Verizon's Mother's Day deals go live with discounts on Apple, Samsung, Google products

Verizon has plenty of deals aimed at those looking to buy a smartphone at a killer discount. Obviously, every offer made by a carrier comes with some caveats and today’s deals are no exception to the rule.

Last week, we reported that Verizon put in place some BOGO deals on the Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 2 XL, which would provide customers with one of the three flagships whenever they purchase one and commit to a 24-month payment plan.

The Mother’s Day deals at Verizon are live and you can choose from even more flagships than we initially reported, including …


Apple striking down apps that share your location with third parties

Between the Cambridge Analytica – Facebook scandal and Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation law taking effect soon, privacy is yet again a hot topic in our digital world. Apple has always been quite vocal about protecting their users’ data and it seems it’s making another sweep to enforce its rules right now.

Apparently, Cupertino is currently re-evaluating the many apps throughout the App Store that share user data. Up until this point, these were allowed as long as the user gives consent for the location to be used.

Now, Apple is one-upping the rules, saying that …

Samsung Gear S4 and Apple Watch Series 4 could face stiff competition from Google this year

Android smartwatches are not in a good place right now. Due to fizzling popularity and dwindling sales, Google recently made the decision to rebrand Android Wear as Wear OS, in hopes that it would be able to turn a new page and regain its foothold in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The rebranding was a necessary move, considering that every third Android smartwatch was being paired with an iPhone, and reflects a broader trend at Google of removing the Android moniker from cross-platform services. But rebranding a product is one thing. Reinventing it is something …

Apple iPhone 7 Plus "Barbers" ad wins Best in Show award

Remember the ad for Portrait mode on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus that takes place in a barbershop? First released nearly a year ago, the ad was named Best in Show at the 97th ADA Awards. The annual event honors work done in the creative arts, which includes advertising. The commercial is set in a small barbershop in a small town. After one of the barbers in the quiet shop finishes with a customer, another barber snaps his portrait using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The portrait hangs in the window where it catches the attention of a passer-by who stops to get his haircut. And his portrait is snapped …

Apple could introduce a triple-camera iPhone in 2019: report

Apple could release a triple-camera iPhone in 2019 according to a new report. With the company’s current lineup, both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X boast the company’s dual-camera setup, while the smaller iPhone 8 sticks to a more traditional single camera. According to a new report, however, this could all change come next year. 

 
The new information claims Apple will launch at least one triple-camera smartphone in 2019, with this most likely being the range-topping second-generation iPhone X Plus. In regards to what the setup will actually entail, the report is pretty vague, …

Gene Munster says that Apple has entered a new era

With Apple’s shares making a new all-time high this morning at $187.67, former analyst turned Venture Capital executive Gene Munster says that Apple is starting a whole new era. Munster says that Warren Buffet’s purchase of 75 million additional shares of Apple during the first quarter is just one sign of this new “Apple story.” Munster adds that this new era is a week old, and started with the release of the company’s fiscal second quarter earnings report. “The big picture here is, we’re essentially one week into a new type of thinking around the Apple story,” said Munster.

The …

Deal: Apple Watch Series 3 is now $50 off (GPS model only)

If you’re planning to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 and you don’t need the model that features cellular connectivity, we have good news. Best Buy is currently selling the GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 starting at $279 (instead of $329), thus taking $50 off its regular price.
$279 can only get you the small, 38mm variant of the Watch Series 3. However, the larger, 42mm version is also $50 off, being offered for $309 instead of $359. Best Buy lets you get both sizes in different colors, and it’s even offering Nike+ variants of the Apple Watch …

Apple releases iOS 11.4 developer and public betas; all new apps must support iPhone X

Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 4 to developers and a version for public beta testers. Developers will receive the update via the Apple Developer Center, or from an OTA update. The iOS 11.4 build includes ClassKit support. Introduced on March 27th along with the sixth generation Apple iPad, ClassKit allows developers to sync Apple’s school-based software with their educational apps. For example, with the not-yet released Schoolwork app, teachers can add a link that students use to get to specific parts of other apps for a class assignment.

A pair of features that were found in beta versions …

Deal: Apple Watch Series 1 gets a $100 (40% off) price cut at Walmart

Walmart, Best Buy, and Newegg are running various deals on the Apple Watch on Mother’s Day, but the promotion is likely to extend for a few more days or while supplies last. Out of the three major US retailers, Walmart seems to have the best deals on the Apple Watch Series 1, but you’ll have to hurry since some of the models are already out of stock.

We’ve managed to identify two Apple Watch Series 1 models that still appear in stock and have their prices cut by $100. First off, the Apple Watch Series 1 38mm Sport Band (aluminum case) is on sale for just $149, which means the smartwatch …

Warren Buffet announces plans to purchase more Apple stock

Warren Buffet has confirmed his plans to continue purchasing Apple stock. The successful investor recently purchased a huge 75 million Apple shares via his company Berkshire Hathaway. And now, shortly after Apple also announced a share buyback plan, Warren Buffet has confirmed his intention to purchase even more Apple stock.

Berkshire Hathaway currently owns over 240 million shares in Apple, which equates to roughly 5% of the iPhone giant and makes it the third-largest Apple stockholder. Despite this, however, any further increases in ownership will only happen if Apple’s shares go down …