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T-Mobile quietly reintroduces free unlimited Wi-Fi calling

May 16th, 2011

Last week a screenshot leaked suggested T-Mobile would reintroduce free unlimited Wi-Fi calls beginning on May 11th. That day passed without an announcement, but on Monday GigaOm obtained a confirmation from a T-Mobile representative that confirms customers can now place unlimited Wi-Fi calls without consuming their monthly minute allotment. Here’s what the T-Mobile rep had to say: …

HBO Go for iOS and Android surpasses 1 million downloads

May 11th, 2011

During the Streaming Media East 2011 press event in New York City this morning, HBO’s co-president Eric Kessler said that the network’s HBO Go mobile application has been downloaded more than 1 million times in just one week. The app launched late last month for iOS and Android devices. HBO Go provides access — via …

Meet ‘The Nest’: Cross-platform, multi-app Twitter sync done right

May 6th, 2011

When it comes to Twitter, we’re just as addicted as every other poor soul who got sucked in. We’re constantly connected on our phones and computers, always checking our timelines, and we crouch in a corner and cry every time the fail whale rears its ugly head. As addictive as the service is though, Twitter …

RIM shows off Android apps, native email app on BlackBerry PlayBook [video]

May 4th, 2011

Following the close of RIM’s BlackBerry World 2011 conference, the Waterloo Ontario-based cell phone maker on Wednesday issued two video demos showcasing forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook features we’ve been very anxious to see. Of course we already wrapped things up with a slightly more interesting exclusive, but current (and future) PlayBook owners will definitely enjoy watching RIM …

MLB intros MLB.TV mobile phone only subscription for $50 per year

May 4th, 2011

MLB has announced a new MLB.TV subscription package that’s aimed at baseball fans that only want access to live play-by-play content on their mobile phones. The package costs $49.99 per year, which is a considerable price drop from the MLB.TV Premium ($109.99 per year), and standard MLB.TV ($89.99 per year) packages that also include support …

HP adds carrier billing, promo codes to webOS App Catalog

May 2nd, 2011

The only webOS-related news we really want to hear out of HP’s camp is here’s when the Pre 3 and TouchPad are launching, but we suppose last week’s quiet App Catalog update is also welcome news. The new version of HP’s webOS App Catalog features several changes, some more important than others. The first thing users …

Facebook coming to BlackBerry PlayBook this month, iPad users shed tear

May 2nd, 2011

If you’re addicted to your PlayBook and a certain social network, listen up. Research In Motion has announced a new Facebook application for its 7-inch, QNX-based tablet due out in “May.” The new app will allow users to view and add friends and photos, utilize Facebook’s chat feature, and interact with the News Feed. “There …

BlackBerry PlayBook gets official video chat app from RIM

May 2nd, 2011

Research In Motion on Monday announced a new video chat application and service for its PlayBook tablet. The announcement, which came from the company’s BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, marks the addition of another service that likely should have been available on the device at launch last month, but may have been omitted due to …

HBO Go now available for iOS, brings over 1,400 shows with it

April 29th, 2011

HBO has finally released their much-awaited HBO Go iOS app for iPhone and iPad devices. The app gives HBO subscribers free access to over 1,400 shows in addition to many sports event and full-length films. What’s great is that the app offers up all of HBO’s quality programming — True Blood, The Sopranos, Curb Your …

Sprint increasing total equipment protection plan to $8/mo

April 27th, 2011

We’ve just been sent a tip that Sprint is going to be raising its popular total equipment protection plan to $8, up from $7, starting on June 24th. It’s probably not the end of the world considering TEP not only offers insurance against lost or damaged devices, but also includes a free app that will …