Southwest Airlines First to Offer Gate-to-Gate WiFi Service

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After the FAA decided to allow mobile devices to be used during take-off and landing last month, numerous airlines have changed their policies as well, allowing passengers to use their smartphones or tablets from gate to gate. However, Southwest Airlines is going a step further and will allow flyers to use the airline’s WiFi service […]

Coin Card Gets New Features Just Days After Pre-Order Launch

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You might remember when we talked about Coin last week. It’s a credit card that stores all of your credit and debit cards in one convenient-to-carry package, and while initial reactions were overall positive, growing concern of it being vaporware were abundant, and security concerns certainly didn’t help much. However, Coin just announced some new […]

Google Play Music for iOS Launches with Limited Access

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Google has finally released its Google Play Music app on iOS today after being available on Android devices for quite a while. The iOS variant looks similar to that of the Android version, and while Google changed a couple of things to make it feel more at home on iOS, it still retains many of […]

Coin Replaces All Your Credit Cards with One Single Card

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Much like a lot of startups that are focused on the finance industry, there’s a new one in town that aims to make your wallet a lot slimmer. The product is called the Coin, and in the simplest of words, it’s essentially a credit card that can store multiple credit cards (and debit cards and […]

Netflix Launches “Biggest Update in Netflix History” on TV Devices

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Netflix has released an UI update today for Smart TVs, a handful of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also happens to be the company’s “biggest update in Netflix history to [its] TV experience.” The new look consists of a more cinematic feel to it, which […]

Xbox Music on iOS and Android Gains Radio Station Creation Tool

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Keeping true to its promise to add more features to over time, this week Microsoft added the ability for users to create custom radio stations to the Xbox Music apps for iOS and Android. While Microsoft didn’t formally detail the changes in a blog post, it did add the features to changelog for the app […]

Digital Book Service Oyster Arrives for iPad, Invitation Free

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Oyster, the service that allows users to rent books for a flat monthly fee, is now available on Apple’s iPad. Oyster formally announced the updated version of its iOS application this week. Users can download the new application from the iTunes App Store already. It comes complete with a darker design that doesn’t rely so much […]

Nokia May Steal from Google’s Playbook, Offer Free Netflix

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Nokia is preparing to offer users a free subscription to Netflix with the purchase of a Lumia 1020. At least that’s according to sources who spoke with the Financial Times earlier today. Allegedly, users who purchase the Nokia Lumia 120 during this holiday season will receive a free year of Netflix’s on-demand streaming service. It’s […]

Google Launching Shared Endorsements, Here’s How to Disable It

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Google has announced changes to its Terms of Service today that will take effect next month. The company says it made three changes to the Terms, the biggest one being that your Google+ profile name and photo “might appear in Google products (including in reviews, advertising and other commercial contexts).” Google is calling this feature Shared […]

Smartphones Represent the Future of Democratized Health Care

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While Republicans and Democrats are still debating the merits of ObamaCare on Capitol Hill as the nation is starting to sign up customers under the Affordable Care Act, a new proposition could make the cost of primary healthcare even more affordable. Thanks to wireless connectivity and video chats, smartphones could now provide easy access to […]

U-Verse for AT&T update bringing livestreaming to iOS and Android

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New updates for the AT&T U-Verse application allow users to livestream their favorite shows to their iPhone, iPad and Android devices. AT&T announced the new add-on services to its U-Verse cable subscription plans this morning via a press release. Starting today, users with a U-Family plan or higher can livestream up to 100 channels using […]

Messaging Sync and More Coming to Skype

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Delayed messaging syncing and unstable connections could be a thing of the post for Skype users. At least, that’s what the company hopes will happen after it changes the underlying architecture of the service over the next year. Skype formally announced the changes on its Big Blog this past week. Dubbed Skype Cloud, the company […]

Microsoft Recycling Outlook.com Email Accounts

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Only months after privacy experts slammed Yahoo for allowing new users to take the email accounts and registration names of users who’d abandoned the service, Microsoft has confirmed that its Outlook.com webmail service also recycles email accounts. However, unlike Yahoo, Microsoft doesn’t share that information with users publicly. Microsoft confirmed its policy of making expired […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”

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It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Watch ABC Debuts on Android

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iPhone, iPad and Kindle Fire users aren’t the only device owners who can watch live streams of their favorite ABC programming. Watch ABC, a live streaming application for the American Broadcasting Company, is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Just like its iOS counterpart, Watch ABC allows users to stream whatever is […]

Google Play Music All Access for iOS Reportedly Launching This Month

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Google Play Music All Access is said to be launching on iOS later this month, according to Engadget, which says that “sources aware of Google’s plans” say that Google is currently testing out the iOS app internally, but still has a few bugs to fix before a public release. However, the app is planned to […]

Rdio Launches Internet Radio Service to Take on Spotify, Pandora

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Popular music streaming service Rdio has launched its own internet radio feature in order to compete with the likes of Pandora and Spotify. Rdio is launching the service on iOS and Android, and it’s completely free for non-paying Rdio users, but while the service is ad-free right now, expect that to change soon as Rdio […]

Target BrightSpot to Outshine Straight Talk With Gift Cards, Discounts

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Target is preparing to take on the likes of Straight Talk, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile with its own prepaid carrier service dubbed BrightSpot. That is according to information obtained by Droid-Life. Conceptually, BrightSpot’s operations won’t be that different from the way other small pre-paid carriers operate when it launches on October 6th. Using T-Mobile’s […]

WD My Cloud Launches for Personal Cloud Storage Up to 4TB

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Western Digital has launched a new hard drive and cloud storage solution called My Cloud, which allows users to essentially create their own cloud storage service, but have all their files stored on a local drive instead of company servers. Once users have My Cloud set up, they can access the files from any device […]

FreedomPop Launches Free Phone Service

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In an effort to take on other carriers and create a market for customers wanting the basic and minimum cell phone service, FreedomPop has launched a free VoIP-based mobile service that gives consumers 200 minutes, 500 text messages and 500MB of data every month for free. The only costs you’ll be paying are up front, […]