Switch to AT&T and get $650 per line, second phone free

AT&T wants you! So much so that the carrier is currently offering $650 per line when you switch from Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon and bring your number with you. What’s more, if you buy one of the latest devices, you’ll get a second handset free. Beginning today, if you switch to AT&T and buy a smartphone […]

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U.S. Apple Stores offer machine-applied protectors for iPhone

Apple Stores in the U.S. are now offering machine-applied screen protectors for iPhone. The service, which uses a Belkin protectors and the ScreenCare+ applicator tool, starts at $18 and is available for iPhone 6 and up. Apple Stores in Japan first began using Belkin’s tool to apply screen protectors last week, and now the service is […]

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WhatsApp will ditch its $1 per year subscription fee

WhatsApp will ditch the service’s annual subscription fees, after founder Jan Koum admitted that the $1 per year payment concept “doesn’t work that well.” As a result of ditching the payment model, Koum explained that WhatsApp will be looking at new ways that businesses can use the service to connect with individual users, although it’s […]

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Sony splits PlayStation Messages into standalone app

Sony’s PlayStation app for mobile has always been something of a disaster, with a poor user interface and painfully slow performance. That’s still true today — but now you don’t have to use it when all you want to do is message friends on the PlayStation Network. In an effort to be a better messaging service, PlayStation […]

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Will Apple alienate iPhone fans by ditching the headphone jack?

Apple has famously killed popular technologies when it believes they’re past their best — and it could be gearing up to kill one more. According to recent rumors, next year’s iPhone 7 will ship without the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a thinner form factor. Understandably, a lot of fans are unhappy about that […]

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Mysterious Gmail bug puts skull and crossbones in your inbox

A mysterious Gmail bug is putting a skull and crossbones emoji inside users’ inboxes. Hovering over the icon displays creepy messages like “Component Spy,” “Chat Spy,” and “Data Spy” — but it’s actually totally harmless, and Google is already working to fix it. The bug affects a specific set of user accounts, and can be […]

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Fossil’s first smartwatch is here in time for the holidays

Fossil’s first Android Wear watch, the stunning Q Founder, has finally arrived. The device ships with a bunch of exclusive Fossil faces, and it can be ordered from Fossil’s online store now for $295. If you prefer your smartwatch to look just like a traditional watch, but you don’t have $1,500 to spend on the […]

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WTF?! Study finds Android is actually safer than iOS

Are iPhones really more secure than Androids? Google’s platform certainly gets more stick thanks to high-profile vulnerabilities like Stagefright, but according to a new study, Android is still safer and more secure than iOS. Despite Apple’s “wall garden,” which required all iOS apps to undergo a thorough review process before they get the stamp of approval, […]

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Pick up your Pebble Time now to save $50

Pebble Time just got its first price cut since making its official debut on Kickstarter back in February, and it’s one worth taking advantage of. For a limited period, customers in the U.S. can save $50 — that’s 25 percent — on the black, white, and red models. Pebble Time may not be the flashiest […]

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Pick up your Pebble Time now to save $50

Pebble Time just got its first price cut since making its official debut on Kickstarter back in February, and it’s one worth taking advantage of. For a limited period, customers in the U.S. can save $50 — that’s 25 percent — on the black, white, and red models. Pebble Time may not be the flashiest […]

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