The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve missed

Wake up and catch up on all you might have missed over the week
The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve mis

It’s the weekend and since many of you will soon either take a break and shut yourself off from the world (and the world wide web), or party the nights away, take a moment to catch up on the top news of the week.

Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April

Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April

We saw the Apple Watch’s official unveil in Q3 last year, and have since been waiting for it to hit the mass market. But now, there’s finally a date (well, more like a definitive month) we can all look forward to. Tim Cook has announced that the smartwatch will hit retail stores sometime in April this year, and this news has got our excitement levels up high.

READ MORE: It’s official: Apple Watch will ship in April, says Tim Cook

ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone

ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone

Don’t be fooled – this isn’t an iPhone. Rather, it’s the new Blade S6 smartphone launched by ZTE. But although some of the phone’s physical features are similar to that of the iPhone, there’s more to the Blade S6 than meets the eye. It’s a device made for the youthful, and that’s very evident in its features and user interface.   

READ MORE: Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6

Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro

It’s become quite obvious that Xiaomi’s trying to take on the world’s top smartphone maker – Apple. According to Xiaomi’s media development director, the company’s working on a Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program that lets you hand in your iPhone 5s or older iPhone for the Xiaomi Mi Note and your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro.  

READ MORE: Surrender your iPhones, trade them in for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note Pro 

Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentine's Day

Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentines’ Day

The Motorola Moto X and the Moto 360 are just a few gadgets many have been eyeing. And now, thanks to a Motorola sale, you’ll be able to get your hands on these devices for a discounted price. They make pretty Valentine's Day gifts, but there are some terms and conditions you’ll have to comply with.

READ MORE: Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale 

Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge

Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge

The Samsung Gear VR headset might only work with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 for now, but sources have leaked that this could soon be extended to include the purported Galaxy S6 and S Edge smartphones. We’ll probably have to wait till MWC 2015 to find out if there’s any truth to this claim.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge will reportedly support Gear VR