AT&T Earnings Q2 2014

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

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Following the solid quarter Verizon posted on Tuesday, AT&T on Wednesday reported its results for the second quarter. Wall Street was expecting a slight on-year decline in EPS, with consensus earnings of $0.65 seen on revenue totaling $33.22 billion, an improvement over the $32.1 billion in sales it posted in the June quarter last year. The numbers are now in, and AT&T beat expectations, having reported earnings of $0.68 per share on revenue of $32.6 billion. More →

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Amazon Prime Music Expansion

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

By about 29 mins ago.

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

No one was overwhelming impressive by Amazon’s lackluster streaming music offering, Prime Music, when it launched out of nowhere early last month, but the company isn’t giving up on it yet. Amazon announced on Wednesday that Prime Music has added hundreds of thousands of new tracks to the service along with hundreds of new professionally curated Prime Playlists. More →

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Hit List

How to Disable Canvas Fingerprinting

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

By about 51 mins ago.

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. More →

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Yosemite and 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

Yosemite and Apple’s best Macs yet are reportedly launching this fall

By about 1 hour ago.

Yosemite and Apple’s best Macs yet are reportedly launching this fall

Apple will release the public OS X Yosemite beta on Thursday, with 9to5Mac reporting that the final version will be released as a free download via the Mac App Store at some point in late October, possibly alongside new Macs that will come with high-resolution displays. More →

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Game Changers

Long Flight Tips

How to make long flights tolerable for just $60

How to make long flights tolerable for just $60

By about 2 hours ago.

Flying is amazing. You can start your day in Russia, and finish it in Reno. You can travel in relative comfort at over 500 miles per hour. Of course, the operative word here is relative. Few things are sweeter than figuring out a way to cruise in business class as you cross an ocean or two, but if I’m honest, it’s pretty impractical for the vast majority of humans. So, do you squeeze yourself into an impossibly tight seat for 13 hours to get from Atlanta to Seoul, or do you stay home and spend the day clicking through Google Images?

You go.

I’ve endured my fair share of excruciatingly long flights in economy class, and there’s really no redeeming quality to the experience. The only benefit is that you arrive somewhere different. In fact, a quick Google search for “how to survive long flights” yields page upon page of tips from here, there, and yonder. I suppose I’m adding yet another to the pile. More →

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Windows 9 for Desktop, Smartphone and Xbox

Windows 9: One OS to rule all devices

By about 2 hours ago.

Windows 9: One OS to rule all devices

Unlike Apple, which thinks merging iOS and OS X would be a “waste of energy,” Microsoft wants one single Windows operating system to be available to all its device users, whether they’re Windows Phone handset owners, Xbox fans, or rely on a Windows computer for work or play. Business Insider reports that CEO Satya Nadella said on the company’s FQ4 earnings conference call that a future version of Windows will merge all current Windows versions, becoming an “operating system that covers all screen sizes.” More →

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Amazon Prime Price Increase Reaction

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

By about 3 hours ago.

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

When Amazon first announced the price increase from $79 to $99 for Prime memberships, everyone was up in arms. Looking back at the reaction of Amazon customers following the announcement, you might have thought we’d be in the middle of a worldwide boycott of Amazon Prime about now, but it appears that the fallout was much less eventful than many had predicted. On Wednesday, CIRP released a report which shows that even after the price increase, 95% of U.S. Prime members still indicate that they will either “probably” or “definitely” renew their membership when it runs out. More →

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How To Disable Android App Notifications

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

By about 3 hours ago.

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

Android’s notification system is without question the best in the business right now. It’s flexible and actionionable, providing a means for users to interact with notifications to save steps. For example, a user can archive or delete a new email in Gmail without ever having to open up the app. As great as Android’s notification system is, however, there are still plenty of apps that abuse it and pester users with annoying or useless notifications.

Thankfully, there is a remarkably simple way to stop annoying apps from bugging you with notifications. More →

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Comcast Customer Care Internet Speed

Is Comcast lying about its Internet speeds to prevent service cancellations?

By about 3 hours ago.

Is Comcast lying about its Internet speeds to prevent service cancellations?

Comcast’s customer care cancellation call crisis continues with a new episode, as IBTimes took a closer look at the claims made during that customer service call by the company’s representative who repeatedly said Comcast’s broadband is the fastest, wondering whether Comcast is purposely instructing its employees to lie about data speeds. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4 Updates

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

By about 4 hours ago.

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

Sony took advantage of Microsoft’s early missteps to ensure that the PlayStation 4 would come out on top as the new console generation kicked off, but after being on the market for over half a year, one surprising disparity has begun to arise in the Xbox One’s favor. Despite a steady stream of updates on both consoles, the PS4 has gained very little in the way of new features while the Xbox One is loaded with functionality it didn’t have at launch. More →

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Google Play Store Material Design Update

Android L’s gorgeous Material Design is coming soon to all Android phones… sort of

By about 4 hours ago.

Android L’s gorgeous Material Design is coming soon to all Android phones… sort of

After a report a few days ago revealed that Google was working on updating its Play Store (desktop and Android app versions) to include its new Material Design, Google on Tuesday teased the new redesign coming to the Play Store Android app. More →

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BlackBerry Vs Android Vs iPhone

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

By about 5 hours ago.

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

Following the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent launch of Android, many people with work-issued phones spent years asking for their employers to switch away from BlackBerry smartphones to more modern devices. Finally, as Apple and Google increased their focus on security and BlackBerry hit dire straights a few years ago, workers began getting what that wanted and bring your own device (BYOD) policies became more common.

More recently, however, an interesting trend is being observed: Workers want their BlackBerrys back. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 5

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

By about 5 hours ago.

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

According to our sources, Apple is nearing the end of the beta testing cycle for iOS 8. We are told that the company plans to seed iOS 8 beta 5 to developers on August 4th, and a final version of the OS, iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th. After that we most likely are going to have a lull of several weeks until Apple is ready to release the iOS 8 GM (this is the final version, barring any unforeseen emergency fixes / problems). The latest version of Apple’s upcoming mobile software, iOS 8 beta 4, is the most stable and smooth out of all the releases so far, and it also incorporates new design and user interface tweaks, bug fixes and feature enhancements.

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