Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics trade show.
iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.
The carrier's new family plan model rewards customers who band together and guarantees at least $15 trade-in value for any phone.
So much for a universal Apple SIM. AT&T and T-Mobile both lock down new iPad SIM cards in their stores. The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open.
Like the carriers and other retailers, Target will offer the new iPhone for preorder on September 12 -- a week before it officially goes on sale.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon touts T-Mobile's new no-contract plans for iPhone users jumping ship from other carriers, and offers advice on which trade-in program to use.
Customers can trade in their existing iPhones (or other smartphones) for a better monthly rate.
Microsoft is offering MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit for trading in their Apple devices for its new Surface Pro 3 tablets.
CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.
Alongside an expanded partner program, Nest has added the team behind the versatile Revolv hub to bolster its growing smart home platform.
An earlier version of this story did not account for the fact that T-Mobile is waiving the $99 down payment on iPhones when people trade in their old devices. With this factored into the overall savings of the trade-in, T-Mobile's trade-in program actually offers consumers a better value than other trade-in sites such as Nextworth.