Apple replaces free App of the Week with a new section, "This Weekend Only"

You might remember when every weekend we would tell you the current “Free App of the Week.” Since the launch of iOS 11, the gang in Cupertino did away with the weekly freebie. To replace it, a new section called This Weekend Only debuts. Every week, Apple will reveal an app that offers a special deal or discount on anything “from apparel to food delivery, hotel reservations to movie tickets.”

To get to This Weekend Only, open the App Store on your iOS flavored device and head to “Today.” There, you will look for “Introducing: This Weekend Only.”

As we said, the apps listed in this …

Report: Qualcomm to receive unsolicited takeover bid from Broadcom as soon as this weekend

According to a report in the WSJ, Qualcomm, currently embroiled in a number of lawsuits with Apple, is apparently about to receive an unsolicited takeover bid from semiconductor designer Broadcom. The deal could be announced as soon as this weekend and is expected to be made up of 80% to 90% cash, with the remainder in stock. Qualcomm’s shares soared 12.71% on the rumor, or $6.97, to $61.81. Broadcom’s stock also rose on the report, adding $14.13 or 5.45% to $273.63.

Qualcomm is known for its Snapdragon chipsets used to power many smartphones. The company’s modem chips have been used by …

Samsung rings up 270,000 Galaxy Note 8 units in South Korea over the launch weekend

With the hoopla over the new 2017 iPhone models, some of the excitement over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seemed to have dissipated. Still, with the device released last Friday, Samsung was able to sell 270,000 units of its high-end phablet in South Korea over the launch weekend. On Friday, three major South Korean carriers (SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus) scored 200,000 orders for the Galaxy Note 8 with an additional 70,000 sold the next day.

To put the figures in perspective, last year 160,000 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units were sold in South Korea on the date of the phone’s release. Subsequently, …

Pokemon GO sees an influx of Grass-type Pokemon over the weekend

Niantic, the company behind the Pokemon GO smash hit, has just announced the debut of a major in-game event that will take place over this entire weekend. The game will see an influx of Grass-type Pokemon that players will be able to catch starting today.

Pokemon GO players will notice that a particular type of Pokemon will appear in the wild more frequently than usual. However, that won’t last forever, so you’ll have until May 8 to catch as many Grass-type Pokemon you can.

Professor Willow’s research into Pokémon habitats around the world has uncovered some …

T-Mobile’s Buy One, Get One free deal for the Galaxy S7 returns this weekend

Back in March when the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launched, T-Mobile came out with a great deal for Samsung’s handsets – namely, you could buy one, and get one free. Yes, a BOGO thing. It was available for a limited time, and unfortunately went away eventually.


Well, now it’s back. Sort of. This weekend only, you will once again be able to Buy One, Get One free if you choose the Galaxy S7 from the magenta carrier. Caveats apply, of course. First off, the deal will only be live between 6 AM PT on Friday, November 11, and 11:59 PM PT on Sunday, November 13.

Second, you need to use T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan for the first phone, and add a line for the second (free) one. You’ll get 24 monthly credits for the second device after you’ve done so. The deal will be available in T-Mobile stores, via telesales, and online. T-Mobile