Update (3/21/16): Today, AT&T began accepting pre-orders for the LG G5 while also doing the same for the LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has not been available for very long in the U.S., hitting retailers in February, but the deals are already starting up. Amazon is currently running a special knocking 20% off the regular price of $500. The Xperia Z5 Compact is a bit of a rarity in the smartphone market as it comes packed with pretty good hardware, but with a screen that is sub 5-inches in size. If you put any stock in what Apple may be working on, then Sony’s smaller version of a smartphone should definitely meet a need in the market. Read more
So, you’ve just received your brand new, top-of-the-line, Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, and a feature you’ve been looking forward to using, Samsung Pay, is nowhere to be seen. If this is your experience, you probably bought the handset from Verizon. The good news is that you can easily remedy the situation yourself, and it will only take a couple of minutes to do so. Read more
It’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more
Star Wars: The Force Awakens went up for pre-order on Google Play without a specific release late last year almost at the same time the film started showing in theaters. Although a release date wasn’t provided, we knew the latest Star Wars installment would arrive in a digital format and on Blu-ray/DVD within the first few months of 2016. Films usually see home releases within four months of their original premieres.
Today, The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on personal media platforms next month.
If you reside in the UK and own an Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet or Fire Kids Edition 7-inch tablet, you may want to stop using the charger supplied with the device because Amazon UK has just issued a Voluntary Recall and Exchange Programme for the adapter. The retailer has determined that there is a risk of electrical shock when the charger is removed from the wall socket, with the possibility that its assembly, or casing, may detach from the rest of the plug. Read more
In 2015, Alcatel’s Idol 3 burst onto the scene as one of the best off-contract phones for anyone wanting to unchain themselves from carriers without compromising the quality expected from a flagship. The price of the phone has always been very attractive at $279, but Amazon currently has the Idol 3 for an even better price.