Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) score real-time HDR processing for photos

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are shaping up to be quite the attractive mid-range offerings. Already packing some of the features, otherwise found on much more expensive handsets, the 2018 A8 models are also getting real-time HDR processing for photos, Samsung’s official specs page for the models reveals.

HDR photo processing is nothing new on smartphones, however, due to the more demanding nature of the process, it hasn’t always been nearly as immediate as we’ve come to expect from recent flagships, especially on lower-end devices. …


Deal: Perhaps your last chance to score an LTE-ready Wear24 smartwatch for just $80

Verizon didn’t seem to like its own smartwatch, otherwise, we can’t explain why the carrier discontinued the Wear24 four months after it went on sale. Initially launched for $350, the price for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch quickly dropped to unbelievable values.

In the last two months, several retailers sold the LTE-ready Wear24 for just $80, nearly 80% less than the original price. If you missed those deals, you have one more chance to score a good deal if you really want an Android Wear smartwatch.

Up on eBay, a retailer is selling the Wear24 for $79.97 …

Use Apple Pay at certain retailers today through December 21st, and score a $5 iTunes/App Store card


Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, Apple is running a promotion that starts today and runs through December 21st. Use Apple Pay at one of 20 select online retailers during the promotion period, and you’ll receive a $5 gift card that can be used with a purchase from the App Store, or from iTunes. You are limited to one gift card for each of the online retailers you shop online with, using Apple Pay.

According to Apple’ website detailing the promotion, each of the retailers might have a different minimum purchase requirement. The online retailers who are partnering with Apple …

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 …

Tomorrow is the last day to score a BOGO on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7/7 Plus from T-Mobile

Tomorrow is Monday, November 27th, and it is the last day for you to take advantage of T-Mobile’s BOGO promotion for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. That means you have the rest of today and all of tomorrow to qualify for the deal. And while the iPhone portion of the BOGO expires November 27th, other parts of the deal involving the LG G6, LG V30, LG V30+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 do not end tomorrow, giving you some additional time to mull things over.

With this offer, you buy an Apple iPhone 7, …

For a limited time, you can score a $5 iOS photo editing app that animates your pictures, for free

Take a lot of pictures with your iOS device? If so, you might be interested in an app that animates your photos and brings them to life. Called Plotagraph+ Photo Animator, the app will normally cost you $4.99. However, for a limited time only you can install the app on your iPhone or iPad for free via a redeemable code. You can use a picture from your camera roll by clicking on “+,” or snap a new shot by clicking on the camera icon.

Set the direction of the animation by dragging the screen in the direction you want the movement to go. And if you only want certain parts of a picture to be …

LG V30 battery life score is out: big improvements!

The LG V30 is an outstanding camera phone, but with LG falling short in terms of battery life in the past, we wondered whether it has finally improved with the V30.
To test that, we have the LG V30 go through our battery test and the results are in.
The LG V30 is in fact the LG phone with the longest-lasting battery when we speak about flagship-grade products. While we did have troubles even getting through a day with the original LG V10 and the LG G5, the company has steadily been improving since than. But it is not …

Siri vs Bing vs Google AI: experts score the most artificially intelligent assistant

Talks about artificial intelligence and AR are all the rage in the Silicon Valley these days, and if you are looking for a fresh example, just watch Google’s Pixel products presentation from the other day, which was peppered with those terms more than with specs for the actual gear it announced. 

While most of the time these are just buzzwords for improvements in existing technology, scaremongering about the robotic overlords which will come to take our jobs, or simply “put a chip in it” undertakings, there are some useful consumer-oriented applications, like the virtual …

Here is how you can score a free Galaxy S8 from Samsung (U.S. only)

Even though previous reports pointed to weak Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales in comparison with its predecessors, the South Korean company recently refuted these rumors and said its current flagship sell much better than expected.

To boost Galaxy S8/S8+ sales even further, Samsung is running a great promotional offer in the United States. If you want to enroll into the Galaxy S8 army, but want to benefit from the best deal possible, here is how can get the phone for free.

First off, the deal is available via Samsung.com website, but do not worry since you’ll …

Wave7: Apple iPhone sales ride Sprint's BOGO to score strong June rebound in U.S.

According to analytical firm Wave7, Sprint’s BOGO promotion on leased Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus units have helped Apple score a strong June in U.S. sales. Apple’s chief rival, Samsung, benefited from a strong start for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The latter two handsets were the subject of a T-Mobile BOGO, but sales of the previous generation models (Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge) have dried up to the point that Samsung’s sales at physical retail locations in the states have been negatively affected.

Wave7 analyst Jeffrey Moore notes that Samsung’s …