGO deals starting April 10.

In order to get $700 via rebate towards a second iPhone 8 or 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, you will have to turn in an eligible device and port in a line. T-Mobile also mentions that pre-orders will start on April 11, while stocks should arrive on April 13.

Verizon announced that it will offer …

Here are 8 paid iOS apps that are currently offered for free

Looking for a particular paid iOS app, but don’t want to spend the money? Tonight, we have eight paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time only. Again, this means that if you see an app you like, install it immediately on your iPhone or iPad. If it isn’t as good as you thought it would be, well, that is why there is an uninstall button. And since you are not paying for the app, there is no financial risk to you for trying it out. But if you wait, the developer could decide to start charging again for his app, which leaves you digging deep into your pockets to buy it.

If you’re looking …

Apple announces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition arrive on April 10

Although a leaked Virgin Mobile document indicates that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition are supposed to go on sale today, it looks like Apple’s official statement says otherwise.

So, if you’ve been waiting for these premium Apple products, you’ll be pleased to know they will be available for purchase online starting April 10. Also, customers will be able to pick either of the two smartphones in stores beginning April 13.

A new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio will be launched alongside the new iPhones, which will be available from Apple’s online stores …

Leaked Virgin Mobile memo: (PRODUCT)RED Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be introduced tomorrow

A memo to Virgin Mobile employees that was obtained by MacRumors, states that the pre-paid carrier will be adding (PRODUCT)Red versions of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus to its inventory starting tomorrow, April 9th. The memo adds that there will be a pre-order period, so its likely that the new models won’t start shipping until later in the month. And Apple isn’t expected to hold a new product event, but will announce the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through a press release. That is how Apple introduced the (PRODUCT)Red versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in March …

AT&T offers $50 discount on prepaid services until June 8

AT&T has just announced discounts for its prepaid service for customers who activate a new line on a $65 or higher monthly plan. The limited-time offer starts on April 6 and ends on June 8, so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of it if you’re looking for a prepaid plan.

In order to get $50 of free service, customers must activate an pay for a $65 or higher monthly AT&T Prepaid plan (taxes and other fees are extra). Also, you’ll need to remain active on a qualifying plan, sign up for AutoPay and bring a phone your already own or buy a device a full price.

There are some …