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  • News: Sprint's new $100, 20GB per month family plan: All the caveats and comparisons you need to know

    Sprint's got a new CEO and the company is getting serious about catching up to its rivals with a new family data sharing plan. The carrier recently announced the Sprint Family Share Pack that lets you split 20GB of shared data on up to 10 lines for $100 per month. The new shared data deal will be available starting Friday, August 22.

  • News: VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

    Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

  • HTC announces HTC One M8 for Windows: release date and specs UK

    HTC has announced the HTC One M8 for Windows. Here's everything you need to know about the smartphone including release date, price and specs.

  • News: It's alive! Windows Phone brains now power HTC's One (M8)

    One of the worst-kept rumors in the Windows world is now confirmed to be true: HTC has brought its One (M8) phone hardware to Windows Phone.

  • News: 5 mobile apps that will find you a place to work

    Over the past few months, two coworking spaces and one coworking-oriented shared office space have opened in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY. They would've been easy for a local like me to miss as they didn't get a lot of local news attention. Given that this town swells with tourists during the summer and track season, I wondered if anyone visiting and needing a space to work while on vacation -- an occurrence that is sadly becoming the norm for most of us -- would be able to findthem.

  • News: You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

    Smartphone owners, cast off your chains. Your beloved iPhone, your cherished Galaxy, your esteemed Lumia is no longer bound to one carrier forever. Earlier, this month it became legal to unlock your mobile phone--President Obama's signature says so--ushering in a new era of more competition, as customers can easily switch carriers. Say goodbye to exorbitant roaming fees when you travel abroad. Say hello to greater freedom for selling that old, unused smartphone that's no longer linked to a lone carrier for life. And get ready for more choice, as competing carriers win our allegiance through all manner of innovative service offerings.

  • News: The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

    September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world: We know that Motorola Mobility, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung Electronics will all launch new smartphones, and it looks like Apple will join the party too. So what new devices are we looking forward to the most? Here's our countdown:

  • News: Hands on with Sprint's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal phone

    The most striking thing about Sprint's upcoming Aquos Crystal smartphone only becomes clear when you turn its camera on.

  • News: Tablet sales slide 28 per cent as Android overtakes Apple

    Sales of tablets bucked a three year growth trend by declining 28 per cent during the first half of 2014. The sales downturn was revealed by research firm Telsyte, which also noted Android tablets outsold Apple's iPad for the first time.

  • News: Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

    Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 release date, price and specs

    Everything you need to know about the soon-to-launch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 including UK release date, price and specs.

  • How-Tos: How to take a screenshot on Android phones and tablets

    Here's where we show you how to take a screenshot on any Android phone, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, HTC One, Xperia Z/Z1/Z2 and many more. Keep reading to find out how to take a screenshot on an Android smartphone.

  • News: Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

    As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

  • News: iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models

    Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic.

  • News: Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

    After four years of uphill battles, Windows Phone appears to be reaching its peak.

  • 55 best new phones, tablets and more for 2014/2015

    About to buy a new phone, tablet or other consumer tech? WAIT. Here we round up the 55 best new consumer tech products still to launch and about which you should be most excited, from phones, tablets and operating systems to games, virtual-reality headsets, smartwatches and smartglasses.

  • News: Apple Could Flip USB Standard on Its Head with New Reversible Cable

    One truly valuable thing about Apple's proprietary Lightning plug/port for newer iPhones, iPads and iPods is that you never have to check to make sure you're plugging it in the right way; it fits whether it's right side up or upside down.

  • How-Tos: Install Flash on Android KitKat smartphones and tablets

    Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean, but the great many sites and services that continue to make heavy use of the standard suggest it's far from dead. For those of us relying on an Android phone or tablet as our main computer, and who still want to access Flash content such as catch-up TV, online games and video, it's a real problem. Here's how to get around the issue and add Flash to Android. Updated 6/5/2014 to include instructions for adding Flash to Android KitKat.

  • How-Tos: How to update an Android smartphone or tablet

    To get the best performance and features from your Android smartphone or tablet you should make sure you're always running the very latest software available for it, not just in terms of apps but also the Android operating system. Here's how to update Android on your smartphone or tablet.

  • News: Four apps that give you free money

    When you take your phone to the bathroom (don't lie, everybody does it), or when you're standing in line fiddling with it at Starbucks, what are you doing? Are you checking email? Sending a SnapChat? Playing Words With Friends? Or are you using it to make money?



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