T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Family Plans

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

By about 11 mins ago.

Anything Sprint tries to do, T-Mobile is determined to try to do better. T-Mobile on Monday unveiled a new family plan that will cost $100 per month for four separate lines and offer a total of 10GB of LTE data, or 2.5GB per line. In contrast, Sprint’s most comparable “Framily” plan costs $160 per month and offers a mere 4GB of data total, or 1GB per line. You can get an unlimited-data Sprint “Framily” plan, of course, but it will cost a total of $240 per month since the unlimited option costs an extra $20 per line. More →

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iPhone Slow vs Samsung Galaxy Slow

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

By about 32 mins ago.

The New York Times cried wolf in late October last year, observing that the iPhone 4 has became more sluggish following the iOS 7 update and wondering, without any kind of data to back it up other than one user’s experience, whether Apple has intentionally slowed down performance on older smartphone models to convince more iPhone users to upgrade. However, the publication is now back with a more scientific approach to the quandary. In a new piece penned by Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan, the publication draws our attention to the correlation between iPhone launches and the perceived slowness of older devices. Similarly, the study looks at Galaxy S phone slowness and relation to new Galaxy S model launches. More →

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Hit List

12 iPhone and iPad Tips and Tricks

12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

By about 53 mins ago.

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plenty of tricks that can significantly improve the iPhone’s performance, and Business Insider has put together a collection of 12 such handy tricks every iPhone user looking for performance improvements has to know. More →

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TWC Vs. Google Netflix

TWC hilariously claims Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality

TWC hilariously claims Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality

By about 1 hour ago.

You’ve got to hand it to Time Warner Cable’s lawyers — they certainly deserve an A+ for creative writing. Per The National Journal, both Time Warner Cable and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association lobbying group have filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission warning that major Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality because they could threaten to charge ISPs extra money for the rights to let their customers access their websites. We are sadly not joking. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

By about 2 hours ago.

Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet are reportedly nearing the mass production phase and as a result, we’ve seen component leaks kick into high gear recently. Monday morning we seemingly saw the main printed circuit board (PCB) from the iPhone 6 for the first time, and now a new leak may show the iPhone 6 circuit board next to the same component from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone, again supporting the notion that Apple is planning two new iPhone models this year. More →

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Amazon 3D Printing Store

Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear

Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear

By about 2 hours ago.

If for some reason Amazon’s vast selection of products from every imaginable category wasn’t quite cutting it for you, we have some good news – on Monday, Amazon opened a 3D printing store on its website, offering customizable goods to its customers for the very first time. Amazon notes that more than 200 items are already available in the new store, including earrings, bobblehead figures, phone cases and cookie cutters. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

By about 2 hours ago.

It’s the last week of July and as we enter the last month of summer freedom before school starts again, we need to make sure that we finish out the month on a high note. We’ve been sharing tons of paid iPhone and iPad apps we you lately that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down now. Monday has brought some great new sales with it, and we have hand-picked seven sweet paid iOS apps that you can get for free if you move quickly. More →

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Galaxy S4 Fire

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

By about 3 hours ago.

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets. More →

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Motorola Nexus 6 Shamu Specs

The Nexus 6 may be coming from the most unexpected source

The Nexus 6 may be coming from the most unexpected source

By about 3 hours ago.

Despite what many rumors said about the possibility of a Nexus smartphone being made by this particular company in previous years, it appears Motorola had to be bought and sold by Google to get an actual chance to making a Nexus smartphone. Following all the rumors that claimed Google is getting ready to discontinue the Nexus smartphone line next year, the company denied such plans at I/O 2014, suggesting a Nexus 6 is indeed in the making. And Android Police says that phone, dubbed Shamu, may be a 5.9-inch Motorola beast. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: NFC and Wi-Fi AC

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

By about 3 hours ago.

A new iPhone 6 internal component has been leaked, with Nowhereelse posting images that show the purported main iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) as received from a reliable Chinese source. The leaked logic board does not have any of the chips you’d expect to see on it, and appears to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The component is similar to the iPhone 5s’ logic board, although it has a longer top section, with MacRumors noticing that screw holes in this elongated area fit screw holes from a leaked iPhone 6 back case. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Update

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

By about 4 hours ago.

A picture taken inside a new Paradise Walk store and posted on a Chinese forum apparently reveals that Apple is getting ready to update its MacBook Pro line at some point in the near future, 9to5Mac reports. Apple already updated the MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and cheaper prices across the board, and launched an even cheaper iMac version earlier this year. The company is expected to update its Pro family and release other Mac models later this year. More →

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Apple Swell Acquisition

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

By about 5 hours ago.

For the time being, Apple’s iTunes Radio product is something of an also-ran. It’s a nice value-add for iOS device owners, allowing them to stream Pandora-like Radio stations for free, but it doesn’t really offer any compelling features compared to bigger rival services. According to a new report, however, that may soon change. More →

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Smartphone Unlocking Bill Passes House

It will soon be legal to unlock your phone and move to another carrier

It will soon be legal to unlock your phone and move to another carrier

By about 6 hours ago.

Handset unlocking in the U.S. is not exactly legal when done by device owners looking to move to a different mobile operator, but this will soon change, Reuters reports, as the cellphone unlocking bill has cleared the House. President Barack Obama said he’s looking forward to signing it into law. More →

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