U.S. Cellular says ‘me too’, calls up shared data plans

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U.S. Cellular, not wanting to be left out of the party, has announced its own shared data options for consumers and small business users. Plans start at $40 per month for 300MB and go all the way up to $560 for 75GB/month data; customers can connect up to 10 devices to the bucket. Business ...

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Alpha: Test the bleeding edge features of Facebook for Android

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Forget that beta stuff… you want bleeding edge? You need that alpha. Facebook now allows for an alpha version of its Android application which provides a totally different user experience than the official client. If you’re the kind of user who doesn’t mind bugs and glitches ...

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5.9-inch HTC One Max announced with upcoming global availability

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Time to put another smartphone rumor out to pasture; the HTC One Max is now official and headed to various markets later this month (October). As expected, the device is a massive one with a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI, the HTC One ...

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Making the Droid with lasers and diamonds

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Wanna see what makes a Droid a Droid? Check out this short, two-minute video from Verizon which details the process for creating the Droid line of smartphones. I don’t know about you but I could go for a full-length documentary on the behind-the-scenes of a smartphone. Diamonds and ...

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HTC infographic spells impending announcement of HTC One Max

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HTC, in typical fashion, has taken to its blog to tease us with an upcoming release. This time around we’re looking at the HTC One Max. Well, HTC never implies that a new device is on the horizon but we cannot help but feel like the “Great Trios” infographic is all about a ...

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Change to tablet version of Google Play Store slated for November 21

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The Google Play Store will get a slight tweak on November 21, according to a new post on the Android Developer’s blog. Aimed at providing even more visibility for tablet-optimized apps, the default layout will be adjusted for those browsing the store with a tablet. Apps that do not meet ...

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New Sprint subscribers can scoop up LG G2 for only $100

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As expected The LG G2 smartphone is up for pre-order for Sprint. The Android 4.2-powered device features a number of high-end specs, including a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, and 5.2-inch HD display. Already available at Verizon and AT&T, the phone is definitely worth the $200 price tag. ...

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T-Mobile tipped to offer Sony Xperia Z1

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T-Mobile USA should soon announce support for the Sony Xperia Z1, according to a new @evleaks tweet. It’s unclear how soon but we’re guessing in the coming weeks. Typically we don’t see press renders and leaks of this nature unless it’s right around the corner. Should ...

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Rumor du jour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to debut in January

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Grab a bag of salt, this next one is a little bit “out there”. Ready? The Samsung Galaxy S5 could make its debut as soon as January, says Korean site Naver. Founded by former Samsung staff members, the site says the Galaxy S5 will be rushed out the door in wake of a slowdown in... ...

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Sony still doesn’t care about U.S. smartphone market

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Of all handset makers producing Android smartphones over the last few years Sony is the one who has yet to really take a crack at the U.S. market. Even the months following the rebranding and new focus have yet to yield much on our home turf. Looking ahead it doesn’t appear that Sony ...

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AT&T may soon introduce pink Galaxy S4 Mini

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AT&T will introduce a pink version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the near future, according to a recent @evleaks report. Likely expected in October as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we might imagine that a portion of sales could benefit a particular foundation. We can imagine that ...

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Fresh images confirm Android 4.4′s ‘Tap & Pay’ (UPDATED)

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We might be a few days from seeing Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 arrive; we should not be surprised if a ton of things leak over this weekend. Take these new photos, for instance, which confirm the details that KitKat will bake in some mobile payment options.The pictures, which come from ...

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Google TV will become ‘Android TV’, report says

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Google will back away from the Google TV brand for the connected television experience in favor of ‘Android TV’, reports GigaOm. According to an unnamed executive at an electronics makers says the company has already taken to using the new branding. With Google TV having never ...

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MuseMini DBoom speaker review

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Up for review today is the new DBoom speaker from MuseMini. This portable guy not only connects via 3.5mm input and Bluetooth, but it also allows for NFC pairing. Should have a smartphone with NFC capabilities you’ll find that it’s a breeze to power on and connect to the DBoom. As ...

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Nexus 5, Android 4.4 alleged to launch on October 15

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New chatter surfacing today suggests that Google could be but days away from introducing the next-generation Nexus smartphone. Presumed to be the Nexus 5, the phone is expected to be the first to power Android 4.4 KitKat. We’ve previously heard that Google was shooting for mid-October for ...

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