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1 week ago

C Spire expands its rolling data offer to its 10, 15 and 30GB sharable plans

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Wireless provider C Spire, which serves about 1 million customers in the southeastern US, is now offering rolling data for its 10GB, 15GB and 30GB shared data plans for free. Customers on the company's other plans can switch over to one of the three rolling share data plans at no additional cost.

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1 week ago

Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry, but won't buy it

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The head of Samsung's mobile phone division stated today that the company could extend its current partnership with BlackBerry. However, he repeated what the company said last week that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry itself.

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1 week ago

Boost Mobile now selling the Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE for $129.99

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As promised earlier this month, Sprint's no-contract subsidiary Boost Mobile has started selling the budget-themed Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE smartphone. Boost Mobile has priced the Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone at $129.99.

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1 week ago

Seidio CAPSA TouchView case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Seidio CAPSA TouchView for Samsung Galaxy S5

A durable case option that lets you decide when you need a screen protector

Sometimes you just need a thin case that protects your phone from occasional bumps, and sometimes you need a more serious case like the Seidio Capsa TouchView instead. This three-piece full-coverage case takes protection to the extreme, but honestly doesn't add as much bulk as you'd expect considering how much you get out of it. Read along and see if it could be the right case choice for you and your Galaxy S5.

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1 week ago

Update for Huawei Honor 6 rolling out in Europe, brings redesigned user interface

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Huawei has announced that it is rolling out the latest version of its user interface, EMUI, to Honor 6 devices across Europe. A more modern user interface is included in EMUI 3.0 that Huawei claims is its "most user friendly and seamlessly integrated interface to date."

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1 week ago

EE to refund customers £1 million after overcharging VAT

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Customers of UK mobile operator EE are to receive a share of around £1 million after they were wrongly charged VAT. Those who happened to be outside the EU and used data on their plans between October 2012 and October 2014 were affected by a "billing system error." It's reported that 0.5 percent of EE customers were overcharged.

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1 week ago

HTC One M9 internals detailed, HTC smartwatch reportedly on the way too

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HTC is set to unveil this year's flagship — likely to be called the HTC One M9 — on March 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to Bloomberg, the device will feature impressive hardware, and will not be the only new product HTC showcases at MWC, as the Taiwanese vendor is alleged to also unveil its first smartwatch.

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1 week ago

Three UK reportedly looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica

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The company behind UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, is reportedly looking to purchase competitor O2, which is currently owned by Telefonica. The deal could be worth as much as $13.6 billion to Telefonica, who The Financial Times reports to have enlisted the aid of investment bank UBS to analyze available options, including partnership and flotation of the business.

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1 week ago

LG's Tone Infinim Bluetooth headset now comes in white gold

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LG's wraparound Bluetooth headset, the Tone Infinim (HBS-900), is now available in a white gold color variant. Boasting Harman-Kardon sound, retractable earbuds (with the wires housed in the plastic body) and the ability to read notifications out loud from a connected device, the Tone Infinim stands out from the sea of Bluetooth headsets currently available, as we've noted in our review.

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Wikipedia, MLS Soccer, Falcon Pro 3 and more

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Apps of the week

Our weekly list of must-have apps

We're here this week — and every week — with more of our favorite apps that we want to share with the class. It's a little thing we like to do every Sunday where we look and see what apps we're using the most and spread a little love so you know that you should give them a try if you haven't already.

With over 1.25 million apps in Google Play it can be a little tough to find the ones worth keeping. We share ours here, and we love to see yours in the comments afterwards.

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1 week ago

Weekly poll results: you are using Chromebooks

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We're heeeerrrreeeee...

A readership divided

When we posited the question this last week about if Chromebooks had invaded your home or your life just yet, I knew we were going to get some Chromebook converts and we were also going to get some hardcore PC users telling us Chromebooks can't do anything and that they're a waste — they do plenty and they're not, by the way — I just didn't know how many of column A and how many of column B we'd see.

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1 week ago

From the Editor's Desk: Doing the right thing when no one's tweeting ...

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There was no liveblogging. Only a smattering of tweeting. And not a single selfie stick. The "Living the Dream" event my wife and I attended Saturday night, honoring generations of civil rights leaders and ushering in the new generations to come, was quite the departure from CES in Las Vegas a week ago.

I freely admit I probably don't appreciate the importance of an event like that. But it was clear to see just how important it was for others, particularly those who were around for the civil rights era in the 1960s.

But what really stood out was this — and I promise I'm tying this all back to mobile in a second:

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1 week ago

Buy the OnePlus One without an invite on Jan. 20

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The OnePlus One is a solid phone (as highlighted in our review), but remains to be one you're unable to purchase unless you receive an invite. The company is planning to run yet another day for those interested in purchasing one to place an order without an invite on January 20.

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1 week ago

Five things a big screen does better

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Sometimes bigger is better

The debate over screen size will never end. Some folks love a big-screen Android like the Nexus 6 or the Galaxy Note 4, others want something smaller like the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Some of us are torn, and want both somehow.

But there are some things that are just better on a bigger screen. Here are five of those things.

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1 week ago

Motorola Migrate gets Material Design touch ups, new transfer features

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Motorola's Migrate app has been updated, adding Material Design updates and new transfer features. Migrate allows you to transfer data to your Motorola device from a number of sources, including other Android devices, iCloud, and non-smartphones, and the latest update makes that even easier.

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