Google rewards loyal Nexus owners with 20% off the purchase of a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you’re relatively new to the world of smartphones, you might not remember the Nexus line of handsets that were offered by Google starting back in 2010. Built by different manufacturers (HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei), the Nexus line’s claim to fame was the stock Android OS installed. As a result, these models were always among the first to be updated to the latest Android build.

In 2016, Google didn’t release a new Nexus model, and instead offered the HTC built Pixel and Pixel XL. Last year, the HTC built Pixel 2 and the LG produced Pixel 2 XL were released and are currently …


Apple probing Goldman Sachs to finance the purchase of new iPhones

Apple has been working with Goldman Sachs for its investment banking needs for a while now, but the latest rumor pegs the duo as taking the financial relationship to a whole new lеvel. Wall Street’s renowned investment bankers are looking to score a big client for their budding commercial banking push, and it seems that Apple might do the trick.

The financiers from Cupertino are reportedly in talks with Goldman Sachs’ retail banking arm to be the next iPhone and iPad purchase lender. When carriers phased out phone subsidies, Apple started offering an iPhone zero-interest loan …

Deal: Save 50% on Pixel Buds when you purchase the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you happen to be in need of a pair of earphones, you’ll be happy to know Google’s Pixel Buds are now on sale for 50% off. But there’s a catch, as they’re only cheaper for customers who purchase Google’s latest flagship smartphones.

That most likely changes the priorities, so if you’re looking to buy the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you’ll also be able to grab the Pixel Buds for just $79.50. The deal Google is offering right now is available until February 14, while supplies last.

In order to benefit from the offer, simply add the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, along with the Pixel Buds …

WSJ: Qualcomm to get European approval to purchase NXP for $39 billion

Qualcomm, the company that designs the Snapdragon mobile chipsets used on the majority of smartphones, is expected to be given approval today from European Anti-trust regulators to proceed with its $39 billion purchase of semiconductor manufacturer NXP. In order to obtain this approval, Qualcomm had to agree to certain conditions. For example, the San Diego based company cannot buy NXP’s standard essential patents, and Qualcomm had to promise that rival products will still work with NXP’s.

The deal was originally proposed by Qualcomm back in October 2016, and this past November Qualcomm …

Deal: Save $100 when you purchase the Essential Phone and its 4K 360-degree camera

Essential’s flagship is on sale once again, but you won’t save too much unless you buy it bundled with its 4K 360-degree camera. Speaking of Essential Phone’s camera, there have been several updates coming to the accessory, which improved the quality of the pictures/videos and added a range of new features.

In any case, if you felt like giving the Essential Phone a try, you’ll be happy to know the smartphone, along with the 360-degree camera, is on sale at Amazon for just $500. Since the Essential Phone sells for $450 and the 360-degree camera is up for purchase …

Save money on the purchase of a digital Google Play gift card

How would you like to save $5 on the purchase of a digital $50 Google Play gift card? If you make the purchase of the card from Amazon and type in the coupon code GOOGLE at check out, you’ll get $5 off the price of any Google gift card valued at $50 or higher You are limited to using the coupon code one time for each customer. Walmart also has a deal on digital Google gift cards.

Head over to the deep discount retailer and you can get 10% off digital Google gift cards valued at $10, $15 and $25. Use the card to buy paid apps from the Google Play Store, or devices found inside the Google …

Save $50 on the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 3 cellular from T-Mobile

This is the time of the year when carriers and retailers wield price slashing tools allowing them to offer deals on mobile devices. Starting today, both online and inside T-Mobile stores, you can save $50 on an Apple Watch Series 3 cellular smartwatch. Purchase the timepiece with a T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan and activate a T-Mobile DIGITS plan (allowing you to use the same phone number for your T-Mobile smartphone on your Apple Watch), and the $50 will be given to you in the form of monthly bill credits (approximately $2.08/month over 24 months).

Or, you can decide to receive three …

Score a free Google Home Mini with the purchase of a Nest product or bundle costing more than $99

From now until the rest of the year, Nest and Google have a deal that will net you a free Google Home Mini smart speaker. All you need to do is purchase any Nest product or bundle priced above $99 from the Google Store or from the Nest Store. The two online stores are where you’ll find Nest products for the home, such as smart thermostats and lights, security cameras for inside and outside the house, and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.

With the deal, at least one of the Nest products purchased, or a single bundle, has to be priced above $99. In other words, you can’t just buy a number of …

Nokia 2 now available for purchase at Best Buy and B&H for $99

Last week, HMD confirmed its cheapest Android smartphone, the Nokia 2 will soon make its debut in the United States. Amazon was one of the first retailers to list the budget-friendly handset on its online store, but the Nokia 2 appears “temporarily out of stock,” which means it’s not yet available for purchase.

In the meantime, two other US retailers, Best Buy and B&H have added to the list of Nokia 2 sellers. The good news is both have the smartphone up for purchase, so if you want one, you can order the Nokia 2 right now for $99.

Although it comes unlocked, …

DOJ sues to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner; is this Trump's payback for his CNN vendetta?

In October of last year, AT&T announced an $85.4 billion bid to purchase Time Warner. At the time, Donald Trump was the GOP candidate for the presidency, and he vowed to block the transaction if he was to become president. “It’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few,” Trump said at the time. The day after the election, we revisited the matter and wondered whether President Trump would follow though on his pledge. Trump’s personal animosity toward Time Warner’s CNN has recently led to reports that his administration would allow the deal to go through only if AT&T divests …