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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s not much else Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can do in the wake of the tragic June 28 Istanbul airport bombings than waive fees typically associated with voice and text conversations from the US to Turkey. Interestingly enough, Sprint is the only operator in the ...

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    If you've been looking for a reason to head to this side of the Galaxy, — mainly a monetary one — you've got plenty of options on the table. One such option is a site called Dailysteals where, at this point, the most important discount comes down to the Gear VR. It's not as good as free, but coming from the outside, 20 percent off ain't bad. The Gear VR is $79.99 at Dailysteals for the next five days. Discounts also extend to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as well as all the major flagships from last year. There are some cellular discrepancies with the latest phones only coming in ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    Verizon's blast from the Windows Phone past now gets a blast of current software. After months and months of Insider previews, the 'ol Checkmark has finally pressed its arthritic thumb to the publication trigger. Windows 10 Mobile is now on the way for the Lumia Icon (Lumia 929). You will need the Upgrade Advisor app to grab the update. It's also advised that you have a full battery before you go on with it. Better you got a Lumia than the HTC One M8 for Windows. Source: Verizon Via: MSPoweruser

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    If you like to buy your Apple Watch with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you're going to like this package deal. Best Buy is offering a $250 discount on any Apple Watch in-store or online if you also get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with an installment plan, lease, or contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That means that a base model Apple Watch will cost $49 as opposed to $299. You can also combine this deal the ongoing $200 discount for devices with steel bands. If you're headed to BestBuy.com, just follow the instructions as told on the webpage. The deal's valid up until June ...

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    Thinking about checking up with the checkmark for new service? You really sure about it? Maybe Verizon can make it a bit easier for you to come over. The carrier is making available the promo code "FORYOU300" that slashes $300 off the price of a phone valued at $400 or greater. Over a 24-month installment plan, that $12.50 off per month. The catch? You need to activate it on a device payment (installment) plan. Unfortunately while there are several phones that straddle the line at $399.99, they simply aren't $400. The deal isn't applicable to the iPhone SE, for example. On the other hand, ...

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    Sprint has been making a lot of headlines lately after they showed off their 5G chops with a demo at the Copa América Centenario soccer (or football for our non-U.S. readers) tournament. Rocking out download speeds up to a whopping 2Gbps with a super low latency, it was indeed an impressive feat to say the least. They showed it off streaming 4k video as well as streaming some VR goodness courtesy of VideoStitch and as far as we can tell it all went off there without a hitch cruising along on the 73GHz spectrum. Here soon they plan on showing off their service on a 15GHz spectrum touting ...

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    Broadband internet will remain a utility that the Federal Communications Commission can easily and strictly regulate, so ruled two judges to one in a federal appeals court. The decision tossed out petitions from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom companies challenging the courts' earlier agreement with the FCC's declaration. "We have always expected this issue to be decided by the Supreme Court, and we look forward to participating in that appeal," said David McAtee II, AT&T's senior executive vice president, also acting as general counsel for the company. Internet service ...

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    While LG and Lenovo have strayed far from Google’s original Project Ara concept for a “truly” modular smartphone, there’s no denying the convenience and novelty of the G5 “Friends” and swappable Moto Mod accessories for Moto Z and Z Force. Unfortunately, the LG G5 was priced rather prohibitively when bundled with certain modules and add-ons, and Motorola is about to make the same fatal mistake. At least on Verizon stateside, where the Z and Z Force will launch first under Droid branding, all signs point to prospective buyers needing a small fortune to get on the modular ...

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    Lenovo and Google seem to be showing off the fact that they're pretty tight partners these days. The PHAB2 Pro is doing the Tango, the Moto Z supposedly shines strong as another prime line of Android phones and a new evolution of Chromebooks is on the way. Apparently, the two are friendly enough to share pictures together. We had an early look at a feature in a recent Google Photos APK that allowed Nexus owners to back their pictures and movies up to the service at original quality for free. Now, both product pages for the Moto Z Droid Edition and Moto Z Force Droid Edition are touting the ...

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    Update: More specs are from a Verizon press release which is sourced below. Update 2: CNET is reporting that the Moto Z does not have a headphone jack. Lenovo is said to box in a USB-C adapter. The exclusion of the port is likely thanks to that 5.2mm thickness on the device. Lenovo has made its largest impression on Motorola's brand of smartphones since it acquired the Chicago-based manufacturer in 2014. It has officially shed its Moto X lineage. CEO Yuanqing Yang took the stage at Lenovo Tech World '16 to announce its "most important product today," bigger than even its Tango phone it ...

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    With a more pronounced curve on one side of its screen than the S6 Edge, Edge+, and S7 Edge, as well as a straight left border, the road-opening Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was clearly meant as a limited aesthetic experiment. But a refreshingly large number of adventurous consumers were willing to experiment with it, so naturally, Samsung couldn’t abandon the ingenious 5.6-incher on either the KitKat or Lollipop island. Bizarrely enough, the Sprint-locked version got treated to a Marshmallow makeover a full month before unlocked international models, while Verizon follows suit at last as we ...

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    Seeing as how Android 6.0 commercially debuted almost eight full months back, and build N is right around the corner, you’d think it’d be easier to find up-to-date phones nowadays in every possible price bracket. But if you have a maximum of $150 to spend, are set on staying with or switching to Verizon, and don’t like the carrier’s prepaid structure, your choice is essentially limited to just the newly unveiled LG K8 V. A network-specific variant of the international K8 launched a few months ago (duh), this thing packs a modest 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, doubled ...

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    ZTE’s quirky Spro line of 2-in-1 Android projectors has come a long way from a clunky, unfocused first generation, but for some reason, the “professional-grade” 8.4-inch Plus model unveiled back in February isn’t ready for primetime yet. At least not on T-Mobile, the third major US carrier to sell the 5-inch ZTE Spro 2, a little late and a little expensive. Then again, you can always choose to split the hybrid device’s $500 MSRP at Magenta in 24 affordable monthly payments of $20.84 each. Meanwhile, as long as Verizon and AT&T don’t launch the larger, slimmer, more capable ...

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    BlackBerry’s desperate Hail Mary pass last fall couldn’t be converted into an immediate touchdown, and the clock might be running out on the Canadian security and productivity specialist that probably got with the Android times a little too late. CEO John Chen insists things are looking up, and a hardware profit isn’t too far off, but Priv sales numbers reportedly failed to meet even modest analyst expectations. Worse yet, an unnamed “high-level” AT&T executive recently told CNET “we’ve seen more returns than we would like”, which suggests many of the very few buyers of ...

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    Mere hours before arch-rival T-Mobile can “turn it up to 11” with the latest in a long line of unconventional attention-grabbing publicity stunts, Sprint appears to want to make peace with the rest of the US “big four” carriers. A face some of you might find familiar delivers a rather bizarre marketing message in the beginning of a 30-second commercial, claiming “it’s 2016 and every network is great.” Yes, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to Sprint, as unbelievable as it sounds. The twist? The “Now Network” insists its rates are much lower than those of ...

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    Microsoft failed its devoted and persistent mobile fans from a number of standpoints recently, but what likely still hurts the most is not Windows Phone’s global free fall in terms of market share. Instead, it’s certainly way more disappointing to see so many old Lumias initially promised a swift W10M promotion either left stranded on WP 8.1 for good, or kept waiting far longer than expected. Verizon’s Lumia 735 is part of the “lucky” latter group, finally scoring its long overdue Windows 10 Mobile update, mere days after the Lumia 640 on AT&T. This is of course an OTA ...

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    Did you get a Galaxy Note 4 from Verizon recently? Well, you've probably itched that Samsung scratch at the right time. It's been a while since Sprint gave us the Android Marshmallow update for its Note 4 units. Verizon has its turn starting today. In addition to the usual Android 6.0.1 pickups, TouchWiz gets an iconography refresh, Wi-Fi Calling, Android for Work pre-loaded and Ultra High Quality (Hi-Fi) Audio. Software version MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1 is rolling out over time. Refresh for the OTA or just wait. It'll get there. Source: Verizon Via: GSMArena

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    Verizon is no stranger to one-upping Samsung’s sweet Galaxy S7 deals, offering a gratis Gear S2 smartwatch back in the day with the flagship Android phone while the OEM could “barely” bundle the handheld with a free Gear VR headset. Now, the Gear VR freebie is rebooted across all Samsung-sanctioned US retailers selling the S7 and S7 Edge, as well as the S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5, and once again, Big Red ups the savings ante. Only the nation’s leading wireless service provider keeps its latest bargain limited to the GS7, S7 Edge, and Note 5. Buy any one of those from the ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges voted 12 to 3 that the location data being retrieved has been revealed to a third party and, therefore, does not get the protection of the the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution against searches without a warrant. The government can compel that third party ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    Not again, AT&T! What is it with America’s second largest wireless service provider and essential software updates lately? Both the HTC One M9 and M8 got their Marshmallow makeovers on Ma Bell way too late compared to models locked to other networks, the OTA 6.0 rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was a bona fide fiasco, and now Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon leave their common enemy behind as far as the S5 is concerned. But today’s story isn’t about the “DeATTh Star”, with Big Red instead capturing the spotlight even on the heels of the Now Network and Magenta. You weren’t ...

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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    Android Marshmallow still feels new on the DROID Turbo 2 and even newer on the DROID Maxx 2. That's because the 6.0 update came to the Turbo 2 two weeks ago and the Maxx 2 last week. Yep, long after many other, older Motorola phones got tender loving software care — though a select few will never get it. Which brings us to one of said devices, the OG DROID Turbo. After the DROID MAXX, Ultra and Mini never made it past KitKat, it's amazing we're still even talking about the possibility of a Marshmallow update, but we haven't seen a flat-out "no". Motorola's support is still putting hopes ...

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    The HTC 10 that you can buy direct from the company supports AT&T and T-Mobile SIMs from first boot. But with a little DIY, you can get your Verizon SIM to work in it, too — without all the lockdown and bloat. A few XDA devs were able to make it happen on their devices and have published a guide for you to make it happen on your own unlocked HTC 10. In practice, it seems pretty simple: open up to the device's bootloader and fastboot flash the Verizon radio package they've provided onto the phone. After checking into settings and a secret Verizon back-end menu, you should be all set. ...

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