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  • AT&T GoPhone raises data allowances in plans and adds tethering at no extra cost

    18 April 2014, 4:31 pm

    AT&T's contract-free GoPhone service is being upgraded to add a few more perks for customers, and the changes to the plans will not affect price, according to AT&T's announcement. Read the full story here.
  • Sony hops on the Google Play app update train

    18 April 2014, 11:59 am

    If there's one trend every Android users should be very happy to see taking hold, it's the growing popularity of manufacturers putting their apps in Google Play in order to make the update process faster and smoother. Sony is starting to embrace that trend.…
  • Verizon LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update starting now

    18 April 2014, 11:25 am

    LG issued its KitKat update for carriers several weeks ago, but Verizon was unsurprisingly absent from the list of supported devices. That's nothing new because AT&T launched its update this week and Verizon has been late to issue Android firmware updates for…
  • HTC hires Samsung Galaxy brand builder in bid to improve marketing

    18 April 2014, 9:37 am

    Apparently, having Gary Oldman spout gibberish at the beginning of an advertisement isn't the only strategy that HTC is employing to raise awareness about its products. The company has also hired a former marketing executive from Samsung to advise how to…
  • HTC working on optical zoom camera for smartphones

    18 April 2014, 8:40 am

    HTC has made some big changes in its approach to smartphone photography, and the company is working on even bigger ones to introduce in the next couple of years. Read the full story here.
  • LG's Connect is the One Ring to rule Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, webOS, and Smart TV streaming

    17 April 2014, 3:18 pm

    My living room currently has three different options for streaming web content to the big screen, and LG today announced that it wants to be able to control all of the major options with a Connect SDK that developers can use to control multiple platforms.…
  • Jackery Leaf Battery Case Review - double your iPhone's battery life in an instant

    17 April 2014, 2:41 pm

    Regardless of how good battery life might be for a phone, it's probably not good enough for people who use their phone often. Apple iPhone 5 or 5s users who need more power might want to get a Jackery Leaf case. Read the full story here.
  • LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update rolling out now to AT&T

    17 April 2014, 10:42 am

    Another Android smartphone at AT&T is being upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat today. Following yesterday's announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was updated, AT&T today announced that the LG G2 is getting the latest version of Android as well.…
  • Apple looking to incorporate Shazam into iOS for song identification

    17 April 2014, 9:51 am

    In my recent comparison of Cortana to Google Now and Siri, I noted that Apple iOS was the only tool that didn't have song identification built into its search tool. That may change in the next version of iOS. According to Bloomberg, Apple is partnering with…
  • Samsung and Amazon build a custom Kindle app for Samsung phones and tables

    17 April 2014, 9:24 am

    One would think reading an eBook would be straightforward and universal across devices, but Samsung and Amazon have partnered to create a unique experience strictly for Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets. Read the full story here.
  • Chrome Remote Desktop lets Android users control Windows or Mac OS

    16 April 2014, 4:33 pm

    In the event that someone is away from his or her computer and needs to access files on it, Google has released an app to make that possible. The Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android connects to software on the desktop that makes it possible to remotely…
  • Google has its own camera with new UI in Google Play

    16 April 2014, 3:15 pm

    Google today released an all new camera application that's designed to greatly improve the experience of taking photos with a stock Android device. And even people with non-Nexus smartphones like an HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5 can use the app because it's…
  • Samsung could have its own Amazon Mayday feature with SPOT support in Google Helpouts

    16 April 2014, 12:39 pm

    Amazon has a unique feature in its most recent tablet and TV that offers customers live tech support when someone runs into a problem or needs help figuring out how to do something. Samsung has launched a similar program for its home products, but it should do…
  • AT&T delivers BlackBerry 10.2 to Z10 and Q10

    16 April 2014, 10:57 am

    AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so…
  • AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Android 4.4 KitKat

    16 April 2014, 10:41 am

    It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album…
  • Google Project Ara phones go on sale January 2015

    16 April 2014, 9:34 am

    Project Ara, the modular phone concept started by the advanced projects group at Motorola (now Google), has been shown in increasing detail in recent months. Now we know the most important detail - the release date. Read the full story here.
  • Apple, Samsung, Google, and several other companies agree to support smartphone "kill switch" next…

    16 April 2014, 8:40 am

    Several smartphone manufacturers and carriers in the United States have banded together to announce the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, a program that will give consumers more options when their smartphone is lost or stolen.…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked just like Apple iPhone 5s

    15 April 2014, 4:17 pm

    Remember how the Apple iPhone 5s was defeated by a security researcher replicating a fingerprint and then placing it on the Touch ID sensor? Well, it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is also susceptible to the same hack. Read the full story here.
  • FCC might limit wireless auctions so AT&T and Verizon don't dominate airwaves

    15 April 2014, 2:44 pm

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless are less likely to dominate the next round of spectrum auctions because the FCC plans to limit how much spectrum one company can purchase, according to a report from Bloomberg. Read the full story here.
  • Amazon smartphone prototype with 3D UI effects leaks

    15 April 2014, 12:59 pm

    The frequency and specificity of Amazon smartphone rumors have increased in recent weeks, and we now have somewhat of a glimpse into what to expect the phone finally becomes official later this year. Read the full story here.
  • As Google Glass sale opens to everyone, Google announces new KitKat update

    15 April 2014, 10:06 am

    Though Google normally updates its Glass software every month, the wearable computer went several weeks without new software until Google today announced plans to release an upgrade later this week. And while users wait on that update, anyone in the U.S.…
  • iPhone 6 front panel shows how much bigger it is than iPhone 5s

    15 April 2014, 9:29 am

    Secrets about Apple's new iPhone continue to leak, and the latest leak includes a photo of the supposed new iPhone next to the current version, showing what will be the biggest change in screen and phone size yet. Read the full story here.
  • Gmail website makes it easier to insert photos taken on smartphones

    15 April 2014, 8:43 am

    Attaching photos taken with a smartphone has become easier in the latest update to the Gmail web app. The new Insert Photo button lets users share photos or entire albums from their Google+ accounts, including those uploaded from a phone using the Auto Backup…
  • Analyst claims Apple wants to raise price of iPhone $100

    14 April 2014, 2:43 pm

    It might sound strange to suggest raising prices at a time when companies are cutting corners in major ways to shave costs off high-end devices, but that's exactly what Apple wants to do according to one analyst that claims to have insider information.…
  • T-Mobile puts an end to data overage fees and challenges carriers to do the same

    14 April 2014, 11:51 am

    >T-Mobile says it's done with charging customers extra for going over their monthly data when within the confines of the United States. It also now challenges rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow suit. Read the full story here.
  • Samsung says to "Kapture the Moment" in teaser for new event that may be for Galaxy Zoom

    14 April 2014, 9:22 am

    Samsung, fresh on the heels of releasing four new devices last week, is already back to work and teasing another smart device soon to launch. That device may be the new Android-powered Galaxy Zoom. Read the full story here.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Review: most of the things wrong with Windows have been fixed

    14 April 2014, 8:01 am

    There's always been an excuse to not use Windows Phone. With Windows Phone 8.1, which tries to plug in many of the weakspots of the operating system, the list of reasons not to use it is getting smaller. Read the full story here.
  • Cortana Beta Review: Microsoft goes in search of a better personal assistant for smartphones

    14 April 2014, 7:59 am

    It's not Siri, it's Cortana. Microsoft's intention to build an assistant with personality aims to be something more special than Siri, and the beta version of the feature shows that's it's already more than halfway there. Read the full story here.
  • T-Mobile and Samsung offer BlackBerry customers $200 to switch to a Samsung phone

    11 April 2014, 4:44 pm

    T-Mobile has yet another deal for BlackBerry customers making the switch to a new phone. The first attempt at converting BlackBerry customers didn't go over very well, but now that it's no longer selling BB OS handsets and Samsung is footing the bill, now's as…
  • Samsung Gear trademark applications point to SIM-capable and Android Wear watches

    11 April 2014, 11:01 am

    Trademark filings by Samsung make whispers of a smartwatch that doesn't need to connect to a phone seem more plausible, and reveal what may be the name of Samsung's Android Wear wristwatch. Read the full story here.

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