Daydream Update Reaching Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. According to Google, an update should reach both handsets this week that initiates Daydream services. Daydream is Google’s VR program that brings together content from varied sources, such as YouTube, Netflix, CNN, and much more. It requires two separate apps, including Google Virtual Reality Services and Daydream. Daydream content is accessible only from Google’s own Daydream VR headset. The S8 and S8+ are already compatible with Oculus VR content and the Samsung Gear VR headset.

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Motorola Debuts 'S' Variants of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus with Metal Bodies, Bigger Screens, Better Cameras

Motorola today announced the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus, special editions of the G5 and G5 Plus it revealed earlier this year. The G5S features an aluminum unibody design with a larger 5.2-inch full HD display and higher-capacity 3,000mAh battery with rapid charging. The G5S also improves the main camera from 13 megapixels to 16 megapixels with PDAF, and adds an LED flash to the front for better selfies with the 5-megapixel, wide-angle camera. The G5S Plus (pictured) adopts a metal unibody design, pushes the full HD screen from 5.2 inches to 5.5 inches, but carries over the 3,000mAh battery of the G5 Plus. The most significant change involves the camera, which switches from a single 12-megapixel shooter to a dual 13-megapixel arrangement with features such as selective focus, and black-and-white image capture. Similar to the G5S, the G5S Plus adds an LED flash to the front of the phone for improved lighting via the 8-megapixel selfie cam. Both the G5S and G5S Plus adopt the new Motorola multi-purpose fingerprint reader that can also be used for navigating the user interface. The phones include the latest software features from Motorola, too, including Night Display and Quick Reply. The G5S costs about $295 while the G5S Plus costs about $350. They will go on sale in the U.S. this fall.

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Wait! Just before you hit “Buy”, there’s something you need to do

My wife calls me “tight”. I personally like to call it “money management”, but either way it drives her mad.

At the moment we’re redecorating the lounge, and we’ve taken a few months to do it because I wanted to get the sofa in the 50% sale and the curtains and wallpaper from the right places at the right price.

I wouldn’t call it “tight” and I still believe in getting the best quality, but if there’s a deal on, I want to grab it with both hands.

Wait! Just before you hit “Buy”, there’s something you need to do

The last purchase was for a radiator. I knew which one I wanted, I knew the dimensions and which manufacturer makes it but I didn’t just want to get it from the first website I stumbled across. However, as with everything, you can end up browsing for quite a number of hours just to get a better deal. In my case, it ended up being a radiator firm up the road (and I mean literally, the company is a mile away and I never knew it existed). Better still, it was the cheapest AND there was a discount code for me to enter.

How do I get these discount codes? Well, there’s a couple of ways, and I’ll let you in on the secrets, because it’s not all about radiators or sofas.

Affording phones or accessories is not easy for everyone, and you shouldn’t think that you’re unusual for saying, “WOAHA!” when the price of a new smartphone is announced. £500-£700 isn’t out of the ordinary, and when you’re looking to get a handset it’s contract deals that appeal the most. They’re simply more affordable because they slice the cost of the phone into 24 chunks.

Likewise, whether it’s a smartwatch, a set of decent headphones, wireless chargers, Bluetooth speakers or even a case, you want to be able to afford the best you can get at a price that appeals.

So here’s my tricks, and you might think I’m a bit sad or geeky, but I’m going to put it out there anyway.

  • Stay on the website. Sure, I know it sounds a bit daft, but sometimes, if you browse to a site and then do nothing for a few minutes, a “Live chat” window might pop up. You’ve probably seen this on some sites, but there’s also the chance that – if you head to the product pages and then leave the pages open and do nothing for a certain length of time – an offer will pop up to entice you to buy. It might say something like, “Don’t leave! We’ll give you a 10% voucher if you order today!”

Wait! Just before you hit “Buy”, there’s something you need to do

  • Sign up for the newsletter. Whilst it’s perhaps the last thing you want, especially considering the amount of junk you already receive, the people on these mailing lists can get offers and discounts sent to them at quiet periods or when the company needs to shift something quickly.

Wait! Just before you hit “Buy”, there’s something you need to do

  • Look for an “Offers” page. There might be a link tucked away at the bottom of the site, which could tempt those who are hungry enough for an offer.
  • Freebies – Keep checking the “deals” websites and you could find a bulk-buy deal. Often it’s “buy a phone, get a free case”, but some companies will give even better offers – TV’s, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and much more – just for buying a phone on a contract.

Wait! Just before you hit “Buy”, there’s something you need to do

  • Coupon codes – You can get coupon codes from various websites that will help you get the deal at discounted price up to a fixed date. One such site is Bydiscountcodes, and is a nexus for the shopaholic. They have tied up with top-notch brands in the UK, and you can buy any mobile accessory with the help of coupon codes at a reasonable price.

I was someone who used save his pocket money to get accessories for my phone. Now even though I’m (slightly) older and have a job, it still hurts to pay full whack for something, especially when there’s a chance of getting it for less.

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  • Say hello to the Honor 6A

    The first thing this actually reminded me of was the Honor 5C, however, it’s actually a replacement for the Honor 5A, announced in January last year.
    Say hello to the Honor 6A
    This, the Honor 6A, is available to pre-order from vMall and will be on sale this Friday, August 4th, with Three UK. The price is a mere £149.99 and it runs a Snapdragon 430 CPU.

    This has an octa-core processor with 4 x 1.2GHz and 4 x 1.0 GHz.
    Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for more.

    The metal unibody measures 8.05mm thick, and although there’s no fingerprint sensor, you get an impressive 13 megapixel rear camera with 0.3-second Phase Detection Auto Focus tech. Up front is a 5 megapixel selfie camera with beauty mode.

    The display is a 5″ 1280×720 pixel unit and inside you’ll find Android 7.0 plus EMUI 5.1.
    Say hello to the Honor 6A

    Other details include 4G, VoLTE, WiFi and Bluetooth plus a 3.020mAh battery.

    Get it direct on vmall and each purchase includes a black tripod selfie stick. Meanwhile, via Three, you can get it on PAYG for £149.99 or through a variety of contracts starting at £11 a month. Head to the Three store from August 4th.

    One thing we couldn’t find in the specs I NFC, so possibly no Android Pay. We’re checking on this now.

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  • Plusnet SIM-only deal. 3.5GB of data for £8 p/m, if you’re quick.

    Plusnet SIM only deal. 3.5GB of data for £8 p/m, if youre quick.

    Well, I kinda packed in all the details of this post into the title, didn’t I?

    We featured the MVNO in our “£5 SIM only feature” and they deliver 4G data across the EE network. Here, for £8 per month, you get unlimited texts, 1000 minutes (which is well over 16 hours of yacking each month) and 3.5GB of data.

    You also get the “Roam Like at Home ” offering, which means you’ll be able to use your phone just as you would at home in over 40 destinations.

    This offer is only open until tomorrow, so you have to be quick if you’re thinking of buying.

    Click here to get it.

    Don’t forget, if you hear of a good deal or a great story we should be mentioning, hit the contact button at the top of the site.

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