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PSA: Note 10 pre-orders end tonight, as do Samsung’s excellent savings

Once August 23 rolls around, these deals will be gone.

What you need to know Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 10 officially end tonight. Samsung’s offering increased trade-in values and up to a $ 150 instant credit. This is your last chance to grab these savings before official sales begin tomorrow, August 23.

Tomorrow’s a big day for Samsung — the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, and Note 10+ 5G are all exiting the pre-order stage and  [Read More…]

How to check your IMEI number

Every phone has a unique identifying number known as an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). The code is found on the phone’s box and is also located inside the battery compartment. In newer phones, and those without a removable battery, the code is often on a sticker on the back of the device.

What is an IMEI?

The IMEI code, which is often 15 digits long, is not unlike a social security number. It can be used to figure out  [Read More…]

Uncharted movie director leaves, film now part of PlayStation Productions

The Uncharted movie has lost another director but will now be a part of PlayStation Productions

What you need to know The Uncharted movie is currently in production, with Tom Holland signed on to star as Nathan Drake. The director of the movie, Dan Trachtenberg, has exited the film according to a report from Deadline. Additionally, the film will now be produced as a part of PlayStation Productions. PlayStation Productions is a media studio established by Sony  [Read More…]

Metro Buyer’s Guide

It might surprise some of you to know that companies like Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless operate on the Sprint and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

Let’s take a look at another, similar situation. Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid brand that uses T-Mobile’s network for coverage.

About Metro and its network

Founded in 1994, the carrier ultimately  [Read More…]

Motorola discounts phone prices for back-to-school shoppers

Motorola has dropped the prices of select phones as part of a back-to-school promotion. Effective immediately, you can save anywhere from $ 20 to $ 250 on some of its handsets.

The discounted prices run from August 22 through the end of the month, August 31.

Motorola Discount:

moto g7 – $ 30 off moto g7 play – $ 20 off moto g7 power – $ 20 off moto g6 – $ 120 off (64GB), $ 90 off (32GB) moto z3 play – $ 70 off (32GB), up  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Apple Music for Android!

Even if you have an Android phone, Apple Music is one heck of a streaming service.

The world of music streaming is enormous. Gone are the days of buying and listening to individuals songs, as there are more than enough companies out there that are eager to give you access to millions of titles for just a few dollars each month.

Spotify and YouTube Music are among the most popular services in the Android space, but have  [Read More…]

Become a cyber security and IT pro for just $39

For all the differences found in countries like America, Russia, and China, there’s one thing that is becoming increasingly important for all of them – cyber security. They, like any and all other countries around the world, are in dire need of professionals in the space.

Take, for instance, this report from China Daily who advises:

Data from the Cyberspace Administration of China last year suggested the country currently lacks more than 700,000 cybersecurity professionals. That number is expected to  [Read More…]

Note 10+ 5G teardown confirms it’s a tricky phone to repair

A new motherboard layout, 5G antennas, and many more fun bits were found in iFixit’s teardown of the Note 10+ 5G.

What you need to know The Note 10+ 5G has a repairability score of 3 out of 10. There are three 5G mmWave antennas. Long ribbon cables and glue make battery replacement difficult. Display replacement runs a high risk of damaging the rest of the phone.

The team over at iFixit has gotten its hands, and  [Read More…]

Save 25% on Master & Dynamic through limited time promo

On the hunt for a quality pair of headphones? You may want to check out the current offer from Master & Dynamic who is currently running its own back-to-school sale.

Starting from today, and running through September 3, customers can shop the M&D website and receive a 25% discount on select headphones.

Among the headphones listed under the deal are MW60, MW50+, MH40 and MH30. We’ve reviewed a number of Master & Dynamic headphones over the years and really like  [Read More…]

Western Digital unveils new WD_Black Game Drives for consoles and PC

Optimized storage for the avid gamers out there.

The successors to Western Digital’s WD_Black SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD have finally been unveiled, and they’re portable enough to bring along anywhere. In capacities ranging from 500GB to 12TB, these five new WD_Black hard disk drive and solid-state drive solutions are designed to optimize your gaming console’s storage capacity while built with a rugged exterior to keep them protected in just about any scenario. One model even features  [Read More…]