Deal: Verizon Motorola Moto Z2 Force on sale for just $450 at Best Buy

Motorola’s latest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force is on sale for less than $500 for the first time since launch. Last month, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offered the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off, but only for a limited time.

One week later, T-Mobile introduced its own promotional offer that cut the Moto Z2 Force’s price by $250. Today, Best Buy has an even better deal on Motorola’s flagship, which will enable customers to save $300 when they buy the phone.

It’s worth noting that the deal is only available for the Verizon Moto Z2 Force, which can be …


Supreme Court ruling leaves Samsung unable to force customers into arbitration to settle disputes

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Samsung by letting a lower court ruling stand. The ruling prevents Samsung from using the warranty that it included inside the boxes containing Samsung Galaxy S handsets, to force its customers into arbitration to settle any disputes. Companies favor forced arbitration because it allows them to set up the rules including how the arbitrator is selected. In addition, most arbitration agreements prevent the customer from starting a class action suit. Most arbitration clauses are written to limit the number of options an angry customer has against a company.

In …

Apple has a new way to force restart or hard restart the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has a new way for users to do a force reset or a hard reset for the latest versions of the iPhone. On the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, rebooting either model requires the user to press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds. At that point, the Apple logo appears. This method cannot be used on the newer Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus because it activates the new Emergency SOS feature. With the latter, you can scroll across a slider bar to make an emergency call, or set up your phone to auto call 911 whenever the feature is opened.

With …

Deal: T-Mobile Motorola Moto Z2 Force now costs $500 (that's $250 off)


Released in August as Motorola’s newest high-end smartphone,
the Moto Z2 Force normally costs a bit over $700, which means that many
customers simply can’t afford it. Fortunately, the handset is already seeing
price cuts thanks to various promotions. Not long after we told you that Best
Buy was offering the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off (with monthly installment
payments on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint), we’re now glad to inform you that
T-Mobile is taking $250 off the price of its Z2 Force.  

 

At the moment, you can buy T-Mobile’s Moto Z2 Force for $500
outright (instead of $750), …

All four major U.S. carriers team up to form a task force on mobile authentication

All four major U.S. carriers are teaming up to form the Mobile Authentication Task Force. The goal is for the wireless operators to prevent identity theft by scanning data and analyzing patterns. This will be done in order to make sure that subscribers’ identities aren’t being stolen by people who plan on using them for illegal activities. The four carriers plan on using SIM card recognition, network-based device authentication and geo-location. This plan will go into effect next year to protect both consumers and businesses.

With all four major carriers putting their heads together for …

Verizon's Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid are updated to Android 7.1.1

Motorola’s 2016 flagship model in the states, the Moto Z Force Droid, has finally been updated to Android 7.1.1 along with the Moto Z Droid. The third phone in the series, the Moto Z Play Droid, had already received the update in June. New icons now appear in the dock, and many of the icons on the screen are now placed inside a circle instead of a square. Long pressing icons like Google Maps or Twitter will launch certain shortcut actions that can be taken from the home screen.

Besides Android 7.1.1, the update also delivers the July Android security patch to the two phones. While Motorola …

More than 100 Motorola employees drop their Moto Z2 Force at the same time to show off ShatterShield

Motorola shook up the mobile world in 2015 when it introduced a shatter-proof screen for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. The ShatterShield technology was refined and subsequently deployed on Motorola’s next two flagship models, the Moto Z Force and the Moto Z2 Force. With its multi-layered approach, and the use of P-OLED instead of glass, the ShatterShield display is designed to survive a fall of five-feet or less without cracking or breaking.

With the ShatterShield display, the biggest fear that phone owners have is gone. Because the screen is plastic though, it is more sensitive to …

The Moto Z2 Force Edition affected by the "jelly effect" issue, what gives?

It’s been less than a month since the Moto Z2 Force Edition made its debut in the United States, so many customers have already been able to purchase one. If you are one of those people, then you might not have known that the Moto Z2 Force is affected by the same “jelly effect” issue as the OnePlus 5.

Neither Lenovo nor OnePlus offered an official explanation as to why their phones display the same erratic behavior when scrolling. Many believe that the “jelly effect” is caused by the fact that the display on these phones has been mounted upside down.

We’re …

Moto Z2 Force Edition is up on the torture table and that shatter-proof display sure scratches easily

This year, Moto made things simpler with its flagships — instead of launching heirs to both the elegant Moto Z and the durable Moto Z Force, it just went with a Moto Z2 Force Edition, which takes cues from both worlds. It’s slim and lacks a headphone jack, yet sports the shatter-proof display.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything is well-known for running a pre-planner, elaborate torture test on every hot device that comes out and, sure enough, the Moto Z2 Force Edition was destined for his chopping block. It got tested for scratch durability, bend durability, and resistance to flame (the last one …

Motorola cuts the price of its unlocked Moto Z2 Force by $79 (UPDATE)

The new Motorola flagship, the Moto Z2 Force, is the sequel to last year’s Moto Z Force. And the Lenovo owned Motorola made some rather controversial decisions when it came to this year’s model. Among the most discussed was the sharp 22% drop in battery capacity from the 3500mAh cell used on the Moto Z Force Droid to the 2730mAh cell used on the sequel. Motorola claims that the smaller battery on the Moto Z2 Force still offers all-day power, some of which could be due to the energy sipping 10nm process used on the Snapdragon 835 chipset found inside the Moto Z2 Force.

Another issue is that …