The Google online store appears to still be struggling with assessing and honoring trade-in values for their flagship Pixel device. I ordered a Pixel 2 XL phone in mid-December 2017. At the same time I “locked in” a trade value of $405 for my old Pixel XL 128 GB provided it was returned within 30 days. At least I…
Articles by Wayne Schulz
You’re probably as sick of hearing about deals as I am. Black Friday this. Small Business That. Cyber Monday online. Blah. Blah. Blah. More than ever it seems deals evolved into mostly an elaborate “come on” aimed to convince us to buy stuff we may or may not need at prices that may or may not be a deal.
If you didn’t jump into the pre-order line when the iPhone X was first available for ordering back on October 27, 2017, don’t despair. A quick early morning check of my local Apple stores is showing a wide variety of stock from multiple stores.
Popular online deal website FatWallet has formally announced Monday, October 9, 2017, as the site’s last day. FatWallet was one of the earliest online forums where members shared tips on deals, discounts and often leaked advance copies of Black Friday sales circulars.
The official release of iOS 11 won’t arrive until mid-day Tuesday, September 19. There is, however, a way to update your iPhone to the latest release of iOS now. This is the final shipping, aka Gold Master or GM, version which all eligible iPhone models will receive Tuesday.
The ever-popular Amazon Echo smart speaker is back on sale. Normally $179, Amazon has the device listed for $99. Previously we’ve seen it drop as low as $159.98 for two (with coupon code).
Today Woot! has the 32 GB Quite Black variant of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL for $250 off. Granted, these are both refurbished models with lower memory, but the price might make the buying decision a little easier. The Google Pixel is the successor to Google’s Nexus line of Android smartphones. First released in October 2016, these devices…
Amazon has their Echo voice-controlled assistant on sale today for $129.
If you’re a Verizon customer and find yourself suddenly prompted to reset your PIN, you may not be alone. Word started to trickle out yesterday about a security breach which may have impacted up to 6 million Verizon Home customers. The issue appears to be related to an error in how some data was secured on a public cloud server.
Amazon just added a Sirius XM skill allowing users (All Access or Streaming Subscription required) to listen to SiriusXM channels on any of their Amazon Echo devices. SiriusXM joins existing music services Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Tunein Radio as music integrations that work on Amazon Echo devices.
Verizon today unveiled a promotion running June 4, 2017, through June 10, 2017, offering $300 off any iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ provided the number associated with the phone is ported in from T-Mobile and activated on Verizon.
Hello fellow Google Pixel XL users. If you’ve ever found yourself running short of battery then today’s your lucky day. Mophie just released their Juice Pack external battery pack price at $99 – with wireless Charge Force charging. In short, slap the Juice Pack onto your Pixel XL and gain another 2,950mAh built-in battery for a claimed 50-hour total battery life.
My favorite police scanner has hit a new(ish) low price of $393 on Amazon. I’ve been using this model for about a year and just bought another for my office. If you’re interested in learning why sirens are going off all over town or why the traffic was brutal on the ride home – this is the device for you.
Someday YouTube TV may be great. That day, however, is not today. In less than 24-hours, I went from a trial subscriber to “no way.” Here’s why.
Popular password manager LastPass is warning about a security vulnerability in its browser extension. Based on the wording it appears the vulnerability exists when launching password protected sites via the extension (as opposed to looking up data). LastPass had a reported 7 million users when they were acquired by LogMeIn in 2015.
T-Mobile today announced a new service named Scam Block. According to them. it will be live for most subscribers beginning on April 5, 2017. The service appears to work similarly to apps such as Hiya, Truecaller and even the updated Android phone app which analyze incoming calls in real-time and display a notification for suspected scam or spam calling.
I’ve been using a BodyGuardz Pure 2 for Google Pixel XL for about two weeks. While that’s hardly enough time to test the claimed 3-5x improvement in scratch resistances or the 25% improvement in drop performance (resistance), I can say one thing; the visibility on this AlumiTech Accessory Glass 2 by Corning screen protector is about the best I’ve used.
Today’s announcement by Facebook, that they’ve decided to enable sound along with their existing autoplay videos in my home stream, has me praying for Google Chrome to step up to the plate with a native feature to auto mute sounds from tabs.
Beginning Monday, February 13, 2017, you’ll once again be able to purchase unlimited data plans on Verizon Wireless starting at $80 for an individual or $45/ea for a family (min 4 lines).
Amazon has one of my favorite portable police scanners – the Uniden BCD436HP – for an all-time low price. If you have nightmares of owning an older model police scanner and struggling to find the right frequencies, you’ll be happy to know the days of manually programming these receivers are over.
I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch since June 2015. I love the ability to know the weather forecast as well as the easy way I can measure and challenge myself with the activity app.