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A 24-Year-Old Allegedly Used A Simple-But-Brilliant Scam To Cheat Apple Out Of $300,000

According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, filed by special agent Bryan Halliwell and investigators associated with Apple and Chase Bank, Parrish allegedly tricked Apple Store employees in 16 states starting around December 2012 into accepting fake authorization codes to purchase $309,768 …

Verizon will soon throttle LTE data: here's what you need to know

The days of truly unlimited LTE data on Verizon Wireless are coming to a close. Today, the largest US carrier announced that it will begin applying its "network optimization" practices, which previously only affected the 3G network, to unlimited 4G LTE customers starting October 1st. Beginning on …

Congress has passed a bill making phone unlocking legal in the US

Congress passes unlocking bill, and Obama plans to sign<p>Consumers in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their phones for use on other wireless networks. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this afternoon legalizing cell phone unlocking, following the lead of the US Senate …

AT&T Sees Cellular-Connected Wearables Leading the Way

Ones that don't depend on a nearby cellphone will be the bigger hit with consumers.<p>AT&T says the key to the wearables market taking off is having products that are simple to use and don’t rely on a cellphone for Internet connectivity.<p>“I think you will see devices like that this year,” AT&T’s Glenn …

Apple reportedly acknowledges hijacked text message problem

Adam Pash, former lead editor of Lifehacker, reports that Apple has acknowledged a problem we’ve heard reported before: text messages continue to be converted to iMessages and forwarded to an Apple ID even when that ID is no longer in use. This means that any text messages sent from an iPhone are …