Tag Archive: Stores


Galaxy Z Flip already sold out in stores, but you can still buy it online

Samsung had limited units of the Galaxy Z Flip up for sale at retail stores, and they’re already sold out.

What you need to know Samsung kicked off pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip, and the phone is already sold out at retail stores. Retail availability was every limited to begin with, and it looks like less than 10 units were available per outlet. You can still pre-order the phone directly from Samsung, but you’ll have to  [Read More…]

Forget NFC, Amazon wants you to pay in stores with your hand

The payment solution is still in its early stages.

What you need to know Amazon is working on a new solution that will allow consumers to pay for purchases at stores using their palm. The payments system will make it possible for individuals to link their card information to their hands. Amazon will reportedly pitch the checkout terminals to fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, and other stores.

A report published by New York Post in September last year  [Read More…]

Google denies Epic’s request to be exempt from the Play Store’s 30% fee

Epic says that it did not ask for special exemption for itself, but that it wanted to see changes to the smartphone ecosystem across the board.

What you need to know Google takes a standard 30% cut from app revenue on its Play Store. Epic asked for Fortnite to be exempt from this fee. Google denied its request.

There are some facts in life that are indisputable. The sky is blue. Water is wet. Epic Games can’t  [Read More…]

The Play Store’s auto-playing videos will have a toggle to turn them off

It’s still in testing for now.

What you need to know Google has been experimenting with auto-playing videos in the Play Store since August. The company recently added a toggle turn the feature off by default. The change was supposed to officially roll out in September, but the company still hasn’t made it widely available.

Google’s making a change to the Play Store that most of us will probably not like. It’s been testing autoplay videos for  [Read More…]

The Play Store’s dark theme now works on Samsung phones running Android Pie

It’s rolling out now as a server-side update.

What you need to know Samsung’s One UI night mode will automatically enable the Google Play Store dark theme. The Google Play Store is one of the few apps that only support system-level automatic theme switching. Google needs to flip the switch on the server-side for this to happen, so you may need to be patient.

Night mode has been all the rage lately. From various Google apps like  [Read More…]

Amazon Books and 4-star stores offer early discounts before Prime Day hits

Prime members get all the best discounts this July.

In celebration of Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day, Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star stores will be offering in-store exclusives for Prime members starting today and lasting through the big event featuring giveaways, deals on Amazon devices, and more. Prime members can even earn a $ 10 promotional credit when they spend $ 50 in-store at one of the 19 Amazon Books or three Amazon 4-star stores through July 16.  [Read More…]

Looking for limited edition PS4s? These stores might have what you want

Best answer: You can’t get them first-hand, but there are plenty of places to find discontinued consoles, like eBay, Gamestop, and more. Don’t be afraid to shop around! Each store has its pros and cons when shopping for a discontinued item. Be prepared to take your time if you’re looking for a specific model.

Blue and gold beauty: PS4 Slim Days of Play Limited Bundle ($ 420 at Newegg) A pro with the Force: PS4 Pro Star  [Read More…]

Google plans to ban one of its Play Store’s biggest developers

Nearly 50 apps from Chinese Android developer DO Global have disappeared from the Google Play store after a Buzzfeed News investigation found evidence of ad fraud and store policy violation. While Google hasn’t commented publically yet, a source told Buzzfeed News that the company is working on banning DO Global as a whole while also removing more apps.

These regulatory measures represent one of the largest bans Google has ever undertaken against a developer. Before 46 apps were  [Read More…]

Samsung’s opening three retail stores across the U.S. on February 20

They’re opening in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston.

February 20 is going to be a big day for Samsung. Not only is it holding an Unpacked event where we’re expecting to see the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Buds, but it’ll also be opening up three new retail stores across the United States.

The retail locations will give customers the opportunity to go hands-on with Samsung’s latest products, receive demos from “Samsung experts”, get  [Read More…]

Score discounts on digital games in the PlayStation Store’s holiday sale

Bulk up your game collection at a discount with this week’s sale.

The PlayStation Store’s Holiday Sale is one of the best times of the year to add some new digital games to your collection, as it’s full of options from every genre to suit any kind of player. Some DLC add-ons and expansion packs are included in the sale too, along with some Deluxe and Premium Edition games.

PlayStation Plus members save extra on many of  [Read More…]