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Samsung Galaxy S21, Google Pixel 4a, and more are on sale today

The OnePlus 8 series, Microsoft laptops, and more are on sale today

The 4th generation Echo and other accessories for your home office are now available

Let’s end the week the way we start it, with deals. I think it’s crazy that phones that launched a month ago are already getting discounts, but the brand new Galaxy S21 is now $ 150 cheaper on both Amazon and B&H, which means it’s at $ 700 starts and also offers free shipping. If you switch to Verizon for a second, you can get the Google Pixel 4a for $ 240 off if you have a device to trade in and grab a new phone line, as obviously it wouldn’t be that easy. The new Amazon Echo is $ 20 and costs $ 80. OnePlus also has the OnePlus 8 for $ 200 off if you get the 12GB RAM variant, so it stays at $ 600. The 8 Pro also receives the same treatment, with the same variant costing $ 800. Finally, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is available on Amazon for $ 80, the entry-level model for $ 1,219. We also have deals on other Amazon speakers, Surface laptops, Beats headphones and more at the links below.

Samsung’s Buy and Try Program allows you to try out brochures for 100 days

Let’s get to the leaflets and official news, for a couple of segments … I know what’s going on with the world today? But don’t worry, they are really worth it. We know Samsung is probably the biggest player in the foldable market, but that market isn’t exactly mainstream just yet. The biggest problem is the price tags and the existing concerns. I mean, imagine you’re spending so much money on a phone and not sure if it’s tough enough to withstand your average use. Yes, that’s why we have the After The Buzz series. Let me know if you’d like the Z Fold 2. Well, it looks like Samsung has a solution for that. The company is launching a new “Buy and Try” program on Samsung.com. When you buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or a Z Flip 5G, you have to pay full price for the device instead * but * .. Of the typical 14 days or 30 days for a return period, you have up to 100 days to get that Return the device if you determine this is not suitable for you. And of course, unless you get one of these trade-in offers, you’re still paying full price for the device, but when you’ve thought about buying it and haven’t sold it. This is a pretty good way to test the water. We will make sure there are links for these two devices in the links below. However, this program ends on April 1st. You may have to act quickly, but then I wonder if there is anything else coming in April?

OPPO Find X3 series alleged price and color options leaked

Let’s talk about OPPO now, as we still assume the company will be releasing a Find X3 series relatively early this year if last year showed any signs of it. Rumors suggest it would come out sometime in March, so certifications and leaked images are naturally flowing in. According to a new report from 91Mobiles, the source claims that the Find X3 Pro will come in four color options, namely blue, white, orange and black. As far as the technical data is concerned, there will apparently only be a single variant that offers 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a price between 1000 and 1200 euros. Now we’re also expecting the Find X3 Neo, which will supposedly be a renamed Reno5 Pro + that brings the same amount of RAM and storage for around € 851 and € 973, respectively. Finally, the Find X3 Lite will bring 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and will be priced between 400 and 500 euros. Now if we focus on the Pro, we hear that the other specs include a Snapdragon 888 SoC, Android 11, 4500 mAh battery, triple cameras on the back, and OPPO, which it seems will be heavily focused on this new display . We’re pretty much March so let’s see what we get.

14-inch MacBook Pro with mini LED display and more?

Let’s get to Apple and the Macs that we’re expecting very soon. Earlier this week we released a new report from Ming Chi Kuo claiming we would get two new Macs in the second half of 2021. You know those that just sound too good to be true by having an SD card reader and an HDMI port, along with a brighter display. Everything consumers want in a pro computer. Now we have a new report from DigiTimes that gives us more information on these new ads. According to the report, “Apple is expected to introduce 14- and 16-inch mini-LED-backlit MacBook Pro models, with a company called Radiant being the exclusive supplier of BLUs. Of course, this is just another confirmation that Apple is finally moving to these displays after years of rumors. As for other Macs, other reports say we should expect them around the middle of the year, but still in the second half, so September or October? Other things we’d come to expect from these Macs are new and faster Apple Silicon chips, MagSafe with faster charging, and they could get rid of the Touch Bar too. In all honesty, these keep sounding too good to be true that I’ll seriously have a drink and party when they become a reality. Well, maybe more than a drink.

Facebook wants you to believe that small business ads are good

And finally, to get the funniest news today, let’s talk on Facebook. You know I would rather avoid talking about them as I have never concealed my lack of admiration for their practices, but here it is. For the past few weeks, maybe even months, Facebook Apple has been looking for the privacy changes we’re supposed to receive with iOS 14.5. Here you can choose whether apps should track you or not. Well, yesterday Facebook released a new blog post titled “Let’s Hear About Why Personalized Ads Are Important”. If you want to read we will leave the link in the description, but just to give you the shorter version, they are trying to convince you that “You need to keep track of your online habits so they can serve you more ads and you should actually be grateful that Facebook is doing that ”. Oh, and they are actually launching an ad campaign called “Good Ideas Deserve To Be Found”. Well, here’s the thing, we all agree that it’s good to come up with good ideas. I mean, the ad shows how difficult it is for small businesses to be found. The question is, why are they so insistent on tracking? It’s easy, those who want targeted ads will choose, those who don’t or find it creepy to be followed won’t. Well, Facebook tried to sue Apple. We’re not sure how this is going right now, but one of the reasons it may not have come to court is because Facebook staff think this is not a good move given their past actions with privacy and how they try to sell themselves as fucking Robin Hood.

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Samuel Martinez

A former bilingual teacher who left the classrooms to join the Pocketnow team as news editors and content creators for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who likes video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.

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