Did you know you can finance the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X?


There’s a change coming to the mobile industry. One of the little known things that happened when Apple announced the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is that the Cupertino-based company itself is willing to finance either device to you–installment payments, just like you’d find on a carrier.

Another little known fact is that Google is actually doing the same thing with its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Those interested in purchasing one can choose whether to buy it outright or finance it for 24 months.

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Samsung Pay’s first television ad knocks Apple Pay


Three mobile payments services will be vying for your attention this fall. Google, Apple, and Samsung are all ready store your accounts and cards in phones for easy checkout while shopping just about everywhere with a compatible terminal. Samsung Pay, however, is able to tout itself as the mobile payments service that works in more stores than any other. And tonight during the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Samsung ran the very first stateside television advertisement for Samsung Pay to promote its advantage over Apple Pay.

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Apple’s Move to iOS app yet another example of ‘innovation’


Earlier this week Android fans were treated to Apple’s first app that could be used on Android. The downside was that the app’s purpose is to help users migrate their data from an Android device over to an iPhone, ostensibly to help support consumers ordering a new iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, although it would worker with older models. Predictably, this triggered a bunch of ire on the part of Android fans. The tale gets even better as Apple appears to have lived up to a frequent criticism – that their idea of “innovation” is slapping their name on someone else’s creation – as it has been discovered the Move to iOS app is merely a repackaged app produced by another company. Read more

NVIDIA reminds us that it has the best set-top box


Earlier this week, Apple introduced new Apple TV hardware that includes support for gaming. Other platforms such as Android TV have been offering gaming capabilities well before Apple’s. The SHIELD set-top box, for example, is really the ultimate gaming set-top box. NVIDIA’s Android TV device allows for console-level gaming, 4K streaming, and access to Google Play’s hefty catalog of games, music, movies, and television shows. So NVIDIA decided to point out all of the advantages that its set-top box has over Apple’s.

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