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Fleksy Messenger puts a useable touchscreen keyboard on Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Flesky<p>Color me impressed. I never thought a touchscreen keyboard could effectively work on the small screen of a …

Lookout launches 'theftie' alerts to combat smartphone theft

The mobile security firm thinks a phone's front-facing camera can help retrieve a stolen device.<p>Here's a new twist on selfies -- and mobile security firm Lookout is hoping it might just help you get a stolen phone back.<p>The company on Wednesday launched a new feature to try to combat smartphone …

Identity Theft

Stuck in the iMessage abyss? Here’s how to get your texts back

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>About a month ago I switched from an iPhone(s appl) to a Nexus(s goog) 5. It was easy: I swapped the SIM card and synced my …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

T-Mobile Simple Choice plans adding free talk and text to Mexico

According to a tipster over at <i>TmoNews</i>, T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans will be adding an add-on service that will include free talk and text to Mexico, unlimited talk and text to 32 other countries. The official T-Mobile announcement and service start date is expected to be February 23rd.<p>The …

Mobile

The Polaroid Socialmatic Is An Android Camera And An Instant Printer Mashed Together

The good old Polaroid brand isn’t dead yet — with the Polaroid Socialmatic, the concept has now become a product. It has a camera with a 14-megapixel camera, a 4.5” touchscreen LCD display that runs Android, a Zero Ink printer, and wi-fi and Bluetooth capabilities. At $299, it will be a tough sell …

T-Mobile's Gatecrashing CEO May Be A Marketing Genius

Eccentric CEOs are a rare breed even in the cutting-edge world of technology, but T-Mobile boss John Legere is one of them, and that may prove an advantage for a company eager to lure customers from AT&T and Verizon.<p>Legere gained instant notoriety at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last …

Ad leak suggests T-Mobile will pay for customers to switch to its service

Carrier will cover up to five ETFs when switching from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint<p>The brief appearance of a T-Mobile banner discovered by <i>Droid Life</i> appears to confirm that T-Mobile will cover an entire family's Early Termination Fee (ETF) if they switch to its network. It's long been rumored that …

Ad leak hints T-Mobile will pay full family's early termination fees

The US carrier has been making noise about getting whole families to dump subscriptions from rivals. An ad, apparently published prematurely, offers details about one offer.<p>T-Mobile, trying to snatch customers away from other US carriers, appears likely to announce an offer Wednesday to pay a whole …

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Nokia’s Android phone UI revealed in leaked photos

Nokia has been building its own Android phone, codenamed "Normandy," and the first examples of its user interface are now starting to emerge. Evleaks has posted an image of Nokia’s custom Android implementation, with three examples of how the smartphone maker has tweaked the UI. A Skype app can be …

T-Mobile helps you write your carrier a ‘break-up letter’

Yesterday T-Mobile took the lid off phase 4 of its uncarrier initiative, providing a way for families to leave other networks for T-mobile without having to worry about paying off the early termination fees — as T-Mobile will foot the bill. Being the fun company that T-Mobile is, they not only are …

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Moto G now up for pre-order via Amazon for those in the U.S.

Earlier this week Motorola surprised U.S. consumers by announcing that the Moto G would be arriving about a month early, with shipping starting on December 2nd. As for those looking to get the handset somewhere outside of Motorola’s online store, Amazon has now officially put the handset up for …

Mobile Technology

Waze adds sassy voice directions from comedian Kevin Hart

Waze users can now add a little laughter to their rides thanks to newly added voice commands by comedian<p>Kevin Hart.<p>The<p>Google-owned navigation app is now letting users adjust their settings to select Hart as the voice for their turn-by-turn commands.<p>"Kevin's got your back, keeping an eye out for …

Amazon said to be working on new high-res Kindle Paperwhite

Company plans to release a new e-reader in the second quarter of 2014 that will feature a 300ppi screen, TechCrunch reports.<p>Less than two months after unveiling a new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon is said to have another refresh in the pipeline for next year.<p>Sporting a high-resolution …

eReaders

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Android Phones

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

Isis Mobile Wallet goes live nationwide, offers freebies

Wave phone, buy stuff: after a long period of trials, the joint venture teaming Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile is finally broadly available.<p>The wireless carriers' mobile payment initiative, Isis Mobile Wallet, is finally going live nationwide, delivering another way for consumers to use their …

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The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.<p>One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal …

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Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

T-Mobile Finds That Giving Away Free Data Is Harder Than It Sounds

T-Mobile figures that by giving tablet users free data, it might turn a few of them into paying customers.<p>But it turns out that giving away data is …

Wii Mini coming to the US for the holidays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nintendo<p>Nintendo is certainly beefing up its holiday lineup to appeal to thrifty shoppers who are eager to put a …

Pebble to announce new software features on Nov. 6

Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced a software event scheduled for 10 AM Pacific on November 6th. Pebble already has an SDK for developers, but they’ll be announcing some upcoming additions to the watch’s software capabilities. The event will stream live on the Pebble website for anyone to …

T-Mobile Adds One Million Customers in Third Quarter

T-Mobile said on Tuesday that it added a million customers last quarter, including 672,000 for its primary T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands.<p>John …

T-Mobile doubles its LTE speeds, capacity in at least 40 major cities

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Pavel Ignatov<p>T-Mobile(s tmus) customers in the country’s biggest cities may have recently noticed …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

LG's curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex, can truly flex

LG pledged durability when it announced its curved-screen device, the G Flex, and a new video shows the company may be able to keep its promise.<p>The LG G Flex is different from other smartphones in that its screen curves from top to bottom, in a way that makes it snug nicely around a user's face …

Rivals beware, T-Mobile's gains are no fluke

The nation's smallest carrier says it is nabbing away high-end customers from AT&T and Sprint.<p>T-Mobile is proving it is no one-hit wonder.<p>The "Uncarrier" impressed on Tuesday with third-quarter results that yielded a second consecutive period in which it netted more than 1 million customers, with a …

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