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Verizon Customers Can Now Get Unlimited Data

February 13, 2017 |

Verizon is the last of the major wireless operators to offer unlimited data, launching an $80 per month plan today for those who select automatic payments and paperless billing. Customers who want additional lines can add up to four more numbers at … Read More

Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note7 Devices Including Replacements

October 13, 2016 |

Samsung’s voluntary recall of Galaxy Note7 devices has been expanded to include replacement models sold before and after the original recall on September 15, 2016. [Update: The FAA has now banned all Galaxy Note7 devices on US flights.]

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Apple iPhone 6 Announcement & Event Highlights

September 9, 2014 |

Apple today revealed new products that include the much anticipated and widely rumored iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, iOS 8, and Apple Pay among other announcements. Let’s start with the iPhone 6 that comes in two models: iPhone 6 and … Read More

New Amazon Fire Phone Deal includes 1 Year of Prime

July 17, 2014 |

A new Amazon deal offers one year of Prime membership with the purchase of a Fire Phone. The membership will include Amazon Prime Instant video and free two-day shipping on most items (valued at $99 per year). For customers who … Read More

AT&T now taking pre-orders on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phones

September 6, 2013 |

Starting today, Sept. 6, AT&T is taking pre-orders on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phones. The devices will start shipping on Oct. 1, and customers who sign up for a two-year agreement will be able to get the phone for … Read More

Apple eyes larger iPhone & iPad screens

July 22, 2013 |

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Apple is apparently looking into increasing the size of both iPhone and iPad screens, that according to Asian suppliers who spoke with The Wall Street Journal. The sources report Apple has requested prototypes of screens larger than 4-inches for the iPhone, and larger than 9.7-inches for the iPad. The most significant increase in display size could be in store for the iPad, as sources say Apple is exploring screen sizes slightly less than 13″ — a common size for smaller laptops including Apple’s own MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.

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AT&T to offer phone upgrades every year

July 16, 2013 |

Tired of waiting two years to upgrade your phone with a new service contract? Starting July 26, AT&T is launching AT&T Next, a service option that lets you upgrade your smartphone every 12 months. The new option will let you pay for your phone every month, rather than make a one time payment when you sign a new contract or purchase the phone outright. AT&T says the monthly payments will range between $15 and $50 per month depending on the phone model. If you choose to keep the phone after a year, you’ll be able to continue to make payments on it for 8 months until it’s paid in full. For those of you who want a new phone every year, this is a great way to keep up with the latest models without having to pay up front. Read More

Who Needs Another Set-Top Box?

April 25, 2013 |

Does your home entertainment center really need ANOTHER set-top box? HD-Report doesn’t think so, but Amazon is rumored to be working on their own bit of hardware to add to the clutter.Read More

YouTube Rolls Out New iPhone App

September 11, 2012 |

YouTube and Apple… they used to go together like raspberry preserves and chunky peanut butter.  They never exactly meshed together, but perfection be damned, at least they played nice until Google got fully invested in the mobile marketplace with their own OS and phone hardware. Read More

Watch FOX News & FOX Business live on your Apple iPad & iPhone

August 24, 2012 |

If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer with the TV Everywhere service you can now watch FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network live on your iPad, iPhone or iTouch. 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

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 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

Apple releases white iPhone

April 28, 2011 | 1

Apple has released a “white” version of the popular iPhone 4. Just like the black phone, the white iPhone is offered in both 16GB and 32GB models for both AT&T and Verizon service. The 16GB version starts at $199 and the 32GB for $299 with a two-year agreement with either carrier. The iPhone 4 features FaceTime, 960×640 retina display, HD video recording, and 5-megapixel still camera.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