Getting a new iPhone for your workforce could soon get a lot cheaper thanks to a new initiatvie from Barclays.Barclays Partner Finance is offering consumers a 24-month, interest free loan to fund the purchase of a new iPhone as it claims there is significant confusion about the total cost of purchasing a new mobile phone.The firm says 45 per cent of UK mobile users keeping the same tariff after their minimum term has expired without upgrading or renegotiating. The total cost of doing this over a seven month period is £121.Why is Apple selling fewer iPhones?Three urged to apply automatic discountsOperators promise to be fair to customersCost of devicesPart of the issue, Barclays says, is that 20 per cent believe the only way to buy a handset separately from their SIM is to pay for it outright. This makes spreading the cost more appealing to half of UK mobile users despite an acknowledgement that this is more expensive in the long term.Other barriers found by the research … [Read more...] about Barclays offers iPhone loan to ease phone cost confusion
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The story of technology in the 2010s is the story of gadgets going from the corners of our lives to everywhere all the time. The tools to create and consume culture are omnipresent now, offering us incredible new capabilities but also demanding that we care for them more than any consumer products in history. We mind their temperamental batteries, we twist in space to improve their wireless signals, we ask them to listen to us — but not too much. Gadgets in the 2010s were shaped first by the furious race to win the smartphone wars and then a furious race to create new kinds of hardware once it was clear that Apple, Google, and Samsung would dominate phones. And that hardware was tied to software and services like never before — every light bulb the endpoint of a cloud service, every speaker imbued with the voice of the data center’s soul. USB-C was inflicted upon an unsuspecting public; our headphone jacks were taken away. My favorite thing about gadgets is that they … [Read more...] about The Verge’s gadgets of the decade
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Tiem to upgrade Adam Oram 10 Dec 2019 0 This holiday season, why not surprise a loved one by replacing their old, busted device with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10? For today only, Amazon is making it way more affordable to do so with up to $300 off the unlocked Samsung flagship phones including almost all of the S10, S10+, and S10e configurations. Prices are down to new all-time lows for these handsets, starting at just $599.99, though the deals end tonight. Considering we didn't even see direct price drops this good for Black Friday, these are deals you don't want to miss.Buy one Galaxy S10 or Note 10 and get one free at Verizon Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S10 devices The sale features pretty much every color and capacity of Samsung's flagship devices right now with prices down to all-time lows. The phones are all unlocked so you can use them with the network of your choice. The sale ends tonight.From … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup beats its Black Friday pricing one more time ahead of holidays
This week, Google announced a major expansion of its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream, currently only available on niche Android phones, is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus this summer. That means that millions of smartphone owners will soon have two huge tech companies trying to sell them VR headsets. Google is offering the $79 Daydream View, which you’ll need to launch Daydream apps on your phone. Samsung sells the $129 Gear VR, which lets you access Oculus Home, a platform created by Facebook-owned VR company Oculus. Both headsets work the same way: after you clip a phone into the headset, you can interact with VR experiences using a small handheld remote. But they look and feel very different, and each has a completely separate app ecosystem. Unlike picking between two expensive desktop headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, buying a mobile headset isn’t a huge investment — most of the cost is in the phone itself. Retailers and … [Read more...] about Should Samsung Galaxy S8 owners buy a Gear VR or Google Daydream?
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