Deal: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are $200 off at Samsung Store (Verizon models)

Samsung most recent flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are on sale at Samsung Store. If you’re looking to buy a new Samsung top-tier handset, this is the best place to shop. Samsung Store offers some of the best deals on many of the flagships the South Korean company launched in the last few years.

Usually, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships sell for $720 and $840, respectively, but Samsung has both of them on sale for just $520 and $640, so customers purchasing either of the two will save $200.

Keep in mind that while deal doesn’t require a trade-in, only the Verizon models …


Memo from Apple: $29 Battery replacements available for all included iPhone models with no delay?

Late last year, Apple apologized for slipping in software during an iOS update allowing it to throttle the CPU on older iPhone models with weak batteries. Those units would reboot when faced with a complex task due to the lack of battery strength. Apple decided that one way it could make up with its customers would be to offer battery replacements for these devices at a price of $29, a 63% discount from the usual $79 that Apple charges. Models from the Apple iPhone 6 and later qualify for the $29 price, which is good through the entire year.

The discount attracted a large number of iPhone …

Leaked memo from Apple says iOS 11.3 disabled the mic on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models

Some owners of the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are having problems with the microphones on these models during phone calls. This information was the subject of an internal Apple memo sent to authorized repair centers, and was leaked on Friday. Apparently, this issue started with the update to iOS 11.3. The problem with the microphones leads to the speaker button being “grayed out” during phone calls, preventing users from using the speaker phone feature during a call. It also could prevent callers from being heard by those on the other end of a phone call or during FaceTime video …

Deal: Save $500 on the Pixel 2 XL at Best Buy (Verizon models only)

Best Buy has a crazy deal on Google’s Pixel 2 XL, one that offers a huge discount on the flagship, but requires signing up with Verizon and paying the device over a 2-year period.

Although the Pixel 2 XL still sells for $850 outright in the United States, Best Buy offers the smartphone for just $350. However, the massive $500 price drop comes in the form of $300 worth of bill credits from Verizon and $200 Best Buy instant discount.

So, no, you can pay $350 upfront for the Pixel 2 XL and live happily ever after. Instead, you’ll have to sign-up and pay the smartphone over a 24-month …

Analyst says Apple will leave the headphone adapter out of the box for the 2018 iPhone models

As you might have figured out by now, every securities house and bank that buys and sells stock, whether for themselves or for clients, has an analyst that is focused on Apple. That isn’t surprising considering that the company is the most valuable publicly traded firm in the world. Today, Barclay’s Blayne Curtis wrote a note to clients stating that he doesn’t expect Apple to include a Lighting to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle in the box with the 2018 iPhone models. “”We currently model no dongle this year,” the analyst said in his note.

Last year, Barclays correctly predicted that Apple would …

Best Buy running a massive Apple Watch sale, save up to $270 on refurbished models

Apple fans, rejoice, as major US retailer Best Buy is running a huge sale on all Apple Watch models. Depending on the model, you could save up to $270 during the sale, but there’s catch. The sale only includes certified refurbished Apple Watch models, which usually come with a 90-day limited warranty.

If that’s not a problem, the biggest discount you can get is on the refurbished Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular, 42mm ceramic case with gray/black sport band. Best Buy is selling this specific Apple Watch model for $1,079, so customers will save $270 when they buy it.

The cheapest …

Samsung Store drops prices on carrier Galaxy S9/S9+ to unlocked levels, cuts more off AT&T models

The online Samsung Store today has given U.S. consumers a reason not to buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9+ from their wireless providers. Sammy has lowered the price of carrier branded variants of its 2018 flagship phones to match the price of the U.S. unlocked versions. Since Verizon and AT&T each tacked on approximately $80 to the price of the Galaxy S9, and $90 to the price of the Galaxy S9+, this represents a small but much appreciated savings.

So the new pricing from the Samsung Store has the Galaxy S9 (U.S. carrier or U.S. unlocked) available for $719.99, and the Galaxy …

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 …

Buggy open beta software pulled by OnePlus for several models

OnePlus must have pushed out some rather buggy open beta updates to its customers. These non-final builds are usually rough in spots because they are used to test out new features; they are not made to be installed on OnePlus models being used as a daily driver. Still, it is unusual to have an open beta build recalled, and the action by OnePlus suggests that whatever problems the company found with the update, they are serious enough to warrant this action.

The open beta updates recalled by OnePlus include Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 5T, Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 5,Open Beta 24 for the …

Samsung intros Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition models

Samsung launched Enterprise Edition versions of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 back in October, but they were initially released in Europe. The former went on sale in the United States one month later for the same price as the regular model.

Today, the South Korean handset maker unveiled two new Enterprise Edition models, which will be first available for purchase in Germany: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8. According to Samsung, they will sell for €849 and €499, respectively.

Hardware-wise, there aren’t too many differences between the Enterprise Edition and regular Galaxy S9 and …