T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update to resume tomorrow, May 13th

Back on April 3rd, T-Mobile halted the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The carrier had started pushing out the update on April 1st before it was forced to stop for an undisclosed reason. Well, if you happen to be a T-Mobile subscriber sporting the Galaxy Note 8, we have some great news. Starting tomorrow, Sunday May 13th (which is also Mother’s Day), T-Mobile will resume sending out the Android 8.0 update starting at 10pm PDT (which is actually 1am Monday morning in the East).

The new version number is N950USQU3CRD7 and includes bug fixes and performance …


T-Mobile's new Apple iPhone BOGO deal starts tomorrow

Just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday, T-Mobile has announced a new BOGO deal on various Apple iPhone models that starts on Friday, May 11th. With the deal, a new or existing T-Mobile subscriber can buy an iPhone and get up to $700 back. The deal is valid for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. To take advantage of this deal, new and existing T-Mobile subscribers will need to port over their number from a different carrier, and trade-in a qualifying handset. The phones that are acceptable for the trade-in portion of the deal include the Apple iPhone 5s and up …

Tomorrow is the last day to enter Samsung's 12v12 contest with 100 Galaxy S9+ units up for grabs

What’s better than buying a Samsung Galaxy S9+? Getting one for free, of course! And tomorrow, May 8th, is the last day you can enter Sammy’s contest to win one of 100 Galaxy S9+ units directly from the manufacturer. You can enter using the Instagram app or via a Twitter tweet. And all you have to do is suggest a location for one of the company’s 12v12 pictures. These are two photos of a landmark taken by a Galaxy S9 series phone. One is snapped in the afternoon and the other at midnight; this allows consumers to judge how well the camera and photo processing work on Samsung’s 2018 flagships, especially …

OnePlus: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Everyone loves an underdog story, especially when it’s a David versus Goliath situation. The odds are never in favor of the underdog, naturally, which is also part of the reason why it’s so satisfying whenever the outcome is a successful one for them. Do you want to know who’s an underdog in the smartphone space? Well, you only need to look at OnePlus, who has been continually playing up the underdog role since their break into the space back in 2014. Considering how that was a mere 4 years ago, it’s pretty impressive to witness the company’s transcendence from an unknown newcomer, to one …

Leaked Virgin Mobile memo: (PRODUCT)RED Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be introduced tomorrow

A memo to Virgin Mobile employees that was obtained by MacRumors, states that the pre-paid carrier will be adding (PRODUCT)Red versions of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus to its inventory starting tomorrow, April 9th. The memo adds that there will be a pre-order period, so its likely that the new models won’t start shipping until later in the month. And Apple isn’t expected to hold a new product event, but will announce the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through a press release. That is how Apple introduced the (PRODUCT)Red versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in March …

Sponsorships allow HQ Trivia to offer higher payouts; tomorrow evening's prize is $250,000

Remember HQ Trivia? The online streaming trivia game pays out real cash to those left standing after answering 12-multiple choice questions. Once you miss one question, you are eliminated. Two games are played each weekday (3pm EDT and 9pm EDT) with one contest on Saturday and one on Sunday (both at 9pm EDT). When we last checked in, each game offered a $2,500 prize with the occasional $15,000 payout. With multiple winners the norm, trivia buffs were receiving $6 to $75 a game for answering a dozen questions in a row. Since then, prize money has peaked at $100,000 for one game. The app hosted a …

Google Maps will let you navigate as Mario in his kart for one week starting tomorrow, MAR10 Day

Just as May 4th has become a special day for Star Wars fans, March 10th is now considered Mario Day. Why? Because writing out the date looks like the name of the video game icon (MAR10). To celebrate, Nintendo has a number of deals lined up including one we told you about the other day. From March 10th (which is tomorrow) through March 25th, the complete Super Mario Run freemium mobile video game is 50% off at $4.99.

But suppose you want to celebrate Mario and not have to shell out any cash to do so? As it turns out, Google has pushed out an update to Google Maps that will replace your location …

LineageOS 15.1 nightlies based on Android 8.1 will be available tomorrow for select devices

LineageOS, the custom ROM that rose from the wreck that CyanogenMod left two years ago, is finally ready to release a version based on Android 8.1. LineageOS 15.1 is the first version completely controlled by the new team, although many of CyanogenMod’s features can be found in LineageOS. Starting tomorrow, nightlies will begin for a limited number of Android devices. That means that these are not stable releases and could be extremely buggy. If that is a problem for you, perhaps you should wait for a more stable release to be ready.

Of the more than 170 Android devices that support LineageOS, …

Amazon drops lock screen ads from its Prime Exclusive phones starting tomorrow

Consumers looking for a deal on a smartphone have been able to save anywhere from $25 to $100 off the retail price by buying them from Amazon, as long as they didn’t mind being forced to watch lock screen ads. Starting tomorrow, February 7th, Amazon is no longer forcing these ads on Prime Exclusive buyers. And those who already own a Prime Exclusive model will receive a software update that removes the ads from their phones. While the ads are gone, new Prime Exclusive models will still come with pre-installed apps from Amazon.

Future Amazon Prime Exclusive handsets will be available only …

Starting tomorrow, take $200 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at Verizon; no trade-in required

Eyeing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? If you’re looking for a phone to make you more productive, you can’t go wrong with this one. Sporting a large 6.3-inch display and the S-Pen, there is so much you can do on the phone to help you get your work done quickly. The IP68 certification rating means that you won’t have to hide the Galaxy Note 8 in your pocket when it starts to rain, and if an idea hits you in the shower, you can quickly start working on it before you towel yourself dry.

If there is one complaint about the Galaxy Note 8, it is the price. At Verizon, for example, the handset will …