Vine updates app with direct message capability

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Vine on Thursday rolled out a handy new feature to the Android and iOS mobile app experience. As part of the latest update users can now record and send messages to other Vine users in a private, direct manner. According to the software developers you’ll be able to send to one or multiple ...

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Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors surface yet again

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Despite Samsung’s insistence that it is not working on a premium Galaxy S5 experience, the rumors of said device aren’t going away. Details found on GFXBench indicate that the SM-G906S could be a variant of the flagship device. The difference, however, is that this model packs in ...

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Google to launch wireless network with help of Verizon, report claims

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Google has reached out to Verizon in an effort to help create a wireless network on the back of Google Fiber, says The Information. After also discussing the plans with Sprint, Google is said to have backed away from the carrier once SoftBank acquisitions took place. As it appears, Google could ...

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Facebook Messenger updated with group chat, other features

Facebook has updated its Messenger application for Android devices, tying in a feature already available in the iPhone version. First and foremost, the app now lets users create group chats, tag them with images, and save them. What’s more, users can place shortcuts to said group ...

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T-Mobile adjusts Advantage Program employer discount policy

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T-Mobile on Wednesday confirmed changes to its Advantage Program which offers employer discounts on rate plans. After hearing from its user base and existing clients, the Uncarrier has decided to grandfather customers into the program. Instead of dumping everyone outright, those who already ...

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Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition

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Stacking the new device up against the Roku 3, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast So the Amazon FireTV is out, available, and already shipping. The $99 device lands in a space currently occupied by Apple TV, Roku, and, to a degree, the Chromecast. Each of these devices features their own unique ...

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Amazon debuts FireTV, a set-top box that doubles as a game console

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As if we expected anything else, Amazon today announced its set-top box experience. Taking aim at devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and even Chromecast, the Amazon FireTV is a hardware and software solution for today’s living room. Designed for movies, TV shows, music, and even games, ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts 4G LTE mobile hotspot in Netgear Mingle

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Virgin Mobile USA this week introduced its first 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the Netgear Mingle. Priced $99, the device piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and is equipped for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE speeds. According to Virgin Mobile, the Mingle allows for up to 10 devices to ...

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Switch to C Spire Wireless and the carrier will pay your ETF

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C Spire Wireless has followed in the footsteps of T-Mobile and will now pay off your other carrier’s early termination fees. Switch the wireless provider and you’ll earn up to $200 credit which can be used toward future C Spire services. An additional $50 credit comes via the PERCS ...

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Boost Mobile now offering International Minute Packs

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Boost Mobile customers who wish to make international calls might be interested in checking out the carrier’s new International Minute Packs. Priced anywhere between $10 and $20 the bundles include up to 1,000 minutes of calls to various countries. There are 22 of these “grab ...

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HTC One M8 Mini set for May debut, report says

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The HTC One M8 Mini is slated for a May debut, or so says an anonymous UK retailer. Alleged to feature a 4.5-inch display, the details may also include a rear UltraPixel camera. Why no Duo-Camera setup? Price, of course. With that said, the screen could be 720p instead of 1080p, too. We might ...

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Huawei readies Ascend Mate 2 for U.S. launch

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Huawei has opened up a new website for the Ascend Mate 2 ahead of an eventual U.S. debut. From the looks of things, the Ascend Mate 2 will be sold directly to U.S. consumers; pricing and availability are unknown. Initially unveiled as CES a few months back, the Huawei smartphone features ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Gallery

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No April Fooling around, Samsung’s latest series of tablets has officially been announced. Slated to debut later this quarter, the new Galaxy Tab4 line will come in 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch versions. Here’s a look at the threesome from a variety of angles. Have you seen ...

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Study finds LG the fastest growing Android brand in United States

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A recent report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech finds that LG is the fastest growing Android handset brand in the United States. The data, which was collected in a three month period ending in February 2014, shows LG has topped 8 percent market share in the United States, putting it in third ...

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Rdio now casts your music to Chromecast

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Rdio is the latest music service to fold in support for Google’s Chromecast media device. Log into the web experience today and you’ll find the familiar icon at the bottom row of your screen. The Android and iOS mobile apps also offer Chromecast playback; software updates are ...

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