Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones


If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.

 

Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …


Costco Black Friday deals leak out: $300 savings on Galaxy S8, $50 off Moto G5 Plus

Costco’s Black Friday deals have leaked out and while the retailer is not among the biggest out there like Best Buy or Amazon, it still has some great deals on smartphones and mobile gadgets.
Costco will have its doors closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open at 9 a.m. on November 24th, Black Friday. The best deals will be available from November 24th until November 27th, but there is also a list of extended Black Friday deals. Those will be available starting a week early, on Friday, November 17th and will run through November 27th, 2017.
We …

Target Black Friday deals are out: big savings on Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8, wearables

Black Friday 2017 is right around the corner: this year, it falls on Friday, November 24th, and all the major stores will be offering some huge discounts on the hottest gadgets around.
And we’ve just gotten a hold of Target’s Black Friday booklet and all of its phone and tablet deals.
At Target, doors open at 6pm on Thursday and close at midnight, then re-open at 6am on Friday. And here is what you can get:

Phones and Tablets

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with $250 gift cardSamsung …

Apple and Google block hundreds of financial trading apps as seniors lose their life savings

Financial trading apps are cool – you have your stock or options portfolio right underneath your thumb wherever you go, and can react within seconds with a buy or sell order. Unless you are a senior, lulled into binary options trading by apps called Tradorax or Binary Uno, and lose your entire life savings in the process.

That’s exactly what happened to a number of people, prompting a UK newspaper investigation, and a subsequent request by the financial regulators there and in Australia that the 330 or so such apps they found in the App and Play stores be shut down. Google and …

Opera Max 3.0 released with all new design, data savings for Facebook

Opera Max, the powerful data savings and data management tool for Android devices, has just received a major update that brings a lot of visual changes, as well as under the hood improvements.

The most obvious addition to the Android app is the new design, which was optimized to make Opera Max easier to use. The developers have added a step-by-step tutorial that triggers when you open the app for the first time.

It offers useful tips in the form of cards, which are contextual to one’s usage. The new design can show “app by app” mobile and Wi-Fi data usage. …

Spring ahead; Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday morning in the U.S.

The annual ritual in the U.S. known as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Exactly five years ago today, iOS processed the change in time incorrectly. Instead of moving the clock ahead one hour, the clock on the iPhone was pushed back an hour by mistake. Which meant that anyone relying on their iPhone to arrive somewhere on time, showed up two hours late.

The year before, those who set recurring alarms on their iPhone in Australia failed to rise and shine as the switch to Daylight Saving Time deactivated all the alarms. In 2012, Siri screwed things up by giving …