Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, deals are picked strictly on their potential value to our readers. March 30, 2018 10:42 am PDT Milo Kahney Amazon Prime members can get an unlocked Moto G Plus for $90 off If you’re looking for a cheap new (non-Apple) smartphone, you are in luck: Amazon Prime members can now get one for a hair over $200. It features 4G LTE speed, up to 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 5.2-inch, full HD display that sports 1,080 pixels. It packs a 12-megapixel HD camera and a 5-megapixel selfie cam so you can take some great pics. The all-day battery includes TurboPower charging, which provides up to six hours of use in just 15 minutes. Over 1,600 Amazon customers gave this Android phone 4.2/5 stars. The list price is $300, but Prime members can get it for only $209.99. Buy from: Amazon Link to this entry March 30, 2018 10:24 am PDT Milo Kahney Save $200 on … [Read more...] about Snag a new MacBook for $400 off [Deals & Steals]
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Review By Neil Hughes Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 07:02 am PT (10:02 am ET) The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular takes a major step forward in making Apple's wrist-worn device its own independent, connected computing platform. Simply put, it's a must-have for athletes in the Apple ecosystem, and a wearable device worth considering for many other non-fitness use cases.The tale of an emerging computing platform The Apple Watch is to the iPhone what the iPad was (and still is) to the Mac. When the iPad first debuted in 2010, Apple portrayed it as the future of computing —an accessible, dynamic device that could offer a better experience than both a laptop and a smartphone. But getting to that idealistic future takes time. That's why, for years, the iPad still needed to be tethered to a computer for initial setup and subsequent backups. There were technical reasons for this setup process, but it was also a deliberate decision by Apple to not-so-subtly say that, despite the … [Read more...] about Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular further establishes an emerging computing platform
Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address or by connecting with Facebook. If you're not keen on monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium, or just want to dip your toe in and test it out, it's easy to get started and there's no commitment.You can find out the main differences between Spotify Free and Premium in our separate feature but as a quick summary, the free version is ad-supported much like radio stations. The free version of Spotify can be accessed on PC, laptop and mobile phone, but the full service needs a Spotify Premium subscription.How does Spotify work?Getting started with listening to music on Spotify is easy: Visit the Spotify website and sign-up. We'd recommend signing up with Facebook if you have an account as it'll make it easier to find and follow … [Read more...] about What is Spotify and how does it work?
Star Trek: Discovery finally debuted last night to mixed but hopeful reviews. The first Trek TV show in a dozen years definitely has promise. What's yet to be seen is whether that promise makes fans open their wallets.CBS released the first two episodes of Discovery last night. While the first aired on traditional broadcast CBS, the second was tucked behind a paywall at CBS All Access, the network's streaming site/app/service for all things CBS. That's where the remaining 13 episodes of the series' first season will live, which means that, barring any creative Googling, you'll pay $6 or $10 monthly for the privilege of watching the newest version of Star Trek. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Trek often portrays a rosy picture of humanity's future. But CBS's decision to hide Discovery inside its silo app as a prestige lure for people to pony up is a potentially worrying picture of TV's future, one in which we're asked to pay for a slew of single-entity streaming services.So … [Read more...] about Star Trek, CBS, and the Depressing Future of Pay TV
Microsoft wanted Windows 2-in-1s to happen so badly that it stopped waiting for the OEMs and built its own. After years of mixed results, devices like the Surface Pro and the Surface Book are widely regarded today, showing the world just how useful a Windows tablet can be. That has left computer manufacturers in the odd position of trying to catch up with Microsoft, their longtime partner – and increasingly, they’re succeeding. Lenovo’s latest Surface competitor, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, is currently in its second generation, and could be one of the recent success stories. The device, which comes complete with a ThinkPad keyboard and ThinkPad Pen Pro, starts at $1,449 with a seventh-generation Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128G SSD. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review unit we received, priced at $1,689, was upgraded to Intel’s Core i5-7Y57, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. That places it at about $130 less than the price of the similarly … [Read more...] about Lenovo’s refreshed ThinkPad X1 Tablet is ready to rumble, but it’ll cost you