AT&T quietly bumps activation fee to $40

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The next time you activate a new line of service or upgrade your handset at AT&T you’ll find a slightly higher fee awaiting you. Last week saw Ma Bell quietly bump its activation fee from $36 to $40. Effective June 8, the change does not impact those who sign one up with an AT&T ...

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World Cup 2014 starts today, ready your Android and Chromecast devices

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With the World Cup starting today, you may want to tune in, but may not be close to a TV with a cable or satellite connection. Don’t fret, as this year you can tune in with your Android device with the WatchESPN app. The WatchESPN app can even stream to your Chromecast, so that’s ...

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Three sources to consider for buying unbranded Android phones

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Since day one, Google has made its wondrous Android OS to be open-source. This means that any company or person can manufacture a smartphone or device and install the platform at virtually no cost. As a result of this, many upstart companies and entrepreneurs have made their own Android ...

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Huawei brings unlocked Ascend Mate2 to U.S. for $299

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Huawei on Thursday announced that Ascend Mate2 is available to U.S. consumers through a new web site. First announced back in January at CES, the Ascend Mate2 features a 6.1-inch 720p display, 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 5-megapixel ...

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IN BRIEF: 5 Android related things you might have missed (June 11)

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Welcome back to another IN BRIEF. Today were going to look at some apps, accessories, and a unique device that you may like to know more about. If you are a fan of racing games you may be interested in “DESERT RAGE” produced by developer TIMUZ. In the game you play as a desert ...

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LG deploys G Pad series to Europe

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LG began rolling out its new G Pad series of tablets to Europe this week, starting with the G Pad 7.0. The next few weeks will see the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 deployed, and then, hopefully, a bit of global expansion. Pricing and exact availability will be shared in the run-up to... Read More

Starbucks to offer a wireless charging method that you likely won’t use

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Wireless charging has always been extremely convenient way to get some extra juice, whether that be at home, at an airport, or in your car. But what about a coffee shop? Starbucks is aiming to make your life a little easier by offering wireless charging technology in its tables and counters, ...

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Trove the world anew with Trover’s redesigned app

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Looking for adventure? And whatever comes your way? If you were born to be wild, Trover’s newly refreshed travel app will help you find that instant adventure. The app that lets you explore visually everywhere, has just redesigned its mobile app adding some new great features and giving ...

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U.S. Cellular adds ZTE Grand S Pro

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U.S. Cellular and ZTE on Thursday announced the immediate availability of the Grand S Pro. Featuring a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel rear camera, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM. The handset is equipped with support for U.S. ...

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Facebook will allow users to alter their ad profiles; track your smartphone usage

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Have you ever wondered why Facebook just showed you an advertisement for Star Trek toys or some other random item? Well apparently you will soon be able to find out. Facebook is planning to announce Thursday that it will allow users to see the likes and interests it keeps on them. Not only will ...

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Charge your Android faster with Bench 2X

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Have you ever felt that charging your Android device when attached to a computer or in the car is slow? If yes, the new Bench 2X Faster Charger Cable available from Pyramid Distribution may be just you’re looking for. The New York-based company said that this unique faster recharge cable ...

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Last minute gift ideas for dads and grads

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Question….You love your dad, right? That’s cool, we love him, too. He’s a pretty stand-up dude and he’s always got our back. Ok, another question… what did you get him for Father’s Day? With only a few days between now and Father’s Day you’d ...

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New plug-in allows Outlook users to join Google Hangouts

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Google has released a new plug-in for users of Google Apps that allows them to use Google Hangouts for video conference calls from within Microsoft Outlook. Users of the email client can now initiate or join a Hangout directly from Outlook if they have a Google Apps account. Simply download the ...

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Grab Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear for just $89 today

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If you are in the market for a smartwatch and don’t mind not having the latest and greatest tech, you can grab a Samsung Galaxy Gear at a steep discount today. Best Buy is selling “certified refurbsihed” Galaxy Gear smartwatchs for just $89 and it comes with free shipping. ...

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Android icon lovers, come out to play-ay! You’re invited to Tha Warriors Party!

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Look, we know you love to play with the look and feel of your Android smartphone or tablet. Gauging by the interest in our icon pack highlight posts we understand that a lot of you love to swap out the icons on a regular basis. This Friday you’ll have a chance to take advantage of... Read More