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Verizon Launches 5GB & 10GB Pre-paid Data Plans

November 7, 2016 |

Verizon has launched two new pre-paid data plans for mobile phones starting at $50 per month. The plans include Verizon features such as Carryover Data (for customers making on-time, regular payments), Mobile Hotspot, International Messaging, and Always-On Data (at 128 kbps).

The $50 … Read More

Cox adds 56 channels to TV Connect, adds support for iPhone & iTouch

December 10, 2012 |

Cox Communications has added 56 new national cable channels to it’s app for Apple devices, as well as adding support for iPhone and iTouch. The company now offers over 90 channels available to watch on Apple iOS products while connected at home. The free Cox TV Connect app also lets you control your DVR recordings remotely. Read More

Source reveals iPhone 5 larger 4″ display

August 2, 2012 |

It’s just about confirmed that the iPhone 5 will have a larger 4″ display. Reuters reported today from a briefing in Tokyo that electronics manufacturer Sharp will be shipping displays in late August, presumably for the iPhone 5. And, a Reuters source has revealed the shipment includes a larger 4″ display. Of course, nothing is confirmed except for the shipment itself, as Sharp wouldn’t divulge any details on size, technology, or what model the display will be used for. Read More

Managing movies on your iPad, iPhone & other devices

July 18, 2012 |

Watching digital movies is surely the wave of the future. But the major obstacles that still stand in the way are hard drive space and bandwidth. Tablets, iPhones and PCs have limited storage capacities. While you can keep adding external hard drives to your laptop or desktop system, tablets and smartphones reach a certain storage limit they cannot exceed. Let’s look at a few methods of keeping your iPad, iPhone or other mobile device free of movie files that take up lots of space. Read More

Microsoft’s E3 announcements: Halo 4, SmartGlass, IE for Xbox

June 4, 2012 |

With the shadow of a new console looming larger by the day, perhaps it’s no surprise that Microsoft didn’t wow anyone during their annual E3 press conference today in Los Angeles. No, next year’s rumored Xbox 360 successor was not shown, mentioned, or even spotted canoodling with a Kardashian. Instead, the company chose to focus on expanding features and sequels to their mega franchises. The briefing started off with a lengthy demo of Halo 4, including a slick live-action film that segued into actual gameplay.  Read More

Buy Modern Warfare 3 at Best Buy, Get Free HTC Smartphone

November 7, 2011 |

As if the masses needed any more reason to flood the stores for Tuesday’s release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the stakes have just been raised by Best Buy. For a limited time, buyers of the game can … Read More

Samsung flexible OLED displays to release in 2012

October 31, 2011 |

Flexible OLED screen - Wikimedia CommonsSamsung made an announcement last Friday that the company plans to release flexible displays for smartphones early next year. Flexible screens for other portable devices, such as tablets, would follow sometime after. Samsung’s flexible displays use OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology, which doesn’t require backlight like LCD screens. Because of this, the self-illuminating diodes can be placed into thinner, bendable cases. Samsung showed of their rollable AMOLED display at CES 2011. The company says the upcoming flexible smartphone will hopefully follow the success of the company’s Galaxy S II, which has sold 10 million since release in May, 2011. Read More

Google reveals Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS

October 19, 2011 |

Google has revealed its latest iteration of the Android platform branded “Ice Cream Sandwich,” complete with a splash of new features that should get any Android developer excited. In the big picture, Android 4.0 is expected to work on both tablets and smartphones, effectively combining Honeycomb and Gingerbread operating systems into one. According to Google UX head Matias Duarte, Android 4.0 should “simplify user’s lives.” Read More

Apple announces iPhone 4S release date

October 4, 2011 |
Well, rumors that Apple’s iPhone 5 would have voice recognition software certainly turned out to be true. But the new phone ends up being an improved “4” model, and not the iPhone 5 many expected. Who’s complaining though? iPhone 4S has got enough to hold us over for a while. For one, the voice software labeled “Siri” translates voice commands to make calls, send texts, and even answer questions such as “Where’s the closest ATM?” Read More

Apple sells pricey unlocked iPhones

June 14, 2011 | 2

Apple has started selling unlocked iPhone 4 models on their website, but the flexibility and freedom of having an unlocked phone comes at a price. The 16GB iPhone 4 is selling for $649 while the 32GB is selling for $749 — prices two to three times more than the price of locked phones with multiyear contracts. Apple is offering the unlocked iPhones in either black or white color. Read More

iPhone 4 for Verizon hits shelves

February 9, 2011 |

Verizon is now stocking their shelves with the iPhone 4. The company recently announced it was setting aside a limited amount of the Apple devices for existing customers. If pre-ordered, those customers should be receiving their iPhone 4 devices today. You can also get your iPhone 4 for Verizon direct from Apple. Read More

Verizon sets aside iPhones for existing customers

February 2, 2011 |

Apple iPhone 4 bottom 2 microphonesVerizon has announced it’s setting aside a limited amount of Apple iPhone 4 devices for existing customers to pre-order. Those who already have Verizon wireless accounts can order the iPhone 4 starting at 3 a.m. ET on February 3. Those who pre-order can expect to get the phone delivered by February 10, 2011. Read More

iPhone for Verizon available in February

January 11, 2011 |

Verizon and Apple announced the iPhone will finally be available for Verizon Wireless customers starting Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The iPhone 4 will sell for the suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model when you sign a new two year agreement with Verizon. Read More

Vizio launches tablet and smartphone

January 4, 2011 |

HDTV manufacturer Vizio has jumped into the mobile business with the launch of both a tablet and smartphone under the Vizio brand. The Vizio tablet features an 8″ high-definition touchscreen and unique three-speaker design enabling stereo audio in both portrait and landscape modes. Read More

Time Warner Cable launches Remote DVR Manager

October 20, 2010 | 3

Time Warner Cable launched their Remote DVR Manager service in five markets this week, with more areas being added soon. The service allows TWC subscribers to manage DVR recordings via browser-enabled mobile devices or PCs. The service was launched in the Carolinas region, Northeast region, New York City region, San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego/Desert Cities. Read More

iPhone will finally work with Verizon

October 9, 2010 |

Apple will finally make its iPhone available for Verizon customers early next year, that according to an insider who got word of the confidential news. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the US, and the addition of the iPhone … Read More

Netflix goes mobile on iPhone & iTouch

August 26, 2010 | 1

Great news for Apple customers. Netflix subscribers can now watch streaming Netflix content on iPhones and iTouch mobile devices. Apple’s Steve Jobs first showed off the Netflix app on an iPhone 4 in June — which works on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Read More

iPhone 4 now available in 17 more countries

July 30, 2010 |

Apple iPhone 4 bottom 2 microphonesApple’s iPhone 4 is now available in 17 more countries. The phone can now be purchased in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Purchase locations include Apple.com and authorized Apple retailers. Read More

iPhone4 – get a free case or full refund

July 16, 2010 |

iphone4-retina-display-stillApple’s Steve Jobs gave a quickly put together press conference today in Cupertino addressing the iPhone’s apparent “design flaw.” The problem with the iPhone, also referred to as the “death grip,” is that the external antenna is blocked by your hand when holding it a certain way. Read More

iPhone 4 sells 1.7 million while Jobs apologizes

June 28, 2010 |

iphone-4-front-back-camerasApple says 1.7 million iPhones have been sold within 3 days, while Steve Jobs apologizes to customers about not having enough in supply. Pre-orders were halted after 600,000 were sold, and Jobs has got to be smiling while kicking himself at the same time. Could Apple have sold 1 million pre-orders of the iPhone 4 if they hadn’t stopped? Read More