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Verizon revives its unlimited data plan

Here's a nice Sunday surprise: Verizon is bringing back the unlimited data plan. As of February 13th, the carrier is launching a Verizon Unlimited tier that gives you unlimited US data, calls and texting for $80 per month ($45 per line for a family of four). You do face the risk of throttling after …

Target calls Apple Pay ‘awesome,’ says it is working on bringing support to its stores (Updated: Nope)

<b>Update:</b> Target emailed to clarify that its Twitter support account was incorrect and that it isn’t currently exploring integrating Apple Pay in stores:<p>We have no plans or work underway currently to make Apple Pay available in our stores.We continue to offer Apple Pay for online purchases in the …

This iPhone 8 concept running iOS 11 is the stuff dreams are made of

There’s plenty of attention focused on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 at the moment, with rumors coming in hot and heavy now that we’re a little over a …

These 4 iPhone hacks might just blow your mind

We share iPhone tips and tricks all the time here on BGR. Apple has added so many nifty features to its mobile platform over the years that it’s …

Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Microsoft announced its plans to support Apple’s new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro back in October, but the software giant has only started testing these features with Office users recently. Starting this week, Office Insiders on the slow ring for Mac will be able to test the new Touch Bar support …

Another Sign Apple is Taking TV Seriously

By<p>Feb. 8, 2017 11:05 a.m. ET<p>Long the boring, forgotten child, the Apple TV seems to finally be getting some attention.<p>CEO Tim Cook hinted on the …

Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods

Tips<p>To keep AirPods as hassle-free — and aesthetically pleasing — as possible, Apple opted to completely replace physical controls with Siri voice …

The Weird Reason You Should Never Get Your iPhone Fixed At The Apple Store

My iPhone is my baby. I don’t want anyone touching it, using it, or even breathing on it (I know that’s a little extreme), but because iPhones are so …

The next iPhone may cost more than $1,000

Upgrading to Apple’s next iPhone won’t come cheap.<p>The price of the top-of-the-line iPhone is set to increase to more than $1,000, according to a new report that claims the device will pack an OLED display that stretches across the entire front of the phone.<p>Switching to an OLED display will likely …

Mobile Technology

3 Smartphone Camera Settings You Should Try Out

It wasn’t all that long ago that simply having a phone with a camera in it was relatively rare. Not so today!Now, the cameras on our smartphones are …

'Brilliant' Aims to Replace Your Home's Light Switches With Touchscreens

Brilliant today introduced the Brilliant Control, designed to replace an existing light switch and provide homeowners with a range of smart home controls.<p>Brilliant Control has a 5-inch touchscreen with swipe-based lighting, music, and climate controls, and homeowners can interact directly with …

Home Automation

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

Facebook’s Android app negatively impacts performance and battery life, even when it’s only running in the background, users find<p>Facebook does not have the greatest track record with its Android app. Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year …

The 12 best iPhone apps of 2015

2015 was a big year for the iPhone.<p>Not only did Apple release a relatively big upgrade for an "S" year, app developers were more creative than ever. …

Apple's iOS is beating Android where it matters

According to a report from IBM Commerce, nearly 40% of all online traffic the day after Thanksgiving came from iOS, Apple's mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.<p>Only 17.3% came from Android.<p>But that's not all: 27.7% of all online sales came from iOS devices, and only 8.3% came from phones …

Apps

PopSugar ditched Microsoft Office for Google Apps, saved $110,000 a year and says any company can leave Microsoft

These are companies that ditched Microsoft Office and/or Office 365 for Google's Apps for Work.<p>Business Insider spoke to one such director of IT, PopSugar's Bjorn Pave who moved the company's nearly 500 employees to Google Apps for Work in late 2013.<p>Pave took the job as PopSugar's director of IT in …

Apps

Conspiracy theorists think Apple owns this mysteryious car company

A new electric car company has revved up Apple Car conspiracy theorists who think the mysterious automaker may actually be a shell company for Apple’s automotive ambitions.<p>Faraday Future has already pulled in $1 billion in investments and is stocking up on top Tesla talent (just like Apple), but …

Meet Chronos, the adhesive disk that can make almost any watch more like an Apple Watch

Traditional watch fans no longer have to consider forgoing their expensive wrist-wear to have technology on their arm. Chronos, a small disk that fits on the underside of any watch, brings core smartwatch functionality without making you decide on a platform.<p>At a mere 3mm thin and 33mm in diameter, …

Smartwatches

Old people are finally going crazy for social media

According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they were social media users.<p>That still vastly lags behind young adults (ages 18 to 29), who said 90% are …

Social Media

T-Mobile is discounting iPhone 6s/Plus by $100 when bought on an installment plan or outright

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>T-Mobile just kicked off a special promotion that knocks $100 off iPhone 6s/Plus and many top Android smartphones. This discount …

Mobile

Snapchat is closing the gap on Facebook in video with a reported 6 billion daily video views to Facebook's 8 billion

That number has tripled since May, the FT's Tim Bradshaw reported, citing people close to the company.<p>Snapchat confirmed the view count, but declined further comment, according to the report. Business Insider has also contacted Snapchat for comment and we'll update this article if we hear back.<p>In …

Advertising

The Top Social Media Tools for Working Smarter, Not Harder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many businesses are struggling with social media, because it takes up so much time. This is understandable considering that most businesses not only have their digital marketing to manage, but also have to keep up with all other aspects …

Social Media

The 12 best news and reading apps in the world

Smartphones are fast becoming our go-to way to consume all types of media, but sometimes it's hard to know which apps are worth our time.<p>From e-books to Reddit to breaking news, these are the best apps to help you stay on top of the stories everybody is talking about.<p><i>Additional reporting by Steven</i> …

Apps

9 Apps To Supercharge Your Instagram Marketing

With more than 400 million users, Instagram is a valuable platform for social media marketers. However, research shows that it’s still an …

Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge<p>A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen …

Alternative Fuel

The Best Headphones At CES

With dozens of headphone booths at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, finding the best headphones at the show wasn't easy.<p>As someone who listens to hours of music every day, I was determined to find the perfect pair of headphones, regardless of cost. Even if I couldn't afford them, …

Audiophile

William Shatner Is Pissed At Twitter For Their Newest Marketing Strategy

…and honestly, it should piss you off, too.<p>If it wasn’t annoying enough that Twitter has the “Promoted Tweets” format — effectively putting ads in your feed — they are now apparently using a practice called “Promoted Accounts,” designed to jam unwanted users in your “Following” list, even if you’re …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Android Phones

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

6 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now (Save $22!)

You can never get enough free iPhone apps, which is why we’ve tracked down six more paid iPhone apps that are completely free right now for a limited …