Apple Music is giving a free month to some who tried the three-month trial but didn't subscribe

Apple Music, which has 40 million paid members and hopes to overtake industry leader Spotify sooner than later, is trying a new strategy. It is handing out a free month of service to some of those who previously tried Apple Music’s three-month free trial, and did not subscribe. Apple is notifying consumers in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong about the extra free month through emails and notifications.

In notifying those who are receiving the offer to return for a free month, Apple says, “Come see what you’ve been missing in the new Apple Music, like a simpler design that …


Spotify's updated free tier brings on-demand music to everyone

Spotify has announced significant improvements to its free tier. The number one streaming company currently has a goal of reaching over 96 million paying subscribers by the end of the year, which represents an increase of 15 million versus the beginning of 2018. In order to maintain this level of growth in the future, however, it appears the Apple Music competitor is betting strongly on a newly-improved free tier.

As part of the new update, free tier users of the mobile app will have access to even more music, allowing them to listen to tracks on demand via 15 pre-made playlists that Spotify …

Deal: Verizon offers the Pixel 2 XL at $300 off, with free Google Home Mini and Chromecast promo

Verizon Wireless just stepped up its earlier promos for the best Android handsets out there, but this time there is no trade in requirement. After offering the Galaxy S9+ and Note 8 at $300 off, the carrier now has the phone with the amazing camera algorithms, Google’s Pixel 2 XL, at the same discount, but with an added bundle.

Thus, you can essentially get the Pixel 2 XL smartphone through May 30th for $550 (64GB) or $650 (128GB), respectively, after you buy them on installments, and after $300 are distributed as 24 monthly payment discounts. 
Besides …

Apple will repair Series 2 watch batteries for free

Apple has released a new service policy regarding the Apple watch Series 2. The company will now repair swollen batteries for free. The free repair only applies to Series 2 watches in the 42mm variant and that includes all models of this watch. The new policy was discovered in an internal memo disseminated to employees and stores. The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling. Apple will also repair watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue. It is also important to note that the length of time for the service …

Just for you: Here are 10 paid iOS apps free for a limited time

Sometimes life throws you a break. Like when April 15th falls out on a Sunday and the government extends the deadline to send in your tax payment to April 17th. Or you are browsing the App Store for a particular paid app when this article catches your eye, and you find the app you want is mentioned in it. That means, of course, that it is free because that’s what this article is all about.

So once again, feel free to browse the list below. For those who haven’t read this series before, if you do happen to run across an app that you want, install it immediately. After all, we don’t know when …

Deal: All Samsung Galaxy S9 models now come with a free Dex Pad

Since launching the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ back in March, Samsung included the two new flagship smartphones in various promotional offers. The very latest offer that you should know about – available only in the US – allows buyers of the S9 or S9+ to receive a free Samsung Dex Pad. 
You can get a free Dex Pad regardless of what Galaxy S9 or S9+ you want to buy. This means that both unlocked, and carrier versions of the phones are included in the deal. However, your purchase needs to be made via Samsung’s official website – see the source link below. Samsung …

Switch to pre-paid carrier MetroPCS and get 2 free months of unlimited service

There is nothing like the word “free.” And when it is used to describe a promotion, the word sounds even better. For example, let’s use “free” in a sentence. For a limited time only, you can bring your number to pre-paid carrier MetroPCS and receive two free months of unlimited service. MetroPCS will even hook you up with a free (there’s that word again) phone from top line manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Motorola.

Here’s how this works. Port your number over to MetroPCS and choose from one of three options. There is the $50 a month plan, which includes unlimited LTE service. For $60 …

Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

Apparently, listeners who prefer free music stream services are very important for Spotify, which is why the company has decided to improve the free version of its music service, Bloomberg reports.

Spotify is now “tweaking” the free service to make it easier to use for mobile users. Sources familiar with Spotify’s plans confirm the information and claim an official announcement is expected to go live in just a couple weeks.

Additional details about the changes Spotify plans for its free music streaming service aren’t available right now, but the company has been often criticized by …

Deal: Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ now come with a free SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Back in February, we reported about a Best Buy promotion that allowed US customers to get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit when purchasing an unlocked Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, or Galaxy S8+. 
This week, Best Buy revived the promotion, but it dropped the Galaxy S8 series in favor of the new Galaxy S9 family – which is, of course, good news. There are no specific requirements for this deal, all you need to do is purchase an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 ($949.99), unlocked Galaxy S9 ($719.99), or unlocked Galaxy S9+ ($839.99). The free …

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 …