Pandora One rate changes to take effect in May

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Pandora on Wednesday announced changes to its Pandora One streaming service rate plans. Set to take effect in May, new Pandora One subscribers will be billed at a rate of $4.99 per month. What’s more, there will be no option to pay in an annual subscription. [Since 2009]…the costs ...

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Motorola wastes no time, debuts Moto 360 smartwatch for summer

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Get ready, the Android smartwatch space is about to get crowded. As if it’s not already a busy market with bands, trackers, watches, and wearables, we now have Android Wear to look forward to this year.   Not wasting any time (get it?), Motorola has already announced its first Android ...

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Google Play Services 4.3 deploys with new dev tools, features

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Google on Monday announced that a 4.3 version of Google Play Services 4.3 has begun deploying to Android devices around the globe. The new release sees the introduction of APIs and tools for developers which will better serve the end user. Details include Analytics API, Google Tag Manager, ...

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Beautiful Widgets debuts new clock widget in latest update [App of the Day]

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The gang over at LevelUp Studio has released a new version of its wildly popular Beautiful Widgets app for Android. Available in the Google Play Store in both free and pro clients, the v5.6 sees the introduction of a new Color Widget (4×1 and 4×2). We’ve long been a fan of the ...

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Lepow Moonstone 9000 review

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Up for review today we have the Lepow Moonstone 9000, a portable battery backup solution for Android and other smartphones. As the name implies, this guy packs 9000mAh worth of juice in a very cute and convenient form factor. Measuring nearly 3.5-inches in width and depth, the Moonstone is ...

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Amazon celebrates 3 years of Appstore with gifts and discounts

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Amazon has started celebrating the third anniversary of its U.S. Appstore with discounts, deals, and gifts. While the official birthday doesn’t happen until the 22nd, you can get in on the promotion effective immediately. According to Amazon, the following apps and games are included in ...

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Sprint adds 20 LTE markets, expands Spark coverage

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Sprint on Monday confirmed another 20 markets across the U.S. have officially seen its 4G LTE speeds. What’s more, the carrier also indicates the tri-band Spark network speeds have reached 18 markets in total. …in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, ...

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Sprint tweaks prepaid with new plans and devices

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Sprint on Friday relaunched its own prepaid service, Sprint Prepaid. Formerly known as Sprint As You Go this is not to be confused with the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Devices offered through Sprint Prepaid, initially, include the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (Spark compatible), Samsung ...

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AT&T completes Cricket buyout; plans to fold Aio brand

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AT&T, having completed its acquisition of Cricket Wireless, has announced plans for both its Cricket and Aio brands. AT&T expects to integrate Cricket’s network and operation into the larger arm and ultimately migrate the prepaid customers over. Expected to take a few weeks to ...

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Republic Wireless rings up Moto G for April

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Republic Wireless on Thursday announced the upcoming availability of the Moto G smartphone from Motorola. Priced at $149, the 8GB version of the handset is free of contract obligations and can be paired with plans that start as low as $5 per month. Those who need more storage can double down at ...

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Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount review

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Up for review today is the Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount (for 3.5”- 5.5” devices). We’ve tested a few Satechi products over the last few years and have come to appreciate their build quality. How does this car mount stand up?  Quite well, actually. While we tested the model ...

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T-Mobile celebrates 1 year of LTE with new ad campaign aimed at Verizon

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T-Mobile on Thursday is celebrating its first year anniversary of LTE deployment with a new ad campaign. According to the Uncarrier, T-Mobile’s network now covers 96 percent of the United States. In just one year, the wireless provider has grown its 4G LTE footprint to blanket 210 million ...

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Monitor which apps consume your time with Frequency [App of the Day]

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Ever wonder why you’re not getting any work done? Or, perhaps you’re trying to figure out why your smartphone battery dies so quickly. Maybe you want to see how much Flappy Bird you’re getting in versus productivity apps. Guess what… there’s an app for that. Surely ...

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BikeConsole Power Plus for Galaxy S4 review

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Don’t look now, but we’re just about out of the winter and finally into warmer weather. With the friendlier temperatures comes our favorite outdoor activities, such as biking. I love nothing more than to toss my handset into a bag and put in some miles on the mountain bike. Very few ...

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Instagram 5.1 debuts as faster, more responsive app

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Instagram has announced a new version of its Android app which promises to be faster, more responsive, and cleaner than ever. Rolling out as a 5.1 release, the size of the app has been cut in half versus previous versions. Thanks to a simplified layout, Instagram now works just as well on ...

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