Unlimited Mobile Data Plans

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

By on May 28, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and I remember how mixed my emotions were when I finally dumped my unlimited data plan on my personal wireless account and switched to one of AT&T’s mobile share plans. I had held onto my old plan for as long as I could in anticipation of the rise of data-hungry mobile services, but the cost benefit of switching and the knowledge that I was just going to be throttled anyway made it silly to hold on any longer.

While Verizon and AT&T built up huge smartphone customer bases in part by luring subscribers in with unlimited data and then practically forcing them onto capped plans, there are still two major U.S. carriers that offer limitless cellular data… for now. More →

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iPhone Live Streaming

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

By on May 27, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now. More →

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

Even if you haven’t yet tried it yourself, you probably already know that Windows 10 is a breath of fresh air. Windows 8 was an absolutely disaster, as Microsoft recognized that it needed to compete in the mobile space but decided that a single hybrid operating system was the answer. Sadly, the resulting OS failed on both fronts.

Windows 10 will follow the same path to an extent, but it dials back the new interface that angered so many users. Better yet, Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the upgrade will be free for many users — but there is a great deal of confusion surrounding exactly who will be eligible for the free upgrade.

Here’s everything we know right now. More →

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Oculus Rift Games

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

By on May 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

Virtual Reality pioneer Oculus VR this week announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in recreating actual physical spaces in real time for insertion into a virtual reality environment. In other words, virtual reality just got real. More →

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Portable Charger

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

By on May 27, 2015 at 11:13 AM.

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

Last week we told you about a killer deal on a wall charger that can potentially charge your smartphone up to 75% faster than the charger that ships with the phone. And best of all, it was just $11 thanks to a coupon. You can still purchase that nifty wall charger by following the link in our earlier post, but what happens when you need to charge your gadgets while on the go?

Now, thanks to another limited-time deal, you can get a great portable charger with plenty of capacity for just $14 from Amazon (with free Prime shipping). More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are always wildly popular, but yesterday’s post was a particularly big one. We’re not stopping there, of course, and today we have a fresh new list of seven paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time.

If seven won’t do the trick for you though, there are still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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HBO Now Pricing

Cord cutters’ dream come true: HBO is already pondering special discounted HBO Now plans

By on May 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM.

Cord cutters’ dream come true: HBO is already pondering special discounted HBO Now plans

Cord cutters across the country knew they had turned a corner the moment HBO announced that it was finally placing some distance between itself and traditional pay TV with its new HBO Now service. With this new plan, households that chose not to subscribe to a pay TV service would still be able to access all of HBO’s content with a new streaming-only option. And the best part, perhaps, was that cord cutters knew HBO would be the first of several networks to offer streaming-only options to subscribers.

Though the service just launched a few months ago, it looks as though HBO is already considering yet another move that will make cord cutters happy: Special discounted prices. More →

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Netflix Login

Netflix may soon have to stop people from sharing their logins

By on May 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM.

Netflix may soon have to stop people from sharing their logins

They say “sharing is caring,” but people who share their Netflix login credentials with friends certainly don’t seem to care about a potentially serious problem taking shape for Netflix. Shares of Netflix are up more than 82% so far in 2015, and the company is definitely firing on all cylinders. Despite Netflix’s solid results, however, a problem is beginning to take shape that could have a serious impact on the company’s future. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one in celebration of Memorial Day, but the sales don’t stop just because the holiday is behind us. We’ve got either great paid iOS apps to share with you today, and each and every one is on sale right now for free.

There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →

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Facebook Recovery Message Scam

Scam alert: New Facebook scam wants to steal your login and your money

By on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Scam alert: New Facebook scam wants to steal your login and your money

Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages is sweeping Facebook, and it may be an easy one for some people to fall for considering how enthusiastic they are about Facebook. The scam involves replies made to users’ posts informing them that their accounts may have to be suspended due to reports of abuse. The only way to prevent the suspension, according to the scam messages, is to enter your login credentials and update your payment information in Facebook’s system.

Of course, these messages have nothing to do with Facebook and victims risk having their logins stolen along with their credit card information. More →

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BlackBerry Vs iPhone

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.

BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →

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cCloud TV Link

Pirate’s paradise: cCloud TV streams HBO, ESPN and 50 other live channels for free

By on May 25, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Pirate’s paradise: cCloud TV streams HBO, ESPN and 50 other live channels for free

If Popcorn Time is the “Netflix for pirates,” a service called cCloud TV is the “Popcorn Time for live TV.”

There is nothing legal about cCloud TV, a service that pirates live television stations and allows users to stream them to a wide range of devices for free. That won’t stop people from from using the young service for as long as it can keep its servers up though, and the team behind it announced on Sunday that users can now stream more than 50 channels of live TV content including HBO, ESPN, AMC, TBS, Showtime and more to the iPhone and iPad.

And best of all, perhaps, is the fact that users do not need to jailbreak their devices or even install any apps, because cCloud TV works right from your web browser. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Happy Memorial Day, BGR readers! You can celebrate the holiday with beers and a barbecue, or you can celebrate by running around to stores in your area in search of the best sales. Either way, you should also take a few minutes to browse today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. More →

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