Buyer’s Guide

iPad Air (2020) upgrade: 5 thinking points before you buy

iPad Air (2020) upgrade: 5 thinking points before you buy

The latest iPad Air was made available for purchase at Apple here in late 2020 - today we're going through the details. This iPad Air (2020, 8th gen) will cost you approximately $600 if you buy it all at once, and it delivers a look and an experience quite similar to that of the iPhone 12 - so what's the big difference? If you already own an iPad, why should you consider buying a new device now?

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Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

The iPhone 12 with 5G was released in October 2020: Here we look at reasons why you might want to upgrade. We're also looking at reasons why you might want to steer clear. There are positive and negative factors in deciding on any new smartphone, starting with exactly that - deciding whether you need a NEW iPhone in the first place.

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Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Today we're taking a peek at the various game sales out on May the 4th, aka Star Wars day, across the gaming universe. If you're in the mood for PC games, you're going to be in luck. If you're looking for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 games, you're going to have a slightly more slim set of pickings. This day is just about the best day to buy Star Wars games if you've been waiting, though - so let's take a peek!

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Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Without much fanfare the Nintendo Switch Lite returned to in-stock status at several stores in the USA this week in several bright colors. It would appear that stock has been released for sale in stores online like Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. You'll find the Turquoise version available at each of these stores, while gray seems to be sold out everywhere by Amazon, and Target's the only location with a Yellow version of the console.

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Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

If you've been to your local department store in the United States in the last several days, you might've noticed some oddly bare-looking aisles. Upon closer inspection, you might've also noticed a sign like the one you'll see at the head of this article. The bad news is, if you're in desperate need of some toilet paper today, you might need to hit a few Target and/or Walmart stores before you find a pack.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Today you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra on sale for the first time. This release includes multiple phones with very similar features and abilities - and it's going to be confusing if you're not set up with the details you need for your carrier of choice. You might also want to consider buying one of these phones off-contract, for one up-front cost. Let's take a peek at what you need to know.

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Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

If you're going in to a carrier like Verizon right now, looking for the least expensive way to have a smartphone for email and phone calls, they've got a few "free" choices. You'll end up signing up for a $50 (or thereabouts) per month plan, at minimum, for the service with the carrier, and you'll get a phone that'd normally cost a few hundred dollars outright. In late February, 2020, I opted to get the iPhone 7 because it's been a while since I owned an iPhone, and I figured it'd be a reliable piece of hardware.

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Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Today Verizon released a set of pre-order promotions for the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G as well as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but NOT the non-plus, non-ultra Galaxy S20, because Verizon will not be selling a device like that - not until Q2.* Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra with Verizon start on Friday, February 21, at 12:01am ET.

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Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

A collection of cheap imitations of the original Apple Watch are currently posing on Amazon as a perfect alternative to the far more expensive alternative. Brands like YAMAY, Willful, Letsfit, SKYGRAND, and ANBES make little effort to hide the fact that they're not only using lookalike UI - in some cases, they're literally selling the same devices under different brand names. Scratch that - in quite a few cases... in a CONCERNING number of cases, companies appear to be selling the same product with different brand names for different prices.

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A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

Transformers is a toy line that's never really dull. I remember getting Transformers toys for gifts for Christmas and birthdays when I was a kid, and even when (90% of the time) I did not know the character in the box, I was thrilled to get another one of these bafflingly entertaining pieces of moving parts in plastic. The difference between a "good" transformer and a "could've been better" transformer gift always depended on the intended audience for the toy. Not all Transformer toys are made for little kids.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro was removed from T-Mobile USA's online store to make way for the OnePlus 7T. But why would a company remove a device that is not the direct predecessor to the device which will replace it? Let's take a look at what's happened at T-Mobile over the past year.

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The 3 best Xbox One bundles in Fall 2019

The 3 best Xbox One bundles in Fall 2019

Microsoft currently has a bunch of Xbox One bundles for sale - as is generally the case - so we took a look at which bundles were best. Our ranking system is different from most, as we take into account the value of the game that comes with the Xbox, the model Xbox we're considering, and the customizations done to the console (or complete lack thereof). Here we decide which bundle is best for you at the tail end of 2019.

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