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T-Mobile To Carry HTC One (M8) for Windows In Fall

August 28, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Slowly but surely. This phrase sure does apply to the HTC One (M8) for Windows phone, at least in terms of the number of its carriers in the United States.When the HTC One (M8) for Windows was officially launched earlier this month, it was announced that the new HTC device was to be carried only by one carrier -- Verizon Wireless. Naturally, certain users, especially those not under any Verizon plan, worried that they may not be able to get their hands on HTC's flagship handset. But it turned out... read more

iPhone 6 To Feature NFC Mobile Payment Platform

August 28, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Over the last few years, there have been a number of platforms that allow phone users to make mobile payments. Some of the most well-known of these platforms include Google Wallet, Square, and Isis. However, phone maker giant Apple, which essentially revolutionized smartphones during the last decade, is strangely inactive when it comes to developing mobile payment platforms.That is, until now. As reported by Wired, Apple's next iPhone will reportedly sport its own mobile payment platform. And this new feature is expected to be highlighted during the upcoming September 9 event, wherein the latest iPhone iteration -- the iPhone 6 -- will... read more

HTC Reveals The Carriers for Desire 510 Phone

August 28, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

When the new HTC Desire 510 was officially announced last night, the Taiwan-based phone manufacturer was not exactly too enthusiastic in revealing when or where buyers can get hold of the newly-introduced entry level Android phone. But just this afternoon, HTC USA revealed through their official Twitter account the names of wireless companies that will be carrying the HTC Desire 510 later this year. The carriers mentioned include Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. As for users residing north of the border, they will delighted to know that HTC Canada has also tweeted the carriers in Canada that will be offering the latest phone from HTC. These are Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, and Videotron. The Desire 510 smartphone is positioned by... read more

Microsoft Cleaning Up Misleading Apps In Windows Store

August 28, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Windows Phone has a lot of catching up to do with iOS and Android, at least in terms of popularity and market share. iOS and Android may be considered two of the more established smartphone operating systems existing today, but Microsoft has been making efforts to join the conversation. The latest of which is their recent cleaning up of their app store, which when done, should help put Microsoft in a nice position to compete with the best in the apps race.Through its blog, Microsoft has revealed that they have gotten complaints from users regarding their apps. A good portion of the complaints touched on how they often had a difficult time browsing through the app selection. Some users even singled out the "confusing and misleading titles" they encountered when looking for apps. To... read more

T-Mobile Lowers Prices For Simple Choice Plans

August 27, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

It is plain to see that T-Mobile is not done yet with its aggressive efforts to grab more customers, preferably away from its closest competitors.Just barely two weeks ago, the Uncarrier had expanded its Simple Choice plan, now allowing 10 lines of service for one plan. At first, the 7th to the 10th lines of service came with a monthly fee of $20.00 each, but now the wireless company has since declared that it has lowered those rates by fifty percent. This means that subscribers can now enjoy up to 10 lines of service in their plans -- with each line coming with 2.5 gigabytes of high-speed data -- and pay only a maximum of $160.00 every month. If you break down the $160.00, it would consist of $50.00 for the first line, $30.00 for the second, and $10.00 for each line added afterwards.... read more

iWatch To Be Unveiled On Apple’s Sept 9 Event

August 27, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Yet another reason for Apple enthusiasts to get excited. Those who can not wait to get an iWatch may well be in for a very early Christmas treat this year.According to Re/code, Apple will be debuting the first of its wearable devices during a special event scheduled in the coming month of September. It was previously reported that the mobile manufacturing giant was planning to unveil the iWatch on another event slated for October. Apparently, to the delight of Apple fans, the plans have changed.Over the last few months, there have been rumors associated with Apple device, and not all of them were of the positive kind.... read more

Instagram Launches New Time Lapse Video App

August 27, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

When Instagram was first launched several years ago, it was an app that ran only on iOS. Gradually, it began to expand to operating systems, namely Android and Windows Phone. Now, it is revisiting its iOS roots by launching a new app called Hyperlapse, which (for now) only works on iOS-run devices.What Hyperlapse does is that it allows its users to create time lapse videos with the use of their own iOS devices. To make a video, users simply have to open the app, start recording by tapping the circle located at the bottom of the screen, and then stop by tapping the same circle again. When they are done recording the video footage, they can make use of a slider in order to select the speed. Users can choose speeds from a range of 1x to 12x. For a more cinematic result, the video they... read more

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