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[ 31 May 2012 | Comments Off ]
T-Mobile debuts no contract mobile broadband “passes”

Want to power up your tablet or your laptop on the go but don’t want to add another data contract to your collection?

T-Mobile recently introduced its new No Annual Contract mobile broadband service passes, in hopes of getting more users to try its faux 4G (but way faster than 3G) speeds.
Customers can get a T-Mobile hotspot at a variety of price points. You buy what you need for a week or a month. Great when …

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[ 31 May 2012 | Comments Off ]

Cricket Wireless announced today that it would offer the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S to its customers beginning June 22.
Both phones will come with a pre-paid plan that includes no credit check. The plan also includes unlimited talk, text and data.
Customers will have to buy the phone outright to use it. There’s no contract or discount for taking one out. The iPhone 4 will be $400 and the 4S will be $500.
Cricket imposes a …

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[ 17 May 2012 | Comments Off ]
DirecTV iPad app is great but adds a bonus: it’s storm proof

Now, one of our favorite iPad apps is the DirecTV one, which lets you watch a fair selection of channels live as well as control your television programming with an interface that’s simply better than the old white remote ever was. Of course, you have to be on your home WiFi network to watch live.
Quips? You can’t see all channels you subscribe to (no ESPN) and you can’t watch recorded content from your DVRs.
But we …

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[ 17 May 2012 | Comments Off ]
Will the next iPhone have a 4-inch screen?

One of the biggest fan requests for the next iPhone, be it iPhone 5 or iPhone 4SX or the “new” iPhone — or whatever Tim Cook & Co. decide to call it — has been a bigger screen.
It appears that Apple is about to give many of its fans what they want.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Apple is placing orders for 4-inch screens for the next iPhone, which is due later this …

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[ 4 May 2012 | Comments Off ]

Samsung’s newest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, is large — 4.8 inches big — and thin and light. It’s also pretty stunning to look at. With an 8 megapixel camera in the back and a 1.9 megapixel in the front, it’ll shoot great pictures and do great video calling, too.
The phone will even recognize when you close your eyes while using it, using that cool front-facing camera, and automatically shut itself off.
Yes, this is …