Apple frees up next-day delivery through Saturday

Apple is guaranteeing that purchases made through Saturday will be delivered on Christmas Eve. And if you need to make a return, you’ve got time.

Pixel 2 surge bigger than iPhone X or iPhone 8 over Christmas weekend

iPhone X enthusiasm was present in the crucial holiday weekend indicator, but it was outshone by the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL percentage-wise.

The Pocketnow team plays Secret Smartphone Santa!

How well do the members of the Pocketnow team know one another? In this season of giving, what gifts would they send each other?

T-Mobile brings back iPhone 8 BOGO deal and iPhone X trade-in discounts for Christmas

From Thursday, December 21 through end of day on Sunday, December 24, T-Mobile customers can get iPhone X discounts with trade-ins and iPhone 8 BOGOs.

Believe it or not, you can still get the iPhone X delivered by Christmas if you order it today

It’s not that long ago that you had to wait several weeks for an iPhone X order to be shipped, and yet somehow, delivery times have dropped to just one day.

HTC’s latest ‘hot deal’ combines $50 U11 discount and $35 voucher

The HTC U11 is still a pretty great phone, which might explain why it’s so rarely and modestly discounted. But this modest deal is better than the last two.

Today only, you can save $200 off several Apple Watch Series 2 versions

Discontinued by its maker a while ago, the Apple Watch Series 2 is still sold through retailers like Best Buy, where it’s available on the cheap today only.

New Surface Pro and Laptop deals galore at Microsoft and Best Buy

You can get the newest version of the Surface Pro starting at $599 today only from Microsoft, or a heavily discounted Surface Laptop bundle at Best Buy.

Microsoft discounts trio of Windows Mixed Reality headsets by a whopping $200 today only

If you hurry, you can get a bunch of heavily discounted Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Microsoft, including a $199 Lenovo Explorer.

Best Buy’s top doorbuster today is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at up to $150 off list

For 24 hours only, Best Buy takes $100 off the price of the 64GB Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro 12.9 model, $125 off the 256 gig config, and $150 off the 512 GB-er.

Say ‘hello holiday’ with $150 off Moto Z2 Play, up to $60 off Moto G5 Plus, and more deals

Practically all of Motorola’s smartphones are available at discounted prices for Christmas in the US, including the unlocked Moto Z2 Play and X4.

Samsung bundles new Gear 360 and Gear VR at a very special price today only

If you already own a high-end Samsung smartphone, you might also be interested in purchasing a new Gear 360 and Gear VR at a combined $200 price.

Save big on Surface Pro i5 bundle including black Type Cover and sleeve (today only)

If you hurry, a fifth-generation Microsoft Surface Pro with Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM inside can be yours for $799, two sweet gifts included.

Samsung stays in the gift-giving spirit with Gear Fit2 Pro freebie for Galaxy S8 buyers

For 24 hours only, unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ shoppers can get a complimentary Gear Fit2 Pro wearable device from Samsung.

What new tech did you get (or give) as Christmas gifts?

At the Levi House, a few tech Christmas gifts were given and received – but not what you might think! What did you get at your house?

Pipin’ hot smartphone news | Pocketnow Weekly 180

The year’s almost over, but the smartphone news isn’t – check out what you’ve been missing in this week’s podcast, with Pocketnow Weekly 180.

Merry Christmas!

We’d like to wish all those who celebrate a Merry Christmas on behalf of the entire Pocketnow team!

The Perfect last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the Android user in your life

Hopefully you haven’t forgotten anything, but if you have, here are the perfect last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the Android user in your life.