iCracked beating out the other guys’ iPhone trade-in prices for 9to5Toys readers

Last month, we posted an in-depth comparison of several iPhone trade-in services ahead of the September 9th announcement of the new iPhones. We came away with Amazon being your best bet for its pricing, but while Apple’s prices aren’t the best, the convenience of being able to trade-in your older iPhone at purchase of a…

Apple giving out five Newsstand magazines a day till Aug. 22 in the UK

From 9to5Mac:

In honor of the Bank holiday in the United Kingdom, Apple is offering five Newsstand magazine issues per day at no charge. The deal started today (August 18th) and lasts through August 22nd…

Expand full story

Apple cuts prices of all Beats by Dre products by 10% through Aug. 23rd

From 9to5Mac: Update (8/19 9:15am): This sale is also live at Amazon and Best Buy. A couple weeks following the closing of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and the Beats Music streaming service, Apple has cut the price of all Beats by Dr. Dre products by 10% in both its physical retail stores and official online store.…

Expand full story

Best Buy offering $100 discount on MacBook Airs this weekend, $25 gift card with iPad 4

Alongside the launch of the iPad Air tomorrow, Best Buy is holding some special price promotions for some MacBook and older iPad models. The company says that it will provide $100 discounts on all MacBook Air models on Friday and Saturday. The offer will be available both via the company’s online store and in its chain of physical retail stores. If you don’t absolutely need one of these devices this week it is best to hold tight and watch 9to5Toys (on Twitter too!) as we expect even heavier discounts throughout the holiday season.

The company will also offer a discount on the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro. Currently, the Best Buy Online Store offers the $1499 configuration with 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive for $1349, but the company will take off an extra $150 ($1249) for Friday and Saturday. Like with the MacBook Air deal, this offer is applicable both in-store and online. Keep in mind, that for $50 more, you can get a thinner, lighter Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, but that will come with substantially less storage and half the RAM.

In addition to the price-cuts on Macs, buyers of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display at Best Buy stores will get a $25 gift card. With the iPad Air coming in at $499, this older iPad model will cost $449 before the gift card. Also, the wireless Jawbone Jambox speaker system will be cut at Best Buy from $149 to $199. The speaker deal will run from Friday until Saturday this weekend, and the iPad 4 deal is already live.

Expand full story

Google-owned QuickOffice goes free on iOS and Android, 10GB of Drive space offered

Google today made its QuickOffice suite for both iOS and Android free to use with a Google Account. QuickOffice is a cross-platform document editor that can manage and edit Microsoft Office documents. The app is downloadable for free on both iTunes and Google play for no charge. Better yet, Google says that those who login to the updated app…

Expand full story

LunaTik LYNK iPod nano watchband review

When the current iPod nano form factor was announced in September of 2010, Steve Jobs said it’d make a perfect watch. Over a year later, in October 2011, Apple rolled out a new iPod nano software update that takes this concept to the next level. This update not only included an easier-to-navigate user interface experience, but included several new clock faces. Taking advantage of the prospects of what an iPod nano watch could mean, companies like LunaTik have been rolling out bands for the iPod nano.

LunaTik is the premier iPod nano watchband company, jumping into the market early on with a Kickstarter campaign. Now they are ever larger and are launching some incredible iPod nano watch band products. I had the opportunity to review one of their premier designs: the LunaTik LYNK blackout. Read the full review after the break:

Expand full story