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Privacy, schmivacy. Cell phone carriers givin' it up to advertisers.

phonesThe four major cell phone networks in the USA are looking to sell your user specs to advertisers, Tech Crunch reports. That is, the ones who don't already. AT&T now wants to take your browsing history, location data, and online habits and get on the bandwagon pioneered by Facebook and Google. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are apparently alr...

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Motorola Phone X impressed Australian carrier

While we still don’t have any solid information regarding the rumored Motorola Phone X, it has come to our knowledge that the unannounced smartphone has already impressed an Australian wireless carrier. The Motorola Phone X will be the first smartphone which the Google acquired company will make in collaboration with the parent company. Even th...

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Beware of Stolen Devices When You Buy Mobile Phones Online

buy mobile TCF Introduces IMEI Checker If you like to buy mobile phones online, especially from places like Ebay or Craigslist, you should be aware of the fact that you could buy a stolen mobile phone. But the good news is that TCF just introduced an online checker which allows you to verify if a handset is "legit" or not. Well, TCF is actually the New ...

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25 000 Smartphones Infected With Android Malware From Google Play

android malware Dr. Web, a Russian based internet security company just announced that over 25 000 smartphones got exposed to Android  malware after downloading infected apps from Google Play, and that's pretty sad folks. This is becoming the new trend in hacking, the creation of malware infected Android apps which are then uploaded to Google Play. The sch...

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X Phone specs, and why you shouldn’t care.

Moto X PhonePurported Google X Phone prototype | Image credit: TinhteThe Motorola X Phone has gained a lot of traction, and a has just about everyone curious. The original scuttlebut involved some sort of device which would shift the Earth’s axis, but the reality is much more subdued. While it wasn’t the monster we’d all hoped for, many remain sanguine a...

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Phone upgrades up to twice a year? That’s exactly what you get with T-Mobile’s new JUMP program

T-Mobile Store Logo-w600Twenty-four whole months just to get your hands on a new handset? That’s not exactly an ideal situation considering the speed at which mobile phones evolve, but it seems to be the industry standard in the United States. The good news is that one of the major carriers is looking to do away with this standard and instead give us more options.As you...

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Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone

Rogers exclusive X Phone An internal screenshot from Rogers shows that the Canadian service provider will have an exclusive Motorola X Phone, with release in mid August. While we’re not sure if this means they have exclusivity to the Motorola X Phone in general, it does indicate they will have some sort of Rogers’ device. As you can see below, the all caps “excl...

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How Companies Ride the Ban on Unlocking Phones and Profit

locked phone1It was a disgruntling moment back in October of 2012 when unlocking your smartphone, meaning freeing yourself from having to use it with the mobile carrier that sold it to you, finally became illegal after a new ruling was set out banning this practice in all of the USA. Before that ruling, this was an exception under the Digital Millennium Copyrig...

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Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013

android launchers smartphones In America, you mostly buy phones from a carrier at a discounted price in exchange for a monthly bill, which usually comes out at about $70 a month or even more if you want extra features or added data on the plan. What many Americans don’t realize however, is that most of the world elsewhere buys phones at a full outright cost and then pays...

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Motorola Moto X smartphone details known, will have fully customizable look

motorola moto x Some major dailies published a Motorola advertisement yesterday about a U.S.-made smartphone that it plans to release soon. Today, ABC news obtained some details about the said device. Aside from the now known fact that it be assembled in the U.S., the Motorola Moto X will feature a fully customizable look and appearance using different colors an...

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Moto X customization and awareness features detailed in new report; carriers to get “standard versions”

Motorola X PhoneMotorola CEO Dennis Woodside A new report reveals the kind of personalization and contextual awareness features that will be available to Moto X buyers, and, as expected, hardware customization isn’t one of them. ABC News has learned from its sources that Motorola will let Moto X phone buyers “fully customize the look of the device” with diff...

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Moto X phone sign-up page goes live on Motorola’s website

Motorola X Phone Ad Motorola has published a Moto X phone sign up page on its website, although the device is not yet officially listed. By signing up for more information, you’ll make sure you receive more Moto X info via email, once Motorola is ready to reveal more details about the handset. But that’s pretty much all you get right now, a chance to register you...

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Moto X phone not coming to Verizon as a “Droid” device, report says

X Phone conceptX Phone concept Shortly after a first ad for Google’s confirmed Moto X phone has been discovered, a new report claims that the handset will not be included in Verizon’s famous Droid family of Android handsets. The Verge says it has learned from multiple sources that the “Moto X will not be a Droid device on Verizon,” which means, if true, t...

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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung logo aa (2) - 600px Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like the Korea-based electronics company has fin...

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How to get T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited data smartphone plan

t-mobile-logo-hugeIf you don’t talk on your mobile phone much, but like to use apps, navigation, or any other kind of data-absorbing functions, you know how important a good data plan is. What if we told you that you could pay about $30/month for unlimited data, with the first 5MB at top speeds? Now we’re talking!The Consumerist recently highlighted the low-cost...

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Why is the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily?

NSA BuildingEvery call, every day.That is the “metadata” the NSA asks of Verizon. Through a court order, which was obtained by The Guardian, Verizon must turn over all telephony records, in their entirety, to the NSA. There is no discrimination, or noted target. There is no geography the NSA is interested in, nor is there any specific reason given for why ...

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z support documents appear on carrier’s website

T-Mobile Sony Xperia ZThe T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z seems to be getting closer to its release date, or at least that’s what could be understood from support documents present on the website of the “uncarrier.”Just days ago, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said during the All Things D D11 conference that there was “still a lot to do” for the company in the ...

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Over Half of the Smartphones Sold in April in US Run on Android OS

Android Yeah, you got that right, Android is the crowned king when it comes to mobile OS sales in April in the US. Kantar Worldpanel released the latest figures, and according to them, Android is running on 52% of the smart phones sold in the United States in April. It is very interesting to see how things develop in the mobile phone OS market, especial...

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Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing

Android logo green robot 7 1600 aaInterested to know how the big mobile operating systems rivals have been stacking up against each other so far this year? Kantar Worldpanel has you covered, as it has conducted some insightful research into the U.S. market share of each operating system.Our favourite mobile operating system grabbed an impressive 51.7% of all U.S. smartphone sales i...

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Moto X Phone launch set for late summer, but no actual release date given

X Phone conceptX Phone conceptAfter unexpectedly confirming the Moto X Phone during a D11 interview, Motorola has issued a brief press release for the handset, mentioning a launch window for the device.During the interview, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside told the audience that the handset will be manufactured in the USA in a former Nokia-owned facility that will em...

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Moto X (Google X Phone) confirmed at D11, will be “contextually aware”

X Phone conceptX Phone conceptMotorola officials have unexpectedly confirmed the Google X Phone – apparently called Moto X – during a D11 interview.Moto’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan were took the stage at D11 to talk about, well, Motorola-related things, and the Moto X came out.The phone has not actually been shown, but Woodside confirmed that the dev...

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America’s carrier speeds benchmarked, AT&T’s 3G/4G combo declared the winner

Cell TowerEver have trouble streaming video in HD, browsing the web, or quickly uploading files on your LTE smartphone? We’ve all been there. The promise of 4G LTE smartphones was incredible speed, which they mostly delivered; a good, solid connection can deliver amazing throughput. The only problem? All four major carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile,...

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Verizon’s Motorola X-Phone XT1060 Passes Through FCC

Verizon Motorola X-Phone FCC Radios Another Motorola X-Phone variant, model XT1060 has pass through the FCC recently. The model XT1060 version sports CDMA frequencies, LTE Band 4, Band 13 and GSM capabilities. We know that the XT1060 is the Verizon Wireless variant because radio frequencies 850 MHz and  1900 MHz just happen to be used by Verizon Wireless for CDMA capabilities, LTE ...

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LG Optimus One Phone Theme

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LG Optimus One Phone Wallpapers and Theme ApplicationThe Optimus One with Google is an entry-level series of touch-screen smartphones manufactured by LG Electronics, Inc. It was released running the A...

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Verizon Is Preloading the Playphone Games Portal Store to New Android Devices

playphone-1Verizon intends to pre-load all new mobile Android devices with Playphone’s new social gaming network and game store application called The Playphone Games Portal. It appears that Verizon has found a means through Playphone to circumvent Google’s Play Store by offering developers a means of direct carrier billing for games and in game purchase...

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The NVIDIA Phoenix, the Phone you can’t Have

While the world was all excited about what HTC had in store yesterday, NVIDIA was making its very own announcements. The graphic centric company announced that it will be launching the Tegra 4i, a smaller and LTE enabled chip for mobile phones. While the Tegra 4i was not as powerful as its big brother, it was still a great piece of technology. The ...

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Yotaphone – The Two Faced Smartphone

yodaphone android We certainly have seen our fair share of phones with two displays, yet the Yotaphone has something unique going on for it. For one the device is running on Android operating system. Secondly the main screen is an LCD one and the secondary is an e-inked display. You might be wondering about the manufacturer of this wonderful sounding device, well ...

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WISePhone FREE

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WISePhone+ properly secures mobile phone communications, so conversations are not vulnerable to monitoring equipment. It is a secure mobile soft phone that encrypts voice communications between device...

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