Google offers some Nexus owners a one-time 20% discount on the Pixel 2 / 2 XL

Google is sending out e-mails containing a one-time 20% discount for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The offer is available through February 28 and is sent only to some previous Nexus device owners.

The news for the offer first made it on reddit, where a user reported receiving such an e-mail, with others joining as well. The subject of the e-mail is “20% off Pixel 2, just for you” and is called by Google a “thanks for being a loyal Nexus owner”. Here is what the Pixel 2 and 2 XL prices look like after the discount:
Pixel 2 64GB: $519,20Pixel 2 128GB: $599,20Pixel …


Deal: Motorola offers $150 discounts on the unlocked Moto Z2 Play starting February 4

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, Motorola has a couple of offers that you might want to consider. First off, there’s the Moto Z2 Play, a great mid-range smartphone that’s certainly going to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the smartphone is available in the United States for $500, Motorola offers the unlocked Moto Z2 Play (64GB model) for just $350. Moreover, customers can get it with finance from Affirm for as low as $14.58 per month.

According to Motorola, the deal is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s …

Apple offers free repair to fix a serious issue on a "small percentage" of iPhone 7 units

Apple is now offering free repairs to those with an iPhone 7 suffering from a pretty serious glitch. A component failure found on a “small percentage” of units is making it appear as though the device is not connected to a cellular network when in truth, it really is. Apple said that those units suffering from this problem were sold from September 2016 to February 2018 (that is this month, by the way) in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

Those who already paid for a repair to fix this matter will be reimbursed by the company. This happens to be the fourth component replacement …

Apple offers free repair to fix a serious issue on a small number of iPhone 7 units

Apple is now offering free repairs to those with an iPhone 7 suffering from a pretty serious glitch. A component failure found on a very small number of units is making it appear as though the device is not connected to a cellular network when in truth, it really is. Apple said that those units suffering from this problem were sold from September 2016 to February 2018 (that is this month, by the way) in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

Those who already paid for a repair to fix this matter will be reimbursed by the company. This happens to be the fourth component replacement …

New mobile browser Cake offers pre-loaded search results; app is available for iOS and Android now

A new mobile browser with a unique method for reading search results has launched today. With the Cake Browser, instead of scrolling through a list of links, users swipe through search results as web pages. This is done “by suppressing the search index and immediately pre-loading search results so users can quickly swipe through content.” The mobile browser is free (although ads are included), and can be downloaded right now from the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store.

There is more to Cake than fast, swipeable search results. We noticed that our site rendered rather quickly, and …

AT&T offers BOGO deal on the Apple iPhone 8 for a limited time only

For a limited time only, AT&T is running a BOGO deal on the 64GB Apple iPhone 8. First, you need to buy two phones using AT&T Next (30 monthly payments of $23.34 for each iPhone 8) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 monthly payments of $29.17 for each unit). Those existing AT&T subscribers wanting to partake in the BOGO need to add a new line, and make an activation payment of as much as $45 for each phone. New subscribers need to pay a minimum of $65/month for new service on two lines, with autopay and paperless bill discount. Until the discount kicks in, you’ll be paying a minimum of  …

Fitbit to end Pebble support in June, offers $50 discount to all users

After launching its first ever wearable device powered by its proprietary OS – the Ionic, Fitbit announced that it has decided to discontinue support for Pebble effective June 30, 2018.

The wording of the announcements is a bit different, as Fitbit actually says that it will extend its support of the Pebble smartwatch ecosystem for six more months. Until this period expires, all those who still own such a wearable device are urged to check out how the Pebble ecosystem is evolving on the Fitbit platform.

This six-month extension of Fitbit’s support for Pebble’s infrastructure and …

Cricket Wireless offers free Alcatel and LG smartphones to those who switch

Cricket Wireless is kicking off the new year with a promotional offer aimed at switchers. It’s not the first time the US carrier offers free smartphones to those who switch, but you can now choose between two budget-friendly handsets made by Alcatel and LG, respectively.

In fact, you can even have both the Alcatel Verso and LG Fortune if you decide to add two lines of unlimited data for $80 per month. We’ve already talked about the Alcatel Verso, a smartphone that Cricket started to sell for $30 not long ago, so let’s see what the LG Fortune has to offer.

Well, the LG Fortune (also …

Project Fi's Bill Protection plan offers unlimited talk, text and data for $80 a month and less

Google’s Project Fi hybrid MVNO uses a combination of Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular networks to connect its customers to the internet. And now Project Fi has announced a whole new unlimited data plan that it calls “Bill Protection.” Previously, for $20 a month, customers got unlimited talk and text and paid $10/GB for data. Money spent on data not used during a given month was refunded.

To better compete with carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint and their low priced unlimited offers, the new Bill Protection plan again supplies unlimited talk and text for $20 a month. And yes, you still pay $10 …

Verizon offers up to $450 off certain high-end Android phones for new customers with a select trade

If you’ve been thinking about leaving another carrier and making the move to Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier has a great deal on certain top-shelf Android handsets. Port over your existing number, activate a new line on the carrier’s unlimited plan, and purchase your new handset using the Device payment plan to qualify. Verizon is giving you the opportunity to save as much as $450 on the purchase of a new Android phone. If you qualify, you will receive a $150 gift card and as much as $300 in credit for an eligible trade. The latter will be credited to your Verizon account over 24 months ($12.50/month).

The …