[Deal] Staples taking 25% off (almost) everything in-store only, includes Moto 360 for $187

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The best deal a retailer can offer is a discount on everything in the store. Today only, Staples is doing just that with an in-store coupon that takes 25% off any item; however, “any item” is not exactly eligible. Immediately, everyone is going to want to use the coupon for an electronic because of the generally high price. Many electronics are not eligible, but there are a few items slipping through the cracks. For example, the Moto 360 from Staples can be brought down to $187. Just over to the local Staples and present them with the coupon code 19646.

The coupon expires at the end of Staples store hours this evening.


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[Deal] Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 for $79 and Kindle Fire HD 7 for $109

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Two low-cost tablets from Amazon just became even cheaper. The Kindle Fire HD 6 and Kindle Fire HD 7 normally cost $99 and $139, respectively. Just in time for the holidays, the two now have price tags of $79 and $109. Giving the gift of an Amazon product is valuable due to the core services built around them. Thousands of applications, movies, and television shows are available alongside the traditional Amazon shopping hub. Of course, it has the Kindle name and at its roots are a premium reading experience.

[Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6] [Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7]

[Deal] Motorola hosting Cyber Monday sale with Moto X (2014) starting at $359

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Looking for some sweet deals out of Motorola? Cyber Monday is the day. The company is discounting its flagship smartphone. The Moto X (2014) will be discounted to $359 and $409 for 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. That is a savings of $140. Verizon customers looking to sign a contract can purchase the Moto X for $0.01 and $50.01 for the same models. Choosing wood or leather back panels will cost an additional $25. Finally, Motorola taking 30% off of each and every accessory it offers (except Chromecast) when purchasing a Moto X.

On December 1 at 12:00pm EST, you need to go to this page and register for a promotional code. That code will expire just before midnight on December 15.


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Motorola releases “The Maker” commercial featuring Moto Maker’s magic

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The most unique thing about the Moto X is its customization. The handset is available in various colors and materials to truly make it your own. To promote the Moto Maker production approach, Motorola released a commercial titled “The Maker.” A man sits down in front of his computer and gets right to work designing his Moto X. On the other end is a Motorola employee assembling the device. The customer goes back and forth between colors, engravings, and more as the Motorola employee moves swiftly to create the tailored handset. The end product is a well-made, self-satisfying Moto X.

Hit the break to watch the video.


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Bell and Shepard back for a holiday-themed Samsung commercial

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are back in action in a Samsung commercial, this time celebrating the holiday season. When we first saw the couple in a Samsung commercial, it was during warmer weather as they showed off their Samsung Galaxy tablets. For this latest edition of life in the Bell/Shepard household, we see several more Samsung products in use as the couple starts early in the morning on a day of holiday decorating. Some of the devices you may spot include the new Galaxy Note Edge, a Galaxy Tab S, a Galaxy Note 4, a Samsung Gear S, and even a curved Samsung television.

You can check out the two minute video after the break although you will probably see bits of it during commercial breaks throughout the holiday television viewing season.
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Leaked images suggest TouchWiz may add theme capabilities

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The concept of themes applied to the interface of an Android device is nothing new as many third-party launchers have supported themes for a long time now. The ability to quickly change the look of a device is a feature that many people enjoy as witnessed by the popularity of third-party launchers along with the host of theme and icon packs available through the Play Store. Based on some new images that surfaced it appears Samsung may have realized they can keep people using their own TouchWiz UI if they add in the ability to load themes.
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Xiaomi app store hits 10 billion downloads, plans to go international

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Although it is not a well-known name outside of the Chinese market, you may recall that Xiaomi managed to grab the number 3 spot as a global manufacturer of smartphones during the third quarter. The phenomenal growth Xiaomi has achieved in the sales of smartphones is helping the company in other ways, like the recent accomplishment of having 10 billion apps downloaded from their app store. That has translated to 364,000,000 yuan ($59 million USD) paid to developers from January to October of this year. This strong growth has prompted the company to start looking outside China.
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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime for Boost Mobile slides through the FCC

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A new device from Samsung arrived at the FCC within the last twenty-four hours, showing it is destined for Boost Mobile. The model number for the device is SM-G360P. This is expected to be United States version of the Galaxy Core Prime.

The specifications for the Galaxy Core Prime are on the low-end. The price stays low to remain an entry-level handset for customers. The device has a 4.5-inch display (800×480 resolution), Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM, 5MP / 2MP cameras, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slat, and 2000mAh battery. Right out of the box is Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Source: FCC
Via: Phone Arena

Samsung possibly facing trademark infringement from Milk Studios

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The music and video streaming applications from Samsung are called Milk Music and Milk Video, respectively. The somewhat strange names, though, are not as unique as one would think. Multimedia company Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against Samsung regarding trademark infringement. The complaint specifically goes after the music streaming service, claiming that Samsung did indeed know of Milk Studios’ existence.

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Samsung’s ChatOn messaging service being phased out

ChatOnIf you’ve owned a recent Samsung device, you’ve probably seen their instant messaging client ChatOn somewhere on the device. ChatOn was Samsung’s in-house competition to apps like WhatsApp that came preloaded on nearly every Samsung smartphone.

Unfortunately, it turns out that just being preloaded on devices wasn’t enough to strike up users, and Samsung has announced that they’ll be gradually turning off the service around the world. Since profits have been constantly declining this year, Samsung’s management is looking to focus on successful key areas of their business while chopping off the services that aren’t doing well. Samsung’s music and video hub closed earlier this year, and now you can throw ChatOn to that pile.
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