Android 5.0 Lollipop Best Features

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

By on October 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

As if Android fans didn’t already have enough reasons to eagerly anticipate Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to their phones, here’s another: It looks like the newest software will give your phone’s camera some significant improvements. Forbes contributor Paul Monckton notices that Lollipop adds built-in support for raw image files right at the OS level, which is something he says should help you produce higher quality images with your phone’s camera. More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Walmart

Walmart offers a boneheaded explanation for why it’s blocking Apple Pay

By on October 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Walmart offers a boneheaded explanation for why it’s blocking Apple Pay

There’s really no good way to spin Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid’s decision to collectively block NFC-enabled mobile payment platforms such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet. This is especially true because the merchants’ real reason for blocking these platforms is because they want to instead promote CurrentC, the mobile app developed by the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) that’s significantly less convenient and that collects such a disturbing amount of data that even diehard Google fans are a little creeped out by it. More →

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Taco Bell iOS Android App

The single funniest thing about Taco Bell’s new smartphone app

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

The single funniest thing about Taco Bell’s new smartphone app

Taco Bell has unchained a new monstrosity upon the American public: A mobile app available for iOS and Android that will let you preorder and pay for your food ahead of time, thus saving you a lot of time you’d normally waste standing in line. As you’d expect, the marketing campaign behind this new app is unintentionally hilarious and will make anyone who’s even eaten at Taco Bell keel over either from laughter or clogged arteries. More →

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Cable Vs. Netflix FCC

Huge potential FCC ruling sets the stage for Apple and Amazon to replace your cable company

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM.

Huge potential FCC ruling sets the stage for Apple and Amazon to replace your cable company

We’ve known for a while that over-the-top Internet streaming will be the future of television and now a new potential rule change from the Federal Communications Commission could make that future closer than ever before. More →

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iPhone iOS 8.0.1 Bug Apology

Apple exec apologizes for breaking your iPhone with iOS 8.0.1

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

Apple exec apologizes for breaking your iPhone with iOS 8.0.1

Were you one of the unlucky early adopters who got your iPhone bricked when you installed iOS 8.0.1? If so then you should know Apple vice president of iPhone marketing Greg Joswiak is very sorry about it. More →

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iPhone 7 Sapphire Display

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

Apple probably isn’t making an iPhone with a sapphire display anytime soon, especially given the surprising bankruptcy of its former sapphire manufacturing partner, GT Advanced Technologies. But even if Apple had the capability to mass produce a sapphire display iPhone, would it be wise to do so? DisplayMate president Ray Soneira argues that it would not be simply because sapphire displays give off too much glare to really deliver the kind of experience Apple is looking for. More →

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Apple Watch OS iPhone Concept Video

Awesome video shows what your iPhone would look like running Apple Watch’s OS

By on October 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Awesome video shows what your iPhone would look like running Apple Watch’s OS

If Apple won’t even consider merging iOS with OS X, we really can’t see the company merging iOS with the Apple Watch’s OS. YouTube user and iOS developer Lucas Menge has taken a crack at trying to bring Apple Watch to the iPhone anyway and has posted a new video showing a concept design of what your iPhone would look like if its main user interface were designed like the Apple Watch’s. More →

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AT&T FTC Unlimited Data Lawsuit

AT&T hit with a major lawsuit for throttling its ‘unlimited’ data users [updated]

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

AT&T hit with a major lawsuit for throttling its ‘unlimited’ data users [updated]

The Federal Trade Commission just brought down the hammer on AT&T for allegedly misleading “millions” of smartphone users with promises of unlimited data plans. In a complaint filed in a federal court on Tuesday, the FTC alleged that AT&T has been misleading its own subscribers “by charging them for ‘unlimited’ data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.” More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Release Date Specs

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

By on October 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

Although the original Motorola Droid was a solid hit that helped put Android on the map in the U.S., the brand has since taken a backseat to other big-name Android phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Verizon and Motorola on Tuesday did their best to put the Droid back in the spotlight with the new Droid Turbo, a big new phone with some of the most powerful specs you’ll see in a device this year. More →

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Kim Kardashian Interview BlackBerry

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

BlackBerry’s attempts to get celebrities to endorse its products have clearly not worked out in the past — does anyone remember the utter debacle that was “creative director” Alicia Keys? That said, the company may have just found a new celebrity champion who is not only a bigger name than Keys right now but who also genuinely has a love and affection for its products. Yes, we’re talking about Kim Kardashian, the polarizing reality TV star who has also recently made waves in the tech industry for her insanely profitable and awesomely mindless mobile game called Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood. More →

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Why Did Apple Kill The iPod Classic

This is why Apple killed one of its most beloved and iconic gadgets

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

This is why Apple killed one of its most beloved and iconic gadgets

Although it’s become fashionable to use your smartphone as your music player these days, those of us who are hardcore music fans this fall mourned the loss of the iPod Classic, the iconic digital music player that offered us up to 160GB of storage. Business Insider notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday talked about why his company decided to axe the Classic and it turns out that it was a simple matter of supply and demand. More →

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T-Mobile Q3 2014 Earnings

Despite huge subscriber gains, the ‘Un-carrier’ is once again unprofitable

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Despite huge subscriber gains, the ‘Un-carrier’ is once again unprofitable

As we’ve said before, more intense competition in the wireless world is great for consumers but not-so-great for carriers’ bottom lines. T-Mobile, which has been at the forefront of America’s newly competitive wireless market, reported adding 1.38 million postpaid subscribers and 410,000 prepaid subscribers, which easily topped the 785,000 postpaid subscribers that AT&T added over the same quarter but was slightly behind the 1.5 million postpaid subscribers that Verizon added. The company also raised its projected for total postpaid subscribers added this year from 4.3 million to 4.7 million. More →

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Steve Ballmer Clippers Tax Break

Ballmer has 1 billion more reasons to love owning the Clippers

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Ballmer has 1 billion more reasons to love owning the Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has really taken to owning the Los Angeles Clippers, as he has repeatedly vowed to make the team “hard core, baby!” Now The Financial Times reports that Ballmer has a lot more reasons to love owning the Clippers than we ever imagined — a billion more reasons, to be accurate. More →

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