Some original Apple Watch models brought in for servicing are being exchanged for Series 1 units

If you bring your original Apple Watch in for service, you could end up getting a Series 1 Apple Watch back in return. Apple has informed retail store employees and Authorized Service providers that some original generation Apple Watch units brought in for repair can be substituted with a Series 1 model instead. The substitution will only take place in certain countries, although these markets were not listed by Apple. Additionally, the Series 1 substitutions are limited to Apple Watch units in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Those who purchased the original Apple Watch are no longer …


Asus ZenFone 4 series gets official teaser, launch seems imminent

Asus is timidly unveiling its new lineup of smartphones, the ZenFone 4. Four or five new ZenFone 4 handsets are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, although one of them was announced early this month.

The ZenFone 4 Max was officially introduced in Russia, but aside from the $235 price, nothing else has been confirmed about the smartphone’s availability outside this country.

Four other Asus smartphones are supposed to make their debut on the market as early as August: Asus ZenFone 4, Asus ZenFone 4 Pro, Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, and Asus ZenFone …

Both Meizu Pro 7 series smartphones will use MediaTek chipsets

Meizu is expected to unveil its Pro 7 series on July 26, but we already know quite a lot about the smartphones. Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are likely to remain China-exclusive, but many local retailers will provide international shipping for those who want to import them.

While Meizu prepares for the July 26 announcement, let’s take a look at some of the latest information about the Pro 7 series. Although previous reports claimed the Pro 7 Plus will utilize Samsung’s powerful Exynos 8895 chip, a more recent report coming from Taiwan’s TechNews says otherwise.

The soon to be unveiled …

The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …

B&H Photo has the Apple iPad and Apple Watch Series 2 on sale for the rest of the week

With Independence Day 2017 coming down to the last few hours, it doesn’t mean that you are too late to take advantage of some holiday deals. For the remainder of this week, you can buy the Apple iPad and the Apple Watch Series 2 on sale from B&H Photo. This is the large photo, video and electronics store located right near Madison Square Garden in New York. B&H does a lot of business online, and occasionally has a big sale on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

B&H has the 2017 9.7-inch Apple iPad in all three colors (Silver, Space Gray and Gold) for $299. That is $30 or …

Lenovo Tab 4 series now on pre-order in the U.S., prices start at $129.99

Lenovo’s Tab line-up is well-known among Android users, especially due to their exceptionally good prices. The Chinese company announced two new Tab 4 series tablets earlier this year, the Tab 4 8.0-inch and the Tab 4 10.1-inch, but they haven’t made their debut worldwide.

U.S. major retailer Newegg is one of the first to take pre-orders for both Lenovo’s tablets. Although they are not yet in stock, Newegg claims the slates will hit the shelves on June 30.

Customers who want to purchase the 8.0-inch model will have to come up with $129.99, whereas the 10.1-inch …

JBL is refreshing its Everest series wireless headphones with four new models

Harman’s JBL is among the first brands that come to mind when high-quality professional audio products are concerned. But the company has a broad range of consumer-grade premium Bluetooth headphones as well – the Everest series, which just got refreshed with the addition of four new models: the Everest 110, Everest 310, Everest 710, and the Everest Elite 750NC.

If you are looking for the best feature set and don’t mind paying 300 dollars for it, you mаy get your wishes granted by the Everest Elite 750NC. It is the new flagship of the series, and …

Vikings mobile game based on the TV series coming to Android and iOS in 2018

The plethora of games based on famous TV series and movies continues with Vikings. Developer Hugo Games announced it has teamed up with MGM Interactive for the release of Vikings: The Game.

The game will be launched in 2018 on Android, iOS and PC platforms, but we have yet to learn an exact ETA and any details about price. In fact, information about Vikings: The Game is pretty scarce at the moment, as the announcement is meant to create some hype around the upcoming title.

However, we do know that it will be a PvP strategy game that will allow players to …

Deal: Save $70 on all Apple Watch Series 2 models at Best Buy (4-day sale)

Best Buy has just kicked off its Memorial Day Sale, which lasts for about four days. Among the discounted items there are lots of Apple products, new and old, which await for new owners.

We’ve selected the Apple Watch Series 2 as one of the best deals available at Best Buy since you’ll be able to choose from more than two dozen models the retailer offers for sale.

Regardless of which smartwatch you decide to buy, you’ll be saving $70. It’s one of the best deals that you can get on an Apple Watch Series 2 for the time being, although the price of the smartwatch …

LG patent shows dual-screen phone crossing the lines between the company's V and G series

LG has patented an interesting hybrid design that looks like a combination of both its G and V series of high-end smartphones. It’s as if the LG G6 had a secondary display with the front camera in the center, alongside even thinner bezels. It’s an interesting visual for sure, even if that dead-center front cam is a little too in-your-face for our liking.

So, is this the LG V30? Hard to say. It will be a bold move for LG to introduce a phone that looks like this, as there’s truthfully nothing else out there to remotely resemble this design. And LG is cautious not …