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Sony Introduces Waterproof Phone Xperia M2 Aqua

August 20, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Sony Mobile recently launched the Xperia M2 Aqua, the first Sony mid-range price smartphone to feature the company's widely acclaimed mobile waterproofing technology. Sony may have its work cut out for it in trying to compete with Samsung's, HTC's, and LG's handsets, but when it comes to waterproofing smartphones, the Japan-based company may be king, or at least the industry leader.The Xperia M2 Aqua already features Sony Mobile's signature OmniBalance design and even boasts an 8-megapixel camera. But in terms of waterproofing, this new smartphone may have broken new ground. With a rating of IP65/68, the Xperia M2 Aqua currently has the highest waterproof rating of any existing smartphone. The test was conducted by Strategy Analytics, an independent global firm that specializes in... read more

Ignore No More App Locks Teens’ Phones Until They Call Their Parents Back

August 20, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

It's definitely something any parent can relate to: your teenage son or daughter ignoring your calls or text messages. Fortunately for frustrated parents everywhere, a certain mom decided that enough was enough. Sharon Standifir hails from New York City, and just like any other disgruntled parent, she had had her fair share of being-ignored-by-your-teenager stories. So one day, she made a decision to create an app so that she won't have to be subjected to any mobile silent treatment again by any of her kids.The end product is Ignore No More, an app which Standifir came up with after working with developers for several months. The app works simple enough -- it allows parents to lock their kids' smartphones using a separate device (preferably the parents' own phone or mobile device).... read more

Sprint’s Releases New Family Share Plan To Counter T-Mobile’s

August 20, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Barely a day after the launch of T-Mobile's $100.00 Family Plan, Sprint is introducing its own Family Share Pack. This new Family Share plan should give Sprint's subscribers (and their families) twice the amount of share data for up to a maximum of 10 lines of service.Paying $100.00 each month, customers who avail of this plan get to enjoy 20 gigabytes of high-speed shared data, as well as unlimited calls and texting for up to 10 lines. If subscribers don't use the full 10 service lines, they will still be required to play the $100.00 for the monthly 20 gigabytes usage.Also, Sprint is also offering a bonus 2 gigabytes of data... read more

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter-Mimicking App Tops iTunes App Store

August 19, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

The Hanx Writer, the typewriter-mimicking app launched by actor Tom Hanks last August 14, has proven to be a hit, at least for iPad users. As of August 18 Monday evening, the two-time Oscar-winning thespian's app sat at number one on iTunes' app store.Inspired by Hanks' own fascination with manual typewriters, the app was developed to transform your iPad into a manual typewriter, or at least try to. The Hanx Writer replicates the familiar thwack sound of an old-school typewriter's keys hitting paper. It even reproduces the ding-click-clunk chime that typewriters make when you get to the end of one line and you have to... read more

HTC One M8 for Windows Signage Sighted in Verizon Store

August 19, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Even on the eve of HTC's scheduled event in New York City, the leaks continue to pour in, especially with regards to the HTC One M8 for Windows smartphone. The Taiwan-based company was supposed to debut the One M8 for Windows phone during their upcoming event in the Big Apple on August 19, but it appears that HTC enthusiasts may be getting an advance notice as to when and where they'll be able to get their hands on the device.As reported by WPCentral, a photograph of an in-store signage promoting the HTC One M8 for Windows has leaked out. The image was reportedly taken at a Verizon Wireless store... read more

T-Mobile Further Expands Four-Line Family Plan

August 18, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

In late July of this year, T-Mobile announced its Simple Choice Family Plan. Offered for a limited time only, the plan allowed subscribers to have four lines of service with unlimited calls, unlimited texting, and 2.5 gigabytes of high-speed data per line -- all for just a monthly charge of $100.00. The introduction of the plan was a timely effort by T-Mobile to counter similar family-friendly offers by its competitors, namely Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. This time around, the carrier is attempting to sweeten the deal even more. T-Mobile has recently confirmed that they are increasing the Family Plan offer -- instead of just four lines of service, the plan now allows subscribers to add up to six lines. This should appeal to large-size families, especially those who find the original... read more

Verizon's Single Line Plan To Offer Unlimited Calls at $60 A Month

August 18, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Verizon recently introduced a new Single Line plan that allows its subscribers to enjoy unlimited voice calls and unlimited texting for a monthly fee of $60.00. Under this new plan, customers also get to make use of up to 2 gigabytes of free data. In a statement released through its official website, Verizon stated that this Single Line plan is specifically targeted to smartphone users who are using only one line. The carrier was quick to add though that single line subscribers who want to share voice and data between more than two lines may still avail of MORE Everything plans.Aside from enjoying unlimited calls and unlimited text messages, customers who subscribe to the new Single Line plan also get 5 gigabytes of free cloud storage, that is if they download and install the Verizon... read more

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