How to make your iPhone run better in 10 seconds

We love our iPhones, but sometimes they act up. Apps slow down or crash, things don’t run as smoothly as we’d like, or things just get weird — and we don’t know why. Usually, the solution is to power off and restart the device, but if you inexplicably only have 10 seconds to sort out […]

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AT&T to Raise Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Plans From $30 to $35

AT&T will raise the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans from $30 to $35 in February of 2016, reports CNBC. The upcoming rate change is detailed on a page on AT&T’s website and is the first price hike the unlimited plan has seen in seven years.

Though AT&T no longer offers unlimited data plans to customers, a small number of customers continue to hold unlimited data plans that were purchased before AT&T discontinued them in 2010. AT&T’s current $30 unlimited data plan allows customers to use an unlimited amount of data, but AT&T does throttle with excessive data usage.

As of February 16, the $30 price tag, which is in addition to voice costs, will rise to $35. The price hike comes just a couple of months after AT&T announced changes to its throttling practices. AT&T previously throttled customers on congested networks after 5GB of LTE data usage, but that cap was increased to 22GB in September, making unlimited plans more valuable.

AT&T plans to notify customers who will be impacted by the price increase. Customers who wish to cancel their wireless service because of the pricing increase will have early termination fees waived for affected lines. Price changes will take effect during each customer’s February billing period.

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Swatch and Visa partner to one-up Apple Pay

Like the Borg, Star Trek‘s race of cybernetically enhanced humanoids, Swiss watch maker Swatch is attempting to have the best of both worlds as it rolls out a partnership with Visa to bring Apply Watch-style contactless payment to its new line of analog timepieces. Swatch announced the deal today, and the program will roll out […]

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A9X processor packs a gigantic 12-cluster GPU but no L3 cache

The enormous iPad Pro has an appropriately huge graphics processor. A teardown analysis by electronics firm Chipworks has revealed details of the new A9X processor that powers the iPad Pro, including the 12-cluster GPU that’s twice as powerful as the A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Here’s a closer look at […]

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Video Review: The iLuv Layup X is a Solid Multi-Functional Case for the iPhone 6s Plus

iLuv is a well-known Apple accessory manufacturer, with a wide range of iPhone and iPad case options available in retail stores. For our most recent video review, we went hands-on with the company’s Layup X case, available for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus.

The Layup X is a multi-function case that offers all around iPhone protection, a tempered glass screen protector to keep the screen safe from scratches, and a built-in kickstand. More functional than stylish, the Layup X consists of an inner hard shell that holds the iPhone in place and an outer rubber shell that’s designed to offer protection from impact.

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iLuv’s Layup X fits onto an iPhone easily and provides access to all ports and buttons on the device. Though somewhat bulky, the Layup X feels solid on the phone and is a case that’s going to offer a good amount of protection against bumps and drops.

As for the built-in kickstand, it’s functional, but it’s made out of a thin plastic that doesn’t have a good build quality. It’s able to prop the iPhone up into an ideal viewing angle, but we feel that the kickstand is the first place the iLuv case could fail. Overall, though, this is a solid choice for customers seeking a case that’s going to offer all around protection.

The Layup X is available for $34.99 from the iLuv website or from Amazon.com.

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Apple Music is coming soon to Sonos’ awesome speakers

Sonos, maker of some the best wireless speaker systems in the world, revealed today that it will add support for Apple Music by the end of the year. The says a public beta for Apple Music on Sonos will be made available December 15. Sonos’ integration with Apple Music will allow subscribers to access the […]

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