T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Price War

Wireless price war heats up as T-Mobile hits back at Sprint

By on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Wireless price war heats up as T-Mobile hits back at Sprint

Last week marked the first time in a long time that Sprint really got serious about offering competitive data plans for both individuals and families, highlighted by its new $60 unlimited data plan for individual subscribers. But if you were expecting T-Mobile to take this challenge lying down — and really, based on its actions over the past 18 months, why would you? — then you’re about to be sorely disappointed. More →

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Why Is Online Advertising Important

Here’s why you should be grateful for online advertising

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Here’s why you should be grateful for online advertising

Online advertising is annoying but the Internet wouldn’t be nearly as great without it. Fast Company directs our attention to a study from U.K. video ad platform Ebuzzing that claims it would cost each of us around $232 extra per year to get all of the stuff on the web we now enjoy for free if we eliminated online ads. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Vs. MacBook Air

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

By on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

In case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s been a noticeable shift in the way Microsoft has been promoting its Surface line of tablets — instead of pitting it against the iPhone like it’s traditionally done, it’s started pitting it against the MacBook Air. This may seem a bit puzzling since Apple sells more iPads every year than it does MacBook Airs but it actually makes all the sense in the world, as an excellent analysis by ZDNet’s Ed Bott makes clear. More →

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Moto X+1 Details Leak

New details leak for Motorola’s sweet-looking new flagship phone

By on August 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

New details leak for Motorola’s sweet-looking new flagship phone

Now that we know exactly what the Moto X+1 will look like, it seems some more details are starting to trickle out for Motorola’s next flagship phone. Droid Life notices that Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos has posted some fresh information about the Moto X+1 a little bit early, including all the different options we’ll have for rear casing materials on the new device. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Specs Leak

Every single BlackBerry Passport spec revealed in huge leak

By on August 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Every single BlackBerry Passport spec revealed in huge leak

BlackBerry’s upcoming Passport looks like it really will feature some terrific specifications. N4BB has obtained the full leaked spec sheet for the Passport and has found some interesting new details on the device. While we’ve known about some of the device’s key specs for a while now, this is the first time we’ve ever seen the entire spec sheet and it looks like BlackBerry has done a nice job making sure its newest flagship phone will have high-quality hardware. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung sees an ALS charity campaign as the perfect opportunity to troll Apple again

By on August 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Samsung sees an ALS charity campaign as the perfect opportunity to troll Apple again

Samsung’s eagle-eyed marketing team is always looking for clever new ways to troll Apple and make fun of the iPhone, and now it’s decided that the Ice Bucket Challenge — the viral Internet campaign to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS — is the perfect opportunity to make the iPhone and other rival devices look bad. More →

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5.5 Inch iPhone 6 Specs Leak

Key details about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 confirmed in major new leak

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Key details about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 confirmed in major new leak

We’ve written so much about the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that we will go positively insane if it’s not released soon. However, there’s still a great deal of mystery surrounding the larger 5.5-inch iPhone model, which is why we’re happy to see that a major new leak has confirmed some key details of Apple’s first phablet. More →

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iPhone 6 Release Date

Apple is going to extreme lengths to make sure your iPhone 6 is just perfect

By on August 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Apple is going to extreme lengths to make sure your iPhone 6 is just perfect

How much does Apple want to make sure the iPhone 6 is the best it can be? So much that it’s willing to make a last minute change just weeks before its launch that has apparently left its supply chain partners “scrambling.” According to a new report from Reuters, Apple this month sent a key iPhone 6 component “back to the drawing board” for a redesign after the company found that it didn’t make the device’s display bright enough to meet its exacting standards. More →

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Amazon Fire phone Sales AT&T

Will Amazon’s Fire Phone flop finally kill flagship carrier exclusives?

By on August 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Will Amazon’s Fire Phone flop finally kill flagship carrier exclusives?

We’re not sure how many times we have to say this, but offering your premiere piece of hardware as a carrier exclusive is not a good idea. New research from Chitika shows that Amazon’s Fire Phone hasn’t been a smashing success so far and that Amazon’s decision to make it an AT&T exclusive may be a big part of the reason why. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 10 Million

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

By on August 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

It’s safe to say that even Sony is surprised by how popular the PlayStation 4 has been. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says that while the company is obviously pleased with how many consoles it’s sold so far, it’s a little apprehensive about it because it really has no idea why it’s this popular. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Specs 4.5-Inch Display

BlackBerry reveals the Passport’s killer feature: The ability to look at x-rays of your lung

By on August 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM.

BlackBerry reveals the Passport’s killer feature: The ability to look at x-rays of your lung

If you aren’t clamoring for the BlackBerry Passport yet, just wait until you see how well it can portray x-rays of your lungs. In a new post highlighting the Passport’s unique square display, BlackBerry says that the Passport’s resolution is perfect for seeing images accurately and clearly while noting that any doctor who wants to look at detailed x-rays on their smartphone couldn’t do any better than the device’s 4.5-inch screen. More →

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Best Google Maps Features TV Sets

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

By on August 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy nominees frequently filmed their most memorable scenes.  More →

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Windows Phone Vs. BlackBerry Market Share

Windows Phone poised to limp ahead of BlackBerry in another key market

By on August 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Windows Phone poised to limp ahead of BlackBerry in another key market

Windows Phone’s global market share is in very bad shape… but things could always be worse. The Guardian reports that new data from research group eMarketer shows that Windows Phone’s user base in the United Kingdom is poised to limp past BlackBerry’s this year, thus marking the first time that Microsoft’s mobile OS has surpassed BlackBerry in the Land of Hope and Glory in terms of active user base. More →

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