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1 week ago

T-Mobile Un-carrier 7 joins the mile-high club and takes texting to the skies

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At T-Mobile's Un-carrier event today in San Francisco the company announced a new partnership with Gogo. As you know, Gogo is one of the world's leading in-flight connectivity services. The new partnership with T-Mobile will allow customers to text for free.

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1 week ago

CellSpot brings a T-Mobile tower into your home

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T-Mobile today announced the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot. The announcement came at T-Mobile's Un-carrier 7 event in San Francisco. The theme of the event was Wifi and this new accessory from T-Mobile will put a "cell tower" directly into your living room.

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1 week ago

HTC plans 'Double Exposure' event Oct. 8

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HTC Double Exposure Event

Well now. HTC has just scheduled an event for Oct. 8 in New York City, with "Double Exposure" apparently the theme. That's an obvious play on the HTC One M8's DuoCamera system, which uses a secondary lens for the ability to add some interesting effects.

Less obvious, however, is what it might actually mean. HTC's still on the official list of companies coming to the Android Wear party — and that is an awfully obvious wrist in the image there. Or there's still the rumored HTC tablet floating around. Or maybe even a new phone?

Only one way to find out.

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1 week ago

VoLTE, WiFi calling, and WiFi texting part of T-Mobile's Un-carrier 7

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T-Mobile has just announced their Un-carrier 7 initiative. The theme for this one this go around is 'Wi-Fi Un-Leashed" and will see T-Mobile making some new waves with Wi-Fi. Look forward to Wi-Fi calling and texting for all customers on T-Mobile.

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1 week ago

The first thing to do when you get your Moto 360: Charge it

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Moto 360

An out-of-the-box update needs a charged battery

With Moto 360s starting to arrive on doorsteps, we wanted to take a minute and let you know what to expect when you tear the box open.

Your 360 will need to install a firmware update right out of the box, and chances are that it won't have enough charge to do so. While you're installing the Android Wear app and booting things up, be sure to have the charging stand set up and ready. Once paired with your phone, the update will start to download and it needs at least 80-percent on the battery to install. Just plop the 360 in the charger and give it a half an hour or so, and you'll be good to go.

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1 week ago

HTC Desire 510 launching on Cricket September 19

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will begin to sell the HTC Desire 510 in its stores and online starting on September 19 for $149.99.

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1 week ago

Here is our 'Anything but Apple' Moto 360 contest winner!

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In case you somehow missed it, there were a ton of announcements yesterday from Apple — check out iMore's coverage for more on that — that may or may not have been of interest to you. But that's neither here nor there now, because we have a contest winner to announce!

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1 week ago

T-Mobile rolls out new updates to both HTC One M7 and M8

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T-Mobile is now rolling out new software updates for its versions of the HTC One M7 and M8 smartphones, after sending out updates for its LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 models earlier today.

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1 week ago

eBay app updated with interface tweaks and delivery schedule options

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eBay's Android app has had a beefy update that introduces new home screen notifications, search improvements, and bigger item images, plus additional options for in-store pick-up and same-day delivery with eBay Now. Meanwhile sellers can now designate from the app that the money from their eBay sale is going towards specific charities. eBay's Giving Works initiative has already raised over $500 million in this way. Sellers can check a buyer's location when checking best offers, and payment reminders can be sent from the app now too.

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1 week ago

Google Play support page confirms new 2-hour refund window for apps and games

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Google has updated its support page for Google Play today, officially confirming that buyers of paid Android apps and games from the store now have two hours to obtain a refund if they wish, compared to the previous limit of just 15 minutes.

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1 week ago

Republic Wireless axing unlimited data roaming offer

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Citing expensive roaming costs, Republic Wireless has announced that starting September 25th, it is reducing its off-network data roaming allotment to just 25 MB and throttling speeds while roaming. The carrier says that this will help to accommodate users who may need to roam off the network occasionally where Republic may not have data service while still maintain low pricing for everyone.

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1 week ago

Despite Apple's professed love of music, it's Google that owns my share of ear

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I Heart Google Play Music + Songza!

I've watched every Apple keynote since the original iPhone was announced. Almost every time Apple execs take to the big stage, at some point during the presentation they profess the company's love for music.

Apple's iPhone 6 event was no exception. After announcing the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook got back on stage to talk music. No, he didn't announce an update to iTunes, which I'm sure almost everybody would agree — including Apple fans — is in desperate need of an overhaul. Instead, he once again professed Apple's love for music and talked about their ongoing deep collaboration with U2, at which point he brought the band up on stage to play a new single. Following that, Tim and Bono quipped back and forth in highly-rehearsed, poor-acting form, where they decided to give away U2's new album Songs of Innocence free of charge until mid-October to the over half a billion iTunes customers around the world. It was definitely a nice gesture that I'm sure many people will appreciate (though personally, following Apple's Beats acquisition, I'd rather have been given a new free album from Dre & friends.)

While watching this post-keynote entertainment go down over Apple's live stream, a realization hit me as I looked at the Sonos app that was also open on the desktop of one my other monitors. The realization? That despite Apple's professed love of music, it's actually Google that now owns market share over my music listening habits, or rather, share of ear as I like to call it. The second realization? Google magically pulled this off on me a time when I wasn't even using an Android phone!

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1 week ago

Leak of millions of Gmail usernames and passwords underscores the need for better security

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A list of nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords have reportedly been published on a Russian online forum, but many of those accounts on the list have already been suspended or have old passwords. Still, millions of account credentials are out there, potentially posing a significant security risk for many.

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1 week ago

Google Hangouts getting free voice calls and voicemail

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Google Hangouts with Voicemail

It's been a long loooong time coming, but Google Voice is finally getting more-or-less fully integrated into Hangouts. Earlier today we saw Google migrating Voice messaging into Hangouts, and now with an update to the Hangouts app for both Android (version 2.3, which will be rolling out over the next few days) and iOS you'll be able to make phone calls with ease.

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1 week ago

Android KitKat 4.4.4 rolling out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 owners

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T-Mobile owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can look forward to getting an over-the-air update beginning today that will bring their smartphone up to Android KitKat 4.4.4.

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