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T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot Router is Now Available

T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot Router is Now Available

When it comes to sell service, not all homes are created equal. Whether your service is spotty or you have rooms that don't get cell signal at all, dropping calls is never a pleasant experience. T-Mobile is looking to improve its call quality, and starting on Wednesday, the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot router is ...

The iPhone 6’s NFC Chip is Only for Apple Pay (For Now, Anyway)

The iPhone 6’s NFC Chip is Only for Apple Pay (For Now, Anyway)

Apple finally added NFC to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but if you were hoping that the company’s new NFC chip will allow you to pair speakers or integrate NFC tags into your favorite apps, you’ll have to keep waiting. Apple has put its NFC chip on lockdown, at least for now. Sources at Apple have confirmed to Cult of Mac ...

Verizon is Offering Some Customers an Early Upgrade

Verizon is Offering Some Customers an Early Upgrade

Verizon Wireless is offering an early-upgrade program for customers whose two-year contracts are not quite up for renewal. The company informed customers on Sunday that all Verizon subscribers eligible to upgrade to a new smartphone on or before November 15 will have those dates changed to now, allowing them to get a new ...

How to Back Up Your iDevice Before iOS 8 Releases

How to Back Up Your iDevice Before iOS 8 Releases

iOS 8 is coming on Wednesday. (Hands in the air emoji!). Updates are great, but they're almost always buggy, which means you should back up your stuff before you load up the new platform. Here's a refresher on how. For iCloud, first make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi. Go to Setting. Select iCloud. Select Storage & ...

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Motorola announced Sunday that the next-generation Moto X smartphone and Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece will be available for preorder on Tuesday. In addition to an AT&T version with a $100 carrier-subsidized price, the handset maker will also make available for preorder an off-contract Moto X with an unlocked SIM card ...

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google has unveiled the first smartphones to run on its Android One platform, a standard designed to help push affordable smartphones in the developing world. The initiative kicks off in India, where Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn are all selling phones with 4.5-inch screens, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front ...

Apple Sold 4 Million iPhones in 24 Hours on Friday

Apple Sold 4 Million iPhones in 24 Hours on Friday

Apple is once again setting new pre-order records for its new iPhone. After announcing a new "overnight" record last week, Apple revealed that it sold more than 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in just 24 hours. "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 15, 2014

I’d love to tell you how great Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are, and do some hardcore fanboy gushing. But I can’t. The new iPhones are iterative and that’s all they can be. Like a big screen? You’re in luck. If you want a slightly better camera, a little more speed and some new bells and whistles… ...

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. Cook wore a white Apple ...

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy. While the Street was not impressed with any of it (as evidenced by the downward movement in share ...