Australian regulators catch Apple misleading customers about free repairs under consumer law

You might recall the big hullabaloo that occurred last year when Apple was the subject of a class action suit in the U.S. The legal action involved an error 53 message that popped up on certain Apple iPhone models that had parts repaired by unauthorized personnel. With the error message, the affected phone was essentially bricked. The suit was eventually thrown out. In Australia, regulators there are taking Apple to court over essentially the same issue. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is accusing Apple of deliberately misleading customers. The trial begins in mid-December.

The …


Build your own virtual robots! Science app The Robot Factory is the Free iOS App of the Week

Normally priced at $3.99, from now through Wednesday you can download The Robot Factory for free from the App Store. You see, the science based app (designed for those 6 and over) is this week’s Free iOS App of the Week. Once you download The Robot Factory, you can design and create robots of all shapes and sizes. Make a cat robot, or a dancing robot. You can even design robot samurais. Nine different color schemes are available, and a technical manual is offered to help you make your creations.

The app also comes with robot stickers that you can use on your texts. You can even record …

These seven premium Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!


If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically, the price of these icon packs is $1 or more, but now it’s possible to download them free of charge.

This assortment should give you some ideas for your next custom home screen masterpiece, just make sure you pick a nice wallpaper to match. Keep in mind that the freebie period on some of those ends in a few hours, so act swiftly!

You can get a preview of each icon pack in the gallery above. The links to Google …

Deal: Get a free Google Home with Pixel or Pixel XL purchase at Verizon

It’s not the first time when the Google Home is offered for free with the purchase of a flagship smartphone, but it’s probably one of the few times that you can snag it along with the Pixel or Pixel XL.

Although it might not be the best time to purchase a Pixel or Pixel XL phone since Google is readying a new pair of smartphones that could go on sale later this fall, some might not want to wait until then.

For a limited time, Verizon offers the Google Home for free with Pixel or Pixel XL purchase. Keep in mind that the Google Home is free after mail-in rebate, …

T-Mobile takes $100 off the price of iPhone 7 256 GB, offers free iPhone SE (in certain conditions)

If you need to purchase one or more new iPhones from T-Mobile, you may want to do it now, as the Uncarrier has a couple of attractive deals for you.

For a limited time, T-Mobile lets you buy an iPhone 7 256 GB for the price of a 128 GB model. More exactly, instead of paying $849.99 for the iPhone 7 256 GB, you’ll only pay $749.99 (or $125.99 upfront, and $26.00 per month for 24 months) – this means you’ll be saving $100. Unfortunately, the offer only includes the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, so it excludes the larger iPhone 7 Plus.

The second deal that you can currently …

T-Mobile Tuesdays' 1-year anniversary will come with free stuff worth tens of millions of bucks

Since last summer, T-Mobile has been offering free gifts to its customers each and every Tuesday – as part of the Un-carrier’s ongoing T-Mobile Tuesdays campaign. On June 6, T-Mobile will celebrate the campaign’s 1 year anniversary by giving away more free stuff than ever – “tens of millions of dollars in free stuff,” to be precise.

On June 6, folks who have the official T-Mobile Tuesday app installed on their phone will be able to receive gifts like $0.25 off Shell fuel, two free movie or game rentals from Redbox, and T-Mobile trucker hats. Moreover, on one of the four Tuesdays throughout …

Use your phone’s camera to track your basketball shots with this free app

Didn’t you just hate it when you were in PE and the teacher wouldn’t stop screaming at you for having a sloppy baseball swing or shooting a three-pointer like a girl? Zepp is a tech company that creates products that basically do what your PE tutor did, minus all the screams. It produces gadgets that attach to your tennis racket or golf club, and feed info about your performance to a mobile app. The software utilizes an AI algorithm that obtains detailed measurements of your swing and gives you professional advice as to what areas you need to improve. Pretty cool, eh?

Zepp has decided to …

These premium Android games are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include an image and video plus a short description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (May 29th), some of these titles only have about …

Best free Android and iPhone games of the week! (May 21 – 28)

Who’s up for some free games? This week saw some great releases on Android and iOS, such as Fastlane, Iron Blade, Skullgirls, and an awkward new Pokemon game.

Seriously, Magikarp?! Out of all magical beasts in the Pokemon universe? We have a feeling we’re being trolled. Oh well, it’s a game, it exists, we’ll play it.

Check out the slideshow below for the 9 awesome freebies we’ve lined up for this week. It contains all the images, links, videos, and descriptions you need. Enjoy free games and have much, much fun!

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Best Android game deals of the week: Top free and discounted games

The universe of apps and games that is the Google Play Store is expanding by the minute. With some estimates pointing to close to a thousand new entries being added to the vast market place every single day, and with developers discounting their products on a regular basis, there is no shortage of either content or sweet deals on the Play Store. However, at a certain point, finding the quality stuff in this seemingly infinite hodgepodge of software, becomes a rather tedious exercise in trial and error.

That’s the reason we decided to go hunting for quality …