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If you care about privacy, delete these 4 apps from your phone

June 10th, 2021

At WWDC 2021 a few days ago, Apple made it clear that the iPhone maker is doubling down on its commitment to privacy with future software updates, like the slew of privacy-related improvements coming to iOS 15 later this year. Among other things, those forthcoming changes will make it harder for marketers to snoop on …

T-Mobile unlimited plan data limit 2017

T-Mobile is raising its throttling threshold to a massive 50GB

September 19th, 2017

T-Mobile just published a blog post announcing changes to its Unlimited plan, and for once, they’re actually good. The prioritization threshold — the amount of data you can use each month before being potentially throttled — is being raised from 32GB to 50GB. That’s double the limit Verizon and AT&T enforce on their customers, and …

iPhone Vs Android

Apple is beating Android where it hurts the most

July 11th, 2017

Ever since iOS and Android first started going to war in the smartphone world, there’s been a clear division in the market. Apple and Samsung make money on expensive flagship smartphones, and everyone else scrapes along the bottom with $200-400 phones making up the bulk of sales (and profit). But a new report shows that …

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Yep, America’s wireless networks still suck

June 7th, 2017

Two new reports on mobile internet speeds are here, and the news is bad for the Greatest Country in the World Ever. The US is 28th in global mobile internet speeds in one report, and lagging in about 40th place behind Chile and Panama in the other. The news isn’t all bad, however. As the …

Republic Wireless: best prepaid cell plan 2017

2GB of free data for six months is a hard offer to refuse

May 17th, 2017

Republic Wireless is a small cell company that’s come to be known for cheap, no-frills plans over the last year. But with the big four networks dominating cell contracts, Republic has to pull some noteworthy stunts to get any attention. That probably explains why the company is offering 2GB of free data per month for …

How one man built his own iPhone out of spare parts

April 16th, 2017

Simple phone repairs, like a battery or a screen unit, are easier than people think. Thanks to guides like iFixit and the magic of eBay, information and spare parts are cheap and plentiful, and arguably more convenient than fighting your way to the Genius Bar. But building an entire phone out of replacement parts? That’s a much …

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Self-destructing phones are finally a reality

February 9th, 2017

The idea of a self-destructing phone is usually something you only encounter in goofy spy movies, but it’s actually a potentially valuable invention that could aid in security for high profile individuals. A team of researchers in Saudi Arabia have built a prototype of a self-destructing gadget for the real world that can completely destroy …