Deal: BeatsX, Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 are on sale for up to 30% off at Apple

Apple enters the Black Friday fever with a couple of deals that cuts prices on some of the headphones sold via its online and retail stores. Three pairs of headphones are now on sale at Apple Store, so if you’ve been hunting for a great deal on Beats products, then now would be a good time to check them out.

First off, we have the popular BeatsX earphones, which usually sell for $150. Well, Apple now offers the earphones for just $99, so you’ll be saving slightly more than 50 bucks if you take advantage of the deal.

Then, we have the Beats Solo3 Wireless …


Security firm beats Face ID with a mask

Security firm Bkav has allegedly created a mask that has defeated Face ID. If you’ve been Rip Van Winkling your way through the last two months, we should tell you that Face ID is the security system that Apple uses on the Tenth Anniversary iPhone X model to replace Touch ID. Because the premium handset features an edge-to-edge screen and has very slim bezels (4mm wide), Apple had to come up with a way to replace the fingerprint scanner that powers Touch ID. So the gang in Cupertino decided to use a facial recognition system to unlock the device and verify Apple Pay transactions.

Apple …

The iPhone 8 Plus beats Note 8 in drop tests, including 'I left it on the car' one

There comes a time in a person’s life when your heart sinks and the world loses its meaning. Yes, we are talking when you drop your all-new glass phones like the iPhone 8 Plus or Note 8  that cost at least $800, and you shatter either the backplate, the screen, or both. To avoid these scenarios, it’s good to know exactly how durable the Gorilla Glass 5 on the Note 8 or “the most durable glass in the world” on the iPhone 8 Plus are. This is where SquareTrade’s standardized drop tests come in handy.

Besides its usual drop and tumble machines, the …

Samsung beats Apple for the US market share crown, but S8 not in the top three

Samsung has climbed up to the top in US market share in the three-month period that ended in May, says research shop Kantar, as often happens in this weak for Apple and strong for Samsung quarter, given that the Koreans launch their flagships in the spring, while Apple does it in the fall. Still, while Samsung reached 36.2% market share this past quarter, and Apple sits at 34%, Samsung’s achievement is still a bit shy from what it managed to pull off last year in the same period with the S7 and S7 edge.
“The Galaxy S8 launch helped Samsung …

Apple launched special edition Balmain-designed Beats that look stunning on Kylie Jenner

Apple has just released special edition models of the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones and the Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, designed together with premium brand Balmain, and endorsed by Kylie Jenner. Both Kylie and the headsets look absolutely stunning in the promo videos and images, and we came up with a single word to describe the whole special edition ordeal – sexy!

The Balmain Powerbeats3 are not much different, as far as build and hardware are concerned, compared to the regular model, and it’s safe to say they are virtually the same as the ones we already …

Apple offers free Beats earphones to teachers and students buying a new iPad Pro

Apple is jumping in its yearly education discount program by offering free or discounted Beats headphones to teachers and students buying a new iPad Pro and/or MacBook. Purchasing a 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro will either net you a free pair of BeatsX earphones, or a $150 discount on the Solo3 or Powerbeats3. The Solo3 run for around $300, and the Powerbeats3 go for $200, so you’re still getting a very good deal on these.

Unfortunately, the iPad Pro student discount is only $20, but a MacBook can have $300 shaven off its price, so that becomes a fair deal. The …

Hip-hop producer makes beats on iPhone, gets Grammy nomination and feature on Kendrick Lamar's new record

It may appear strange, but if you really know what you’re doing, you can make money, music, or both at the same time out of literally anything. Some people literally sell air. Others bang out beats on their cracked screen iPhone and do it well enough to get a Grammy nomination, a spot on Kendrick Lamar’s new record, ‘DAMN.’ 

We’re talking about hip-hop producer Steve Lacey, who literally uses an iPhone to come up with triple-A material. He made complete songs and beats for Lamar and his own Grammy-nominated R&B band with an iPhone, the Garage Band app, …

Beats 1 to broadcast live from renovated 5th Avenue Apple Store?

According to a report published today, Apple is thinking about adding broadcasting facilities to the 5th Avenue Apple Store that is being renovated in New York City. The plan is to have Beats 1 radio broadcast some of its programming from the retail location. Currently, one of the DJ’s heard on Beats 1, Ebro Darden, is believed to be broadcasting from a location on West 27th Street in the Big Apple. The store will more than double its size when the renovation, which started in January, is completed. Apple is currently running a make-shift Apple Store inside a former FAO Schwartz store which is …

Deal: Beats headphones, portable speaker on sale at Apple for at least 25% off

Although they are not the best deals we’ve tracked since their release, some of the Beats headphones sold by Apple have been discounted for a limited time. On top of that, Apple offers customers an additional deal on the Beats Pill+ portable speaker.

The cheapest Apple product that you can have for a limited time are the Beats EP on-ear headphones that cost only $99.99 (reg. $149). Then, there are the Beats Solo2 Luxe Edition on-ear headphones that sell for $149.95, down from $200.

It’s worth noting that both Beats headphones models are available in all color …

No joke; BlackBerry beats Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter

BlackBerry, in the midst of transitioning from a hardware to a software company, topped Wall Street expectations with its latest earnings report announced this morning. For the fourth fiscal quarter which ended on February 28th, the company grew its top line by 12.2% to $193 million. BlackBerry has turned over design, production, marketing and sales of BlackBerry phones over to companies like China’s TCL. BlackBerry provides the software and collects a royalty based on sales.

The company also is involved with providing software to the IoT. It sells industrial software to manufacturers, and …