Best Buy is offering a deal on certain Apple and Samsung smartphones this weekend. Basically, all shoppers willing to buy the devices in-store will get a free $50 gift card from the big box retailer.
The gift card can go toward buying any model of Apple's new iPhone 5C or certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S3. That means the iPhone 5C 16GB will cost $50 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB will cost $150 with a two-year contract. No contract Galaxy S4 and S3 devices are also available.
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Best Buy announced Thursday that Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be up for preorder on Friday. It will be one of the only retailers to carry all six colors of the device.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear earlier this month at the IFA show in Berlin. The device has hit some countries around the world already and will be available in the US next month. Sprint announced that it will start selling the smartwatch on October 4.
The Gear, which costs $299, features a touch screen that tells time, provides access to notifications and messages, and works with apps. … Read more
Here is the third and final part of this series, covering some unexpected or hidden features in iOS 7.
There are certainly a ton of things that people are finding as they use iOS 7, so this is just a list of things that caught my attention over the past couple of days. If you have other hidden gems, please let me know in … Read more
In my review for iOS 7 I said the new mobile OS is a worthy upgrade for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. But that doesn't mean every part of the new OS is spectacular. Some new features in iOS 7 stand out like Control Center, for giving you quick access to the most-used system tools. But other things stand out in a much different way, such as Game Center's new rainbow bubble theme. Seriously? Rainbow bubbles?
Over the past couple of days since my review, I've gathered my favorite new features along with the things … Read more
Updated October 18, 2013: Added nine new cases, dropped four from list.
With the iPhone 5S now available, the onslaught of new cases for it is in full swing. True, many of the "old" iPhone 5 cases (several of which are still in this round up) fit the new iPhone 5S just fine because the iPhone 5's design is very close to the iPhone 5S'.
However, there are two key differences. First, the 5S has a fingerprint sensor, which means any iPhone 5 case that covers the home button technically isn't compatible with the iPhone 5S (… Read more
iOS 7 launched earlier today and I think it's a worthwhile upgrade for any iOS user. Read my review of iOS 7 here. But like any major software upgrade, there are good things about the changes as well as bad.
I decided to round up my favorite parts of iOS 7 that I think are truly useful and stand out from the other changes. Tomorrow, I'll be writing what I think are the seven worst things about iOS 7, so don't get caught up thinking this is just an iPhone fan-fest.
Control Center One of the most … Read more
As the Moto X, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and other flagship phones trickle out for the back-to-school season, the not-quite-so-latest and greatest models, like the HTC One, are getting made over and seeing their prices drop.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S.
- Why I'm gladly spending $100 more on the iPhone 5S over the iPhone 5C.
- Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S.
- Apple has only increased the iPhone's battery capacity by 12 percent in six years.
- Apple stock tumbles following debut of new iPhones.