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Apple Reportedly Negotiating with Carriers for $100 Price Increase on iPhone 6

Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (Via <i>StreetInsider</i>). Carriers initially are refusing to negotiate on the iPhone's $199 base price, but they may not be able to resist as the iPhone 6 is shaping up to be …

T-Mobile's third act: A push to end industry overage fees

The "Uncarrier" is out with a campaign to get its competitors to eliminate the fees charged when customers go over their allotted voice minutes, text messages, or data.<p>T-Mobile wants the industry to drop the practice of overage fees, it believes cost 20 million US consumers $1 billion last …

T-Mobile

Zoute Brings Its Real-Time Transit App To iPhone, More Markets

Zoute, a transit application that combines real-time departure info and fixed route schedules, is now available for iPhone users in eight major markets across the U.S. Originally launched on Android for those in the Bay Area, the company has since expanded to New York, Boston, Chicago, L.A., D.C., …

How to make the Samsung Gear Fit work with other Android devices

Samsung’s new Gear Fit smartwatch, fitness band combo is a pretty impressive little device. If you’re interested in purchasing one, Samsung has already stated that its fitness tracker will work with 17 different Galaxy handsets, including the Galaxy S5. But what if you own a handset from a …

Android News

New Photo of Alleged iPhone 6 Manufacturing Mold Hints at 4.7-Inch Display

Over the weekend, several photos surfaced reportedly showing details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6. While the manufacturing mold photos left it unclear as to the size of the device body it would yield, a new photo shared by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] shows a nearly identical mold …

Samsung whistleblower returns to court

It took just four years for Kim Yong-chul to go from chief lawyer at Samsung to manning the till in a bakery.<p>During that time he became the most …

Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

Swedish students are paying for things with their paws using Quixter, a palm scanner that reads the unique pattern of blood vessels in your hand.<p>People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the …

FinTech

Plastic HTC One M8 rumored to be in the works

The HTC One M8’s build quality is quite an accomplishment, but such a snazzy design comes with a high price tag. However, if rumors are true, HTC could soon offer an affordable plastic version of its new flagship phone. Perhaps in an effort to compete with Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 or maybe taking …

‘None of the Web companies are doing anything’ to protect you, say security pros

Tech giants are struggling to protect your privacy. More to the point, they’re struggling to protect themselves from public criticism.<p>And security experts say the biggest companies of them all aren’t doing nearly enough to safeguard consumers. Instead, they’re piling on the features and benefits to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

In some markets, Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4 on its own launch day last year.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Quantenna promises to make Wi-Fi almost six times faster with new wireless chips

Quantenna Communications said it will be able to make Wi-Fi networks run almost six times faster with its latest generation of wireless chips. For consumers, that means you’ll be able to get into the Internet fast lane much more easily with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.<p>At 10 gigabits a …

Readdle’s Calendar apps get new iPad UI, custom reminders on iPhone, & more

Readdle, the developer behind popular Calendar apps for iPhone and iPad, today updated both its free Calendars by Readdle and the $2.99 Calendars 5 with a number of notable new features.<p>First up, both apps get an updated iPad UI that includes a number of tweaks for improved navigation and layout. …

Apple Hires Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman For New Marketing Role

As Apple looks to improve its advertising efforts, the company has added an impressive new member to its marketing team. <i>Ad Age</i> reports that Apple has …

Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground — and at lower cost.<p>But the fast evolution of rival systems and standards, such as Ku band and Ka band, pose a big …

Wi-Fi

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top …

Computer Science

Samsung Gear Fit review

Pros<p>Attractive curved screen and good looks, lightweight, changeable strap, water and dust proof<p>Cons<p>Leather strap option would have been nice, no …

Google plugs more services vs Heartbleed; bug biting millions of Androids

While Google was quick to patch its services to close the security hole caused by the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, the same bug may still be hounding millions of Android devices worldwide.<p>Google patched most of its services last week (including Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App …

Android News

Microsoft Now Accepts Universal Windows Apps As Its Insta-OEM Kit For Windows Phone Goes Live

Starting today developers can now link Windows Store and Windows Phone applications to create the already-announced “universal” applications that Microsoft announced recently at its Build developer conference.<p>Microsoft is working to unite development for its two core Windows platforms, …

11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.<p>Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 , is here and you'll be able to get your hands on it soon. This update makes Windows Phone better than ever, and …

Windows Phone

T-Mobile: No more overage charges even on older voice and data plans

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: T-Mobile<p>Starting in May T-Mobile (s tmus) plans to get rid of all overage charges on all of its customer bills, …