If you’ve been eyeing the Honor 7X and haven’t yet purchased one, you might want to wait until tomorrow – April 6, at 10 AM PST. That’s when the Huawei sub-brand will start a flash sale in the US, during which you’ll be able to buy the Honor 7X for just $ 1. No typo, it’s really $ 1. The caveat is rather obvious. Since this is a flash sale only a limited number of devices will be available at that price. The sale ends on April 8 at 10 AM PST, but you’re only likely to actually find a unit in stock for $ 1 if you act fast tomorrow. Honor 7X If you aren’t able to get the Honor 7X at…
Update: Some customers have started receiving their iPad deliveries.
If you ordered a new 2018 iPad, you may want to check your shipment status, as we’ve received word via email that some deliveries are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, March 30th. more…
The second season of HBO’s Westworld will premiere on April 22nd, which means it’s time for a new trailer — and this afternoon, the network announced one was coming in an unorthodox fashion. At 8PM ET / 5PM PT, the feeds for all HBO and Cinemax channels “glitched out” simultaneously, airing a brief teaser clip with footage from the upcoming episodes, while promising that the full trailer will arrive on Thursday, March 29th, at 11AM ET / 8AM PT.
The clip is short, interspersed with digital noise and lines of computer code that will undoubtedly soon be analyzed by the show’s rabid Reddit fanbase. But the footage itself is intriguing. There are glimpses of heavily armed security forces, presumably from Delos, Inc., landing on a mysterious…
The interval between Apple being accused of wrong-doing and the first lawsuit is never very long, but the revelation that the company was deliberately slowing older iPhones appears to have resulted in a record number of cases.
Last time we counted, there were 30 separate cases, and that number has now almost doubled. However, a meeting tomorrow aims to combine all the US cases into a single class action lawsuit …
Verizon’s got two new promotions kicking off tomorrow: one for Android users and one for iOS users.
First up, Verizon is launching a Buy One, Get One deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9. Customers who buy a Galaxy S9 or S9+ on a device payment plan can get a second Galaxy S9 for free in the form of $ 799.99 in bill credits spread out over 24 months.
To get this deal, you’ll need to activate at least one new line of service. No trade-in is necessary.
Verizon is also launching a deal tomorrow that’ll offer up to 50 percent off an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X with qualifying trade-in. To get this deal, you’ll need to purchase your new iPhone on a device payment plan, sign up for an unlimited data plan, and trade in an eligible phone.
This deal is available to upgrading customers and switchers. Also worth noting is that your discount will be applied over 24 months.
Here are the phones that are eligible for trade-in with this iPhone deal:
- 50 percent off: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, LG G6, LG V30, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z Force
- 35 percent off: iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, LG G5, LG V20, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z2 Play, HTC 10
iPhone 8 Plus
- 50 percent off: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, Moto Z2 Force
- 35 percent off: iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Pixel, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Force, HTC 10
- 50 percent off: iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8
- 35 percent off: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30
Both of these deals will go live Friday, March 16.
The price for Google’s YouTube TV subscription service will be increasing to $40 per month for new subscribers starting tomorrow, up from the current price of $35 per month.
Google first warned potential subscribers about the new pricing for YouTube TV in February, and today is the last day to sign up at the current $35 per month price point. Existing subscribers will continue to be able to pay $35 per month for the service.
Introduced in April of 2017, YouTube TV is a live streaming television service designed to compete with services like Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, and Playstation Vue.
YouTube TV provides subscribers with access to TV shows on more than 40 channels, with participating networks that include ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens more.
As of early February, YouTube TV launched an Apple TV app, making the subscription service available on all Apple devices. YouTube TV is available in a wide range of locations across the United States.
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We are now one month out since HomePod was released, and I’ve been using Apple’s smart speaker every day since it launched. First on the road while traveling, then at home with a variety of other smart speakers.
My thoughts on HomePod have shifted over that period, but my key takeaway is this: HomePod is the best smart speaker for Apple Music subscribers in the Apple ecosystem, but the experience needs to evolve before it’s ready for the masses.
The bottom line for me is that I really enjoy using HomePod myself — for hours at a time every day — but I wouldn’t gift HomePod (or any other smart speaker) to a family member just yet. HomePod just isn’t that straightforward yet. Apple Watch crossed the family friendly threshold for me with version two, and AirPods were gift-worthy from day one for comparison.
HomePod instead feels more like the fourth generation Apple TV. That product debuted with new capabilities like Siri control and an app platform, but took a few software updates over several months to feel closer to complete with a proper remote app and basic features like dictating text in search boxes and app folders.
HomePod has a lot of that low hanging fruit just waiting to be picked — not to mention major feature additions that could dramatically improve the experience for mainstream customers — all without requiring new hardware.
The LG V30s ThinQ and V30s+ are launching in their home country of South Korea and we finally have pricing details. You can order one now, shipments start tomorrow. The base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage costs KRW 1,048,300 while the Plus model with 6GB/256GB memory is KRW 1,097,800. That’s $ 975/790 and $ 1,020/825 respectively (which will differ by country due to taxes and duties). Besides the extra memory (and new colors), the new V30s models boast ThinQ smarts – that’s LG’s AI brand. We compared the camera on the S-model with the old V30 and found that it’s not a huge…
Last summer, we learned that filmmakers Liliya and Nikita Ordynskiy would be doing a film adaptation of Lucas Pope’s award-winning “Dystopian Document Thriller” Papers, Please [$ 7.99 (HD)], which made waves when it launched on desktop in August of 2013 and made its way to the iPad in late 2014. If you aren’t familiar, Papers, Please has you playing the role of a border patrol agent who must determine who can and cannot enter the fictional eastern European country of Arstotzka. Sounds like a dull job, but in this dystopian world you’ll hear all kinds of stories and situations from the desperate people trying to cross the border. You’ll have to make some tough moral choices and the answers are not black and white, it’s all a shade of gray. For their part, Liliya and Nikita Ordynskiy have really captured the essence of Paper, Please in film form, as you can see from this preview trailer.
As announced on Facebook this week, the Papers, Please short film is finished and is set to premier tomorrow, February 24th. It’ll premier first on YouTube and then on Steam a few days later. I’m definitely interested in seeing how the game translates to film and am hoping that by being in this more accessible medium it might even introduce a whole new audience to the Papers, Please game. If you want to know our thoughts about the iPad port, check out our full review of Papers, Please and be sure to hop onto YouTube tomorrow to check out the long-awaited short film adaptation.
Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow. It’s the first time Google will automatically block some ads in Chrome, but while quite a few online publishers are fretting about this move, as a regular user, you may not even notice it. Read More
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