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13 things you need to know before traveling to Iceland

If your Instagram feed looks like a giant ad for Iceland, you're not alone.<p>Yes, the island country is having a moment, and, yes, everyone you know is going.<p>From volcanic deserts and steamy springs to icy glaciers and black sand beaches, the stunningly beautiful country is the perfect long weekend …

Northern Lights

Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone 7 launch event

Kicking off with a cameo from talk show host James Corden and Pharrell driving Tim Cook to the event, Apple took a straightforward approach to promo’ing its new show: <i>Carpool Karaoke</i>. Cook segued nicely from Corden’s car to the main stage and detailed Apple Music’s new look and its 17 million …

13 phones that changed the world

BlackBerry

Verizon lights up improved XLTE data service in 44 states

Well, if the comprehensive leaks from last week weren't enough, Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that its enhanced XLTE wireless data service is a real thing. Haven't been keeping tabs on the nuances of nationwide wireless network enhancement? It's cool: we have, and XLTE is nothing to sneeze …

Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves.<p>Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a man who appears determined to push boundaries and …

Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

Scripture seems to back most Americans' view that he would oppose capital punishment—but that hasn't translated into widespread opposition.<p>“On the death penalty, do what you think Jesus would have you do.”<p>These were the words my friend and anti-death-penalty activist Shane Claiborne told Tennessee …

iPad Tips: Using Smart Mailboxes on iOS 7

One of the killer additions to the Mail app in iOS 7 are Smart Mailboxes, which help organize all sent messages, messages with attachments, and more. The VIP mailbox is displayed by default, but you’ll want to tap on the Edit button on the top-right corner of the Mail app to reveal the other Smart …

iOS

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

T-Mobile lost $100M due to ETFs of switching customers

During the first quarter of 2014, T-Mobile gained the most new subscribers amongst Tier 1 carriers. One of the reason for this increase was due to the carrier’s offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile.<p>T-Mobile said in a filing recently that the ETF …

ETFs

T-Mobile gains record 2.4 million customers, as Sprint acquisition talks heat up

Mike Mozart<p>As Sprint is rumored to make a move on T-Mobile this summer, John Legere’s company announced another quarter of solid growth, with a record 2.4 million customer additions in Q1 2014.<p>It’s the fourth consecutive quarter when T-Mobile registers more than 1 million additions and the first …

IDC data shows signs tablet sales may soon plateau

This Is What Amazon's Smartphone Will Look Like

Via BGR's exclusive reporting, here's the world's first clear look at Amazon's new smartphone:<p>The phone will make use of a data plan called "Prime Data," and while the details on it are far from totally known, it's expected to piggyback on AT&T's "Sponsored Data" program. Sponsored Data allows …

T-Mobile's discounted plans boost subscriber adds

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said it added a record number of customers in the first quarter, blowing past its competitors as the company’s aggressive discounts lured in subscribers<p>A T-Mobile store sign is seen in Broomfield, Colorado February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>T-Mobile shares jumped 7.3 …

Microsoft Explorer bug: should you be worried?

What can you do to protect yourself from the security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser?<p>Both the UK and US governments are advising citizens to consider using alternatives to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch …

Sprint's bleeding continues: Loss narrows even as more customers defect

Sprint's painful transition continues.<p>The long slog of improving its network continues to take a toll on Sprint's customer base, with nearly half a million net customers leaving the carrier in the first quarter of 2014, a 12 percent higher level of defection than a year ago.<p>The Overland Park, Kan., …

The FCC called AT&T’s bluff on the upcoming spectrum auction

mrvjtod/Flickr<p>Several weeks ago, this site reported on AT&T’s threat to stay out of the upcoming spectrum auction due to the FCC wanting to stop companies with the deepest wallets, like AT&T and Verizon, from hoarding all available spectrum in the upcoming auction. The rules are designed to make it …

Verizon continues pushing LTE as replacement for fiber

In 1993, Verizon signed an agreement with New Jersey that provided the company with near $13 billion in subsidies and tax cuts in exchange for a promise to wire all of the state with 45 Mbps fixed-line broadband by 2010. Although the New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities said in 2012 that …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …