[Deal] Dell’s Venue 8 7000 tablet gets a price cut to $349

dell venue 8 dealBest Buy’s eBay shop has put up a fantastic deal on Dell’s well-equipped Venue 8 7000 tablet, shaving $50 off the list price. You can pick up the very capable 8.4-inch tablet for just $349.

The tablet is in new condition, sports 16 GB of internal storage, a 2560 x 1600 screen, and a speedy Intel Atom processor. It’s running Android Lollipop and offers one of the more compelling 8-inch Android tablet options, especially if you’re not a fan of Samsung’s TouchWizzed Tab S line. Read more

AT&T implementing 30% down payments with Next program on May 28th

att_logoWe know AT&T is planning on completely doing away with traditional two-year contracts, but that leaves a good bit of confusion over what happens to customers who wouldn’t be approved for device financing but would normally be approved for the contract option. It looks like the carrier will be taking a page from T-Mobile’s playbook and will offer a down payment option with their Next 12 payment plan to take care of customers that don’t have the credit for normal Next finance plans. Read more

LG G4 will supposedly be very easy to take apart and repair

LG G4 Variety of coloursThe LG G4 is officially available to purchase (although not in the US just yet) so of course you can expect to see unboxing videos, hands on clips, and the typical teardown and repair processes.

A roughly translated dismantling process for LG’s 2015 flagship device has been released, showing off the device’s internals and how tough it’ll be to fix it in case you break something. Fortunately, the G4 isn’t following the same trend as other newer phones and is pretty easy to take apart and repair. Read more

MixRadio leaves beta, announces new partnership with HTC

mixradio bannerAfter being purchased by LINE from Microsoft and Nokia, MixRadio has ditched its beta tag and hit Google’s App Store. The music streaming service tries to offer a more personalized approach to your music by learning what you like and playing things it thinks you’ll like. Other apps have tried to do this with mixed success, so it’ll be interesting to see if MixRadio can pull it off.

The app has also announced a partnership with HTC that will curate music news to BlinkFeed on HTC devices. As the service learns what music you like, it will display relevant info and news about artists and genres you like in your news feed. It’s a pretty nifty use of BlinkFeed that hopefully works as well as it sounds. Read more

Instagram launches Layout app onto Google Play

instagram_app_iconInstagram has made their Layout collage app available for Android users today, giving you the ability to set up your pictures in several different layouts. It’s something that many other apps have gotten popular doing, but Instagram’s approach seems incredibly streamlined.

The interface is very touch-friendly, allowing you to easily drag and drop different photos, pinch to zoom in, and drag the borders of your different photo frames to adjust the size. That leaves a ton of room for customization, which is great for Instagram users. Read more

[Deal] Pick up a Kingston microSD card for cheap through Amazon today

Sony_Xperia_Z3v_Right_Side_MicroSD_Port_Cover_Opened_TAIf you’ve been looking for a new SD card to pop in your phone, Amazon is running a special on Kingston microSD cards today with some pretty heft discounts. The cards start at $5.49 for the 16 GB option and run all the way up to $70 for the 128 GB version, which might be the cheapest we’ve seen that size card go down to.

At these prices, it might be worth it to pick up a few to expand your phone or tablet’s storage room, or just to keep a few in case you get a new device that needs one. Read more