AT&T $5 Day Passes for iPads and Tablets Coming Soon

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AT&T wants to solve the problem of enticing tablet buyers who are reluctant to turn on their devices’ data connection feature by offering AT&T $5 day passes and a $25 prepaid plan with 1GB that expires after 3 months. Lots of people buy tablets and many of these tablets come with LTE radios built into […]

US Cellular Shared Data Plans Now Available

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Today US Cellular started offering shared data plans. Customers can sign up for US Cellular shared data plans, which gives families or businesses more than one device on an account. All users will shared a single allotment of data between them. People can get a plan for up to ten devices. Businesses can sign up […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Haswell Announced

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Acer wants us to believe their new Acer C720 Chromebook can perform like a premium laptop, thanks to the new Haswell based Celeron processor, but also offer amazing battery life lasting 8 hours. Let’s hope they can deliver. A new round of Chromebooks is showing up, starting with the HP Chromebook 11 and now Acer’s entry […]

What are iBeacons? And Why Should iPhone Users Care?

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When Apple launched iOS and the new iPhone 5s, they included a little talked about feature called iBeacons. They didn’t keep it a secret, but we didn’t hear as much about iBeacons as we did about the new fingerprint sensor, the gold version of the iPhone or the revved up processor. But if iBeacons takes […]

Prong PocketPlug Case Review: Charges iPhone 5s with Plug in Back

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The Prong PocketPlug fits the new iPhone 5s and older iPhone 5, and puts the AC wall plug in the back of the case so users don’t need to carry around a phone charger. People who own battery cases like the Mophie Juice Pack Plus will get the concept except for one thing: the case doesn’t include […]

HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean: First Impressions & New Features

Performance is very respectable compared to the best smartphones available.

The HTC One finally delivered the promised HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update that brings improved notification area tools, integration between Instagram and Blinkfeed, various camera improvements and lock screen widgets, to name a few. We’ll look at the new features and see how well the HTC One handles the update. After two days with […]

AT&T 4G LTE Speed Tests in Rural America

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This week AT&T turned on their AT&T 4G LTE data network after years of waiting. Big cities in our area enjoyed LTE sooner, but rural North Carolina had to wait. I live between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, two cities with over 400,000 and just under 800,000 people. The population of Burke County with 12 […]

iPad mini and iPhone Beat Competition With Fastest Touchscreen Responsiveness

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In a test by an ad company, the iPad mini and the iPhone 5 trounced all competitors in a fight for the fastest touchscreen response time between tablets and smartphones. Each Apple product won their class in recent tests by Agawi, a firm specializing in ad creation. TouchMarks Touchscreen Benchmark tests the response time of touchscreens […]

ARCHOS Challenging Premium Android Tablet Makers with 3 New Devices

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ARCHOS wants to get away from their reputation as a “budget” Android tablet maker. They took their shot at the pivot when they released 3 new white devices this week intended to try to go “head to head” with premium Android tablet makers like the Google Nexus line and Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android devices. […]

Narrative Clip Wearable Camera Available Nov 1 for $279

Narrative Clip Camera in three colors

Previously called Memoto, the Narrative Clip wearable camera will become available starting November 1st at a steep price of $279. The company announced their new name, release date and price today along with news of $3 Million in funding. They describe the Narrative Clip as a “tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a […]

Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Bluetooth Headphones: Unobtrusive, Amazing Sound

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We love the Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones. They sound great with active noise cancelling built-in and they worked well with every device we tried, offering easy connections, a consistent connection and long range. They even look cool and feel comfortable despite the large earbud housing. The Phiaton PS 210 BTNC earbuds […]

5 Quick Ways to Mute the HTC One

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People who’ve used a Samsung Galaxy S4 or an iPhone might miss the quick and simple ways to silence those phones now if they switch to using the HTC One. Here are some quick tips that mute the HTC One quickly. The Galaxy S4 offers a quick mute function in two locations. The user can […]

StandScan Turns Smartphone into a Scanner

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People use their smartphones to take snaps of documents and boardroom or classroom whiteboards treating the phone like a scanner. StandScan wants to help users produce better quality document “scans” or 3D object scans with their portable fold-up light box used to get perfect shots of documents, photos or even small objects. The $29.95 StandScan folds […]

Apple Seeds OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master, Final Release Soon

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Apple seeded the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master to developers signaling that the final release of the new Mac operating system will likely ship within a week or two, hitting the rumored “sometime in October” deadline. Apple also shipped an update to iTunes, along with the Gold Master, bringing it to iTunes 11.1.1 (11). The iTunes […]

Hulu Plus iOS App Adds Support for Google Chromecast

The ChromeCast is small and surprisingly useful.

Hulu Plus lets you use the iOS app to get access to the online video streaming site, and offers up recently aired television shows and some older shows and movies. It now works with the Google Chromecast, a streaming device released earlier this year by Google. Android users can already use Hulu Plus on their devices […]

How to Replace a Home Phone with an iPhone 5s or Galaxy Note 3

The Verizon HTC One release date may be August 1st.

Anyone who is still tied to a landline, paying a phone company a lot of money for the privilege of using copper wires, should replace a home phone with an iPhone 5s. Or they could move to one of the other great phones that came out recently (or will come out soon), like the Moto […]

Apple TV Adds Disney Junior and MLS. Here’s How to Hide Them

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Apple TV received its special version of the iOS 7 update designed for Apple TV’s interface and the set-top box now sports two new channel options. Apple TV users can load up the Disney Junior channel and the MLS or Major League Soccer channel. These new additions continue the aggressive improvements that Apple started earlier this year when two […]

Two Reasons I Use Both an Android Phone and an iPad

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A lot of mobile device users pick one OS ecosystem and use a compatible phone and tablet so they can buy apps once and learn just one OS. However, I use an Android phone and an iPad tablet… and love both platforms. I don’t plan to give either one up just to use a single mobile […]

Minisuit Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard for New Nexus 7 Review

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The Minisuit Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard for the new Nexus 7 fits the tablet perfectly, covering the screen and matching the style of the new Nexus 7′s back with a similar outer shell. The faux aluminum material gives it a feeling of quality at a budget price. Yet, we can’t recommend it for all-day everyday typing […]

MLB Will Use iOS 7 iBeacons for Customized Fan Experience

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The MLB At Bat app for iOS 7 plans to integrate the new iOS 7 iBeacon feature into the app so baseball fans can enjoy a special customized fan experience when they attend a game. When fans attend a game, they will get special features thanks to the new wireless technology. With iBeacons, iOS 7 […]