Verizon brings on the $30 upgrade fee

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Those on the Big Red Network may want to cash in your upgrades soon if you can. On April 22nd, Verizon is upping its upgrade fee to $30 to help them “continue to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect which includes Wireless Workshops, online ...

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New Nook to include built-in front lit screen

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There’s some debate over the benefits between e-ink based e-readers and their tablet-fused brethren. Between readability for extended periods, battery life, multipurpose apps, compatibility with magazines, and beyond, there are uses and users for both designs. One knock against the e-ink ...

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Pogo from EA hits Android with some free games to play

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EA has been no stranger to the mobile scene, launching many of its prized franchises into the app stores of Android, iOS, and WP7, along with some games that were developed specifically for mobile. Their latest foray is a gaming center app called Pogo, where quite a few games can be played from ...

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Blackberry Playbook to nix the side-loading of apps

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When the BlackBerry Playbook was first announced, there were a few big things to be excited for. Its WebOS-like multi-tasking was beautiful and brilliant, its web browsing abilities were extremely well-designed, and the caveat? The ability to run a supposed 80% of Android apps by sideloading ...

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RadioShack introduces Mobile Makeover Month, sell back used electronics

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In the great attempt to keep up with constantly evolving technology, it’s inevitable that one will build up a collection of “old” electronic bits and pieces. Especially now that phones are picking up all the tricks of our other devices like camera and MP3 players, you may have ...

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Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE becomes real, release in Q2 for $199.99

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The pseudo-official has become official, folks! Sprint and HTC have announced the next HTC powerhouse, the HTC EVO 4G LTE. In all honesty, this looks like the biggest announcement since the original EVO 4G, a fitting comparison, given the return of the…gasp! Yes, kickstand! Like the ...

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Sprint smartphone LTE to receive same unlimited data and pricing as 3G and WiMax

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Sprint has a fantastic value going for its plans right now, both in price and the fact that they’re the only US carrier to offer unlimited data without throttling for its smartphones. There was some question as to whether that value would carry over to Sprint’s LTE offering when it ...

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Android overtakes 50% market share according to comScore

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There’s enough people in the world that every smartphone OS should be able to co-exist peacefully. In theory. Chalk it up to money and the electronic equivalent of Manifest Destiny, but the reality is that there’s an all-out war among smartphone manufacturers of OSes and devices to ...

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Touch app updated to include video and sound clip sharing

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In this era of communication and connectivity, there seems to be a neverending search for platforms to reach people from. Be it social networking, IMing, or a little bit of both, humankind just wants that ability to reach out and touch someone,  in as many different mediums as possible. To this ...

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Samsung includes extended battery with Galaxy Nexus purchases

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So let’s be real here. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a bit of a let down when it was announced, and then moreso when it was actually released due to a few software glitches and other bugs. The battery life for users in the wild has varied depending on who you ask, but apparently ...

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Triad of April Fools jokes comes out of the Google camp

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Google has certainly been busy over the past few weeks. Anyone as familiar with the company as a true Android fanatic knows that the big G always indulges in some sort of product release tomfoolery around this time of the year. This year was no exception, as Google released not one but THREE ...

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Amazon bests Google at developer revenue, says Flurry

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While many people may judge the success of an app store solely on how many apps it holds, this is only partially true. If you ask an app developer where this success lies, more than likely they’re going to tell you success is where the most money is made. With this in mind, a recent... ...

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Best Buy leak reveals ICS updates for 3 Android phones on Verizon

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Hark, yon owners of the HTC Rezound and Motoroloa Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx! Our comrades over at Android Police have gotten their mitts on a picture of leaked Best Buy info, detailing the exact dates of ICS dropping for the aforementioned devices. Not only that, but if the April 4th and ...

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doubleTwist updates Android app, but what is this “new dawn”?

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Earlier this week, mecca audio developer doubleTwist released the latest update of their self-titled app, bringing with it a UI change and several awesome features. First, foremost, and possibly the best, doubleTwist now comes with Google Music integration.  It’s now possible to access ...

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Evernote gets update, new features included

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Evernote has been the popular note-taking option in the electronic medium for some time, offering apps on multiple platforms and seamless syncing between them all, and plenty of other features to boot. Things like picture, audio, and web link integration make it a handy catch all for all of the ...

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