AT&T Q3 2014 Earnings

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

By about 3 hours ago.

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

Wireless price wars are good for consumers but not-so-great for carriers’ bottom lines. AT&T on Wednesday reported earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $32.96 billion, which slightly missed the consensus estimate of $0.64 per share on revenues of $33.22 billion. But while AT&T’s earnings only just missed expectations, Bloomberg reports that the company also cut its estimates for revenue growth on the year amid fierce competition with smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. More →

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Apple Pay Bug Bank Of America

The most troubling Apple Pay-related bug we’ve seen yet [updated]

By about 5 hours ago.

The most troubling Apple Pay-related bug we’ve seen yet [updated]

Here’s yet another Apple Pay snafu, and this one could be more than just a minor inconvenience. CNN’s Samuel Burke reports that he and some other Apple Pay users have reported being double charged for transactions they made using their Bank of America-issued cards. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

By about 8 hours ago.

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

Although it will probably take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google plans to officially release Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new message sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now publish apps that target Android 5.0 Lollipop,” which will be “available to consumers on November 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers test out their apps right now to make sure they iron out any bugs before the software gets released next month. More →

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iPad Air 2 16GB Vs. 64GB

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

By about 8 hours ago.

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

Earlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. More →

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Apple Pay Tips And Tricks

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

By about 10 hours ago.

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

As with any major new platform or service, there are going to be some snafus in the early going and Apple Pay is proving to be no exception. 9to5Mac has compiled a couple of stories from The New York Times and ReadWrite that show how Apple’s new payment platform, while working well overall, is still experiencing some hiccups in the early going. More →

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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

By about 10 hours ago.

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

Benchmark scores for the iPad Air 2 have started coming in and as you’d expect they’re very impressive so far. But let’s put this into context: How do the Geekbench scores for the iPad Air 2 stack up against rival tablets? As you’ll see in a comparison chart made by Laptop Mag, the iPad Air 2 really only has one rival in terms of overall performance and that’s Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. More →

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Cable Vs. DSL Speeds

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services in the United States is not very good. However, there’s a promising new technology that’s being developed that could give your cable provider a run for its money and will hopefully give you a second option that doesn’t involve praying for Google Fiber to roll into your city. More →

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Coolest Wearable Computers Dorothy

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? While you’ll likely never get swept away by a tornado and whisked away to an enchanted kingdom, a clever new accessory will let you find your way home just by clicking your heels. More →

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World's Best Smartphone Apps PhotoMath

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

By on October 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. More →

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Vs. AT&T Verizon

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM.

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

John Legere might literally be the first — and likely last — American telecom CEO to have his own personality cult. Research firm Comlinkdata has analyzed 2.7 million of social media messages posted on Twitter for the past three years of people who said that they were switching to a rival carrier and found that “John Legere” was one of the more commonly cited reasons for people switching from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. More →

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Apple Pay Loyalty Program

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM.

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

Google is pretty savvy when it comes to getting consumers to adopt new technology, but even it couldn’t get Android fans to use Google Wallet with any consistency. Via MacRumors, a new report from BankInnovation claims that Apple is planning to roll out an Apple Pay loyalty program that will start offering users some great rewards by the end of the year. More →

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Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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